Tuesday, July 5, 2011

......LHS News......
Originally sent July 2

I am getting quite a few returns on the LHS News. I am going to 'delete' those names that come back to me! Will hold them in file, so IF you notice (after this news) that you are no longer receiving the news, let me know & I can add you back in. Please keep me posted on any email changes IF you want to continue receiving the news. Also, let me know what year you graduated as I keep some by year. Thanks. Can also check previous news HERE at the blog:

Also, getting many emails infected with a 'worm' (I believe). I know others are too. Invades the address book & sends links to all.....some are not links you would want to visit. Been getting quite a few from several sources including some classmates. Don't think (?) serious, just an aggravation! & seems to be slowing down. Just wanted to let you know!

Lots of news....From the eMail bag:

Received correction on email for Sarah (Olsen) Vaughn . Should be:


As we continue to set heat records & the winds remain hot and dry.....Bob Looney had great delight - I know - in writing that temps in Seattle area haven't broken 80...yet! May have changed by now???

An email from Susan (Hankins) Ellington on Monday (June 27) said that because of the Los Conchas fire south of town and the Lab, they have been evacuated and at that time were at their sons home in Santa Fe. 11 years ago, a fire in that same area, burned 300+ homes. [Friday] Susan says still in Santa Fe but may be able to return home Monday (July 4). Below are a couple of pictures Susan sent, looking from Santa Fe.

Ronnie Jones said yes, 'Love is Many Splendored Thing' did bring back good memories. I will just use initial of the good memory he mentioned.....S.R. (kinda like the Tatler, huh! wink! wink!).

James (Jim) Fullerton wrote to inform that the Old Lawton High project was looking for some display cases to place LHS memorabilia in. Something along the line of what would be in a vintage retail store. They have artifacts to place in the cases. If any of the grads have such cases you are asked to please contact Debra Baroff at the Museum of the Great Plains - (580) 581-3460.

'59 classmate Dan McBee wrote hoping that some might be interested in a 5 year get together for the '59 class and maybe another year or two join in? (2014). 1959 celebrated their 50th in October of 2009. If any have interest and would like to get it together (will need someone to head it up as your truly has retired), I can let you have all the contact info I/we have for class '59. Dan may be up this way in the fall, maybe some 'talks' then!!??!

Glen Thomason sent a big "thank you" to all who took time to vote for the Coast Guard project. He says they will get their grant.

Sunday (June 26) Herb Jacobs - 'Where Are They Now?', also did great article on '58 classmate Johnny Bateman. If you can get it, page 3-C of the Lawton Constitution.


Good news from Tommye (Boudreau) Hobbs, '52, who emailed..."Ray [Hobbs] has had much encouragement from his doctors and fellow patients. His radiation treatments will be finished on August 24 giving him a month to recuperate before the reunion. We are planning to be there; flights, car, and room are booked. See you in September."

Reunion is September 23-24. Classes '49 ~ '52. And any others who would want to attend.

Had opportunity to visit with Betty (Hennessee) Bohl Watts. '60. Bless her heart, she is the sweetest gal. She has MS and is taking treatment/meds for it and although has some difficult days, she seems to be doing best one can with health problems. Enjoyed our visit.

Shirley (Edmon) Frank, '55, will be having some surgery on July 18th. Her daughter says she will be re-cooping for about 6 weeks. If you would like to send a note of encouragement & well wishes, her address is: 5606 Teagarden Place, Hope Mills, NC 28348. I'm sure she would appreciate it.

I understand from Mike Wyant that his brother Roger continues to improve - although slowly - from a recent stroke. Roger would like to hear from any classmates at
btw....Roger lives in Piedmont, OK where recent tornado caused havoc. Roger managed to get himself & family plus neighbors and assorted dogs and cats into storm cellar. Fortunately, storm missed his house.


Passing after a lengthy battle with cancer, Kathy B. (Williams) Cagle, 56, of Lawton passed on June 30.
Kathy taught school in Lawton Schools for 30 years before retiring. She was LHS class 1973. She is survived by husband Ashley Cagle; a daughter; 3 step-children; a sister; 2 brothers. Services will be 1:00pm, Tuesday July 5 at First Baptist church.
Extended obit and guest book at:

We also lost Flo L (Quickle) Hyden, 94, of Lawton. Flo passed on July 1. She was a LHS grad and Salutatorian of her class. She is mom of our '59 classmate, Susie (Hyden) Wilson.
Graveside services will be at 10:00am, Wednesday July 6, Highland Cemetery.
Extended obit and guest book at:

And very sorry to report the passing of Jamie Hanes, 65, of Tulsa, on June 30. Jamie had liver cancer. Believe he was LHS class of 1964? He is survived by wife Sandy who resides at a nursing home in Broken Arrow. Jamie is brother of twins Janette Hanes and Janice (Hanes) Poston and another sister Mary. I have no details on services.

David Wheeler, class of 1968, passed on May 22 in CO where he had been living for some time. His nephew - Bart Hadley - has written that many of Davids family and friends were unable to journey to Colorado for the service so they want to do something locally - in Lawton - a Memorial celebration in honor of David.
The event is set for July 8 at Mike's Sports Grill, 6:30-7:00pm, and it is hoped that many friends and classmates of Davids' will be able to attend along with the family. They also encourage any who might have remembrances or stories about David, to come and share those stories. For additional details contact Bart at: (580) 351-4252.

Extremely hot and dry conditions have resulted in banning [shooting] of fireworks by individuals or groups in Comanche County, although have already heard some in the neighborhood. I'm sure there will be some 'out-law' shootings! Forecast shows temps for next week 103 - 108! Wishing you a safe and cool fourth.

Picture (above) from Susan few days ago, are looking from Santa Fe.

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