Allen, Linda and Douglas Watt with Michelle and Jarric Presnell attended a performance by the Blue Man Group Sunday night in Wichita.


Allen, Linda and Douglas Watt with Michelle and Jarric Presnell attended a performance by the Blue Man Group Sunday night in Wichita.

Galen and Jodie Dunn spent some time in Branson, Mo., recently and he had to be hospitalized for a short time before coming to Arcadia on April 20. Mrs. Dunn was at the piano while Mrs. Don Talent led the singing on that Sunday night in Open Door Mission. Dunn, a hometown boy, preached the evening service and a good crowd responded well. The Dunns are home on leave from the mission field because of surgeries for him. The couple’s goal is to be back in the Philippine Islands in time for June graduation of students from Chariots of Fire School.

Max Davidson remains as official greeter at the Open Door Mission, Arcadia, although he has moved to Liberal, Mo. Don and Esther Talent started the Mission in Arcadia in the old Methodist Church, and after a fire, with his congregation, built the new church with the same church bricks. They are back sharing the pulpit part-time with Roy and Mary Widmar.

Larry Shead was honored with a dinner for his 58th birthday April 20 with Vickie Shead as hostess. Those present were Mark and Haley Shead with Katy from Fort Scott; Maria Shead and Mitzi and Joel Ray with Cademon, Tulsa, Okla.; and the two great-grandmothers, Shirley Applegarth, Tulsa, and Mary V. Shead, Arcadia. After Shead demonstrated his birthday gift by trimming a few tree limbs, the birthday cake and ice cream were served.

Southern Hills Christian Church, Edmond, Okla., had a blood drive April 20 in memory of the late Margaret Wickstrom. She was once in charge of church blood drives for the Oklahoma Blood Institute, where she was employed. She was an Arcadia native.
Carmen Ange, Topeka, recently visited her mother and husband, Lilly and Jerry Coonrod. After a doctor’s appointment, Ange returned to her home in Topeka on Monday.

Ralph and Cindy Shead brought supper Monday evening to the home of Mary V. Shead, Arcadia, and visited with Pastor David Peterson. Arrangements are being made for the Sheads to speak at the Arcadia Christian Church on the first Sunday morning in September. They will explain the meaning of Learning and Teaching Ministries (LATM), one of the missions the church helps support.

Second bake sale of the season was held April 19 at the Arcadia Fire Station. This is a fundraiser for new equipment for the firemen.

Marissa and Liberty Mongahan had a Bible lesson and craft work taught in the Arcadia Christian Church Sunday school by Betty Dehn.

Marilyn Shead Soash and husband Charles, Salina, visited a distant relative, Mary V. Shead, April 19 in Arcadia. Mrs. Soash’s father, Elza Shead, was a cousin of Paul Shead’s father, Ralph Everett Shead. Mrs. Soash is doing genealogy study on the Shead side of the family. Her great uncle Wallace Shead was a charter member of the Arcadia Christian Church, so Mary V. Shead went to the church to make a copy of the charter for her files. Mr. and Mrs. Soash left Arcadia that evening for Fort Scott where they visited their two granddaughters over the weekend. The Elza Shead family lived in the Mulberry area when the children were growing up.

Janet and Mark VanLeeuwen, St. Paul, took her parents, John and Vera Parrish, Pittsburg, to Branson, Mo., to celebrate Mrs. Parrish’s birthday. They attended two shows, a Sunday church service and had cobbler as a treat each evening.
Kim Domer, Arcadia, is now employed in Fort Scott, and recently distributed guest passes to local women for a free tour and figure analysis for Curves.

Seven were present for the Arcadia Christian Church Class No. 10 March meeting with Carole Garrison as hostess. Willa Cable gave the lesson titled “The Cross. What Are Your Thoughts of the Cross?” Cards were signed for Gerald Peterson, who lost his Oskaloosa home in fire, and for Twonette Skidmore, mother of Pastor David Peterson, who was ill in Wichita. Patty Peterson, class president, dismissed the meeting with “Love God-Love People. Jesus never went out of his way — no one was out of his way.” The hostess served coconut cake with assorted nuts and iced or hot tea.