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November 2, 2006

The Pleasant Hour Club met Oct. 19 at the De Soto United Methodist Church with Mary Jo Plummer and Mary Ann Stewart as co-hostesses.
The room was decorated with many pumpkins and a pumpkin dessert was served.
Maye Gulley gave the program about the organic water garden she maintains. She invited the group to visit and see the water garden.
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Doreen Zahner called me Friday morning and offered to make my yearly popcorn balls for all the trick-or-treaters on Halloween. I know she didn't know the usual amounts I make. I told her I was having the third generations now that visit me on Halloween.
After my fall last Sunday, I'm still pretty sore on the right side of my body. I spent more time in bed this week with my feet up. I also have a knot below the knee and a scraped up area. God really answered my prayers of no broken bones, which a second X-ray proved. I still have my hand in a splint and weak legs.
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My 6-year-old great-granddaughter Lisa Nalley, who lives in Texas, called me Saturday to wish me a Happy Halloween. She was at her grandparents Edwin and Jeanne Nalley's and they were making Halloween decorations. She said they had made 41 chenille black spiders for her classroom at school.
Lisa will undergo leg surgery Tuesday, so she needs our prayers.
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The De Soto United Methodist Church youth group is having bingo night from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday at the church. This is an open bingo night for anyone in the community. Prizes will be available.
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The need this week at the De Soto Multi-Service Center is any kind of cereal. Next week, the need is canned soup. Paper goods and diapers, pull-ups and baby wipes are always welcome.
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Don't forget to attend the annual Election Day dinner in the fellowship hall at the De Soto United Methodist Church. The dinner starts at 5:30 p.m. Prices are $9 for adults and $4.50 for youth 12 and younger. Children 3 and younger are free.
The Election Day dinner has been a tradition of the church since 1936.
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Gladys Bowlin and Charlotte Whim cleaned up the front garden and planted mums at De Soto United Methodist Church.
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The trunk or treat at De Soto Baptist Church on Sunday, organized by Tami Reeves and Tari Thompson, wasn't as well attended as in past years.
I was unable to attend this year. I also missed the 90th surprise birthday party they had for Mittie Pingleton at the De Soto Baptist Church on Saturday as well as the Hillside Village volunteer party on Saturday.
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My grandson Brian Nalley, who lives in La Cygne, came to see me Tuesday. He and his wife, Joan, had been to Texas to the wedding of their cousin, Ginger. He related all the details to me.
Brian is an electrician so I had him see about some necessities for me. His wife was at work and couldn't come to visit.
He said he was recently promoted.
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My daughter-in-law Nancy Nalley in Illinois is to have surgery soon.
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My great-grandson Hayden had spacers put in this past week to get ready for braces.
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Myrtle and Leon Coker went to Pittsburg last week to visit their grandson (Mary's son) who is enrolled at Pittsburg State University. They also went to see Patty Neeland, who was at work her family said. They were, of course, disappointed.
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The United Methodist Women at De Soto United Methodist Church will have its annual business meeting at 9 a.m. Nov. 11 in the fellowship hall at the church. They will be planning their advent dinner and the 2007 budget. Thank Banks are also due that day.
Those planning to attend are asked to bring a snack to share. Childcare will be provided.
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Mike and Tammy Mikinski will be selling tickets for the Linwood Lions Club pancake breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Nov. 18.
Advance tickets are $5 and $6 at the door. Tickets for students are $3 each.
Mike is the current president of the Lions Club.
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Remember to save your Campbell's UPC code for the Methodist church Red Bird Missions. They would also like lids saved and turned in.
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My son Mike called me Sunday evening to tell me they missed Debbie and I at their annual pumpkin carving contest at their daughter Michelle and her husband's home. Ralph Frohling won first place. He was a weird-looking pumpkin creature. My daughter-in-law Linda won the costume contest. She was dressed like Lucille Ball.
They have friends and grandkids that participate in this annual ritual.
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My son Carlin called me from Illinois. He told me of their football games and their babysitting. He said he reads the Explorer to know what's going on in De Soto.
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My son Edwin called me Sunday evening. He said his granddaughter had gone home because her mother, Ginger, and Gregg had gotten home Saturday night from their honeymoon in Europe and Amsterdam, Holland.
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Those celebrating birthdays this week include Barbara Distefano, Leland Penner, Casey Johnson, Wes Rains, Emma Stumpff, Terry Wasson, John Pettersch, Aaron Lawhead, Marge Cates, Jeff Hodges, C.J. Prince, Carter Beck and my son Jerry Nalley.
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Those celebrating anniversaries include Rick and Monica Walker, David and Darlene Bedford and Leland and Shirley Penner.
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The De Soto Baptist Church will have communion service this Sunday.
Following worship, the American Baptist Women will have their annual baked potato dinner. Call Frances Lawhead at 585-1098 to donate food for the dinner or to donate items for the auction.
The group will have a craft auction at 1 p.m.
All donations and proceeds will go to the Libby Stone Fund.
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Holly Balch was the worship leader Sunday at De Soto Baptist Church.
Lana McPherson played different selections on the piano as the congregation was coming in for worship. One of the selections she played was "Power in the Blood."
The Junior Joys will have practice at noon Sunday at the church.
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Those on the sick list include Dick McAninch, who had to go back to the hospital last week for treatment; and Joe Kessler, who had emergency surgery this past week. It is reported he is doing better. Sue Allen is better now after her knee surgery. Sally Schrader's grandson from Warrensburg is scheduled to have surgery at a hospital in Kansas City. Heidi Lewis' health isn't good and Juanita Martinez was able to go to church this week. Donna Hansen's friend is much better.
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Sympathy goes to Freda Anderson in the death of her nephew.
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Tuesday is the World Day of Prayer, a worldwide event. There is a sign-up sheet in the vestibule at De Soto Baptist Church for anyone who would like to sign up for different hours during the around-the-clock vigil.

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