The De Soto United Methodist Church had a very successful Fall Festival. They told me the good was excellent and lots of pretty crafts were purchased.
• The De Soto United Methodist Church welcomed the mothers of the Pioneer 4-H Club at heir worship services Sunday as this is National 4-H Sunday.
• The 90th birthday celebration of Helen Barthol will be next Saturday, Oct.10from 2 to 5 p.m. at the De Soto United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. They ask your presence instead of gifts.
• The youth in the De Soto United Methodist Church are taking an active role in their youth meetings. Meetings are held the first and third Wednesday of each month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in their Fellowship Hall. They have been doing more community service lately.
• The De Soto Baptist Church had a first time attendee on Sunday, Oct. 4. It was Marve and Bob Welch’s granddaughter.
• The Baptist Church’s choir was especially good on Sunday with Jeff Hodges as the worship leader. They’re special went along with the message of communication.
• The yard sale of De Soto Baptist Church at the Nalley home was a success. We had lots of great donations. We had seven truckloads that arrived late in the three-day sale. So we are extending the sale to the City Wide Sale on Oct. 17 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Nalley’s.
• The De Soto Baptist Church is asking for donations to the Tuesday Sewing Group that is making lap pads for shut-ins and the rest homes. They’ll take money or material. They meet the first and third Tuesday of each month from 1 to 3 p.m. at the church.
• The Merry Makers club met at Pizza Hut on Oct. 1 and had lunch and then they all played BINGO and had lots of prizes and fun.
• The Worthy Grand Matron of Eastern Star of Kansas visited the De Soto chapter on Oct. 1. Wilma Mann was presented her 50-year membership pin by her sons that night.
• Those celebrating birthdays this week are Erma Whitsett, Suzanne Adams, Jack McCracken, Kristina Plummer, Megan Bedford, Charles Lawhead, Brooke Schutp, Ruby Nelson, Hana Lindbloom, Dean Wall, Jeff Griffin and my niece Patsy Freeman.
Those celebrating anniversaries are David and Susan Plummer, Dick and Glenna Bextein, Sue and Donnie Alley are having their 57th anniversary.
• The need this week at the De Soto Multi-Service Center is cereal and next week the need is tuna. There is always a need for canned corn, canned fruit, pinto beans, Jell-O, pudding and spaghettios and all kinds of pasta, paper goods and baby items.
• The De Soto High School Class of 1969 is having a celebration of their 40th reunion at the Zimmerman’s Kill Creek farm on Saturday, Oct. 10. There is a charge of $20 for food. For more information call Monte Evans at 583-1570.
• Those on the sick list are Randy Canaan and needs prayers. Sandi Gulley was having some health problems this past week and couldn’t help in the yard sale. There were several mentioned in Sunday School class. They told of all the homeless people they say in Lawrence this week, some laying on the sidewalk and many asking for food and help. They need our prayers because of their situation.
• A flyer has been issued for the community on Sydney Love, the daughter of Justin and Bee Love. She was born Sept. 8 and has a rare heart defect. She is at Children’s Mercy Hospital. They are taking donations at the F.C.B. Band on Lexington Ave., in De Soto. Justin was a band teacher at DHS from 2000 to 2008.
• The family of Hazel Farris is having a celebration for her 90th birthday on Sunday, Oct. 11 from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the First Southern Baptist Church in Lawrence.
• My son Edwin and wife Jeanne are in the New England states on vacation. They visited a church that was 170 years old. The pastor has been preaching for 60 years and also has been married for 60 years. The children were in colorful clothes of different counties as it was International Communion Sunday, they were in the choir loft.