The De Soto United Methodist Church will have a church picnic from 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Shelter House 3 at Kill Creek Park. The fellowship committee will furnish hotdogs, hamburgers, buns, table service, tea and lemonade. Food will be served at 6 p.m.
Those planning to attend are asked to bring side dishes, lawn chairs, guitars and yard games.
Committee members are Mary Plummer, Rita Jones, Penny Buehler and Lyndie Wilhite.
The scrapbook committee at De Soto United Methodist Church met after services Sunday to work on a booklet they are making.
The Koinonia group met June 15 to work on its fall workshop crafts.
The Agape Circle will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday. They will study Chapter 16 from the book "The Christian's Secret of a Happy Life."
Roger and Hazel Verrill visited me Thursday afternoon. Roger told me he planned to work at Mill Valley High School for three more years and then he would start putting my garden in again.
They said their son Roger Verrill Jr., who had been stationed in Spain for several years, is now in Texas. He plans to visit them sometime in July.
My son Michael and his grandson Matthew came to see me Friday afternoon from Oklahoma. They were going to my son Jerry's home in Overland Park to stay the night and they were all leaving early Saturday morning to go to Canada and fish all week.
I put Mike and Matthew to work in my garden hoeing the tomatoes and peppers.
My friend Mary Alley came last Monday and did some housework for me. She also staked the tomatoes in my garden and brought me a large green pepper.
I appreciate all the people who do so many things for me.
The auxiliary ladies met June 15 at the VFW hall. New officers elected for 2007-08 were Marie Welch, president; Sally Bedford, treasurer; and Kay McDaniels, secretary.
I was privileged to be invited to a family reunion at Ramona Allenbrand's home June 16. Ramona and her grandson Brian picked me up and brought me back home.
There were more than 40 people in attendance.
My husband Luther's cousin Frances Nalley Chasel's husband Archie Chase's mother was an aunt of Ramona's dad. The Williams (my maiden name) were unable to attend.
The Pleasant Hour Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the De Soto United Methodist Church with Judy Siscoe and Doris Coleman as hostesses. They plan to have a traveling meeting.
My son Edwin called me Sunday night and told me about what was going on in Texas. He said they'd had six inches of rain in three days and 17 inches of rain in the past two months.
He said their church had its vacation Bible school program with 500 children in attendance.
Edwin will be attending a convention in Boston, Mass., for three days next weekend. They also celebrated Father's Day by going out to dinner after church.
The ushers at De Soto Baptist Church were Matthew Woywod and Lucas Walker. They also did the offertory, assisted by other young people, in the absence of Jerry and Linda Nalley. Holly Balch led the songs and Joe Woywod and Doug Opdycke led in the services.
Clausie Smith from Bonner Springs brought the message in the absence of the Rev. Richard Copeland, who is still on vacation with his wife, Mary Etta, and the Hodges family. They went on a cruise.
Frances Lawhead, Sue Allen and Lydia McGrew, members of the VFW 6654 auxiliary, went to Wadsworth Hospital this month and took sweet breads, bananas and Father's Day gifts to the residents.
The Merrymakers Club had its meeting at the De Soto Pizza Hut with Helen Davis and Jane Rosenstangle as hostesses. They played bingo after lunch.
The Lawhead family had a Sunday Father's Day celebration at Rachel's home.
The De Soto Baptist Church had a breakfast Sunday for all the fathers and sons in the church. They were served biscuits, gravy, sausages, eggs and cinnamon rolls made by Paula Rhodes.
I attended my great-grandson Hayden's baseball game June 13 at the Johnson County 3 and 2 Baseball Club. The Heat team won the game. Eric Schutte is the coach. They played the Outlaws, coached by Dale Cannell.
My son Carlin from Illinois called me Sunday afternoon. He said his grandsons were all playing baseball this past week. He also said they had a gathering at his daughter Karla's for her birthday. She has a pool for everyone to swim in and the temperatures in the Chicago area were really hot. He said their youngest son Alan was going to California this week on business.
They also were celebrating Father's Day with four fathers being present.
He said he'd like to attend the Herring family reunion on Labor Day Sunday in Missouri.
Those celebrating birthdays this week include Pam Plummer, June Davison, Nathanial Schotanus, Lisa Schumucker, James Ingalls, ElFreeda Payton, Sondra Martinez and my granddaughter Karla Modelski in Illinois and Wayne Loglisc. Shirley Zaring also celebrated her 80th birthday.
Those celebrating anniversaries this week include Daniel and Annette Tucker, Mike and Tammy Mikinski, Bill and Mary Plummer, Nick and Diane Taylor, John and Sharon Zoellner, Bruce and Nicole Yarbrough and my daughter and son-in-law Paul and Debbie Chandler.
Needed items this week at the De Soto Multi-Service Center include macaroni and cheese. Next week the need is peanut butter and jelly. Paper goods and baby items are always needed.
De Soto Baptist Church had its Brown Bag Sunday this week. It is a cash collection for the multi-service center to help pay utilities. The collection is taken the third Sunday of each month.
Former De Soto resident Marjorie Cates, who now lives in Nevada, was in the hospital there with pneumonia. ElFreeda Payton will have some eye surgery this week. Larry Hartshorn is scheduled to have knee replacement surgery this week as well.
Sally Allen reported her foot surgery went OK, but it was still painful. Mary Lou Simmons said her sister wasn't any better yet.
The doctor has scheduled surgery for me in July to have the cancer removed from my face. Doreen Zahner's doctor wants her to stay off her foot as much as possible because of her broken ankle. Richard Epperson is still having health problems.
The Willow Springs FCE met June 15 at De Soto Baptist Church with ElFreeda Payton and Leota Fruit as hostesses. Several were absent because of work, vacations or illness. Roll call was answered by "Where to Go on Vacation." Leona Robinson gave the treasurer's report. The FCE forecast fliers were handed out by Judy Hartshorn.
The group will not meet again until September.
Sympathy goes to the family of Marjorie Guffey. Services were June 13 at De Soto United Methodist Church.