Arcadia friends were happy to hear from Emory and Betty Briggs who live in Nowata, Okla. At Thanksgiving time they entertained both Betty's family and Emory's family and are making plans for a similar Christmas holiday dinner.
The Sunday before Christmas, Willa Cable, Patty Peterson and Mary V. Shead visited Mae Watt and served her Communion that afternoon and delivered to her JOY cookies. Later that evening, the three ladies went to Fort Scott and enjoyed supper at Wendy's and toured the city to see beautiful homes decorated for the season.
Jo Robarts of Franklin, Kan., has been assisting postmaster in the Arcadia Post Office during this busy Christmas season. We welcome her to town.
On Dec. 20, Presbyterian Village in Fort Scott invited friends to an elegant wine and cheese party. It was a fine time for rekindling friendships with tenants to their former neighbors and friends. Family members were invited to join in the music, food and fellowship time.
A Christmas brunch was hosted by the Joy Makers of the Liberal, Mo., Christian Church on Monday, Dec. 12. Biscuits, gravy, egg casserole, fruit and juice were served to 17 ladies. Louise Holland as chairman led the games, drawings and gave each lady a special gift. Peggy Worsley, formerly of Arcadia, read a poem concerning "Yes, Jesus Loves Me." Mary Lee Payne, Arcadia guest, won the poinsettia plant. Kay Waring guessed the closest number of mints in a bag. Other guests from Arcadia were Helen Sisney Mary V. Shead and Judy Rawlings. Local ladies present were Grace Bryant, Leota McClendon, Carolyn Noyes, Ruth Holland, Valorie Worsley, Karen Carpenter, Pat Thomas, Marjorie Jones, Grace Wolf, Carolyn Clark and Kay Waring. It was a delighful morning to greet and meet new friends.
In Arcadia Christian Church on Dec. 18, the following special guests came for morning worship hour: Hardy Dunn, Pittsburg, and Jack and Mary Lee Payne, to honor her sister, Jessie Eggen Dunn, as she presented a piano solo consisting of favorite hymns. Following sermon time, Pastor Cable offered a $5 bill to someone who would come forward and give the correct answer to a question. Clay Carrington stepped forward. The question: Have you done anything to earn this $5? The answer was "No!" So he won! All were wished merry Christmas and happy New Year. On Christmas morning, there will be no Sunday school classes, and morning worship will be at 10:30 a.m. in the Arcadia Christian Church. All are welcome to attend this service. Also, all have been invited to attend Communion service in Open Door Mission on Christmas Eve at 5:30 p.m.