RENOVATION NEWS

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

2016 Reunion Registration and Membership Dues

For the June 10 and 11, 2016 MWHS 40th Reunion

Send the following information to
MWHS 50 Year Club
215 N.W. 5th Ave.
Mineral Wells, TX 76067

Your Name and Class
Address
Phone # and E-Mail

Membership Dues for 2016: $20.00

Associate Dues for 2016: $5.00
(Anyone who wants to be a member but did not attend MWHS)
Your Name 

Lunch: $20.00 each
Noon on Saturday

Please consider a donation to the Lillian Peek Home Economics Cottage Renovation and/or the Scholarship Fund.

Make checks payable to 50 Year Club. Credit Cards not accepted.

Don't forget to mail check/money order into office so we will have it in our office by May 27, 2016.

NOTICE: Your membership card and lunch ticket(s) will be held for you at your Class Registration Table. For those not attending, your membership card will be mailed upon request. Your check is proof of payment.

QUESTIONS: Please contact Corresponding Secretary Marguriete Crum
Club Office: 940-325-5600 TUES. and THURS. 10:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.

THESE FUNDS DO NOT APPLY TO INDIVIDUAL CLASS REUNIONS!

MWHS 50 Year Club 40th Reunion - June 10-11, 2016

This year's MWHS 50 Year Club 40th Reunion is scheduled for June 10 and 11 at Mineral Wells High School, 3801 Ram Boulevard. Friday evening's registration will begin at 5:00 p.m. and end at 7:30 p.m. so the ones working the registration tables can enjoy visiting also. Light refreshments (not a meal) will be available in the food court beginning at 5:00 p.m. Saturday's fellowship and registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. with coffee, juice and light breakfast. Registration will end at 10:30 a.m. so we all can attend the induction program for the Class of 1966 at 10:45 a.m. in the High School Auditorium. A catered lunch will be served at 12:00 noon in the food court.

In order for the handicapped to be served first, you are asked to please adjourn to the food court to sit at your respective class table(s) until your class is called to line up for lunch.

The Class of 1967 will be greeters Friday evening and Saturday morning; Class of 1965 is responsible for Friday evening's snack, drinks and Saturday morning coffee, juice and light breakfast; Class of 1964 is responsible for decorations.

Once again this year, we will be having a Split the Pot Benefit Drawing. Tickets will be $1.00 each or six for $5.00. The drawing will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday. You must be present to win!

WE NEED YOUR HELP
  • Only approximately 22% of our members paid their dues last year. We cannot successfully operate at this participation level. PLEASE PAY YOUR DUE (even if you can' t come.)
  • As you may know, we now have title to the Lillian Peek Cottage (Old Home Economics Building) and the Amphitheater. What you may not know is that we are renovating the cottage to preserve our heritage, offer a public venue for events and provide a permanent home for the 50 Year Club. The total project is at an estimated cost of close to $250,000. The good news is we have already raised and expended close to $135,000 to further this project. But we need your help to finish raising the balance to complete the job in a manner we can all be proud of. As a model for your action, the Class of 1960 raised and donated $11,999 to complete the foyer. Please come see our progress and please help us with a donation.
  • Our 3rd Annual Mountaineer Classic Golf Tournament is being held at the Holiday Hills Country Club on Friday, June 4, 2016. Please put together two or three teams (individually or from your class) for a 4-person scramble and help us with this major fund raiser! 
  • We are a 501c3 charitable organization and all donations are tax deductible.   

We look forward to seeing each and every one of you!

Hank Gayler, President

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Executive Board Meeting and PRC Meeting Scheduled

** UPCOMING **
MWHS 50 Year Club
Executive Meeting


10:00 A.M.
Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015

PRC Meeting following Executive Meeting

Lillian Peek
Home Economics Cottage
215 N.W. 5th Ave.
Mineral Wells, Texas

First Meeting of our New Fiscal Year


Please Try to Attend
Hank Gayler
President
Class of 1957

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Thank You to All America's Veterans

Veterans Day History

World War I – known at the time as “The Great War” - officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France. However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. For that reason, November 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars.”
Soldiers of the 353rd Infantry near a church at Stenay, Meuse in France, wait for the end of hostilities. This photo was taken at 10:58 a.m., on November 11, 1918, two minutes before the armistice ending World War I went into effect.


In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words: "To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…"

The original concept for the celebration was for a day observed with parades and public meetings and a brief suspension of business beginning at 11:00 a.m.
The United States Congress officially recognized the end of World War I when it passed a concurrent resolution on June 4, 1926, with these words:
Whereas the 11th of November 1918, marked the cessation of the most destructive, sanguinary, and far reaching war in human annals and the resumption by the people of the United States of peaceful relations with other nations, which we hope may never again be severed, and
Whereas it is fitting that the recurring anniversary of this date should be commemorated with thanksgiving and prayer and exercises designed to perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding between nations; and
Whereas the legislatures of twenty-seven of our States have already declared November 11 to be a legal holiday: Therefore be it Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring), that the President of the United States is requested to issue a proclamation calling upon the officials to display the flag of the United States on all Government buildings on November 11 and inviting the people of the United States to observe the day in schools and churches, or other suitable places, with appropriate ceremonies of friendly relations with all other peoples.
An Act (52 Stat. 351; 5 U. S. Code, Sec. 87a) approved May 13, 1938, made the 11th of November in each year a legal holiday—a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be thereafter celebrated and known as "Armistice Day." Armistice Day was primarily a day set aside to honor veterans of World War I, but in 1954, after World War II had required the greatest mobilization of soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen in the Nation’s history; after American forces had fought aggression in Korea, the 83rd Congress, at the urging of the veterans service organizations, amended the Act of 1938 by striking out the word "Armistice" and inserting in its place the word "Veterans." With the approval of this legislation (Public Law 380) on June 1, 1954, November 11th became a day to honor American veterans of all wars.
Veterans Day continues to be observed on November 11, regardless of what day of the week on which it falls. After a brief period of changing the time of observance for four national holidays under the Uniform Holiday Bill in 1968, the restoration of the observance of Veterans Day to November 11 not only preserves the historical significance of the date, but helps focus attention on the important purpose of Veterans Day: A celebration to honor all America's veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.

SOURCES:
Office of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs: History of Veterans Day

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

MWHS 50 Year Club Parlor of Lillian Peek Cottage

About $17,000 needed to complete Parlor!


Beth Ramsey Visentine
Class of 1960

 

The new chandeliers and wall sconces in the Lillian Peek Cottage were beautifully accessorized with drapes just before the 2015 Reunion. Just in time for visitors to admire the room and visualize the plans for the Parlor.

Beth Ramsey Visentine created the window treatment. The drapery fabric, shown in the third picture, and fabric for the sheers was provided by John and Jo Murphy. John Murphy and David Visentine installed the rod and draperies.

There is still about $17,000.00 needed to complete the Parlor. If you can help:
Restoration donations for Lillian Peek Cottage Home Economics Building Benefit by the MWHS 50 Year Club can be sent to:
MWHS 50 Year Club
215 NW 5th Ave

Mineral WellsTexas 76067


About $17,000 needed to complete Parlor!


SOURCE:
PHOTOGRAPHS:
Lillian Peek Home Economics Cottage Renovation; Digital Format used; originals owned and released for use by Murphy, John and Jo; accessed Judith Richards Shubert 2015.
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Copyright 2015, Judith Richards Shubert

MWHS Class of 1965 Military Veterans


1945 Burro


ARMY

JOHN HARBUS-Vietnam, 68-70
BILL HILL
TOM VISENTINE- Vietnam, 68-69
ROBERT MOORE, Vietnam, 67-68
BRUCE ALLENSWORTH
BILL BERRY
RUSS PATE
GARRY HAMILTON
BARBARA DARLAND COVELSKIE
FRED VERNON-Vietnam, 71-72, Desert Storm, Kuwait and Iraq
JACK CHASTAIN-Vietnam, 70-72
STEVE KELLEY
JAMES BLAYLOCK-Old Guard, Cottonbalers (Andrew Jackson Unit), 7th Cavalry
CARL (RICK) WATSON
TERRY RICE-Vietnam
OLIVIA VAN ZANDT
GREG WALKER- Vietnam
GARY KEARBY-Vietnam (PURPLE STAR)
TIM HONSINGER-Vietnam (PURPLE HEART AND SILVER STAR)

NAVY

MIKE McCALL
REID ROARK
FLOYD BRYANT
JANET WEST WILBUR
BILL HARRISON
TERRY COGSWELL
FRED (JAY/JOHN) COLLINS
JAMES HALL-Vietnam
BARBARA FLATT LIGHT (NAVAL RESERVE COMBAT HOSPITAL)

AIR FORCE

JAMES MILLER
CHUCK KING
FERNANDO VICTORIO
JOHN (CHIP) RUPLEY
JESSE SAUL

TEXAS NATIONAL GUARD

ROBERT RIGGS
EMILIO BANDA
RAYMOND ORTIZ
LEIGHTON BEATY
A.D. GARRETT

LLOYD (BRONK) TRICE WORKED AT FORT WOLTERS DURING VIETNAM WAR

SOURCE
Bell, Bonnie Burklow; MWHS 50 Year Club 39th Reunion, Induction of the Class of 1965; original list released for use and accessed by Judith Richards Shubert 2015.
IMAGE:
The Burro of 1945; Digital Format used; original owned by Mineral Wells High School 50 Year Club; digitized and accessed by Judith Richards Shubert 2015.
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Copyright 2015, Judith Richards Shubert

Monday, June 29, 2015

The Baker and Cullen Grimes ~ Fallen Ladies

 Baker Hotel
Placed on National Register of Historic Places in 1982


 Shot of A.F. Weaver's
1956 Photograph

 Baker Hotel
View of Back of Hotel

Cullen Grimes Elementary School
Boarded Up

SOURCE:
PHOTOGRAPHS:
Baker Hotel and Cullen Grimes School; Digital Format used; copyright belonging to Robert J. Samuelson and used here by permission. Copyright 2015: May not be reused or copied.
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Copyright 2015, Judith Richards Shubert