Archive for Thursday, February 1, 2007

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February 1, 2007

The De Soto United Methodist Church Biblical Scholar's Bowl between the youth and elders took place after worship Sunday. Lunch was also served.
The Rev. Jerry Vaughn was the master of ceremonies.
It was reported the youth won.
The youth group at the church is very active. I can remember when many of the current youths' parents were active in youth activities there.
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Annette Tucker at the De Soto United Methodist Church asked to be contacted with questions regarding contributions for the 2006 tax reports.
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Members of the De Soto United Methodist Church who have served breakfast to the De Soto Rotary Club for many years are seeking volunteers to help. The Rotary Club does lots of community work and the church is compensated ford its service.
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It was reported to me that Bobby Garrett was doing Good Samaritan deeds in the recent ice and snowstorms by going up and down Wyandotte and 83rd streets clearing sidewalks and shoveling for the elderly. We need more Good Samaritans to volunteer to do this type of work.
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A correction I need to make to the Pleasant Hour Club item that was in last week's Neighborhood News. The Pleasant Hour Club meets at 11:30 a.m. on the third Thursday of the month at the De Soto United Methodist Church, 8760 Kill Creek Road. The next meeting is Feb. 15.
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My son Jerry and his wife, Linda, who live in Overland Park, took another vacation. They went to Mexico and said it was 80 degrees there. They fished but didn't catch anything big to bring home.
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The Kaw Valley Sportsman Association will have its annual wild game dinner at 2 p.m. Feb. 11 at the De Soto VFW. Drawings and auction items will be available.
Each family is asked to bring a covered dish.
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The annual Sweetheart Banquet will be at 6 p.m. Feb. 11 in the fellowship hall at De Soto Baptist Church. Tickets are $7.50 each.
Tickets are available from Ruby Nelson, Tami Reeves, Paula Jones, Debbie Maniez and Luella Davis.
Food donations are needed. Sign-up sheets are available in the lobby at the church.
Lynell Melley volunteered to chair the banquet. She needs volunteers to sign up for food and to help with the event. Paula Rhodes is in charge of decorations.
A king and queen are chosen each year and presented a plaque at the banquet. The couples who have been married the longest and the shortest amount of time are also recognized.
For more information, call Luella Davis at 745-4560.
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Anita Woywod has charge of the snowman drawing that will take place Feb. 11 at the Sweetheart Banquet. Proceeds will go to the Murrow Indian Home in Oklahoma.
Tickets are $1 each of six for $5.
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Needed items this week for the De Soto food pantry are canned meats of any kind. Next week the need will be cereal. As always, paper goods and baby items are needed.
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The youth group at De Soto Baptist Church plans to have a Super Bowl of Soup dinner after church services Sunday. Donations will be accepted and the funds will go to a mission project.
Following the lunch, the youth bell choir will practice.
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The monthly business meeting with deacons and trustees will take place at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at De Soto Baptist Church.
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Those celebrating birthdays this week include Gene Dettmer, Barbara Buckley, Bob Linden, Gil Rumsey, Jessica Reed, Julie Riffel, Mason Griffin, Leslie Hodges, Laurie Juhnke and Katherine Neis, who is a loyal attendee at the De Soto Senior Center.
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Those celebrating anniversaries this week include Leon and Myrtle Coker, Leland and Beverly Jones and the Rev. Richard and Mary Copeland.
The Copelands attended services Sunday at Leavenworth First Baptist Church where they were married 46 years ago. Clausie Smith filled the pulpit while the Copelands were gone. Clausie and the Rev. Copeland were college students together while attending Ottawa University in the late 1950s.
Clausie brought a wonderful message to the congregation. Jeff Hodges was worship leader. Lana McPherson was organist. Karen Wall was pianist. Rick and Monica Walker were ushers.
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The deacon's offering following communion Sunday at De Soto Baptist Church will go to the America for Christ missions.
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I enjoyed Leon and Myrtle Coker's visit with me. We looked at pictures together. I can't recall some of the names of the people.
The Cokers brought me belated birthday flowers.
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The sick list keeps getting longer, but some have shown improvement.
Dick McAninch was better when I called Sunday evening. Harry Shultz was able to attend Sunday church services at De Soto Baptist Church. He brought Omer Lafferty with him from Hillside Village.
Pat Weese is unable to attend church at the present time. Millie Morse has been in the hospital and is now undergoing chemotherapy treatments. Sally Allen has improved as well as my son Mike's father-in-law who lives in a nursing home in Oklahoma City.
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The Monday night Bible study group is meeting again at 6 p.m. at De Soto Baptist Church. The Wednesday Bible group met last week. The group is studying the Book of Acts and is on the 26th chapter.
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My son Edwin and his wife, Jeanne, called me Sunday evening. He is involved in their church's Sweetheart Banquet.
Their granddaughter Lisa had the casts on her legs removed last Tuesday after surgery in November. They said she was still a little wobbly when she walked.
Jeanne is still in need of prayers for her health issues.

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