Archive for Wednesday, March 31, 2010


March 31, 2010

The De Soto Methodist Church’s Bingo Bash was a successful event. They had 90 or more attending and the youth made over $500. Quite an evening of fun and they’ll use the proceeds to fund their youth missions. I’m sorry I didn’t get to go as I’d pulled a muscle in my right knee and I was in pain. I did donate to the event.

The De Soto Methodist Church asks their congregants who have children in the third grade to contact Lisa Carpenter by April 15 if they don’t have a Bible. The church’s education department will present Bibles to the children on graduation Sunday in May.

The families of many 2010 graduates are asked to contact the education committee by April 15 with any information that they would like to be included in the May newsletter and graduation bulletin.

Schedule of Easter events at De Soto Methodist Church - April 4.

7:30 a.m. – 8 a.m. Easter sunrise services

8 a.m. – 9 a.m. Easter breakfast

9:15 a.m. Easter egg hunt

10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Easter service

The De Soto Baptist Church had a wonderful choir in the choir loft on Sunday. The specials were outstanding in selection and performances with Jeff Hodges as director. We were favored with a special with Jonny Hodges playing a trombone solo.

The De Soto Baptist Church is having a Maudy Thursday worship and dinner gathering. Charles Lawhead is planning a meaningful educational and spiritual experience. He will have a full meal to serve with pascal lamb. He needs you to sign up if you plan to attend and furnish food too.

De Soto Batuist Church Women will meet on Friday April 2 at 10 a.m. to sort and tape Easter eggs for the hunt.

The De Soto Baptist Church is giving the annual community Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 3 at 10 a.m. The event is for children in the community. Weather permitting; eggs will be hidden outdoors as in former years. Refreshments will be served afterwards. I do have candy in eggs I furnished. All children fifth-grade and younger are invited to attend. Youth are needed to hide eggs on Saturday morning at 9 a.m.

A bridal shower was given for Stephanie Rhodes at the DeSoto Baptist Church on Saturday, March 26. She is getting married April 17 at the Baptist Church to Bradley King. She received may nice gifts, including hand towels, cookie sheets, glasses and many other things she will use over and over.

This week the need at the Community Services Center is white rice and next week is canned vegetables. They can also use hot or cold cereals, tomatoes, spaghetti sauces, sugar, dried pinto beans, paper towels, toilet tissue, baby products and cleaning supplies.

I’ve given coupons for Avon products to many organizations. I had one lady who won two $20 coupons. She lived east of De Soto. She came and picked out gifts for her family from what I had on hand. At the Sportsman Dinner, I had a lady win a coupon, but she never came and got her choices.

I put my Easter decorations throughout my downstairs rooms. They look pretty. Come and see. I can’t climb stairs to do upstairs.

Those celebrating birthdays this week are:

Charles Meade

Mitchell Mikinski

Ron Stumpff

Shirley Penner

MC Aninch

Jeff and Shirley Coatney

my son, Michael

Linda in Oaklahoma

My granddaughter Karla Ruth, her husband Bill and their three sons, Kevin, Daniel and Brian came last week from Illinois to visit. They stayed at Jerry’s on Sunday and on Monday came to De Soto to see me and then had lunch with Debbie. I put them to work at my house. I had them fill the 42 Easter eggs I’d bought for the Baptist Church’s community egg hunt next Saturday April 3 at 10 a.m. The boys’ mother taped them shut.

They were on spring break at their school in Illinois. Karla and Bill are both teachers. With boys 16 years, 13 years and 10 years old they needed a trip. They didn’t get to come for Christmas this year on account of snow then, but they got here on the first day of spring. We had a good visit. They could not believe my home is the former Evening Star schoolhouse. I showed them pictures thanks to a brother-in-law who was an architect from Springfield, MO. I tried to impress on them that sleeping every night in a schoolhouse would make you very intelligent. I have some large pictures I am sending them.

Those on the sick list are many. Virgil Dean, Virgie Opdycke’s dad, is in Olathe Medical Center. He had major surgery this week and is recovering well. Bobby Robinson, who has been a resident of Hillside Village since it was built, is now in a hospital in Leavenworth, Kansas for treatment. Keep Lelani Taylor on your prayer list. I also had a dear friend come and ask for prayers for her health. She has had lots of stomach problems. I wrenched my right knee this past weekend and I have a painful knee now, also an unspoken pain. I appreciate prayers. I have a little friend who is getting her tonsils out. Keep Willetta Lawhead on your prayer lists. Sue Fitch is in Shawnee Hospital. Pat Weese was able to attend worship services on Sunday. Colton Blake had a bone marrow transplant Friday. Kate Holder is to have surgery this week. Christian Glover’s father had a heart attack while on vacation in Florida. He is coming back home to heave heart surgery here. Donna Hansen is still sick and unable to attend worship services. Matt Woywod was playing basketball and hurt his leg. He has improved some. Sympathy goes to Don Gribben after the death of his brother.

The De Soto Baptist Church is having early Easter services at 8 a.m. at the church. This will be followed by the usual breakfast buffet, served by the De Soto Baptist youth for a love gift donation. They will have scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits, gravy, fruit, juice and milk. A special Easter service will begin at 11 a.m. The Cantata Choir will help lead in worship as we celebrate the risen Christ.


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