A few mornings of waking up with "frost on the pumpkin" and some cool days reminds us that fall has arrived. I suspect that by the time you read this most of the farmers in the area will have had all their crops harvested and fall fieldwork done.
From St. John's/Kongsvinger: There will be joint services at Kongsvinger on Oct. 30 at 11 a.m. with the Sunday school kids singing.
St. John's will hold their annual beef supper on Nov. 8 at the church beginning at 4:30 p.m.
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church news: Services are at 9 a.m. followed by coffee hour. Sunday school is at 10:30 a.m. and while the kids are in Sunday school the adults have Bible study in the sanctuary.
First Lutheran Church of Morris will have a Scandinavian supper and silent auction on Nov. 2 from 4-7 p.m. Advance sale tickets are available at the church office.
Faith Lutheran Church of Morris will have a meatball supper on Nov. 9 at the church.
The community Halloween party will be held on Oct. 31 at the Donnelly Hall beginning with games at 5:30 p.m. and costume judging at 6 p.m. Light lunch to follow. For information call (320) 246-3451.
The Stevens County Genealogical Society will meet on Nov. 3 at 1:30 p.m. at the Morris Public Library.
The Morris Life Care Pregnancy Center will have an Italian dinner and silent auction on Nov. 5 at the Assumption Catholic Church beginning at 4:30 p.m. Free will donation.
Harriet Schwartz, of Alexandria formerly of Donnelly passed away on Oct. 15. Survivors include a grandson Greg (Naomi) Fynboh and their family of Donnelly.
Vern Eystad of Fergus Falls passed away on Oct. 19. Survivors include his nephews Jamey (Kathy) Eystad; Lee (Duke) (Donna) Eystad and Robert (Bernie) and their families of Donnelly and a brother-in-law Don Bahr of Morris. He was a cattle trucker and when the Eystad family in Donnelly quit hauling cattle he took over their territory and when we quit the cattle business they were the ones that hauled them away.
Roger Andersen of Garrison, Minn. passed away on Sept. 23. Survivors include his sister Barb (Lowell) Simpson and their family.
I received word last week that my mom's cousin, Dr. Harvey Larson of Bozeman, Mont., passed away on Oct. 18.
Andrew Huntley was born on May 2 to Bret and Heidi Huntley. Grandparents are Ken and Connie Wohlers.
Conner Daniel Werk was born on July 9 to Craig and Laura Werk of Fargo. Grandparents are Ken and Diane Werk.
Congratulations to MaKenzie Smith who as a member of the girls' cross country team that finished second at the Montevideo meet, took first at Benson as well as the West Central Conference-South championship race.
Congratulations to the Morris FFA marketing team for earning a trip to the National FFA convention. Beth Holland is a member of that team.
Congratulations to Samantha Larson who was chosen as junior attendant in the Herman-Norcross homecoming court.
Congratulations to the Alberta Wildlife trapshooting team on winning the 9-F Sportsmen's Club league championship. Jim Neal is a member of that team. He, Gary and Ryan Smith were recognized for shooting 25 straight, Ryan was also recognized for shooting 50 straight.
Congratulations to the Morris Area BPA that traveled to Washington DC for their presentation on teens and driving. Sydney Beyer is a member of that team.
Sami Searle, Rebekah and Savannah Aanerud recently competed in the state 4-H horse show and came home with a "boatload" of ribbons. Sami also won many ribbons at the Reichert Celebration horse show in Fort Worth, Texas. All three are members of the Stampede 4-H club that won the community pride award and finished second in the window display. They are also members of the Rendsville 4-H club which finished runner-up as club of the year. Many members of the Rendsville 4-H received awards at the 4-H awards program on Oct. 8 -- too numerous to mention here.
On Oct. 22 I stopped into Legacy Living to visit my cousin Bev Hurlbult. On Oct. 25, I visited some friends at the West Wind Village.
Mark Koepke asked me to share the following address for his step-brother Bob: Robert and Sondra Koepke, 333 Alison Daphne Circle, Orlando, FL 32833. Phone (407) 568-9142.
For various reasons I am still running my moving sale. If you have not had an opportunity to get out to the farm but would like to, give me a call at 585-6435 or 288-8692 and I will meet you out there.
My new contact information is: Allen Anderson, 11 E 9th St., Morris MN 56267; phone 585-6435 and e-mail address aeanders @fedtel.net.