Archive for Thursday, June 15, 2006

Neighbors

June 15, 2006

The Monday night Bible group meetings led by Luella Davis will not take place during the summer months at De Soto Baptist Church.
The Wednesday Bible group is taking a vacation until September.
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Former De Soto resident Louella Tillery, who now lives in Cowgill, Mo., called me and asked about her friends here in De Soto.
I told her about two weddings I'd been to and the cemeteries.
She said she is still having back problems. Her husband's children had also been visiting them.
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I had a friend from Bonner Springs visit me Sunday. She also had been to see relatives at Spring Hill and Olathe.
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The Habitat for Humanity group in Bonner Springs that was making trusses for the Hurricane Katrina victims in New Orleans had a good turn out this week.
There were 14 from De Soto Baptist Church that shared their skills and time. I know one girl took pizzas over for the workers on Sunday.
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Katie Beck made high honors in her soccer this past week. She helped in Vacation Bible School as well.
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The Fiesta Vacation Bible School was a great success at De Soto Baptist Church this past week. The Rev. Richard Copeland and I agreed the teachers and helpers were great.
There were about 50 students and more than 30 youth and adults.
The menu at snack time tied in with the Bible story of that day. For example, blue Jell-O represented the ocean and mandarin orange slices were the boat and fish crackers were the fishermen.
I appreciate the teachers and craft, games and music crews who volunteered their time. My kitchen staff was super -- Shawn Allen (she also drove me every day) and Josh Stanley and Alex Prosser.
Bible school participants went to the choir loft during Sunday worship to sing. Karen Wall led them. Sally Beck presented some of the drama (with student helpers) of the Bible stories she did each day.
The offering will be given to the Murrow Indian Children's Home in Muskogee, Okla., and the Bethel Neighborhood in Kansas City, Kan.
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The De Soto Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6654 went to the veteran's hospital June 5 and took pies and Father's Day gifts to share with the residents.
Frances Lawhead, Sue Allen and Lydia McGrew visit them each month. They also take bananas to them each time they visit.
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The De Soto Baptist Church is planning a breakfast for fathers and sons at 8:30 a.m. Sunday in the fellowship hall. There is a sign up sheet in the vestibule. The AB Women are in charge of the breakfast. Several items are still needed for the menu as well as set-up and clean-up crews.
If anyone can help, they are asked to call the Rev. Richard Copeland at 583-1425 or Luella Davis.
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Former De Soto resident Bertha Rowe, who now lives in Texas, came back for the school reunion. She brought her two grandsons to help her drive.
She said she was short on time but called me so we could visit. She said she pointed out my house to her grandsons since I was her former Sunday school teacher.
Bertha is a sister of Myrtle Coker. The Cokers had Myrtle's sister Doris from California here for the school reunion as well.
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The De Soto United Methodist Church will have its all-church picnic from 4 to 6 p.m. June 25 at the Kill Creek Park Shelter House 3.
The fellowship committee will provide the meat, buns, drinks and table service.
They asked those planning to attend to bring a vegetable, salad or dessert and lawn chairs.
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The De Soto Mudcats baseball team played the Falcons Thursday evening and won.
The team plans to go to a tournament this weekend in Branson, Mo.
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My daughter Debbie brought a large roasting pan of cherries for me to fix for the freezer. So I spent the afternoon seeding them. I had 20 cups to freeze and she has more to pick.
We used to have 15 cherry trees here until the Hercules plant sprayed the railway back in the 1960s and 70s and killed all of them and the other fruit during that time.
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Those celebrating birthdays this week include Tom Tush, Devon Higginbotham, Sharon Coatney, Cole Towner, Zachary Yarbrough, Will Smalley, my grandson Marty Nalley in Oklahoma and Jodi King.
Those celebrating anniversaries are Wes and Julie Rains, Kim and Stephanie Slitor, Dan and Annette Kucker, John and Julie Riffel, Jeff and Richelle Hodges, Fred and Paula Jones, Dick and Rosemary McAninch and my daughter and son-in-law Paul and Debbie Chandler.
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Needed items at the De Soto Multi-Service Center this week are peanut butter and jelly. Next week it is canned tuna.
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Merle Bradley fell in her home. She ended up in the hospital after calling 911. Rodney Mann's wife is home now from the hospital. Jess Boyd's surgery went well and he is home and feeling better.
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Sympathy goes to the family of Cecil Jenks and to Jerry and Linda Nalley with the passing of her son's father-in-law in Salem, Mo.

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