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February 15, 2007

The De Soto United Methodist church's Silver Circle met Monday for their annual luncheon. They filled Valentine sacks for the shut-ins. Mary Plummer was in charge of the project.
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The Agape Circle at De Soto United Methodist Church will meet Feb. 25 at the home of Janice Wilcox. They will continue their study in "The Christian's Secret of a Happy Life."
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The De Soto United Methodist Church youth group will have a fund-raiser bingo night from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday in the fellowship hall at the church, 8760 Kill Creek Road.
They've been given lots of donations from local merchants to use as prizes.
The community is invited to attend.
For more information, call Larry Cox at (913) 782-4059 or (913) 669-9597.
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The De Soto United Methodist Church is asking its members to bring donations this Sunday for the De Soto Multi-Service Center. Needed items include boxed dinners like Hamburger Helper, instant potatoes, canned fruit, spaghetti and spaghetti sauce, toilet tissue and other paper goods.
Members of the congregation will be also be helping serve the homeless Sunday at the Grand Avenue Methodist Church in Kansas City. They are expecting to serve 300 people.
They are asking for donations to buy ham, rolls and dehydrated potatoes. They need volunteers to make Jell-O salads and cookies.
The group will leave at 8:15 a.m. Sunday morning and return by 2 p.m.
For more information, call the church at 583-1359 for this annual outreach tradition.
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Tammy Coder-Mikinski brought the message from the De Soto United Methodist Church's pulpit Sunday.
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The Willow Springs FCE will not meet this Friday because of the funeral of Dick McAninch. His wife, Rose, is a member of the club.
The group plans to meet at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 23 at De Soto Baptist Church.
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The annual Sweetheart Banquet at the De Soto Baptist Church Sunday was well attended. Sally and Carter Beck were the emcees. Jean Epperson gave the invocation and the love gift, which is something church members donate for missions worldwide.
A quartet of youth gave special music with Mary Etta Copeland accompanying on the piano. A trio also performed. In addition, Lana McPherson played some love songs on the piano for all to sing.
The Rev. Richard and Mary Etta Copeland gave devotional thoughts and passed out ideas for loving things to do during the week
Anita Lawhead Woywod and Paula Rhodes gave the drawings for different prizes.
Winners were Lana McPherson, Sally Beck, Sharon Coatney, Billy Boyd, Mary Gale Kramer and Doug Opdycke.
The couple who won the award for being married the shortest amount of time was Paul and Lynell Miley.
Dean and Karen Wall were chosen as king and queen.
Sue Allen Was recognized for being married 54 years.
Richelle Hodges created the program cover of "God's Garden Seed Company." with the theme this year of "Sowing Seeds of Love."
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The youth of De Soto Baptist Church filled the choir loft Sunday. Tami Reeves was the director for their special song and also when they performed with bells as a special. Mary Etta Copeland accompanied on the piano during their choral number and the bells.
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The Kaw Valley Sportsman Association annual wild game dinner Sunday at the De Soto VFW had many different wild game served with many vegetables, salads and desserts.
Leona Robinson was emcee. She led the Pledge of Allegiance. Larry Hartshorn gave the table grace.
The guest speaker was Army Retired Lt. Col. Ron Pfeiffer who showed and illustrated all the paraphernalia he uses to catch wild turkeys. He told the steps to go through to get them. He said he had hunted turkeys for 30 years. He also demonstrated some calls.
I saw a lot of people there I had not seen for a long time including Conrad and Betty Courtney and the Robinsons sons and wives and children.
The VFW building remodeling and space is great. The handicap ramps were a great improvement.
I won a birdhouse and brought home a centerpiece too.
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I kept my two doctors appointments this past week. My son Jerry took me. I have another one this week. Shawn Allen is going to take me.
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Lydia McGrew, who runs many errands for me, went to her sisters in Oklahoma recently. She currently lives with her daughter in Eudora but still attends the activities at the senior center.
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Former De Soto resident Luella Tillery called me from Cowgill, Mo., this week. She wanted to share recipes. I found a new muffin recipe in a magazine and I told her I would send it.
She asked about many people in De Soto.
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My son Edwin and his wife, Jeanne, from Texas, called me Sunday evening. Jeanne is better and goes back to the surgeon this week. They said their daughter Paige, who is a school teacher in Plano, Texas, had missed three days of school this past week because of the flu. He said several schools closed there because of the flu.
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Dee Aubert and Nancy Steele both celebrated their birthdays on Valentine's Day. Others celebrating birthdays include Marilyn Hendrex, Bill Owens, Cindy King, Larry Inman, Ellen Rains, Kirsten Mills, Patti Plummer, Tabitha Plummer, Jim Ingalls, Marge Morse, Ted Morse, Jamie Voorhies, Mark Hansen, Richelle Hodges, Quinn Miller, Derrick Schupp, Casey Fitzgerald, Debbie Maniez and my granddaughters Ginger and Paige in Texas. My oldest son Carlin in Illinois hits the big 70 this week. He has retired as a coach and school superintendent.
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Dale and Nancy Steele celebrated their anniversary on Valentine's Day. Other celebrating their anniversaries include Earl and Marilyn Layman, Mike and Kathy Rumsey, Charles and Willetta Lawhead and Joe and Betty Kessler.
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The needed item for the De Soto community food pantry this week is white rice. Next week, the need is canned soup.
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De Soto Baptist Church had several visitors at worship and some had returned to De Soto from Florida.
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Those on the sick list include my daughter Debbie. She spent the weekend sick in bed. Mike Allen is still in rehabilitation and is improved. Warren Mann still needs prayers. Ruth Zimmerman had surgery this past week. John Cowan had heart surgery but is now home recovering. Libby Stone is in the hospital at Omaha. Freda Anderson's niece needs our prayers too. Keri Hageman's grandfather died. Kathy Hayden requested prayers for her health. Shawn Allen is having some health problems too. Lawrence and Sally Allen had a good week with their health problems.
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Sympathy goes to the family of Dick McAninch who died Sunday morning. Visitation is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at De Soto Baptist Church. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at De Soto Baptist Church. Bruce Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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