Archive for Thursday, January 26, 2006

Neighbors

January 26, 2006

The Pleasant Hour Club met at the De Soto United Methodist Church with Mary Ann Stewart and Peggy Stumpff as hostesses.
Jerry Brown and Dott Stephens gave the program. Bingo was played and everyone won a prize.
The annual auction will be at 1 p.m. Feb. 16 at the De Soto United Methodist Church.
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The bell choir performed three specials Sunday at De Soto Baptist Church with Tami Reeves as the director.
Jon Copeland performed a solo and accompanied himself on the piano during the offertory.
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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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The donation for the De Soto Multi-Service Center this week is peanut butter and jelly. Tuna will be the donation for next week.
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The Wednesday Bible group meets at 10 a.m. every Wednesday at De Soto Baptist Church. The group will be studying the tenth chapter of Acts.
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Former resident, Patty Neeland and her husband, John, of Pittsburg, called me. Patty said they have five children all from the same family living with them. The children wanted to stay together. Their ages range from 4 to 15.
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I had two doctors' appointments this week. The podiatrist was concerned about the abrasion on my ankle. I had to buy a small bottle of cream about the size of a person's little finger for $60.
The optometrist still doesn't want me to drive my car. He wants me to put wet cloths on my eyes for five minutes every morning and continue to wash them out with baby shampoo.
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Addie Austin had her son, Charles and granddaughter, as visitors on Sunday.
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Judy Spencer is the new secretary at De Soto United Methodist Church.
Judy was raised in Miami, Okla. After graduating from Oklahoma State University she went to the University of Kansas and received her masters in education. She taught at Shawnee Mission schools and raised her daughter and son in Overland Park. She has been active in the Valley View Methodist Church.
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The De Soto Mudcats baseball team is selling coupons for Simple Simon's Pizza and Sonic in De Soto as a fund-raiser for the team. Eric Schutte is the coach.
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My son Carlin from Lisle, Ill., called me Friday and said they received five inches of snow and were expecting eight inches. I told him it was raining here and snow was predicted.
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My son Edwin in Plano, Texas, called Sunday night and said they received rain for the first time in 32 days.
Edwin said Saturday night they attended a party for the assistant minister at their church, who is moving.
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My great-grandchildren in Oklahoma are busy. My great-granddaughter Rachel plays on a basketball team and travels on the weekends. My great-grandson Matthew plays ice hockey and had games in Michigan this weekend.
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Those celebrating birthdays this week include Erica Rains, Gladys Bowlin, Jim Plummer, Heather Willhite, Patti McAvoy, Susan Plummer, Randall Bassett, Courtney Otter, Dorothy Kibbee, Phyllis Isaacs and my great-granddaughter Margaret Mary Nalley of Illinois.
My first cousin Naomi Brown, Joplin, Mo., will be 90.
My son told me on the telephone that two of his former classmates, Shirley Weller and Gary Lucas, had birthdays on Jan. 22.
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Those celebrating anniversaries include Scott and Ted Jones, Bill and Ginger DeHoff, Jim and Reba Berola and Leon and Myrtle Coker.
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The Rev. Richard Copeland and Mary Etta Copeland celebrated their 45th anniversary Sunday at De Soto Baptist Church.
Their children Jon and Richelle surprised them when they called them to stand together on the pulpit while Jon pinned a corsage of roses on his mother and Richelle pinned a rose boutonniere on her father.
They had a surprise dinner for them in the fellowship hall following services. More than 150 members attended.
The Copelands were married Jan. 28, 1961.
Heidi Copeland attended the services with Jon. Former members attending were Hank and Vivian Ruckert and their daughter, Sherrie and her three children, all of Hutchison, Katie and Claude Cowart of Kansas City, Kan., and the Rev. Copeland's relatives from Topeka.
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Bob Ross, who is having surgery soon, needs prayers. Hattie Jo Austin King, who lives in Georgia, is having surgery this week. David Spain is on the prayer list.
Birdie Jones, who has one more chemotherapy treatment, needs prayers. Jesse Boyd is still in need of prayers. Dick McAninch was in the hospital, but is home now and doing better. Dorothy Ashley is back in the hospital and needs prayer.
Joe Woywod received a good report.
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Correction in last week's column -- Rick Walker and his two sons, Lucas and Kyle, not Keith, performed a song during the offertory at De Soto Baptist Church.
Lucas, the oldest son, performed a solo this week as the bell choir played "Till We Meet Again."

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