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February 16, 2006

Mr. and Mrs. Bob Bartholomew were hosts to a family birthday party. Eighteen people enjoyed a luncheon followed by birthday cake, ice cream and presents. Honorees were Bailey Steele, Reta Kurtz and Emmet Kurtz.
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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 De Soto United Methodist Church will have a community Bingo night from 5 to 9 p.m. March 4 in the fellowship hall at the church.
Donations for prizes from area businesses and individuals would be appreciated.
Proceeds from the event will be used to fund more than 15 youth members in July for a mission trip to the Lydia Patterson Institute in El Paso, Texas.
For more information, call Larry Cox at (913) 782-4059 or Brenda Crisco at (913) 782-8769.
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My friend Sue Allen took me to the senior citizen birthday dinner at the Senior Citizen Nutrition Center. I recognized Mary Manly and Norma Longhoffer at the birthday dinner table. I visited with several friends.
A woman came and conducted the exercise class for the hands and feet.
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I had a busy day on Wednesday. I went to Wednesday Bible Study at the De Soto Baptist Church and to the senior center for the birthday dinner. I also went to the De Soto Baptist Church business meeting that evening with my friend Jean Epperson.
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World Day of Prayer is March 3 and will be celebrating its 85th year.
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My Avon manager, Rita Hathaway, who lives in the Spring Hill area, visited me this past week. I have not seen her for more than a year because I'm not able to attend the monthly meetings. She brought me a cup and saucer 2004 award I earned and a Christmas memo they had for a place setting at the Avon Christmas party in Olathe. She said she had more than 600 representatives in her district.
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Larry Cox visited me on behalf of the De Soto United Methodist Church youth for their mission fund-raiser March 4.
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The youth choir performed "The Light That Shines In Me," during Sunday services at De Soto Baptist Church. Mary Etta Copeland was the accompanist.
Leslie Hodges performed the piano solo she played in the competition at the high school musical festival recently. She received a I rating.
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The Junior Joys Choir will practice at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at De Soto Baptist Church. They will perform during services Sunday with Tami Reeves as director.
The bell choir will practice at noon.
The American Baptist Girls will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
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The De Soto Baptist Church has designated every third Sunday of the month as a day to take up a collection for the De Soto Multi-Service Center. The proceeds will help pay for utilities for those in need in the community. The American Baptist Women will be in the vestibule to take the donations.
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The donation for the De Soto Multi-Service Center this week is whole kernel corn. Canned tuna or salmon will be the donation for next week.
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Members of the De Soto United Methodist Church served a luncheon Sunday at the Grand Avenue Temple in Kansas City. More than 20 volunteers helped serve.
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The Silver Circle of the De Soto United Methodist Church met Monday at the home of Myrtle Coker. Lunch was served. Members filled sacks with Valentine's cookies and candies for shut-ins.
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The Agape Circle will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday 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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My son Edwin called me Sunday evening. He said they were having Kansas' weather down in Texas. The temperature was 25 degrees. I told him to send their 60 and 70 degrees up here. All of us were glad we don't have the New York snow.
Edwin said they were busy with birthdays this week.
He said more than 300 people attended the Sweetheart Banquet at their church.
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My son Mike called me from Oklahoma. He had been to a furniture and mattress show in Las Vegas. He said it lasted five days and was the biggest convention he had ever attended.
He said they are planning to move his father-in-law into a nursing home by the first of March.
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The junior high Sunday school class at De Soto Baptist Church had valentine treats for each other. Doug Opdycke and I, as teachers, were receptive to cards, candy and candles by students. The room was decorated with heart balloons.
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My daughter Debbie took me to Hillside Village on Sunday to visit my friends Dorothy Ashley, Bobbie Robinson and Fernita Wilson. I took them a Valentine and treats.
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My great-grandson Hayden went with the Mudcats team Sunday to Kansas City to watch an indoor football game with his coach Eric Schuppe and Eric's wife, Lacina. Their son Derrick celebrated his birthday while they were there.
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A collection of more than $400 was taken for the youth at the "Souper Bowl" dinner last Sunday at the De Soto Baptist Church. The proceeds will be used for their missions.
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The Willow Springs F.C.E. will meet at 11:30 a.m. Friday at De Soto Baptist Church with Georgeanna Taylor as hostess.
A covered dish luncheon will be served.
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Chester Robbins has attended church the last two Sundays at De Soto Baptist Church. When he lived in De Soto he was an active member. Chester works part-time at Sears. He celebrated his 70th birthday last Sunday.
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The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post No. 6654 met Sunday in Lenexa for its district meeting. Several ladies from De Soto attended the meeting.
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My son Jerry and his wife, Linda, took me to the annual Sweetheart Banquet at the De Soto Baptist Church on Sunday. It was well attended.
The theme this year was "Love The Answer."
Tami and Pat Reeves and Sally and Carter Deck were the greeters.
Jean Epperson gave the invocation and talked on the love gift history.
Joe and Anita Woywod introduced the guest speaker, the Rev. Joe Biscoe, who has been a friend of theirs for several years. The Rev. Biscoe was the Chaplin with the Kansas City Fire and Police Department for more than 20 years. His wife was in attendance, too. He gave a talk on how important the word "love" was all through life.
The De Soto High School Madrigals performed two specials. The boys' quartet performed with Mary Etta Copeland accompanying on the piano.
This year's king and queen were Judy and Larry Hartshorn. They have been married 40 years. The youngest couple selected was Rick and Cassandra Miller. They were married Feb. 4 at the church.
All the former kings and queens were also recognized.
Leroy Davis gave the benediction.
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Those celebrating birthdays this week include Kirsten Mills, Mary Gigstad, Patti Plummer, Seth Standlee, Tabitha Plummer, Marge Morse, Ted Morse, Mark Hansen, Richelle Hodges, Quinn Miller, Derrick Schupp, Casey Fitzgerald, Carey Bowers, my granddaughter Paige Nalley Parker and granddaughter-in-law Ginger Nalley, both of Texas. My son Carlin, who lives in Texas, will be celebrating his 69th birthday.
Those celebrating anniversaries include Earl and Marilyn Layman, Gene and Phyllis Dettner, Joe and Betty Kessler and Charles and Willetta Lawhead.
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A meeting was called for the women of the De Soto Baptist Church to discuss the World Day of Prayer services and the monthly business meeting for the Chamber of Commerce the women will be hosting in March.
Proceeds from the American Baptist Women fund-raiser will be given to the youth for their trip to New Orleans to help restore a church.
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Ruth Zimmerman went to the Olathe Medical Center because of chest pains. Laura Long suffered a heart attack and stroke and was in Olathe Medical Center. She is staying with her daughter Donna for now.
Bob Ross, Marge Morse and Liz Simmons are all making progress. Hattie Jo Austin King's progress is slow, her mother said. Jan Roles and Julie Riffel's parents need prayers.
I was having a lot of pain in my left ankle last Tuesday. I kept hot packs on it and took some pain medication. I called the doctor, but was unable to see him. I was afraid I would end up in the emergency room. The Lord heard my begging prayers and answered. This was the first time I had severe pain in my ankle. I was in tears.
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I have an empty garden spot for someone to plant in this spring. I wish someone would use this space.

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