Archive for Thursday, May 3, 2007

Neighbors

May 3, 2007

The De Soto United Methodist Church will have a fund-raising lunch for the JCSO family and friends Relay For Life team from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

Sloppy Joes, salad, chips, dessert and drinks will be available for a donation.

Contact Rita Jones for more information.


  • The youth at De Soto United Methodist Church will have a reception for mothers between the 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. services May 13.

  • The De Soto Baptist Church Relay For Life team will have a fund-raiser luncheon after services Sunday. They plan to serve hot dogs, hamburgers, salads, desserts and drinks. Donations will be accepted.

Anyone who would like to fix a dish for the dinner is asked to call Monica Walker or Richelle Hodges or the church at 585-1026.


  • The people who had planned to put in some vegetables in my garden spot changed their minds. Anyone interested in using the space is asked to call me.

  • The needed items at the De Soto Multi-Service Center this week is cereal. Next week, the need is canned soup. Spaghetti, paper goods and baby items are always needed.

  • My granddaughter Paige asked for prayers because she is changing schools next year.

  • I had the nicest visit with Loya Lou Coker Beery. I hadn't seen her in a long time.

  • The De Soto Baptist Church had a baptism service Sunday following worship. There were eight people baptized as well as one woman who went forward to join the church.

There were many visitors who came to see their friends or relatives go through the waters of baptism.


  • The National Day of Prayer is Thursday. A community service will take place at noon Thursday at the De Soto Community Center. Everyone is welcome to attend.

  • Sympathy goes to the family of Lynelle Miley in the death of her aunt, and to my son and daughter-in-law Michael and Linda Nalley in the loss of Linda's father, Bob Rose, in Edmond, Okla. Bob's burial will be in Fort Scott. Memorial services will take place at a later date in Lawrence. He was a resident of Lawrence until three years ago when he and his wife, Merrie, moved to Oklahoma for health reasons. Merrie died in May 2006.

  • My son Carlin called Sunday and told me about the nice weather in Illinois. He told me about his son's track meet they had won.

This weekend is the annual Carlin Nalley Track and Field Tourney, which the Lisle school district name for him. He said there are more than 50 schools participating.


  • My son and daughter-in-law Edwin and Jeanne called me Sunday evening. He reported nice weather in Texas and had gotten some yard work done and flowers planted.

  • My great-grandson Hayden Chandler, who lives with me, had Monday off from school. His ball games and track meets keep him busy.

  • Dee and Jim Aubert went to their son Frankie's lake home. She said they fished every day and caught 40 to 50 fish. She said they had a fish fry for all his friends at the lake.

  • Those celebrating birthdays include Quita Tankersley, Jim Aubert, Allison Hayes, Leonard Becknell, Brian Flinn, Janet Stephens, Erin Cahoone, Peggy Stumpff, Roy Bowlin, Mike Rumsey, Chris Buehler, Dakota Slitor, Kim Martino, Marilyn Sampson, Sam Wilcox, Tammy Coder Mikinski, Rachel Coatney, Marilyn Etherton, Cheryl Towner, John Berry and my grandson in Texas.

Those celebrating anniversaries include Chris and Allison Hayes, Don and Mary McDaniel, Lawrence and Sally Allen, Darrell and Brenda Sampson and Phil and Judy Hileman.


  • The adult choir at De Soto Baptist Church will have practice at 9:30 a.m. Sunday and will fill the choir loft at the 11 a.m. worship.

Rick Walker was the worship leader last Sunday. He led the congregation in singing hymns.


  • John Berry is home recuperating from his five-month stays in hospitals and rehabilitation centers. He said he is glad to be having therapy now in his home with his family. He appreciates the prayers given for him.

  • Reta Kurtz, who fell more than a month ago and was at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, is thankful for the prayers, cards and calls as she is recovering at home with the help of family.

  • Leon Coker fell in his home last week. He ended up at St. Luke's Hospital with some leg problems, but is now back home. Morris Bedford had surgery Thursday at Overland Park Regional Medical Center and is still a patient there. Dale Cannell is now home.

John Berry is still on the prayer list. Luella Davis and Billie Boyd are still unable to attend church services. The Lawrence Allen family needs prayers with their health problems. Margaret Wycoff is still needing prayers after her return to her home. Dee Aubert had a sick spell recently. The doctor said she picked up food poisoning.


  • The rosebud at De Soto Baptist Church Sunday was in honor of the baby girl born Tuesday to Mr. and Mrs. Joe Reed, making Geraldine a grandmother.

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