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Venedy – September 13, 2017

Ora Mae Droege


St. Salvator Lutheran Church, Venedy

Rev. Art Eichhorn, Pastor

9:00 am – Sunday School

10:00 am – Sunday Worship Service

Genesis 50: 15 – 21; Romans 14: 1 – 12; Matthew 18: 21 – 35

St Salvator is taking apple pie orders until October 1.

St. John’s United Church of Christ, Johannisburg

Rev. Bill Groennert, Pastor

Sunday September 17 – Visitation/Vacation Sunday (No Services)

8:30 am Sunday, September 24 – 180th anniversary Celebration

The September and October Project is Hoyleton Ministry

Your sacred space is where you can find yourself again and again.

The Jasper family Barbecue was hosted by Leroy and Betty Jasper in St. Louis, Saturday September 2.

Area Jasper relatives and Ken and Joanne Bennett of Alpena, Mich., and Mike and Nani Bennett, Nicole and Owen of Saginaw, Mich., attended.

On a beautiful Saturday afternoon, Stanley and Ora Mae Droege were among guest invited to share in their joy for the marriage of Janessa Clary and Dustin Rhymer at the Clary Farms, Plum Hill Church Rd. The reception immediately following at the St. Libory American Legion.

When making hard-boiled eggs, throw one teaspoon of baking soda into the water. The shell will come off without a problem once the egg is cooked.

Some area residents attended the Schlach Fest at Trinity UCC, Biddleborn Sunday afternoon.

Congratulations to Willie and Stephanie (Schneider) Bergmann on their marriage Saturday at St. Salvator Lutheran Church, Venedy. Reception was held at the family’s beautifully decorated farm.

Steve and Gina Droege met Ryan and Kayla Droege and David and Tiffany Droege at Scratch Brewery outside of Ava on Saturday afternoon. A great time was had even for a non beer drinker.

The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once.
–– Albert Einstein

Some area residents attended the Sixth Annual ‘Evening an the Meier Farm’ Event at Rep. Charlie Meier’s historic family farm on Friday evening.

Rebekah Segelhorst was crowned Venedy Homecoming Queen at this year’s picnic.

This Day In History

September 13 and 14, 1814 – Star Spangled Banner inspired anniversary, became our official National Anthem in 1931.

September 14, 2001 – National Day of Prayer and Remembrance declared by President Georg W. Bush to memorialize the victims of the terrorist attack on 9/11/01.

September 15, 1965 – “I Spy” TV premier.

September 16, 1908 – General Motors founded by William Crapo “Billy” Durant.

September 17, 1787 – Constitution of the U.S., 12 states approved. Ratified by nine states, which occurred July 2, 1788.

September 18, 1947 – U.S. Air Force established. Although it’s heritage dates back to 1907 when the Army first established military aviation, the U.S. Air Force became a separate military service on this date.

September 19, 1994 – “ER” TV premier.

If your marking you October calendar already, you can add:

DuBois Fall Festival, Sunday October 1.

Freidens UCC Marissa Wurstmarkt, Saturday October 7.

St. Liborius Parish Wurstmarkt and Shooting Match, Sunday October 15.

Bizarre And Unique Holidays

September: National Coupon Month; National Farm Safety and Health Week.

September 13 – Uncle Same Day – His image was first used in 1813.

September 14 – National Cream Filled Donut Day.

September 15 – POW/MIA Recognition Day.

September 16 – American Legion Day.

September 17 – Citizenship Day.

September 18 – National Cheeseburger Day.

September 19 – National Butterscotch Pudding Day.

On Labor Day, Monday, Stanley and I had an experience we hadn’t done for years. We were involved in the butchering of 2 roosters of our grandson David. He had 3 roosters, which seemed to be too many for the number of chickens and the crowing of 3 roosters at 5:15am each morning! So 2 of them got butchered. Next morning, David said the one rooster had crowed as much as the three had. Guess the one rooster thought he had to make up for the others. David and Tiffany also visited with his parents, Steve and Gina Droege. Grand dogs, Daisy and Reo came along to spend time with Buster.

Next week, don’t forget about the Wheat Festival at Okawville. Good food and entertainment. Queen Judging Friday evening of Festival. Saturday, Venedy Band plays from 4-6pm. Sunday, parade at 2 pm.

Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and you’re a thousand miles from the cornfield
–– Dwight D. Eisenhower.

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