The De Soto United Methodist Church wishes to give thanks to the many women who came to the church Aug. 9 to help make bierocks for the booth at the De Soto Days Festival Aug. 30. The church also is asking for donations of cookies and brownies (no icing please). It also asks that you package two cookies or one brownie per bag. The cookies and brownies may be given to Rita Jones or dropped off at church and placed in the freezer or can be brought to the booth at the festival.
¢ Bernice Casey is asking for donations of old blankets, sheets and towels for the Lawrence Humane Society. Donations should be left near the grocery cart in the narthex at the De Soto United Methodist Church so she can take them to Lawrence.
¢ Contact Rita Jones or Boots Linden for information on the vacant office that needs to be filled at the U.M.W.
¢ The De Soto Baptist Church had two great worship leaders at services Sunday. They were Doug Opdycke and his daughter Holly, who led the congregation in singing. They sang "God Leads His Dear Children Along."
¢ The De Soto Baptist Church also had a special invitation from Karen Wall. She went to the pulpit and told of the 1 p.m. meeting Aug. 23 at Fellowship Hall. If anyone would like to help, please call Anita, Karen, Mary Etta, or Mary Jo. Please make reservations.
¢ I had a bad accident at about 6:30 p.m. Thursday. I was home alone and went to get a drink of water. My wheelchair moved on me, and I fell down on the kitchen floor and cut my arm and elbow. I was later taken to the Olathe Medical Center and X-rays showed that I had no broken bones.
¢ Those celebrating birthdays this week are Lydia McGrew, Margaret Johnston, Beverly Mills, Wilma Huffman, Bob Huffman, Louis Ann Grimshaw, Lynn Grimshaw, Nicholas Kotschwar, Drew Guntert, Cassie Gregg, Drew Haynes, Barbara Bosworth, Geraldine Reed, Glenna Beytein and my grandson, Roger Garcia.
¢ Those celebrating anniversaries this week are Doug and Vergie Opdycke and my son Carlin and his wife Nancy in Illinois.
¢ The De Soto Multi-Service Center needs Spaghetti O's and other pastas. Next week the center will need tuna fish and baby products.
¢ Last week my great-grandson Hayden had his band concert at the De Soto High School gymnasium.
¢ My friend Mary Alley went to Africa on her church's mission trip.
¢ There are several on the sick list who need prayers this week. They include Juanita Martinez. She is in Sweet Life Rehab and her daughter, Geraldine Reed, told me more details about her fall. Darlene Hackworth's mother, Dorothy Nease, is in the Shawnee Mission Hospital. Kate Sawyer is in the hospital in North Carolina. She is the grandmother of Jeff Griffin. Merle Couch is in Manor Care Rehab.
¢ I went to the dentist last week and he gave me some medication for canker sores in my mouth. That visit and my fall have me asking everyone for prayers.
¢ Kathy Hayden was able to attend church services Sunday for the first time in months.
¢ The A.B.W. Baptist Church served 64 Chamber of Commerce members Thursday. Besides the kitchen workers, Sue Allen brought a big plate of food that was delicious.