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Open Door Mission, Christian Church to host holiday dinner

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Kay Kauble Burr, formerly of Arcadia and my neighbor for many years, sent me a fine article entitled "Where to go during an earthquake." I have a learned a lot from reading this, and thank her for her thoughtfulness in sending it to me.

Another former Arcadian, though rural and attended Arcadia schools and a member of this church, has put together a spiral book all about "The Arcadia Christian Church" from the beginning to the present. I was pleased to receive a copy autographed by him and delivered to me by his parents, Vera and John Parrish, who now live in Pittsburg. Walter lives in Texas. Much of the history in the issue was written by my late father, G.W. Corporon. This is one of the things I am thankful for this Thanksgiving holiday season.

Patrons of the Arcadia Post Office are asked to sign a petition in city hall in regard to the possible post office closing. The feasibility study by the U.S. Postal authorities will be over in early December. Shortly after that, a decision will be made.

Ralph and Cindy Shead returned to their home in Carl Junction, Mo., after spending from Nov. l7-20 attending the National Missionary Convention in Atlanta, Ga.

"Our Gang" will be meeting Dec. 3 next month due to the busy holiday later in the month. Plans are for soup and sandwiches. There will be potato and vegetable soups and chili. There may be oyster stew. There will also be finger food and desserts. Those who care to participate, please take a wrapped gift to exchange

It was announced Sunday that a Community Holiday Dinner will be sponsored by Open Door Mission and the Christian Church on Dec. 10, in Arcadia Community Center at 5 p.m. Friends are asked for non perishable foods for the needy in Arcadia. In exchange for the gift, a ticket will be given for a drawing at the end of the event.

Stuart, Ashley and Elizabeth Semple enjoyed a Sunday dinner in Springfield, Mo., with his parents. In his place, leading the singing in Arcadia Christian Church, were Clay Carrington and Vera Parrish. Before sermon time, pastor Cable led all in singing a song he learned when teaching children as a Bible student. It is entitled "I'm in God's Army." All went through the motions. Vera read an original Thanksgiving poem written by husband John Parrish. Mae Watt sent greetings to all and a birthday offering for her son Bill Watt. The birthday song was dedicated to Bill.

A bulletin was passed to each person asking for a list of things for which to be thankful. Spend some time in prayer, praising and thanking God. May He bless you.

The Fort Scott Presbyterian Village invited area folks to attend "healthy choices for diabetics during the holidays," featuring Ann Ludlum, agent for Southwind Extension District. I was sorry I had a meeting that day and was unable to attend.

The first Monday in November, Larry Shead attended a meeting in Pratt, Kan., on behalf of Fort Scott Community College. En route home, he drove in heavy rain, so it took about five hours. About two miles from his farm, he missed hitting two opossums but hit a raccoon. He had just had his car repaired from a recent hit by a deer.

On a recent weekend, Patty and Gary Peterson attended a festival in the Apostolic Church on a hill in Seneca, Mo. They had a very fine time and won three cakes.

Mary V. Shead
Arcadia Area News