Archive for Thursday, June 8, 2006

Neighbors

June 8, 2006

De Soto Baptist Church has a sign-up sheet on the vestibule bulletin board for people to help the Habitat for Humanity crews that are building trusses for homes in Bonner Springs to help with the Hurricane Katrina relief efforts in New Orleans.

Volunteers are needed to work in four-hour shifts.

For more information, call the Rev. Richard Copeland at 583-1425.


  • The De Soto Mudcats baseball team played the New York Yankees Wednesday night. The Mudcats won 9-4.

My great-grandson Hayden hit a home run. I think it's his 10th one this season.

They were in a tournament this weekend, but lost out.


  • The De Soto Baptist Church has been having its Vacation Bible School this week. We are planning a picnic sack lunch Friday.

  • The American Baptist Girls will have a meeting and lunch in the fellowship hall following services Sunday at De Soto Baptist Church.

  • The De Soto United Methodist Church all-church picnic will be from 4 to 6 p.m. June 25 at Kill Creek Park, Shelter No. 3.

The fellowship committee of the church will provide meat, buns, drink and table service.

Those planning to attend are asked to bring a vegetable, salad or dessert and lawn chairs.


  • De Soto Baptist Church Bible study groups meet at 6 p.m. Mondays. Luella Davis leads the group.

For more information, call 745-4560.

The Wednesday morning Bible study group will not have any more meetings until summer is over.

For more information, call Jean Epperson at 585-1207.


  • Former De Soto resident Elaine Harden Boyd, who now lives in Kilgore, Texas, called me Friday evening.

She is doing better now and said she has been to see her sister. She said she has a housekeeper but she makes her own meals at her home.

Her stepson's family checks on her often.

She wanted me to tell everyone hello and said she would like to be able to physically come home and visit everyone.


  • My youngest sister Nadine's granddaughter Callie got married Saturday at the Methodist church in Webb City, Mo.

My son Jerry and his wife, Linda, drove me to the wedding.

The attendants' dresses and ties were a pale frosted green.

I got to see many of my nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews, too.


  • Items needed at the De Soto Multi-Service Center include macaroni and cheese. Next week's food items will be peanut butter and jelly. Snack food and snack fruits are always needed.

  • Jerry and Linda Nalley went with a motorcycle group to Eureka Springs over the Memorial Day weekend.

There were 41 motorcycles and 63 people in the group.


  • My daughter Debbie Chandler belongs to a "Red Hat Club" in Olathe. The group decorated a float and was in Saturday's "Old Shawnee Days" parade.

Debbie said one lady had her dog dressed with a purple jacket and red hat. The dog sat in her lap during the parade.


  • Hubert Osburn is a patient at Royal Terrace for rehabilitation. He needs our prayers.

  • Sympathy goes to the families of Bob Buckley, Donnie Baker and Sandy Davis.

  • My son Edwin, who promoted the Gideon Bible Foundation in Frisco, Texas, told the story of the American soldiers putting Bibles in the pockets of war prisoners (when Saudi Arabia ordered American soldiers to get rid of their Gideon Bibles).

The man who stood up and said he was one of the American soldiers and wanted to join the church said he wanted to join the church in Frisco, not the De Soto United Methodist Church, as last's week's column said.


  • Those celebrating birthdays include Dennis Casey, Jodi King, Leroy Davis, Brad Taylor, Q.V. Snowden, Mary Etta Copeland, Shelly Williams (my step granddaughter in Manhattan) and Nancy Frickey. My daughter Debbie Chandler and three great-grandchildren had birthdays this week as well as Lisa Nalley in Texas and Thomas Nalley and Brian Nalley in Illinois.

  • Leroy and Luella Davis are celebrating their 45th anniversary.

  • Alberta Anderson has moved from her home on 83rd Street to the Hillside Village assisted living facility.

She said she loves it there and had to give up driving lately. She was a regular attendee at the senior citizen luncheons for many years. Her five children moved some of her furniture into her room at Hillside and sold the rest.

Alberta was in the hospital and has done well after her surgery. She said she enjoyed the food there and does exercises every day.


  • Those on the sick list include Bob Taylor, who had been in the hospital and is now home. My sister-in-law Emmaline fell recently and had to have surgery. She said she was confined to her room in the assisted living section of a facility in Springfield, Mo.

Pat Weese isn't too well yet. Leona Hoover asked for prayers for her sister-in-law. Sally Allen was in the emergency room Saturday night at Shawnee Mission Medical Center with some breathing problems. Scott Plum also needs prayers.

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