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Cato School Tour set for Saturday, Oct. 23

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Lou and Betty Dehn took their twin grandsons, Lance and Landon Long of Marshall, Mo., to visit their great -grandparents, Earl and Ollie Hill in Versailles, Mo. The elder couple celebrated their 54th Wedding Anniverary on the first of September.

In the 1935 news column via Nell Dikeman, The Fort Scott Tribune, the lucky winner of the $40 drawing 75 years ago was Ward Lakin, a former resident of Arcadia. This was awarded in the Liberty Theater in Fort Scott.

Ava Mae Adams recently attended Bill Reed's funeral held in Cheney Witt Fort Scott Funeral Home and that evening enjoyed the gathering in the remodeled Cato School on Tuesday, Aug. 24.

One of the announcements made in Arcadia Christian Church on Sunday, Sept. 5 was the first anniversary of Tracey and Chris Brumback's marriage. They received greetings from congregation. Tracey is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Lickliter, Arcadia residents.

A bicycle race was held in Arcadia's Powell Park on Saturday, Sept. 4. On Sunday, Sept. 12, the same park was filled with more than 75 people who attended the 10:30 a.m. to Noon Unity Church services organized by the Old Settler's Festival Committee. The speakers for the day were pastors of the three churches involved including Charles Cable, Arcadia Christian Church; Roy Widmar, Open Door Mission; Chris Bearden, Oskaloosa Freewill Baptist Church.

Following the dismissal, all were invited to the carry-in dinner held in Arcadia Community Center. It was full house that afternoon with lots of fine food. In the park, music was in charge of Janelle Bunny and her group who led the congregation in singing. The children helped pass out and collect the song books.

Rose Shular Campbell, Pittsburg, former graduate and later Home Ec and Commerce Teacher in Arcadia High School, enjoyed renewing old acquaintances when she attended the Old Settler's Festival on Saturday and visited with old time friends. She enjoyed the school pictures on the walls of the community center and especially liked playing Bingo that followed the beans and cornbread dinner served to all by the Open Door Mission.

On Tuesday, Sept. 14, Eric Baldonado, Mercy Rehab Program Director, gave an educational presentation to help seniors learn tips of way to prevent falls and painful problems associated with falls. Lunch was provided. Guests were invited to attend. This was held in Presbyterian Village, Fort Scott.

Remember the next Cato Tour will be held Saturday, Oct. 23, at 9:30 a.m. Come join us for a day of fun and history. You'll learn about the history of the oldest community in Crawford County, Kan., and get to hear some old-fashioned music. You will see the new walls and restored stage-coach bridge. Hay rack rides to area cemeteries and a wiener roast (bring your own).

Arcadia, Oskaloosa and Liberal folks are sorry to learn of the death of Bob Turner, 81, whose funeral and burial were held in Great Bend, Kan., on Sept. 4. He was the member of First Christian Church in Great Bend. He was a prisoner of war during the Korean Conflict. He earned the Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster and a Prisoner of War medal. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Turner. His brothers were Jack, Jim, Charles, Carl, Bill. He has a sister, Doris Whithorn. His Arcadia cousins are Helen Sisney and Lilly Coonrod. Bob was at one time, an employee of Shead's Service.

Mary V. Shead
Arcadia Area News