Sunday, March 18, 2012

donnelly news

Next edition mar 17th-23rd Welcome to another addition of the Donnelly news Weather news: temps in the 50’s this week has meant that a lot of the snow we have had has melted and making it very nice to be out and about again St J/Kong parish news: Lenten services will again alternate between St J (Mar 21st) and Kong (Mar 28th) this year with services at 7 pm coffee fellowship to follow. Parish bible study continues during lent at ST J on Thursday am at 10:30 am and repeated in the eve at Kong at 7 pm. Mar is food shelf month the parish will be collecting donations of nonperishable food items and financial donations for the st co food shelf. There are carts in the narthex of ea. church. If you are doing some spring cleaning and need to get rid of some things remember the st j spring fling in Apr. They are looking for new or almost new items (no clothes) you can bring them to the church anytime between now and Apr 1st. It will be held on Apr 14th more info call 246-3278 GSLC news: from now until the end of lent there will be a pot luck supper at 5:45 pm with services at 6:45 pm at the church, for more info call PR Mike. The mission of the month is Ethiopian mission and the coffee money will go to the courage cottage Mar 18th is new member Sunday There will be a supper at Trinity Lutheran in Cyrus on Mar 18th beginning at 5:30 pm followed by the band “Dakota road” in concert at 7 pm, free will offering. I had an opportunity to hear them last year they are very good. A Youth encounter group will be in concert at first Lutheran on Mar 18th at 5 pm followed by supper On Mar 18th there will be a st pat’s day dinner at assumption catholic church in Morris. Serving starts at 11 am The dist. 12 republican endorsing convention will be held today (Sat) at the starbuck community center in Starbuck beginning at 9 a.m. for more info call 795-2439. the 7th dist. convention will be held on Mar 30 & 31st at the Broadway ballroom in Alex beginning at 2 pm on the 30th and 9 am on the 31st. A banquet featuring Tim Pawlenty will be held Fri eve. For more info or call 320-582-0138 The st co dfl convention will be held on Mar 24th at 9 am the legion in Morris It’s a boy! There will be an open house baby shower for Aaron and Kayla Erdahl on Saturday, March 24 at the First Lutheran Church in Morris from 9:30-11 a.m. All are welcome. The dfd fish fry will be held on Mar 30th at the Donnelly hall beginning at 4:30 pm for more info contact any member of the Dfd. The bookmobile will be in town on Mar 19th at 3:30-pm There will be a diabetes seminar on Mar 21st at the Morris senior center beginning with a light supper at 5 pm Heart to heart as your parents age will be presented by the st co Thrivent finical for Lutherans on Mar 29th at the old # 1 Southside from 6:30-8 pm. more info call 589-1731 Dale Vipond of Alex passed away on Mar 6th among the family members that survive him are a nephew Doug Gulbrandson and his family On Mar 8th Andy Brevig and I were among those who attended the Bible study at St J in the am. In the eve many fans including some from the Donnelly area attended boy’s quarterfinal bb game in the Mahs gym, the tigers won it in OT. Several of us from the Donnelly area were among the good crowd that attended the open house at Pederson’s agri serv in Herman on Mar 9th, after dinner it was time for lunch at Larson’s tire service. Earlier in the day I visited Selma Bruse at the Pullman house. In the aft Jim and Lou Eystad and I were among those who attended the spring expo at the lee center in Morris, thanks to Kmrs for the gift cert I won out there. Barry and Nancy Erdahl were among the lions helping serve the pancake breakfast out at the lee center on Mar 10th Several Donnelly area residents were among those of us who attended the harvest for hunger pancake breakfast at the Legion in Herman on Mar 11th. Later I was among the Kong and st j delegates that attended the glacial ridge assembly at Our Redeemers in Benson. The Donnelly community club had their annual meeting on Mar 12th at the hall, after a delicious meal it was time for the business meeting. I t was another very good year for the club due in large part to another successful threshing bee. All directors were reelected to another term. This year’s show will be on Aug. 25 and 26th and will feature Oliver tractors and implements (the other green tractor) Jim and Lou Eystad attended the legion birthday dinner on Mar 11th at the legion then visited her aunt Marlys Alm in the wwv after the meeting on Mar 12th I stopped in to visit them in their home in Donnelly on Mar 12th. Bernice Erdahl and I attended Lenten services a 1st Lutheran on Mar 14th, in the eve Jim and Lou Eystad and I attended supper and services at gs Thanks to bob burner for the following info The meeting was called to order by president chad smith, carol boelend from Hennen and associates presented the audit report. Kirby Hufford was reelected for a 2nd three year term as a director. Glen Wiesenberger from west central environmental consultants gave a very informative presentation on EPA “on farm” fuel storage law The co-op had sales of $7.5 million which was up 1.4 million from 2010 Gross margins were up as were local net margins but patronage from regional co-ops were down $57,000resulting in net margins of $300,00 down from $350,000 in 2010 the co-op returned $82,00 in cash representing 30% of 2011 earnings there was also $24,000 in stock retirements paid out Patronage returned represents 13cents on gas 14 cents per gallon on fuels and $25 per ton on fertilizer Over the past 31 years the Donnelly co-op has returned $3.2 million to patrons

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