Tuesday, June 17, 2008

......LHS News......
Originally sent June 9

Reunion info (several) on down.....

Received this great email from Bob Wallis and he asked me to pass it along:
Dear classmates of '56 and '58,
This past week, Rubena (Hennessee) Wallis and I celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary. Who'd a thunk it !!!!! We have 3 sons and four wonderful grandchildren with another "on the way". As an update, I graduated from OU in '62 with a BS in pharmacy and have spent my career as a pharmacist and as the president of a 9 store drug chain in the OKC area. Currently, Bena and I live in Edmond, OK. She is looking forward to the new baby's arrival and another opportunity to "spoil the daylights" out of him. Right now, I'm working for a national cooperative as a regional marketing consultant and expect to retire soon. God bless you all and Bena and I are looking forward to seeing you '58 folks at the reunion in August.

You '58-ers, don't forget to get your reservations in for your 50th on August 15-16.

Also a good news email from '59 classmate Jerry (Sasser) Childs saying that all the family illnesses - after surgery, hospital stays - have resolved and everyone on the mend. She and Ron and family appreciate all the prayers and concern on behalf of their family members (grandchildren).

Received email from Jean (Prescott) Keith, class '57. Jean married Jack Keith in '57. They moved to Texas where Jean still lives. Sadly, Jack passed away in 1992. Jean is currently in Lawton taking care of her mom who is terminally ill.
While I hate to hear sad news, always enjoy hearing from classmates.

LHS class of 1948 is planning a 60th reunion this fall. Friday and Saturday, October 3-4 with activities both nights at the Centenary Methodist church downtown Lawton - 702 D Avenue. The cost is $35.00 each for attendees and guests. Please send money/reservations to Tom Strickland, 1624 NW 36th, Lawton, OK 73505.
For additional info you can email Rita (Cockerill) Hill at: gransmail@sbcglobal.net
Hope spelled Ritas' miaden name correctly?

Folks there are three (3) classes getting together here and some have separate events. Read carefully: LHS classes '52 - '53 - '54 have their reunion info out in the mail. Set for Friday, Saturday, Sunday, July 25-27, deadline for reservations is July 5. $50.00 per person, after deadline - $65.00 per person.

Friday evening July 25, class '53 will be a catered BBQ at home of Ramon John. Soft drinks supplied by Allen Johnson - class '54 and a 'keg' being supplied by Richard Hopper and Don Ray Merrick - class '53.Registration begins at 5:30pm. Ramon lives east of Lawton so get in touch with class contact for directions or additional info - (below).

Saturday morn July 26, class '54, breakfast at 9:00am, Gerald's Early Bird, 4th & Lee. Cost for breakfast to be paid at breakfast. Not included in registration package.

Saturday morn July 26, class '52 luncheon, 12:00 noon at the Ramada Inn, 2nd and Ferris. Cost will be paid at time of meal....it is not included in other reunion registration.

Saturday morn July 26, class '53 luncheon, 12:00 noon at Gerald's Early Bird, 4th & Lee. Lunch cost also in addition and paid at lunch.

Saturday evening July 26, all three (3) classes, a dinner at the Best Western beginning with social hour 6:30pm (cash bar) followed by dinner at 6:30pm. Sunday July 27. Charles Gilbert, class '54, Prof Emeritus at OU, has offered to coordinate a field trip to the Wichitas for those interested. There is a block of rooms at the Best Western - 1-800-359-0020. Deadline for events is July 5.

For any information please contact: Class '52 - Marcille (Burns) Covey,709 NW 36th St.Lawton, OK 73505 marccvy@sbcglobal.net
Class '53 - Charles Horton, 3518 NW ArlingtonLawton, OK 73505.
Class '54 - Johnna (Adams) Hopper, 23336 State Hwy. #58, Lawton, OK 73507.

Received this email from John Tillman:
The men of the class of '56 are having a get together June 20 & 21 in Lawton. We will be meeting at the L.O. Ranch building - 4 miles east 1/2 south of Lawton. Due to graduation at Ft. Sill, there are no rooms at Best Western. So, each person is responsible to find their own lodging and food! BYOB! There are 10 RV hook-ups at L.O. Ranch. There will be no planned activities, we just want plenty of time to visit. For additional info and questions call:

Told John & Doyce, I can't imagine this being any fun without GIRLS, but whatever! hahhahahhahaha......

There is SO much going on...have other great emails that I want to share, another great newspaper article...etc....coming soon!

And remember, previously sent LHS New, photos, and links are are
< http://www.thewolvernet.blogspot.com/>

Have had about a dozen new classmates asked to be added to the 'news' in last month. I appreciate it and will continue to try and keep all informed.....regards from the 'home town' where it's cooled down some and a nice rain has been falling since early morning. Georgia

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