The De Soto Methodist church is having their Vacation Bible School this week from 6-9 p.m. each evening. They're still taking volunteers, call Becky Miller at (913) 568-4686 if you are interested.
The Methodist church will be having a "Night at the Opry" at 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 31. The doors will open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $8 and proceeds will go to the church as a fundraiser. The church is also beginning to take donations for their annual Fall Festival, which will take place on Oct. 1 this year.
The De Soto Baptist church had a guest minister on Sunday, Bonner Springs Mayor Clausie Smith filled our pulpit. He suffered a stroke last year and told of his recovery and all the prayers he received in his sermon. Clausin and our own Rev. Copeland grew up together in Garnett, Kan., Clausie's father was Rev. Copeland's scout master. Rick Walker led worship and Jean Epperson shared joys and concerns while Lana McPherson played organ and Karen Wall the piano. Rick and Monica Walker were ushers.
My son Jerry got me a new telephone set, now I have one in the bedroom and one in the kitchen. He the the old one from the kitchen in the living room. Debbie and Hayden are in Illinois this week for another baseball tournament.
Those celebrating birthdays this week are: Mary Ruth Lester, my sister-in-law; Jon Copeland; Larry Gulley, Sr.; Ji mAdcock; Haley Hougham; Larry West; Graycee Reeves; Audrey King and Mary Alley.
Those celebrating anniversaries are: Glen and Ruby Nelson; Ted and Mary Morse; Marvin and Ann Cowan and Bob and Gwendy Olivarez.
The needs at the community food pantry this week are Hamburger or Tuna Helper, rice and, as always, baby products and paper goods.
The sick list grows longer each week. Jim and Rita Ellis' son had a heart attack and is now home recovering. Michael Gribbin was able to attend church on Sunday for the first time in a long while. Doug Opdycke's brother-in-law has been ill recently. Dale Cannell also needs prayers. Jean Epperson's foot is still healing but is doing better. Sympathy goes to Mary Crispen and Deniis Allen and family in the loss of their mother.