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Forrest Berkey honored

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Mae Watt's great-grandson of Liberty, Mo., plays baseball for Liberty Bombers. His team won the Blue Valley Midwest Regional tournament. Dawson is a pitcher for the team and also plays the outfield.

Angela Redd and daughters Kristen and Bethany, Pittsburg, had a dinner to honor Forrest Berkey on his 68th birthday. The guests included his wife, Ernestine Berkey of Arcadia. They served homemade lasagna and a special pineapple upside-down cake. On a later day, the four ladies attended the track meet in Riverton, Kan., where Kristen placed 3rd in shotput. They celebrated by going on to Galena for dinner and enjoyed Dairy Queen ice cream.

It was announced at Christian Church Sunday morning, the Easter breakfast, with Open Door Mission and Oskaloosa Baptist Church, will begin at 8 a.m. Sunday morning. Sunday school and church will follow.

Friends are sorry to learn of the death of Anna Dziadula Rourk, 92, on April l3, 2011. As a young girl in her home, she was a neighbor to the Larry and Vickie Shead's great-grandparents, Reuben and Florence Burckley, rural Garland. Condolences to her family.

Jason and Nellie Lehman, Girard, announce the birth of a son, Ryder John, on March 31, 2011, at Via Christi Hospital. Paternal grandparents are John & Betty Lehman of Girard. Maternal grandparents are J.D. Odle, Arcadia, and Kim Palmer, Mulberry. The late Web and Lois Odle, formerly of Arcadia, are the great-grandparents.

On April 11, Autumn Leaves Senior Citizens met at Arcadia Community Center with 15 present. Lilly Coonrod, the newly-elected mayor of Arcadia, as president of the group, conducted the business meeting. She announced that when the city hall gets moved into its new quarters, an open house will be scheduled.

The new sidewalk has been poured. The senior citizens will again have their meetings in our cottage on East Arcadia Street. After a fine dinner was enjoyed, the game of GREEN was played this day. Those present were: Ava Mae Adams, Jack and Mary Lee Payne, Jessie and Hardy Dunn, Lilly and Jerry Coonrod, Helen Sisney, Bob Prettyman, Carole and David Bridgewater, Patty Peterson and Mary V. Shead who resigned as secretary.

Carole Bridgewater, a newcomer to the club, offered to take the position. Janet Mayfield and Jodell Volley, representing Arma Care Center, took blood pressure readings and enjoyed dinner with the group.

Relatives and friends of Sarah and Erin Shead, Downey, California, enjoyed dinner on Palm Sunday, April 17 in the Carl Junction, Mo., home of their parents, Ralph and Cindy Shead. Those enjoying the open house in their honor were Clayton and Maria Whitson, Tulsa, Okla.; Matthew and Ashley Shead, Joplin, Mo.; Larry and Vickie Shead, Garland; Katy Shead, Fort Scott, Kan., David and Debra Geurin, R.H Geurin, his friend, Virginia Hollopeter, all from Dewey, Okla., Derek and Tinker Wade with Phoenix and Oasis from Columbus and Mary V. Shead, Arcadia, Kan. The Shead ladies were in the area to attend a reunion of area families who served as missionaries in Santiago, Chile, at the same time after graduating from Ozark Christian College in Joplin.

According to Stuart Powell, his brother, Barry Powell, Class of AHS 1961, died of heart failure, April 14, 2011, in Chandler, Ariz. Condolences to his family.

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Mary V. Shead
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