Archive for Thursday, February 19, 2009

Neighbors

February 19, 2009

The De Soto United Methodist Church Board of Trustees replaced the church’s small copier in its office and is asking if anyone in the congregation can repair the old one for use in Sunday school. Those who can or know someone who can are asked to contact Dan Tucker.

• The De Soto United Methodist Church Relay for Life team is recruiting members. It earned Silver team status last year after raising $3,500. This year’s relay will be from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. June 5 and 6 at the De Soto west campus stadium. They need a volunteer now to get started. Call Jan Vaughn at 585-1152 to volunteer.

• There will be a Women Sewing for Others meeting from 1 to 3 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at the De Soto Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. Portable sewing machines will be brought to the church for use of volunteers. Scrap materials or good used clothing to make quilts, bags and other items would be appreciated.

• The Junior Joy Choir was in the choir loft Sunday with Tammy Reeves and the director. They performed a special “The Great Commandments” with a bell choir of Jonny Hodges, Graycee and Nelson Reeves and Samantha Zvirgzdins accompanying them.

• The guest speaker at the De Soto Baptist Church was Jim Bell from the Gideon Bible group of Olathe. He told of its work and accomplishments. He received a good collection from the congregation. His wife, Norma, was with him. Then was brown-bag Sunday with Billie Boyd taking the collection for the De Soto Multi-Service Center.

• I was a guest of my son Jerry and his wife, Linda, Sunday afternoon at De Soto VFW Post 6654 for the 33rd annual Kaw Valley Sportsman dinner. The tables were loaded with buffalo, pheasant, turkey, duck, prairie chicken, crappie (my son prepared them) and other wild game. There must have been more than 100 attending.

The guest speaker was Dr. Tom Warner, who had a presentation on the many programs and rules he directs as chairman of the Kansas Commission of Wildlife and Parks.

There were a lot of children there who enjoyed it when they started giving out gifts. Drawing prizes were given out, too.

The sportman’s club meets two or three times a month. My husband, Luther, was one of its charter members. They always welcome new members.

Elected officers for the local Kaw Valley Sportman’s Association were David Wheatley, president, Shelby Wheatley, secretary, and Leona Robinson, treasurer.

• Among those celebrating birthdays this week are Leona Robinson, Patti Plumber, Tabitha Plummer, Norma Longhofer, Kyle Ann Pyne, Richelle Hodges, Quinn Miller, Derrick Schupp, Casey Fitzgerald, Debbie Maniez, Carey Bowers, John Adams, Cody Towner, Junnior Maness, Lindsay Thompson, Patricia McAnich, and my oldest son Carlin, a retired school superintendent who lives in Illinois.

• Charles and Willetta Lawhead and Gene and Phyllis Dettmer are among those having anniversaries.

• The need at the De Soto Multi-Service Center this week is for macaroni and cheese and next week’s need is tuna. There is always a need for baby items and paper goods.

Those on the sick list I know of are Larry West, who needs our prayers during on-going surgeries. Mary Etta Copeland’s brother-in-law had six heart bypasses after suffering a heart attack while on a business trip to the Western states. Jeff Coatney’s friend has improved. Mary Jo McDaniel’s family lost a loved one. My shoulders, arms and left ankle have pained me recently.

• My son Carlin called Sunday and talked to Debbie and me. Debbie filled him in on Hayden’s third-place finish in the wrestling tournament this weekend and his baseball practices. I talked to him about his grandchildren and their ages and grades. Michael called later from Oklahoma with news a tornado touched down two blocks from his son Marty’s home in Edmond.

My son Edwin called too and caught me up on his family. His daughter Paige who broke her foot during a school field trip is still unable to put weight on it. However, she did put on a musical for 88 first-graders that had patriotic songs.

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