RENOVATION NEWS

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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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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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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Friday, June 26, 2015

In Memoriam ~ Classmate Deaths Since June 2014



Name and Class

Opal Dalton Bowden ~ 1928
Mary Lucille Massie Carlin ~ 1939
Wilbur S. Granberry ~ 1939
Dorcus Miller Holloway ~ 1939
Alfred Johnson ~ 1939
Jess N. Turner, Jr. ~ 1939
Harvey K. Youngblood ~ 1939
Mary Evelyn Cline Beaurgard ~ 1940
Janet May Hill Davenport ~ 1940
Aileen Galagher McClung ~ 1941
Herman Adcox ~ 1942
Velma Fox Evans ~ 1942
Avin Hearne ~ 1942
Berneece Clarke ~ 1943
Mary Ann McMillan Miller ~ 1943
Esta Mae Hearne Southern ~ 1944
James Meredith (Jim) Buzbee ~ 1947
Clifton Fine Dews ~ 1947
James Eugene Sain ~ 1947
Lucille Armstrong Pilgrim ~ 1948
Betty J. Speer West ~ 1948
Barbara Pemberton Harklerode ~ 1949
Rev. W. O. (Bill) Harrell ~ 1950
Doyle L. Z. Pruitt ~ 1950
Bonnie Edmondson Storm ~ 1950
Darlene Cantrell Bailey ~ 1951
Lucille Stubblefield Chambers ~ 1951
Lillie Lois Ruland Martin ~ 1951
Mary Ruth Hunt Whittenburg ~ 1951
Mary (Jan) Garland Wimbish ~ 1952
Tommie Jean Glover Reasoner ~1953
Clyde Alton Smith ~ 1954
D. Gene Sanders ~ 1955
Madeline Whatley Schrank ~ 1955
Linda Fox Bates ~ 1956
Judy Bishop ~ 1956
Jerry Price ~ 1957
Gloria Berry Wright ~1958
James (Jamie) Lewallen ~ 1959
Robert Floyd (Bob) Watson ~1960
Jane Fambrough Burdick ~ 1962
Billy Gene Dodd ~ 1962
Donald Blain Fairrel ~ 1962
Robert C. (Bobby) Nelms ~ 1962
Mary Boyle Nelson ~ 1962
Lowell L. Sanders ~ 1962
Mary Hearne Ansley ~ 1964
Mary Pratt Greene ~ 1964
Janet Hazelwood MacDonald ~ 1964
Susan Busby Montana ~ 1964
Jim Sanders ~ 1964
Anna Stalling Owens ~ 1965
John Edward Springer ~ 1965

COACH
Billy Joe (Bill) Reddell




SOURCE:
PROGRAM:
Induction Program, MWHS 50 Year Club 39th Reunion, Induction of the Class of 1965; original owned and released for use by Robert Samuelson; accessed Judith Richards Shubert 2015.
IMAGE:
The Burro of 1946; 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


Wednesday, June 24, 2015

MWHS 50 Year Club Welcomes Class of 1965 into its Membership ~ June 13, 2015

Induction of Class of 1965

A buzz was heard as the auditorium began to fill with members of Mineral Wells High School classes from 1942 to 1965. Friends saw one another across the large space and hands began to wave and smiles broke out with anticipation of what the day was going to bring.

The Class of 1965 was especially excited as they waited for their Induction into the membership club for all students from Mineral Wells whose graduation year would have been at least 50 years ago or more.

Finally, a hush came over the crowd as the presiding president of the club made his way to the podium.

President Henry (Hank) Gayler, Class of 1957


 MWHS 50 Year Club
39th Reunion
June 13, 2012 - 10:45 A.M. 

President Henry (Hank) Gayler  '57, Presiding


Welcome -President Gayler '57

Pledge of Allegiance (U. S. and TX) - 1st Vice Pres. Jerry Ray '64

Invocation - Barry Holmes '65

Introduction of Scholarship Recipients - Raymond Brewton '56

Treasurer's Report - Treas. Linda Martin McDonell '59

Introduction of Class of '65 - 1st Vice Pres. Jerry Ray '64
Response - Ken Kessler '65
Roll Call of Classes and Reps - 2nd Vice Pres. Terry Brock '63
The oldest Mineral Wells High School Class 
represented at the Business Meeting on Saturday, June 13
was Class of 1942 - Karl W. Walker
Memorial Service - Mike Chamberlain '63
Introduction of 2015 / 2016 Officers - Earl Medlin '60

President's Comments - Pres. Hank Gayler '57
Mountaineer Classic Tournament - Pres. Hank Gayler '57
Hand and Foot Card Tournament - Kay Cox '62
Alma Mater - Judy Sturgill Gayler '60

Benediction - Kathryn Bohlin '65


Barry Holmes, Class of 1965
Invocation

Jerry Ray, Class of '64
Introduction of Class of 1965

Ken R. Kessler, Class of 1965
Response to Induction

Kathryn Bohlin, Class of 1965
Benediction

The 50 Year Club welcomes the Class of 1965 !



SOURCE:
PROGRAM:
Induction Program, MWHS 50 Year Club 39th Reunion, Induction of the Class of 1965; original owned and released for use by Robert Samuelson; accessed Judith Richards Shubert 2015.
PHOTOGRAPHS:
2015 MWHS Reunion: Barry Holmes; Digital Format used; original owned and released for use by James Blaylock; accessed Judith Richards Shubert 2015.
2015 MWHS Reunion: Jerry Ray; Digital Format used; original owned and released for use by Joan Tompkins Dodson; accessed Judith Richards Shubert 2015.
2015 MWHS Reunion: Ken R. Kessler; Digital Format used; original owned and released for use by Joan Tompkins Dodson; accessed Judith Richards Shubert 2015.
2015 MWHS Reunion: Kathryn Bohlin; Digital Format used; original owned and released for use by Bonnie Burklow Bell; accessed Judith Richards Shubert 2015.
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Copyright 2015, Judith Richards Shubert

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Ken R. Kessler Gives Response on Behalf of MWHS Class of 1965 for Induction into 50 Year Club


Class of 1965
Response to Induction
into the
MWHS 50 Year Club

by Ken R. Kessler
June 13, 2015

We would like to welcome alumni and classmates, and say congratulations to the Mineral Wells High School Class of 1965 as we finally have the honor to join the 50 Year Club! We would like to thank the Class of 1966 for acting as our official special greeters and our class wanted me to ask them to forgive us for any past hazing - but I'm not doing it!

It has been said that the greatest gain is to give to others, and the greatest loss is to receive without gratitude.

In that spirit I would like to continue by offering the following sincere thanks on behalf of our entire class:
  • We're thankful to have been raised in a beautiful small town located in the greatest state in the union.
  • We're thankful for Clint Murchison, Tex Schramm, Tom Landry, Dandy Don, Bob Lily, and the Dallas Cowboys.
  • We're thankful for bicycles, Chevys, Fords and Chryslers.
  • We're thankful that we never had to look for our car keys, because they were always in the ignition.
  • We're thankful that we got our "coke" at Jimmie's and the Dairy Queen.
  • We're thankful for Elvis, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, Ray Charles, the Everly Brothers, Roy Orbison, the Rolling Stones, and the Beatles.
  • We're thankful for John Wayne, Lee Marvin, Dean Martin, and Johnny Carson.
  • We're thankful for school athletics, cheerleaders, pep rallies, and the school band.
  • We're thankful for the Grand Theater, first loves and first kisses.
  • We're thankful for the alumni and upperclassmen who furnished our heros, showed us the way and offered us friendship and counsel.
  • We're thankful that in our schools we were always and truly educated, not indoctrinated, by caring and dedicated teachers.
  • We're thankful for the patience and discipline of our teachers and coaches who gave us so much more than they were ever paid.
  • We're thankful that everyone did not get a trophy and that we got our grades for achievement and for trying.
  • We're so thankful that this was "One nation under God."
  • We're thankful that we were allowed to open most school days and events with a prayer.
  • We're thankful for our churches and ministers who welcomed us and helped furnish a blueprint for our lives.
  • We're thankful for classmates, teammates, and old friends who still touch our lives.
  • We're especially thankful for our parents and relatives who invested so much in us, helped guide us, and welcomed us, and welcomed us into their homes. They provided us the shoulders on which we now stand and left us with a debt beyond our capacity to repay.
  • We're thankful for all of the people in Mineral Wells who touched our lives and those who defended our country and our lives when we could not.
  • We're thankful for all the contributions our class has been able to make to our society.
  • We're thankful that most of us were allowed to grow older and finally realize a past, a privilege which unfortunately was not granted to everyone.
  • We're thankful for those people in our lives who were taken from us much too soon. We wish them Godspeed and ask only that they save us a place.
  • None of us knows how many more reunions they will be allowed to have, so we're especially thankful for the ones we've been allowed to have.

At this time I would like to say a very special thanks to Patsy Wright Stafford, who graduated with our class, but thank goodness, refused to ever leave, and Bonnie Burkow Bell, who provided the major part of the glue that has helped hold our class together for five decades. At this time, I would like them to please come forward and be recognized.

And in closing, though our class, like most others, has scattered to the four winds, I think most of us will always and forever consider Mineral Wells to be our home.

God bless and keep you all.


SOURCE:
SPEECH:
2015 MWHS Reunion:  Ken R. Kessler; original owned and released for use by Kessler, Ken R.; accessed Judith Richards Shubert 2015.
PHOTOGRAPHS:
2015 MWHS Reunion:  Ken R. Kessler; Digital Format used; original owned and released for use by Bell, Bonnie Burkow; accessed Judith Richards Shubert 2015.
Copyright 2015, Judith Richards Shubert




Saturday, June 20, 2015

Class of 1960 Restores Foyer of Lillian Peek Cottage

 MWHS Class of 1960

The alumni of the Mineral Wells High School Class of 1960 raised and donated $12,000.00 toward the foyer project of the restoration of the Lillian Peek Home Economics Cottage. Thank you so much for your generosity. 

The cottage was open after the Induction ceremony of the Class of 1965 at the Reunion on Saturday, June 13, for visitors to view the work that has been completed thus far and take a tour of the building. The foyer is going to be absolutely beautiful. Thank you again, Class of 1960!


Some of the Ladies of 1960
Suzanne Welborne, Glenda Jones, Millie Gambrell, Johnell Smith
Betty Ward, Patricia Hopkins, Judith Gayler, Margarett Renfro,
Anita Beck Brown, Connie Smith and Carolyn Hickey









SOURCE:
PHOTOGRAPHS:
2015 MWHS Reunion: Lillian Peek Cottage; Digital Format used; originals owned and released for use by Renfro, Margarett Martin; accessed Judith Richards Shubert 2015.
Copyright 2015, Judith Richards Shubert