Painting donated to Cato organization

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Barbara Morris painted a picture of the old Arcadia depot and has donated a print to the city. She also painted a picture of the old Cato Bridge for the Cato organization. It is on display at the city hall at this time.

Anyone who might like to view the painting before it leaves for another location is welcome to stop at city hall to view it.

The lucky winner of the gift prize given by the ladies from Arma Care Center, Jessica Tinsley and Janice Mayfield, at the Autumn Leaves Senior Citizens dinner on July 9 was Jessie Dunn of Pittsburg. Twenty were present for the fine dinner served that Monday in their cottage in Arcadia.

A special guest that day was Kellie Westhoff from Lee's Summitt, Mo. Others present were Lilly and Jerry Coonrod, Michelle Castro, Garland Johnson, Helen Sisney, Raymond Kalm, Mary Lee and Jack Payne, Carol, David and Leah Bridgewater, Shirley Garrett, Jim Turner, Patty and Gary Peterson and Mary V. Shead.

The next meeting will be Monday, Aug. 13. Dinner is served at noon. After a business meeting, Mary Lee Payne will read some clever sayings and often the group enjoys playing bingo.

The Arcadia Christian Church treated the "Kids of Arcadia" to Fun Days June 6 through 8. On day one there were l3 present. On day two there were 15 and on the third day 19 were present. Prizes were given for the one who brought the most friends each day.

The children were challenged to a contest to bring offerings for the Guatemala Milk Mission where the milk is free to the children. Between the boys and girls, the girls won the contest and the right to throw a pie in the preacher's face. Straws were drawn and Bridgette Schmitz won that honor. Allen Bridgewater won the grand prize for bringing the most people for the week.

Lunch was served every day. On day one, Dave Bridgewater made stone soup. He showed the Children how everyone helping and working together made for a better life.

On day two, lunch was prepared by Bob Cable and it was called kid friendly spaghetti.

On day three, Pat Allen, Dustin Allen and friend, Andy, grilled hot dogs. Several Arcadia ladies brought cookies, fruit, veggies and ice cream to help with meals.

Those in charge give thanks to all who helped in every way and Arcadia folks for sharing their children. It was fun.

Lynetta Younge Fisher asked that an announcement be read in church on Sunday concerning her membership of the Kansas Chapter of Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Team in Training. The team is training for endurance events to raise money to battle leukemia. Donations can be sent to Lynetta Fisher, 109 W. Walnut Street, Arcadia, Kan., 66711.

Graveside services for Carter Ansel Eggen, 88, of Frankston, Texas, were held Sunday, July 15, 2012, in Frankston. He was born Dec. 27, l923, in Girard, Kan. He is preceded in death by his parents, Collie and Ollie Eggen; wife, Betty Eggen; brother, Marlin Eggen; sister, Velma Jewel and grandson Zachary Eggen.

Among his local survivors are sisters, Jessie Dunn of Pittsburg, Kan., and Mary Lee Payne of Arcadia, Kan. Carter and his brothers and sisters grew up on a farm in rural Arcadia and are well known to his Arcadia friends. Condolences to his family.

Forrest and Ernestine Berkey attended the Roger and Ionia Phillips 60th wedding anniversary party at the Freewill Baptist church in Liberal, Mo., on July 14. Cake and punch with mint bells were served to many old-time and new friends.

Ralph Shead was introduced to Mr. and Mrs. Earl and Marvelyn Williams by his brother, Larry Shead while attending the Williams' anniversary party in Fort Scott. The Williams were married by the Shead brother's grandfather, G.W. Corporon, in l952 in Bronaugh, Mo. Ralph commented that l952 was the year he was born.

Dave and Sandy Partridge of Mulberry are new guests and members of JOY Sunday school class and are attending morning services Sunday at l0:30 a.m.

Presbyterian Manor of Fort Scott has a picture in their bulletin showing a beautiful quilt made by the Busy Bee Quilting Guild in Fort Scott. We note that it is for sale.

Former Arcadians Tom and Phyllis Watt, now from Kansas City, along with Jack Jacobs, Matt Ruttle and Mandi Harris, all employees of Retail Services Inc., attended the International Fancy Food Show in Washington, D.C. Mike Jones with Valu Merchandisers Inc. and his daughter Becky Jones also attended the show. One evening, the group attended a reception at the British Embassy. The reception was sponsored by Walker's Shortbread Cookies.

Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Shead of Joplin, Mo., went to Dallas to Six Flags over Texas and enjoyed the zoo.

About the same time, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Shead of Carl Junction attended a mission fair in Sedalia where Ralph was morning speaker in the church. They were overnight guests of their friends Bob and Arthea Wesson.

Mrs. Wesson and Mrs. Shead were friends at Ozark Christian College in Joplin. The two men, Ralph and Bob attended the monthly breakfast where Ralph gave the devotions.