Michael and Chrisi Shead sent word to their local relatives from their mission in Guatemala that their mother, Vickie Shead of Garland, will be 60 years old on Monday, March 13. Congratulations.
Sunday morning, Feb. 12, birthday offerings were given by Pastor Charles Cable who said he is not growing older, and to prove it he sang a solo entitled "Each Step I Take" before he went from the piano to the pulpit for sermon time.
At the end he had all singing "I Have the Joy Down in My Heart." The other birthday offering was given for Tara Vanleeuwen. The birthday song was sung by the congregation.
Due to cold and snowy weather, the Feb. 13 Autumn Leaves Senior Citizens was cancelled. Due to the snow that did fall, it seemed the right thing to do for senior citizens. The next meeting will be March 5 in the Senior's Cottage on Arcadia Street, weather permitting.
Feb. 25 will be this month's date for AHS Our Gang potluck dinner in the Arcadia Community Center at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday afternoon, Larry Shead drove to Ottawa, Kan. to bring his aunt and uncle, Harriett and Jack Corporon of Brooklyn, N.Y., to Garland, Kan. Gathering at the Shead farm, in the meantime, were relatives and friends to celebrate the birthday of Vickie Shead and the 55th wedding anniversary of the Corporons. Kentucky Fried Chicken, furnished by the Corporons, was enjoyed.
Then, after the happy birthday and anniversary song, the ice cream cake was served by Larry. The total of 13 present for the evening also included others: Charles Corporon, Rose Campbell, Pittsburg; Matthew and Ashley Shead, Joplin; Ralph and Cindy Shead, Carl Junction; Katy and Benjamin Shead, Fort Scott and Mary V. Shead, Arcadia, in whose home the New Yorkers spent Saturday night.
The last of January, Port Hughes in McPherson, Kan., enjoyed visits from her daughter, Kirby Gould from Olathe, Kan., and the first of February her brother Charles Corporon was her guest.
Dr. Tyler Eugene Coomes died Feb. 3 and his funeral was held in Brenner's Chapel in Pittsburg on Monday, Feb. 6. His wife is the former Ruh Herlocker of Pittsburg and a niece of Bill Dobbins in Pittsburg and Dan, Ray and Perry Dobbins of Fort Scott. Her grandfather is the late Edd Dobbins, the barber on Arcadia Street for many years. Condolances to the family.
Mark your calenders for Wednesday, March 14, for the unified school district school meeting to be held in the Arcadia Community Center from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Have you contacted Gary Peterson about the meetings for the Oct 8. Arcadia festival?