Monday, September 21, 2009

......LHS News......
Originally sent Sept. 7

Sorry to report the passing of Dean Paramore, 94, of Lawton. Mr. Paramore passed on Sept. 3. He is father of daughters Deanna Manning, class '57, and Pam Seals. Services will be Tuesday Sept. 8 at First Baptist church, 1:30pm.
Extended obit and guest book at:

Another great Herb Jacobs column in Sunday Lawton paper (Sept. 6). Jacobs follows up with this item...."A funny thing happened to Dee Givens after his brief bio appeared on these pages a few weeks ago.The article somehow fell into the hands of Jakie Sandefer who was a member of Bud Wilkinson's football team at Oklahoma while Givens was on the track squad.Sandefer, who played in two Orange Bowls for the Sooners before going into the oil and gas business in Texas, called his old friend and arranged a meeting in Norman.While renewing acquaintances, they ran in to Barry Switzer. The former Sooner football coach invited the pair to his home where they rehashed the good 'ol days at length.
Seems Switzer also is a big track fan and was aware of OU's successes prior to his arrival on campus in 1966".

Others mentioned in Herbs column this week.... Golden Glovers....Farron Hottell and Mack Law. Mack was LHS class '50. These two have contacted approx 30 former boxers for a reunion at Cameron on Sept. 26. If you should be on this list or know someone who should, contact Cameron Athletic Director Jim Jackson at (580) 351-2306.

AND Jacobs is conducting his own search for Lawton natives who played major league baseball. Already on the list: Johnny Bateman, LHS; Kelly Stinnett, LHS; Butch Huskey, EHS; Koyie Hill, EHS; If you know others, contact Herb at (580) 353-0620.

More golden anniversaries and some MORE than golden:'59 classmate Beverly (Gaston) and hubby Eddie Shelton, class '57, just celebrated their 50th. Bev says...." Of course he robbed the cradle. We went to Ocean City and spent the week. Had a great time shopping and eating the fresh seafood available here."
They live in Maryland and we look forward to seeing them at 'our' 50th, Oct. 2-3.

Also celebrating a 50th.....Billy and Anna Jean 'Susie' (Griffin) Yoast. Billy and Susie married on August 28 and were recently honored at a dinner reception given by daughters Linda Yoast and Suzanne McKee. The Yoasts are both LHS class '56 and live in Lawton!

This note from Bill Gentry, class '52 and wife Joyce (Allison), class '53: "We'll be celebrating our 56th Wedding Anniversary on Friday, September 4th. Hope the Sooners do their part to make it a great weekend, as we'll be down at Arlington to watch the game. Our son, Tim, will fly in from Fresno, CA and his son, Joseph, will fly from Ft. Rucker, AL to join us. Thanks for all your updates. GO SOONERS!"
opppssss...guess Bill is disappointed with Saturdays season opener!!! I know my Bill is! Do hope Bradfords shoulder injury is not serious!

Reminder(s) LHS Classes or '49, '50, '51, '52 - Annual Reunion Dinner.Saturday, September 26 at 'The Event', 1001 SW A in Lawton. 6:00pm social hour; 7:00pm dinner.Western attire optional; casual definitely!Deadline is this Saturday, Sept. 12. Cost $18.00 per person. Late fee of $5.00 per person after September 12. Mail with your remittance to: Jo Riley, 224 NW Northwood Avenue, Lawton, OK 73507For info:, (580)357-7157 OR, (559) 718-6735

Class '54 talked about a trip to Arizona (Sedona), near the Grand Canyon. They are gonna do it! If you have interest, here is info: WWW.SEDONA.ARIZONA.COMDATE: OCT, 13, 14, 15th, 2009 HOTEL: BEST WESTERN - RESERVATIONS BY 9/13/09PHONE: 928-282-3072It is reserved under Lawton High School Reunion. If you need more information, please feel free to call or email: Janice (Hanes) Brummett: Janiceposton1623@aol.comH phone 623-566-9094 or Cell: 623-326-9184 Carroll (Hankins) Pokorny: cpokorny1@netscape.netH- phone 703-491-7213 or Cell: 703-216-8813.

Hope no one 'labored' today........Georgia

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