From the July 9th edition of the Manito Review:
The Manito Community United Methodist Church is now hosting a Sunday
Evening Worship for those people who have a hard time getting
started early on Sunday morning. Pastor Steve Oaks provides the
sermon and music is provided by a newly formed praise band called
The Commission+. The service begins at 5:00 P.M. and lasts
approximately an hour.
service is a little more relaxed and not as structured as the
morning service. Join us and encounter Jesus at each and every
service. We embrace a spiritually healthy mixture of the newest
modern worship songs, classic hymns, as well as original worship
The Forman Class of 1969 will host the annual Manito-Forman Alumni
Banquet on Friday evening, August 30, 2019, during the annual
Popcorn Festival at the Forman Center in Manito. The Class of 1977
will be added. If you graduated or attended the Manito-Forman High
Schools with the Class of 1932 through 1977, you are invited to
attend. Please SAVE the DATE!!
To add your address and phone information or revised address and
phone information, contact Becky Peplow by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may also call/text her at (309) 202-0701. Invitations will be
mailed in late May.
Committee Coordinator, Bob Skaggs, welcomes any class member of
1968, 1969 or 1970 to attend the meetings every Tuesday morning at
the Forman Center at 8:30 a.m. The Forman Center is located at 308
S. Harrison St., Manito, IL.
July 11 • 1-5:30 p.m.
The Bloodmobile will be held on Thursday, July 11th from 1:00-5:30
p.m., at the Forman Center Main Hall, located at 308 S. Harrison in
Call Rosemary Palmer
at 309/545-2423 to schedule an appointment or for more information.
This summer, the Manito Historical Society will be hosting an open
house of our historic Old Jail and Old Red Schoolhouse. The dates
these buildings will be open are July 13 and August 10. On these
Saturdays from 11am to 1pm, the buildings will be open to tour, view
our local artifacts, and ask questions of our historical society
Our MCHS History League students teach local history to Midwest
Central 5th graders in these buildings. Fundraising by the Manito
Historical Society has gone toward maintaining these buildings.
Please come check this out. Our original Manito History book will
be for sale at these locations.
This open house is
free; donations are appreciated.
Emmanuel’s Warehouse Monthly Drive Thru Food Pantry will be serving
on Saturday, July 13th at the American Legion (201 South Broadway
Street, Manito, IL) from 11:30 a.m. till until everything is gone.
When in line for the giveaway, be sure to have your license (ID card
or even bill with your name and address) to confirm your name and
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.
A Night at the Races
The Green Valley Sesquicentennial Committee is planning their first
annual “Night at the Races” and they want you to attend.
The mice races will be Saturday, July 20th at Pub 29, 6031 Rt. 29,
The doors will open at 6:00 p.m. and the races will begin at 7:00
p.m. Tables must be reserved in advance. Individual admission
tickets will also be sold in advance, or attendees may pay an
increased fee the evening of the event.
Tickets or tables may be reserved by calling: Pub 29 @
(309)352-3489; Green Valley Village Hall @ (309)352-3590; Chelsea
Terrill @ (309)696-3065; Darlene Curry @ (309)369-4250 or contact
the committee on their FaceBook page: Green Valley
Green Valley Sesquicentennial will be held August 26,27,28, 2022.
Charles A. Beebe
Scholarship Committee Meets
The committee for the Charles A. Beebe Scholarship met at Manito
Community Bank on June 25, 2019. Committee members are Jay Blair,
Midwest Central High School Principal; Andrew Mihm, representing
First Mid Wealth Management, where the trust is located; Nancy
Proehl, member at large and Dirk Heinhorst, Manager of Manito
Community Bank. The scholarship trust was established by Mr.
Charles A. Beebe who was past President and Director of Peoples
State Bank. The income derived from the scholarship trust is paid
out annually to graduates of Forman and Midwest Central High School
for the purpose of assisting them in higher education. Since
inception in 1976, and including this year, $1,917,997. has been
paid out in scholarship funds. This year eighty nine recipients
will be receiving a total of $84,100. Letter of instructions will
be mailed out to the recipients.
The Forman Valley Community Foundation (FVCF) is taking grant
applications for the second half of 2019. The deadline for
submitting completed applications is August 1, 2019. 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 boundaries may apply for a grant. The
grant applications are available at Manito Community Bank.
Perform at SJUMC
The featured gospel singing duo “ANTICIPATION” will be performing
inspirational music on Sunday, July 28, 2019, at 6:00 pm at the San
Jose United Methodist Church fellowship hall, 600 S First Street,
San Jose, IL 62682. The festivities begin at 5:00 pm with FREE FOOD
AND ACTIVITIES FOR THE CHILDREN. The FREE concert will begin at 6:00
pm, EVERYONE IS WELCOME.
Please join us for an evening of fellowship and music.
‘ANTICIPATION’ originally began as a Himmel family quartet;
featuring father, son and two grandsons. As time has marched on the
baton has been passed on to Chris Himmel and his wife, Erica and
their son, Graham. The family originated in the Manito area and are
very busy singing around the country. They are new to this concert
series and gives us an opportunity to experience a young family
This summer concert series is sponsored by the San Jose Christian
Church, San Jose United Methodist Church and St. Luke’s Lutheran
We look forward to
seeing you on Sunday, July 28, 2019. This is an indoor,
Open House to
The children of Billie Meyer are hosting an Open House Celebration
in honor of her 90th birthday to be held Saturday, July 27, 2019
from 2:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M. at the Forman Center Cafeteria in
Family, friends and the community are invited to stop by and share
in the festivities.
No gifts please, but
bring your favorite memory of Billie to add to her memory book.