Archive for Thursday, July 2, 2009


July 2, 2009

The De Soto United Methodist Church’s picnic Saturday at Kill Creek Park was well attended.

The De Soto United Methodist Church will have vacation Bible school July 20 through 24. For more information, call the church at 583-1359. It is open to all children in the community 4 to 12 years old. Organizers would welcome additional volunteers.

Dan Tucker of the De Soto United Methodist Church is collecting money to finish the memorial garden. Call Dan at (913) 441-8082 to donate.

The De Soto Baptist Church had an inspiring celebration of God and country during Sunday’s service. The Praise Team of Tami Reeves, and Jeff and Rachel Hodges led the special and congregation in many patriotic songs. The trumpet trio of Jeff, Rachel and Kyndel Reeves was also introduced. They were asked to play more often.

The De Soto Baptist Church had an evening picnic Sunday at the home of Jeff and Sharon Coatney, who live across the river near Linwood. They have a large yard of 40 acres and a fish pond. More than 300 people partook the hamburgers, hot dogs, salads and desserts at the picnic on a beautiful evening.

Darrel Zimmerman placed a sunflower arrangement Sunday in the Baptist Church sanctuary. The De Soto Rotary Club planted the sunflowers at Zimmerman’s Kill Creek Farm as a fundraising project to help in the fight to eradicate polio from the three remaining countries it still exists. The sunflowers are very attractive, so support this cause.

The Sewing for Others women will met at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, in the De Soto Baptist Church.

The Pleasant Hour Club met June 18 for an out-of-town breakfast in Gardner. The hostesses were Marie Gillihan and Addie Austin. They visited for the program.

The De Soto High School Wildcat Football team, VFW Post 6654 and Faith Builders International have fireworks stands in De Soto this year. The football team’s stand is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. through Friday and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. the Fourth of July. The money the stand makes will be used to buy football equipment.

The need this week at the De Soto Multi-Service Center is for white rice. Next week’s needs will be pasta, Jell-O Fruit Cups and snack foods. There is always a need for paper goods and baby items. Remember to donate you clean used clothing items to Jo St. Peter of the center’s clothes closet.

Sympathy goes to Leona and Calvin Robinson and family for the death of her sister’s husband from Galena. He died on Father’s Day.

Among those on the sick list this week is Gary Martin, who is having treatment in Houston and will remain there for some time, There was a prayer vigil at the Baptist Church last week with more than 40 attending.

Sandy Gulley spent most of last week in Lawrence in bed with much pain and will be returning this week. Atropia Rye is also on our prayer list, and Reta Jenks is recovering from her recent accident. I got foot pads last week and using patches for the pain in my hips and back. Freda Anderson is also on the prayer list. She recently moved into an apartment and we miss her at Wednesday Bible study. Quita Tankersley is still on they prayer list and unable to attend church. Concluding the prayer list are Ted Jones, Donna Hall and Bob Linden.

Among those celebrating birthdays this week are Rocky Mason, Jodi Hitchcock, Nancy Lafferty, Jordan Riffel, Brian McAvoy, David King, Halley Mills, Abigail Yarbough, Katie Beck, Rick Walker and my friend and former neighbor Patty Neeland, who now lives in Pittsburg. Patty sent me a cover for a can opener that I have sunflower iron ons for, thanks to Frances Lawhead.

Those having anniversaries this week are Brian and Kyle Ann Payne, Brian and Patti McAvoy, my son Jerry and his wife, Linda.

My great grandson Hayden’s team won four games in a baseball tournament Saturday and Sunday. They won a trophy made in a place in Ottawa where former De Soto resident Rosemary Gillihan works.

My sons Edwin from Texas and Michael from Oklahoma called Sunday to catchup. Edwin said his church would park about 2,000 cars in its parking lot during a Fourth of July celebration to raise money.


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