Archive for Thursday, April 2, 2009


April 2, 2009

The De Soto United Methodist Church honored its Sunday School teachers Sunday at worship. Those honored were Rose Inman, Nancy McMillen, Tammy Mikinski, Becky Miller, Charles Miller, Megen Pilger, Lisa Roberts, Dan Tucker and Annette Tucker. Youth group leaders recognized were Toni Caldwell, Brenda Crisco and Larry Cox.

The De Soto United Methodist Church members were invited to attend financial classes at the Valley View United Methodist Church scheduled for 6 p.m. for all Wednesdays in April. The class is $15. To register, call The Rev. Doug Brown at (913) 642-4400 extension 313.

The De Soto United Methodist Church members are reminded to bring their Easter lilies

After Sunday’s worship, the De Soto Baptist Church had youth and parents plan the Easter breakfast. Also, the youth and adult choirs had practice for Easter service Sunday following worship.

There is a basket of plastic eggs and some bags in the Baptist Church vestibule for the congregation members to take home and fill for the Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. April 10.

The youth choir was in the choir loft Sunday at the De Soto Baptist Church with Tami Reeves as the director and leading the congregation in the hymns. The youth special was “The Lord is my Light” with the accompaniment of Mary Etta Copeland on piano. Jeanna Hodges played a solo on her clarinet with her grandmother Mary Etta on piano.

My daughter Debbie took me Thursday to the Avon meeting at the Holiday Inn at 87th and I-35. I was given some tokens for my 48 years as an Avon representative. That was the same day I lost my right hearing aid and Debbie lost her car keys. I had a second set in my purse. My great grandson Hayden came to the rescue when he found them both and saved some expense.

I had a man cleaning the fence line from 83rd Street back to the storage shed. Now I’m signing up at the church workday to have the west side cleaned next to the Silver Wheel that’s much needed.

The funeral for Marjorie Cates at the De Soto Baptist Church was outstanding. The visitation March 24 was well attended with the family having time to visit with the many in attendance. The floral arrangements were beautiful. The church had a luncheon for the family Wednesday after the funeral.

A thank you note was read at the Baptist Church from the Ross Green Family (Linda Nalley’s brother) for the church’s prayers for his passing. Another thank you note was read from the family of Marjorie Cates.

The public forum Sunday at the De Soto Senior Center with the Willow Springs F.C.E. hosting and providing refreshments. God answered my prayers that the snow and ice storm went elsewhere and didn’t cancel the event.

Among those celebrating birthdays this week are Charles Meade, Mitchell Mikinski, Ron Stumpff, Shirley Penner, Virgil Dean, Susan Lewis, Joanna Bushnell and Harry Schultz.

Those having anniversaries this week include Ron and Connie Stupff, Rick and Patricia McAnich, Jeff and Sharon Coatney and my son and daughter-in-law Michael and Linda Nalley in Oklahoma.

There was good news about one past name on the sick list. Kelly Hayden was at church Sunday. My sister-in-law Emmaline called from Springfield, Mo., to report her husband, Nelson, had been transferred to a new rehabilitation facility and was having a lot of foot problems. Her grandson Thomas’ back was healing. Remember Larry and Mary Cox’s son Brett Cox in your prayers and also Mark Ross and Bob Linden.

Willow Springs F.C.E. Meeting

The Willow Springs FCE met on March 26 at the De Soto Baptist Church with Leona Robinson as the hostess. She had the tables decorated with greenery. We had a covered dish luncheon with many delicious choices and a blackberry cobbler and chocolate mayonnaise cake for dessert. We all participated in after Dorothy Nalley gave table grace.

We had minutes of February’s meeting read and then had a lesson given on “vary your protein” given by Dorothy.

The “pig” brought by Reta Jenks was won by Rosemary McAnnich which was beautiful kitchen towels and pot lifters and cloths that matched.

The group talked on the upcoming public forum for school 232 District Board and De Soto Mayor and city council to be held on Mach 29 at city hall. What each should bring.

We did miss Jean Epperson who was unable to attend. Collections were given and Leona paid the BTS out of treasure.

We will meet on April 9 with Georganna Taylor as hostess at 10:30 a.m., at church. We welcome all visitors and new members are welcome..


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