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From the September 30th edition of the Manito Review 

Petitions for Forman Valley Library Board Available Now

The consolidated election for Mason County will be held on April 7, 2015. Stan Embree and Linda Weyhrich are present board members whose terms end May 1, 2015.  All election materials are available at the Forman Valley Library. 

Candidates for the Forman Valley Library District run as non-partisan candidates and circulate petitions with that designation. The filing dates are from December 15 through December 22, 2014.  Petitions may be circulated beginning September 23, 2014.  The following materials must be completed:

1. Statements of Economic Interest which must be completed and filed by Candidates at the Mason County Clerk's office.  The receipt must be retained by the candidate and filed with their petitions at the library.

2. Forman Valley Library District candidates must have at least 8 signatures. The maximum number of signatures is unlimited.

3. Notice and Obligation and filing receipt will be given to each candidate when they file their petition.

4. Loyalty Oaths are optional for each candidate.

5. A statement of candidacy form must be filed with the petition.

6. A ballot certification form will be completed and filed with Summer Brown, Mason County Clerk and Recorder.

“First hour” filings may be made on the first day of the filing period which is December 15 from 9-10 a.m. at the Forman Valley Library.

 

Pumpkin Patch is Coming!!!

Mark your calendars now for October 11-12 when Pumpkin Patch will be held sponsored by the Forman Junior Women's Club.  If fall is your favorite season, don't miss this BIG event!!  This year's Pumpkin Patch will feature hundreds of homegrown pumpkins, decorative gourds, squash, corn stalks, straw bales and many other seasonal items.  For those who love the fall foods, we will have apples, apple cider, homemade taffy apples, ham and beans and chili cooked over an open fire served with corn muffins, delicious kettle korn, cookies, pies, etc.  We will also have a fire pit for roasting your own hot dogs!!!  Bring the family down for a day of festive food and fun!!

Pumpkin Patch is located on the Manito Blacktop adjacent to the Catholic Church and directly across from Subway in Manito.  Our hours will be Saturday October 11 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday October 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Proceeds from Pumpkin Patch go to our Christmas For Kids program held in December.  Hope to see you there!!!

 

 

Forman Park District

Anyone who would be interested in running for the Forman Park Board may pick up the necessary paperwork at the Village Offices during regular hours.

 

Midwest Central Fall Show~Guys and Dolls

On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, October 23, 24, and 25th Midwest Central High School will present the musical production GUYS AND DOLLS.  With a cast of over 50 high school students this show has been proclaimed by critics to be the "perfect musical comedy".  Based on characters created by Damon Runyon the shows theme is based in the 1950's and centers around a floating crap game, a couple who have been engaged for 14 years, and a missionary who falls for a gambler.  The many memorable songs include "I've Never Been in Love Before", "Miss Adelaides Lament", and "Sit Down You're Rockin' the Boat". 

The show begins at 7:30 the three nights and tickets for the show only are available at the door.  Dinner theater will be offered for the Saturday night performance with a harvest dinner of roast turkey.  Tickets for the dinner theater are available only in advance on October 15 in the hight school lobby beginning at 7 a.m.  Tickets are non-refundable.  You may call the high school office with questions.

 

 

The Kountry Kritters 4-H Club Wants You To Make A Scarecrow!

On October 18, The 2nd annual Volkswalk is coming to Manito!  Enjoy a beautiful day and leisurely Volkswalk at Jake Wolf Fish Hatchery starting at 8 a.m.  From 11 - 4,  head to downtown Manito for art, music, food and a Scarecrow contest.  YOU can win $100 or $50 by creating a Scarecrow. There will be three categories. 

Individual, organization/school, and business.  Pick up entry forms at Manito businesses or contact Mari at osborne316@gmail.com for an entry form and more information.

 

 

Manito Farmers Market Last Of The Season

The Manito Farmers Market is coming to an end. This past week the market slowed down. There was some produce and quite a few vendors of other things. Tuesday, September the 30th, will be the last market for this year. It is held on Broadway Street in Manito from 5-7pm. There will be brats and pork chops as well as produce, crafts, handmade items, and Junk-In-Your-Trunk sellers. Alex says a huge "Thank You!" to everyone who came out to the market either to buy, sell, or play music!! Your support is greatly appreciated, she hopes to see everyone next year, and have a great autumn!!

 

Petitions for Manito Election Available

The Manito Village Clerk has announced that petitions for the April 7, 2015 General Election are now available at the Manito Village Hall.

Signatures of registered voters from within the city limits of the Village of Manito are required to secure a place on the ballot.

The terms of Trustees Deb Bernshausen, Rod Emmons and Jason Hunter are up on April 30, 2015. All are four year terms. For this election a minimum of twelve (12) signatures are required.

The maximum number of signatures is sixty-two (62).

Petitions must be completed and filed with the Manito Village Clerk between December 15 and December 22, 20 14.

Candidate packets with complete instructions are now available at the Manito Village Hall during normal business hours and can only be picked up and signed for by those seeking election.

It is important that all instructions be strictly followed.

If you have any questions, you may call Village Clerk Lee Lacey at 309-657-8667 or County Clerk Summer Brown at 309-543-6661.

 

Kountry Kritters 4-H

Kountry Kritters 4-H club will meet Sunday, October 5th at 5 p.m. at John and Carol Breedlove’s home at 10385 N. Manito Rd. for a wiener roast. Bring a dish to share, as hot dogs and drinks will be provided.

New members and your families are all invited. New enrollment forms will be provided. Cloverbuds age is 6 to 8 years old by September 1, 2013.  4-H members age is 8-18 years old by September 1, 2014.

Any questions call leaders Carol Breedlove at 545-2792, Monica Carman 613-3606, Karen James at 968-6086, or Jayne Junkin (Cloverbud Leader) 217-841-8716.

 

Third Annual Trunk or Treat in Manito

Plans are progressing for the third annual Trunk or Treat which will be held  from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Halloween night Friday, October 31, 2014

What is a Trunk or Treat?  This is where people gather in large area such as a blocked street.  Here they open their trunks or the back of their vehicles and pass out candy.  Many even wear costumes and decorate their trunks.

This provides a safe area for the children.  They do not have to worry about cars.  It also offers the opportunity for the elderly and disabled to be a part of the season.  They do not have to continually be up and down answering the door and do not have to be concerned about those at their door.  Also those from the rural areas who would like to see the costumed children will have a place to do so. It is a great opportunity for fellowship as the parents can accompany their children.

Washington street will be blocked to all motorized traffic between State and Mason Streets from 4:30 until 7:30 p.m.

Donations can be mailed to Trunk or Treat, PO Box 540. Manito IL 61546.

If you would like to be a part of this event monetarily or as a participant, or if you want more information please call 309-657-8667 .


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The Kountry Kritters 4-H Club wants you to make a Scarecrow!

On October 18, The 2nd annual Volkswalk is coming to Manito! Enjoy a beautiful day and leisurely Volkswalk at Jake Wolf Fish Hatchery starting at 8 a.m. From 11 - 4, head to downtown Manito for art, music, food and a Scarecrow contest. YOU can win $100 or $50 by creating a Scarecrow. There will be three categories. Individual, organization/school, and business. Pick up entry forms at Manito businesses or contact Mari at osborne316@gmail.com for an entry form and more information.

DOWNLOAD RULES AND ENTRY FORM HERE

Third Annual Trunk or Treat in Manito

Plans are progressing for the third annual Trunk or Treat which will be held  from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Halloween night Friday, October 31, 2014

What is a Trunk or Treat?  This is where people gather in large area such as a blocked street.  Here they open their trunks or the back of their vehicles and pass out candy.  Many even wear costumes and decorate their trunks.

This provides a safe area for the children.  They do not have to worry about cars.  It also offers the opportunity for the elderly and disabled to be a part of the season.  They do not have to continually be up and down answering the door and do not have to be concerned about those at their door.  Also those from the rural areas who would like to see the costumed children will have a place to do so. It is a great opportunity for fellowship as the parents can accompany their children.

Washington Street will be blocked to all motorized traffic between State and Mason Streets from 4:30 until 7:30 p.m.

Rosemary’s costume judging will begin at 6:00 p.m. Cash prizes will be given to four age groups: 0-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12 in four categories: Seasonal, Original, Scariest and prettiest.  Refreshments will served by the Fire Department.

Donations can be mailed to Trunk or Treat, PO Box 540. Manito IL 61546.

If you would like to be a part of this event monetarily or as a participant, or if you want more information please call 309-657-8667. 



MANITO AND FISH HATCHERY TO HOST VOLKSWALK AND ART BAZAAR

Mark your calendars all walkers and art lovers and anyone looking for a great event:

The second annual Manito Volkswalk will be held on Saturday, October 18th at the Jake Wolf Fish Hatchery.  The Hatchery is located in Sand Ridge State Forest just west of Manito on 25410 Fish Hatchery Road.  Sponsors are the AVA (American Volkswalk Association) and the Manito MAPPING Committee.

The beautiful autumn walk beginning at 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. will include 5K or 10 K (or 3.1 mile or 6.2 mile) walks through the State Forest surrounding the Jake Wolf Fish Hatchery. In addition, tours of the Hatchery will be available all morning.

Other events scheduled in Manito that day include an Art Fair and Bazaar on Broadway where dozens of artists will have their art available for sale and viewing.   The Classic Car Museum will be open, and  scarecrows, created by local citizens, will be displayed throughout the downtown area.

The Mason County Ag of the Past Tractor Club will have antique tractors on display. 

In addition, local Food items of various kinds will be available all day.

For more information, please contact Ruth Rademacker (309) 202-0506.


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