Archive for Thursday, March 9, 2006

Neighbors

March 9, 2006

Leon and Myrtle Coker and their daughter Mary Guntert returned from their trip to California to be with Myrtle's sister Doris on her 80th birthday. Mary's birthday was also being celebrated along with Myrtle's on March 5.
They visited the library and birthplace of former President Richard Nixon at Yorba Linda and other historical sites.
I received a post card from them and they brought me some flyers.
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My son Jerry and I visited with a woman from Humana Health Care on Thursday afternoon about the Medicare D program. We discussed all the doctors and prescriptions I need and how much it will cost me every month.
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My son Edwin sent me the pictures of him and my great-granddaughter at the Valentine's dance. Her dress and rose wrist corsage were beautiful. She is six years old. Her father is the grandson who passed away last summer in Texas.
I put the pictures on my refrigerator so I can see them often.
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I went to the orthopedic doctor on Monday for my second round of injections on both of my knees.
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Laura Long received word that some of her relatives in Missouri were in a car accident this past week and all of them died from the injuries.
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One of my friends played Bingo Saturday night at De Soto United Methodist Church for the youth group's fund-raiser. She said many people attended and she won a prize.
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The De Soto United Methodist Church listed items needed in their bulletin for the De Soto Multi-Service Center for the month of March. Items listed were canned fruit, canned ravioli, boxed cereal, hamburger and tuna helper, juice, peanut butter and jelly, spaghetti and spaghetti sauce, Spaghetti O's and tuna.
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The adult and youth choir performed during Sunday services at De Soto Baptist Church. Karen Wall accompanied on the piano. Alex Prosser accompanied on the clarinet.
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De Soto High School student Lucas Walker was selected to perform a solo in an upcoming competition in St. Louis, Mo.
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The Murrow Indian Home in Oklahoma sent a note to the De Soto Baptist Church acknowledging the support the church has given them over the years. We send half of the proceeds donated from our Vacation Bible School offering to this Christian home.
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I received a call about the recipe I was asking for from the Souper Bowl dinner. Geraldine Reed made the chicken and noodle soup with the vegetables in it. She shared her recipe with me. I gave it to Shawn Allen who was also interested in having the recipe.
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The De Soto Baptist ABW will serve the Chamber of Commerce luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Thursday in the fellowship hall at De Soto Baptist Church.
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The ABW will have its monthly business meeting and silent auction at 7 p.m. Monday at De Soto Baptist Church.
Those planning to attend are asked to bring a wrapped white elephant gift.
Jean Epperson and Mary Lou Simmons are the hostesses.
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Sympathy goes to the Price family in the loss of Claude Price.
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Sympathy goes to the family of Paula Jones in Clearview City.
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Sympathy also goes to the Zwahlen family in the loss of Anna Zwahlen.
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Those celebrating birthdays this week include Bessie Weese, Roberta Whitsell, Judith Schaffer, Merle Couch, Pat Reeves, Justin McDaniel, Diana Zwahlen, Darlene Bedford, Myrtle Coker, Kelli Ellenberger, Nick Taylor, David Hall, Jeremy Slitor, Shirley Thomas, Tyler Gregg, Sheri McCracken, Sara Miller, Henry Cahoone and Henrietta Ramsey.
Amanda Plummer, Austin Willhite, Grace Mefford, Bryan Cahoone, Annie Schmucker and my granddaughter-to-be Colleen Collett, who lives in Gardner, celebrated their birthdays last week.
My grandson and his wife Alan and Denise Nalley, who live in Illinois, celebrated their anniversary Wednesday.
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Peanut butter and jelly is the needed food item for the food pantry this week. Next week is macaroni and cheese.
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The memorial services for Claude Price on Friday were well attended. A dinner at the De Soto Baptist Church followed the memorial services.
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Lawrence Allen was admitted to Shawnee Mission Medical Center with pneumonia and several other medical problems. He did not want to be admitted, but his daughter Shawn insisted because of his high temperature.
Hospice is taking care of Liz Simmons. She needs our prayers.
Oleta Maples had a stroke and other medical problems. She is at Olathe Medical Center.
David Spain was able to attend services Sunday. He is thankful for all the prayers given to him. Sally Allen was not feeling well on Sunday. Eric Schupp's medical reports given to him last week were not good. Noah Beggs had surgery this past week. Carmen Regalado had eye surgery on Tuesday. Doctors are not sure if they can save her eyesight in one eye.
The Hackworth's granddaughter has been put on the prayer list of expectant mothers.
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My son Carlin who lives in Illinois called me Sunday night and said they had three inches of snow on the ground and it was still snowing.
My son Michael who lives in Oklahoma called me and said he had been in San Antonio, Texas, at a convention.
My son Edwin and his wife, Jeanne, who lives in Texas, called me and said the temperature was 80 degrees. Their granddaughter had to miss school because of flu-like symptoms. Jeanne had laryngitis for three days. She thought Texas allergies had finally prevailed on her.

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