On Sept. 10, Billy Joe Bridgewater and Mandy Marie Heinrich were united in marrriage in the Arcadia Christian Church. Father of the groom William David Bridgewater officiated. A reception was held in the bungalow following the ceremony. Best wishes to the couple.
Last week Mae Watt was glad to tell her friends that she attended the open house at Fort Scott Airport and was thrilled with all the excitement of the air show.
Kelly Reeves was welcomed back to the Arcadia Christian Church on Patriot's Day, Sept. 11. Pastor Cable sang a solo entitled "Heartbreak" before preaching his sermon entitled "Wisdom of Work."
Members of his congregation give thanks to him and Willa for the melons they raised and so generously gave to them. Another thank you goes to members of the Open Door Mission who served a fine bean, cornbread and dessert dinner on the previous Saturday. A full house enjoyed the free lunch. Blessings on the workers.
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Jack and Mary Lee Payne, along with daughter Cindy and Ron Morton, attended the opening football game in St. Joseph, Mo., between Pittsburg State and Missouri Western. Grandson Seth Morton is on the Griffons team. The following day they spent with daughter Kelly and Steve Base to celebrate the Base's 34th wedding anniversary at the Wabash Bar-B-Q in Excelsior Springs, Mo. The next day they were joined by two more daughters, Amy and sons Drew and Lane Carpenter and Sherry and Jeff Sisney. Ben, Faith and Elijah Base joined the family gathering at the Base home for a cookout. David Carpenter is still on assignment in Phoenix and was missed by all.
Ava Mae Adams was guest of Charles Cable when they attended the closing program of Vacation Bible School held in the Baptist Church in Oskaloosa, Mo., on a recent Sunday evening. Arcadia children and adults were pupils and teachers again this year, along with the Missourians.
A quick reminder of the Sept. 24 AHS Our Gang night. The group will not be meeting in Arcadia, as usual. Instead, they have been invited to the Fred and Eloise Wright home north of Fort Scott for a fun evening. Grilled hamburgers and hot dogs will be furnished. The gang will furnish drinks, and others are asked for food that go along with the picnic. You are welcome to take your fishing poles and go early, if you like.
In studying their Sunday school lesson this month, members of JOY class have been reading quotes from Mark Ziese, a son of a former Arcadia Pastor in Christian Church , Mr. and Mrs. Neil Zeise in l974-75. Members remember Mark as a young boy who played the piano for Bible study on Sunday evenings.
Mark now has earned his doctorate degree and has written several religious books. It was a pleasure to read of him in our "Lookout" Sunday paper. We also remember the other son, Craig Zeise, who is also in Christian work in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Over Labor Day weekend, Betty and Lou Dehn took her parents, Earl and Ollie Hill of Versailles, Mo., to visit family in the Pedmont area spending two nights in a cabin on Black River. Upon returning to their parents' home, they helped with lawn care before returning to Arcadia.
On Patriot Sunday, Ralph and Cindy Shead of Carl Junction, Mo., were guests for dinner in the Sheldon, Mo., Christian Church after he had preached for the morning services. This is where he was student minister while attending Ozark Christian College.