Archive for Thursday, May 15, 2008

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De Soto City Council meeting rescheduled
12:11 p.m., May 15, 2008 Updated 12:13 p.m.
City council meeting rescheduled.
Big day arrives for DHS class of 2008
12:00 a.m., May 15, 2008 Updated 03:59 p.m.
De Soto High School’s class of 2008 will graduate at 10 a.m. Saturday in the school’s gymnasium. The doors will open at 9:15 a.m.
Kung fu class stresses library resources
12:00 a.m., May 15, 2008 Updated 10:37 a.m.
To become skilled in martial arts takes years of training and dedication. Gary Huff has worked at it for years, taking annual trips to China to study tai chi in villages where the desciplne was perfected.
Golfers miss state berth
May 15, 2008

Three and four strokes in an 18-hole round of golf are not that much. But, it was enough to keep a couple of De Soto golfers from qualifying for state.

Boys capture Frontier League title
May 15, 2008

It will be at least another year before any boys Frontier League track and field teams can say they are better than De Soto.

Cats season ends in 4-0 loss
May 15, 2008

When any softball team manages just four hits, it’s tough to win. The difficulty proved true Monday, as Jordin Burford, Megan Sterling, Katie Williams and Brittany Brewer collected one hit apiece and De Soto’s season came to an end with a 4-0 loss to Tonganoxie (8-10) in the first round of the regional tournament.

De Soto team wins barbecue contest
May 15, 2008
The grand champion of the 10th annual State Championship Sertoma Barbecue Cook-Off was Slaughter House 5 out of De Soto.
Early release to be DHS carrot
May 15, 2008
De Soto High School principal David Morford has another carrot to wave for his students next year.
May 15, 2008
The De Soto United Methodist Church will present Bibles on Sunday to children in the congregation who are third-grader and older who have never received one. To have names engraved on them contact Lisa Roberts.
Master Gardeners’ tour planned
May 15, 2008
Johnson County Extension’s biennial Master Gardeners’ tour is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The tour will visit the gardens of six county master gardeners.
UMC reading circle to meet
May 15, 2008
The De Soto United Methodist reading circle will meet a noon Wednesday in the church parlor. The group is studying the book “I choose to stay: a Black Teacher Refuses to Desert the Inner City” by Salome Thomas-El.
Park cleanup scheduled
May 15, 2008
The De Soto Park and Recreation Commission will have a cleanup day from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Miller Park. Volunteers will do general cleaning, mulch spreading and flower planting. Water and fruit snacks will be provided.
NOAA radios available
May 15, 2008
Through Project Community Alert, an initiative of the Metropolitan Emergency Managers Committee, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration radios can be purchased for $29.95, a considerable savings over the regular price, at metropolitan area Price Chopper stores.
Emergency officials say radios need to backup sirens
May 15, 2008
On a stormy Thursday evening last month, a De Soto City Council meeting was interrupted by three different blasts from the storm siren.
Wildcat seniors reflect on busy four years
May 15, 2008
De Soto High School seniors prepare to move on to college.
Public hearing set
May 15, 2008
There will be a public hearing at 7 p.m. Thursday on the city of De Soto’s 2009 Community Development Block Grant.