In Arcadia on election day, Jean Ham was the first person to cast her vote in the Arcadia Community Center. The board consisted of Manager Linda Morris, Patty Peterson and Mary V. Shead. Sixty-one votes were cast with Susie Swezey being the last one in a booth. However, added to Arcadia's credit were 31 advanced votes recorded in Girard. Please make an effort to vote in the forthcoming election in November. Polls will be open in Arcadia from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
While Lou and Betty Dehn were in Lake Tahoe, Nev., they drove up to Virginia City to shop and enjoy the 70-degree weather as compared to the heat they left in Arcadia.
Forrest and Tina Berkey attended the Girard Fair and enjoyed the rodeo. They were pleased to view the artwork, especially her granddaughter Kristen Redd's artwork which won purple, red and blue ribbons. At a later date, she and Helen Sisney spent some time at the fair and enjoyed the homemade ice cream.
Our Gang will be meeting in Arcadia Community Center on Aug. 25. Let someone know if you plan to attend.
Enrollment for kindergarten through grade eight for children who will attend the Northeast Attendance Center, Arma, was held Wednesday from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. Children 5 years of age on or before Aug. 31 were welcome to start their years of education.
Mae Watt sent word to her Arcadia friends that one day last week she traveled with her administrator of Fort Scott Manor to Pleasanton, Kan. She was very pleased the day her pastor, Charles and Willa Cable, visited her and is always happy when her longtime friends drop by.
On Sunday, Aug. 12, Naomi Parsons from Leavenworth, Kan., moved from her home to the home of Larry and Vickie Shead on their Garland farm where she will live while attending Fort Scott Community College this fall. We are pleased to know she is from a family of eight children and was home schooled. They were active in 4-H and she will be majoring in graphic arts. As one of the Shead family, I, too, welcome her.
After a month-long visit to Arcadia with her grandson Clay Carrington, Lorene Gibson returned to Arizona with her daughter and husband on Sunday. Lorene was quite pleased to be able to attend her Arcadia Christian Church each Sunday and have phone visits with Arcadia friends and visit relatives in Fort Scott. We welcome her back.
Cheyenne and her mother Brandy Mellon spent some time visiting old-time friends in the Kansas City Area last week.
Saturday, Aug. 11, Mercy Hospital in Fort Scott held a Mercy Children's Health and Safety Fair in their parking lot and lobby at 401 Woodland Hills Blvd. Not only did they check the children, but also the child's favorite stuffed animal or doll.
Larry Shead attended the annual SIDLIT Conference in Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kan., on Aug. 2 and 3. This conference deals with technology in distance education. It is always a very well- attended conference and many ideas are shared among those participating. Many vendors are present, telling about their products and showing how they work.
Mr. Shead has attended many of the SIDLIT conferences in the past several years and always enjoys learning more about new innovations in distance learning.