Venedy – July 13, 2016

Venedy

Ora Mae Droege 824-6326

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

Genesis 18: 1 – 10

Colossians 1: 21 – 29

Luke 10: 38 – 42

St. Johns United Church of Christ, Johannisburg, IL; Rev. Bill Groennert, Pastor; 8:30 am Sunday Morning Worship

Please remember our mission project for July & August is Irvington Food Pantry.

Filling your heart with happiness is more profitable than filling your hands with riches.

Hope everyone had a safe Fourth of July

Howard & Cindy McHenry arrived in Venedy Tuesday for a visit. They returned to Wisconsin Thursday morning.

Rain, rain, more rain in our area recently. I know rain amounts varied, at our house we had little over 7 inches in the last two weeks as of Saturday July 9th.

Steve & Gina Droege were among guests at the wedding reception of Nathan & Jana Wright last Saturday, July 2nd, at the Mascoutah Sportsmen Club.

There was a good attendance at the Fourth of July Dance at the Okawville Community Club Monday, with music by the Heritage Band. It was rumored & they were going to announce Monday, that the band was retiring, but with strong encouragement from some at the dance, they talked with them & they reconsidered as of now.

Steve & Gina Droege and David & Tiffany Droege dined together at Tequila’s in Freeburg on Sunday July 3rd.

Some area residents attended the 78th Tri-County Electric Co-operative Inc. Annual Meeting in Mt. Vernon Saturday morning, it was a more favorable weather day. No mention of a rate increase. this year for the election of directors for the board, there was a nominee from the floor, but the Washington County Director was reelected.

Be happy, and a reason to be will come along

Bizarre and Unique Holidays:

July – National Anti-Boredom Month.

July 14th – Pandemonium Day.

July 15th – Cow Appreciation Day, Go out and give a cow a hug.

July 16th – Fresh Spinach Day.

July 17th – National Ice Cream Day.

July 18th – National Caviar Day, something’s fishy here.

July 19th – National Raspberry Cake Day.

July 20th – Ugly Truck Day – It’s a ‘guy’ thing.

Stanley & Ora Mae Droege and Steve & Gina Droege were among diners at Rosalita’s Cantina in downtown St Louis Wednesday evening for the visit of Dr Allen & Allison Heaman, Lily & Marley of Eugene Oregon, who were on vacation, traveling through the area. Allen is the son of John & the late Doris nee Rabenort Heaman. If memory serves me right, we hadn’t been together since 2005. Wonderful evening.

OK, residents of our village of Venedy, we are getting company for the Venedy Picnic, Saturday August 13th. Time to start sprucing up our yards etc, to welcome our guests. At times, reminiscing, I wonder what our forefathers think about our Village of Venedy. If they would be proud or saddened. This year we will again have an Antique Tractor Pull starting at 11 am. Pray for good weather.

David Droege competed in the the TriHard New Town Triathlon on Sunday morning and got 3rd in his age group.

The older you get the tougher it is to lose weight because by then your body and your fat have gotten to be really good friends.

Gina Droege was among family at the home of her Aunt Margie & Mike Sgro in Springfield, IL for the annual Family Pool Party on Sunday afternoon. As always, good food & great times!

Happy Thought, three ways to heal a broken heart:

#1 Remember that all progress takes place one step at a time.

# 2 Release resentment.

# 3 Look for the positive in the negative.

Keep our men in blue & their families in your prayers. Our police need our support at this time. Also keep our soldiers, firefighters etc in your prayers and pray for our United States.

Friends are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.