Over the Veteran's Day weekend, Lou and Betty Dehn were in Branson, Mo., enjoying activities including Tony Orlando's Veteran's Day Tribute. For 30 years, Orlando has been working with the troops, raising money and entertaining the troops. This November showing was the l7th annual tribute to the service men. The Dehns were also inspired by the Orlando Christmas Show. They recommend seeing Debbie Boone and the Gatlin Brothers now showing at the Mansion Theater in Branson.
Friends are sorry to learn of the death of Laurie Magee of Lawrence, Kan. She was the wife of Dr. Larry Magee and daughter-in-law of former Fort Scott resident, Violet Magee, now living in Baldwin City, Kan. Violet Nardelli Magee attended Arcadia High School and later taught in Arcadia Grade School. She was also a private music teacher for piano and voice in her home in Fort Scott.
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Shead spent the past weekend in Tulsa, Okla., to attend the wedding of her niece, Anna Mow, and were overnight guests of daughter, Maria and Clayton Whitson. Much time was also spent with grandchildren, Cademon and Atalie in the home of Mitzi and Joel Ray. Also among many relatives and friends attending the wedding from Virginia were cousins Mr. and Mrs. Eric Nickerson. They are guests of their King cousins in Joplin.
Last weekend, the Sheads held a retreat of 20 students and workers, all ladies, from ORU in Tulsa. On Saturday the group made a trip to the Kansas City area to encourage young people to visit ORU campus. Returning to the Shead farm, they enjoyed a cookout and a movie on the side of the barn, after a good walk into the woods and onto the swinging bridge. The ladies returned to ORU on Sunday after breakfast and devotions.
Autumn Leaves Senior Citizens met on Monday, Nov. 8 in the Arcadia Community Center due to the City Hall now occupying the Senior's Cottage on Arcadia Street. The new City Hall cement has been poured, so a new structure has been started.
This month, 18 were present for the dinner meeting. As folks were gathering, Betty Jones, Social Services; Jan Mayfield, Activities Director and Jodee Valley, R.N., all from the Arma Care Center, took blood pressure readings and were guests at the dinner hour. We give thanks to the center for this blessing.
First timers Jessie and Hardy Dunn were guests of Mary Lee and Jack Payne. They recently moved from Wichita to Pittsburg and we invited them to become regular members. Charles Cable, pastor Arcadia Christian Church, also was a first timer who brought an album of Arcadia Festival pictures for all to see. The camera was furnished by Bonnie Hines, pictures taken by Willa Cable. Charles asked each to sign a special card so that Mae Watt would know we are missing her from this meeting and also JOY Sunday School Class.
Jerry Coonrod blessed the full-sized buffet dinner followed by the business meeting conducted by President Lilly Coonod. It was opened with pledge to the flag and Lord's Prayer. It was voted to give money donations to both the future Turkey Dinner to be served in Community Center by all three churches and the Santa Claus benefit dinner sponsored by the Bridgewater family. The Santa dinner will be Sunday, Nov. 28 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Donations are welcome.
Mary Lee and Jack Payne entertained with their clever quotes. Most of the group stayed to play bingo until all had won prizes. Others present were Judy Rawlings, Alta Carpenter, Ava Mae Adams, Helen Sisney, Raymond Kalm, Jim Kunsler and Mary V. Shead.
If this sounds like a good way to spend a day with food, fun and fellowship, bring your covered dish on Dec. 13 to Arcadia Community Center. Doors open at 11 a.m. Dinner served at noon.
Mae Watt called all four of her sons to wish them happy Veteran's Day. She learned from them that Allen and Linda Watt had a five-day vacation trip to Texas and enjoyed the car races. Tom had been to a business meeting in Oklahoma City, Bill had been busy with special tasks and to her delight reported that Delton Jr. has spent two days with her before the holiday.