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February 26, 2009

The De Soto United Methodist Church will start its confirmation class for the church’s youth, sixth-grade and older. The class will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in a Sunday school class room. The church hopes to complete the course in eight weeks. Contact Becky Miller at 585-1411 for enrollment information.

The De Soto United Methodist Church youth will have a Bingo night from 6 to 9 p.m. March 7 at the church’s Fellowship Hall. The cost is $5 for children and $10 for adults for an evening of play. They have prizes from the Chiefs, Royals and T-Bones, Wal-Mart $40 gift cards and Hy-Vee $25 gift cards, along with many other prizes. For more information, call the church at 583-1359 or Larry Cox at 782-4059. The money raised will be used for the youth’s mission this summer.

The De Soto United Methodist Church will have its U.M.W. Sunday March at both worship services. Pam Harris will be the guest speaker, an ordained deacon who has made to mission trips.

The De Soto United Methodist Church is making Bibles available to those children in the third grade or older in need of one. Those who know someone who would like one should contact Lisa Carpenter at (913) 620-1800 with the exact spelling of the child’s name so that it can be printed in the Bible.

The De Soto Baptist Church youth choir filled the choir balcony Sunday under the director of Tami Reeves. Its special was “Be Anxious for Nothing.”

The De Soto Baptist Church had a covered-dish luncheon following services Sunday. That was followed with a meeting of the four leadership categories to discuss the responses to a questionnaire passed out at an earlier meeting concerning what improvements were needed. All lot of good information was received.

I was surprised Saturday with a visit from my nephew Rhodale Houston and his wife, Mary Ann, from Joplin, Mo. The ystopped on their way home from the Lawrence funeral of a longtime friend.

The Willow Springs F.C.E. met last Thursday at the Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, having been changed to the third Thursday of the month because of a scheduling conflict. Reta Jenks was hostess and the table had Teddy bear decorations.

George Anna Taylor presented the lesson on “Choosing Wisely: The Right Food and How Much,” which she illustrated with items. Dorothy passed out leaflets and showed charts.

Leona Robinson will be the hostess of March 25 meeting. Vallarie of the Extension office will give the lesson “Using Your Hands.”

The De Soto Multi-Service Center still needs paper goods and baby items. This week’s need is canned tuna and next week the need is canned soups.

Among those celebrating birthdays this week are The Rev. Richard Copeland, Cassie Chultz, Beth Couch, Patsy Lucas, Dana Blubaugh, Scott Jones, Lydia Shultz, Kyleanne Payne, Mary Bicklemeyer. John McCaslin, Ali Wilcox, Evan Adams, Lois Tripkos, mary Guntert and my granddaughter Rachel of Oklahoma and grand-son-in-law Ralph Rohlinger of Oklahoma.

Those celebrating anniversaries this week include Ross and Gayle Moriatirty and Jim and Marilyn Etherton.

Among those asking for prayers this week was Mary Jo. McDaniels, who ask that her relatives in Colorado Springs, Colo., be remembered. A retired Spanish teacher needs our prayers after breast cancer surgery, which was done after chemotherapy wasn’t effective. Mary Etta Copeland’s brother-in-law Dick Beytew needs prayers after five strokes, and Jerry Nalley’s friend needs prayers for his heart condition. I would appreciate prayers for the pain in my shoulders and both arms.

The Willow Springs F.C.E. will have a forum from 2 to 4 p.m. March 29 for the candidates for De Soto Mayor, City Council, and USD 232 Board of Education at the Senior Center in De Soto City Hall.

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