A longtime attendee of Arcadia Christian Church, Carol Brooks of Englevale, died peacefully at l2:15 a.m., Feb. 18. She returned home from hospital care the preceding evening and was surrounded by three of her sons, two daughter-in-laws, two granddaughters, a friend and an honorary nephew who loved her. Our sympathy to family.
Class No. l0 met on Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 17, at the Christian Church bungalow. President Patty Peterson opened the meeting with pledges to the Christian and U.S. flags. Michelle Castro was the leader for the day and read "The Mystery of Love" from Guidepost.
Roll call asked each to tell about a special Valentine. Thank you notes were read from Charles and Willa Cable for their Christmas gift from the class and one from Ralph and Cindy Shead who filled the pulpit on recent Sunday.
Contributions to the Ava Mae Adams memorial fund were acknowledged from Johnna Bever and Port Hughes. A birthday cake was served to honor Carole Garrison's special day, and a card signed by all was given to her. Refreshments were enjoyed by others present which included Carol Bridgewater, who baked the cake, Judy Rawlings and Mary V. Shead.
Upon leaving, Michelle presented each lady with a red rose for Valentine's Day. The March 15 meeting will be hosted by Patty, who closed the meeting with the Irish blessing.
Joyce Gabel Niebrugge from Louisburg wrote that her cousin, Margaret Gabel Brooks, had died May l, 2011, at age 93 at the Parkview Healthcare Facility in Bolivar, Mo. She was the daughter of Crystal and Willie Gabel, who for many years owned and operated the Gabel Meat Market on Race Street. Margaret attended Arcadia School all 12 years and graduated from AHS in l936. Condolences to close friends and relatives.
Vickie and Larry Shead spoke in the Fort Scott Methodist church on Feb. 14. It was a Valentine banquet. A fine meal was served that evening. Larry met with several friends he had worked with at Western Insurance. One, Gene DuVall, said he enjoys reading the Arcadia news in The Tribune.
Mae Watt attended the 13 team "Dancing With Our Stars" performances. Six- hundred tickets were sold for each show. This was sponsored by the Rotary Club on Saturday in the Danny and Willa Ellis Family Fine Arts Center at Fort Scott Community College.
Gary Peterson announced at the JOY meeting on Feb. 20 that the committee for the future Arcadia Fair on Oct. 8 met, and things are in progress for different activities to raise money for play equipment for the Powell City Park. Tickets will be sold for some activities, and some will be free. There will be meals, a cake walk, chances on a rifle and many other activities. Mark the date.
Our Gang of AHS will be meeting in Arcadia Community Center on the evening of Feb. 25. The Cato Committee will be in the center on the evening of Feb. 28. Wednesday, March 14, is the USD 246 school meeting from 7 to 8 p.m.
Charles Corporon, Pittsburg, and his brother and wife, Jack and Harriett Corporon, Brooklyn, N.Y., attended the Sunday afternoon world famous Glenn Miller Orchestra Concert in Pittsburg on Feb. 12.