Archive for Thursday, February 18, 2010

Neighbors

February 18, 2010

The De Soto United Methodist Church will have its annual Bingo Bash from 6 to 9 p.m. March 6. Children can plays games all night at the event for a donation of $5 and adults for $10. Food and drinks will be offered. The event is a fundraiser for the church's youth group.

The De Soto United Methodist Church Women are in touch with its missionary in the Caribbean for needs in Haiti.

The De Soto United Methodist Church is still seeking volunteers to help serve the De Soto Rotary Club at 7 a.m. Fridays at the church's Fellowship Hall.

The De Soto Baptist Church A.B. Women with Mary Jo. McDaniel as leader made beautiful Valentines for senior citizens in the church. They had a little pocket with mints in them. I was fortunate to receive one that Joe Woywod delivered.

The De Soto Baptist Church annual Sweetheart Banquet was Sunday with a five-course dinner served by the church's boys and girls. The men were in charge this year. The king and queen, or the longest married couple, were Jim and Reta Ellis. They received a bouquet of roses. The couple married to the least amount of years was Karl and Barbara Beasley, who also received roses. David Edwards of First Baptist of Leavenworth was the guest speaker, and music was provided by Karen Wall and Tami Reeves.

The Rev. Richard Copeland read a thank-you note Sunday from the family of Mittie McPherson for the food, memorial donations, cards and sympathy expressed at her passing last week.

Among those celebrating birthdays this week are Leona Robinson, Kristen Mills, Patti Plummer, Gill Stephens, Tabitha Plummer, Mark Hansen, Quinn Miller, Richelle Hodges, Derrick Schupp, Casey Fitzgerald, Debbie Manez, Carey Bowers, John Adams, Cody Towner, Junior Maness, Lindsey Thompson, Bob Karashin and my son Carlin Nalley of Illinois.

Those celebrating anniversaries this week include Gene and Phyllis Dettmer, Joe and Betty Kessler, and Charles and Willetta Lawhead.

The needs this week at the De Soto Multi-Service Center Community Food Pantry are canned tuna and chicken, pasta, paper towels and bath tissue. Next week's need in canned soups. There is always a need for baby items.

The need in the community are for children's coats, gloves, stocking caps, socks and jeans.

On the sick list is R.B. Jones, who is now in rehab in Shawnee Mission Medical Center but is doing better. Joyce Pannel is in St. Luke's Hospital with heart problems and may need a pacemaker. Jason Weese asked for prayers for the 3-year-old son of his friend. Linda Lane's father needs prayers, as does Ginger Gambino. Kim Salyer was in the hospital and had tests. She's now on a special diet.

I went to the eye doctor and need to see an orthopedic doctor about the pain and swelling in my legs.

The Wildcat Booster Club's silent auction will be Friday evening Feb. 26. Donations of such things as baked goods, crafts, gift certificate are being sought. To donate or learn more, call Toni Caldwell at 583-1315.

I got a lot of Valentines form my children with family pictures enclosed. I sent one to them, too, of a newspaper article on Luther and my 1934 wedding. I got phone calls from my sons in Oklahoma and Texas for Valentine's Day. I told them I was working on my income taxes.

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