LHS Class of ’73 announces reunion plans

Janice Ann Rowe

Marcia Cox Waller with the LHS Class of ’73 sent me a message that they are having their 40th reunion on Saturday, Oct. 5, in downtown Lufkin at Abrams. There is a Facebook page: “LHS class of 73″ where notices and information can be seen about activities. They also have an email account: Lufkin Class of 73@gmail.com.

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Lynn Torres sent an email about the “Mitchell group tour” to travel to Paris during Spring Break 2014, March 8- 16. Please look at the itinerary, dates and price. Lynn is excited to begin traveling again! Note: During this trip they will move from town to town and stay in different hotels. This will lessen the time spent traveling out from Paris and allow them to see more of Normandy and Brittany. She has changed the cheese factory trip to a stop in Bayeux to see the tapestry. They will provide you with details about how to sign up online or how to contact them to register. The tour will be to Paris, Normandy and Brittany She has also created your Tour Center website. Direct your travelers here for enrollment: http://www.eftours.com/1439607UV

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Vendors are needed for the First Christian Church Christian Women’s Fellowship Holiday Extravanza to be Tuesday, Nov. 19, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Contact Tina Turner at 936-526-3859 or dtbmturner@yahoo.com if you would like vendor space.

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Happy Birthday: Laura Beth Dickerson, Mary Holland, Linda Teer, Ashley Holland, Carlyn Garner, Brian Moore, Joe Davis, Doug Russell, Charles Robinson, Laura Thannisch, Stephen Jayroe, Theresa Williamson, Robert Anderson, Jane Ainsworth, Robert Warren, Derrick Wayne Holland, Roscoe Ivy, Linda Whitton, Mistie Murray, Carol Beckham, Kathey Moore, Peggy Lankford, Cadence Seale.

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Happy Anniversary: Doris and Tom Tatum, Shirley and Johnny Jackson, Julie and Rocky Morris celebrate 20 years; Shelia and Jeff Harkness.

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Sarah Austin was my date for the Angelina Arts Alliance show “Feet Don’t Fail Me Now!” Phyllis Gould sits beside us. She is Tracy Pinkerton’s mother. Sarah and I went out to eat and saw Allyson Langston and daughter Lilly Grace having a “girls’ night out” before the performance. E.J. Bowers and Mary Orman, Jewel and Frank Arender, Kathy and David Burris were all behind us. Ellen and Ryan Sorrell were almost late watching the A&M vs. Alabama football game. I visited with JoAnn and Richard Rainwater who were sitting in front of us.

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On October 3-5, the Lufkin High School Fine Arts Department will present Neil Simon’s “Rumors.” There will be a Saturday matinee at 2 p.m. Other performances will start at 7 p.m. in the Tom Jack Lucas Auditorium.

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Honor America Night will be Saturday, Nov. 9. Apple pie and hotdogs start at 4:30 p.m. in the LHS cafeteria. The performances by the Lufkin Middle School and LHS band will start in Abe Martin Stadium at 7 p.m. This is always a moving night since I have a military person in my family.

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The Fall LHS Choir Concert will be Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. in the Tom Jack Lucas Auditorium.

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Ernest and I went to check on Jim Gorden and Elise Bell when their daughter Bonnie Bell Allen passed away. Some there visiting were: Jack and Lois Warner, Janet Thompson and Kip Miller. Raymond Bell came in from a two week stay in the hospital in Houston from heart by-pass surgery.

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Cathy Pavlic is a busy lady. She teaches a master’s level class in social work at Stephen F. Austin State University. Social work is the fastest growing career, and they have 60 students and had two teachers when they hired Cathy as an adjunct professor. In her other time, she is the discharge planner for the Mental Health Emergency Center behind the Salvation Army Day Care Center. This center, which has been there for three years, provides assessment and/or brief treatment to persons 18 years or older who are experiencing a mental health crisis. There are two programs: one is the extended observation unit and the second is a crisis residential unit. They can provide a tele-med 24/7 contact with a psychologist via television where they can be diagnosed and not have to wait. This is all done through the Burke Center.

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Mark your calendar for the first Sharon Shriners’ Charity Night at Lufkin Outback Steakhouse. It will be Sunday, Sept. 29, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. They will donate 10 percent of your check to the Shriners.

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Carol Cornelius Chmielewski brought me up to date on her daughters. Ashley Cornelius graduated from University of Texas in May and accepted a teaching position at Coop Elementary in Houston ISD. She has an apartment in Spring. Her first weeks of teaching have gone well. She is teaching Kindergarten and her classroom is so cute. Her sister Amanda Lawrence went and stayed with her some to help her decorate.

Amanda and Zach Lawrence have started building their house in Hudson. Nimesh Patel is building it. It should take them four to five months to complete. They are all so excited.

Their son Jacob is in the third grade this year. He is playing fall baseball. The boys get to pitch in live arm so he has been practicing pitching. He loves to steal bases. He told Grandmother Carol that he has been waiting his whole life to steal a base. Their daughter Kenzie is in a 3k class at First United Methodist Church and loves her class. Carol says that her life is so blessed with family. Grandchildren are so much fun. Ashley has a cat so she tells her it is her grandcat. I know that their “Nana Jane” (Cornelius) would also be proud of them.

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Rosemary Blackstock called that she had swarms of hummingbirds. One sat for three hours on her feeder keeping the other birds from drinking. Jean and Oscar Dillahunty have swarms of birds. I guess I am just not on their path. I have my same three it seems. Dian Brock saw the Dillahunty birds and bought a feeder. Her dogs enjoy watching the swarms as do Jean’s cats.

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Catch you around town.

 

Contact Janice Ann Rowe at
roweja@suddenlink.net.