EASTER EGG HUNT CANCELLATION
The Forman Jr Women’s Club in Manito has decided to cancel our
Easter Egg Hunt this year scheduled for April 11...So sorry we
have to do this but we no choice with the shelter in place and
the overall uncertainty of this..thank you for your
understanding and stay safe!
From the March 24th edition of the Manito Review:
Midwest Central Kindergarten Screening will be held March 27th &
30th. Call ASAP to reserve your time, MC Primary School
Children must be 5 years old by September 1, 2020.
Please bring the following items at the time of screening: Birth
Certificate, Photo I.D. and proof of Residency.
Kindergarten physical, immunization records, dental exam, and
vision test are needed at the fall registration.
Children are screened
by appointment only.
Forman Fire &
5th Annual Fundraiser Dinner
Event Postponed Notice!
Due to the current situation with COVID-19, it is in everyones
best interest that we postpone the Forman Fire & Ambulance
Volunteers Annual Fundraiser Dinner that was scheduled for
3/28/20. We will still hold our Guns and Green Giveaway
Raffle so please get your tickets from any Forman Fire
Protection District member. We will go LIVE on Facebook when
we perform the drawings for the prizes. We will also personally
reach out to all of the business that made donations towards our
event. THANK YOU for your support!
Hunter Safety Class
The Hunter Safety and Education Class scheduled for March 27 and
March 28 at the Havana Church of Christ, has been postponed
until further notice.
Applications for the Charles A. Beebe Scholarship Fund may now
be picked up at Midwest Central High School or at Manito
Community Bank in Manito. Applications must be ﬁlled out and
returned to Manito Community Bank, PO Box 646, Manito, IL 61546
no later than May 15, 2020. You must be a graduate of Forman
High School or Midwest Central High School and be furthering
your education to qualify for this scholarship.
Please Note Event
Our show “All Aboard! A Musical Journey Around the USA” has been
postponed due to corona virus concerns.
We will NOT plan a dinner theater for the upcoming dates. If you
purchased dinner theater tickets for our March date, your money
will be refunded. Thank you for your patronage.
are sorry for the inconvenience. Please watch the
paper for the updated event dates.
PSA for Mason County
The Mason County Health Department and Mason District Hospital
continue to work together to plan for and protect residents from
the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (covid-19). As of March 12th,
there were no confirmed cases in Mason County
Although data on the virus is still sparse, it is evident that
covid-19 will continue to spread. As such, it must be assumed
that Mason County residents will encounter the virus at some
point over the next year and many will get sick. Most healthy
individuals under the age of 60 will have only mild symptoms and
will recover without treatment. Some of us will contract the
virus and not have any symptoms at all. As such, for most of
our citizens, taking the same precautions you take to avoid and
care influenza is enough:
1. Stay home when sick,
2. Cover your cough,
3. Wash your hands for 20 seconds
However, we are asking all of our residents to help us protect
our friends and family who are most vulnerable by refraining
from visiting seniors, whether in their home, at long term care
facilities, or at the hospital if you are experiencing even mild
cold or influenza like symptoms which include: fever, cough and
difficulty breathing. If your symptoms cannot be cared for at
home, CALL your health care provider before coming into the
The most up to date information can be found at dph.illinois.gov<http://dphillinois.gov/>
and cdc.gov<http://cdc.gov/>. Also, we encourage residents to
follow both the Mason County Health Department and Mason
District Hospital face book page as we push out local
information as soon as it’s available.
Auto Show and Swap Meet
The 36th annual Invitational Auto Show and Swap Meet will be
held Saturday, April 11, 2020 at the Avanti’s Dome-Events &
Sports Center of Pekin, IL, 3401 Griffin Avenue.
The event is presented by the Early Ford V-8 Club of America
Central Illinois Regional Group 51. Featuring: antique cars,
street rods, customs, trucks, classics, bicycles, motorcycles,
tractors. There will be indoor and outdoor swap spaces. Show
vehicles by invitation only.
Parking is free, doors open at 7:00 a.m. with awards at 3:30
p.m. A small donation is required to attend and age 12 and under
are free. Free entry to those in a wheel chair and one guest.
Auto show contacts:
Steve Swingle, 309-202-2374 or Larry Turner, 309-676-6617. Swap
meet contact: Alan Doubet, 309-645-6013.
TCMS 2020 Doctor’s Day
National Doctor’s Day is celebrated yearly in the United States
on March 30. It was first observed in 1933 in Winder, Georgia
by Eudora Brown Almond, wife of Dr. Charles B. Almond as a day
to honor physicians. The first recognition was by sending
greeting cards and placing flowers on graves of deceased
In honor of America’s physicians, in 1990, Congress approved
legislation Resolution #366 (Public Law 101-473) establishing
National Doctor’s Day as March 30, 1991, and in 1991 the
resolution was signed into law by President George H.W. Bush.
National Doctor’s Day serves as a reminder for patients, staff,
and colleagues to recognize the doctors who play an important
role in our communities and our lives. Tazewell County Medical
Society would like to recognize the estimated 100 dedicated
physicians who in some way serve the people of Tazewell County.
Please join us on Thursday, March 30 in recognizing the
contributions of these dedicated men and women to the healthcare
of our families and community by offering handwritten notes of
appreciation and the symbolic red carnation.
Illinois State Medical Society along with Tazewell County
Medical Society would like to recognize and thank these local
physician members who are the active voices of medicine in
Tazewell County with the State of Illinois.
2019 Members of Tazewell County Medical Society:
Gregory Guard, M.D.-President; Alfred Rossi, M.D.-Past
President; Daniel Baer, M.D. Emeritus; John Baer, M.D.; George
Beranek, M.D.; Tracy Bochantin, M.D.; Scott Carlson, M.D.;
Daniel Hoffman, M.D.; James Hubler, M.D.; Gina Nord, M.D.;
Rebecca Proehl, M.D.; Trent Proehl, M.D.; Janice Takata-Rossi,
M.D.; Lawrence Rossi, Jr., M.D.; Matthew Rossi, M.D.; Phillip
Rossi, M.D.; Brad Stoecker, M.D.; Gail Williamson, M.D.;
Abbie Fox, MS3, UICOMP; Emily McLaughlin, MS4, UICOMP; Brea
Sturm, MS3, SIU; Carly Woodin, MS2 UICOMP.
Notice from Manito
Community United Methodist Church
Bishop Frank J. Beard is requesting that all Illinois Great
River Conference congregations suspend in-person worship and
gatherings through March 31. Pastor Steve Oaks will deliver a
Sunday message on Sunday, March 29 on the Church Facebook page
at Manito Community United Methodist Church.
On-Line giving at
The Mason County Retired Teachers held their March meeting at
Trinity Lutheran Church in Manito on March 10, with thirty
members present. Co-president Bonnie Kammeyer presided. After
lunch, members enjoyed a very informative and entertaining
program given by Chuck Collins, chief meteorologist at WEEK TV.
In addition to being on television, Collins visits two or three
schools most weeks to teach students about the weather,
including things people can do to help slow down climate change.
Jeanne Wunderle read a memorial for Dianne Siever, who died in
December. Dianne had been a second grade teacher in Havana for
many years before retiring in 1998.
All retired teachers
are encouraged to join both Mason Co. Retired Teachers and the
IRTA. The Mason County unit meets five times a year: March, May,
July, September, and December. For more information, call one of
the co-presidents: Terri McDowell at 217-871-0501 or Bonnie
Kammeyer at 309-696-9511. The minutes from the meetings, along
with other information, can be found on the website,