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Reunions enjoyed in Arcadia

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

On the last Sunday, birthday offerings were given by Gary Peterson and Clay Carrington gave to honor his great-grandmother Lorene Gibson. The congregation responded with the Birthday Song in Arcadia Christian Church. The pastor's solo was entitled "Jesus has lifted me."

Over a recent weekend, Tom Corporon, formerly of Pittsburg and now living in Lexington, Mo., a l972 alumnus of Pittsburg High School and a Pittsburg State University graduate, met in Pittsburg with a former classmate, Larry Hartley from Wichita.

After hours of reliving the good old days and re-visiting their two campuses, they met with Tom's uncle, Charles Corporon, formerly of Arcadia now of Pittsburg, for Sunday breakfast.

Tom is the son of Nelson and Eloise Corporon, Joplin. Nelson was the personnel manager at McNally's for many years.

Patty McKay, Liberal, Mo., visited her longtime friend Bettye Swezey in Arcadia upon the return of the Swezery family after attending her son Jim's funeral service in Arizona.

Lucille Johnston, 92, Liberal, Mo., died Feb. 22 in Nevada Regional Medical Center. Burial was in the Shiloh Cemetery near Oskaloosa on Saturday, Feb. 25. Condolences to both the Johnston and Swezey families.

On Sunday, Feb. 19, Mary V. Shead with her son and his wife, Larry and Vickie Shead, attended the Faith Christian Center Church services on U.S. Highway 69.

It is known as the Cowboy Church. Six people were baptized at the opening of the morning services.

Former Arcadia resident Greg Fess led the guitar players. His wife, Carrie Fess, was one of the singers. They just recently moved from Arcadia back to Fort Scott.

Following church services, joining the Sheads were nine members of Christians on Campus from Fort Scott Community College at the dinner table on the farm.

Two of the guests who also attended the church services are Anthony West, Paola, and Brandon Killebrew from Washington, D.C., who are football players on the college team.

Other guests were Garrett Lochner, Tuscon, Ariz.; Cheyenne Wiley, Fort Scott; Marcassa Goodwin, Bloomington, Ind., Shelby Perry, Miami, Okla., and Jentry Page, Jailyn Stice and Ryan Page, all from Parsons.

The JOY Class of Arcadia Christian Church is pleased to see the picture of Don Smith in the Pittsburg Morning Sun on Feb. 25.

He is minister of Campus Christians at PSU in Pittsburg.

Our church has helped support this group since some Arcadia students were members in the l970s.

JOY used to serve dinners there once a year in their Campus House. In turn, the students used to save labels for JOY refunding and would visit our church on occasion and enjoy church dinners in Arcadia.

Gary Peterson wants all to remember the Oct. 8, 2012, Fair Festival to be held on the streets and park area in downtown Arcadia to raise money for playground equipment.

Meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month leading up to the date.

Art is Ageless, so says Presbyterian Manor, including the one in Fort Scott. It is open to area artists age 65 and older. Artwork by artists from throughout the area will be put on exhibit.

They may choose to enter the exhibit only. The display is March 5-13 and a reception is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. March 13.

While Mae Watt's sons were visiting her recently, the family decided to do something for their Arcadia Christian Church and gave Mae's large dining table to the Parsonage where dinners are often served to groups by the hosts, Pastors Willa and Charles Cable.

The church folks say thank you.

Mary V. Shead
Arcadia Area News