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AHS Our Gang dinner has 14 in attendance

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The first Sunday in October, five young ladies sang a special number in Arcadia Christian Church before sermon time. They were Cheyenne Mellon, Josie Bryant, Bridgette Schmitz, Taylor Trammell and Stephanie Lickliter.

At the noon hour, 30 attended the monthly dinner. Special guests were newlyweds Matt and Steffanie Stevens, newcomers to town. She is the granddaughter of Marsh Harris. Matt is attending the John Deere school in Pittsburg and Stephanie works in Lamar, Mo.

Also, Janet and Mark Vanleeuwen from St. Paul, Kan., with her parents John and Vera Parrish.

Two birthday cakes were presented to Josie Bryant for her special occasion. A very tiny special guest with her parents, Stuart and Ashley Semple was baby Katherine. All are welcome back each week.

Willa Cable just returned from a trip to Colorado and New Mexico. She drove for some neighbors from Redfield, Kan. Willa is launching her business Driving Miss Daisy where she drives people who don't want to drive in big cities nor busy interstates or do not drive away from their familiar towns.

The trip took them through Colorado Springs where they visited Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods and Air Force Academy. They drove south to Pueblo and Royal Gorge near Canon City to Salida and up into the mountains into the Ghost Town of St. Elmo where they viewed the fall colors of the Rocky Mountains.

The trip took then across Monarch Pass to Gunnison, Colo. Into New Mexico they saw the towns of Farmington, Taos and Clayton, spending hours touring the Indian ruins and enjoying beautiful fall colors of the Aspen groves and wild flowers. The trip took them home through Oklahoma back to Kansas, a total of 2,257 miles.

Dr. Garry Turner, 56, son of Bill Turner, who grew up in Arcadia, died last week in Los Angeles. Garry most recently had practiced medicine in California and earlier in Missouri. Garry's great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Alva Turner for many years operated a bed and breakfast in Arcadia which served passengers and crew members of the Frisco Railroad in the days when passenger trains stopped in Arcadia. Garry's mother, Kate died earlier this year of a rare nerve disease. In addition to his dad, Garry is survived by his wife Sara and his sister, Stacy, an actress in Los Angeles. Bill, a l948 graduate of Arcadia High School, was a prominent Kansas City attorney and lived in Independence, Mo., before retiring in Los Angeles.

Pat and Cathy Allen of Arcadia attended the Christians on Campus from Fort Scott Community College Cookout that was held on Thursday evening last week in the yard of the sponsor's farm home, Larry and Vickie Shead. Pat is a former computer tech student.

Virginia Smith reported 14 attended the Sept. 25 AHS Our Gang dinner meeting held in Arcadia Community Center. A list was read of several graduates who have been ill, now showing improvement. The Oct. 23 meeting will be a pot luck supper again held in the Arcadia Center. Many members of this group were sad to hear of the death of their former music teacher, Richard "Dick" Steele on Oct. 2. His funeral will be held at 2 p.m., Pittsburg Church of Christ, Oct. 6.

Mark Shead celebrated his 35th birthday on his patio in Fort Scott on Wednesday evening, Sept. 29. A 6 p.m. dinner was served to his family members including Larry and Vickie Shead, Cayla Probst, Mary V. Shead and family of the home Haley, Katy and Benjamin Shead. The birthday song was sang before dessert of peanut butter cake with ice cream and chocolate topping was served.

Mary V. Shead
Arcadia Area News