Arcadia Who's News

Autumn Leaves Senior Citizens met Jan. 12 with 12 present for the carry-in dinner. On the menu were pork pot roast with cornbread, vegetable and potato soup, chocolate cake and brownies. Patty Peterson took blood pressure readings. Lilly Coonrod, president, called the meeting to order with the Lord’s Prayer and flag salute. Edie Lechliter was a new guest. She and husband Steve used the Senior Citizens Building for a family holiday dinner and gave the club a donation. Two cheer cards were sent to Kay Kauble Burr, who recently underwent surgery, and to the secretary, Mary V. Shead, who was ill. Sam Haskew recently installed two new lights and numbered the building for 911 calls. Jerry Coonrod and Jack Payne plan to build a new ramp for the front porch. The birthday song was dedicated to Helen Sisney for her 80th birthday on Jan. 18. She served cake and ice cream. Jack Payne was 74 on Jan. 15. Steve Lechliter announced that he is running for Arcadia mayor. Lilly and Jerry Coonrod celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary the first part of January. Lilly Coonrod and Mary Lee Payne read jokes for entertainment. Others present were Gary Peterson, David Peterson and Bob Cavin. The next meeting will be Feb. 9, weather permitting.
Ernestine Berkey and daughter, Angela Reed, went to Joplin last Friday for an outing. They had dinner at Gringos.
At a recent meeting of Class No. 10, president Patty Peterson opened the meeting with a quotation from Catherine Marshall, “If the wounds of millions are to be healed, what other way is there except forgiveness?” A special donation of $25 was given to the Campus Christians at Pittsburg State University to help with their new building project. A monetary gift was given to Pastor David Peterson during the holidays. Those attending the meeting were Kelly Reeves, Carole Garrison, Betty Dehn, Judy Rawlings and Mary V. Shead.
Ralph and Cindy Shead came from Carl Junction, Mo., on Jan. 16. They brought a basket lunch to the Shead home in Arcadia and met Larry and Vickie Shead and Cayla Probert. On Jan. 18 Ralph and Cindy Shead left for a mission trip with others to San Jose, Mexico, in connection with their work at LATM, Joplin. They returned home on Jan. 26.
Community sing will be held Feb. 7 at the Arcadia Community Center, and Feb. 14 will be Open Door evening. Kids Night is planned at 6 p.m. Feb. 21, and a Cato meeting is scheduled Feb. 28 at the center.