The De Soto United Methodist Church is having a crock pot supper in support of its vacation Bible school from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Fellowship Hall. Soup choices will be chicken and wild rice, vegetable, potato, chicken noodle, and broccoli and cheese. Also available will be salads, bread, desserts and drinks, all for a donation of $6 for adults and $3 for those younger than 13 years of age.
There are many ongoing fundraising efforts for De Soto’s June Relay for Life. There is to be a Jewelry and More from 2 to 7 p.m. May 9 at the De Soto Baptist Church. Youngster are asked to attend with a friend to select something for Mother’s Day. The De Soto United Methodist Church is to have a pie sale on Mother’s Day with many different kinds of pies to order, and a Pizza Hut fundraiser. For more information on United Methodist activities, call Jan Vaughn at 585-1152.
De Soto Cub Scout Troop 3054 will join with the De Soto United Methodist Church Faith Brigade Relay for Life team in the fundraising activities.
Last week’s item on the Easter service at the De Soto Baptist Church should have read there were no empty seats in the back pews or any place to sit to been seen from the entrance, although there were some down front.
It’s a small world. When Jerry and I went to the doctor’s office, we met Tom and Alyce King in the lobby of the building and when shopping for groceries we met Nancy Brunner, whose cart was full too.
Among those celebrating birthdays this week are Quita Tankersley, John Berry, Todd Caprenter, Brian Payne, Lacena Schupp, Eric Schupp, Rachel Coastney and Marilyn Etherton.
Those celebrating anniversaries include Don and Nancy McMillian, Dennis and Bernice Casey, and Chris and Allison Haynes.
On Sunday, Don Gribbin had his pickup loaded with goods to take to the De Soto Multi-Service Center food pantry. The youth of the A.B. Boys had a food drive and had several boxes to take to the pantry on Monday.
The need this week at the pantry is for white rice and next week it will be any kind of soup. Baby products and paper goods are always needed.
The De Soto Multi-Service Center clothes closet is asking for two baby changing tables. Jo St. Peter, who manages the closet, said there was a need for summer clothes of all sizes. Clothes donated to the closet need to be clean.
Those on the sick list this week include Pat Weese, who is now home from a rehabilitation center but still needs prayers. Bobbie Ritter is in a hospice. Atropia Rye is in need of prayers, as is A.C. Haulmark. I was at an orthopedic doctor for pain in my left shoulder and right hip and then went to an internalist, who put me on diabetes medicine.
The community is greatly sadden by the death of Dr. Robert Haynes, owner of Hillside Village. My dear friend, Beverly Cunningham, president of the Johnson County Extension unit, lost her husband last week. My sympathy goes to the families of the departed.
My great grandson Hayden, who lives with me, had several baseball games this weekend. They won 15-0 with the junior varsity and he hit a double and one ball over the fence. They won another junior varsity game, 7-5. He went to the Royals game Sunday with the Schupp family.
My sons Edwin in Texas and Mike in Oklahoma called Sunday evening to check on my health and catch me up on their families.