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Visits, Polar Plunge, National Pie Day in Arcadia news

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

On Friday, Julie Watt and her friend Nicole Johnson from Woodstock, Conn., along with Julie's dad, Tom Watt, and her uncles, Bill and Delton Watt, visited Mae Watt and took her to lunch at the Nu Grille in Fort Scott. Julie and Nichole spent a few days visiting with Tom and Phyllis Watt in Lee's Summitt, Mo., and with Carla and Duane Bowers in Liberty, Mo. Many of the Watt family members spent Saturday evening at Tom's home visiting with the ladies from Connecticut.

A recent ad on KOAM-TV showed Scott Ball, Arcadia, while announcing the Special Olympic Kansas Polar Plunge set for Jan. 11.

Old-time friends from Arcadia school days were pleased to meet with Mitchell Miles at the time he attended the funeral of Ruth Holland in Liberal, Mo., in December.

Following the funeral and burial of Ava Mae Adams in the Arma Methodist Church and burial in Old Arcadia Cemetery on Wednesday, Jan. 4, the ladies of Arma Church and Arcadia Christian Church prepared and served dinner to family, relatives and close friends.

The ladies included Norma Lockwood, Emma Louise Aloe, Betty Brunk, Mildred Nicoletti, Patty Peterson, Lilly Coonrod, Carol Kessleor, Muriel Stroud and Deloris Bierbrodt.

Among the many at the services and dinner were Juanita McWilliams and son Richard and Judy McWilliams from Joplin, Mo., who are cousins of the deceased. At dinner they were seated with other relatives.

Arcadia Christian Church services and dinner were well attended this week. Landon Younge first presented a solo accompanying himself on his guitar, then he and Pastor Charles Cable sang a chorus. The audience responded with applause. Among other special guests at the dinner hour were Cable's daughter, Cherri Walrod and family from Eudora, Kan. Leora Younge had many of her family present for this special day. Christie Parrish gave a birthday offering for her great- nephew Kylee Wilson's first birthday.

While attending Kathreen Kunstel's visitation in the Bedene Funeral Parlor in Arma, Helen Sisney was pleased to greet her son, Steve Sisney from Hiattville, and her granddaughter Courtney Sisney, rural Arma. Courtney works in the Arma Care Center where Kathreen once lived.

Rose Shular Campbell from Pittsburg, a longtime friend to Kathreen, was also present to greet family members.

Brandy and Michelle Mellon went to Arkansas to visit friends and family members during the Christmas holiday. Back home, they took their neighbor, Darren Sliger, to Sunday school and the church dinner on Jan. 8.

Sarah and Erin Shead, daughters of Cindy and Ralph Shead, came from California to spend a few days during the holidays with them in Carl Junction, Mo., and in Dewey, Okla., with their grandfather R.H. Geurin and their uncle David Geurin, his wife and daughters.

They attended the Shead celebration on Wednesday, Dec. 28, with their brother, Matt and Ashley Shead of Joplin.

Other guests in the Arcadia celebration were Charles Corporon, Rose Campbell, Hayley, Mark, Katy and Benjamin Shead, Maria and Clayton Whitson and Jesse Hudson.

Presbyterian Village in Fort Scott has issued an invitation to friends to attend National Pie Day. On Monday, Jan. 23, they will serve coffee and the choice of two delicious homemade pies. Call (620) 223-5550 before Jan. 20 to make reservations . What a kind and gentle offer. Thank you!

Mary V. Shead
Arcadia Area News