The De Soto Methodist church will be having their Vacation Bible School from July 25-29 in the evenings. All kids ages 4-12 years-old are invited to participate and teens are invited to volunteer as helpers. Meals will be provided, though a donation would be appreciated for this. Registration forms will be sent out in the mail or may be picked up from the church office.

Rosie Inman inquired about getting a recycle bin for the church. It would cost an additional four dollars a month, on top of the three dollars a month for regular trash. Everyone agreed recycling would be a good idea. The summer food program at Starside Elementary is still looking for volunteers to help serve breakfast and lunch, Monday-Thursday until the end of the month. Those interested in helping should contact Brenda Crisco.

On Monday the women of the Baptist church had a potluck salad supper in the Fellowship Hall. This was an opportunity for them to revisit the workshops from the Regional ABW Ministry's Summer Conference, which was based on Ephesians 3:17-18. Jo Sweatt and Mary Etta Copeland shared some lessons from the workshop they attended. All women are invited to the Doers of the Word Bible study group that meets on Monday evenings at 6:30. THey are getting ready to begin a new study on Kay Arthur's "How to Walk the Walk you Talk." Contact Karen Wall at (913) 583-9912 if you have any questions.

The farmer's market at Zimmerman's Kill Creek Farm is going to open this Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. It will be open until 7 p.m. and will run through October.

The De Soto Baptist church had its Vacation Bible School program on Sunday morning. It was a great week with beautiful weather every day It was the first time VBS took place in the afternoon and it went great, we had a lot of volunteers and more than 50 children each day.

My great-grandson Hayden went to Wichita for a baseball tournament this past weekend. His team played on the university field and won three out of five games. Hayden hit one grand slam. The team will be going to Nebraska for some games this weekend.

Those celebrating birthdays this week are: Connie Stankesley; Rocky Mason; Jo St. Peter; Jodi Hitchcock; Nancy Lafferty; Charlotte Whim; Joe Kessler; Nicole Yarbrough; Katie Beck and Abigail Yarbrough.

Many are still on the sick list and need to be remembered. Pat Weese is home but unable to drive due to his shoulder surgery. Jean Epperson missed Sunday School this week after having surgery. Robert Freeman is having surgery this week. Ester Cross fell Saturday and is in Hoeger House. Dennis Allen's mother has been hospitalized in Vermont.

Th needs at the De Soto food pantry this week are: white rice; macaroni and cheese; peanut butter; jelly; paper product and baby products.


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