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New meeting dates announced for 'Our Gang'

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Correction: My apology to Rebekah Moyers of Fort Scott who is a student in Ozark Christian College in Joplin, not the dorm mom. The dorm mom is Judy Kakac, who visited her son in California while Ralph and Cindy Shead served in her place in Dennis Hall.

Kristen Redd, daughter of Bill and Angela Redd of Pittsburg, a freshman at Pittsburg State University, received a President's Trust Scholarship. She is the granddaughter of Ernestine and Forrest Berkey, Arcadia, and grandmother Redd of Pittsburg. Congratulations!

At the October JOY dinner meeting, a card was signed for Landon Walrod, Eudora, Kan., grandson of Willa and Charles Cable, pastor of Arcadia Christian Church. Landon suffered a broken leg in the football game the weekend before.

Patty Peterson, president, conducted the business meeting which included plans for a wiener roast held in the church yard with all Arcadia people invited.

John Parrish gave his birthday offering. The president closed with this quote: "Those who judge us don't matter, those who matter don't judge us."

Others enjoying the fine buffet dinner were Pat and Cathy Allen, class teacher, Gary Peterson, Vera, Christie and Wayne Parrish, Ashley and Stuart Semple and Elizabeth, Dave and Carol Bridgewater, Betty Dehn and Mary V. Shead.

Julie and Nick Nunnari, parents of Yvette Corporon, all of New York, returned from Nova Scotia and were amazed to find a lot of Corporon history here and there. At Grand Pres, the museum folks outlined where the ancestors of G.W. Corporon lived before and after the British drove out the French in the middle of the 18th century. Our kin moved to Nova Scotia from Potiers, France, in the 17th century and were mostly Catholic and farmers. Great-great-greatgrandfather Eustache founded the tuna fleet in Wedgport. Julie brought to the New York Corporons a coffee cup found in a shop. The Corporon name appeared on the side. This report was sent to Arcadia by Port Corporon Hughes from McPherson, Kan., and her brother Jack Corporon from New York.

Since the fourth Saturday in November is Thanksgiving weekend and the fourth Saturday in December is Christmas Eve, Our Gang dates for those months have changed.

On Nov. 12 at 6:30 p.m., the plan is to order chicken, etc. They will need a head count to place the order. Cost will be $5 to $6 per person. Dec. 3 will perhaps be soup and sandwiches. More about that later.

According to Ona Mae Winship's article in the "Liberal News," she and, among others, Mae Watt of Arcadia attended the Harvest Party at the north Liberal, Mo., city park. They met one of Mae's favorite radio announcers, Dalton Windsor, from by-gone days. The Missourians gave a gospel music concert that afternoon.

According to "Community Matters," a paper sent out from Presbyterian Manor of Fort Scott, the children of St. Mary's school will be singing at the manor to entertain the residents on Nov. 18, at 2 p.m. On Veterans' Day, they will celebrate with the local VFW.

Arcadia Christian Church attendants on the first Sunday in November served Chicken Annie's hot-off-the-grill fried chicken at their monthly dinner following morning church services.

Pastor Cable sang a solo entitled "We are Standing on Holy Ground" before the morning sermon. In the absence of music director Stuart Semple, Christie and Vera Parrish and Willa Cable joined Clay Carrington in leading the singing.

Birthday offerings were given by Wayne and Christie Parrish, who will celebrate on the same day, Monday, Oct. 7, each at the age of 57. Two birthday cakes were served in their honor at the noon dinner.

Several members spoke about feeling the tremors of the earthquake in the middle of the night on Saturday, Nov. 5. A phone call from Tulsa told rural Garland folks and they felt the tremors as did others around Arcadia area.

Mary V. Shead
Arcadia Area News