Archive for Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Neighbors

November 22, 2006

— The De Soto United Methodist Church is asking the congregation to sign up to purchase poinsettias to decorate the sanctuary for the Christmas season. Single-stem plants are $9.95 each. Double-stemmed plants are $16.50 each.
The poinsettias can be given in honor of, in memory of or in celebration of someone. Each person that buys a poinsettia will be able to take it home after the Christmas Eve services.
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Roger and Hazel Verrill, Shawnee, visited with me Saturday. They said their son Roger Verrill Jr., who has been in the military service in Spain for the last three years, will be coming back to America this spring.
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I attended the wrestling matches Nov. 14 at De Soto High School where the Lexington Trails Middle School and Monticello Trails Middle School competed against each other.
I think coach Doug Opdycke said Lexington Trails had the most points.
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Funds are still needed for Libby Stone's liver transplant and transportation to Pennsylvania. There are still several ongoing fundraisers if you haven't already given anything.
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The Pleasant Hour Club met Nov. 16 in the fellowship hall at the De Soto United Methodist Church for its monthly meeting. All members were able to be in attendance except Peggy Stumpff.
The hostesses were Sue Allen, Dott Stephens and Marion Russell. They had the tables all decorated in Thanksgiving decor and served turkey with all the trimmings and lots of other foods.
For the program, the members played a game and listened to a reading by Marion Russell.
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My son Jerry and his wife, Linda, recently went on a Caribbean cruise. They left Nov. 5 and returned Nov. 12. They said they had a wonderful time. It was the first time Linda had been on a cruise.
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De Soto Baptist Church had a large crowd attend the Thanksgiving potluck dinner Sunday following worship.
Kathy Hayden baked two turkeys and hams. She said Morse's Market donated one turkey. Lynelle Miley also helped with the dinner. Joe Woywod and Doug Opdycke carved the turkeys.
A silent auction followed the dinner with gifts for all ages.
Richelle Hodges was the winner of the afghan made by Freda Anderson.
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The 10 a.m. Bible study group at De Soto Baptist Church will not meet this week, but will meet Nov. 29 as usual.
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There were several visitors at De Soto Baptist Church Sunday. One was my son Michael Nalley from Oklahoma. He came up Friday evening and did a lot of "honey do's" for me. I appreciated all the work he did.
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Those celebrating birthdays this week include Roy Schultz, Chad Groves, David Moll, Amy Hileman, Stuart Adams, Dan Miller, Ron Willhite, Drew Schmucker, Ron Schmucker, Michael Gribbin, Joe White, Wilma Mann, Seth Rhodes and Angela Prince.
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Those celebrating anniversaries this week include Dale and Nancy Lindbloom, James and Ellen Rains and the Rev. Jerry and Jan Vaughn.
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The need for the community pantry this week is paper goods like facial tissues, bath tissue and paper towels. Next week, the need is white rice. Baby items, snack food and cereals are always needed.
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The De Soto Baptist Church collects money in brown bags every third Sunday of the month from members as they leave the church. All the money collected goes to the De Soto Multi-Service Center to help those who need assistance with bills and other necessary items.
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Sally Allen is having surgery Monday to enlarge her esophagus. My daughter-in-law Nancy Nalley in Illinois had a kidney stone removed last week. My daughter-in-law Jeanne in Texas is in a lot of pain with her hip and arthritis.
Dick McAninch is still having problems after he returned home. Randal Bassett is home after his hospital stay and therapy at Royal Terrace in Olathe. Mary Lou Simmons was back in church Sunday after spending two weeks at Olathe Medical Center. She had a pacemaker inserted. Bell Gabriel is back at the Eudora Nursing Center after a stay at Olathe Medical Center.
My great-granddaughter Lisa in Texas is still in her wheelchair after leg surgery. She is going with her parents to Baton Rouge, La., for Thanksgiving to visit relatives.
I have been writing that Lisa is 6. She turned 7 in July.
Helen Jenks' sister Hazel Harsh died. Our sympathy to her and her family.

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