Who's News for Pittsuburg, Frontenac and Arcadia

Pittsburg
Winners have been announced from the most recent game played by the Pittsburg Duplicate Club.
North/south winners were Ruth Short and Mary Reed, first, and Mary Kay Hill and Frances Rose tied for second with Charles and Peggy Carlson.
East/west winners were Ruth Minelli and Barbara Callow, first, and Sharon Harper and Joyce Medford, second.
The next game will be played Aug. 5 at the Homer Cole Community Center.

Frontenac
Frontenac Senior Center hosted an ice cream social on July 13.
Guests were entertained with accordion music by Robert Serra. A Frontenac native, he now lives in the Kansas City area and is a district judge in Wyandotte County, Kansas.
Prizes were awarded to Dorothy Matthews, Norma Bezinque, Corrine Layden and Lorene Willis.

Arcadia
A total of 24 attended the wiener roast during the Kids Night July 18 at the Arcadia Community Center. Special guests were State Rep. Bob Grant and his wife, Lynn Grant.
Nearly 50 descendants of the Collie and Ollie Eggen family held a three-day reunion at the Lamplighter Inn, Pittsburg. Family members attended from California, Texas, Utah, Missouri, Oklahoma and Kansas. The reunion is held every two years in different locations, including two years ago in Utah and before that in Colorado, Arkansas, New Mexico and Missouri. The next reunion will be in Oklahoma. Time was spent viewing local sights, playing golf, swimming, visiting and catching up on happenings of the last two years. Chicken Mary’s catered food Friday evening, Saturday was pizza night with Greg Dunn playing piano and guitar and singing. Hardy Dunn gave a brief history of the early years with his wife, Jessie.
Ernestine Berkey recently took her granddaughters, Kristen and Bethany Redd, shopping in Joplin. They had lunch at Olive Garden. That evening Angela Redd joined them for supper at Pizza Hut in Pittsburg.
Larry Shead and Mary V. Shead attended the 90th birthday party for Peachy Bedene, held July 12 at the St. Joseph Catholic Church hall in Arma. An estimated 500 attended the catered dinner party hosted by her children, Becky Bualle, Brent, Bruce and Barry Bedene. Mrs. Bedene and Mrs. Shead attended 12 years together in Arcadia public schools and graduated from Arcadia High School in 1936. Another 12-year classmate at the party was Raymond Grace and his friend, Jackie Cato, both of Carthage, Mo.
Autumn Leaves Senior Citizens met July 14 in the cottage with 11 present for fried chicken, lasagna, new potatoes and green beans from the garden of Jerry Coonrod. His wife, Lilly Coonrod, made a wild blackberry cobbler. Other desserts included cherry pie and dirt pudding served with ice cream. Business meeting was conducted by Mrs. Coonrod, president, followed by the flag pledges and the Lord’s Prayer. Readings were given by Patty Peterson, Carole Garrison, Mary Lee and Jack Payne and Mary V. Shead. Each won a bingo prize. Others present for the dinner were Helen Sisney, Bob Cavin and special guests Jessie and Hardy Dunn, Wichita. A packet of old-time pictures was viewed and given to those who wanted them. Next Autumn Leaves meeting will be Aug. 11. Doors will open at 11 a.m., with a carry-in dinner at noon.
Larry and Vickie Shead had her cousins, Mariah and Micaela Murphy, fifth and sixth graders, as houseguests the past week while their parents went to New York to visit their son, Toby Murphy, at violin music camp. He has attended the camp for several summers. The girls attended the Four-State Farm Show south of Pittsburg, and they met neighbor Raymond Kalm. The youngsters also peeled apples for applesauce, rode the pony and enjoyed the other farm animals. The family returned Saturday to their home in Webb City, Mo.
David Peterson, Arcadia Christian Church pastor, based his July 20 sermon on John 13:1-20, titled “Exemplary Servant.” He illustrated the sermon with a row of dominoes. The pastor also conducted a 3 p.m. service at the Arma Care Center. He conducted graveside services Monday afternoon for Ruth Naomi Fowler, a former resident of the Arma Care Center. She grew up in Arcadia and attended Arcadia schools.