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May 11, 2006

I enjoyed sitting in my driveway and watching the Cinco de Mayo parade on Saturday. It was very colorful. The marching group and the floats were commendable. There were lots of horses, too. The neighbors had their yards full.
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Sue Allen took Frances Lawhead and I to the senior citizen prom Saturday at the high school. We had the spaghetti dinner, which was served by the high school boys and girls honor society.
There weren't as many senior citizens in attendance like in the past.
The high school band provided the entertainment.
There were gifts for the ones who were lucky enough to have their names drawn.
Frances won a fish in a bowl and Sue got a heating element to keep her coffee hot.
I saw many friends I had not seen for some time.
The salad and cheesecake were delicious, too.
It was a great evening for the senior citizens.
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The Marquez party will take place from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the fellowship hall at De Soto United Methodist Church.
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The Rev. Jerry and Jan Vaughn plan to attend the UMW assembly.
When the Vaughns cannot be reached and there is no answer at the church office, call the Rev. Bill Schmeling at (913) 269-1133.
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The De Soto United Methodist Church needs teachers for its summer school classes. Some of the classes will be combined together.
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The Mudcats baseball team won their Friday night ballgame 14-1. They won two of the three games they played in a tournament on Saturday, so they advanced to play Sunday. They lost that game.
My great-grandson Hayden had a home run in one of Saturday's games. He also pitched six innings in one game.
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Betty Parr visited with me last Thursday. She told me about her new twin granddaughters. She said bath time was quite the center of attention.
The girls were born five weeks early but are now home.
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The mothers and daughters at De Soto Baptist Church are having their annual tea at 10 a.m. Saturday.
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The American Baptist Women will not have monthly meetings during the summer. The next meeting will be Sept. 11.
The AB Girls did not meet this week. They made the May baskets that were given out at De Soto Baptist Church last Sunday.
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My son Mike called me Sunday night to tell me my granddaughter Michelle and her husband, Ralph Frahling, who live in Edmond, Okla., had Ralph's two sisters and a brother-in-law from Cape Town, South Africa visiting them this last week. They are in the mining business of marble and granite. Ralph sells it here in the United States and in South America, too.
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Vacation Bible School will be from 9 to 11:30 a.m. June 5 to 9 for youth ages 4 to eighth grade at De Soto Baptist Church.
Workers and helpers are needed.
Anyone interested in volunteering is asked to call the Rev. Richard Copeland at 583-1425 or myself at 585-1326.
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Relay For Life chairperson Rita Jones has been selected as one of the 165 ambassadors to go to Washington D.C. in September to participate in a Relay For Life on Capitol Hill. She will meet with Congress members about cancer.
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The Lloyd family went forward for church membership and baptism at De Soto Baptist Church on Sunday.
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The needed items for the community food pantry this week are Spaghetti O's. Next week the needed items are boxed cereal.
Paper goods and other donations are also welcome.
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I still have garden space to offer for anyone who would like to use it. The ground is rich and would produce well.
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I have another doctor's appointment this week. Shawn Allen is driving me.
The cardiology department gave approval for me to have hand surgery. I postponed it until after Bible school.
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Those celebrating birthdays this week include Elsworth Warful, Larry Lafferty, Richard Blanton, Marrianne Harmon, Garry Bichelmeyer, Brenda Sampson, Makala McAvoy, Morgan Frehe, Shelle Field, Tom Clark, Jennifer Rumsey, Colin Jokisch, Amy Culver, Dale Lindbloom, Jean Maness, Branden Prince, Paula Rhodes, Blake Lindbloom and my grandson Brad Chandler.
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My grandson Brad Chandler, who lived with me for several years, bought a home in Gardner and plans to get married this month.
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Tom and Alyce King are celebrating their 50th anniversary with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Zimmerman's barn. Their children are hosting the celebration. Friends and family are invited to attend.
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Terry and Paula Rhodes are celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary and Junior and Jean Manness are celebrating their 59th anniversary on Thursday.
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A retirement reception for Vivian Triebel was well attended at Starside Elementary School. She has been the secretary there for many years.
John and Julie Riffel had their retirement celebration Monday at Lexington Trails Middle School.
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Those on the sick list include Mike Montgall, who is at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. He had surgery. Jess Boyd underwent surgery again this last week and isn't feeling well. He and his wife, Billy, need our prayers.
Laura Long had stints put in her heart at St. Luke's Hospital. She is home now with her daughter Donna and isn't up to being out yet. Elva Mitchell isn't too well either.
It's been a year since Dean Wall had the paralysis and was in the hospital. Karen said he had one more treatment. He has made great progress and appreciates everyone's prayers.
Ruby Brown is at Shawnee Mission Medical Center and my son Jerry is having knee surgery Tuesday.
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Sympathy goes to the family of Dean Wall in the loss of his cousin and Nicki Leisten in the loss of her grandmother and the Bob Henry family.
The community received the news that former De Soto resident Jess Lucas died. He was 102.
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Lana McPherson brought a bouquet of lilies to the Baptist church last Sunday in memory of David Spain, who died recently. She told of her visits with him and how the lilies were Biblically honored.

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