Sunday Morning, Jan. 22, Clay Carrington was a good substitute for opening the morning Arcadia Christian Church services by reading the announcements, praying for the sick list and leading the singing. Little Bob Younge gave her birthday offering for her seventh year. She was happy to be there with her grandmother Leora Younge. Pastor Cable sang a solo, "Each Step I Take" before sermon time. The sermon was entitled "Jesus' Perfect Peace."
Among those on the prayer list is Fannie Mae Christianson, a former Arcadia resident, now from the Kansas City area. She is in the hospital suffering a broken pelvis from a fall. Her uncle Walter Foulk reported the injury.
Ralph and Cindy Shead brought supper to the home of his mother Mary V. Shead in Arcadia on Friday evening, Jan. 20. They enjoyed the opening of a new Scrabble game, a Christmas gift, that entertained them for the evening. After a good breakfast, they left for home in Carl Junction, Mo. with plans to visit Ralph's aunt and uncle Mick and Ellie Corporon in Joplin, Mo., on Saturday afternoon.
David and Alicia DeWelt, with their mission team, have ended their furlough spent with his parents in Joplin and now have retured to their mission in Bosinia.
Nell Dikeman, Fort Scott Tribune, quotes from 100 years ago, in 1912, "in a well-played game Saturday night, the Arcadia High School team defeated the Draughon Business College team by the close score of 21-20. The game was enjoyed by the few who were able to witness it." Who was on the Arcadia team? Does anyone remember?
Jan. 16, the JOY Sunday School class held its first meeting of the year in Christian Church Bungalow for a dinner and business meeting. Patty Peterson opened the business meeting with her Bible question, "Who was Moses' wife?" Zepporah was answered correctly.
It was announced the yearly Ladies' Retreat will be held on March 31. Thank you reports were given from David and Alicia DeWelt from Bosnia and the Sheads, Michael and Chrisi in Guatemala, and Ralph and Cindy and Phil Caseys on behalf of LATM for Christmas gifts received.
Vera Parrish read her interesting "funny business." The president closed with "A critical spirit is like poison ivy. It only takes a little contact to spread its poison."
Rachel Rawlings, granddaughter to John and Judy Rawlings, formerly of Arcadia, was chosen Student of the Month in the Girard High School. Rachel, a senior, is participating in many activities and is a member of the Trojan Tribune newspaper staff. Congratulations to the whole family.
We are sorry to learn of the death of Maxine Ford, 90, resident of rural Bronaugh who died Tuesday, Jan 10. She was the daughter of James and Arvilla Guss Riley and a sister of the late Edith Totman, longtime resident of Arcadia. Condolences to the family.
According to the December Newsletter to patrons of Arcadia, "The United States Postal Service has delayed any closings until May 15."
Thursday, Jan. 20, Haley Shead celebrated her birthday in her home with special guests Amy and David Sachau and their daughters Haley and Hannah, family members Mark, Katy and Benjamin and Larry and Vickie Shead, who treated her with a birthday cake and ice cream.