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*Cardinal Band-I am working on expanding this section.
*EHS Choir-I want to create a section for the choir and am just getting started.
*Reunion Information-I have cleared the pages of information for all the reunions held in July and have started pages for reunions coming up in 2001 and 2002. Please let me know if your class or group has a reunion planned and I will get an information page started.
*EHS Graduating Classes-The class of 2000 has been added and the total number of grads corrected.
*Eunice Weather-You can find out how the weather is in Eunice.
*Name the Photo-This is a new page. Every couple of weeks, I will add the photo of a building in Eunice. Go see if you can name the building that is there now. This is just for fun-no competition.
Just when I think we have all the photos up, we get some more. Thanks to Shirley Hamlett and Robert Jones for sending some primarily of the early 60s classes. If you haven't been there in a few days, go see the new photos. I still need help to identify some of the people.
796 signed up at www.classmates.com
376 receiving this email newsletter
10, 210 hits to the Eunice Cardinal website
Apparently, the school system was unable to recruit a new band/choir director. This is a problem all the small schools through out New Mexico are having. Jal, Tatum and Eunice all have lost their music programs. For those of us who had the opportunity to participate in these programs, we have deep regret that today's students won't have the privilege of participating in a music program.
Now we have a dilemma. About $110 was collected by generous, alumni band members to help cover the cost of the band reunion, but we decided we wanted to donate this to the band program. I have not sent the check to the school yet. I think we need to find another worthy cause. I would suggest the Eunice public library. They have done such a great job of collecting and displaying historical materials-old annuals, photos, historical writings about Eunice and Lea County, etc. Hopefully, we can have much of this information available to us on the web one day. Let me know what you think? Any other suggestions?
A mini-reunion is planned for Sunday afternoon, October at the park in Hico, TX. For more information go to
CLASS OF 90
I understand that the Class of 90 has a reunion planned for the Homecoming weekend. If someone will send me the information, I will create a webpage.
If you have photos you want to email, you must send them one at a time to my email address or write me for directions so that you can send several at a time right to the photopoint.com site. We now have over 300 photos up and I have posted all that I have and all that were sent to me.
Expect some updates and changes to our website in the next couple of months. If you have any suggestions or something you would like to see there, let me know.
The photos are going up slowly but surely. Keep checking back. I think I have finished the photos for the Class of 60 Sunday night dinner. Gary Ferguson, 60 is helping me by doing the captions there. There are a few new photos added to the Golf Tournament photo album as well. If you see some people that are not identified/or are wrongly identified, please let me know. However, make sure you are clear as to where and which photo so I can find it to make the corrections.
NEW ADDITION ON THE WEBSITE
We have a new addition on the website that we are sharing with the Jal website. It has some pages about reunions in general. Even though we just had our reunion, I think you will enjoy this. You wil find it listed on our Table of Contents.
Those of you who have reunions planned for next summer, provide me with the information that you have so far and I will get a webpage started. Keep in mind that if you want to get people there who have to travel long distances, you can't wait until the spring to tell them about it. Most people have to reserve vacation time up to a year ahead-especially when it revolves around a National holiday.
If anyone has information about the class of 90 reunion planned for
this fall, please send it to me and I will get a webpage going.
TAPING OF FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH SERVICE
Several of you asked if a tape was available from the church service. It is. Kevin said that they would be happy to make a tape and send to you for $2.00. I am going to suggest that you round that check up to $5 as a donation to the church to help with the costs they incurred with the tent and the food for the great lunch they provided. To order a tape: write to First Baptist Church, Attention: Kevin, PO Box 1449, Eunice, NM 88231.
You guys sounded mar-veeeeeeeeeeeeeeee-lous even after all these years. Ronnie, thanks for making this event happen. I have the memory book that everyone wrote in and will get it in the mail to you this weekend.
Thanks to Deb, Tanya, Janet, Lynda Ragan Kvasnikoff, Dianne Newman Jones, Sharon Callaway, Bobbie Criswell, Jackie Criswell Miller for help with decorating and food. Thanks to Richard Shanks, Jay Miller, Mark Moody, Ric Allen and Glenn Elliott for providing us with the musical entertainment. You guys can really play! Still! Thanks to Jay Miller for videotaping the messages to Mr. Bart. I know he is going to enjoy watching this tape and also reading the written messages in his book. What fun it was to talk about the wonderful times we all had in band. We collected a total of $110 to donate to the Eunice band program!
Thanks to our MC, Lynda Kvasnikoff for presenting the Cardinals Online awards, to Richard Shanks for providing the wonderful watermelons, to Carol Berryman Randall for the beautiful Cardinal Online cake. Those who participated in the Cardinal gift exchange had fun. Those who didnít know about it were disappointed. Hey, you have to start reading your Cardinals Online newsletter and the message board. Sorry you missed out, but we will definitely do that again. And one more time we had great music thanks to Ric Allen, Mark Moody and Glenn Elliott. If Mark hadnít been busy playing golf, we would have had more music and sooner. LOL
THE PARADE, PICNIC AT THE PARK & FIREWORKS
Thanks to the Chamber of Commerce for organizing these annual events. The 4th in Eunice wouldnít be the same without them. I am not sure how the parade was from the perspective of those watching, but from the point-of-view of a 50 year old woman riding in the back of a decorated pick-up, tossing candy and shouting the chant, ď67, 64, Weíre the best and thatís for SHORE,Ē it was the best parade ever. What fun we had. Sharing a ďfloat with the senior class that taunted and tortured the class of 67, allowed us to ďheal old wounds.Ē LOL
OIL CENTER GATHERING
I am anxious to hear more about this event. All I heard was it was---FUN FUN FUN. Someone make sure you send some photos for our website.
CLASSES OF 60 & 65
They were celebrating their 40 and 35 year reunions. Each had a special dinner. I hope you will also provide some photos for our website.
In the next couple of weeks, I will be putting up photos of the reunion. Several of you indicated that you would send some to me. If you are going to email them, you must send one at a time if you send to my email address. However, you can send it directly to the album site by emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org MAKE SURE YOU PUT THE FOLLOWING IN THE SUBJECT LINE: Account: email@example.com This will allow you to send multiple photos. I will then be able to move the photo to the appropriate album. However, you may have to help me identify the event and/or people.
SOME SAD NEWS
Deb Moberly emailed me this morning with news of the death of a former Eunice teacher. Deb said, "Sad news-Glenda Chapman passed away this morning. She had cancer. I have posted a message on the board, but would you please add her to the faculty/staff memorial page. I will keep everyone posted on arrangements. She taught fresh/soph.English and retired just a few years ago." Please check the message board for more information. Xan Gladden Hobbs, class of 92 sent flowers for the class of 92.
SON OF GARY & PAM BETTIS
They were called away from our 60s dinner on Monday night. Their son was seriously injured while riding his bike near the University of Texas at Arlington campus where he is a student. Last I heard he was in a coma. Deb, please keep us updated on his progress.
LOUISE HANKINS BAYS, CLASS OF 60
Louise was in a car accident on her way home from the reunion. The car rolled a couple of times. Fortunately, she had no serious injuries, but she was bruised and battered. I am sure she is feeling some aches and pains! Louise, we are glad that you are okay.
First, the July-Augsut issue of The Oprah Magazine has a couple of photos of our very own Claudette Gladden Fried, class of 67. She is part of an article titled, "Guess Their REAL Ages." You will see her on page 190 and 192.
The second magazine is the July issue of Cowboys and Indians. Turn to page 38 for a brief article and two photos of the Jal Cowboy Sculpture. Jerry Phillips, JHS class of 64 submitted the article. New Mexico Magazine will also carry an article about the sculpture soon.
DON'T FORGET CHAT TUESDAY NIGHT 7:30 EUNICE TIME!
I have finished scanning the 1960 annual. I scanned the senior class section and the high school activities. Because it takes awhile for the album to load, I divided it into 3 sections. Lots of photos still---so be patient. If you don't have a 60 annual, you will enjoy looking through it. I also picked a few photos from the elementary and junior high sections and added them to the Hodge Podge album-you will see Mr. and Miss Sophomore, junior high favorites and cheerleaders, the 5th and sixth grade band there. To see the photo albums go to www.photopoint.com Then scroll down to the box "View Member's Photo Albums" and type in my email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I set up a place where people can write memories and thoughts of appreciation for three teachers: Mr. Wally Goodman, Mr. Martin Wade and Mr. Orin L Bartholomew on our website. About 8-10 people posted there right after I finished the teacher page. However, through a glitch by the host of the message boards, all those were lost. Others have posted some great memories on our classmates message board, but I need you to go to the website and do it. Go to http://bevsan.tripod.com and click on Table of Contents. Scroll down to Eunice Teachers and click. It would be great to be able to put these together in a book to send to these teachers. My plan is to add a new teacher every month, but first we have to get this going. Please go there now and write about these special people.
The numbers continue to climb as people make final decisions to attend. If you haven't registered yet, please do so NOW!
Ronnie Harden has indicated that 55 have signed up for the Choir Reunion. I am sure there will be many more. Remember this is for the classes of 1937 to 2000-so all are welcome. I can't sing and I am coming! It should be fun.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
First Baptist Church has made a special invitation to alumni and their families to attend morning services. Ron (58) and Cliff (62) Harden will provide the special music and Bob Harvey (57) will be at the pulpit. They will be serving lunch to those who attend. However, they need to have a head count. If you plan to attend, please notify Tanya Gray White at email@example.com To read more about the plans and see who has already signed up, go to: http://hometown.aol.com/beverlysan/FBC.html
CARDINALS ONLINE PICNIC
Everyone is welcome to attend at 12:00 at the Eunice city park. Bring your lunch, drink, and if you wish a chair or picnic blanket. There are a few surprises planned at this event. I am not sure yet, but believe that dessert will be provided. If you would like to particpate in the Cardinal exchange, bring a small Cardinal item and we will have a gift exchange just like Christmas in elementary school.
If you would like to help set up and do a little decorating, meet at the band hall on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. If you are planning to attend, please let me know. Only about 20 have said they are coming, but I know that more will show up. We want to make sure we have enough food. I will pull the list together and put it on the message board so you will know if I am counting you.
OTHER EVENTS IN EUNICE
I have added to the list of events at http://bevsan.tripod.com/reunion2000.htm I will continue to add if I get other information. You definitely will not find yourself with "nothing to do." Wait and print out this webpage with the schedule of events right before you go so you have an up-to-date list. These activities include:
A barbecue and dance on Friday afternoon and evening
An Independence Day dance on Saturday evening at the American Legion Hall
Races at the Cardinal Motor Speedway on Saturday night
The hours the library will be open on Monday. Apparently, they have some great old photos and historical information on Eunice.
Please let me know if you have information, you would like sent out in this email newsletter. It reaches 367 Cardinal alumni.
If there are photos-junior high student council, an elementary or junior high teacher, 5th grade band, whatever, from the annuals I have that you would like included, let me know. If you want to include photos from other annuals or another source, just scan and email to me.
6,510 hits since November 9, 1999 on the website at http://bevsan.tripod.com
1,400 hits at our photo albums since October 1999
755 registered at classmates
367 receiving this newsletter
25 days until reunions on July 3
EVENTS IN EUNICE
Make sure you keep checking the website for updates of information about the reunion as the time gets closer. A schedule of ALL events can be found under Reunion Information. You might want to print this out to take with you so you know where to be and when to be there. Wait until closer to the time to print it out so that you have the latest copy.
CARDINALS ONLINE PICNIC
Someone suggested we have a Cardinal exchange at the online picnic on Monday. What does that mean? You would bring a cardinal gift-I never realized how many cardinal things are around until I started looking-and we have a gift exchange. This would be just like we used to do in elementary school at Christmas. It is not required. Participation will be optional.
The classes from the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s decades will have a tournament on Sunday night, July 2 at 6:00 p.m. For more information, look at the schedule of events page at the Reunion Information.
NOT TOO LATE
If you haven't sent in your registration for any of the reunions, it is still not too late. Send it in today.
Check out the message board for lots of cardinal
chatter about the reunion.
One teacher will be added each month. I have asked alumni to send their votes to me via email. The one with the largest number of votes will be the one added for that month.
To see the page and add your comments about these teachers, go to the website at http://bevsan.tripod.com and then to the table of contents. You will see the page listed under "Eunice Teachers." Please take the time to add your thoughts and memories.
CLASSES OF THE 50s COOK-OUT
I received a tiny bit of information about a cook-out at the home of Vera and Charlie Bettis on Sunday evening, July 2. The only information I received said, "Cook-out for the Classes of the 50s." Does anyone have any more information. Which classes of the 50s? Is it only the ones who are included in the reunion for the classes of 37-56 or does it include the classes of 57, 58, and 59. Several have asked me.
SUPPORTING THE HOME TOWN
We all know that the economy in SE New Mexico has not been great in recent years. All the folks visiting Eunice during the reunion could give a boost to the local businesses. Do your buying in Eunice if you can. All the rooms are taken at the Oil Patch Motel, but they still have some RV spots. Want to buy a corsage for your spouse for the reunion dinner and dance or flowers for a special teacher?---Buy them at the florist in Eunice (Bo-Kay Florist). If you are staying in Hobbs and driving to and from Eunice for all the events, buy your gas in Eunice. While in town, stop by and start a subscription to the Eunice News or renew the one you have now. Those of you living in Eunice, let us know if any business, civic group or organization has special things they will be selling-Booster Club, Cheerleaders.
CLASS OF 52 SEARCHING FOR CLASSMATES
Please contact Thelma Tear at PeaNut4575@aol.com if you have information about the whereabouts of these classmates from the class of 52:
CLASS OF 61 SEEKING CLASSMATES
If you have information about the location of these 61ers, please email the information to Nevelltx@aol.com:
We are now having chats on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. We are using the new chatroom at our website. Go to the website at http://bevsan.tripod.com and then to the table of contents. Scroll down to Cardinal Chatroom and click. Once there follow the directions to enter. If you have any problems getting in, email me. In a 3 hour period last week, we had over 28 visitors from classes in the 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s.
We now have 738 signed up on classmates, but many of them have not figured out how to get to the message board or our website. We have 362 signed up for the Cardinals Online Newsletter. If you know of individuals who need help to find us, please lend a hand.
REUNION REGISTRATION DEADLINES
Only 4 more days until June 1, the deadline to register for the 37-56 reunion. Only 5 more days until June 2, the deadline to register for the 60-69 reunion.
Please email any items you want included in the
next email newsletter to firstname.lastname@example.org
CLASS OF 61
I got this email from Kay Lord:
I need to know if anyone has addresses for the following in the Class of 1962: Bill Conway, Bruce Kendrick, Wanda Martin Sites, Jo Ann Stulting Gadberry, and Sherry Beadle. If so, please email me.
Thank You, Kay Lord E-mail Address email@example.com
HAVE YOU REGISTERED YET??? A lot of people are talking about going to the reunion, even saying they are going for sure, but they haven't registered yet. Deadline for registering for the 37-56 reunion is June 1. Deadline for the classes of 60-69 is June 2.
WHO ALL'S COMIN
To see the update on who has registered, go to http://bevsan.tripod.com/Who_Alls_Comin.html
More stories have been posted at the Tall Tales site. Also the webpage with ordering info for a Road Kill Cafe cap is llisted there. http://bevsan.tripod.com/Tall_Tales.htm
If you are looking for classmates for the reunion
or want to send another message out to everyone through this newsletter,
send me the info.
Several reunion activities are being held on Sunday, July 2, 2000. The class of 65 has a dinner planned for July 1, 2000. The countdown to July 1 is 40 days! Have you mailed in your registration? Decided where you were going to stay? Called friends to let them know you were coming and to encourage them to come too? The deadline for mailing registrations for the 37-56 reunion is June 1 (10 days from now) and for the 60-69 reunion the deadline is June 2 (11 days from now).
If you are planning to attend the Choir reunion, please let Ronnie know by emailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org or sending the choir reunion form at http://hometown.aol.com/beverlysan/ChoirReg.html While registration isnít required, it will be helpful for Ron to know how much space will be needed and how to set up the stage area.
If you are planning to attend the Band reunion, please let me know by emailing me at email@example.com or sending the band reunion form at http://hometown.aol.com/beverlysan/BandReg.html to me. I will be ordering food for refreshments. It will make a big difference if we have 20 or 200. I want to make sure we have enough. At this time, we only have 15
registrations, but I know many more have said that they plan to attend. If you donít want to complete the form, please just send a short email letting me know you will be there.
Donít miss the chat on Tuesday evening at 7:00 p.m. Eunice time at the new chatroom on our website. Go to
http://bevsan.tripod.com/eu-tableofcontents.htm and click on the Chatroom. Follow the directions there.
Have you enjoyed Glennís tall tales on our message board? Especially the ones about the Road Kill Café at the Eunice Y? Glenn has purchased a limited number of RKC hats. Many of us have become real fans of the RKC and feel like we have really been there. The price for the cap is $15 and that includes shipping and handling. He will bring any remaining caps to
the reunion and will have them with him on July 3 and 4. Your best bet is to buy one now and bring it with you. You will find a photo of the hat at http://bevsan.tripod.com/rkccaps.html I have also added two more of Glennís Tale Talls at the website.
If you have any contact with past Eunice teachers, encourage them to come. I am contacting Richard Shanks, band director. Give them the url for our website and encourage them to join us online as well.
Pleas remember that you are welcome to send me information you want included in the next mailing. We now have 360 subscribers to the Cardinal Online email newsletter. It is a fast and efficient way to get information to a large number of people. If you know of people who would like to receive it, but arenít--tell them to go to the Table of Contents at our website. There is a link to the sign up there.
CLASS OF 55
Ann Bright Arnhart asked that I request your help in finding these 3 members from the class of 55:
Ruth Evans (Mrs. Don Sawyer) last known to be in Eldorado, AR
Carol French Hall last known to be in Tishomingo, OK
Anjie Lou White (Mrs. Blackie Edwards) believed to be living in the
Van Horn, TX or Ruidoso, NM areas
Information about the reunion activities that the class of 55 will participate in can be found at http://hometown.aol.com/beverlysan/class55.html
COOK-OUT FOR THE CLASSES OF THE 50s
Cookout at Charlie and Vera Bettisí place south of Eunice at 6 p.m. on Sunday evening.
TOUR OF THE EUNICE SCHOOLS
All alumni are invited to participate at 2 p.m. on July 4. Meet in front of the high school. J. E. Earhart will be our guide.
9 p.m. on July 4 at the Eunice Country Club
We have 722 signed up at Classmates.com.
A total of 358 receive this email newsletter.
We have had over 5,000 hits on our website at
http://bevsan.tripod.com since November!
CLASS OF 60
Lynda Ragan Kvasnikoff (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Gary Ferguson (email@example.com) are still trying to find a few lost classmates from the Class of 60. Reunion information that was mailed has come back for:
Ethel Henry Kubas
Nita Witherspoon Sterling
CLASS OF 65
Alexa Burt Andrassy (firstname.lastname@example.org) is looking for the following:
Kathy Foss Jennings
Marilyn Hasty Johnson
Jeanne Newman Houston
Billy Ray Nowlin
Lonia Rusk Carson
Alice Wade Leith
CLASS OF 67
Richard Meek (email@example.com) or Beverly Harvey Sandlin
(firstname.lastname@example.org) looking for:
Cheryl Harnden Carter
Anna Lee Jearrell Futral
MAY BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES
I was just checking our calendar at the EHS Alumni website. The following people have something to celebrate in May:
10 Happy Birthday Charlyn Kemp
13 Happy Birthday Dorothy Tankersley Tucker
14 Mother's Day
15 50 Days til July 4
16 Happy Birthday Nadyne Gartman
23 Happy Anniversary Red and Becky Farris
25 Happy 60th Anniversary to Mr. and Mrs. Edsel Curnutt
26 Happy Birthday Charlie Lynn
TRIAL RUN OF NEW CHATROOM
We have a new chatroom on our website. If you would like join us as we give it a trial run tonight at 8 pm Eunice time. To find the chat room go to our website at http://bevsan.tripod.com Then scroll down slightly and click on table of contents. The chat room is the second listing in the table of contents. Click on it and follow the simple instructions.
If you have any problems, you can send me an IM through aol (screen
name is beverlysan) or yahoo (screen name is bevrsan). See
you er talk to you tonight.
CLASS OF 61 NEEDS YOUR HELP!
I received an email from Nevell Bishop. The class of 61 is looking for:
Gary Keel(Gary is listed on the Classmates List, but his email is not
working. Remember to go there and change your email address if it
Sue Woodall O'Donnel
Mary Ann Rhodes
Jeretta Coleman Prophet
Wanda Crowley Bryant
Shirley Snow McIntire
Also, the email for Kenny Edwards at classmates is no longer working. If you have his new email address, please let him know that he needs to go there and correct it. Classmates.com sends out test emails every so often and when it bounces back, they remove that name.
Make sure you check the list at Classmates.com once a week or so. If you are like me, you have gotten into the habit of just clicking on message board. But we are now up to 703 with more signing on everyday. While there, click on my profile at the top of the page. Everyone, paying members and non-paying registrants, can create a profile. Those who have one already have an icon of a sheet of paper next to their name. You can tell where you are, what you are doing, kids?, grandkids?, plans to come to the reunion, etc.
CHECK OUT OUR START PAGE!
The next time you are at the Classmates message board, make sure you check out the graphics on the start page. The sketch of the school came from my high school diploma. But you have to see that cardinal sitting in front of the computer! David Randall, son of Carol Berryman Randall, 67 did the sketch. I got some help from an online friend to get the graphic painted. This cardinal will be the logo for the COC (Cardinals Online Club) at the reunion. I heard that Fred modeled for this drawing while sitting in front of his computer wearing a red shirt.
70 days until July 4, 2000! Have you mailed in your reunion registration form yet? Please help the reunion organizers plan for space, food, etc. by sending in your registration early. If you want to find out who has registered for the 60s reunion, go to their reunion webpage. You will find a list there.
Information on the Reunion Page for the Classes of 37-56 has recently been updated. Check it out.
The Cardinals Online Club (not a formal group, but a very loose group of Eunice folks who enjoy visiting on the web-if you want to be a member you are) will have a picnic lunch on Monday, July 3. We are finishing up the details. Lynda Ragan Kvasnikoff has some ideas to make this fun. Keep checking back at the reunion page for information. Everyone is welcome to attend!
Deb Shanks Moberly let us know that the 60s dinner and dance has been moved to the Community Center. They are going to need as many able bodies (and probably not so abled bodies) to help with the decorating on Monday morning. If you will be in Eunice that morning, please let Deb know you can help.
Please let me know immediately if you find any errors at the memorial site by emailing me at email@example.com The only information I have available to me is the information you send me. Unfortunately, I was given inaccurate information and two names of individuals who are a live and well were on the list. Make sure your information is accurate. Thanks.
We now have 695 registered at Classmates.com and 352 receiving this
CLASS OF 65
The class of 65 has scheduled a special evening on Saturday, July 1 at the Comfort Inn in Hobbs. Alexa said that letters were going out right away. If you want to see the details for this event go to the Class of 65 Reunion webpage at http://hometown.aol.com/beverlysan/page10.html Click on the Class of 65. While you are there, check out the other reunion activities listed there. It sounds like a great evening is planned. Hopefully most of the 65ers will still be here to come to the banquet for the 60-69 classes scheduled for Monday night.
CLASSES of 37-56
Several of you have asked me if I had any information. I only have the information that has been posted on your webpage for awhile. I do know that the committee was meeting in early April to finish up the plans.
CLASS OF 70
Do you know what the no. one hit for 1970 was? If not go to your reunion page and you can hear it there.
CLASSES OF 60-69
A planning meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, 7 pm at the Eunice Schools Administration Office. If you live nearby and can go, please do.
Have you mailed in your registration yet? If not, do so right away. Only 45 days before the deadline to send your registration form. Don't wait until the last minute. Do you want to know who has registered so far? Go to http://bevsan.tripod.com/Who_Alls_Comin.html
Have you registered at http://www.classmates.com Some of you may think that is a silly question. However, EHS alumni are finding us from various sources. If you have not yet registered, go to www.classmates.com and register. There is no fee to register. If you wish to pay the fee, you can become a member. However, even those who register only are able to go to the message board and the chatroom. The advantage to membership is that you can view the email addresses of your classmates.
If you haven't stopped to look at the list of alumni registered at classmates, take a peek. There are now 685 EHS alumni listed. Some of you may no longer be on the list, because you failed to notify the website of a new email address. They send out an email fairly frequently to make sure addresses are up to date. If the email bounced back, they remove the name from the classmates list.
Also, if both you and your spouse graduated from EHS, make sure you both register at Classmates.
79 DAYS TIL JULY 4, 2000! We now have 347 who receive this email newsletter. If you have something that you want included in the next one, please let me know.
Bev Harvey Sandlin, 67
HOTELS FOR THE REUNION
If you are planning to stay in a hotel, I strongly urge you to make your reservations right away. The Holiday Inn Express in Hobbs has 10 rooms left. (Three classes from HHS are having a reunion the same weekend!) Several of our fellow alumni recommended this hotel. The phone number for reservations is 1-800-HOLIDAY. The cost for my room was $63 nightly.
CLASS OF 60
Sue Payne Berg asked that I clarify the names of the females that they are looking for from their class. The list didn't include their maiden names. They are looking for Nita Witherspoon Sterling and Sheila Wright Lawrence. She also added Ronnie Coleman and Darwin Dickinson to the list. The class of 60 and class of 67 posted an article in the Eunice News asking for help
in finding classmates. I don't know what kind of luck the class of 60 had, but I received a few emails and one letter with addresses for 67ers. If you need some help in locating classmates, email TanyaLeeWhite01@yahoo.com and ask her if she will put it in the Eunice
THURSDAY NIGHT CHAT
Join us in the chatroom tomorrow night at 8:00 Eunice time. Hope to see you there.
Check out the reunion game on the messge board. Can you help to keep it going?
THREE MONTHS TIL 7-4-2000!
REUNION REGISTRATION FOR 60-69 CLASSES
Letters for most of the classes of 60-69 have now been mailed. You should be receiving yours soon. If you don't want to wait until it is mailed to you, you can see everything that it is in the letter at the Alumni website. The letter, reunion schedule and registration form are all posted there. You can print out the registration form, complete it and mail to Debbie.
The big question is "Who-All's Comin?" You can find the answer to that
question at the website too. As registrations arrive, Debbie will
let me know so that the names of those who have registered will be placed
on the page. Where can you find this page? Go to the website
http://bevsan.tripod.com, then to the table of contents, scroll down to Reunion Information and click. Select the classes of 60-69. You will find all the information about the reunion as well as a list of those who have registered.
As you get more information about your reunion or have a registration form to post, please send it to me and I will post it on the webpage.
Please let me know if you have an idea for other pages needed at the
The following classes are looking for mailing addresses and phone numbers for classmates. If you can help, please contact the person listed for each class. They are trying to get the reunion information out as soon as possible.
CLASS OF 60
Sheila Wright Lawrence
Nita Witherspoon Sterling
Send information to Gary Ferguson at firstname.lastname@example.org
CLASS OF 67
Cheryl Harnden Carter
Vicki Teer Holt
Anna Lee Jearell Futral
Send information to Richard Meek at email@example.com
CLASS OF 68
Carol Sikes Hohimer
Carolyn Harrison Malone
Sherian McGee Newby
Send information to Dianne Newman Jones at R@DJones@zianet.com or call Jan Carmack Busby at (505)397-4646.
There are now 647 alumni registered at classmates.com. We have
300 receiving this email newsletter. Our website at http://bevsan.tripod.com
has had over 3,600 hits since it was established in November. There
are a lot of Cardinals busy on the internet.
EHS ONLINE MEMORIAL
I want to thank those of you who have helped with the memorial site by providing me with names to include and also corrections. As you take a close look at the pages at the Memorial, please make note of any omissions or errors that you find and email them to me. However, please make certain that the information you provide is accurate. We certainly don't want to include a person's name because WE THINK we heard something. I am updating the pages as quickly as I can when I receive new names and corrections by email.
The Eunice News is back up and running. Find a link to it on the table of contents of our website at http://bevsan.tripod.com
DID YOU KNOW?
We are now down to the double digits counting the days til the reunions. It is 99 days until 7-4-2000. Classes of 60-69, please send your registration in as soon as possible. It will make things so much easier for Deb and the rest of the planning committee if they have an idea of numbers.
JUST A REMINDER
The alumni gather to chat every Thursday night at 7:00 p.m. Eunice time. Hope to see you there tonight.
Thanks to those of you who have sent corrections and additions. I am trying to get them done as quickly as possible. Please continue to send me information about needed revisions! This site is not limited to just those who actually graduated from EHS but of those who ever attended school in Eunice. Just like on our messge board-we include all.
I will be working in the next few weeks to add a few of Glenn's tales at a time. Hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
VISIT THE WEBSITE REGULARLY
Check out the website regularly for updates on the reunons, memorial site, etc.
JAL COWBOY SCULPTURE
If you haven't seen this newest photo, check it out. We will definitely have to take a trip to Jal in July and this time we won't be up to mischief. The webpage is at: http://members.tripod.com/~jalpanthers/jcs-pictures.htm The artist, Brian Norwood, is to be commended!!! If you go to the Jal site, find the photos on the table of contents. Click on it and select the album of photos taken during the progress of the sculpture. You can leave Brian a message in the photo ablum guest book.
It is finally done! I looked on the message board to see when we first began talking about the need for a place where we could list classmates and teachers who passed away. We often were shocked and saddened when inquiring about an old friend and finding that they had died. The site is simple, and I hope you will think, tasteful. I chose our alma mater as the song for the first page.
Now, I am going to need your help. When doing so many pages, it is very easy to make a typo or other error. Please email me if you find any of the following: (1) a name mispelled (2) a name in the wrong class (3)a name left out-I only had the input of those who sent me information. (4)A link that doesn't work or doesn't work properly- If you click to go to another page and it doesn't take you to the correct page, please let me know. However, be patient with me. I will make corrections as quickly as I can.
Each page has a link to our Memory guest book. You can click on it to go to the guest book and write your memories about a particular person. Please scroll through the entries already there. If that person is already listed click on their name and add your message there. That way we can keep the memories about one person together.
We all have enjoyed Glenn's Tall Tales so much. He can really tell them. However, as new folks come on the message board and time passes the older ones get harder and harder to find. I asked Glenn for his permission to create webpages for them. This will make them so much easier for us to find. I have done the Table of Contents and the story about the Naugas so
far. Keep going back. I will add more as I have time. You will find the Tall Tales and the Memorial pages at our Eunice Alumni site: http://bevsan.tripod.com
If you have photos for any of our albums you can email them to me firstname.lastname@example.org or snail mail, Bev Sandlin, 362 Evergreen Ave., Niceville, FL 32578. We are still searching for more class group photos on graduation day and at reunions. Do you have a photo of your class?
Those of us who are in Eunice in July will have to take a sightseeing
trip to Jal-yes I said SIGHTSEEING! It seems they may have a sight
that is truly worth seeing. Check out the front page story on today's
issue of the Hobbs News-Sun at http://members.tripod.com/~jalpanthers/hobbsnewsarticle-pics.htm
I just added an article about Dallan from the "Eastern Magazine" an ENMU alumni magazine to an album at photopoint. I thought many of you would enjoy reading it. You can find it in the photo album, "Hodge Podge." Here is the link:
http://albums.photopoint.com/j/AlbumIndex?u=48297&a=1581230 Remember when it asks for your user name, just type in your first name. The password is cardinal, of course!
Thanks to Bruce and Gilbert Cherryhomes. They sent an aerial photo of Eunice taken in 1935. The rooftops are covered in snow. You can find this photo at our photopoint site in the Early Years in Eunice album. If you don't remember how to get there, the url is http://albums.photopoint.com/j/AlbumIndex?u=48297&a=971464 Remember our password is Cardinal and you can use your first name as user name.
Again, thanks Bruce and Gilbert!
It seems that things are beginning to pick up in terms of plans for the various reunions in July. I will use the website to keep you informed of the latest information that I have. If registration forms are sent to me, I will post them there. You can find the reunion webpages by going to our website at http://bevsan.tripod.com, clicking on table of contents and then scrolling down and selecting Reunions. Or go directly to http://hometown.aol.com/beverlysan/page10.html
Mr. Curnutt will celebrate his 90th birthday on March 13. You can send a card to him at Edsel Curnutt, 1402 N. Pioneer Drive, Abilene, TX 79603. He and Mrs. Curnutt will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary in May!
GOOD NEWS ABOUT ONE OF OUR ALUMNI
Check out the news about one of our alumni from the class of 67 on the Classmates Message Board. Look at "A Career in Television" Under the Jobs and Careers Folder! I am not going to tell you! You have to go see for yourself!!!
THE GATHERING IN TEXAS ON FEB. 20
I am still waiting to get some photos from this event. I heard that 19 showed up on a Sunday in Stephenville and had a great time. When the photos are sent to me, I will add them to our photo album of Recent Photos of EHS Alumni.
A TRIP TO ORLANDO
I was on a business trip to Orlando this week and had dinner with Carol Sikes and Steve Hohimer (last name is now St. Clair). They are doing great and they look MAAAAAAAAAAAAR-VE-LOUS. What a great time we had remembering people and events and catching up. They both will be in Eunice in July. (Deb, they have offered to help with the reunion. Just let them know.)
Kristi Hatley informed me that the webpage for the Eunice News is down. Apparently there was a problem at the site and she is now looking for a new place to get it up and running. She was doing a great job of keeping us informed of day to day happenings in Eunice so hopefully it won't be too long until we have it back. In the meantime, you can subscribe to the Eunice News by writing Eunice News, PO Box 713, Eunice, NM 88231. By subscribing to the paper, you are providing support to one of the busiensses of our hometown and keeping up with what is happening at the same time. If you aren't already a subscriber, you might want to start now. As reunion time nears, I am sure that articles about the plans for the reunions will begin to appear. Also, I imagine there will be articles and photos of the various reunions after the events take place. For moredetailed information to subscribe, email Tanya at email@example.com
If you have any items that should be included in the Cardinals Online
Newsletter, please send them to me. Have a great weekend!
GATHERING OF CARDINALS IN STEPHENVILLE, TEXAS
All Cardinals are invited to join others at the Golden Corral in Stephenville, TX next Sunday at 1:00 p.m. Lynda Ragan Kvasnikoff, Class of 60, is down from Alaska visiting her dad and plans to be there. Others that met in Fort Worth for dinner in November also are planning to come. They had some who graduated in the 50s and the 60s there, but ALL ARE WELCOME! The Golden Corral is on the South Loop on Highway 377. For more information contact Fred Tucker (class of 60) at firstname.lastname@example.org or Coleen Hopper Bruce (class of 65) at email@example.com. Bring your camera, photos, yearbooks, etc.
CHOIR REUNION AND OIL CENTER REUNION
Make sure you are checking out the items listed on the Table of Contents regularly. Go to http://bevsan.tripod.com and click on Table of Contents. We have a new webpage of information about the Oil Center Reunion and the Choir Reunion. Those of you who sang in the Choir with either of the Hardens will appreciate the music I selected for that webpage.
COUNT DOWN TO JULY 4, 2000
4 Months and 19 Days
Please send any information you would like posted in this newsletter. We now have 257 subscribers for this newsletter and 602 listed at Classmates! If you hear of anyone who is not receiving the Cardinals Online Newsletter, it is because they must sign up for it. Tell them to contact me and I will help them.
Happy Valentine's Day!
REUNION PLANS FOR THE CLASSES OF 37-56
Evelyn Mittag Gladden requested that I share information about the reunion for these classes. I have created a webpage at http://hometown.aol.com/beverlysan/page4.html with the information. She did not send the times, but I will add that and any additional information as it becomes available. Remember to go back periodically and see if there is any new information there. Evelyn did say that information would be mailed out soon. If you do not think that they have your correct address, you will find a link on the page to email Evelyn.
TRAGEDY IN EUNICE
Two alumni from the 70s died in Eunice this week. For more information, please check the message board or the Hobbs News-Sun.
Remember to send any information that you would like included in this
newsletter to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
WALL OF CHAMPIONS
I have added a new page to the website at http://bevsan.tripod.com Scroll to Wall of Champions on the table of contents. Those of you who are sports enthusiasts will enjoy it the most.
While you are at the website, make sure you add birthdays and anniversaries on the calendar.
I have added photos and other interesting items in the Photopoint albums. If you haven't been there in the last few days make sure you go there also. I will be happy to include any photos you email to me.
ANYONE HEAR ANYTHING LATELY ABOUT REUNION PLANS?
I thought someone had said we would be getting a letter over the holidays about the reunion, but I haven't. If anyone else has any information, please share with the rest of us. Just a little more than 5 months and we will all be gathered in Eunice once again! Fun Fun Fun!
If you have any news or other items you want included in this newsletter, please email them to me.
COUNTDOWN TO JULY
It is now less than six months until many of us will be gathered in Eunice for Class Reunions and the Eunice 4th of July celebration. Hopefully, you are making vacation plans now to be there. The Oil Patch Motel is now full. They do have RV hook-ups available. We have a link to a list of nearby motels on the table of contents of the EHS website http://bevsan.tripod.com This link was provided to us courtesy of the Jal website.
CHANGE OF CHAT NIGHT
We are switching the weekly chat from Tuesday night to Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. Eunice time. If you have never joined us please do. Click on the chat tab at the message board and come on in. If you just want to listen (er I mean read) that's okay. We won't insist you join in until you are comfortable.
NEW PHOTOS POSTED
I have added a few new photos. A group of alumni got together in Ft. Worth for dinner in November. Coleen Hopper Bruce, '65 shared some photos from that evening. Also, you will find some new photos in the grandparents brag album and the Christmas album. I have a few photos that were sent to me via snail mail and I will scan and post those this weekend when I get my scanner hooked up.
I just realized that all photos posted at photopoint must be a jpg file. Please keep that in mind when emailing photos to me. Also, you are welcome to send some of the interesting artifacts and souvenirs that Glenn Elliott, '51 talked about on the message board. Graduation programs, Star DriveIn schedules, prom programs, etc. Just make sure it is a jpg file and I will post these in an album too.
In case you have forgotten how to get to the photos go to the table of contents at our website (http://bevsan.tripod.com) and click on Photopoint. It will give you the directions you need.
INFORMATION/ITEMS OF INTEREST TO SHARE?
Please email me with any information you may have about reunion plans, EHS alumni, etc. I will be happy to share it in this newsletter. We currently have 240 subscribers.
P.S. Have I mentioned that I have a new grandson? If I failed
to lead you to the site where his photos are posted, let me know.
OH NO! I can't believe that I have turned into one of those kind
of grandmothers-you know the ones with photo albums in their purses just
waiting for an unsuspecting person to trap. Well, at least mine are
on the internet and not in my purse! But hey I might just start carrying
them there too. LOL
GLENN DEGROOT, CLASS OF 68
I regret having to tell you that Glenn Degroot, Class of 68 passed away last night or this morning. As soon as more details about the service are available Kristi Hatley will post them on the message board. Please check there for more information.
EHS CHOIR REUNION, JULY 2, 2000
Also, while I am sending this newsletter, I want to share the following email with you from Ronnie Harden concerning the EHS Choir Reunion:
I was in Eunice recently and was allowed to go through the music files at the School. Goodness, Memories. Memories. I could pick enough music to last all night, but I just picked enough to do us for a couple of hours.
All is set for 2:00 Sunday afternoon at the H.S. Auditorium. I encourage all EX-choir memebers to be there for a little while anyway. We are gonna sing, sing, sing. We might even catch up on some of the things we did "back then".
I am really looking forward to seeing everyone. Gonna be fun. (We might even get someone to set up a Cam-corder. Anyone interested????
Ronnie N Jewell Harden
The Oil Center community has decided to take advantage of the fact that so many people will be traveling to Eunice in July. They are planning a gathering for Oil Center folks and friends to visit and reminisce. All interested individuals are invited to attend on Sunday, January 2, 2000 at the Eunice Community Center. Start looking through old photos to bring with you. More details are provided on the Start Page of the message board. Check there for who to contact.
I haven't receive a recent update on the reunion plans for
Class of 60
Classes of 37-56
Also, those of us hoping to have a band reunion need to get busy soon! If you are working on any of these, please send any updates and I will post it on the Start page of our message board.
If you missed the information on the Reunion for the Classes of the '60s because you had not yet signed up for the Cardinals Online Newsletter, check the archive at www.listbot.com for that newsletter. Debbie Shanks Moberly indicated in a message on the board that we all should be receiving something in the mail soon.
I understand that all rooms at the Oil Patch Hotel in Eunice have already been reserved by forward thinking alumni. They should still have RV hook-ups, but I recommend that you call to reserve. The phone number is (505)394-2501. Check the start page of the Eunice message board for phone numbers of Hobbs Motels.
Y2K IS HERE
When we began visiting on the message board almost 1 1/2 years ago, July 2000 seemed like such a long way down the road. The time is getting short. Begin to make arrangements to be there now!
Some of you have sent photos to me to scan for our www.photopoint.com site. When my old computer crashed, I also lost my scanner since it was built in to the cpu. I am waiting for my new flatbed scanner. I will be able to do some scanning from old annuals too! Fun fun fun! If you have photos that are already scanned of your families, school days, etc., email
them to me at email@example.com and I will put them in a photo album at photopoint. Make sure you send them as a jpg or bmp file! Otherwise, I have to get it converted before I can post it on our photo site.
Have you added your birthday and/or anniversary to the EHS alumni calendar? Go to http://bevsan.tripod.com and click on table of contents. The calendar is the first item listed. Click on it. The simple instructions are there.
ON LINE ACTIVITY
Remember to visit our message board regularly at www.classmates.com Even if you don't want to add to the messages, make sure you read the start page regularly for updates on reunion plans and read the messages posted by your classmates.
Visit our website at http://bevsan.tripod.com.
I hope to have some new additions to this site soon. In the meantime,
you can get to other sites from there:
Eunice News (newspaper)
Alumni sites for Jal, Hobbs, and Lovington
FYI: 222 now subscribe to Cardinals Online.
Sorry I haven't sent out a newsletter in so long. First, I was having some health problems and then my computer had some. I was the lucky one. I survived; the computer didn't. I am currently using my daughter's computer but will soon have a new one.
60s Y2K REUNION
The following message was posted on the Classmates Message Board by Debbie Shanks Moberly, Class of 69 about the upcoming reunion:
The reunion committee met and the dates for the 60's millennium reunion will be July 2,3,& 4. Letters will be going out during the holidays! Please plan now to attend! The only major change is that there will be a slow-pitch softball game instead of hardball. Easier on the guys and we don't want anyone hurt. It should be a lot of fun and more could participate. So look for the letter to give you all the details. Happy Holidays and see you in July!
Debbie's email address is DMoberly@eunice.org Please let her know if you can help in anyway.
1999 STATE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
For any of you, who are out of touch with the happenings in Eunice and not checking the message board regularly, EHS won the state championship! It was a long road to the top-injunctions, court, etc. Check it all out on the message board.
With some help from a Panther (Jerry Phillips, JHS '64), we now have a website at http://BevSan/tripod.com The next step will be completing a memorial site for remembering deceased classmates and school faculty and staff. In the meantime, a guest book for recording memories of these individuals is already available. You will see it listed on the table of
contents. If you are the first to begin the note about a particular person, click on "New Message." If someone has already begun a message about that individual, click on the name of the individual and respond with further information and memories.
The message board remains the primary contact point for EHS alumni. Remember to check in regularly. Please contribute by leaving a message.
Have a safe and happy Holiday!
Welcome to the Cardinals Online. This is so much faster than typing in a gazillion email addresses (and typing half of them wrong). A total of 110 have signed up for the Cardinals Online Newsletter as of today.
THANKS TO A PANTHER
After all that Eunice/Jal rivalry over the years, it was a Jal Panther who came forward and helped to build our website. We really owe a great big thank you to Jerry Phillips, JHS '64. As Jerry and I have communicated via the internet, we have come to realize that Jal and Eunice were more alike than we would have ever admitted when we were in high school.
We have 597 EHS alumni registered at the classmates site with slightly less than that total having at least come and looked around on the message board. That's pretty amazing when you consider that the total number of graduates in THE HISTORY OF EHS is real close to 2,800! Our new website has had over 400 visitors during its first 3 days of existence. The photopoint albums have been viewed over 700 times. It makes you think that EHS alumni are anxious to reach out and contact people who were meaningful in their earlier years.
The first planning meeting for the 60s reunion to be held in July will be at the Eunice Schools Administration Office on Sunday, November 14, 1999 at 3:00 p.m. I hope all of you 60s classmates who are close enough to go, will attend. If you can't attend please let Tanya, Janet and Debbie know you are willing to help. You can email Debbie at firstname.lastname@example.org
OTHER REUNION NEWS
If anyone has information about reunion plans by other groups and you wish it to be included in the newsletter, please email me at email@example.com The choir and band reunion activities are much smaller, just a single event, but we need to start planning those too. If you haven't made reservations for the reunion, you will find a list of hotels with phone numbers at the bottom of the middle section of the start page at our message board.
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