Jim and Becky Keeney will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary March 9. Becky said they hope to make it to 70.
The Keeneys give me their copy of "Good 'Ol Days" magazine each month and I give it to Hillside Village when I'm finished with it.
The Kaw Valley Sportsman Association had its March meeting Tuesday at the VFW. They plan to have a clean-up day March 25 at the park.
In the March issue of the "Best Times" there is an article about the Johnson County weather schedule and preparations for inclement weather.
The county participates in the annual tornado warnings. The statewide tornado drill will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in conjunction with the "Don't Get Blown Away" week, which is next week.
The Johnson County Emergency Management phone number is (913) 782-3038. They also have disaster kits available.
Karen Wall is having a retreat and luncheon from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The theme is "Born to Be Wild About Jesus." Those planning to attend are asked to bring a salad and Bible and also wear a wild outfit. Judging of the outfits will take place.
To register for the meeting, call Mary Etta Copeland at 583-1425.
My son Jerry and his wife, Linda, went to his former co-worker's home in Colorado for the celebration of Ozzie's wedding anniversary this weekend. Jerry called me to tell me about the deep snow in western Kansas. We lucked out from all the storms around.
Cub Scout Pack 3054, which is sponsored by the De Soto United Methodist Church, is in need of a Cubmaster. The group consists of 30 young boys in grades one to five. There are currently some mothers working with them until a Cubmaster can be found.
For more information, call the church at 583-1359.
Remember to set your clocks up one hour before you go to bed Saturday.
I have a picture from the 1950s or 1960s that I need help with. There are four people pictured and I can't place who they are. Their faces are familiar, but I can't remember their names. Would someone volunteer to help me? I would appreciate it. Call me at 585-1326 or stop by. I've shown the picture to several people, but they have not been able to identify them.
The local Meals on Wheels is in need of volunteers to help deliver meals to the many shut-ins in De Soto and Clearview City.
Volunteers need to be at the community center kitchen at 10:45 a.m. to deliver 10 to 12 meals to residents. It takes a little more than an hour. Volunteers are needed for different days of the week and substitutes are also needed.
I always appreciate when I have my meals delivered since I don't drive anymore.
The De Soto United Methodist Church has been helping with the deliveries for more than three years.
Anyone interested is asked to call Judy Hileman at (913) 422-8798.
The youth group at De Soto United Methodist Church will have Parents' Night Out at 6 p.m. Friday in the fellowship hall at the church.
The service is open to members of the congregation, community and friends and family.
The cost is donations only.
Dr. Warren Carter will speak about the Dead Sea Scrolls March 15 at De Soto United Methodist Church.
The United Methodist Women will have a pancake supper from 5:30 to 7 p.m. prior to Dr. Carter's presentation.
The community is welcome to attend.
The efforts of those who generously donated food, money and their time to the 224 homeless people at the Grand Avenue Methodist Church Feb. 18 were greatly appreciated.
The men from De Soto Baptist Church will meet for fellowship and breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Saturday at Wally's Cafe.
The children's choir at De Soto Baptist Church will lead worship Sunday. The youth choir will practice at noon.
The American Baptist Women will meet at 7 p.m. Monday with Jean Epperson and Mary Lou Simmons as co-hostesses.
A silent auction will follow the business meeting. It is an annual mission project. Those planning to attend are asked to bring a donated item for the auction.
The Bible group will meet at 6 p.m. Monday.
Scott Logan was named to the honor roll at Johnson County Community College. He wants to get a degree in computers.
Sherri Logan is still a nanny and is going to college on the East Coast.
Randall Bassett had cataract surgery on his right eye recently and is to have surgery on his left eye this week. His wife, Lillian, was in the hospital with stomach problems the first part of the month. They need our prayers. Their daughter Joyce is scheduled for a secretarial conference out of town.
Reta Kurtz has had many health problems lately. She fell at her home and was at Lawrence Memorial Hospital for two weeks before returning home. Then she developed a blood clot in her leg and had to return to the hospital. Her family asked for prayers for her healing.
Mike Allen still has trouble swallowing food after his stroke. He is still in rehabilitation. Joe Kessler is still in need of prayers. Libby Stone wrote a thank-you note for all the cards and gifts and most of all for the prayers and her needed kidney transplant.
Douglas Opdycke was having some flu problems over the weekend and missed church services. Luella Davis will be having knee surgery this month. Lawrence Allen is still having health problems.
Nancy Prosser has been added to the list of prayer concerns. Millie Morse is still on the prayer list. Morris Bedford has some health problems now and would appreciate prayers.
My eye appointments had me with more problems. My good eye, the left one, had bleeding behind it and the specialist and nurses couldn't get a vein open to give me medication in it, so I have to go back again.
Ethel Smith died Sunday afternoon at Hillside Village of De Soto. Her daughter and son-in-law Sharon and Jeff Coatney live in Linwood. Services are pending.
I received a card from former De Soto resident Judy Macy, who now lives in Independence. I saw her at Warren Mann's visitation. It had been a long time since we'd seen each other. She said she was still busy in her vocation as a lawyer. At one time, Judy was our representative.
My son Mike called me from Oklahoma Sunday evening to see how I was doing. I related all of my doctor's visits as well as the upcoming appointments. His wife, Linda, was on a trip set up by a travel agency she's working for.
He said he read in the De Soto paper about how pleased the Verrills were with their new mattress.
Edwin and Jeanne called me from Texas Sunday night. Jeanne goes to the doctor two times a week for treatments and she said it is helping her hip.
Their granddaughter Lisa was in a Mother Goose play with her first-grade class. They sang songs and she was dressed in a yellow sunflower dress.
They said the weather there was better.
Those celebrating anniversaries this week include Jim and Becky Keeney, who are celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary; Bob and Wilma Huffman, who are celebrating 60 years together; and my grandson and his wife, Alan and Denise Nalley, have been married for 10 years.
Those celebrating birthdays include Myrtle Coker, Darlene Bedford, Kelli Ellenberger, Nick Taylor, Jeremy Slitor, Shirley Thomas, David Hall, Tyler Gregg, Sheri McCracken, Sara Miller, Henrietta Rumsey, Lucas Walker, Merle Couch, Bessie Weese, Justin McDaniel, Pat Reeves and Diana Zwahlen.
The De Soto Multi-Service Center distributed commodities recently. It was the first distribution since early last fall.
Needed items this week include white rice. The need next week is whole kernel corn.
Baby items and paper goods are always needed.