Archive for Thursday, November 8, 2007

Around town

November 8, 2007

College notes

Stacy Davis, De Soto, was one of 50 new members inducted into Kansas State University's Theta chapter of Kappa Omicron Nu, an honor society for human ecology students.

The honor society's mission is to recognize leadership, research and scholarship. Members must aspire toward the advancement of scholarship, personal and leadership development, and the maintenance of high standards. Both undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate integrity, high standards of scholarship and the promise of achievement are invited to join.

Davis is a junior majoring in interior design.

Christmas at the Crossing

De Soto Youth Ministries will have its Christmas at the Crossing fundraiser from 6 to 10 p.m. Nov. 16 at the ministry, 83rd and Peoria streets in De Soto. Hors d'oeuvres and desserts will be served. Tickets are $10 at the door.

Many Christmas decorating items, including trees and wreaths will be featured.

Honor band selected

Four De Soto High School students were selected for the Kansas Music Educators Association Northeast District Freshman Honor Band.

Clinton Hale (trumpet), Katie McKeirnan (clarinet), Derek Smith (tuba) and Tommy Strausser (flute) will perform with more than 100 other freshman band students from across northeast Kansas Dec. 1 at Blue Valley High School.

Silver Circle meeting

The Silver Circle at De Soto United Methodist church will meet at 1 p.m. Monday in the fellowship hall at the church, 8760 Kill Creek Road.

VFW offers flag etiquette

Veteran's Day is Sunday. Guidelines from the Veterans of Foreign Wars for displaying the United States flag are as follows:

  • A flag displayed on a car should be fastened to the right side bumper, antenna or to the window.
  • If displaying a flag on a wall, the blue field should be in the upper left corner, and it should never touch the ground
  • When displaying an all-weather flag outdoors 24 hours a day, there should be a light near it at night so it is not in complete darkness
  • When the flag becomes worn, replace it.

For additional flag etiquette information, visit the VFW Web site at or contact a local post commander.

Parks and Rec board openings

The De Soto Parks and Recreation Commission is currently searching for candidates to fill its 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 the city's parks and recreational programs. Candidates who have some background or experience in city government, volunteer programs or parks and/or recreation would be helpful.

To view the Park Board Member Packet online, visit the city Web site at, or pick up a packet at the front desk at De Soto City Hall.

Anyone who would like to be considered for one of the open chairs is asked to send a letter of interest and background to, or call Doug Dailey at (913) 375-4057.

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