While Larry Shead with family, Mr. and Mrs. Mark Shead, Katy and Benjamin of Fort Scott, were attending the "2012 All Hit 103.9 FM Home, Sport, Farm and Garden Show" held at the FSCC Arnold Arena on April 13-14, they met with Mae Watt as she was checking out the vendor booths. They also visited with a cousin, Beth Murphy, daughter of Andy Corporon, who was working a booth for Heartland Propane of Girard.
At Arcadia Christian Church on April l5, John Rawlings gave his birthday offering representing his 71st birthday. He was thankful for the birthday song in his honor. The morning sermon was given in the form of a skit by Pastor Charles and Willa Cable. He used scripture to prove to her as a "Doubting Thomas" that Jesus was what he claimed to be. He tried to convince her that "everyone who believes and obeys the scripture will be saved."
Our Gang of AHS fame is scheduled to meet Saturday evening, April 28, at the Arcadia Community Center for the potluck dinner.
Autumn Leaves Senior Citizens met in their Arcadia Cottage on Monday morning, April 9 with a fine crowd of 24 for a bountiful ham dinner with all the trimmings including many desserts.
After the business meeting, bingo was played with each winner being rewarded with a prize.
The ladies from Arma Care Center who gave free blood pressure readings and the gift drawing won by Hardy Dunn of Pittsburg, enjoyed the dinner and were thanked for their services. They were Beth Popejoy and Jan Mayfield.
A clever reading was given by Mary Lee Payne who during the business meeting was elected second vice president. The first vice president is Patty Peterson.
Others present were Helen Sisney, Judy Rawlings, Jessie Dunn, Jack Payne, Lilly and Jerry Coonrod, Walter Foulk, Mae Watt and friend Shelley Corley, Patrick and Cathy Allen, Shirley Garrett, Jim Turner, Mary V. Shead, Carol Bridgewater, Gary Peterson, Alta Carpenter, Bob Prettyman and Raymond Kalm.
The menu for the May 14 meeting will be a variety of beans and cornbread as the main course.
Jack and Mary Lee Payne spent the long Easter weekend in Excelsior Springs, Mo., with their daughters and families.
Together they enjoyed Saturday night pizza at the home of Ron and Cindy Morton.
A Sunday ham dinner was served by Steve and Kelly Base after attending Pisgah Beptist Church in Excelsior.
Many of the extended family members were in attendance Saturday night and Sunday.
Easter Sunday dinner was enjoyed by a dozen people at the Shead farm, rural Garland, after after attending church in various places. Dinner was prepared by Haley Shead and Vickie Shead and enjoyed by the following guests: John Hennessy, Mark, Haley, Katy and Benjamin Shead of Fort Scott; Charles Corporon a d Rose Campbell, Pittsburg; Chris and Nick Nickerson, Joplin, Mo.; and Mary V. Shead, Arcadia.
In the afternoon, all went out to the patio where they were greeted by the farm animals as they watched the two little ones hunt for the Easter eggs.
The young men played basketball while the ladies enjoyed visiting and the other men meandered all around the yard and inspecting it.