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April 13, 2006

The De Soto Mudcats baseball team won its game against the Ravens from Johnson County by a score of 9-6. Eric Schupp coaches the Mudcats.
My great-grandson Hayden pitched six of the seven innings.
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My daughter Debbie and my great-grandson Hayden worked outside in the yard this weekend. They raked leaves from around the bushes and burned sticks. I helped a little by being in my motorized wheelchair my son Mike gave me. This was the first time I tried it out in the yard. We still have a lot of sticks to pick up.
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My son Jerry who lives in Overland Park visited me Friday. He applied weed killer and fertilized the yard for me. He said I had sticks all over in the yard caused from the hailstorm. He also said I had holes in the roof of the boat port at the back of the garage.
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A rosebud was on the communion table Sunday at the De Soto Baptist Church in honor of the former Denise Zwahlen's new baby.
Nikki Stewart is on the expectant mother's list. She and her husband, Dustin, are in China working in the missionary field.
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The De Soto Baptist Church will have its Maundy Thursday service with communion at 7 p.m. Thursday. Everyone is welcome to attend.
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The De Soto Baptist Church will have its Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church for fifth-graders and younger. There will be games for the children to play before and after the egg hunt.
Those planning to attend are asked to bring Easter baskets or sacks for the egg hunt.
Volunteers are needed to fill and tape plastic eggs at 10 a.m. Friday at the church.
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The American Baptist Women had its annual silent auction following the business meeting at De Soto Baptist Church. Jean Epperson and Mary Lou Simmons were the hostesses.
Proceeds from the auction will be given to the missions for their work.
Jean Epperson gave the love gift devotions.
Mary Etta Copeland was unable to attend. Following church services Sunday, she gave all the ladies a little basket filled with candy treats with the motto "Put all your eggs in one basket and take them to God."
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I have limbs and wood cut for fireplaces or stoves. If anyone is interested, call me at 585-1326.
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The De Soto United Methodist Church had more than 25 lilies on display in memory of loved ones both deceased and living. The De Soto Baptist Church had several gracing the sanctuary, too.
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The adult and youth choirs will perform its Easter cantata at 11 a.m. Sunday at the De Soto Baptist Church. The bell choir will also perform.
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My son Michael called me Sunday evening to check on my health problems. He gave me an update on their happenings in Oklahoma. He said Linda's parents' home in Oklahoma City might have sold.
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My son Edwin, who lives in Texas, had their Easter dinner Sunday for their family because their daughter-in-law and granddaughter are leaving Friday for Baton Rouge, La. They are going to visit her aunt and cousins who live there.
He said their granddaughter Lisa caught dragonflies and dug worms.
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The De Soto United Methodist Church will have its sunrise service at 8:30 a.m.
A breakfast and egg hunt will follow the service.
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The De Soto Baptist Church will have its sunrise service at 7 a.m. with breakfast following the service. The youth and parents will serve sausage patties, biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, bacon, juice, milk and coffee at the breakfast.
Donations are welcome.
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The Merrymakers Club met April 6 for a luncheon at Pizza Hut with Reta Kurtz as the hostess.
The group played bingo and everyone won a prize.
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The Willow Springs FCE unit had its monthly meeting article printed in the county newsletter for the month of March. I send the information to them each month.
Rosemary McAninch presented the old-fashioned games and activities book to the De Soto Library this week.
The book is available to check out and recall some of the old games played before radio and television.
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Those celebrating birthdays this week include Lawrence Allen, who is celebrating his 73rd birthday, Merle Bradley, who is celebrating her 98th birthday, Madeline Otto, Jack McDaniel, Matt Buehler, Keil Hileman, Nick Warren, Kara Askey, Audrey Tiedeman, Carolyn Warren and my great-granddaughter Grace Frohling, who lives in Oklahoma.
Those celebrating anniversaries include Tom and Suzette Clark, Jim and Pam Plummer and Ron and Lyndie Willhite.
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Macaroni and cheese is the needed food item for the food pantry this week. Next week is white rice.
The De Soto Multi-Service Center will accept any donations for the food pantry.
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The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 6654 went April 3 to the veteran's home in Wadsworth. They took chocolate cake, angel food cake and bananas. Those making the trip were Frances Lawhead, Lydia McGrew and Anita Woywod.
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Leona Robinson had pneumonia and spent a day in the hospital. Jesse Boyd is home now recovering from his recent heart surgery.
Dean Wall was walking without any support Sunday -- not even Karen's arm or shoulder.
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I remember several years ago when the bells rang to call everyone to worship on Good Friday. All the merchants in De Soto would close their business at noon for one hour to attend community services.
Every year the churches would alternate and different laymen from different churches would speak to the congregations. Catholics, Methodist, Pentacostal and Baptists would all attend.

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