Archive for Thursday, January 25, 2007

Neighbors

January 25, 2007

Elaine Harden Boyd, who lives in Kilgore, Texas, called me Monday evening. She said she was planning to buy a home closer to her brother or sister. She said she hates to leave the home where she currently lives.
She said she had been in the hospital for 10 days in November with pneumonia but was doing OK now.
Elaine owned the beauty shop on Wea Street for years.
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My son Michael called me Sunday evening to tell me about their happenings. He said they had rain Saturday, but no ice or snow. They weren't without electricity or heat in the past two weeks of storms in Oklahoma City.
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Jean Epperson received word this week that her niece in Spokane, Wash., was found dead in her car in the hospital parking lot from heart troubles. She was in her 40s.
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Diana Zwahlen received the honor of being named the "Business Woman of the Year" at the annual De Soto Chamber of Commerce dinner Saturday at The Crossing.
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Sixth-grader Alison Stanley placed fourth in a gymnast group of 11-year-olds.
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The weekly Monday night Bible study group was canceled last week and this week because of weather conditions. The Wednesday Bible group was also canceled.
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I was planning to be hostess at the Willow Springs FCE last week, but postponed it to 11:30 a.m. Friday in the fellowship hall at De Soto Baptist Church, weather permitting. Those planning to attend are asked to bring a covered dish for the luncheon.
Anyone in the community is invited to share the food, fellowship and lesson.
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The Junior Joys at De Soto Baptist Church will have practice at 9:30 a.m. Sunday and will fill the choir loft for worship at 11 a.m. Tami Reeves is the director.
The adult choir will have practice at noon Sunday.
The youth bell choir had to cancel practice as well as performances the last two Sundays because of the weather.
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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. Feb. 17 in the fellowship hall at the church, 8760 Kill Creek Road.
The community is invited to attend.
For more information, call Larry Cox at (913) 782-4059 or the church at 583-1359.
Larry Cox and Brenda Crisco are the youth leaders.
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The De Soto United Methodist Church is still collecting labels of the following products: Campbell's UPC and lids for Red Bird Missions, Franco American, Pepperidge Farm, Pace, V-8, Prego and Swanson. They appreciate people who have turned wrappers in to them.
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My friend Louella Tillery called me this week from Cowgill, Mo. She said she misses seeing everyone here.
She asked me some questions about Olathe. I tried giving her answers, but since I don't drive anymore, it's difficult to answer questions about the neighboring city. Things change. She worked at Olathe Medical Center for years as one of the cooks.
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I just heard the weatherman say we may have two weeks before another storm.
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The Pleasant Hour Club canceled its January meeting as well as the get-together next month.
The next meeting is set for 11:30 a.m. Feb. 15 at the De Soto Community Center.
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The seventh-grade basketball team played Tonganoxie this past week and beat them. They had also played Basehor-Linwood and lost.
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My son Edwin and his wife, Jeanne, called me from Texas Sunday evening and said they'd had six inches of rain there. They had a surprise snowstorm last Wednesday and schools were closed.
Their granddaughter Lisa is to get her casts off this week. Jeanne is still going to therapy and getting better.
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Those celebrating birthdays this week include Janet Vaughn, Erica Rains, Gladys Bowlin, Jim Plummer, Heather Willhite, Patti McAvoy, Susan Plummer, Robert Martinez, Randall Bassett, Courtney Otto, Doris Thompson, Gary Lucas, Shirley Weller Haynes, Phyllis Isach, Dorothy Kibbee and my friend Faye Burkhardt in Eudora who helps me with the De Soto Baptist Church garage sale each year.
My great-granddaughter Margaret Mary in Illinois will celebrate her birthday. She can do some Irish jigging already and she is only 2. She watches her sisters and brother perform at functions there.
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Those celebrating anniversaries include Jim and Reba Berula and Scott and Ted Jones.
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Needed items for the De Soto Multi-Service Center food pantry include peanut butter and jelly this week. Next week the need is canned meats like tuna, salmon, pork, beef, chicken and turkey. Paper goods and baby items are always needed.
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Med-Act was at the home of Bob and Georgeanna Taylor Sunday because their 4-year-old granddaughter spilled hot coffee on her and was burned. She went to the emergency room. She is home again. The burn was down her shoulder and arm.
Harry Shultz is doing well after his five-bypass surgery. I have been told he goes to the gym and walks.
Bob Taylor has pneumonia. Sally Allen, after her recent surgery, had to go to the emergency room one day because of illness. She is improving and on medication.
Libby Stone was able to attend church at De Soto Baptist Church on Sunday. Mary Lou Simmons still needs our prayers as well as Juanita Martinez, Matt and Joe Woywod and John Cowan.
Warren Mann is now able to take food. John Berry is in rehabilitation and Raymond Tripkos is in rehab at Menorah Hospital. Tiger Dabbs is recuperating from his recent injuries at Royal Terrace. His mother, Helen Dabbs, has been in the hospital. Margaret Wycoff, who is in rehabilitation at Haegar House in Olathe, had a bad week. She needs our prayers.
Sally Allen called me and said she fell going out to the mailbox. She didn't break any bones and she was very grateful for the card she received from the ABW group.

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