The Arcadia Christian Church will join the Oskaloosa Baptist Church on Aug. 8-12 for Vacation Bible School. All children are welcome to attend.
Guest minister on July 24 in the Christian Church was Bob Cable from Lamar, a former pastor a few years ago.
Shirley Applegarth from Tulsa was special guest that Sunday morning.
The J.T. Fowler family celebrated its 15th reunion July 7, 8, and 9 at the Lamplighter Inn in Pittsburg, Kan. Seventy-five family members, including friends, were registered. This family had 14 children; four are living and were present.
They were Frances (Peachy) Bedene, the oldest, from Arma, Kan.; Jo Ferraro, Nevada, Mo.; Helen Knoll, Frontenac, Kan.; and David Fowler, Burlingame, Kan. The youngest of the great-great-grandchildren was Cecilia Neda Hunt, daughter of Lizzy and Brian Hunt, who traveled from California to Kansas for this special event.
Highlights of the reunion included family memorabilia auction; a fried chicken, regatonia/sausage dinner; old swimsuit modeling and dancing on Friday evening.
Saturday was filled with visiting, swimming, a golf tournament and a poker tournament.
On Sunday, the family gathered one more time for morning church service.
The July meeting of the JOY Sunday school class was very special this summer in that they met on Sunday evening, July 7, in the country home of Wayne and Christie Parrish, rural Arcadia.
The men gathered around the grill while the ladies filled the counters with the food prepared at home. Allyson Dugan was a helper in getting names of all present for the hamburger and hot dog cookout and business meeting to follow.
President Patty Peterson closed the meeting with this thought, "Laughter is a tranquilizer with no side effects." Christie, with help from Karter, Ryan, Jenny and Allyson, held a drawing for loveable gifts to the lucky winners. The ladies enjoyed looking at the homemade rings and bracelets by Christie.
Others present were Gary Peterson, Sunday teacher of the class, Mildred Nicoletti, mother of Christie; John and Vera Parrish, parents of Wayne; Charles and Willa Cable, pastors of Arcadia Christian Church; Jamison Walrod, Cable's grandson; Stuart, Ashley and Elizabetth Stuart, (he is song leader at the church); Ava Mae Adams, Mark and Janet Vanleeuwen, sister to Wayne; David and Carol Bridgewater, Ryan and Jenny Dugan, daughter to Wayne and Christie and Carole Garrison and Mary V. Shead.
A total of 25 had a great time and left with the invitation to attend church regularly.
The Fort Scott Presbyterian Village received word from the Kansas Department on Aging stating their facility is a top performer in Kansas. Ginger Dierksen is the executive director. She and her staff were recently pictured in the Fort Scott Tribune.
Recent guests of Lou and Betty Dehn were cousins Kevin and Lisa Wells and daughter Shelby from El Dorado, Mo. An exciting time was enjoyed when they took Lou's boat for a ride in Bone Creek Lake.
Vickie and Larry Shead have returned from a two- week trip to Guatemala where they visited their son and his wife, Michael and Chrisi Shead, who are now in language school learning Spanish. They plan to do mission work for a tour of two years. The big attraction for the local Sheads was to see Hudson Michael Shead who was born May 26, 2011, soon after the missionaries reached their headquarters.
Forrest and Ernestine Berkey attended the State Farm Show, rural Pittsburg. While there, they stopped for a visit with Dalton James Windsor in booth No. 360. He was broadcasting live.
At noon, they enjoyed lunch in Cafe De Rio with daughter Angella Redd.
The City of Arcadia Council has hired a city judge, Candice Brewster Gayoso. Court will be held the second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m.