The De Soto United Methodist Church is looking for new team members to join the Faith Brigade and they also are asking for volunteers to walk in the Relay for Life event that will be from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. June 6-7. The team captain is Jan Vaughn.
¢ Reserve April 19 as the De Soto United Methodist Church will serve as host of the Kansas City District UMW from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The deadline to register is Monday. Turn in registration forms to Rita Jones.
¢ The De Soto High School dinner theater April 2 for the Silver Cats was well attended - the play they presented was "The Crucible." The acting of the many cast members was incredible. They were all fantastic and enjoyed by everyone. The dinner they served us was delicious and quite generous. I'm glad I got to attend it using my family and friends that made it possible. Even the placemats had the names of the characters in the play and the program booklets were so informational.
¢ The De Soto Baptist Church will have the annual birthday dinner Sunday following worship service. They ask attendees to bring sandwiches or salad. Dessert will be the birthday cake. Drinks will be furnished. There is a sign up sheet in the vestibule for a birthday table. Each month of the year is to have a table decorated for that month and attendees will sit at the table corresponding to their birth month.
¢ The men at the De Soto Baptist Church will have their monthly fellowship at 7:30 a.m. Saturday at J.T.'s Grill.
¢ The monthly ABW meeting at the De Soto Baptist Church is to be on Monday. The officers meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the regular meeting will begin at 7 p.m. with Mary Galekramer and Debbie Maniez as the hostesses.
¢ The De Soto Multi-Service Center needs macaroni and cheese this week. Next week the center will need soup and paper goods.
¢ Matthew Woywod had his friend as a guest on Sunday for the worship services.
¢ The Rev. Copeland told of the honor that Rebecca Gulley and Gretchen Reeves had received at school and they received a lot of applause.
¢ The Heat baseball team had ball games all weekend at the 3&2 ball park. My great-grandson Hayden hit another home run Saturday. They won the game Saturday, but lost the game Sunday.
¢ The De Soto United Methodist Church still has a treasure chest for children at Children's Mercy Hospital. They are asking for small sealed toys, like those given with children's meals at fast-food restaurants.
¢ Louella Tiller, my friend and former De Soto resident, called me from Cowgill, Mo., and asked about things in De Soto. Also farmer De Soto resident Ruth Metkus, who is in Sharon Lane Nursing Center in Shawnee, said they were not allowed visitors now as there is so much flu around. She has a bad cough that's been going on for more than two weeks. She calls me every day and sometimes two or three times a day.
¢ The adults and youth filled the choir loft Sunday. They did a beautiful special anthem called "A Reflection of Christ." The choir's message with Richard and Mary Jo McDaniel was "Like the Wind" with many children present for it.
¢ On the bulletin board at the De Soto Baptist Church is information for summer camp. The church pays half the cost for camp. Contact the Rev. Copeland for more information to attend this fun and spiritual growth of children.
¢ Don't forget Jim and Martha Carpenter will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday at De Soto Baptist Church's Fellowship Hall. They ask no one bring gifts for them.
¢ The Rev. Copeland read a thank you note from Vergil Dean for his 90th birthday celebration last Sunday. He also read one from Kathy and Jim Boney for serving their family after the recent funeral service of her mother, Dorothy Ashley. It was much appreciated.
¢ Those celebrating birthdays this week are Mary Bicklemeyer Dickman, Lawrence Allen, Josie Bedford, David Plummer, Matt Buehler, Nick Warren, Wesley Coker, Blaine Lewis, Walt McDaniel, Maddina Ott, and my granddaughter Anne Marie Nalley who lives in Illinois.
¢ Those celebrating wedding anniversaries are Scott and Kirsten Mills, Larry and Dixie Kurtz, Jim and Pam Plummer, and Edwin and Jeanne Nalley.
¢ Leon Coker is now doing therapy and they took stitches out and he is making progress, Myrtle said. Also Margaret Wycoff had a stroke and is in Olathe Medical Center. Freeda Payton still is in the hospital in Texas after getting a pacemaker and stints. Quita Tankersley is home from Shawnee Mission Medical Center. Danny Lane is home after being hospitalized. Christina Hinkle is in St. Joseph Hospital. Joe Kessler needs our prayers in his bad health. Richard Epperson has had some bad health lately. Sympathy goes out to the family of Roger Sellers in his death.