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VenedyJuly 1, 2015


Ora Mae Droege 824-6326

Venedy News

St. Salvator Lutheran Church, Venedy, IL.

Rev. Art Eichhorn, Pastor

9:00 A.M. Vacation Bible School in Educational Building.

10:00 A.M. Sunday Morning Worship Service. Ezekiel 2:1-5, 2 Corinthian 12:1-10; Mark 6:1-13.

St. Johns United Church of Christ, Johannisburg, IL.

Rev. Bill Groennert, Pastor

8:30 A.M. Sunday Morning Worship

Either you run the day or the day runs you.

Pastor Kimberly Stryjak, pastor at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ White Church conducted services at the New Athens Home for the aged Wednesday afternoon. Steve Droege served as organist, Fern Klasin attended bringing cakes and cookies for church members for refreshments. Ora Mae Droege was also in attendance.

Did you know that cotton pads soaked in watermelon juice can help sooth sunburn?

Josh and Tonya Koenigstein of Michigan returned home, Sunday after spending the week visiting with relatives and friends. On Saturday afternoon a number of our area relatives and friends attended a baby shower honoring Tonya at the Fitness and Fun in East Alton.

Gina Droege accompanied her father Ed Paszkiewicz and his sister Veronica Liszewski to St. Louis Saturday for the ALS walk.

Serena Grapperhaus and Ryker, Melissa Grapperhaus, Mylah and Eli left Friday to vacation in Florida until Wednesday.

Don’t forget the 4th of July dance at the Okawville Community Club Hall Saturday July 4th with music by Heritage Band 2:00 to 5:30 P.M. Chicken and fish with sides will begin at 1:00 P.M.

Focus on one day at a time. Tomorrow will take care of itself.

July Unique and Bizarre Holidays

July is National Blueberry month.

July 2nd- I forgot day

Jul 4th- Independence Day

July 6th- National Fried Chicken Day

July 7th-Chocolate Day

What a coincidence for Steve Droege Tuesday, going to Segs place in Venedy for lunch, he encountered a man there from Western France, Henri Mander. He was riding his solar powered or E-Power bicycle for a charity starting out at the home of Greg Lamond in Minneapolis, MN to Cuba. His bike needed repaired, so he was discussing ways to get to a bike shop as by calling a taxi etc. So Steve called his son David for the name of a good bicycle shop and took Henri there. They started working on it but Henri knew what needed to be done, so they allowed him to fix it. Steve brought Henri and the bike back to Segs Place, where he connected his solar panel (which is on a cart) back to the bike and continued on. Lori Segelhorst owner of Segs Place gave him a kooley cup to remember Segs Place on his blog. Where there is now a picture of Lori and Steve. He wanted to get to Sparta by evening and sleep in a motel. He has a tent that he usually sleeps in. The coincidence is Henri was born the same year as Steve, 1960. Both 55 years old and both having suffered a stroke. Henri’s affected his speech and Steve’s affected his left side. David has a Greg Lamond bicycle, which was his first racing bike. Greg has won the Tour De France. One of David’s dreams is to go to the Tour De France someday. Now he really has a strong urge to go as Henri said he’d accompany him as Steve had to him. Just think in our small Village of Venedy we have special happenings.

Did you know? So cool they named it twice, Portland, Maine was the inspiration for Portland, Oregon.

Belated Happy Birthday wishes to my cousin Nancy Weeke whose birthday was Thursday, June 25th and also Hayden Heintz turned 8 years old. Paul Segelhorst had his birthday on Wednesday, June 24th. Wow lots of celebrations. Brian and Susan Wisneski wedding anniversary was Saturday, June 27th and Brians birthday is Monday, June 29th. Terry Krewinghaus on Tuesday, June 30th. Brandon Wisneski Thursday, July 2nd and Serena Graqapperhaus Sunday, July 5th. Happy Birthday wishes to everyone having a birthday this week.

“Don’t count the day done until you’ve made the day count.”

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