RENOVATION NEWS

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

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