Archive for Thursday, March 2, 2006

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March 2, 2006

The De Soto Baptist ABW will serve the Chamber of Commerce lunch on March 9. There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board that lists needed food and other commitments.
The money from the income will be used for a mission trip to New Orleans this summer.
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Don't forget the World Day of Prayer on Friday as our nation and world stand in need of many prayers.
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The De Soto United Methodist Church will have its bingo night Saturday from 5 to 9 p.m.
The cost is $10 for the evening or 50 cents a game.
Proceeds from the event will be used for the youth's missions this summer.
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The Hillside Village nursing center has no one signed up for the birthday party in the month of November.
Anyone interested can call me at 585-1326 or Mary Lou Simmons at 585-1360. Mary Lou is an employee in charge of some of the activities.
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Canned tuna is the needed food item for the food pantry this week. Next week is peanut butter and jelly.
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The gathering of women at the Wednesday Bible group has increased. The group meets at 10 a.m. every Wednesday at De Soto Baptist Church. The group will be studying the 12th chapter of Acts. The sessions take about 60 to 90 minutes. Anyone is welcome to join the group.
The meetings begin with prayer concerns shared then the lesson begins. Different members bring snacks each week. Coffee is also served.
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The De Soto Baptist Church will observe America For Christ Offering for 2006 on Sunday. This offering is taken for the youth, children and publications missions across the United States. The offering will be taken following services.
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Calvin Robinson has been making frequent trips to Providence Hospital to visit his brother John Robinson who has been diagnosed with cancer of the liver. Doctors have decided the treatments are not effective and he needs our prayers as they decide on Friday about new treatments.
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Rebecca Gulley performed a piano solo Sunday during offertory at De Soto Baptist Church. We appreciate the youth and their talents they share with us in so many ways.
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The junior high Sunday school class at De Soto Baptist Church had a penny contest on Sunday. Doug Opdycke and I teach the class.
The biblical reading of Paul forgiving John Mark was demonstrated by having the class cut out paper dolls joining hands in friendship. A dispute happened between the dolls and the handclasp was broken. The dolls made up and tape was used to join their hands back together again.
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County nurse Patti Rule visited me on Saturday. She said she will not be able to take the blood pressure checks on Monday at the senior center because she is scheduled to attend a class all day.
She asked about Mary Dikeman's wedding and wished she could have attended it. I told her all about the wedding. She was unable to attend because she went to her grandson's basketball tournament.
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My sister-in-law Emmaline Freeman Nelson called me this week from Springfield, Mo. She said she and her husband sold their home and are moving into assisted living. She is unable to cook and get to the grocery store because of her bone problems. She said walking is hard and riding in a car is painful. She said she is busy getting rid of accumulations.
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The De Soto Mudcats basketball team played Saturday in Bonner Springs. They won one of their games.
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I went to the Johnson County Orthopedics last Monday. I began a five-week series of injections in both knees on a new medication. I hope this will help with the pain I have been enduring.
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Maxine Evans died this week. She was the wife of the Rev. Christopher Evans who was the first pastor of De Soto Baptist Church when it was founded in April 1947.
Maxine formed the American Baptist Women group. The Rev. Chris and Maxine fed cattle on the farm in the Monticello community for their rent because the church was in the building on the west end of the former Glass Performance building.
Maxine is the mother of our scholarship student Janet Crowl of Topeka.
She was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Olathe.
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The De Soto United Methodist Church adult Sunday school class will be studying a new book "The Purpose Driven Church" from 9:40 to 10:10 a.m. Sunday in the fellowship hall.
For more information, call Gil Rumsey.
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The 2006 Kansas City District United Methodist Women spring meeting and training event will be from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Lenexa United Methodist Church.
The mission speaker will be Julie Pohl who is the Kansas East Conference VIM/Disaster Response Coordinator.
To make a reservation or if childcare is needed, call Darlene Bedford.
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New classes for confirmation will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Sunday through May 7 at De Soto United Methodist Church. Students who have not taken confirmation and are sixth grade or older are welcome to join.
To sign up for the class, call Becky Miller at 585-1411.
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Those celebrating birthdays this week include Mary Guntert, Lois Tripkos, Jamie McAllister, Evan Adams, Beth Couch, Patsy Beadle, Scott Jones, Traci Griffin, Amy Hougham, Lucas Walker and my great-granddaughter Rachel Nalley who lives in Edmond, Okla.
Those celebrating anniversaries include Brian and Donna Flinn, Bill and Barbara Berry, Richard and Jean Epperson and Larry and Donna Gulley.
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The youth bell choir was unable to perform last Sunday at De Soto Baptist Church because practice was canceled last week.
The adult and youth choir will perform Sunday with Mary Etta Copeland accompanying them on the piano.
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The Kaw Valley Sportsman Club will meet March 7. Members will clean up the park on March 25 with weather permitting.
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Laura Long was able to attend church Sunday and the Wednesday Bible Study group. She says she is still weak and is using a cane right now. Her therapist visits her at home and is having her walk outside on the sidewalk during the nice weather.
Larry Spain is still unable to attend church. Liz Simmons has finished her series of treatments and still needs our prayers.
Claude Price, Jerry Keegan, Jan Roles, Bob Ross, Jesse Boyd and many others need our prayers. Noah Beggs' surgery lasted longer than expected because of extended complications.
Also on the prayer list are five expectant mothers and six servicemen.
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I still would like the recipe for the chicken and noodles from the Souper Bowl dinner that had celery and carrots added to it. It was served out of a crock pot. Please call me at 585-1326 if you want to share the recipe.
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My son Edwin who lives in Plano, Texas, called Sunday night and said they had four inches of rain Friday night and into Saturday. He said their church had a cantata Sunday evening. He is also sending me pictures of him and my granddaughter at the Valentine's dance.

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