The Olathe United Methodist Church is still seeking recipes for a cookbook. Rita Jones needs the recipes by Aug. 28 to include them in the cookbook. The cookbook would be available for sale at the church's October Bazaar.
The De Soto United Methodist Church also is seeking volunteers for an Aug. 18 workday at the fellowship hall to make bierocks for the church's booth at the De Soto Days Festival.
The De Soto United Methodist Church also is seeking people to serve on a committee charged with planning the church's sesquicentennial next April. Bishop Scott Jones will be there April 13, 2008, to share in the celebration. The church hopes to have its memorial garden completed by that date so the bishop can do the dedication.
Addie Austin's son Charles and family visited Sunday.
Sue Allen and I both forgot the monthly birthday dinner at the De Soto Senior Center this past week.
We had a new visitor at the De Soto Baptist Church's worship Sunday. Jason and Cassandra Miller brought their new baby born last week to the service. The birth made Rose McAninch a great-grandmother.
The De Soto Baptist Church's America Baptist Women's retreat will be Aug. 20 at the Bleu Tomato.
The Kaw Valley Sportsman's Association had its meeting Aug. 7 at De Soto VFW Post 6654 and will have a trap shot Sunday.
De Soto VFW Ladies Auxiliary members Lydia McGrew, Jean Epperson and Frances Lawhead took pies and cookies Aug. 6 during a visit to the patients at the Wadsworth VA hospital.
Corrections from last week's column: It was Mike Stephens who brought me the tomatoes; the birthday couple was Zola and Larry Stephan; it was Sally Allen with the knee pains and does the many volunteer jobs.
My daughter Debbie spent a week in Colorado recently, going to craft shows with her son Bradley and his wife Colleen of Gardner. The trip was a birthday gift.
Debbie and her grandson Hayden Chandler attended a memorial service Sunday afternoon for Daniel Schupp, the father of his baseball coach.
Among those celebrating birthdays this week are Brad Rains, Scott Jones, Mitra Templin, Elaine Price, Ted Jones, Margaret Johnston, Anne Cahoone, Wilma Huffman, Tim Weese, Lana McPherson, Janey Nalley, Reba Berola, John Riffel, Barbara Bosworth, Barbara Gerhard and two of my great-grandchildren, Brad Williams in Manhattan and Ronda Nalley in Oklahoma.
De Soto Multi-Service Center's food pantry need this week is peanut butter and jelly, crackers, fruit and healthy snacks for when students get home from school.
My sister-in-law Emmaline Nelson of Springfield, Mo., called Friday. She said she wasn't up to writing and filled me in on her health problems. She visited her son Kevin and his family in mid-July for three days. Kevin Freeman is the assistant school superintendent there now.
The sick list this week includes Larry Hartshorn, who is in Overland Park Regional Medical Center; Maxine Coker, who was in the same hospital and asks for prayers; Sue Allen who is using a cane and navigating on some of her rounds; Joe Woywod has had some heart problems and was unable to attend church Sunday; Harry Cates, a former neighbor who now lives in Nevada, is reportedly in the hospital; Staci Gulley had her last chemotherapy treatments last week at Lawrence Memorial Hospital and is feeling better; and Mike Allen is back home with a caretaker. Dee Aubert spent several days in the hospital last week with pneumonia. She said the air conditioner worked well but had difficulty catching her breath.
I got to the eye doctor this week and am still having some bleeding behind my left eye. My daughter-in-law Jeanne is doing better in Texas.
Sympathy goes to Eric and Lacina Schuppe and family for the death of his father, Daniel Schuppe Sr. of Branson, Mo. They had a memorial service Friday and then brought the body to Kansas for a service Sunday at the Antioch Family Worship Church. Burial was Monday at the Antioch Pawnee Cemetery in Overland Park.
Sympathy also goes to the families of Annette Ramsey, Fred Jones and Ruby Nelson.