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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The Arcadia Christian Church invites friends to the Community Wiener Roast on Friday night, Oct. 21, 6 p.m. in the church yard. Wieners and buns will be provided. Everyone should bring a side dish or dessert. There will be a hayride and singing. Come and enjoy fun, food and fellowship.

Guests on Sunday morning, Oct. 9 were Mark, Haley, Katy and Benjamin Shead from Fort Scott, Kan. Mark honored the congregation with a piano solo entitled "It is Well With My Soul."

A birthday offering was given for Phyllis Watt. Dave Bridgewater held a hands-on healing prayer for Wayne Parrish, Pat Allen and Brian Guest after reading a Christian Version of "Mary had a little lamb."

Galen Dunn, who grew up in Arcadia, died Oct. 7, 2011, at age 61, in a Minnesota hospital where he had been waiting for a heart transplant. His wife Jodie Dunn was at his side. He attended Arcadia Grade School and graduated from Northeast High School in Arma in 1968. The two of them founded the Chariots of Fire Mission and established a church and school in the Philippine Islands. Burial will be Oct. 13 in Hutchinson, Minn.

On Oct. 22, Our Gang of AHS will be serving a potluck supper at Arcadia Community Center at 6:30 p.m. Anyone who has attended Arcadia schools is invited to bring a friend, a dish and attend for meeting with old- time friends.

The Cato Fall Tour is Saturday, Oct. 22,. There will be period music, historical reenactments, wiener roast, hayrack ride and visits to historical cemeteries. Program starts at 9:30 to l0 a.m. Tickets will be for sale on a quilt to be given away that day.

Presbyterian Village in Fort Scott on Oct. 31 is inviting all children to come dressed in their costumes to trick or treat from 3 to 5 p.m. in their main lobby. Tenants will be lined up with baskets full of new, safe, individually-wrapped candy to hand out to the ghost and goblins. It is entertainment for both generations.

Port Hughes, McPherson, Kan.. who grew up in Arcadia, spent this past weekend of Oct. 8 visiting her former pastor friend Nancy, in Waukee, Iowa.

She traveled with another former pastor and wife. They returned to their homes in McPherson on Columbus Day.

The Rick Crain family who recently moved to 208 N. Harris St. in Arcadia has decoratd their front porch and lawn with Halloween lights, grave sites and ribbons, etc., to attract spooks and goblins on Halloween night.

Last weekend, Mae Watt was very pleased to have her four sons as guests in her home. They had a special time by taking Mae out for dinner.

Columbus Day was a fine one for the monthly meeting on Oct. 10 of the Autumn Leaves Senior Citizens with 25 present for a white bean and brown bean dinner served with golden cornbread and several pies, salads and desserts. Blessing was by Pastor Charles Cable.

Following the flag salute and Lord's Prayer, President Lilly Coonrod called the business meeting to order.

Reading of both secretary and treasurer's reports were accepted.

Readings were given by Charles Cable, Lilly Coonrod, Ava Mae Adams, Mary Lee Payne and Carol Bridgewater.

After taking blood pressure readings and enjoying dinner, a baby quilt was presented to future mother and nurse Jodee Valley; the $50 gift certificate was presented to Carol Bridgewater by Janet Mayfield, activity director of Arma Care Center and Beth Popyjoy, the administrator.

Tickets were sold for a "Wizard of Oz" quilt made by Sue James and quilted by Lilly Coonrod. The drawing will be held during the Kansas Sesquicentennial Oct. 21 and 22 in Cato, Kan.

Another special quilt these two ladies made is a Cato memory quilt with pictures of old-time things in Cato through the years including the school house and Christian church. It will be on display in different places through the years.

The 25 people at the meeting enjoyed the fine dinner, fellowship and the trick or treat bucket of candy bars given by Ava Mae Adams.

Mary V. Shead
Arcadia Area News