As Mary V. Shead attended the funeral of Richard Steele in Pittsburg with her sons, Larry and Ralph Shead, they met many old time friends from their high school days. Many were former music students of Mr. Steele when he was teaching in Arcadia High School. Among the ones we saw were George and Dorothy Quier, from Joplin; Mitchell Miles, Lamar, Joyce Gabel Niebrugge, Louisburg; Jack and Mary Lee Payne, Charles Corporon and three of the Pallbearers, Kyle and Neal Smith and Ken Johnson.
Later that evening, while attending Voices of Glory in the Fort Scott Community College Danny and Willa Ellis Family Finer Arts Center, Larry, Vickie and Katy Shead and his mother met Karen and Ron Billiard and Mae Watt.
The second Sunday of October, Pastor Cable entitled his sermon "Is your Religion Super Natural or Superficial?"
Cheynne Mellon, Josie Bryant and Bridgett Schmitz joined with Stuart Semple and Clay Carrington in leading the singing and at assisted at Communion time. Birthday greetings were extended to Stuart. Pastor Cable announced that the free will offering taken for the Gideons on a past Sunday amounted to $55. The video that Sunday was presented by Richard Wood of Pittsburg.
Announcements made are for JOY Class monthly dinner meeting will be held in the Parsonage on Oct. 18. The men will grill the meat that evening. The Ladies' Class No. 10 meeting will be Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 20.
Lou and Betty Dehn met Cal and Judy Swickard in Branson, Mo., recently to attend a show at the Mansion, shopping and viewing the sites of interest, especially the fire and water display on The Landing. Swickard is a former Pastor of Arcadia Christian Church.
Recently, Tom Watt and his friend Jack Jacobs stopped by to visit Mae Watt as they were on their way to Tulsa, Okla. Her grandson Douglas was happy to phone Mae that on his birthday his dad, Allen and Linda Watt, took him out for steak dinner in Wichita.
Walter Foulk recently underwent hip replacement at Fort Scott's Mercy Hospital and now is in Rehab. Pastor Charles Cable says he is doing very well.
Weekend guests at the Shead farm were Suhasini Kallabandi, Krishnam Raju Kosuru and Suidha Sammanth from India, and Pravin Wagley from Nepal with Tyler Dierkson. All are attending Wichita State University. They wanted to experience farm life and learn about camping out. They treated the hosts with India-style brunch and enjoyed the bonfire. On Saturday they visited the Amish Community near Hammond, Mo.
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