The De Soto Baptist Church will have its annual garage sale Sept. 28, 29 and 30 at my home. All proceeds will go to missions.
The Willow Springs FCE will meet for a potluck dinner at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 22 at De Soto Baptist Church.
Members are asked to pay dues, which need to be turned in to the extension office by Oct. 1.
Members are also asked to bring responses from survey questions asked to various groups to the next meeting.
Election of officers will take place before Oct. 1.
The Mudcats won their baseball game 12-0 Saturday.
State representative candidate Diane Bryant visited with me Wednesday.
Former De Soto resident Patty Neeland's husband, John, called me this week to tell me that Patty was back home with the family in Pittsburg. She had a medical problem with dehydration. I didn't speak to her, but I hope to soon.
Sue Allen went to the airport Wednesday and picked up her daughter Kim Proch, who lives in Colorado. She came to visit her parents, Donnie and Sue, and is driving back home in the pickup they gave her.
Kim and her husband, Scott Proch, were raised here in De Soto. They have a bed and breakfast lodge.
Sue Allen also went to Oklahoma this week to visit her sister who is having health problems.
Quita Tankersley called our friend Louella Tillery in Cowgill, Mo., to check on her health and her husband, Shorty, too.
My son Edwin and his wife, Jeanne, in Texas called me Sunday morning. They asked me about Grandparent's Day. I told him we were all recognized at De Soto Baptist Church. He said they had their granddaughter and her mother with them at church and they all went out for dinner. Their daughter Paige also joined them.
The Silver Circle at De Soto United Methodist Church met Monday in the fellowship hall. Beverly Jones was the hostess.
The De Soto United Methodist Church Women will meet at 9 a.m. Sept. 23 at the church to make pies to freeze for the upcoming bazaar, which is Oct. 7.
The De Soto United Methodist Church will have its annual election day dinner Nov. 7 at the church.
A quilt is on display in the vestibule. Mary Ann Ross donated it for the drawing. The group will be selling tickets for chances to win the quilt.
For more information, call Boots Linden.
The fall Gathering of United Methodist Women will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the fellowship hall at De Soto United Methodist Church, 8760 Kill Creek Road.
The Rev. Jerry and Jan Vaughn will speak about their trip to the UMW assembly in Anaheim in May.
De Soto Baptist Church had a quartet that led the congregation in singing Sunday. Members of the quartet were Richelle and Jeff Hodges and Tami and Pat Reeves. They also sang a special number.
The services at De Soto Baptist Church were patriotic. Flag salutes were given and the hymns were patriotic.
Because of the illness of Luella Davis, the Monday night Bible study didn't take place. The women's ABW won't meet this week, either. Both are scheduled to start Monday.
The Wednesday Bible study group will start back this week under the leadership of Jean Epperson.
The A.B. Girls at the De Soto Baptist Church will start meeting again. The group meets twice a month and others are welcome to attend.
The pre-kindergarten through grade school students will meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and the junior high and high school will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month.
For more information, call Mary Jo McDaniel at 583-1088.
Memorial services for Catherine Howe will be Sept. 23 at Cedar Crest Memorial Chapel in De Soto.
Several De Soto residents rode in the Bikers for Babies benefit motorcycle run Sunday.
I went to the hand doctor this past week. My son Jerry drove me.
They took the cast off and gave me exercises to do. The hardest one for me to do is to touch my little finger tip with my thumb.
Shawn Allen drove me to the dentist later in the week.
Those celebrating birthdays include John Hall, Cody Plummer, Dawn Crisler, Rick Inman, Tim Slitor, Molly Rumsey, Barbara Garrison, Jean Epperson, Betty Kessler, Nelson Reeves, Joe Berola, Michael Bosworth, Rachel Bosworth, my great-great-granddaughter Isabelle James, who lives in South Carolina, and my grandson John Nalley, who lives in Illinois.
Those celebrating anniversaries include Quinn and Jenny Miller and Joe and Anita Woywod.
The needs at the De Soto community food pantry include macaroni and cheese. Also, paper goods, boxed dinners and diapers -- sizes 4, 5 and 6 -- are always needed.
Jessie Payne, a member of De Soto United Methodist Church, recently donated 10 inches of her hair to "Locks of Love," which helps provide natural hair for wigs for children who are going through radiation or chemotherapy treatments and have lost their hair.
Luella Davis is home now and is having health problems. Nadine Dean has been in Lawrence Memorial Hospital this past week. They will put her in a nursing center for her complete recovery. She fell a couple of times and then found out she had pneumonia.
Betty Kessler appreciated the prayers for Joe Kessler. He won't have to have surgery. Dick McAninch is a patient at Olathe Medical Center. The family of Paul Elder appreciates the food and floral arrangements.
Luella Davis fell and broke her ankle. ElFreeda Payton had to be taken by Med-Act to Overland Park Regional Medical Center with a lot of pain. She has since been moved from intensive care to a room.
Word came from former De Soto resident Marjorie Cates, who lives in Nevada, that she had a stroke. It hadn't affected her speech, but her legs are bad. Richard Epperson is still having some health problems and is unable to attend church services. Kathy Hayden was having some health problems again and couldn't attend church.