The De SOto Methodist church held worship services at the Hillside Village nursing home on Sunday afternoon. They had several in attendance and did a lot of singing.

The De Soto Days parade is coming up on Saturday, Sept. 3. It will start at 10 a.m. from Riverfest Park and then go downtown. There will be a community church service on Sunday, Sept. 4 as part of De Soto Days and a potluck will follow.

Jerry O'Donnel will lead a disaster response training from 12:30-2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 28 at the Monticello United Methodist church. There will be a caregivers training session from 9-10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24 at the Fairlawn Church of the Nazarene in Topeka.

I had some special friends come visit me last week. Roger and Hazel Verrill, who used to be my neighbors and help with my garden, stopped by and brought me some salmon patties. Some other friends left me a package with several of the word search books I like so much and a very sweet note. Jerry and Linda call me each Sunday after church. They just live in Overland Park and Jerry is going to have to come see me soon because my emergency call button, the one I wear around my neck, has a bad battery that I need him to fix.

Worship services at the De Soto Baptist church on Sunday were fabulous. They marked 50 years that Lana McPherson has bene playing the piano for us, we are very lucky. Holly Balch led us as worship leader and Mary Etta played the organ and Danny and Linda Lane were ushers. There will be no Bible study today. The two daughters of Derrick and Lacenna Schuppe, little Tori and Brooke, went forward when Rev. Copeland made the altar call. We were all very happy and blessed to have them.

On Monday, Aug. 29 at 6:30 p.m. there will be a potluck salad supper for all women, along with a presentation called In the Midst of the Storm by Robin Stone and Karen Wall.

Those celebrating birthdays this week are: Lana McPherson; Roger Garcia; Matthew Patton; Janet Nalley; Drew Haynes; Reba Berola; John Riffel; Barbara Bosworth; Geraldine Reed and my granddaughter, Rhonda Nalley.

Those celebrating anniversaries are: Doug and Vergie Opdycke; Jim and Rita Ellis and my son Carlin and his wife Nancy.

The needs at the De Soto food pantry are: Tuna or Hamburger Helper; macaroni and cheese; canned fruit and spaghetti.

The prayer needs are many once again. Reba Barrola had an unspoken need during Sunday school. Paula Rhodes' mother-in-law is in the hospital after a heart attack and Birdie's younger sister Sabina needs prayers for a job she needs badly. Sandi Gulley's daughter-in-law is in the hospital and Joe Rice needs prayers as he now has cancer in his liver and kidneys. Danny and Vicki Hall ask for prayers for Vicki's brother. Doug Opdycke's brother-in-law passed away last week, our sympathy goes to that family.


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