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Venedy – February 22, 2017

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St. Salvator Lutheran Church, Venedy. Rev. Art Eichhorn, Pastor.

9:00 am – Sunday School. 10:00 am – Sunday Worship Service – The Transfiguration of our Lord . Exodus 24: 8 – 18; 2 Peter 1: 16 – 21; Matthew 6: 1 – 6, 16 – 21.

St. John’s United Church of Christ, Johannisburg. Rev. Bill Groennert, Pastor.

8:30 am – Sunday Morning Worship Service. The January and February Mission Project is CHOW, for Okawville Schools

“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts” Eleanor Roosevelt

Eighty-five years ago, February 19th, a bouncing baby boy arrived at the home of Oliver and Alma Droege in Johannisburg. He was named Stanley. On Sunday, February 19th, family and friends gathered at Frederking’s Eagles Nest for dinner and fellowship, in honor of Stanley’s Birthday. It was a great afternoon of laughter and story telling.

Friday morning, a serious accident occurred at State Route 15 and County Hwy 12 involving a car and a truck. The driver of the car was extricated and flown to St. Louis University Hospital.

Politeness costs nothing and gains everything.

This Week in History

February 22, 1935: Airplanes are no longer permitted to fly over the White House.

February 23, 1886:  London Times publishes world’s first classified ad.

February 24, 1938: DuPont begins commercial production of nylon toothbrush bristles

February 25, 1986: 28th Grammy Awards: We are the World, Sade, Phil Collins are winners

February 26, 1934: Federal Communications Commission was ordered to be created by Franklin D. Roosevelt, Then created by congress on June 19, 1934.

February 27, 1950: Twenty-second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (two term limit) ratified. After four successive Presidential terms of Franklin Roosevelt.

February 28, 1884: U.S.S. Princeton Explosion. A newly built ‘war steamer’ cruising on the Potomac River with top government officials as passengers.

With a few bumps in the road, Rosemary Koenigstein, Sandy Epplin and Ora Mae Droege embarked on their first 2017 Girl’s Day Out on Wednesday. They gathered at the home of Ora Mae to plot their day. Decided, finally, to make my long awaited trip to Pocahontas. A stop was made at Greenville antique shops before our destination to Pocahontas Antiques where purchases were made and a delightful conversation with owner Jennifer. A former area resident, Don Rick, and his wife Jennifer are the proprietors. Lunch was at Powhatan Restaurant before a stop at Wagon Wheel Antiques. A surprise encounter, meeting Don Rick as he was returning from his job in Collinsville, and catching up on all the happenings here and there. Looking forward to our next adventure next month.

By the way, Don and Jennifer’s shop, Pocahontas Antiques, won 2nd Place in the 2016 Peoples Choice Awards of Southern Illinois in the category of Antiques Shops(out of over 23) in Southwest Illinois.

Steve and Gina Droege attended the St. Louis Blues and Vancouver Canucks Hockey game Thursday evening at Scottrade Center in St. Louis. The Blues were victorious, 4-3.

Some area residents attended the Farm Show at Louisville, KY

Be content with your lot; One cannot be first in everything.

Lorine Schuette, 94, of St. Libory, passed away Thursday at Memorial Care Center in Belleville. Friends paid their respects at the St Liborius Church in St Libory on Sunday. Funeral mass was held Monday morning at St Liborius Catholic Church with Father Paul Wienhoff officiating. Burial in the Church Cemetery.

Yes people, it is still February, haven’t we been having pleasant weather?

Word was received her Tuesday of the death of Sue Ann Betzer of Arnold, MO. She was the daughter of the late Elmer and Amanda Reese. Graveside services will be held March 3rd at 11 AM at Shepherd of the Hills Cemetery. She was a cousin of Stanley Droege and Dan Schuetz of the area.

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