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From the September 16th edition of the Manito Review:

 

Undy 5000 Walk/Run Brings Awareness of Colon/Colorectal Cancer

On Sunday, October 5, I will be taking part in the Undy5000 which is a 5K run/walk or a 1 mile Fun Run.  The event takes place along the Peoria Riverfront.  Team "Hintz's Hineys" will be joining forces again this year to raise money for awareness of Colon/Colorectal cancer!  Contributions raised support the following:  1)  Local Community Health Partners in Undy5000 who provide colon cancer services.  2)  Colon Cancer Alliance's ability to provide its free educational and support tools and help fund advocacy, research and patient services.

I am inviting anyone to join our team and be a part of this GREAT cause!  You can register on-line by going to www.undy5000.org, click on Peoria, IL 10/5/14.  The page is pretty easy to navigate through.  If you are not able to join me on the day of the race, you can donate on-line and support our team.  Donation forms can be downloaded as well.  (Click on the FAQs tab, then Donation FAQs)…or contact me and I will make sure you get a form.  I can be reached at 209-241-5612.

Thank you for being such a caring community!  I stay strong because of my faith in God; and love and encouragement given everyday from family and friends!

Hope to see you the day of the race dressed in full UNDY's!!!!  Jeanne Hintz

 

Anticipation to Appear in Concert

Manito Southern Baptist Church invites all to attend a concert given by ANTICIPATION on September 21st. Sunday School will be held at 9:45 a.m., Worship services 10:45 with a potluck held immediately afterwards and ANTICIPATION will perform at 2:00 p.m.

Everyone is invited to come and worship and lunch with us.  You are also welcome to bring your favorite dish to share but not a must. At 2:00 we will enjoy the musical message that ANTICIPATION will share with us, so come join us... We would love to see you there!

 

 

Ham & Bean Supper and Bake Sale

The Green Valley Presbyterian Church will be having a Ham & Bean Supper & Bake Sale on Wednesday, October 15, 2014. Menu includes Ham & Beans, Cornbread, Dessert & Drink for a donation.  A variety of baked goods will also be for sale. Serving time is from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m. at the Green Valley Presbyterian Church, 300 South Church Street. Carry outs will be available, but please bring your own containers.  The church is handicapped accessible. Proceeds will benefit the Women's Mission projects.

 

Appreciation Night and Last Night for Pork Chop Tuesday

Come join us September 30th for Appreciation Night and our last Pork Chop Tuesday for the season. Once again our loyal customers have made our Pork Chop Tuesday's a great success.  We will be selling our usual pork chops and brats but will also have free hot dogs for children under 12, ice tea, coffee, and dessert on us.

To show our appreciation to our faithful customers and the many volunteers who have helped us this year each person who purchases a pork chop or brat will have a chance to sign up for a gift basket,  We will draw the name of the winner at the end of the evening.  You do not need to be present to win.  Bring your lawn chairs, sit a spell, visit and enjoy an evening with friends and family.

 

 

Midwest Central Pizza Sale!

Midwest Central music students (band and chorus) will be taking orders for Butch's pizzas beginning Friday, September 19. This is their biggest fundraiser for the year, and a big “thank you” goes to all those who have supported the music students in the past by ordering pizzas. Varieties include: sausage and cheese, vegetarian, cheese, combination, cheese and pepperoni, thin crust sausage and cheese, super supreme, chili pizza, and the ever favorite white garlic pizza. Pizzas can be ordered individually or at a special price for 3 of the same variety. The students will be taking orders through September 29, so get your order in early.  Be sure to make arrangements for pizza delivery with the student when you place your pizza order. Pizzas will be in on Saturday, October 25.

Available to order this year is a new Butch's product -- summer sausage. These 12-oz. rolls come in original summer sausage or garlic summer sausage. Give them a try. They have to be good if they come from Butch's.

If you are not contacted by a student and wish to place a pizza order, call JoAnn Miller at 309/968-6420 and leave a message. The Midwest Central students and the Midwest Central Music Parents organization always appreciate the support of our community.

 

National Honor Society Blood Drive

The National Honor Society of Midwest Central High School invites you to the annual Halloween Blood Drive. Join NHS members for a hauntingly good time on September 30, 2014!  Donation hours will be from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm in the high school library.   Please contact Linda Doty at (309) 968-6766 or doty@midwest central.org for additional information or to make an appointment. You may also make an appointment online at www.redcrossblood.org . 

Remember, donating blood during a NHS sponsored blood drive provides you the opportunity to give a lifesaving gift as well as support the members of our National Honor Society!

 

Manito Fall Clean-Up

Manito Town-wide Fall Clean-up will be held on Thursday & Friday, September 25th & 26th.

All items MUST be at curbside no later than 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 25th. 

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 picked up.

 

Petitions for Manito Election Available

Note:  This article be re-printed due to erroneous information in original article.  The term of Guy Mattson is not up.  He has two years remaining on his present term.  Only the terms of Deb Bernshauen, Jason Hunter and Rod Emmons are up for re-election

The Manito Village Clerk has announced that petitions for the April 7, 2015 General Election are now available at the Manito Village Hall.

Signatures of registered voters from within the city limits of the Village of Manito are required to secure a place on the ballot.

The terms of Trustees Deb Bernshausen, Rod Emmons and Jason Hunter are up on April 30, 2015. All are four year terms. For this election a minimum of twelve (12) signatures are required.

The maximum number of signatures is sixty-two (62).

Petitions must be completed and filed with the Manito Village Clerk between December 15 and December 22, 20 14.

Candidate packets with complete instructions are now available at the Manito Village Hall during normal business hours and can only be picked up and signed for by those seeking election.

It is important that all instructions be strictly followed.

If you have any questions, you may call Village Clerk Lee Lacey at 309-657-8667 or County Clerk Summer Brown at 309-543-6661.

 

Festival Friends

The next Popcorn Festival Committee meeting will be on September 15 at 6:30 in the Veteran’s Park Pavilion.  At this we will re-cap 2014 and begin planning for 2015.

We also want to hear from you.  We are aware that there were a few glitches during the weekend other than the weather.  While we know some of them, I am sure there are others.  Please attend this meeting and give us your feedback and suggestions.  We can’t fix it if we don’t know it’s broke.

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.

Our first donation for 2015 is from Beverly Schimmelpfenning in the amount of $150.00 to be used for the parade and/or children’s activities.

 

Third Annual Trunk or Treat in Manito

Plans are progressing for the third annual Trunk or Treat which will be held  from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Halloween night Friday, October 31, 2014

What is a Trunk or Treat?  This is where people gather in large area such as a blocked street.  Here they open their trunks or the back of their vehicles and pass out candy.  Many even wear costumes and decorate their trunks.

This provides a safe area for the children.  They do not have to worry about cars.  It also offers the opportunity for the elderly and disabled to be a part of the season.  They do not have to continually be up and down answering the door and do not have to be concerned about those at their door.  Also those from the rural areas who would like to see the costumed children will have a place to do so. It is a great opportunity for fellowship as the parents can accompany their children.

Washington Street will be blocked to all motorized traffic between State and Mason Streets from 4:30 until 7:30 p.m.

Rosemary’s costume judging will begin at 6:00 p.m. Cash prizes will be given to four age groups: 0-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12 in four categories: Seasonal, Original, Scariest and prettiest.  Refreshments will served by the Fire Department.

A drawing for cash prizes will be held at 8:00 p.m.  Number and amount of prizes is undetermined at this time and will be announced at a later date.  This will be determined by the amount of donations received. 

Donations can be mailed to Trunk or Treat, PO Box 540. Manito IL 61546.

If you would like to be a part of this event monetarily or as a participant, or if you want more information please call 309-657-8667. 

 

Third Annual Trunk or Treat in Manito

Plans are progressing for the third annual Trunk or Treat which will be held  from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Halloween night Friday, October 31, 2014

What is a Trunk or Treat?  This is where people gather in large area such as a blocked street.  Here they open their trunks or the back of their vehicles and pass out candy.  Many even wear costumes and decorate their trunks.

This provides a safe area for the children.  They do not have to worry about cars.  It also offers the opportunity for the elderly and disabled to be a part of the season.  They do not have to continually be up and down answering the door and do not have to be concerned about those at their door.  Also those from the rural areas who would like to see the costumed children will have a place to do so. It is a great opportunity for fellowship as the parents can accompany their children.

Washington Street will be blocked to all motorized traffic between State and Mason Streets from 4:30 until 7:30 p.m.

Rosemary’s costume judging will begin at 6:00 p.m. Cash prizes will be given to four age groups: 0-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12 in four categories: Seasonal, Original, Scariest and prettiest.  Refreshments will served by the Fire Department.

A drawing for cash prizes will be held at 8:00 p.m.  Number and amount of prizes is undetermined at this time and will be announced at a later date.  This will be determined by the amount of donations received. 

Donations can be mailed to Trunk or Treat, PO Box 540. Manito IL 61546.

If you would like to be a part of this event monetarily or as a participant, or if you want more information please call 309-657-8667. 



MANITO AND FISH HATCHERY TO HOST VOLKSWALK AND ART BAZAAR

Mark your calendars all walkers and art lovers and anyone looking for a great event:

The second annual Manito Volkswalk will be held on Saturday, October 18th at the Jake Wolf Fish Hatchery.  The Hatchery is located in Sand Ridge State Forest just west of Manito on 25410 Fish Hatchery Road.  Sponsors are the AVA (American Volkswalk Association) and the Manito MAPPING Committee.

The beautiful autumn walk beginning at 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. will include 5K or 10 K (or 3.1 mile or 6.2 mile) walks through the State Forest surrounding the Jake Wolf Fish Hatchery. In addition, tours of the Hatchery will be available all morning.

Other events scheduled in Manito that day include an Art Fair and Bazaar on Broadway where dozens of artists will have their art available for sale and viewing.   The Classic Car Museum will be open, and  scarecrows, created by local citizens, will be displayed throughout the downtown area.

The Mason County Ag of the Past Tractor Club will have antique tractors on display. 

In addition, local Food items of various kinds will be available all day.

For more information, please contact Ruth Rademacker (309) 202-0506.


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