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September 13, 2007

The Willow Springs FCE group will meet for its monthly meeting on Friday. The meeting has been moved up a week because of the church's garage sale dates.

President Reta Jenks will be the hostess. She is asking members to bring sandwiches, salad or desserts. In addition, each member is asked to bring paper goods for the De Soto Multi-Service Center.

As a reminder, it is time to pay membership dues for 2008. Forms need to be made out to and turned in to treasurer Leona Robinson. She will turn all the membership in to the Johnson County treasurer.


  • The Merrymakers Club met Sept. 6 at the De Soto Pizza Hut for its monthly meeting with Betty Kessler as the hostess.

Donna Bartholomew is president and Sue Allen is secretary.

The group had pizza and played bingo until everyone won a prize.


  • My son and daughter-in-law Edwin and Jeanne called me Sunday evening from Texas to check on me. Edwin said they'd had a light sprinkle of rain while Dallas had five inches. They live in Plano, a suburb of Dallas.

He told me the pictures they took at the reunion last Sunday turned out good. He also said his granddaughter Lisa is busy in school and their daughter Paige is busy teaching.


  • The Rev. Richard Copeland recognized all grandparents Sunday at De Soto Baptist Church.

When I returned home from church, I found my usual De Soto United Methodist Church Sunday bulletin but also a peach lying on a decorated paper peach that said "We Think Grandparents Are Peachy!" It was from the De Soto United Methodist Church youth group.

I felt honored to be included.


  • The American Baptist Women board members at De Soto Baptist Church met Monday prior to the regular business meeting. The group had an ice cream social following the meeting.

Anita Woywod is the new president and invited all women in the church to attend.


  • De Soto United Methodist Church is looking for Sunday school teachers. They are asking for 16 volunteers. Teachers are needed for all grades and volunteers could exchange every other month.

For more information, call Becky Miller at 585-1411.


  • The secretary at De Soto United Methodist Church is on vacation through Sunday.

  • The Monday night Bible group met in the fellowship hall prior to the American Baptist Women business meeting. Luella Davis is the leader.

  • The Wednesday Bible study group began meeting again after taking the summer off. Jean Epperson is the leader.

  • My house is still torn up because my carpet is not finished yet. I hope it is finished before the De Soto Baptist Church's garage sale, which is from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 20 to 22 at my house.

I have asked John Hackworth to fix the lines in the yard like he always does.

Volunteers are needed to work each day.

Call me at 585-1326 and let me know if you can work.


  • The De Soto Baptist Church garage sale will have donations from church members and friends including clothes of all sizes, fishing supplies, Avon products and more.

I hope it will be a sellout like the bierocks were at the De Soto United Methodist Church's booth at De Soto Days. The group sold 130 and they were gone within an hour. Next year they need to spend two or three days making bierocks so everyone can taste how good they are.


  • My sister-in-law who lives in California said she paid $150 for glasses so she could watch television and now has a pair on order from Germany that will cost $450.

  • ElFreeda Payton spent some time in Texas recently at her son Carl's home. She went to see her grandson, who graduated from military school.

  • The local De Soto Masons had a picnic on Sunday and had good weather for it.

  • Randy Canaan introduced his fiancee to the congregation at De Soto Baptist Church Sunday. Bob Redick was able to attend worship as well.

  • We all are missing the pending closure of Morse's Market where my daughter Debbie geta my groceries all the time. I am told there are a lot of bare shelves there now. I wish someone would buy it.

  • Needed items at the De Soto Multi-Service Center this week include SpaghettiO's. Next week the needed items include white rice. Paper goods and baby items are always needed.

  • Lydia McGrew spent some vacation time at her sister's house in Oklahoma this week. She said she was glad the weather was cooler.

  • The Pleasant Hour Club will meet at 1 p.m. Sept. 20 at the De Soto United Methodist Church. It will be their first meeting of the year.

  • Frances Lawhead, Sue Allen and Lydia McGrew, members of the De Soto Veterans of Foriegn Wars Ladies Auxiliary went to Wadsworth Hospital Sept. 3 and took the veterans cake and bananas.

  • Leon and Myrtle Coker received word that Lloyd Brown died. He attended Leon's 90th birthday celebration. He was five months older than Leon and they graduated together in 1936. Leon and Lloyd were the only two surviving classmates.

Leon and Myrtle attended the memorial services Monday for Lloyd.


  • Those celebrating birthdays include John Hall, Cody Plummer, Rick Inman, Tim Slitor, Linda Allenbrand, Jean Epperson, Betty Kessler, Nelson Reeves, Joe Berola, Barbara Garrison and my grandson John Nalley who lives in Illinois.

  • Those celebrating anniversaries include Rick and Sherene Inman, Ian and Lana McPherson, Quinn and Jenny Miller and Joe and Anita Woywod.

  • Several were recognized at De Soto Baptist Church during Sunday School Promotion for the following classes: Vickie Haulmark, preschool; Sally Beck, Donna Gulley and Richelle Hodges, elementary school; Doug Opdycke and Dorothy Nalley, middle school; Mary Etta Copeland, high school and college; and Jeff Coatney and Jean Epperson, adult classes.

  • Elmer Jenks is in the intensive care unit at the veteran's hospital in Leavenworth. He needs our prayers. Larry Hartshorn is still showing improvement.

Former De Soto resident Harry Cates in Nevada came through his bypass heart surgery last week and Gary Martin is now in a room at the hospital following his bypass heart surgery. Mary Jo McDaniels had back surgery at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. Nicole Yarbrough still needs prayers and Libby Stone is still waiting for a liver transplant.

Sandi Gulley is feeling better after all her treatments and Sue Allen is walking now without her cane after her knee surgery. Bob and Stuart Taylor still are on the prayer list and Sue Ann Bedford Frickey is in the hospital. John Conrad has been in the hospital this past week and had a pacemaker put in. Bob Ross also had a pacemaker put in recently. Mary Anna said he is doing OK.

I get my pacemaker tested by telephone every two months. I had it tested last week.


  • Sympathy goes to the family of Fernita Wilson, who died this weekend at Hillside Village of De Soto.

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