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Jack and Mary Lee Payne recently returned from a vacation in San Francisco, Calif., to celebrate their 54th wedding anniversary. While there they took a tour of the bay, going under the Golden Gate Bridge, a city tour, a Muir Woods tour of the redwood trees, tour of Alcatraz prison and rode a cable car to Chinatown and other areas of interest. They stayed in the Fisherman’s Wharf area and saw the many tourist attractions at the various piers on the waterfront.
On June 20 Maria Shead with a student, Justin, from her fifth grade class in Tulsa, Okla., and his parents and brother, Wayne and Valerie Masiker and Nolah, a seventh grade student, along with their white dog, Marshmallow, came to her family home, the Shead farm in rural Garland. The visitors enjoyed the farm animals, roamed through the woods and saw the swinging bridge over the stream. Haley Shead prepared a patio dinner. The following day, Father’s Day, was celebrated at the farm by 15 near relatives who first attended churches of their choice, then met in the dining room where they sang, prayed and had lasagna with trimmings as requested by the father of the family, Larry Shead. It was prepared by his wife, Vickie Shead. All fathers present were given a gift drawn from the prize bag. The afternoon was spent by feeding the baby goat, swinging on the board swing inside the barn, having a tea party and splashing in the children’s pool. Others attending were Ralph and Cindy Shead, Carl Junction, Mo.,; Charles Corporon, Pittsburg; his sister, Mary V. Shead, Arcadia; Mark and Haley Shead and Katie. Fort Scott; Maria Shead, Mitzi and Joel Ray with Cademon and Atalie, Tulsa, Okla.; and Micah Ray, Texas.
Larry Monahan, Arcadia, was shown as the Four State Hero June 20 on the Fox TV Station.
Guests on Father’s Day at the Arcadia Christian Church were Ray and Irma Darlington, Wichita. They had a visit with their cousin, Mae Watt. Birthday offerings were given for Aaron and Alyce Edwards, and an anniversary gift was given for Billi and Delton Watt Jr. A missionary mother’s devotion was given by Mary V. Shead before communion. Special scripture reading was given by Clay Carrington. Recent guests in morning worship were Carol Brooks, son Ryan Brooks from Englevale and his friend, Phoenix Smith, Arma. Men were given candy bars in honor of Father’s Day. Cinnamon bread by Wayne and Christie Parrish and blueberry muffins by Betty Dehn were served with coffee at Sunday school time.
Bill Dobbins, Frontenac, and Charles Corporon, Pittsburg, were in Arcadia looking at places they remembered from their school days. The homes where each was born are no longer standing. However, the Dobbins Barber Shop still stands on Race Street, and the building is in good shape. The Arcadia Journal office is still standing on Nelson Street, next to the former Scott’s Store building, both of which have new metal fronts. Shead’s Service, where Corporon worked part-time while attending college, is in disrepair. However, the Arcadia Grade School, where Dobbins was once a teacher, is being well kept.
Arma Care Center will celebrate July 4 on July 2. Hot dogs and watermelon will be served out front, starting at 7 p.m., with a fireworks display at dark. Those planning to attend should RSVP by June 30, and bring lawn chairs.
Orville Schilling, a 1938 Arcadia High School graduate, was chosen as Tenant of the Month of Fort Scott Presbyterian Village for the June issue of the monthly paper. Schilling married Emma Davidson, also from Arcadia, in 1940 in Tennessee, and they were married more than 60 years. They had two children, Carol and Dale. Schilling has been a resident of Fort Scott Presbyterian Village since July 2004.
Val and Joan Villamaria, Nevada, Mo., hosted a Hill family reunion with 37 relatives attending from Kansas, Missouri and Texas.
Curtis and Sharon Doebelin and Jim Hughes spent the weekend with Mary Hughes, and they then spent a week with Marcia Bowersock, Fort Scott, to be with relatives from Seattle, Edmonds and Wenatchee, Wash. They spent the week with Mr. and Mrs. Jim Halsy, Fort Scott.
Eda Bever spent a week with her daughter, Diane, and her family of Glenwood, Iowa, also Sherry Partridge, Coffeyville, and Curt and Emily Bever, Bentonville, Ark. They all attended the College World Series in Omaha, Neb.
Visitors with George and Carol Davenport were Mary Tersiner, Girard, and Bill and Dorothy Davenport, Mexico, Mo.
There were not many in church Sunday at Farlington, and only 16 children who passed out gifts to all the fathers in observance of Father’s Day.
Several relatives spent Father’s Day with George Davenport and Carol.
Golfers need to put a sheet of Bounce in their pocket to keep bees away. A sheet of Bounce will also freshen a car.