Archive for Thursday, February 2, 2006

Neighbors

February 2, 2006

Former residents Paul Hughes and his wife, the former Wanda Thomas, attended services Sunday at De Soto Baptist Church.
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My daughter-in-law Nancy in Illinois wants me to go see the movie "End of the Spear." It's a true story of the killing of missionaries in the Amazon back in 1945.
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The De Soto United Methodist Church youth group is sponsoring a "Souper Bowl" dinner Sunday following services. As part of the event they'll have a biblical scholar's bowl, competing with the elders.
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Members of the De Soto United Methodist Church will participate in a luncheon Feb. 12 at the Grand Avenue Temple in Kansas City. Volunteers are needed to cook, serve and drive.
For more information, call the church at 583-1359.
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Sympathy goes to the family of George Clark in his death. Former pastors attended the services at De Soto United Methodist Church.
Sympathy goes to the family of John Hackworth in the death of his sister.
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Several youth of the De Soto Baptist Church participated in the winter play "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare" over the weekend at De Soto High School.
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Nelson Reeves took first place in the spelling bee at Starside Elementary School. He will participate in the Johnson County spelling bee.
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The De Soto Baptist Church youth group is sponsoring a "Souper Bowl" dinner following services Sunday. Monetary donations will be accepted.
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The wedding of Rick Miller and Cassandra Riley will take place at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at De Soto Baptist Church.
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The De Soto Mudcats basketball team lost its game Saturday by three points. Both teams led several times throughout the game.
The De Soto Mudcats baseball team started practicing.
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Patty Neeland visited me Thursday evening. She was on her way to Topeka for her work on Friday with foster children there. She said she and her husband, John, bought a larger home in Pittsburg because of the seven children they currently have living with them.
She also visited her brother Robert.
Patty is in the National Guard. She said she hoped she didn't have to go to Iraq.
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The donation for the De Soto Multi-Service Center this week is tuna. Boxes of cereal will be the donation for next week.
Ruby and Glen Nelson deliver the donations to the center on Mondays.
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Mary Bichelmeyer is retiring Friday as head cook at the De Soto Senior Citizen Nutrition Center. She is getting married. We wish her happiness with her husband.
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The Junior Joy Choir performed Sunday at De Soto Baptist Church. Tami Reeves was the director and Mary Etta Copeland accompanied on the piano.
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The annual Sweetheart Banquet will be at 6 p.m. Feb. 12 in the fellowship hall at De Soto Baptist Church, 8655 Church St.
Tickets are $7.50 each or $15 a couple.
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My son Edwin in Texas called me Sunday evening and said it rained one-and-a-half inches. The area needed the rain and temperatures have been high there, too.
Edwin and his wife, Jeanne, took their daughter-in-law and granddaughter to see the movie "Nanny McPhee." He said it was good and suggested I go see it.
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My daughter, Debbie, gave me a shirt she painted with an eagle on top of the American flag for Valentine's Day.
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Those celebrating birthdays this week include Katherine Neis, Gene Dettmer, Barbara Buckley, Bob Linden, Gil Rumsey, John Zoellner, Jessica Reed, Julie Riffel, Mason Griffin, Leslie Hodges and Laurie Woywod.
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Those celebrating anniversaries include Randy and Shelly Canaan, Bill and Ginger DeHoff and Leland and Beverly Jones.
Leon and Myrtle Coker celebrated their anniversary on Kansas' birthday.
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My son Carlin called me Sunday evening. They celebrated their youngest grandchild's third birthday with family. They rented a pool at a hotel and had all eight grandchildren present.
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Sympathy goes to the family of former residents Jess and Gladys Lucas in the death of their son Jerry who died in Green River, Wyo.
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Bob Ross was scheduled to have kidney surgery on Monday. Hattie Jo Austin King is home now after her surgery. David Spain is recovering from his surgery and needs prayers. Jerry Keegan is having heart problems. Richard Epperson's nephew, who lives in Belton, Mo., had a heart attack Sunday and is in need of prayers.
Eric Schuppe's sister and three children were in an accident on 87th Street and Interstate 35 Friday when a semi-truck hit them. They were checked in at the hospital and dismissed.
Donna Luther is still having health problems. Dorothy Ashley is still hospitalized. Willetta Lawhead is using a cane now after both knee surgeries. She hopes to return to work soon. Birdie Jones will finish her chemotherapy and said everything was going well for her.

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