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Donnelly News

Welcome to another edition of the of the Donnelly news. This week's edition is dedicated to my dad, who passed on Oct. 31, 2005.

For the first time in many months our area has been blessed with some substantial rains. It rained almost continually for several days last week.

Correction: Mike Eul is Ione Eul's son.

From the St. John's/ Kongsvinger parish: On Oct. 28, there will be joint services with Holy Communion and confirmation at Kongsvinger at 11 a.m. Our confirmands are Britney Cardwell (Doug and Muriel) and Brady Jergenson (Rob and Peg).

A reminder from Good Shepherd Lutheran Church: The deadline to return the shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child is Nov. 11.

A Harvest Party will be held at the Hosanna Worship Center in Morris on 0ct. 31 from 6:30 - 8 p.m. Call the church at 589-8807 for more details.

The Stevens County Genealogical Society will meet on Nov. 1 at 1:30 p.m. at the Morris Public Library.

Pauline Smith of Morris passed away on Oct. 23. Survivors include her son Dick (Suzanne) Smith and their family.

There will be an open house baby shower for Ryan and Jackie (Kill) Lair today from 10 a.m. to noon at First Lutheran Church. Instead of a card bring a children's book. Grandparents are Mike and Rhonda Lair and Nick and Sandy Kill. Great-grandparents are Barb and Don Rilley, Kermit and Karen Stahn, Ruth and Jim Lair, and Jean and Ron Anderson. Great-great-grandmother is Marlys Alm

There will be a bridal shower for Jill Marie Thompson and Ryan Lee Winther on Nov. 3 from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Kongsvinger parish hall.

Chevelle Ann Whittemore was born on Oct. 5, to Crystal Henrichs and Nathan Whittemore of Donnelly. Grandparents are Rollie and Debb Henrichs of Morris and Dave and Julie Whittemore of Donnelly. Great grandparents are Char and Ron Castor of Morris and John Charles and Lois Whittemore of Glenwood.

On Oct. 13, Jerry and Joan Kopacek with Jessalyn Marshall traveled to Alexandria for the Luther Crest Bible Camp Annual meeting and stayed to participate in the afternoon's Harvest Festival. The last activity of the day was a pumpkin pie eating contest. Jessalyn took first place in her category while Joan tied for first in hers.

On Oct. 18, William Jamerson gave a very interesting presentation on the Civilian Conservation Corps at the Morris Public Library. That evening a good crowd was on hand for the candidates' forum at the Morris American Legion.

On Oct. 19, a good crowd was on hand for customer appreciation breakfast at Willie's Super Valu.

On Oct. 20, Mark McNally and I attended the funeral for Amanda Pagel, held in Tracy. Survivors include her son Dan (Linda) and their family.

A good crowd was on hand for the open house at West Pomme Lodge. That evening, about hundred people attended the Stevens County Republican Fall Fest in Morris.

On Oct. 22, I stopped to visit Bill Telkamp at his home in Morris, followed by the Morris community supper at Faith Lutheran Church. Afterwards I traveled to Donnelly for the Morris Area school board meeting.

On Oct. 23, we made quick work of planting more trees at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.

Nov. 5 is Election Day. Most voters in the Donnelly area will vote at the Donnelly town hall.

Reminder to check out the bulletin board in town for some upcoming events.