From the November 17th edition of the Manito Review:
Manito-Forest City Rotary Club Senior Dinner
The Monthly Manito-Forest City Rotary Club Senior Dinner will be
held on Friday, November 20th. The dinner will be held in the back
room at Hawk’s Grove at noon. The meal is open to the public. There
is a small fee for the meal. Havana National Bank is the sponsor for
the month. A reservation is required to be made by Nov. 16th to Lynn
Coers at Rickett Grain. You can call during normal business hours at
309/597-2331 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please plan on
joining the group.
Red Cross Blood Drive
Bring a friend and
help save lives together!
The next American Red Cross Blood Drive in Manito will be held on
Thursday, November 19, 2015 at the Forman Center from 1:00 pm to
You can save up to fifteen minutes when you donate blood by using
RapidPass! it is redcross blood.org/RapidPass for more
For an appointment
call Rosemary Palmer at 309-545-2423.
Midwest Central PTO!
The Midwest Central PTO has partnered with Schwan’s and now has a
fundraiser that will run from November 1st through March 15, 2016.
All proceeds from the fundraiser will directly help fund events for
the students, families, staff, and community of the Midwest Central
Some of the events that the PTO provides are: Back to School
Kickoff; Classroom Supplies; Tea and Tissues; Muffins with Mom;
Donuts with Dad; Trivia Night; Harvest Party; Staff Appreciation;
Movie Night; Santa Secret Shop; and Student Field Trips.
This is just a sample of what the PTO does. We strive to
continuously provide new events and with your support, the PTO will
be able to do just that. Whether you are an existing customer of
Schwan’s or want to be a new customer, a portion of every purchase
made will be given to the PTO. Schwan’s has over 350 items to
choose from and your order will be delivered to your front door.
It is easy to help. Just go to www.schwans-cares.com or
www.schwans.com or call 1-855-870-7208. When you are asked if you
would like to contribute to a fundraiser enter the campaign ID of
24459. Everyone can help, even if they do not live in the
district. So, please be sure to tell your family and friends!
If you have any
questions or would like more information on joining the Midwest
Central PTO, please contact Jeanine Hart-Hipsher at (309) 642-7494.
Appreciation in advance for your support!
First Baptist Church
of Manito Invites Everyone to
The First Baptist Church of Manito located at 1105 E. Avenue,
Manito, Il. would like to extend an invitation to everyone to join
us in a “Friend Day” celebration. The services on Friend Sunday,
November 22, 2015, will be at 10:00 AM for morning worship and 6:00
PM for evening Bible Study. In the morning worship service we will
have special music, congregational singing, locally popular
ventriloquist “Doc” Lowery, and the morning message provided by
Evangelist Dr. Bobby Lounsberry. The First Baptist Church is just
that, the 1st fundamental, independent Baptist Church founded in
Manito. In 1964 the church was founded by the Rev. Ralph H. Sauter
who pastored here until his home going Jan. 22, 2015. The church
began its ministry on Park Avenue then relocated in the present
building on East Ave. in 1972. His son, Larry Sauter, has worked in
the churches ministry aside his Father since its founding. He has
taught since 1972 beginning with youth groups, adult Sunday school,
served as associate pastor, and is now Pastor. Larry & Vicky Sauter
lived in the Manito area many years and raised a daughter, Holly
Sauter, who graduated from Midwest Central, Bradley University, and
is now a civil engineer in Chicago. Manito has always been at the
heart of our ministry and many friends have been made during the
past 51 years. We want to extend an invitation to you to come join
us on Sunday, Nov. 22 at 10:00 AM, and please…bring a friend with
Forest City Community Church
Bazaar & Cookie Walk Nov. 21
Baking has begun for all those delicious goodies that will be
available at this year’s Forest City Community Church as they plan
for their annual Bazaar and 9th Annual Cookie Walk. The event will
be held on Saturday, November 21, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at
the church. “A Family is a Patchwork of Love” is the theme for this
year’s event. Among the delicious goodies available are homemade
cinnamon rolls, caramel rolls, dinner rolls, breads, cobblers, mini
pies, and lots of other baked goods.
Trays and trays of cookies will be available at the 9th Annual
Cookie Walk. Just purchase a container and fill it with your
favorites. What a great way to prepare for the upcoming holidays!
There will be pre-packaged cookies available also.
The men’s fellowship will serve a lunch of homemade chili,
vegetable soup, hot dogs, and a drink. Be sure to pick up a
delicious dessert after your meal.
This past summer the “church ladies” had a booth at the Farmers’
Market in Manito and had some special treats for sale. We’re
planning on having some of these treats available again. There also
will be homemade candies and sweets, craft items, pecans, and
homemade pickles. There will be seasonal napkins for sale, and
craft booths will again be set up in the front foyer with lots of
good things for sale. We’ll see you November 21st!!
“Though quilts are like our families, they’re made by human hands.
Their colors fade, their fabric tears, they lose their great
But families live forever, throughout time, across sea and land
For they are made by God alone through His eternal perfect plan.”
2000 Marian Spain
Coats for Kids
Winter is coming soon and once again coats, hats, and gloves are
needed to warm, our little ones. If you have outgrown, boys or
girls, coats, hats, or gloves, size small 7-8, med. 10-12, or large
12-14, or larger, they can be dropped off at 202 E. Glendale in
Manito, 309/968-7972, or at the Primary school in Manito. Happy
Fall, and thanks to all.
Snow Buddy Deadline Is Dec. 4
The Snow Buddies program is underway in the Midwest Central school
district. We have children and families that need adopting, so
today is the day to call 241-1414 or email email@example.com
and pick out an individual child or family to shop for them. If you
don’t have the time to shop, monetary donations are being accepted
at the Manito Community Bank and shopping will be done for you!
There is a definite need in our community this year, and this is a
way to show your Christmas spirit and help out our kids. The Snow
Buddies program would not happen without the support of everyone!!
Your Snow Buddy gifts need to be turned in at the grade school by
Friday, Dec. 4, so we can make sure every child gets a gift!
If you have any
questions about the Snow Buddy program, would like to pick out a
family to shop for, or make a monetary donation, just call 241-1414
or email firstname.lastname@example.org Please do it today!!!
Friday Night on
Broadway Coming Soon
The Friday Night on Broadway committee, with the help of the local
churches will be presenting “It’s A Wondrous Life in Manito” Friday,
December 4th from 5-8 pm at Willett’s Winery. The churches will be
serving chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, sandwiches and
homemade desserts. Forman Junior Women’s Club will also be featuring
Santa will be
visiting and we will be giving away a large variety of gift
certificates and prizes, so mark your calendars and join us for the
food, fun, and festivities.
Join us for
Holiday Open House fun!
Join us for Holiday
Open House fun in Green Valley and Manito, the 3rd weekend in
November, with 3 great locations! They will be offering everything
you need to get ready for Christmas!
The Holiday Barn Show
will be held on Friday, November 20th from 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. and
Saturday, November 21st from 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Over 30 artists
with handmade, vintage, retro and antique items arranged in an
1800's barn. Nacho Mama Food Truck for lunch. The Holiday Barn Show
is located at 225 Cherry St., Green Valley, ph. 309-840-3600.
Past Times Antique’s
Holiday Open House will be held on Friday, November 20th from 9:00
a.m.-7:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 21st from 8:00 a.m.-3 p.m.
Step back in time for treasured Christmas memories. Featuring
vintage Christmas decorations, primitives big and small, handmade
goods and one of a kind items. Wood fired Pizzas for lunch. Past
Times Antiques is located at 608 W. Main St., Green Valley, ph.
The Rustic Roost’s
Holiday Open House will be held Thursday-Saturday, November
19th-21st from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. A balanced blend of original,
refinished, and repurposed antiques, primitives, architectural
salvage items, Holiday items, and gifts. We also have reclaimed
lumber and barn salvage items including barn siding, beams and rusty
corrugated tin. The Rustic Roost is located at 101 E. Market St.,
Manito, ph. 309-840-2984.
Let’s “Sock” It To
The National Honor Society of Midwest Central High School will be
sponsoring the annual “Sock it to Cold Feet” new sock drive to
benefit the Snow Buddies program in our community. MCHS classes
will compete from November 23rd to December 3rd to earn the coveted
Sock Monkey traveling trophy that will be awarded to the graduating
class with the largest number of sock donations. Last year MCHS
students donated over 500 pairs of socks for this cause. Please
consider purchasing NEW good quality socks in sizes infant through
adult for your high school student to donate. Don’t have a high
school student? No problem, contact Linda Doty at the high school by
e-mail at email@example.com or by phone at 968-6766 to arrange
your donation. Help the National Honor Society support the Snow
Buddies this holiday season! As always, thank-you in advance for
your continued support!
Manito Residents Give Thanks By Packing Gifts Of Hope For Children
Living In Poverty Overseas
Manito families, churches and groups are not waiting until
Thanksgiving Day to express gratitude. Instead, they are giving back
by lovingly packing gifts of joy for children around the world
living in extreme poverty or affected by war, disease and natural
disaster. For many of these children, it will be the first gift they
have ever received.
Nov. 16 – 23, Manito residents will pack shoebox gifts filled with a
“Wow” item—like a doll or soccer ball—and other fun toys, school
supplies, hygiene items and notes of encouragement. Operation
Christmas Child, a project of the international Christian relief and
evangelism organization Samaritan’s Purse, will deliver the gifts to
children in need overseas. Manito area residents can visit
samaritanspurse.org/occ to find sites that will serve as collection
points in the area.
“We have so much to be thankful for here in America. Most of us have
a roof over our heads, beds with pillows to sleep on, and food on
our table. But for many children living overseas, tough living
conditions and extreme poverty have left them with little hope,”
said Operation Christmas Child Regional Director Joe Christian. “It
is amazing to see the joy on children’s faces when they receive
these gifts. It can be a tangible reminder that they are loved and
not forgotten, despite their difficult circumstances.”
After being dropped off at a local collection site, these boxes will
make the long journey overseas, traveling by any means
necessary—boat, plane, train and even elephant—until they reach the
hands of children in need. In 2015, Operation Christmas Child hopes
to collect enough shoebox gifts to reach more than 11 million
children. Since 1993, the project has delivered shoebox gifts to
more than 124 million children in over 150 countries and
It’s not too late to get involved, and anyone can participate in
this life-changing project for children around the world. Although
next week is National Collection Week, shoebox gifts are collected
year-round at the Samaritan’s Purse headquarters in Boone, North
•With a computer or mobile device, anyone can conveniently pack a
personalized Operation Christmas Child shoebox gift on the
Samaritan’s Purse website. These gifts of hope will go to children
in some of the hardest-to-reach countries. Go online to select toys
and gift items, write a note of encouragement and “pack” them in a
•Participants can follow their box online to discover where in the
world their gift is delivered by using the donation form found at
Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, an
international Christian relief and evangelism organization headed by
Franklin Graham. For more information on how to participate in
Operation Christmas Child, call 816-622-8316 or visit