Friday, November 9, 2012

donnelly news

Next edition Nov 10-16th Welcome to another edition of the of the Donnelly news this week’s edition is dedicated to my aunt Mabel van Olst who passed away 10 years ago today (Saturday) Weather news as I write this the sun is shining for the first time in some time it has been cloudy cool we had some light rain this week ST Johns/Kongsvinger News there will be no beef supper at St John ’s this year instead they will have “where’s the beef supper” raffle with the grand prize being a hind quarter of beef tickets can be purchased from St Johns members or are available at the parish office The Kongsvinger fall festival will be held on November 18th beginning at 11 am service times will switch at that time with services at Kongsvinger at 8:30 am and saint John’s at 11 am Thanksgiving eve services will be held at Saint John’s on Nov 21st at 7 pm followed by lunch and fellowship Good Shepherd news:  The ilt course on “discipleship” will conclude on Nov 14th.not the 21st at announced earlier  The deadline to return the shoeboxes for operation Christmas child is Nov 11th.  I have taken over the good shepherd Facebook page and will be updating it as time permits The mission of the month is the New International Health services There will be a special meeting of the congregation on Nov 18th following services (about 10 am) to vote on an addition to the building that will be followed by the annual meeting, followed by a pot luck dinner. Thanksgiving eve services will be at held on Nov 21st a 7 pm followed by lunch Meatball supper at Faith Lutheran Morris on November 14th beginning at 4:30 pm .  There are two benefit meals today (Saturday), the first one is at the legion in Morris from 4-8 pm for the Bill Hackfer family ,on the menu is chili and fixings (free will offering) ,there will also be a silent auction and bake sale. He recently passed away from cancer and his family had no insurance. The second one is for Elroy and Loiann Frank at Shalom Lutheran Church, 800 Co. road 44 North West, Alexandria from 4:30-7 pm; on the menu is Lasagna, salad, bread, desert (free will donation) there will also be a silent auction. She became ill in early Aug. and is still recovering from it. Elroy is a former Donnelly resident there are posters around Morris and Donnelly with more info about both.    The bookmobile will be in town on November 14th The Donnelly fire departments’ annual turkey bingo will be held at the town hall on November 16th at 7 pm The po and most Donnelly business will be closed on November 22nd  Glen T. Mathison of Annandale passed away on Nov 3rd survivors include his niece Deb (Mark) Erickson of Donnelly and their family The Stevens county genealogical society met on November 1st at the library this will be the last regular meeting until March.  Tentative plans were made to have some work days during the winter months in the societies’ room  On the 2nd I attended the “pages of music” program at the West Wing Village afterwards I visited some of the residents there one of them being Mary Drips. She fell and broke her hip. Several of us from the Donnelly area traveled to Elbow Lake on November 3rd for the funeral of Esther Cline at United Lutheran MaKenzie Smith of the Tigers finished her high school cross country career by placing 31st out of 175 runners at the state meet at Saint Olaf Northfield Gillespie /off counter shank team finished first in the Graceville gun club season curt and Brady Gillespie were members of that team  Donnelly election results Walt Biesterfeld   was reelected mayor; council results Audray McNally 72; Gordy lea 71; Alan Recker 69 I was among those who attended the republican election party at the prairie Inn on Nov 6th Jim and Lou Eystad and I attended the ilt course at gs on Nov 7th in the eve a good crowd was on hand for the Scandivan heritage supper at first Lutheran A reminder that you can get the full version of my news a

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