Twenty-seven gathered July 4 in rural Fort Scott at the home of Mark and Haley Shead and Katy and Benjamin for an evening cookout with lots of side dishes and desserts being carried in. Just at dark, fireworks were on display at the neighboring homes in all directions.
At the scheduled time, the Fort Scott fireworks began. They were especially outstanding this year. Guests of the Sheads that evening were friends and relatives from Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas.
Those attending were Lavaine, Tami, Tobia, Midala and Mariah Murphy; David, Amy, Haley and Hannah Sachau; Charles Corporon; Rose Campbell; Shirley Applegarth; Mary V. Shead; Vickie, Larry, Ralph and Cindy Shead; Chris and Nick Nickerson and Will, April, Billy and McKayla Lapp.
A recent article in Pittsburg Morning Sun that tells of Alma Bork, l03, "Living the Good Life" was interesting to the Arcadia folks in that her son's wife, quoted many times, is a former Arcadian and a graduate of Arcadia High School. She grew up in Arcadia as Marilou Garton, but is now known as Mrs. Jerry Bork living in Oklahoma.
Tom and Delton Watt Jr. from Kansas City and brother Allen and Linda Watt and Douglas of Wichita visited their mother Mae Watt over the weekend and enjoyed dinner together in Fort Scott last Sunday.
The new people working in the Arcadia Post Office are newcomers to Arcadia. They are Kaitlyn Dutton, who is the post master relief, and Bill Galloway, rural route carrier from Girard, was on duty two days last week in Arcadia.
Richard Culbertson has resigned from the Arcadia Council due to poor health. He is being replaced by Brandy Trammell who has agreed to take the position. She was sworn in at the June meeting.
The June 18 meeting of the JOY Sunday School class was held on Monday night with 10 present for the carry-in dinner and business meeting. Patty Peterson, president, conducted the meeting. Secretary Vera Parrish gave the reading of the May meeting and read the humorous stories near the close.
A church board meeting was held conducted by Wayne Parrish. The next meeting will again include dinner and business on July 16 at the Christian Church bungalow at 6 p.m.
Forrest and Ernestine Berkey spent July 4 in the home of her daughter Angela Redd and family. There was a cookout to celebrate Angela's 46th birthday. Present were two daughters, Kristen and Bethany Redd, and Nathan Scheiner. Living in rural Pittsburg, they viewed the fireworks from their home.
On July 6, Ernestine was a guest in the home of Roger and Ionia Phillips in Liberal, Mo., for a fish fry. Forrest was unable to attend due to his work schedule. Fifty people were in attendance to watch the fireworks later that evening.
On Sunday morning July 8, the congregation welcomed back from a California trip Pastor Charles and Willa Cable. Before sermon time, Charles and son Bob Cable from Lamar sat at the piano playing a duet and singing a special song for the congregation. That was followed by a solo from Landon Younge accompanied also by Bob Cable.
Saturday evening, Ralph and Cindy Shead brought dinner to his mother's home and spent the night in Arcadia. Sunday morning, they drove to Hume, Mo., where Ralph was preacher for the day.
That afternoon they visited Larry and Vickie Shead, rural Garland, Kan. That evening the four attended the reception given in honor of the pastor and wife at the Community Christian Church in Fort Scott, Kan.