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Venedy – Sept. 14, 2016


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St. Salvator Lutheran Church, Venedy IL; Rev. Art Eichhorn, Pastor; 9:00 am Sunday School; 10:00 am Sunday Morning Worship Service: Amos 8: 47; 1st Timothy 2: 1 – 15; Luke 16: 1 – 15.

Need to get your apple pie orders in, deadline is October 2.

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

Brenda Crisp, Director of Kindercottage, East St. Louis, shared their Mission Sunday Morning.

Please remember our mission project for September and October is Hoyleton Ministries.

“This world of ours ….must avoid becoming a community of dreadful fear and hate, and be, instead, a proud confederation of mutual trust and respect.” Dwight D Eisenhower.

Don’t remember for sure, but, think Saturday was Venedy’s first town wide yard sale. Some participants were happy with sales and some disappointed. But that’s life. The rain and unpredictable weather played a factor, also.

Howard and Cindy McHenry of Columbia, MO arrived here last Friday morning for the visitation and funeral of Roy Brammeier. They returned home on Sunday.

From the heavy rain on Friday, the creek, again, came out. Amounts varied, we had 4.6 inches.

Steve and Gina Droege, David and Tiffany Droege, Stanley and Ora Mae Droege, Ed and Laura Paszkiewicz and Veronica Liszewski were among guest of Ryan and Kayla Droege at Cape Girardeau MO last Saturday, Sept. 3rd, where they were given the grand tour of their new residence. Together, they dined at Katy O’Ferrells. Returning back to their home for dessert, all in honor of Ryan’s birthday on Thursday Sept 8th.

On Sunday, Sept 4, David Droege, of Millstadt, ran in the Flatlanders 6 and 12 Hour Run in Fenton City Park. Participants see how many miles they can run in the allotted time. David came in first place for the 12 hour run with an awesome total of 73.15 miles.

Sunday September 11 was Grandparent’s Day, how many remembered?

That you retain your self respect, it is better to displease the people by doing what you know is right, than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong. William J.H. Boetcker.

Bizarre and Unique Holidays:

September: Fall Hat Month

September 15: Felt Hat Day, on this day, men traditionally put away their felt hats

September 16: American Legion Day and POW/MIA Recognition Day

September 17: Citizenship Day and Constitution Day

September 18: National Women’s Friendship Day

September 19: National Butterscotch Pudding Day

September 20: National Punch Day

September 21: World Gratitude Day

Schedule your appointment, or just come, to the American Red Cross Blood Drive Tuesday, September 27, from 10 AM to 4 PM at the Okawville High School. All units count towards OHS Scholarship Program.

Dwight and Deb Ruehl, of Worland Wyoming, arrived Tuesday, September 6 at the home of Carol Lieb. They were here to attend Dwight’s Okawville High School Class Reunion and visit family and friends. A September Birthday celebration was held at the home of Carol for numerous family members on Saturday evening. They will return to Wyoming after the Wheat Festival.

Some area residents attended Trinity United Church of Christ, Biddleborn Schlact Fest Sunday. Enjoying the nice weather, food and entertainment.

See you at the Wheat Festival in Okawville over the weekend of Sept 16 – 18. Friday evening is the Queen Judging, Saturday entertainment, games, bingo, good food, Oh yeah, did I mention the Venedy Band plays 4:30 – 6 PM. The Big Parade is Sunday at 2PM.

Next weekend, Friday, September 23 and Saturday, September 24 the Nashville Chamber of Commerce Fall Festival will be held around the Courthouse. Come see what the crafters worked on and good food and entertainment.

I firmly believe that respect is a lot more important, and a lot greater, than popularity. Julius Erving.