Twenty-four people enjoyed the First Sunday of March Church dinner this week in Arcadia Christian Church. We were glad to welcome back Taylor Trammel and Bridgett Schmitz to class and dinner. Mark and Janet Vanleeuwen from St. Paul were church and dinner guests. Bob Cable entitled his sermon "What Do You Do When the Brook Dries Up?" taken from Kings 17:1-9. While still at the piano, he and song leader Stuart Semple sang a duet. Birthday and anniversary gifts were given by Lorene Gibson, Clay Carrington and Charles and Willa Cable for their 49th year of marriage.
All are reminded to move clocks forward on Saturday night March 12. Joy Class will celebrate it 55th anniversary at Gebhardt's on the evening of March 14.
The Annual Ladies' retreat committee invites those far and wide to attend this gathering in Arcadia on March 26 starting at 8:30 with a continental breakfast at 8:30 in Christian Church bungalow. Lunch will be served at noon. There will be skits, crafts, music and testimonies.
Lorene Gibson's granddaughter, Vercie Keithly of Lamar, brought Lorene to her Arcadia home for an overnight stay and to enjoy her home church and dinner on Sunday. She was pleased with the applause she received as she entered the church on the arm of her grandson, Clay Carrington.
Community Matters, a paper mailed to friends of Presbyterian Village of Fort Scott, is asking for artists to enter the art exhibit competition from March 16-23. On March 31, there will be a mini session concerning modern technology. For example, some tenants experienced life with the hand-cranked wall phone and now they are learning to use a pocket-sized phone with Internet capabilities. That is certainly one case that proves "bigger is not always better."
Our Gang of AHS fame will be meeting March 26 in Arcadia Community Center. It will be a catered dinner. RSVPs are requested. More information will be forthcoming. The April meeting will be different date than usual and the May meeting will be the yearly Alumni Banquet. More information later.
Scott Ball wants to thank his sponsors for the Polar Bear Plunge that was held on a mighty cold day. Scott won a sweatshirt for his efforts in collecting money donated for Special Olympics in this area. New Hope is his sponsor and John Lair is their director.
Des Dehon, 85, of Nevada was born in Arma, Kan., Feb. 26 and died Feb. 27, 2011. On July 21, 1950 he married Betty June Jewel of Arcadia, Kan., in the Arma Methodist Parsonage by the Rev Robert Alexander. He taught in the Nevada R-5 school district until his retirement in l985. Funeral services were March 4 at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, Mo. Jack and Mary Lee Payne and Ava Mae Adams, school mate of Betty June attended the funeral with burial in Newton Burial Park with Military honors in Nevada, Mo. Condolences to the family.
Mark your calendars for the fall Cato, Kansas Historic Sesquicentennial on Oct. 21 and 22.