Archive for Thursday, November 30, 2006

Neighbors

November 30, 2006

De Soto United Methodist Women president Rita Jones is asking for a donation to the church of a high chair with all the safety standards.


  • My son Michael Nalley from Oklahoma called me Sunday and said they had friends over for Thanksgiving. He said their children came over for desserts.

His grandson Matthew was in an ice hockey tournament in Texas over the weekend and won it.


  • My son and daughter-in-law Carlin and Nancy Nalley called me Thanksgiving evening and caught me up on their family's plans. They had dinner at their daughter Karla Ruth's and family.

He said the weather in Illinois was good. It was cold, but no storms.


  • I received several Thanksgiving cards that had great messages.

  • Leona Robinson took me to the podiatrist in Olathe on Monday. My feet are much improved. My thumb still has an infection in it and at times I get some sharp pain in it.

  • The Johnson County workshop at the extension office was well attended. The lessons for 2007 at the units were presented with four leaders giving different ones. They had props and placards to emphasize their presentations. These lessons will be repeated in each FCE meeting during the year.

Leona Robinson and I attended the workshop. A salad and dessert luncheon took place.

Anyone is invited to attend the Willow Springs FCE.

The group meets at 11:30 a.m. the third Friday of each month at De Soto Baptist Church with a covered dish luncheon. A lesson is presented five times a year, so it is not just a social club, but a learning lesson.

I have been in the extension for about 64 years.


  • Jim and Dee Aubert went to Dee's sister's home in Topeka for Thanksgiving. Her mother, who lives with Dee's sister in Wichita, got to attend with her two daughters that live there. Another sister in Topeka and other family attended as well.

  • My son Jerry picked me up and took me to his home for Thanksgiving dinner. Linda's sister and her husband and daughter Casey from Bolivar, Mo., were also guests.

  • My daughter and son-in-law Debbie and Paul Chandler had their family at their home for Thanksgiving. Paul smoked the turkey for them.

Their son Chris, who lives in Lenexa, and Brad and Colleen, who live in Gardner, and their grandson Hayden were also there.

They brought me dinner with desserts, which I ate on Friday.

Mary Allen brought me a turkey she had baked on Saturday. I froze part of it, but ate a lot of it and plan to make a turkey salad.


  • Volunteers are needed to join the De Soto United Methodist Church and the De Soto Baptist Church ladies in knitting or crocheting caps for newborns in developing countries. The caps could help prevent 70 percent of newborn deaths in those countries.

For more information or for patterns, call Boots Linden at 585-1263.


  • My son and daughter-in-law Edwin and Jeanne Nalley, who live in Texas, sent me a Thanksgiving card and included Christmas stamps and a newspaper article with his picture and his daughter Paige.

He is in charge of their annual children's Christmas parade and pancake and sausage breakfast. He has been chairman for more than 35 years. They start planning the event in July.


  • My great-grandson Hayden Chandler, who lives with me, spent his Thanksgiving vacation decorating the tree and putting up yard decorations. He and his grandmother also put the poinsettias in the flower beds at the east and west ends of town.

Hayden spent one night and day with his uncle Chris Chandler in Lenexa.


  • Those celebrating birthdays include Drew Schmucker, Ron Schmucker, Jeremy King, Ashton Riffel, Steve Coker, Brenda Kotschwar, August Sampson, Hope Gardner, Dan Tucker, Morgan Riley, Laura Harris, Charles Miller, Jason Weese, Jason McAninch, Keri Hagman and Joe Woywod.

Former De Soto resident Frankie Aubert celebrated his birthday Nov. 23. His home is on the lake in Missouri.


  • Those celebrating anniversaries include John and Terri Zvirgidini, James and Ellen Rains and Thayne and Michele Riffel.

  • Lucas Walker was the song leader during worship Sunday at De Soto Baptist Church. He and Leslie Hodges sang a scripture song as a duet and Madeleine Otto went forward for church membership from her former church in Little Rock, Ark.

Jason and Jennifer Weese brought their twins to church. Their sister is very proud of them as well as their grandmother Pat Weese and great-grandmother Bessie Weese.


  • Those on the sick list include Donna Luther, who had some dizziness and fell several times in her home and is now a patient at Olathe Medical Center; Jeff Coatney, who is a deacon and an adult Sunday school teacher at De Soto Baptist Church, is sick; Marie Gillihan was in the hospital this past week with the flu; and Addie Austin has been home and suffering from the flu. She is also having dental work done.

Joe Woywod has had chemotherapy treatments at University of Kansas Medical Center. LeRoy Davis' mother, who is a resident at Shawnee Gardens Nursing Center, is quite ill and needs our prayers. Jim Brashears had an emergency surgery this week and is now home. Geneva Brashears was able to attend church Sunday.

My two daughters-in-law, one in Illinois and one in Texas, need prayers for their illnesses. Leona Robinson was sick last week as well.


  • Sympathy goes to Sally Schrader in the loss of her nephew, who had been in bad health. He lived in Pratt.

  • Needed items at the De Soto Multi-Service Center include cereal and baby and children's items. Warm coats are also appreciated.

  • The De Soto Baptist Church will have dedication of the Bethel neighborhood gifts (the church's mission in Kansas City) on Sunday. Volunteers are needed at their workshop. Their monthly meeting is at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Ladies will meet Dec. 8 to pack wrapped cookies and candy for Christmas for service people and shut-ins.

The American Baptist Women will have a brunch Dec. 9 at De Soto Baptist Church.

Those planning to attend are asked to bring a $10 gift for the gift exchange and a covered dish for the brunch.

The American Baptist Girls will have its Christmas tea Dec. 10. Mary Jo McDaniels is in charge of the tea.

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