Many of the congregation stayed for the Relay For Life luncheon/fund-raiser after Sunday services at De Soto Baptist Church.
A cake and whole pie sale will take place Sunday at De Soto Baptist Church to help raise funds for the annual cancer walk, which will be from 6 p.m. June 1 to 6 a.m. June 2 at Lexington Trails Middle School.
Luminarias are $5 each and donations can be made in memory of or in honor of a cancer victim.
The youth from De Soto Baptist Church who are graduating from De Soto High School at 10 a.m. May 19 include Katie Beck, Dustin Ester, Morgan Frehe, Aaron Hansen, Leslie Hodges, James Ingalls III, Alex Prosser and Matthew Woywod.
The students will be recognized in a special ceremony at the church.
The youth graduating from De Soto High School will be recognized May 20 at De Soto United Methodist Church. Graduates include Chris Buehler, Bret Caldwell, Steven Crisco, Riley Day, Mitchel Roberts and Sam Wilcox.
The church's monthly newsletter listed their awards and told of their ambitions and college plans.
The youth at De Soto United Methodist Church plan a Mother's Day reception for all women of the church between the 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. services Sunday.
The De Soto Baptist Church Vacation Bible School leaders met after worship Sunday to plan for this year's sessions.
Youth in grades three through five are asked to pre-register so name tags can be made.
Brown paper grocery sacks are also needed for use in building a mock wall.
To donate brown bags, call me at 585-1326 or the church at 585-1026, or drop them by. Any donations are appreciated.
The De Soto United Methodist Church JCSO family and friends Relay For Life team had its fund-raiser Sunday at the church. It was well attended. They appreciated the donations. Rita Jones was the chairperson.
The Reading Circle at De Soto United Methodist Church will meet at noon Tuesday in the church's parlor for the book discussion "Fifty-Two Simple Ways to Make a Difference" by Paul Simon. Visitors are welcome.
Those planning to attend are asked to bring a sack lunch and join the group.
The Koinonia group at De Soto United Methodist Church meets the first and third Mondays in the fellowship hall to prepare for its fall craft and food fair. Volunteers are needed to help.
Patty Thornton called me this past week from Belleville, Ill., to ask me if the peony bushes were in bloom yet. I told her they were not because of the cool weather. She said her mother Bernice Thornton and aunt Frances Weidlein wanted to come to Kansas to decorate the cemetery graves when the peonies were in bloom. She said they would stop to see me when they are in town.
I need to make a correction in last week's Neighborhood News column. The baby girl born was to the Joe White family -- Geraldine Reed's son. I apologize.
I enjoyed attending the "World Day of Prayer" May 3 at the De Soto Community Center. Many officials led the group in prayer. The Lexington Trails Middle School choir sang three songs led by their director.
A friend came and took me to the event. I was so glad to get to attend and see many friends.
My sister-in-law from California called Sunday afternoon to see how close we were to the tornado damage at Greensburg. We are suffering from the same eyesight problems.
My son Michael called me Sunday evening and said they were coming from Oklahoma to the Fort Scott Cemetery on Tuesday to bury Linda's parents' ashes and then on Wednesday they plan memorial services at the Lawrence church. Memorial services are also planned for Thursday at the nursing center where they lived in Oklahoma City.
My son Jerry planned to take me to the services in Lawrence.
Linda and Jerry Nalley went to Salem, Mo., Thursday to the citywide garage sale there. They took some fishing gear with them.
My son and daughter-in-law Edwin and Jeanne in Texas called Sunday night and asked about the weather here.
They said they'd had strong winds there.
The electricity went off here while we were talking and disconnected us.
I told Edwin I'd prayed a lot for no hail or tornadoes. They said their family was OK there.
I told Edwin I used my Mother's Day money for Vacation Bible School teddy bears for children to make and send to orphaned children in Africa.
Those celebrating birthdays this week include Elsworth Warful, Larry Lafferty, Richard Blanton, Marrianne Harmon, Garry Bichelmeyer, Sam Wilcox, Mikala McAdoy, Larry Gulley Jr., Jacob Miller, Amy Culver, Dale Lindbloom, Jean Maness, Paula Rhodes, Branden Prince, Blake Lindbloom and my grandson Brad Chandler.
Those celebrating anniversaries include Terry and Paula Rhodes and Junior and Jean Maness.
Needed items at the De Soto Multi-Service Center include soups of any kind. Next week they would like to have peanut butter and jelly. Paper goods are always needed.
The American Baptist Women of De Soto Baptist Church will meet at 7 p.m. Sunday with Mary Etta Copeland as hostess.
The mother-daughter brunch at De Soto Baptist Church will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the church's fellowship hall. Those planning to attend are asked to bring a covered dish.
The event is open to anyone.
Lynell Miley will be in charge.
Addie Austin was in the Overland Park Regional Medical Center with some breathing problems. Her son Charles took her and she is home now. She is having a home therapist come and do daily checks on her as well as therapy.
Mary Ann Ross was down at their lake home when she had some health problems occur. She went to the hospital in a lot of pain and had surgery. She is now home and doing OK the family tells me.
Morris Bedford is still making progress at home. Billie Boyd hopes to be able to attend church by next Sunday or so. Gary Pannell is in the hospital. Richard Epperson's nephew in South Carolina has been told he has cancer.
We need to always remember our troops and their families.
Sympathy goes to the families of Millie Morris. Millie died May 5. She is the mother of Doreen Zahner and lived in Eudora. Also sympathy goes to the Warren Davis family with the passing of Evelyn on May 4. Jean Epperson is Warren's sister. Her body is being donated for science study.