Easter Sunday morning, April 24, 2011, a fine variety of home-cooked food was prepared and served by the best men and lady cooks from Oskaloosa Baptist Church, Open Door Mission and Arcadia Christian Church in the bungalow. JOY Sunday School teacher Gary Peterson estimated that 70 people enjoyed the food and fellowship. Each church held its own Easter morning services. Open Door Pastor Roy Widmar blessed the food following a reading about Easter by Vera Parrish. JOY class welcomed Carol and David Bridgewater as new members.
Mr. and Mrs. Allen Watt and son of Wichita were special guests in the Christian Church on Easter Sunday with his mother, Mae Watt, who gave a family birthday offering. Janet and Mark VanLeeuwen and daughter Tara were guests. Lorene Gibson was able to enjoy Easter services with grandson Clay Carrington. Leora and Lettie Younge were pleased to introduce several young men in their family Easter morning.
Forrest Berkey served as assistant minister in St. John's Luthern Church in Pittsburg on Easter Sunday where he and wife Ernestine enjoyed the church breakfast. Then they went to dinner in the home of their daughter, Bill and Angela Redd and granddaughters, Kristen and Bethany.
This dinner was also in celebration of Ernestine's 66th birthday. It included gifts from the Easter bunny, cake and ice cream. Kristen, 17, soon left to go hunting since it was opening day of turkey season.
Class No. 10 president Patty Peterson called the April 20, 2011, meeting together on Wednesday afternoon by reading "Together with God." Her lesson, Praising God, was taken from lst Thessalonians.
After the pledge to U.S. and Christian flags, roll call was answered by naming a lady from the Bible who had a bad reputation. Meeting closed with the Lord's Prayer. Beautiful cake with sweet potato chips and chocoate Easter eggs with coffee were served to Carole Garrison and Mary V. Shead by Betty Dehn and Patty. The May 18 meeting will be the last for the summer until September.
Matt Watt called some of her Arcadia friends to wish them happy Easter. Recent visitors to Mae were her old-time neighbors Doris Schaub of Fort Scott and sister Betty Mitchell from Michigan.
Before leaving town after spending time with Mae, son Delton Watt Jr., took a potted plant of six yellow tulips to friend Mary V. Shead to wish her Easter cheer. Such a thoughtful son to Mae's friend.
On April 19, Charles Corporon and Rose Shular Campbell made a pre-Easter trip to Wichita where she spent two days with her sister, Mary Shular Logan. Charles then drove on to McPherson, Kan., to spend two days with his sister, Portie Corporon Hughes.
With her he attended a coffee klatch, Bible study, choir practice and treated him with fine eats in her home including her home baked goods, fudge and peanut brittle.
Charles picked up Rose on Thursday for their return to Pittsburg. Easter weekend they took dinner to their friend Bill Dobbins' home in Frontenac.
Nelson Corporon, formerly of Arcadia and now living in Joplin, Mo., whose birthday was April 6 surrounded by l6 relatives, celebrated his 90th birthday on April 9 at the Red Lobster restaurant in Joplin. The most important person at the party was his wife of more than 60 years, Eloise (nee Brodie).
Other guests included brother Chuck Corporon, Pittsburg, Kan.; Nelson's son Tom, Lexington, Mo.; Tom's son Nicholaus, Los Angeles, Calif.; son Andy, his wife Dawn and their son Shane, along with Andy's daughter, Beth Murphy, Girard, Kan., and her children Cassie and Chase, as well as Nelson and Ellie's daughter-in-law, Phyllis Corporon, Neosho, Mo.; nephew Ralph and Cindy Shead, Carl Junction, Mo.
Providing much joyous and raucous laughter were three nieces, Gael Martin, Spring Hill, Kan.; Lisa Blodgettt, Republic, Mo.; and Kirby Gould, Olathe, Kan.