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Venedy – August 16, 2017

Ora Mae Droege

(618) 824-6326

St. Salvator Lutheran Church, Venedy

Rev. Art Eichhorn, Pastor

9:00 am – Sunday School. 10:00 am – Sunday Worship Service. Isiah 56: 1, 6 – 8; Romans 11: 1 – 2a, 13 – 15, 28 – 32; Matthew 15: 21 – 28.

St. John’s United Church of Christ, Johannisburg

Rev. Bill Groennert, Pastor

8:30 am – Sunday Morning Worship Service

The July and August Mission Project is Irvington Food Pantry

Love holds this world together.

Beautiful day for the Wedding of Robbie Koenigstein and Abby Burleyson which was performed at St. John’s United Church of Christ, Johannisburg Saturday afternoon.

Officiating the ceremony were Jim Burleyson and Rev. Bill Groennert. A dinner and dance was held at St. Anthony’s Parish Hall, Lively Grove. Rehearsal was at St. John’s Friday evening followed by refreshments at Elkhorn Lake.

A big thank you to those in attendance at the Venedy Homecoming and Picnic Saturday.

Raffle winners were:

1. $125.00: Edgar Nolte,

2. 100.00: Scarlett Segelhorst,

3. 75.00: Gladys Seering,

4. 50.00: Ironhead,

5. 50.00: Ryan Drury,

6. 50.00: Robert Going.

If you peel a banana from the bottom, you won’t have to pick the little “stringy things” off of it.

School begins Wednesday, August 16th, keep your eyes open for the kids. Drive carefully. Stop, Look, Listen. Where did the summer go? Unbelievable.

Stanley and Ora Mae Droege accompanied Steve and Gina Droege to the Gateway Grizzlies and River City Rascals baseball game at GCS Ballpark in Sauget Wednesday evening. It was Wiener Wednesday and Queen of Hearts Wednesday.

Love is like a virus, it can happen to anybody at anytime.
– Maya Angelou

After 180 years, St. John’s United Church of Christ,

Johannisburg will observe their Anniversary Worship Service on September 24th.

Countdown: Depends when you receive your paper, but, 131 days until Christmas.

This Day in History:

August 16, 1954: Sports Illustrated magazine begins publishing.

August 17, 1870: 1st ascent of Mount Rainier, Washington.

August 18, 1930: Eastern Airlines begins passenger service.

August 19, 1957: U.S. Major David Simons reaches 30,933m in a balloon.

August 20, 1920: The first commercial radio station begins operating in Detroit, Michigan with the call sign 8MK.

August 21, 1971: 1st hot air balloon flight over the Alps.

August 22, 1989: 1st complete ring around Neptune discovered.

Heard where Venedy is getting a new location for a business. The Country Barkery at 113 S Brockschmidt Rd.

Rally Squirrel now Rally Cat, hope this is the turning point for the St. Louis Cardinals. So far, so good.

The Washington County U.C.C Clergy luncheon was held at El Indio in Nashville on Wednesday.

Bizarre and Unique Holidays:

August: Family Fun Month; Friendship Week

August 16: National Airborne Day.

August 17: National Thrift shop Day.

August 18: Bad Poetry Day.

August 19: Aviation Day.

August 20: National Radio Day.

August 21: Senior Citizen’s Day.

August 22: Be An Angel Day.

Eleven distant relatives of the Brockschmidt Family of Cincinnati, Ohio, attended the Venedy Homecoming and Picnic Saturday. G.H. Brockschmidt, a native of Hanover Germany, settled in Section 24, the present sight of Venedy. Brockschmidt family was the first German family to settle in this county (according to Venedy Sesquicentennial Book). The group were interested in the Anvil on a monument at the entrance to Brockschmidt Park. It stands today as the community’s tribute to the Brockschmidt families. Adolph Brockschmidt was a Mayor of Venedy, as well and very instrumental in improving the Village.

Rev. Marguerite J. “Gretchen” Sterret, 64, of New Baden, passed away Sunday at her home. Gretchen served more than 28 years at Zion UCC New Baden.

An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.
– Henry David Thoreau.

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