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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Nell Dikeman honored former Arcadia High School students by naming the honor roll from 50 years ago in the Fort Scott Tribune. Superintendent A. F. Bowlus announced the All-A Honor roll for the second six weeks. They were Nancy Brown, Marilyn Coonrod, Kenny Kunstel and Joyce Gabel. The A-B honor roll were Sherry Swafford, Pat Smith, Ava Stroud, Terry Kunstel, Virginia Harris, Peggy Odell, Stuart Powell, Orville Darnaby, Arthur Gibson, Elizabeth Burge and Richie Dixon.

Sherry Payne Sisney, Amy Payne Carpenter, Mary Lee and Jack Payne, Jessie and Hardy Dunn, Charles Corporon, Mary V. Shead were among the many folks attending the funeral service in Lockwood, Mo., Methodist Church held for Velma Eggen Jewell, 92, on Wednesday, Dec. 29. Dinner was served followed by her burial in Old Arcadia Cemetery, rural Arcadia, Kan.

Rose Shular Campbell, Pittsburg, spent the week after Christmas visiting her sister, the former Mary Shular in Wichita, Kan.

Friends of Ruth Holland, Lamar, formerly of Liberal, Mo., were sorry to read of the death of her sister, Ellen Bowker, 92, of Lamar on Dec. 27. The ladies grew up in Sheldon, Mo., with other family members. Ruth and Teence Holland were living in Arcadia while sons, Howard and Don Holland were in high school.

Condolences to the family.

December birthday offerings were given in Arcadia Christian Church on Sunday by Clay Carrington and Mary V. Shead. Leora and Lettie Younge and Kelly Reeves were welcomed guests for morning worship. The sermon was entitled "Lessons from People Involved in Jesus' Early Life." A board meeting was held before the dinner hour.

The first Sunday in January, 24 attended the bountiful dinner prepared by all, while Wayne Parrish shared his usual homemade treat at class time and delivered Chicken Mary's chicken for the dinner hour.

Bob Cable, former Pastor, will be guest minister on Jan. 9.

This fall, tenants of Presbyterian Village in Fort Scott traveled to Linn County to pick pecans. They picked 61 pounds that were put to use in the kitchen where many sweets were made to the delight of the residents.

Dec. 15 was the day for the Christmas Class No. 10 party and meeting day in Christian Church bungalow. The Christmas story was read by President Patty Peterson including the visit of the Shepherds. Roll call asked for a memory of a special Christmas including when each member was still living at home with parents and family. Each took a special dish to be shared at tea time. A beautiful table was was set as well as decorations on the mantle and buffet. Hot cranberry tea was the drink for the day. In place of exchanging gifts, each took canned goods for the Arcadia Pantry.

Jeff, Sherry and Courtney Sisney hosted the Christmas dinner for the Sisney family in their home rural Arma. Guests were Chris, Mindy and son Jaxson Payne; Arma; Sherry Sisney, Indiana; Sherida Sisney, Shawnee, Kan.; Helen Sisney, Arcadia; Steven Sisney, Hiatville; Brock Sisney, Eric, Kan. Also Susan and Phaedra Cherry, from Olathe; Logan Cherry, and friend Whitney Southard; Mike and Nancy Sisney, Michael and Missy Sisney, their three children, Evan, Aydia and Marlin, all of Girard. Phaedra attends KSU, in Manhattan. Logan and Whitney attend PSU. A fine dinner was served on a dry traveling Christmas Day for those coming from afar.

The Dec. 13 Autumn Leaves Senior Citizens dinner meeting was served to 13 present in the Arcadia Community Center. Those present were thankful for the fine food given by the Murphy Benefit dinner committee. Those who wanted it took home a carry-out dinner.

Business meeting was held as the group viewed the new city hall being built across the street. Autumn Leaves will return to their own cottage when the new hall is finished and the city office is moved in. Among readings given that day were a clipping shown by Ava Mae Adams. It told of a lady speaking to J.T. Knoll after she heard him singing in downtown Pitsburg. The lady was Ava Mae who has known his family for many years.

Nine of the 13 diners stayed to play Bingo until each won a prize. Seniors who like food, fellowship and Bingo are invited to attend the Jan. 10 meeting in Arcadia Community Center. The door opens at 11 a.m. Dinner (bring a covered dish) is served at noon. Those enjoying it last month were Lilly and Jerrry Coonrod, Mary Lee and Jack Payne, Patty and Gary Peterson, Helen Sisney, Mary V. Shead, Ava Mae Adams, Greg Sisney, Raymond Kalm, Bob Prettyman and Justin Hencey.

Mary V. Shead
Arcadia Area News