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Postal service faces questions from Arcadia residents

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Morning Sun has announced there will be no more delivery service, but Arcadia folks will receive the daily newspaper via the postal service. It is hoped that this will influence the government to help us keep the Arcadia Post Office. The night the district manager of the post office held a meeting in Arcadia and over 80 patrons attended the session and asked questions.

Michael and Chrisi Shead, along with baby Hudson, arrived at the Shead farm on Sunday night, Sept. 25, from their mission in Guatemala. Friends in this area are invited to the Garland home on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 2, at 1:30 p.m. to hear of their work and their plans for returning to the mission field.

We are sorry to learn of the death of Ruby Arlene Hoover, 81, an Arcadian for many years and graduate of AHS in l949. She is the daughter of the late Oliver and Laura Hoover. Condolences to her brothers and sisters.

In the September issue of "Community Matters" sent to friends of Presbyterian Manor, Fort Scott, is a picture of Nellie Kalm, one of the winners on Gorgeous Grandma Day. She is formerly from Garland, Kan., but attended Arcadia High School during her teen years. Congratulations!

Class No. 10 met on Sept. 22, for the first time since the May meeting. President Patty Peterson opened the meeting with pledges to the American and Christian flags. Her lesson was entitled "Heaven," taken from the Book of Samuel. Roll call asked respondents to name their favorite subject in school. It was announced that a rummage sale will be held in the Christian Church bungalow on Fri, Oct. 7, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 8 from 8 a.m. until noon. For a $5 fee you may set up your own booth. Refreshments were served to Judy Rawlings, Carol Bridgewater, Carole Garrison and Mary V. Shead. Two cards were signed for Mae Watt and Lorene Gibson who were unable to attend.

In a recent issue of The Liberal News, columnist of "On My Mind," Ona Mae Winship, wrote of the visit she had with Birdie Malone about the days of their youth when families did their own butchering. Birdie is a former Arcadian, later in Oskaloosa and now living in Liberal, Mo.

Ralph and Cindy Shead have returned from a trip that first took them to Arkansas to visit Cindy's aunt Ardie McKinney. On Monday, they went on to Indianapolis to attend the Christian Convention. Before returning to their home in Carl Junction, Ralph spoke on Sunday in a Christian Church in Hurst, Ill., on behalf of LATM where they translate Christian Books into foreign language.

JOY Sunday school class and Christian church will sponsor a community weiner roast on Friday, Oct. 21, at 6 p.m., on the church lawn. Weiners and buns will be provided. Others should bring a side dish or dessert and join the fun.

Pastor Charles Cable sang a solo before his sermon entitled, "Get ready; Jesus is coming soon." His wife, Willa, was welcomed back to her Sunday school class on Sunday, Sept. 25, after a three-week trip with friends.

JOY class enjoyed a fish fry before their business meeting on Monday evening, Sept. 19. This was special in that teacher Gary Peterson caught the fish on his various trips, and David Bridgewater was the cook in the bungalow's back yard. He also French fried potato sticks and hush puppies to be served with much more. Pastor Cable invited and brought as his guest Ava Mae Adams, a former member. President Patty Peterson opened the business meeting with the Bible verse, "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit; Lord, do not hold the sin against them."

It was prayed by Stephen at his stoning.

Others present for this special occasion were Carole Garrison, Vera, John, Christie and Wayne Parrish, Carol Bridgewater, Ashley Semple and Mary V. Shead.

Mary V. Shead
Arcadia Area News