Archive for Thursday, December 3, 2009

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December 3, 2009

The De Soto United Methodist Church Women will have its Advent diner at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Fellowship Hall. Members are asked to bring their daughters, sisters, mothers and friends and ingredients for salad, soups, breads or cookies. The women will be collecting unwrapped gifts for the Della Lamb Operation Santa Claus, which will be giving gifts to 1,350 low-income families in December. Among the items sought are socks, hats, underwear, sweats, gloves, toiletries, books and household items. Members are also asked to bring holiday candles for table decorations.

Congregations members are asked to stay after worship Sunday to set up tables for the following day’s UMC Women’s Advent dinner.

The Kaw Valley Community Chorus will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at the De Soto United Methodist Church.

The De Soto Baptist Church A.B. Boys had a collection basket for its mission to the Murrow Indian Children’s Home in Oklahoma. The church also collected bars of soap and tube socks for the V.A. Hospital.

The De Soto Baptist Church will pack cookies and candles for shut-ins and nursing home residents at 10 a.m. Friday.

The De Soto Baptist Church youth and adult choirs had a rehearsal following worship Sunday for the Cantata.The Junior Joys also rehearsed.

During service, Lucal Walker treated the congregation to the special solo “Whatever Time We Have,” with Mary Etta Copeland accompanying him on the piano.

A new resident of De Soto joined the Baptist Church Sunday.

The De Soto Baptist Church A.B. Girls is selling poinsettias to decorate the church for Christmas. They are $10 each and can be purchased in the memory of a loved one. The Zimmermans are to be thanked for helping with this project every year.

The Willow Spring F.C.E. will meet Wednesday, Dec. 9 with a covered dish and all members as hostesses and they will exchange $10 gifts.

As scholarship chairman for the De Soto Baptist Church, I sent Thanksgiving cards and donations to two students attending Ottawa University and one in the seminary in Kansas City, Kan.

Anita Woywod and her children a surprise birthday reception after service Sunday at the De Soto Baptist Church for Joy Woywod, serving cake and punch and sharing many cards with Joe. It was quite a surprise to Joe, who is one of the church’s visiting ministers and deacon.

The need at the De Soto Multi-Service Center this week is for white rice and new week’s need is for cereals. Paper goods and baby items are always welcome.

I had a surprise visit Saturday from former De Soto resident Bernice, her sister Fraces Weidlein and her daughter Pat Thorton. She now lives in Bellville, Ill. The were back in Kansas to decorate graves for Christmas. The two sisters use canes, but they said they were doing fine. They said to say hello to their old friends.

Among those celebrating birthdays this week are Tori Schuppe, Tom King, Bill Routhe, Roger Schaffer, Dan Tucker, Eric Lampe, Morgan Riley, Laura Harris, Charles Miller, Pam Kreutzer, John Hackworth and Joe Woywod.

On the sick list this week in Bessie Weese, who is at Hillside Village now. Bobbie Robinson is back in her room at Hillside Village. Both need our prayers. Donna Bodine is on the prayer list, as are Atropia Rye. Leona Hoover, Addie Austin, Linda Lane’s parents, and Danny Lane’s father. Jean Epperson’s nephew Josh Childers had open heart surgery Wednesday at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. Jeff Coatney had cancer surgery on his neck last week. Pat Weese attended church Sunday with her family.

Sympathy goes to the families of Minnie Atchison, Mike Renzie and Ray Varnell.

My son Carlin of Illinois is slowing recovering from his recent heart attack. He was able to attend an ice hockey tournament in Chicago that his nephew Matthew Nalley, Mike’s grandson, played in. Carlin said he did have a pain in his thigh.

My son Edwin and his wife, Jeanne, called sunday from Texas. They had visited my son Mike in the hospital in Oklahoma, where he is recovering from a heart attack. It was raining heavily in Texas they said. Mike is out of I.C.U. and in a private room.

Mike sounded strong when he wished me happy Thanksgiving on the phone.

My son Jerry and his wife, Linda, went to Cincinnati to visit their daughter and her family for Thanksgiving.

I received many Thanksgiving cards. My daughter Debbie cooked a good dinner for me of wild turkey with all the trimmings. She also cooked dinner for me Sunday.

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