The Rev. Richard and Mary Etta Copeland went to Bella Vista, Ark., for spring break.
The American Baptist Girls and their leader Mary Jo McDaniels met this week to work on some projects.
Diana Davison Dexter called the De Soto Explorer wanting information on her family's background. They lived in De Soto.
Diana's great-grandfather was William Philo Davison and her grandfather's name was Leslie Davison. His sister, Florence, married Jake Schellack who owned the newspaper back in the 1930s.
Diana said her mother's side of the family also lived in De Soto. Her great-great-grandfather's name was John B. Johnson.
If anyone has yearbooks, newspapers, addresses where they might have lived, photos or any information, they are asked to call Diana Dexter at (913) 645-9798 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
My son Michael and his wife, Linda, came to visit me from Oklahoma. They brought me some new bedding.
They drove to Lawrence to see the damage done to Kansas University from the storm last Sunday.
They also went to Ft. Scott and Pittsburg to the cemeteries to visit family members' graves.
My son Carlin from Lisle, Ill., called me Saturday and said they received four inches of snow. The great-grandchildren also talked to me and said they were sledding. My grandson John, the coach at Palentine High School, said they hosted an indoor track meet.
My four great-grandchildren, including the 3-year-old, performed in the Irish dances at Palentine High School. They also performed at Willow Creek where more than 4,000 were in attendance.
Jim and Dee Aubert spent a week recently with their son, Frankie, at the Lake of the Ozarks. They returned home the first part of the week to check on their home after the hailstorm. They did not have any damage.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6654 appreciates all the people who attended the Irish dinner Friday at the VFW Post.
Corn beef and cabbage and Reuben sandwiches were served. More than 100 pounds of corn beef were served and more than 131 people were eating at one time.
The De Soto Alumni Association will have a Bingo night from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the VFW Post, 33725 W. 84th St.
Proceeds will be used for the alumni dance and for scholarship funds. The graduates of 1956 will be honored this year at the alumni dance.
Donations will be accepted.
For more information, call the VFW at 585-1100.
The Rev. Richard Copeland gave a sermon on "Perseverance" Sunday at De Soto Baptist Church.
Frances Lawhead took donations Sunday at the De Soto Baptist Church for the De Soto Multi-Service Center. The proceeds will help pay for needs in the community.
Canned soup is the needed food item for the food pantry this week. Next week is white rice.
Bill and Mary Plummer had damage to their home at the Lake of the Ozarks from the storms that hit last Sunday in Missouri.
The De Soto United Methodist Church will have "Sunday School Teacher Appreciation Time" during the 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. services Sunday.
The Koinonia Craft Circle met Monday at the De Soto United Methodist Church. The group makes crafts for its annual bazaar that takes place around the first of November.
For more information, call the church at 583-1359.
The United Methodist Women will meet from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the De Soto United Methodist Church.
The guest speaker will be Dr. Maribeth Orr from De Soto Family Practice. Dr. Orr will give a presentation on a variety of women's health topics.
Refreshments and childcare will be provided.
Women of the community are invited to attend.
For more information, call the church at 583-1359.
The Pleasant Hour Club met March 16 at the De Soto United Methodist Church with Judy Siscoe and Brenda West as hostesses.
Lois Flynn and Marian Russell set up the successful silent auction.
The group shared special memories of the recent deceased members Charlee Crumbaker and Liz Simmons.
The next meeting will be at 1 p.m. April 20 at the De Soto United Methodist Church.
Those celebrating birthdays this week include Roland Ohrenberg, Thelma McCaslin, Justin Hoskins, Carol Riley, Jana Calkins, James Walker, Mike Montgall, Rick McAninch, Derrick McAninch, Denise Minton, Dennis Zwahlen Jr., Brandon Riffel and my grandson Brian Nalley who lives in La Cygne.
The hailstorm that hit last Sunday damaged many homes and cars. Several people said the hail dented their cars and broke out windshields and windows at their homes. I hope to get an inspector to come and check my home to see if I have any damage.
I have seen forsythia bushes in full bloom. Yellow jonquils and tulips are also blooming.
Calvin Robinson is making trips to his brother John's house in Leavenworth to take him for his cancer treatments.
Birdie Jones, brother-in-law needs prayers. Joe Woywod's daughter had outpatient surgery this week. David Spain was not feeling well.
Former De Soto resident Frances Weidlein is home now from the hospital. She had a stroke recently and her left hand is not moving good. A therapist comes to her home four times a week.
Frieda Anderson is still having flu symptoms. Bernice Dodd is still having coughing spells.
Jean Epperson's brother in Lawrence is not feeling well. Richard Epperson needs prayers, too. Oleta Maples is on the prayer list. I have two more appointments to the orthopedic doctor for my problems.
Becky Jones had her baby this week. Mickey Stewart was put on the expectant mother list.