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From the February 24th edition of the Manito Review:

Open Gospel Sing

An Open Gospel Sing will be held on Sat., Feb. 28th beginning at 6 P.M. Manito Southern Baptist Church, 306 North Street, Manito Illinois. We are located in the north edge of Manito at the Jct. of Manito Blacktop and North Street. (It is the church with the red roof!)


Bring your banjos, fiddles, guitars, mandolines and etc. If you don’t play a instrument and want to sing, that is fine, we have a piano and lots of music to sing by. You are welcome to sing your songs. We will not have cassettes, cd’s or electrical instruments at these sings. Sorry but everything is acoustic!!!

If you are like me and can’t play or sing, just bring your ears and enjoy!!

Pastor Steve Higgs and the congregation welcomes you to enjoy OLD TIME BLUEGRASS AND SOUTHERN GOSPEL MUSIC.

Enjoy a night of old fashion music and fun (There will be a freewill offering taken but absolutly no charge).


Pastor Steve Higgs 417-342-9308.


Get Blued! For Colon Cancer Awareness Month

Did you know colon cancer is the second leading cause of overall cancer deaths in the United States?  But it doesn’t have to stay this way.  Early detection through screening can dramatically reduce your risk.  This means having your colon checked regularly starting at age 50, or sooner if you are at higher risk.

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month and Friday, March 6 is National DRESS IN BLUE DAY.  Help slash these stats by joining the Colon Cancer Alliance’s Dress in Blue Day movement.  Through this national campaign and their screening, research and patient support initiatives, we can knock colon cancer out of the top three cancer killers for good.

Visit www.ccalliance.org to learn more about colon cancer and how you can get involved. And don’t forget, screening saves!

Please join me on Friday, March 6th all dressed in BLUE!
Jeanne Hintz
Colorectal Cancer Survivor


Emmanuel’s Warehouse

Emmanuel’s Warehouse Monthly Drive Thru Food Pantry will be serving on Saturday, March 14th, 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.


Trinity Lutheran Lenten and Easter Services

Trinity Lutheran at 110 So. Park Avenue in Manito invite you to join us as we prepare for Holy Week and Easter throughout the Lenten Season.  Each Wednesday, beginning Feb. 18th through March 25th we will have a Lenten service at 7:00 pm.  “Taking On Something for Lent” is the theme for these worship services.  Continuing on into Holy Week we will have Holy Thursday service at 7:00 pm on April 2 and Good Friday service at 7:00 pm on April 3.  Easter morning we will gather to celebrate Christ’s resurrection at 9:00 am.  We welcome you and want to share this time with you.


World Day of Prayer

The United Methodist Women of Manito Community United Methodist Church will be observing World Day of Prayer on Friday, March 6th at 9:00 a.m. at the Methodist Church.  All area Churches are invited to share this special day of prayer with us.

We will be serving a continental breakfast at 9:00 a.m. followed by a program of gospel music.  Chris Himmel who sang with Anticipation Gospel Group, and well known to this area will present the program.

Reservations would be appreciated by calling 309-968-6226 or 309-968-6993.

Our world needs prayer as never before.  Please join us.



Green Valley Presbyterian Women’s Society to hold Soup & Sandwich Supper

The Green Valley Presbyterian Women’s Society will be having their annual Soup & Sandwich Supper on Tuesday, March 24, 2015.  Menu consists of Homemade Vegetable Soup & Chili, BBQ Sandwiches, Hot Dogs & Dessert for a donation. Carryout is available, but please bring your own containers.   Serving is from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Green Valley Presbyterian Church, 300 South Church St., Green Valley, IL. The church is handicapped accessible. Proceeds will go to support the Women’s Mission Projects.


Pancake Breakfast to be Held

The Ridgelake Fire Department will hold a Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, March 7th 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.

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