The De Soto United Methodist Church still is looking for women to take these offices in its active U.M.W. Needed positions include a program resources person and a treasurer. Contact Rita Jones or Boots Linden.
¢ The De Soto United Methodist Church is not having its bazaar this year but is having a fall festival from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 11. There will be crafts for sale as well as a luncheon featuring soups and dessert. Church members also are asked to donate jams, jellies, pickles, relishes, cookies, cakes pies and breads. The festival also will have Greek, German, Irish and Hispanic baked goods. There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board. Call Bernice Casey or Jan Vaughn with questions.
¢ Bernice Casey is asking for donations of old blankets, sheets and towels for the Lawrence Humane Society. Those donating should leave them near the grocery cart in the narthex.
¢ The De Soto United Methodist Church's youth group will be meeting again after summer vacation from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of each month. This will e another year of Bible study community outreach and missions. Call Brenda Crisco with questions at 461-6075.
¢ The De Soto United Methodist Church needs greeters for two services on Sunday mornings. A sign-up sheet is in the Narthex.
¢ The De Soto United Methodist Church needs workers to make bierocks and furnish the ingredients at 9 a.m. Saturday in the Fellowship Hall at the church. The church ran out last year at De Soto Days and hopes to make more to sell.
¢ The De Soto Baptist Church was glad to have the Rev. Richard Copeland back in the pulpit and Mary Etta back at the piano after their two week vacation in Bella Vista, Ark. We also had four youths for our worship leaders. They were Jenna and Leslie Hodges, Donnie Parr and Matt Woywod. They led us in congregation singing and they did a super special titled "He Knows Just What I Need." The applause they received was terrific.
¢ The A.B.W. of De Soto Baptist Church met after worship to plan the menu for the De Soto Chamber of Commerce luncheon, which we will serve Aug. 14 to about 40 attendees. There will be a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board, too. Several committed their donations at the meeting.
¢ The August business meeting and the deacons and trustees meetings were this week at De Soto Baptist Church.
¢ The De Soto Baptist Church men will leave the church at 7:15 a.m. Saturday to go to the Linwood Cafe for breakfast and fellowship.
¢ Those celebrating birthdays this week are Marie Seal, Mavis Routh, Joan Barenklau, Tamaree Jones, Ruth Bowkin, Donna Hall, Archie Bedford, Brena Crisco, Whitney Walker, Sandra Hoover, Sally Schrader, Kyndel Reeves, Aaron Hanson, Rose McAninch, Anna Smades, Luella Davis, Logan Miller, Vergie Opdycke, Dick Beytein and Gwendy Olivarez.
¢ Those celebrating anniversaries are Pat and Tami Reeves and Ed and Janice Wilcox.
¢ The De Soto Multi-Service Center needs macaroni and cheese, pasta products, white rice, paper products and baby products.
There is an increase in needs at the center for food, utilities and medical needs. With the increase in gas prices and school things to be purchased soon, we all need to help the center.
¢ My great-grandson Danny in Illinois is in New York at Cooperstown, the Baseball Hall of Fame playing baseball. He made two homeruns in the 12-year-old youth league in the tourney they are in this week.
¢ I've appreciated the tomatoes given to me. They get used, sliced with peanut butter and cottage cheese. They are good for breakfast, too, with turkey links and waffles.
¢ There are several on the sick list this week. Merle Couch is in rehab at Manor Care and Juanita Martinez is in Rehab at the Sweet Life. Jim Boney is at home after his recent surgery. Kate Sawyer needs our prayers. She is the grandmother of Jeff Griffin and she is in the hospital in North Carolina. Gary Martin is now home after many weeks in the hospital and not visitors were allowed. Prayers are needed for Margaret Johnston, Kay McDaniels, Darlene Hackworth and Claude Cowart. My right arm and shoulder are giving me pain. I went to the doctor and got an injection in it that helped me for 1 ? days. Wilma Mann has been in the hospital this past week and is home now and needs our prayers.
¢ Lynn Bedford has gone home after rehab at Hillside Village Nursing Center here in De Soto. She is using a walker after her recent knee surgery. My daughter-in-law Jeanne in Texas had is doing well after hip surgery. She has rehab in her home and says she is not in a lot of pain.
¢ Sympathy goes to the family of Leon Coker in his death. Services were very memorial of his life.