The De Soto Methodist church will be having their annual Election Day Dinner on Tuesday, Nov. 8 from 5:30-7 p.m. They will be serving turkey, brisket, meatballs and all the trimmings. Cost is $10 for adults and $4.50 for children under 12, children three and under eat free. Meals may also be ordered carry-out. They've been having this dinner since 1936 and it's always a good time.

The Methodist church will also be having an All Saints Day celebration on Nov. 6. Let the church know if you have a loved one who has passed away this year that you would like honored with a candle. They are planning another trip to the Grand Avenue Temple once again and need your help. If you'd like to volunteer to go or want to donate desserts or fruit, contact Linda Rumsey at (913) 441-6064.

Pastor Jan had an article on the front page of the Methodist newsletter this month about gifts and how Jesus was the ultimate gift. There were also pictures from the baptisms the church had this month and from the Agape and Reading Circles.

The De Soto Baptist church will have their annual ABW craft auction and baked potato dinner this coming Sunday, Nov. 6, right after worship. The money raised will go to the church's expansion fund. The ABW is also collecting money in their annual Buckets for Bethel campaign. All the money goes to the Bethel Neighborhood Center in Kansas City, Kan. Over the years we've held this drive we've done a lot of good for the center and look forward to doing it again this year.

The parking lot at the Baptist church was very full Sunday evening for our trunk or treat event. There were so many kids who came by in such great costumes. The weather was so nice.

Those celebrating birthdays this week are: Shirley Brunner; Delores Weller; Aaron Lawhead; Jeff Hodges; C.J. Prince; Carter Beck; Albert Lightwine and my son, Jerry Nalley.

Rick and Monica Walker are celebrating their anniversary this week.

The De Soto food pantry is in need of rice, peanut butter, pasta and canned goods this week.

The Baptist Church had the pleasure of seeing Jo Sweatt in the pulpit on Sunday. Rick Walker led the congregation in singing and Karen Wall played the piano.

The prayer list remains long. Jeff Coatney has been admitted to the hospital. Joe Woywod fell and injured his knee. Jason Weese's daughter, Katelyn, is back in De Soto. My surgery last week went well thought I am still sore. Sympathy also goes to the family of Betty Lightwine for her recent death. Ann Cowan was admitted to the hospital this week.


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