Archive for Thursday, March 18, 2010


March 18, 2010

The De Soto United Methodist Church had its annual St. Patrick’s Day dinner Wednesday.

The church’s Pleasant Hour club will have a salad luncheon at 10 a.m. Thursday at the its Fellowship Hall.

The De Soto Methodist Church Agape Circle will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the home of Carol Christesson.

The De Soto United Methodist Men will participate from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday in a community service project at the Bonner Spring United Methodist Church. They will help sack potatoes for distribution to community pantries. Those going to the event should meet at 7 a.m. at the De Soto U.M.C. for a quick breakfast. Call Jim Walker for more information.

The De Soto United Methodist Church’s annual Easter egg hunt will be at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, April 4.

There will be a Ladies Night Out Spring Fashion Show at 7 p.m. Friday at the The De Soto United Methodist Church. It will be presented by Patti’s Boutique. Desserts and coffee will be served.

The De Soto Baptist Church’s Easter egg hunt will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 3.

There will be a bridal shower at 2 p.m. March 27 for Stephanie Rhodes. She is registered at Macy’s and Bed, Bath and Beyond. Invitations with recipes were handed out Sunday at the De Soto Baptist Church.

For the 6 p.m. April 1 Maundy Thursday service at the De Soto Baptist Church, Charles Lawhead is planning and education and spiritual evening in Fellowship Hall with a full meal to be served with pascal lamb. Those planning to attend are asked to sign up on the bulletin board.

The De Soto Baptist Church had communion Sunday because the Ottawa University Choir performed the week before. The offering received after communion will be used to support missions in the United States. The March 21 service will be brown-bag Sunday, in which offering are left in the sanctuary for the De Soto Multi-Service Center food pantry.

Rick Walker led the De Soto Baptist Church in worship Sunday, and sang a solo with Karen Wall accompanying on piano.

The De Soto Baptist Church had a dinner March 10 for the family of Betty O’Dell after her graveside services. Our sympathies go to her family.

Sympathies are also extended to the family of Jack Quail. Also Audrey lost her husband last week and now her mother Elfreeda Payton passed away while visiting her son Carl Payton in Texas. Services are pending.

The Willow Spring F.C.E. Sewing for Others group have been making lap robes for nursing homes for the past several month. The group meets at 1 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month in the De Soto Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. The women are asking for donations of colorful tea towel for bibs they are making.

Lana McPherson received quite an honor in being named Kansas city clerk of the year at a convention of city clerks last week. She’s been in a walking cast the past several weeks but still does her job.

Among those having birthdays this week are Wille Welch, Bertie Bichlemeye, Debbie Miller, Sally Bedford, Betty Mason, Ronnie McDaniel, Julie Rains, Jay Rains, Sophia Slitor, Don McMillen, Anita Harris, Bob Thomas, Cole Morton, Carol Riley, Nadine Dean, Nathan Cardiff, Dan Gribbin, Freda Anderson, Rich McAnich, Derrick McAnich, Reva Williams of Ottawa, and my Illinois daughter-in-law Nancy Nalley.

The need at the De Soto Multi-Service Center food pantry this week is soup (I’ve had chili here at home — it’s always good). Next week, the need will be hot or cold cereal. There is always a need for paper goods and baby items, especially small size diapers. The clothes closet can still use coats, caps, gloves and other warm clothing.

Those on the sick list starts with Mark Coatney, the son of Jeff and Sharon Coatney. Jeff was unable to teach his adult Sunday school class at the De Soto Baptist Church because of illness. He will have surgery April 8. Margaret Wycoff is now in a rehabilitation center after spending time in a nursing center. Larry Gulley’s sister had open-heart surgery last week. Jean Epperson’s niece, who recently had open-heart surgery, is doing better but still needs our prayers. Mary McDaniel and John Riffel are doing better. R.B. Jones gives thanks for the notes and prayers for his recent surgery. I was informed Andy Higgenbotham was in a wreck on his way to Texas and was taken to a hospital in Tulsa, Okla.

Doug Opdycke said Sunday he is retiring from teaching at the end of the school year. He will be missed. How many years has it been Doug?

Doug is a deacon at the De Soto Baptist Church and serves in many positions.


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