Michael and Chrisi Shead write from their mission in Guatemala they are well and able to help others as the result of the recent earthquake. Things shook for about 30 seconds. Folks left the buildings. They could see parked cars bouncing on their shocks as the earth shook while trees waved in the strong wind. A number of buildings fell as did some homes. Their friends said it was the biggest quake most natives could remember.
Friday and Saturday evenings, Nov. 9 and 10, the Oskaloosa Freewill Baptist Church featured speakers Randy McKerley of Sand Springs, Okla. and Saturday the speaker was Cal Swickard from Glen Elder, Kan. Janell Bunney was the special musician.
Cal and Judy Swickard are former pastors of Arcadia Christian Church. Among those attending were Pat Peterson and Betty and Lou Dehn from Arcadia. While in this area, the Swickards visited their friend, Mae Watt, in Fort Scott.
In the Arcadia Christian Church on Veterans Day, veterans present were honored by receiving flag pins given by pastor's wife, Willa Cable and pinned on Walter Foulk, Gary Peterson and Scott Long by Clay Carrington. A pin was also sent to Calhy Allen's father who served in the Army.
In honor of her birthday, Christy Parrish, who celebrated on Nov. 7, gave her offering. Twenty attended the monthly church chicken dinner. Patriotic songs were led by Clay Carrington with Pastor Cable at the piano and a special sermon was enjoyed by everyone. The announcement was made that the Nov. 21 Class No. 10 meeting is canceled. JOY dinner meeting, Nov. 19, will be on Monday evening at 6 p.m.
The fundraiser for the future Santa meeting was well attended on Nov. 3 when vegetable soup and chili with drink and dessert were sold. It was recorded that 85 were in attendance. Following supper, there was an auctioneer on hand to sell many pies to the highest bidder. It is recorded that Mrs. Dewey Stephens and helper, son Scott, baked 36 pies for this special occasion. In addition to pies, many vessels of soup and chili were also purchased. Remember this is for the future December night when Santa will arrive in Arcadia Community Center.
Area folks are reminded the Cato meeting will be in Arcadia Community Center on Tuesday evening, Nov. 27.
To those interested in AHS Our Gang meetings, you are reminded there is no November meeting but it will be combined with December and called holiday night at 6:30 p.m. to be held on Saturday, Dec. 1, in Arcadia Community Center. Chicken will be served again.
Bring dessert or something to go with chicken only if you choose. Cost will be $7 each.
For those who wish to participate, there will be a gift exchange as in the past. A $10 limit on gifts, please.
RSVP a couple days before the Dec. 1, please for a head count. or call Patty at (620) 347-8193 .
Albert James Bohn left Saturday, November 11, for Army basic training at Fort Sill, Okla. He is the son of Tammy Bohn and David Drake.
On election day in Arcadia, the first voter was Harry Tustin. The last voter of the day was John Joe Schaub. There were 152 votes cast at the community center.
There were 41 advanced votes cast. The manager was Linda Morris, Patty Peterson, assistant and Mary V. Shead, clerk.