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From the March 10th edition of the Manito Review:  

Legion Birthday

The American Legion and its Auxiliary will celebrate the Legion’s Birthday at their Sunday, March 15th meeting.  Oyster stew and chili will be served at 6:00 and a short meeting will follow.  All members and their spouses are welcome and encouraged to attend.

 

MC High School Lady Raider Softball Quarter Auction Fundraiser

The Midwest Central High School Lady Raider Softball team will be hosting their 2nd annual Quarter Auction.  The event will be held on Thursday, March 12 at 6:30 pm in the Midwest Central High School cafeteria.  Several vendors will have items to be auctioned off that night.  People attending the event may purchase paddles for bidding at $1/each and the highest bid per item will be no more than .50 cents.  If you haven’t been to a Quarter Auction, please come and see what it’s all about!  We think you’ll find yourself having fun and possibly winning some items to take home that night!  Light snacks and beverages will be for sale. 

 

Midwest Central Screening:  Children 3 Through 5 Years

Midwest Central School District #191 will conduct a free screening Thursday, March 19, 2015 for children 3-5 years old who reside in the Midwest Central School District.  The screening will be held at the Primary School in Manito. This screening is to identify pre-school age children who have delays in any of the following areas: speech, concept development, physical coordination or behavior, who may benefit from an early childhood program. Children will be screened by appointment only.  Please call 309-968-6464 Ext. 228  to schedule an appointment.

 

Emmanuel’s Warehouse

Emmanuel’s Warehouse once again served 109 families at the February food distribution along with a few children’s clothing (ABATE’s Denise Bellman helped tremendously wit the children’s clothing). Without all the help of the volunteers (along with teacher Mrs. Fisher and her group) - it wouldn’t have run as smoothly as it does. The Midwest Central students and teacher diligently keep the needs of our Warehouse in mind... It seems the pantry may be in low supply of one or another item and it always comes through - we are blessed. The young farmers of the Farm Bureau along with Braden Thomas and his wife, Mrs. Thomas (the new FFA leader), they brought 894 cans of food.

We are truly Blessed!

Remember, the next  Food Pantry is held Saturday, March 14th, 2015 at the American Legion (201 South Broadway Street, Manito, IL) from 12:00 noon till 1:30 p.m. 

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.

 

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.

 

NHS Blood Drive Is This Thursday; There Is Still Time To Make An Appointment!

The National Honor Society of Midwest Central High School will be hosting the annual Luck of the Irish American Red Cross Blood Drive Thursday, March 12, 2015. Donation hours will be from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm in the high school library. 

We need your help to reach our goal of collecting 70 pints of blood for those in need of blood and blood products. Please contact Linda Doty at (309) 968-6766 or doty@midwestcentral.org  to make an appointment to donate. 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. We hope to see you there!               

 

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.

 

St. Patrick’s Day “Malarkey Time”

The St. Patrick’s Catholic Church invites everyone to a St. Patrick’s Day Celebration appropriately named “Malarkey Time.” The fun-filled afternoon will be Sunday, March 15, 2015, from 12:30-3:30 p.m. at the Town House, 116 W. Market St., Havana, IL.

The dinner will be a choice of Corned Beef with baby potatoes, carrots, salad, and dessert or Roast Beef with mashed potatoes and gravy, carrots, salad, and dessert for fifteen dollars. The child’s dinner will be Chicken Strips, smiley fries, salad, and dessert for five dollars. Tea and coffee will be served. A Cash Bar will be open - serving any bar drink, Green Beer, Killian’s Irish Red, and Wine.

The entertaining Irish band Exorna will play again this year, back by popular demand! There will be a 50/50 Raffle plus a Silent Auction with many great things on which to bid. This year the proceeds will be donated to the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church’s Building Fund, which is being built right now in Manito, IL. A donation will also be made to Havana’s Back Pack Program at the Grade School.

Tickets may be purchased by calling Jenny at 309/357-0307 or Sue at 309/543-3849 or the church office at 309/543-6373. Tickets may also be purchased at the door.

Please come and have an enjoyable Irish celebration at “Malarkey Time!”

 

Senior Meals

The Manito-Forest City Rotary Senior meal will be held at Hawks Grove on Friday, March 20 at 12:00 NOON.

Sponsor for this month’s meal is Dan Sleaford and Weaver’s Popcorn.

Reservations due by March 15. Call 309-597-2267.

 

Pecan Povitica for Easter

Immaculate Conception Church of Manito will be selling Liz Marie’s Pecan Poviticas for Easter.  Cost is twenty dollars per loaf.  Gift wrapping and shipping available.  Order yours today by calling Joan Mattson 309-360-7841.    All proceeds benefit the building of Immaculate Conception Church and Hall. 

 

Larry’s Casting Kids Fish Fry Fund Raiser

The event is the 10th Annual Larry’s Casting Kids Fish Fry Fund Raiser to be held Saturday, March 14 from 4-7pm at the Pekin Knights of Columbus Hall, 715 N. 11th St.

Meal consists of Walleye, French Fries, Baked Beans, Bread and Butter, Coffee, Tea, or Kool-Aid. Cost is eight dollars for Adults, five dollars for Kids, under 5 are FREE.  Hot dogs will be available for anyone not wanting to eat fish.  Various Bake Sale items will be available for purchase seperately.

There will be TONS of raffle items available.  Some of the items available so far are:  St. Louis Cardinals tickets, Peoria Chiefs tickets, Applebee’s Gift Certificate, Casey’s Pizza and Donuts, Peoria Riverfront Museum tickets, Chicago Bear items, Chicago Bulls items, a professional portrait session from JB Portraits, a thirty-one bag stuffed with Bed Head products, candy, a scarf, and lots of other salon products from The Mop Shoppe, an overnight stay including breakfast for two at the Hampton Inn, a two week unlimited tanning package at Riviera Tanning and Salon, Monster Jam tickets, a Family of Four Pass to the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, assorted fishing books, a UT Vols hat autographed by professional angler Bill Dance along with DVD of his bloopers, Stainless Steel Signs with Cubs, Cardinals, and Bears logos, a framed, matted, signed and numbered Bass print from Bass Pro Shops, and more and more coming in every day.  A little something for everyone!

 Tickets are being sold NOW to win a GoPro HD Waterproof Video camera, only five dollars each.  The winner will be drawn at the Fish Fry.

All proceeds from this event help to keep the 2-Day Fishing Derby, held on July 24 and 25 at the Pekin Park Pavillion and Lagoon, FREE for ALL participants.

Please “Like” the LCK page on Facebook at www.facebook.com/larryscastingkids for all the latest information about this event as well as everything related to the derby.

Sign up now for Spring Break Art Camp at Egypt Station Gallery

March 30 thru April 2
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Ages 5-11 (approximately)
Monday, March 30 - Clay Pinch Sculptures
Tuesday, March 31 - Story Stones & Bubble Wands
Wednesday, April 1 - Recycled Fish Tanks
Thursday, April 2 - Homemade Paper
Click here for sign up form

St. Patrick’s Day “Malarkey Time”

The St. Patrick’s Catholic Church invites everyone to a St. Patrick’s Day Celebration appropriately named “Malarkey Time.” The fun-filled afternoon will be Sunday, March 15, 2015, from 12:30-3:30 p.m. at the Town House, 116 W. Market St., Havana, IL.

The dinner will be a choice of Corned Beef with baby potatoes, carrots, salad, and dessert or Roast Beef with mashed potatoes and gravy, carrots, salad, and dessert for fifteen dollars. The child’s dinner will be Chicken Strips, smiley fries, salad, and dessert for five dollars. Tea and coffee will be served. A Cash Bar will be open - serving any bar drink, Green Beer, Killian’s Irish Red, and Wine.

The entertaining Irish band Exorna will play again this year, back by popular demand! There will be a 50/50 Raffle plus a Silent Auction with many great things on which to bid. This year the proceeds will be donated to the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church’s Building Fund, which is being built right now in Manito, IL. A donation will also be made to Havana’s Back Pack Program at the Grade School.

Tickets may be purchased by calling Jenny at 309/357-0307 or Sue at 309/543-3849 or the church office at 309/543-6373. Tickets may also be purchased at the door.

Please come and have an enjoyable Irish celebration at “Malarkey Time!”

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