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Former Arcadians gather at a family reunion

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

An interesting get-together of former Arcadians was told to me by my brother Jack Corporon, New York, of a family reunion held in Austin, Texas.

Bill Turner, a retired lawyer from Kansas City, now living in California, was invited to attend a reunion with his sister Melba Lee and Jackie Burge from Kansas.

Local friends will recall Bill Turner during his high school days when he use to work for Dr. Hinkle, our local dentist, whose office was in the upstairs rooms above the grocery store that was once the oldest bank in Arcadia.

Thiry-two attended the Arcadia Christian Church dinner on May 6 following morning services. All were reminded to invite friends to attend the Lloyd Houk Gospel Sing, held in the church at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 12.

Free-will offerings were taken and refreshments served in the bungalow following.

Dave Bridgewater will be guest minister on Sunday, May 20.

Kids Days will be held June 6-8 from 9:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Lunch will be served. Last Sunday's guests were Bob Cable and his son from Lamar, Mo.

Larry and Vickie Shead, Garland, Kan., with daughter Maria and Clayton Whitson, Tulsa, Okla., met with Ralph and Cindy Shead, Carl Junction, Mo., and new friends, Jon and Theresa Green with 4-year-old son Jonathan from Dalhart, Texas, at Branson, Mo., for the Christian Conference Worldview Weekend. Besides Bible topics discussed at the conference, education was a favorite theme around the table during shared meals. Five of the eight adults are educators. Before returning to their homes, they enjoyed Sunday lunch together in the largest Golden Corral restaurant, which happens to be in Branson, Mo.

Our Gang Officers want to remind AHS members the next meeting will not be until June 23.

May 26 is Alumni Banquet time, so all of us hope to see all of you there. Don't forget to send in your reservation.

The JOY Sunday School Class held their monthly meeting on Monday, April 16, with 16 present for the fine dinner and business meeting following. Those present were Ashley Semple, Betty Dehn, Gary and Patty Peterson, Dave and Carol Bridgewater, Willa and Charles Cable, Christie and Wayne Parrish, Machelle Castro, Cathy and Pat Allen, Clay Carrington and Mary V. Shead.

Presbyterian Village of Fort Scott wants to remind all that the Good Samaritan Auction and Dinner will be held Thursday, May 17. Dinner is served from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. The auction begins at 5:30 p.m.

While Mae Watt and two friends from Fort Scott Manor were enjoying the activities held in the Christian Heights School in Fort Scott, she was happy to meet two of her Arcadia friends, Larry and Vickie Shead. Mrs. Shead is a fifth and sixth grade teacher in this school.

The City News letter wishes Happy Mother's Day to all. How about going to church Sunday, May 13, with your mother or be the mother who takes her children?

On May 8, court met at 6 p.m. and council at 7 p.m., both in the City Hall. On May 22, the Cato Committee will gather at Arcadia Community Center.

In March at the time when the Annual Ladies Retreat was held at Arcadia Christian Church with Kristin Peterson, Girard, Kan., from our own hometown as speaker, there were 13 ladies from out of town and 13 from in town who signed the register. Many won door prizes at the time names were drawn.

The ladies were Sandy Partiiidge, Naomi Garrett, Janelle Bunny, Dixie Sherman, Vera Parrish, Patty McCullough, Ashley Semple, Janet VanLeeuwen, Sandy Christman, Dorothy Heckert, Billie Sue Odell, Debbie Carpenter, Linda Showman, Betty DoByns, Mary Lee Payne, Alanie Sprague, Cathy Allen, Courtney Allen, Michelle Castro, Betty Dehn, Helen Sisney, Linda Bridgewater, Patty Peterson, Willa Cable and Mary V. Shead.

Mary V. Shead
Arcadia Area News