Saturday, February 23, 2013

......LHS News......
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
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. 

Preston Holsinger also in paper for his help with boys and girls club.  As well as George Bridges donating his dental expertise to help staff a recent 2 day free dental clinicYa can't keep a Wolverine down!!!!!!  OK...once again with the Bianco's Dressing fix.....the dressing is now available at Bradys Design Center here in Lawton (1010 SW D).  And via on line at: <>  This is the dressing, in bottles, NOT the recipe. And, I have heard it is 'similar' to Biancos, not exact.

Also, Mikes Sports Grill in Lawton is trying hard to make pizza like Biancos and I have to tell you, it's close.  Have tried it and it's quite good. Their garlic dressing is reminiscent of Dantes more than Biancos, but also quite good.  At least to my tiny taste buds!


Glenda (Doan) Stanton was at MD Anderson about a month ago with breast cancer.  I am not sure of the current status or if she has come home.  My guess is that she may be home now?

My sister Suzy (Gill) Salas should be home from hospital this week-end.  She also had a knee replaced.  Doing well.  We had hoped for family discount....didn't work!
haha! ******************

John Franklin Lewis, 87, of Lawton, passed on February 20.  John was husband of classmate Jane (Kinzer) Callicott Lewis.  John was an electrical contractor and quite a collector of a lot of things, in particular western memorabilia and Rolls-Royce cars!  He is survived by 3 daughters:  Neta, Kathy, Johnnye - two of whom used to baby sit for us.  John was a very colorful character.  He will be missed.  Services will be 10:00am, Saturday February 23, First United Methodist church.
Extended obit and guest book at:

Gale Humble, 88, of Norman passed on January 5.  Services were Janaury 9 in Norman.  Gale graduated from Chattanooga High School, attended Cameron and lived in Lawton where he owned and operated Humbles Barber Shop.  He married Marilyn Miller in 1950, she was LHS class 1947. They were married 56 years before she preceded him in death. He is survived by three children, all LHS grads: Steve, '69; Judy - '71; and Sandy - '78; extended family.
Extended obit and guest book at:
Carey Eugene 'Gene' Hays, 76, of Lawton passed on February 17.  Graveside services were held February 21.
Gene was LHS class 1954. Extended obit and guestbook at:

Pauline 'Polly' (Greb) Winkelman, 89, of Lawton, passed on February 16.  Services were February 20. Polly was LHS class 1941.
Extended obit and guestbook at:
Many continue with treatment and I know our thoughts and prayers are with them and with those who have lost loved ones.


Warm regards to all,

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