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October 12, 2006

The De Soto United Methodist Church had its 2007 Charge Conference Sunday, where members set up the church's business and obligations for the next year. Supper was served by the United Methodist Women.
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I was told the De Soto United Methodist Church bazaar was a success. They almost ran out of food.
They also sold chances on their quilt that was donated and will be awarded to the lucky number at the election day dinner Nov. 7.
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Jean and Richard Epperson flew to Tennessee last week and returned Oct. 2.
They visited many of Richard's relatives there. He had not seen one of the sisters in six years and the other sister came to De Soto three years ago.
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Marty Shukert will be in De Soto to talk with the public at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday about the old town revitalization. The meeting will take place at De Soto City Hall, 32905 W. 84th St. The public is invited to attend and give their opinions.
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Charles Lawhead Jr. drove Frances Lawhead and Sue Allen to the veterans hospital in Lansing Monday evening to treat the veterans to their monthly visitation. They took pies and bananas to them and played bingo and visited with them.


  • Freda Anderson's great-granddaughter has been sent to Iraq. She asked for prayers for her safe return home.
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    Mary Alley came to my house and cleaned again. She ran the sweeper, mopped and waxed the floor and brought me food.
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    There are many things to vote on in the upcoming November elections. The De Soto School District will have a bond to be voted on besides many state and county offices. Advance voting begins Oct. 18 at three different locations. Absentee voting begins Oct. 18 as well.
    The last day to register to vote for the Nov. 7 election is Oct. 23.
    Some of the voting places have been changed. Precincts 1 and 7 will be at the VFW Post 6654 at 84th Street and Penner Avenue. Precincts 2 and 6 will be at the De Soto Baptist Church at 86th and Church streets. Precincts 3, 4 and 5 will be at De Soto Community Center, on West 84th Street.
    Lexington Townships one through five will be at the De Soto United Methodist Church, 8760 Kill Creek Road.
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    The adult and youth choir filled the choir left Sunday at De Soto Baptist Church. They sang a special "Great is Thy Faithfulness."
    The Jr. Joy choir will fill the choir loft Sunday.
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    The Deacon's Fund offering received Sunday at De Soto Baptist Church will be used for world missions, which supports missionaries overseas.
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    The American Baptist Women met Monday in the fellowship hall at De Soto Baptist Church. President Luella Davis was the hostess.
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    Sympathy goes to the family of Leona Hoover in the death of her sister-in-law and also to the family of Carmon Kraus.
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    Jim and Dee Aubert spent some vacation time with their son Frankie at his lake home.
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    The De Soto Baptist Church yard sale that went over into a second Saturday was shopped by several new customers. The donations were appreciated.
    There are boxes of free items left for anyone who wants them. What isn't taken will be given to the Salvation Army.
    Some items were donated to Hillside Village for the country store. Leona Robinson took the items to Hillside Village.

  • The De Soto community food pantry needs peanut butter and jelly this week and paper goods, towels and toilet paper next week. In addition, diapers, wipes, Pull-Ups and snack foods are always welcome.
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    I appreciated the two high school community volunteers who came to help set up for the De Soto Baptist Church yard sale.
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    The sixth grade football team played Lansing Oct. 3 and won 34-0.
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    The De Soto Mudcats played baseball Sunday at 3 and 2 of Johnson County. They defeated the Dodgers 12-1.
    The Mudcats are second in their league. Eric Schupp is the coach.
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    A correction from last week's column -- ElFreeda Payton's nephew is Scott Kessler, not Joe Kessler.
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    My son Mike, who lives in Oklahoma, called me Sunday and told me he had taken his son Marty and grandson Matthew and a friend fishing. Matthew caught the largest fish.
    He said he and his son are going to participate in a golf tournament for a fund-raiser for a friend who is running for district attorney.
    My son Carlin from Illinois also called me Sunday. He told me they had a storm and the electricity was off from Monday to Wednesday in Lisle. It was off four days in Chicago and they received five inches of rain.
    Carlin said his son John's basement flooded and ruined the flooring.
    He said it was the worst storm in more than 10 years. They said they had 60 miles per hour wind.
    My son Edwin called when they returned from their two-week vacation to the northeastern states. He said the trees were beautiful. At one restaurant in Massachusetts, they could see the ocean and they were having a high tide so no beach was showing as they watched.
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    Those celebrating birthdays include Helen Barthol, Ronnie Crow Jr., Kristina Plummer, Lane Hileman, Kathy Edminster, Megen Bedford, Earl Barenklau, Roger Warren, Brad Stueber, Penney Buehler, Ashley Plummer, Phil Hileman, Larry Buckley, Creighton Gardner, Dean Wall, Kim Davis, Jeff Griffin, Warren Mann, Treva Hill, Billie Boyd, Anna Zwahlen, Terry Rhodes, Kelly Mercer, Chad Hayden and my grandsons Jason Chandler, who is in the Air Force.
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    Those celebrating anniversaries include Randy and Laura Gardner, Ron and Lisa Schmucker, Larry and Mary Cox, Larry and Cheryl Towner and James and Holly Balch.

  • A card display is set up in the vestibule at De Soto Baptist Church that the Gideons had left. They will help purchase Bibles for them to leave in motels, hotels, hospitals and nursing homes.
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    Joy and Ronnie Mann had their triplet grandchildren at church on Sunday and introduced them.
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    Those on the sick list include Dick McAninch, and Collie and Snowdean Arnold. Nadine Dean is able to be home now after her hospitalization and extended care. Richard Epperson was able to go to church Sunday after his recent hospital stay. Prayer is needed for the Spains, whose brother was killed in a car accident. Randall Bassett was able to check out of Royal Terrace last Sunday to attend church in De Soto.
    There will be a fund-raiser for Libby Stone, who needs a liver transplant. Pizza Hut had a fund-raiser on Monday and Sonic's car hops are giving all the tips received from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday to the fund. Donations are accepted any time.
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    A correction from last week's paper -- the De Soto Baptist Men will have a fellowship breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Saturday at the Linwood Cafe. The boys are invited as well.

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