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VenedyJune 29, 2016


Ora Mae Droege 824-6326

St. Salvator Lutheran Church, Venedy IL; Rev. Art Eichhorn, Pastor. 9:00 am Vacation Bible Class every Sunday in the Church Hall, Now through the last Sunday of August. 10:00 am Sunday morning Worship Service:

Isaiah 66: 10 – 14

Galatians 6: 1 – 18

Luke 10: 1 – 20

St. Johns United Church of Christ, Johannisburg, IL; Rev. Bill Groennert, Pastor. July 3rd will be a vacation Sunday. Other vacation dates are July 24th, Aug 14th and Sept 18th

“We don’t celebrate Dependence (on the government) Day July 4th, we celebrate Independence Day.” Ronald Reagan

Well, well, well some got a million dollar rain in our area Saturday, some none, some a few drops. Varied 0.1 to 1.8 inches. Very spotty.

Steve and Gina Droege assisted Ryan & Kayla Droege move from Jackson, MO to a home they purchased in Cape Girardeau.

Darleen Miller, nee Reitz of New Athens, a former OHS classmate of mine, passed away Thursday. Friends paid their respects at the Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens Monday evening. Funeral sevices were held at St. John United Church of Christ, New Athens with Rev Dr Robert Koch officiating. Burial in Oakridge Cemetery New Athens.

I just couldn’t resist sharing; God may have created man before woman, but there is always a rough draft before the masterpiece! I’m sure there are other opinions.

Stanley & Ora Mae Droege attended the Porta Westfalica German Festival Tuesday evening on the Courthouse Square, Main St downtown Waterloo. The parade was no comparison to the Wheat Festival Parade. We did enjoy the food, music by the Bud Light Brigade, Waterloo Municipal Band & the ever popular Waterloo German Band. Harry Wolff, the leader, said it’s 71 years since he, his mom & brother started the band.

“Individual liberty depends on keeping government under control” Ronald Reagan

Bizarre and
Unique Holidays:

July – National Ice Cream Month

July 1st – Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day

July 2nd – I Forgot Day

July 3rd – Compliment Your Mirror Day

July 4th – Independence Day

July 5th – Work-aholics Day – even though everyone is on a holiday

July 6th – International Kissing Day

July 7th – Chocolate Day

Some events to mark on you calenday to help support:

July 4th – Dance at Okawville Community Club Exhibition Hall, music by the Heritage Band 2:00pm – 5:30pm

July 5th – 9th – Washington County Fair at the Fairgrounds in Nashville

July 10th – Greg Henry Barbeque Benefit, 10:30am to 1:30pm at the Okawville Community Club Park Pavillion

July 12th – Washington County Hospital Blood Drive 12 – 6 PM

Geez, Hockey season barely over and just read, Blues will celebrate 50th Anniversary as a franchise, regular season opener Oct 12 in Chicago, the following day they face the Minnesota Wild in the home opener. Will be here before you know it. Along with celebrating their 50th Anniversary season in 2016-2017, the St Louis Blues also will treat fans to the Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic against the Chicago Blackhawks at Busch Stadium. Now reading about hockey, don’t you feel cooler?

Amazing animals. Ground squirrels don’t come out of their underground dens until April or May. During their short summer, they eat plenty of food to fatten up. By the end of June, adult males are ready to go back into hibernation.

Some area residents attended the Rededication of the newly remodeled Courthouse in Nashville on Sunday afternoon.

“Always believe America is strongest and freest and happiest when it is truest to the wisdom of it’s founders” Ronald Reagan.