Christie and Wayne Parrish, with Jenny, Ryan, Allyson, Karter and Kadin Dugan, went on a cruise to Key West, Fla., Freeport and Nassau. They drove to New Orleans to board the ship, Carnival Conquest, where they spent seven days.
The JOY Sunday school class July 16 dinner was held in the Christian church parsonage on Monday night with 11 members present and guests Ernestine Berkey and four children. John and Vera Parrish gave an offering celebrating their 62nd wedding anniversary.
President Patty Peterson closed the business meeting with this quote, "If you are down to nothing, it means you are up to something."
Others present for the fine carry-in dinner were hosts, Charles and Willa Cable, Christie and Wayne Parrish, Cathy and Pat Allen, Carole Garrison, Michelle Castro and Mary V. Shead.
Maxine James and family recently vacationed at Indian Shores, Fla. They took in various beach activities of seashell hunting, building sandcastles, sunning, swimming and playing in the ocean. The young children enjoyed fishing off the resort dock using squid bait to catch their fish. Everyone also took various sightseeing trips to Clearwater Beach and the surrounding areas and stopped at various restaurants to enjoy their local seafood.
Family members joining Maxine on the vacation were Jerry and Marilyn James of rural Arcadia; Melissa, Aaron, Kenzie, Alex and Maddie Coester and Julye, Josh and Jaxton Smith, all of rural Girard, and Terry, Debbie and Sarah Vanderpool of Frontenac.
There was quite a gathering of relatives and friends on the Shead family farm early this month, namely, Mitzi Ray and Cademon, Atalie and Ryan with their friends Leeca Jenkins with Roman, Paisley and Tyson all from Tulsa, Okla. Also, Katy and Benjamin Shead of Fort Scott who spent extended time with the Shead grandparents. Joining them one afternoon were adult cousins Tami, Michaela and Moriah Murphy from Joplin. Great grandma Shead, Arcadia, was a dinner guest several times. Everyone enjoyed fresh fruit and vegetables from the garden and orchard which the children helped to gather.
In the meantime, aunt and uncle to Shead childlren, Maria and Clayton Whitson of Tulsa, celebrated their second wedding anniversary on a trip to Puerto Rico.
One weekend in June, men and boys from the Mount Orum Church Sunday school class enjoyed a father-son campout in the woods at the Shead farm. They had good luck fishing and even shared their bounty. Those present were Brent Shore, Seth Shore, Tyler Davidson, Kenn Wagner, Cole Wagner, Matt Simpson and Jez Simpson. Their church is near Redfield, Kan.
Charles and Willa Cable recently returned from a three-week vacation through eight states. They traveled with their daughter and family, Cherri and Paul Walrod with Landon, Jamison, Jintry, Simon and Sami. They visited the Grand Canyon, Painted Dessert, petrified forest and spent time in a cabin in the mountains of Northern Arizona near Flagstaff. Their travels took them to Southern California where they visited Disneyland, the beach and other interests before traveling on to Bakersfield, Calif., and Sequoia National Park. Then on to Nevada, Utah, Colorado and then home. A total of 3,773 miles was driven. The weather was dry and the whole trip was full of food, fun and fellowship.