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This week's edition is dedicated to my aunt Mabel Van Olst who passed away 10 years ago today (Saturday).

From St. John's/ Kongsvinger parish: There will not be a beef supper at St John's this year. Instead they will have a "Where's the Beef Supper?" raffle. Contact the church for details.

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The Kongsvinger fall festival will be held on Nov. 18 beginning at 11 a.m. The service schedule will switch at that time with services at Kongsvinger at 8:30 a.m. and St. John's at 11 a.m.

Thanksgiving eve services will be held at St. John's on Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. followed by lunch and fellowship.

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

There will be a special meeting of the congregation on Nov. 18 following services to vote on an addition to the building. That will be followed by the annual meeting and a pot luck dinner.

I have taken over the Good Shepherd Facebook page and will be updating it as time permits.

A meatball supper will be served at Faith Lutheran Church of Morris on Nov. 14 beginning at 4:30 p.m.

There will be a benefit dinner and silent auction at the Morris American Legion today (Saturday) from 4-8 p.m. for the Bill Hafker family. He recently passed away from cancer and his family had no insurance.

There is also a benefit today for Elroy and Loiann Frank at Shalom Lutheran Church, of Alexandria from 4:30-7 p.m. She became ill in early August and is still recovering. Elroy is a former Donnelly native.

The bookmobile will be in Donnelly on Nov. 14.

The Donnelly Fire Department's annual turkey bingo will be held at the town hall on Nov. 16 at 7 p.m.

Glen T. Mathison of Annandale passed away on Nov. 3. Survivors include his niece Deb (Mark) Erickson of Donnelly and their family.

The Stevens County Genealogical Society met on Nov. 1. This was the last regular meeting until March. Tentative plans were made to have some work days during the winter months.

On Nov. 2, I attended the "Pages of Music" program at the West Wing Village. Afterwards I visited some of the residents, including Mary Dripps, who is recovering from a broken hip.

I traveled to Elbow Lake on Nov. 3 to attend Esther Cline's funeral.

MaKenzie Smith of the Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta Tigers finished her high school cross country career by placing 31 out of 175 runners at the state meet at St. Olaf college in Northfield.

The Gillespie/Off Counter Shank team finished first in the Graceville Gun Club season. Curt and Brady Gillespie were members of that team.

Walt Biesterfeld was re-elected as mayor of Donnelly. Audray McNally and Gordy Lea were elected to the council.

I attended the Republican election party in Morris on Nov. 6.

Jim and Lou Eystad and I attended the ILT course at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church on Nov. 7. Later, I enjoyed the Scandinavian Heritage supper at First Lutheran Church in Morris.

A reminder that you can get the full version of my news at my blog: donnellyminn.blogspot.com.

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