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Former missionaries share good food and fellowship

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Kathy and Dan Cherry hosted a luncheon for her sisters, Diana and John Hartog, Girard; Cindy and Timi Egleston, Kansas City and Brother Larry, Kathy and Aia Russell, Lewisville, Texas. Others also invited were local relatives, Kathy's Aunt Vera and John Parrish, Pittsburg and Cousin, Janet Van Leeuwen, St. Paul, Kan.

The Twice As Nice variety store recently opened by Betty Dehn of Arcadia and Virginia Williams of Arma has been given lots of support by the community. They plan to be closed on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

On Wednesday, Sept. 19, Betty took Carole Garrison and Mary V. Shead to the new store to see the lovely things they have for sale.

After lunch that day in Arma, the three ladies attended Class No. l0 meeting in Arcadia Christian Church bungalow. Betty was the hostess for the homemade cookies and tarts served with candy corn, nuts and coffee.

A recent letter was received from former pastors of Arcadia Christian Church, Craig and Shirley Woolsey. They now live in Tulsa, Okla.

Shirley told of their trip to Joplin recently where they had lunch with Craig's family then went to Phil and Susan Casey's home (they are also former pastors of Arcadia Church). They were joined by Rose Fish and Ralph and Cindy Shead. All of these folks are returned missionaries from Santiago, Chile, where they served at the same time.

Shirley then told that recently, she and Craig visited in a senior home near their church in Tulsa.

They met a lady from Frontenac whose husband was Robert Laydon, a former school superintendent.

Upon visiting, they found both parties knew former Arcadians, George and Dorothy Quier, Bessie Peterson and Eva Hinkle.

"It was a joy to visit with her and think of good memories with the same people," she wrote.

Cato Days will be Oct. 26 and the Tour of Cato is the next day, Oct. 27.

On Friday, Sept. 14, Ernestine Berkey attended the Fall Festival held in St. John's Lutheran Church in Pittsburg.

It was hosted by Dennis and Vickie Woodward but moved to the church due to rain. Jack Lemon and Dave Tierney did imitations of Frank Sinatra and Willie Nelson singing karaoke and the spiritual song, "Take My Hand Precious Lord" like Elvis. Ernestine's husband, Forrest, was unable to attend so she took him a plate of food which her shared with his co-workers.

The Fort Scott Presbyterian Manor sent word that fall brought a "Fall Prevention" educational program to the Village, held at noon on Sept. 25.

A free lunch was served that day. Many good things like this are held regularly.

Mary V. Shead
Arcadia Area News