Friday, January 20, 2012

donnelly news

Next edition Jan 21st -27th Welcome to another addition of the Donnelly news Weather news: After enjoying some summer like weather for a while it was back to realty during the past week as we had a return to more winter like weather with some – 0 temperatures; strong winds and some light snow. Thankfully the forecast calls for moderating temps this weekend and there are no major storms on the horizon. St J/Kong parish news: there will be communion services on Jan 22nd There will be joint services at St J on Jan 29th at 11 am with the ss kids singing. St J will have their annual meeting after services with a pot luck dinner to follow. Kong will have their annual meeting on Feb 5th. GSLC news: the Jan and Feb coffee money will be given to the Stevens co food shelf The Augustana District of LCMC is sponsoring two identical mission conferences in two places The first is today (sat) hosted by Abounding Joy Lutheran church in Sartell, MN., 9:30 am to 12:00 p.m., at the boy scout center: the 2nd will be held on Saturday Feb 4th, hosted by Hosanna Lutheran church at the Watertown event center in Watertown SD also from 9:30 12:00 p.m. For more info e-mail or call 239-2618 or 287-3218 Congratulations to Mason Dunn who recently won the Morris Lions peace poster contest Congratulations to Amber Uphoff who recently won the spelling bee at Morris area schools Congratulations to Jim and Lou Eystad who celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary on Jan 7th. Mike Melchert was one of the many fishermen who tried their luck at the Donnelly rod and gun club’s ice fishing tournament on cotton wood lake on Jan 14th. There were 4 fish caught, Jeff Stallman won for the biggest fish. In the eve I visited my aunt Pearl A. Anderson at her apt in Morris MaKenzie Smith was one of the “cooks” at the habit for humanity breakfast on Jan 15th at the Legion in Morris that Jim and Lou Eystad and I attended Jim and Lou Eystad were supper guests of Neil and Ruth theilke on Jan 13th. The descendants of Henry and Emilie Smith gathered for the Smith Christmas at the home of Carl and Brenda Smith of rural Morris on January 14th. 74 people came together for good food, drink and lots of laughter. The states represented were Minnesota, North Dakota, Wisconsin, Kansas, New Mexico and Florida. David Flugel and I were among those who attended the community supper at the senior center in Morris on Jan 16th. He informs me that plans are under way for another small town’s symposium this summer In a case of “many hands make light work” a good group of men got together on Jan 17th to finish tearing the plaster out of the ceiling in the basement at gslc. Additional work nights will be announced as needed. Earlier in the day I was among those who helped take down the Christmas decorations at the church. Joan and Jerry Kopacek had a slippery trip to Madison the 14th for the VFW 5th District meeting. Coming home the snowy roads were slush. This is paraprofessional week so we recognize the Donnelly area ones Sue Erdahl-Nelson, Kris Kloos, Lori Speer, and Sharon Van Horn

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