Archive for Thursday, August 9, 2007

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August 9, 2007

The De Soto Baptist Church is panning a new directory and would like to have family pictures in it. Pictures will be taken Aug. 16, 17 and 18. Families will be informed by phone of times and dates of pictures.

There will be an American Baptist Women's retreat Aug. 20 at the Bleu Tomato. Those wishing to attend should call Mary Etta Copeland or Karen Wall.


  • Matt Woywod was the worship leader for services Sunday at the De Soto Baptist Church. He also performed a solo. Donna Hansen also sang a solo to the accompaniment of Karen Wall on piano.

  • The Rev. Dave Davis filled the pulpit Sunday at the De Soto Baptist Church. The former pastor at Holton Baptist Church is now the director of church relations at Ottawa University. His interesting sermon was from Colossians and called "Now What?"

  • De Soto Baptist Church Men will have a fellowship breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Saturday at Wally's Cafe.

  • The De Soto Baptist Church AB Girls mini-mart was a success Friday with leaders Mary Jo McDaniels, Holly Balch, Richelle Hodges, Monica Walker and Jennie Haulmark putting in lots of work. With lots to sell, each classroom was special with jewelry making, picture studios, gamerooms and information on personalities. My son Jerry and his wife, Linda, took me to enjoy the fine food and fellowship.

  • I learned who the angel was that put a bag of Roma and regular tomatoes at my door earlier when he returned this week with more tomatoes and a cantaloupe from the garden of Jeff and Candy Sipes near Linwood. I told him I had called everyone I knew to thank them but no one would confess to leaving the tomatoes at my door and that wings were growing on him. The angel goes by the name of Michael Sipes, and I can't thank him enough.

  • The Merry Makers Club met last Thursday at the De Soto Pizza Hut with Joyce Wanager as hostess. Club members played Bingo until everyone won a prize.

  • The De Soto United Methodist Church is asking for a volunteer to head the funeral dinner committee as Mary Plummer is stepping aside. Anyone interested is asked to call the Rev. Jerry Vaughn.

  • The De Soto United Methodist Church UMW is searching for recipes for a cookbook addendum to be available at this year's Bazaar in October. Rita Jones is asking that recipes should be made available to her by Aug. 28 to be included.

  • Among those celebrating birthdays this week are Montana Frehe, Archie Bedford, Brenda Crisco, Whitney Walker, Sandra Hoover, Walter Johnston, Allyssa King, Rose McAninch, Kyndel Reeves, Aaron Hansen, Luella Davis, Anna Smades, Dick Beytein, Gwendy Olivarez, Vergie Opdycke, Mavis Routh and next Sunday Zola and Larry Stephan will share a birthday cake.

  • Back in the 1970s and 1980s when I helped with the census in De Soto there were five married couples with the same birthday. They were Ted and Marjorie Morse, Marvin and Ann Cowan, Nellie and Harold Shultz, Larry and Lola Stephan, and myself and my late husband, Luther.

  • Pat and Tamie Reeves are celebrating their anniversary this week.

  • Those on the sick list and in need of prayer are Larry Hartshorn, who remains in Overland Park Regional Medical Center with complication; Pat Weese, who is home from the same hospital but confined to a recliner; and Eric Shutte's father, who was in a St. Louis hospital with liver and blood problems but who has now returned to his home in Branson, Mo. Sally Allen spent three days last week at Shawnee Mission Medical Center and remains in need of care, She was unable to attend church Sunday or attend her many volunteer duties because of problems with her left leg. Keep Robert Taylor in your prayer list, too.

Mike Allen is home from the hospital with a caregiver, but Ron Thompson is still in Overland Park Regional Hospital. I got the stitches out from my skin cancer surgery and don't have to return to that doctor for three months. I do go back to the eye doctor this Thursday.


  • The need at De Soto Multi-Service Center food pantry this week is canned tuna. Next week, the need is white rice. Paper and baby goods always are needed.

  • The Olathe Medical Center will offer health screening starting at 9 a.m. Monday at the De Soto Baptist Church. Carotid artery, ankle brachial index, abdominal aortic aneurysm and bone density screenings will be available for the total cost of $129 or from $3 to $45 per test. Those planning to attend are asked to pre-register by calling 1-800-324-1851.

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