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Thursday, July 24, 2014
Fort Scott church gets ready to fete 40th anniversary (01/30/13)
Arcadians were saddened by the news that Carolyn Dobbins passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 23. She was the wife of former Arcadia resident and Arcadia High School graduate Dan Dobbins. Mary V. Shead remembers attending the wedding of Carolyn and Dan in 1950. Dan Dobbins was working for her husband, Paul Shead, at Shead's Service at the time. Dan's father, Ed Dobbins, was a barber in Arcadia for many years...
The fascinating history of the black-eyed pea; Norris moves (01/25/13)
Don Stephens, cousin to Mary V. Shead of Arcadia, recently sent her an article about "Eating Black-Eyed Peas on New Year's Day-The History." If you grew up in the South, then you can relate. I grew up with this belief, but did not know the real reason. My mother always served black-eyed peas on New Year's Day, and she said it would bring good luck in the new year...
Children, grandchildren welcomed (01/16/13)
On a recent Sunday, Mary V. Shead had the opportunity to visit with Donna Douglas at Community Christian Church in Fort Scott. Donna is the niece of Molly Lee of Hume, Mo. Molly Lee was a roommate of Mary Virginia at Mercy Hospital many years ago when they both were having gallbladder surgery...
The holidays bring news from far and wide to Arcadia (01/08/13)
By Mary V. Shead Arcadia News Jack and Mary Lee Payne enjoyed celebrating Christmas the last weekend in December at the home of David, Amy, Drew, and Lane Carpenter near Stockton, Mo. Also visiting were Chris, Mindy, Jaxson, and Thomas Payne, Arma; Ron, Cindy, and Seth Morton, Excelsior Springs, Mo.; Jeff and Sherry Sisney, Arcadia; and Steve and Kelly Base, Excelsior Springs...
Christmas dinner held (01/02/13)
A Christmas dinner was held at the farm of Larry and Vickie Shead. Guests were: Craig and Danielle Hermiller of Detroit, Mich., Charles Corporon and Rose Campbell of Pittsburg, and Mary Virginia Shead of Arcadia, Then on Saturday, Dec. 29, another gathering at the Shead farm included Larry and Vickie Shead, Mark, Haley, Katy, and Benjamin Shead, of Fort Scott, Charles Corporon and Rose Campbell of Pittsburg, Ralph and Cindy Shead of Carl Junction, Mo., Matthew and Ashley Shead of Joplin, Erin Shead and Sarah Shead from California, and Mary Virginia Shead of Arcadia.. ...
Holiday and family gatherings abound in the Arcadia area during this special time (12/27/12)
Mae Watt recently enjoyed a family get-together held in the home of Bill and Karen Watt in Napoleon, Mo. The 41 relatives in attendance were: Bruce and Nancy and Ella Watt, James Watt and Abby, Robin and Charlotte, Michael and Elena Watt; Mary Watt and Trinity, Kriss and Ilene Carter, Delton Watt Jr., Aaron and Jenne Edwards and A.J. ...
Shead family member helps with Sandy clean-up (12/19/12)
Clayton Whitson, husband of Maria Shead Whitson, a teacher in Tulsa, Okla., is in New York helping clean up the city after the Hurricane Sandy. He expects to be back home by Christmas. They will spend Christmas holiday with his parents in Wichita, Kan...
Holiday happenings: Santa Claus to visit Arcadia (12/12/12)
Kay Burr from Pittsburg and Kenny Kunstal from the state of Virginia send Merry Christmas greetings to AHS Our Gang. They enjoy reading of the activities of this group throughout the years. Since the Nov. 19 dinner and business meeting of JOY, followed by the monthly church board meeting, JOY has now saved enough Best Choice UPC labels to send in its yearly refund certificate for this year...
Sheads entertain crowds this Thanksgiving (12/05/12)
Seventy-two people gathered at Larry and Vickie Shead's farm to participate in the Thanksgiving holidays. Relatives, friends, friends of friends and college students began arriving on Wednesday, with many staying until Saturday or Sunday. Thursday morning, a number of the guests helped in bringing in the Shead's winter supply of wood, while others moved furniture and set up tables in preparation for the dinner. ...
Thanksgiving dinners enjoyed by all (11/28/12)
Forrest and Ernestine Berkey spent Thanksgiving week with their daughter, Dr. Kelly Ballard and husband Albert and granddaughters Michaela and Hannah in Johnson City, Tenn. Everyone viewed the Speedway of Lights and Christmas display in Bristol, Tenn...
Autumn Leaves senior citizens enjoy noon luncheon (11/21/12)
On Saturday, Dec. 8, from 5-7:30 p.m., come and enjoy a home-cooked meal with all the trimmings -- turkey, dressing, noodles, mashed potatoes and your favorite homemade pies. Please bring a non-perishable food item for the food baskets they are preparing for the needy in the community. ...
Guatemalan missionaries get shook up (11/14/12)
Michael and Chrisi Shead write from their mission in Guatemala they are well and able to help others as the result of the recent earthquake. Things shook for about 30 seconds. Folks left the buildings. They could see parked cars bouncing on their shocks as the earth shook while trees waved in the strong wind. A number of buildings fell as did some homes. Their friends said it was the biggest quake most natives could remember...
'Santa Project' fundraiser deemed a success (11/07/12)
The news concerning the Arcadia post office reads like this: The meeting was to inform the public of the changes coming early in 2013. It will change from eight hours a day to four hours a day -- Monday through Friday. Saturday will still be open one half hour. The projected times the office will be open are Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to noon. Saturday 10-10:30 a.m. Arcadians give thanks the post office will not be permanently closed...
Important meetings coming up (10/16/12)
Autumn Leaves Senior Citizens met on Oct. 8 in their cottage in Arcadia with 19 present for a fine dinner that was blessed by Pastor Charles Cable. President, Lilly Coonrod opened the business meeting with the flag salute and Lord's Prayer. Because of no heat in the building, bingo was canceled for the day. ...
Arcadia class of 1945 mini-reunion (10/11/12)
The Arcadia High School class of 1945 had a very special mini-reunion on Oct. 1. This class had 19 graduates and nine are still alive. Amazingly, eight of the nine live in Southeast Kansas between Redfield and Pittsburg. The other one lives in Michigan...
Missions, retreats and memories (10/10/12)
Open Door Church in Arcadia is inviting folks to hear Jody Dunn tell of her mission work in the Philippine Islands. She will be at the church on Wednesday evening, Oct.19, at 6 p.m. Twenty-nine people from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Okla., representing Agape. Zoe and Rock Wings of three Dorms held a week end retreat at the Shead Farm, rural Garland, Oct. 5-7...
Memories of first sailing experience (10/03/12)
Arcadia Christian Church announces a city wide meeting for the Santa Project to be held Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m. in the parsonage on Oct 7. Look forward to Nov. 3, there will be a pie auction held at the same time a chili and soup supper benefit will be held in Arcadia Community Center downtown for the Bridgewater Santa project...
Former missionaries share good food and fellowship (09/26/12)
Kathy and Dan Cherry hosted a luncheon for her sisters, Diana and John Hartog, Girard; Cindy and Timi Egleston, Kansas City and Brother Larry, Kathy and Aia Russell, Lewisville, Texas. Others also invited were local relatives, Kathy's Aunt Vera and John Parrish, Pittsburg and Cousin, Janet Van Leeuwen, St. Paul, Kan...
Arcadia Autumn Leaves gathers; Sheads host dinner (09/19/12)
Arcadia Autumn Leaves Senior Citizens met on Monday, Sept. 10. The noon carry-in dinner was served to 19 present. Vice President Patty Peterson conducted the business meeting following dinner. Mary V. Shead gave the blessing. Those attending were Jessie and Hardy Dunn, Shirley Garrett, winner of the $25 gift certificate in the drawing provided by Arma Care Center each month...
Arcadia celebrates Old Settlers' festival with a parade (09/12/12)
On Sept. 8, Arcadia celebrated Arcadia's Old Settlers' Festival with a parade that started at 10 a.m. from the ballpark and ended at Main and Nelson streets. Much credit for the parade goes to Ernestine Berkey, who worked hard in arranging the 20-plus vehicles, large and small with many spectators enjoying it all...
Family reunion makes for a Labor Day weekend celebration (09/06/12)
Labor Day weekend beginning Friday night, Aug. 31, the Vickie and Larry Shead family planned to set up camp in their woods for a family reunion. Due to a much-needed rainfall, the outdoor part was canceled, but the reunion proceeded with the whole family gathering, plus a few special friends over the long weekend...
Class reunions, birthdays bring out Arcadians (08/29/12)
Charles Cable, pastor of Arcadia Christian Church attended the Lamar High School Class of 1954's 58th High School Class Reunion on Saturday, Aug. 25 in Lamar, Mo. The Sunday following, the class met at Chicken Annie's for lunch. On Aug. 26, Elizabeth Semple turned 2 years old and celebrated with a party at Pizza Hut in Fort Scott with many friends and family present. Many of the guests were her church family from Arcadia Christian Church where her father is song leader...
Autumn Leaves senior citizens gather in Arcadia (08/22/12)
Allen and Linda Watt are proud to announce that their daughter Mechelle and Jerry Presnell of Wichita made them grandparents to baby boy Ronnie Wayne Presnell. The newborn was baptized on Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012. Congratulations to the proud great-grandmother, Mae Watt of Fort Scott...
Everyone urged to cast their ballot in upcoming fall election (08/15/12)
In Arcadia on election day, Jean Ham was the first person to cast her vote in the Arcadia Community Center. The board consisted of Manager Linda Morris, Patty Peterson and Mary V. Shead. Sixty-one votes were cast with Susie Swezey being the last one in a booth. However, added to Arcadia's credit were 31 advanced votes recorded in Girard. Please make an effort to vote in the forthcoming election in November. Polls will be open in Arcadia from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m...
Community members celebrate wedding anniversaries (08/08/12)
To celebrate John and Vera Parrish's 62nd wedding anniversary, their children Wayne and Christie Parrish and Janet and Mark Vanleeuwen surprised them with a party at McDonald's in Pittsburg. Others present were granddaughter Jenny and Ryan Dugan with Allyson and Karter. Also their McDonald's friends, Ron and Dorothy Heckert, Rich Brill, Karl Gregory and Keith Frankhauser attended. A decorated cake made by Christie was served with sundaes...
Announcements made at Arcadia Christian ChurchD (08/01/12)
Christie and Wayne Parrish and her mother, Mildred Nicoletti, attended the Brunk family reunion on Sunday, July 25. It was held in the Lincoln Center in Pittsburg, Kansas with news about 50 friends and relatives in attendance. The city of Arcadia is asking all to welcome Patrick Dobyns as the new police officer hired by the city council on July 16. He has worked in law enforcement and is also currently an EMT for Allen County. Patrick will be working part-time along with John Austin...
Arcadia residents go on vacation (07/25/12)
Christie and Wayne Parrish, with Jenny, Ryan, Allyson, Karter and Kadin Dugan, went on a cruise to Key West, Fla., Freeport and Nassau. They drove to New Orleans to board the ship, Carnival Conquest, where they spent seven days. The JOY Sunday school class July 16 dinner was held in the Christian church parsonage on Monday night with 11 members present and guests Ernestine Berkey and four children. John and Vera Parrish gave an offering celebrating their 62nd wedding anniversary...
Painting donated to Cato organization (07/18/12)
Barbara Morris painted a picture of the old Arcadia depot and has donated a print to the city. She also painted a picture of the old Cato Bridge for the Cato organization. It is on display at the city hall at this time. Anyone who might like to view the painting before it leaves for another location is welcome to stop at city hall to view it...
Community members gather for fireworks show (07/11/12)
Twenty-seven gathered July 4 in rural Fort Scott at the home of Mark and Haley Shead and Katy and Benjamin for an evening cookout with lots of side dishes and desserts being carried in. Just at dark, fireworks were on display at the neighboring homes in all directions...
Pastor goes on vacation, son fills the pulpit (07/05/12)
Pastor Charles and Willa Cable of Arcadia Christian Church will return to the pulpit on the second Sunday in July after enjoying a three-week vacation traveling with other family members to California. Their son, Bob Cable of Lamar, filled the pulpit on the first Sunday in July and and with 30 others enjoyed the monthly chicken dinner. At opening exercise, special guests Terry and Shawna Moody of Springfield gave their second anniversary offering...
160 alumni gather at Arcadia High School's yearly banquet (06/27/12)
More than 160 alumni members and guests were feted at the Arcadia High School yearly banquet which was held at the Lamplighter Inn and Suites May 2, in Pittsburg, Kan. This was 40 more than attended last year's festivities. The association presented two $l,000 scholarships. One was awarded to Tanner Williams, the grandson of Pat and the late LeRoy Wright. The other was awarded to George Hoener, grandson of Linda and Bob Turner...
Family and friends gathered for Father's Day celebrations (06/20/12)
On Memorial Day, Forrest and Ernestine Berkey with daughter Angela Redd from Pittsburg, enjoyed shopping in Joplin and had dinner at Steak 'n Shake. That evening they had dinner at Angela's home that included daughters Bethany and Kristen Redd and Kristen's friend Nathan Schriener...
Arcadia Christian Church holds Kids Fun Days (06/13/12)
The Arcadia Christian Church treated Arcadia children to Kids Fun Days, June 6-8. Attendance for day one was 13. On day two, 15 were present and on day three, there were 19. Prizes were given each day for the one who invited the most who attended. There was a contest between the boys and girls to see who could bring the most money for the Guatemala Mission Milk Project. The girls won the honor. The total offering was $50 to buy milk for the babies and children at this mission...
Birthday and anniversary celebrated at Arcadia Christian Church (06/06/12)
On June 3, the first Sunday in June, special guests in Arcadia Christian Church were Mae Watt and her two sons, Bill and Delton Watt Jr. from the Kansas City area. To celebrate Mae's 88th birthday, she gave her offering. Wayne and Christie Parrish gave for their 38th wedding anniversary. ...
G.W. and Portteus Corporon reunion held (05/31/12)
The G.W. and Portteus Corporon reunion was held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 25-27, at the Lamplighter Inn at Pittsburg, Kan. A total of 57 relatives with a few close friends attended the event. On Friday, four of the Corporons who graduated from Arcadia High School, each with a spouse or friend, attended the alumni banquet that night in the ballroom of the same inn...
Newcomers welcomed at Joy Sunday school (05/22/12)
The Joy Sunday school class in Arcadia Christian Church welcomed newcomers Debbie and Jeff Convirs from Arma on May 20. They have the bookstore "Hole in the Wall" in Arma. That same Sunday, Clay Carrington led the singing a capella and gave the announcements and prayer from the printed list in the absence of Stuart Semple...
It's the time of year to honor matriarchs (05/16/12)
To honor Helen Sisney on Mother's Day, her daughter Sherry Sisney, Courtney Sisney , Jeff Sisney and Mrs. Chris Payne and two little sons enjoyed dinner on Sunday at the Rocking K in Cockerill, Kan. The children of Earl and Marilyn Williams will honor the 60th wedding anniversary of their parents with an open reception from 2 to 4 p.m. ...
Former Arcadians gather at a family reunion (05/15/12)
An interesting get-together of former Arcadians was told to me by my brother Jack Corporon, New York, of a family reunion held in Austin, Texas. Bill Turner, a retired lawyer from Kansas City, now living in California, was invited to attend a reunion with his sister Melba Lee and Jackie Burge from Kansas...
Fifth and sixth graders perform Civil War reenactment (04/26/12)
The fifth and sixth grade classes at Fort Scott Christian Heights participated in a l865 reenactment during their study of the Civil War. Students spent Tuesday at the farm of their teacher, Mrs. Shead. After a day of preparing for the dinner, the students wrote a realistic scenario for their parents to act out, using terms and names they learned in their Civil War study. Then they dressed in costumes of that era...
Autumn Leaves Senior Citizens enjoy dinner (04/18/12)
While Larry Shead with family, Mr. and Mrs. Mark Shead, Katy and Benjamin of Fort Scott, were attending the "2012 All Hit 103.9 FM Home, Sport, Farm and Garden Show" held at the FSCC Arnold Arena on April 13-14, they met with Mae Watt as she was checking out the vendor booths. They also visited with a cousin, Beth Murphy, daughter of Andy Corporon, who was working a booth for Heartland Propane of Girard...
Arcadia sees busy Easter season (04/11/12)
Jerry James of rural Arcadia recently celebrated his March birthday at Chicken Annie's in Girard. Family members joining Jerry and his wife Marilyn were the daughters and families: Melissa, Aaron, Kenzie; Alex and Maddie Coester; Julye, Josh and Jaxston Smith...
Arcadia church hosts special service (04/04/12)
Palm Sunday at Arcadia Christian Church was a special service this year in that a newcomer Trent Gingery, a 15-year old eighth-grade student at Northeast High School from Arcadia, sang a special number that morning. At sermon time, Pastor Charles Cable's scripture was delivered by song as he sang from the Book of Psalms...
Ladies Retreat scheduled this weekend (03/28/12)
All ladies interested in the Arcadia Christian Church Ladies Retreat will be welcome to breakfast served at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 31, in the bungalow. Special music will be provided by Patty McCullough. Kristin Girard, of Joplin, will be the special speaker. ...
Cables celebrate 50 years (03/21/12)
On Sunday, March 4, Charles and Willa Cable celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a special church service provided by several family members at the Arcadia Christian Church, where they are the pastors. Lloyd Houk, guest pianist, provided all the music for congregational singing and special music...
JOY class of 1956 celebrates beginning, accomplishments (03/14/12)
On Friday evening March 9, the JOY Sunday School class celebrated their 56th anniversary with a buffet dinner at Chicken Mary's in Yale. Wayne and Christie Parrish were in charge of the preparation of decorations and dessert. Balloons were tied to pretty plastic bags of colored candies. Little plastic pots with tiny animals waving in the breeze, beside bright colored napkins. Nineteen attended and enjoyed a fine evening...
Annual JOY class birthday dinner scheduled for March 9 (03/07/12)
Sunday, March 4, was a very fine day in connection with the Arcadia Christian Church in JOY class. Special guests were Nancy and Lloyd Houk, Margaret Jackman and Cheryl Wallis from Moran and Terry Gartner from Arcadia who were present to the delight of members and teacher, Gary Peterson...
Reunions enjoyed in Arcadia (02/28/12)
On the last Sunday, birthday offerings were given by Gary Peterson and Clay Carrington gave to honor his great-grandmother Lorene Gibson. The congregation responded with the Birthday Song in Arcadia Christian Church. The pastor's solo was entitled "Jesus has lifted me."...
USD 246 school meeting approaching (02/22/12)
A longtime attendee of Arcadia Christian Church, Carol Brooks of Englevale, died peacefully at l2:15 a.m., Feb. 18. She returned home from hospital care the preceding evening and was surrounded by three of her sons, two daughter-in-laws, two granddaughters, a friend and an honorary nephew who loved her. Our sympathy to family...
New York visitors, Arcadia festival meetings (02/14/12)
Michael and Chrisi Shead sent word to their local relatives from their mission in Guatemala that their mother, Vickie Shead of Garland, will be 60 years old on Monday, March 13. Congratulations. Sunday morning, Feb. 12, birthday offerings were given by Pastor Charles Cable who said he is not growing older, and to prove it he sang a solo entitled "Each Step I Take" before he went from the piano to the pulpit for sermon time...
Arcadia Christian Church has special speaker (02/08/12)
The Arcadia Christian Church had a special guest speaker on Sunday, Feb. 5, with a chicken dinner following. Forty attended church and 29 were at the noon hour. Ralph Shead was the speaker, assisted by his wife Lucenda Shead, representing LATM of Joplin...
Arcadia Post Office announces two positions available (02/01/12)
On Jan. 22, members of the Kalm family celebrated Hurl and Nellie Kalm's 76th anniversary. Nellie's 93rd birthday celebration was also on the same day. The event was held in the Community Christian Church where the family gathered to celebrate. A "Financial A-fair" has been announced by Gary Peterson for an Arcadia Festival Oct. 8. Meetings are on the first Wednesday of each month for anyone who would like to help. Call Gary at (620) 638-4726 or (620) 632-4718...
Arcadia High School team in the news -- from 100 years ago (01/25/12)
Sunday Morning, Jan. 22, Clay Carrington was a good substitute for opening the morning Arcadia Christian Church services by reading the announcements, praying for the sick list and leading the singing. Little Bob Younge gave her birthday offering for her seventh year. She was happy to be there with her grandmother Leora Younge. Pastor Cable sang a solo, "Each Step I Take" before sermon time. The sermon was entitled "Jesus' Perfect Peace."...
At 101, former AHS teacher doing well (01/18/12)
Clay Carrington has returned from South Carolina after visiting relatives including his dad and family during the Christmas holiday. His hosts were Kenneth and Donna Carrington, Donna Kay Bowling and son Landyon and the Foster sisters, Crystal and Tiffany...
Visits, Polar Plunge, National Pie Day in Arcadia news (01/11/12)
On Friday, Julie Watt and her friend Nicole Johnson from Woodstock, Conn., along with Julie's dad, Tom Watt, and her uncles, Bill and Delton Watt, visited Mae Watt and took her to lunch at the Nu Grille in Fort Scott. Julie and Nichole spent a few days visiting with Tom and Phyllis Watt in Lee's Summitt, Mo., and with Carla and Duane Bowers in Liberty, Mo. Many of the Watt family members spent Saturday evening at Tom's home visiting with the ladies from Connecticut...
Family gathers at Shead home for Christmas (01/05/12)
Carole Garrison had a fine time with her family when she went with her son and wife, Gary and Nancy Golladay, Joplin; their son, Larry Golladay of China to FortWorth, Texas, where they spent the Christmas holiday in the home of her granddaughter Angela and John Lane and family...
Christmas services well attended (12/28/11)
The Christmas Eve Communion service was well attended this week at the Arcadia Open Door Mission. Pastor Roy Widmar led the singing of Christmas songs and prayer time. He then spoke of the true meaning of Christmas after Linda Bridgewater sang a solo. Two couples then held the bread and Communion trays, and the congregation went forward to partake at the same time. All were invited to attend Christmas Sunday morning services in Arcadia Christian Church...
Christmas season busy with brunches, visits, programs (12/21/11)
Arcadia friends were happy to hear from Emory and Betty Briggs who live in Nowata, Okla. At Thanksgiving time they entertained both Betty's family and Emory's family and are making plans for a similar Christmas holiday dinner. The Sunday before Christmas, Willa Cable, Patty Peterson and Mary V. ...
Our Gang donates two bikes for Arcadia youth (12/14/11)
Tina and Paul VanKirk drove to Kansas City Airport before Thanksgiving to meet her brother Curt Holland. He came to help their dad, Howard Holland, rural Garland, close half the deck and go deer hunting. After two days of working hard and not a deer to be seen, the group, along with grandmother Ruth Holland, went to Nashville for a family Thanksgiving dinner and late night shopping...
Social events abound for Arcadians (12/06/11)
Twenty-four graduates and friends of AHS Our Gang gathered in Arcadia Community Center on Saturday evening, Dec. 3, for an early winter meeting to enjoy the potluck dinner and fellowship time. Anyone who attended the Arcadia schools is welcome to join their friends at these gatherings...
Thanksgiving weekend time for reunions with family (11/30/11)
Lynetta Fisher was pleased to hear the birthday song dedicated to her Sunday morning as she gave her offering. Among those present were her brothers Zack and Nick Younge in Arcadia Christian Church. Walter and Donnette Parrish came from Houston, Texas, to visit his parents, John and Vera Parrish, in Pittsburg and other family relatives for the Thanksgiving holiday...
Open Door Mission, Christian Church to host holiday dinner (11/23/11)
Kay Kauble Burr, formerly of Arcadia and my neighbor for many years, sent me a fine article entitled "Where to go during an earthquake." I have a learned a lot from reading this, and thank her for her thoughtfulness in sending it to me. Another former Arcadian, though rural and attended Arcadia schools and a member of this church, has put together a spiral book all about "The Arcadia Christian Church" from the beginning to the present. ...
JOY class members thank church board president (11/16/11)
Clay Carrigton attended the wedding of his brother Joseph Darel Plotner to Cassandra Marie Blanchard on Nov. 11, in Galena, Kan. A reception was held immdiately following the wedding in the fellowship hall. Gael and Dave Martin of Spring Hill, Kan., visited her aunt, Mary V. ...
New meeting dates announced for 'Our Gang' (11/09/11)
Correction: My apology to Rebekah Moyers of Fort Scott who is a student in Ozark Christian College in Joplin, not the dorm mom. The dorm mom is Judy Kakac, who visited her son in California while Ralph and Cindy Shead served in her place in Dennis Hall...
Annual Craw-Kan Telephone meeting attended by Arcadians (11/01/11)
Mae Watt was very busy last week entertaining relatives in her home. They included sons Delton Jr. and Bill Watt who spent three days with her. Others were Bob and Linda Roweth, Eddie and Yvonne Gazaway and Doug and Sandy Nuzum. She enjoyed the food and music at the Fort Scott Fall Festival, and on Sunday friends took her to Liberal, Mo., to hear the Missourians sing...
Fall perfect time for wiener roasts, Halloween parties (10/26/11)
On Saturday afternoon, Oct. 22, a birthday party was held at the Shead Farm, rural Garland, to honor Cademon Ray, 4, the grandson of Larry and Vickie Shead. Special guests for the weekend from Tulsa were Mondo and Leeca Jenkins and three children, Roman, Paislee and Tyson. ...
Church to host evening of fellowship (10/19/11)
The weekend of Oct. 8, Janet and Mark Vanleeuwen treated her parents, Vera and John Parrish with a trip to Branson, Mo., where they attended several shows, incudinng The Legends, Norma Jean's Cowboy Church, Cassandre, Voice of an Angel Show and the Texas Tenors. They also enjoyed a new show entitled The Shrine of the Holy Spirit...
Cato preparing for event (10/12/11)
The Arcadia Christian Church invites friends to the Community Wiener Roast on Friday night, Oct. 21, 6 p.m. in the church yard. Wieners and buns will be provided. Everyone should bring a side dish or dessert. There will be a hayride and singing. Come and enjoy fun, food and fellowship...
AHS class of '45 gathers, shares memories (10/05/11)
The Arcadia High School class of l945 was unique in many ways, but especially because it was the World War II class. In December of l941, the United States was attacked at Pearl Harbor. In August of l945, two atomic bombs ended the war. In those four years, the class endured gas rationing, sugar shortages, no tires for their parents' cars, deaths of older former students and other deprivations...
Postal service faces questions from Arcadia residents (09/28/11)
The Morning Sun has announced there will be no more delivery service, but Arcadia folks will receive the daily newspaper via the postal service. It is hoped that this will influence the government to help us keep the Arcadia Post Office. The night the district manager of the post office held a meeting in Arcadia and over 80 patrons attended the session and asked questions...
Youth hold retreat at Shead farm (09/21/11)
Maxine James with Debbie and Terry Vanderpool spent Labor Day weekend in Branson visiting with Jerry and Marilyn James, who were camping at Fall Creek Resort in their fifth wheel camper trailer. Maxine's grandchildren and great-grandchildren joined the family on Saturday. They enjoyed a Mexican dinner that Marilyn prepared for everyone that day...
Air show provides excitement for Arcadia residents (09/14/11)
On Sept. 10, Billy Joe Bridgewater and Mandy Marie Heinrich were united in marrriage in the Arcadia Christian Church. Father of the groom William David Bridgewater officiated. A reception was held in the bungalow following the ceremony. Best wishes to the couple...
Rodich honored with surprise dinner (09/07/11)
The Sunset Manor of Frontenac was the scene of a reunion of sorts on Aug. 30. The fete was a surprise dinner arranged by Kathleen Brown-Secora. Present were several guests with ties to Arcadia High School. Marie Kunstel Rodich, the guest of honor, is a l945 graduate of the high school and was the valedictorian of her class. ...
Good turnout for AHS Our Gang gathering) (08/31/11)
Mae Watt was pleased to be able to attend a Sunday singing service by a choir from Cherry Grove Baptist Church where she was greeted by two of her longtime friends, Perry Dobbins and Doylene Shoemaker. Charity and Sam Jackson along with Daniel and Grace of Deerfield, Mo., were Aug. 28 Sunday dinner guests in the home of Larry and Vickie Shead, rural Garland. Others present were Mark, Haley, Katy and Benjamin Shead of Fort Scott...
People thanked for work on parsonage and library (08/24/11)
JOY Sunday School class meeting was held on Monday evening, Aug. 15, in the Christian Church parsonage for a fine carry-in dinner and business meeting. Special thanks was given to Christie and Wayne Parrish, Vera Parrish, Karen Jerkins and Patty Peterson for the work they did to brighten the kitchen. Pastor Charles and Willa Cable, who occupy the home part time and host church gatherings there for both young and old, were proud to show the new look...
Evangelist Mason performs to celebrate his birthday (08/17/11)
Delton Watt Jr. hosted a men's conference for the Faith Family Church at his farm home in Fayette, Mo. Barbecued meat with trimmings was served. The 40 men attending enjoyed activities such as a golf chipping contest, washer pitching and fishing. Delton and his brother, Bill Watt from Napoleon, Mo., visited their mother, Mae Watt, for three days this past week...
Reunion brings back memories (08/10/11)
A Sunday afternoon call from a former Arcadian, Weymouth Jones Filkins, was a happy surprise. She had recently read about the Fowler family reunion that was printed in the Mulberry News. It brought back good memories of days gone by, so she wanted to talk about it. She spoke about days when she lived with her family on the hill in what we folks call Arkansas -- meaning south of the railroad tracks...
Sundays packed with events and special speakers (08/03/11)
In honor of the 61st wedding anniversary of John and Vera Parrish, their family gathered at the Lodge Restaurant in St. Paul, Kan. Those present were Wayne and Christie Parrish, Jenny and Ryan; Allyson and Karter Dugan; Janet and Mark Vanleeuwen. Christie presented the couple with a beautiful, homemade, decorated cake that was served in their honor. On Sunday, the couple gave their anniversary offering as the congregation sang the anniversary song in Arcadia Christian Church...
Vacation Bible School to begin Aug. 8 (07/27/11)
The Arcadia Christian Church will join the Oskaloosa Baptist Church on Aug. 8-12 for Vacation Bible School. All children are welcome to attend. Guest minister on July 24 in the Christian Church was Bob Cable from Lamar, a former pastor a few years ago...
Vacation Bible School, Kid's Day, Bible Study dates set (07/20/11)
Autumn Leaves Senior Citizens held their July 11 meeting in the new home of David and Carol Bridgewater, a home that many of us remember as the Sheffield School House. All were pleased to see what a fine looking country home they have created. The men grilled the hot dogs that were served with the carry-in food. Corn-on-the-cob was a favorite of many...
Arcadians celebrate July 4th and enjoy summer trips (07/13/11)
Maxine James and family recently returned home from vacationing a week in St. Pete Beach, Fla. Family members were Jerry and Marilyn James of rural Arcadia, Melissa and Aaron Coester with children Kenzie, Alex and Maddie, Julye and Josh Smith with baby Jaxton, all of rural Girard. Debbie, Terry and Sarah Vanderpool of Frontenac were also there. Everyone enjoyed the amenities of Sirata Beach Resort...
Youth learn to make bird houses at Kids Fun Day (07/06/11)
Sunday, July 3, was a fine day for those attending Arcadia Christian Church where Sam Truesdell and Ryan Clark from the armed forces were in attendance. Birthday offering was given by Jenny Dugan and an anniversary offering was given to honor Mick and Jody Bryant...
Joplin tornado survivors safe at home (06/29/11)
On the weekend of June 24, Mae Watt enjoyed all four of her sons, Delton Jr., Bill, Tom and Allen Watt, as they gathered around her dinner table and spent Friday overnight in her home. On Mother's Day, Rose Campbell, among all other ladies, was given a potted plant as she was leaving Arcadia Christian Church. ...
Father's Day celebrated in different ways (06/22/11)
Autumn Leaves Senior Citizens met in Arcadia Community Center on Monday, June 13, with 21 present for the fine dinner and business meeting. Beth Popejoy, administrator, Megan Harris, coordinator, and Janice Mayfield, activity director, all from Arma Care Center, took blood pressure readings before they joined members at dinner time. Others are welcome to come for the readings. Club members are thankful for this extra activity so freely given each month...
Arcadia Christian Church sponsors first Kid's Day (06/15/11)
The first Kid's Day on June 6 in Arcadia Christian Church was well attended by both children and teachers. The lesson subject was Joseph. Dream catchers were made along with handprints of each child. A luncheon, prepared by David and Carole Bridgewater, was served at the noon hour...
Cookouts, banquet, mark holiday (06/08/11)
During the last week of May, grandson Drew Carpenter stayed with Jack and Mary Lee Payne and helped paint their LP gas tank and wash down their north garage. Drew did a lot of hard work and was a great help. He was grandpa's guest at Kiwanis Club on Thursday and then played golf at Four Oaks in Pittsburg. That evening they enjoyed a steak fry with his mother Amy and brother Lane Carpenter who joined the family...
Church donates $50 to missionary team (06/02/11)
The JOY Sunday School class met on May 16, for their monthly dinner and business meeting. Charles and Willa Cable were hosts in the Christian Church parsonage. It was voted to send $50 to the missionary team in Bosnia this month. President Patty Peterson presided at the meeting. ...
Community readies for gospel music, alumni banquet (05/25/11)
A good crowd attended Christain Church on May 22 despite poor weather reports. Later that afternoon Joplin, Mo., was devestated. Song leader Stuart Semple honored his mother by giving a birthday offering. Following the sermon, Pastor Cable introduced a new member, Kyle Whetzel from Englevale, who was baptized on Friday evening in the church...
Family honors Widmar with graduation celebration (05/18/11)
Aaron Widmar, son of Mr. and Ms. Roy Widmar, pastors of Arcadia Open Door Mission, was honored with an lawn party at their home near Arma after his graduation from Pittsburg State University on Saturday. Susan Cherry of Olathe, Kan., a longtime friend, was one of the out-of-town guests. Congratulations to Aaron...
Mothers treated to afternoon tea (05/11/11)
Former Arcadia Christian Church pastor's wife Susan Casey and friend Jill England, both from Joplin, visited Mary V. Shead as they were on their way to Caney where Susan was to speak that evening at the ladies annual dinnner on May 2. Both ladies are graduates of Ozark Christian College...
Families visit on Easter, May Day (05/04/11)
Scott Ball, Arcadia, was recently pictured in the Pittsburg Morning Sun as one of the weightlifters who competed in the Special Olympics Regional Competition in Pittsburg. He also carried the torch and lit the flame to start the day's activity. JOY Sunday School class held its April l8 meeting with eight present for the dinner meeting. ...
Easter gatherings provide fellowship and food (04/26/11)
Easter Sunday morning, April 24, 2011, a fine variety of home-cooked food was prepared and served by the best men and lady cooks from Oskaloosa Baptist Church, Open Door Mission and Arcadia Christian Church in the bungalow. JOY Sunday School teacher Gary Peterson estimated that 70 people enjoyed the food and fellowship. ...
Forrest Berkey honored (04/19/11)
Mae Watt's great-grandson of Liberty, Mo., plays baseball for Liberty Bombers. His team won the Blue Valley Midwest Regional tournament. Dawson is a pitcher for the team and also plays the outfield. Angela Redd and daughters Kristen and Bethany, Pittsburg, had a dinner to honor Forrest Berkey on his 68th birthday. ...
Columnist recognized for being oldest poll worker on election day in Crawford County (04/13/11)
This news reporter gives thanks for the attention received after my picture and the announcement that I was the oldest poll worker -- age 92 -- serving in Crawford County this month. William Klusener brought photographer Sean Steffen of the Morning Sun who took photos while Nikki Patrick did interviews at the Arcadia Community Center that day...
First April thunderstorm takes down electric poles (04/05/11)
On the first Sunday night in April, a heavy thunderstorm took down electric poles south of Garland. From 11 p.m. that night, there was no electricity in the area of the large iron bridge. Men were at work before daylight on Monday morning. Thirty men, ladies and children attended the first Sunday in April Christian Church dinner this week. ...
Ladies' Retreat held in Arcadia draws 32 women (03/31/11)
The Ladies' Retreat held in Arcadia Christian Church on Saturday, March 26, was a great success in that, in spite of heavy rain at the hour that breakfast was served, many had already gathered. A total of 32 ladies and two men were present for the day...
Annual Ladies Retreat in Arcadia March 26 (03/09/11)
Twenty-four people enjoyed the First Sunday of March Church dinner this week in Arcadia Christian Church. We were glad to welcome back Taylor Trammel and Bridgett Schmitz to class and dinner. Mark and Janet Vanleeuwen from St. Paul were church and dinner guests. ...
Friends celebrate birthday (03/01/11)
On Feb. 24 for her 91st birthday, Bill Dobbins, formerly of Arcadia, now living in Frontenac, was the host for a surprise birthday party for former Arcadia home economics and business teacher, Rose Shular Campbell. A guest was Chuck Corporon, also formerly from Arcadia now living in Pittsburg...
Valentine's Day celebrations (02/22/11)
John and Harriett Corporon, Brooklyn, N.Y., were in Lawrence recently where Jack attended a meeting of the board of the William Allen White School of Journalism. At this meeting, the board announced the granting of scholarships to 10 college journalism students. Jack has served on this board for many years...
Former Arcadia residents remembered by others (01/31/11)
Tom and Phyllis Watt of Lee's Summit, Mo., recently attended the International Fancy Food Show in San Francisco, Calif. This was a business trip for Retail Services Inc. to meet with current manufacturers that represent their Specialty Foods Department and to meet with new manufacturers. ...
Recent Arcadia news (01/25/11)
Friends are sorry to hear of the death of Webb Odle, 84, of rural Arcadia. He died at his home on Thursday, Jan. 20. He was a pipeline welder and a paratrooper at the Panama Canal. His wife, Lois Odle died April 19, 2008. He is survived by his son, J.D. Odle and a granddaughter, Nellie Odle Lamon and husband Jason of Girard. Bedene Funeral Home was in charge. No service was held following cremation...
Mary V. Shead
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