Sunday, March 7, 2010

......LHS News......
Originally sent March 5

Sorry to report that we have lost another of our truly Golden Wolverines...
Blanche G. (Parrish) Luke, 93, of Lawton passed on Feb. 28. Blanche attended Lincoln School and then graduated from the old LHS building, do not know year. She is survived by a son and two daughters.Grave side services were on March 4, at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Extended obit and guest book at:

Also passing, Roger Melfred Tosee, 71, of Lawton. Roger passed on Feb. 25 and services were March 1 in Lawton. Roger is LHS class of '58. He is survived by his wife Roberta.
Extended obit and guest book at:

And, Lawrence Ray Williams, 33, of Lawton. Lawrence passed on March 2. Lawrence is LHS class '96. He is survived by his wife Eshell and numerous family.Services will be at 12:00 noon Monday March 8, at the Harvest Plenty House of Prayer in Lawton.
Extended obit and guest book at:
Always regret the loss of classmates. Our sympathies are with their families.

From the eMailbag:
"Thanks for the information on Charley Haselwander. I remember him from Wayne's. He always gave me a wave when I was there. I use to see his car parked on 10th and B. I believe it was an aqua marine blue Chevrolet Chevelle, about 1965. Your right about being stuck in the fifties. He never change his clothing style. I never knew his name, but I immediately knew who you were talking about. Bob Looney

An email from Ron Sheffield says the weather is great out Monterey, CA way. Ron is back home but still keeping an eye on his 'baby'......the Hubble Telescope!!!!

For some unknown reason, plans for a reception to celebrate the 100th birthday of Washington School, did not materialize. Some Washington grads have expressed interest in taking it upon themselves to organize some kind of event or recognition. Washington and LHS grad Mike Johnson (Dallas), is wanting to get something going. IF you would like to help - and Mike will need feet on the ground here in Lawton - you can let Mike know at: or call (469) 360-5247.

Thought this interesting and exciting:
Medicine Park - Oklahoma's historic first resort, has been selected by Budget Travel Magazine as one of 21 finalist in the nationwide contest seeking "America's Coolest Small Town." On Thursday, January 28, 2010, it was announced that of 147 towns across America that were nominated, the magazine selected 21 towns that stood out from the crowd. Medicine Park made that final cut and is now a contender for the title. You can see for yourself IF you attend the All class reunion on March 27. (info below).

Deadline for the 2nd Annual ALL classess LHS reunion is fast approaching - March 12. If you plan to attend, you need to let Geneva or Wynnann know AND get your money in asap! This is for ANY and ALL LHS grads regardless of year!
Date: Saturday, March 27, 2010 Time: 12:00 noon to 6:00pm Place: Music Hall (Old Skate Rink) in Medicine Park. Meal: Buffet Style - $20.00 per person. RSVP - NO LATER than March 12.
Make checks payable to and mail to: Wynnann (Moore) Wright, Class of 1962; 3608 NE Richmond St., Lawton, OK 73507 - email at:
Email Geneva at:
Please include a point of contact, E-mail address, home or cell phone number.

And remember....Doyce Grayson has challenged ALL '56 grads to be there!

Some from the class of 1954 are planning a BIG 'mini-reunion' in April in San Antonio and here is latest info from Barbara (Dallan) Rhea. This group has a lot of activities planned and these dates coincide with the annual Fiesta!~
"Some of us LHS grads are getting together April 22, 23, & 24. If you are interested in coming to San Antonio then, we would like to hear from you. There are several parades with many floats and Fiesta Queens in glamorous gowns. Lots to do and see including the history of the Alamo and the missions. We have set up some reservations so contact one of us for more information and schedule of activities."
Some will be staying at the Drury Plaza Hotel, and here is a link for reservations at our group rate:
Please make reservations by Monday, March 22 to receive our group rate, and the sooner the better, considering how popular Fiesta is. But you are also free to make your own arrangements.
For additional info contact:Barbara (Dallon) Rhea - 210-490-2727; cell 210-414-1717;
Gynith (Carter) Grayson - 903-566-0042;
Shirley (Carmichael) Scott - 843-705-7418;

Part of the restoration/renovation of the Old High School/Central has been completed but a lot remains. Some city offices have moved or will be moving to the building. Last week a buffalo statuary was added to the landscape of the building. Looks quite nice on the southwest corner (9th and C). Will look much better when all the grass sod and plant life greens up. (pix above).

Have a great week-end.......Georgia

1 comment:

1fordtech1 said...

Did they build a museum in the restored old LHS? I have a 1922 Lore yearbook I would like to donate.