Archive for Thursday, October 22, 2009


October 22, 2009

Joy was spread at Sunday at the De Soto United Methodist Church as Lisa and Todd Carpenter announced the birth of a boy, Carson William Carpenter. He weighed 8 pounds, 14 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long.

The De Soto United Methodist Church will have pastor recognition day Sunday for The Rev. Jerry Vaughn. The congregation will also honor his wife and assistant, Jan. We are honored to have them here in De Soto.

The De Soto United Methodist Church will have a Halloween from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday for Sunday school students. There is a donation box in the narthex for candy, juice, small toys and party items.

There’s no election this year, but the De Soto United Methodist Church will continue a tradition of eight decades with its annual Election Day Dinner. It will start at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 3. The cost is $4.50 for children 3 to 12 years of age and $10 for adults. Children younger than 3 eat free.

The De Soto Baptist Church was blessed Sunday when Vergil Dean was able to attend worship. He has been confined to his home for several months. It was a joy to see him.

The De Soto Baptist Church will honor The Rev. Richard Copeland Sunday for his 50 years in the ministry. I can remember when he started as a pastor here 43 years ago. Karen Wall announced Sunday after worship Sunday by a substitute pastor, there will be a celebration dinner for Richard.

The De Soto Baptist Church will have its annual parking lot trick or treat at 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

The De Soto Baptist Church thanks all who donated items and worked the congregations annual yard sale at my home. The items that weren’t purchased were donated to Goodwill.

The Johnson County Extension De Soto Sewing for Others group thank those who donated material and money for the lap robes and other items its members made for nursing homes, children’s medical wards, community cloths closets and other charitable organizations.

The women meet from 1 to 3 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month.

Jeff and Sharon Coatney of the De Soto Baptist Church recently went to Washington, D.C., to see their son’s wedding. They said the weather was great while they were there.

Among those having birthdays this week are Mary Lafferty, Rhonda Patterson, Barbara Randall, Loya Berry, Doug Tiedeman, Ashley Frieling, John Ragland, William Plummer, Steve McCracken, Jesse Bedford, Andy Ellengerger, Sharlotte Grimshaw. Sean Karashin, Grant Lewis, my son in Texas Edwin Naley, my granddaugher Michelle Frohley of Oklahoma, and great grandson Grant Williams of Manhattan.

Those celebrating anniversaries include Archie and Sally Bedford, Darius and Carol Riley, and Brian and Joanne Nalley or LaCygne.

The need at the De Soto Community Center this week is for macaroni and cheese, canned pasta dishes, all kinds of pasta, Jello, pudding snacks, pinto beans and white rice. Pinto beans and baby products are always welcome.

A.C. Haulmark remains in Shawnee Mission Medical Center following surgery and would appreciate our prayers. Others on the sick list include Jean Epperson’s nephew, who is having back trouble, and George Ann Taylor, who is in Hillside Village after a car accident two weeks ago. She called me and said she appreciated everyone’s prayer’s. Virginia Sims is making progress after her recent back surgery. Betty O’Dell is now at Lakeview Heights Nursing Center. Athophia Rye is has finished half of her chemotherapy treatments. Pat Weese was admitted to Overland Park Medical Center and need prayers. My foot is better but still gives me pain.

My son Michael called from Oklahoma to inform be his grandson was a straight A student and played hockey last weekend in a Kansas City tournament. My son Edwin and his wife Jeanne said they attended the Texas State Fair in Dallas this weekend and the annual game between Texas University and Oklahoma University that Texas won this year. Their granddaughter Lisa was in the all-city choir.


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