The American Baptist Women will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at De Soto Baptist Church for its annual silent auction. Mary Lou Simmons and Jean Epperson will be hostesses.
Morris and Lynn Bedford celebrated their 42nd wedding anniversary on March 24. Their son Brian and his family, who live in Iowa, were unable to attend the gathering because of illness.
Former De Soto resident Patty Neeland and her husband John called me Saturday. The five foster children they have living with them went to visit their mother over the weekend. She said the house was real quite with only their two children at home.
She said Robert's wife had a stroke recently. She is in a home for therapy in Overland Park. She is making slow progress and needs our prayers.
Patty said she did not know about Daisy Plumb's death.
She said she hopes to come and see me.
The De Soto United Methodist Church has a new member with the birth of Isaac Jude Walker on March 11 to Mike and Heidi Walker. He is the grandchild of Jim and Karen Walker.
The De Soto United Methodist Church is offering its members the opportunity to order Easter lilies.
Lilies are $9.95 for a single stem or $16.50 for double stems.
For more information, call Myrtle Coker.
Members of the De Soto United Methodist Church will participate in a luncheon April 22 at the Grand Avenue Temple in Kansas City. Volunteers are needed to cook and serve.
Donations are needed for the boutique. Items needed include apparel for men and women, personal hygiene items and paper goods.
There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board in the narthex at the church.
For more information, call the church at 583-1359.
Jim and Dee Aubert recently went to Wichita to visit her mother who is in ill health. Her vision is bad and she can't see to crochet. She lives with Dee's sister.
Lee and Tammy Bramlett of the Wycliffe Bible Translators were the guest speakers at the Sunday school class for the junior and senior high members at De Soto Baptist Church. They spoke about their work in the missions field in Africa. Tammy shared her life story with the youth members. Lee shared his stories with the adult members.
They will live in Africa four years before returning to the United States for one year. They will return to Africa in June. A love gift offering was taken for them after services.
Tammy is the daughter of Bub and LaDonna Schmidt.
Former De Soto resident Norma Longhoffer, who lives in Tucson, Ariz., with her son, called me Sunday. She helped serve the De Soto Rotary Club breakfast every Friday morning for years. Members of the De Soto United Methodist Church and other friends miss her.
Three friends from Shawnee visited me Thursday. Hazel Verrill said Roger is still talking about moving back to Maine where he was raised. He planted my garden for a few years for me before they moved.
My garden spot has not been used for the past two years. If interested, call me at 585-1326.
The former Judy Stumpff, daughter of Charles and Peggy Stumpff, visited her mother recently. She lives in Sun City, Ariz.
A rosebud was on the communion table Sunday at the De Soto Baptist Church in honor of a newborn.
The Weeses brought their new twins to services.
Whole kernel corn is the needed food item for the food pantry this week. Next week is macaroni and cheese.
The new benches on the porch at De Soto Baptist Church are memorials for Ruby Thorpe who recently died.
Those celebrating birthdays this week include Shirley Penner, Ginger DeHoff, Esther Ellis, Jim Rodgers, Josie Bedford, David Plummer, Matt Buehler, Keil Hileman, Nick Warren, Mary Bichelmeyer Dikeman, Joanna Wall, Harry Shultz, Elaine Lewis, Walt McDaniel and my granddaughter Anne Marie Nalley, who lives in Illinois.
Those celebrating anniversaries are Jeff and Sharon Coatney, Scott and Kirsten Mills, Larry and Dixie Kurtz and Tom and Suzette Clark.
My daughter Debbie took me shopping Sunday afternoon. I went to Wal-Mart for the first time since before Christmas. I am still looking for appliance covers with sunflowers on the vinyl. I like my kitchen decorated in sunflowers. The sunflower shop did not even have them.
I also stuffed more than 10 dozen eggs with candy for the Easter egg hunt.
The De Soto Baptist Church will have its egg hunt at 10 a.m. April 15.
My son Carlin called me and said their daughter Karla and her husband, Bill, took their three boys and went to New York to see Niagara Falls during spring break. They are both school teachers. They said gas was $6 a gallon in New York.
Carlin is still active -- even though he is retired -- in the track meets where his son John coaches at Palentine High School.
My son Edwin called me Sunday evening and told me about their citywide cleanup he helped organize. He said a third-grade boy took first place for his drawing to put on T-shirts for all of its 400 volunteers. The logo was "Litter is a Monster of a Problem."
Boy Scouts, church groups and other groups worked in the cleanup effort.
Jesse Boyd had surgery at the Kansas University Medical Center. Richard Epperson is better. Dorothy Ashley at Hillside Village is better. Peggy Stumpff is having problems getting around. Rita Jenks had back surgery. She is feeling better but not able to drive her car. I had my last round of injections on my knees. I have to get an MRI taken on my left foot because it is not any better.