Archive for Thursday, February 23, 2006

Neighbors

February 23, 2006

Jack and Mary Conrad attended their high school class reunion recently at Parsons. Mary said it was well attended and they visited with many classmates they had not seen in years.
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The Pleasant Hour Club canceled its February meeting because of members' illnesses and the weather conditions. The next meeting will be March 16.
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The De Soto Cemetery Board will meet at 1 p.m. Sunday 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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Jean Epperson and her brother Warren Davis and his grandson, Lawrence, attended services Sunday at De Soto Baptist Church.
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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.
Proceeds from the event will be used to fund a mission trip to the Lydia Patterson Institute in El Paso, Texas, for more than 15 youth members in July.
For more information, call Larry Cox at (913) 782-4059 or Brenda Crisco at (913) 782-8769.
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I had a doctor's appointment last week and I may need to have more X-rays.
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I attended the Kaw Valley Sportsman Association Annual Wild Game dinner Sunday at the VFW hall. My son and daughter-in-law Jerry and Linda Nalley, Overland Park, took me to the event. Linda's son and wife and granddaughter, all of Salem, Mo., also attended.
Several dishes of deer meat, fish, quail, buffalo, beef, vegetables and desserts were served. More than 100 people attended.
Dr. Eileen Mertz was the guest speaker. She talked about several diseases and ticks and caring for animals. Eileen is a graduate from Kansas State University. She moved to Gardner in 1986 and opened the Gardner Animal Clinic.
Larry Hartshorn led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance and gave the table grace.
Elmer Jenks was the emcee.
Many prize winners were named. I won a tin man made by Calvin Robinson and a floral centerpiece with pansies.
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The Junior Joys Choir performed a special Sunday at De Soto Baptist Church. Tami Reeves was the director. Mary Etta Copeland accompanied on the piano.
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The youth bell choir will perform Sunday at De Soto Baptist Church.
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The American Baptist Women took donations Sunday at De Soto Baptist Church for the De Soto Multi-Service Center. The proceeds will help pay for utilities for those in need in the community.
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The donation for the De Soto Multi-Service Center this week is canned tuna or salmon. Macaroni and cheese will be the donation for next week.
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Larry and Judy Hartshorn were recognized during services Sunday at De Soto Baptist Church as the Sweetheart Banquet king and queen.
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De Soto United Methodist Church recognized Betty Schotanus for her dedicated service as chair of the staff parish committee during her term. Her leadership brought many accomplishments to the church. The congregation extended a warm appreciation to her.
The 2006 members to the SPRC are Tammy Coder Mikinski, chairperson, Gene Dettmer, Nate Schotanus, Karen Walker and Kyle Anne Payne.
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Different groups in the community sponsor the birthday celebration once a month for the Hillside Village residents. There are two months available for the 2006 calendar.
If you are interested in sponsoring, call me at 585-1326.
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The wedding for Mary Bichelmeyer and Richard Dikeman took place Friday at the De Soto Senior Center. Richard's son-in-law performed the ceremony. A reception followed and the event was well attended.
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Those celebrating birthdays this week include Norma Longhoffer, John McCaslin, Mary Bichelmeyer, Kyle Anne Payne, Ali Wilcox, John Adams, Cody Towner, Junior Maness, Lindsay Thompson, Pat McAninch, Dana Blubaugh, Cassie Shultz, the Rev. Richard Copeland, my grandson Ralph Frohling of Oklahoma, and my great-grandson Kevin Modelski in Illinois.
Dee Aubert, Leona Robinson and Nancy Steele celebrated their birthdays last week.
Those celebrating anniversaries include Gene and Phyllis Dettmer, Jim and Marilyn Etherton and Ross and Gayle Moriarity. Dale and Nancy Steele celebrated their anniversary on Valentine's Day. Nancy's birthday was also on Valentine's Day.
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Reba Barola has had the flu. Joe Woywod and Billy Boyd were unable to attend church services. Nikki Leisten needs prayers. Laura Long has improved. David Spain still needs prayers for his recovery from surgery.
The scar on Brock Hartshorn's neck showed quite a tenacious surgery was done. The surgery was supposed to take two hours but required four hours instead. Sally Allen said their family was doing better now. Liz Simmons needs our prayers.
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World Day of Prayer is March 3 and will be celebrating its 85th year.
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The "Souper Bowl" dinner at De Soto Baptist Church was a success. The help of those who brought soup, helped serve and who helped clean up was appreciated.
Shawn Allen and I would like the recipe for the chicken and noodles that had celery and carrots added to it. It was served out of a crock pot. Please call me at 585-1326 if you want to share the recipe.
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The De Soto United Methodist Church will have its Fat Tuesday auction at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the church, 8640 Kill Creek Road. The auction will begin at 7:30 p.m.
Those planning to attend are asked to bring a wrapped white elephant gift.
Those with last names beginning with A through M are asked to bring a snack food. Those with last names beginning with N through W are asked to bring a dessert.
For more information, call Mary Plummer at 585-1880.

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