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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Mineral Wells High School 2014 Coming Home Queen ~ Helen Hart Luckett

                                                                            By DAVID MAY

MWHS 2014 Coming Home Queen
Helen Hart Luckett
REPRESENTING THE 50 YEAR CLUB
Escorted by her son
Col. James H. Luckett, US Army (Ret.)


In June, Mineral Wells High School alumna, Helen Hart Luckett was elected to represent the 50 Year Club as the 2014 Coming Home Queen for Mineral Wells High School. She was a beautiful Queen as she was escorted onto the field Friday night, September 26, by her son, retired U.S. Army Col. James H. Luckett, of Fredricksburg, Virginia. The 1941 graduate was dressed in the school colors of red and white and was given the traditional bouquet of red roses. Her husband, Ed Luckett, was also a graduate of Mineral Wells High School, Class of 1935.
Presented with the 2014 Homecoming Court during halftime of Friday's football game at Ram Stadium, a 37-9 victory over Godley, she also rode in Thursday's homecoming parade.


                                                                                              By DAVID MAY

Driving a Thunderbird Convertible belonging to Sarah Patterson, 50 Year Club Secretary, Marguriete Crum, and Mrs. Luckett wave to the crowd as they enjoy the parade before the bonfire at the high school.

Helen Hart Luckett and her husband, Ed, raised two sons who both went on to become graduates of the United States Military Academy. She has led a busy life, being a community volunteer in various organizations, becoming very active with the Boy Scouts of America in 1958. Over the years she has been involved in many other organizations and today shows no indication of slowing down.

Active in Ridglea Presbyterian Church in Fort Worth, the MWHS 50 Year Club, Daughters of the American Revolution, Huguenot Society of Texas Inc. and still pursuing her interests in history and genealogy, Mrs. Luckett has a very full calendar.

I encourage you to read David May's interview with her in the Mineral Wells Index. I am awed by her accomplishments and her busy life-style! Oh, did I mention she preceded me as the MWHS 50 Year Club Historian?

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Sources:
May, David; Mineral Wells Index, "Helen Hart Luckett Returns a Queen", accessed 30 Sept 2014.

Photographs:
May, David; Mineral Wells Index, "Helen Hart Luckett Returns a Queen", accessed 30 Sept 2014; permission given to use here by David May 30 Sept 2014.

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Copyright 2014: Judith Richards Shubert


Monday, August 4, 2014

Executive Board Minutes ~ June 13, 2014

MINUTES
MWHS 50 YEAR CLUB
JUNE 13, 2014

The MWHS 50 Year Club met in executive session June 13, 2014. The meeting was called to order by President Hank Gayler. The following officers were in attendance: 1st Vice President, Terry Brock; 2nd Vice President, Jo Murphy; Secretary, Marguriete Crum; Treasurer, Earl Medlin; Corresponding Secretary, Neta Mason. Also present were representatives of Classes 1941 through 1965.
Bob Vaughn made the motion to accept the April 9, 2014 minutes as presented. The motion was seconded by Johnowene Hall and the motion carried.
Earl Medlin presented the following financial report, it was seconded by Neta Mason and was accepted as presented.
Membership $  5,348.01
Renovation    7,582.09
Scholarship    3,105.74
 Total $16,035.84
Raymond Brewton gave the Scholarship Report. Scholarships of $1,000.00 each were presented to Taylor Wharton and Alexie Veloz.
New Business: Neta Mason nominated Helen Luckett, class of 1941 Coming Home Queen. The nomination was seconded by Marguriete Crum, and Ms. Luckett was elected Coming Home Queen.
President Gayler stated the 50 Year Club bylaws need to be revised since we are no longer in the Old High School. The committee for revising the bylaws are Hank Gayler, Jo Murphy and Bob Vaughn.
The bylaws for the Planning Renovation Committee will also have to revised.
Clarence McDonald, Chairperson of the Fund Raising Committee reported the 50 Year Club will have a golf tournament July 26, 2014 at Canyon West Golf Course. All proceeds from the tournament will go toward the renovation of the Lillian Peek Home Economics Center.
Neta Mason, Corresponding Secretary, explained and passed out the packets for the reunion to each Class Representative.
Linda McDonell, Nominating Committee Chairperson, presented the following slate of officers’ nominees:  President, Hank Gayler; 1st Vice President, Jerry Ray; 2nd Vice President, Terry Brock;  Recording Secretary, Lynn Waddy; Treasurer, Linda McDonell; Corresponding Secretary, Marguriete Crum. Lou Warren made the motion to accept this slate of officers by acclamation. Motion was seconded by Nancy Buzbee, and motion carried.
Marguriete Crum made the motion to adjourn. Motion was seconded by Jo Murphy, and meeting was adjourned at 2:38 P.M.

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Hank Gayler, President Marguriete Crum, Secretary

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Curtis Scharnberg~2014 Teacher Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame Inductee

Curtis Scharnberg
B.S., Texas Tech University
M.S., Texas A and M
Chemistry
General Science


This year's inductee into the Mineral Wells High School Teachers' Hall of Fame was the very popular Mr. Curtis Scharnberg. The late Mr. Scharnberg was honored at the annual Mineral Wells High School 50 Year Club Reunion on Saturday morning, June 14, 2014 in a crowded auditorium of Mineral Wells High School alumni, many of whom were his students in past years. Also in the audience was his son, Jody, Class of 1960. 
Marguriete Crum, Secretary of the 50 Year Club, informed the audience of the winner of this year's Teacher of the Year award at the Induction Ceremony of the Class of 1964. Mr. Scharnberg, having received his B. S. at Texas Tech and his M. S. at Texas A and M, was hired to teach science at Mineral Wells High School in 1956. He taught all of the science subjects, but Chemistry was the subject he taught most of the time.
He loved kids and was very involved in all school activities: driving a bus, selling tickets to all sporting events, and driving athletic buses on out-of-town trips. He even coached the high school golf team.
He retired in 1976.
One of his former students had this to say about him, "Mr. Scharnberg was a great teacher. He would help students with problems relating to chemistry so they could understand. I made an 'A' at Texas A and M my freshman year because of Mr. Scharnberg. It was the only A I received that year."
Even though Mr. Curtis Scharnberg passed away in 1977, his legacy lives on as is evident by all of the votes he received for Teacher of the Year, Marguriete Crum stated. She asked his son, Jody Scharnberg, to stand in the audience as she told him that a plaque would be made in honor of his father.
Each year a Teacher's Hall of Fame plaque is made to honor the teacher chosen. They have previously been displayed in the meeting room of the Mineral Wells High School 50 Year Club. A place is now being prepared for them in the club's offices in the restored Home Economics Cottage.
Curtis Scharnberg will join Mrs. June Roden, Mrs. Winnie Fiedler, Coach Pat Simmons, and Miss Laura Wallace in this honored position.
Image
Scharnberg, Curtis, The 1958 Burro, Mineral Wells High School yearbook, yearbook property MWHS 50 Year Club, digital format used.
Copyright 2014: Judith Richards Shubert
 

Officers for the Year 2014-2015 Mineral Wells High School 50 Year Club

MWHS 50 YEAR CLUB OFFICERS 2014-2015

Hank Gayler, Class of 1957
President

Jerry Ray, Class of 1964
First Vice President

 Terry Brock, Class of 1963
Second Vice President

Linda McDonell, Class of 1959
Treasurer

Lynn Waddy, Class of 1962
Recording Secretary

Marguriete Crum, Class of 1959
Corresponding Secretary

Kay Stone Cox, Class of 1962
Angie Richards Pruett, Class of 1972
Judith Richards Shubert, Class of 1962
Historians

215 N. W. 5th Ave.
Mineral Wells, TX 76067

Phones: 940-325-5600
Fax: 940-325-2949

E-mail:
50year08@att.net
judyshubert@yahoo.com

Website:

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Renovation Update ~ June 10, 2014

Renovation Update

While some funds have been raised,
we are still in need of your donation support.

Lillian Peek Home Economics Cottage
Mineral Wells, Texas
The 50 Year Club office (Lillian Peek Cottage bedroom) has been renovated. It will soon be occupied, having new windows, refurbished and painted walls, and new flooring already finished. 
 The remainder of the building will be completed as funds are available. Complete renovation will allow the club to raise funds for operating expense and greatly improve our financial position.
All donations will be greatly appreciated.

The Club's new mailing address is:
215 N. W. 5th Ave.
Mineral Wells, TX 76067
Club Office: 940.325.5600
(Tuesdays and Thursday 10:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.) or leave a message.
Fax: 940.325.2949
E-Mail: 50year08@att.net
Website: MWHS 50 Year Club


Image:
Copyright 2014:Judith Richards Shubert, digital format used.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Photos from Last Year's Induction of the Class of 1963 into the MWHS 50 Year Club

37th MWHS Annual 50 Year Club
Class Reunion

1963 Class Induction

June 2013

David Lee
Class of 1963
Invocation and Benediction
at the
Induction of the Class of 1963

Mike Chamberlain
Class of 1963
Class Response
to the
Induction of the Class of 1963

IMAGES:
Digital format sent to Judith Richards Shubert by Terry Brock for use on the blog. Copyright 2013: Terry Brock.



Before and After Photos of the Bathroom in the Lillian Peek Home Economics Building

As the renovation continues on the Lillian Peek Cottage (Home Economics Building) where the Offices of the MWHS 50 Year Club will be located, Jo Ellen and John Murphy have been putting finishing touches on the bathroom which is being brought back to a period look and feel.
As board member, Nancy Martin Buzbee said, "The members have done an outstanding job of restoring the Homemaking building bathroom to its former beauty...thanks to all." 
Bathroom Pre-renovation

New Medicine Cabinet and Chest
with Flamingo Towels

Bathroom Pre-renovation View 2

New Green Heater

Good Picture of Bathroom Ceiling
Without Light

If you are interested in taking a look at all the work that is being done at the Home Economics building, contact one of the officers and they will be happy to take you on a tour. It is a fabulous step back in time!