Charles and Willa Cable celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary March 4 with a special church service provided by several family members in the Arcadia Christian Church, where Mr. and Mrs. Cable are pastors.

Charles and Willa Cable celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary March 4 with a special church service provided by several family members in the Arcadia Christian Church, where Mr. and Mrs. Cable are pastors. Lloyd Houk, guest pianist, provided all the music for congregational singing as well as special music. Sam and Nate Cable played and sang “I’ll Fly Away,” and Paul Walrod sang a special song of tribute to the anniversary couple. Bob Cable was guest preacher for the morning and chose Colossians 3:1-12  as his topic. The monthly chicken dinner was served during the noon hour. A reception for the couple was held in the afternoon at the Arcadia Community Center with approximately 150 attending. It was hosted by the couple’s children and grandchildren, son and daughter-in-law Bob and Lori Cable, daughter and son-in-law Cherri and Paul Walrod, and Ashley and Stuart Semple. The Cables thanked their family and friends for making the day a joyous occasion.
Patty Peterson, president of both Class No. 10 and the JOY Sunday School Class, announced that the annual women’s retreat will be held March 31 at the Arcadia Christian Church and bungalow, with all women invited to attend. Breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m., with lunch at noon. Subject for the day will be “The Bible Through the Ages.” Guest speaker will be Kristin Girard, Joplin. Music will be led by Patty McCullough. There will be crafts and pampering.

Autumn Leaves Senior Citizens met March 12 at their bungalow. A variety of food was served at the noon hour. Blood pressure readings were taken by Jan Mayfield, Beth Popejoy and Jodee Valley from Arma Care Center. Their monthly ticket drawing was won by Raymond Kalm. Business session was conducted by president Lilly Coonrod, who also read the numbers for playing bingo. A card of thanks was signed by all and sent to Gary Lofts, Northeast High School art teacher, who made the new sign for the front porch of the cottage. Present for the meeting this month were Helen Sisney, Alta Carpenter, David and Carol Bridgewater, Jack and Mary Lee Payne, Patty and Gary Peterson, Charles and Willa Cable, Bob Prettyman, Jerry Coonrod and Mary V. Shead.

Open Door Church has invited the Arcadia Christian Church congregation to be guests at their Easter breakfast from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. April 8 at the Arcadia Community Center.

The birthday song was dedicated to Daniel Parrish during services March 18 at the Arcadia Christian Church when Vera Parrish, his grandmother, gave an offering in his name. Pastor Charles Cable closed his message by singing “Got Any Rivers You Can’t Cross?” Last verse of the song during “meet and greet” was sung as a duet by the two song leaders, Clay Carrington and Stuart Semple.
Ralph and Cindy Shead, Carl Junction, Mo., spent last week in Mississippi on a mission for Learning and Teaching Ministries, Joplin. They spoke at a church that is pastored by friends from Ozark Christian College. Tim Crowe, the pastor, and Ralph Shead were in the same quartet while attending OCC in Joplin.