The De Soto Methodist church has a busy week as usual. They went to Hillside Village and had services on Sunday afternoon and on Monday afternoon, their Silver Circle met. Tonight there will be choir practice, yoga and the cub scouts will meet. The UMM will meet at 7 a.m. on Saturday, May 21. The church is giving Bibles to any third-graders who don't have one during a ceremony this Sunday. They would also like to recognize all of the church's graduating seniors so notify Stephanie Talley immediately for that.

The De Soto Baptist church had a full house for their Mother's Day worship on Sunday. Rick Walker was worship leader and Mary Etta Copeland played the organ while Beth Couch played piano.

My son Michael, from Oklahoma, was in town for a few days. He came up for an auction and stayed at Jerry and Linda's house while they were out of town visiting Linda's mother. Jerry spent a lot of time with me and Debbie and Hayden and we enjoyed each other. It had been more than two years since he visited. Debbie also brought her grandson Paul, who is 1 and a half years-old, to church on Sunday, he had lots of good yells during services.

The Baptist church's Mother's Day brunch had every table full, my plate was overflowing with good food too. Paula Rhodes organized the event and asked us all to write a favorite quote from our mothers down on a piece of paper, along with a rule your mother enforced. I also had a call from a former De Soto resident, Emmaline Freeman Nelson, recently. She lives in Arizona now. My grandson, Chris Chandler, also called me for Mother's Day and asked about my word search books. Michael and Linda gave me a bouquet of flowers and so did Jeannie and Edwin, I took them to church to share.

Those celebrating birthdays this week are: Harry Lafferty; Richard Blanter; Gary Bicklemeyer; Jeremy Morton; Jean Maness; Paula Rhodes; Brandon Prince; Dennis Allen; Rlake Lindbloom; Kyle Walker; Brad Chandler and Linda Nalley.

Those celebrating anniversaries are Terry and Paula Rhodes and Jean and Junior Maness.

The Relay for Life group had a table set up on the front lawn of the church on Sunday selling baked goods. My son bought a peanut butter cake, it was wonderful.

Sympathy goes to the family of Donna Bodien, who passed away recently. Willetta Lawhead's brother is in need of prayers, as is Darlene Hackworth, who has been in the hospital.

My great-grandson Brian, who lives in Illinois, won second place in the Illinois PTA project for his film on visual lessons. He's only in the sixth grade.


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