The De Soto Baptist church had a flyer in our newsletter on Sunday with the information for Thanksgiving pies for sale from ladies in the congregation. For $12 a pie you can order pumpkin, pecan or sugar-free varieties for your holiday meal. They ask that all orders be placed by Sunday, Nov. 20 and that payment is turned in with the order form.

The De Soto Methodist church will be having their annual election night dinner tonight, Nov. 8, from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. The church will be having a Parents' Night Out on Saturday, Nov. 12, from 6-10 p.m. Next Sunday, Nov. 13, they will be having a reception in honor of Marilyn Laymen. The church's All Saints' Day ceremony this past Sunday was well-attended and very special.

The De Soto Baptist church had an auction this past weekend with lots and lots of homemade goods for sale, there were some beautiful quilts and pillows and more. The auction took place after the annual baked potato dinner.

The choir loft was quite full at the Baptist church on Sunday as well. Jeff Hodges was directing the quire and we had communion services as well. This coming Sunday we will have a baptism. On Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. the women's Bible study group will meet with Jean Epperson as leader. Also on Wednesday, the Women Serving for Others will meet at 3 p.m.. The men's group will meet for breakfast at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday at JT's.

I had a follow-up visit with my doctor to see how my pacemaker is doing after the surgery and she said it is looking very good. Now I have a hard lump on my leg though that hurts quite a bit, it's a good think I have a doctor's appointment next week already.

Halloween went so fast this year. I had a lot of kids at my door this year and we did get pumpkins carved. Now I need to get my Halloween decorations put away and get out the ones for Thanksgiving.

I had some visitors on Saturday afternoon. My former neighbors and garden helpers stopped by and brought me my favorite salmon cakes like always. Debbie and Hayden left on Friday to go to the farm at Rantoul. I do miss them.

Those celebrating birthdays this week are: Jim Etherton; Kayla Ingalls; Crissy Allen; Calvin Hayden; Brian King and my great-grandson, Hayden Chandler.

The needs at the community food pantry are: peanut butter; jelly; paper goods and baby items.

There are still many people on the prayer list. Myrtle Coker, Marilyn and Earl Layman, Pat Lee, Robert Barenklau and Helen Barthol all need prayers. Jeff Coatney is having heart problems lately. Arlen Gabriel is to have surgery soon. Abby Stone is home now from the KU Medical Center and sympathy goes got the family of Linda Haywood's family.


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