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22nd CHS Alumni Reunion Held
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Calhoun County High School Alumni Association held its 22nd annual reunion last Saturday at Mt. Zion, with approximately 350 people attending.

Roger Propst, Class of ’65, was master of ceremonies. Lloyd Wright, Class of ’55, welcomed alumni and spoke of how the school can create an atmosphere for students to “enjoy their high school years.”

Patricia Siers Vannoy, Class of ’64, spoke on behalf of the 45th anniversary class.

James David Hathaway, Class of ’59, spoke about the hardships his class had, but said, “These hardships made us better people.” He recognized the servicemen in the auditorium.

George Bell, Class of ’49, thanked the people who provided his class with a place that had values and work ethics. He discussed teachers, pie socials, and a field trip to Washington, D.C., on a steam train. He also thanked all the veterans.

Recognition was also given to the classes of 1939 (70 years), 1944 (65 years), 1954 (55 years), and 1969 (40 years).

During the reunion, alumni were able to walk through the Wayne Underwood Museum.

After drawing for door prizes, lunch was catered by Glenville State College.

After lunch, classes gathered for group pictures, mini reunions and reminiscing.

Jim Bell offered tours of Heritage Village at Calhoun County Park.


CLASS OF 1944, 65th anniversary, left to right, George Carr, Helen Carr Brown, James Wease, Berdine Knotts Wayne, Freda Radabaugh Yoak, Fred Yoak, James Moss, Mary Moore McKee, Gordon McKee, Delma Offutt Kemper and Eleanor Barnes Stump.


CLASS OF 1947, left to right, Marie Sturm Cheesbrew, Doyle Fowler, Ernie Smith, Mary Roberts Craddock, Dortha Knight Starling and David Chenoweth.


CLASS OF 1948, left to right, Irene Kendall Conrad, Madaline Fowler Moore, Garland Buck, Mary Mosser Slaton, William Ice, Ronzel White and Don Weaver. Not pictured - Leota Wease Cain.


CLASS OF 1949, 60th anniversary, left to right, Kathryn Kerby, Richard Robinson, Patty Roberts Wyatt, Edsel Robinson, Nila Francis Smith, Billy Trippett, Willa Yoak Kelley, Jackie Gainer Robinson, George Bell, Betty Riddle Edwards, Violet Cain Williams and Richard McCormick.


CLASS OF 1954, 55th anniversary, left to right, kneeling, Monna Sampson Rice, Emma Starcher Thorn, Nina Godfrey McCartney, Grace Wilson; standing, Lois Johnson, Richard McKown, Dorsey Starcher, Helen McCumbers Hale, Elah Hartshorn Roberts, David Kirby, Naomi Scott Hinzman, Sonny Woody, Lyla Stump Sharps, Evadeen Schoolcraft Rader, Bob Bailess, Burl Nichols, Bill Richards and Michael Ferrell.


CLASS OF 1959, 50th anniversary, included, left to right, kneeling, Joe Snider, Garrel Stump, James Knotts, J.D. Hathaway, Arnold Husk, Bill Godfrey; standing, Louise Mathess Richards, Judy Chenoweth Meadows, Joy Shaffer Starcher, Ronald Newell, Betty Arnold, Judy Holbert Snider, Erless Barr Waldschmidt, Carol Smith Lewis, Toots Stalnaker Downs, Wanda Boatright Stone, Larry Cunningham, Judy Chalfant, Shirley Deel Murphy, Ureda Cogar, Jack Gainer and Joan Stump.


CLASS OF 1965, kneeling, Carroll Weekley; standing, left to right, Connie Boggs, Joyce Ball Fitzwater, Terry Snider Harris, Ron Blankenship, Roger Propst, Sharon Lynch, Nancy Bailess Taylor and John Vannoy.

 

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