Archive for Thursday, April 19, 2007

Neighbors

April 19, 2007

Deanna Weller Chance came by Friday to do my hair after seeing her last customer from the beauty center. She brought be the most delicious bread she made. I know she has shared the bread with others, too.
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The De Soto Relay For Life committee is having a golf tournament Saturday at Oak Country Golf Course. It is a four-person scramble.

For more information, call Monica Walker or Richelle Hodges, or De Soto Baptist Church at 585-1026.
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The De Soto United Methodist Church "Family Fun Day" youth fund-raiser was well attended Sunday. With beautiful weather, they had games and an outdoor barbecue with many adults and children enjoying it.

The UMC will have a new-member dinner following its 10:30 a.m. worship Sunday. The covered-dish dinner is to welcome new members to the fellowship.

The Agape Circle will meet

at 7 p.m. Thursday at the De Soto UMC.
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The De Soto VFW Post will have steak night at 5 p.m. April 28 with live music by Legacy starting at 7 p.m.

Cost is $15 per person.

For more information, call Leroy Kramer at (913) 441-2051.
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The De Soto Baptist Men had its fellowship meeting Saturday morning at Wally's Cafe. The men invite members of the community to join them.

The De Soto Baptist Church's Monday night study group will resume its meeting Monday. Teacher Luella Davis plans to attend after her surgery and lead the study.

On Wednesday, the Wednesday Bible Groups met and studied the third chapter of Romans. Anyone interested is invited to attend the study group led by Jean Epperson.

The AB Girls met on Wednesday with leader Mary Jo McDaniels.

Those in the Way of Hope Hispanic outreach ministry and its Olathe Bible Church minister attended the 11 a.m. service Sunday at De Soto Baptist Church. They are very appreciative of the use of the church and served a delicious dinner after our service. The "Ways of Hope" worship is at 4 p.m. Sundays at the church for the Hispanic communities of De Soto, Gardner and Olathe.

The De Soto Baptist Church Women met April 9 in the Fellowship Hall. Rosemary McAninch led the meeting in the absence of Luella Davis. Dorothy Nalley gave the opening prayer. New officers elected were Anita Woywod, president; Paula Rhodes, vice president; Rose McAninch, secretary; and Frances Lawhead, treasurer. The Luther Rice ABW board wrote to thank us for the baked potato luncheon we served them last month. Jean Epperson gave the love-gift devotion. Sue Allen was hostess.

The De Soto Baptist Church will have a team for the 2007 De Soto Relay For Life. The cancer fund-raiser will be from 6 p.m. June 1 to 6 a.m. June 2 at the De Soto High School stadium behind Lexington Trails Middle School. Those who would like to be on the team are asked to sign up this week. Survivors need to provide shirt sizes, and donations for luminaries are needed. Application forms are in the church vestibule.
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Sharon Coatney will lead those who signed up to go with her to Union Station at 3 p.m. Sunday to see the Dead Sea Scrolls.
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The need this week at the De Soto Community Center is whole kernel corn, spaghetti, peanut butter, canned fruit, chili and paper goods.
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The Willow Springs FCE will meet Friday at De Soto Baptist Church with Leona Robinson as hostess. The covered-dish luncheon will be at 11:30 a.m. The lesson will be on men's health. Visitors are welcome.
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The Pleasant Hour Club will meet Thursday at De Soto Fellowship Hall.
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I was a guest at the De Soto Chamber of Commerce's April meeting at FCB Bank. Mary Guntert drove me to the meeting that had Rep. Dennis Moore as the featured speaker. He talked of bills he was promoting in Congress and played the guitar while inviting those in attendance to sing "This Land is Your Land." Ted and Marge Morse catered the luncheon.

On Friday, I received one of the centerpieces from the luncheon, which I took to church Sunday to share.
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Among those in the community celebrating birthdays this week are Jerry Sharp, Carolyn Warren, Mike Mikinski, Karl Dollman, Randy Gardner, Jack McDaniel, Jim Berola, Toni Adams, Sally Beck, my great- granddaughter Grace, who is 6 years old and lives in Oklahoma, my great-grandson Danny Modelski, who is 11 and lives in Illinois, and my granddaughter Joan Nalley, who lives in La Cygne.
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Those celebrating anniversaries are Ron and Lyndie Willhite, Don and Nancy McMillen, and Dennis and Bernice Casey.
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Those on the sick list this week include Dale Cannell, who has been in the hospital, and Mike Allen, who is still making progress in rehabilitation. Omar Lafferty was able to come to church Sunday with Harry Shultz, and Billy Boyd and Luella Davis are still confined to home after knee surgeries.

The Lawrence Allen family continues to have health problems with heart and eyes. Libby Stone still needs our prayers. Margaret Wycoff is back home after staying with her daughter while recovering from her fall. Prayers are still needed for Bob Welch after his recent back surgery. Junior Maness' family said his recovery is going slow. Richard Epperson is improving.

Sue Allen is asking for prayers for a nephew who has cancer. I'm going to the doctor this week for pain I've experienced in my left foot.
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My son Edwin said hail in Texas missed him but hit Plano 10 miles to the south.

Edwin said his daughter said her minister claims to have a photographic memory, but thinks he has lately ran out of film.

My son Carlin in Illinois has had to reschedule track meets and has been having practices in the gym because of the weather.

My daughter Debbie said she had about five inches of snow Friday night at their home in Franklin County. She and I attended the brown bag event after services Sunday. There was quite a lot of money raised for the De Soto Multi-Service Center.

My son Michael called Sunday evening to catch me up on their activities. He said Linda's dad is still in need of prayers.

They're decorating a home at the assisted living facility with pictures of their family and several of Mr. Rose in his younger days when he was living in Lawrence. Mike asked for prayers for their daughter Michelle.

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