Archive for Thursday, April 26, 2007

Neighbors

April 26, 2007

The De Soto Alumni Bingo Night was not well attended. The committee appreciates those who did attend and donate to the fund.

It was a busy weekend in De Soto with the Relay For Life golf tournament, De Soto High School prom and others preparing for church dinners.


  • The De Soto United Methodist Church had its "new member" dinner Sunday. One of the new members was Marilyn Pulver. Madison and Miranda Freed were also baptized recently.

  • The De Soto Relay For Life JCSO Family and Friends team will have a fund-raising lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. May 6 at De Soto United Methodist Church, 8760 Kill Creek Road.

Sloppy Joes, salad, chips, dessert and drink will be available for a donation.

For more information, call event chair Rita Jones at the church at 583-1359.


  • Lawrence and Sally Allen said the garage sale they had last weekend was well attended. They donated the "leftovers" to a charity. Sally said they were worn out and they would never have another one.

  • The Vacation Bible School workers at De Soto Baptist Church had a meeting following services Sunday. They set the dates of June 4 to 8 for VBS. The theme this year is western.

Karen Wall attended a workshop and ordered the materials for classes, which will take place from 9 to 11:30 a.m. each day of that week. The program will take place June 10 during worship.

I hope we have lots of volunteers who want to teach and help during the week.


  • De Soto Baptist Church will have baptism services at 11 a.m. Sunday during worship. The Rev. Richard Copeland will baptize several candidates who have gone forward asking to join in membership.

  • The De Soto Relay For Life golf tournament was well attended. I donated two gift certificates but I don't know who won them. I'm a cancer survivor and have attended the fund-raising event every year. This year's Relay is June 1 and 2 at the track behind Lexington Trails Middle School, 8800 Penner Avenue.

  • The Pleasant Hour Club met for its monthly meeting April 19 at De Soto United Methodist Church. Addie Austin and Lois Flinn were hostesses. The program was playing bingo until everyone won a prize. Sue Allen and Frances Lawhead were in charge of the game.

  • Frances Lawhead and Sue Allen and others attended the VFW Ladies Auxiliary 2nd District meeting April 15 in Lawrence.

There were several ladies from De Soto who received awards.

The De Soto Ladies Auxiliary VFW 6654 also served the birthday party Friday for the residents at Hillside Village.

The residents enjoyed their visit. Some told me of the many they had visited with and their conditions.


  • The Pampered Chef products, ordered as a fund-raiser, have arrived at De Soto Baptist Church. Those who have items are asked to pick them up as soon as possible.

  • Holly Balch was worship leader at De Soto Baptist Church. She also gave the offertory prayer.

  • Paul and Debbie Chandler and grandson Hayden spent the weekend with Paul's sister Evelyn and family in the Missouri Ozarks.

  • Needed food items this week for the De Soto Multi-Service Center is macaroni and cheese. Next week, they are asking for cereal. Paper goods, spaghetti and other canned items are always welcome.

  • Those celebrating birthdays include Randy Gardner, Brian Payne, Todd Heer, Jo Phillips, Delores Makepeace, Betty Hughey, Lela Dudley, Gretchyn Reeves, Kristina Couch, Chris Hayden, Cena Schupp, Eric Scrupp and two of my great-granddaughters Hannah Rose Frohling, who will be 9 and lives in Oklahoma and Mary Patricia Nalley, who will be 11. She lives in Illinois.

  • Mary Jo McDaniel, who is the AB Girls leader at De Soto Baptist Church, passed out an instruction sheet of writing to the AB Girls who are graduating from high school. The papers will be put together for a scrapbook. The theme for the book is based on "You Are a Reflection of the People Who Have Loved and Raised You."

For more information, call Mary Jo at 583-1088. She would like the hand-out sheets returned as soon as possible.


  • Billie Boyd is still unable to attend church following knee surgery. Luella Davis is also missed after her knee surgery. Dale Cannell is home now from Olathe Medical Center. Margaret Wycoff is still able to be in her home. Bob Welch has our prayers with him for his back surgery. The Rev. Richard Copeland read a note to the congregation at De Soto Baptist Church from Crystal Neild, who is in the military service.

I made it to the foot doctor thanks to my son Jerry's help. I have a broken arch on my left foot. The doctor fixed a pad to place in my shoe.


  • Sympathy goes to the family of Bonnie Redick. Services were Monday at De Soto Baptist Church. A lunch was served at the church following the cemetery burial. Sympathy also goes to the family of Bertie Jones in the passing of her brother-in-law and to the families of the Virginia Tech students.

  • My son Michael called me Sunday evening and caught me up on his family. His father-in-law is in very poor condition.

Michael said they went to their granddaughter's birthday party. Their daughter Michelle is also having some health problems.


  • A dear friend brought her son-in-law to plow up some of my garden space. She said she wants to put in a few tomato and pepper plants. She said she also wanted to plant some spinach and green beans for me. I love tomatoes. Reta Jenks kept me supplied with tomatoes last season and many friends brought me several last summer as well. I haven't tasted fresh spinach in three years or more.

My son and daughter-in-law Edwin and Jeanne, from Texas, called me Sunday night and said their granddaughter Lisa had been to see them. Their church had a barbecue fund-raiser for the youth to go to Disneyland in Florida this summer. They fed more than 320 people.

The youth will perform at several churches on their trips to their destination. He said their church had sixth-grade confirmation.

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