The De Soto Methodist Church's Faith Brigade for the Relay for Life had its fundraiser for the cancer fund. Jan Naughn is chairperson on this. The group went over its goal in donations. The group wishes to thank everyone for their generous giving. The group still will accept money until Saturday at the relay. The Faith Brigade invites anyone to come and walk a lap or more during the 12-hour event to support the fight against cancer.
¢ Time is up for purchasing luminaries from the De Soto United Methodist Church.
Also, time is almost up for making donations to have a chance to win the beautiful quilt throw, which the church has displayed in its narthex. The drawing for it will take place at the relay event.
¢ The De Soto Multi-Service Center needs white rice,peanut butter and jelly. There also are specific requests for canned fruit, Spaghettios, ravioli, Kool Aid, pudding, fruit cups, sacks, crackers, juices, cookies, pop tarts, paper goods and baby items.
¢ The bingo fundraiser Saturday night was a success and the youth group appreciates all the donations for the youth mission trip this summer to Springfield, Mo., to help elderly.
¢ My son, Jerry and his wife, Linda, returned from a vacation in Florida Saturday afternoon. They took their daughter and her husband and two children who live in Manhattan, Kan. They went to Disney World for two days and other coastal cities. He said the weather was great. They flew down instead of driving.
¢ I also enjoyed Hayden's baseball game a week ago with Jerry and Linda at the Monticello Field.
¢ The Heat team coach is Eric Schuppe and the team played its games on Sunday. The New York Yankees from Olathe won the first game by a score of 8-3. In the team's second game it played Anderson County near St. Joseph, Mo. The Heat won by a score of 7-5 and Hayden knocked a home run in this game. The Heat's third game was against the Monarch team from Blue Valley and the Heat lost by a score of 12-9. The players will come home very tired.
¢ My sons who live away called me on Sunday evening and told me their doings and inquired on my health and goings on.
¢ The Pleasant Hour Club met at the De Soto United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall on May 15th and the group's carpool went to Linwood to the daughter of the club's president Delores Weller. Her daughter Shirley Henne and her daughter Janet helped as co-hostesses. The club was formed in 1921, and the members had a memorial. The club has 16 members now and each member gave a short history of their membership. The members released balloons with different years marked on them. The hostesses were Delores Weller, Doris Coleman and Lois Lynn. The two daughters of Delores made handy snacks and strawberry shortcake. She said they had a feast and the day was very pretty.
¢ A special birthday is coming up for a former De Soto resident. Laverta Hensley will be 91 June 17. The Hensleys used to run the De Soto Hardware store in downtown De Soto. We'd like to have a card shower for her by writing to her at: Pauline Faircloth/124 Lynne Street/Mabank, Texas 75147.
¢ I had two ladies come to my door last week asking me if I know of anyone in the neighborhood or community who was deaf. I referred them to the post office, city hall or VFW. They were sponsoring a Bible study group to teach.
¢ Lydia McGrew got back from Oklahoma visiting relatives and did several errands for me this week. I'm going to miss her when she goes to England to welcome a new great-grandchild and play with her great-grandson who is 18 months old.
¢ My dear friend Mary Alley came this past week and cleaned for me (as it was much needed). She also brought potato soup for Hayden and me. She is going to Africa later on missions.
¢ The annual Kaw Valley Sportsman club will have its kids fishing derby from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday at Prudden's Pond. This is open to all children up to age 15. Snacks and prizes will be available for the different age groups. For more information, call the Robinsons at 585-1327.
¢ Hayden mowed my yard on Tuesday afternoon. He goes to the high school from 9 to 11 a.m. every morning except Fridays for weight-lifting classes. On Wednesday afternoon he went to the De Soto Aquatic Center to swim and had his bicycle parked in the racks and someone stole it. He did not put a lock on it and this is one he received for Christmas. He rides his bike a lot to school, friends' homes, the post office, Dollar General for me and to church events for youths. Please whoever took it bring it back because he needs it. Thanks.
¢ The birthdays this week are Rev. Jerry Vaughn, Jessie Payne, Michelle Rees, Coen Towner, LeRoy Davis, Mary Etta Copeland, my granddaughter Shelly Williams, who lives in Manhattan, Kan., my two great-grandsons Thomas Nalley and Brian Modelski who live in Illinois and my great-granddaughter Lisa Nalley who lives in Texas. These three great-grandchildren all will be 9.
¢ Anniversaries this week include LeRoy and Luella Davis and my friends Roger and Hazel Verrill.
¢ The De Soto Baptist Church will have Vacation Bible School this week, which we are looking forward to. Karen Wall has done a wonderful job in organizing it and many helpers and teachers are taking on the tasks of the many assets to a school. I asked the church's congregation to pray that this week it won't rain in the mornings as Bible school time is from 9 to 11:45 a.m. and we don't want them marching inside to play games because of the rain. We did have a teachers and helpers meeting following worship with Karen asking all to come by 8:30 a.m. on Monday to get assignments and name tags for everyone.
¢ There was a short meeting with ABW President Anita Woywod on the upcoming Father's Day breakfast.
¢ The De Soto High School annual alumni reunion will be from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. on June 14 at the VFW 6654 Post.
There will be a catered dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. The cost for it is $13 and visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. The dance is from 8 p.m. to midnight with a cost of $10. To make reservations for this, call Lola Stephan at 585-1620 or Kay McDaniel at 585-1902. There will be raffle tickets for prizes donated by local merchants at a price of $1 or six for $5. This money will be used for scholarships for DHS students.
¢ Those on the sick list include my son Carlin in Illinois, who had an EKG and was in the hospital for more than two days, Lawrence Allen still needs prayers after his leg surgery, also Bobby Gulley is in recovery from recent surgery. Sympathy goes to the family of Harry Schultz in the loss of his brother's son. Larry West asked for prayer for his sister's family. Billy Boyd was able to attend church on Sunday after her recent fall.