Archive for Thursday, January 18, 2007

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January 18, 2007

The De Soto High School class of 1957 is planning its 50th reunion June 9.
The addresses and phone numbers of class members are needed. Anyone who has information about members of the class is asked to call Rosemary McAninch at 585-3166 or Jerry Nalley at (913) 469-0375. Any help is appreciated.
I will have a list of names later in my column.
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The deadline to file for candidacy for school board and city council is noon Tuesday.
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My son Carlin called me Sunday evening and asked about the weather here. I told him it was icy. He said it was cold where they live in Illinois, but there was no ice or snow. They were having a school holiday on Monday, too.
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Needed items at the De Soto Multi-Service Center are canned soups this week and peanut butter and jelly next week. Paper goods and baby items are always needed.
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The De Soto United Methodist Church youth group has 17 youth serving the church in many ways.
They had their mission trip last summer to El Paso, Texas and Juarez, Mexico. They've also had bingo games for fund-raisers and they do Parents' Night Out where they provide childcare and entertainment for young children while the parents go out and about. They had a biblical scholars' bowl and plan to have another one at noon Jan. 28 with lunch being served from 11:30 a.m. to noon.
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The De Soto United Methodist Church will have its Agape Circle meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday in the fellowship hall at the church, 8760 Kill Creed Road.
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The Pleasant Hour Club will have its monthly meeting at 1 p.m. Thursday at De Soto United Methodist Church.
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I will be hosting the Willow Springs FCE covered dish luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Friday in the fellowship hall at De Soto Baptist Church.
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Many people in my hometown in southern Missouri have no electricity because of the ice storm.
With the icy weather, I didn't attend church for the first time that I can remember because of weather conditions. I talked to a lot of people who hadn't gone either. My great-grandson didn't want to walk that far in the 17 degree temperature either. I know my son and daughter-in-law Jerry and Linda Nalley were afraid of the roads as well as my daughter Debbie Chandler.
I told the Rev. Richard Copeland that I would be there in spirit.
The bell choir did not perform as planned at the De Soto Baptist Church.
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I attended the birthday dinner at the senior center last Wednesday. Sue Allen offered to drive me there after our Baptist church's Bible study.
I got to see and visit with many people I had not seen in a long time. I enjoyed it and met some new attendees as well.
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I was planning to do the Life Life screening this week but after calling, I wasn't able to because of the medications I'm taking.
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Becky Keeney left me some magazines I always enjoy reading. When I'm finished with them, I pass them on to Hillside Village for the residents there.
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Those celebrating birthdays this week include Adam Kueker, Debbie Kueker, Scott Mills, Jennifer Lightwine, Dixie Skaggs, Nathan Patterson, Reta Kurtz, Vincent Lewis, Juanita Martinez, Jeff Coatney, Brandon Davis, Mary Williams and former De Soto resident Harry Cates, who now lives in Nevada. My great-granddaughter Lindsay James, who lives in South Carolina, my grandson Bill Modelski, who lives in Illinois and former De Soto resident Bernice Thornton, who lives in Belleville, Ill., are also celebrating birthdays. My hairdresser celebrated her birthday Jan. 7.
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Those celebrating anniversaries include Tim and Andrea Roddy, Earl and Joan Barenklau, Warren and Wilma Mann and Merle and Beth Couch.
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The attendance at the Wednesday Bible group at De Soto Baptist Church was down this past week because of illness and doctors' appointments.
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The American Baptist Women met Jan. 8 at De Soto Baptist church with Luella Davis as president. She gave the opening prayer. Treasurer Frances Lawhead gave the treasurer's report. Anita Woywod gave the church and community report about the auction and Libby Stone fund-raiser.
Richelle Hodges and Mary Jo McDaniels were hostesses for the Christmas brunch.
Jean Manness had Sue Allen give her report on special projects which is a clinic building project in China and a remodeling project at the regional office in Topeka. The scholarships students' flyer was in the January newsletter for all in the church. They are Ronald and Angela Devore, who are attending Central Baptist Theological seminary in Kansas City, Kan.
Their home address is McPherson. They have three children who are 13, 11 and 10 and that's with no school today.
New business included the sweetheart banquet on Feb. 11 as well as a silent auction in March.
The De Soto ABW will host the regional ABW board meeting March 27.
Ruby Nelson was the hostess and she served angel food cake with strawberries.
Jean Maness led the prayer.
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Mary Etta Copeland gave a list of 12 things to each person attending the American Baptist Women meeting and explained the different colored beads in the bracelet she had given everyone for Christmas.
Sue Allen brought the traveling bag and passed it on to Jean Maness. In addition, Luella Davis had a sheet with a caption "Be a Doer of the Word" with three principles to follow every day.
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Those on the sick list include Warren Mann, who is at Overland Park Regional Medical Center with "breathing" problems and Wilma Mann is fighting the flu bug. Richard Epperson needs our prayers too. Joe and Matt Woywod are still having health problems. Sue Allen's nephew was diagnosed with cancer and is in and out of the hospital in St. Louis and Joplin, Mo.
Sally Schrader's grandson, who works at a college in Missouri, needs prayers. He suffers with esophagus problems.
Libby Stone needs prayers for her problems, as well as her family and Raymond Tripkos regarding his health problems.
Faith Stan and my daughter-in-law in Texas also need our prayers. Margaret Wycoff is doing therapy after her fall.
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My son and daughter-in-law Edwin and Jeanne called me Sunday and asked about the ice and snow. He was having some back problems because of helping someone from falling and her therapy tread master was helping her. They had Marty and Ronda and their two children.
My great-grandson Matthew was in a regional ice hockey tournament and played Florida and won.
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My son Michael came Wednesday and brought me my dinner. He stayed until he went to stay all night at his brother Jerry's as he was going at 6 a.m. to Sweet Springs took an auction of a business friends of hers. My son is getting up early to go with him to Sweet Springs to an auction of a business friend of his.

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