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Memories of first sailing experience

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Arcadia Christian Church announces a city wide meeting for the Santa Project to be held Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m. in the parsonage on Oct 7. Look forward to Nov. 3, there will be a pie auction held at the same time a chili and soup supper benefit will be held in Arcadia Community Center downtown for the Bridgewater Santa project.

Then following the JOY Class dinner meeting on Oct. 15, a househod shower for Cathy Allen will be held in the bungalow. A carry-in dinner will be served at 6 p.m. On Oct. 21, Sunday morning, the Gideons will be presenting the church services that morning. Everyone is invited to attend these projects.

On Saturday, Oct. 6, Mark Shead was honored on his 37th birthday at a brunch held in the Fort Scott Lyons Twin Mansion Bed & Breakfast Restaurant following the soccer game that he coaches for little children including his daughter Katy Shead. Other relatives included at the game and brunch were Haley Shead, her mother, D.J. Davis from Georgetown, Texas, Benjamin Shead, Larry and Vickie Shead, Garland and Mary V. Shead, Arcadia. The next day Mrs. Davis left for her home in Texas.

Raymond Hueston from Mapleton, paternal grandfather of Justin Michael Hueston, 22, who died recently from a motorcycle/auto accident wreck, is perhaps one of a pair of twins born and raised in rural Arcadia and attended A.H.S.

Arcadia folks would like to know.

Tom and Bonnie Reese were in Missouri from Atchison, Kan., a week ago to visit with Harold and Birdie Malone in Liberal, Mo. They are former neighbors when the Reese ramily lived in the Oskaloosa, Mo., neighborhood. At that time Mr. Reece was a farm employee of Gary Peterson, Arcadia.

George and Dorothy Quier of Joplin, Mo. helped Matthew Shead give his wife, Ashley, a surprise for her birthday on Sept. 22.

The Quiers were teachers in Arcadia in the early '50's and again in the '60's. When the Arcadia High School closed in l965, George Quier was a teacher as well as principal and superintendent. Dorothy taught music to the grade school students. Matthew is grandson to Mary Virginia and the late Paul Shead of Arcadia. He was born in Chilé, where his parents were serving as missionaries.

This was the first sailing experience for Ashley, who as well as Matthew and his parents, Ralph and Cindy Shead. The day was beautiful and when the breeze failed, the outboard motor did not. As the craft approached Sailboat Bridge near Grove, Oklahoma, the whole crew learned on of the rules of sailing from Captain George, "Don't hit the bridge."

Two memories of school days were shared by Ralph. It was Mrs. Quier who taught him to sing harmony in a small group (and under her direction Arcadia Grade School was the envy of other schools at the annual music contest).

It was Mr. and Mrs. Quier who taught the Shead family the easiest way to butter hot corn on the cob -- by rolling the hot corn on top of the stick of butter!

Phil Casey, who was the pastor in the Arcadia Christian Church in the l970's while he was a student at Ozark Christian College in Joplin, Mo. recently made a trip to Eastern Europe to visit missionaries his church supports (College Heights Christian Church of Joplin) He accompanied other church leaders to the field where the missionaries include his son, Chris Casey, his wife Aubrey and their daughter, Lejla Mej (LAY-la May).

Granddaughter Lejla is learning from her parents at age l 1/2 to express her emotions with words.

At one point during the visit, little Lejla took Grandpa Phil's finger and led him out to the swings and on the way said, "Happy, happy."

Mary V. Shead
Arcadia Area News