The Arcadia Christian Church treated Arcadia children to Kids Fun Days, June 6-8. Attendance for day one was 13. On day two, 15 were present and on day three, there were 19. Prizes were given each day for the one who invited the most who attended.
There was a contest between the boys and girls to see who could bring the most money for the Guatemala Mission Milk Project. The girls won the honor. The total offering was $50 to buy milk for the babies and children at this mission.
By drawing straws, Bridgett Schmitz was given the honor of tossing the pie at the pastor.
Lunch was served each day. For day one, Dave Bridgewater made stone soup. Every child helped by choosing a vegetable from Dave's cooler. This illustrated working together.
On day two, Bob Cable made spaghetti. For day three, Pat Allen grilled hot dogs. Ladies of the town brought cookies, veggies, fruit, watermelon and ice cream.
The other teachers and helpers were Patty Peterson, Betty Dehn, Brandy Mellon, Hailey Allen, Carol Bridgewater, Nate Cable, Austin Allen and Willa Cable. Pastor Cable served as song leader, story teller, etc. A big thank you to all who helped in making this a fine summer blessing for Arcadia children and parents.
While waiting for doctor apointments in Fort Scott this month, former Arcadian, Marie Hoover and Mary V. Shead had a visit. Hoover sent greetings to her former Arcadia High School classmate, Charles Corporon of Pittsburg.
Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Shead of Joplin went to Six Flags in Texas and enjoyed the zoo. About the same time, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Shead from Carl Junction, attended a Missouri church fair in Sedalia where Ralph was the morning speaker. They were overnight guests of their friends, Bob and Arthea Wasson.
The two ladies were friends while attending Ozark Christian College Joplin, Mo. The two men attended the monthly church breakfast where Ralph gave the devotions.
On May 24, before the Arcadia Alumni Dinner on Saturday, Charles Corporon of Pittsburg took his sister, Port Hughes of McPherson, Kan., to visit her longtime school friend, Betty June Jewell DeHon. She is now in assisted living in Nevada, Mo.
Our Gang of Arcadia High School fame plan to meet June 23, at 6:30 p.m. All have been invited by Howard and Louise Holland, rural Liberal, Mo., to be their guest in their home for a fish fry.
The address is: 767 NW 145 Lane, Liberal, Mo. We are asked to bring a side dish to enjoy with the meal. In order to be counted please call them at (630) 347-8193.
Mary Rachel Rawlings, daughter of Jason and Leanne Rawlings and granddaughter of Judy and John Rawlings, rural Liberal, Mo., graduated from Girard High School in May.
She has been employed at the Girard Municipal Pool since May 2011. She plans to attend the University of Arkansas in the fall.
While Larry and Vickie Shead were in Braum's in Pittsburg, they met longtime friends from their Pittsburg State University college days. It had been several years since the two couples had seen each other. They caught up on each other's families and enjoyed a nice visit.
While in college, Dr. Brill was a sponsor for Christians on Campus. The group met weekly before they owned their own house. Part of that time, Larry Shead was president of the group.