The De Soto United Methodist Church Youth are had a clothing donation drive Wednesday for the annual Bishop Roundup for Hunger. They asked for gently used and clean clothing and also bedding. The youngsters will sort and box the items for donation Nov. 14.
The De Soto United Methodist Church will have a meeting on purchase and installation of an elevator at 7 p.m. Monday at Fellowship Hall.
The De Soto United Methodist Church will have its annual church conference at 7 p.m. Nov. 12 in Fellowship Hall. All friends and family are invited.
The De Soto United Methodist Church observed All Saints Day with members naming loved ones who had passed away, and then The Rev. Jerry Vaughn recited “We Remember Them” to the congregation. It was very touching.
Rick Walker was the worship leader Sunday at the De Soto Baptist Church. The congregation observed communion and had a baked potato luncheon following the service. We had a craft auction with many necessary and decorative items. A lace table cloth was purchased for more than $100. There were many Christmas decoration, too. The money will be used to buy a new refrigerator.
I sent brochures from the Oct. 25 Baptist Church service recognizing The Rev. Richard Copeland for his 50 years in the ministry to former congregation members Elaine Harden, the Bernice Thorton family, Emmaline Nalley Freeman, and my sons in Illinois, Oklahoma and Texas.
The De Soto Baptist Church Wednesday Bible Group discussed Chapter 10 of Daniel last week. The Monday night group left us some cookies and cupcakes. Also, Jean Epperson brought us some delicious coconut cream fudge. I took some of my no-bake cookies. The group welcomes anyone in the community to share their concerns and join our prayers.
The De Soto Baptist Church Relay for Life team is offering baked pies for Thanksgiving. The pies can be picked up Nov. 25 at the church. Pecan, pumpkin and sugar-free pumpkin pies as well as pumpkin cake will be available. The suggested donation is $10 should be sent to Monica Walker and Richelle Hodges.
On the sick list week is Georgianna Taylor, who hopes to be dismissed from Hillside Village, where she has been rehabilitating from her recent car accident. Reta Ellis is having eye surgery this week. Vera Shawn is also scheduled for surgery. Rebecca Gulley hit a deer and totaled her car, but she received only a bump. Jean Epperson’s nephew Josh is in the hospital and needs prayers. A.C. Haulmark is in the Mid-America Rehab after his recent hospital stay.
On Sunday, the Rev. Richard Copleand read a thank you note from the Justin Love family, thanking the congregation for its kindness and food during the hospital stay of their infant daughter Syndey, who passed away last month.
I got a good report from my doctor during my six month check up. He urged me to see my other doctors for reports too. I lost some weight but I couldn’t tell it.z
Former De Soto resident Lovella Tillery, who now lives in Cawgill, Mo., called to see if I had any cookbooks at the garage sale. We did, but they sold out fast.
Among those celebrating birthdays this week are Delores Weller, George Crispen, Bonnie Prnoce, Albert Lightwine, Kelsey Mills, Jeff Hodges, C.J. Prince, Carter Beck, Shirley Brunner, Jim Etherton, my son Jerry (who is now 70), and my great grandson Hayden will be sweet 16 Saturday.
Among those have anniversaries are Rick and Monica Walker, who are celebrating their 25th anniversary, and LeLand and Gharley Penner. Also, Calvin and Leona Robinson will celebrate their 50th anniversary from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at the De Soto Senior Center. Friends are invited. The couple requests no gifts, please.
The need at the De Soto Multi-Service Center food pantry this week is for cereals of any kind, fruit and pasta. Paper items and baby goods are always welcome.
Next week the need will be for macaroni and cheese and tuna.
My friend Mary Alley brought me soup that was very good. I shared some with a girl who came here, saying she was hungry. I also give her to packs of soda crackers and some Avon products as I believe charity begins at home. I have requests from many charities everyday and I can’t support them all.
Debbie and Hayden have been busy with all the leaves in the yard and driveway.