The De Soto Methodist church has a busy schedule as usual this week. Their Mother/Daughter Tea will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 7. It will be a high tea with music and other fun activities, they do ask that you RSVP to Shelle Field at (913) 219-7898 though. The youth group is planning a mission project for this summer. They plan to work with the De Soto Multi-Service Center and with the Johnson County Sheriff's Department with their "Take Me Home" program, which helps those with mental disabilities.

The De Soto Baptist church is also busy this week. On Monday, May 2, the Doers of the Word Bible study group met, Karen Wall was their leader. On Thursday, May 5, the church will be observing National Day of Prayer, beginning at 7 a.m. The church invites anyone to join them in prayer, they will provide a light breakfast at 7:30 a.m. The city will have a community prayer service at noon at the Community Center. At 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 7, the Baptist church is hosting a Mother's Day potluck brunch.

The needs of the De Soto Multi-Service Center are: canned soup or stew; peanut putter and jelly; paper goods and baby products.

I had a surprise at my door Saturday evening, I opened the door to find two May baskets with floral arrangements in them. Thanks to whoever left them, I am very honored. It reminded me of my childhood, when we would go into the woods to pick flowers and put them in baskets for others. I was also surprised by my former neighbors Roger and Hazel Verrill, who used to put my garden in each year. They live in Overland Park now. Now my neighbor across the street, George, helps me with the garden.

My son-in-law in Texas called me Sunday evening. He said the temperature in Dallas was 46 degrees and that they had the heater on. He also said his church is helping with the destruction in Alabama from the tornadoes.

The Silver Cat spring brunch will be at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, May 4 at Lexington Trails Middle School. Students will be sharing art work and shool projects and the eighth grade choir will be performing.

Those celebrating birthdays this week are: Jim Aubert; Allison Haynes; Ellen Warfelt; Ray Bowlin; Dakota Slitor; Tammy Coder Mikinski; Sam Wilcox; Marilyn Etherton; Cheryl Towner; Jamie Zvirgzdin; Jake Miller; Larry Gulley, Jr.; Amy Culver and Dale Lindbloom.

Those celebrating anniversaries are: Chris and Allison Haynes and Mary and Don McDaniel.

This Sunday, May 8, is Mothers' Day. The De Soto Relay for Life committee will be selling desserts after services at the Baptist church. On Wednesday, May 4, at 10 a.m., the women's Bible group will meet to discuss Ezekiel. Jean Epperson will lead us.

There are many on the prayer list this week. Sally Beck's sister-in-law has kidney cancer and will be having surgery on Thursday. Darlene Hackworth is in the hospital following a car accident. Randy Cannan has some health concerns and needs prayers. Myrtle Coker fell and is now in the hospital. Benny Metsinger's sister is at Hillside Village after breaking her hip in a fall. Joe Bond's mother passed away this week, as did Donna Bodine. The nation as a whole also needs prayers, especially all those affected by the tornadoes in the south. Jeff Hodges had surgery on his left shoulder and needs prayers for recovery. Mike Bosworth's uncle is very ill as well.


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