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Neighbors

February 11, 2010

The De Soto United Methodist Church Youth Group reminds congregation members to turn in their canned goods and monetary donations for the Multi-Service Center this week for the group’s Super Bowl collection effort.

The De Soto United Methodist Church reminds members to bring blankets, towels, sheets and throw rugs for homeless pets at the Lawrence shelter. Their is a box in the narthex for the items to be used as bedding.

The De Soto United Methodist Church Reading Circle will meet in the church parlor at noon Feb. 16 to discuss the book “Play with Me.” For more information, call Nancy at 583-1785.

The De Soto Baptist Church Youth, leaders and parents had a Super Bowl soup luncheon after worship Sunday. There were many kinds of soup to choose from (I had the cheese, chili and chicken noodle). There were also cookies and desserts available.

The men of the De Soto Baptist Church will have a the Sweetheart Love Banquet at 6:30 p.m. Sunday. There will be a five-course meal. Tickets are $7.50 for a single person and $20 for couples. Call Joe Woywod for reservations.

The De Soto Baptist Church Choir filled the loft Sunday with Mary Etta Copeland at piano. The two front pews were filled for Children’s Church with Virgie Opdycke, Mary Jo McDaniel and Vickie Haulmark telling stories.

The Willow Springs F.C.E. will meet at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 18 at the De Soto Baptist Church with Reta Jenks as hostess. I will give a program on old-fashioned games.

Among those celebrating birthdays this week are GeorgeAnn Taylor, Marilyn Hendrey, Mary Manly, Art Hoover, Chris Schotanus, Bill Grimshaw, Joel Rains, Larry Inman, Ellen Rains, Kristen Mills, Tami Reeves, Stephanie Rhodes, Jim Ingalls, Marge Morse, Ted Morse, Dee Aubert, Nancy Steele, and my Texas granddaughters Ginger Shell and Paige Nalley.

Those celebrating anniversaries this week include Eric and Lacena Schupp, Nancy and Dale Steele, Bob and Boots Linden, John and Sheryl Ragland, Mike and Kathy Rumsey, Earl and Marilyn Layman, and Justin and Jennifer McDaniel.

R.B. Jones remains in the Shawnee Mission Medical Center after undergoing surgery last week. Willetta Lawhead had surgery scheduled for Feb. 22. Hillside Village resident Betty O’Dell is not doing well. Donna Bodine is doing well after brain surgery. Richard Epperson needs our prayers and was unable to attend worship. Charles Lawhead’s 3-year-old son needs a liver and bone transplant. Joe and Anita Woywod’s daughter is expecting a baby. Many of survivors of the Haiti earthquake need our prayers.

My left foot and leg are swollen. My son Michael of Oklahoma is home after a recent hospital stay and reports he is doing fine.

The needs this week at the De Soto Multi-Service Center food pantry is pasta products, cereal, shampoo, bath products, dish soap and cleaning supplies. Baby supplies and paper goods are always needed.

Sympathies go to the families of Kevin Clark, Mittie Pingleton and Virgil Lewis.

I sent out more than 25 Valentines to my children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Valentines cost more this time of year, too.

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