Arkansas City native Neva Bahruth celebrated her 99th birthday on Aug. 28 with 20 friends over lunch. Neva attended local schools through junior college before going to OSU and returning to Arkansas City and a 40-year career with Santa Fe Railroad. She married Phil Bahruth and has a daughter, Mary. They farmed northwest of Arkansas City for several years. After selling their farm, Neva moved and continues to reside in the independent living area of Presbyterian Manor.