To celebrate John and Vera Parrish's 62nd wedding anniversary, their children Wayne and Christie Parrish and Janet and Mark Vanleeuwen surprised them with a party at McDonald's in Pittsburg. Others present were granddaughter Jenny and Ryan Dugan with Allyson and Karter. Also their McDonald's friends, Ron and Dorothy Heckert, Rich Brill, Karl Gregory and Keith Frankhauser attended. A decorated cake made by Christie was served with sundaes.
Guests of Lou and Betty Dehn were grandchildren Cory, 10, and Elizabeth, 6, Long from Sedalia, Mo., who spent four days in Arcadia. Lou and Betty celebrated their 15th wedding anniversary on Aug. 2 by spending the weekend in Florida. They returned home in Arcadia on Sunday, Aug. 5.
Word was received recently that Don Holland, former Arcadia resident who attended school here had his leg amputated last week in Lamar, Mo. His parents are the late Teence and Ruth Holland.
The memorial service to honor the late Emory Briggs who died last week in Nowata, Okla., was well attended filling the Arcadia Christian Church in Arcadia, Kan.
Emory was a longtime member and church board member while living with his family -- Shirley his wife and three daughters, Nina, Lois and Susan in Arcadia. He later married Betty McKee where they built a new home in Nowata, Okla. He also was the JOY Sunday school teacher in both Arcadia and Nowata. Many of Betty's family were present for the service with her.
Emory's Masonic Lodge brothers from Girard dressed in their aprons and showed honor to him as a member. Many friends and relatives spoke of fond memories, including his sister Joyce Kerley who with husband Richard were present from Fort Scott.
Pastor Charles Cable and wife Willa were the main speakers and paid tribute to Emory as they told of the years past as pastors. School friends from Liberal, Mo., attended the service together.
Jack and Mary Lee Payne recently attended the Collie and Ollie Eggen family reunion in Eureka Springs, Ark. This reunion is held for four days every two years in various locations visiting local points of interest. One night was a special catered dinner followed by playing bingo for prizes brought by the family members. Also that night, a memorial was held for sister Velma Jewell and brother Carter Eggen, who have both passed away since the last reunion which was held in central Oklahoma. At least 55 family members were in attendance this year coming from Texas, Oregon, Utah, Kansas, Missouri, Washington State and California.
Word has been received here of the death of David Pollock, son of Joseph and Eva Stotts Pollock and a graduate of Arcadia High School in l941. He was in the U.S. Army with the military police in the South Pacific. He died July 26 in Wichita. He was a building contractor. His funeral was held in Bedene Funeral Home in Arma, Kan., on Saturday, Aug. 4. Don Talent was the minister. Burial was in Pittsburg Garden of Memories.
On July 16, a sweet l6 birthday party was held in the home of Angela Redd to honor her daughter Bethany Redd. Grandmother Tina Berkey, Arcadia, was one of the guests. The theme for the evening was aloha.
Other guests who enjoyed the ice cream and cake were Kristen Redd, Molly Lundberg from Minden, Mo., Nathan Schneider, Columbus, and Katy Conroy, Girard.