The De Soto United Methodist Church abandoned it Friday night "Parents Night Out" because of lack of attendance. There have been some parents who want to continue it, so if people are interested they are asked to call youth leaders Larry Cox at 782-4059 or Brenda Crisco at 782-8769.
¢ The De Soto United Methodist Church's Silver Circle will meet at 1 p.m. Monday in the Fellowship Hall for its monthly meeting. The Agape Circle will meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 21 at the home of Jill Mohler, 8990 Carliss Road. It will discuss chapter 4 of the book, "Strong Was Her Faith." The reading circle will meet at noon on Feb. 19 and the book to be discussed is "Jesus's Parables of the Lost and Found," by James Moore. The group invites anyone in the community to join the discussion or borrow the books from its library.
¢ The De Soto United Methodist Church had its annual biblical Super Bowl following its worship and luncheon Sunday. I hear the elders won the fourth annual contest.
¢ The Sonic in De Soto is donating 10 percent of all the receipts dated on the Sundays in February. Those remaining are Feb. 10, Feb. 17 and Feb. 24. This is a fundraiser for the youth of De Soto United Methodist Church so everyone in the community is asked to support this project. All questions are directed to either the church at 583-1359, Larry Cox at (913) 782-4059 or Brenda Crisco at (913) 782-8769.
¢ The De Soto United Methodist youth plan a mission project this June in Springfield, Mo. The projects include building ramps, porches and wide steps for the elderly and handicapped people. The group is joining a summer youth camp group and plans to spend one day at Silver Dollar City in Branson, Mo., while there.
¢ The Souper Bowl soup at the De Soto Baptist Church Sunday following worship was well attended. All of the tables were filled and more had to be set up. The youth and their parents did a super job on the variety of soups, vegetables and desserts. We were honored by the Rev. Jerry and Jan Vaughn's attendance. They said they wanted to help support the Libby Stone family after her liver transplant. She had and been in the hospital at Pittsburgh, Pa. Her mother had a room in that city too as she was staying close to the hospital. Libby returned home this week but is still recuperating and does not feel up to entertaining visitors at this time.
¢ The V.F.W. 6654 auxiliary ladies Frances Lawhead, Lydia McGrew and Sue Allen went to the Leavenworth VA hospital Feb. 4 and took the veterans cherry cake and bananas.
¢ The baby shower from 4 to 6 p.m. Feb. 10 at De Soto Baptist Church in Fellowship Hall will be for Sawyer Joseph Nelson, son of Jayme Walls Nelson. Questions about needed items are directed to the hostesses, Richelle, Mary Etta Copeland, Anita or Mary Jo. Books, toys, clothes, etc. are the suggested gifts.
¢ My son Mike called me Sunday evening after the Super Bowl and told me his grandson Matthew's hockey team beat the 10th ranked team in the nation. The team consists of 6 to 10 year olds.
¢ My son Carlin and wife Nancy, of Illinois called me twice this week inquiring on my health issues. They told me their weather had improved in the Chicago area. They were busy with their eight grandkids and all of the ballgames, as well as participating in irish gig dances.
¢ The De Soto Baptist Church is starting a A.B. Boys group. It will start meeting from 6 to 7 p.m. Feb. 6. They will meet with the A.B. Girls this time, but will meet on its own from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 20. The ages are pre-kindergarten through senior high. Questions are directed to Allison Haynes at 586-5056 or Charles Lawhead at 583-1345.
¢ Rebecca Gulley and Jenna Hodges won places in the state 1A through 4A band. The girls auditioned in Salina. They will spend three days in Wichita rehearsing and then playing a concert March 1.
¢ Rick and Kyle Walker have earned a very unique honor by being named to the first church and community honor choir for the southwest division of American Choral Directors Association. That covers New Mexico, Colorado, Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas. They'll be under the direction of nationally recognized composer and conductors with a concert Feb. 22 at the Grace and Holy Cathedral in Kansas City, Mo. Interested individuals are asked to call the Walkers or Mary Etta Copeland.
¢ The eighth-grade basketball team (both the A and B squads) won the games they played Saturday with an Emporia team. The A team's score was 12-2. Hayden, my great-grandson scored five points. They then played Paola and won 35-25. Hayden scored 15 in that game. The seventh-grade team won both of their games, too.
The Heat baseball team had practice Sunday afternoon at the De Soto city gym.
¢ My son Edwin from Texas called me Sunday night and told me the dance they had on Saturday evening at their civic center. Over 500 people attended. He said his 8-year-old granddaughter, Lisa, wore out her three dance partners; her two grandfathers and her step-dad, Craig. She had a new dress for the dance. Their Methodist Church had Super Bowl chili Sunday and it was well attended.
¢ Those celebrating birthdays this week are: Gil Rumsey, John Zoellner, Rebecca Bales, Art Hoover, Chris Schotanus, Bill Grimshaw, Joel Rains, Renee Taylor, Cliff Lee, Mary Manly, GeorgeAnn Taylor, R.B. Jones, Laurie Woywod, Tami Reeves, Stephanie Rhodes and my son Michael, Oklahoma.
¢ Those celebrating anniversaries are: Randall and Winnie Bassetti, Rick and Cassandra Miller, Eric and LaCena Schupp, Bob and Boats Linden and John and Sheryl Ragland.
¢ The needs at the De Soto Multi-Service Center this week are: Tuna, spaghetti and any pasta products. Canned soups, paper goods and any kind of cereals are always needed.
¢ The Pleasant Hour Club meets the third Thursday of the month at the De Soto United Methodist Church's Fellowship Hall.
¢ Among those on the community's sick list this were are Leonard Paxton, who is still in the Shawnee Gardens Rehab Home after his hip surgery. He had a complete replacement of his hip. Ruth and Darrel Zimmerman's grandbaby, who is 20 months old, is in Children's Mercy Hospital and is still ill with pneumonia. The last three days I've had better health than the last three weeks. I've prayed and asked friends to pray so I'm giving God the praise. I saw three doctors last Tuesday and the eye doctor said my left eye has improved four percent. Richelle Hodges fell at the basketball tournament Saturday and broke her ankle. The daughter of Magel Gardner needs our prayers, too, and I hear Esther Ellis fell in her home and broke bones and now is in Olathe Medical Center. Tara Dalton is in Overland Park Regional Medical Center. Danny O'Dell is in the Springfield, Mo., hospital.
¢ My friend, Mary Alley, came Sunday afternoon to visit and brought me some delicious chicken, which I ate, and also some carmel corn and Sprite.