Archive for Wednesday, October 22, 2008


October 22, 2008

The De Soto United Methodist Church had a successful Bingo Night Saturday. They wish to thank everyone for coming and also for the merchant who made donations. The event is a fundraiser for youth mission trips

The De Soto United Methodist Youth Group meets on the first and third Wednesday of each month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall. All youth from grades six through 12 are welcome to attend.

The reading circle met on Tuesday at the United Methodist Church parlor. The book they read was called “Miniskirts, Mother, and Muslims.” They welcome you to come and join them even if you have not read the books. Bring a sack lunch or meet with the group at 11 a.m. for lunch at Yan’s Chinese Restaurant.

The secretary of the De Soto United Methodist Church has been off this week and was missed.

The De Soto Untied Methodist Church had a pastoral luncheon on Sunday for Jerry and Jan in appreciation of their ministry.

The De Soto Baptist Church had a baked potato dinner following the worship services. They had many toppings and also lots of desserts. My son Jerry fixed my plate and put chili and cheese on it.

Many things also were auctioned off. There were many items and arts and crafts. Some were auctioned off for more than $50. We’re already looking forward to the next auction. Our auctioneer was a lady and her husband and two children kept busy delivering the items to the highest bidder. Many items started at $5 and went up and up.

Billy Boyd and Frances Lawhead baked the potatoes for dinner.

The De Soto Baptist Church will have its annual trunk or treat Halloween part starting at 5 p.m. Sunday in the church’s parking lot.

Reta Jenks and I went to the Johnson County Extension Fall Event on Friday. It was a book display with each unit in the county having books. We all donated to needy children and the tables at Willow Springs FCE were very commendable. Reta won two prizes and gave me one.

It was a very worthwhile meeting whose purpose was to get children reading again instead of watching so much television.

The Pleasant Hour Club met at the De Soto United Methodist Church fellowship church hall Thursday with Delores Weller and Faye Lawson as hostesses. The tables were decorated with fall centerpieces. They played games and Dot Stephens won the door prize, which was a decorative pumpkin. They served cheese, grapes and a delicious pumpkin dessert. There were about 15 people there.

The VFW auxiliary 6654 went to see the veterans in Wadsworth and took cupcakes to the ones there.They were appreciated. Those bringing them were Lydia Sue and Maxine.

My great-grandson Hayden had quite a workout on Sunday. He attended Johnson County Community College group from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.. Then he played games from 3 to 8:30 p.m. This team had seen him play on his regular team. The team is called K.C. Select and they took third place in the tourney called Midwest Sports Production. The team had three homeruns and hit one of them. He pitched and played third base. The brigade Giants won second place and Iowa won first place. There were players from many cities and states.

This was the last of baseball for a while and he brought home another trophy. He hit five homeruns this year, which makes 33 for his career.

Those celebrating birthdays this week are Mary Lafferty, Barbara Randall, John Ragland, Billy Plummer, Steve McCracken, Josie Bedford, Andy Ellenberger, Charlotte Grimshaw, Jessica Kueker, Jeff Frieling and Grant Lewis. My son Edwin was born October 19, 1941.

Those celebrating anniversaries are Archie and Sally Bedford; Darius and Carol Riley; Carter and Sally Beck; and my grandson Brian and Joan Nalley, who live in La Cygne.

Jerry and Betty Stone will celebrate their 50th anniversary Oct. 19.

The need at the De Soto Community Center this week are tuna fish. The need next week is peanut butter and jelly.

Those on the sick list are: Jaunita Martinez, who was able to attend church this week in a wheelchair. It was great to see her out after months of being in rehab; Freda Anderson was able to attend the Wednesday bible study group and church after her recent surgery; Reta Jenks had a flu shot last week and had some side effects from it; my right arm and shoulder are giving me some pain and I can’t lift my left arm without help; my son Jerry was able to come to church today after his leg was swollen and red; Kevin Freeman’s son had brain surgery in Denver and now is at home recovering.

Sympathy goes to the family of Jill Frost-Busch’s family in her passing away. Her obituary appears on Page 2A.

My son Michael called me Sunday evening and told me of his busy life in Oklahoma. He reminisced of years ago and told me his grandson Matthew was in Texas playing ice hockey this weekend

My son Edwin and his wife Jeanne called me from Texas because they wanted to know if I had received their package to me. I had not. Jeanne is having hip surgery Monday and we prayed during the phone call.


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