The De Soto Baptist Church's annual yard sale will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the home of Dorothy Nalley, 33695 W. 83rd St., De Soto.
The Merrymaker's Club met for its September meeting at the De Soto Pizza Hut with Frances Lawhead as the hostess. After the luncheon, the group played Bingo until everyone won a prize.
There were lots of De Soto residents that attended the Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant picnic at the Douglas County Fairgrounds Sunday. It was for former employees and their families.
I recognized several names of those who attended and it brought back memories of the families I knew and hadn't seen in years. My husband, Luther, worked out there with the 101 Engineers.
I was unable to attend because of my health.
The Pleasant Hour Club met at the De Soto United Methodist Church Sept. 14 with Doris Coleman and Jerri Brown as hostesses. Brenda West gave the program with a history of the Lewis and Clark expedition. I was told it was an interesting presentation.
The De Soto Mudcats baseball team played the Yankees Sunday at the 3 and 2 Baseball Club of Johnson County. The Mudcats lost 4-3. This was their last Sunday game.
My great-grandson Hayden hit one over the fence.
The De Soto United Methodist Church is having an all-day work day Friday, starting at 9:30 a.m. The work day is to get ready for their upcoming bazaar Oct. 7 at the fellowship hall.
Any volunteer help is appreciated.
For more information, call Boots Linden at 585-1263.
The Kansas East Conference of United Methodist Churches will be from 7:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Oct. 14 at the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection, 13920 Roe Ave., Leawood.
There will be workshops to attend and lunch will be provided.
The cost is $25 per person. Registrations are due Sunday.
White rice is the needed item this week at the De Soto Multi-Service Center. Next week is canned soup.
Paper goods and baby items, as well as canned fruits, are always needed.
For a more detailed list, call Jodi Hitchcock at 583-1152.
Mr. and Mrs. Junior Maness spent several days recently at their lake home in Missouri. They hadn't been able to go there for more than two years. Their children and their families had been down there, though. They came back one day earlier than planned because of stormy weather in the area.
Joyce Bassett took her mother, Winnie Bassett, to the 30th annual Renaissance Festival in Bonner Springs two weeks ago. She said she was sorry she couldn't take her dad, Randall Bassett. He was still a patient at Royal Terrace Rehabilitation Center.
ElFreeda Payton told me her niece from Drexel, Mo., came to the De Soto Days celebration and visited the craft booths. She bought an angel and brought it by to show.
My son Jerry Nalley, Overland Park, and my grandson Marty Nalley and his friend from Oklahoma went to Canada and fished for 10 days recently. They had good luck.
My son Edwin and his wife, Jeanne, went on their annual two-week vacation to New Hampshire to see the foliage in the northeast.
My son Michael called me Sunday.
I still have to do exercises four times a day with my left hand that I had in a splint. In addition, I do "putty dough" exercises twice a day. They want to see me back in a month. I am still experiencing pain.
De Soto Baptist Church had several visitors at services Sunday. Jaymie Wall was one of the many as well as Sue Allen's granddaughter and a friend.
Communion Sunday has been postponed until Oct. 8. The deacon fund will be collected that day as well.
The Monday night Bible group and the American Baptist Women met Sept. 25 with Jean Maness and Rosemary McAninch as hostesses. The Wednesday Bible group met and the AB Girls had two classes.
The Bible group met last Wednesday with Sue Allen and Dorothy Nalley leading the group because the leader, Jean Epperson, was at the hospital with her husband, Richard. We studied the 19th chapter of Acts.
Anyone is welcome to join the group.
For more information, call the church at 585-1026.
The Baptist church's deacons will sponsor a men's breakfast get together at 7:30 a.m. Oct. 14 at the Linwood Cafe. The group plans to meet at 7:30 a.m. on the second Saturday of each month.
Laura Long's grandson Keith Ridgway is serving in Iraq. She received a letter from him and he said he is doing OK so far.
The FCE forecast paper for September had the local Willow Springs FCE June meeting published in it. In addition, Rosemary McAninch submitted the history of Willow Springs. It was founded in 1828 in the Willow Springs area. Back then it was called the Farm Bureau FCE. Rosemary named the list of the ladies that formed the group and various activities.
In those days, the group met in members' homes until the city built the city hall where the De Soto Chamber of Commerce and De Soto Fire Department are located and began meeting in the upstairs meeting room.
Those celebrating birthdays this week include Goldie Mead, Maxine Jackson, Wilda Schultz, Kelly Carlisle, David Bedford, Tim Roddy, Erin Taylor, Andy Rumsey, Steve Prosser, Curt Allenbrand, Bailey Bosworth and Rick Lewis.
Matt Woywod celebrated his 18th birthday with a family get together hosted by his parents. His grandmother Frances Lawhead celebrated her 81st birthday earlier so his birthday cake used the same candles, except they were reversed.
L.E. and Debbie Kueker are celebrating their anniversary.
The youth of De Soto Baptist Church have started selling chances for an afghan made by Freda Anderson.
De Soto Baptist Church had several requests for prayers Sunday. Mary Etta Copeland went to the pulpit to request prayers for her sister and brother-in-law's son Zack, who is autistic. Fred and Paula Jones led a special prayer time for him in the church yard after services. Roy Davis' mother, who is a patient at Shawnee Gardens Rehabilitation, isn't doing well at this time. Richard Epperson is still in the hospital with a blood clot in his leg.
Nadine Dean is in the skilled nursing area at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Joe Kessler is home and Betty is able to care for his needs at the present time.
Libby Stone needs our prayers. She is home now.
I received a call Saturday morning from my sister-in-law Virginia in Eugene, Ore. She told me my nephew Bob Williams from Phoenix was killed when he stopped to help a motorist with a flat tire. As he was bent down to work on the tire, he was struck by a car and killed instantly. Services are Saturday. He was 67.
The Ingalls son had to have an emergency appendectomy last week at Shawnee Mission Medical Center.
I called my sister-in-law Emmaline in Springfield, Mo., Sunday. She is having a lot of health problems. She and her husband are living in a care unit that provides meals and care services for them.