Arcadia Old Settler's Day plans for Sept. 10, 11, 12 are as follows:
Friday, Sept. 10
Softball games at the Arcadia Ballpark. There will be hot dogs, hamburgers and soft drinks for the public to purchase at the ball games. Also planned for Friday evening is an ice cream freeze off. Those wanting to participate are asked to bring their favorite flavor of ice cream already frozen and ready to be judged. Judging will start at 7 p.m.at the ball park. The ice cream can be purchased by the dish by the public after judging.All profits from the ice cream will go to the Old Settlers Day fund for next year. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy a night at the ball park!
Saturday, Sept. 11
The Petting Zoo will start at 9 a.m. and continue throughout the day. Parade is at 10 a.m. Those participating in the parade are asked to begin lining up between 9:15 and 9:30 a.m. on William Street near the ballpark.
There will be an Ugly Truck Contest. Participants are asked to be in the parade. You can drive, pull or push your Ugly Truck in the parade! Judging will be after the parade. Horseshoes will follow the parade at 11 a.m. Via Christi Wellness will have a booth at the Community Center from 10 a.m.-12 noon. Kids games will start at 11 a.m. and continue throughout the day. Besides games, there will be inflatables plus face painting and other activities. At noon the Arcadia Fire Deptartment will serve hamburgers and hot dogs at the Fire Dept. From l-4 p.m. Open Door Mission will serve free beans and cornbread at Community Center. Various other food vendors will be present and selling food and soft drinks throughout the day. Arcadia's own Bearcat Cafe will also be serving breakfast. Between 1 p.m.-1:30 p.m. the EagleMed Helicopter will be landing in the ballpark for viewing. Bingo will start at 2 p.m. followed by the cake walk at 3 p.m. The Old Settlers Committee is asking for donations of cakes, pies or brownies for the cake walk. If you have cakewalk donations please contact one of the committee members or leave your donations at the Community Center by Saturday at noon. Singing and talent contest will be from 4-9 p.m. The Crusaders from Joplin will sing inside Community Center at 6 p.m. Other entertainment will be on the outdoor stage.
Communty Church Services will be held in the City Park at 10:30 am. Pleae bring your lawn chairs and come worship together as a community. At noon there will be community pot luck dinner at the center. All are welcome to attend. Anyone seeking information about the festival is encouraged to call any of the committee members: Chris Bearden at (417) 843-5617, Bonnie Hines at (620) 638-4785, Sam Haskew at (620) 638-4218, Patty Peterson at (620) 638-4726, Steve Lechliter at (620) 638-4482, Calvin and Janelle Bunny at (417) 347-4607, or Willa Cable at (620) 638-4429.
Other Arcadia news included:
Tracey and Chris Brumback, who were celebrating their first wedding anniversary, were guests in Arcadia Christian Church and attended the first Sunday of the month dinner with her parents and family, Mr. and Mrs. Steve Lickliter. Twenty -two were present to offer them congratulations. Present also for the dinner were baby Katherine with her parents, Stuart and Ashley Semple.
Bill Dobbins, formerly of Arcadia, who is now living in Frontenac, was on the prayer list for a fall he took in his home. Judy Rawlings has returned home after a short stay in the hospital.
On Saturday, Aug. 28, Mae Watt had a very enjoyable day with son Allen and Linda Watt. They went for a drive and had an ice cream treat. On Sunday, they enjoyed the fine weather while having a picnic in Gunn Park in Fort Scott. Their son, Douglas Watt, called Mae on Sunday in celebration of his own birthday. Another son, Delton Watt Jr,. spent Thursday and Friday, Aug. 26-27 visiting Mae. Sept. 1, Tom Watt and a co-worker spent several days in Arkansas attending a business meeting.
Bill and Dorothy Pettibon of Deerfield, Mo., celebrated their 60th Anniversary on Saturday, Sept. 3. Their daughter is Perrny Montee of rural Arcadia.
We are sorry to learn of the death of David Schutze, 73, of Nevada, Mo. He was married Sept. 2, 1961 in Arcadia to Dorothy M. Prettyman, sister to Bob Prettyman, rural Arcadia.
Congratulations to Leon and Shirley (Leist) Culbertson who celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Sept. 3, in Fort Scott. They were married in l950. Shirley graduated from Arcadia High School in 1949 while living in Arcadia with her parents, Bill and Emma Leist.
Saturday, Sept. 4, Charles Corporon and former Arcadia teacher Rose Shular Campbell, both of Pittsburg, took his sister, Mary V. Shead, to the farm to pick up Larry and Vickie Shead.
They took Mrs. Shead to visit Haley and Mark and Benjamin Shead while Katy Shead went with the adults to the football game played by Fort Scott Community College that afternoon. Saturday evening they enjoyed dinner back at the farm.
The next Cato Tour is planned for Oct. 3 and will include a presentation at the school house. Anyone needing additional information may e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org