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June 22, 2006

The Mudcats baseball team went to a weekend tournament in Branson, Mo., winning a game Saturday, 4-3, and losing another, 6-5. Jared Ireland had a grand slam. A number of games were cancelled because of rain. The team lost 12-1 on Sunday
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Bonner Springs Mayor Clausie Smith will fill in for the Rev. Richard Copeland while he is on vacation the next two Sundays at the De Soto Baptist Church.
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Leon and Myrtle Coker's granddaughter Heather Coker helped research and edit Al Gore's recent movie on global warming, "An Inconvenient Truth.." The Cokers' daughter, Mary Guntert took them to see the movie Sunday in Olathe for Father's Day.
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My son Edwin and his wife, Jeanne, called from Texas. They had taken daughter-in-law Ginger and granddaughter Lisa to dinner and the movie "Cars." They recommend the movie.
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My son Jerry Nalley of Overland Park left last Thursday for his favorite Canadian fishing spot. They always have good luck and bring back lots of fish for a fish fry with friends.
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The De Soto Methodist Church will have an all-church picnic starting at 4 p.m. Sunday at Kill Creek Regional Park's shelter house No. 3, with the picnic dinner scheduled for 6 p.m. Hot dogs, hamburgers, buns, drinks and table service will be furnished, but guests are asked to bring side dishes, lawn chairs, guitars and yard games.
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De Soto UMC members wishing to order church T-shirts are to see Rita Jones. Shirts, sizes small through extra large, are $10, and extra-plus sizes are $11.
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The De Soto Baptist Church's Fathers' Day breakfast didn't draw as many as expected, with more dads showing up than sons or youngsters. We had a delicious breakfast of casseroles, biscuits and gravy, blueberry muffins, fruit, fruit drinks and coffee.
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All fathers present were recognized at Sunday's De Soto Baptist Church service. We had quite a turnout of visitors. Holly Opdycke Balch led the congregation in singing, and she performed a wonderful solo.
Rev. Copeland aid the 14 church members who volunteered to help build roof trusses in the Bonner Spring Habitat for Humanity project for the Gulf had provided more than 100 hours of service. The donated food was also appreciated, he said.
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My friend Michael and his friend visited last Tuesday from Oklahoma, doing some needed chores around the house while here. His friend was a "door fixer," and fixed a couple of doors that have long needed attention. He did my hall flooring too. Mike hung my floral valances and put out the floral pillows and bed covers. I had more "honey dos," but they left.
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Betty and Conrad Courtney visited last week. It had been a long time since I'd seen them. They brought me some much-needed goodies. Both are in poor health, too.
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Among those celebrating birthdays this week are: Judy H.; Wayne Loglisci; McKenzie King, Pam Plummer; Nathaniel Schotanus; June Davison; Lisa Schmucker; Adam Wilcox; James Ingalls; ElFreeda Payton; Dave Thelen; Sanora Martinez; and my granddaughter in Illinois, Karla Modelsky.
Those having anniversaries are Mike and Tammy Mikinski, Bill and Mary Plummer, Nick and Diane Taylor, John and Sharon Zoellner, Doug and Audrey Tiedeman and Bruce and Nicole Yarbrough.
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The Community Food Pantry needs this week are canned tuna. Next week's item is Spaghetti O's. The pantry will accept all food items and need has increased with children home for the summer. Those items most appreciated include canned fruit, cereal, peanut butter, jelly and ravioli.
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Those on the sick list include Merle Bradley, who was released from a Shawnee hospital to Royal Terrace after a fall in her home. Her daughter works at the facility. Hubert Osburn, who had been at Royal Terrace following surgery, is now at Hillside Village. Freda Anderson is asking for prayers for her friend Lavon Miller. Prayers are asked for Mary Crispen. Georgeanna Taylor was in the hospital recently.
Sympathy goes to the family of Betty Clay, whose mother died in Arkansas while she was visiting this week.
Prayers are also asked for missionaries Dustin and Nikki Stewart in China and Tami Bramlett in Africa.

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