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Autumn Leaves senior citizens enjoy noon luncheon

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

On Saturday, Dec. 8, from 5-7:30 p.m., come and enjoy a home-cooked meal with all the trimmings -- turkey, dressing, noodles, mashed potatoes and your favorite homemade pies.

Please bring a non-perishable food item for the food baskets they are preparing for the needy in the community. Enjoy an old-fashioned evening of fun with drawings and good music throughout the evening. If you need a ride or carry-out meal, call Linda at City Hall 638-4433 Monday through Friday. On Saturday, call Lillie Coonrod, 638-4362, or Patty Peterson 638-4726, or Willa Cable 638-4429. Those not attending the dinner will be able to donate non-perishable food items at City Hall.

Autumn Leaves Senior Citizens met at noon Monday, Nov. 12, with 23 present for a fine dinner featuring chopped pork by Carol and Dave Bridgewater.

A large table was filled by the members who brought the full menu, including many accompaniments such as desserts. Present for the afternoon dinner and business meeting included Michelle Castro, Gabriel Castro, Cathy Allen, Lilly and Jerry Coonrod, Helen Sisney, Jessie and Hardy Dunn, Mary Lee and Jack Payne, Shirley Garrett, Jim Turner, Rent Prettyman, Raymond Kalm, Tina and Forrest Berkey, Sharon DeGruson, Brian Guest, Patty and Gary Peterson.

Bingo was played by those who cared to stay that afternoon. Thanks to the ladies from Arma Care Center who took blood pressure readings and gave the winner, Jerry Coonrod, the gift certificate. We invite other senior citizens in this area to come join us on Dec. 10, to bring a covered dish and enjoy the fellowship of people your own age.

Juanita Giger McWilliams died at the Rehab Center, Joplin, Mo., on Nov. 16, 2012. She was a l936 graduate of Arcadia High School. Her senior year, she was voted Queen of the Yearbook, "The Arcadian."

Juanita worked as a clerk in the Arcadia Bean Variety Store and later married Owen McWilliams. The couple spent many years in business in California before returning to Missouri and visiting her friends in Kansas. She was a cousin to the late Ava Mae Adams. Juanita's funeral was Tuesday, Nov. 20, in Bedene Funeral Home, Arma, Kan.

Wednesday, Nov. 14, Betty Dehn prepared and served luncheon to friends, Judy Rawlings and Evelyn Bryant from Missouri and Arcadians, Carole Garrison and Mary V. Shead.

The AHS Our Gang Secretary Patty Wright of Englevale recently underwent knee surgery and reported all is healing well.

Many thank you songs were sung in Arcadia Christian Church on Thanksgiving Sunday led by Clay Carrington and Bob Cable at the piano.

Pastor Charles told the story of one song author who wrote one of the hymns. In his sermon, he also included our remembering to always give thanks.

In reading the prayer list, Willa Cable gave thanks for different healings and offered to visit with young people in Arcadia who need an adult's advice. Patty Peterson gave her birthday offering. Ladies at a church meeting on Saturday celebrated her birthday.

The JOY Class meeting and dinner was held on Monday, Nov. 19. The Cables told of a special thank you for their family in that grandson Landon Walrod has been recommended for West Point appointment.

Mary V. Shead
Arcadia Area News