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December 28, 2006

Worship on Sunday at De Soto Baptist Church had the bell choir playing several numbers. Jon Copeland directed them.
The instrument band played selections before the services began.
JoAnna Wall, the daughter of Dean and Karen Wall, sang a solo. Holly Balch also sang a solo.
In addition, a special prayer was given for the Woywod family.
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I received a phone call on Christmas from Luther's sister Beulah from Palas Verdes, Calif. She was apologizing for not sending Christmas cards to the families because of her failing eyesight. She can't drive, either. She said her children and grandchildren live close enough to help her do many things. She spent Christmas day with her daughters-in-law.
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The De Soto United Methodist Church needs about two more donated high chairs for use in the fellowship hall. The one that has been donated already is greatly appreciated.
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The De Soto United Methodist Church is asking members to sign up to be greeters at the 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday services. A sign up sheet is on the bulletin board in the narthex.
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My son Carlin from Lisle, Ill., and his wife, Nancy, and I attended the 3 p.m. family Christmas services put on by Kaw Prairie Community Church at Zimmerman's barn. Darrel Zimmerman said there were almost 250 at that service. It was crowded with standing room only for some. It was a great production with attendees singing along with some of the selections.
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My sons Jerry and Carlin and their wives, Linda and Nancy, and I attended the De Soto United Methodist Church Christmas Eve services. It was a great service with singing and the Rev. Jerry Vaughn brought the scriptures of the birth of Jesus. The candle lighting ceremony ended the services.
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I received a Christmas card from Dick and Juanita Reeves. She was the former Juanita Metsinger and formerly of De Soto. She sent me a bulletin from the church she attends, the Shawnee Mission Baptist Temple. Her son, Kevin Metsinger, is the pastor there.
She said her grandson Nathan Metsinger is in the Philippines helping the Quinlans, who are missionaries there.
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The Monday evening Bible study group at De Soto Baptist Church will meet at 6 p.m. Jan. 8.
The Wednesday Bible group will meet at 10 a.m. Jan. 3 with Jean Epperson as the leader.
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Roger and Hazel Verrill and their daughter Diana and her daughter came Saturday and visited me. They brought me one of my favorite foods -- salmon cakes. When they lived here in De Soto, they would bring them to me quite often. I miss it, but miss them the most.
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The "angel" who lives in the Rik-Mar area came again last week and cleaned my house. She ran the sweeper, mopped, waxed the floors and cleaned the bathroom. She had a hard workout.
She also brought me some food she had made.
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My grandson Brian Nalley and his wife, Joan, came Christmas morning and put a new light up for me in my kitchen. They live in La Cygne and have horses. They participate in the American Royal show. They placed second this year. One of their mares was to bring a foal that day, so they had to hurry home.
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The Darrell and Glenda Thompson home on Kill Creek Road was outstanding again this year. They've added more lights and the shapes on the trees are unusual. They put lights high into the tall trees by shooting them up there with a bow and arrow, which is hard to believe when they are so perfectly shaped. They live at the intersection of 91st Street and Kill Creek Road.
The Mike Ross house has candles in many of the windows and the decorations at 84th and Kickapoo are fantastic. The Larry and Zola Stephans yard and house is beautifully decorated. Larry cut out and sawed many items.
There are so many places in town that are decorated. I know I haven't seen them all yet. I hope to see them before the new year.
My house is full of Santas and I received more this year.
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My family went to my son Jerry's home Christmas night to play games and eat again.
My son Edwin flew back to Texas but my granddaughter Paige stayed with me until Thursday. She teaches first and second grade in Plano, Texas.
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The Nalley family observed Christmas at the Baptist church, which we rent every year. I gave the table grace.
We had the usual "grab bag" exchange with snowmen, a stuffed reindeer and toys going from one owner to the next. I had my snowman taken, but I ended up with a different one that I love.
My 7-year-old great-grandson read the nativity story while two other great-grandchildren, ages 6 and 8, put the different characters on the scenes as the story was read.
This year there were only 22 in attendance. My grandson in the military, who lives in South Carolina, and his wife came the farthest. Edwin and his daughter Paige came from Texas. Carlin and his wife, Nancy and their daughter, Karla, and her husband, Bill, and their three sons were here from Illinois. Jerry's daughter-in-law and husband and their children from Manhattan and Debbie's family were all here.
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My son Michael, who was unable to come to Kansas for Christmas, called me Christmas night from Oklahoma and told me about the Christmas he and his wife, Linda, had at their home. Their children Michelle and Marty and their families were at their house for dinner. Marty went to the nursing home where his grandpa lives and he brought him over for their get-together.
Mike and Linda plan to come to Kansas to visit on Friday.
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Those celebrating birthdays this week include Alfred Clay, Alva Mitchell, Frances Lawhead, Madeleine Mikinski, Mary Plummer, Nikki Stumpff, Rita Jones, Josh Miller, Paula Jones, Margaret Wycoff and Sean Nalley.
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Jack and Mary Conrad will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a celebration for family and friends at 6 p.m. Friday at the De Soto VFW. The Conrads have three children; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Mark and Beth Schutte are having an anniversary on New Year's Eve.
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Needed items at the De Soto Multi-Service Center include canned meats. Next week, the needed items include canned corn. Paper goods, diapers and other necessities are always needed.
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Roger Simmons has been dismissed from Shawnee Mission Medical Center. He is home recovering from his recent heart surgery. Juanita Martinez needs our prayers in her illness. Dick McAninch had a heart attack Saturday evening and is a patient at Olathe Medical Center. Joe Woywod and his son, Matt, are on the prayer list with their health problems.
I have an appointment this week to recheck my left hand. I still have a support on it and I still have some sharp pains in it. I also had leg problems; one with quite severe pain and the other got hurt in an accident. I may have to get a tetanus shot.
I also heard from friends that the former Loya Lou Coker's husband had a heart attack and is a patient at Olathe Medical Center.
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Sympathy goes to the Curtis Dabbs family. He died Tuesday at Overland Park Regional Medical Center.

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