Archive for Thursday, January 21, 2010


January 21, 2010

The De Soto United Methodist Church’s annual Biblical scholars bowl pitting members of the youth group against elders will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the church. There will also be a soup and salad luncheon immediately after the service.

The church will have a staff parish relations committee meeting after service.

The De Soto United Methodist Women will meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday to plan its 2010 calendar. Call Becky Miller at 585-1411 from more information.

The Rev. Karl Beesley was at the De Soto Baptist Church’s pulpit Sunday. A minister for 13 years before retiring, he and his wife, Barb, live near Linwood. They attended Sunday school and service at the church.

There was a nice community response to the De Soto Baptist Church’s request for winter clothes and coats for the De Soto Multi-Service Center. They are needed now.

The congregations of De Soto United Methodist and De Soto Baptist churches responded with cash donations for efforts in Haiti following last week’s earthquake.

Among those celebrating birthdays the last two weeks are Lillian Bassett, who is 84 years old, Laura Long, who now a resident of a Gardner nursing home, Travis Ellenberger, Jerad Elliott, Larry Cox, Beverly Jones, Teri Hooper, Adam Kueker, Debbie Kueker, Jennifer Lightwine, John Russell, Juanita Martinez, Paul Miley, Dixie Skaggs, Rita Kurtz, Doris Thompson, Nathan Patterson, Faye Burkhard, Gary Lucas, Shirley Weller Haynes, Bernice Thornton, Mary Williams, Jan Vaughn, Erica Rains, Jeff Coatney, Harry Cates, Randall Bassett, Robert Martinez, Kristen Crosbie, my great granddaughter Lindsey, my grandson Bill Modelski, my great granddaughter Margaret Mary Nalley, who will be 5 years old.

Tim and Audra Roddy celebrated their anniversary Jan. 14. Merle and Beth Couch, Jim and Reba Berola and Earl and Jean Barenklau have anniversaries this week.

Danny and Linda Lane didn’t attend Sunday services at the Baptist Church as their daughter is expecting a baby anytime.

The need at the De Soto Multi-Service Center this week is cereal. Next week’s need will be for canned tuna and chicken. Baby items and paper goods are always needed.

LeLonnie Taylor broke her ankle in three places when leaving her home a week ago. It was bad enough she asked to be put on the Baptist Church prayer list. She will miss work for an extended time. Elfreda Payton is at her daughter’s home after returning from Texas and needs our prayers for heart problems. Paula Jones had a tumor removed from her finger. Ginger Gambino will have tests this week and may need surgery. Herb Woods has been in the University of Kansas Medical Center and is now in a rehabilitation center. Virgil and Nadine Dean is in a Tonganoxie nursing center. Judy Masters is in a Branson, Mo., hospital. Danny Lane’s father is in the hospital and needs prayers.

My son Michael from Oklahoma called several times last week to assure me his recovery is going well. He is thankful for prayers from De Soto.

I had a call from former De Soto resident Elaine Harden Boyd, who used to have a beauty shop in town. She hurt her head in a fall at her doctor’s office in Louisiana and is now in her home recuperating. We caught up on people from De Soto.

Sympathy goes to the families of Robert Ross and Ruby Brown, who was Geraldine Reed’s mother-in-law and lived north of Basehor.


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