The De Soto United Methodist Church is having a St. Patrick’s Day dinner from 5:50 to 7 p.m. March 17 at Fellowship Hall. Corn beef, cabbage, soda bread, hearty soups, desserts and drinks will be on the menu. The cost is $3 for children 5 and younger and $5 for adults. There will be Irish entertainment, as well.
The De Soto United Methodist Church Men will have a spring potato drop from 8 to 11 a.m. March 20 at the Bonner Springs United Methodist Church, 125 W. Morse. The men will be bagging potatoes from boxes with the goal of providing the De Soto Multi-Service Center will 100 sacks. They welcome the help of any volunteers the event or provide transportation for the sacks. Call Jim Walker for more information.
About 40 members of the Ottawa University Concert Choir lead service Sunday at the Baptist Church. There were wonderful performances under the direction of Jeff Anderson, professor of music. The choir stayed for a luncheon after service with members of the congregation filling the tables with food.
Paula Rhodes was the hostess Monday of a A.B.W. business meeting and silent auction. Her daughter Stephanie Rhodes will get married in April.
Those having birthdays this week are Bessie Weese, Judy Schaffer, Nick Taylor, Jeremy Slitor, Shirley Thomas, David Hall, Sheri Catania, Sara Miller, Henrietta Rumsey, Henry Cahoone, Merle Couch, Pat Reeves, Justin McDaniel and Dulles Gulley.
The need at the De Soto Multi-Service Center food pantry this week is for macaroni products and pasta. The need next week will be for canned tuna and chicken. The pantry always needs soups, paper goods and baby items.
Jill St. Petter of the community clothes closet said it is always in need so children’s clothes.
Among those on the sick list are Alyce King, who had surgery on her upper arm and shoulder after a recent fall in her driveway, and Jean Epperson’s niece in Arkansas who had several recent heart attacks. Mark Courtney, son of Jeff and Sharon Courtney, is having surgery soon. John Riffel had a stroke last week and remains in the hospital. Willetta Lawhead was in the hospital two day with surgery and heart problems. Mary Jo McDaniel’s sister in in the Olathe Medical Center and is in need of prayers. Marie Welch asked for prayers for her grandson. Keri Nalley is on the prayer list. On a positive note, Ruth Zimmerman was able to attend church services Sunday.
Sympathy goes to the families of Betty O’Dell and Jack Quail on their recent deaths.
The De Soto High School weight-lifting members went to a meet in Saturday in Abilene. My great grandson Hayden had to get up early to catch a 5:30 a.m. bus to the meet.
My son Jerry and his wife, Linda, went a basketball tournament in Manhattan their grandson played in.
The U.S. Census effort is getting active in De Soto. I had a Census worked come to my door. Some have told be they got forms in the mail
I told the worker I worked for the Census in 1970 and 1980.