Nell Dikeman honored former Arcadia High School students by naming the honor roll from 50 years ago in the Fort Scott Tribune. Superintendent A.F. Bowlus announced that those on the all A honor roll for the second six weeks were Nancy Brown, Marilyn Coonrod, Kenny Kunstel and Joyce Gabel. On the A and B honor roll were Sherry Swafford, Pat Smith, Ava Stroud, Terry Kunstel, Virginia Harris, Peggy Odell, Stuart Powell, Orville Darnaby, Arthur Gibson, Elizabeth Burge and Richie Dixon.
Among the many people attending funeral services for Velma Eggen Jewell, 92, Dec. 29 at the Lockwood, Mo., Methodist Church were Sherry Payne Sisney, Amy Payne Carpenter, Mary Lee and Jack Payne, Jessie and Hardy Dunn, Charles Corporon and Mary V. Shead. Dinner was served, followed by her burial in the Old Arcadia Cemetery, rural Arcadia.
Rose Shular Campbell, Pittsburg, spent the week after Christmas visiting her sister, the former Mary Shular, in Wichita.
Friends of Ruth Holland, formerly of Liberal, Mo., read of the death of her sister, Ellen Bowker, 92, Lamar, Mo., on Dec. 27, 2010. The women grew up in Sheldon, Mo., with other family members. Ruth and Teence Holland were living in Arcadia, while sons Howard and Don Holland were in high school.
December birthday offerings were given Sunday in the Arcadia Christian Church by Clay Carrington and Mary V. Shead. Leora and Lettie Younge and Kelly Reeves were guests for morning worship. The sermon was titled “Lessons from People Involved in Jesus’ Early Life.” A board meeting was held before the dinner hour. A total of 24 attended the Jan. 2 dinner which was prepared by all. Wayne Parrish shared his usual homemade treat at class time, and delivered Chicken Mary’s chicken for the dinner. Bob Cable, former pastor, will be guest minister on Jan. 9.
Tenants of Presbyterian Village, Fort Scott, traveled to Linn County this fall to pick pecans. They picked 61 pounds that were put to use in the kitchen to make many sweets.
Class No. 10 had its Christmas party and meeting Dec. 15 in the Arcadia Christian Church bungalow. The Christmas story was read by Patty Peterson, class president. Members answered roll call by telling a memory of a special Christmas while they were still living at home with parents and family. Each took a special dish to be shared at tea time. Hot cranberry tea was the beverage for the day. The table and mantle were decorated. In place of exchanging gifts, class members brought canned goods for the Arcadia pantry.
Jeff, Sherry and Courtney Sisney hosted the Sisney family Christmas dinner in their rural Arma home. Guests were Chris, Mindy and son Jaxson Payne, Arma; Sherry Sisney, Indiana; Sherida Sisney, Shawnee; Helen Sisney, Arcadia; Steven Sisney, Hiatville; and Brock Sisney, Erie. Also present were Susan and Phaedra Cherry, Olathe; Logan Cherry and friend Whitney Southart, Mike and Nancy Sisney, Michael and Missy Sisney, their three children, Evan, Aydia and Marlin, all of Girard. Phaedra Cherry attends Kansas State University, Manhattan, and Logan Cherry and Whitney Southard are Pittsburg State University students.
Page 2 of 2 - The Dec. 13 Autumn Leaves Senior Citizens dinner meeting was served to 13 in the Arcadia Community Center. Food was given from the Murphy benefit dinner committee, and those who wanted it took home a carry-out dinner. A business session was held as the group viewed the new city hall being built across the street. Autumn Leaves members will return to their own cottage when the new hall is finished and the city office moves in. Among readings given at the meeting was a clipping shown by Ava Mae Adams. It told of a woman speaking to J.T. Knoll after she heard him singing in downtown Pittsburg. The woman was Mrs. Adams, who has known his family for years. Nine of the 13 diners stayed to play bingo until each won a prize. Attending were Lilly and Jerry Coonrod, Mary Lee and Jack Payne, Patty and Gary Peterson, Helen Sisney, Mary V. Shead, Ava Mae Adams, Greg Sisney, Raymond Kalm, Bob Prettyman and Justin Hencey. All senior citizens are welcome to share in the food, fellowship and bingo at the Jan. 10 meeting in the Arcadia Community Center. Doors will open at 11 a.m., and dinner will be served at noon.
Those attending should bring a covered dish.