The De Soto Baptist church's ABW group hosted their annual Thanksgiving dinner this past Sunday, following worship services. There were many choices for main dishes and desserts, Hayden filled my plate and it was overflowing. There were also many crafts out to see.

My friend Sandi and her daughter Dallis came over Sunday afternoon and did several things around the house for me. The cleaned the selves in my bathroom closet and they do look so nice now.

The Baptist church had forms in their bulletin this past Sunday for people to fill out to order a holiday pie for their Thanksgiving dinner. Sunday was the last day to order pies and they will be ready for pick-up tomorrow, Wednesday the 23rd, at the church until 3 p.m.

Tami Reeves led the children's choir on Sunday and it sounded so lovely. The kids sang with the adults and we all enjoyed it so much.

Pastor Jan at the De Soto Methodist church will be fling to Minnesota today and will return on Saturday morning. John McCabe will be handling any pastoral matters that come up while she is gone. If you need to get in touch with John, call (913) 219-5634.

In honor of the new building project at the Baptist church, Darrel Zimmerman stood before the church on Sunday and recalled many historical events from when the church was originally built. He reminded me of many deceased friends. For the longest time we only had the basement of the church to worship in and when we started the church in 1947 we were still meeting in the old beer joint downtown, where the glass company is now. For a while we used an upstairs room in the old city hall and then in the old theater and sometimes in the Shawnee Baptist church as they were our sponsor church.

Saturday, Dec. 3 will be the community Christmas celebration, complete with the lighting of the mayor's Christmas tree. Mary Plummer is in charge of the Methodist church's booth and they are in need of hot chocolate, if you are able to donate any please take it to the Methodist church office.

The holiday decorations are also already up downtown. A few years ago we used some of the money from the Little Miss De Soto contest to buy lights for two blocks downtown and the city parks.

Next Sunday, Nov. 27, Gil Rumsey will be starting a new Advent Bible Study class at 9 a.m. On Saturday, Dec. 3, at 5 p.m., the Methodist church will be hosting a Hispanic Thanksgiving dinner. Their Breakfast with Santa will be on Saturday, Dec. 10, and will be followed by Parents' Day Out.

Those celebrating birthdays this week are: Wilma Mann, who is turning 90; Seth Rhodes; Angela Prince; Jason Weese; Jason McAninch; Ron Wilhite; Drew Schmucker; Ron Schmucker and Roy Shultz.

Dale and Nancy Lindbloom will be celebrating their anniversary this week.

The needs at the De Soto community this week are: cereal; juice; peanut butter; dried beans; bags of sugar and flour and paper goods. There is also a family in town in dire need of baby goods such as crib sheets, blankets, clothing and diapers.

The sick list keeps growing and growing. Donnie Allen fell at home and his wife Sue said she got him to the hospital and now he's in rehabilitation classes. Bob Reddick is now a 33rd Degree Mason, congratulations to him. Martha Jones fell this week and broke her arm. Karl Beesley's sister, Marcella, will be having surgery this week. Michelle Schrup is also in need of prayers.


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