Arcadia

An item in the 100-years-ago column of an area newspaper noted that Post Toasties cost 10 cents, or 15 cents for a family size box. The Post Company now calls the cereal Post’s Cornflakes.

Arcadia
An item in the 100-years-ago column of an area newspaper noted that Post Toasties cost 10 cents, or 15 cents for a family size box. The Post Company now calls the cereal Post’s Cornflakes.

The Hines sisters will take a break from gospel singing for the summer. Bonnie Hines will make an announcement when school starts again in the fall.

In celebration of the 59th birthday of Larry Shead, his son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Haley Shead, took him and wife Vickie, granddaughter Katy and mother Mary V. Shead, along with Cayla Probert, to Chicken Annie’s Wednesday for dinner. Probert was greeted there by her cousins and a friend from Joplin. She is a Fort Scott Community College student who is living at the Shead farm in rural Garland, and is working this summer at the Fort Scott National Historic Site.

During the May 12 Arcadia City Council meeting, the following individuals/positions were reinstated: Greg Sisney, city superintendent; Justin Hencey, city maintenance; Kristina Stansbury, custodian; Sam Haskew, fire chief; Vickie Haskew, city treasurer; Maradeth Frederick, city judge; Girard National Bank as city bank; The Pittsburg Morning Sun as city newspaper; Kevin Mitchelson, city attorney; Terry Sercer, city auditor; Ernie Casey, city advisor accountant; and Todd Trammell, mayor protem. On May 20 the council hired John Steffens and Clint Parsons as part-time police officers. Annual clean-up continues the week of May 26-29. Next City Council meeting will be at 7 p.m. June 9.

On a recent Monday, Ralph Shead, Carl Junction, Mo., and his uncle, Nelson Corporon, Joplin, had dinner at Granny Shaffer’s, Joplin, where Eloise Corporon was playing bridge with her friends. The players were one person short, so invited Nelson Corporon to remain as a fill-in. Shead went to visit friends Owen and Juanita McWilliams, former Arcadia residents. Since then, Mrs. McWilliams has suffered a broken leg and is in Freeman Hospital following surgery for ball and socket hip replacement surgery and repair to the broken leg.

A total of 21 family members and friends gathered May 24 at the rural Garland farm home of Larry and Vickie Shead for a patio dinner. That evening several of the group gathered in the barn to watch a baby calf being fed from a bottle. Guests included Ralph and Cindy Shead, Carl Junction, Mo., Matthew and Ashley Shead, Nelson and Eloise Corporon, Joplin, Mo., Charles Corporon, Pittsburg, Sam and Charity Jackson, Blue Mound, Michael Shead, Michigan, Mitzi Ray with Cademon and Atalie, Shirley Applegarth and Maria Shead, all from Tulsa, Okla., Mark and Haley Shead and Katy, Fort Scott, and Mary V. Shead, Arcadia.
Vera Parrish served cinnamon squares with coffee May 24 at the Arcadia Christian Church in honor of the 40th birthday of Pastor David Peterson. The birthday is May 26. The pastor conducted the JOY Class in the absence of teacher Gary Peterson, who was attending a family reunion in Assyria. Mrs. Parrish  was substitute teacher for the children since Patty Peterson was attending a 100th anniversary celebration of her home church in Coldwater. Taylor Trammell and Josie Bryant assisted with music during church time and took up the offering. Credit was given to Sarah Shead in Downey, Calif., who has had a part in composing the church bulletins via computer. The pastor read an essay titled “The Family,” taken from the book of Proverbs. Lessons were titled “Christ and Creation,” including the fruits of new life found in Ephesians 5. The pastor emphasized wives obeying husbands, men being kind to their wives and children obeying their parents. Special prayers were in keeping with the Memorial Day holiday.