Archive for Thursday, August 24, 2006

Neighbors

August 24, 2006

The Hillside Village of De Soto is in need of items for its country store.
When residents participate in exercises and other groups, they earn "money" to purchase merchandise at the country store.
Donated items don't have to be new -- just so it's pretty and useful.
I'm sending some gels and lotions and I'm asking for the community's support in helping the cause.
We're fortunate to have Hillside Village in De Soto.
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Shawn Allen drove me to my internist last week. He gave me a good report so far, but he wants me to see another specialist after I get this left hand out of the cast. That will be some time after Sept. 5.
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The De Soto Baptist Church had a "Hymn Sing" at Sunday services where the congregation selected their favorite hymn and sang the first and last verses of each selection.
At least four were sung and all of them were my favorites. I thought the best was "I'll Fly Away."
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Donna Hansen announced she had a great-nephew born this week. She said their family was very happy.
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The Rev. Richard Copeland told the congregation at De Soto Baptist Church that he received an e-mail from the missionaries. They wanted to send their appreciation to the church for its support. They said they were referring to us as angels.
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A spaghetti dinner to raise money for a planned trip to Washington, D.C. by Rita Jones and Aubrey Jones will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the De Soto United Methodist Church fellowship hall, 8760 Kill Creek Road.
Free will donations will be accepted.
Rita Jones has been the chairwoman of the De Soto Relay for Life for the past four years. She will travel to the nation's capital to represent the 3rd Kansas Congressional District in the American Cancer Society's planned Celebration on the Hill scheduled for Sept. 18 to 22. She was one of 165 ambassadors selected from the 406 applicants from the High Plains Division.
Aubrey Jones is going as a volunteer, hoping to hand out survivor sashes. She has been a team captain for the past three years.
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There is a grocery cart in the vestibule at De Soto United Methodist Church for diaper donations to help the De Soto Multi-Service Center. Anyone in the community can make a donation. Diapers sizes 4 to 6 and Pull-Ups are needed. Diaper wipes and grocery items are also needed.
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My son Michael called me from Oklahoma Sunday and told me he had been to a large furniture market convention in Tupelo, Miss. He drove over nine hours to attend. He said he visited with customers along the way to and from Tupelo.
Michael told me he plans to take his father-in-law out to lunch this weekend and then to his mattress factory for an outing from the rest home where he lives.
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My son Edwin and Jeanne called me from Texas and said they are still having hot weather with temperatures above 100 every day.
He had his granddaughter Lisa at the office to help send birthday cards to the troops in Iraq. Students in the Sunday school classes also helped. They sent more than 300 cards to Iraq.
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After Sunday school and church, my daughter Debbie Chandler, my great-grandson Hayden Chandler and I went to Hayden's ball game at 3 and 2 Baseball Club of Johnson County.
The Mudcats played on the De Soto school district's ball field. It was the first time I'd been to it.
The Mudcats played the New York Yankees and beat them in the seventh inning, 5-4.
The Mudcats' game on Saturday was against the Indians. They won that game, too, 9-0.
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Barbara Crim visited me Saturday. I hadn't seen her all summer. She told me she is up at 3 a.m. and has to be at work by 4 a.m. She said next year she would be old enough to retire.
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Jim and Dee Aubert are back home after spending some time with their son Frankie at his Lake of the Ozarks home.
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I won't be organizing the Little Miss and Mr. De Soto contest again this year. I ran it for several years for the De Soto Enhancement Group but I'm unable to because of health reasons.
A club, group or organization should take it over. It is a moneymaking project. Each year I organized it, $500 to $700 was collected for candidates' votes and donated to the Enhancement Group.
I would be able to help anyone who is interested in bringing back the Little Miss and Mr. De Soto contest.
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David and Lori Brunner, who live in Olathe, visited his mother, Shirley Brunner, Saturday.
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Eldean Shultz is celebrating his birthday this week. The family has requested a card shower for him.
Others celebrating their birthdays include Lydia McGrew, Lois Ann Grimshaw, Elsie Papp, Nicholas Kotschwar, Mark Shutte, Lynn Grimshaw, Drew Guntert, Cassie Gregg, Earl Layman, Karen Blaich, Natalie McCracken, Glenna Beytein, Betty O'Dell, Ryan Allenbrand, Bonnie Montgall, Anita Woywod, Alex Thompson and my grandson Roger Garcia.
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Those celebrating anniversaries include Karl and Kay Dollman, Doug and Vergie Opdycke and my son and daughter-in-law Carlin and Nancy Nalley in Illinois.
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The needed item at the De Soto Multi-Service Center this week is white rice. Next week's item is tuna.
Glen and Ruby Nelson take the donations from the De Soto Baptist Church to the De Soto Multi-Service Center each week.
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Richard Epperson had to be taken to Shawnee Mission Medical Center Friday evening. He had a rejection to his blood pressure medication. The doctor there analyzed him immediately and put him in isolation. He said he had other patients with the same diagnosis report their illness.
Joe Kessler will undergo surgery this week and needs our prayers. Leona Hoover, who was in the hospital this week with heart problems, is home now but was unable to come to church Sunday. Luella Davis is home from the hospital and was able to attend church Sunday.
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Brown Bag was Sunday at the De Soto Baptist Church. The American Baptist Women took an offering for the De Soto Multi-Service Center as well as school supplies as members left the church.
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Sympathy goes to the family of Doug Opdycke in the loss of his brother-in-law in Los Angeles, Calif., and to the family of John Paul Elder in his accidental death at the Lake of the Ozarks. Services were Tuesday at the Bruce Funeral Home in Gardner.

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