Archive for Thursday, December 6, 2007

Neighbors

December 6, 2007

The United Methodist Women at De Soto United Methodist Church are planning a field trip Dec. 15 to the Strawberry Hill Museum in Kansas City, Kan. They plan to meet at the church at 1 p.m. and carpool, inviting everyone to join them.
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The De Soto United Methodist Church will have a reception for the church's choir between the 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. services Sunday. They'll be serving snacks in appreciation for the choir's services to the church all year.
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The De Soto United Methodist Church adult Sunday school class will be led by Gil Rumsey during the four advent Sundays at 9:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall.
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The De Soto United Methodist Church has a 2008 church sesquicentennial calendar for sale for $5. The calendars have pictures of the church's history from 1858 to 2007 and include information about previous Methodist churches in the community, the old church bell in the front of the church and the old clock in the narthex.
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The De Soto United Methodist Church is asking its members to donate poinsettias for the church's sanctuary and to call the church if you've not been contacted.
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The De Soto Baptist Church was decorated with two trees in the sanctuary with gold bells and lights and many beautiful poinsettias. The children marched down the middle aisle with gifts for our annual Neighborhood Center Bethel in Kansas City.
Gifts like balls, cars, dolls, hats, mittens, games, socks, food, towels, washcloths and blankets still are needed.
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Those who decorated the De Soto Baptist Church this week were Fred and Paula Jones, Danny and Linda Lane, Debbie Maniez, Mary Jo McDaniel, Len and Ruby Nelson, Paula Rhodes and Anita Woywod.
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The last day to bring white socks for the Murrow Indian School is Sunday. The socks can be for men, women, boys or girls.
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To help with groceries for the elderly and needy, call Karen Wall at 583-9912 or Anita Woywod at 583-1205. They are forming a group of women to aid in getting groceries now that we no longer have a grocery store.
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The De Soto Baptist Church will list cancellations on bad weather days Sundays on WDAF Fox 4 News.
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The De Soto Baptist Church had many visitors at worship Sunday. The youth and adult choir filled the choir loft. Jeff Hodges was worship leader. The children's special message was titled "A Girl of Hope." It was about Libby Stone's 15-month wait for a liver transplant. The Rev. Richard Copeland took questions from the small children. We also had a family go forward for church membership and baptism.
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Laura Long's address at Gardner was in Sunday's bulletin, and Libby Stone's address was on the paper in the vestibule at De Soto Baptist Church for those who wanted it.
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The De Soto Baptist Church's men's breakfast will be at 7:30 a.m. Saturday at J.T.'s Grill and Bar. the group will meet for fellowship.
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The A.B.W. potluck brunch will be at 10:30 a.m. Sunday in the fellowship hall at De Soto Baptist Church. A $10 gift exchange will take place and all women of the church are invited. The A.B. girls will have its annual Christmas Tea at 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Those planning to attend are asked to bring a $5 Christmas ornament for the ornament exchange. Let one of the leaders know if you plan to attend so they'll have plenty of treats and food.
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My great grandson, Hayden Chandler, who lives with me, was in a wrestling tournament Saturday in Bonner Springs. In four meets he won three, receiving the first place medal.
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The need at the De Soto Multi-Service Center this week is canned soup. Next week it is whole kernel corn. Also appreciated are spaghetti in any form, diapers, baby supplies and money for utilities.
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The De Soto Baptist Church A.B.W. will meet at 10 a.m. Friday in the fellowship hall to pack Christmas bags. The cookies and candy should all be wrapped for the military and college students and shut-ins.
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Esther Cross called me and told me she had fallen several times lately at her home. She said she went on a bus with a group of ladies and saw counties she'd not seen before and enjoyed the outing.
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Laura Long also called me from her nursing center in Gardner and said how nice it was. Her stroke has not left her unable to move but her legs hurt the most.
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Sympathies go to the Stephan and Linden families, who received word that Gene Linden died from a heart attack.
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Among those celebrating birthdays this week include Tori Schupp, Pam Kreutzer, Jennifer Plummer, Tom King, Roger Schaffer, John Hackworth, Ian McPherson and Jeremy Towner and Esther Cross at Clearview City.
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R.B. and Martha Jones are celebrating their anniversary this week.
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Tori Schupp celebrated her sixth birthday Sunday. She had a party with many attending and lots of gifts and cake and ice cream for all.
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A reception for Ruth Zimmerman will take place from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday at the De Soto Family Practice Office on Lexington Avenue. Ruth has served more than three decades as a receptionist in the office. A second reception will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the home of her son Barry Zimmerman, 32215 W. 91st St. My congratulations go to her.
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The following are those who are on the sick list this week. Libby Stone is in the hospital at Pittsburgh, Pa. . Sally Allen is a patient at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. Jayme Wall Nelson has been dismissed from a hospital in Louisville, Ky. Mary Jo McDaniels's family was still having health problems and need prayers. Laura Long is in the assisted living facility at Vintage Park Nursing Center in Gardner. She needs prayers. Mary Lou Simmons and Richard Epperson were unable to attend services Sunday.
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My son Edwin and his wife, Jeanne, called me from Texas at 10:30 p.m. Sunday night and told me they had a little sprinkle of rain but their Christmas parade, with 4,000 boys and girls and others in it went well Saturday. Also they fed more than 850 people at a high school cafeteria a breakfast of pancakes and sausage. They had 125 volunteers helping. He was pleased with the turnout.

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