The weekend of Oct. 8, Janet and Mark Vanleeuwen treated her parents, Vera and John Parrish with a trip to Branson, Mo., where they attended several shows, incudinng The Legends, Norma Jean's Cowboy Church, Cassandre, Voice of an Angel Show and the Texas Tenors. They also enjoyed a new show entitled The Shrine of the Holy Spirit.
Jack and Mary Lee Payne and family gathered in the home of Jeff and Sherry Payne Sisney to celebrate Sherry's birthday on Saturday Oct. 8. Hot dogs, hamburgers, baked beans and all the trimmings plus a lovely cake were served.
Chris, Mindy and Jaxson Payne hosted this event. Others present were Courtney Sisney, Steve and Kelly Base, Tom and Ronnie Davied, Hardy and Jessie Dunn, Helen Sisney, Steve Sisney, Sherry Sisney and Susan Cherry.
Raymond Kalm entertained neighbors and friends with a dinner at his farm home in rural Garland on Saturday evening, Oct. 8. Special guest Jerry Kinchen, a deer hunter from Louisiana, was the cook who served jambalaya to guests Irene Thomas from Liberal, Lewis Kalm, Fort Scott, the Weber family, Ava Mae Adams and Larry and Vickie Shead.
The Arcadia Christian Church invites people of Arcadia to an evening of food, fun and fellowship. There will be a wiener roast, hay ride and singing. Wieners and buns will be furnished. Come to the back yard of the church lawn on Friday, Oct. 21, at 6 p.m. with a side dish or dessert.
Jack Corporon, Brooklyn, N.Y., reports that his long- time friend from Arcadia days, Bill Turner who now lives in California, suffered a heart attack. He was able to drive himself to the doctor, was treated and reports he is now back to normal. Bill spent the past two summers in Italy. He plans to visit the Arcadia High School Reunion this coming summer, if possible.
Some friends will remember, before leaving Arcadia Bill worked in Dr. Hinkle's office and became a lawyer in Kansas City. Upon retirement, he moved to Los Angeles.
On Sunday morning, Arcadia Christian Church had special music by special relatives of Pastor Charles and Willa Cable, Loryn and Andrew Woodworth from Lawrence, Kan. She sang "How Great Thou Art," accompanied by her grandfather Charles Cable, and Andrew played a piano solo.
Accompanying the couple to church that morning was her other grandmother, Mable Taiclet from Fort Scott. The Cables reported that their grandson Landon Walrod from Eudora, Kan., a brother to Loryn, suffered a broken leg at the football game on Friday night.
Mae Watt reported that her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Allen (Linda) Watt in Wichita, Kan., had shoulder surgery recently and is recovering nicely in her home.
Dony and Alison Bielak, with 9-month-old daughter Audrey, surprised the Larry Shead family with a visit at the farm on Saturday, Oct. 15. Dony and his brother Roby and their sister Jenny were students at Faith Christian Academy from 1989-1993. The guests were pleased to be able to visit his classmate Michael Shead, wife Chrisi and Hudson. Dony and Michael had memories of their days in school, as well as fun on the farm.
Oct. 22 , 6:30 p.m. will be Our Gang Potluck dinner in Arcadia Community Center. The Cato Fall Tour is the same day beginning at 9:30 a.m. There will be period music, history, reenactments, wiener roast, hayrack ride and visits to historical cemeteries. They will be selling tickets on a quilt to be given away that day.
Those attending Autumn Leaves Senior Citizens on Monday, Oct. 10, were Betty Dehn, Sharon DeGruson, Shirley Garrett. Jim Turner, Jerry and Lilly Coonrod, Jake Campbell, Bob Prettyman, Raymond and Lewis Kalm, Mary V. Shead, Carole Garrison, Mary Lee and Jack Payne, Jessie and Hardy Dunn, Charles Cable, Ava Mae Adams, Helen Sisney and Jodee Valley, Ruth Popejoy and Jan Mayfield, who took the blood pressure readings. A former Arcadian, Pamela Hewitt Reinkens from Oakville, Wash., was a special guest with Carol Bridgewater.