Pastor Jan Justice of the De Soto Methodist church will be out all week attending classes. The office at the Methodist church will still be staffed though.

The De Soto Baptist church will be having communion services next Sunday, Jan. 8, as well as collecting a special offering for the deacons' fund. Next Monday, Jan. 9, the ABW will have their monthly meeting. All women are invited to attend. On Saturday, Jan. 14, the men's group will have breakfast at JT's at 7:30 a.m.

I had a nice visit and surprise from my old friend Sally Beck this week. She brought me a big box and inside were a bunch of cookies spelling out 'Happy New Year Dorothy.' They were very pretty and very delicious.

The De Soto Methodist church is trying to raise money to replace the doors and windows at their parsonage in an effort to lower their heating costs. The house is very old and the windows and doors leak quite a bit of cold air into the home. They are asking anyone that can to help them with this. For $200, you can replace a window or door or just make any donation. They have two doors and nine windows that need replaced.

The construction at the De Soto Baptist church for their new addition is going very well thanks to all the nice weather we've been having. The workers are moving right along, they even poured the concrete drive last week.

Those celebrating birthdays this week are: Doug Weis; Bill Whim; Charlene Braley; Coby Morton; Peyton Karashin; Jennifer Weese; Leona Hoover; Chris Chandler; David Lewis; Dorothy Nalley; Anita Martin; Deanna Weller; Florence McMillian; Kim Bedford and Matthew Nalley.

Larry and Rosie Inman are celebrating their anniversary this week.

The needs at the De Soto food pantry are: canned soups; dried pasta; cleaning products; pasta sauce and baby goods.

Sympathy goes to the family of Lorene Hayden, who passed away last week and also to the family of Larry Halley's brother-in-law, who also died recently.


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