Charles Cable, pastor of Arcadia Christian Church attended the Lamar High School Class of 1954's 58th High School Class Reunion on Saturday, Aug. 25 in Lamar, Mo. The Sunday following, the class met at Chicken Annie's for lunch.
On Aug. 26, Elizabeth Semple turned 2 years old and celebrated with a party at Pizza Hut in Fort Scott with many friends and family present. Many of the guests were her church family from Arcadia Christian Church where her father is song leader.
The Bourbon County Republican Central Committee met on Monday evenng, August 20, in the Heritage Room on the Fort Scott Community College campus. The chairman of this committee is Chris Maycumber. He is the son of a former Arcadia resident, Joyce Elliott Maycumber. During the meeting Chris appointed several people as precinct committee men and women. Among them were Larry and Vickie Shead for the Drywood Township. Mr. Shead is also a former resident of Arcadia. Officers elected included Chairman, Chris Maycumber; Vice Chair, Gayle Sackett; Secretary, Deb Martin; Treasurer, Marge Stringer.
Recently, Ernestine Berkey took Buddy, their beauiful white Samoyed to the dog show where he won a second-place medal for tail wagging.
Later that evening, she and husband Forrest attended the Pittsburg merchants non-resident drawing and visited with former Arcadians Debbie and Steve Carpenter who now live in Arma.
Gayle Best and daughter Cynthia of Pittsburg were in Arcadia seeking information about their grandmother Grace Buttler and other relatives, Clapper Butler, Lucy Butler and Ray Endicott who long ago lived in Gross, Kan. They first went to city hall where Linda Morris suggested they visit Mary V. Shead.
With no memory of them, it was suggested they visit Girard library. They also planned to visit graves in both Arcadia cemetries.
The last Sunday in August, Sherry Sisney came from her home in Overland Park, Kan., to visit her mother Helen Sisney in Arcadia and her son, Brock Sisney in Pittsburg, Kan. He is the sports writer for the Morning Sun.
Friday, Aug. 17, Mark and Haley Shead took Katy and Benjamin and special guest, D.J. Davis, Haley's mother from Texas and Mary V. Shead to Chicken Annie's for evening dinner. Vickie Shead was gone that day to Tulsa to assist daughter Maria Whitson in getting her classroom ready for the first day of school.
Autumn Leaves Senior Citizens of Arcadia met on Monday, Aug. 13, with 22 present for a fine dinner including sandwich makings with lots of fresh vegetables, both vegetable salads and fruit salads, pies and cakes served with ice cream.
In the absence of President Lilly Coonrod, Vice President Pat Peterson conducted the business meeting that opened with pledge to the flag and Lord's prayer. Bingo was played by few remaining guests.
Patty Peterson won the gift certificate in the drawing given by the ladies, Jan Mayfield and Beth Popejoy from Arma Care Center who took blood pressure readings.
Others enjoying the day were Helen Sisney, Jerry Coonrod, Jessie and Hardy Dunn, Jack and Mary Lee Payne, Carol Bridgewater, Alta Carpenter, Sharon DeGruson, Raymond Kalm, Gary Peterson, Charles and Willa Cable, Garland Johnson, Larry Cox, Forest and Ernestine Berkey, Carole Garrison and Mary V. Shead
The next dinner meeting will be held Sept. 10 in Autumn Leaves Cottage just east of Open Door Church. Bring a covered dish. Doors open at 11 a.m. Dinner is served at high noon.
The Annual Good News to Chile Inc. board meeting was helld at the home of Ralph and Cindy Shead in Carl Junction, Mo. Besides the Sheads, board members attending were Tim and Kelli Woodring, Fort Scott, Kan., Jim and Joyce Snell, Caney, Kan., and Larry and Vickie Shead, Garland, Kan.