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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, April 22nd.  

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.

Charles Beebe Scholarship

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, 2015.  You must be a graduate of Forman High School or Midwest Central High School and be furthering your education to qualify for this scholarship.

Green Valley Town Wide Sale

Green Valley Town Wide Sales  will be held on May 2nd from 8-2 rain or shine.

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: petswithoutparents@yahoo.com 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. 

Happy Tails!

 

American Red Cross Blood Drive

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.

 

National Honor 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 options@mtco.com 309-692-1931;  Bill Wills bill.wills@hotmail.com (309) 261-1667; Randy Maas 309-267-6158 maasfh@centurylink.net.

 

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 updates. www.facebook.com/tricountyjflcharityauction

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: tricountyjflcharityauction@yahoo.com; Mail: 101 W. Walnut, San Jose, IL 62682.

 

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 please.

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.

 

Spring Fling

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 be Held

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

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 Kindergarten Screening

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 an appointment.

 

 MCHS Spring Awards Concert 

Midwest Central 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 parish hall. 

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. 

 

Manito Historical 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.

The Historical 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.


 

Valley Chapel Women’s Night
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!

Address: 5903 Chapel Road, Green Valley
Questions? Comment or call Rachel @ 309.202.3467.

*No Childcare Provided.
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