Archive for Thursday, March 4, 2010


March 4, 2010

The De Soto United Methodist Church will have its Bingo Bash from 6 to 9 p.m. March 27 at Fellowship Hall. The price for children is $5 and adults is $10. There will prizes donated from individuals and businesses and food and drink available.

The De Soto United Methodist Church will have confirmation class and youngsters in the sixth grade or older are encouraged to join. It is an eight week class on Bible history, theology and Methodist tradition. Call Becky Miller for more information.

The Ottawa University Choir will perform at 11 a.m. Sunday at the De Soto Baptist Church. There will be a pot luck dinner after service and extra food will be needed to fed the guests from Ottawa University.

The De Soto Baptist Church A.B.W. will meet at 6:30 p.m. March 8 for a business meeting and a 7 p.m. silent auction. Paula ‘Rhodes will be hostess.

The Willow Springs F.C.E. Sewing for Others group took 58 lap robes to the Eudora Nursing Home last week.

I read last week in The Explorer the 2010 Census forms will be mailed in March with 10 question all are asked to answer. I worked for the Census in De Soto in 1970 and 1980, when all I had to ask was names and birth dates. Only once did I have to have a police officer help me get the information. I didn’t always go inside homes when I was asked to. I felt confident I did it right.

De Soto VFW Post 6654 will have its pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. It is $5 for all you call eat and free for those younger than 8 years old.

I donated to Darrel Zimmerman’s historical sign fund after reading about it in the

De Soto Explorer last week. I urge others to do so, too.

Among those having birthdays this week are Amanda Plummer, Austin Willhite, Grace Medford, Bryan Cahoone, Annie Schucker, Darlene Bedford, Myrtle Coker, Kelli Ellenberger, Traci Griffin, Lucas Walken, and my granddaughter Colleen Nalley of Gardner.

Those celebrating anniversaries include Richard and Jean Epperson, who will celebrate their 64th anniversary, Larry and Donna Gulley and Danny and Linda Lane.

The annual Kaw Valley Sportsmen Dinner was Sunday at De Soto VFW Post 6654. About 75 people, many of whom I haven’t seen in a long time, attended for the meal of venison, buffalo, turkey and various fish dishes and salads and desserts. The speaker was Todd Carlton, who is the regional director of Ducks Unlimited.

On the sick list this week is R.B. Jones, who returned home Saturday from a stay in a rehab center after recent surgery. Willetta Lawhead still needs our prayers, as does Geneva Brashears. LeLanni Taylor said she would be unable to go to work for four months after breaking her ankle in four place. Kim Salyer said she is on a strict diet because of a medical condition. My eyes are still giving me problems even with new glasses. My sons Mike and Carlin are improving after heart problems last year. Lola Stephans is not doing well. Kari Nalley is in the hospital expecting a baby.

Sympathy goes to Martha Jones’ sister for her loss.

The need this week at the De Soto Multi-Service Center food pantry is for soup and pasta. Paper goods and baby items are always welcome.


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