Next edition Nov 14th – Nov 20th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news. Please note that unless otherwise indicated all phone #’s are in the 320 area code.
The weather during the last week has been “just what the doctor ordered” for area farmers sunny and warm enabling them to make a lot of progress in getting their crops out. Most beans are now done but there is still a lot of corn to be harvested. My neighbor said the corn was down to 25% moisture.
STJ/KONG PARISH NEWS; the Nov parish newsletter is now out extra copies may be picked up in the narthex of both churches.
The Kong fall fest is Nov 22nd from 11 am -1 pm. Everyone is welcome.
Lefse baking day in preparation for the festival will be held today (Sat) at 9 am. Everyone is welcome to come and help.
Videos of the Sept 27th and Oct 10th Mt Carmel events have been donated to the STJ/Kong parish and are available for checkout at the parish office.
The parish is collecting items for the food shelf during the months of Nov and Dec. Non perishable items may be left in the shopping cart located in the narthex of both churches. There will also be a “noisy coin” offering to collect change for the next two Suns as well as at the Thanksgiving eve service for the local Salvation Army’s toys for tots program as well as a cap and mitten tree in the narthex of both churches.
Advent decorating will take place on Nov 27th beginning at 2:30 pm at both churches. Everyone is encouraged to come and help. “Many hands make light work”
Thanks to Sandy Dunn (K) Shirley Frank and Dorothy Jordheim (St) for decorating the churches for fall.
When the vote was taken to call Rev Judy Gelinskie as the full time pastor for the parish last month it was announced that both churches had voted to do so, however the synod office later informed the parish that they were one vote short of the 2/3 majority needed to do so. At the last joint council meeting it was decided to extend her interim contract to Mar 1st giving the church councils some time to decide on the future of our parish.
On my blog site I have posted a copy of an e-mail I got from “Weddings and More Video Services” of Glenwood that lists the most popular church/WA related DVD/cd’s that they have for sale. I will also print it and post it the narthex’s of our churches.
There will be a joint thanksgiving service on Nov 25th at 7:30 pm at Kong
There is a bus going to the Concordia Christmas concert in Morehead on Dec 5th from Glenwood, sponsored by Thrivent. For more info call 795-2477
The St co rep party will have its fall rally on Nov 17th at the Sr center in Morris beginning with a social hr at 5:30 pm followed by supper and guest speakers. For more info or to pre-register please call 589-1999
The Donnelly fireman’s annual turkey bingo will be held on Nov 20th at the town hall beginning at 7 pm
My neighbor David Larson informs me that “Gus” a canine member of his “family” passed away on Nov 6th the result of a corn hauling accident. He is survived by his owner and two “cousins”. Many of you like me who have lost such “family” members know how he is feeling.
Violet Meyer of Hoffman passed away on Nov 8th at the age of 85. Her son former Donnelly area resident Delano (Linda) Meyer is among the family members that survive her. They are currently serving as agricultural missionaries in Africa. I was among those from the area who attended her visitation in Hoffman on the 11th.
Congratulations to the following athletes who were honored at the Lions sports banquet on Nov 9th. Wade Backman; Natalie Johnson, Mackenzie Smith, and Carrie Roske
Congratulations to Greg and Naomi Fynboh of Donnelly who were recently named conservation family of the yr by the St Co Soil and Water District. Greg’s parents are Gene and Kathy of Brandon; Naomi’s parents are Rev Joel and Renne Dahlen of Mason City Iowa formerly of Donnelly.
The St Co Gen soc celebrated its 25th aniv with an open house at the library on Nov 5th.
Nov 6th I stopped into HD& CO in Donnelly to help them celebrate their 10th aniv.
Jim and Lou Eystad and I were among those from the area who attended the WCAWA meeting at Trinity Lutheran Church in Benson on Nov 7th. The next meeting will be the annual advent pot luck at Trinity in Cyrus on Dec 2nd. It was also announced that Rev Steve King who is the education director for WA and head of Sola Publishing will be speaking at the Morris high school at 7 pm on Nov 30th .
On Nov 8th several of us from the area attended the “flying pancake” breakfast put on Chris’s Cakes at the MAES cafeteria sponsored by the Morris FFA and Student council. He also put on a pancake breakfast during the Donnelly Centennial celebration in 2000. In the aft Jim and Lou Eystad and I helped set up the hall for the ST J beef supper.
Nov 11th I attended the LU event at the St Co Museum, a quick reminder the museum is still looking for merchant memorabilia from the Donnelly area