The De Soto Methodist church left me their bulletin and their schedule is quite full. Their Reading Circle meets today at noon and the Cub Scouts will meet at 7 p.m.. Tomorrow, the confirmation class will meet at 6 p.m. and the youth group at 7 p.m. On Thursday, at 7 p.m., the Agape Circle will meet to discus "Longing for Enough in a Culture of More." There will be a special Maundy Thursday service Thursday evening at 7 p.m.

The church will host a pancake breakfast on Saturday, starting at 9 a.m. with an Easter egg hunt to follow. On Easter Sunday, the church will have a 6:30 a.m. sunrise service and another service at 9 a.m. with Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. Regular Easter services will be at 10 a.m.

Graduates of both high school and college will be recognized during the service on Sunday, May 15. If you have a graduate in your family, be sure to let Stephanie Tatley know so they can be put on the list. They will also be presenting Bibles to the third grade students in the congregation that Sunday. If you are the parent of a third grader be sure their name gets put on the list as well.

My son Edwin and his wife Jeanne called me from Texas this weekend and told me all about the fires, tornados and rain that have been happening nationwide.

The De Soto Baptist church had a good attendance on Sunday. Everyone was in their place in the choir loft and Jeff Hodges led worship. Mary Etta Copeland was at the organ and Lana McPherson and Karen Wall took turns at the piano. Jerry and Linda Nalley served as ushers and Jerry also gave the offertory prayer. Because it was Palm Sunday, the children of the church marched around waving the palm branches. After service we had a brown bag lunch. The Baptist church will also be having a special Maundy Thursday service at 7 p.m. and their egg hunt at 10 a.m. on Saturday.

The De Soto Willow Springs FCE met at the Baptist church on Thursday with Leona Robinson as hostess. She had beautifully decorated the tables with colorful tablecloths and plates for our meal of sandwiches, cole slaw and salads. Rita Jenks gave the lesson and I read some questions to answer.

My two great-granddaughters, Hanna Rose and Grace, who are Michael's granddaughters, played in a volleyball tournament in Texas last week. They played well and had a lot of fun.

Those celebrating birthdays this week are: Sally Beck; Jerry Sharp; Mike Mikinski; Tina Rhine; my great-grandson Danny modelski; Donna Rose Frohling; Joan Nalley and my granddaughter Mary Patricia.

Those celebrating an anniversary are Tory and Elisa Knight.

I had a wonderful surprise Saturday, my friends came to visit. They used to live in De Soto and now live in Illinois, it was Bernice Thornton and her daughter Patty Thornton and her sister Frances Weidlein. They came the Baptist church on Sunday too.

My great-grandson Hayden and Donny Parr were both recognized this week for their accomplishments at the state wrestling tournament. Jeff Coatney's dog was injured this week and has to go to the vet's again. Mark Bosworth is doing much better, he can now lift his arm. I went to the doctor this week and an x-ray of my hand showed damage to my thumb. I got a couple of injections and it's feeling much better.


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