The De Soto Methodist Church had their early Easter morning service at 7:30 a.m. with a breakfast served at 8 a.m. The children had their egg hunt at 9:15 a.m. Easter worship service at 10 a.m. More than 60 people attended. The sanctuary was filled with Easter lilies that were donated by many in their congregation in memory of their loved ones who have passed away.
The stuffed animal adoption at the Methodist church has ended with the adoption table offering. Children can take animals home now. They’ve all been electronically sanitized so take one for your child, grandchild or friend.
• The third-graders at the De Soto Methodist Church will receive Bibles at their May meeting if they tell their needs by April 15.
The Faith Brigade Relay for Life team is open for new members. The registration fee is $10. If you have any questions call Jan Vaughn, the team captain, at 585-1152, or Brenda Crisco, co-captain, at 782-8769.
• The De Soto Baptist Church had many many eggs for the Easter egg community hunt on Saturday for the kids. They had a real good turn out for it. I donated three and a half dozen and Debbie did three dozen with Reese’s chocolate in them. I called four little girls to go to it.
• The sunrise service at the Baptist Church was well attended. The choir gave special music with Karen Wall at the Piano. A special Easter breakfast was held following the sermon. With donations going to the youth fund. “The Nail” was displayed on the communion table for the congregation to come and look at the size of it. We thank the youth and parents for the breakfast.
The Worship service at 11 a.m. was well attended. Many visitors were recognized. A Special group of trumpets played in the services. The trumpeters were Jonny Hodges, Hayden Abbott, Kyndel and Neson Reeves.
• The Monday Bible study group will meet at 6:30 p.m. The Tuesday Woman’s sewing for others will meet at 1-3 p.m. April 6th in the fellowship hall. Bible study group will meet at 10 a.m. April 7. Deaconist trustee meeting, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Church business meeting, 7:30 p.m. Men’s breakfast at JT’s 7:30 a.m. Saturday.
The sanctuary at the Baptist Church had many beautiful Easter lilies that were dedicated in the memory of loved ones.
• My son Jerry and his wife Linda went to Florida this week to see the shuttle launch. He worked as an air traffic controller for many years so he wanted to observe this.
My son Carlin and his wife Nancy in Illinois called me Easter afternoon. He also sent me a rose orchid to wear Easter. I received many Easer candies, but this year I didn’t send ones. They got these all displayed on a table. I will have to put away my many Easter decorations all over the house I’ll hate to. They’re so pretty.
• The needs at the community food center is cereals, saltine crackers, jelly, canned vegetables and dried beans. They always need paper goods and baby things.
They also need a microwave, a stereo, a television, phone to help a man get back on his feet in a new apartment.
As always, plus sized clothing, specifically 4XL clothing for women and 5XL clothing for men.
Now that the warmer weather is coming up, they will need summer clothes.
• The Willow Springs F.C.E will meet at 11:30 a.m. April 8, at the De Soto Baptist Church with Dorothy Nalley as hostess and lesson by George Ann Taylor.
• Celebrating birthdays are: Mary Dikeman, Lawrence Allen, Shirley Penner, Lisa Capenter, Josie Bedford, David Plummer, Matt Buehler, Keil HIleman, Adam Karashin, Blaine Lewis, Walt McDaniel, and my granddaughter Anne Marie Nalley in Illlinois.
• Larry and Dixie Kurtz are celebrating an anniversary.
• Easter it seams came early this month. The De Soto Baptist Church had a special Maudy Thursday service at the church April 1 led by Charles Lawhead.
The Tables in fellowship Hall were all in while with glasses filled with apple juice. Several people read special scriptures with Rev. Copeland and Maryetta having special readings. The Pascal Lamb was served with special vegetables as scriptures quotes. Mr. Garcia from desotoexplorer.com was there and took pictures and met many people. This was very commendable and I hope we continue it years in the future.
• Those on the sick list I know of are: Virgil Dean is still in the Olathe Medical Center, Donna Hansesn was able to attend worship services Sunday. She had been confined for more than three weeks. Toni Caldwell had a bad wreck and is in the Olathe Medical Center, the R.B. Jones were able to attend worship services after his recount giving every. Also, Rev. Copeland read a thank you note from Donna Hansen for people ‘s prayers. Card visits A.L Hawlmark were able to attend worship services Sunday. He was in surgery this week.
• Sympathy goes to the families of Mike Lane, Danny’s dad also Claude Gumm.
I miss the explorer pages and many people tell me they do too. The census paper should all be mailed out. This is important. It helps redirect tax money for us.
• The De Soto High School Baseball team played Basehor High School. De Soto won 15-1 in the first game and 9-1 in the second game. My great-grandson Hayden pitched the second game.