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PROFILE UPDATES


•   David Charron  10/16
•   Sallie Haynes (Miller)  10/12
•   Don Goetz (Goetz)  10/12
•   Linda Haddock (Mitchell)  10/11
•   David Rosenak  10/8
•   Sandra Ross (Howell)  10/8
•   Gary Richardson  9/3
•   Martha Gasaway (Pauley)  9/3
•   Linda Kelley (Setser)  8/30
•   Cynthia "Cindy" Kimes (Benward)  8/14
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WHERE ARE THEY NOW


WHERE WE LIVE


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1 lives in Alaska
5 live in Arizona
11 live in Arkansas
18 live in California
7 live in Colorado
1 lives in Connecticut
4 live in Florida
3 live in Georgia
2 live in Idaho
9 live in Illinois
1 lives in Indiana
18 live in Kansas
2 live in Kentucky
1 lives in Minnesota
2 live in Mississippi
173 live in Missouri
1 lives in Nebraska
3 live in Nevada
1 lives in New Jersey
2 live in New Mexico
1 lives in New York
7 live in North Carolina
4 live in Ohio
18 live in Oklahoma
2 live in Oregon
1 lives in Pennsylvania
1 lives in Rhode Island
1 lives in South Carolina
2 live in Tennessee
18 live in Texas
2 live in Utah
2 live in Virginia
3 live in Washington
1 lives in Croatia
1 lives in Turkey
20 location unknown

MISSING CLASSMATES


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A Few Thoughts about JHS and our upcoming 55th reunion.

 

The new Joplin High is enormous and quite impressive, but for the Class of ’63, JHS will always be a buff-brick school at the very corner of 20th and Indiana, a beautiful mini-forest of shade trees gracing the north end of A-Hall and B-Hall. We sometimes sat under those trees when it was too hot to stay inside (no air conditioning then), and we watched them reflect the changing seasons from year to year. We graduated in our own auditorium—the place where we had attended dozens of assemblies, staged plays, and performed in concerts.

 

Our school was blown away one Sunday afternoon, and we were amazed by how deeply we felt its loss. How many of us have a brick we retrieved from the rubble? Mine is in a bookcase in my office. Our JHS isn’t really gone, though. It resides in our memories, looking just as it did when we walked the halls, congregated in the Student Lounge, ate the cafeteria chili, studied in the library, and reported to the office from time to time, willingly or not. It still belongs to us.

 

In the history of JHS, though, we aren’t the only alumni whose school changed locations to occupy a new building. The moves weren’t dramatic or traumatic, but since 1890, JHS has been all over town, literally, beginning in a three-story school at 4th and Jackson. That brick building is long gone, the site now the location of the Red Cross office. Seven years later, JHS moved to 4th and Byers. In 1918, the Eagles flew to another new nest at 8th and Wall, where they remained until the fall of 1958 when our JHS opened its doors. We arrived as sophomores two years later, and the rest, as they say … well, we all remember the rest! And we won’t be forgetting it—or one another—any time soon.

 

Our 55th class reunion is in the planning stage and the dates are October 12-13th, 2018.  We, as a committee, are anxiously looking forward to seeing all of you.  The event will be held at the new Holiday Inn located at 34th and Arizona, Joplin MO.  Many of us worry about not looking as young as we used to be or that we have more grey hair and pounds on us.  I reiterate a saying that we used at the 45th reunion which is, It's not about who you were then, it's about you who are now.  The best things in life are the people we love, the places we've been and the memories we've made.  Our class is comprised of some of the nicest people ever and size or shape doesn't make a difference!!! Just as we say that we shouldn't live in the past, doesn't mean that it's not a nice place to visit!! Our class reunions make it a blessing to be with old friends.

 

If you find time and have any ideas regarding the reunion activities, please feel free to contact me at rlsetser@cableone.net, or by phone 417-624-9199. So, I am asking each of you to mark the date on your calendar.  We will be providing tours of the new high school on Saturday and great events are planned for the entire weekend. 

REMEMBER, HAPPINESS IS A CLASS REUNION!!!

 

Linda Kelley Setser