Autumn Leaves Senior Citizens met on Oct. 8 in their cottage in Arcadia with 19 present for a fine dinner that was blessed by Pastor Charles Cable. President, Lilly Coonrod opened the business meeting with the flag salute and Lord's Prayer. Because of no heat in the building, bingo was canceled for the day. We were sorry to miss the ladies from Arma Care Center and welcome them back next month for blood pressure readings. Those enjoying food and fellowship were Jerry Coonrod, James Turner, Shirley Garrett, Sharon DeGruson, Michelle Castro, Carol Bridgewater, Mary V. Shead, Garland Johnson, Willa Cable, Jack and Mary Lee Payne, Gabid Castro, Carole Garrison, Gary Peterson, Helen Sisney, David Bridgewater, Forrest and Ernestine Berkey. Newcomers are welcome to bring a covered dish on Nov. 12. Doors open at 11 a.m. and dinner is served at noon.
Steve and Sandy Hughes from Texas drove to McPherson, Kan., to take his mother, Portteus Hughes, to Iowa to visit her friend. They will be gone from Saturday, Oct. 13, to Thursday, Oct. 17.
Lynette Fisher was in San Francisco running the foot race on Sunday, Oct. 14.
On Nov. 3, from 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. a chili and soup supper with dessert and drink will be available for a freewill donation. There will be a homemade pie auction at 6:15-6:30. Both the dinner and auction, including baking of the pies by Mrs. Dewey Stephens and her helpers including son, Scott, will take place in the Arcadia Community Center. This is a citywide project started by the Bridgewater family 20 years ago. Funds go to furnish Arcadia children gifts for Christmas. Golden Prairie Auction Company will be in charge of the pie sale. For more information, contact Willa Cable, Linda Bridgewater, Joyce Stephens, or Tamela Thyer. Proceeds from this big event will be donated to Project Santa. The chili and soup supper is sponsored by the Open Door Church.
Shirley Applegarth, mother of Vickie Shead, has returned to her home in Tulsa after spending time in Michigan visiting her daughter Jeannie and Duane Vanderklock in Michigan and their twelve grandchildren.
On Oct. 27, Our Gang Night 7:30 in Arcadia Community Center, chicken dinners are being ordered. Cost should be around $7 as before. Please RSVP by 25th in order to include all attending.
Louise Holland plans to bring some of her hand crafted snowmen and santas for those who care to purchase.
Wear your school colors if you like.
A flag pole has been planted in Franklin Communuty Center donated by Paul and Geneva Sayre Schleicher in memory of Ruth McNeil Zemlock and Florene McNeil Sayre. The two honored ladies are former residents of Arcadia with their family and attended Arcadia schools in their youth.
Phil Casey of Joplin was selling a car and the purchaser mentioned that he would need to register the sale in the county seat of Girard, Crawford County. "Well, I was the preacher at the Christian Church in Arcadia from 1961 to 1964." Ernie Casey, the buyer from Frontenac, and Phil had already remarked about having the same last name. Ernie remarked that that was quite a coincidence. Ernest Eugene graduated from Arcadia High School with the class of l965 and was variously know as "Gene" or "Butch" beause his Dad was called Ernie.
On Wednesday, Oct. 10, Betty Dehn took Carole Garrison and Mary V. Shead to visit Mae Watt in Fort Scott. Mae is happy when her Arcadia friends tell her hometown news. Before shopping the guests enjoyed lunch at Aunt Toadies café on Wall Street.
Jodi Dunn, a missionary to the Philippine Islands and the widow of the late Galen Dunn was guest speaker at the Open Door Church in Arcadia on Wednesday Evening. She helped the audience make a list of "What Jesus Prayed For." She was introduced by Pastor Roy Widmar. Ladies of the church served a fine lunch to the attendees that night. Jodiis making plans to returrn to the islands soon. It was a pleasure to see her again. She was a house guest of relatives, Jessie and Hardy Dunn in Pittsburg who attended the Arcadia services with Jodi.
Two important meetings need to be remembered concerning Arcadia folks this month. Oct. 24 -- Post Office 2 p.m. Take a chair. On Oct 25, Craw-Kan Telephone in Girard.