Twenty seven members of the Hurl Kalm family celebrated his 98th birthday with a wiener-roast at the Kalm Farm on Sunday, Oct. 17.
Among the many friends of Arcadia area who attended the funeral of Mabel Plum on Wednesday, Oct. 20 in Cheney Witt Chapel were Brandy and Chyenne Mellon, Terry Gartner, Patty and Gary Peterson, Vera and John Parrish, Ava Mae Adams, Bob and Linda Roweth, Mr. and Mrs. Rudy Widmar, Ashley and Stuart and Katherine Semple and Mary V. Shead Ladies from the Redfield area and family friends were in charge of the dinner served to about 30 relatives and friends in The Cheney Witt Carriage House in Fort Scott. Patty Peterson assisted in the kitchen.
Officiating at the funeral were Pastor Charles Cable and son Bob Cable. Daughter Willa Cable and her daughter Cherri Walrod also spoke of their Loved One. Casketbearers were grandsons Seth, SAmuel, Nate Cable and Landon, Jamison and Roeyn Walrod. Music was presented by Lloyd Houk. The final resting place was Rosedale Cemetery in Hiattvile, Kan.
Tom and Phyllis Watt came from Lee's Summitt, Mo., visited Mae Watt on Sunday afternoon. Ava Mae Adams and Vera Parrish were her visitors one day last week. Mae is gaining strength and enjoying the fresh air as she sits out during these nice fall days.
Two interesting articles concerning Arcadia residents from Nell Dikeman's 1960 items are about Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Smith announcing the engagement of their daughter, Miss Ruth Arlene Smith to Mr. Lester Waring, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Waring, Garland. The other, the Rev. and Mrs. G.W. Corporon celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 18 in Arcadia Christian Church bungalow. A family reunion was held in connection with the celebration.
Many friends attended the funeral of Helen Payne on Friday, Oct. 22 in the Bedene Chapel, Arma, officiated by Reverend Bob Cuthberson with burial in Rosebank Cemetery, Mulberry, Kan. Son, Jack and Mary Lee Payne greeted friends before the service. Sharon Barone was organist with Murray Lockwood as soloist. Casketbearers were Ron Morton, Steve Base, Jeff Sisney, David Carpenter, William Palmer and Billy Wells. Honorary Casketbearers were Chad Morton, Ben Base, Chris Payne, Drew Carpenter and Seth Morton. Following burial, dinner was served to the family in the Presbyterian Church in Mulberry, where Helen Payne attended.
Friday afternoon Larry Shead took his mother to The Bourbon County Courthouse for her to renew her driver's license. The new one cost $20 and is good for four more years. She hopes she is good at driving for that long also. While there, Larry renewed his license plates for one more year.
Benjamin Shead celebrated his first birthday with a dinner served by his parents Mark and Haley Shead and sister, Katy, 3. His guests were grandparents, Larry and Vickie Shead and Mary V. Shead, his great-grandmother and friend, Kayla Probst. It was announced that Benjamin was born Oct. 13, 2009, on the l00th wedding anniversary of his late great-great grandparents G.W. and Portteus Corporon. Cake and icecream were served following gift opening and games played.
In Arcadia Christian Church on Oct. 24, John Parrish enjoyed the birthday song as he gave his 82nd birthday offering Sunday morning. Special guests that morning were Ian Horn and Ryen Brooks, who came with Carol Brooks from rural Arma. Josie Bryant and Bridgette Schmitz helped lead the singing with Clay Carrington and Willa Cable.
Saturday evening, Oct. 30, the young folks are having a pizza party with a movie and fun time in the bungalow beginning at 6 p.m. Any age is invited to attend.
Jerry and Marilyn James of Cato celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Oct 24. They were married in the Arcadia Christian Church. They have two daughters and four grandchildren and are enjoying their retirement.