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Book discussions
November 1, 2007
The De Soto Library offers an adult book discussion at 1 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month.
Through the pages
November 1, 2007
This is the story of Daniel Pearl — his life, his capture by terrorists and his murder. It is courageously told by his wife, Mariane, who was with him in Karachi, Pakistan, at the time of his capture and was pregnant with their first child, a son — Adam, now age 5.
Chamber meeting
November 1, 2007
The De Soto Chamber of Commerce will meet at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 8 at Huhtamaki, 9201 Packaging Drive.
Prayer group
November 1, 2007
Moms In Touch International will have a prayer group at 11 a.m. Thursday followed by a luncheon at The Crossing, 33180 W. 83rd St.
Wildcat Marching Band
November 1, 2007
The De Soto High School Marching Wildcats and Dazzlers received superior ratings at two marching festivals last week.
Debate medals
November 1, 2007
Four De Soto High School students medaled at the Blue Valley North High School Debate Tournament last weekend.
SFAAP board to meet
November 1, 2007
Limited books available
November 1, 2007
There are a limited number of the update to Dot Ashlock-Longsteth’s book “De Soto is 100 Years Old” still available. The cost is $10.
Constant Kansas wind reassuring
Varied presence doesn’t allow distance from nature
November 1, 2007
If there’s one thing Kansans have in common, it’s the wind. Nearly everyday whether from south, north or nearly west, it’s there to make us stand straighter and breathe deeper. In the shade, it can make a triple-digit day tolerable. It can make a brisk, sunny winter day beyond miserable.
Music student part of tradition of excellence
November 1, 2007
Those attending De Soto High School’s fall vocal concert last week earned a special treat with a performance by Sarah Hamilton Tyrrell. A De Soto High School graduate — who went on to study music at Kansas State University, the New England Conservatory of Music and Kansas University — entertained and demonstrated her virtuosity with performances of both Mozart and Gershwin.
Bring it downtown
November 1, 2007
Ouch! Again a reader of the De Soto Explorer, a councilman no less, has chosen to attack me and articles I have written. He states I think everything is bad in city government, the chamber and the Economic Development Council and after weeks of complaining I have offered nothing to correct either the problem nor any fresh ideas.
Dreams frustrated
Wildcats still among state’s best, but stall behind Baldwin
November 1, 2007
Turns out the high tide of the 2007 De Soto cross country team came three weeks ago. The Wildcats washed across the brown hills of Rim Rock Farm, both the boys and the girls vanquishing their most bitter rivals to capture Frontier League titles.
De Soto falls short against state champs
November 1, 2007
Playing on the road against the defending state champions — one of the favorites to take the title again this year — the De Soto soccer team needed a perfect game Thursday to beat Kansas City Christian. It had to settle for a game’s worth of leave-it-all effort, as awfully good second half and in the end, a season-ending 4-1 loss.
Cats win not ‘meaningless’
November 1, 2007
It was a tale of two opposite philosophies last Thursday night when the De Soto and Spring Hill football teams met in perfect football weather at Spring Hill. It turned out running the football prevailed as De Soto finished its season with a 20-7 victory to earn a winning record.
Board eyes capital outlay for Starside addition
Architect, construction company issue for elementary expansion
November 1, 2007
The De Soto USD 232 Board of Education has some homework to do.
Dog visit ends Red Ribbon Week
November 1, 2007
Lexington Trails Middle School Students finished off Red Ribbon Week Friday with a dog show.
Riverboats part of Kaw River scene in De Soto’s early days
November 1, 2007
De Soto is the only Johnson County town founded on the banks of the Kansas River. An excerpt from Childhood Memories by Alice Smith Dow 1854-1943 describes De Soto on her family’s arrival from Missouri as, “A very small village on the banks of the river. It was big with hopes and ambition to become a “River Town”, where boats might come and go loaded with freight for the West.”
Grad survey: USD 232 needs more career classes
November 1, 2007
Recent graduates of the De Soto USD 232 said they would have liked more elective classes to explore more career opportunities — something De Soto school board members also expressed concern about at a goal-setting meeting last month.
Volunteers act to control city’s feral cats
November 1, 2007
Cats were rubbing against Sam Gwin’s leg soon after she arrived Saturday evening at Jim’s Garage in De Soto,.
Artist enjoys colorful retirement
November 1, 2007
Walking along Mill Creek Streamway Trail in Shawnee Mission Park some years ago, Nancy Grayson came across a scene that she had to paint.
Trash bags available
November 1, 2007
Boy Scout Troop 64 has a new supply of trash bags for sale.
Obituary: Eddie L. Cannedy
1947-2007
November 1, 2007
Services for Eddie Lee Cannedy, 60, Clearview City, will be at noon Thursday at Bruce Funeral Home, 106 S. Center, Gardner. Burial will be in De Soto Cemetery.
Johnson County Nutrition Menu
November 1, 2007
Friday/November 2 Barbeque chicken or Swiss steak, oven browned potatoes, corn O’Brien, whole wheat bread, strawberries and bananas.
Multi-Service Center seeks help, donations
November 1, 2007
The De Soto Multi-Service Center, a program of Johnson County Human Services and Aging, has provided holiday assistance for the last 30 years to those in the De Soto community and school district area who do not have the resources to provide for themselves during the upcoming holiday season including families with children, isolated older persons and those who are disabled.
Commemorative items
November 1, 2007
The De Soto Sesquicentennial Committee has pewter plates and ornaments available for holiday gifts. Long-sleeved shirts also are available.
Election dinner slated
November 1, 2007
The De Soto United Methodist Church will have its annual Election Day dinner at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the De Soto United Methodist Church, 8760 Kill Creek Road.
Homework Help program continues
November 1, 2007
The Johnson County Library will continue its Homework Help program this fall.
Church youth news
November 1, 2007
Because of the De Soto High School fall musical “Annie” the youth group at De Soto United Methodist Church will not have a Parents’ Night Out in November.
Human experimentation
November 1, 2007
The Lawrence Journal-World received more than 200 entries in its Scary Story Contest. Participants in three divisions — elementary, junior high and high school — were asked to write a spooky tale of 700 words or less with the opening lines: “The door was locked. I couldn’t get out.” De Soto High School junior Amber White was the winner of the high school division. De Soto High School ninth-grader Lani Ramsey earned honorable mention. The De Soto Explorer is owned by The World Company, which also owns The Lawrence Journal-World.
My room
November 1, 2007
The Lawrence Journal-World received more than 200 entries in its Scary Story Contest. Participants in three divisions — elementary, junior high and high school — were asked to write a spooky tale of 700 words or less with the opening lines: “The door was locked. I couldn’t get out.” De Soto High School junior Amber White was the winner of the high school division. De Soto High School ninth-grader Lani Ramsey earned honorable mention. The De Soto Explorer is owned by The World Company, which also owns The Lawrence Journal-World.
De Soto Parks and Rec Board searches for more candidates
November 1, 2007
The De Soto Parks and Recreation Commission is currently searching for candidates to fill our two remaining chairs. The board is governed by a five-member volunteer team that works to provide guidance to the city in an advisory capacity in the development and care of our parks and recreational programs. The Park Board hopes to interview candidates who have some background or experience in city government, volunteer programs or parks and/or recreation.To view the Park Board Member Packet online, visit the city Web site at www.desotoks.us/pages/pb.htm, or pick one up at the front desk in City Hall.
Groundbreaking ceremony
November 1, 2007
MidAmerica Physicians, Chtd., and Cedar Creek Pharmacy will have a groundbreaking ceremony at its new facility at 9 a.m. Tuesday at The Commons, 8960 Commerce Drive in De Soto. The community is invited to attend.
Neighbors
November 1, 2007
The De Soto United Methodist Church will serve the food at the Grand Avenue Church Sunday. Volunteers are needed to help.