Labor Day weekend beginning Friday night, Aug. 31, the Vickie and Larry Shead family planned to set up camp in their woods for a family reunion. Due to a much-needed rainfall, the outdoor part was canceled, but the reunion proceeded with the whole family gathering, plus a few special friends over the long weekend.
On Sunday, many of the guests attended the Community Christian Church in Fort Scott and then enjoyed the home-grilled meat and many vegetables and salads by the ladies, including cake and ice cream back at the Shead farm.
Many pictures were taken of the four generations present off during the weekend.
Larry and Vickie Shead enjoyed the following family and guests: Mark and Haley Shead with Katy, Benjamin from Fort Scott; Michael and Chrisi Shead with Hudson from their mission in Guatemala; Clayton and Maria Whitson, with friend, Paul Tylutke; Joel and Mitzi Ray with Cademon, Atalie and Ryan with friend Cody Simpson, all from Tulsa, Okla.; great-grandmother Mary V. Shead, Arcadia; and great-uncle Charles Corporon and friend Rose Campbell, both from Pittsburg, Kan. Due to recent surgery, great-aunt and uncle to the children, Cindy and Ralph Shead from Carl Juncton, Mo., were unable to attend.
There is to be a grand opening of Twice As Nice Variety Shop on Friday, Sept. 7 at 301 N. West St., Arma, Kan. You are invited to come and enjoy fresh-squeezed lemonade and home-baked cookes as you shop. The ladies are looking forward to being a part of the town of Arma.
On a recent Sunday, St. John's Luthern Church in Pittsburg held a fellowship fundraiser for the youth. They served biscuits, bacon, sausage links with eggs and tomatoes fresh from the garden.
The Cato monthly meeting on Aug. 28 at the Arcadia Community Center was special in that several guests were invited to enjoy the home made ice cream by member Marilyn Flagg. President Susie Stelle announced that Cato Days has been scheduled for Oct. 26 this year.
The tour of Cato will be Oct. 27.
Plans were made for the repair of the eight window frames in the Cato Christian Church before the activity dates.
Plans also include light switches and ceiling lights in the church. Plans were discussed for painting and repairing siding on the exterior of the church.
Pritchett Trust Committee has approved funding of $3,159 for the interpretive historic sign at the Cato School. The award ceremony is to be held on Sept. l3.
Others attending the meeting were Ralph Carlson, Jerry Coonrod, Mary Portwood, Anna Swank, Danny Crady and Joe Bournonville. Special guests this night were Betty Steele and Mary V. Shead. Maxine James was invited, but sorry she was out of town that night and missed the ice cream treat.
According to the Arcadia City Newsletter, as of July 25 the city has adopted and published ordinance No. 2012-1, which will be enforced as complaints are made. Please take care of your animals.
City court will be held this month on Sept. 11 in Arcadia City Hall at 6 p.m.
The Aug. 19 dinner meeting of JOY Sunday School Class was held in Christian church bungalow with 12 present to enjoy the meeting and fellowship.
Nine cards and letters have been sent to friends of the class since the July meeting. If you know someone ill or needing a sympathy card, etc., let us know.
Vera Parrish, secretary, read the minutes from the last meeting and her usual funny jokes to keep us happy. President Patty Petterson led the business meeting. Treasurer Christie Parrish gave the report as usual. At conclusion, Wayne Parrish, chairman of the church board conducted the board meeting.
Correspondence was reported from Jace and Jesse Pavlik, prayer warriors, who once attended our church services but now are doing missionary work in Berlin.