From the April 21st edition of the Manito Review:
Manito Spring Clean-Up
Manito Town-wide Spring Clean-up will be held on Thursday & Friday,
April 24th & 25th.
All items MUST be at curbside no later than 8 a.m. on Wednesday,
There will only be one opportunity for pick-up. Trucks will NOT
backtrack or make repeated checks for pick-up. There will be no
dumping at sewer plant.
Regular garbage, yard
waste, old tires, building materials, or electronics WILL NOT be
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, 2015. You
must be a graduate of Forman High School or Midwest Central High
School and be furthering your education to qualify for this
Green Valley Town Wide Sale
Green Valley Town Wide Sales will be held on May 2nd from 8-2 rain or
Please contact Pam Autrey at 202-2471 by April 26th with your list of
items and donation to be put on the map... Lets have a great sale.
Pets Without Parents To Hold Fundraiser
Paws for the Cause is the theme for the Lunch and Quarter Auction to be
held on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at the American Legion in Mason City.
Lunch will consist of that famous big Nathan hot dog or hot ham and
cheese sandwich, variety of chips, drink and a dessert for seven
dollars. Additional sandwiches are three dollars each. Lunch will
begin serving at 11:00 a.m. The Quarter Auction will begin at
approximately 12:30. We have 300 new auction paddles.
In addition to lunch and the quarter auction, we will have a few items
for silent auction, a bake sale and some vendors. If you would like to
donate an item for the auction or a dessert, please call Donna
217/679-0548 or Cheryl 309/543-6099. You may also email:
firstname.lastname@example.org or contact any board member. Lynette
Belcher and Nancy Leesman in Mason City, Cathy Bridges in Bath, Barb
Tarvin in Havana. If you would like to volunteer to help with this
event, please let us know. More info can be found on Facebook under
Pets Without Parents of Central IL (non-profit rescue group).
Spaces are limited, but if you are interested in joining us as a vendor
please contact Nancy Leesman at 217/482-5524. Leave her a message and
she will return your call.
We’re excited to report that the new cat room is now under construction.
This will be a great addition to the shelter where the cats will be free
to roam within the confines of the room.
American Red Cross
A Red Cross Community Blood Drive will be held at the Forman Center on
Thursday, May 7th, 2015 from 1:00 to 5:30 p.m.
The Forman Center is located at 308 S Harrison in Manito.
Bring a friend and help save lives together.
The need is constant
The gratification is instant.
Society Celebrating Seniors Event
Midwest Central High School National Honor Society will be holding the
Celebrating Seniors event for NHS senior members and their families on
April 23, 2015 at 7:00pm in the high school gymnasium. The brief
program will include recognition of members and presentation of
graduation regalia as well as awarding of the American Red Cross Young
Minds Change Lives Educational Scholarship. Refreshments will follow in
the high school cafeteria.
Order Your Veterans Bricks
The order deadline is Friday, May 1, for purchasing engraved veterans
bricks to be installed before the Memorial Day ceremony at the Green
Valley Veterans Memorial.
The past or present service of any US Armed Forces veteran, living or
deceased, can be honored.
Order forms are
available at the Green Valley village hall Mon-Fri, 8 am-1 pm,
309-352-3590, or by calling 309-352-4290.
Women’s Night at Valley Chapel
Valley Chapel Women’s Night will be held Tuesday, April 21st at 7 p.m.
Join us for a night of faith, fun, and fellowship. Be encouraged and
challenged by speaker Sue Heimer and overcome some joy-robbing thought
patterns as you seek to, “Get.Over.It.” Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we
could get over our unhealthy attitudes and habits? Why do we continue to
go back to “that place” that keeps us from moving forward to the good
things God has for us? In this powerful and humorous presentation, Sue
will address getting over hurt feelings, wrong attitudes, petty fears,
unrealistic expectations and our fear of trusting God. Then enjoy some
fellowship and time away as we break out the treats and chocolate
fountain! You don’t have to attend our church to come and enjoy this
evening. We hope to see you! Valley Chapel is located at 5903 Chapel
Road, Green Valley. If you have questions call Rachel at (309)202-3467.
*No childcare will be provided.
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 email@example.com 309-692-1931;
Bill Wills firstname.lastname@example.org (309) 261-1667; Randy Maas
Tri-County JFL Charity Auction
The 2015 Tri-County JFL Charity Auction will be held on June 6, 2015 at
the Forman Center in Manito, IL. All 100% of the proceeds from the event
will go to the Tri-County Junior Football League. Doors open at 5:00
p.m. with silent auction bidding and food being available. The live
auction will start at 6:00 p.m.
Visit our Facebook page to see auction items, who donated, and all
The Tri-County JFL is a member of the Junior Football League of Central
Illinois (JFLOCI) and based in San Jose, IL. It is open to all children
in Mason, Logan, and Tazewell Counties. The Tri-County JFL serves the
school districts of Delavan, Hartem, Havana, Illini Central, and Midwest
Central. The goal of the Tri-County JFL is to provide a safe place for
our children to learn and play the game of football. For more
information on the Tri-County JFL you can visit www.tricountyjfl.com
and for more information on the JFLOCI you can visit www.jfloci.com.
Any donations that can be made (monetary or auction items) would be
greatly appreciated! Feel welcome to send business information with your
donation to be displayed at the auction.
Donations are due by Sunday, May 31, 2015.
501 (c) 3 Tax ID available upon requests.
Thanks, Josh Skelton (Auction Coordinator) and the Tri-County JFL
For questions or to
donate contact Josh Skelton, Call/Text: 309/202-2117; E-Mail:
email@example.com; Mail: 101 W. Walnut, San Jose,
Sheriff’s Office Announces “Drug Take Back Day”
The Mason County Sheriff’s Office will set up collection points for any
potentially dangerous, unused, expired, and unwanted prescription
medications on April 25th 2015. Although the Drug Enforcement Agency no
longer sponsors this initiative, the Mason County Sheriff’s Office will
continue to provide this service to Mason County residents.
The collection points are the IGA Store parking lot in Mason City from
10:00 am to 11:00 am. Manito Foods store parking lot in Manito from
11:30 to 12:30. Oney’s parking lot in Havana from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm.
This service is free and anonymous. No questions asked. No needles
The Havana Area Prevention Team (HAPT) and the Mason City Citizens for
Positive Adolescent Choices (CPAC) continue to be very supportive of
this program and helps get the word out.
“It is unfortunate that the Drug Enforcement Agency no longer sponsors
this program due to their funding issues. But I am committed to the
proper disposal of these unwanted, unused or expired medications so that
they don’t fall in the wrong hands and we will sponsor it ourselves for
as long as we can” says Sheriff Gann.
Sheriff Gann will be at each location to collect the medications or to
discuss any other topic you desire.
Saturday, April 25th
• 1 to 4 p.m.
A Spring Fling will be held on Saturday, April 25th, 2015 from 1:00 to
4:00 p.m. at Willet’s Winery, located at 105 E. Market St., Manito.
Come out and shop for Mother’s Day!!
Willet’s Winery will be open for wine tasting or you can enjoy a glass
of wine while you shop with our many vendors!!
Customers will receive a ticket for every $10 they spend with each
vendor to enter for a gift basket drawing!
Vendors included at
the Spring Fling: Vault Denim; Origami Owl; Tastefully Simple; Young
Living; In a Pikle; Tupperware; ViVi Jewelry; Mary Kay; Thirty-One;
Sassy Silver; Norwex; Miche; USBourne Books; Younique; Jewelry In
Candles; Perfectly Posh; TKB Creations; Scentsy; Dough See Dough; It
Works; and many more!
Pancake Breakfast to
The Ridgelake Fire Department will hold a Pancake Breakfast on Saturday,
May 2nd 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 Monthly Drive Thru Food Pantry will be serving on
Saturday, May 9th, 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.
M.C. Primary School
Midwest Central Primary School will hold Kindergarten screening for the
2015-2016 school year on May 13, 14 and 15. If your child will be 5
years old by September 1, 2015 please call our office (968-6464) to make
Spring Awards Concert
High School band and chorus students will present an afternoon of
music on Sunday, April 26, in the high school gym. Come hear the
MCHS band and chorus members as they present their annual “Awards
Concert” beginning at 2:00 p.m. Following the program, band and
chorus awards will be presented to music students, and refreshments
will be served in the cafeteria. All are invited to attend.
The 100th Anniversary
of The Tabitha Society of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
The Public is cordially invited to attend the morning church services at
our St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, RR Manito at 10:00am, Sunday, April 26,
2015, followed by a complimentary meal just across the street at our
We are very pleased to be celebrating the 100th year anniversary of our
Church’s Tabitha Society. We remember all of our beloved Society
members who have attended our church faithfully, down through these
many, many years, and have gone to their Heavenly Homes.
We sincerely hope that you will be able to join us for this special
100th year anniversary!
There will be time for any of you who join us, to share any memories
that you recall and wish to mention in regard to any of these
beloved, precious, Christian ladies. Reservation will be
appreciated by phoning the Rev. Gene Haug at 309-968-2872.
Society Elects Officers for Coming Year
The Manito Historical Society held it’s regular monthly meeting on
Monday, April 13 at the Forman Valley Library.
At this meeting Officers for the coming year were elected. Those
elected were: President - Rebecca Switzer; Vice President - Terri
Heinhorst; Secretary - Ruth Rademaker; Treasurer - Dirk Heinhorst;
Historian - Ken Lacey.
Various methods of fund raising were discussed by those present. More
will be presented on this at the May meeting.
Society invites anyone interested in preserving the history of the
Manito area to attend one of our meetings and join our group. Dues are
very reasonable. Contact Rebecca Switzer or Dirk Heinhorst for more
information or to join. Meetings are held the third Monday of the month
at the Forman Valley Library at 6:30 P.M.