Friday, October 30, 2009

donnelly news

Next edition Oct 31st – Nov 6th

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news. This week’s edition is dedicated to the memory of my Dad who passed away Oct 31st 2005 and my aunt Mabel Van Olst who passed away on Nov 10th 2002.

After enduring snow, sleet, rain, and fairly cold weather most of the month the weather has moderated somewhat in the last week with some periods of sunshine, milder temps, and drier weather but it is still cold esp. in the eves and they are talking about rain and/or snow again this weekend. I have seen a few farmers out picking corn but there are still a lot of corn and beans fields out there that have not been touched yet.

STJ/KONG PARISH NEWS: St J beef supper is Nov 10th at the Donnelly hall from 4:30-8 pm
Advance sale tickets are now on sale at the parish office or call 246-3436 or 589-3155.

The S.S. kids will be meeting and singing at St J on Nov 1st

The following young ladies were confirmed at Kong on Oct 25th Paige Strand (Kelly) Jana Loher (Jerry Jr. and Jody) Samantha Larson (Jon and Bev) Lacey Eystad (Robert and Bernie) Aryn Parker (Mindy and Jacob Eystad). Jim and Lou Eystad and I were among the many friends and relatives who attended the service. Thanks to Aryn Parker for playing trumpet, Paige Strand for singing and the others for reading the scripture lessons. Special thanks to Jeanne Ennen for making the beautiful banners for the event and to Pastor Judy for sponsoring our broadcast on KMRS in memory of her parents and grandparents

The Oct edition of Meyer Mission news is now out extra copies are posted in the narthex of ea church for you to read as well as on my blog.

The WCAWA chapter will resume its regular schedule with a meeting on Nov 7th at Trinity Luth Church (700 Nevada ave) in Benson. Coffee and fellowship at 9:30 am program at 10 am. This will be a “town hall’ meeting to discuss the recent actions of the ELCA assembly in Minneapolis and how we can respond. Everyone is welcome. Video and audio tapes of the Sept 27th and Oct 10th events at Mt Carmel will be for sale as well as copies of some of the handouts distributed at them and the one in Willmar. For more info call 795-2477

There will be a Halloween party at the Donnelly Hall today (Sat) beginning with games at 3:00 pm and costume judging beginning at 3:45 pm. At 4:30 pm there will be a pot luck meal at the hall. Everyone is welcome. For more info call 246-3451. This is a separate event from the Rendsville 4-h club which will be having their own Halloween party on the 1st.

There will be a community learning/ fellowship event on Alzheimer’s disease at the Donnelly hall on Nov 1st beginning with a pot luck supper at 5 pm. It will be followed by a presentation at about 6 pm by Lisa Denzer from Legacy Living along with a Q & A session.

On November 5th from 2 to 6 P.M. the Stevens County Genealogical Society will be celebrating their 25th Anniversary with an open house at the Public Library (102 E 6th st) in Morris. There will be tours of our resources, info about the club, coffee and bars and visiting. Everyone is welcome. Come help us celebrate. You can contact me for more info.

HD & co will be celebrating the 10th aniv of their store on Nov 6th and 7th and are the featured business in the business showcase in today’s paper.

Learning Unlimited will meet on Nov 11th at 1 pm at the St Co Museum. The program will be “American Indians and the US: New perspective” presented by Julie Peletier and Bert Ahern.

I need to clarify an item from last weeks column about the museum wanting memorabilia from Donnelly merchants, Tina tells me that they need the items by Thanksgiving as they will be opening the exhibit during their annual open house in early Dec.

Congratulations to Kelsy Marie Tweeten and Jeff LaRay Hagen (Sheila and Lynn Shultz)who were married on October 3,in Alexandria

Congratulations to Sami Searle who won the Jory Anderson Memorial sportsman award at the 4-h awards show on Oct 3rd. This award is given in memory of the long time 4-h member who was killed in a traffic accident while attending the state fair a number of years ago. Jory’s parents are former Donnelly area residents Lloyd and Janet Anderson of Alberta

The following were recently elected to serve as Rendsville 4-h officers for the upcoming year, Mackenzie Smith, president, Camellia Aanerud, vice pres; Maria Cin, sec, Rebbecca Aanerud, Tres., Brittany Cardwell and Natalie Johnson reporters. This year’s key leaders are Pat Smith and Julie Kill.

On Oct 21st the confirmands presented their faith statements to a group of family and friends at Kong. Thanks to the ladies who prepared and served the nice lunch.

Former Donnelly area residents Barry and Nancy Erdahl were among the Lions that helped prepare and serve the community meal at the Sr Center on Oct 26th.

Please note that due to a schedule conflict I will be checking my boxes on Tue next wk rather than Wed.



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