7/29/2013 55 Class Reunion report by Patrick Simpson
The Class of 1958 55th Reunion Dinner was held at Callahan's Restaurant on the Siskiyous beginning a 5:30 PM on Friday 26 July 2013. We had 13 attendees (11 classmates) as f
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1/14/2013 Class News
Patti Brewer South Passed away January 14th, 2013 at home.
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4/3/2009 Mr. Lomax, a great teacher, passed away.
Don read in the Medford Mail Tribune that Mr. Warren Lomax had passed away. He was our teacher in Junior High and, later on, taught at the high school; General Science and World Geography. H
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Remember the "All Class Reunion" Day. - - - It is now the last Saturday of July. - - - A coffee gathering in the Ashland High School Quad at 10:00 am and Buffet in the evening. - - - The All Class Reunion information will be confirmed and posted in the Reunion Section. The cost and location of the buffet will be announced there also.
Register with Gary Bowles.
Home Page Table of Contents
On the home page, I have colored various sections to help you locate instructions. I will put up 2 colors which will be the background color and the border color, like this one is Yellow/Orange.
1. White/Red is help to get a free copy of Adobe Reader.
2. Blue/blue is general assistance via an Email request. Just below it is the link to classmate stories.
3. Gold/Bronze is how to post to various forums.
4. White/Violet is instructions on posting pictures, slideshows and Movies.
5. Green/Green is general site information.
6. White/Blue is how to register and update your profile.
7. Violet/Violet is Search instructions and Picture links.
8. Red/Red is Class Fund Organizations.
Link to this was provided by Carol Lininger, I think.
Important Site & Contact Information
The section marked Site Information will contain most of the changes on the site made by the Administrator.
Be sure to look at the Class News and Class Message Board for changes, also.
It has come to my attention that some of you do not have Adobe Reader installed on your computers. This is a free program designed to allow the reading of Portable Document Files (PDF). As this is the best way for me to attach files to your Email for you to read, you will need this program.
To download and install Adobe Reader click the button below that is associated with your computer.
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This site will always be under construction! Check back often for Up-dates and Class Reunion information.
On this site, you have many things that you can post directly into. You can post just anything on your profile. The exceptions are listed below for first what you can do. In the right column there are 3 things that you can post to if you have logged on, Recent Reviews, Recommended Recipes and Prayer Requests. In the left column there is Our Class Message Board. I recommend that you type the message you want to post into a word processor first and then after you have spell checked it, The copy it to the clipboard and paste it into the location you have selected. This is true of the profile also. On the profile, you can answer all the questions listed but remember that these postings will be shown to the public at large. You have to have the administrator or assistant post the Yearbook and Now picture on the Profile. On the Home Page the administrator must do the posting to The Calendar, Family News Summary, Reunion Announcement area and Featured Links. If you have a movie, slide show or an album of pictures that you would like to show, your can post those on your Profile page. If it is worthy of the Home Page, contact the Administrator and the information can be moved from your site to the Home Page. I also have the ability to make links to some profiles from the Home Page. For help or assistance, make selection below.
For help or assistance, click on one of the selections below.
Just to the right are some links to various Class Sites. Please check out these sites by clicking on the link name. There are sections that you
can post in just below the Featured Links. Please feel free to use them. Do not forget about the Class Message Board and the Family News Summary sections.
You can post entries there also.
I would like to thank the 49 who have registered.
Instructions to post Pictures, Slideshows and Videos on your Profile.
Placing pictures or even a slideshow of your pictures is something that you can do on your Profile.
For pictures, you will want to make a photo album and use the services of photobucket.com or the other providers of these types of services. I believe that photobucket is what Karen uses and if you have any problems, she could direct you in using this service.
For Slides, you need to go through slide.com or slideshow.com for the making of a slideshow. They are download sites that will make the slideshow for you. You download the pictures, order them the way you want them to be shown and you can even select background music.
Once this is done, they provide the HTML coding to be placed on the profile. I would open a text editor like Notepad to save the HTML coding there first as you do not want to loose this. It is the access to those pictures. Then post the code to the Profile in the Slideshow section provided.
I use Windows Movie Maker and download what I made to youtube.com where they make the video and store it for you. They, also, give you the HTML code that you insert into your profile page.
If you are planning on taking on this type of project and feel uneasy in doing such, select the green Assistance button in the blue box above and drop me a line.
Many of these missing attended with class members that went on to graduate. They did not finish their High School Experience in at Ashland High School through no fault of their own. During their attendacnce at AHS, they made friends with others of our class and now have been lost to time.
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I would have been a member of the Ashland High School Class of '58. I lived in Ashland on two different occasions. The first time I attended Lincoln Elementary School and I finished up my 5th grade year ( 1951 - Mr. Peters )and was there my entire 6th grade year ( 1951-1952 - Mrs. Owens ).
I was gone for almost a year and returned to finish up my 7th grade year ( 1953 - Don't remember any of the teachers names ) and was there most of my 8th grade year ( 1953 - 1954 - Ms Foster ).
A good memory from the 8th grade was running for vice president of the Student Council. It was NOT my idea! Lee Seitz and the rest of Ms Foster's class talked me into it. Lee was my campaign manager. That gave me my very first public speaking opportunity, my speech to the student body on why they should vote for me. I lost to one of the Simpson brothers.
I left in February 1954 to go to Baumholder, Germany. My Dad was in the Army so we moved quite a bit when I was growning up.
The first picture above was taken in the fall of 1953, my 8th grade year there in Ashland.
I finished my 8th grade in Baumholder, Germany and was there my freshman and sophomore years. My Dad was then sent to Fort Riley, Kansas where I attended Milford Rural High School my junior and senior year.
After high school my best friend and I joined the Navy - 8 January 1959. I was a Radarman in the Navy and served all over; the west coast, the midwest and the east coast. I stayed in the Navy for 20 1/2 years, retiring the end of March 1980.
I married my wife Sharon in March 1967 and we have one child, Alison.
After I retired from the Navy I went to work for Sperry Univac (later to become Unisys Corporation). I worked in software development as a tester, analyst, technical writer and configuratiion manager. I retired from Unisys Corporation in July 2000.
In 2002 I attended a tax preparation class and started working during the tax season preparing tax returns. I currently volunteer time each tax season working for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.
In May 2005 my wife and I moved from Chesapeake, Virginia to Crawfordsville, Indiana.
I have stayed in touch with Maxine (Crowson) Kinkade all these years. Pat (Brewer) South and I re-connected in August 2001 when I was in Ashland for a couple of days. The large picture above is the three of us taken during that couple of days.
Would sure love to hear from those classmates that remember me! If any of them do...... That was a long time ago. Perhaps someone will remember that kid pictured above. Or some of the other pictures I have added. My e-mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Site Information This section will contain most of the changes other than The Class News and Class Message Board.
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The contribution is only to give the Administrator some extra tools provided by ClassReport.org. Sites can exist without these tools. This site is fully funded now. If you feel the need to donate, other Classes and Administrators can use the help.
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Register so we can find you when the Reunion Committee convenes.
To register, click the link below and find youself. If you are not listed, click to Add your name. Enter a password to keep people out of your private Profile information. The address and phone number will never be shown. You have the choice to show your city of residence and your Email address. Showing the Email address will provide a way for classmates to contact you, but that is your choice. The BIO will show to visitors of your page. Please enter something but remember that the world can see it. If you need help, see the Assistance section.
In the red line at the top of this Home Page you will find some links to various sections on this site. The Class Directory will provide the access to the classmate pages. The Administrator addresses come up but are not part of the alphebetic list. You must select A through Z to find the classmate. Only information they feel they want to show is displayed. As this is a site still under construction, not every class member has logged on. Spread the word that the site exists and also feel free to post in the various sections. If you have Class News, send it to the News link near the top and I will see that is posted.
Class Memorial To start, Click on the triangle. Music provided by Laurel Ann.
Family News Summary
Enter your Family News Item choosing from our pre-defined categories:
Anniversary, Award, Birth, Death, Diagnosis, Engagement, Graduation,
Lottery, Retirement, Vacation, Wedding, Other.
Send future donations for the AHS 1958 Student Fees Fund to:
Oregon Community Foundation ATTN: Charitable Planner 818 West 8th Street Medford, OR 97501
Make payable to: Oregon Community Foundation. Write on the “Memo” or “For” line: AHS 1958 Student Fees Fund. Stocks can be donated by contacting Sandi Vincent at the Portland Office of OCF at (503) 227-6846. All donations are tax deductible.
Student Fee Fund Questions?
Our Class of 1958 Scholarship Fund is an Ashland High School sub fund. To make contributions, make checks payable to Oregon Community Foundation and mail them to:
OCF 818 West 8th Street Medford, Oregon 97501.
Please be sure to mark the donation for the "AHS Class of 1958 Scholarship Sub Fund". Donations are tax deductible and you will receive a confirmation of the donation from OCF.
AHS Scholarship Fund Questions?
The AHS Class of 1958 maintains a Sunshine Fund for the purpose of giving comfort to classmates or to the survivors of classmates when there is a death in the family. For information please contact Tim McCartney.
58 Sunshine Fund Questions?
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