Archive for Thursday, May 1, 2008

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Cinco De Soto set for Saturday
12:00 a.m., May 1, 2008 Updated 05:33 p.m.
The return of the Cinco de Mayo celebration to De Soto is building a lot of excitement among residents.
Ashley deployed to Iraq
May 1, 2008
Army Pfc. Elias Ashley, son of Earl Ashley, Wichita, and Keli Kincaid, De Soto, has been mobilized and activated for deployment overseas to a forward operating base in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Community calendar
May 1, 2008
Local events for the week of May 1-7.
School calendar
May 1, 2008
School events for the week of May 1-7.
Starside Elementary Earth Day sale raises money to enhance pond
May 1, 2008
Third-graders at Starside Elementary School last week got to practice their math skills while helping the Earth.
Spring Fling enlightening
May 1, 2008
I wish to express my gratitude to FCB Bank for expanding its customer appreciation event to include other businesses and organizations in the De Soto community. More than 30 booths lined both sides of more than a block of 83rd Street. They made it a special day of music, food, art, prizes, antique automobiles and visiting with neighbors.
Cancer survival starts on day one
May 1, 2008
Have you ever been told you have cancer? If so, according to the American Cancer Society that would make you a cancer survivor.
Spring Fling spirit should be shared
May 1, 2008
As one of its organizers, Mary Guntert recalled it, Saturday’s Spring Fling sprang from something of a Little Rascals’ “lets put on a musical” moment. Like those productions, the event proved to be surprisingly successful and well organized despite its impromptu origins.
De Soto High freshman chosen for FBI program
May 1, 2008
Hayley Brown, a freshman at De Soto High School, has been chosen to represent the Kansas/Missouri region at the National Youth Leadership Program at Quatico, Va.., this summer after recently interviewing with members of the local FBI National Academy Associates for this region.
Ernie Miller workday Saturday
May 1, 2008
Johnson County Parks and Recreation in conjunction with Kansas City Wildlands will have volunteer workday starting a 9 a.m. Saturday at Ernie Miller Nature Park on Kansas Highway 7 in north Olathe.
White elephant sale Friday
May 1, 2008
The De Soto United Methodist Church Faith Brigade Relay For Life team will have a white elephant sale with decadent desserts from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday in the church’s Fellowship Hall, 8760 Kill Creek Drive.
KDHE public hearing set
May 1, 2008
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment will have a public hearing for a proposed expansion of the lime sludge monofill located at 79th Street and Gardner Road near De Soto in Johnson County.
National Day of Prayer Thursday
May 1, 2008
The 57th annual National Day of Prayer will be celebrated at noon Thursday at the De Soto Community Center, 329005 W. 84th Street.
Softball team wins four straight
May 1, 2008

Gladiator” is back. One day of it will not cut it, there will need to be six days of it, and counting. A tournament might even be imminent.

Girls lose against T-birds
May 1, 2008

Playing a 5A team like Shawnee Heights, which has a record of 5-2-3, could cause some coaches and 4A teams to shudder in anticipation of being physically and athletically outmatched.

Tennis geared up for regionals/sub-state
May 1, 2008

Usually high school athletic postseasons begin with either a regional or sub-state. Then qualifiers advance to the state competition level.

Chamber meeting May 8
May 1, 2008
The De Soto Chamber of Commerce’s May meeting will start at 11:30 a.m. May 8 at the De Soto United Methodist Church, 8760 Kill Creek Drive. Cost of the meal is $10 for members and $15 for non-members.
Track team continues on roll
May 1, 2008

The De Soto track teams - girls and boys - continued their success Friday at the De Soto Invitational meet. Led by a strong running performance by Jordan Riffel, among others, the boys team placed second at its home meet. The girls, also led by strong running, won the girls side by a margin of 168 team points.

Surbaugh making case for sales tax extension
May 1, 2008
As if anticipating the first local debate on the extension of a Johnson County quarter-cent sales tax, Johnson County Commission Chairman Annabeth Surbaugh said crime does not sunset.
Oprah inspires DHS class projects
May 1, 2008
De Soto High School freshmen have their sights on changing the world.
Walk-off homer propels ‘Cats
May 1, 2008

Multi-homer games and walk-off bombs are not an everyday occurrence in baseball. Spectators rarely see both in the same game.

The eephus pitch
May 1, 2008

Two days, four wins; that’s not a bad start to the week for the Wildcats softball team.