Archive for Thursday, September 7, 2006


September 7, 2006

Rebekah Gulley, Keri Hagman, Jenna Hodges and James Ingalls gave a clarinet special during Sunday services at De Soto Baptist Church.
The De Soto Baptist Church will begin its Bible study group at 6 p.m. Mondays at the church. The first class is Monday.
The Wednesday Bible class will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday with Jean Epperson as the leader.
Everyone in the community is welcome to attend.
Sympathy goes to the family of Delores Makepeace in her death and burial in Memorial Gardens Aug. 31.
Sympathy also goes to the family of Catherine Steele Howe. She died this weekend. She was a resident of Hillside Village of De Soto.
The American Baptist Women of De Soto Baptist Church will meet at 7 p.m. Monday with Jean Maness and Rosemary McAninch as hostesses.
Former De Soto resident Gary Lucas, who graduated from De Soto High School in 1964, has been in the furniture market for the last several years. He lives in Lawrence now and has a store there. He is opening a big store in Topeka soon.
The Herring family reunion was Sept. 3 at my niece's Sondra and Bruce Bigley's home. They have hosted the reunion for the last 11 years. There were more than 40 in attendance.
I met some second cousins I'd never met before, some from Texas and one from St. John's.
There is only one cousin Naomi Brown, who lives in Joplin, Mo., and myself left of all the first cousins. I am three weeks older than Naomi.
Prizes were given at the business meeting to the person who traveled the farthest and to the youngest member present.
My son Jerry and his wife, Linda, took me and we met Debbie and Hayden Chandler in Louisburg to go on to the family reunion in Jerry's van as I had to have my wheelchair and walker as well as all the food.
I took my famous "Family Reunion Cake," which is expected every year, as well as corn casserole, baked beans and other foods.
I watched the De Soto Days parade Saturday from my motorized wheelchair while sitting in my driveway. I would hate to be a judge and decide the best one.
The De Soto High School band was great. The floats, Scouts, politicians and John Deere tractors got my admiration.
A long-stemmed pink rose was given to me and the fan was useful.
The De Soto United Methodist Church is arranging a memories scrapbook of its church. They are asking for pictures and some descriptions of former members as well as former pastors.
Anyone who has items to share for the scrapbook are asked to talk to Jean Hoyt, Ruth Bowlin or Betty Schotanus.
Bernice Dodd spent some days last week with her sister in Missouri. They visited and went shopping.
ElFreeda Payton is getting along with lots of help from her family. She said she has to return to the doctor this week and hopes they'll give her permission to bear some weight on her left foot after she had complete hip replacement.
Those celebrating birthdays this week include Linda Jokisch, Darrell Sampson, Penny Henry, Bernie Casey, John Hall, Willetta Lawhead, Mary Lou Simmons, Glen Nelson and Linda Allenbrand.
Former resident Marjorie Guffey, who now lives at the Good Samaritan Nursing Center in Olathe, turned 90 Sept. 5. Cards may be sent to: Marjorie Guffey, Good Samaritan Nursing Center, Room 207, 20705 W. 151st St., Olathe 66061.
Mary Alley came to my house Saturday. She stayed for more than two hours. She ran the sweeper, cleaned the bathroom and dusted and mopped the floors. She came again on Monday and brought me some food.
Mary teaches school at a Christian school in Overland Park.
Those celebrating anniversaries include Ian and Lana McPherson, Stuart and Suzanne Adams and Bub and LaDonna Schmidt.
The De Soto United Methodist church is having a special visitation time between its 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. services Sunday to honor grandparents and their grandchildren.
The gathering will take place in the church parlor.
Joe Kessler is now a patient at Olathe Medical Center. He had been going in each day for treatment but his doctors thought he needed around-the-clock care. Sally Allen is having health problems and often has to check in to her doctor or the Shawnee Mission Medical Center.
Bill Plummer was in the hospital last week for some health problems, but he is home now. Randall Bassett had an infection in his rib cage. He is still at Royal Terrace Nursing Center.
Conrad Courtney has been in the hospital lately. His legs are bothering him now quite a bit. Betty is doing the watering of their eggplants and squash. Their tomatoes and other vegetables have died off.
The need this week at the De Soto Multi-Service Center is peanut butter and jelly. Next week the need is macaroni and cheese. Fruit snacks and other snack items as well as paper goods are always needed.

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