Archive for Thursday, June 1, 2006

Neighbors

June 1, 2006

Bob and Marie Welch went to Arkansas over the Memorial Day weekend and decorated the graves at different cemeteries for their many relatives buried there.
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I talked to Roger Verrill at mission on Sunday.
His wife, Hazel, hasn't had her knee surgery yet. He said he was already bored since school was out. He is a cook at Mill Valley High School.
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My son Edwin, who lives in Texas, was here for the wedding last weekend and did some yard work for me. He told me this week he has poison ivy on both arms. His wife, Jeanne, did lots of housework and has all my dust catchers and floors shining.
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My newest granddaughter Colleen (after last week's wedding) works for the Kansas Department of Transportation in Topeka. I had it listed as K.O.D.T. in last week's issue.
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The De Soto United Methodist Church is asking for volunteers to help in the summer Sunday school classes. Two teachers are needed for the younger children and one for the older children. A sign up sheet is on the bulletin board.
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District consultant Becky Stebbins will be at De Soto United Methodist Church June 4 for a church meeting following worship.
There will be a luncheon at 11:45 a.m. Bring your favorite dish to share. The meeting with Becky will start at 12:30 p.m.
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Gil and Linda Rumsey will have a grand reopening of their new gallery that is now located at 8201 Santa Fe. The celebration will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. June 23 and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 24. The Rumseys' former art gallery burned down.
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ElFreeda Payton went to Arkansas with Leonard and Georgene Paxton last week. They visited flea markets and went sightseeing.
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My daughter Debbie and her grandson Hayden Chandler took me to the cemeteries in southern Missouri May 27. We left at 6:30 a.m. and returned at 6:30 p.m.
We decorated graves at eight cemeteries and for 32 individuals, both relatives and friends.
We saw a lot of wheat fields that will be cut soon. We also saw a few cornfields and soybeans. We also saw blackberries in bloom and lots of cattle.
Gas was 10 to 15 cents cheaper in Missouri. We had good weather, but we were glad to get home.
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The annual Avon's President's Tribute and luncheon took place May 24 at the Ritz Charles in Overland Park.
There were four district representatives in attendance. I'm in District 5176.
There were lots of people honored because of sales increases. I didn't make the honor society this year as I've done in the past.
Shawn Allen was my guest. She drove ElFreeda Payton and I to the meeting where we received the miniature 2005 "Little Miss Albery" dolls.
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I was supposed to go to the ear specialist Thursday to get hearing aids after another test on Friday. According to the test, they wanted one in both ears, but they didn't come in, so they've put me off until next week.
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Sympathy goes to the family of Genice Howell, who died recently.
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The De Soto Baptist Church had several visitors on Sunday. Betty Grazier Varnell and some of her family were with Laura Long. Rita Jones presented an invitation to join the "Relay For Life," which will be from 6 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday at the track behind Lexington Trails Middle School. She also had a banner for the congregation to sign.
Her mother and dad, Scott and Ted Jones, were with her, too. She is accepting gifts for games they play at the all-night event.
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De Soto Baptist Church had a patriotic singing inspiration following the offertory. The Rev. Richard Copeland gave the number of lives lost during World War I, World War II, Korea and Vietnam.
He asked all men and women who served in the military to stand, and then asked their spouses to stand as well.
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Don Frickey and his daughter Nancy Lindbloom and family are preparing for the 100th birthday celebration for Nancy Frickey. She is a resident at Hillside Village. She was born June 9, 1906.
They are planning an open house for her.
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The 10 a.m. Wednesday Bible study group at De Soto Baptist Church will not meet in June, July or August.
Jean Epperson is the leader.
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Many members and youth were missed at De Soto Baptist Church Sunday because of the trip the De Soto High School band took to Washington, D.C. Some flew and others took buses.
We hope their trip was great and many places were visited.
I went to Washington D.C. in 1971.
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Mr. and Mrs. Charles Austin came out from the city and took his mother, Addie Austin, to the cemetery Friday to decorate the graves of family and loved one.
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My son Edwin, who lives in Texas, called me Sunday night and told me he had gone to church in Frisco, Texas. The Methodist church where his daughter-in-law attends asked him to speak on the Gideon Bible. He told the story of how the American military soldiers in Saudi Arabia were told to get rid of all their Bibles (the Gideon word given them) and the American troops stuffed them in the packets of the uniforms of their prisoners of war. Then a man in the congregation stood up and said he was one of the American soldiers who did that and stated he was looking for a church to join and that he wanted to join the De Soto United Methodist Church.
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I received word Monday evening that my daughter-in-law Linda's mother Mary Rose in Oklahoma died on Memorial Day.
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Those celebrating birthdays this week include Kirk Tiedeman, Abby Rains, Lou Guntert, Cody Simmons, Kyle Stueber, Susanna Hileman, the Rev. Jerry Vaughn, Jessie Payne, Brianna Davis, Jamie Towner, Junelle Woolery, Cassandra Miller, Nancy Lindbloom, Kim Thelen, Michelle Rees, Coen Towner and Dave Hendriks.
Those celebrating anniversaries include Art and Sandra Hoover, Jim and Karen Walker, Dean and Karen Wall, Dennis and Diana Zwahlen and Walter and Mary Jo McDaniel.
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The De Soto Baptist Church's Vacation Bible School theme this year is "Fiesta."
Each child in the community from age 3 to those in sixth grade is welcome to attend.
Classes are from 9 to 11:30 a.m. June 5 to 9.
Pre-registration is not necessary.
We will have singing, Bible stories, videos, recreation, crafts and refreshments.
For more information, call the Rev. Richard Copeland at 583-1425 or Dorothy Nalley at 585-1326.
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Those on the sick list and needing prayers include Jess Boyd, who will find out this next week when he will undergo surgery again. Ethan Folks needs continual prayers as well as the Partlow baby, Marge Morse, Larry and Patti Lloyd and Bonnie Logan's niece in St. Joseph. Pat Weese is better and able to be out some now.
After my doctor's visit last week, I'm out of the boot in the daytime now but still have to sleep with it on. When I go to the doctor's office, I always see others worse off than me.
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Donated items needed at the De Soto Multi-Service Center this week are macaroni and cheese as well as many other foods. With school out now, snack food and cereals are welcome.

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