Neighbors

I'm enjoying a long weekend with my son and his family from Illinois. They've been here since Saturday and will go home today. Carlin and Nancy came in with Debbie and Hayden as they returned home from a baseball tournament. I put everyone to work. Nancy cleaned closets for me and helped me change my decorations from the Fourth to my fall stuff. It's been a great visit.

Clausie Smith filled the pulpit at the Baptist church on Sunday as Rev. Copeland was on vacation. We were very fortunate to have Clausie here, he is so busy as the mayor of Bonner Springs. We were also very fortunate to hear a solo by Lucas Walker, he did such a great job.

I received a telephone call on Sunday from my sister-in-law, Emmaline Freeman, who live sin Missouri now. Even she was complaining about how hot it has been! I also got a phone call from my son Michael and one from Edwin and Jeanne.

I've been enjoying lots of tomatoes from my garden, they're delicious! My former neighbors put in the garden for me and I've been so grateful. They even brought me some delicious salmon cakes recently too. We also had a roofer come to look over the shingles and the mess of a chimney we have now. My car is also acting up again. My son-in-law and grandson better get busy fixing that because it's been the in the shop more than a month already!

De Soto Days are coming up. The community worship service will be that Sunday, Sept. 4 in Riverfest Park and the parade will be Saturday, Sept. 3.

Those celebrating birthdays this week are: Mary Manly; Sally Schrader; Larry Moore; Rose McAninch; Bailey Crosbie; Robin Sonte; Sarah Kara Shin; Aaron Hanson; Kyndel Reeves; David Bedford; Linda Rumsey; Ladonna Schmidt; Ry Patton; Donna Hall and Steve Bowlin.

Those celebrating anniversaries are: Allen and Robin Stone and Pat and Tami Reeves.

The needs at the food pantry are: white rice; cereal; canned fruit and fruit juice; canned vegetables; pasta sauce and sugar.

The following health concerns need prayers: Lorene Hayden at Good Samaritan; Randall Bassett and Bill Lafferty at Hillside Village; Vonnie Steel and Bessie Weese in assisted living and me for my feet.

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