Archive for Thursday, August 18, 2005

Neighbors

August 18, 2005

The De Soto Enhancement Group has eight more bricks for sale for the Miller Park project. They are $50 for the family or $100 for commercial.
To order a brick, call Mike Nolan at 583-1215 or Dorothy Nalley at 585-1326.
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Because of my handicaps I will no longer be able to organize the Little Miss and Mister De Soto contest during De Soto Days.
The Enhancement Group used the project as an annual fund-raiser in the past. Monies were used for the fountain, the signs on the main street and other civic projects.
I really wanted to give my resignation formally at a meeting of the Enhancement Group. I've organized the contest for many years and I'd like to see it carried on by another group.
Anyone interested in taking over the project is asked to call me at 585-1326.
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The De Soto Mudcats baseball team attended the Royals game last week. My great-grandson Hayden caught one of the fly balls that came into the grandstand. It's one of his prize possessions.
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Leona Robinson took me and my great-grandson Hayden to Hillside Village Thursday afternoon. I visited with Bobbie Robinson, Fernita Wilson and Dorothy Ashley. They all had busy schedules.
Dorothy had a pretty black and white jacket on that we admired. Fernita had her hair cut and it was very becoming. I think she's made up her mind now to stay there. She was in a private room.
Bobbie was going to a meeting so Leona fixed a bird feeder and some potted plants and put them outside her window for her.
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Hayden Chandler went to a drive-in movie with his friend Derrick Schuppe and his parents Thursday night. He spent the night afterward and said he had fun.
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Stuart Taylor, son of Bob and Georgeanna Taylor, had angioplasty Aug. 8 at Overland Park Regional Medical Center. He had 90 percent blockage on the left side and 75 percent blockage on the right side. Stuart now lives in Eudora.
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Former De Soto resident Linda Young came by to visit me. She lived in the VFW house before Gayle Miller did. She now lives in Gardner. She said I used to sell her Avon.
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Sue Allen is collecting used cards for St. Jude's Ranch for Children. Anyone who would like to donate used cards is asked to cut the front of the card off and leave it in the basket in the vestibule at De Soto Baptist Church.
The children make cards with the used card fronts and sell them. The proceeds are used to support their college fund and other programs.
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At the De Soto Baptist Church's business meeting it was voted to give $100 from the Deacon's fund to the gas fund for the trucks and trailers going to South Dakota to the Indian reservation. There was a collection taken for the trip and $400 was received.
The church's bell is not working and they asked if anyone knew someone who could fix it.
The computer contract was discussed.
It was suggested that the Christmas special offering be used to repair the sidewalk on the south side of the church after a high cost of the replacement was given.
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The American Baptist Women of De Soto Baptist Church will meet at 7 p.m. Sept. 12 in the fellowship hall.
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Dale Cannell and his daughter Jackie designed a baseball shaped photo album that is a keepsake. They should get a patent on them.
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Merle Bradley suffered a cut on her forehead recently when she fell out of a chair sitting in her yard pulling weeds out of her iris bed. Her forehead was black and blue when she visited me.
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Promotion Sunday will be Sunday at the De Soto Baptist Church for the Sunday school classes. Those who participated in Richelle Hodges class and will be attending Doug Opdycke and Dorothy Nalley's class will receive a bible during services.
Doug and Dorothy are having a pizza party for their class Sunday following services. New and present members are invited to attend the class.
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A friend took me to the eye doctor this past week. I asked the doctor about driving again and no permission was given. He asked me what kind of car I had. When I told him a 1995 Ford Taurus, he said if he saw one coming down the street he'd quickly get out of the way.
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Sharon Kraus won first place for her weaving entry at the Johnson and Wyandotte county fairs. She plans to donate one of the weavings to the American Baptist Women of the De Soto Baptist Church to have for their auction.
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The Koinonia Craft Circle at the De Soto United Methodist Church met Aug. 15 to make items for their bazaar.
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The youth of the De Soto United Methodist Church presented pictures and spoke about their mission trip at the ice cream social Aug. 14.
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The De Soto United Methodist Women had a Pampered Chef party and raised $90 of free items to benefit the kitchen at the church. Five bags of "kid food" items were donated to the De Soto Multi-Service Center.
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The De Soto United Methodist Church met Aug 16 to discuss the use of "Igniting Ministries" videotapes to increase their ministry in the community.
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Rehearsals for the children's choir will be at 9 a.m. Sunday at the De Soto United Methodist Church. For more information contact Linda Rumsey.
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The Agape Circle will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at Linda Rumsey's home to discuss Chapter five from the book "Journey to the Center of the Faith," by James A. Harnish.
The United Methodist Women will meet at 9 a.m. Saturday for a workday for De Soto Days.
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Donna Hansen sang a beautiful rendition of "I Stand Here Forgiven," during the special music Sunday at De Soto Baptist Church. Mary Etta Copeland accompanied her on the piano. The performance preceded the Rev. Richard Copeland's message on "The Good News -- What's It About?"
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The Towners brought their new baby girl to services. She has three brothers that are excited about having their sister. I can relate to this with me having four boys before they got a sister.
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Harry Shultz reported Cassie's friend, Bianca Gonzalez, who has been in the Overland Park Regional Medical Center since her motorcycle accident is now going to be transferred to a rehab center.
Karen Wall reported her cousin had passed away. Karen also told me she had turned her resignation from teaching in to the school board.
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Those celebrating birthdays this week include Lana McPherson, Janet Waldo, Reba Barula, John Riffel, Barbara Bosworth, Geraldine Reed, Scott Jones, Elaine Price, Mitra Templin, Ted Jones, Anne Cahooney, Margaret Johnston, Barb Gerhard, Iva May Huen, my grandson Brad Williams in Manhattan, and my granddaughter Rhonda Nalley in Oklahoma.
Those celebrating anniversaries are Donny and Brenda Dolina, Jake and Margaret Zimmerman (former Luther Rice's area missionary), and Doug and Virgie Opdycke.
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Those on the community sick list include Jim Etherton, who had a successful kidney transplant at the Kansas University Medical Center. The donation came from California. Jim plans to come home this week.
Sally Schrader's grandson, Richard Sylvius of Kansas City is 48 and has health problems. An unspoken request for prayer was made for him because of the leg infection and being on a machine.
Tim Weese with Multiple Sclerosis is on medication. Terry and Paula Rhodes and family are in sorrow with the death of Terry's brother Carl who had a heart attack.
Willetta Lawhead suffered a fall last week. Anita Woywod has a medical problem. The Riffel family asked for prayer for Julie's dad and mother with several health problems.
Mike Gribbin will be going back to a specialist in Washington for further treatments. Frances Lawhead has returned to her home now after living with Anita and her family after her fall. She is still doing therapy. Freda Anderson is having more tests taken for her illness. Donna Luther is scheduled for more tests. R.B. Jones' son-in-law is on the prayer chain. Rosemary Marie Gillihan's daughter is home now after her heart attack.
Mary Jo McDaniel asked for prayers for her relatives and friends. Dean Wall still shows improvement and Karen is back at playing the piano. Brenda West's mother is still ill. Prayers were asked to remember the former Sarah Lawhead.
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Correction in last week's column -- the friend of Jeanne Lawhead who was visiting Frances and family was from Lexington, Ky., not California as I had written.

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