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VenedyJuly 20, 2016


Ora Mae Droege 824-6326

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

Genesis 18: 17 – 33

Colossians 2: 6 – 19

Luke 11: 1 – 13

St. Johns United Church of Christ, Johannisburg, IL, Rev. Bill Groennert, Pastor .

Sunday, July 24, Visitation/Vacation Sunday – No Services.

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

“The greatest joys in life are found not only in what we do and feel, but also in our hopes and labors for others.”

People, People! Pray for our Country and our Men in Blue. Show your support with a blue ribbon on the porch, trees, mailbox…..

Wednesday began as a pleasant day as Marie Kolweier and I went to the Okawville Senior Center for lunch and to be entertained by the RSVP band. After reading the paper, I laid down for a short rest before a tasking evening of playing cards with Norman and Rosemary Koenigstein. Suddenly I received an abrupt wake up call by the loud whoosh of wind and limbs crashing around the house. We had several trees completely down and several with limbs down. Some tin blew off the chicken house, slicing ears of corn in half in the field across the road. Our power was off from about 4:15pm till 1:15am Thursday morning. Having a generator installed this year, we got our card games played. Our neighbor also had limbs down, roof damage and limbs causing major damage to his pool. But we were all blessed of no injuries.

John Wisneski, 80, passed away Wednesday at Clinton Manor, New Baden. Friends paid respects at St. Barbara Catholic Church, Okawville Saturday morning. A Mass of Christian Burial which was celebrated at 11:00 am at St Barbara Catholic Church with Father Steven Poole officiating. Interment in the Church Cemetery. He is survived by his wife. Geri, three children, Kathy Borrenpohl and her husband Mike of Okawville, Brian Wisneski and his wife Susan and Kevin Wisneski and his wife Chris all of Venedy. Six grandchildren, 3 great-grand children and other relatives and friends.

The difference between the impossible and the possible is a persons determination. -Tommy Lasorda

Bizarre and Unique Holidays:

July – National Hot Dog Month

July 21 – National Junk Food Day

July 22 – Hammock Day

July 23 – National Hot Dog Day

July 24 – Parents Day

July 25 – Culinarians Day

July 26 – Aunt and Uncle Day

July 27 – Take Your Pants for a Walk Day

Did you ever notice; When you put the 2 words – ‘The’ and ‘IRS’ together, it spells ‘THEIRS’?

Steve and Gina Droege and Stanley and Ora Mae Droege were among guests at the home of David and Tiffany Droege Saturday afternoon for an enjoyable afternoon of various games and fellowship. Most popular was the water slide. David and Tiffany also had large limbs and trees down from the storm on Wednesday afternoon and did not get their power back until Friday night at 10:00pm

Why is a banana peel on the sidewalk like music? If you don’t C Sharp, you will B Flat.

A pleasant surprise was in store for Ora Mae Droege, for her Birthday, Sunday morning. Her friend, Veronica Liszewski, attended worship services with her at St John’s UCC Johannisburg, then, with her input, arranged for Stanley and Ora Mae Droege, Steve and Gina Droege Brian and Susan Wisneski and Veronica Liszewski to enjoy breakfast together at New Memphis Station. Very nice. Later in the day, Stanley and Ora Mae and Marie Kolweier visited with the Rinderer family at Highland. I received a telephone call from daughter Cindy as well as other messages and cards. Thanks everyone

Did you mark your calendar for Saturday August 13? Venedy Picnic and Homecoming, Antique Tractor Pull starting at 11AM. Supper 4:00pm. Venedy Band from 4:00 – 6:00pm. Backroads plays 7:00 – 11:00pm. There will also be games and Bingo.

“The world is changed by your example, not your opinion”.