Opinion

Neighbors
February 11, 2010
The De Soto United Methodist Church Youth Group reminds congregation members to turn in their canned goods and monetary donations for the Multi-Service Center this week for the group’s Super Bowl collection effort.
Watching, feeding birds preferred to shoveling the driveway
February 11, 2010
I like to stand at the window and watch the birds as they cluster at the feeders in our backyard.
Cabin fever strikes both human, feline
February 4, 2010
The cat seems to be suffering from cabin fever. On sunny days, she curls up in front of the sliding glass door that opens onto our deck and stares wistfully through the glass, pining for warmer days.
Legislation to ban texting while driving nod to common sense
February 4, 2010
Last week, a bill was reviewed in a Kansas Senate committee that would fine drivers sending or reading a text message up to $500 and sentence them to as much as a month in jail. Meanwhile, a bill introduced in the Kansas House will place a $100 fine on the activity.
Neighbors
February 4, 2010
Twenty years ago, a single church youth group stared the Super Bowl of Caring with the knowledge some wouldn’t have one bowl of soup. Since then, more than $60 million have been raised to feed the homeless and hungry. The De Soto United Methodist Church Youth Group is collecting canned goods and monetary donations for the De Soto Multi-Service Center food pantry as part of the event
Seasonal driving requires Winter Olympic skills
January 28, 2010
Driving this past month has helped get us in the mood for next month’s Winter Olympics. First, we slipped, spun and skated around on snow and ice. Then, as the snow retreated to dirty piles, we emulated downhill slalom racers, weaving about the road to avoid potholes.
Neighbors
January 21, 2010
The De Soto United Methodist Church’s annual Biblical scholars bowl pitting members of the youth group against elders will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the church. There will also be a soup and salad luncheon immediately after the service.
Decades of memories provide perspective
January 14, 2010
I’m at an age that I have perspective. I have a good five-plus decades of experience to call on when confronted with something out of the ordinary, such has the weather of the past month.
School funding, water top 2010 resolution list
January 7, 2010
With the start of the new year, The De Soto Explorer once again makes its community resolution list. As in the past, the list is not about self-improvement but issues that need resolved in the next 12 months.
Neighbor 1-07-2010
January 6, 2010
De Soto community news
2009 noteworthy for end of auto lines
December 31, 2009
With only a few days remaining in 2009, it seems an appropriate time to take stock.
Christmas joy need not be once-a-year experience
December 23, 2009
As thanks obviously defines our Thanksgiving observance, so joy is the more subtle meaning behind Christmas.
Neighbors 12-24-09
December 23, 2009
De Soto community news
Neighbors
December 17, 2009
The De Soto United Methodist Church will have its Christmas Cantata at its 10 a.m. service Sunday. The Fellowship Committee will sponsor a reception for the cast after the service. Congregation members are asked to bring finger foods in appreciation for the performance.