The news concerning the Arcadia post office reads like this: The meeting was to inform the public of the changes coming early in 2013. It will change from eight hours a day to four hours a day -- Monday through Friday. Saturday will still be open one half hour. The projected times the office will be open are Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to noon. Saturday 10-10:30 a.m. Arcadians give thanks the post office will not be permanently closed.
The Santa Project, chili, soup and pie supper was a huge success with 85 in attendance. All proceeds will be spent to buy Christmas for Arcadia community children. The committee wants to thank everyone who helped and donated to the project in every way. You all are appreciated very much. Thanks to the whole community of Arcadia near and far. Watch for the date that Santa will be arriving at Arcadia community center in December.
Recent birthday offerings given in Arcadia Christian Church were Wayne Parrish and Pete Younge. This last Sunday, Susan Ackerson, was a guest in the Sunday morning church services. We welcome her back each week.
Mary V. Shead received word from her Corporon relatives that they were safe and sound and still have electricity and no home damage from Hurricane Sandy. They live in the Brooklyn, N.Y., and Conneticut areas and still had electricity. David Corporon is a photographer and was called to Long Island where he stayed on the third floor of a hotel where the flood water reached the second floor. His company car floated away from its parking space. A cousin, Nancy Corporon from Florida was on a business trip in the NY area at the time, but no harm and a safe return to the south.
Chris and Carol DeWelt of Joplin, former ministers in Arcadia Christian Church in Arcadia visited Mae Watt in Fort Scott last week. Mae's other guests were cousins, Bob and Linda Roweth, from Redfield; son, Tom and Phyllis Watt from Kansas City, son Delton Watt from Fayette, Mo., and old-time neighbors while in Arcadia were Don and Larry Schaub. Halloween candies were given to school children by the residences of Fort Scott Manor. Among other children present were Betty Dehn and her two grandaughters from Missouri all dressed in their costumes.
Susie Stelle was pleased to report the the Cato Tour on Oct. 27, was a great succss with 70 people attending on Tuesday. Linda Morris was the winner of the quilt. On Friday, Oct. 25, 400 children from the area schools were present for field day.
Mark and Haley Shead had a business trip scheduled to Virginia, Oct. 30-Nov. 2 that had to be canceled due to Hurrricane Sandy.
Matt Shead, son of Ralph and Cindy Shead of Carl Junction, is happy to have a new place of employment. It is MJT Custom Aged Guitars, a guitar making shop in Carthage. The shop produces classic guitars that can be custom ordered to look new or aged. Matt has enjoyed being a guitar player for some time and is very pleased to now get to make a living at the guitar shop.
Forrest and Ernestine Berkey were among the 100 people attending the wiener roast held on Sunday night, Nov. 4, on the lawn of Open Door Church in Arcadia.