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Family honors Widmar with graduation celebration

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Aaron Widmar, son of Mr. and Ms. Roy Widmar, pastors of Arcadia Open Door Mission, was honored with an lawn party at their home near Arma after his graduation from Pittsburg State University on Saturday. Susan Cherry of Olathe, Kan., a longtime friend, was one of the out-of-town guests. Congratulations to Aaron.

Autumn Leaves Senior Citizens met on Monday, May 9, in Arcadia Community Center for blood pressure checks given by Jodee Valley, R.N., director of nursing; Jan Mayfield, activity director and the new administrator of Arma Care Center. They were also dinner guests at the noon hour. It was carried in and enjoyed by 23 men and ladies, a total for the day. A business meeting was held and the fellowship was great. The June meeting will still be held in the same building due to work being done on the seniors' own building.

Guests present this day were Carole and David Bridgewater, Mary Lee andJack Payne, Willa and Charles Cable, Lilly and Jerry Coonrod, who blessed the food, Helen Sisney, Carole Garrison, Ava Mae Adams, Patty and Gary Peterson, Raymond Kalm, Jessie and Hardy Dunn, from Pittsburg, Bob Prettyman, Mary V. Shead and Jake Campbell, a newcomer from rural Arcadia. New members are welcome at the June 13 meeting. Doors open at 11 a.m.

Sherida Lea Sisney of Overland Park announes the birth of her son, Grayson Lee. Sherry Sisney of Indiana is the maternal grandmother and Helen Sisney of Arcadia is the great-grandmother.

The former Mrs. J.T. Maxwell and her husband (now deceased) were formerly Arcadia and Weir, Kan., residents. She is now Dorothy Dugger of Kansas City. While seeking family names from long ago, she came calling on Mary V. Shead and Helen Sisney on May 12. We were not much help but suggested a familiar name to call who now lives out of town.

When Charles Corporon was in Fort Scott on business, he met Mr. and Mrs. Bill Bowen. Bill is a former Frisco railroad conductor who, as a child, attended grade school in Carthage. Bill told Charles that Freddie Dunton was one of his grade school teachers. That is not their only connection to Arcadia. The Bowens are former Fort Scott neighbors to Mary Helen Ham Bean Green who grew up and attended school in Arcadia.

Phil Casey, former pastor of Arcadia Christian Church, is in South Asia for a 10-day mission trip with other members of College Height's Church from Joplin.

While Abby and Caty Parrish, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Parrish from Glenpool, Okla., were visiting relatives in this area, they were guests of their greatgrandparents, Vera and John Parrish in the Arcadia Christian Church on May 15. New guests in JOY Sunday School class that Sunday were Jeff and Debbie Convirs from Arma. Pastor Charles Cable's solo was "Each Step I Take." Vera Parrish gave a special reading. Wayne Parrish brought his usual homemade treat to those in Sunday school, and Willa Cable had cookie treats for all as church was dismissed.

On Mother's Day, Allen Watt came from Wichita with Kentucky Fried Chicken to honor his mother on her special day in their Arcadia home at the mile corner.

The 50th anniversary of the Thalias, a Missouri Federated Women's Club, in Nevada was on May 7. Among the many ladies pictured in Nevada Daily Mail was the former Arcadian, Shirley Guthrie.

On Monday evening, May 9, Ernestine Berkey and daughter Angela Redd went to St. John's Luthern Church to attend the Mother-Daughter Banquet.

Door prizes were given following a fine chicken casserole dinner. PSU Professor Don Vinney sang Irish songs dedicated to his Irish wife.

Mary V. Shead
Arcadia Area News