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January 11, 2007

The Morris Bedford family had all their family home for the Christmas holidays. Their son and family live in Iowa and Kelly and family and Kim are all there, too.
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The De Soto United Methodist Church has formed a new committee to develop a long-term plan for capital expansion. The group will meet at 7 p.m. the third Monday of each month through 2007. The first meeting is Monday in the No. 4 Sunday school room.
All members of the congregation are welcome to attend.
For more information, call Becky Miller at 585-1411.
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Ted Jones has volunteered to watch children in the Methodist church's nursery on choir practice nights to enable parents to sing in the choir.
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The De Soto Baptist Church's adult choir filled the choir loft Sunday. Jeff Hodges directed the choir.
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The De Soto Baptist Church youth bell choir will perform at the Sunday morning worship.
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The Junior Joy choir will practice following worship at noon Sunday. They will fill the choir loft at the Jan. 21 services. Tami Reeves is the director of the choir.
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The monthly men's fellowship breakfast will take place at 7:30 a.m. Saturday at Linwood Cafe, which is owned by Deacon Jeff Courtney. The group will have a time for scripture and fellowship.
For more information, call the Rev. Richard Copeland at 583-1425 or the church at 585-1026.


  • Don't forget to attend the United Methodist Women meeting at 9 a.m. Saturday to plan the programs for 2007. Those planning to attend are asked to bring a snack. Childcare will be provided.
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    In case of inclement weather, watch WDAF Channel 4 to see if church services in De Soto will be canceled. Decisions will be made by 7 a.m. the morning of services by those in charge at area churches.
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    The Johnson County Extension is having a public silent auction on Super Goal Saturday, which is Feb. 3 at the National Guard Armory at 18200 West 87th St., Lenexa. Kickoff time is 5:30 p.m.
    The dinner served is $25 and the auction will help 4-H Youth Development, Family and Consumer Sciences as well as K-State Research and Education.
    Reserve tickets by Jan. 19.
    For more information, call the extension office at (913) 715-7000.
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    The Willow Springs FCE is donating two gift certificates, a children's fishing rod and reel and a jacket to the Johnson County auction mentioned above. The money made will help 4-H and horticulture and also scholarships for Kansas State University.
    Anyone who would like to donate items for the silent auction or make reservations is asked to call Willow Springs president Reta Jenks at 583-3282 or Dorothy Nalley at 585-1326.
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    The bird watching article in the De Soto Explorer last week was great. I talked to several others who also thought it was well done.
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    The deacon's fund that was collected Sunday at the Baptist church was to go for their "helping others" fund.
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    Those celebrating birthdays this week include Jerad Elliott, Travis Ellenberger, Larry Cox, Beverly Jones, Adam Kueker, David Lewis, Laura Long, Jonathan Hodges and Lillian Bassett.
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    Those celebrating anniversaries include Dane and Sara Miller and Tim and Andrea Roddy.
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    I found out that Gary Martin had a birthday Jan. 3 and his wife, Anita, had one on Jan. 4. Happy belated birthday to both of you.
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    I received a lot of birthday cards from friends and relatives. I displayed them on my antique table and it's full. Thanks to all those who remembered me on my 91st birthday.
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    De Soto Baptist Church gave phone cards to several of those listed in the military for their Christmas gifts instead of cookies or candy.
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    Curtis Leon "Tiger" Dabbs is at the Olathe Royal Terrace facility recovering from broken bones he suffered recently when a car hit him on Lexington Avenue. John Berry is still in Olathe Medical Center and Raymond Tripkos is at the University of Kansas Medical Center as well as Beth Couch's mother.
    Dick McAninch was able to come home this week from Olathe Medical Center. Harry Shultz also got to go home after having five-bypass heart surgery. Sally Allen is home with much pain medication and will return this week to her specialist to check where she had surgery on her head.
    Joe Woywod was unable to attend church Sunday. He had another chemo treatment on Friday. Laura Long's stepgranddaughter Sherri Yates has brain cancer and needs our prayers. Mary Lou Simmons was unable to attend church on Sunday. Pat Weese fell in her home this past week and her son Jason came and helped her. Margaret Wycoff also fell in her home. She is in Olathe Medical Center.
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    John Cowan is home now from the hospital but will have to return to have open heart surgery.
    Lawrence and Sally Allen visited with John and Wanda Sunday afternoon. John and Lawrence carpooled to the Ford plant in Kansas City back in their working days.
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    The need this week at the De Soto Multi-Service Center is canned soup. Next week the need is jelly, jam and peanut butter.
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    My sister-in-law in Eugene, Ore., called me on my birthday and we caught up on all of their news there. Her daughter Reva from Ottawa had been out there for the holidays and went home on Jan. 3. Her other daughter and their family went skiing for four days this past week.
    She apologized for not coming to see me over the Thanksgiving holiday when she was in Kansas. She had fallen at a friend's house and had her face rug burned, so she didn't want me to see her in that condition.
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    My son and daughter-in-law Edwin and Jeanne in Plano called me Sunday evening. We talked for 30 minutes.
    Jeanne is going for therapy now and said it is helping. She said she'd only go two times a week now and then will increase it to three times a week. She sounded better on the phone.
    Edwin updated me on my 7-year-old great-granddaughter Lisa who had leg surgery recently. She is currently in braces and not using a wheelchair. She is also attending school again.
    She complains the braces make her tired. I can understand that after putting away the Christmas decorations from my fireplace mantle and replacing them with the dolls I had up there. I've really had sore shoulders and arms. I hope this next week will be less painful since I got the last of my decorations down on Sunday. My daughter, Debbie, and my great-grandson Hayden got all the big jobs done for me. They took down the tree, the outside decorations and put all the totes away.

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