Ora Mae Droege 824-6326
St. Salvator Lutheran Church, Venedy IL
Rev. Art Eichhorn, Pastor
9:00 am Sunday School
10:00 am Sunday Morning Worship Service
Amos 6: 1 – 7; 1st Timothy 3: 1 – 13; Luke 16: 19 – 31
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
Please remember our mission project for September and October is Hoyleton Ministries
Faith is what gets you started. Hope is what keeps you going. Love is what brings you the the end.
Friday evening the rain dampened the Wheat Festival, but there was sunshine at the Okawville High School Luechtefeld Gym, as the new Queen Rachel Recker, daughter of Ron and Glenda Recker, was crowned.
Saturday, the sun came out. There was a nice attendance for the day and evening. On the subject of the Venedy Bandy, it sounded great as usual. Conductor, Reed Recker was absent so Carl Buehler conducted to first half and Allison Moran the second half. Allison is the daughter of Sandra (Backs) and Dick Moran and granddaughter of the late Irwin and Darlene Backs. They would have been so proud, as they used to come to hear the band. Also, Ken Runge of Kimberling City, Mo., came and played with the band again, as his father Roland Runge use to play play with the band many years ago.
Sunday the parade was great again, Lots of bands. We had been to several parades this summer, nothing compared to Okawville’s. At events such as these, it is helpful to support the community and visit with friends and to see former neighbors.
Monday evening the following were dinner guests at the home of Brian and Susan Wisneski and Kyrsten in appreciation of Grandparents Day, Stanley and Ora Mae Droege, Blake and Serena Wisneski and Ryker and Coty Becker.
Sorry, I just found out Sunday at the Parade, Carly Segelhorst was crowned Venedy, 2016 Queen, Congratulations Carly!
“Friends are family we choose for ourselves”
Bizarre and Unique Holidays
September – Better Breakfast Month
Sept 22 – Autumn Equinox, fall begins
Sept. 23 – Checker Day
Sept. 24 – National Cherries Jubilee Day
Sept. 25 – National Comic Book Day
Sept. 26 – Johnny Appleseed Day
Sept. 27 – Oktoberfest begins in Germany
Sept. 28 – National Good Neighbor Day
Don’t forget American Red Cross Blood Drive, Tuesday, Sept 27 at the Okawville High School from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Did you ever notice, the Roman Numerals for forty (40) are XL?
Wednesday Sept 14 was Girl’s Day Out for Ora Mae Droege, Rosemary Koenigstein and Sandy Epplin and another special occasion was Rosemary’s Birthday. Sandy was our chauffeur of the day, asking if OK if we just lollie gag around. Fine with Rosemary and I, so that was our word of the day. Off we went, stopping at Two Brothers at Nashville, being asked if we were German, if we could read these words on a large canister set. Guess what our answer was? A Birthday lunch was enjoyed at Alongi’s before visits at Two Raggedy Sisters and Favorite Things. On the road again. Lightfoot was our next stop for apples and peaches. Had to stop at Pinckneyville Antiques before ending at Lee’s in Nashville before returning home.
Don’t forget about the Nashville Chamber of Commerce Fall Festival this week end, Sept 23 and 24, around the Courthouse.
Norman and Rosemary Koenigstein and Stanley and Ora Mae Droege dined together at The Brickhouse in St. Libory Wednesday evening where Rosemary also received a Birthday Coaster, Balloon and her picture taken for her Birthday. Returning to the Droege home for an evening of playing cards. Ending with a Happy Birthday ice cream cake and being serenaded with the Birthday song. She had also received an orchid plant from her husband Norman, cards and many telephone calls from family and friends.
“A bad attitude is like a flat tire, you won’t get anywhere until you change it”