Because of the milder weather, Mary Virginia Shead has been having picnic meals outside with two of her great-grandchildren, Katy and Benjamin Shead, Fort Scott.
Main Street from Race to Nelson has received a fresh layer of  road rock.
Invitations have been sent out to the Arcadia High School Alumni banquet, scheduled at 6:30 p.m. May 24 at the Lamplighter Inn, Pittsburg. Reservations need to be made by May 10. The class of 1964 will be honored for its 50th anniversary. There were 24 in this class. They are Donna Brown, Marvin Davenport, Jim Evans, Virginia Harris, Shari Hartzfeld, Ronny Kellog, Terry Kunstel, Mitchell Miles, Charles Morris, Steve Morris, Peggy O’Dell, Sherry Swafford, Ronnie Portwood, Doylene Shoemaker, Pat Smith, Ava Stroud, Leslie Jean Swearingen, Mary Jo Wozniak, Alvin Metcalf, John Starne, Sharon Foulk, Jim Garrett, Marie Goings and David Bridgewater.
Arcadia High School Alumni will award two $1,000 scholarships this year, one in honor of A.F. Bowlus and the other in honor of Betty Kirksey. Those eligible to apply for the scholarships are children or grandchildren of alumni members. Applications can be obtained online at Completed applications should be mailed to Betty Skidmore, 102 N. Buckeye, Iola, Kan., 66749. Anyone wishing additional information may call her at 630-365-6200.
JOY Sunday School Class, Arcadia Christian Church, had its annual birthday dinner April 14 at Gebhardts.
Ernestine (Ward) Berkey went Saturday evening with her daughter, Angela Redd, to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Pittsburg. On April 5 Mrs. Berkey went to Arcadia Christian Church to hear Pastor Charles Cable and guest speakers, the Rev. Ralph and Cindy Shead from Literature and Team Ministries in Joplin. Betty Dehn joined them and all stayed for the first Sunday dinner held in the church bungalow.
Forrest and Ernestine “Tina” Berkey went to the Verdella Church to hear Pastor Dalton James Windsor and watch a film on creation vs. evolution. This was a debate between Ken Ham, creationist, and Bill Nye, evolutionist.
Ernestine Berkey and Betty Dehn had tea and treats with Mary V. Shead recently.
Lou and Betty Dehn spent five days in Destin, Mo., and also went to Lexington, Mo., to visit their children and grandchildren. They attended the First Baptist Church in Henrietta, Mo. After church they had lunch with their son, Brent Zeller and family of Lexington. They were joined by the minister and his wife and another couple and Dehn’s brother and his wife, Terry and Diane Dehn, Richmond, Mo. The Dehns said they always look forward to attending church services with their family, including daughter Melissa Due and her family.