Archive for Thursday, June 18, 2009


June 18, 2009

The De Soto United Methodist Church had its confirmation service Sunday. Recognized were two boys who are active in school and the community. Jeremy Slitor, who will be in the seventh grade next year at Lexington Trails Middle School, is the son of Tim and Stephanie Slitor and grandson of Anita Harris. He plays football , baseball and wrestles. He is also a weight lifter, in the Boy Scouts, the church’s youth group and is close to his brother and sister.

Joshua Miller, son of Charles and Becky Miller, will also be a seventh-grader at LTMS. He likes to play video games, baseball, football and wrestle. He is active in youth groups and the grandson of Bill Brown.

The De Soto United Methodist Church is having a special choir selection Sunday in honor of Fathers’ Day. The church invites all who would like to sing “This Little Light of Mine” to come to the 9:30 a.m. and give this special.

The De Soto United Methodist Church exceeded its Relay for Life Faith Brigade team goal for the third-straight year. The team led by Jan Vaughn raised more than $5,100.

Longtime substitute Clausie Smith of Bonner Springs filled in for The Rev. Richard Copeland Sunday at the De Soto Baptist Church. Elizabeth Lundquist played a flute solo and also accompanied the congregation songs with Beth Couch on piano and Holly Balch leading the singers. Clausie and his wife celebrated their 50th anniversary June 7 at their church in Bonner Springs.

The Sewing for Others group that meets the third Tuesday of each month at the Baptist Church Fellowship Hall has lots of donated material for the quilts, bags and other items they make for veterans’ hospitals, children’s wards, the De Soto Multi-Service Center and other places. They do need more sewers, Call Frances Lawhead at 585-1098 to join.

At Sunday’s De Soto Baptist Church service, the oldest and youngest dads will be recognized for Fathers’ Day, as will the fathers with the most children, present and unpresent. There will be a reception with cookies and punch on the front lawn after worship.

My son Michael from Oklahoma attended the De Soto High School Alumni Reunion Saturday. He stayed in Lawrence with his friend Gary Lucas and said he saw many of his school mates at the reunion and Sunday after church. Michael, my son Jerry and his wife, Linda, and I went to J.T.’s We were joined by my great granddaughter Lindsay and 6-year-old great great granddaughter Isabella

The family of Bob and Sandi Gulley and daughter Dulles attended a family reunion, attending services at the Pleasant Valley Baptist Church in Liberty, Mo., before going to a picnic.

Among those in the community celebrating birthdays this week are Tom Tush, Jerry St. Peter, Sophia Templin, Ryan Lange, Sherry Dowlin, Nate Schotanus, Pam Plummer, McKenzie King, June Davison, Lisa Schmucher, Cole Towner, Zachary Yarbough, Will Smalley and James Ingalls.

Those celebrating anniversaries include Wes and Julie Rains, Tim an Stephanie Slitor, Dan and Annette Tucker, Mink and Tammy Mikinski, Fred and Paula Jones, Jeff and Richelle Hodges, and my daughter Debbie and her husband, Paul.

The sick list is growing again but the Baptist Church is celebrating the return of Joe Woywod to church after cancer treatment. Stu Miller had to return to the hospital after being dismissed. Reta Jenks hasn’t been able to return to church following her concussion. She still is having trouble sleeping and eating. Vergil Dean still needs our prayers, as does Willetta Lawhead’s mother. I would be thankful for prayers for the pain in my arms and shoulders. Gary Martin needs prayers, too. We could mention many, many others. There are 150 names listed in the De Soto Methodist and Baptist church publications.

My son Edwin from Texas said they had a good trip to California to see his grandson graduate. His daughter Paige stayed longer. Her foot is doing better.

My great grandson Hayden’s baseball team went 3-1 over the weekend with one of the wins against a team coached by George Brett, which had his son on it.


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