From the August 6th edition of the Manito Review:
The Manito Community United Methodist Church is now hosting a Sunday
Evening Worship for those people who have a hard time getting
started early on Sunday morning. Pastor Steve Oaks provides the
sermon and music is provided by a newly formed praise band called
The Commission+. The service begins at 5:00 P.M. and lasts
approximately an hour.
service is a little more relaxed and not as structured as the
morning service. Join us and encounter Jesus at each and every
service. We embrace a spiritually healthy mixture of the newest
modern worship songs, classic hymns, as well as original worship
The Forman Class of 1969 is hosting the annual Manito-Forman Alumni
Banquet on Friday evening, August 30, 2019, at the Forman Center in
Manito. Registration and Hospitality hour is from 5:00 p.m.-6:00p.m.
The buffet begins at 6:00p.m. and will be catered by The Valley Inn.
Tickets are thirty dollars per person. Reservations with payment
should be sent as soon as possible and no later than August 20,
2019, to: Manito-Forman Alumni Association, c/o Bob Skaggs, P.O. BOX
5 54, Manito, IL. 61546. Invitations have been mailed.
We need help locating our classmates, Robert Zimmerman and John
Biehl. If you have any information, please contact Becky Peplow by
phone/text at (309) 202-0701. She can also be notified by email at
Committee members are Calvin Willard, Larry Bernhausen, Bob
Arms, Steve Wilson and Becky Peplow. Committee Coordinator, Bob
Skaggs, welcomes any class member to attend the weekly meetings
at the Forman Center at 8:30 a.m., located at 308 S. Harrison
St., Manito, IL.
This summer, the Manito Historical Society will be hosting an open
house of our historic Old Jail and Old Red Schoolhouse. The date
these buildings will be open is Saturday, August 10 from 11am to
1pm, the buildings will be open to tour, view our local artifacts,
and ask questions of our historical society members.
Our MCHS History League students teach local history to Midwest
Central 5th graders in these buildings. Fundraising by the Manito
Historical Society has gone toward maintaining these buildings.
Please come check this out. Our original Manito History book will
be for sale at these locations.
open house is free; donations are appreciated.
Spring Lake Registration
District 606 will be registering students for the 2019-2020 school
year on Tuesday, August 6th, from 9:00am – 4:00pm.
Registration fees are $60 for grades K through 6. Fees not paid
before November 1st will increase to $65. Fees are waived for those
who qualify. Applications are available at the time of registration.
Children entering Kindergarten are required to have a vision exam by
October 15th and a copy of their certified birth certificate.
Children entering Kindergarten and Sixth Grades are required to have
a physical with up to date immunizations by October 15th. Children
entering Kindergarten, Second and Sixth Grades must show proof of a
dental exam by May 15th. Any student enrolling in an Illinois school
for the first time must provide all of these. You are welcome to
contact the school at 545-2241 with any questions.
Mark Your Calendars
Thursday, August 15th
“Meet the Teacher
Night” & “Student/
Parent Open House &
Midwest Central Primary School will be holding “Meet the Teacher
Night” & Midwest Central Middle School will be holding
“Student/Parent Open House & Orientation Night.” Both events will be
held on Thursday, August 15th.
Midwest Central Primary School and Midwest Central Middle School are
working together to coordinate two important upcoming events to
prepare students and parents for back-to-school. The Primary School
will have its doors open for students and parents to come meet the
teachers and bring in school supplies with them that evening from
5:30 - 6:30 pm.
The Middle School
will also be having an Open House for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade
students and parents that same evening from 6:30 - 7:30 pm. 6th
grade students, new students to the district and parents are
encouraged to attend the Orientation Night which will start at 7:00
pm in the gym with a brief presentation. We look forward to seeing
everyone that night!
Does Your Child Need
Shots For School?
If your child will be entering Kindergarten, 6th, or 12th grade,
they most likely need shots!
Shots required for school and grade when typically needed:
• Kindergarten: DTaP, Polio, MMR, & Chickenpox
• 6th Grade: Tdap, Meningitis ACWY
• 12th Grade: Meningitis ACWY (2 doses or 1 dose if received at
16yrs or older)
• All grades: must have 2 doses of Chickenpox or proof of immunity
• Some colleges: Meningitis B (2 doses)
• DON’T DELAY! CALL TODAY TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT! (309)-210-0110
The Mason County Health Department will be holding an immunization
clinic on Wednesday, August 7th, 2019 from 7am-11:30am during
Havana’s school registration at Mason County Health Department.
This is a walk in clinic so NO appointment is needed. Please bring a
current shot record and current insurance card.
The Mason County Health Department will be holding an immunization
clinic on Thursday, August 8th, 2019 at Midwest Central school
during part of their registration. MCHD will be on site at Midwest
Central from 8:30am-10:30am. This is a walk in clinic so NO
appointment is needed. Please bring a current shot record and
current insurance card.
If not able to attend
these walk in clinics please call and schedule an appointment. Call
soon our slots are filling up fast!!
Emmanuel’s Warehouse Monthly Drive Thru Food Pantry will be serving
on Saturday, August 10th at the American Legion (201 South Broadway
Street, Manito, IL) from 11:30 a.m. till until everything is gone.
When in line for the giveaway, be sure to have your license (ID card
or even bill with your name and address) to confirm your name and
Remember no proxies unless approved by President Dave Crigger 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.
Announces Registration Dates For The 2019-20 School Year
Midwest Central announced registration information for the 2019-20
school year. To ensure the process is as easy as possible for
parents and students, the location of registration is held in one
place for all three buildings in the school district.
Date: Thursday, August 8th from 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Midwest Central Primary School, 450 Southmoor Street,
Manito, IL 61546
To expedite enrollment, parents are asked to bring documents listed
below to registration and take note of the following information:
• New students are required to have proof of residency, a parent
photo I.D. (at the Primary School only), a certified birth
certificate from the county in which they were born, and
High School students:
• Incoming freshman are required to have physicals, a dental exam,
and the appropriate immunizations.
• Seniors are required to have appropriate immunizations.
• Basic book fees will be $80.00 (other fees will apply and vary by
courses enrolled in).
Middle School students:
• 6th grade students are required to have physicals, a dental exam,
and the appropriate immunizations.
• A sports physical is required for all 7th and 8th grade Middle
School students who plan to participate in sports.
• Fees: Basic Book Fees - $85.00, Band - $7.00, PE Shirts and Shorts
- $5.00 each, and 7th grade students and new 8th grade students to
the District will be required to also pay a $7.00 fee for
• The Primary School Book Fees will be $65.00 for K-5th.
• FREE Preschool is available either as a full or half day for 3 and
4 year old children per screening team placement.
• First time students and kindergarten students are required to have
a physical, eye exam, and proper immunizations.
• Dental exams are required for Kindergarten students, students
entering 2nd Grade, and new students.
required by the State of Illinois:
• DTP - The month, day, and year of four or more immunizations, with
the last booster received after the 4th birthday.
• Polio - The month, day, and year of four or more immunizations,
with the last booster received after the 4th birthday.
• MMR - The first dose between twelve and fifteen months and the
second dose no less than 4 weeks later.
• Varicella (Chickenpox) - The IDPH is requiring any child entering
kindergarten for the first time must show proof of receiving two
doses of varicella vaccine or have documentation of prior disease.
The healthcare provider must verify past infection.
• Lead Assessment - Must be completed on physicals by health care
provider for school enrollment for all children under age 7. Blood
tests for lead screening may be done through your local health
• Diabetes Screening - Actual blood tests are not required. However,
the screening must be documented on the physical form by a
• Meningitis vaccination – All incoming seniors in High School.
We accept cash, check or credit card.
The Mason County Health Department will be at registration from 8:30
– 10:30 a.m. to host an immunization clinic. Students must be
accompanied by a parent/guardian to receive immunizations.
For more information, parents are invited to contact the school
directly. Offices are closed the month of July and will reopen
Thursday, August 1st.
Former Muslim to
Speak at Manito’s St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
Hesham Shehab grew up in a world of bitter animosity between Muslims
and Christians, which he experienced personally in a physical attack
when only about 7. By age 13 he was recruited by the Muslim
Brotherhood (Lebanese Chapter) and later fought against Christians
in the 1975 war in Lebanon.
In 1980, while Hesham was going to the American University of
Beirut, Lebanon (AUB), for premedical studies, his brother was
killed by a Christian militia. Hesham’s response was to study by
day, and by night take out his revenge in attacks on Christians.
However, hearing the Sermon on the Mount, in a course of cultural
studies (at that college), brought him to faith. Hesham found in
Jesus Christ a way of forgiveness and reconciliation with God
instead of hatred and revenge. Ultimately, the Lord led Hesham to
the vocation of pastor.
In 2008, with the support of local churches, Rev. Shehab planted
Salam Christian Fellowship, a mission to Muslims in the western
suburbs of Chicago. This mission reaches out to refugees and new
immigrants from eight Middle Eastern countries and shares the Gospel
with Muslims in three languages (Arabic, Farsi, and English).
Rev. Shehab has earned an MA in the History of the Arabs and Ph.D.
studies in Islamic History. He has worked as a journalist at two
Lebanese newspapers and adjunct professor at AUB.
Rev. Shehab will be the special guest of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
in rural Manito, IL on August 25, 2019. He will conduct a special
Sunday School hour and preach at the church service. He will answer
questions about the Middle East, Political Islam, and Terrorism at a
potluck after the service. Then He will make a special
community-wide presentation that afternoon. St. Paul’s invites all
members of the community to take advantage of this special
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church is in the countryside about half-way
between Forest City and Green Valley IL. Our street address is:
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church,
21819 N. Co. Rd. 3300E,
Manito, IL. 61546.
The schedule for the day will be:
9:00 AM-Sunday School in the Parish Hall.
10:00 AM-Service in the main church building.
NOON-Potluck Dinner in the Parish Hall.
1:00 PM-Community-wide Presentation in the Parish Hall.
The Manito Popcorn Festival is again sponsoring the Pie Baking and
Jam/Jelly Making Contests. It’s time to dust off your aprons and
spatulas and show us what you’ve got! Date is Saturday, August 31,
2019, at 5:00 p.m. in the main staging area in the park. All
products must be dropped off to the main staging area by 4:30 p.m.
so judging can start promptly at 5:00. We have added a new category
this year – a children’s division for the pie baking contest.
Children up to 12 years of age can participate. Same rules apply to
children’s division as the adults.
To fill out an application, go to the Manito Popcorn Festival page,
click on Pie/Jelly/Jam Contest and click on application.
Pies and jellies will be judged on presentation, originality and
flavor. Due to Health Department regulations, we will only be able
to accept fruit pies or pies that do not contain eggs. (We will NOT
to able to accept cream pies, pumpkin, or pecan pies due to egg
contact and refrigeration needs.)