Originally sent February 22
Classmates all, to cut to chase, I had surgery (knee replace) on January 22. While surgery [mechanics] seemed to go well, post-op has had some challenges. PT 3 x week, etc., to help me get up and racing again. Few snags and just slower than I had anticipated. But, getting better!!!
Needless to say, I am far behind in many areas including the LHS News. So.....some of this will be few weeks old, some news will have slipped through the cracks, and I will just have to start 'here' to begin getting news out in timely manner. Hope you missed me!
At the recent annual gathering of the Society of Silver Dollar Collectors at the Florida United Numismatists, Ron Hagler, '57, was elected to serve on the board - a 3 year term! Meanwhile, his 'baby girl' - Sugar dog - is doing great!!!
Some may have already seen this, but great picture from the past!!!! I appreciate Dean Henderson and Barbara (Patton) James for sending it to me. Taken in 1955 at church camp, shows Sherry (Church) Brown and DD Raibourn, both class 1957. Sadly Dee is deceased. btw...understand this pix is posted on the Lawton, OK page on Facebook.
A very Happy Valentines Day Anniversary to Johnna (Gordon) and Wayne Parks. And a Valentines Day birthday to Don Champiomont! I know I will miss some, but other February birthdays include: Alice (Aurell) Choice; and on same day - Bob Atkins, Simi (Stein) Kaplan, PR Ramey, and moi;
Belva (Hollingshead) Williams; Man, these years are rolling by faster all the time!!!!!!
Emails from Bert Click (who complimented Bruce on the great Alaskan moon picture); Charles Darling (also complimenting on the picture); Elaine (Stark) Paine (remembering Mrs. Silk and Mrs. Johnston); Lyntha (Nicklas) Wesner.
LHS Class 1963 - 50 year reunion set for May 17 - 18th! I have no details but those interested please contact Janet (Burt) Terry at (580) 529-3208 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Classmates from other years are also welcome!
The LHS News does not cover politics per se, but every so often, 'politics' that should be mentioned. The Oklahoma Legislature convened Feb. 4 and sworn in to serve in the powerful and prestigious position of Speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives.....Rep. T.W. Shannon of Lawton. Not only is the Speaker from our home town but he is LHS class 1996! We have known TW some years now and we know he will make Lawton and LHS proud!!!
btw....some of you may remember his dad who taught at Central.
And, '59 graduate Ann (Shepard) Tubbs came to the rescue recently. When voters arrived at normal polling place, the building was locked and a key could not be found. Ann, who lives very close by and has served in such capacity before, opened her home so that voters could cast their votes!!! She was pictured in both Lawton & OKC newspaper.