From the Nov. 13th edition of the Manito Review:
Trustee application Packets are now available at the Forman Valley
Public Library. Qualified, Registered voters will need at least 6
signatures to qualify for the ballot. Petitions must be notarized
and returned to the library December 10 - 17, 2018, during regular
Library hours. The hours are as follows: MWF 9:00 to 4:30, TTh 9:00
to 6:30, Sat. 9:00 to 1:00. “First hour filings” on the first day,
Dec. 10, will determine how candidates are placed on ballot. Please
call the Library if you have any questions. 309-968-6093.
Manito Community Blood Drive
15th • 1:00-5:30 p.m.
Manito Community Center and Midwest Central High School NHS will be
holding a Blood Drive on Thursday, November 15, 2018 from 1:00 p.m.
- 5:30 p.m. at the Forman Center located at 308 S Harrison in
Manito, Illinois. For an appointment, please calll Rosemary Palmer
at 309-545-2423. Bring a friend and help save lives together and by
donating at this drive you are also helping one or more graduating
seniors earn a scholarship.
You can streamline
your donation experience and save up to 15 minutes by visiting
RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass to complete your pre-donation reading
and health history questions on the day of your appointment.
at St. Paul’s
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 21819 NCR3300E, Manito, IL, will hold
their annual Chili/Oyster Soup Supper, Wednesday, November 14th from
4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Menu will include: Chili, Oyster Stew, Hot Dogs,
Chicken Salad Sandwiches, Cakes and Pies, drinks. There will also
be a bazaar and bake sale.
The proceeds from the
soup supper will be donated to Good Shepherd Lutheran School, Pekin.
Petitions for Manito
Petitions and paperwork for anyone who wishes to run for the Forman
Park District are available at the Manito Village Hall. Ask at the
The election will be
held in the spring. There are 2 six year terms and 1 partial term
Forest City Community
Bazaar & Cookie Walk
Baking will begin soon for all those delicious goodies that will be
available at the Forest City Community Church as they prepare for
the Annual Bazaar and 12th Annual Cookie Walk with the theme of
“God’s Bountiful Harvest.” The event will be held Saturday November
17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church. Among the delicious
goodies will be homemade cinnamon rolls, caramel rolls, dinner
rolls, breads, cobblers, mini pies, and lots of other baked goods.
Homemade candies and sweets, pecans and seasonal napkins are also
Our 12th Annual Cookie Walk will include trays and trays of homemade
cookies. Just purchase a container and fill with your favorites.
What a wonderful 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 and
vegetable soup, hot dogs, and drink. Be sure to pick up a delicious
dessert after your meal.
Craft booths will also be set up for the event with lots of got to
have items for sale. Come spend part of your day with us on
Saturday, November 17!!
Please Note Date and
Emmanuel’s Warehouse Monthly Drive Thru Food Pantry will be serving
on Saturday, November 17th at the American Legion (201 South
Broadway Street, Manito, IL) from 11:00 a.m. till until
everything is gone. Remember no proxies unless approved by President
Dave Crigger or Rosemary Palmer. Emmanuel’s Warehouse is for those
in need in the Midwest Central communities.
Please call Rosemary
Palmer at (309) 545-2423 for any needed information.
Manito Forest City
The Manito Forest City Rotary Club will hold its monthly Senior Meal
at Lee’s Family Restaurant in Manito. The lunch is November 16th, at
noon. Open to anyone over 55. We request that you make a reservation
by the Wednesday before the meal, for the sake of the sponsor and
the restaurant. Make reservations to Allen Forsythe by calling
309-597-2263, please leave a message. The meal sponsor this month is
Havana National Bank, Manito branch.
Coats for Kids
Cooler weather has set in, Fall is in the air and winter is not far
behind. Once again, we need your help, if you have any gently used
coats, hats and gloves, boys, and girls, size small 4-6, medium
8-10, 10-12, large 14-16. We appreciate any and all donations.
For more information, call Charlene Nall at 968-7972.
Join us as 6 area
locations for our Annual Christmas Drive!... The Drive will be held
on Friday and Saturday, November 16th & 17th from 9:00 a.m.-5:00
p.m. each day.
The Six Stops for
your Shopping Enjoyment are (starting with Route 29): Rustic Roost
(located at 308 Broadway, Pekin); Christmas in the Barn (located at
11372 Skyaire Drive, Green Valley); Christmas on 29 - which has 12
Vendors!; Past Times Antiques (located next to Casey’s at 608 W.
Main Street, Green Valley); The Red Barn on Connell Road (located at
21482 Connell Road, Tremont); and 4 Rocks Arena (located at 24865 IL
Rt. 122, Delavan) - You’ll Find 14-15 Vendors to find your Holiday
Items that will be
offered will include (but not limited to): Live Greens, Vintage
Christmas, Primitive Wares, Lovely Handmade Items... A Good
Combination of Christmas and Holiday Gifts for your Holiday Needs
Maps are available at
each stop, as well as Past Times Antiques. Further information and
pictures will be available on Past Times Antiques, Green Valley
If you have any
questions, you may contact Past Times Antiques Owner Sue Stoneking
at 309-360-1752 or Nancy Linehart at 309-840-1587. Mark your
calendars! And, invite your family and friends and come out for a
day of fun!
Hearth & Home Show
The Christmas Season
begins with the Hearth & Home Show in Delavan, IL. This year's event
will be held at the Delavan United Methodist Church on Saturday,
November 17th from 1:00-6:00 p.m. Shoppers will find a diverse array
of exclusively hand-made goods, each vendor hand-picked for their
dedication to craft and quality. Featured vendors include...
Quilted Treasures by
LeAnn; Icing on the Cookie; P2Creations Jewelry; Vintage and
Primitive Decor; Teri's Baskets; Art for the Homestead; January's
Child; Fire Maple Pottery; Chestnut Street Creations; From the
Flames Jewelry; Paisley Lane Soaps & More; and Vinyl Designs by
Methodist Church is located at 417 S. Locust St., Delavan.
The Hill-Palmer Post 561American Legion and it’s Auxiliary will meet
on Monday night November 19th at the Legion Hall in Manito.
Dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m. and a short meeting will follow
at 7:00 p.m. All members are urged to attend.
All Veteran’s, WWII
through Afghanistan are welcome to join the American Legion.
Please call Lee Hottell, Adjutant, at 309-840-1601 to become a
On December 16th, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. Taggart VanEtten will be
completing a run-a-thon to raise funds for his brother-in-law Jason
Babin who is married to Amanda (Hipsher) Babin, formerly from
In August of this year Jason went in for surgery to remove a tumor
on his neck. On August 9th a fine needle biopsy indicated results of
lymphoma were located inside Jason’s lymph nodes. Just eleven days
later the cancer was found to be stage 4 Burkitt’s from a tumor
biopsy. Since this time Jason has been in and out of the hospital.
Chemotherapy treatments along with emergency room scares have
flooded their family.
On top of everything Amanda has been forced to take time off work to
take care of Jason. The hospital bills are starting to pile up for
the Babin Family. With Jason not collecting a paycheck and Amanda
earning a partial check funds are tight.
As many of you know Taggart is a devoted runner, he wants to do his
part with by using his skill to help his sister’s family. By
finishing this run-a-thon Taggart is asking participants to sponsor
each mile of the 26.2 mile run. For example, donating $1 per mile
will indicate a $26.20 donation.
Instead of a normal fund raiser running event Taggart will be doing
the running for everyone (let him do all the hard work for you!).
This run will be a totally self supported marathon that will begin
on the Rock Island Trail in Dunlap go down through Peoria, onto the
Peoria Riverwalk that connects to the East Peoria River Front Park
then stretching through the Fondulac Park District Trail ending in
Morton. Taggart will be running with a live Garmin Tracker and will
post his results upon completing the course.
This is not an official race, there will be no timing mats. This
marathon will include only himself.
Taggart has set up a Go Fund Me page entitled “Miles for Jason Babin”
however, it is shown that Go Fund Me takes out about 7.9% of the
total donation plus .30 cents per transaction. So, if you would like
to send a check please feel free to reach out to him at anytime, he
is available on Facebook, his phone number is (309)202-6673 and his
email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please make out any
checks to Amanda Babin.
The October food delivery was a blessing, filled with a generous
amount of baskets and a variety of items. Volunteers moved food from
the pantry accumulation and donated to the American Legion to be
added to from the Peoria Food Bank truck on Friday. What an array of
food to put in each basket! A heart rendering appreciation to the
students from Midwest High School, student council, FFA
organization, the Dollar Tree store, Sand Prairie Church, all the
monthly monetary gifts, all the feet and hands and all the adults
who helped make it possible to fill and send out 102 baskets to
vehicles from our Midwest Central school district, that were lined
up to receive baskets. We also serve families out of the district if
it is their first time and see that they have a pantry in their own
We meet on Thursday evening at 6 p.m. for our next board meeting to
discuss needs and answer questions on ways to fulfill the needs in
our area and prayers for those unable to come. Please call Rosemary
Palmer if you are unable to pick up at 309-545-2423, and Heather
Williams will help with delivery if a signed proxy per prior phone
The November delivery is scheduled for the 17th and suggestions
always welcome. If you have a need for an item to make a meal before
the next delivery please call Rosemary to make arrangements. Wishing
you all a Blessed holiday.
“I can do things you
cannot and you can do things I cannot, but together we can do great
things!” Mother Teresa