Archive for Thursday, November 1, 2007

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.


  • The Election Day dinner at De Soto United Methodist Church is Tuesday. Workers are needed to help serve.

Cost is $9 for adults and $4.50 for children 4 to 12.

The winners of the quilt and afghan will be drawn that day as well.


  • My great-grandson Hayden signed up for batting and pitching instructions with the Kansas University sports group.

  • I took treats Sunday to the junior high Sunday school class that Doug Opdycke and I teach. They got donuts, lip balm and railroad striped caps with a railroad button on them.

  • The American Baptist Women and the American Baptist Girls were in charge of services Sunday at De Soto Baptist Church.

The ABW president is Anita Woywod. She led the opening. The AB Girls leaders are Mary Jo McDaniels and Holly Balch. They told of their work and extended an invitation for a boys group and a leader to form at the church.

Lana McPherson gave the morning message on faith.


  • My son Michael Nalley, who lives in Oklahoma, called me Sunday afternoon and caught me up on his family's activities. He said he and his wife Linda went with their son Marty and grandson Matthew to Colorado Springs to a regional hockey tournament. Matthew's team took second.

They said it snowed on them when as they were leaving Colorado.


  • My friend Mary Alley came Saturday and did some of my house chores for me.

  • My daughter Debbie and I visited with Kathy and Mike Ross Sunday afternoon. I told her I appreciated the articles she has been submitting to the newspaper.

  • Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday. Don't forget to set your clocks back one hour when you go to bed Saturday night.

  • The Kaw Valley Sportsman Association had a beginner trap shoot Oct. 28. They will have a club hunt Saturday and Sunday and a club meeting Tuesday.

For more information, call Calvin Robinson at 585-1327.


  • The baked potato dinner and craft auction at De Soto Baptist Church Oct. 26 was well attended. The auctioneer is a friend of the Woywods and does this for the church every year. More than $2,000 was collected for needed items at the church.

  • The De Soto Multi-Service Center board met Oct. 29.

  • Needed items at the De Soto Multi-Service Center this week include macaroni and cheese and paper goods. Baby diapers and other baby products always are needed.

  • Those celebrating birthdays this week include L.E. Kueker, Barbara Distefano, Leland Penner, Casey Johnson, Wes Rains, Terry Wasson, Albert Lightwine, Emma Stumpff, Megan Couchbrooks, Aaron Lawhead, Marge Cates, Jeff Hodges, C.J. Prince, Carter Becker, John Pettersch and Delores Weller.

  • Mittie Pingleton, who lives at Hillside Village, is celebrated her 91st birthday Oct. 28. Her son Charles Pingleton came from Jefferson City, Mo., to help her celebrate. Her daughter Lana McPherson brought her to the baked potato dinner and auction Friday night.

  • Those celebrating anniversaries include David and Darlene Bedford, Leland and Shirley Penner and Rick and Monica Walker.

  • My son Edwin called me Sunday night. He said his wife Jeanne had bought black pipe cleaners and made more than 60 black spiders to give to trick-or-treaters. He said the temperature there was 80 degrees.

  • Sally Allen is a patient at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. She is having some digestive problems. They also will be running tests this week on her heart. Richard Epperson has improved and was able to attend services Sunday. Laura Long was able to come to the Wednesday Bible study and worship. Roger Sellers was having some health problems.

Kathy Hayden is on the prayer list along with Sue, Don and Mike Allen and Matt Woywod. My injection I had in my spine Oct. 23 hurt worse this time. I used ice packs for 15 minutes every hour for two days. Marge Cates has returned home from the hospital, but she still needs prayers.


  • Sympathy goes to the family of Janet Roles who died recently.

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