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    Kids Days was a success at the Arcadia Christian Church. Average attendance was 22 children per day, with about 13 helpers.

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    Kids Days was a success at the Arcadia Christian Church. Average attendance was 22 children per day, with about 13 helpers. Money was raised for the milk fund, a missionary project in Guatemala where Michael and Chrisi Shead are ministering. More than $50 was raised for the program. Michael Shead is a grandson of Mary V. Shead, Arcadia.
    Fort Scott Community Christian Church hosted a traveling high school singing and drama group called Highest Praise on June 30. The group, organized by Ozark Christian College, traveled for 11 days during June, touring in Missouri, Kansas, Colorado and Oklahoma. Many families in the Fort Scott area hosted the students and their sponsors. Two sponsors and five students spent the night at the Shead farm near Garland as guests of Larry and Vickie Shead. Those staying the night included Alec Welch, Joplin, Scott Handley, Webb City, Mo., Josiah Moore, Carthage, Mo., ,Trevor Price, Galena, Drew Welch, Joplin, Ethan Oberbeck, Niangua, Mo., and Doug Pogue, Seymour, Ind.
    Old Settlers Picnic is scheduled Sept. 14.
    Landon Walrod is now in Colorado Springs, Colo., and will be attending the U.S. Air Force Academy there. He was sworn in on June 26. He is the grandson of Charles and Willa Cable, Arcadia Christian Church pastors.
    Phil Casey, who pastored the Arcadia Christian Church in the 1970s, recently returned from a trip to southeast Asia. He and several others went to visit missionaries who were sent out by the church they attend in Joplin.
    Mark and Haley Shead, Fort Scott, recently returned from a business trip to Austin, Texas. While traveling with their children, Katy and Benjamin, they were also able to visit several relatives and friends, including D.J. Davis, Mrs. Shead’s mother, her sister in Dallas, Texas, and Charley, Marge and Steve Helmick. Charley Helmick is a former pastor of Faith Christian Center, Fort Scott.
    The Corporons and Sheads of Arcadia were pleased to read of the progress of Sheldon, Mo. Plans are being made to spruce up the town before its annual Old Settlers Picnic. G.W. Corporon was a longtime minister of the Sheldon Christian Church in the 1930s, and Ralph Shead and his wife, Cindy, ministered at the same church in the 1970s. Ralph Shead is the grandson of G.W. and Portteus Corporan.
    Old Settlers Committee will meet at 3 p.m. July 21 at the Arcadia Community Center. Anyone wishing to help with the Old Settlers Festival should attend. Kids Can Cook class will be held July 23, 24 and 25 at the Arcadia Community Center. Anyone needing additional information or wishing to register a child for the class may do so at the Arcadia City Hall.

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