The De Soto Methodist church went to Grand Avenue Temple on Sunday and took gifts and food for the people there. Their week at the church is a busy one, as usual. The book club will meet at noon today and the Finance Committee will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday. They will have volunteers setting up for next week's Vacation Bible School on Saturday and Sunday. In addition to the set-up volunteers, they still need volunteers for crew leaders, snacks and props. VBS will be next week, July 25-29, in the evenings.

I've had a very busy past three weeks. I lost some of my papers for Avon and can't return them to the company with the products like I need to. If I can't find these papers those products can't be ordered and I'll have to return the money to my customers. I've also had more trouble with my legs and have been having to elevate them again.

The De Soto Baptist church is going ahead with its remodeling project and adding on to the sanctuary. There are also plans to add a bathroom on to the first floor as it doesn't have one currently. Last week's VBS went very well. They had 40-50 kids in attendance each day.

I got a phone call last week from a former De Soto resident who was very actie in the community when she lived here. She ran the beauty shop on Second Street for many years and was a member of the Baptist church as well. I also sent out several anniversary and birthday cards this week.

Those celebrating birthdays are: Sharon Brashears; Randy Canaan; Geneva Brashears; Devin Haynes; Terri Zvirgzdins and Don Allen.

John and Darlene Hackworth are celebrating their anniversary this week.

The needs at the community food pantry this week are: canned ham or chicken; Hamburger or Tuna Helper; paper products and baby goods.

The sick list is long again. Jean Epperson's neighbor passed away. Andy Higgenbathon's foot is healing well. Morris and Lynn Bedford welcomed a new great-granddaughter to their family this week, her name is Riley Grace and she lives in Kansas City, Kan. with her parents.

Edwin called Sunday night and told me the news of his family. His daughter Paige, who is studying music in college, is also getting a teaching degree. Their granddaughter Lisa is in a wheelchair for the next several weeks while she recovers from surgery. Hayden and Debbie have been gone since last Wednesday for a baseball tournament in Manhattan, Kan. They won two games.


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