On June 3, the first Sunday in June, special guests in Arcadia Christian Church were Mae Watt and her two sons, Bill and Delton Watt Jr. from the Kansas City area.
To celebrate Mae's 88th birthday, she gave her offering. Wayne and Christie Parrish gave for their 38th wedding anniversary. The appropriate songs were sung for each. The Watts then enjoyed the church dinner at the noon hour. After visiting the cemeteries, they returned to Fort Scott Manor where Mae's sons honored her with an ice cream and birthday cake party served to her friends in the manor.
On Wednesday, following the Corporon reunion and the AHS Annual Dinner held in Pittsburg, Larry Shead took his aunt and uncle Harriett and Jack Corporon to Kansas City to catch their flight back to Brooklyn, N.Y.
At the same time, Vickie Shead took her cousin Peggy Wickstrom to Joplin to ride the bus back to her home in Oklahoma City. Before departure time, the two ladies were joined by other relatves for lunch. They were Ralph and Cindy Shead, Carl Junction, and daughter Erin Shead, California, and Chris and Nick Nickerson, Joplin.
It was a happy ending to a great week. After the workers returned to their jobs, Vickie took Peggy on a tour to see the new construction where the tornado had destroyed so many homes and businesses a year ago.
Recent guests in the home of Betty and Lou Dehn were her son Brent and Christa Zeller and their children, Jillian, Brent Jr. and Miley Zeller from Lexington, Mo. On another week, Betty's daughter, Melissa Due and children Chelsi, Melody, Reece, Parker and Kyle visited in the Dehn home in Arcadia. All are from Missouri.
Benjamin Base, grandson of Jack and Mary Lee Payne, recently completed a five-year apprenticeship in electricity. He was sponsored by the Kansas City Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee and is now classified as a journeyman wireman with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
This achievement was celebrated in newspapers by his parents, Steve and Kelly Base at their home in Excelsior Springs, Mo. Many family members including his wife Faith, son Elijah and grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Jack Payne attended the celebration.
Born and raised in Arcadia, Kay Kauble Burr recently moved from Pittsburg to Arma, Kan., in May 2012. She is a graduate of AHS and carried and played the big bass drum while in the school's marching band. She wanted her former neighbors and friends to know of her change of address.
Charles and Willa Cable, pastors of Arcadia Christian Church, attended graduation at Baker University, Baldwin, Kan. Their granddaughter Loryn Woodworth and husband Andrew Woodworth graduated with bachelors of science degrees in social studies.
Fort Scott Christian Heights Elementary School children spent their last day of school on the Shead farm, rural Garland. Mrs. Shead, fifth and sixth grade teacher at the school, and husband Larry Shead hosted the students, parents and teachers.
Three event centers were set up for the student activities. One involved playing at the farm with kittens and baby ducks. The second involved swinging on different swings. The third was playing in the sandbox and just having farm fun.