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    Pat Krieger, Scott Ball, Patty Peterson, Willa Cable and Joyce Stephens from the  Arcadia Christian Church visited Mary V. Shead on April 7.

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    Pat Krieger, Scott Ball, Patty Peterson, Willa Cable and Joyce Stephens from the Arcadia Christian Church visited Mary V. Shead on April 7.
    A community-wide shower will be held at 3 p.m. April 27 at the Arcadia Community Center for Judy and Lonnie Standsbury, who are adopting five grandsons. They need everything for boys aged 1 to 7.
    A city-wide clean-up will end May 4 with a breakfast and rummage sale from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Arcadia Community Center. Clean items in good repair may be donated for the sale, and should be brought to the center from 1 to 4 p.m. May 2 and 3. Proceeds will go to help purchase prizes for the Old Settlers celebration in September.
    JOY Sunday School Class, Arcadia Christian Church, is collecting Best Choice UPC seals as a fundraiser to support mission projects. Anyone needing additional information may contact Joyce Stephens.
    Vera Parrish celebrated her 80th birthday April 6 at the Arma Senior Center. Her family planned and cooked the food for the party. Christy Parrish made the cake, candies and cupcakes. Mrs. Parrish’s Arcadia Christian Church family were among those invited to attend.
    Marilyn Leigh, RN, and a Fort Scott Community College nursing student, Jennifer Duncan, Paola, visited Mary V. Shead. Other callers were Betty Dehn, Cathy Allen and Patty Peterson of Arcadia. They brought her a potted Easter lily sent by the Arcadia Senior Citizens Club. Mrs. Shead said that it was very thoughtful for the club to send the flower to her.
    Maria and Clayton Whitson had a son, Malachi Jess Whitson, April 5, 2013, in Tulsa, Okla. Mrs. Whitson is the daughter of Larry and Vickie Shead, Garland, and her mother was present for the birth at Hillcrest Hospital, Tulsa. Malachi is the eighth great-grandchild of Mary V. Shead. The baby’s father is a former youth pastor at Christ’s Community Church, Pittsburg, and was also a speech and drama teacher at Pittsburg High School.
    JOY Sunday School Class, Arcadia Christian Church, will celebrate the class birthday by eating out April 15 at El Charro in Pittsburg.
    Ralph Shead and wife Cindy met Larry Shead and Mary V. Shead for dinner April 6 at Pichler’s Chicken Annie’s. Ralph and Cindy Shead spent the night at the Shead farm near Garland in preparation to present the work of Learning and Teaching Ministries, Joplin, Sunday morning at the Fort Scott Community Christian Church. The couple spoke to Steve Armstrong’s adult Sunday school class, telling of LATM’s work in publishing Christian books in other languages. Ralph Shead also assisted Pastor Kevin Moyers in delivering a message at both the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. services. Following services, the Sheads joined the Community Christian Church Missions Committee for lunch and visiting. Attending the lunch were Ralph and Cindy Shead, Larry Shead, Mary V. Shead, Kevin and Cindy Moyers, Marcy Reynolds, Chris and Kim Clay and Tim and Kelli Woodring.
    Page 2 of 2 - Shirley Applegarth and Mary V. Shead recently had lunch in Fort Scott with the Mark Shead family. In the evening, Katy and Benjamin Shead had supper with their great-grandmothers at the Shead farm near Garland while their parents went shopping.
    Raymond Kalm and son Tom were recent supper guests at the Shead farm. Others present were Mark, Haley, Benjamin and Katy Shead, Mary V. Shead and Shirley Applegarth of Tulsa, Okla. Katy and Benjamin Shead entertained the adults after the meal.
    Shirley Applegarth and granddaughter Jennifer Walters, Hebron, Neb., spent the night at the farm home of Larry and Vickie Shead on their way from Nebraska to Tulsa, Okla.
    Arcadia High School Our Gang will have a potluck dinner April 27 at the Arcadia Community Center. The group will not meet in May because of the Arcadia High School Alumni banquet May 25 at Lamplighter Inn, Pittsburg. The class of 1963 will be the honored 50-year class.

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