Arcadia Autumn Leaves gathers; Sheads host dinner

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Arcadia Autumn Leaves Senior Citizens met on Monday, Sept. 10.

The noon carry-in dinner was served to 19 present. Vice President Patty Peterson conducted the business meeting following dinner. Mary V. Shead gave the blessing. Those attending were Jessie and Hardy Dunn, Shirley Garrett, winner of the $25 gift certificate in the drawing provided by Arma Care Center each month.

Others present were Jim Turner, Cathy Allen, Helen Sisney, Patty and Gary Peterson, Jack and Mary Lee Payne, Jerry Conewonrod, Raymond Kalm, Bob Prettyman, Carole Garrison, Mary V. Shead. Janice Mayfield, Beth Popejoy and Jodee Valley are the ladies who come representing Arma Care Center to take blood pressure readings each month and enjoy the dinners with their friends. This is very much appreciated by members.

Phil Casey, former pastor of Arcadia Christian Church is visiting his son and wife, Chris and Aubrey Casey, missionaries in Eastern Europe. Mrs. Phil Casey recently underwent back surgery and is recuperating in their home in Joplin, Mo.

Charles and Willa Cable met friends in Branson this past weekend. Sunday, Sept. l7. Song leaders at Arcadia Christian Church were Stuart Semple and Clay Carrington. Stuart also filled the pulpit by delivering the morning sermon. Dorothy Sherman of Liberal was a special guest as a friend of the Semple family. Judy and John Rawlings were back after John had recent knee surgery.

Michael and Chrisi Shead and 1-year-old son, Hudson spent three weeks in August in the home of his parents, Larry and Vickie Shead and visiting relatives in the area. They have been speaking in area churches and homes of friends sharing their works as missionaries in Guatemala.

At the Wednesday gathering at the Shead home, guests were LaVain and Tami Murphy with daughters Mariah and Michala from Webb City, Mo.; Kevin and Cindy Moyers, Linda Cook, Rita Weeks and two children; Charles Lefer, Tim and Twila Young, Fort Scott and and Charles and Willa Cable, Arcadia. A deli supper was served. The work in Guatemala was presented, along with two short videos.

The missionaries' work with the Aselsi Organization serving the Mayan Mountain people while living in Guatelama for 1 1/2 years. After spending three more weeks with Chrisi's parents in Michigan the missionary Sheads will return to Guatemala.

On a Thursday evening, they were featured on KOAM-TV news.

On a recent weekend, Tom Corporon, Lexington, Mo., took his dad, Nelson Corporon, from his new apartment in Higgensville, Mo., to see grandson Shane Corporon play college football in Fayette, Mo.

Maxine James and family spent Labor Day weekend in Branson, Mo. Her son, Jerry fried fish that he caught in Lake Taneycomo. The ladies enjoyed shopping at the malls and five and dime store downtown. Maxine and family had lunch at the Landing. The great-grandchildren enjoyed the amusement rides, minature golf and fishing with Papa Jerry at the dock. On Sunday evening, everyone gathered again for a lasagna dinner with more of Jerry's fish.

Family members joining the two were Marilyn James, Melissa, Aaron Smith and Terry, Debbie and Sarah Vanderpool.

John and Vera Parrish hosted a birthday dinner for Ryan Dugan, his wife and children Jenny, Kadin, Allyson and Karter. Others present were Wayne and Christie Parrish, Mildred Nicoletti and Janet and Mark Van Leewuen.

Allen and Linda Watt of Wichita visited his mother, Mae Watt in Fort Scott Manor on a recent weekend. On Aug. 29, Mae visited by phone with her grandson, Douglas Watt, on his 36th birthday.

On Sunday, Sept. 9, a meeting was held in the Christian Church Parsonage at 4 p.m. concerning a community soup and chilli supper to raise money for the Bridgewater Santa Program. This is a community program.

All are reminded to mark Oct. 26 on their calendars to remember Cato Days.

The Tour of Cato is to be Oct. 27.

Be sure to check out the new Twice As Nice Variety Shop, 30l N. West St. in Arma, Kan.

We are sorry to learn of the death of Charles E. Hopkins (89) on July 31, 2012, in Fredericksbutg, Texas. He attended Arcadia High School. His wife was the late Maxine Jones, also of Arcadia. He was also a longtime resident of Mulberry, Kan.