Archive for Thursday, October 25, 2007

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October 25, 2007

The De Soto United Methodist Church will have its annual Election Day dinner at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 6 at the De Soto United Methodist Church, 8760 Kill Creek Road.

The menu includes turkey, dressing, meatballs and all the trimmings.

Cost is $9 for adults and $4.50 for children ages 4-12. Children three and under are free.

The drawing for the quilt and afghan will take place. Tickets for the quilt and afghan are available from Boots Linden.

The dinner is an annual tradition that started in 1936. The public is invited.


  • The De Soto United Methodist Women's annual bazaar is being discontinued.

Boots Linden and Rose Inman were the leaders of the bazaar and Koinonia meetings for many years.

The group welcomes anyone to establish another event to replace the annual bazaar.


  • The De Soto United Methodist Church will provide the food for the Grand Avenue Church and needs volunteers to serve Nov. 4 and also furnish food. Call Rita Jones if you can donate food items.

  • The youth at De Soto Baptist Church filled the choir loft Sunday. Holly Balch was worship leader.

  • De Soto Baptist Church had a "special" for Libby Stone on Sunday. They had a pink blanket on the altar table and after the offertory, people went up and tied bows with fringe on it and signed up for dates to remember her in prayer. They also were able to write messages to decorate the calendar.

Libby needs everyone's prayers as she continues to wait for a liver transplant.


  • The American Baptist Women of De Soto Baptist Church will have a baked potato dinner at 6 p.m. Friday at the church.

Potato toppings and desserts still are needed.


  • Sunday was "brown bag" Sunday at De Soto Baptist Church. Cash donations were collected for the De Soto Multi-Service Center to help families in need pay for utilities and medication.

  • The Monday evening prayer group currently meets at 6 p.m. Mondays at De Soto Baptist Church with Karen Wall and Mary Etta Copeland as leaders.

Starting in November, the group will meet at 7 p.m.

The current theme is "How to Pray."

The Wednesday prayer group is studying the 11th chapter of Romans.


  • The De Soto Enhancement Group disbanded Oct. 17 with the remaining money going to the upkeep of the water fountain at Miller Park and the pop machine at the community center gym. Monies for the water fountain will be used by the De Soto Park Board.

The group has been in charge of many projects in the city including the water fountain at Miller Park, seasonal banners on the 83rd Street light poles, floral arrangements at the city's east and west entrances, the Little Miss and Mr. De Soto contest and other city improvement projects.


  • The Heat baseball team participated in a tournament over the weekend and finished in second place losing the championship game 5-4. They played three teams Sunday and finished with scores of 6-2, 5-4 and 14-5. Eric Schupp is the coach.

My great-grandson Hayden Chandler had 10 strikeouts and one walk on Saturday. He said he had three good hits and received the "Most Valuable Player" award for his performance.

The team will participate in a training camp for the next four weeks at Kansas University.


  • The eighth-grade football team defeated Piper 8-4 last week.

  • The Pleasant Hour Club met Oct. 18 at De Soto United Methodist Church with Dott Stephens, Jerri Brown and Frances Lawhead as the hostesses. They played bingo for the program. Addie Austin and Doris Coleman were in charge of the entertainment. They also had two visitors -- Vonnie Steele and Wilma Mann.

  • The Merry Makers Club hosted the monthly birthday party Oct. 19 at Hillside Village of De Soto with members Gladys Bowlin, Sue Allen, Freda Anderson and Betty Kessler serving them. They gave out birthday gifts to those celebrating birthdays in October.

  • The VFW 6654 and its Ladies Auxiliary had a 2nd District meeting Sunday at the VFW hall. A luncheon was served.

  • Those celebrating birthdays include Rhonda Patterson, William J. "Billy" Plummer, Steve McCracken, Jesse Bedford, Andrew Ellenbergee, Charlotte Grimshaw, Jessica Kueker, Jeff Frieling, Martha Jones, L.E. Kueker and my granddaughter Michelle Frohling in Oklahoma and a grandson Grant Williams in Manhattan.

  • Those celebrating anniversaries include David and Donna Moll, Darius and Carol Riley and Carter and Sally Beck.

  • The need at the De Soto Multi-Service Center this week is white rice. Next week, the needed item is canned tuna. Diapers, paper goods and pasta products always are needed.

  • The Willow Springs FCE met Oct. 19 at De Soto Baptist Church with Rosemary McAninch as hostess.

  • Shane Allen and his wife have returned from Scotland. They report they had a great time and no problems while there.

  • Laura Long still is having health problems, and Richard Epperson is unable to get all of his leg pains gone. He is unable to attend church. Max Atwell is having some health problems and needs prayers. Matt Woywod has improved.

The Cates (Margie and Harry) are still on the prayer list as well as Kathy Hayden and Bob and Stuart Taylor. I have two doctor's appointments this week. I'm planning to get the flu shot. My daughter-in-law Linda got one this past week. She said she had a lot of pain following the shot and had to take pain medication.


  • Sympathy goes to the families of Alberta Anderson and Elmer Neidholdt in the loss of their loved ones.

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