The De Soto Methodist church is having a church picnic at 10 a.m. on Sunday June 12 at Shelter #3 at Kill Creek Park. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy the fun of worshipping in the park and eating with friends and family. Please bring a side dish and a friend.

The Methodists' bulletin had a lot of pictures printed in it, including one of the new members, one of the baptisms and one of the third-graders receiving their Bibles. The church will be having a spaghetti supper from 5-7 p.m. on Saturday, June 3 in Leawood and all the proceeds will go to the UMW.

The De Soto Baptist church's adult Bible class on Sunday was very full. Karl Beesley was our teacher and the lesson was about Jesus and Abraham. Please come join us next week. Rick Walker directed the choir and Beth Couch played the piano for worship. Mary Etta was at the organ and Larry and Donna Gulley were ushers. Everyone has responded well to our desired addition to the building and many have pledged to the fund. Rick Walker has developed a campaign graph to chart our progress, it is hanging in the vestibule.

My son Edwin called me this weekend from Texas to catch me up on everyone in his family. My great-grandson Hayden Chandler, who just finished his junior year at De Soto High School, received several awards at the school's award dinner. He received the third in the league for pitching, second for playing first base and received his second-year varsity letter. My son Jerry took me to the cemeteries in souther Missouri last Tuesday to place flowers on all the graves, we visited 25 or more. Debbie and I went to the De Soto cemetery on Thursday to visit at least 15 there but we would have liked to stop at even more. Some of the names were very difficult to read on the stones.

I've been having problems with the lights in my kitchen this week. First the light over my sink was out, then some others. Luckily, I've had lots of help come to the rescue. My neighbor George came over first and did some work on the fixture to get it working but it didn't last long. Then Hayden tried to help but had no luck. Finally, Debbie suggested a man at our church and boy did he help. After lots of reaching and working at screws he got everything in the right place. I am so very thankful for friends who come to my rescue.

Those celebrating birthdays this week are: Jason Moss; Junelle Woolery; Cassandra Miller; Jo Sweatt; Nancy Lindbloom; Coen Towner; my great-grandsons, Thomas and Brian and my great-granddaughter Lisa.

Those celebrating anniversaries are: Matt and Michael Duprey; Jason and Heather Moss; Dean and Karen Wall; Dennis and Diana Zwahlen and Walter and Mary Jo McDaniel.

The De Soto Relay for Life will take place at the school track this Friday evening. The Baptist church has had inserts about the event in our bulletin for several weeks now and have been asking families to purchase luminaries in memory of loved ones. It starts at 6 p.m. on Friday and goes all night. Please make a donation in honor of your loved one.

The prayer list is long as usual. Pat Weese is home from the hospital after having shoulder surgery, he is doing OK. Birdie's nephew has a daughter named Hope who is 12 years-old and was recently diagnosed with cancer. Jean Epperson's friend received a kidney and liver transplant and is doing well. Richard Epperson has been diagnosed with skin cancer and will have some spots removed from his nose on Friday. Willetta Lawhead's brother still needs prayers as well. Sympathy goes to the family of Bob Redick's brother and Jim Carpenter's sister. Don Gribben's sister has cancer also.


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