From the February 11th edition of the Manito Review:
Forman Valley Community Foundation Grant
The Forman Valley Community Foundation (FVCF) is taking grant
applications for the first half of 2020.The deadline for submitting
completed applications is March 1, 2020. The FVCF’s purpose is to
assist projects in the fields of education, arts, health, human
services, community service or community development, and community
issues. 501(c)(3) organizations within the Midwest Central School
District #191 may apply for a grant. The grant applications are
available at Manito Community Bank.
Pancake & Sausage Day 2020
Manito Popcorn Festival’s 2020 Pancake and Sausage Day is Saturday,
February 29, 2020. 7:00 am to 1:00 pm. Midwest Central Primary
School. All you can eat whole hog sausage and pancakes. Pre-order
meat by calling 309-968-6703.
SAT Review Sessions
In the past, ICC has held an SAT review session here at the high
school run by them. Originally, that was the plan for this year but
ICC cancelled it because they could not get professors to teach it.
We have been working with our math and English departments and we
are going to have an SAT review session here at the high school run
by our teachers. With our teachers doing it, it will be more
tailored to our students because they know what skills they need to
work on. The session dates will be as follows:
February 26th: 6 p.m. - ? (Taking a practice SAT)
March 3rd: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m (English)
March 5th: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. (English)
March 10th: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. (Math)
March 12th: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. (Math)
The cost for these
classes is twenty-five dollars. We encourage prior to starting the
sessions to make sure students remember how to login to their Khan
Academy accounts that we created with them. We hope you will
consider enrolling your student in these review classes as to better
prepare them for the SAT that will be April 14th here at the
school. Remember that April 14th is a mandatory test day and they
will need to be in attendance that day. If you are interested in
your student taking the class, please make sure they sign up with
Ms. Putney and get their twenty-five dollars paid.
Midwest Central High School is hosting its annual college night. We
are inviting all to come out and join us. Students and parents will
have the opportunity to speak with representatives from the
• Eureka College
• Western Illinois University ?
• Illinois College
• Methodist College of Nursing
• Illinois Central College
• Bradley University
• Midwest Technical Institute
• Eastern Illinois University
• Paul Mitchell The School
• University of Illinois
• University of Illinois – Chicago
• Rockford University
• Lincoln College
• Spoon River College
• Illinois State University ?
We will also have information provided on the following topics:
• College Application Process
• College Timeline
• Practicing for the SAT
• Filling out FAFSA
• Student Loan Types
Our goal is to help freshmen, sophomores, and juniors start
preparing as they enter their senior year, and for seniors to make
sure they have everything finalized in their process and get any
last minute questions answered. We will also be providing some
valuable handouts on the FAFSA process and much more. Mark your
calendars to come out and join us on Wednesday, March 4, 2020.
From 6:00 to 7:30, representatives will be setup with tables to
speak with students and parents. You do not have to be a Midwest
Central High School student to attend. We encourage the attendance
of students and parents from all area schools. If you have
questions, please feel free to contact Ms. Natalie Putney at (309)
968-6766. We hope to see you in attendance.
Do you enjoy reading but sometimes have trouble finding the right
book? Then stop in and go on a blind date with one of our many
books. How it works: choose one of our wrapped books, check it out,
take it home, unwrap it and enjoy! After you are done fill out the
“rate my date” survey and return.
Come in after school on Wednesday, February 12 to make a Valentine’s
Day craft. Anytime between 3:00 – 4:00 for ages 4 – 13, there will
be 4 different crafts to choose from.
No school, no problem. Join us for a fun filled day with games. On
Monday, February 17th from 10:00 – 4:00. We have several board games
to choose from and enjoy. Snacks and drinks will be provided.
Manito Forest City
The Manito Forest City Rotary Club will hold its monthly Senior Meal
at Lee’s Family Restaurant in Manito. The lunch is Friday, February
21st, at noon. Open to anyone over 55. We request that you make a
reservation by the Wednesday before the meal, for the sake of the
sponsor and the restaurant. Make reservations to Lynn Coers by
calling 309-840-0420, please leave a message. The meal sponsor this
month is Farnam Insurance.
Join us at the next Greater Peoria Farm
Woodford and Tazewell Counties lead the state of
Illinois in the number of USDA certified organic
farm operations (USDA NASS, 2017 Census of
this in mind, the economic potential of organic
agriculture should be seriously considered in the
Greater Peoria region.
But beyond crop production, harnessing
the full potential of the organics industry will
rely on the ability to grow a more robust regional
supply chain—the businesses
providing goods and services to growers, and the
businesses buying and using organics in their food,
fuel, and fiber products.
EVENT is a discussion with organic
farming industry professionals, focused on
developing a regional supply chain. What
businesses are needed both upstream and downstream
from farmers? How
can we help those businesses locate and grow here in
Enjoy a free lunch over a presentation on the
organic agriculture supply chain. This
will be followed by a panel discussion with farmers
and other organic ag businesses and professionals. Stick
around for a Q&A with the panel and the opportunity
to network with the other attendees.
GP Farm Forum: Growing a Supply Chain for Organic
February 25, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Beck's Hybrids, El Paso, IL
Free Event. Lunch
register at www.gpfarmforum.org to
reserve a seat
Full agenda and panelist details to follow!
Questions or comments about the event? Contact:
Director of Outreach & Rural Development Coordinator
309-495-5975 | email@example.com
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