Open Door Church October Festival on Oct. 28

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

A family gathering was held in the home of Lorene Gibson and grandson Clay Carrington in Arcadia on Sunday, Oct. l5, to celebrate the Fort Scott couple, Xan and Toni Gibson's first wedding anniversary and the recent marriage of Allan and Barbara Jo Pederson now living in Salome, Ariz. Congratulations to both couples.

In addition to the honorees, those in attendance were Ava Gibson, Janetta Gibson, David and Becky Lee and Akaska, all of Fort Scott; Ruth Ousley and Raylea of Olathe; Mike and Vercie Keithley, Vashti, Carrie and friend, Jamie of Lamar, Mo.; Lee and Barbara Gibson of Valley Center. The Arcadia Christian Church Minister David Peterson, and a neighbor, stopped by in the afternoon to meet Lorene's relatives.

Mark and Jenny Eggen from Salt Lake City, Utah were Saturday overnight guests of his aunt and uncle Vera and John Parrish in Pittsburg. They were joined at dinner time by their cousins, Wayne and Christie Parrish, rural Arcadia and Janet and Mark Van Leeuwen, St. Paul, Kan.

While Bob and Linda Roweth and Mae Watt were shopping in Pittsburg, by chance they met Bob's sister Rosalea and Clyde Imhoff from Cherokee. They also visited with Mae's old time neighbors, David and Carol Bridgewater and Kenny Davidson.

The Open Door Church plans an October Festival in Arcadia on Saturday, Oct. 28 beginning with a garden tractor pull at 1 p.m. in the ball park on the state line. At 5:30 p.m. that evening all are invited to the time of fellowship north of the church and enjoy the wiener roast that begins at 6:30 p.m. Carry-in foods by all will be served with the hot dogs. Hay rides will be available. The community is appreciative of this forthcoming activity hosted by the Open Door Church congregation.

Judy Rawlings and Louise Holland took Iva Mullins to Willow Springs, Mo. on Tuesday to visit Iva's sister Jewel Mullins. On Wednesday, Judy went with Class 10 group from Arcadia to Arma Care Center and visited her mother, Mary Gardner, after enjoying dinner with the group. Upon her return to Arcadia, Bob and Ava Mae Adams took Judy back to her rural Liberal home.

Michael Angelo Corporon, known as Mickey from Neosho, Mo. but more recently from New York, spent six weeks presenting skits, etc. at school assemblies in San Francisco, Denver and in Minnesota among other cities. He has been studying acting and stage performances in N.Y. since graduating from high school. Mickey is the son of Dan and Phyllis Corporon and grandson of Nelson (Mick) and Ellie Corporon of Webb City, Mo.

Remember the Cato Historical Preservation Group meets at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 24, in Arcadia Community Center. The Cato Tour has been scheduled at 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 18. The quilt drawing will be held on the day of the tour. For more information call Chairman Susie Stelle (620) 232- 6944.

Douglas Watt spent three weeks working the Cappuccino Connections at the SCCA, Sports Car Club of America Races, in Heartland Park, Topeka.

On Wednesday, Administrator Gina Woods and Jan Mayfield came from Arma Care Center to Christian Church Bungalow to pick up members of Class No. 10 in order for them to enjoy dinner at the center and hold their usual business meeting in the conference room. A drawing was held with prizes awarded to Carole Garrison, a fancy shiny pumpkin, a welcome sign to Wanda Norris, and a pumpkin scented candle to Ava Mae Adams.

The menu was special sliced pork, mashed potato well filled with brown gravy, brown sugar carrots, hot rolls and individual cherry cheesecakes with tea. Roll call for the meeting was to name a favorite food served this day. All were mentioned.

Before returning home, the following ladies, Ava Mae Adams, Mary V. Shead, Carole Garrison, Mae Watt, Wanda Norris, Patty Peterson, Judy Rawlings and Betty Dehn visited their friends who are residents of the center. Many are former residents of Arcadia, namely, Naomi Fowler, Doris Stelle, Peachy Bedene, Marie Rodich, Fannie Wosel, Kathreen Kunstel, Leona Mayfield, Virgie Black and Mary Gardner.

Flu shots will be available beginning at 10 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 20 in the Arcadia Community Center.

On Friday, Eddie and Yvonne Gazaway visited her sister, Linda and Bob Roweth in Redfield, and Mae Watt at the Mile Corner. That evening, Eddie's family met at Applebee's for a reunion dinner in Pittsburg. Before returning to their home in Derby, Eddie and Yvonne took a trip to Eureka Springs, Ark.

Wednesday morning early, Pastor David Peterson left for Wichita, where he took his father, Bill Skidmore, to the doctor for a check-up following his leg surgery, and visited his mother, Twonetta Skidmore, who had surgery recently, then spent time with his grandmother, Bonnie Epley. He returned to Arcadia on Saturday evening and noted the beauty of the trees as he turned off 69 Highway and headed east into town. On Sunday he was the chauffeur for Mae Watt, Carole Garrison and Mary V. Shead when they had dinner at Gebhardt's. There he met their friend Mary Hanshaw from Mulberry.

Remember to move your clock back an hour on Saturday evening, Oct. 28.