Mr and Mrs. John Trebian, Arcadia, welcomed the first baby of the New Year, at Mercy Health Center in Fort Scott. Tyler Trebain was born at 10:42 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011. He has a 9-year-old brother, John III and a 6-year-old sister, Trinity. The baby received many lovely gifts from businesses in the area and also a gift certificate for a family dinner. Lindsey Trebain, the proud mother, works in the photo department of Walgreens. The family moved to Arcadia from Largo, Fla., near Tampa about two years ago. Father John works at Peerless in Fort Scott. Congratulations to the whole family.
While shopping in Pittsburg on New Years Eve, two graduates from Arcadia High School and neighbors of long ago met and enjoyed a short visit. They were Patty Potter Daniels, with her daughter from Redfield; and Mary V. Shead with son, Larry Shead.
Chris and Nick Nickerson of Joplin, spent New Year's Eve visiting her cousins Vickie and Larry Shead, rural Garland.
On Monday morning, Jan. 10, the Autumn Leaves Senior Citizens dinner meeting was canceled due to the snow that fell early that morning in Arcadia. Because the community center was being used by the Casey family, for a funeral dinner, that day, the seniors had plans to serve their dinner in Arcadia Christian Church bungalow.
The next meeting date is Feb. 14 at the community center.
A note of interest that took place last Nov. 2 was the Blessing of Graves, held in the Arcadia Catholic Cemetery on All Soul's Day.
The yearly retreat for the board of LATM (Learning and Teaching Ministries) headed by former Arcadia pastors Phil and Susan Casey, now of Joplin, was held the week of Jan. 6, Thursday through Saturday at Table Rock Lake in Eureka Springs, Ark. There we eight present including Emilee Casey, Cindy and Ralph Shead and others on the board. Those listed are former missionaries in Santiago, Chile.
Allyson and Karter Ryan were guests in the youth class and for Arcadia Christian Church dinner the first Sunday in January. They attended with their grandparents, Wayne and Christie Parrish and great-grandparents, John and Vera Parrish.
Guest minister on Jan. 9 was Bob Cable, Nevada. His mother, Willa Cable, will speak on Jan. 16. JOY Dinner meeting will be the evening of Jan. 17 and Class No. 10 afternoon meeting will be Wednesday, Jan. 19. Paper Shower for the bungalow will be that day.
Peggy and Brittney Cresey were welcomed to Sunday school and church this past Sunday.
The JOY Class thanks all who helped reach our goal of 1,000 Best Choice UPC's before the end of December. Please keep saving these for the goal in December 2011.
The next Cato Historical Preservation Association meeting will be held Jan. 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the Arcadia Commuity Center. One topic to discuss is the three-day Sesquicentennial Crawford County Celebration to be held Oct. 21, 11 and 23.
Enroute to Arcadia, Bill and Delton Watt Jr., stopped in Lee's Summit, Mo., on Thursday to enjoy lunch with their brother Tom and Phyllis Watt. During their two day visit with Mae Watt, she got a ride in the new truck and enjoyed dinner at Long John Silvers.