Clay Carrigton attended the wedding of his brother Joseph Darel Plotner to Cassandra Marie Blanchard on Nov. 11, in Galena, Kan. A reception was held immdiately following the wedding in the fellowship hall.
Gael and Dave Martin of Spring Hill, Kan., visited her aunt, Mary V. Shead, on Saturday morning in Arcadia and enjoyed lunch in Harry's Cafe in Pittsburg with her cousin, Charles Corporon. That afternoon, they visited former Spring Hill neighbors who recently moved to Pittsburg. The Martins are former students of Pittsburg State University.
Doris Schaub, former Arcadian now living in Fort Scott, visited Mae Watt one day last week. Mae's sons living in the Kansas City area and Wichita visit frequently and contact her by phone every day. This past week, friends took Mae to the Veterans Day program held at Winfield Scott Elementary School. It was entitled "This is America."
Ava Mae Adams was honored for her birthday one day last week when her cousin, Louise Holland, and Judy Rawlings took her to lunch in Pittsburg. En route to pick up their guest, the two ladies took Ruth Holland with a prepared lunch to the home of Mary V. Shead in Arcadia, where the two old-time friends played dominoes, took a walk and talked about their activities of long ago when Ruth used to live in Arcadia and attended the Christian Church. Ruth now lives rural Liberal, Mo.
In the Arcadia Christian Church on Sunday morning, Nov. 13, Clay Carrington was the song leader with Vera and Christie Parrish as his helpers and Charles Cable at the piano. After scripture reading from the pulpit, two construction workers appeared with bags of rubbish that the pastor later described as "reasons why people don't come to church." The "two workers" are known as Willa Cable and Patty Peterson, teachers of the youth in Sunday School. They received a round of applause. Those attending JOY class again gave thanks to Wayne Parrish, president of the church board, for the home-baked treats he brings each Sunday morning.
Ralph and Cindy Shead returned to their home in Carl Junction, Mo., after spending Friday night with his mother, Mary V. Shead, in Arcadia. They left early Saturday morning to speak for Literature and Teaching Ministries at Union Christian Church, Terre Haute, Ind. Ralph first visited the church while a college student in the l970s and stayed at the home of Jean Farr, who also hosted Ralph and Cindy for this visit.
On the same weekend his brother, Larry Shead, left on Sunday for a business meeting in Pratt, Kan., on behalf of Fort Scott Community College. He also returned home on Monday evening.
Mitzi Ray, with sons Cademon and Ryan and daughter Atalie of Tulsa, spent time with the Haley and Mark Shead family in Fort Scott. Husband, Joel Ray, was tiling a home in Joplin with his brother-in-law, Clayton Liston, as his helper. The Ray family spent one night with her uncle Ralph and Cindy Shead in Carl Junction before returning to their home in Tulsa.