The first Kid's Day on June 6 in Arcadia Christian Church was well attended by both children and teachers. The lesson subject was Joseph. Dream catchers were made along with handprints of each child. A luncheon, prepared by David and Carole Bridgewater, was served at the noon hour.
Craft leaders and helpers included Carrie Fess, Carol and Ryan Brooks, Kyle Whetzell, Kathy Delen and Nate Cable. Song leader was Stuart Semple. Teachers were Ashley Semple, Patty Peterson and Willa Cable.
At closing time, several carry-out lunches were delivered by students to elderly members of the church. Thanks were given to the thoughtfulness of the young people.
The next Kid's Day will be June 30 from 10 a.m. to l p.m. in the Christian Church bungalow. Kids ages 5 to 13 are welcome. The craft project will be bird houses by Bud Houser, directed by David Bridgewater.
Delton James Windsor visited Mae Watt one day last week. Delton Watt Jr. spent two days with her June 4-5 to help her celebrate her birthday. Her birthday offering was delivered to the Christian Church on Sunday by her friend Vera Parrish.
In spite of having to visit the Mercy Hospital Clinic one day last week, it turned out to be a fine day. Mary V. Shead first visited Greg King, ARNP-C, as a patient. The visit was pleasant in that he recalled the good days he used to spend in and near Arcadia, Shead Service and the Halloween wiener roasts he enjoyed so much.
Then while waiting for transportation to take Shead home to Arcadia, Carol Barrett, a special pink lady on duty, took her to the sale in the gift shop in the lobby. Before knowing that Shead writes Arcadia news, Mrs. Barrett said she reads it. She asked if Shead knew anyone in Mapleton where Barrett used to live. Yes, Mary V. graduated with a lady named LaVerne Hueston. Her brothers, Hueston twins and Kenneth Hueston, moved to Mapleton and are related to the pink lady.
The next encounter was with a co-passenger in the transportation van, driven by Kleat, Clarence Adams from Pleasanton. When he learned that Mary V, was one of the Corporon kids from Arcadia, he said he had heard G.W. Corporon speak many times as the pastor of Pleasanton Christian Church many years ago. It was the most pleasant day for Mary V. Shead.
Bridgette Schmitz attended the special reception given to honor Pat Allen and daughter Hailey Allen on Sunday after the Christian Church dinner. She was the young lady who served the beautiful, special cake and punch to the guests that Sunday afternoon.
Later, Bridgette, delivered a dinner to Brandy and Cheyenne Mellon who were unable to attend and helped carry things to the car for guests to go home. Bridgette is a member of the youth class at the church.
Judy Rawlings and Betty Dehn visited Mae Watt on Thursday afternoon. Mae and Judy had a fine time visiting while telling Betty about the good old times they had in good old Arcadia.
Recently, Lou and Betty Dehn made a flying trip to Seattle, Wash., where Betty visited her dad's cousin whom she had only seen one time in 20 years. Getting to know Bill and Earlene Kang, who was named after Betty's dad Earl Hill, was a blessing after all these years.
The Garland and Arcadia Sheads went to several cemeteries the week of Memorial Day in order to put flowers on loved one's graves. In Sheffield Cemetery south of Arcadia, they decorated the graves of Ruth and Ralph Shead and Mason graves. Raymond Kalm was the greeter that morning.
In Old Arcadia Cemetery, north of Arcadia, Ava Mae Adams was willing to help folks locate certain graves. Larry placed flowers on his grandparents, G.W. and Portteus Corporon and baby Daisy Blanche, and the very old tombstone of his great- great-great-grandfather Paul Burckley, Larry's father's, Paul Shead's, namesake.
In the Fort Scott National Cemetery, flowers were placed for Bill Applegarth, Frank and Rachel Shead, Paul Shead and Dwight Burch. In the Evergreen Cemetery, Fort Scott, relatives there are Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Burckley and daughter Rosina Burckley. Larry and Vickie now live in the home built by the Burckleys
Special guests of song leaders, Stuart and Ashley Semple, were his parents, Jim and Sue Semple from Springfield in both JOY Sunday School class and Sunday morning worship by Pastor Charles Cable on June l2. Son Stuart Semple and Charles Cable sang a duet in honor of his parents. It was announced Arcadia Christian Church will have a guest speaker on June 19 and 26. Bob Cable will be filling the pulpit.