Opinion

Letter: Missed Opportunity
December 17, 2009
As a resident of Lenexa who lives adjacent to De Soto’s eastern boundary along 83rd Street, I was invited to the May 7 DeSoto City Council Meeting to hear the proposal for resurfacing 83rd Street from Kill Creek Road to De Soto’s eastern limit
Testimonials show worth of YouthFriends program
December 17, 2009
At last Thursday’s De Soto Chamber of Commerce meeting, De Soto City Clerk Lana McPherson spoke unprompted of the joy she gets from USD 232’s Youth Friends Program.
Neighbors
December 10, 2009
The De Soto United Methodist Church Advent dinner was Monday. Those who attended were asked to bring donations of cash, coats, hats, socks, underwear and the like for the Della Lamb Operation, which supports more than 1,350 low-income individuals.
Popular Christmas movies span eras
December 10, 2009
Not that I’d want to anyway, but you almost can’t get away from the Christmas movies this time of year.
Neighbors
December 3, 2009
The Kaw Valley Community Chorus will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at the De Soto United Methodist Church.
One man’s junk mail…
December 3, 2009
The Internet is a wonderful tool. A voyage into cyberspace can turn up all sorts of interesting and useful information. You can look up a recipe, or shop for Christmas gifts, stay in touch with family members or look up old friends and acquaintances, check your bank balance, perform any number of beneficial tasks.
Huhtamaki, city have good partnership
December 3, 2009
There’s an unusual item Thursday on the De Soto City Council’s agenda. To be considered is how the city should use a $20,000 grant. What’s unusual is that the grant is not from some state or federal agency but a foundation associated Huhtamaki Americas, one of the city’s industries.
Don’t forget your blessings
November 25, 2009
Like the fellow said, when you’re up to your hips in alligators, it’s a little hard to remember that your initial objective was to drain the swamp. OK, OK, he didn’t say hips, but you get the drift. After all, this is supposed to be a family newspaper.
Giving thanks meaingful in lean times
November 25, 2009
Except for those among use who experienced the bleak days of the Great Depression and World War II, this will be the most dismal Thanksgiving in memory.
Neighbors
November 25, 2009
The De Soto United Methodist Church’s Christmas Eve services will be at 5 and 9 p.m. this year rather than 9 and 11 p.m. as in the past.
Neighbors
November 19, 2009
The De Soto United Methodist Church is having a Thanksgiving luncheon next Sunday Nov. 22 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The church youth is putting on the luncheon as a thank you for the support that has been given to them this past year. They are asking you to sign up on the list on the youth bulletin board.
Winter’s most enjoyable when observed from indoors
November 19, 2009
It’s been so nice for so long, I guess we can be excused for being surprised when Old Man Winter finally blows his frigid breath down the backs of our necks.
Neighbors
November 12, 2009
The De Soto United Methodist Church will have an all-church conference at 7 p.m. Thursday at its Fellowship Hall. The church will also have Bishop’s Roundup for Hunger from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. This is a Lawrence area project.
Moore to back health care reform package
November 5, 2009
I will be voting for this bill because it addresses the issues of affordability, fiscal responsibility, quality and choice.