Jackie Helms, the “Quilt Lady,” will discuss De Soto United Methodist Church will present “Prairie Flowers, a Year on the Plains” at the church from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. She will also bring her churches of Douglas County quilt to display. Bring a morning snack and enjoy this interesting and talented woman.
• The De Soto United Methodist Church is planning a workday starting at 9 a.m. Oct. 3 at Craig and Denise Everharts home. Church members will be joining members of the Cedar Ridge Christian Church and Rose Construction in building handicap ramps to decks on the front and back of the home and painting its interior. From more information, contact Sue Watson.
• The Rev. Jerry Vaughn of the De Soto United Methodist Church will continue the study of the Book of Mark starting before Sunday service at 9 a.m. Oct. 4 at the church.
• The De Soto Baptist Church will have its annual garage sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 1, 2 and 3 at Dorothy Nalley's driveway, 33695 W. 83rd St.
• The De Soto Baptist Church had a very special baby at service Sunday. He was James Nelson Cooper, the 11-week-old grandson of Dean and Karen Wall and their daughter Jayme’s baby. The congregation gave him a big hand of applause when he was held up for all to see.
• The De Soto Baptist Church A.B. girls and boys will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. Adults are welcome to attend the meeting. The missionaries the church is supporting will be in attendance and there will be dinner. Those who have signed up to bring food are as to have it there by 5 p.m.
• Mark Coatney is planning to be married in Washington, D.C., but hasn’t set the date yet. Jeff is adult Sunday school teacher at the De Soto Baptist Church.
• The De Soto Baptist Women A.B.W. met Sept. 14 with President Anita Woywod passing pamphlets. Chairmans were named to different committees and the year’s scheduled shared. There will only four A.B.W. meetings with other months having auctions or brunches. The men will serve the Sweetheart Banquet next year.
• The Extension Quilting for Others group has made more than 50 quilts for donation.
• Among those having birthdays this week are Goldie Mead, Maxine Jackson, Wilda Shultz, Blake Tucker, Edith Riley Owens, David Bedford, Evan Calking, Jill Karashin, Mat Woywod, Judy Wilkins, Dennis Zwahlen, Holly Balch, Faythe Reeves, Darrel Zimmerman, Curtis Allenbrand, Sidney Zvirgzdins and my great granddaughter Annie Marie Nalley and granddaughter Denise Nalley.
• Those celebrating anniversaries include Jon and Heidi Copeland and Ron and Terri Hooper.
• The need at the De Soto community food pantry this week is tuna. Next week’s need is white rice. Pastas, canned soups, baby items and paper goods are always appreciated.
The community clothes closet is always in need of sheets, towels and clothing in good shape. Donors are instructed not to leave them outside during non-business hours.
• Reta Jenks doctors ordered her to stay in bed more. Pat Weese was able to attend Sunday service. Joe Woywod will return to Arizona for a followup treatment. Zola Stephans is home recovering from surgery. My doctor prescribed an ointment for the pain and swelling in my feet. It helped but I’m to apply 4 ounces four times a day and it’s expensive.
• On Tuesday, Michael Gribben was honored as therapy patient of the year by the Olathe Medical Center.
• Sympathy to the families of Gary Martin and Tom Krett. Gary Martin’s memorial service was Friday with the visitation Thursday night. The family donated several beautiful floral arrangements to the church for Sunday service.
• The Pleasant Hour Club meet last Thursday at the De Soto United Methodist Church will Marie Gillihan and Lois Flynn as hostesses. Sue Allen and Doris Coleman were the leaders of the program “Old Movies.”
• Making a Labor Day trip the Wadsorth to visit veterans were Jean Epperson, Lydia McGraw and Sue Allen. They took pumpkin pies.
• My sons Michael and his wife, Linda, of Oklahoma and Jerry and his wife, Linda, of Overland Park went to Illinois this weekend to see their brother Carlin honored by the National Golf Club for his work to getting teens scholarships for college. %