Archive for Thursday, February 9, 2006

Neighbors

February 9, 2006

The De Soto Cemetery Board will meet at 1 p.m. Feb. 26 at the De Soto Community Center, 32905 W. 84th St., De Soto.
The community is encouraged to attend and discuss concerns.
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The Merrymaker's Club met at Pizza Hut for its meeting. Frieda Anderson was the hostess. They had their annual white elephant sale and had lots of fun.
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The wedding of Rick Miller and Cassandra Riley took place Saturday at De Soto Baptist Church. The McAninch and Zwahlen families attended the wedding.
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The De Soto United Methodist Church youth group had its "Souper Bowl" dinner Sunday following services. As part of the event the youth had a biblical scholar's bowl competing against the elders.
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Members of the De Soto United Methodist Church will serve a luncheon Sunday at the Grand Avenue Temple in Kansas City. Volunteers are needed to cook, serve and drive. The group will leave the church at 8:15 a.m., attend services at the temple, and return at about 1:30 p.m.
For more information, call the church at 583-1359.
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The Silver Circle of the De Soto United Methodist Church will meet at 1 p.m. Monday at the church with Sally Bedford as hostess.
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The Agape Circle will meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 16 at the home of Jan Vaughn. The group will discuss chapter 11 from the book "Journey to the Center of Faith."
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The adult and youth choir performed "Go Tell It On The Mountain" during Sunday services at De Soto Baptist Church. Jeff Hodges was the director.
Alex Prosser performed the piano solo she played in the competition at the high school musical festival this past week. She received a I rating. Karen Wall turned the pages for her while she played.
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The youth choir practiced Sunday at the De Soto Baptist Church. They will perform next Sunday with Tami Reeves as the director.
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My friend Rodney visited me on Monday. I had not seen him in a long time. We talked about a mutual friend we have and the health problems she was having.
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I appreciate my friend Sue Allen taking me to the senior citizen dinner last Friday to bid Mary Bichelmeyer farewell. She retired Friday as head cook after 11 years at the De Soto Senior Center meal site. Mary said she would be back to play cards and have dinner with them. She said she missed Ray Skaggs since his death, but she had good kitchen help all these years.
The city workers, Mayor David Anderson and the nutrition person from Johnson County all paid tribute to her on Thursday.
Mary Bichelmeyer and Richard Lee Dikeman will exchange wedding vows at 7 p.m. Feb. 17 at the De Soto Senior Center. We all wish them many happy years together.
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My friend Luella Tillery called me Sunday afternoon to inquire about the many friends she still has in De Soto. She told me to say hi to everyone.
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My son Edwin called me Sunday evening and told me about taking his 6-year-old granddaughter Lisa to the Sweetheart Little Dance at the Civic Center in Plano, Texas.
He said more than 630 attended the dance. Twenty percent of the men were grandfathers and 80 percent were fathers. He dressed formal and Lisa wore a velveteen dress with a rose wrist corsage he gave her. He said he would send me pictures of them. This was an annual fund-raising event sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce.
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My great-grandson Hayden Chandler played two basketball games Saturday. They lost both of them.
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Former De Soto resident Elaine Harden Boyd who lives in Kilgore, Texas, called me Friday evening to thank me for the card I sent her. I told her Paul Hughes attended church and announced the death of former De Soto resident Jerry Lucas. He died of cancer the week before. She said she called his father, Jess Lucas, and talked to him.
Elaine is still grieving over the death of her brother who died around Christmas.
She said her house cleaner had a 4-year-old that could say all 39 books in the Old Testament. I can't even remember all of them. I do know all 27 books of the New Testament.
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The De Soto Enhancement Group has eight more bricks for sale for the Miller Park project. They are $50 for a family or $100 for a business.
To order a brick, call Mike Nolan at 583-1215 or Dorothy Nalley at 585-1326.
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The De Soto Enhancement Group plans to meet in two or three weeks after Mike Nolan installs the new lights in the water fountain at Miller Park.
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A pair of eyeglasses was found in my driveway the last part of December or first part of January. To claim them, call me at 585-1326.
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I have an empty garden spot for someone to use this spring. The ground is good and I have work tools available to use.
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Those celebrating birthdays this week include Mary Manly, Marilyn Hendrix, Bill Owens, John Zoellner, Rebecca Bales, Kathy Rums, Art Hoover, Chris Schotanus, Bill Grimshaw, Joel Rains, Cindy King, Larry Inman, Ellen Rains, Jamie Voorhies, R.B. Jones, Tami Reeves, Stephanie Rhodes, Dick McAninch and Jim Ingalls. My son Michael Nalley, Oklahoma, celebrated his 60th birthday.
Those celebrating anniversaries include Eric and Lacena Schupp, Bob and Boots Linden, John and Sheryl Ragland, Mike and Kathy Rumsey and Justin and Jennifer McDaniel.
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The "Souper Bowl" dinner Sunday at the De Soto Baptist Church was well attended. The fellowship hall was decorated with miniature icicle lights with colorful paper footballs hanging down from them. Each table was decorated with a paper football as the centerpiece. Many different foods were served and recipes were shared.
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The Bob Ross family appreciates everyone's prayers for his recent surgery. He had a kidney removed. He came home on Friday evening and is able to walk around the house now. He will have the staples removed this week. He still needs our prayers.
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Laura Long suffered a stroke and a heart attack on Friday morning. She was taken by Med Act to the Olathe Medical Center where she is in intensive care. She needs our prayers. She attended the Wednesday Bible Study Group and was vibrant and cheerful. I talked to her on the telephone a couple of times on Thursday.
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The donation for the De Soto Multi-Service Center this week is boxed cereals.
Whole kernel corn will be the donation for next week.
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The De Soto Baptist Church met for its bi-monthly business meeting Wednesday with deacons and trustees meeting earlier.
The Sweetheart Banquet will be at 6 p.m. Sunday in the fellowship hall. The youth group will help serve.
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Liz Simmons, who had been in the hospital again, is now home. Donna Luther called me and said she does not have any heart or liver problems as mentioned in last week's column.
The concern for David Spain is still ongoing. He thought he could get out to church this week but wasn't feeling up to it.
Mason Griffin was suffering from an ear infection last week at the same time as his birthday celebration. Willetta Lawhead was able to return to work last Wednesday. Dean Wall is walking good and is able to attend church. He also stayed for the soup luncheon.
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Sympathy goes to Merle Bradley in the death of a nephew who died last week.

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