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It's the time of year to honor matriarchs

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

To honor Helen Sisney on Mother's Day, her daughter Sherry Sisney, Courtney Sisney , Jeff Sisney and Mrs. Chris Payne and two little sons enjoyed dinner on Sunday at the Rocking K in Cockerill, Kan.

The children of Earl and Marilyn Williams will honor the 60th wedding anniversary of their parents with an open reception from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Community Christian Church in Fort Scott June 2. This couple was married by the late G.W. Corporon of Arcadia who was pastoring the Christian church in Bronaugh, Mo., where the Wlliams were living 60 years ago. Congratulations!

Special attention was paid to the mothers at Arcadia Christian Church with song, prayers, sermons and gift-giving. Clay Carrington made the announcements and led the singing.

Andon Younge played his guitar and sang two songs that he wrote, dedicated to his mother Leora Younge, as a special number. As all were leaving the church, potted plants were given to each lady -- gifts from Carol and Dave Bridgewater.

Special guests that morning were Marsha Harris, Kalvin Powell, Rueben Grant and 16 friends and relatives of Mary V. Shead who occupied the first three rows Sunday morning.

Following dismissal of Mother's Day services in Arcadia Christian Church Sunday morning, the Shead family went to Shead farm for dinner prepared by the men and special dessert by friend Rose Campbell of Pittsburg. Others present were Mary V. Shead, Larry and Vickie Shead, Charles Corporon; from Tulsa were Marie and Clayton Liston; Mitzi and Joel Ray, Atalie, Ryan, Cademon Ray and friend Jody. Ralph and Cindy Shead, Carl Junction, Mo.; Mathew and Ashley Shead, Joplin, Mo.

Mr. and Mrs. Mark Shead, Katy and Benjamin of Fort Scott spent that special day with her mother, D.J. Davis in Texas.

Jack and Mary Lee Payne recently attended Lane Carpenter's seventh birthday party at the Carpenter home in Raymore, Mo.

He is the youngest of their nine grandchildren. Also attending were parents David and Amy Jo Carpenter, Drew Carpenter; Steve, Kelly, Ben, Faith and Elijah Base; Ron and Cindy Morton; Sherry and Courtney Sisney and Jaxson Payne and Antaun, Kimberlee, Madison, Isaiah and Malloree Peppers.

Many favorite hymns sung on Saturday night when 35 people gathered for the sing- along conducted by Lloyd Houk. Pastor Charles Cable led the singing and Mr. Houk accompained on the organ. The opening song was "I'll Fly Away."

Some of the other songs were "Old Rugged Cross," "Amazing Grace" and "It Is Well with My Soul."

Also, "Dwelling in Beulah Land," "New Song in My Heart," "Leave it There," "When I Survey the Wondrous Cross" and "Onward Christian Soldiers."

Mr. Houk sang several special songs and read Mother's Beautitude.

A free-will offering was taken before the meet and greet to welcome all.

Cookies, tea and coffee were served following the concert at the Cristian Church Bungalow.

Date for the use of Arcadia Community Center for May 8 is scheduled for the Cato monthly meeting.

Arcadia Kids Day will be held June 6, 7, 8 in Christian Church Bungalow from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Children from ages 3-16 are invited to attend. There will be prizes, surprises, crafts, games and much more. Lunch will be served each day.

The Presbyterian Good Samaritan auction and dinner will be held May 17 in Fort Scott.

Dinner will be served from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. and the auction begins at 5:30 p.m.

Mary V. Shead
Arcadia Area News