The De Soto Methodist church is asking for volunteers to march with them on Saturday in the De Soto Days parade. The church is also hosting a community church service on Sunday as part of De Soto Days. It will take place at 10 a.m. in Riverfest Park and will feature music by the Stranger Creek Band and a potluck lunch afterwards.

On Sunday Debbie took me to get a new walker as my old one was getting very wobbly and my basket was broken. My neighbor, George Lutz, came to my rescue and fixed the basket and put new gliders on my posts. Thanks, neighbor.

The De Soto Baptist church had a potluck salad supper for the women of the church. Karen Wall and Robin Stone hosted the supper and presented a talk on "Peace in the Midst of the Storm."

This weekend, Thursday-Sunday, is the annual De Soto Days Festival. There will be live music, a carnival, food vendors and lots of other entertainment. Be sure to stop by! The parade is at 10 a.m. on Saturday, after the De Soto Youth Ministries race and pancake breakfast.

The De Soto Baptist church will be serving communion as part of worship this Sunday, Sept. 4. We will also be taking an offering for the deacons' fund. On Monday, Sept. 5, we will be honoring Labor Day. Next Saturday, Sept. 10, the men's group will be having their monthly breakfast at JT's.

Those celebrating birthdays this week are: Rose Moriarity; Louella Davis; Isabelle James and Lisa Zimmerman.

Darrel and Ruth Zimmerman are celebrating their anniversary this week.

The needs at the De Soto food pantry this week are: white rice; paper products; baby products and canned soups.

The De Soto Baptist church had a special church business meeting right after worship on Sunday to discuss and vote on the proposed amendments to the church constitution. They have been handed out and mailed out to those who requested copies. They voted unanimously to expand the church.

I had two doctor appointments last week. The first was my six-month checkup and he wants to see me in another six months. The second was to have new batteries put in my pacemaker but they postponed that. I do not want to have to have people come every day to check on me. I know what medicine I need each day and how to do my exercises. I'll decide when I need more help!

There are quite a few on the sick list this week as well. Birdie's mother passed away from liver cancer last week. Dale Cannell is on oxygen. Mark Coatney lives in New York and was affected by the recent hurricane. Esther Cross, who is 92 years-old, received a good health report recently. Willie Thrasher is not doing well now that he has cancer. Sally Schrader has been in the hospital with chest pains but is home now. Libby Stone has been having a great deal of pain and hopes to go to the Mayo Clinic soon. Margaret Johnson has cancer and is not doing well. Bill Lafferty is now at Hillside Village after he fell and hit his head. Mary McDaniel is having chest pains but is home now. Paula Rhodes's mother-in-law, Pauline Rhodes, is doing better. Sympathy goes to Pat Sullivan and family for the passing of his mother.


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