Archive for Thursday, November 9, 2006

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November 9, 2006

The baked potato dinner at De Soto Baptist Church was Sunday following worship. It was well attended. There were lots of desserts as well.
Anita Woywod and her mother, Frances Lawhead, and niece Sarah were in charge of the event as well as the craft auction.
There were amazing donations including hand decorated cards, snowmen, wreaths, lighted trees, tea towels and pillowcases.
The proceeds from the auction went to the Libby Stone fund. I was given a quote of $4,400 raised to help with her expenses to go to Philadelphia for a liver transplant.
Donations will also be accepted at the senior citizen's exercise groups for the Libby Stone Fund needed in the next two weeks.
For more information, call Karen Wall or the senior citizen center at 585-1762. Fliers are available at the De Soto Baptist Church or the senior center.
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The Junior Joys at De Soto Baptist Church will fill the choir loft with Tami Nelson as the leader.
The youth will have practice at noon Sunday. In addition, the adults will start practicing for the Christmas cantata.
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The American Baptist Women will have its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday with Frances Lawhead and Anita Woywod as hostesses.
Luella Davis was unable to attend the Luther Rice Association meeting because of health reasons.
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The World Day of Prayer was Tuesday. I hope everyone remembered to take time to pray for our nation and other nations.
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Ava Nicole Dines, the daughter of Stacy and John Dines was baptized at De Soto United Methodist Church.
Samuel Logan Lindsey, the son of Kristine and Ronald Lindsey, was also baptized.
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The De Soto United Methodist Church has been challenged to donate 300 boxes of stuffing and canned vegetables for the holiday season. Other groups will have different challenges.


  • The De Soto United Methodist Church is taking orders for poinsettias to grace the sanctuary. Orders are due Dec. 1. The price is $9.95 for one stem and $16.50 for two stems.
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    The De Soto United Methodist Church youth group's bingo night Friday was well attended with lots of prizes awarded to the winners.
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    The youth and adult choir filled the De Soto Baptist Church's choir loft Sunday morning.
    The Rev. Richard Copeland gave the history of their special "How Firm a Foundation."
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    Needed items for the De Soto Multi-Service Center this week are canned soups and paper goods. Next week, the need will be peanut butter and jellies of any kind.
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    My son Michael, who lives in Oklahoma, called Sunday evening and said he had an unexpected shipment that came in last week so he wasn't able to make it to De Soto as he had planned. He said he would try again next week.
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    My son Edwin called me Sunday night and told me about their happenings.
    He asked for prayers for his wife, Jeanne, as her hip and leg are both bothering her. She already uses a cane. Also, their granddaughter is to have leg surgery Tuesday. She had surgery two years ago on her feet. She is 6.
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    I'm still looking for someone to clean my gutters on my house. I'm willing to pay someone to clean them.
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    There were about 40 trick-or-treaters here for popcorn balls that Doreen and Terry Zahner and their two daughters made for me. They made a total of 85. I took and shared them Wednesday at Bible study group. The rest of them were sent to Hillside Village. Leona Robinson took them for me. They were playing bingo and were glad I sent them.
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    Those celebrating birthdays this week include Bonnie Prince, George Crispen, Shirley Brunner, Thayne Riffel, Becky Miller, Bill Plummer, Hannah Jokisch, Jim Etherton, Kayla Ingals, Shelly Davis, Calvin Hayden, my niece Sondra Bigley and my great-grandson Hayden Chandler.
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    Those celebrating anniversaries include Bill and Charlotte Whim, Chris and Betty Schotanus and Walter and Margaret Johnston.
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    The De Soto United Methodist Church will have its annual United Methodist Women meeting at 9 a.m. Saturday in the fellowship hall.
    The "Thank Banks" are to be turned in and also they will discuss their advent dinner and plan for the 2007 budget.
    Anyone planning to attend is asked to bring a snack food to share. Childcare will be provided.
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    Nadine Dean was able to attend worship services and the auction Sunday at De Soto Baptist Church. Dick McAninch is home from the hospital now and is doing better. Also, Joe Kessler is eating better, as reported by Betty. Mary Jo McDaniels is still asking for prayers for her sister. Pat Weese was able to attend worship for the first time in a long time. Sue Allen is asking for prayers for her nephew. Randal Bassett is still in the Royal Terrace rest home.
    I've had a new problem develop with my health. I've had a lot of pain in my right foot recently. I ask for your prayers. I can't get into my doctor until Nov. 20.
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    Sympathy goes to the family of Don Frickey and Nancy Lindbloom on the death of the former Trish Frickey this weekend.
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    Don't forget about the Baptist church men's breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Saturday at the Linwood Cafe, which the Coatneys run now.

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