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VenedyAugust 19, 2015


Ora Mae Droege 824-6326

St. Salvator Lutheran Church, Venedy, IL.

Rev. Art Eichhorn, Pastor

9:00 AM Vacation bible school in educational building.

10:00 AM Sunday morning worship Isaiah 29:11-19, Ephesians 5:22-33 and Mark 7:1-13.

Apple pie is coming to St. Salvator, stay tuned.

St. Johns United Church of Christ, Johannisburg, IL. Rev. Bill Groennert, Pastor

Embrace the day, “In school, you are taught a lesson and then given a test. In life you are given a test that teaches you a lesson.

A pleasant day for the 68th Venedy Homecoming Saturday with a nice crowd in attendance. Winners of the prizes were:

1.$125.00 Cash Nancy Weeke

2.$100.00 Cash Julie Daab

3.$75.00 Cash Garrison and Alyssa Schneider

4.$50.00 Cash Eric Brammeier

5.$50.00 Cash Bill Leadendecker

6.$25.00 Cash Ron Mueller

Bob Sigman resigned as Johannisburg Township Road Commissioner after approximately 30 years of service. Robert Lohman who had worked with Bob was appointed the new Township Road Commissioner.

Ecumenical Bible Study will resume Wednesday, September 2 at 10:00AM in the Lions Room at the Original Springs Hotel. Everyone welcome to attend.

School has begun watch for the students and the school buses.

Wow! A snail can sleep for three years!

Unique and Bizarre Holidays:

National Catfish Month

August National Smile Week

August 19- Aviation Day

August 21- Senior Citizen Day

August 22- Be an Angel Day

August 25- Kiss and Make Up Day

August 26- The Womens Equality Day

A new Illinois law to take effect January 1, people who leave a pet outside in extreme heat or cold could face misdemeanor charges. The offense is punishable by a fine of up to $2,500.00 or up to one year in jail. Judges would have discretion to impose a lesser sentence.

Do the thing you fear and the death of fear is certain.

On a summer morning as he was fixing his breakfast Ray Blankenship looked out his window to see a young girl being swept away in the rain drainage ditch beside his Ohio home, Blankenship knew that further downstream, the ditch disappeared with a roar underneath the road and then emptied into the main culvert.

Ray dashed from his home and raced along the ditch trying to get ahead of the flailing child. Finally, he hurled himself into the deep, churning water. When he surfaced, he was able to grab the girl’s arm.They made it within three feet of the culvert, Rays hand felt something protruding from the bank. He clung top it desperately, the tremendous force of the water trying to tear him and the child away.

By the time the fire department arrived Blankenship amazingly had pulled the girl to safety. Both were treated for shock. In that heroic moment, Ray Blankenship was at even greater risk than most people knew, Ray couldn’t swim.

Today let your courage respond to needs that you see, not to the fear you may feel.

It was on to Carlyle Wednesday for the girls day out for Sandy Epplin, Rosemary Koenigstein and Ora Mae Droege. The Ten Pin Antique Mall was very interesting, a variety to behold. Lunch and fellowship at the Wheelhouse. A stop at the DQ in Okawville completed our day.

David Droege visited with his parents Steve and Gina Droege Sunday afternoon.

Every hour that passes is one less hour to accomplish your dreams and goals.

On Friday Susan and Kyrsten Wisneski, Patty and Jessie Eldridge and Trina Fuhrhop headed north to the home of Howard and Cindy McHenry in Wisconsin. Friday afternoon the womens group went to TGIF in Miller Park. A Philadelphia Phillies player that was warming up on the field threw Kyrsten a ball. A stop was then made at the House of Harley. On Saturday morning they entered a race and “allegedly received” first place. Later they attended the Wisconsin State Fair. The group returned home to Illinois on Sunday.

Wayne and Lauren Doelling, Grand and Claire visited the weekend at the home of Keith and Geri Doelling over the weekend. Jim Doelling of Newark, New Jersey was a guest Friday and flew back home Saturday. They also visited the home of Melva Doelling.

Some upcoming events to mark on the calendar: Schlamback Fest at St. Libory Sunday, September 6th also Venedy Band at 5-7PM. Schlack Fest at St Biddleborn Sunday, September 13th also Venedy Band 2-4PM. Okawville Wheat Festival September 18, 19 and 20th, parade Sunday at 2PM.

Stanley and Ora Mae Droege and Marie Koleweier visited the home of Dean and Delores Rinderer Sunday evening.

Sandra Moran of Manteno arrived Friday evening to spend the weekend with her daughter Allison Moran of Nashville.