Archive for Thursday, September 1, 2005

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September 1, 2005

The American Baptist Women will meet at 7 p.m. Sept. 12 in the fellowship hall at the De Soto Baptist Church. Luella Davis will be the hostess.

Tickets for the woven afghan made by Sharon Kraus can be purchased from Frances Lawhead.


  • The De Soto United Methodist Church will celebrate Grandparents Day at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 11 with a brunch. Grandparents are asked to bring their grandchildren to church, pictures and a side dish to share at the brunch.

  • The Silver Circle will meet at 1 p.m. Sept. 12 in the fellowship hall at the De Soto United Methodist Church. Beverly Jones will be the hostess.

  • The Agape Circle will meet at 7 p.m. Sept. 15 at the home of Diane Lavenburg. The group will discuss chapter six from the book "Journey to the Center of the Faith."

  • The De Soto Baptist Church and the De Soto United Methodist Church have asked their members, as well as other churches in the community, to remember the victims of the hurricane this past week. Thousands have lost their homes and many have lost everything.

  • The De Soto United Methodist Church will have its annual bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 1 at the church. Crafts, cookbooks and food will be for sale.

  • The De Soto VFW will have a garage sale Sept. 23 and 24.

  • Sympathy is extended to Brenda West and her family in the recent loss of her mother, Thelma Bowes.

  • Nathaniel Sebastian was born Thursday to the Tush family. His mother is the former Sarah Lawhead, making Frances Lawhead a great-grandmother again. Nathaniel was born on his aunt Anita Woywod's birthday.

  • The De Soto Baptist Church will observe communion Sunday with deacons receiving the offering. Because it's Labor Day weekend, members are asked to wear work clothes to church on Sunday.

  • Mike Henre said he appreciated all the donations for the gasoline to take the contributions to the Indian reservation in South Dakota.

  • The De Soto Mudcats won their baseball game Aug. 27 with a 26-0 shutout. Recently the teams they have played have been held scoreless.

  • My grandson John, along with his wife, Anne Marie, and their three older children went to Washington, D.C. two weeks ago to see her brother, who is a pilot in the Blue Angels Air group, receive his promotion to commander. They also toured the D.C. area.

  • In my column last week I mentioned the Little Miss and Mister De Soto contest that takes place during the De Soto Days. The American Baptist Women discussed it in a meeting, but no one volunteered to take it over. It is too late to be in the De Soto Days program for this year, but I will help anyone who decides to take over the project for next year.

In the past this was a good fund-raiser for the De Soto Enhancement Group.

Anyone interested is asked to call me at 585-1326.


  • I congratulate Ruby Thorpe for winning reserve grand champion and first place on her quilts.

  • The donation for the De Soto Multi-Service Center this week is white rice. Canned soups will be the donation for next week.

  • Those celebrating birthdays this week include Ross Moriarity, Diane Taylor, Roy Braley, Steven Crisco, Marilyn Layman, Steve Buehler, Lisa Zimmerman, Ray Uhl and former De Soto hairdresser Elaine Harden Boyd, who now lives in Kilgore, Texas.

Those celebrating anniversaries are Larry and Barbara Buckley, Stuart and Suzanne Adams and Darrel and Ruth Zimmerman.


  • Debbie West Meek is in intensive care at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Sally Allen went to the emergency room last week, and after examinations it was determined she had symptoms of viral meningitis. They also did blood work, and the tests showed she had a light heart attack.

Lawrence Allen had carpal tunnel surgery done on his hand at Shawnee Mission Medical Center last Thursday. Joe Woywod asked for prayers for his brother who may lose his eyesight. Birdie Jones had a second surgery as they found more cancer cells. She also had surgery a month ago for cancer.

ElFreeda Payton's granddaughter's friend has serious health problems and needs prayers. Kathy Hayden is also having health problems and needs prayers. Jim Etherton needs prayers from his kidney transplant. Dean Wall is making progress.


  • I flew to Chicago with my son Jerry and his wife, Linda, of Overland Park last Wednesday to visit my son Carlin and his family.

While there, we visited the Morton Arboretum that collects and studies trees, shrubs and other plants from around the world, attended a football game that my granddaughter Karla's husband coaches, and attended a game that my grandson John coaches at Palantine High School.

Also, my great-grandsons had football and soccer games they played in. After the games, we toured downtown Chicago and then went to my granddaughter's home and enjoyed swimming in their pool.

We visited the stained glass museum on Sunday and had dinner on the Navy Pier walk.

Chicago was having a triathlon and we saw all the bicycles. We also attended the Trinity Academy Irish Dance that three of my great-grandchildren performed in. The dance event had more than 200 children of all ages performing on stage.

We flew home on Monday. I had a wonderful vacation, but it's good to be home.

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