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From the December 13th edition of the Manito Review:



Forman Valley Public Library Seeks Candidate for the Library Board

Forman Valley Public Library seeks a candidate for the Library Board that reflects the diversity of our community. Ballots are available at the library for anyone that is interested in running. The deadline for ballots is Monday, December 19th by 5:00 p.m. Call us at 309-968-6093 if you have any questions.



Mason County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting Save-the-Date

Mason County Farm Bureau will have their county annual meeting on January 19th at 1 pm. This will be a strictly business meeting; no meal will be provided. Any member is welcome! Proxies will be sent to voting members if you cannot make it. We hope to see you there!



Havana National Bank

Shows Appreciation

Stop by for Homemade Christmas Cookies!


Each year around the holidays, Havana National Bank employees serve Homemade Christmas Cookies to customers at the end of December to thank the community for their business throughout the year. We would like to invite everyone (customers and non-customers) to enjoy cookies with our staff on Friday, December 16th during regular business hours at each of our six locations (Havana, Lewistown, Manito, Virginia, San Jose and Green Valley).



Upcoming Events at the Library

Join us on Wednesday, December 21 from 10:00 – 11:00 for a Christmas story presented by storyteller Mike Anderson. To get signed up or if you have any questions stop in or call us at 309-968-6093.

Looking for something to do after Christmas? Stop in on Wednesday, December 28 from 10:00 – 11:00 for some rounds of Winter Bingo. This program is for ages 4 - adult.

Novels at Night: 2nd Monday evening book club. Join us on Monday, January 9 for an adult evening book discussion from 5:00 – 6:00.

Valentine’s Gnome Paint Day is on Monday, January 16. This program is for all ages. Stop in anytime between 10:00 – 4:00 to paint your own gnome. Sign up in advance by calling us at 309-968-6093 or stop by.



Village of Green Valley

Christmas House Decorating Contest!

The Village of Green Valley will again be holding a Christmas House Decorating Contest.


1. Any resident of the Village of Green Valley can participate.

2. Decorate house/yard with Christmas lights or decorations of your choice.

3. Join in the fun by contacting Susy Runyon at the Village Hall by phone (309-352-3590), e-mail ( or drop a note with your name and address in the night deposit box at the Village Hall.

4. Judging will be done on Saturday, December 17th. Winners will be announced that evening after judging is complete.

5. Prizes will be awarded as follows: 1st Place: $100; 2nd Place: $75; and 3rd Place: $50.

Join in the fun and make this a Christmas to remember in Green Valley!




Legion Meeting

American Legion Hill- Palmer Post #561 Manito holds their monthly meeting on third Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m. This meeting will be open to veterans who are current members. All memberships can be renewed at the meeting.

Also, the Legion Hall is available for rentals.

Please contact Tera Butler (309.213.1458) with any questions.



M.C. Employees Serve 5th Tuesday Dinner

Midwest Central District school employees have had the privilege of serving dinner at Goofy Ridge Church for the past 3 years.  The school district serves dinner any month with a 5th Tuesday.  This meal is provided through donations and volunteers to help serve our community.  School employees are committed to serving and supporting the community in many ways.  Partnering with Goofy Ridge Church holds a very special place in many of our hearts.  These dinners give faculty and staff a chance to serve, give back, and share fellowship with our students and their families.  Goofy Ridge Church and the people who serve there are a vital part of the Community.  Midwest Central School employees are honored to have the opportunity to serve and partner with the church. 

Goofy Ridge Church is located at 23030 Co Rd 2210 E, Topeka, IL 61567 and everyone is invited to the weekly church services: Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. and Sunday Church Service is at 11:00 a.m., with a meal afterwards.





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