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Neighbors

February 4, 2010

Twenty years ago, a single church youth group stared the Super Bowl of Caring with the knowledge some wouldn't have one bowl of soup. Since then, more than $60 million have been raised to feed the homeless and hungry. The De Soto United Methodist Church Youth Group is collecting canned goods and monetary donations for the De Soto Multi-Service Center food pantry as part of the event.

The De Soto United Methodist Church Women are still looking for volunteers to help serve breakfast at the Friday morning Rotary Club meetings at the church's Fellowship Hall.

The De Soto Baptist Church will have communion Feb. 7 with a deacon's fund offering received as the congregation leaves the sanctuary. The Doers of the World Bible Study and Prayer group will meet Feb. 8.

the De Soto Baptist Church Wednesday Bible study group will not meet in February. Those with questions, should call Jean Epperson at 585-12-7.

Karl and Barbara Beesley on Linwood joined the De Soto Baptist Church. Karl is a retired pastor.

Anita Woywod asked the congregation of the De Soto Baptist Church to donate decorated tea towels, to be used at rest homes for bibs. She requests they be made available in the next two weeks.

The De Soto Baptist Church youth and parents met after service Sunday to prepare for Super Bowl Sunday. Monetary donations can be made to Charles Lawhead, who can also provide more information.

I had a call Saturday from former De Soto resident Elaine Harden Boyd, who now lives in Louisana. She had a beauty shop on Wea Street when she lived here. She requested Mary Ann Ross' phone number so that she could call to offer sympathy on Bob's death last month. I caught up with her on other news and sent her Bob's obituary.

Those in need of prayers because of health concerns include Lorene Hayden, who is in Good Samaritan, Juanita Martinez in the Eudora nursing home, Laura Long in Gardner's Meadow Brook, Louise Keegan, Bill Lafferty, Betty O'Dell and Bobbie Robinson in Hillside Village, Mittie Pingleton and Bessie Weese in Hillside Village assisted living, and many others in the community. R.B. Jones will have surgery at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. Danny and Linda Lane's daughter is improving after having a baby. Richard Epperson was unable to attend worship service Sunday because of health problems. Leona Hoover was also unable to attend. Ginger Gambino still needs our prayers.

The survivors of the earthquakes in Haiti also need our prayers.

Sympathy goes to the family of Robin Stone on the passing of her uncle.

Among those having birthdays this week were Renee Taylor, Bob Linden, Gil Rumsey, John Zoellner, Kathy Rumsey, Leslie Hodges, Laurie Juhnke, R.B. Jones, and my son Michael of Oklahoma.

Those celebrating anniversaries this week include Leland and Beverly Jones, Rick and Cassandra Miller and Randall and Lillian Bassetts, who will celebrate 65 years of marriage.

The need at the community food pantry this week is for white rice. Paper goods and baby items are always welcomed.

The community clothes closet still needs baby and children's coats and warm clothing. Organizer Jo St. Peter said she did appreciate those who have donated gently used clothes.

Jo came by this week with a package, which I didn't open until she left. It was a Biblical word search book. It is so addictive, I can hardly close it.

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