Archive for Thursday, April 20, 2006

Neighbors

April 20, 2006

The De Soto Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 6654 meets the second Friday of each month at the post home on Penner Avenue.

There are 150 members in the auxiliary and 35 to 40 are out-of-town residents.

The group needs for the ladies to attend the monthly meetings to make decision and for fellowship.

The next meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. May 12 at the VFW.

For more information, call Frances Lawhead at 585-1098.


  • Darlene and John Hackworth announced they were great-grandparents again. They now have two great-grandchildren.

  • My daughter Debbie took me to the Hillside Village Thursday so I could give Easter gifts to my friends Dorothy Ashley, Bobbie Robinson and Fernita Wilson. I took three to four dozen stuffed eggs for other residents there.

  • The Willow Springs FCE will meet at 11:30 a.m. Friday for a potluck luncheon in the fellowship hall at De Soto Baptist Church. Kathy Hayden will be the hostess.

Anyone can attend the FCE meetings. A lesson from Kansas State University and Johnson County is presented at each meeting.


  • I really goofed about the De Soto Baptist Church Easter sunrise services. I thought they were at 7 a.m. instead of 8 a.m. I was ready to go before 7 a.m. and wondered why my family wasn't coming to pick me up.

I apologize to anyone who read my column last week and thought services were at 7 a.m.


  • The Maundy Thursday service, the specials and sunrise services were well attended at De Soto Baptist Church.

Lucas Walker sang a solo that was outstanding.

The former Peggy Henry came over to me Thursday evening and made me guess who she was. She was the only child I babysat for years ago.


  • Peanut butter and jelly are the needed food items for the food pantry this week.

Items are always needed as there is a great increase in the numbers of families who use the services.


  • My great-grandson Hayden's basketball team played Saturday in Olathe. They won 43-23. Hayden was happy he made some goals.

  • My sister-in-law Virginia Williams from Eugene, Ore., and my niece Rena Williams from Ottawa visited me last Monday evening.

  • Louella Tillery, who used to live in De Soto, called me this week. She asked about different friends and said she misses visiting with them.

She said she is still having back problems.

Louella worked at the Olathe Medical Center for many years.


  • Dee and Jim Aubert visited their son Frankie at the Lake of the Ozarks recently.

  • Sympathy goes to Ron Crow in the recent loss of his brother and to the family of Mary Jo McDaniels, whose cousin died this past week.

Sympathy also goes to Dale and Nancy Lindbloom and family in the loss of his brother in a recent car accident.


  • The De Soto United Methodist Church will have its annual Heritage Sunday dinner after worship Sunday.

Anyone planning to attend is asked to bring an ethnic food from their ancestry and the recipe used. The recipe, written on a 3x5 card, will be placed in a basket for a later publishing in newsletters.


  • The De Soto Relay For Life committee is sponsoring a golf tournament for the American Cancer Society at 8 a.m. Saturday. Registration forms are available at Cedar Creek Pharmacy and also through Rita Jones.

  • The sanctuary at De Soto Baptist Church was full for the 11 a.m. Easter services. The bell youth choir was in the upper loft and played two opening selections with Jon Copeland as director. They then joined the adult choir in the regular choir loft and had special numbers with Karen Wall as the accompanist on the piano.

The close selection "If I Be Lifted Up" brought tears to some of the members' eyes.


  • The De Soto Baptist Church youth and their parents served breakfast following the sunrise worship. All the tables were filled and the food was delicious.

The centerpieces on the tables were small, decorated baskets made by the A.B. Girls and their leaders. Each family in attendance got to claim one.


  • My daughter Debbie took me and her son Chris and grandson Hayden out to eat for our Easter dinner.

  • Scott Jones held up their newborn baby at Sunday services. Lil Hougham sent me a beautiful Easter card. We then talked and caught up on families and their happenings. I also talked to Gary. He asked me to convey a message to his old schoolmate Steve Freeman.

  • I had two telephone calls from my son Carlin in Illinois this weekend. They were celebrating birthdays as well as Easter.

He puts the great-grandchildren on the phone to talk to me.


  • I went to the cardiology department in Olathe last Thursday. .

I also had to return to the cardiologist for X-rays. I haven't found out the results yet.


  • Those celebrating birthdays this week include Carolyn Warren, Jerry Sharp, Mike Mikinski, Karl Dollman, Randy Gardner, Jim Barola, Ton Adams, Sally Beck and my great-grandson Daniel Modelski in Roseville, Ill., who is 10. He's quite a good baseball player, too.
  • Those celebrating anniversaries include Ron and Lyndie Willhite, Don and Nancy McMillian and Dennis and Bernie Casey.


  • The youth group at De Soto United Methodist Church is planning a bingo night from 6 to 8 p.m. April 29 in the fellowship hall at the church, 8760 Kill Creek Road.

The cost is $10 for all evening or 50 cents a game.

The group had many compliments on the last event they had and were asked to have another one.

The money raised from the event will be used to help fund their mission trip. So far, 13 youth -- three vans full with drivers -- have signed up for the trip.


  • The De Soto United Methodist Church will go to the Grand Avenue Temple at 10 a.m. Saturday to feed at least 125 people.

They need volunteers to help serve and also food donations and gifts for the temple's boutique.

Food needed includes four large institutional size cans of pork and beans; fruit cocktail; and four dozen cookies from five different people and 125 individual-size bags of chips.

For more information, call the church at 583-1359.


  • Leona Robinson is still in the Olathe hospital. She was admitted last Sunday with several digestive problems. Calvin said they took her off her medication and haven't started any new ones yet. She needs our prayers.

Their daughter Carla and two grandchildren from southern Missouri have come up to spend time with her.

Hubert Osburn had triple bypass surgery at Overland Park Regional Medical Center on Thursday.

Dale Lindbloom's brother died from injuries sustained in a car accident.

MaryAnn and Bob Ross' 11-year-old granddaughter (Sally's daughter) was in a car accident with her dad. They were two blocks from home. She was thrown out of the pickup and shattered her leg, which required many staples and extensive surgery. She also received a hairline broken neck and is wearing a neck brace on it for six weeks. The leg brace has to be on for four months.

The Ross's grandson Erick (Susie and Jim's son) had an accident on the monkey bars at school and broke his upper left arm and is in a sling.

They said March was a bad month for their family, but Bob is doing better now.


  • Bonnie Logan's niece in St. Joseph, Mo., was in her trailer home there when the recent tornado blew the house over with her in it. They had a hard time finding her among things. She needs our prayers.

They announced at church that Monte Evans is having colon surgery this week for cancer.

David Spain is having Hospice care in his home now. He appreciates the prayers given for him in his cancer condition.


  • Jesse Boyd, who recently had heart surgery, had returned home but it's reported he had to return to the hospital again.

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