Christie and Wayne Parrish and her mother, Mildred Nicoletti, attended the Brunk family reunion on Sunday, July 25. It was held in the Lincoln Center in Pittsburg, Kansas with news about 50 friends and relatives in attendance.
The city of Arcadia is asking all to welcome Patrick Dobyns as the new police officer hired by the city council on July 16. He has worked in law enforcement and is also currently an EMT for Allen County. Patrick will be working part-time along with John Austin.
Maria and Clayton Whitson of Tulsa, Okla., recently returned from a trip to Colorado where they backpacked and helped a friend move into a new home. From there, they flew to Puerto Rico with their tent and camped on beaches and in the tropical rain forest. They went to a bay when the micro-organisms in the water were disturbed, they glowed. The water around the fish glowed as did the oars when they paddled the kayak. Maria is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Shead and a teacher in Tulsa.
The city has new rates for renting the community center. They are: $50 for six hours; $100 for a complete day; and $75 for the cleaning and damage deposit which will be returned if the center is clean and has no damage.
On Aug. 7, City Clerk Linda Morris will be at the community center working on the election board with helpers Patty Peterson and Mary V. Shead.
Remember, when you come to vote be sure to bring an ID card.
Bethany Redd celebrated her sweet 16 birthday at the home of her grandma, Mimi Redd of Pittsburg. She was assisted by the honoree's sister, Angela Redd, on Saturday night. Cake and ice cream were served to the several guests who gave gifts and enjoyed an evening of fun.
Forrest and Tina Berkey attended the Four State Farm Show on Sunday morning to attend the 9 a.m. morning worship given by Dalton James Windsor. Later, they attended their St. John's Luthern Church where Forrest was assistant minister. Fellowship breakfast was served following the services. Before returning home to Arcadia, they enjoyed lunch in Lotus Chinese Cafe.
Announcements made at Arcadia Christian Church on the last Sunday in July concerning the 62nd wedding anniversary of Vera and John Parrish. As they gave their offering, a special song was dedicated to them.
The second Saturday on Sept. 10, known as Arcadia's Day Open Door Church, will sponsor a chili and bean feed at the community center.
With Bob Cable at the piano, playing by ear, accompanied Mr. Partridge from Mulberry as he sang a solo. He sang from memory. It was enjoyed by all.
Health reports were given concerning Mrs. Bob Cable who is now home in Lamar from Barton County Medical Center, and Emory Briggs, longtime JOY Sunday School teacher in this church, is in Bartlesville, Okla., hospital for a heart condition. He is now a resident of Nowata, Okla.
One day last week, Rose Shular Campbell, Pittsburg, took Mary V. Shead to Fort Scott.
Upon their return, they enjoyed tea and cookies as they visited about the good old days when they both attended Arcadia High School, Pittsburg State University, graduated as home ec majors and each taught home economics in different towns before retirement. Rose is pleased to say she even returned to AHS as a home ec teacher before going to other, larger towns.
Tana and Randy Corporon of Colorado reported to his dad, Charles Corporon of Pittsburg, that Alex, daughter of Tana and Randy, had made plans to attend the theater in Aurora, Colo., the night of the massacre but hesitated because of the late hour showing and she was due to work the next morning; she did not attend. What a blessing to family.