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16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Richland Bombers Calendar website Funeral Notices website *********************************************** *********************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/01/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Marilynn WORKING ('54), Mike CLOWES ('54) Shirley COLLINGS ('66), Tedd CADD ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol TYNER ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judy CARAWAY ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Maggie GILSTRAP ('74) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Tedd CADD & Pam HUNT ('66) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Re: Our 80th birthday celebration To: 1954 Classmates A thought to ponder... would you rather have our 80th birthday celebration on the weekend of Club 40, which is September 9th and 10th, 2016?? Was just thinking that maybe you didn't want to make 2 trips here this year. Please let me know and I will be looking for a place for us to meet. I thought if you did, we could have a lunch on Sunday the 11th before you headed home. I have had a few suggestions and comments and it seems we are worried about the weather if we decided to have a picnic. It can be too chilly, so many thought it would be better to meet in a restaurant. That way, too, the food would be paid for "Dutch", rather than catered. Think about these ideas, and e-mail me your thoughts... Appreciate you all!! -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) ~ Pasco where we are warming up a little!! ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) I did some research in the 1952 Columbian. I found that today's birthday Bomber Babe and I did in fact have something in common. We were both in Thespians. I guess we weren't in any productions together, which is why I don't remember her. She was, after all, a senior and I just a lowly soph. Still doesn't mean I can't tip the ol' propeller beanie and say "Happy Birthday!" to Carol TYNER ('52). So I will. Hope her current husband doesn't make her practice the uke today, or bake her own birthday cake. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the weather has been nice for the weekend, so look out! ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Santino FONTANA ('00) "Santino FONTANA ('00) has joined the cast of 'Shades Of Blue', NBC's straight-to-series drama directed by Barry Levinson. He plays Stuart Saperstein." "FONTANA voiced Hans in the Disney megahit Frozen, and other recent credits include Mozart In The Jungle and Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit. Repped by UTA, Brookside Artist Management, he next appears in the features Fade To White and Sisters." "Shades Of Blue stars Jennifer Lopez, and it is a 13- episode series which follows police officers who are effective at keeping the streets safe, but also corrupt when it comes to lining their pockets and protecting their own." Four episodes have already aired. -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland where my crocuses and quince are blooming. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Tedd CADD ('66) Today (February 1st) marks our 47th wedding anniversary. Pam HUNT Cadd ('66) and I were married in the middle of one of the worst snow storms the state has seen. The Bride, Groom, Best Man (Gary BUSH), and Maid of Honor (Peg WELLMAN) were all attending school in Pullman and almost didn't make it to the wedding. We decided to travel together to the Tri-Cities for the wedding. Leaving Friday mid-afternoon, we were stuck in Pullman with all the roads closed... we found ourselves waiting in our car for the roads to open because of the big snow storm that came through that day. We got to Richland about 3am on that Saturday, rehearsed at noon and married at 7. Our honeymoon in Spokane was cancelled (roads still closed) so we ended up at the Red Lion in Pasco. Despite the cold beginning (Pam had to walk around the church in the snow to make her entrance), it's been a great run. I wouldn't have any other woman! -Tedd CADD ('66) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/02/16 ~ GROUND HOG DAY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Barbara SESLAR ('60), Helen CROSS ('62) Lynn-Marie HATCHER ('68), John RANLETT ('71) Mike DALEN ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bob ECKERT ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sherri WARD ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marilyn BRASFIELD ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Len REDISKE ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Patricia BERLAND ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Norman WOODLEY ('72) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) Re: Class of 1960 Bomber Luncheon DATE: Saturday, February 6 TIME: 11:30 a.m. WHERE: 3 Margaritas (downtown near Lee Blvd.) Spouses and friends are also welcome! Please join us first Saturday of each month. Turn right inside the restaurant and you'll find us at the corner table. No reservations needed. -Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) I just sent a photo taken on the Columbia River Bike Trail that I took off Facebook; Sue ELLIOTT Homan ('62) originally posted it from where; I'm not sure the photo was taken by Sammi Thorton, age 14. from Richland, (so a future Bomber); I think it is one of the best photos from the Tri-Cities I have ever seen. Thank you, Sammi, for sharing it, so we can enjoy more of God's wonder in our difficult world. Just thought more Bombers would like to enjoy it. -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ back in Hope, IN After a fun 10 days in the warmer south of Hilton Head, SC and north Florida; but it's almost 50 outside now, and was as warm over our week-end, plus we missed the huge snow last month, so I can't complain. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) Re: CADD - HUNT wedding - 1969 Just a note to say I loved reading Tedd CADD's ('66) re- reporting of the wedding that almost didn't happen because of the snow! You are blessed to have had 47 anniversaries already. I pray that God will grant you many more. -Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: John RANLETT ('71) Re: Dead Cow Floating There is a legend about some idiot jumping off a bridge over the Yakima River and passing through a dead bloated cow floating along peacefully below. This is likely an urban legend. Does anyone know if there is any truth to this story? Does anyone know who may have desecrated this sorry bovine? -John RANLETT ('71) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Mike DALEN ('72) Re: Strange Bomber Coincidence #4,937: I live in Huntsville, Alabama, way up near the Tennessee border... and the Jack Daniels Distillery. There's a few Seattle Boeing transplants around, but no Richland Bombers except me... Or so I've thought for the past 30 years. Saturday I went hiking with a longtime acquaintance, Scott Stevens. We've road biked hundreds of miles together, and he's a professional mapping geek who's helped our local land trust chart 7,000 acres of properties. Finally asked him where he was from: "Spokane". I told him I was from Richland. His response: "My wife is from Richland." A Bomber? Yep, a Bomber, Class of '71. (I'm a '72er.) Still haven't met her yet, but I plan to real soon. Her name is Suzanne WEIGGANDS ('71). And she lives in Huntsville, Alabama. -Mike DALEN ('72) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* Bomber Memorial >>Beulah "Boots" FAIN McCulley ~ Class of 1952 ~ 1934 - 2015 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/03/16 ~ THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED - 1959 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Mike CLOWES ('54), Pete BEAULIEU ('62) Shirley SHERWOOD ('62), Earl BENNETT ('63) David RIVERS ('65), Lee BUSH ('68) Lynn-Marie HATCHER ('68), Mike FRANCO ('70) Bill AYOTTE ('71), Brad WEAR ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gail DAWSON ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Glenda LATTIN ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Suzanne COWAN ('71) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) First off, I will deny that I persuaded the Junior Gyrene ('65) to tip a cow into the Yakima. I was forty miles away, robbing a bank, and I've got witnesses to prove it. If you are in the Portland metro area this weekend and looking for something to do; you might want to consider the 40 minute drive to Mount Angel on either Saturday or Sunday. Wurstfest is taking place in the Community Festhalle starting about 11am each day. Admission is $5.00, unless you want the souvenir stein which will cost 5 bucks more. All sorts of food and entertainment. Since the good Sisters have shut down their mustard business, there might be a few bottles left for sale. It is really good stuff and I don't know what I'm going to do when my supply runs our. It is called Monastery Mustard and comes in several flavours. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where we wonder how long can the sunshine last. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Pete BEAULIEU ('62) To: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Re: Columbia River Bike and Walking Trails Bostonians say that their circuitous street pattern simply follows ye olde cow paths of the 18th century. Something like that also accounts for the existence of the very popular Columbia River bike and walking trails. Here's my myopic view of how this trail came about. Back in 1965 two Col-Hi 1962 graduates took a summer job with the Ben-Franklin (Counties) Planning Commission. The Commission was housed in the original fire house just south of the old library, together with a Girl Scouts office and the Port of Pasco. The summer interns were me and Gary TABASINSKE, both of us architecture students, me at UW and Gary at WSU. The summer assignment was to prepare a regional parks plan under a new state law and possible funding source. (The Commission had three other employees, all also with weird names: including secretary Fran Postma, senior planner Tom Pickerel who later saved much of Kittitas County (Ellensburg) from open range bulldozers, and director George Plescher, a mellow pipe-smoking arborist by education.) The park plan menu ran all the way from an inventory of neighborhood teeter-totters, to school yards, to what, to maybe something grandly "regional(?)". Permanent preservation of the de facto Columbia Park between the "Y" and the Pasco- Kennewick bridge seemed daring enough. But late one afternoon the notion arose: why not break out a fresh set of colored pencils and run that green riverfront swath all the way up past the Yakima River bridge and then Howard Amon Park, and then past all of Richland clear up to the Hanford south boundary barricade! For want of an eraser, a linear mega-park became part of the vision. The report and map were routinely adopted by the county commissioners. And, maybe it was from this colored pencil exercise that one thing led to another. But I'm still nostalgic for the more primitive shoreline and ducks of the late 1950s. -Pete BEAULIEU ('62) ~ Shoreline, WA ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley SHERWOOD Milani ('62) I remember a cow floating thru the Flume next to me one time. Don't remember who I was with but several of us used to do this. We were always jumping off the RR Bridge into the Yakima River too. My mom wanted me to clean house everyday during Summer break. When I was done a bunch of us girls would pile in a car & drive to the river, pile out & run like hell down the dock & dive in. Best part of everyday. I can remember some of the girls (Linda RAWLINS McCleary ('62) sticks in my head). She was so quiet & yet could be so funny. -Shirley SHERWOOD Milani ('62) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Earl BENNETT ('63) Re: Sandstorm 1/26 - David DOUGLAS ('62) ~ Mesa, AZ where our swimming pool temperature is stuck at 64, and I am not a polar bear, although I did go swimming in the Columbia once. While stationed on Crete in the Air Force '66-'69, I took SCUBA lessons. After a Mediterranean Sea dive by the class, someone knew of a large, fresh-water pool a bit inland where the city of Iraklion gets its fresh water supply, and there were supposed to be relics of German hardware and uniform parts at the mouth of the spring about 60-80 feet down. It was reputed to be 45, which I thought was not too much worse than the Columbia in mid-spring, which was about the earliest I'd ever dipped into it. I figured, what is it, maybe 3-4 hours away from being melted snow by the time it flows past Richland? Only later did it occur to me that the DISTANCE from melting snow to Richland has to be well over a hundred miles, traversing non-frozen ground at speeds much lower than the Columbia's flow, and not following a straight path. Being hot and still salty from the dive (but with no air left in my tank) and under 25 at the time, with the usual "I'm invincible" outlook of that age group, I was the first to dive in (note, no reference to dipping my toe in first). The others were still putting on their wet suits and tanks. I managed not to gasp in a lung full of water, but it was really attention-getting, and I was out fairly quickly. Regards, ecb3 - from moderate-though-damp temperatures in central Virginia where the 24" + snowfall of 11 days ago is rapidly melting, but still very evident where plows did their work. -Earl BENNETT ('63) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: The music never dies Look up in the sky, up towards the north There are three new stars, brightly shining forth They're shining oh-so bright from heaven above Gee, we're gonna miss you, everybody sends their love Ritchie, you were just starting to realize your dreams Everyone calls me a kid, but you were only seventeen Now Almighty God has called you, from oh-so far away Maybe it's to save some boy or girl Who might have gone astray And with your star shining through the dark and lonely night To light the path and show the way, the way that's right Gee, we're gonna miss you, everybody sends their love Buddy, I can still see you, with that shy grin on your face Seems like your hair was always a little messed up And kinda outa place Now, not many people actually knew you or Understood how you felt But just a song, just a song from you Could make the coldest heart melt Well you're singing for God now, in his chorus in the sky Buddy Holly, I'll always remember you with tears in my eyes Gee, we're gonna miss you, everybody sends their love I see a stout man, the Big Bopper's your name God called you to heaven, maybe for new fortune and fame Keep wearing that big Stetson hat and ramble up to the mike And don't forget those wonderful words, "you know what I like" Look up in the sky, up towards the north There are three new stars, brightly shining forth They're shining oh-so bright from heaven above Gee, we're gonna miss you, everybody sends their love -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Lee BUSH ('68) To: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Re: Upon looking at the photo, it appears to me to have been taken from Bushwhacker Rd., in the Richland Wye Area, behind the offices of 'Ben-Franklin Transit' 1000 Columbia Park Trail (the old Columbia Drive SE). Bushwhacker Rd. is a dirt road that runs parallel between the dike (to the south) and SR 240/The Causeway (to the west/northwest) and the Yakima River delta between Bateman Island (to the east) and Columbia Point (to the north). -Lee BUSH ('68) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) To: John RANLETT ('71) Re: Dead Cow Floating That much believed (and therefore clearly true!) tale of the Bomber through the cow off the Yakima River Bridge involved none other than the truly legendary Garry O'ROURKE ('66). He also once rode a motorcycle into Mac Hall! -Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Mike FRANCO ('70) I heard the dead cow story from 4 - 5 different Bomber peers, none that I trust. It was always the Yakima River RR bridge. I got so sick of Iowa caucus coverage I changed channels to Hogan's Heroes. Highly under rated WWII epic. General Berkhalter tremendous leader! -Mike FRANCO ('70) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bill AYOTTE ('71) Re: Re: Dead Cow Floating Yes indeed I do remember the legend of the dead cow floating. In fact I've repeated the story several times in the past 45 years, however I couldn't tell you who the lucky jumper was! Too bad Vic MARSHALL ('71-RIP) isn't still with us. He'd have a name for sure. I do know that we spent many fun filled days in that area, jumping off the bridge and catching bullheads. -Bill AYOTTE ('71) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Brad WEAR ('71) Re: Birthday and cows Happy Birthday to Suzanne COWAN ('71) on the 3rd. Hope it's a good one. To: John RANLETT ('71) Re: ah, the infamous dead cow story Having spent many a day during the summers jumping off the train bridge (15 feet to the water off the concrete footings, 35 feet from the black walls, 65 feet from the top of the bridge) the dead cow story was rampant. I heard it was a WINGFIELD ('67) who did it. Having a name with the story only added credibility. It was plausible, as during the late summer large masses of slimy moss would break loose from the bottom of the river and float down stream under the bridge. They made great targets to jump on. Timing was everything. I've told the story to my boys as they grew up in an effort to make sure they knew what they were jumping into in these opaque Texas waters. 95% sure it is an urban legend. -Brad WEAR ('71) ~ in Plano, TX where it was 70 today but dropping to 50 on the 3rd. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* Bomber Memorial >>Sue RAY Woodard ~ Class of 1966 ~ 1947 - 2015 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/04/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Mike CLOWES ('54), Annette HALL ('62) John ADKINS ('62), Brad WEAR ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sharon ANDERSON ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Randy BUCHANAN ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John BAILEY ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tom CRIGLER ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Merilyn SMITH ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Larry CROUCH ('71) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Ooooppppssss!!! The dates I mentioned in yesterday's edition are incorrect. Wurstfest happens this Friday and Saturday (Feb. 5 & 6) from 10 AM to 10 PM (both days). It is the Mount Angel version of Mardi Gras or Carnival; in Germany it would be Fasching, at least in the southern parts. If you are feeling particularly athletic, there is a 5/10 K Walk/Run beginning at 9:30 AM. Sorry for any confusion. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the monsoons have returned, but weather guesser promise a dry weekend. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Annette HALL Bundrant ('62) Re: Cow in Yakima River Maren, I don't know about the cow from the later '60s, but I do know that my brother, Stuart ('62), and I found one... upper river because of the flooding from the Yakima area. We did not go near it... the stink was bad enough. This was probably in the later '50s. I never did go off the railroad bridge. Someone told me that a guy dove off and broke his neck. That did it for me. The irrigation canal was bad enough (but fun). The river was a refuse for the summertime. Will never forget it and the good times. -Annette HALL Bundrant ('62) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: John ADKINS ('62) Re: Stretching English I thought a few items of "English insanity might be just what this language discussion needs - - - That is why, when the stars are out, they are visible, but when the lights are out, they are invisible. PS. - Why doesn't 'Buick' rhyme with 'quick' ? Re: About the word UP -John ADKINS ('62) ~ Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Brad WEAR ('71) Happy Birthday to Larry Dale CROUCH ('71), one of my long time Bomber Buds. We met in Soph P.E. and remain good friends to this day. Hope you have a good one. -Brad WEAR ('71) ~ in sunny but cool Plano, TX ************************************************************* ************************************************************* Bomber Memorial >>Jim MEIGS ~ Class of 1958 ~ 1940 - 2015 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/05/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff today: David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Anthony King, aka Corey MORRIS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David MERRILL ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary DAVIS ('75) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Travis STREGE ('96) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Lyman POWELL ('65) had a quadruple by-pass earlier this week. According to Cecilia BENNETT ('65) he seems to be doing well: "Lyman is awake and talking. Cheeks are rosy. He said he had surgery Tuesday, not yesterday, but he's a little groggy, might have lost some time, conversation was a little rambling... He was getting a couple arterial lines discontinued, so all must be stable. He was out of bed walking in the hall earlier today. Still has oxygen on, but Vital signs on the monitor looked good. Says he wouldn't mind taking ballroom dancing lessons, needs to get a little exercise hahaha...I will remind him of that." -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/06/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) David RIVERS ('65) Brad WEAR ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Becky SKARSHAUG ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John COLE ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary BENNETT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike FRANCO ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lisa RICCOBUONO ('75) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lori RAEKES ('81) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Erin HASKINS ('86) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: Nikolai Buser Nikolai, age 27, eldest son of 4-time Iditarod Champion, Martin Buser, has been in ICU at Harborview since (I think) January 22nd. Car wreck in the Seattle area... Martin, wife Kathy Chapoton, and their other son, Rohn, are staying very close by in a "long term" waiting room at Harborview. Kathy updates several times a day so we all know how Nikolai is doing. If anybody wants to get into the account, let me know. In the meantime, there are people at the Buser's Happy Trails Kennel in Big Lake, AK taking care of the dogs and getting stuff ready for 2016 Iditarod... stuff like feeding/training dogs and preparing "drop bags" that will be (already have been?) sent ahead to various check points along the Iditarod trail. Both Martin and Rohn are signed up to run the 2016 race which starts on March 5th this year. I saw a note on the space from Buser's neighbor in Big Lake, our own Maggie GILSTRAP O'Hara ('74). Somebody (probably Kathy) continues to update "Martin Buser's Happy Trails Kennel" Facebook account, too. This kid has literally THOUSANDS of people praying for him... -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ~ 38 at midnight ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Cows 'n' B-days Well I know I have often said how much I admire and am grateful for the friendship of the b-day Bomber, but have I ever mentioned cows? I don't think so... the first time I heard about the floating cow was from Gary SNOW's ('65) older brother who was a local Cop back inna day... we were all swimming in the canal and he dropped the dead cow story on us... it worked and out we came... then, of course there was the "Sandman"... I never believed it till one time I was parked with... well Gentlemen never tell... and I heard a scratching at one of the side windows... I started the car and took outa those bushes like a bat outa... well really fast... when we got to Zip's there was a claw stuck in the top of the window of the car... hey I don't make this stuff up... well ok maybe some of it... I know I never saw a cow in the Flume... but I do remember Joe CASTLEBERRY's ('63) experience... but I guess that just shows how invincible we all thought we were, cuz we were right back doing the same ol stuff! Also, as I recall, the year before Stump ('66) rode his bike thru Mac Hall, Allan GREEN ('65-RIP) did the same thing... Well, now it is time for me to wish a good friend and guy I think the world of HAPPY BIRTHDAY, John COLE ('66) on your special day, February 6, 2016!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) PS Lyman ('65) may be more accessible by phone now ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Brad WEAR ('71) Re: Birthday boy Happy Birthday to Mike FRANCO ('70), the leader of the high school skits. Probably at Eastern as well. The Legend continues. -Brad WEAR ('71) ~ in cold but clear Plano, TX ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/07/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Mike CLOWES ('54) Pete BEAULIEU ('62) Brad WEAR ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim WATTS ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jerry RICE ('71) ************************************************************ ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) I hope this makes it in time. I wouldn't want today's birthday Bomber to think I was slacking or something of the sort. I mean, he knows people to know people, sort of friends of friends. Hey, not that he's "connected", but there is always the off chance. It is quite possible that his lovely wife ('55) could get mad at me. Sort of like M.L. ('63) and Ellen ('63) are with Tooter ('65), and I wouldn't want that. Enough, already! A tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a "Happy Birthday!" shout are in store for Jim WATTS ('54). Keep goin' and maybe we'll speak at the birthday party. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where Wurstfest has wound down and the weather warms up. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Pete BEAULIEU ('62) To: David RIVERS ('65) Re: the "Sandman" Now, there's a website entry capable of generating a long thread! David RIVERS ('65) writes of the "Sandman," that in 1965 or so "I heard a scratching at one of the side windows... I started the car and took outa those bushes like a bat outa... well really fast... when we got to Zip's there was a claw stuck in the top of the window of the car." On January 5, 1975 the Tri-City Herald carried a generous half- page article subtitled "Bigfoot in West Richland?" reporting on a strange sighting at about the same time. "[...] A 27-year old Richland man swears he and two others saw such a creature ["nine-foot, 700 pound"] in a West Richland gravel quarry during the fall of 1964..." In Western Washington, on September 20, 1969, two local teenagers at an intersection in Fife (near Tacoma) saw "a huge, hair-covered figure" dash across the road and hit its hand against a road sign, "leaving it vibrating - and the sign was fully eight feet above the ground." The heavy steel sign was bent and scratched [claws!], and removed a month later. A continuous record of custody is not clearly evident, but photos of a bent and scratched sign show up in a publication popular with Sasquatch enthusiasts (the long-time Indian name). Long before our time, there's the newspaper account of a captured adolescent Sasquatch (4'7" and 127 pounds) that later got away (British Columbia Colonist, July 3, 1884), reprinted in other BC papers, but this wreaks of a neat hoax. On the other hand, there's anthropologist Dr. Grover Krantz (RIP) of WSU who filled an entire storage room with hundreds of plaster flat-footed footprint casts of all sizes, collected from the 1930s forward, from everywhere between Stockton, CA to northern British Columbia. Some hoax... these prints are not plywood; they evidence an internal bone structure distinctly unlike ours - and the impressions vary with the uneven ground under foot (in one case a crippled right foot). Krantz's book is "Bigfoot Sasquatch: Evidence - the Anthropologist Speaks Out, Hancock House, 1999; 348 pages and many photos. He makes the plea, simply, for systematic research by the skeptical Scientific Establishment. About five years ago I read of a credibly supported effort launched in the Olympic Mountains, including airborne heat sensors and other such high-tech applications. Documentaries sometimes indicate forthcoming DNA tests on hair strands, but then again, the awaited results never seem to merit news coverage. So, David, if you have that claw hanging around your neck as a souvenir, maybe you can shave off a piece and deliver it to a credible DNA lab. Maybe a bear, but maybe something strange... The English writer G.K. Chesterton suggests that if we modern folk were not so jaded, then EVERYTHING around us would look beautifully new and wonderfully strange, as is truly the case. And, we would not be so easily bored; no need then for mind- numbing video games. -Pete BEAULIEU ('62) ~ Shoreline, WA ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Brad WEAR ('71) Re: Birthday Boy Happy Birthday Jerry RICE ('71), fellow Bomber and Coug. Keep on running! -Brad WEAR ('71) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* Bomber Memorial >>Jerry KOEPP ~ Class of 1967 ~ 1949 - 2015 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/08/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Frank DeVINCENTIS ('56) Dennis HAMMER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janice PIERCE ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Christy WATSON ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: MaryAnne GRENINGER ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cathy LEMLER ('74) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Frank DeVINCENTIS ('56) Re: Jim's WATTS' ('54) birthday on 2/7 Hey Jim, Happy belated birthday. Hope this finds you in good health and you had a great day on your special day. All the best. -Frank DeVINCENTIS ('56) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Dennis HAMMER ('64) To: Pete BEAULIEU ('62) Re: Bigfoot I remember reading about a Bigfoot siting in the gravel pit at just about the time of the January 5, 1975, Tri-City Herald article. It seems to me that what I read was not that long, and that it was in a little booklet: so I am either remembering wrong or it was also written about somewhere else. I worked with someone who was driving one of those lonely two- lane highways we have in Eastern Washington one night and saw movement at the side of the road. He stopped and just sat there in the road for awhile watching it move around, thinking he might be seeing a bigfoot, or maybe it is a bear! He didn't know but he was afraid to even move. After a while he maneuvered his car around so the headlights were on it, and all it was, was a big ole tumbleweed hanging on a fence post blowing around in the wind. But we do know they are real because there is a place in Livingston, Montana called, "Sasquatch Taxidermy." -Dennis HAMMER ('64) ~ Kennewick where it is still getting below freezing at night, but the weeds are starting to grow--well they are growing like weeds. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* Bomber Memorial >>Gary WHITING ~ Class of 1955 ~ 1937 - 2015 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/09/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Roy BALLARD ('63), Bob MATTSON ('63/'64) David RIVERS ('65), Duncan SINCLAIR ('65) Pat DORISS ('65), Betti AVANT ('69) Brad WEAR ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cheryl WEIHERMILLER ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gayle DUNN ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim PATTON ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karen MOORE ('75) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Yvonne LING ('75) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rob HAUSENBUILLER ('93) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY: Carl DVORAK ('58) & Shirley ARMSTRONG ('61) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Roy BALLARD ('63) ToO: Janice PIERCE ('63) Happy Birthday (on 2/8) to such a wonderful LADY, Love, Roy and Nancy -Roy BALLARD ('63) & Nancy ERLANDSON Ballard ('67) ~ Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob MATTSON ('63/'64) Re: Big foot I live in the foothills of the Cascades, prime territory for the TV show awaiting the block busting capture or taped sighting of the creature. I'm sure the footage they shot was as unconvinced as their viewers were. There is nothing south from my home down to sunny California but trees. But the bigfoot painted van roamed the forest roads around here relentlessly for several years... then my guess is that the show finally ran out of backers for the fuel, flats and food. But don't think that's where the legend ends. As soon as the snows stop, I will keep an eye open for the van anyway, keeping the creature on it's toes. Later, -Tuna Bob MATTSON ('63/'64) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: how bout those cubbies I am on my way to another good year... If this gets to Maren ('63 and '64) I will be one down with three to go... almost sounds like football talk don't it... got ready fer the big game... chips, dip, sparkling water... nice comfy chair and then I remembered I had something more important to do... so I went out and cut back a dying bush (big tees won't give it sunlight)... checked sprinkler lines and then because I didn't know what time the game was over I took time to jump inna lake, swallow a snake and come up with a belly ache... when I checked with the B-day Bomber's sis ('63) and ML ('63), sounded like it still wasn't over so I took out the trash... How bout those half time ads... uh huh uh huh... that's OK... several guys will be sending them around for the next week... oh wait... half time show... the ads run through out the game... silly me! Well, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Cheryl WEIHERMILLER ('60) and to Shorty WATKINS (ML's Mom-RIP) on your special day, February 9, 2016! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Duncan SINCLAIR ('65) Re: Lyman POWELL ('65) Wishing Lyman a successful recovery. Lyman & I were part of the Stevens Street gang along with Bob HOGUE ('65, Mike TONER ('65-RIP), the Kennedy girls, Mike QUANE ('63), Randy HINSON ('65), and others. We learned our sportsmanship and pranks at the Sacagawea fields and carp fish pond. We honed our tackle football skills there. Lyman's house was great for Oreo cookies and I didn't have to share with my brothers. We were no longer considered a gang when we went to CK. We were Cops for a while as Patrol Boys. Wish I hadn't put the flag upside down one time. Get well soon, buddy. -Duncan SINCLAIR ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) WHAT: '65 Ladies' February Lunch WHEN: Friday, February 12th, 2016 TIME: Noon to 2pm WHERE: Frost Me Sweet Bistro & Bakery, 719 the Parkway The Classy Ladies of '65 will be getting together for lunch this Friday to celebrate Valentine's Day (a few days early) and enjoy each other's company as we catch up on what's occurred this past month. So, if you're a "Lady of '65" and haven't joined us in quite a while, or if you've never been to one of our lunches and would like to come, please contact me so I can add you to our reservation! See you Friday! -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) ~ West Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: betti AVANT ('69) Judy WILLOX ('61) Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) Re: All Bomber Lunch ~ aka Patti's All Bomber Lunch Now that the first month of the year is history and we're looking at Valentine's day on Sunday, how about coming to the All Bomber lunch on Saturday, 13February2016. Come and join some friends or make some new ones and have some good conversation. Most come around noon time, some earlier, some a little later. You can have a delicious meal and sit back and relax. JD Diner, in West Richland on Saturday is the place to be. WHEN: Saturday, 13February2016 (always 2nd Saturday) TIME: We gather about noon or 12:30 WHERE: JD DINER, 3790 West Van Giesen, West Richland (Second building on the right after crossing the Yakima River Bridge.) -Betti AVANT ('69) -Judy WILLOX ('61) -Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Brad WEAR ('71) Re: Birthday Boy Happy Birthday to Jim PATTON ('71). Who'd a thunk in high school Jim would end up a retired Naval Officer? Hope you have a good one. -Brad WEAR ('71) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* Bomber Memorial >>Rick SOUTHAM ~ Class of 1980 ~ 1962 - 2015 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/10/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Mike CLOWES ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Harold KENITZER ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda WOODS ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Diane HUFF ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nancy FOSTER ('66) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) This should be somewhat boring. And... even somewhat boring. Bear with me. First off, I know his wife ('55) is still somewhat ticked at him for kissing Pat DUFFY ('54) twice; once at the Homecoming Assembly where she was crowned Homecoming Queen, and then again at half-time of the Homecoming game. And that was many, many, many, many moons ago. But he made it up to his wife by just recently buying a ranch house on Cottonwood (I think). Still thoroughly confused, hang on, it will not become any clearer as I progress. Suffice to say that he is a fellow classmate, and a friend that I see once a year at Club 40 (where is on his best behavior). Enough of this fol-de-rol, let me tip the ol' propeller beanie and say "Happy Birthday!" to Harold KENITZER ('54) on this day. If you count them up, you might say he is getting old; if it weren't for the soup strainer on his upper lip he is. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the weather guessers are promising rain for Valentine's Day weekend. There is also one of the congressionally mandated Monday holidays involved [Presidents' Day]. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* Bomber Memorial >>James Alder ~ Class of 1983 ~ 1964 - 2015 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/11/16 ~ NOT ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ NO entries for a REAL Alumni Sandstorm. We do, however, have birthdays today: BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Peggy JOHNSON ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda CARTER ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: John and Paul WAGGONER ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim HAUN ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Drew COUGHREN ('86) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/12/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff today: David DOUGLAS ('62) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol HAYNES ('51) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pat CALDWELL ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shanon LAYBOURN ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: James Hodge ('71NAB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janeen THORNTON ('73) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David DOUGLAS ('62) I was pleased that Richland (or at least Hanford) was mentioned on the news as one of the two facilities detecting gravity waves for the first time. I'll even forgive Fox News Channel for spelling it 'Hanaford.' Nice to know we're still in the forefront of scientific endeavors. Our swimming pool is up to 68, thanks to a week of sunny weather. If the sun cooperates we should be able to swim again in a couple of weeks. -David DOUGLAS ('62) ~ Mesa, AZ ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: big day for Bombers Here we are streaming along thru February at break neck speed.. the weather here is creeping into very nice and now I have a list of stuff to get finished before it gets HOT... spent the day under cars getting them ready for "show" season so I can just grab one and take off... it never fails I say I've gotta wait till I don't have to wear a heavy coat and then I say "why did I wait so long!!!!" Beyond that not much coming to this pea brain of mine... I hate it when that happens... just spent several minutes on the phone boring dear Rosalie ('63) filling her in on my "adventures"... funny I said I have plenty of adventure in my life to keep me busy and wonder how we survived our yute, when every five minutes was real adventure and much of it pretty dangerous... we survived somehow... well HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Freddie SCHAFER ('63-RIP), Pat CALDWELL ('65) and Shanon LAYBOURN ('65) on your special day, February 12, 2016!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/13/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber1 sent stuff: Helen CROSS ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeff CURTIS ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kenny WRIGHT ('63) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Wayne WALLACE & Elva McGHAN ('50) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) I agree with my fellow '62 classmate, David DOUGLAS. It was nice to see Hanford as the site of some cutting edge scientific news. I recognized Hanaford as Hanford too. -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ Hope, IN where we happily didn't get another dusting of expected snow last night, and the current temperature of 28 has already beat the frigid high we had yesterday. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/14/16 ~ HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), David RIVERS ('65) Jim HEIDLEBAUGH ('65), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill GRIFFIN ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill ROE ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Vicki MOSLEY ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Esther "Deon" HOLLIS ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Val GHIRARDO ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Diane CARPENTER ('72) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Clarence FULCHER ('51) & Gloria ADAMS ('54) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) According to an item on the news the other night; something like 11,000 babies are conceived on Valentine's Day. Makes ya wanna stop and think. Regardless of the above; this is the day that Skippy ('54) and Clarence ('51) got married and they are still together. Guess the phrase "for better or worse" applied to the first days of their marriage by living in a trailer in North Richland. Might have even been worse if they lived in the trailer park at the foot of the original Pasco-Kennewick bridge (on the Kennewick side). As they say: "Keep on keeping on." And then there is the birthday boy. Way back when, he was a baseball player; even made it to the Bigs. Played for the Houston Colt 45s (that's what they were before becoming Astros); and I don't think they were named for pistols. Since then, he has somewhat settled down and become a rancher near Sisters, OR. OK, so he has a pickup with a rifle rack in the back window and some cow patties in the bed. That qualifies him in the eyes of some Californians as a real rancher. Therefore, a tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a shout of "Happy Birthday!" is in order for Billy GRIFFIN ('54). If he's lucky, his wife will get him a heart shaped pizza from Papa Murphy's. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the monsoons have returned but the snow level remains above 5,000 feet. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Happy Birthday/Valentine's day! Hear yee Hear yee let it be known that on February 13, 2016, this Bomber officially started wearing shorts and t-shirts for the year... I can't believe it... I think I may have started last year in March... I'm not sure... but then I have a confession about two of the b-days today as well so it could very well be that every year for the past twenty or more I started wearing shorts in February... Now as it is Valentine's day, one might expect that I would be thinking "Oh cool... it's so and so's b-day cuz it's V-day"... well that wasn't the case... Instead I said "Wow... I didn't know so and so's b-day was on Valentine's day!!!" Now I've only been doing these b-days since... oh... Sandstorm started... and I just realized these b-days fell on Valentines day!?... now I could go back to each Valentine's day and see if I say this every year but if I did and in fact I did... I might begin to question some of the stories I've told and then I might start to question other things about my life and then I could wonder if I'm really a Bomber and if not why do I have these Bomber tattoos on my legs and am I really a Marine or do I just like pain cuz I got Marine tattoos on my arms... I decided to call Mom and Pop but I'm a Or-fan... and speaking of Or-fans is my daughter really a Duck... is she really my daughter... oh man things can get complicated real fast when ya live in my brain... I think I'd better just do the b-days and go take a nap... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Bill ROE ('59), Val GHIRARDO ('72... do I know what Spudnuts are?) and Vicki MOSLEY ('66) on your special day, February 14, 2016, and a HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY to all the Bomber-babes in Bomberville (except Cathy MOUTON ('65) cuz she doesn't like being called a bomber-babe... who knew?)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Jim HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) Re: Bomber Mom's Birthday Come help celebrate Bomber Mom, Mary Heidlebaugh's 90th birthday. DATE: February 20, 2016 TIME: 2:00- 4:00 PM PLACE: Crosspointe Baptist Church 9810 NE 76th Street Vancouver, WA. 98662 Cake, and ice cream. No Gifts. -Lola ('60) Jim ('65) Jo ('74) -Jim HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Dragon making waves in gaming world - 2/13/16 Herald Grant D. Williams ('02 HHS), CEO of Red Level Games in Richland, is finding success with the company's open world computer game called Dragon: The Game. A Kickstarter campaign to enhance the game ends Feb. 14. Wishing all a very Happy Valentine's Day . -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/15/16 ~ HOLIDAY ~ PRESIDENTS' Day ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Dan HAGGARD ('57) Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Ken STALEY ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Abby PERRYMAN ('15) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Betty Jo ROSE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Erin OWENS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Patt WELCH ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Alastair COCHRANE ('72) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Dan HAGGARD ('57) I just received some sad news from Sharon CHAPMAN ('57) concerning one of our class mates, Pat FOLEY ('57). Pat has stage four lung cancer which has metastasized to other parts of his body. The cancer is too widespread for treatment. He is at home in Kennewick. For those who would like to send him a card or note contact me for his address. Thanks.. -Dan HAGGARD ('57) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: Nikolai Buser Nikolai, age 27, eldest son of 4-time Iditarod Champion, Martin Buser, has been moved to the rehab floor (4th) at Harborview. It won't be long before he is released from the hospital and will be in full rehab at Harborview. Word is that Martin and his younger son, Rohn, will both run the 2016 Iditarod as planned. Re: Are you ready? Final 20-Dog Selection Due March 2 by 5pm Q. Does everyone start at the same time? Does every musher have a number? A. The mushers draw starting numbers at the Musher's Banquet on the Thursday before the race (3/3 this year). This becomes their bib number and they keep it throughout the race. The first starting position is ceremonial, with no musher, and is used to honor people who have contributed to the race or to mushing. Mushers leave the starting line every two minutes, with every fifth musher waiting three minutes for a television commercial. -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ~ 62 at midnight ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Ken STALEY ('68) Re: Valentines Memories Her name is locked away in my memories... and I'll leave it at that. The local corner drug store - Densow's - carried heart shaped boxes of chocolate, every Valentine's Day. My heart was SET on getting her a "big box" of chocolate. Never mind that I'd already given her my fanciest, home made with red construction paper, a fancy paper doily and lace Valentine's card for her cupid decorated shoe box on the window sill of our Spalding classroom. Never mind that I was 10. My heart was set (and lost!) and nothing else would do. Densow's had a 'special shelf'... a shelf I recognize now as a discount shelf... OLD merchandise... and there was a PERFECT box. The red seemed a bit pastel to me... more towards the pinkish side than the red side.. Of course, looking back it was dust covered and faded with sun/age and probably a hold-over from years past. That mattered not in the least to a smitten 10 year old boy. It was within my budget range AND it was a box of chocolates. I can't remember now if I put a card on the box or not. Perhaps Doug would remember... he was my confidant and co-conspirator at the time. We walked those few blocks up Swift Ave. and I was SURE she (or someone in her family... perhaps her older brother) would see me. I don't think I had an alternate plan... or even a decent escape route should I be discovered. Doug waited for me behind the giant blue spruce while I, in stealth, crept up to her front door, deposited my treasured heart (real and chocolate filled.), rang the doorbell... and RAN LIKE HELL. We hid, Doug and I, until SHE came to the door and picked it up. She looked around, briefly, and carried my heart inside with her... where it remains to this day. I don't know if she ever knew who gave that heart to her or not. Perhaps at our 50 year reunion... I'll confess. -Ken STALEY ('68) ~ in a balmy Pasco where temps approached 60! ************************************************************* ************************************************************* Bomber Memorial >>Jim SCHIRADO ~ Class of 1970 ~ 1951 - 2015 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/16/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Barbara POWELL ('58) Bill SCOTT ('64) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim CLATWORTHY ('46) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Toby HUFF ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Esther DAWSON ('73) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Barbara POWELL Beaudry ('58) Mike MILLS ('57) and I thought that we should give our thanks to the Sandstorm for bringing us together. I lost my husband of 54 years 3-1/2 years ago. Mike lost his wife two years ago. Mike called to ask me to lunch, only to be there for someone else trying to plow through the grieving process. We went to lunch and something clicked and Mike and I have committed for the rest of our lives. We have given up loneliness for loving, caring and sharing. -Barbara POWELL Beaudry ('58) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bill SCOTT ('64) Re: Valentine Memories Ken STALEY's ('68) touching and very well-written Valentine memory in yesterday's Sandstorm nearly brought a tear to my eye. The tale, with its uncomplicated and straightforward childhood emotion, sounds like something right out of "A Christmas Story", like something Ralphie would have done. It brought to my mind a somewhat similar, though less successful and long-buried childhood memory of my own. When I was around 14 and 15, I had a horse and used to spend a lot of time at the Richland Riding Academy. There was a girl who frequented the place, and oh, was I sweet on her. One day I decided I would buy her a present. So I bought an inexpensive bracelet (or maybe a necklace; can't recall). It had the look of silver, but was probably just chromed metal of some kind. It consisted of small plates strung on a chain, with some sort of purple stones set on the plates. When I went to ride, I would take the bracelet with me. It was in a box too big to fit in a pocket, so I stuffed it into my cowboy boot. Now, in those days I was painfully shy (something I would later overcome), and whenever she was there, I tried to work up the nerve to pull the bracelet out of my boot and give it to her. Days went by, and in the heat of summer, the box became distorted and sweat- stained. One of the stones fell off, and I glued it back on, probably with good ol' DuCo cement. But I never worked up the nerve to give her the bracelet, and eventually I threw it away. Ah, the agony of childhood. To: Maren ('63 & '64) What's this I read? Louisiana is in such bad financial shape the LSU Tigers might not even field a football team next year? Holy Moley, surely the apocalypse is upon us. [Seems to me I heard that, too... Some were even upset because of the story... don't wanna be trying to scare the football players1!! -Maren] Winner, 2011 WILLA Literary Awards Winner, 2015 Beverly Hills Book Awards Winner, Bronze Medallion, 2015 Will Rogers Medallion Awards Finalist, 2015 National Indie Excellence Awards Angel of the Gold Rush Angel's Daughter Legacy of Angels Light On A Distant Hill The Rail Queen See profiles and excerpts of all these books and read my blog. "The great tragedy of life is that most people are buried with their best music still inside them." -Bill SCOTT ('64) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: "50-year love story begins in Afghanistan" ~ 2/14/16 Herald "Stephanie DAWSON ('60) and George Janicek said 'I do' twice in 11 days" "Where does love begin? For one West Richland couple, it began more than 50 years ago in a most unlikely place. "When I went to Afghanistan, probably 90 percent of the people had never heard of it," Stephanie DAWSON Janicek ('60) said as she recalled her Peace Corps service as an English teacher in Kabul. "Now, it's so different." "But in 1964, the country was a land of promise, a place where George Janicek could help develop the Department of Engineering at Kabul University through the U.S. Agency for International Development. Already an instructor for the University of Notre Dame, his alma mater, he went as its representative and found a warm welcome." "What this New Yorker also discovered was a young woman from Richland who caught his eye. At Peace Corps parties, the two occasionally danced together, but then an invitation brought George and Stephanie a step closer." Re: Business owner dies after struck by car ~ 2/14/16 Herald "The man who owned Ray's Golden Lion was in critical condition at Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland Saturday after being hit by a car Friday in Richland. "Ray Chin, 83, apparently was returning home from a walk at 5:35 p.m., said Officer Calvin Nash of the Richland Police Department. " Update: Ray passed away at 4:25 pm on Sunday, February 14. My mother, Dottie Collings, worked as a waitress for over 40 years and last worked for Ray at Ray's Golden Lion. I knew Ray very well and am deeply saddened to hear of his tragic accident and death. There is a campaign to help out the Chin Family at Please pray for comfort for the family in this very difficult time. Any contributions to help the family financially at this time would be greatly appreciated. Re: RHS Boys Basketball ~ 2/14/16 Tri City Herald "RICHLAND 74, WALLA WALLA 56: Steven Beo scored 37 points, Landon Radliff added eight points, six rebounds, seven assists and five steals, and the Bombers completed their MCC district run with a win over the Blue Devils in the title game. Cole Northrop added 11 points and Gabe Smith 10 for Richland (18-3), which will host Central Valley at 6 p.m. Friday in the MCC/GSL sub-regional. "We played them once this year; we lost by 12," Richland coach Earl Streufert said. "We'll have to play better than we did the last time." Noah Porter scored 14 points for Wa-Hi (14-8), which hosts a loser-out game Tuesday against Lewis & Clark." -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* Bomber Memorial >>Roger CLARK ~ Class of 1964 ~ 1945 - 2015 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/17/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Ken NEAL ('57), Pat HARTNETT ('59) David DOUGLAS ('62), Helen CROSS ('62) David RIVERS ('65), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) Lynn-Marie HATCHER ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Curt DONAHUE ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Floyd MELTON ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chuck MEYER ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Holley ANDERSON ('64) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Ken NEAL ('57) To: Mike MILLS ('57) Best wishes for a long and happy life with Barbara. -Ken NEAL ('57) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Pat HARTNETT ('59) Really enjoyed the article about Stephanie DAWSON and her experience in the Peace Corps, and it got me wondering about how many Columbia High/Richland High grads went on to experience this unique opportunity. In 1971 my wife, 3 year old daughter, and I joined the Corps on their 10th anniversary. We were assigned to E.C.10 Eastern Caribbean on the island of Grenada, I was supposed to help manage the government's Handicraft Development Centre. The government abandoned the project and I found and accepted a position teaching English at Anglican Girls' Secondary School. Taught "O" and "A" levels English and Literature. I also taught Art, Health Science (read the syllabus), and coached the track team. My wife, Sandy, and I had a second child, and completed service in 1973. I retired from the LAUSD in 2006... what a great ride it has been! Any RPCs, l would love to hear from you. -Pat HARTNETT ('59) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David DOUGLAS ('62) Speaking of Valentine memories: I'm sometimes amazed at the trivia my mind has chosen to remember from the distant past. For example, I still remember the Valentine cards my girlfriend Patty BEZZIO ('63-RIP) and I exchanged in 1962. I gave Patty a card that said on the front, "To a special Valentine," and on the inside, "who lights up my life." There were pictures of candles. The card she gave me had a Teddy bear on the front hugging a heart with the inside saying, "A Valentine Hug for Someone Special." I guess she wanted one that was affectionate without being gushy. I liked it. I also gave her a present with my card, a 45rpm record of Lolita's Seemann, with German lyrics. It became 'our song,' commemorating the fact that we met in German class. Of all the Valentines I gave and received over the years, those are the only ones I remember. There are some memories I wish I had. I had three Tolo dates my senior year. Diane ZELLEY ('63) took me to the assembly, and I remember clearly her sitting next to me. She was my prettiest girlfriend and I enjoyed looking at her. I also remember the date with Sherry McLAUGHLIN ('63-RIP) to a drive-in movie, because it was the worst date I ever had (and that includes the first date I had with Patty, who spent most of it in the restroom throwing up, thanks to a nervous stomach). Sherry still holds that record. She obviously didn't want to be there. I guess she got the short straw. Patty took me to the Tolo dance, but I do not have a single memory of that. I wish I could remember it. I'd gladly exchange the drive-in movie memory for that. Although I seldom have anything to write about, I read the Alumni Sandstorm every day, including the memorials. I'm saddened when I read about the passing of alumni younger than I am, but encouraged when I learn there are still many who have lived longer than my 72 years. -David DOUGLAS ('62) ~ Mesa, AZ where our pool is up to 75 - maybe in another two weeks we can swim again, if the sunny weather continues. It would be less time than that if the temperatures didn't get down into the 50s at night. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Interesting stories of young love from Bombers in and around Bomberland, aka: Richland, or even Washington to this Bomber who has lived most of my adult life far from Richland. To: Barbara POWELL Beaudry ('58) Are you Judy POWELL Free's ('61) older sister? Now there is a love story that was born and grew in Bomberland and still survives last I knew; if Judy POWELL ('61) and Ken FREE ('59) want to share it; I only have known bits and pieces of the story over the years from occasional conversations with Jerry FREE ('62), Ken's brother. Belated Valentine wishes to all Bombers wherever they are in their individual stories of romance, love and marriage. My husband totally surprised me this year with flowers and lunch out. Never say never as I always have known and try to remember. -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ Hope, IN where we survived a big snowfall on Valentine's Day and are heading for record warmth in the sixties by this coming weekend. We have not had that tough of a winter by Midwest standards, thank Heaven. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: trubel Just before I started this, I read about a "standoff" on Cottonwood... all I could think of was that "crime" in my school days amounted to breaking into Chief Jo, eating candy and taking a few jerseys... of course the fact that everyone was wearing the jerseys all around town may have been a dead give away... then there were the two brothers at Jason Lee who got into the night deposit box at the bank in the uptown and started spreading twenties around the next day at school... seems like times have changed in our little berg... an exchange between two guys from the class of '61 got me thinking... I have always been adamant that I went to Col-Hi and never went to Richland Hi... one of the guys got a new "Bring back mad dog" Ts and showed it on face book... it has the standard R in the cloud... the other guy commented that maybe it should be a C instead of an R... made me realize just how internally inconsistent my own rant about the school name is... I mean I chanted "RHS" just like everyone else... and I still think "RHS" when I think about the school, but if someone asks the name of my school I always say "Col-Hi"... guess I should back off a little... well some... but I still ain't wearin' no shirt that says "Richland High School"!!!!!!!!!!!... well it is time to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Floyd MELTON ('57) on your special day, February 17, 2016... from some of our conversations and those I've had with Gus KEENEY ('57) and others... sounds like no matter what year you grageated... Richland was Richland back inna day!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Written for Nostalgia Magazine by Richard McCLELLAND ('66) The January 30 Sandstorm edition had an entry from Garrin Hertel, the editor of Nostalgia Magazine, mentioning that Richard McCLELLAND ('66) had written an article about growing up in Richland and his favorite teacher, Mrs. Julia Davis (high school English) which would be published in the February-March, 2016, Snake River Edition. As I received a copy of the edition, I scanned the cover and the four pages of Richard's article and have provided these links: Nostalgia Magazine Cover ~~~ Page 1 ~ Page 2 ~ Page 3 ~ Page 4 Enjoy ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) To: Barbara POWELL Beaudry ('58) and Michael MILLS ('57) I am so happy for the joy that you have found together. Thank you for sharing. I particularly appreciate your story, as it was the Sandstorm that brought me and my late husband, Thomas PEASHKA ('68) together in 2001. We committed to one another in 2002, and married in 2004. As a widow (Thomas passed on 8/12/2015), I love your sentence "We have given up loneliness for loving, caring and sharing." I, too, appreciated Ken STALEY's ('68) Valentine story (2/15/16 Sandstorm). In 4th grade (I was 9) I received my first "fancy" Valentine - from Doug FEHRENBACHER ('68). I still have it. :-) Then my mind revisits my favorite Valentine gift ever. It was from my not-yet-husband, Thomas PEASHKA ('68-RIP) in 2003. He & "our" son excitedly handed me, one by one, my first Leatherman tool, some lovely prayer beads, chocolates, & then a box of long-stemmed red roses. We were standing up - I thought it was odd that they insisted on that. Afterward I understood why. Because when they put the box of roses in my arms, I nearly fell forward, much to their glee. You see, the box also contained my very own, very first shotgun. Blessings of love to all my fellow Bombers, -Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/18/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Margaret EHRIG ('61), Helen CROSS ('62) Carol CONVERSE ('64), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rich GREENHALGH ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David BELLISTON ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ellen THORNTON ('74) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) Re: Judy KEPLINGER ('61-RIP) We have lost another great Bomber. Judy - who was the long time leader of the Class of '61 - lost her year long fight with cancer on Valentine's Day. There will be a Celebration of Life at the Sunset memorial Event Center on Friday, March 4th from 3 to 5pm. Everyone is invited to come remember her and all she did for our class as well as remember that she enjoyed a good time whenever she had a party. We will miss her smile, her leadership and friendship. -Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) To: David DOUGLAS ('62) David, you have often written interesting things into the Sandstorm over the years. I am still wondering how it has worked out to live so close to one Of your kids and their family. Also you spoke of writing a novel, how is that going? I have some ideas for novels, but can't seem to get beyond that. Our temperature keeps going up. it's going to be wonderfully warm for the middle of winter. -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ Hope, IN ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) To: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Thank you so much for adding the article by Richard McCLELLAND ('66) [in the 2/17/16 Sandstorm]. His article just shows what great teachers, schools and all around great city Richland was and still is. I'm just so thankful to be living in this time and place. -Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Kennewick ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Prep basketball ~ 2-16-16 Tri-City Herald "Richland girls oust University; Wa-Hi boys done" "On one hand, the Richland Bombers beat University 58- 48 in a Class 4A girls basketball sub-regional loser- out game Tuesday night at Art Dawald Gym. On the other hand, the Bombers will face top-ranked Central Valley (22-0) on the Bears' home court at 6 p.m. Friday. Central Valley beat Richland 63-38 in late December, but that result doesn't faze Richland coach Cindy McCoy." -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland where we are enjoying our Spring weather ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/19/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Norma LOESCHER ('53), Dolores MOODY ('60) David DOUGLAS ('62), David RIVERS ('65) Brad WEAR ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Joretta "Sue" GARRISON ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Peter CROWLEY ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lynn NOBLE ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Brian BIDDLE ('80) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Katie and Diana POWELL ('02) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Mike HUSKE & Carol HARSHMAN ('64) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Bill WEDBERG & Barb O'MALLEY ('70) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Norma LOESCHER Boswell ('53) Re: Comedy Juggler Those of us over 50 will recognize some of the people in the front row. (From Norma, courtesy of Phil and Patti Gant) NOTE: You don't have to be over 50 to enjoy it! -Norma LOESCHER Boswell ('53) ~ Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Dolores MOODY Stewart ('60) To: Barbara POWELL Beaudry ('58) and Mike MILLS ('57) Congratulations... So happy you two found each other here in suuny Arizona! To: Floyd MELTON ('57) Happy Birthday [on 2/17], Floyd! -Dolores MOODY Stewart ('60) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David DOUGLAS ('62) To: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) On living close to our children: We have two children, son Rodger Yoshio and daughter Emiko Sheralyn (their mother is American of Japanese Ancestry (AJA) from Hawaii). We live very close to our son - or rather he lives with us. When we came to Arizona in 2000 we kept our house in Hawaii, thinking we would return there when I retired in 2010. Our son ran the computer system for a non-profit organization. When we left our son moved into the attached apartment and we rented out the house. When my wife decided she wanted to stay in Arizona we went back in 2010 to sell the house. It hadn't had much maintenance while we were gone, so we had it completely renovated. While we were there, our son was laid off due to the economy - most of the non-profit org's income was from the state social services department, and the state instituted many cutbacks. He got a part-time job running computers for a doctor's office. When we sold the house, my son couldn't afford to stay in Hawaii due to the high cost of living, so he came with us back to Arizona. He wasn't happy about that. Back in Arizona, we looked at lots of houses. There was one identical in floor plan to my daughter's in sight of her house. I was willing to live close, but not that close to her. We bought a house about 15 minutes away by freeway, in east Mesa. My daughter works part time, and we go pick up the kids from school on those days. My daughter's family goes to a church near us, so they have dinner with us most Sundays - we alternate who fixes it. It works okay. However, I did quit the Toastmasters club my daughter started. After she said something to my wife about one of my speeches, I decided we didn't need to be in the same club. Also, it's been getting harder to memorize my speeches. We've been putting our son through the last two years of college to get his BS in computer science, which has been a drain on our investment account. However, he is having serious health problems related to liver failure. He was hospitalized three times last year and so far one time this year. He only has two more courses to finish (through Univ of Phoenix On-Line) his degree, but I don't know if he'll be able to work once he has his degree. So - it's nice to live close to children and grandchildren, but not TOO close! I finished my novel, The Trouble with Kisses - all 104,000 words of it - but it needs considerable revision. Several of the events are based on my relationship with Patty, but told from her point of view. You'll hear more about that on her birthday in July. Now I'm writing a science fiction short story I began decades ago (handwritten on yellowed notebook paper). The working title is "Steel Town", is set on the moon, and was inspired by the movie Exodus. I know how I want the story to end, but am just now figuring out how to get there. It keeps me busy. Sorry, Helen - that's probably more than you wanted to read. Hopefully, this lets me off the hook to write anything for several months. -David DOUGLAS ('62) ~ Mesa, AZ ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Richland will always be Richland I swear we must all have Valentine's day stories... mine is a bit long for this particular post... maybe next year... kinda like dedications on the radio in the '50s and early '60s... I was saddened by the untimely death of Justice Scalia... now before you think I'm gonna go strict Constitutionalist on ya... just hold up a second... I never had the pleasure to appear before him... in fact I've only "appeared" before the Court once... I was sworn in during the Tarkanian arguments... We had represented Jerry up to the Supremes in a losing battle... because we had never become admitted, my former Sr. Partner had to step in and we were admitted during the argument (well not during during... "Oh by the way, if it please the Court lemme take a minute to have these two guys sworn in"... )... but that was not the appearance... I also represented my former Partner in an admissions case (Lawyer was denied admission to practice in Nevada)... never got to argue as the Court granted my motion for dismissal... it was a rather harrowing experience tho... Instead of responding I decided the Appeal was improvident and did an alternative motion to the Court... upon filing I got a most nasty call from some Havaad or Yalie Clerk raking me over the coals for having the audacity to file an alternative motion... I then had to take some harassing from my client and several other former partners at my old La te daa firm... BUT, when the Supremes' entered the dismissal they began the Opinion with: "As the Respondent has correctly argued... " made my day... I may still have the Order tucked away somewhere... I'm sure my little story made yer day too... .so I've been called away for several days and am doing another group hug... now I really don't like to do these as I hate to take away from any single b-day... but I also wasn't quite up to doing a whole bunch of individual posts that would be too short and not sweet enough... sooo HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Katie and Diana POWELL ('02... tell your Pop ('65) Hi for me) on 2/19; Ann COFFMAN ('66) on 2/20; Kippy Lou BRINKMAN ('62) on 2/21; Doug LONGMORE ('61) on 2/22; Carol CONVERSE ('64) and the ever young and lovely Miss Nancy WICK ('65) both on 2/24; Marilynn WORKING ('54) on 2/27: and Lola HEIDLEBAUH ('60) and Larry GROSS ('65) both on 2/28 on your special days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Brad WEAR ('71) Re: Iconic Marine Corps Anniversary To all of my Marine Corps, and Navy Corpsmen brothers and sisters: 19Feb1945 the Marines stormed the beaches of Iwo Jima. The battle that ensured that the Marines would be around for another 500 years, the 71st anniversary of one of the most famous of all Marine Corps battles in history. As an aside to this, Walla Walla has one of the largest populations of surviving Iwo Jima veterans in the US. Pappy SWAN ('59), Tom MATTIS ('66), and I have had the pleasure of meeting them at numerous Marine Corps birthday celebrations. -Brad WEAR ('71), Captain USMC, 1 ea. in Sunny Plano, TX where it will be 80 degrees today. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* Bomber Memorial >>Gwen MOORE Bray ~ Class of 1953 ~ 1935 - 2016 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/20/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) Jeanie WALSH ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nancy PIERCE ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ann COFFMAN ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Glenda GRAY ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marilyn HERIFORD ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David BISHOP ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Don DASCENZO ('69) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) To: Norma LOESCHER Boswell ('53) Re: Comedy Juggler I've seen this video before and laughed as hard as I did the first time. I've always been amazed that the President of the United States could be so vulnerable in the historic Ford Theater with this act on stage so close by. Thank you for sharing, -Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Barbra Williamson, aka Jeanie WALSH ('63) Re: David RIVERS' ('65) entry on 2/18/16 David, I read with interest your comments on the Supreme Count and the passing of Justice Scalia. I had the privilege of being in the audience when the court heard City of Simi Valley vs MUEHLER ET AL. v. MENA. Respondent Mena and others were detained in handcuffs during a search of the premises they occupied. Petitioners were lead members of a police detachment executing a search warrant of these premises for, inter alia, deadly weapons and evidence of gang membership. Mena sued the officers under 42 U.S.C. 1983, and the District Court found in her favor. The Ninth Circuit affirmed, holding that the use of handcuffs to detain Mena during the search violated the Fourth Amendment and that the officers' questioning of Mena about her immigration status during the detention constituted an independent Fourth Amendment violation. To watch and listen to the Justices discuss their views and ask questions was fascinating to say the least. The City won by the way... -Barbra Williamson, aka Jeanie WALSH (Gold Medal Class of '63) Simi Valley, Home of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Where is was 84 today.. very toasty for sure ************************************************************* ************************************************************* Bomber Memorial >>Dave LAWSON ~ Class of 1971 ~ 1952 - 2016 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/21/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bombers sent stuff: Jim WATTS ('54) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kippy Lou BRINKMAN ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Susan SCHIER ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sue SHIPMAN ('73) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gil GILSTRAP ('79) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Debbie VINING ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David KELLER ('82) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Jim WATTS ('54) Re: Jim WILLIAMSON, class of 1953 Jim passed away 2/15/16. He was 81. -Jim WATTS ('54) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Swetha SHUTTHANANDAN ('16) Wins Cash Prize ~ 2/20/16 Herald "A Richland High School senior who has won a number of science awards has received another, earning money for herself and her school. Swetha SHUTTHANANDAN was recently named a semi-finalist in the Intel Science Talent Search competition." Re: Richland Basketball Both Richland teams were eliminated tonight [2/20]. The boys lost 70 to 54, and the girls lost 67 to 57.The boys lost to Central Valley on Friday night 82 - 75 in overtime. They will play in Spokane against Gonzaga Prep Saturday night for the No. 3 seed to State Regionals. -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/22/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Norma LOESCHER ('53), Jimmie MEFFORD ('54) Mike CLOWES ('54), JoAnn DRESSER ('61) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Darlene PICKLES ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dan NOBLE ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Joe CHOATE ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Doug LONGMORE ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dave SIMPSON ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lynn BERRY ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steve GALLOWAY ('74) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dennis LYNCH ('75) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Norma LOESCHER Boswell ('53) Re: Jim WILLIAMSON ('53-RIP) Jim will be interred at a 1:30 pm graveside service at Einan's Sunset Memorial Gardens on February 27. He died from Alzheimer's on February 15, 2016. He was a beautiful soul, loved by every classmate who knew him. Re: Bomber Hoops Richland Bomber boys and girls were eliminated from state play-offs in their games away from home. Boys: Gonzaga Prep 70, Richland 54... Girls: Chiawana 67, Richland 57. Steven Beo was held to 10 points (season low). Landon Radliff scored 20. Gia Sorn (she's 6' 2") hit most effectively for the girls. Illness affected both Bomber teams. Re: Bomber Granddaughter Cierra Jo McKeown (granddaughter of Tom McKEOWN ('53-RIP) and the great-niece of Jim McKEOWN ('53)) led Touchet with 22 points as they defeated Oakesdale 66-35. Now Touchet goes into the regional round of state... I was going to talk about college teams but guess you have been following them (as well as pro sports)... and undoubtedly know much more than I do! -Norma LOESCHER Boswell ('53) ~ Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Jimmie MEFFORD ('54) Re: class of '54 On February 19th the following '54 guys (& Pete) had a meeting at Bob's Burgers and Brew in Kennewick: Don RAY, Lefty KUNKLER, Pete HOLLICK ('55), Lloyd KENT, Jim WATTS, and myself. This group was the quiet and polite group all thru high school. We will have another meeting at the same place on March 18th at 11:30am. -Jim MEFFORD ('54) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Let me add, publicly, to the many thousands of congratulatory cards, letters and e-mails pouring in for today's Bomber Babe's birthday. This would be the big 2 - 1 for her, not that she's counting. I think I knew her back in the day; her name is certainly familiar to me, although I haven't seen her since graduation. Perhaps she will make it to the "big" birthday party whenever that may be. Consequently, a tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a shout of "Happy Birthday!" is in order for Darlene PICKLES ('54). And may you have many more. Sorry to hear of the passing of Jim WILLIAMSON ('53-RIP). -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the daffodils are blooming and the tulip leaves have poked through. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Tracy Reavis for JoAnn DRESSER Nai-che ('61) Joann is trying to get in contact with Blythe NICHOLS ('61). If anyone has a telephone number or address, would you be so kind as to send it to me. I am Joann's friend and Power of Attorney. Since she cannot see well enough to use the computer I am sending this for her. Sincerely, Tracy Reavis -for JoAnn DRESSER Nai-che ('61) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Another Win for Lisa Bratton ~ 2/21/16 Herald "Texas A & M sophomore Lisa Bratton (Richland) , won the women's 200-yeard backstroke to conclude her SEC Swimming & Diving Championships in Columbia, MO with three titles and a runner-up finish." [Lisa was home schooled and swam with class of '13 for RHS] Lisa's bio: Re: Richland basketball ~ 2/21/16 Tri-City Herald Chiawana girls move to regionals, beating Richland 67-57 Richland boys season ends in loss to Gonzaga Prep 70-54 Re: Shades of Blue TV Series and Santino FONTANA ('00) Santino FONTANA ('00) plays Saperstein on this TV series of crime and drama. On the last episode Ray Liota (Lt. Bill Wozniak) killed FONTANA (Saperstein) as Saperstein had a story to tell which implicated the FBI task force. Sorry to give the sad news! -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* Bomber Memorial >>Jackie SHEARD Cross ~ Class of 1961 ~ 1943 - 2016 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/23/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Norma LOESCHER ('53) Brad WEAR ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Myrna BRANUM ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tom SOMMER ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barb COLLINGS ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jane BROWN ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sandy STANFIELD ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jil LYTLE ('82) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Jack MORROW ('52) & Pat ACKLEY ('53) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Norma LOESCHER Boswell ('53) Re: Ike's Air Force One -- We almost lost it! -Norma LOESCHER Boswell ('53) ~ Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Brad WEAR ('71) Re: The Birthday Trifecta and more. Happy Birthday to three women I've known for a loooooong time. Two of them since Chief Jo days, and one since Col-Hi, and WSU. Happy Birthday to Barb COLLINGS, Sandy STANFIELD, and Jane BROWN Hedges all '71 babes. Hope you have a great day. An additional Happy Birthday to my twin nephews Kris and Nic Miller ('95-WAB). -Brad WEAR ('71) ~ in rainy Plano, TX ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/24/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Brad WEAR ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dorothy CAMERON ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Frank HAGGARD ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol CONVERSE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nancy WICK ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Joan MORRIS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ann Marie NICKLASON ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ron BRUNKE ('71) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From:Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 2016 Iditarod starts in 10 days Nikolai Buser, eldest son of 4-time Iditarod Champion, Martin Buser, has been moved to Harborview's full rehab. Martin will head for Alaska soon to run the 2016 Iditarod ... Martin's other son, Rohn, has withdrawn from the 2016 race and they have another musher running Martin's "B" team this year. -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ~ 53 at 2am P.S. Hsppy 70th, Carol!! ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Brad WEAR ('71) Happy Birthday to two more of my Chief Jo and Col-Hi cohorts. Happy Birthday to Ann NICKLASON ('71) and Ron BRUNKE ('71) on your special day. Hope you have a good one. -Brad WEAR ('71) ~ in cold, rainy, Plano, TX ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/25/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Karen COLE ('55), Tony HARRAH ('65) Tedd CADD ('66), Greg ALLEY ('73) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sandy MITCHELL ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rochelle SEHOLM ('97) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Karen COLE Correll ('55) I'm posting a plea for Make-A-Wish (MAW) volunteers that are desperately needed in the Tri-Cities, Yakima and Walla Walla areas. I've been a wish grantor for several years, and I can personally tell you it is a thrilling experience to witness the excitement when telling a seriously ill child, that his wish will be granted. The wishes are so varied and challenging, some want to travel, to be super heroes, to meet a celebrity, to having a shopping spree, etc. These are children with grave illnesses, who have gone through so much. To bring joy into their lives is truly a blessing. The Tri-City area is overwhelmed with children waiting for a wish volunteer to brighten their lives. Being a volunteer isn't difficult. Three people are involved in a wish, two volunteers and a wish coordinator. Please, won't you consider being a volunteer? You can contact me or Volunteer manager Juli (206) 623-5350 at P.S. I can personally tell you how much these wishes mean. Our grandson had a stage four brain tumor at five years old. MAW granted his wish to go to Disney World. To go to such a place, away from all the scary medical procedures and pain, was unbelievable. He is now in college in the teaching program. -Karen COLE Correll ('55) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Tony HARRAH ('65) I just saw a story in the Seattle Times about the Garfield Bulldogs, who are aiming for their third straight state basketball championship this year, and I thought back to 1979, the last time the Bombers won a championship. I walked down from my place on Queen Anne to what was then called the Seattle Coliseum (now Key Arena) and was a little late to the semifinal game against Garfield, arriving just before tip off. I parked myself on the Garfield side of the stands until there was a chance to walk around to the Richland side. All year long the Garfield team had been using a full-court press on defense throughout their games, running players in and out and frustrating every opponent - teams had trouble even getting the ball over the half court line. Garfield, as I remember, was the odds on favorite to win the championship. So there I sat on the Garfield side as the game started, near a group of guys who obviously had a close connection with their team, including a parent or two. Things didn't go as planned for them. Instead of trying to dribble through defenders, the Bombers used crisp passes to go over and around the press, often ending up with layups. I could feel the consternation around me, and finally one guy who'd had enough said in a deep bass voice, "Damn, these guys are GOOD." And they were - I think that year's team was one of the best high school teams I've ever seen. They went on to win 74-61 and beat Pasco (for the fourth time that year) 72-59 for the championship. I think Brian KELLERMAN ('79) went on to play for Idaho and Bob KENNEDY ('79) for Seattle U. -Tony HARRAH ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Tedd CADD ('66) Re: '66 Stuff I'm curious about the Class of '66 reunion this summer. Could we do some sort of bio on each member (or have each attending member submit such)? I'm thinking that there is an interesting opportunity to see how life has gone for our fellow graduates following graduation. Perhaps we could make some sort of book (PDF?) with the stories of what our classmates have found meaningful in their lives and what/where they've been in life. -Tedd CADD ('66) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Greg ALLEY ('73) Re: New Bridge Looks like someday there will be a bridge over the Yakima connecting Duportail streets in town and up on the hill in the new over crowded area with lots of traffic. One step was the road Stevens Drive from Lee around to Wellsian Way newly paved and ready for the next step. They will have to figure out how to go up the hill to Thayer. There will be a roundabout at Wright and Duportail. It may be complete in my time, but not soon. Also wanted to remember my wife who passed away 2 years ago. Kathy Ann FEASTER Alley ('75-RIP). Kathy was a Bomber cheerleader, Bomber gymnast, a great wife, and was great with young kids running her Science Education programs for Battelle. Just keeping her memory alive for those who knew her. -Greg ALLEY ('73) ~ in spring like Richland enjoying a great mild winter and ready for spring. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/26/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber today: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Betsy COFFMAN ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Debbie LUKINS ('78) WEEKLY BOMBER LUNCH: Mostly '52ers, Noon, Sterling's GWWay (Fridays) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 2016 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race - Official Iditarod Site 8 days till the start on 3/5/16. Mushers will draw for their starting number at the Mushers' Banquet the Thursday before the Start... this year that date is 3/3. Martin Buser has already left his son's side at Harborview Rehab Center to do some pre-race preparation. There are 86 teams this year... most are either already in Anchorage or they will head that way very soon. Most teams have 20 dogs chosen and they will make their final selection of 16 by 3/5 -- the day of the Ceremonial start in Anchorage. Stay tuned... -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ~ 53 at midnight ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/27/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff today: Mike CLOWES ('54) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shannon CRAIG ('50) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marilynn WORKING ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Grant RICHARDSON ('67) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Dick ROBERTS ('49) & Carol TYNER ('52) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Let me take this time to congratulate some friends of mine on their wedding anniversary. On this date, way back when, Richard ROBERTS ('49) and Carol TYNER ('52) got married, and they have been ever since. Maybe we can do lunch again at the Glockenspiel when you come through. On the other hand, it is also the birthday of a Bomber Babe I know. Went to school with her, and, yes, even graduated on the very same day. I wouldn't want her current position as President of Club 40 to go to her head, so we will not be playing "Hail to the Chief". I will, however, tip the ol' propeller beanie and shout "Happy Birthday!" to Marilynn WORKING ('54). More than likely, I will see her at the Big Birthday Bash, whenever and where ever that may be. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the rains have returned and the snow levels are supposed to be lowering to the 3,000 foot level. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Nick CONNORS ('12) - Swimming ~ 2/25/16 Tri-City Herald "During the first day of the WAC Swimming & Diving Championships in Houston, Nick CONNORS ('12) and Will Wertz (Hanford) teamed with Morgan Montemayor and Mitchell Crossen to clock the fifth-fastest time in Seattle University history in the men's 800-yard freestyle relay. CONNORS, Montemayor, Wertz and Crossen finished seventh with a time of 6 minutes, 47.11 seconds." I had the privilege of meeting Nick when he was in kindergarten at Christ the King School. I was a para-educator in kindergarten. Nick was a handsome, intelligent guy even back then. Congratulations, Nick!!! -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland where temperatures are reaching the high 50s and low 60s ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/28/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Mike CLOWES ('54) Tim SMYTH ('62) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lola HEIDLEBAUGH ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Larry GROSS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Before this goes to press; gotta get this in the cue. This is for one of the younger Bomber Babes of my acquaintance. I didn't meet her until well after we both graduated. See her mostly at the Portland lunches. Enough said, now for the tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a "Happy Birthday!" shout for Lola HEIDLEBAUGH ('60). Keep on having them. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the sound of lawn mowers fills the afternoon air. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Tim SMYTH ('62) My Lady, Debby, and I are in southern Florida (Anna Maria Island, FL) for the winter from New York. Anna Maria Island is just a little south of St. Petersburg. Any Bombers in the area? Shoot us an email or ask Maren for a phone number. -Tim SMYTH ('62) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Nick CONNORS ('12) / Swimming ~ 2/27/16 Tri-City Herald Seattle University senior Nick CONNORS ('12) finished second in the "C" final and 18th overall in the men's 500-yard freestyle Thursday at the WAC Swimming & Diving Championships in Houston. CONNORS was timed in 4 minutes, 38.28 seconds, nine-hundredths of a second behind "C" final winner Bryant Fascio of Cal State Bakersfield. Re: Picture of Nick in kindergarten at Christ the King School Re: Jefferson Elementary School ~ 2/27/16 Tri-City Herald "Demolition could be future of old Jefferson Elementary School. It looks like a wrecking ball rather than a renovation crew could be the future of Richland's Jefferson Elementary School. The new Jefferson isn't expected to open until 2018, and students will continue to attend classes in the current building until construction is complete. The new school, to be built on open ground on the same property, could look like the two-story structures that have replaced the old Sacajawea and Lewis & Clark elementary schools, though the school board has yet to vote on a final design." -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* Bomber Memorial >>Susan WILDENBORG Stafford ~ Class of 1965 ~ 1945 - 2016 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/29/16 ~ LEAP YEAR ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber today and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) LEAP YEAR BABIES BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Don STORMS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sharon CHAMBERS ('70) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 2016 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race - Official Iditarod Site 5 days till the Iditarod Ceremonial start on 3/5/16. Mushers draw for their starting number at the Mushers' Banquet the Thursday, March 3, 2016. Ceremonial start on 4th Street in Anchorage on 3/5/16. 86 teams this year... 16 dogs per team = 1,376 dogs. All running thru the streets of Anchorage on 3/5/16 The very first commemorative race left Anchorage March 3, 1973. Won by Dick Wilmarth in just over 20 days. Re: 39th JUNIOR Iditarod - 10 mushers Vet check happened last Friday for the 10 young (14 to 17 year olds) mushers - all from Alaska. They departed 2/27/16 from Knik Lake and arrived at the half way mark (Yentna). They rest/camp for 10 hours and come back the next day (2/28/16). Scholarships are awarded for the top three mushers as well as winners of the sportsmanship and humanitarian awards. This year's JUNIOR Iditarod 10 mushers: 1. Kevin Harper/bib# 7 - M (Wasilla) Vet 2. Andrew Nolan/bib# 5 - M (Wasilla) Vet 3. Bailey Schaeffer/bib# 2 - F (Willow) Rookie 4. Dakota Schlosser/bib# 10 - M (Willow) Vet 5. Chandler Wappett/bib# 8 - M (Fairbanks) Rookie 6. Joan Klejka/bib# 11 - F (Bethel) Vet 7. Denver Kay Evans/bib# 6 - F (Skagway) Rookie 8. Rose Capistrant/bib# 9 - M (Healy) Vet 9. Marianna Mallory/bib# 3 - F (Chugiak) Vet 10.Ksenia Deits/bib# 4 - F (Anchorage) Vet Watch future Iditarods for these kids!!! Stay tuned... -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ~ 59 at midnight ************************************************************* ************************************************************* Bomber Memorial >>Keith KRISHER ~ Class of 1977 ~ 1959 - 2016 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` January, 2016 ~ March, 2016