Archive for Wednesday, November 5, 2008


November 5, 2008

The elevator committee of the De Soto United Methodist Church met Sunday after services

The De Soto United Methodist Church Silver Circle will meet from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday for a short meeting and then go to Hillside Village to take ice cream and cake for a residents’ birthday party. This is the monthly birthday party different community groups provide.

• The De Soto United Methodist Church will join other congregations for the Bishop’s Roundup for Hunger from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds in Lawrence. Church members are collecting food, money and other items for the event. To donate or learn more, call 583-1359.

• The Stone family invited the Baptist Church congregation to a barbecue from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Zimmerman’s Barn. In is to celebrate the anniversary of Libby’s liver transplant. She is so thankful she went through the waiting period for the right liver.

• The De Soto Baptist Men will leave 7:15 a.m. for its monthly meeting, which will be a 7:30 a.m. at Linwood Cafe, which is owned by Jeff and Sharon Coatney.

• Karen Wall announced Sunday at the Baptist Church that she and Joe Woywod will team up to teach a 20 class from the book “Life’s Greatest Lesson.” The class will begine at 7:15 p.m. Nov. 17 and is open to those of high school age to seniors. To register or learn more, call Joe at 583-1205 or Karen at 583-9912.

• We had many visitors Sunday at the De Soto Baptist Church for the service. David and Lori Brunner from Olathe came with his mother, Shirley Brunner (she also has a birthday this week). The choir sang a beautiful anthem “I Will Remember You.”

The youth and their leaders will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Hodges home.

Items for the silent auction and a special offering for the Kirk Johnson family can be left Sunday in the Baptist Church sanctuary.

• The De Soto Baptist Church ABW will meet at 7 p.m. Monday for its monthly meeting and again at 10 a.m. Tuesday to make favors for the December Hillside Village birthday party.

• The Silver Cats Dinner Theater will be at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at De Soto High School. This year’s fall musical is “Bye, Bye Birdie.”

• My doorbell got rang a lot on Halloween, but I didn’t run out of candy bars. I didn’t have any popcorn balls this year. There were lots of cute costumes.

• My daughter Debbie and her fried Joyce Bassett went Sunday afternoon to the Fall Home Show in Bartles Hall.

Debbie ran the mower over my lawn and raked leaves Saturday, but said she couldn’t tell it on Sunday with all the leaves coming down. I would like to get someone to clean the gutters. I do have Covenant house sending some volunteers to rake and trim bushes something this week (they do that for senior citizens), but the children there are not allowed to climb ladders.

• Among those celebrating birthdays this week are Delores Weller, Bonnie Prince, George Crispen, Shirley Brunner, Albert Lightwine, Kelsey Mills, Thayne Riffle, Carter Beck, Jim Etherton, Kayla Ingalls and my great grandson Hayden Chandler.

• Among thos celebrating anniversaries are Leland and Shirley Penner and Rick and Monica Walker.

• The need at the De Soto Community Center this week is white rice and macaroni and cheese will be the need next week. The congregation of the De Soto United Methodist Church as been challenged to fill 300 boxes of food by Nov. 16. The De Soto United Methodist Women have donated 176 boxes are asking for help for the remaining 124 boxes. Jodi Hitchcock has 40 families signed up for needs and more are expected to sign up by the Nov. 17 deadline. The center always needs paper and baby items.

• Those on the sick list this week of whom I’m aware are: myself — I was in the emergency room last Sunday and then had X-rays and given pain medication for my right hip — Jeff Coatney will have a heart cath on Tuesday, Bill Boyd will have cataract surgery Tuesday, Richard Epperson will see a vascular surgeon this week. Prayers are needed for Kirk Johnson and his family, The Rev. John McCabe and Pastor Jerry Vaughn’s sister and niece. My great grandson Hayden has his left arm in a sling because his hand was broken when he was holding the football for a kicker. Joan Barenklau is to have surgery this week, and Ruth Zimmerman is home after rehab in Hillside Village. My son Jerry is still seeing doctors about pain in his left leg, and my daughter-in-law Jeanne of Texas is recovering well after hip surgery two weeks ago.

My son Edwin and his wife, Linda, from Texas called Sunday to ask about my health.

• Sympathy goes to the Paul Changler family for the death of an aunt, Velma, of Arkansas.


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