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    Recently a group of Christians on Campus from Fort Scott Community College went to a movie, “Home Run,” in Nevada, Mo.

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    Recently a group of Christians on Campus from Fort Scott Community College went to a movie, “Home Run,” in Nevada, Mo. It was about a baseball player with many difficulties in his life who found Christ and began the road to recovery. Celebrate Recovery was an integral part of the man’s recovery, and the Fort Scott Nazarene Church uses this program locally. Those from Christians on Campus who attended the film were Cameron Didier, Joshua Schellack, Vic Reese, Savannah Sullivan, Eli Weng, Nathanael Arnold, Naomi Parsons, Courtney Dearning, Vickie Shead and Larry Shead.
    On May 1 those traveling US 69 Highway near Eagle Road were backed up for more than an hour because of a wreck in the intersection of Eagle Road (Garland Road) and the highway. Cars were backed up for about a mile both north and south. Many chose to take country roads to get around the blockage.
    Jack and Mary Lee Payne recently spent Friday through Sunday with David and Amy Carpenter and sons Lane and Drew at Stockton, Mo. On Saturday Payne and Drew Carpenter golfed at Stockton’s Municipal Course. Drew Carpenter is on the high school golf team and won the match. Mrs. Payne spent time with Mrs. Carpenter, Lane and Carpenter’s mother, Ava, visiting, playing cards and dominoes. Carpenter was gone part of the time to Fort Scott. An insurance adjuster, he is spending a couple of weeks there because of damage from the recent hail storm.
    Kirby Gould, Olathe, was in Fort Scott to see Harold Hicks, pastor of the Yates Center First Christian Church who also teaches at Fort Scott Community College. His office is across the hall from Larry Shead, Garland. When Shead learned of Gould’s visit, he made a point to see her. They are first cousins, grandchildren of G.W. and Portteus Corporon, Arcadia.
    Charles “Chuck” Corporon, formerly of Arcadia and now living in Pittsburg, recently visited his sister, Portie Hughes, in McPherson. On his return trip, he stopped in El Dorado to inquire about former classmate J.M.D. “Jay” Pratt, who grew up in Arcadia but graduated from Pittsburg High School. He stopped at a big garden store and a senior citizen told him that at hone time Pratt had conducted some training for the El Dorado Fire Department. Corporon found a young fireman who said he had heard of Pratt, did not know him personally but thought his chief might have known him. The fireman called the chief on his walkie-talkie and he informed Corporon that Pratt died a couple of years ago. Longtime Arcadia residents may recall that the Gould and Mattie Pratt family lived across the street east from the Arcadia Christian Church. J.M.D. Pratt had a half-sister, Vinta Bell Walker, who lived with the family and graduated from Arcadia High School in 1929, the same year as Bill Corporon. She became a graduate nurse a few years later.
    Page 2 of 2 - Betty Dehn recently took two Arcadia women, Carole Garrison and Mary V. Shead, to Fort Scott where they visited Mae Watt, a lifelong Arcadia resident until she moved to Fort Scott Manor. Mrs. Shead is a long-ago neighbor of Mrs. Watt’s late husband, Delton Watt, and his family. Mrs. Watt’s room is decorated with many of her family pictures. Before returning home, the women had lunch at Wendy’s and bought groceries.
    A new flag pole was dedicated Saturday in front of the Franklin Community Center. It was donated by Paul and Geneva (Sayre) Schleicher in memory of Ruth (McNeil) Zemlock and Florence (McNeil) Sayre. The two women were former Arcadia High School students.
    The City of Arcadia now has a new police car in service, and extends thanks to Officer John Austin and the City of Pittsburg for addressing the needs of Arcadia.
    City of Arcadia thanked the Arcadia High School Our Gang for donating a coat rack for the Arcadia Community Center. The group donated another coat rack in the past.
    Charles and Willa Cable received word that their grandson, Landon Walrod, Eudora, has been accepted into the U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, Colo. He will leave on June 27.
    Anyone wishing to help in any way with the Old Settlers Festival in September should sign up on the sheet provided at the Arcadia City Hall. A meeting will be held at 3 p.m. June 23 at the Arcadia Community Center for all those interested in helping with the event.
    Patty Peterson and Willa Cable went to Branson, Mo., with the Fort Scott Community Christian Church seniors group.
    Willa Cable recently baked brownies and took some to the Shead farm in rural Garland where she, Scott Ball and his mother, Joyce Stephens, took communion to Mary V. Shead. After leaving rural Garland, they picked up Pastor Charles Cable and all had supper in the Stephens home. Mrs. Stephens is known for the pies she bakes for Arcadia projects, and many will be on sale at activities this summer at the Arcadia Community Center.
    Jack Corporon, Brooklyn, N.Y., had kidney stone removal surgery recently and is now able to be up and around.
    When Marilyn Leigh, RN, recently visited Mary V. Shead, Jake Swanson, a Fort Scott Community College nursing student, accompanied her.
    Arcadia Post Office window hours are now from 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday and 10 to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday. The Arcadia rural carrier is now going to the Arma Post Office.

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