The De Soto Methodist Youth Bingo Bash will be from 6 – 9 p.m., Saturday in the fellowship hall. Tickets are $10 for adults. You may play every game. Children’s tickets are $5. I’ve gone to this and it’s fun and I won prizes too.
I also had given Avon products in the past and I have given more this year too.
There will also be a nursery for the younger children.
• The De Soto Methodist Church is asking for donations of gently used stuffed animals. They are using them to help fund the Sunday school account. Thanks go to Nancy McMillen and Tammy Coder Mikinki for this fundraiser.
• The De Soto Methodist Church will have worship services on Maundy Thursday with communion at 7 p.m. April 1. They will also have Easter sunrise service at 7:30 a.m. and 8 a.m., April 4. Easter breakfast will be at 8 – 9 a.m. Easter egg hunt will be at 9:15 a.m. The kids are asked to meet at the fellowship hall at 9:10 p.m. to line up for the hunt. Easter worship service is from 10 – 11 a.m.
• The De Soto Baptist Church choir had a beautiful special on Sunday. The high notes were reached greatly. Many members were absent. Karen Wall was on the piano accompanying them.
Karen Wall delivered a message from the pulpit on Sunday with called the “partnering with God.” Karen expressed sentiments from her heart and, as you know her, it was truly given.
• There is a bridal shower for Stephanie Rhodes at 2 p.m. Saturday. Bring your recipe cards to share with her.
• Charles Lawhead is having a Maundy Thursday (April 1) dinner with paschal lamb and all of the trimmings being served. Please make reservations with him at church or sign up at the bulleting board lists. The dinner will be at 6:30 p.m. It is to be a meaningful, educational and spiritual experience.
• I’ll be glad to see green grass growing after winter. The white grounds are over.
• The Willow Springs FCE met on March 7. Geroganna Laylor was the hostess. She served the March tradition of corned beef and cabbage. Leona brought navy beans with her delicious coleslaw. Many other delicious foods were served. Reta Jenkins had the lesson on selecting food that are healthy. Pamphlets were passed out.
The meeting adjourned with Dorothy Nalley chosen as April’s hostess and Georganna will give the lesson.
• The De Soto Explorer will be greatly missed. I’ve heard several say they’ll miss it weekly. I told them I subscribed to it for all of my kids. It’s given to them as a Christmas present every year. It saves me stamps and paper too. They still like to know the De Soto happenings, yet they call me every Sunday night. I hope someone will come to our rescue.
• The De Soto Baptist Church will have their Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m., Saturday April 3. They are asking their members to bring plastic eggs filled with candy. Be sure to tape them shut. Also, money donations can be put in the eggs. We will sort the eggs at 10 a.m. April 2. As we have in many former years, this is open to children in the community. Snacks are served after the hunt in the fellowship hall. I’ve bought my eggs, but there is no candy in them.
• Those having birthdays this week are: Roland Ohrenberg; Thelma McCaslin; Elizabeth Taylor; Carol Riley; Jim Walker; Briana Hooper; Larry Kurt; Olivia Miley; Brandon Riffel; Austin Thompson; Zac Miley and my grandson Brian Nalley and my daughter-in-law Linda Nalley, the wife of my son Jerry Nalley.
• The need this week at the De Soto Community Food Pantry is hot or cold cereal and next week they need white rice. There is always a need for paper products. I though on Sunday I was out of paper towels, behold my son found that I did have two rolls left in may paper products. I was glad.
• With the snow fall we had this weekend, we’ve extended the needs of children’s coats, caps and gloves. The first day of spring brought snow and not flowers and trees full of blooms. Last year I did not have any apples and the year before I had a loaded trees and shared them with many.
• Those on the sick list I know are many: Virgil and Nadine Deanare missed at church but are home now with help and are doing better. We missed Donna Hansen at the worship service and Geneva Brashears; Leona Hoover; Jim and Reta Ellis asked for prayers for their daughter. Also Haiti and Chili earthquake victims. Lola Stephans needs prayers too.
• Sympathy goes to the families of Elfreeda Paytons. Her memorial services were held at the Baptist church on Friday morning. Reverand Copeland mentioned her helping each year at the church’s garage sale at the Nalley’s home. Her many relatives as well as friends will miss her.
I still wish someone would want to put in my garden spat. It loses produce. I have garden tools for someone to work in it and plant some tomatoes, corn, beans etc.