DHSAA MAY NEWSLETTER 2002
"If you woke up breathing, CONGRATULATIONS.
You have another chance."
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APRIL MONTHLY MEETING:
Very low attendance.  Discussion very general, with notification that very few reservations have been received.  We are to get together April 18th to prepare mail outs.  Most of you should know by now that has been done.  Later in this newsletter you will see some names that mail was returned from.  If you can help locate any of these people, we would sure appreciate it.

NEWS FROM ALUMNI:
J. Diane Trout Harwood" dtroutharwood@hotmail.com, Sent this to Wayne Wylie: Wayne, I thank you for the information on how to get a transcript if I did not already.  Just a week or so later, my parents' house burned. On January 31/February 1, it burned down during that ice storm.  Mother (Rita Akin Sandlin Class of ‘50) was in Stillwater visiting her granddaughter, granddaughter's husband, and great granddaughter (born in July 2001).  My dad was at home (with a cat), but he got out alright (cat had to see the vet several times but is now okay).  They have moved to an apartment while the house is being rebuilt.
The fire is doubly terrible for mother since when she was in junior high her house burned then (if anyone can remember that).  We have lived there since 1958, so we all are suffering the loss (even us kids that have long left home).
They still have the same phone number [(405) 677-9541] and get mail at the old address [1617 Elm Drive, Del City, OK 73115].  Please pass this along to all her 1950 classmates or other interested people.  She and daddy could use any well wishes by card, e-mail, phone, etc. Dr. J. Diane Trout Harwood (daughter of Gerald Sandlin and LaRita LaVerne
Akin Sandlin)
I’m sure a few words of encouragement would be greatly appreciated.  Especially from Old Classmates.  I asked if we could email her address and she get them to her parents.  Here is her reply. CJ.  Yes, gladly send along any mail for mother and dad here. I'll print them out and take to them.  Diane Trout Harwood

COMMENTS FROM ALUMNI:
I have followed your development of the website with interest and a great deal of appreciation. You and all the people working on this project have done a fantastic job.  I look forward to reading your very professional work and it makes me proud to have once been a part of this community.
The continuous reunion planning and the multitude of other efforts that are always accomplished by the "critical few "are truly appreciated by all of us.  I won't even try to name all of you (I don't even know who all of you are) but I think it would be appropriate to at the very least mention the Wylie's and all the others like Joe and Betty Clay.  But the one thing that finally caused me to make the effort to express my appreciation for all your outstanding work was not your outstanding work.   It was all those little people that never contribute a thing to the effort but always find it necessary to find fault with something (cold food, no ice in tea, program to long, rooms not clean, etc.).  They always know better than you how the reunion should be organized and managed.  I think that even they agree that you are doing a good job and even they appreciate your efforts, but they feel obligated to share their great knowledge and vast experience with you. In reality they need to get a life.
Thank you my friends for a truly great job of holding our memories together and keeping the links to that past alive.

WE APPRECIATE YOU VERY MUCH.
Bob G. Hodge
Class of 1948

Charlene Robertson Ford Class of 1954
Thanks to you and Ruel ....  the website is so very nice.   I look forward to reading the news each month.  Just wish there was more news from the Class of'54. Where are all those  103 graduates....???   Adding the photos at bottom of page is great idea
Charlene, I agree there should be more news from ’54 and a lot of other classes.  Why don’t you start it by writing some and sending a challenge to some of your classmates to get with it?

BEN SHEAVER CLASS OF ’48.
Hello CJ,
I just had an post office mailing from DHSAA today mentioning the your mailing list on email. Will you please add my name to the email list?
My brother Jim '51 still lives in Phoenix, AZ. He retired from his surgical practice a couple of years ago. I'm retired from my pediatric practice, also.
Give my regards to DHS. I remember my years in the Durant school system with great appreciation and affection. Those were truly great years!
Sincerely, Ben.
 
Ben A. Shaver, Jr., M.D., Class of 1948, 3162 Annandale Road, Falls Church, VA 22042, benshaver@alum.mit.edu

PAID RESERVATIONS TO DATE:
1950  MCFATRIDGE, BILL
1950  MCFATRIDGE, WILMA
1951  HODGE, DON
1952  GARDNER, ANN
1952  BLAGG, RUEL
1952  JONES, EARLINE (GRICE)
1952  JONES, JIM
1952  WOOD, C, J,
1957  HARVEY, DORTHA (BROOKS)
1957  HILL, WILLIE
1957  HILL, FREDRIKA (LOSAWYER)
1957  STEWART, JAMES
1957  RIDER, MILTON
1957  EPPLER, JERRY
1957  EPPLER, HATTIE
1957  FITZER, PAUL
1957  PHELPS, PAT
1957  PHELPS, DOT
1958  STEWART, HARRIETT (LEMONDS)

WE TRULY APPRECIATE THE EXTRA MONEY SENT AS DONATIONS TO HELP SUPPORT THIS ORGANIZATION

REUNION NOTICES WERE RETURNED WITH BAD OR NO LONGER HERE NOTES.  ANY HELP YOU CAN GIVE US WITH THESE WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.

54 ESPINOZA RITA ESPINOZA P.O. BOX 327 COLBERT OK 74733
55  GRIFFIN JOHNNY GRIFFIN 520 E HIGHWAY DURANT  OK 74701
64  HILL JIMMY HILL RT 33 BOX 334 DURANT OK 74701
80 HEIL BEVERLY HEIL KREBS 1402 E HIGHWAY DURANT OK 74701
45  GLOVER JOLENE GLOVER 1400 W ELM ST DURANT OK 74701
45  MOORE LETHA MOORE COMPTON P.O. BOX 45 CALERA OK 74730
53  BLEWITT CHESTER BLEWITT 1310 S.E. VAN BUREN IDABEL OK 74745 405 286 3584
53  STURCH BILLY STURCH RT. 1 BOX 207 HENDRIX OK 74741 405 285
62  EPPLER JOE EPPLER 3901 W MAIN DURANT OK 74701
65  TATE MIKE TATE 1000  CHUCKWA DRIVE DURANT  OK 74701
66  BARNES JANELL RUSSELL 302 ROADRUNNER DURANT OK 74701
66  MILLER PATSY HAILEH 202 KIMBER LANE DURANT OK 74701
66  MOORE MARION LAWRENCE MOORE RR 1 BOX 234M DURANT OK 74701 9745
76  CLEVELAND SHERI HART RT 2 BOX 334 DURANT OK 74701
76  POLK DAVID POLK 1004 W BROADWAY ARDMORE OK 73401
80  CRAIG TERRI CRAIGE COOK 502 N FISHER ST TISHAMINGO OK 73460
80  HOMBERG BECKY HOMBERG REED 1508 SUMMY LANE ARDMORE OK 73401 (405)
47 POTTER LORINE POTTER OLIVER 320 W. MULBERRY DURANT OK 74701
50 HARRIS JACK HARRIS 2200 FOUR SEASONS  #33 DURANT OK 74701
53 RICHARDSON ANNABELLE  KING 724 W MULBERRY DURANT OK 74701
57 ROBINSON SKIP ROBINSON 1806 ESTELLE DURANT OK 74701
60 MCPHERSON  GLADYS HILL 424 S 16TH DURANT OK 74701 580-924-2528
62 HOLDER BUDDY HOLDER 203 S 11TH DURANT  OK 74701
64 GREEN BILL GREEN RT 1 BOX 276-A1 DURANT OK 74701
65 ARMSTRONG SAMMY BESHIRES 118 W LOUSIANNA DURANT OK 74701
65 BULLARD ALICE BULLARD CRAIG PO BOX 221 DURANT OK 74701
65 COLDIRON LINDA COLDIRON FRANKLIN STAR TR BOX 233F DURANT OK 74701
65 GRIDER BARBARA GRIDER KRAMER PO BOX 274 DURANT  OK 74701
65 SMITH GARY SMITH 105 CORNELL BOX 262 DURANT OK 74701
66 DISHROON RONNIE DISHROON 929 W. TENNESSEE DURANT OK 74701
66 HAWORTH KENNETH HAWORTH 105 E BRUCE DUNCAN OK 73533
76 BROWN YOLANDA ORR 904 BRIARWOOD DURANT OK 74701
80 COLLIER TREY COLLIER 609 NORTH 3RD DURANT OK 74701
80 HARLIN STEVE HARLIN 1121 N 6TH DURANT OK 74701 (405) 924-3814
80 HARRISON TOD HARRISON 523 N 5TH DURANT OK 74701 (405) 920-2675
80 MURPHREE GAYLA MURPHREE GRANT 1004 W TEXAS DURANT OK 74701
80 TUCKER RANDY TUCKER 816 W WACO DURANT OK 74701
I KNOW A LOT OF THESE CAN BE FOUND IN OUR LOCAL PHONE BOOKS HOWEVER, MANY OF THE CLASSES DON’T PARTICIPATE IN THE DHSAA ORGANIZATION.  We have our hands full with the classes that do.  Maybe someone in each class can help and email the information to C. J. @ cjwood@redriverok.com.  Thanks.

OTHER REUNIONS

The class of '62 is having their 40th reunion at Choctaw Inn at 7-??? On Friday June 7,2002.  A charge of $25 will include the Friday Night and Saturday Night for the Class of ’62.  What a bargain --- 2 for the price of one.
The classes of '59-'69 are having a reunion at the Durant Elks Lodge from 5:30 -1:00 a.m. on Saturday June 8, 2002.  The cost is $25  Please send your money to Paula Mitchell Howell at P.O. Box 1854, Durant, OK 74702.  We need your reservation by May 10.

Those people from the class of '59-'69 need to contact Lou Easter at 580-924-5886 or email loueaster@simplynet.net for the information about that reunion.  Or you can call Sylvia Rambo McBrayer @ 903-465-1773 or email: mcbrayer @fortunehitech.net.  We hope to see everybody there.

THAT ENDS IT FOR ANOTHER MONTH.  Remember the monthly meeting at the Branding Iron, in Durant, the first Saturday of each month.  Next meeting May 4th @ 6:30 PM.

WEBSITE: http://www.blaggs.org/DHSAA/

PLEASE !, USE YOUR FULL NAME AND CLASS # IN YOUR E-MAIL MESSAGE AND CORRESPONDENCE!!!!!!!

THANKS,
GOD BLESS YOU AND AMERICA
C. J. Wood '52
DHSAA
 
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