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VenedyOct. 14, 2015


Ora Mae Droege 824-6326

St. Salvator Lutheran Church, Venedy IL, Rev. Art Eichhorn, Pastor, 9:00 am Sunday School,10:00am Sunday Morning Worship Service, Ecclesiastes 5: 10-20, Hebrews 4: 1-16, Mark 10: 23-31. Remember apple pies to be picked up Sunday October 18th

St. Johns United Church of Christ, Johannisburg,, IL, Rev. Bill Groennert, 8:30 am Sunday Morning Worship Service. Please remember St John’s Mission Project for September & October is the Hoyleton Ministries

In the end it’s not the space that counts, but the life you live in it.

Happy to hear some young adults stepped up Tuesday evening at a community wide meeting at the Venedy Village Hall, who will chair positions for the open stands. Hurrah, Venedy Picnic will continue for 2016. Let’s all help to support this young blood.

Gilbert Heller, 86, of Red Bud, passed away Friday October 2nd at the Red Bud Regional Care Center. Surviving are his wife, Leoma of Venedy, formerly of Red Bud, two daughters Joyce (Roger) Borrenpohl of Venedy & Mary (Larry) Shirley of Lebanon. Friends & relatives paid their respects Monday evening at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Red Bud and the funeral services at St John’s Tuesday morning with Rev Mark Nebel & Rev. Russel Koen officiating. Burial was at St John’s Lutheran Cemetery, Red Bud.

David Droege finished first in the global Brew Oktoberfest Pub Run 2 mile race on October 3rd with a time of 11:13 (plus chug time of :07.5)

Steve & Gina Droege attended the St Louis Blues vs Edmonton Oilers Hockey Game at Scottrade Center on Thursday October 8th. It was a winning season opener for the Blues.

Mrs. Leah Marquard of Belleville, IL, departed this life at her residence in Belleville on Friday, October, 9, 2015 at 7:45 A.M. She had attained the age of 72 years, 1 month and 12 days. Funeral services will be held at the St. John United Church of Christ in Johannisburg, IL on Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 11 AM with Pastor Bill Groennert officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the Campagna Funeral Home in Nashville, IL on Friday from 5 PM until 8 PM and on Saturday from 7:30 AM until 9 AM and at the church from 10 AM until the service hour..

Some old Americana. Who remembers the Burma Shave signs? It started along 2 roads leading out of Minneapolis in 1927, during the early years of America’s romance with the automobile and the open road. They lasted into the 1960’s. Burma Shave set up signs of little light hearted saying arranged on six signs set up 100 paces apart. Driving 35 MPH it took almost three seconds to proceed from sign to sign or eighteen seconds per saying.

Here are a few examples: Past, Schoolhouses, Take it Slow, Let the Little, Shavers Grow, Burma Shave. At School Zones, Heed Instructions, Protect, Our Little, Tax Deductions, Burma Shave. Don’t Stick, Your Elbow, Out So Far, It Might Go Home, In Another Car,Burma Shave

Stanley & Ora Mae Droege attended the 17th Annual Octoberfest Polka Festival at the Dubuque County Fairgrounds Friday & Saturday

Mistakes are better learned from then punished

October Bizarre and Unique Holidays. October is National Diabetes Month, Fire Prevention Week. October 16th – Bosses Day. October 17th – Sweetest Day, third Saturday of the Month.(I know someone who remembers!). October 19th – Evaluate Your Life Day. October 21st – National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day. Find a recipe, too.

The only fool bigger than the person who knows it all is the person who argues with him

When Charles Spurgeon was still a boy Preacher, he was warned about a certain woman with a reputation for being extremely quarrelsome. He was told that she intended to give him a tongue lashing the moment she saw him next. Spurgeon said “All right, but that’s a game two can play.” Shortly thereafter, she met him and began to assault him with a flood of verbal abuse. He simply smiled back at her and said “Oh, yes. thank you. I am quite well. Thank you for asking. I hope you are the same.” His remarks were followed by another tirade of know-it-all comments, this time voiced at a slightly higher volume. He responded again, smiling quietly, “Yes, it does look rather as if it might rain. I think I had better be getting on.” “Bless the man!” the woman exclaimed and then concluded, “He’s as deaf as a post. What’s the use of storming at him?” Never again did she assault Spurgeon with her arguments. And never did he tell her what he had done. There’s no point in arguing with know-it-all people. Better let them have their say and walk on.

Don’t forget St. Liborious Parish Wurstmarkt Sunday October 18th from 11:00am to 5:00pm at the American Legion Home. Besides dinner, also a raffle, Country Store, shooting match and trap shoot.

Venedy Sportsmen Club 45th Annual Raffle drawing will be held at Segs Place, Wednesday October 21st at 8:00pm. Do you have a ticket?

Receiving the gift of the Holy spirit through the Water of Baptism Sunday October 4th at St Salvator Lutheran Church were Graycyn Marie, infant daughter of Steve & Kelli Borrenpohl. Her sponsors were Bethany Karch and Kerri Anstadt, and William Louis Hermanns II, son of Bradley & Cynthia Hemanns. His sponsors were Earl and Loni Dorf

October gave a party, the leaves by hundreds came, The Chestnuts, Oaks and Maples, and leaves of every name.