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March 3, 2018

Hi Everyone~~

OK, here we are into March and the winds are terrible here in Kansas. Guess it is to be expected of March but sure does get tiresome holding onto your hair and anything else that is not anchored down. Love the temps tho so that is good. We need moisture in these parts so hope we get some good days of drizzle soon. Got to get some soakers for the trees, grass and future garden with the fresh tomatoes, onion, cukes and whatever else you may plant. Yum!

Week ago today those of your committee that could make it met in Chase in the High School for a brief alumni meeting, Cole putting current bars on the Honor Plaques in the trophy case and the stuffing of the envelopes of our Alumni Newsletter. You might wonder why we do that in Chase and the main reason is that the post office gets credit for every piece of mail that comes through there so we buy the stamps there and mail them from there. We stuffed 1067 envelopes that day and Paula Bliss Bieberle came back and mailed them on the following Monday. We try to support Chase whenever we can. So if you don't get one you know we either don't have your address or it is incorrect because you moved and it will probably come back to us. If you do not get one and would like one plz contact me and I will see that one is mailed out to you. Those that could make it that day were Allen and Vickie Neal Wilkerson, Marilyn Dupont, Gene Haas, Roberta Halfast Allen, Joyce Dellinger Burress and her daughter Treva who brought Joyce over and was kind enough to lend a hand, Gerald and Sherry Bliss Cole and Paula Bliss Bieberle. Afterward Gene, Roberta, Paula, Marilyn and myself were able to stay for lunch at the Longshot. While there I was told that the Longshot had been broken into the previous Monday during the night. They stole a lot of food and drinks besides tearing up a couple of things getting in. They also threw on the floor some of the food that they didn't want making a mess. I sure hated to hear that had happened, hard enough keeping a business going in Chase. If you know anything about that break in, plz let the police know. The Longshot is up for sale and so is Kats Korner so hope they get sold soon and can stay open.

Hope you were able to outrun the terrible flu that was going around. Cole and I were lucky enough not to get the flu but did battle upper respiratory for him and sinus infection for me. Everyone I have talked to is so ready for spring.

Until next time--

Sherry Bliss Cole, Class of 1964












October 13, 2018  @ 10:30am
DVS Senior Center
Hutchinson, KS





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, 1953, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1983, 1984,

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.


Feb 1, 2018

Hi Everyone~~

I don't think mother nature can make up her mind anymore about cold or warm. Altho I love running errands in just a sweatshirt, we do need some freezes to get rid of germs and definitely need some moisture. So far (knock on wood) Cole and I have avoided the flu and hope you can say the same. Nasty stuff from what they say.

We have our workday to put together the annual Alumni Newsletter this month so plz if you have moved since last March let me know so I can get your current address. Not only will you get your newsletter sooner, we save on stamps by not having to resend so many. As it is we send out around 1125 and get 100 or so back each year. Some of them have a forwarding address on them but some do not and so those people get lost in the cracks if I can't find them on facebook or through a relative. So plz try to keep us current, we care about you.

Seems like this new year so far has not been kind to us in as far as losing so many friends, relatives, alumni and so forth. Never easy and I hope it gets better from here.

Tax season is also among us, bad part about Christmas and New Years is that tax season is right behind them snickering. We don't have ours done yet but will as soon as all the W2s and everything we need gets here.

Until next time--

Sherry Bliss Cole, Class of 1964


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