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October 2, 2020

Hi Everyone~~

It is with a heavy heart I let you know we lost Mary Taylor Johnson, Class of 1963, early this morning. I will post her obituary on the website when I get one. Many of you know or might not know that this website was a brain child of hers. She started it from the ground up, learning as she went to get it up and going. She was proud of it and rightly so. For many of the years it has been in play, she paid the bill for having it. Just a few years ago she finally relented and let the Alumni pay for the yearly costs. In 2003 she drug me into it and I helped her out and then eventually took over the posting with her as an advisor all the time. When I say drug me into it I have to smile as a lot of you others will that know once Mary had you in her sights for a particular job, you might as well give in and go with the flow. She was relentless and usually right with her choices. She was a loyal Chase Kat fan, loyal with her friendships and will be missed very much. The All School reunions will not be the same with out "Murph" as many of her closest friends called her. Also Aunt Mary to many, not just her biological nieces and nephews but to many of their friends. I found out yesterday that today would have been her and Al's anniversary, guess she wanted to spend it with him. Party on Mary!!!

We have passed the weekend where we would have had our 2020 All School Reunion and now look forward to next October when we will try once again to have the 2021 All School Reunion. Except for the date all plans have stayed in place so the host hotel will be the same (you can book your room now if you wish, the block is back in place), the banquet and dance will be held at The American Legion. BBQ before the homecoming game and all the festivities associated with that and the burger fry on Thursdays night. Check on the 2021 Bulletin Board for updated from time to time.

Sister Paula and I was at the school last Wednesday putting up two bars on the In Honor Plaque and taking inventory of the yearbooks. School was in session and masks were being worn. I believe three football games have been held and volleyball. Huge thank you to Shelley Brady White for digging into her magic closet and finding some of the yearbooks we were missing in our quest to have all the yearbooks in that cabinet by the Class Photos on the wall. We also went to Kats Korner and took inventory of our stock of hoodies, sweatshirts, tees and what not. I have ordered a few more so will be bringing them there when they are done. There are a few sizes left of everything except the black pullover hoodie so check them out.

Again I say, your Alumni Committee is still working on the new 2021 All School Reunion. With CHS already having homecoming in the books for October of  2021 we are going with that week end.

Thanks to all that sent one of our committee members, Gene Haas birthday cards and greetings for his 90th. He really appreciated them.

Until next time--

Sherry Bliss Cole, Class of 1964

 

 


                      

 

 


 

 

 

 

NEXT COMMITTEE MEETING:

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Thank you to Shelley White, secretary of the High School for the donation of 6 yearbooks we were in need of for the cabinet in the High School. Four more and I think we will have every yearbook from the year 1941 down that there was a yearbook. We even have 1925 year.

Thank you for the donation of the 1971 yearbook!

We would like to thank Gerald Fiedler and Kay Kopfman Thrall for donating yearbooks at the 2017 All School Reunion. We would like to thank Betty Browning Fulton, Class of  1944 for donating a 1941 yearbook to the alumni.

We thank Rhonda Clayton David for donating her yearbooks to the Association. The ones that were needed will be put in the cabinet at the High School for all to enjoy.

 Thank you, Betty Browning Fulton - 1944 for letting us know there were no yearbooks in the years 1942, 1943 & 1944 due to the war.

We are in need of some yearbooks to fill in some empty spaces in our cabinets at the school. These are on display for all to see so if you have an extra one or just want to donate yours to the Alumni we would be grateful. If you want to donate any of the following years, contact Sherry Cole.

1945, 1946, 1951,
1987.

Just a note to that, if you have any of your yearbooks of any year, please don't throw them away, we take them as well. We also have yearbooks on hand to sell if you are needing one. The list of what we have is on the  Kats Kraft Shoppe page. Thank you.

FROM PAST UPDATES:

September 1, 2020

Hi Everyone~~

With the starting of September it is a sad and frustrating time, we should be hot and heavy into planning the last details for the 2020 All School Reunion but instead we had to postpone until October 2021 to be together. I understand it is for the best of our alumni especially our older ones to stay safe during this Covid Craziness but still heartbreaking.

Most schools are in their own fashion starting, so different for the kids. Sports will be different in the way the spectators can attend. It is what it is and we will make the best of it.

Again I say, your Alumni Committee is still working on the new 2021 All School Reunion. With CHS already having homecoming in the books for October of  2021 we are going with that week end. We have contacted the hotel, American Legion and the DJ and all are on board with the move. Will add more details at a later date. And of course our March 2021 Newsletter will still go out.

The Chase Fundraiser in the Park sure looked like a success when Gene Haas and I stopped by. Watched some of the goings on and checked out the booths ending up with a refreshing sno cone. It is good to see Chase coming alive again, thanks to the committee and especially the younger ones that have stepped up to get it off the ground.

Thanks to all that sent one of our committee members, Gene Haas birthday cards and greetings for his 90th. He really appreciated them.

Until next time--

Sherry Bliss Cole, Class of 1964

 

Please send your comments, suggestions and contributions to  Sherry Bliss Cole at:
elocs@cox.net

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