The De Soto United Methodist Church was busy this week with a Silver Circle meeting Monday and Reading Circle Tuesday. The Agape Circle will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday.
The De Soto United Methodist Church Youth will have Bingo night from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday. There will be gift certificates donated from local businesses and other prizes. It is $10 for a night’s play and $5 for children. Childcare will be available as will a concession.
Larry Cox and Brenda Crissco will be among the youth leaders. Money raised will be used on the youth mission trip next summer.
The De Soto United Methodist Church will have fall Sunday school classes for children pre-schoolers through sixth grade. The church is asking children attend children’s choir at 9 a.m. before going to Sunday school classes at 9:30 a.m.
The De Soto United Methodist Church will have its Pastor’s Appreciation Day Sunday after the second service at 10:30 a.m. They will have a pot luck dinner and show The Rev. Jerry Vaughn and his wife, Jan, how much they appreciate all they do for them.
The United Methodist Men meet for breakfast the third Saturday of every month. To join the group’s fellowship call Jim Walker.
Congratulations to Gil Rumsey for being honored at the annual T.L.C. dinner as “Citizen of the Year” for his time and service to that organization the last year.
These names have been added to the De Soto United Methodist Church’s memorial garden” Margaret Johnston, Walter Johnston and Dr. Michael D. Parey.
Rick Walker lead the congregation in singing Sunday at the De Soto Baptist Church. There were several medleys of praise and Rick sang the solo, “No One Ever Cared for Me Like Jesus.” The Junior Joys met after worship for choir practice.
The Baptist A.B. Girls had a fundraiser Sunday afternoon for the Murrow Indian Children’s Home in Oklahoma. Mary Jo McDaniel is the leader of the group with the help of Karen Wall and others.
I watched the De Soto High School Homecoming parade last Thursday from my driveway. It was good with the marching band and the many students in floats.
I attended the De Soto High School Homecoming game Friday. I was happy De Soto won by a big score. I sat on the 50-yard line and got to see the band, cheerleaders, Madrigals, color guard and king and queen candidates. My great grandson Hayden got to play, too.
De Soto VFW Post 6654 was named an All-American Post team for the 2007-2008 year. Only four posts in Kansas received the honor.
I had a tragedy Sunday afternoon. I noticed water in my hallway coming from the bathroom. It was quite deep.
Just after I noticed it, Kim Salyer rang the door bell — I needed her. We left a message with Sandi Gulley, but I managed to get hold of Drew Culbertson at the VFW. He came with a mop, but the girls had managed to soak it up with beach towels. It turned out the stool was plugged and that was corrected. Thank God, it didn’t happen at bedtime because it would have ran all night.
The F.C.E. Group met last Thursday at De Soto Baptist Church with Reta Jenks as hostess. The tables were decorated with Halloween goblins. I gave table grace and we enjoyed delicious casserole and desserts. Jean Epperson gave the program, “Your Doctor and You” and the pig she brought containing a Halloween tea towel was won by Rosemary McAnich. I stressed the need for children’s book in the county.
The F.C.E. is having a book display of all the units in Johnson County at the starting at 9:30 a.m. Friday at the Extension Office in Olathe.
Those celebrating birthdays this week are Ronnie Crow Jr., Helen Barthol, Vonnie Stell, Shelly Cannan, Roy Skaggs, Lynn Bedford, Ruth Motzkus, Penney Buehler, Ashley Plummer, Larry Buckley, Michelle Riffel, Doug Tiedeman, Ashley Frieling, Terry Rhodes, Kelly Mercer, Billy Boyd, Julie Beck, and my sister-in-law Beulah Bowlin of California, and grandson Jason Chandler of North Carolina.
Larry and Cheryl Towner and James and Holly Balch are among those celebrating anniversaries.
The need at the De Soto Community Food Pantry this week is macaroni and cheese. Next week’s need is tuna. Paper products and baby needs are always welcome.
Among those on the sick list this week are Juanita Martinez, who is recovering from her fall at the home of her daughter, Ruth Zimmerman, Bonnie Montgall, who is in the hospital, R.B. Jones is to have surgery this week, Don Cribben asks for prayers for his brother, Jackie Renzia is recovering from back surgery and is walking in the neighborhood, Darlene Hackworth is doing well, and Freda Anderson had surgery last week but is recovering nicely.
My son Jerry, whose has cellitiss in his right leg from the ankle to the knee. Doctors gave him a 10-day supply of antibiotics. His 13-year-old granddaughter had facial surgery following a traffic accident.
My son Carlin from Illinois reported his 12-year-old granddaughter Mary Patricia broke her ankle playing soccer. She was scheduled to perform the Irish jig but couldn’t. Her sister Anne Marie earned first place for her Irish dance. Their brother Thomas performed too.
My son Edwin of Texas called Sunday from Maine where he said there were 300 to 400 pound pumpkins on display in one town close to the ocean. They’ve been on the coast for about three weeks and enjoyed wonderful weather last week, he said.