• The De Soto Methodist Church had a big attendance at their Easter service and a generous offering too. Their Bulleting was very informative of their activities. They are getting a new pastor on July 4th for their congregation. Her name is Jan Justice from Osage City Methodist Church. Jerry and Jan Vaughn have been here working with the community for six years. They’ve been in the ministry of churches for 40 years. We will miss them in the community and their activities and witnessing.
• The De Soto Methodist church is also going to have a new secretary/treasurer, Sarah Watterson. They send me their church bulleting and a devotional with a puzzle on it, which I appreciate and do write their activities in my weekly neighborhood news – thanks again.
• The De Soto Methodist Church’s Gape Circle met on April 15 at 7 p.m. They discussed chapter 6 from the book “A Doubter’s Guide to the Bible.”
• The De Soto Methodist Church’s Relay for Life team, the Faith Brigade, will have a meeting on Sunday, following worship services in their fellowship hall. If you’d like to join the team for a worthy cause of finding a cure for cancer, call Jan Vaughn, team captain, at 913-585-1152 for Brenda Crisco, the team’s co-captain, 913-782-8769.
• The De Soto Methodist Church is planning a fundraiser for the Faith Brigade by having a Mother’s Day pie sale. They have order forms now available for strawberry or French apple pie. The pies will be delivered for the special Mother’s Day celebration. The cost is $15 per pie.
• De Soto Methodist third-graders need to sign up for their first Bibles by Thursday. Let Lisa Carpenter know. They’ll be presented the Bibles during May’s graduation.
• The De Soto Baptist Church congregations was much, much smaller on Sunday April 11 at the worship services than on Easter service. Maybe the missing ones got enough sermon to last them.
Holly Balch was worship leader today. Rev. Copeland’s sermon was titled “everyday is Easter.”
Lana McPherson was back at the piano today. Kathy Hayden was able to attend the adult Sunday school class. They had good attendance.
• Rev. Copeland read a thank you note from Danny and Linda Lane to the church for their Sympathy and the visitation services and dinner when their dad Mike Lane passed away.
• The De Soto Baptist Church will have brown bag Sunday this Sunday. They had deacon’s friend offering today.
• The A.B. Girls had a meeting and lunch worship services from noon – 2p.m. April 11 and will have it on Sunday at the same time for a meeting and lunch.
On April 24, there is a Relay for Life golf tournament >Call Rev. Copeland at (913) 583-1423.
• Those having birthdays this week (that I know of) are: Wesley Coker, Carmon Morton, Audrey Tiedeman, Carolyn Warren, Mike Mikinski, Jackson Ragland, Tim Berola, and Jack McDaniel. Bill Braden had his 80th birthday. My granddaughter Grace Frohling, who is 9, lives in Oklahoma. Also, my grandson Danny Modelski, who is 14, lives in Illinois.
• Those having anniversaries are: Tim and Pam Plummer, Ron and Lyndie Willhite and my son, Edwin and wife Jeanne, who are celebrating 47 years of marriage. They went to one of the historical vacation places in Texas. He said when he called me Sunday evening, there were many eagles in the air there.
• The De Soto Community Center had a big donation from the De Soto Baptist Church this week. Don Gribben had an armload of paper goods and plastic sacks of other donations of cereal, dried beans, jelly, Saltine crackers and any paper goods and bakery items are always needed.
• Those on the sick list (that I know of) are: Sally Schrader, who was in Olathe hospital with pneumonia, is home now. Toni Caldwell needs our prayers following her car accident. Virgil Dean is now in Hillside Village recuperating from hip replacement surgery and hospital stay. Mark Coatney, the son of Jeff and Sharon Coatney, had hip replacement surgery this week. Rose Mary McAninch had foot surgery this week too. Jim Stewart needs our prayers in his serious illness. Many Unspoken request also for earthquake, tornado and the victims of the coalmine explosion. Andy Higginbotham’s brother fell and was seriously injured and needs prayers. Colton Blake, a 3-year-old boy had bone marrow surgery and the need prayers for this recovery. My right knee is still giving me pain and I hope to get in to the orthopedics soon. I did get back to the eye doctor and it’s better seeing now. Donna Hansen asked to keep her in prayers.
• I had double or triple troubles this past week. The lawn mower won’t work. Then my refrigerator went out on me. I had curdled milk and other foods to throw away. I went sopping with my daughter Debbie and great-grandson Hayden on Saturday to many, many stores for the needed replacements and haven’t bought anything yet. Repairs have been tried and the refrigerator has been repaired. I have a chance to sell the John Deere mower now.
• The Willow Springs F.C.E. met at the De Soto Baptist Church on at 11:30 a.m .April 7 for their monthly meeting with a covered dish luncheon with Dorothy Nalley as hostess. She had the table very gaily decorated with pastel colors with a tablecloth of light lavender and rose-colored plates, napkins and cups. The small colored bowls had no bake chocolate cookies in them and red roses were in the centerpiece.
Dorothy gave table grace and all of us enjoyed the many delicious food we had. Collections were given to Deana Robinson our treasurer. The guessing of the “pig” was held with Dorothy wining the packet carrier that Leona brought.
Dorothy read the minutes of the March meeting. Georgeann presented the lesson on genealogy and passed around a large issue of the family Taylors ancestry. She said they had relatives that came over on the Mayflower ship. Her cousins were also listed with dates on notebooks. Our role was to give a brief report on our family’s history. Reta told on many of the Jenks. My mother’s side of the family are the Herrings. We have a yearly meeting near Joplin, Mo. , with 40 or more who attend. My nephew keeps books up to date and sends in invitations to everyone every year. We call it the Herring family reunion.
We adjourned and our many next meeting will be May 38 to go to Hillside Village to serve birthday party punch, cookies and sing too .