The De Soto United Methodist Church will have Bingo night from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday in the UMC Fellowship Hall. Adults cards for a night of playing will be $10 and youth cards cost $5. Merchants and individuals have donated prizes. Money raised will be used for the youth mission trip this summer. For more information call The Rev. Jerry Vaughn at 585-1152.
• The De Soto United Methodist Church is seeking summer Sunday school teachers
• The De Soto United Methodist Church will begin its new Sunday worship schedule June 7. Starting with that date, the church’s one Sunday service will be at 10 a.m. Sunday school classes will start at 9 a.m., and Rev. Vaughn will start an adult class in the sanctuary on First Corinthians. Children’s choir will take a summer respite.
• The De Soto United Methodist Church invites women in the congregation to an outing June 13 at Camp Chippewa at Ottawa. There will be a carpool leaving at 9:30 a.m. from the church. They will have a wagon-ride tour of the camp and a picnic lunch.
• The De Soto United Methodist Church has many lost items in a box in the narthex above the coat rack. Congregation members are encouraged to look to see if any of the lost items are theirs.
• The De Soto Baptist Church vacation Bible school will be from 9 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. June 1 through June 5. Karen Wall will be the director. There will be crafts, games, snacks and Bible lesson with the theme being Go Studio. Children ages 3 through 12 are welcome to attend.
Mary Jo McDaniel needs 40 paper towel tubes for one of the crafts. They can be dropped off at the church.
• The De Soto High School Alumni Reunion will be June 13 at De Soto VFW Post 6654. The catered dinner will be from 6 to 7 p.m. with the cost of $13 per person. Reservations are required. The dance will be from 8 p.m. to midnight and cost $10. A combined dinner and dance ticket is $18, For more information, call Marge Treland at 585-1231 or Ron McDaniel at 585-1902.
• Among those celebrating birthdays this week are Juanita Marshall, Dave Hendricks, Jerin Riffel, Stephanie Slitor, Kirk Tiedeman, Abby Rains, Lou Guntert, Nicholas Cardiff, Raquel Krout, Mary Jo McDaniel, Jamie Towner, Junelle Woolery, Cassandra Miller and Nancy Lindbloom.
• Those having anniversaries this week are Dean and Karen Wall, Dennis and Dianna Zwahlen, Raymond and Lois Tripkos, Art and Sandra Hoover and Jim and Karen Walker.
• The Pleasant Hour Club went to the Powell Gardens for its May meeting with Dot Stevens and Marie Gillihan as hostesses. The irises were beautiful. Club members rode the trolley, ate at the cafeteria and reported they had a lot of fun.
• The sick list this week included Gary Martin, who remains in the hospital with a fever all week, and Virgie Opdycke’s father, Vergil Dean, who is in a Lawrence hospital. Willetta Lawhead’s mother is having surgery this week, and Matt Woywod has been fighting the flu bug, but he returned home for the weekend from Ottawa University to do some outside jobs. David Hall is having heart surgery, and Jeff Coatney is having problems. Danny Hall had the flu. Anita Woiywod went to the doctor after a fall but is now walking OK. I’m having pain in my lower back and right hip.
The De Soto Multi-Service Center’s needs this week are cereal and next week’s is white rice. Snacks and fruits will be welcome throughout the summer. Baby items and paper goods are always needed.
• My son Jerry took me last Thursday on a tour of cemeteries in southern Missouri. We visited nine cemeteries and decorated 30 graves of relatives. We found the graves well tended, except for that of my husband, Luther’s, grandfather Nalley, which had not be mowed. My niece called from Jefferson City to ask when we had been there as she found the graves in Pierce City, Mo., decorated when she visited to do so. We visited one of my nephews and his family in Webb City, Mo. Debbie decorated the nine graves in De Soto.
• My son Edwin and his wife, Jeanne, called from Texas, saying the local school district allowed Gideon’s Society set up tables in 18 schools to give away Bibles before and after school.
• My great grandson Hayden received a medal and was named most valuable player as a pitcher for the Saturday night baseball team, the Blues. The award was named by the losing team.
• My son Carlin from Illinois and his wife, Nancy, called Sunday to inquire about my health. School will not release there until June 9 because of the many snow days used this winter.