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The Manito Historical Society recently hosted a garden walk tour called "Glads, Gerbers
and Giggle Tea." The weather couldn't have been more perfect and the event was well attended. Click to take your own photo gallery tour.

From the June 30th edition of the Manito Review: 

Forman Class of 1973

The Manito-Forman Alumni Banquet will be during the annual Popcorn Festival on Friday, September 4, 2015 at the Forman Center in Manito, Illinois. If you graduated or attended the Manito/Forman High Schools with the classes of 1932 through 1973, you are invited to attend. We would like to locate the following 1973 graduates: David Fry, Steven Keen, Steven Lovell, Denise Edmonds, Laurel Musch, Debra Smith, Vickie Byrd and Karen Brooks.

To give us any information, please contact Helen Cox options@mtco.com 309-692-1931;  Bill Wills bill.wills@hotmail.com (309) 261-1667; Randy Maas 309-267-6158 maasfh@centurylink.net.

 

Manito Community United Methodist Church

VBS “Jungle Safari”

Manito Community United Methodist Church will hold a Jungle Safari” Bible School from July 12 through July 17.

Registration will be held on July 12 from 2:30 to 3:00 and class will be from 3:00 to 5:00 after registration.  On July 13-16 classes will be from 6:00 to 8:00.  On July 17 the VBS will hold their Jungle Safari program from 6:30 to 7:15.  Come and enjoy the kids adventure.  Everyone welcome.

Please contact the Church for more information.

 

10th Annual Katlyn Wooding Honorary Golf Outing

The 10th Annual Katlyn Wooding Honorary Golf Outing will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at Parkview Golf Course Pekin, IL. The cost is per team (includes 18 holes, cart and meal or just a meal price is available). A 4 person scramble shotgun start. $10,000 Hole In One Contest (free).  All Proceeds to Benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Any questions call Evan or Laurie Wooding at 309/222-6339 or 241-4285.

 

Manito Popcorn Festival

www.manitopopcornfestival.com

Remember there is a August 1st deadline for booth registration.  If you want to reserve  your space, do it now before you forget.

The Popcorn Festival Committee is accepting donations for the 2015 celebration.

Donations can be mailed to: Manito Popcorn Festival; Festival Friends; PO Box 540; Manito, IL 61546.

Please indicate if you would like your donation to be a memorial, or used for a particular event.

Donations can also be taken to Manito Community Bank.

Donations for this year: Beverly Schimmelpfenning - $150.00; Jane Armbrust - $100.00; John & Loretta Whitaker - $50.00.

 

Visit Downtown Manito on Tuesdays for

Manito Farmers Market, “Junk In Your Trunk” and Pork Chop Tuesday

PORK CHOP TUESDAY!

Every Tuesday we will be downtown with our fundraiser for Friday Night on Broadway's “It's a Wonderous Life in Manito”. We will be grilling our pork chops and brats, serving from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Also open (with special Tuesday hours) will be Rustic Roost from 3:30-7:30 p.m.

JUNK IN YOUR TRUNK!

Don't want to hassle with a garage sale but have some things too good for the curb? Load them up and bring them downtown. Although, you can sell any items, each week we will offer a specific theme. The “Junk in Your Trunk” will be available on Tuesdays. If you have any questions concerning the “Junk in Your Trunk” please call Debbie Kalhammer at 968-6853 Diane Beebe at 968-6111.

FARMERS MARKET!

Also available on Tuesdays will be the Farmers Market. Come shop all the fresh offerings Manito residents have available and enjoy the wonderful music provided. Everyone is welcome to bring a lawn chair to sit and relax! If you have any questions or would like to play music or sell at the Farmers Market contact Alex at 309/339-3737 or Jennifer 620-3764.

WANT TO HELP?

We are looking for groups who want to help with this AWESOME weekly event. If you are interested, contact Debbie Kalhammer at 309/968-6853.

We look forward to seeing you downtown!!!

 

Library News

The Forest City and Green Valley Libraries began on Wednesday, June 10.

Forest City is open from 11:00 a.m. until noon at the Town Hall and Green Valley is open from 1:00 to 2:00 P.M. at the Green Valley Methodist Church.

There will be books for all ages, some from the Forman Public Library and some from private collections.

If you have books to donate, call Zoe Rene Worner at 309-597-2227 or Mary Ann Canada at 309-863-0798.

Happy Summer

 

Trinity Lutheran Church Ice Cream Social

Trinity Lutheran Church at 110 S. Park Ave., Manito will have their Ice Cream Social on Sunday, June 28 from 4:00-6:00 pm.  Menu will consist of hotdogs, bbq, fruit pies, Texas cake, and homemade vanilla ice cream.  What a good way to start the summer! Please plan on attending for good food and fellowship.

If you have any questions you can call me at 309-968-7728 (home) or 309-253-2690 (cell) or email me at rcjt@casscomm.com .

 

Pork Chop Sales Volunteers Needed

The Friday Night on Broadway Committee needs volunteers to help Tuesday evenings with the pork chop sales. Groups or individuals are welcome. If you would like to help, contact Debbie Kalhammer at Manito Hardware.

The committee hosts the annual “It’s a Wondrous Life in Manito” Christmas celebration in downtown Manito using funds from the pork chop sales.

 

St. Paul Lutheran Church to hold 

Vacation Bible School

St. Paul Lutheran Church of rural Manito (21819 NCR 3300E) will hold its Vacation Bible School on July 12th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and on July 13th & 14th from 4:00-8:30 p.m.  The theme is “Camp Discovery: Jesus at Work Through Us”.  The students will explore five “tree-mendous” Bible accounts where God works in His people to save them and through His people to serve.  Supper will be served on Monday and Tuesday evening between the two sessions to those present.  We invite our friends and neighbors to join us for wonderful time sharing God’s word. 

Classes will be available for 3 year olds through students entering 8th grade.  Please contact Lillian Vogel (309-352-5961) with questions or if transportation is needed.

 

Red Cross Blood Drive

A Manito Community Blood Drive will be held on Thursday, July 9, 2015 at the Forman Center from 1:00 P.M. until 5:30 P.M.

Blood is especially needed this time of the year.

For an appointment, call Rosemary Palmer at 309-545-2423.

Please schedule your donation today.  Bring a friend and help save lives together.

 

Little Miss & Mr. & Princess at Forest City Jubilee

The FCPC Little Miss and Little Mr Jubilee (ages 0-5), and Princess Jubilee (ages 6 and up) will be held on Friday, July 31st at 7pm.  The contest is a “penny” per vote contest with all money raised donated to St. Jude.  In the past 5 years the kids have been able to donate $4000!!  Please contact Paticia Gordon 309-840-4385 or Kati Wooding 309-620-3605 for more information.

 

Forest City Jubilee 5K Run/Walk

Forest City Jubilee 5K run/walk will be held on Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 8am.  Early registration online at fcjubilee.com, or by contacting Rickett Grain @ 309-597-2331.

5K registration is at Rickett Grain at 7am. 

 

Seeking Donations for F.C. Jubilee

The FCPC is seeking donations/sponsorships for this years Forest City Jubilee to be held on July 31, August 1, and August 2, 2015.

Anyone wishing to donate can contact Paticia Gordon 309-840-4385 or Kati Wooding 309-620-3605.  Or mail payments to FCPC, P.O.Box # 5, Forest City, Illinois 61532

 

Seeking Vendors for F.C. Jubilee

The FCPC is seeking vendors for the Forest City Jubilee to be held on July 31, August 1, and August 2, 2015. 

Please contact Paticia Gordon 309-840-4385 or Kati Wooding 309-620-3605.

 

Parade Participants Needed for F.C. Jubilee

The FCPC is seeking participants for the Forest City Jubilee parade.  The parade will be held on July 31st with line-up at 6pm at Forest City Campground Park and parade starting at 6:30.  Please contact Paticia Gordon 309-840-4385 or Kati Wooding 309-620-3605 for any information.

 

Manito Farmer’s Market

The market was quite busy this past Tuesday! There were hand woven rugs, pork chops and brats, handmade soaps and lotions, zucchini, crafts, Junk In Your Trunk sellers, books, handmade wooden ducks and furniture, baskets, and hand poured concrete stepping stones. They are hoping for more produce as the season goes on. They are looking for musicians to come and play and more vendors. If you would like to come and sell or play music call Alex at 339-3737 or Jennifer at 620-3764 or email at farmersmarket20014@yahoo.com. See you there!

 

Midwest Central Hosts Second Trivia Night

On Thursday, July 9th, Midwest Central PTO will be hosting a Trivia Night at the Fitz Inn in Green Valley. Teams of 6-10 people will compete for cash prizes. Cost is $10.00 per person. No RSVP required, just bring yourself and your friends! Please join us for this fun evening – all proceeds will directly benefit Midwest Central School District students. 

 

Pancake Breakfast to be Held

The Ridgelake Fire Department will hold a Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, July 4th from 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. at the firehouse. All-you-can-eat pancakes, eggs and sausage with coffee and orange juice. There is a reduced cost for children under 12 years old.

A 50/50 drawing will also be held, need not be present to win.

 

Emmanuel’s Warehouse

Emmanuel’s Warehouse Monthly Drive Thru Food Pantry will be serving on Saturday, July 11th, 2015 at the American Legion (201 South Broadway Street, Manito, IL) from 12:00 noon till 1:30 p.m. Remember, no proxies unless approved by President Dave Cragger 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.

 

FREE MOVIE at The Arlee Theater

Tri-County JFL will be sponsoring “Remember the Titans”, a true story starring Denzel Washington at the Arlee Theatre at 139 S. Main St., Mason City on Thursday, July 16 at 6:30pm.  Everyone is welcome and coaches will be on hand to answer questions regarding signing up for JFL this year.  Come an enjoy a classic football movie with us.

 

Area School District Named As Finalist For An America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education Grant

In the Mason County area, Midwest Central CUSD 191 has been announced as a finalist in this year’s America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. Midwest Central CUSD 191 is among the top districts in Illinois in the running for grants of $10,000 and $25,000.

Earlier this year, farmers nominated their local public school districts to apply for Grow Rural Education grants. Once nominated, school districts were eligible to complete applications requesting funding for a specific math or science project that will enhance curriculum in their district. This year’s applications were again very competitive. A panel of math and science educators evaluated all of the applications and selected the strongest submissions as finalists.

“Making it to this stage of the process is a great accomplishment that requires a lot time and effort,” said Michelle Insco, Monsanto Fund program officer. “There is still more to do before we announce our winning school districts, but this year’s finalists submitted impressive applications. The Monsanto Fund is grateful for their focus on improving math and science opportunities for their students.”

Next, finalist applications will be reviewed by the Grow Rural Education Farmer Advisory Council. The Advisory Council, made up of farmers from across the U.S., will select this year’s winners, who will be announced in early August.

Last year, Grow Rural Education invested $170,000 in public school districts across Illinois to improve math and science curriculums. Since 2011, Illinois school districts have received $580,000 through the program.

Projects funded over the last four years have helped school districts across the U.S. upgrade technology and scientific lab equipment, build greenhouses and outdoor classroom learning environments, update teacher and curriculum development and other math and science related initiatives.

For a complete list of the 2015 America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education finalists and past grant winners, please visit www.AmericasFarmers.com. America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education is part of the America’s Farmers initiative. Since 2010, the America’s Farmers campaign and programs have advocated on behalf of farmers and their efforts to meet society’s needs through agriculture. Today, consumers are more interested than ever in agriculture and how food is grown. Farmers and others in the industry are joining in on the conversation to help raise awareness about agriculture and share their stories with their communities. Learn more at cfiengage.org.


Forman Valley Community

Foundation Grant

The Forman Valley Community Foundation (FVCF) is taking grant applications for 2015.  The deadline for submitting completed applications is August 1, 2015.  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.  501(c)(3) organizations within the Midwest Central School District #191 may apply for a grant.  The grant applications are available at Manito Community Bank.


Midwest Central PTO Trivia Night

The Midwest Central PTO will be hosting a Trivia Night on Thursday, July 9th at 6:00 at the Fitz Inn in Green Valley. The cost is $10 per person, with teams consisting of 6-10 players. Cash prizes will be awarded. Please RSVP on the Facebook group or by calling DeEtte Garman (309) 202-3945 or Jeanine Hipsher (309) 642-7494. https://www.facebook.com/events/981854068511596/

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4th SAT. OPEN GOSPEL SING SAT. JUNE 27th
beginning at 6 P.M.
MANITO SOUTHERN BAPTIST CHURCH
306 NORTH STREET, MANITO ILLINOIS
We are located in the north edge of Manito at the Jct. of Manito Blacktop and North Street. ( It is the church with the red roof !)

THIS IS AN ALL ACOUSTICAL SING!! Bring your
banjos, fiddles, guitars, mandolins and etc. If you don't play
an instrument and want to sing, that is fine, we have a piano
and lots of music to sing by. You are welcome to sing your
songs. We will not have cassettes or cd's We might have an electric bass but most everything is acoustic !!! If you are like me and can't play or sing, just bring your ears and enjoy!!

ATTN: WE NOW HAVE A ALMOST NEW PIANO THAT IS
TUNED TO 440!!

Pastor Steve Higgs and the congregation welcomes
you to enjoy
OLD TIME BLUEGRASS AND SOUTHERN GOSPEL MUSIC
Enjoy a night of old fashion music and fun
(There will be a freewill offering taken but absolutely no charge)



Saturday Art Club at Egypt Station

10:00-11:30 am - ages 5 to 13

JUNE 27
FOSSIL FUN!

Learn about pre-historic patterns, how fossils were made and then make your own!



Manito Farmers Market,
“Junk In Your Trunk” and
Pork Chop Tuesday Begins on June 9th!

PORK CHOP TUESDAY!

Every Tuesday (beginning on Tuesday, June 9th) we will be downtown with our fundraiser for Friday Night on Broadway's “It's a Wonderous Life in Manito”. We will be grilling our pork chops and brats, serving from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

JUNK IN YOUR TRUNK!

Don't want to hassle with a garage sale but have some things too good for the curb? Load them up and bring them downtown. Although, you can sell any items, each week we will offer a specific theme. The “Junk in Your Trunk” will begin on Tuesday, June 9th. If you have any questions concerning the “Junk in Your Trunk” please call Debbie Kalhammer at 968-6853 Diane Beebe at 968-6111.

FARMERS MARKET!

Also beginning on Tuesday, June 9th will be the Farmers Market. Come shop all the fresh offerings Manito residents have available and enjoy the wonderful music provided. Everyone is welcome to bring a lawn chair to sit and relax! If you have any questions or would like to play music or sell at the Farmers Market contact Alex at 309/339-3737 or Jennifer 620-3764.

WANT TO HELP?

We are looking for groups who want to help with this AWESOME weekly event. If you are interested, contact Debbie Kalhammer at 309/968-6853.

We look forward to seeing you downtown!!!


Trinity Lutheran Church Ice Cream Social

Trinity Lutheran Church at 110 S. Park Ave., Manito will have their Ice Cream Social on Sunday, June 28 from 4:00-6:00 pm.  Menu will consist of hotdogs, bbq, fruit pies, Texas cake, and homemade vanilla ice cream.  What a good way to start the summer! Please plan on attending for good food and fellowship.

If you have any questions you can call me at 309-968-7728 (home) or 309-253-2690 (cell) or email me at rcjt@casscomm.com .

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