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From the July 27th edition of the Manito Review:
Purchase a Brick in the
Manito Veteran’s Park Playground Project invites you to purchase
a personalized brick for the Frederich Family Playground.
Purchasing a personalized brick gives you the choice to honor a
friend or family member, memorialize someone special, promote a
business, honor a Veteran and support your community or Purchase
a blank brick just to show support.
sizes of brick are available: 4x8 for 14 characters on three
lines, or 8x8 for 6 lines of 14 characters.
Order blanks are available at Manito Village Hall.
more information you can contact Monica Charlton at 309-241-3650
or at monicac@ midwestcentral.org
Deadline to purchase is October 1, 2021.
Forman Valley Community Foundation Grant
Forman Valley Community Foundation (FVCF) is taking grant
applications for the second half of 2021. The deadline for
submitting completed applications is August 1, 2021. The FVCF’s
purpose is to assist projects in the fields of education, arts,
health, human services, community service or community
development, and community issues. Qualified organizations
within the Midwest Central School District #191 boundaries may
apply for a grant. The grant applications are available at
Manito Community Bank.
School Vaccination Clinics
IS YOUR CHILD READY FOR SCHOOL?
Illinois school requirements for Fall 2021 school
entry and grade typically needed:
• Kindergarten (DTaP, Polio, MMR, Chickenpox and
• 6th grade (TDaP, Meningitis)
• 12th grade (Meningitis- 2 doses or 1 if received
at age 16 or older)
School Vaccination Clinics will be held at:
• Midwest Central (Primary School) Thursday,
August 5th from 2pm-3pm
• Mason County Health Dept Wednesday, August 11th
7am-11:30am and 12:45pm-4pm
NO appointment is needed for any of these clinics.
Please bring a current shot record and current insurance card.
If not able to attend this clinic please call
309-210-0110 to schedule an appointment.
Manito Historical Society
Manito Historical Society will have the old village school open
to visitors on Saturday, August 7, from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m.
The school is located across from Corr’s Bakery on State
Street. We encourage everyone to come and take a look at Manito
Rotary Senior Meal
Manito-Forest City Rotary Club senior meal will meet in person
starting in August. For August, we will meet at Subway on
Friday, August 20th around noon. You still need to make a
reservation by calling Lynn Coers at 309-840-0420. Please make
your reservation by August 17. The sponsor for August is Roger
and Connie Warner. Call if you have any questions and the same
rules as in the past apply.
Menard Electric Cooperative Annual Meeting Set for
Menard Electric Cooperative encourages its members to attend the
Annual Meeting on Thursday, August 5th at PORTA High School in
Registration is from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Each registered membership
receives an attendance gift and is entered into a drawing for
bill credits. A pork chop dinner prepared by Mason County Pork
Producers will be served to-go style from 4:30 – 6:45 p.m. and a
Business Meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m.
Additional information was printed in the Official Notice mailed
to all members. Visit www.menard.com and www.facebook.com/MenardElectric
or call 800-872-1203 for more details about the event.
Menard Electric Cooperative is headquartered in
Petersburg and serves more than 10,900 meters over 2,500 miles
of line in rural areas of Cass, Logan, Macon, Mason, Menard,
Morgan, Sangamon and Tazewell counties. Menard Electric is an
equal opportunity provider and employer.
Emmanuel’s Warehouse Monthly Drive Thru Food Pantry will be
serving on Saturday, August 14th. Please note that Emmanuel’s
Warehouse has a NEW LOCATION (108 N. Adams Street, Manito, IL).
The times are by appointment only, call 309-267-6185 (Heather
Williams) to make your appointment.
sure to have your license (ID card or even bill with your name
and address) to confirm your name and address.
Remember no proxies unless approved. Emmanuel’s Warehouse is for
those in need in the Midwest Central communities.
Please call Heather Williams at (309) 267-6185 for
any needed information.
According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United
Nations, enough food is produced globally to feed everyone on
the planet more than 1 ½ times. And yet each year, millions of
people go hungry. A staggering 811 million to be exact. The
fight against hunger has been going for quite some time now and
it showed. The number of people dealing with hunger and
malnutrition was on a steady decline for well over a decade. But
thanks to factors such as climate change, natural disasters,
conflict, among many others, hunger is once again on the rise.
COVID 19 brought shockwaves to all of us and the effects have
been felt worldwide in so many ways. For those already dealing
with poverty, the pandemic greatly exacerbated food
insecurities. And for some who thought they would never know the
struggle of hunger, the pandemic proved them wrong, throwing
hurtles towards them that they never thought they would face.
The FAO now expects there to be between 860 and 909 million
people suffering from hunger by 2030.
Luckily, the world is armed with many organizations fighting
back against hunger. The government has many programs dedicated
to helping those struggling with hunger. And organizations such
as Feeding America, The Hunger Project, Meals on Wheels, No Kid
Hungry among many, many others are doing their part to put an
end to hunger throughout the world. Some provide direct food
distributions at no cost. Some are there to help with crisis
relief. Some provide education and much needed resources. Others
cater directly to a certain group such as children, providing
summer programs and free breakfasts and lunches. But each is
there to lend a helping hand to those in need.
in our rural communities in central Illinois, we are blessed to
have a plethora of helping hands. From free breakfast and lunch
grants throughout some of our schools to Meals on Wheels for our
more vulnerable residents in need, our little towns are giving
back in big ways and doing their part to help end the hunger
Mason City Area Food Pantry is open to all of those within the
Illini Central school district. Located at the American Legion
building on Court street across from the pool, the food pantry
is available and open to the public the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of
each month from 1-2 pm. The Manna Project Food Distribution is
also available in Mason City and services all of those residing
within the Illini Central School District as well as New
Holland, Middletown, Greenview, Emden, and Delavan. Manna is
available each Tuesday from 4:30-6:30 pm at the First Christian
Church 853 N Main St Mason City, IL. Check “The Manna Project”
Facebook page for announcements.
Hopedale offers a helping hand within it’s uptown square.
Located at the four way stop uptown, Hopedale’s Food Share Table
resides within the Willis Snowmobile Museum.
Manito is home to Emmanuel’s Warehouse - a monthly drive
thru food pantry serving those in need within the Midwest
Central communities. Emmanuel’s Warehouse is located at
their new address of 108 N Adams St Manito, IL. The next
date set is on Saturday, August 14th. Times are by
appointment only and they ask that you bring your license
with you to your appointment to confirm your name and
address (ID card or bill with your name and address listed
if no license). They also do not accept proxies unless
previously approved. For more information or to schedule an
appointment, contact Heather Williams at 309-267-6185.
Anna Hamann Celebrates 100th Birthday!
Hamann will be turning 100 years old on July 29!! Anna is a
lifelong resident of Green Valley. Please help Anna celebrate
her 100th birthday with a card or note!! Anna still drops her
water bill off in person to the Village Hall, so she probably
picks up her own mail too!! Let’s surprise her with PO Box full
of birthday cards!! Cards or letters can be addressed to Anna at
PO Box 181, Green Valley, IL 61534
Redneck Tourney Returns to Battle Asian Carp
Redneck Fishing Tournament returns to the waters of the Illinois
River next month after a two-year hiatus caused by historic
flooding in 2019 and then a global pandemic last year.
“We’re back and the fish had better look out,” said event
organizer Betty DeFord. “People have been waiting two years to
get back out there. It’s going to be a great event.”
unique fishing tournament is Friday Aug. 6 and Saturday Aug. 7.
It features bands, food vendors, a beer garden and charity
raffles benefiting veterans organizations. Admission to the
riverfront festivities is three dollars a day or five dollars
for the weekend. Find more information at the Facebook page:
@Redneck Fishing Tournament.
makes the tournament unique are the fish and how they are
fish are invasive Asian carp species. They have taken over
numerous waterways including large sections of the Illinois
River, part of which runs alongside Bath. The fish destroy
natural ecosystems and worse, they literally jump out of the
water when startled by passing boats.
There are no fishing poles in this tournament. Rather, teams
head out to see how many of the jumping fish they can net out of
the air or have land in their boats. Past winners have landed
hundreds of these fish in just two hours.
DeFord started the tournament more than a decade ago to spread
the word about the dangers of the invasive species and also give
the community an outlet to protest the aquatic invaders. It has
grown into an annual event that attracts people from across the
region and around the world to the tiny Mason County town of 300
located along Illinois Route 78 south of Havana. Enthusiasts
have traveled from Canada, Sweden and New Zealand to
“Anyone who wants to battle these terrible fish,
help us raise money to help veterans and have some fun is
welcome,” said DeFord.