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Families visit on Easter, May Day

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Scott Ball, Arcadia, was recently pictured in the Pittsburg Morning Sun as one of the weightlifters who competed in the Special Olympics Regional Competition in Pittsburg. He also carried the torch and lit the flame to start the day's activity.

JOY Sunday School class held its April l8 meeting with eight present for the dinner meeting. Patty Peterson, president, presided at the meeting. Vera Parrish entertained with her clever sayings. A card of thanks was signed for the Lickliter family who gave propane to our church when the family moved back to Arma.

Final plans were made for the great Easter breakfast that was served and enjoyed by three churches -- the Oskaloosa Baptist, Open Door Mission and Christian Churchs served in Arcadia.

Those present at the JOY meeting were Carole Garrison, Wayne and Christie Parrish, Vera and John Parrish, Patty and Gary Peterson and Mary V. Shead. President Peterson closed with this quotation, "If you want to make an easy job hard, keep putting off doing it!"

A birthday day dinner was held to honor Tim Holland's 40th birthday in the rural Liberal home of Howard and Louise Holland on May Day Sunday. Guests were his dad, Don Holland from Lamar, his mother, Norma Holland, Pittburg, his cousins Tina and Phil VanKirk and their three daughters and his grandmother, Ruth Holland.

On the evening of April 30 while Ruth Holland was a supper guest of Mary V. Shead, Howard and Louise Holland attended the AHS Our Gang monthly dinner where 23 people enjoyed the food, fun and fellowship.

The May 28 meeting will be the annual alumni dinner with all graduates and friends invited to the Lampliter Inn in Pittsburg. Be sure to send in your reservation for this yearly meeting.

On Friday evening, April 29, Angela, Bethany and Kristen Redd and Ernestine Berkey took pictures of Bethany Redd and Kyland Dixon as they entered the Spring Dance at the Frontenac Junior High School.

Arcadia City Hall moved on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 26 and 27, from Autumn Leaves Senior Citizens Cottage to the new city hall on Race Street. Carole Garrison was the first customer. She was greeted by city clerk Linda Morris and new city mayor Lilly Coonrod. Soon an open house date will be set for all to tour.

Robert and Marie Cavin of Fredricksburg, Va., visited his dad, Bob Cavin, in Arma Care Center, Helen Sisney and Shelia Westfall in Arcadia, and Roger Cavin in Fort Scott. They were guests in the home of Wesley Cavin in Mulberry.

Jennifer Walters, formerly of rural Garland, and her grandmother Shirley Applegarth visited Vickie and Larry Shead overnight before leaving for their home in Nebraska on Saturday.

When Delton Watt visited his mother, Mae, he took her a potted plant of yellow tulips as his Easter greeting. More recently, his brother Bill and Karen Watt visited her and took her a beautiful bouquet as a May Day gift. Recently Mae's other visitors were Jerry and Hilda Page from Nevada, Mo.

The first day of May, the JOY class had a substitute teacher in the absence of Gary Peterson. Gary's plans changed, and he did enjoy the teaching of David Bridgewater along with the class members. The lesson taught was "The Resurrection."

It was an outstanding lesson and near Easter Sunday. His wife Carole was one of the song leaders who helped Stuart Semple and Clay Carrington in leading the singing for morning worship.

The Bridgewaters lived for many years on North Nelson Street in Arcadia before moving to a farm in the Coalvale area. More recently they have remodeled the former Sheffield School House and made a very modern cottage for their country home. We welcome them back to the Arcadia area and the Arcadia Christian Church.

Pastor Charles Cable was so pleased with the number in church on May Day. His comment was "In all the years I have preached, never did I have more attendees on the Sunday after Easter than on Easter Sunday."

He was pleased. Forty-one enjoyed the May Day Sunday dinner.

Mary V. Shead
Arcadia Area News