Ken Grenz was the guest minister Sunday at the De Soto United Methodist Church in the absence of The Rev. Jerry Vaughn. Becky Miller brought the children’s message for Sunday.
• The De Soto United Methodist Church Women’s Fall Festival will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 3 at the church’s Fellowship Hall. The women will serve Greek food at the event this year. They will also have cinnamon rolls and coffee in the morning. Lunch will include chicken soup, corn chowder, potato soup and chili. Among the desserts will be apple dumplings and pies. Of course, there will be craft items for sale.
• The De Soto United Methodist Church is showing the marriage strengthening movie “FIreproof” at 6:30 p.m. on Sundays through Oct. 4.
• The chair lift at the De Soto Baptist Church remains out of commission, as it has been for a month. It is hoped the current broken one will be removed this week, I was told be Danny Lane.
• Among those visiting the De Soto Baptist Church Sunday were Harry Cates, who lives in Nevada.
• For National Grandparents Day Sunday, the Rev. Richard Copeland of the De Soto Baptist Church asked grandparents to stand and be recognized. The De Soto United Methodist Church also recognized grandparents in attendance.
• It was promotion Sunday at the De Soto Baptist Church. Recognized in turn were Jeff Coatney and his adult class, Doug Opkycke and his high school and middle school students, and Donna Gulley and the nursery, Also recognized were their helpers Vickie Haulmark and Richell Hodges.
• Next Sunday, is brown bag Sunday at the De Soto Baptist Church, in which the congregation makes donations to the De Soto Multi-Service Center for medical needs and household needs.
• Mary Etta Copeland announced the De Soto Baptist Church will have missionaries for a service Thursday, Sept. 24, which will include a prepared dinner. The AB girls and boys will be the hosts.
• The congregation of the De Soto Baptist Church were greeted with a box of homegrown vegetables at the entry Sunday with a sign announcing “free.”
• In the Johnson County FCE flier they list four kinds of bones as submitted by Beverly Cunningham, president of the Johnson County Council. They are: Wishbones, or wishing someone else would do all the work; Jawbones, or those who do all the talking but little work; Knucklebones, or those who knock the work of everyone else; and Backbones, who those who get under the load and do all the work.
• Gary Martin is home from his treatments at a Houston hospital but still needs our prayers. His wife, Anita, says he does a lot of sleeping. Brenda Delanio is a patient in Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Lola Stephans is home after a hospital stay for surgery. Also on the prayer list are Ted and Scott Jones and Donna Hall.
• Sympathy goes to the family of Derald Shultz.
• Among those having birthdays this week are Barbara Garrison, Rick Inman, Tim Slitor, Sheryl Ragland, Mary Cox, Sherene Inman, Betty Kessler, Nelson Reeves, Joe Berola, Michael Bosworth, Rachel Bosworth and Susie Gulley.
• Those celebrating anniversaries this week include Ron and Terri Hooper, Jeremy and Jamie Towner, and Joe and Anita Woywod.
• The need at the De Soto Multi-Service Center this week is for canned soup of any kind. The need next week is for macaroni and cheese, canned corn, canned fruit (not applesauce), pinto beans, Jello or pudding snacks and white rice. As always, paper goods and baby items are always welcome.
• De Soto Multi-Service Center director Jodi Hitchcock has returned to work following her surgery.
• The De Soto USD 232 Adult Youth Friends needs volunteers for its once a week one-on-one mentoring programs with students. Call Renee Hultgren at (913) 667-6700 extension 3316 for more information.
• Rosemary McAnich was the hostess or the September Willow Springs FCE gathering. She set the tables with with table clothe, yellow plates, napkins, etc, and centerpiece was swans in different stances. She gave the lesson, “Choose Wisely and Stay Healthy.” Fliers and recipes were exchanged. I won the pig. We had many delicious meat dishes, salads, desserts and other foods
• I went to De Soto High School’s football game Friday with my daughter Debbie. The team lost to Eudora, which I didn’t like. But the half-time activities were greatly entertaining and wonderfully done by the cheerleaders, dancers and band. I also had the chance to see many people I had not seen lately.
My great grandson Hayden had a big toe badly injured in the game. Someone stepped on his foot with a cleat while he was down in a pile. The doctor gave him pain pills.