June 24 was the 41st wedding anniversary for Larry and Vickie Shead of Garland as well as the 6th wedding anniversary for Joel and Mitzi Ray. Mitzi is the daughter of Larry and Vickie Shead.
A Fourth of July celebration of dinner and fireworks was celebrated at the home of Mark and Haley Shead near Fort Scott on July 4. Activities included lighting and watching fireworks from the Shead’s deck. They have a spectacular view of the town’s many fireworks displays. Mark grilled hamburgers for all in attendance followed by the fireworks. The City fireworks launched from the Fort Scott Community College Campus, were viewed from the house as well. Those in attendance included: Katy and Benjamin Shead-Ft Scott; Amy, David, Haley, and Hannah Sachau-Ft Scott; Derek, Katrina, Harrison, and Charlotte Burke-newly arrived in Ft Scott; D.J. Davis-Georgetown, TX; Tami, LaVaine, Michaela, and Mariah Murphy-Webb City, MO; Chris and Nick Nickerson-Joplin, MO; Carole Liston-Joplin, MO; Matthew, Ashley, and Miles Shead-Joplin, MO; Ralph and Cindy Shead-Carl Junction, MO; Erin and Sarah Shead-Downey, California; Larry and Vickie Shead-Garland, KS; Mary V. Shead-Arcadia, KS; Charles Corporon-Pittsburg, KS; Rose Shular Campbell-Pittsburg, KS.
The Oskaloosa Freewill Baptist Church opted to spend their Wednesday night at the Mulberry Park enjoying a carryin meal as well as the fireworks display at 9 PM. The evening that started in the rains ended with a great evening of lighting up the sky. Those attending included: Chris and Kendra Breaden, and their children Brooke and Zander; Lou and Betty Dehn; Evelyn Bryant; Skip and Debbie with grandson Johnston; Jim and Kelly Busone, along with daughter Samantha and grandson, Mason and daughter Aimy and granddaughter Emily, and their friend Debbie. The group also welcomed, Gene, from East of Oskaloosa.
At the recent Kids Days at the Arcadia Christian Church, lunch was served each day. Day 1-Spaghetti and fruit, veggies and, of course, cookies. Each morning started with milk for the children. Day 2-Mac and Cheese, veggies, fruit, and cookies. Day 3-Hot Dogs, fruit, veggies, cookies and Root Beer Floats provided by Scott Ball. A big THANK YOU goes out to all our cooks, helpers, and parents for sharing your children. Several meals were sent to the elderly in Arcadia during this time. Scott Ball was the deliverer of these meals.
A former resident of Arcadia, Austin Anderson (grandson of Lou and Betty Dehn) visited Grammy Dehn for 10 days. Austin is now 17 years old. Austin’s sister, Elizabeth Long visited for a week after taking Austin home and was able to enjoy Vacation Bible School at the Arcadia Christian Church. Betty Dehn’s niece, Cheyenne Hill from Versailles, MO also visited along with Cory Michael Long, and Melody Due from Warrensburg, MO.
On July 7, the Arcadia Christian Church had their monthly church dinner after the regular service. 31 people attended the meal and Mary V. Shead gave the blessing before the meal.
The Arcadia Christian Church JOY class dinner will be July 15 at 6 pm at the Bungalow.
Those on the prayer list at the Arcadia Christian Church were: Mae Watt, Dana Schaffer, Tabatha King, Mildred Nicoletti, Jean Greek, Dianne Thorp, Lois Napier, Ernestine Berkey, Fanny Mae Turner, Fred Zimmerman, Ed Zimmerman, Tim Woodring, Lorene Gibson, Sam Truesdale and all our men and women in the armed forces, families of the firefighters who lost their lives in Arizona, Bosnian Mission Team, LATM, Michael and Chrisi Shead in Guatemala.