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Donnelly News

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.

Indian summer weather has continued for the past week enabling farmers in the area to get most of their beans harvested and some have started picking corn.

In St. John's/Kongsvinger parish news: St. John's will have their annual fall festival today (Saturday) from 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

There will be a special meeting for St. John's members on Oct. 9 following the 11 a.m. service.

The October newsletter is now out. Extra copies are available in the narthex of each church.

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church news: Oct. 16 is new member Sunday.

Several area churches are having a fall festival today, including Zion Lutheran of Morris and Our Savior's in Chokio.

Many other churches in the area are having some dinners, suppers, lunches and other events in the upcoming weeks -- too many to list here.

The Good Samaritan Home Auxiliary in Hoffman will have a bake and craft sale on Oct. 20 from 2-4 p.m. followed by the Amazing Mark Vaudeville and Magic Show.

The Preacher and the Teacher comedy duo will be preforming at Faith Lutheran Church in Morris on Oct. 9 at 6:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Stevens County chapter of Thrivent for Lutherans and will also provide an update on Thrivent choice dollars. There is no charge for this event.

On Oct. 10 at 7 p.m., the Donnelly firemen will meet at the fire hall and the Donnelly Community Club will meet at the town hall.

Nadine Heck, Officer In Charge at the Donnelly Post Office, announces the following changes: Mary Schultz has been hired to replace Peggy Wilke as Postmaster. Mary has agreed to leave the lobby open until 7 p.m. Rose Athey has replaced Bud Anderson who retired as rural mail carrier.

A good crowd was on hand for the Irene Strand auction on Oct. 1. She has moved to the Heritage Apartments in Morris and her granddaughter, Nikki and family have moved out to the farm.

Jerry and Joan Kopacek and Algene Larson enjoyed the fall colors while attending Luther Crest Bible Camp's annual meeting on Oct. 1. Joan reports that Sunday was peak color at the Kopacek farm and it was the best in years.

Due to preparations for my moving sale and the actual move, I have not had time to write much this week. Hopefully next week I can catch up. A reminder that my moving sale is today (Saturday). I have some flyers up in Donnelly, Morris and Herman.

My new contact information will be Allen Anderson, 11 E 9th St., Morris MN 56267; phone 585-6435 and e-mail address aeanders Since things are still in a state of flux, I am unsure when these changes will take place so if you do need to reach me, call my cell at 288-8692.