Friday, March 25, 2011

h-h-t news

Next edition Mar 24th -30th
Hello everybody and welcome to another trial edition the Donnelly news. Please remember to let Nick and/or Randy know if you are enjoying this column and want to see it continue.
St J/Kong parish news: Lenten services will continue for the next several week at 7 pm alternating between St J (Mar 30th) and Kong (Apr 6th) followed by lunch. The offering will be used for the cups of compassion; the lunch money will be used for the elca Malaria inactive. The Lenten quarter offering will divided between the SA and Red Cross for flood relief
There will be joint services at St J on Mar 27th at 11 am and on Apr 3rd at 8:30 am with the ss kids singing on the 27th ,ss will also be held at St J both suns.
West central area word alone missions will meet on Apr. 2nd at the Minnewaska Lutheran home in Starbuck. The program will be updates on congregations within the west central area; coffee at 9:30 am meeting at 10 a.m. for more info call 795-2477
There will be a benefit noon meal for family of burton strand of Donnelly, on Sunday, April 3, 2011, from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Kongsvinger Parish Hall; Free will donation. All are welcome! Supplemental funding provided by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Stevens County Chapter #31318. Donations may also be left at United Farmers & Merchants State Bank in Donnelly, MN, through April 15.
The Donnelly community club will have their first meeting of the year on Apr. 4th at 7 pm at the town hall in Donnelly. We will be starting to make plans for this threshing bee as always ideas or suggestions for it or any other event are always welcome.

Harry “Buzzy” Olson of Az. formerly of Donnelly passed away on Mar 12th. His dad was janitor at the Donnelly school for many years.
Congratulations to the h-n speech team that won the championship at Minnewaska h.s Landon strand is a member of that team and finished 6th individually in dramatic reading
Rev Kristine bratten Lee co-pastor of the Lutheran campus ministry in Morris and trinity in Alberta recently announced she had accepted a call to Northfield MN and would be leaving Morris in mid Apr. A farewell open house for her will be held at the Chirtus house in Morris on Apr. 5th from 3-6pm. Everyone is welcome come and wish “PK” good luck in her new call.
Jim and Lou Eystad and I were among those who attended the visitation for Julette Banister at the Pederson funeral home in Morris on Apr. 14th and her funeral at Kong on the 15th.
Andy Brevig and I attended the KCLW “it’s a cake wake” dinner at Kong on Mar 29th. He was one of those lucky enough to win a cake. Thanks to everyone for their hard work in putting on this great event on. Andy was also recently reelected treasure of the St Co Party at their annual convention on Mar 4th.
I am happy to report that Kong has a men’s quartet again. As many of you know for many decades the Kong men’s quartet (Lloyd Brandt, Henning Awsumb, Danny Kloos and Chester Larson) have been a fixture in the area singing at numerous funerals and other events in the area (sometimes in Norwegian) . When Lloyd had to leave the group due to illness they became a trio. Craig Awsumb filled in his for Dad Henning a few times when he was ill and now has become a member

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