Saturday, December 1, 2012

donnelly news

Next edition Dec 1st 7th
Welcome to another edition of the of the Donnelly news
Weather news: the weather has been typical of Minnesota very changeable thanksgiving weekend was cloudy, cold, with some snow, but this week the sun came out for a few days and it has been much nicer weather.
ST John’s/Kongsvinger News: The KCLW brunch that was to be held today (Saturday) will not be held due to the funeral.  As of this writing no decision has been made on a makeup date.
There will be a Christmas carol sing- a -long at Saint John’s on Dec 2 at 2:30 pm followed by a time of fellowship. Bring a friend and come and join us for an afternoon of music and fellowship as we kick off this Advent Season.  All are welcome!

The parish will once again have hat /mitten tree for the Salvation Army toys for tots program contact the parish office (246-3211) for info on needed/wanted items

The drawing for the “where’s the beef supper” raffle will be held during coffee hour (about 9:30 am) at Saint John’s on Dec 2nd. Tickets can be purchased from any Saint John’s member or are available at the parish office
Good Shepherd news: There will be advent services on December 5th, 12th and 19th at 7 pm no supper this year. The theme is: Witness, Mercy and Life Together in Advent: A Midweek Preaching Series.
The mission of the month is the Malawi Missions coffee money goes Morris life care pregnancy center
Due to practice for the ss program on the 23rd there will be no adult bible study after coffee hour until next year
The following will take place today (Saturday)
There will be a “toys for tots” drive at First Lutheran church from 9 am – 3 pm the Untied Farmers and Merchants state bank is also a drop off place for the toys for tot drive
There will be a World Mission Mart festival at Federated Church of Morris from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. and after services on Dec. 2.
There will be an open house and bake sale the museum in Morris from 9 am –noon

The annual open house and bazaar at the Morris senior center will be begin at 9 am
 “Angles among us” a presentation by Wayne and Donna Jo Kopietze will be held on December 8th @ 2 pm at Faith Lutheran in Morris

Former Donnelly resident Denny Anderson passed away on November 21st Steve Fults and I attended his visitation on November 26th at the funeral home and his funeral at Saint John’s on November 27th  He was a dear friend and I will miss him very much, we had lot of nice visits together over the past few years. After the funeral I visited with Verle and Della Dunn at their home in Donnelly
Florentine Erickson passed away on November 27th survivors include her son Gordon and niece Jeanne Ennen. Her funeral is today (Saturday) at 10:30 am at Kongsvinger.
Levin Stand recently became a life scout
Savannah Aanerud and McKenzie Smith of the Tigers girls cross country team were named to the west central conference all-conference team.  Other awards McKenzie won were: most valuable player, academic all state, player of the week, and she was co-winner of the Lions Merle Festul award. She finishers her Tiger cc career by winning 5 meets this year, placing second in 5, 2nd in the sections and 31st at the state. The team itself won a gold academic award, as did the boys cross country team; Bo Gullickson was a member of that team. Tom Holland was also a co-winner of the Merle Festul award, he and his sister Becca along with Tyler Heinrichs were among those named athletes of the week during the fall sports season. Tom was also one of the KMRS/KKOK “player of the game” winners
Randy and Karla (Giese) Schmiesing were recently named Stevens county outstanding conservationists
On Now 23rd I stopped at west wing village to visit Mary Dripps, Marjorie Armstrong and Bill Underwood they all had family visit them on Thanksgiving Day.
Janice and Jeanne Ennen were among the vendors at the Christmas galore event at the National Guard Amory on November 23rd; earlier I stopped by Northern Impressions for the chamber open house and had an opportunity see two of Santa’s reindeer “Donner” and “Blitzen”; enroute home I stopped by McCollar Jewelry to visit with Wally and help him put up some Christmas decorations
Pearl A. Anderson and I were among those who attended the holiday open house at Unger’s furniture on November 25th
Jim and Lou Eystad and I attended the following events at Good Shepherd: Thanksgiving eve services and coffee fellowship on November 21st, the presentation by Allan Saugstad on his trip to El Salvador last spring on the 25th; and we also helped decorate the church for Christmas on the 26th. We also attended the sing a long at the Eden Reformed church in Herman on the 25th
November 27th I visited a friend in the Bethany home in Alexandria and had lunch with my cousin Jan at Perkins.  Enroute home I stopped to visit my friend Inga Mae Urke in Starbuck
On 12/3 the red hatters will meet at the Herman bar and grill (legion) @ 9 a.m. The city council and rendsville 4-h will also meet at 7 pm at the fire hall and the hall

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