Friends celebrate birthday

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

On Feb. 24 for her 91st birthday, Bill Dobbins, formerly of Arcadia, now living in Frontenac, was the host for a surprise birthday party for former Arcadia home economics and business teacher, Rose Shular Campbell.

A guest was Chuck Corporon, also formerly from Arcadia now living in Pittsburg.

The friends call themselves The Three Amigos and frequently spend time together spinning yarns, some of which are true, and exchanging reminicencs of experiences in Arcadia and Gross, Ms. Campbell's hometown.

Corporon and Dobbins are former students of Campbell , and a few years after his graduation, Dobbins and Campbell were both teachers in the Arcadia school system.

A career teacher, Mrs. Campbell and her sister, Mary Logan, now living in Wichita, and brothers, John and Felix Shular, both deceased, taught in the public schools of Kansas for a cumulative total of l37 years. All four were graduates of Pittsburg State Unversity (formerly KSTC) and the family established a Shular Family Scholarship at the school.

Scholarships are awarded to students training to become teachers.

While Howard and Louise Holland, Liberal, Mo., attended the Our Gang Soup Supper and enjoyed the entertainment on the last Saturday night in February at Arcadia Community Center, his mother, Ruth Holland, from Lamar, spent the evening with Mary V. Shead.

Louise furnished the two ladies their own soup and sandwich supper topped off with ice cream and cookies before they spent the rest of the evening at the domino table.

That same weekend, the three from Missouri attended the 55th anniversary dinnner party given for Louise's sister, Mary Ann and Amos Hinkle at Chicken Annie's in Yale on Sunday afternoon.

Delton Jr. and Bill Watt spent three days visiting their mother, Mae Watt.

On Wednesday, Feb. 23, Delton Jr. was honored for his 62nd birthday with dinner by the other two at Aunt Toadies Cafe on East Wall Street in Fort Scott.

At Arcadia Christian Church the last Sunday in February, Bob Cable concluded his series of sermons on the Armor of God entitled the Belt of Truth.

A special number known as a speaking duet was given by Josie Bryant and Cheyenne Mellon. Announcements made by Willa Cable included a March 6, all-church chicken dinner served at noon; the JOY class 54th anniversary dinner will be March 14 at Gebhardt's; the Women's Retreat and luncheon is Saturday, March 26.

All ladies far and wide are invited to attend this annual event.

Watch for the announcement of a future Bible study on Monday evenings in the church parsonage.

Ladies who are willing and able to help clean the bungalow on March l2 at 9:30 will be served a luncheon in parsonage that same day at noon.

A report about former Pastor David Peterson, who recently suffered a stroke, says he has left a Springfield, Mo., hospital and is back in Wichita, Kan.

Many of his friends have visited with him a via telephone. He appreciates the many prayers spoken on his behalf.

Students and sponsors from Christians on Campus at Fort Scott Community College went to Tulsa, Okla., on Saturday, Feb. 19 for Winter Jam 2011, which was held at the BOK Center. They were: Nick Hansen, Krysta Young, Becca Young, Brian Hixon, Gina Abati, Michelle Peternell, Garrett Huntsman, Larry and Vickie Shead. Winter Jam is a concert tour featuring many Christian artists, both individuals and bands.

An article in the Fort Scott Tribune on Dec. 7, 1915 reported Arcadia and Mulberry citizens had met to discuss connecting their towns with a paved road.

Mark your calendar for Kansas Sesquicentennial Oct. 21-22.

The Cato Historic Preservation Association is planning a tour and the event over two days with Civil War re-enactors and activities connected with 150 years of Kansas history. More information to follow.