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From the June 7 edition of the Manito Review:



Rotary District 6460 Scholarships

Rotary District 6460 is offering $3,000 scholarships available to current college students. We have had much local success in winning these scholarships. Midwest Central Graduates have received $21,000 from these scholarships.

Go to for details and application.

The deadline May 27, 2022



Mason County Health Dept.

Collecting Dead Birds

Testing for the West Nile Virus

The Mason County Health Department is now accepting dead bird submissions for the testing of West Nile Virus. The collection and testing of dead birds is an important part of the West Nile Virus surveillance program as it helps determine the extent of WNV activity. The virus will usually appear in bird and mosquito populations before it is transmitted to humans; therefore monitoring bird and mosquito populations helps us predict when and where humans will be at risk for WNV infections.

Birds that are eligible for submission have to be in good condition (no signs of decay or missing parts) and appear to be dead less than 48 hours. Furthermore, eligible dead birds should appear to have died from natural causes. Birds that have been hit by cars, run into windows, or caught by animals are not eligible.

If you find a bird that could be eligible for submission, please contact the Mason County Health Department. A representative of the MCHD will come to the location and pick up the dead bird if it is eligible. The time period for submission ends October 15, 2022.

If you have any questions about the vector control program, West Nile Virus, or the dead bird collection, please contact the Mason County Health Department Environmental Health staff at or (309) 210-0110 ext. 240.



Manito Forest City Rotary Club

Senior Meal

The Manito-Forest City Rotary Club senior meal will be held at the Subway restaurant in Manito during June, July and August.

The Club will provide you with a Subway Gift Card for you to use with the same arrangement as all of our Senior Meals.  The gift card for this month can be picked up from Scott Nickerson at Nickerson Insurance.  If necessary call Lynn Coers at 309/840-0420 to make a reservation to pick up a card on June 17th at Subway. 

The sponsor for the June meal is Subway.



New Scholarship Offered By The Rotary

The Manito Forest City Rotary club will have a new scholarship for students who have completed at least one year of continuing education.  The student must be a graduate of Midwest Central .  The scholarship is for $1,000.  We have a form available by emailing Lynn Coers at  Please put in the email subject $1000 scholarship.  The deadline is Aug 1, 2022 and the money is available for the 2022/2023 school year.



Rotary District Scholarship

Rotary District 6460 offers $3,000 scholarships to college students who have completed at least 24 credit hours of instruction and either attend a college/university in District 6460 OR are originally from District 6460. We are currently accepting applications for these scholarships, which are due on May 27. The application, along with more eligibility criteria, can be found on the District website at   Students from Mason and Tazewell counties qualify as being in District 6460

Since 2013,  the district has given away 50 scholarships and 10 of those scholarships have gone to Midwest Central graduates.



Emmanuel’s Warehouse

Emmanuel’s Warehouse Monthly Drive Thru Food Pantry will be serving on Saturday, June 11th at Emmanuel’s Warehouse (108 N. Adams Street, Manito, IL). The times are by appointment only, call 309-267-6185 (Heather Williams) to make your appointment.

Be sure to have your license (ID card or even bill with your name and address) to confirm your name and address.

Remember no proxies unless approved. Emmanuel’s Warehouse is for those in need in the Midwest Central communities.

Please call Heather Williams at (309) 267-6185 for any needed information.



Hopedale Medical Foundation Seeking Nursing Scholarship Applications

Hopedale Medical Foundation is currently accepting applications from current nursing students and high school seniors pursuing a nursing career for its 2021 Rural Hospital Nursing Scholarship.  This scholarship opportunity is in addition to the annual high school senior/college freshman scholarships which are announced in April of each year.  To qualify, candidates must intend to apply or already be accepted or attending an accredited nursing program by June 10, 2022. 

Applicants will be required to be enrolled in a 2- or 4-year accredited nursing school located within 50 miles of HMC.  Scholarship monies can be used for payment (or repayments) for tuition, room, board, books and supplies.  Special consideration is given to HMC current and former employees, medical staff members and members of their immediate families so long as the candidate is not related by blood or marriage to any persons who are making recommendations on the judging committee. 

Applications are available online at 

The application must be received in the HMC Administration (Becky Powell) on or before  Friday, June 10, 2022 at 4:00 pm.

A $15,000 Nursing Scholarship may be awarded each year for a maximum of 4 years ($60,000 total).  Recipients of a $15,000 scholarship must commit to work as a full-time RN at the Hopedale Medical Complex (hospital or nursing home) for a minimum of 3 years after licensure.  If applicant receives more than one $15,000 scholarship, the period will be extended to 5 years following licensure.  Failure to obtain a nursing license or work the required term requires the applicant to repay to HMC any scholarship monies paid out with interest at the rate of 4.45%.  Other details and restrictions are explained in the scholarship application.

Successful candidates will be announced on or before July 1, 2022.

Questions should be directed to Becky Powell at (309) 449-4296.  Good Luck!







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