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 Alumni Sandstorm Archive ~ March, 2017
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16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Richland Bombers Calendar website Funeral Notices website *********************************************** *********************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/01/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Phil RAEKES ('49) Steve CARSON ('58) Gary BEHYMER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Elwin "Gene" BOYLE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Charlie BURKE ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Anna DURBIN ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pat HAMMOND ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Patricia INGHRAM ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sheri LUKINS ('75) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Deana SHIPMAN ('77) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Phil RAEKES ('49) Re: Norma CULVERHOUSE King ('49-RIP) My wife, Mary, saw her at Costco several days ago. Norma said she had given up golf. Norma and I used to start the dancing at our class reunions to "In The Mood". We dated a couple times during high school and she has been a good friend through the years. She will be missed by her family and her many friends. Rest In Peace, Norma. -Phil RAEKES ('49) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) Re: Bomber Basketball I am having a ball driving Uber a couple of days a week and along with my Rotary Club service I am able to remain sane. I had a customer today who is inspiring and is the Sports Coordinator for the Seattle YMCA. Errol Knight played his College Basketball at Gonzaga before playing professionally in Israel. HERE IS THE ASK: Coach Knight also coaches the Rotary Eybl (Nike) team and when he found out I was a Bomber, requested help in getting RILEY SORN ('18) to consider trying out for the team. Coach Knight can be reached at (206) 150-1728. Reach out to Riley if you can. -Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: Love Songs from the PITTS ('63) Okay Jim... I'll venture out to 'play the game' Association ~ Cherish Johnny Mathis ~ Chances Are Kinks ~ You Really Got Me (1964) Association ~ Never My Love Stevie Wonder ~ You are the Sunshine of My Life Israel Kamakawiwo'ole - Over The Rainbow & What A Wonderful World https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z26BvHOD_sg Patsy Cline ~ Crazy Chad & Jeremy ~ A Summer Song Carly Simon ~ Nobody Does It Better Elton John ~ Your Song Marianne Faithfull - Come And Stay With Me Paul McCartney and Wings ~ Maybe I'm Amazed Cream ~ Sunshine Of Your Love The Doors ~ Hello, I Love You Jos Feliciano ~ Light My Fire The Happenings - See You In September Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs ~ Little Red Riding Hood Jefferson Airplane ~ Somebody To Love -Gary BEHYMER ('64) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Not related, but just hadda share: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vLZOKshJPs Grand Coulee Dam - Woody Guthrie -Maren] ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/02/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Jim ARMSTRONG ('63), Duane LEE ('63) David RIVERS ('65), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Debbie HOLDEN ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John ADKINS ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Edye ISAACS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pam DYKEMAN ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Stan KAVECKIS ('67) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) Re: Grand Coulee Dam I remember Lonnie Donigan having a hit on it in the late? '50s. And he was English https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HckmcNP19Sk Regards -Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ {I like Guthrie's https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vLZOKshJPs} ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Duane LEE ('63) Bombers beat Davis 63 to 51 this morning (3/1/17) at Tacoma. They play Federal Way tomorrow at 9am. If Richland and Gonzaga both keep winning the next couple of days, they could end up playing each other for the state title. That would be a heck of a rematch. -Duane LEE ('63) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: above and beyond Today we gots one a them unsunged heroes in Bomberdom... a guy who carries the water every time asked and often sua sponte... several years ago he took it upon himself to gather the names of all Bomber Veterans to the extent people from whom his call went out (and he did put out the call several times) responded... those names appear on several beautiful panels he has displayed on several occasions... now that's a Bomber... not to mention the photos and music he has supplied for many reunions... perhaps even mo betta... he has continued George BARNETT's ('63-RIP) legacy of passing on some of the funniest jokes I've heard... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, John ADKINS ('62) on your special day, March 2, 2017!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Richland Bombers Basketball Congratulations to the Richland Bombers who beat the Davis Pirates this morning [3/1/17] in Tacoma by a score of 63-51. Richland will now play the defending state champion, Federal Way, tomorrow morning at 9am. Go Bombers! -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ from a very blustery Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/03/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff today: Mike CLOWES ('54), Helen CROSS ('62) Duane LEE ('63), Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Shirley COLLINGS ('66), Bruce STRAND ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol HODGSON ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Monique MANGOLD ('80) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steven PIIPPO ('09) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Trevor HAY ('09) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Holy mackeral, did I blow it yesterday. Not Price-Waterhouse big, but none the less embarrassing. I glossed over a Bomber Babe's birthday, and I don't really like doing that. Figure I need all the points I can get. Let's get the right envelope and tip the ol' propeller beanie and say a belated "Happy Birthday!" to Debbie HOLDEN ('54) [on 3/2]. Sorry about that. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where weather guessers have declared "no more snow on the valley floor for this winter." They also claim we are way ahead in the water game. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Can't let the day pass without wishing John ADKINS ('62). Happy Birthday on 3/2!! See you in August at our '62 reunion!! -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ Hope, IN where we have had almost no snow this winter, guess it all got funneled to the PNW!! ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Duane LEE ('63) Re: Bomber Basketball You might have a better one Maren but here is a score if you don't already have it... Richland beat two time defending state champions Federal Way today (3/2) 61 to 57 in a thriller. Game tied then Bombers scored with 5.7 seconds left to make it 59 to 57. Federal Way then got called for a technical for having 6 men on the floor after their time out. Bombers made both technical foul shots to make it 61 to 57 then they got he ball and ran out the clock. They play number 1 seed, Union Titans today (3/3) at 3:45. -Duane LEE ('63) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: Alice the Giraffe I spent some time watching the live web cam of Alice the Giraffe... in a New York Zoo presently in labor. All I did to find her was goggle: Alice the Giraffe. Hoping she has that baby before the Iditarod starts!! Re: 2017 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race http://www.iditarod.com/ - Official Iditarod Site Official start: Anchorage, Saturday, 3/4/17, 10am (AK time) Official RE-start: Fairbanks, Monday 3/6/17, 10am (AK time) Starting positions were drawn at the musher banquet last night. I'll list them all in tomorrow's Sandstorm. -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ~ 55 at 1am ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Miss Joyce Larson (RIP) Many of you might remember Miss Joyce Larson, one of the English teachers at Col-High. Miss Larson passed away March 1 in Pasco. Life Tributes Cremation Center in Kennewick is in charge of arrangements. Re: Richland Bombers Basketball WOW, Richland is on a roll!!! The Richland team beat the Federal Way Eagles in the 9am game on March 2nd in Tacoma by a score of 61-57. They will now play #1 Union at 3:45 TODAY, Friday, March 3. -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bruce STRAND ('69) Re: Iditarod, 2017 Official re-start in Fairbanks? Just wondering... -Bruce STRAND ('69) ~ "freezing" in Tempe AZ at 49.8 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Yes... Not enough snow in many parts of the trail made the normal route unsafe. Move to Fairbanks for the re-start on Monday, 3/6/17. -Maren] ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/04/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff today: Rich BAKER ('58), Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) David RIVERS ('65), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ruth PATTY ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Vicki GILL ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nancy BISHOP ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim WINGFIELD ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda DEVINE ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rich FLEMING ('73) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Brad UPTON ('74) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Rich BAKER ('58) Re: Bomber Win Over Davis This brings back a memory from the '58 season. After we beat Davis, the Davis coach stated that he didn't sleep for three nights. Later that season, we played them again at Col-Hi. When it became obvious that we were going to win again, the entire crowd started chanting "Three sleepless nights". -Rich BAKER (Championship Class of '58) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 2017 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race http://www.iditarod.com/ - Official Iditarod Site TODAY is CEREMONIAL start in Anchorage Official RE-start: Fairbanks, Monday 3/6/17, 10am (AK time) Starting positions were drawn at the musher banquet Thursday night. Some of you will recognize names of mushers who have done this before. Maybe you have a favorite? They will START in this position... They will be in the same position for the RE-start in Fairbanks on Monday 2 *Ryan Redington M ~ AK ~ Vet 3 Otto Balogh M ~ HUNGARY ~ rookie 4 Misha Wiljes F ~ CZECH REP ~ rookie 5 Cody Strathe M ~ AK ~ Vet 6 Linwood Fiedler M ~ AK ~ Vet 7 Laura Neese F ~ MI ~ rookie 8 Ryan Anderson M ~ MN ~ rookie 9 Michelle Phillips F ~ CANADA ~ vet 10 Roger Lee M ~ ENGLAND ~ rookie 11 Ketil Reitan M ~ AK ~ Vet 12 Joe Carson M ~ AK ~ rookie 13 Sebastien Vergnaud M ~ FRANCE ~ Rookie 14 *Ray Redington, Jr M ~ AK ~ Vet 15 *Martin Buser M ~ AK ~ Vet 16 *Mitch Seavey M ~ AK ~ Vet 17 Kristin Bacon F ~ AK ~ Vet 18 *Dallas Seavey M ~ AK ~ Vet 19 Gunnar Johnson M ~ MN ~ Vet 20 Karin Hendrickson F ~ AK ~ Vet 21 Richie Diehl M ~ AK ~ Vet 22 *DeeDee Jonrowe F ~ AK ~ Vet 23 Mark Selland M ~ AK ~ Vet 24 *Nicolas Petit M ~ AK ~ Vet 25 *Peter Kaiser M ~ AK ~ Vet 26 Nicolas Vanier M ~ FRANCE ~ Rookie 27 Rick Casillo M ~ AK ~ Vet 28 Jodi Bailey F ~ AK ~ Vet 29 Wade Marrs M ~ AK ~ Vet 30 Ellen Halverson F ~ AK ~ Vet 31 Cindy Abbott F ~ AK ~ Vet 32 Hans Gatt M ~ CANADA ~ vet 33 Mats Pettersson M ~ SWEDEN ~ vet 34 *Jeff King M ~ AK ~ Vet 35 Alan Eischens M ~ AK ~ Vet 36 *Allen Moore M ~ AK ~ Vet 37 *Jessie Royer F ~ AK ~ Vet 38 *Joar Leifseth-Ulsom M ~ NORWAY ~ vet 39 Ralph Johannessen M ~ NORWAY ~ vet 40 Thomas RosenblooM M ~ AK ~ rookie 41 *Aliy Zirkle F ~ AK ~ Vet 42 Zoya DeNure F ~ AK ~ Vet 43 Jimmy Lebling M ~ AK ~ rookie 44 Ramey Smyth M ~ AK ~ Vet 45 Lars Monsen M ~ NORWAY ~ vet 46 Charley Bejna M ~ IL ~ Vet 47 Paul Hansen M ~ AK ~ rookie 48 Justin High M ~ AK ~ rookie 49 Justin Stielstra M ~ AK ~ rookie 50 Hugh Neff M ~ AK ~ Vet 51 Seth Barnes M ~ AL ~ Vet 52 Katherine Keith F ~ AK ~ Vet 53 Peter Reuter M ~ NY ~ rookie 54 Geir Idar-Hjelvik M ~ NORWAY ~ vet 55 Matthew Failor M ~ AK ~ Vet 56 Melissa Stewart F ~ AK ~ Vet 57 *Paul Gebhardt M ~ AK ~ Vet 58 Monica Zappa F ~ AK ~ Vet 59 Ken Anderson M ~ AK ~ Vet 60 Dave Branhol M ~ AK ~ Vet 61 Michael Baker M ~ AK ~ rookie 62 Nathan Schroeder M ~ MN ~ Vet 63 Noah Burmeister M ~ AK ~ Vet 64 *Jason Mackey M ~ AK ~ Vet 65 *John Baker M ~ AK ~ Vet 66 *Anna Berington F ~ AK ~ Vet 67 *Trent Herbst M ~ ID ~ Vet 68 Mark May M ~ AK ~ Vet 69 Scott Smith M ~ AK ~ Vet 70 *Robert Redington M ~ AK ~ rookie 71 Larry Daugherty M ~ AK ~ Vet 72 Dave Delcourt M ~ AK ~ rookie 73 *Kristy Berington F ~ AK ~ Vet MUSHERS WITHDRAWN Cim Smyth M ~ AK ~ Vet Lance Mackey M ~ AK ~ Vet Jan Steves F ~ AK ~ Vet Michael Suprenant M ~ AK ~ Vet Curt Perano M ~ NEW ZEALAND ~ vet Rolland Trowbridge M ~ AK ~ rookie Gwenn Bogart F ~ AK ~ rookie Sebastian SchnuelleM ~ CANADA ~ vet Jim Lanier M ~ AK ~ Vet Brent Sass M ~ AK ~ Vet Ed Stielstra M ~ MI ~ Vet Scott Janssen M ~ AK ~ Vet -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ~ 54 at 1am ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: choices choices Well, Pitts ('63) really got me to thinking about "love songs"... my first impression was that love songs... favorite love songs tend to reflect where we as people (listeners) are at a moment in time... for me... I was most susceptible at a younger age or at a time when I might be in the process of my next bout of infatuation... before I could drive, I spent a great deal of time lying on my bed listening to Lynn BRYSON ('57-RIP) and the Real Don Steele... love songs were my passion... I mean in a song you can either win or lose and in the mind of a young teen... rejection and acceptance each carries its own set of emotions which are extreme to say the least... each bringing some form of satisfaction to the teen aged psyche... In those days tear jerkers were big on my list... as were meeting Miss right... Jimmy Beaumont and the Skyliners filled the bill on both counts... The Clovers did the same... Buddy Holly had some great love songs, True Love's Ways being way up there... the Belmont's Where or When was and always will be a big fav of mine... Once we could drive, my tastes changed a tad... I was no longer "dreaming" but I was in the big league actually testing the waters... wooo hoo the real thing... ah... then the first huge "love"... Nancy MIDDLETON ('67) and I craved the Righteous Brothers and had every album few of their songs did not qualify as "love songs"... well maybe Latin Lupe Lu wouldn't... Jay and the Americans, the Temps, and another of Nancy's favs Little Anthony and the Imperials... Del Shannon, Roy Orbison, the Everlys... and Elvis all produced magnificent love songs... so... anyway, I took it upon myself to go public with Pitts' challenge on face book... for the most part, people tended to go after adding to Jim's list... finally I started posting songs FROM AFTER 70 that qualified for me... again they were my picks and if I had more time or had taken more time the list would change I am sure so, in no particular order here are some of mine: I Would Do Anything For Love Meat Loaf Up Where We Belong Joe Cocker The Time Of My Life Bill Medley A Love So Beautiful Roy Orbison Baby Blue George Strait We've Only Just Begun Carpenters I Will Always Love You Dolly Parton Best Of My Love Eagles If You Leave Me Now Chicago You Are The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me Gladys Knight Slow Dancing Swaying To The Music Johnny Rivers Wonderful Tonight Eric Clapton Just My Imagination... the Temps Have I Told You Lately Van Morrison Always On My Mind Willie and Elvis (not on the same recording) Freebird Lynard Skynard Look At You Girl Chris Ledoux First Cut Is The Deepest Rod Stewart The Wonder Of You Elvis Tupelo Honey Van Morrison You Are So Beautiful Joe Cocker Summer Rain Johnny Rivers Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad Meat Loaf I Cross My Heart George Strait Midnight Train To Georgia Gladys and the Pips Now... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Brad UPTON ('74) and my military career advisor Terry WEBB ('62-RIP) on your special day, March 4, 2017... and a special HB to Big Daddy Roth (NAB RIP)!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) [All I Have To Do Is Dream - Everly Brothers -Maren] ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Richland Bomber basketball "Richland loses heartbreaker to No. 1 Union, faces G-Prep in third-place game" "TACOMA -- The season isn't over. There's still another game to play and a potential podium spot to earn. And the run the Richland High School basketball team has made this season is an illustrious one. But that doesn't make this loss hurt any less for the Bombers. Richland will play No. 2 Gonzaga Prep in the third/fifth-place game at 11:15 am March 4.. The Bullpups beat the Bombers in triple overtime in the MCC-GSL sub-regional championship game." Go Bombers ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/05/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers And Eleanor Cummins sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Shirley COLLINGS ('66), Nancy ERLANDSON ('67), Eleanor Cummins (NAB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pat O'BRYAN ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: June PERKINS ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tom MATTIS ('66) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) As they say in some of those TV ads, "better get this one done", and on time to boot. All right, it's only a birthday greeting to a Bomber I knew (of) back in the day. Rumor has it that we both graduated on the same day, in the same gymnasium. That may be so, only the graduation program will tell. Regardless of all that fol-de-rol, I will now tip the ol' propeller beanie and say "Happy Birthday!" to fellow classmate Pat O'BRYAN ('54) and wish him well. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the weather changes hourly despite what the TV weather guessers say. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 2017 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race http://www.iditarod.com/ - Official Iditarod Site Yesterday is CEREMONIAL start in Anchorage Today is a travel day TOMORROW is the Official RE-start in Fairbanks There are three looking to match Rick Swenson's five (5) wins: Martin Buser, Jeff King, and Dallas Seavey. And Dallas' dad, Mitch Seavey could claim his third win. And maybe it's time for a woman to win: We have Aliy Zirkle, Jessie Royer, and DeeDee Jonrowe all trying for their first win. More than one Norwegian looking for their first win including Joar (pronounced your) Leifseth-Ulsom. It'll keep me busy for then next couple of weeks anyway. -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ~ 60 at 11pm ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Richland Bomber basketball "Richland ends season with third loss to G-Prep, places fifth." "So the Richland High School boys basketball team didn't get to finish its season with a win at the Tacoma Dome. That doesn't take much away from a special campaign that was on the brink of ending early on more than one occasion, and wound up finishing on the final day of the Hardwood Classic with the Bombers posing with some hardware." A lot of factors contributed to the Bombers (21-7) losing to the Bullpups (25-2) for the third time this season. The final score was 64-57 in favor of G-Prep. -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Our 7'3" Riley SORN ('18) Note: Riley started the game needing 5 blocks to tie the 4A tournament record of 25 set in 2008. He had 10 to skate past the record. WIAA rewarded him a special game ball. And this kid is only a junior! -Maren]. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Nancy ERLANDSON Ballard ('67) Re: Iditarod Just curious why the iditarod in the Sandstorm? Is there really that much interest? -Nancy ERLANDSON Ballard ('67) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Truthfully? I do it for ME!! Imagine that! There are quite a few Bombers who tell me they enjoy keeping up via my Sandstorm entries, but even my own brother scrolls past! -Maren] ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Eleanor Cummins (NAB) e22@uw.edu Re: Request for interview Hi, Maren, My name is Eleanor and I was born and raised in the Tri- Cities. Currently, I'm a reporter in New York City working on an audio story about nuclear spaces, including Hanford and the Tri-Cities at large. I wanted to talk with a member (or five!) of the Richland Bomber alumni group about their experiences growing up near this nuclear legacy and what it means to them to be a Bomber. Would you or others in the group be willing to talk? I'll be in the Tri-Cities for spring break and available for interviews on March 14, 15 and 16. Let me know at this email or by phone at 509-591-5859. I'd really appreciate it. -Eleanor Cummins (NAB) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [I told the gal I wasn't living in Richland, but I could put an entry in the Sandstorm. She responded: "Hi, Maren, Such a pleasure to hear from you and thank you for your willingness to help me out all the way from Louisiana! I would love to be included in the [Alumni Sandstorm]. (What a great service you offer with that! So cool.) This email is the perfect way to contact me, if you want to just plop me into your next edition. And I'll make sure to set aside plenty of time so I can talk with as many alums as I possibly can. Thanks again and if anything else comes up, let me know! Have a great weekend." -Maren] ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/06/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Doreen HALLENBECK ('51), Mike CLOWES ('54) Annette VERELLEN (56), Mary ROSE ('60) Helen CROSS ('62), Earl BENNETT ('63) Roy BALLARD ('63), Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Deedee WILLOX ('64), Jamie WORLEY ('64) David RIVERS ('65), Nina JONES ('65) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Diane & Sue HALE ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ray WELLS ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John BROWNE, Jr. ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Wayne GODWIN ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Deirdre JOHNSON ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pat DORISS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paul TUNNELL ('69) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Doreen HALLENBECK Waldkoetter ('51) Re: Iditarod Start Maren, here's a snapshot of the Iditarod entrance, in Fairbanks, AK. Pikes Landing Resort, where the dog teams will go from the parking lot onto the frozen Chena River to begin the race [today] Monday, March 6th. -Doreen HALLENBECK Waldkoetter ('51) ~ Fairbanks, AK ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Picture didn't come thru, Doreen... send it for tomorrow's Sandstorm, please. -Maren] ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) I don't know if I could call this a trifecta of Bomber birthdays. We're talkin' two Bomber Babes and a Bomber. I'll let our Vegas expert, the Tooter ('65), weigh in on that one. Of course his response may be obfuscated by legalese. Now, on to the important ones. People I went to school with. The graduation program shows our names, not in the same column, but they are there just the same. The Bomber Babes are sisters who look remarkably alike and have fooled people for years as to which was whom. The Bomber was here and there doing many things during his tenure. A triple tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a "Happy Birthday!" to Diane and Sue HALE and Ray WELLS (all '54) on this day of yours. I hope all is well with all of you. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where some weather guessers are thinking of a dusting of snow on the valley floor. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Annette VERELLEN Parnell ('56) Re: Beth VERELLEN Rainey ('52wb-RIP) I just wanted to post that my sister, Beth, passed away Friday, March 3, 2017. -Annette VERELLEN Parnell ('56) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Mary ROSE Tansy ('60) Re: Iditarod Posted on Facebook: I think you should continue to post the Iditarod!! -Mary ROSE Tansy ('60) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Maren, Can't believe the Iditarod is already here this year. I love that you keep us up with what's happening in this iconic race. I'd love to go see it in person, but since I'm not sure when that will ever be, I love keeping up with it via Maren's coverage and interesting side comments. -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ Hope, IN where we are getting temps up in the 60s again. This is proving to be a very mild winter. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Earl BENNETT ('63) Re: Nancy/Iditarod inquiry Speaking for me alone, I read every word Maren writes about the race, which is not necessarily true of all the other entries. I've seen a few specials on TV about it, and I try to imagine myself in some of the situations she describes. I know I couldn't, not at 72 with three new stents in my heart, but it's fun daydreaming. Regards, ecb3 - from briefly brisk central Virginia where way early spring returns tomorrow with the next several days in the 60s and 70s; daffodils have been in full bloom for a week already and a few fruit trees are already showing blossoms. -Earl BENNETT ('63) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Roy BALLARD ('63) To: Eleanor Cummins (NAB) Eleanor, A good person to talk with would be Kathy HOFF Conrad, a '64 grad and one of our very close friends. -Roy BALLARD ('63) ~ Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 2017 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race http://www.iditarod.com/ - Official Iditarod Site TODAY is the Official RE-start in Fairbanks If you've paid attention in past years, you know that we won't know which team is "really" ahead till AFTER everybody completes their mandatory 24 hour rest. Last year, there was a drunk on a snow machine who charged two Iditarod teams just outside of the Nualto check point. Aliy Zirkle and Jeff King. One of Jeff's dogs died as a result and I think he pulled two others from the race right then. Both Aliy and Jeff were maybe running 1st and 2nd at the time -- certainly in the top 5 anyway -- I remember watching Aliy when she arrived at the check point... she was shaking scared. This was before they knew it was a drunk. Aliy finished 3rd and Jeff finished 9th. I'm SURE they will both be glad to be past the Nualto check point this year. Nualto is 629 miles from Anchorage and 346 miles from Nome. 4 time winner Jeff King has had some rough years lately. In 2014 Jeff left White Mountain (77 miles from the finish) in 1st place and a storm pinned him and his entire team down and huddling in the snow. Dallas Seavey left White Mountain in 3rd place and -- unbeknownst to him -- passed Jeff. He said later that every time he turned around he saw a head lamp and thought it was his dad, Mitch, behind him... he thought he was battling for 3rd place. He didn't know till after he crossed the finish line that he had won... Aliy came in 2nd and was asking "Where's Jeff?"... Mitch Seavey was third. and Jeff scratched after he and his team were rescued. MANY of these teams are racing this year and any one of them would win in 2017. Top Ten teams for each year: 2012: Dallas Seavey, Aliy Zirkle, Ramey Smyth, Aaron Burmeister, Pete Kaiser, Ray Redington, Jr, Mitch Seavey, Michael Williams, Jr., John Baker, DeeDee Jonrowe 2013: Mitch, Aliy, Jeff, Dallas, Ray, Jr., Nic Petit, Joar Leifseth-Ulsom (Rookie of the year), Jake Berkowitz, Sonny Lindner, DeeDee. 2014: Dallas, Aliy, Mitch, Joar, Sonny, Martin Buser, Jessie Royer, Ray, Jr., Hans Gatt, Aaron. 2015: Dallas, Mitch, Aaron, Jessie, Aliy, Joar, Jeff King, Wade Marrs, Ken Anderson, Nic. 2016: Dallas, Mitch, Aliy, Wade, Pete, Joar, Nic, Ralph Johannessen, Jeff, Scott Smith. Any one of the above could win. Re: Iditarod Trail Song by Alaska's Hobo Jim - YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_ZbOqFRnxw -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ~ 64 at midnight ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Deedee WILLOX Loiseau ('64) Re: Iditarod I, for one, enjoy hearing about the Iditarod. It's interesting to see how they prepare, run the race, and finish as best they can. Maren, don't stop! And thanks for all you do!!! -Deedee WILLOX Loiseau ('64) ~ Burbank, WA where the snow is finally gone and the temps are in the 50s in the daytime. I will try to remember the snow in August, when I'm complaining how hot it is! *LOL* ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Jamie WORLEY ('64) Re: Iditarod Good morning Maren, Just want to tell you thanks for the Iditarod entries. A couple of years ago your account was so interesting that I found myself looking forward to your recaps. Still do. It also takes my mind off April The Giraffe. You know you are either old or boring when the highlight of your day is spending hours watching a pregnant Giraffe! I wish she would drop that baby so I could get on to something a little more important... like watching my grass grow. Happy Sunday to you. Jamie -Jamie WORLEY ('64) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: blowing in the wind woooooooooooo weeeeeee today Vegas does its imitation of Richland... I'm sure most kids out there remember the wild Richland winds of yore... yes I know... it still blows but man inna olden days the sky would turn black and that was it! Vegas has had the same history and the sand used to blow so bad schools had to close back in the '50s and '60s... I don't recall school closures for wind in Richland but I remember looking out the window and seeing nothing... so before the ol power takes a dump I better wish HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Deirdre JOHNSON ('65) and Pat DORISS ('65) on your special day, March 6, 2017!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Nina JONES Rowe ('65) Re: Iditarod Seen on Facebook: Love the updates in the SS. -Nina JONES Rowe ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Boys State Basketball ~ 3/5/17 Tri-City Herald "Kentwood won the 2017 4A state boys basketball championship Saturday night at the Tacoma Dome beating Union 81 to 61." Re: Lisa Tixier ('15HHS) ~ 3/5/17 Tri-City Herald Briefs "Hanford's Lisa Tixier named NAIA swimmer of the Year." Former Hanford swimmer Lisa Tixier was named NAIA Swimmer of the Year on Saturday at the conclusion of the NAIA Swimming & Diving Championship in Columbus, GA. Tixier, a junior at Biola University, won national titles in the 50 free and the 100 butterfly, where she set an NAIA record. Tixier also had a runner-up finish in the 100 free. She finished second in the 100 free Saturday with a time of 50.42 seconds, breaking her own school record of 50.91 set March 4, 2015. Julie Woody of Savannah College of Art and Design won the 100 free in a time of 49.24 - breaking the NAIA record of 49.33 set in 2012. Biola finished third in the 400 free relay with Tixier swimming the anchor leg. The Eagles posted a time of 3:31.81. Tixier had the fastest split of 50.08. Biola finished third in the team race with 343 points, behind winner Olivet Nazarene University (639) and second-place Savannah College of Art and Design (632.5)." -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/07/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers and 1 Bomber Spouse sent stuff: Doreen HALLENBECK ('51), Jim WATTS ('54) Bill Frasca ('57 spouse), Helen CROSS ('62) Jim ARMSTRONG ('63), Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Pat DORISS ('65), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Melanie LAWSON ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ray FISHER ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rod JOCHEN ('80) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Doreen HALLENBECK Waldkoetter ('51) Re: Iditarod Start http://AlumniSandstorm.com/Xtra/Hal/170307-ChenaRiv-entry.jpg The mushers will go through these portals and are immediately on the frozen Chena River to begin their race. Today's temps (Monday, 3/6) are about -30. -Doreen HALLENBECK Waldkoetter ('51) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Jim WATTS ('54) Re: Iditarod race Maren . . . I enjoy your fascination with the races in Alaska. I used to represent all the people who worked on the barges from the Tri-Cities to Prudhoe Bay in Alaska. I spent a lot of time in Nome with a company called Arctic Lighterage. The Iditarod race is a real celebration for them... almost like Mardi Gras is for New Orleans. To be in Nome when the race was over was one hell of a celebration. They used to have bathtub races where guys would get in bathtubs and race down the one street in Nome in 40 below weather in their bathing suits. To say they were drunk would be putting it light. They also had an 18 hole golf tournament carved out of the ice in Norton Sound. The holes were big and long and they played with black balls. Every night there was a celebration at the Board of Trades or the Polar Inn. They had a big end of the Iditarod race made out of burlwood sitting at the end of main street. The company had a barge slip at the end of town where I held my meetings with the workers and I loved spending some time with them BS-ing about all the festivities that accompanied the race. Perhaps those who wonder why you like the race so much don't understand what's it all about. In the early 1900s there was a diphtheria epidemic in Nome and they needed the serum to save the town from a lot of deaths. There was no railroad to Nome nor any planes that flew there. The nearest railroad was a town called Nenana on the Tanana river. They brought the serum into Nenana and mushed it over to Nome in a desperate race to save lives. It was a tremendous distance through hostile territory and quite a feat for both the men and the dogs that undertook the challenge. They made quite a hero out of one of the lead dogs, I think his name was Baldo. To make a long story short they got there in time and saved all the sick people. [Which is why the Iditarod is a commemorative race. -Maren] I also loved to watch all the dredging for gold in Norton Sound. It was a very interesting place to be. I don't know that I'm the only one who enjoys your telling of the race, but I doubt it. It's very interesting to watch their progress. If some don't like it, to hell with them. Keep it up. Re: Pat O'BRYAN's ('54) birthday Happy birthday to Pat O'BRYAN [on 3/5]. Happy birthday, Patty. By the way, I forgive you for killing my rose bush. Be well, -Jim WATTS, not quite ('54) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bill Frasca ('57 Spouse) I am saddened to inform the Bombers that Bonnie STEEBER Frasca ('57) passed on March 5th. She was an ardent follower of anything to do with the Richland Bombers and had planned on travelling to Richland this summer. -Bill Frasca ('57 Spouse) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Did The Bombers win state last week? Never heard. -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ Here in Hope, IN our local school has just won sectionals, with regionals coming this week-end. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Helen, The short answer is No... Look for entries from Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66)... she's been keeping everybody up to date. -Maren] ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) To: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Love Songs David, you forgot "I Love My Truck" by Glen Campbell Re: Music Bumper sticker seen on the trunk of a Caddy at a Johnny Rivers concert awhile back. "You're not too old, todays music does suck!" Oldies Cheers Pitts -Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 2017 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race http://www.iditarod.com/ - Official Iditarod Site Had the laptop showing me the live start of the Iditarod in Fairbanks, and the iPad is watching Alice the Giraffe -- yes, she's STILL pregnant. Volunteers put trail markers along the route to help mushers find their way. 15,000 trail markers. Just the top 10 teams (for now) OUT OF NENANA (first check point) 1. Cody Strathe/Bib #5 2. Martin Buser/Bib #15 3. Mitch Seavey/Bib #16 4. Jessie Royer/Bib #37 5. Nicolas Petit/Bib #24 6. Mats Pettersson/Bib #33 7. Dallas Seavey/Bib #18 8. Roger Lee (r)/Bib #10 9. Paul Gebhardt/Bib #57 10. Noah Burmeister/Bib #63 See those three former champions in there?? and Jeff King is coming right along, too! Should be a good race this year. -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ~ 68 at 2am ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) WHAT: RHS '65 Ladies Lunch WHEN: Friday, March 10th, 2017 TIME: 11:30--1:00 PM WHERE: Hop-Jack's Restaurant, 2675 Queensgate Blvd, Richland Finally! Winter weather is behind us, and Spring will arrive soon, so let's celebrate! If you're a Lady Bomber who graduated in 1965, please consider joining us at out monthly "Ladies of '65" Lunch this Friday! This month, we're getting together at Hop-Jack's Restaurant, which is at southwest corner of Queensgate and Duportail in southwest Richland--across from Wal*Mart. If you'd like to join us, need directions or have any questions, please contact me! -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) ~ West Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: State Basketball ~ 3/6/17 Tri-City Herald "State basketball: Richland's SORN ('18), Kamiakin's Toure lead area all-tournament picks" "The Richland boys basketball team turned a few heads with its fifth-place showing at the Class 4A state tournament in Tacoma, and on Saturday night a pair of Bombers picked up individual honors. Junior center Riley SORN ('18) was named to the all-tournament first team, and senior forward Tyler KURTZ ('17) was a second-teamer. SORN averaged 12.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 7.5 blocks over four games. He shot 61 precent (20 for 33) from the floor, and his 30 blocks were a tournament record. KURTZ averaged 11.5 points and 4.3 rebounds, and shot 51 percent." Re: Hanford Cheer Team ~ 3/6/17 Tri-City Herald "Hanford cheer team makes its mark among nation's elite" "Most sports fans don't pay much mind to the cheerleaders, but at Hanford High School, the cheer squad is worth taking a peek at the next time you watch the Falcons play. Hanford finished second to Bryant High School (Arkansas) in the Super Varsity non-tumbling division at the UCA National High School Cheerleading Championship on Feb. 11-12 in Orlando, Fla. It is the first top-10 finish for Hanford at the national level. The Falcons also placed 10th in the Super Varsity Non-Tumbling Game Day competition." -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: All Bomber Lunch Now that March is here and the snow is gone how about joining us for the All Bomber Lunch on Saturday, 11 March 2017 at 11:30 at Sterlings on Queensgate? Come meet some old friends or make some new ones and have a nice meal. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Richland -Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/08/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Don LYALL ('52), Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Linda REINING ('64), David RIVERS ('65) Jim HEIDLEBAUGH ('65), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ssan ANDERSON ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Eddy CHARETTE ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim ADAIR ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marcus REILLY ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Susan SHEPARD ('67) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Don LYALL ('52) Re: Iditarod I enjoy the Iditarod data each year. I learned a lot from Jim WATTS' ('54) summary of the background of how the race got started and developed over the years. Very informative and appreciated. Maren, really appreciate your interest and update each year. I remember back in 1955, my senior year at Central Washington, We went up to Alaska and played both college teams and three service teams, beat both local college teams and lost to all three service teams (like Eielsen AFB) who were loaded with ex-college players in the service. Anyway, we got to ride a dog sled, such a great experience. I shall never forget it. Then as a pilot on KC-135s, we flew a lot out of Fairbanks refueling the airborne B-52s (the cold war in the '60s and '70s). I remember I launched one night when it was -62. -Don LYALL ('52) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: April the Pregnant Giraffe... is still pregnant Re: 2017 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race http://www.iditarod.com/ - Official Iditarod Site Dallas Seavey is resting THREE or FOUR dogs at a time... Dallas' check point drill: He arrived in Nenana having done only 9.86mph with 16 dogs. On closer observation he actually was only had 12 in harness and 4 were riding comfortably in his specially designed boxes of his carbon fiber reinforced sled bag. He quickly launched into a 15 minute drill: checked dogs, looked at booties, released two dogs from the tow line who obediently stood calmly by the team, moved like a whirling dervish to the sled, opened the kennel door from which two resting huskies emerged. After the exchange, two fresh dogs were hooked into the team with one assuming the single lead. Then again, two more dogs were unclipped, two came out from another kennel door, and Dallas was ready to leave with thirteen dog team with three dogs now resting comfortably. Time to retrieve fresh bags of frozen snacks for the dogs and installed them and some fresh booties and harness into well designed compartments that fit to the size of his gear bags. 12 minutes! -- most mushers average 15 minutes to reorganize their loads at checkpoints. Everyone says the trail is better than they expected because the trail breakers have made the snow hard packed... faster for everyone. Just the top 10 IN TO TANANA (1st to Tanana prize: cooked meal and cash) 1. Nicolas Petit/Bib #24 2. Martin Buser/Bib #15 (taking mandatory 8 hr rest) 3. Mitch Seavey/Bib #16 4. Jason Mackey/Bib #64 5. Wade Marrs/Bib #29 6. Dallas Seavey/Bib #18 7. Peter Kaiser/Bib #25 8. Joar Leifseth Ulsom/Bib #38 OUT OF MANLEY HOT SPRINGS 9. Aliy Zirkle/Bib #41 10. Michelle Phillips/Bib #9 Anybody wondering where those beautiful Berington twins are? They're running 40th and 41st right now. Remember, we won't "really" know who is ahead until AFTER they have ALL taken that mandatory 24 hour rest. -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ~ 64 at midnight ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Linda REINING ('64) Re: Iditarod I like reading about it... keep it up, Maren. I like reading your "picks" and the ones you are "watching". It's interesting, especially when you give background information on the mushers, their dogs and the "trials" they go through, just to complete the race. To: Jim WATTS ('54) Re: "Balto" Disney made a cartoon-movie about that dog and the race to bring the medicine to the town [Nome}... I watched it with my grandkids... was a good movie and, even though it was done as a cartoon, you got the sense of the urgency in bringing that serum to the town and the importance of having to use sled dogs to get through that type of terrain. -Linda REINING ('64) ~ Kuna, ID where we are still having snow ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Well I did it... yup... I hear much about people washing their phones or dropping them in water... I actually dropped mine into a big tub of antifreeze and it stayed alive but today while trying to get some jeans in the washer quickly I took everything out except my wallet... what a mess... I am looking forward to seeing if any of my strips or chips in my credit cards will work... Pitts ('63) is right... I did miss "I love my Truck" but as I never heard Glenn Campbell's version I feel mo betta... It would also suit the B-day Bomber's youngest son... very well! I've gone on and on for years about my friendship with Doc '40 and we continue to make new memories every year... looking forward to seeing him and his famblie in June... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Jimmie ADAIR ('67) and Susan SHEPPARD ('67) on your special day, March 8, 2017!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Jim HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) Re: Brother's Birthday Wishing my brother Jim ADAIR ('66) a Happy Birthday. Eat cake, and dance DOOD... you have reached another milestone. -Jim HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Joyce Larson (RIP) ~ 3/7/17 Tri-City Herald Re: Life Tributes Cremation Center - Search: Larson Joyce J. Larson, 82 of Pasco, passed away peacefully on March 1st, 2017. She was born on March 2, 1934 in Underwood, ND. She moved to Richland in 1964 where she taught English at Richland High School for 38 years and also taught piano for many years at Music Unlimited as well as private lessons. In lieu of flowers, because of her unconditional love of animals please donate to any local humane society. A private memorial will be held by the family. RIP, Miss Larson! -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/09/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: David DOUGLAS ('62), Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) David RIVERS ('65), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) Brad WEAR ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: George HAMMONS ('51) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rich HUSKE ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim STECKLINE ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pam PANTHER ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Craig WYSS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary ROLPH ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bob JACOBS ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janet OLSON ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jean ALBAUGH ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Petra GIANGRANDE ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rob PEUTZ ('73) 03/09/96 Wendy Remembered: http://krookmcsmile.tripod.com/WendyCarlbergRemembered.html ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David DOUGLAS ('62) Re: Alice the Giraffe The website I found says she is April the Giraffe. She was looking away from the camera, so I called, "Here, Alice. Here, Alice," but she didn't respond. I tried, "Hey, April," and she turned around and looked into the camera, so I'm pretty sure the website is correct. She said she was still waiting. She doesn't know how to read a calendar. [Yes, David, I goofed. The name of the pregnant (still) giraffe is April -- not Alice. -Maren] Re: love songs I enjoyed the lists given. While I was writing a teen-age romance novel (The Trouble with Kisses) I would listen to Sirius channels 5 and 6 ('50s and '60s music). I used several of the song titles in my story. The novel needs a major re- write, so until I get the energy to do that I'm revising the first few chapters into a short novel for pre-teens titled I'm Available. I would like to use lyrics to the song by that title but don't want to pay for the rights, so I wrote my own lyrics (or rather the first two lines of lyrics) that the girl sings while she's looking for a boyfriend. After temperatures in the 60s yesterday, it's warming up to the 80s today. The pool temperature has already gone from 70 to 74. Another 10 and we can go swimming again. Last year we started swimming the end of February, and the last day I went swimming was November 1. In the peak temperatures the middle of summer I run the solar heater at night to keep the pool cool!! above 89 and it's more like taking a bath. Maren, I enjoy reading about the Iditarod, even though I've never been athletic myself. I enjoyed football and basketball games in high school because they were cheap dates. I only dated girls with ASB cards. I liked basketball better because (a) it had more action, and (b) it was indoors where it was warm. I use Microsoft Mail for my email program. Did you know if you type an a in parentheses you get a little angel icon, and a b in parentheses produces an beer mug icon? -David DOUGLAS ('62) ~ Mesa, AZ ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: April the Pregnant Giraffe --- is still pregnant Re: 2017 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race http://www.iditarod.com/ - Official Iditarod Site Just the top 10 IN TO RUBY 1. Wade Marrs/Bib #29 (declared his "24) 2. Dallas Seavey/Bib #18 (sez he's taking his "24") 3. Mitch Seavey/Bib #16 4. Nicolas Petit/Bib #24 5. Joar Leifseth Ulsom/Bib #38 OUT OF TANANA 6. Peter Kaiser/Bib #25 7. Michelle Phillips/Bib #9 8. Aliy Zirkle/Bib #41 9. John Baker/Bib #65 10. Noah Burmeister/Bib #63 Remember, we won't "really" know who's ahead until AFTER they have ALL taken that mandatory 24 hour rest. Some other teams I'm watching: 11. Jessie Royer/Bib #37 12. Martin Buser/Bib #15 14. Jason Mackey/Bib #64 19. Jeff King/Bib #34 22. Hugh Neff/Bib #50 28. Ketil Reitan/Bib #11 29. Hans Gatt/Bib #32 30. Paul Gebhardt/Bib #57 31. Linwood Fiedler/Bib #6 37. Ramey Smyth/Bib #44 (pronounced smith) 40. Anna Berington/Bib #66 41. Kristy Berington/Bib #73 52. DeeDee Jonrowe/Bib #22 RED LANTERN (last place) IN TO TANANA 71. Jimmy Lebling (r)/Bib #43 -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ~ 61 at midnight ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: shoulda woulda coulda How many times do we (lots for me) do something and just as we do it, a little voice says "bad idea"... I can't think of a single time that turned out well... unfortunately I normally ignore the voice... usually it's just a broken this or that, spilled coffee or water or something that can be fixed... but if I had a nickel for every time I put something in the wrong place... just for a second... I'd have a pocket fulla nickels I'll tell ya... Of course most often for the really big stuff my little voice is asleep... my question is usually "how could I be so stupid"... I think I'll leave that one alone... so today we gotta Bomber-babe who I shoulda asked out in school and a Bomber from my Adopted class... I've often wondered how people "develop" their names over the years... I mean there's Jimmie ADAIR ('67) and Jimmy HEIDLEBAUGH ('65)... now many "change" their names as they get older... Johnny becomes John, Mickey becomes Mick (tho for some reason Tommy has stayed Tommy)... I have always been David, never Dave or Davy... dunno... anyway I have always called the B-day Bombers by their current names... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Jim STECKLINE ('63) and Pam PANTHER ('65) on your special day, March 9, 2017!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: College sports update ~ 3/8/17 Tri-City Herald "College update: Richland's PERRYMAN ('15) takes on Tennessee Vols" "Richland High grad Abby PERRYMAN ('15) is off to a strong start at Campbell University, hitting .371 for the Camels softball team. The sophomore outfielder is 13 for 35 and has driven in 11 runs, scored five and stolen five bases in 17 games. She has yet to commit an error. Campbell, an NCAA Division I school in Buis Creek, N.C., paid a visit to No. 15 Tennessee on Monday, losing 10-1. PERRYMAN ('15) went 1-for-2 batting cleanup for the Camels (13-9)." Basketball "Hailey TURNER ('15) (Richland) was named Frontier Conference Sixth Player of the Year after coming off the bench for Lewis-Clark State College. The sophomore forward averaged 7.2 points and 5.6 rebounds for the Warriors, who won the Frontier Conference title and are headed to the NAIA National Tournament." -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Brad WEAR ('71) Re: Birthday Boy Happy birthday to Bob JACOBS ('70) on the 9th. He shares it with my niece Amanda Miller (wab) '99, and my bother-in-law. Loved your '57 chevy back in the day. -Brad WEAR ('71) ~ in warm, warm Plano, TX ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/10/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff today: Jim HAMILTON ('63), Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Dennis HAMMER ('64), David RIVERS ('65) Shirley COLLINGS ('66), Laurie RAILE ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Diane DAVENPORT ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barb O'MALLEY ('70) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Re: Dick PLOWS ('63-RIP) I'd me remiss not to acknowledge the birthday of Dick. He was one of the truly good guys and the original Fonzie. I'm pretty much down to having only one life left, all the others were used up in some of Dicks really good ideas. Miss you RCP, you still make me smile. -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: April the Pregnant Giraffe --- is still pregnant Re: 2017 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race http://www.iditarod.com/ - Official Iditarod Site The top 10 - plus a few others IN TO HUSLIA 1. Mitch Seavey/Bib #16 OUT OF GALENA 2. Jessie Royer/Bib #37 3. Michelle Phillips/Bib #9 4. Ralph Johannessen/Bib #39 5. John Baker/Bib #65 6. Nicolas Petit/Bib #24 7. Noah Burmeister/Bib #63 8. Hugh Neff/Bib #50 9. Hans Gatt/Bib #32 IN TO GALENA 10. Joar Leifseth Ulsom/Bib #38 Some Others I'm watching INTO GALENA 13. Jason Mackey/Bib #64 14. Jeff King/Bib #34 15. Aliy Zirkle/Bib #41 23. Paul Gebhardt/Bib #57 27. Linwood Fiedler/Bib #6 OUT OF RUBY 30. Kristy Berington/Bib #73 31. Anna Berington/Bib #66 38. Wade Marrs/Bib #29 (has taken his "24") IN TO RUBY 40. Dallas Seavey/Bib #18 42. Martin Buser/Bib #15 45. Ramey Smyth/Bib #44 47. DeeDee Jonrowe/Bib #22 52. Gunnar Johnson/Bib #19 54. Trent Herbst/Bib #67 THE RED LANTERN 70. Roger Lee (r)/Bib #10 SCRATCHED: 01. Mark May/Bib #68 HUMAN INTEREST: Linwood Fiedler/(Bib #6)... His team came into a check point without him. Officials parked the team and waited till Linwood arrived. Apparently he fell asleep on the sled and fell off. His team just went to the next check point and waited for him. -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ~ 67 at 1am ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Dennis HAMMER ('64) Re: Granny's weather beetle March 25, 1964, just a little over two months before I graduated I watched an episode of "The Beverly Hillbillies" titled "Granny Versus the Weather Bureau." I never saw that episode again in reruns, but always wanted to. It was recently posted on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pM3d7ow1HRA In this episode Granny insists it is going to rain even though the TV weather girl says it will be clear. Granny's main indicator is a little beetle she keeps in a matchbox. Banker Drysdale takes Jed to see the man from the weather bureau played by character actor John McGiver, who seems to good at stealing the scene in about everything he is in. Everyone, including the weather bureau man agrees he is a good weatherman, but not as great as his father was. His father was a great weatherman. The government man comes to the Clampett house with a movie projector and sets up a movie screen (See what primitive times we lived in back then) and showed a movie about the modern weather predicting methods including the new satellites. Granny in still unconvinced, saying it is going to rain in one minute, then lightening strikes, thunder roars, and Miss Jane runs out to put the top up on her convertible. It ends with the weather man back at his office with Granny's matchbox and beetle. He stands up and walks over to the portrait of his father, then notices in his father's hand is a little matchbox and says, "Dad, you should have told me you were a beetle man." Now why have I remembered that episode all these years? Well, could be that three of four years earlier we lived on an orchard in Milton-Freewater until moving to Richland in 1961. One night my dad thought he heard a rooster crowing. I remember him actually getting out of bed and going to the chicken house to make sure. Yes, the rooster was on the roost crowing. He insisted the weatherman, who had said it was not going to rain was wrong and the rooster crowing was right--it was going to rain! I thought my old man (20 or so years younger than I am now) was nuts. Thinking some stupid rooster crowing after dark was a better predictor than meteorological science. Guess who was right!!! -Dennis HAMMER ('64) ~ In the Tri-Cities, where lately it looks like if we had a rooster, it would be crowing every night. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: I should call Remember that BFF you had 10, 30. 50 years ago? When was the last time you spoke? Grageashun night? Maybe they were one of those kids who only lived in Richland for a short time, but you were totally close... then they moved... How many of those friends have I had? When we were young... we were way too busy to be distracted... then we started thinking about them but how were you going to find them? I personally have looked and found many of those kids when I learned that their Reunion Committees have lost track... lotsa kids losta classes... hell no... "it wasn't my job", but then I am a firm believer that all Bombers are friends regardless of class... does that mean I've been good at keeping track? Hell no... I do the same thing each of you does... ."boy, tomorrow..." Back when I was sending Christmas card... in fact the last year I did, I had been wondering about my Best Friend at Spalding... I took a flyer and sent him a card... he responded with a short note... of course I didn't follow up till I learned he was ill... but since then I am in touch with him on at least a weekly basis... Jimbeaux ('63) used to say "but you know everybody"... not true, but through the Internet I have become "friends" with so many kids that I didn't "know" when I was growing up. In fact, I spent time in many of their homes when a couple of years amounted to decades in social circles... many of them didn't even notice me underfoot... but they were legends... at least to me... I know... I can be preachy... a total pain in the ass as a matter of fact... hey... don't wait... call that guy or girl... make contact... I think you will be happy you did. -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: College sports update ~ 3/8/17 Tri-City Herald http://www.tri-cityherald.com/sports/other-sports/ I neglected to say that Abby PERRYMAN ('15) is the daughter of Erin HASKINS Perryman ('86) and Jim PERRYMAN ('86). She is the granddaughter of Andi BISCHOFF Perkins ('66) and Byrne HASKINS ('65), thereby making her our great-niece. Keep up the great job, Abby! -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ from a rainy Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Laurie RAILE Williamson ('70) Re: '70's Medicare (65th) Birthday Party http://AlumniSandstorm.com/Xtra/70/170310-65thBdayParty.jpg -Laurie RAILE Williamson ('70) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/11/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff today: Stephanie DAWSON ('60), Duane LEE ('63) Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jay McCUE ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill HERIFORD ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mandy HOLMES ('97) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike AUSTEN ('99) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Stephanie DAWSON Janicek ('60) Re: Todd Wesley GOLBERG ('87-RIP) Wednesday's TCH contained a death notice for Todd. Have not seen a full obit yet, but one was published online by Life tributes: http://www.lifetributescenter.com/_mgxroot/page_10780.php?task=Current&listing=All scroll down and click on Golberg, Todd W. He was larger than life during and after RHS days. Two of my kids were friends, and we are devastated to lose him at 48. No service until some future time, but many alums would like to know about his passing. My favorite of his many roles on the stage was as the voice of Audrey II (the plant) in the CBC summer musical "Little Shop of Horrors" in the late '80s or early '90s. The obit is extensive and covers high school, college, law school, travel, and many jobs and other activities in the TC and elsewhere. Extreme Bomber tears -Stephanie DAWSON Janicek ('60) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Duane LEE ('63) Re: Dawald Just ran across this old article on the internet (In case someone might have missed it 23 years ago). Amazing man and coach. It is such an abbreviated history of his coaching career. I know that a whole book could be written about his teams and what they accomplished under his guidance. He set the standard for Bomber basketball. http://AlumniSandstorm.com/Xtra/Lee/170311-RIP-Dawald93.jpg -Duane LEE ('63) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: April the Pregnant Giraffe --- is still pregnant Re: 2017 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race http://www.iditarod.com/ - Official Iditarod Site The top 10 - plus a few others OUT OF HUSLIA 1. Wade Marrs/Bib #29 ("24") 2. Dallas Seavey/Bib #18 ("24") only 34 minutes back 3. Joar Leifseth Ulsom/Bib #38 ("24) 4. Mitch Seavey/Bib #16 ("24") an hour behind Joar GPS TRACKER shows : Wade and Dallas resting Joar and Mitch racing. IN TO HUSLIA 5. Nicolas Petit/Bib #24 ("8") 6. Jessie Royer/Bib #37 ("8") 7. Michelle Phillips/Bib #9 ("8") 8. Ralph Johannessen/Bib #39 ("8") 9. Jason Mackey/Bib #64 ("8") 10. John Baker/Bib #65 ("8") ("8") = mandatory 8 hour rest somewhere on the Yukon River 12. Hugh Neff/Bib #50 ("8") OUT OF GALENA 16. Martin Buser/Bib #15 ("8" & "24) 17. Peter Kaiser/Bib #25 ("24") 18. Richie Diehl/Bib #21 ("24") 21. Jeff King/Bib #34 ("8" & "24) 23. Ramey Smyth/Bib #44 ("24") 25. Aliy Zirkle/Bib #41 ("8" & "24) 27. Paul Gebhardt/Bib #57 ("24") 29. Ketil Reitan/Bib #11 ("8" & "24) 38. Linwood Fiedler/Bib #6 ("8" & "24) 40. Kristy Berington/Bib #73 ("24") 41. Anna Berington/Bib #66 ("24") IN TO GALENA 48. DeeDee Jonrowe/Bib #22 ("8") IN TO RUBY - RED LANTERN 69. Ryan Anderson (r)/Bib #8 ("8") SCRATCHED 01. Mark May/Bib #68 02. Mark Selland/Bib #23 -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ~ 67 at 3am ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Basketball ~ 3/10/17 Tri-City Herald "ALL LEAGUE TEAMS" "BOYS Player of the Year: Tyler KURTZ, sr., G/F, Richland. Defensive Player of the Year: Riley SORN, jr., F, Richland. Coach of the Year: Brian Meneely, Kamiakin, 17-3. Conference champion: Richland, 15-4. First team: KURTZ, sr., G/F, Richland; Cole NORTHROP, so., G, Richland; Garrett PAXTON, jr., G, Kamiakin; Ben Seaman, sr., G, Hanford; Isaiah Brimmer, sr., G/F, Kamiakin. Second team: SORN, jr., F, Richland; Logan Mullen, sr., P, Walla Walla; Malik Taylor, sr., G, Chiawana; Champ Grayson, jr., G, Kamiakin; Mitch Lesmeister, sr., G, Walla Walla. Honorable mention: Jenner Norwood, jr., F, Kennewick; Leo Olmos, sr., G, Kennewick; Caden Kaelber, sr., P, Chiawana; Estevan Cardoza, sr., G, Pasco. GIRLS Player of the Year: Oumou Toure, so., G, Kamiakin. Defensive Players of the Year: Toure, so., G, Kamiakin; Alexa Hazel, so., G, Kamiakin. Coach of the Year: Lane Schumacher, Kamiakin. Conference champion: Kamiakin, 19-1. First team: Toure, so., G, Kamiakin; Hazel, so., G, Kamiakin; Kenedy Cartwright, jr., G, Chiawana; Kamri von OELHOFFEN, sr., G, Richland; Maysu WELLSANDT, sr., G/F, Richland. Second team: Bella Gutierrez, jr., P, Pasco; Sami Sanders, jr., F, Southridge; Symone Brown, so., F, Kamiakin; Macey Morales, so., G, Chiawana; Ellie Smith, sr., C, Southridge. Honorable mention: Faith Hoe, jr., G, Walla Walla; Clare Eubanks, so., P, Chiawana; Malea Dye, sr., F, Hanford; Meghan Yenney, jr., G, Walla Walla; Alicia Oatis, jr., C, Kennewick." Re: NWAC Basketball ~ 3/10/17 Tri City Herald "Pierce College had overwhelming advantages in rebounding, points off turnovers and points off the bench, but all that mattered in the end was that Walla Walla had more points in a 69-67 victory over the Raiders in the first round of the NWAC Championships at Everett Community College. Landon RADLIFF ('16) led the Warriors with 22 points, including the game-winning layup-and four steals. While Gabe Porter added 14 points and Caulin Bakalarski 12 points and nine rebounds. WWCC, the East Region's No. 3 seed, will play the winner of Thursday's Clark-Whatcom game at 6 pm Friday. Pierce, the West Region's No. 2 seed, was led by Makaleb McInnis' 19 points." -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ from a very warm and windy Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/12/17 ~ Spring Forward.. change clocks, cameras, coffee pot clocks, etc. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff and memorial INFO today: Mary ROSE ('60), Jack GARDINER ('61) Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64), David RIVERS ('65) Shirley COLLINGS ('66), Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John RICHARDSON ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ralph KEPPEON ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeanie WALSH ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sue BENNETT ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathryn SANT ('79) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Mary ROSE Tansy ('60) Loved the article on Dawald. Thanks for sharing Duane LEE ('63)!! http://AlumniSandstorm.com/Xtra/Lee/170311-RIP-Dawald93.jpg -Mary ROSE Tansy ('60) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Jack GARDINER ('61) Today March 12th at 6:00 AM PST will mark my 18th year since I quit smoking. At today's prices I am saving $1300 a year, I never smoked a cigarette I didn't like. I smoked them down to the nubbins. I know for sure if I smoke now I would go buy a pack so I don't. But I still like standing next to someone who is smoking. -Jack GARDINER ('61) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: Spring Forward -- DANG! My car clock is finally right! Re: April the Pregnant Giraffe --- is still pregnant Re: 2017 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race http://www.iditarod.com/ - Official Iditarod Site The top 10 - plus a few others IN TO KALTAG (85 miles to Unalakleet) Kaltag Pop: 234 - Check-in is at Rich Burnham's house, official checkpoint/gathering spot: octagonal log community building about a block away. 1. Mitch Seavey/Bib #16 ("24") Last place for "8" OUT OF NULATO (47 miles to Kaltag) Nulato Pop: 359 - Checkpoint is the community hall 2. Wade Marrs/Bib #29 ("8" & "24") 3. Dallas Seavey/Bib #18 ("8" & "24") OUT OF KOYUKUK 4. Nicolas Petit/Bib #24 ("8" & "24") 5. Joar Leifseth Ulsom/Bib #38 ("8" & "24") 6. Ray Redington Jr/Bib #14 ("8" & "24) IN TO KOYUKUK 7. Jessie Royer/Bib #37 ("8" & "24") 8. Richie Diehl/Bib #21 ("24") 9. Peter Kaiser/Bib #25 ("24") 10. Aliy Zirkle/Bib #41 ("8" & "24) OUT OF HUSLIE 11. Paul Gebhardt/Bib #57 ("24") 16. Jason Mackey/Bib #64 ("8" & "24) 18. Martin Buser/Bib #15 ("8" & "24) 20. John Baker/Bib #65 ("8" & "24) 25. Jeff King/Bib #34 ("8" & "24) 30. Hugh Neff/Bib #50 ("8" & "24) 31. Hans Gatt/Bib #32 ("8" & "24) 33. Linwood Fiedler/Bib #6 ("8" & "24) 34. Ramey Smyth/Bib #44 ("8" & "24) 36. Anna Berington/Bib #66 ("24") 37. Kristy Berington/Bib #73 ("24") IN TO HUSLIA 45. DeeDee Jonrowe/Bib #22 ("8" & "24) RED LANTERN in GALENA 69. Ryan Anderson (r)/Bib #8 ("8" & "24) SCRATCHED 01. Mark May/Bib #68 02. Mark Selland/Bib #23 -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ~ 64 at 3am ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Well well What we got here folks is a multi-named multi talented Bomber-babe celebrating her birth... now I've know this chick fer a while now and it makes me prouder every day to just rub elbows with her now and then... that was elbows... I don't need Leo WEBB ('63) saying "oh my"... one of his favorite terms... Kinda like Roger GRESS ('61) always going on and on with "OK"... so HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Jeanie WALSH ('63) on your special day, March 12, 2017!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: NWAC Basketball ~ 3/11/17 Tri-City Herald "Walla Walla Men 100, Whatcom 80: The Warriors exploded on offense, scoring 66 points in the first half and cruising to the quarterfinal win to clinch a berth in the NWAC final four. Dalton Thompson scored 21 points, Caulin Bakalarski 21, and Brandon Porter and Gabe Porter 16 each for Walla Walla, which knocked down 12 of 23 3s (52 percent) in the first half alone. Landon RADLIFF ('15) dished out 12 assists, adding seven points and 10 rebounds as well. Walla Walla (22-8) will return to Everett on March 18 to play the winner of Friday's late game: Mt. Hood or Lower Columbia." -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: All Bomber lunch We had a small cozy group this month for the All Bomber lunch; myself, Pat DORISS Trimble ('65), Lorin ST.JOHN ('55) and spouse Phyllis (NAB), and Glen ROSE ('58) and spouse Carol (NAB). They had even set up another table ahead of time but we didn't need it. All Bombers in the Tri-City area come on out, the 2nd Saturday of every month at Sterlings on Queensgate and have some fun. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* not a memorial - only INFO today >>Justin WALL ('09-RIP) Viewing: TOMORROW, March 13, 2017, 11am Funeral: TOMORROW, March 13, 2017, 12noon Word of Faith Church, 1350 S. Rainier St., Kennewick ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/13/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff and memorial INFO today: Jim ARMSTRONG ('63), Roy BALLARD ('63) Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64), Linda REINING ('64) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary HINKLE ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carole SLEDGE ('63) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) To: Jack GARDINER ('61) Amen brother! Smoked 2 packs a day and loved every one of them. Best thing I've ever done for myself. Quit in Jan. '93. Smokeless Cheers -Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Roy BALLARD ('63) Re: BIRTHDAY [3/12] To a very favorite friend on her special day. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Jeanie WALSH ('63), have a very special day................ -Roy BALLARD ('63) ~ Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: April the Pregnant Giraffe --- is still pregnant Re: 2017 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race http://www.iditarod.com/ - Official Iditarod Site #1 thru #26 have all taken both their mandatory "8" and "24" rests The top 10 - plus a few others IN TO SHAKTOOLIK Shaktoolik Pop: 199 Checkpoint is at the armory. 1. Mitch Seavey/Bib #16 OUT OF UNALAKLEET (40 miles to Shaktoolik) Unalakleet Pop 882 - Two stores, two restaurants limited lodging by advance booking. Checkpoint in front of AC store. 2. Dallas Seavey/Bib #18 3. Joar Leifseth Ulsom/Bib #38 4. Nicolas Petit/Bib #24 5. Wade Marrs/Bib #29 OUT OF KALTAG 6. Aliy Zirkle/Bib #41 7. Jessie Royer/Bib #37 8. Ray Redington Jr/Bib #14 9. Jason Mackey/Bib #64 10. Mats Pettersson/Bib #33 14. John Baker/Bib #65 20. Hugh Neff/Bib #50 21. Jeff King/Bib #34 24. Paul Gebhardt/Bib #57 26. Ramey Smyth/Bib #44 IN TO KALTAG (85 miles to Unalakleet) Kaltag Pop: 234 - Check-in is at Rich Burnham's house, official checkpoint/gathering spot: octagonal log community building about a block away. Last check point where you can do your "8" 32. Linwood Fiedler/Bib #6 ("8" & "24") OUT OF NULATO (47 miles to Kaltag) Nulato Pop: 359 - Checkpoint is the community hall 33. Jodi Bailey/Bib #28 ("8" & "24") IN TO NUALTO 38. Martin Buser/Bib #15 ("8" & "24") 42. Kristy Berington/Bib #73 ("8" & "24") 43. Anna Berington/Bib #66 ("8" & "24") OUT OF KOYUKUK 44. Allen Moore/Bib #36 ("8" & "24") OUT OF HUSLIE 50. Trent Herbst/Bib #67 ("8" & "24") 55. DeeDee Jonrowe/Bib #22 ("8" & "24") RED LANTERN OUT OF GALENA 68. Ellen Halverson/Bib #30 ("8" & "24") SCRATCHED 01. Mark May/Bib #68 02. Mark Selland/Bib #23 03. Ryan Anderson (r)/Bib #8 -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ~ 57 at 2am ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Linda REINING ('64) To: Jack GARDINER ('61) Re: Smoking CONGRATS on being "smoke-free" for 18 years! I quit over 40 years ago... they were going to raise from 35 cents a pack to 50 cents a pack and I decided I could do something better with that 50 cents, so quit, "cold turkey". another incentive was my two girls (who were little, at that time) they hated the smell and were always hiding my cigarettes, so quitting was a bit easier. I still like the smell of cigarettes and a good pipe tobacco (can't stand the smell of cigars... ugh!) and there are times I would still like a cigarette, especially when I'm in a bar or when I'm in a casino and the smell of cigarettes is wafting throughout the place, but, like you, I know IF I take one, I'll want more... another deterrent to ever taking another cigarette is being "cancer-free" for almost seven years and the type of cancer I had was/is caused by smoking (even though I had quit, I lived with a smoker and most all of my friends smoked, so was around the smoke all the time... "second-hand" smoke is almost as deadly as the "real thing", although, I NEVER believed that, till I was diagnosed with cancer! So just one more reason why I will NEVER take "another drag". again, CONGRATS on being "smoke-free" for 18 years. -Linda REINING ('64) ~ Kuna, ID ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Boys Basketball ~ 3/12/17 Tri-City Herald "Richland's KURTZ ('17) is All-Area boys basketball Player of the Year" "Tyler KURTZ ('17) played on Richland High School's junior varsity team as a sophomore, and came off the bench for the freshman team the season before that. Now, the Bombers senior guard/forward is the Tri-City Herald's All-Area boys basketball Player of the Year. In leading Richland to its second state placement in the past four years, KURTZ ('17) piled up individual accolades this season. He was named the Mid-Columbia Conference Player of the Year after Richland captured its fifth straight league title, and was placed on the 4A boys All-State Tournament second team." -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ where temps will be in the high 50s to mid 60s in Richland this week. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* ************************************************************* not a memorial - only INFO today >>Justin WALL ('09-RIP) Viewing: TODAY, March 13, 2017, 11am Funeral: TODAY, March 13, 2017, 12noon Word of Faith Church, 1350 S. Rainier St., Kennewick ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/14/17 ~ HAPPY PI DAY (3.14 Yadda Yadda Yadda ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Ann BISHOP ('56) Jim ARMSTRONG ('63) Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64), BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Diane DVORAK ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Donna ADAMS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary SCHULZ ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marcia WADE ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karen PIERCE ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary HORTON ('75) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim MILLBAUER ('77) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Sara Ousley, aka Ann BISHOP ('56) Re: cigarettes I probably have you ALL beat with the number that I smoked (burned up in the ashtray)... 4+ packs a day. We quit cold turkey in '78. I can't stand the smell now, not even on clothes... a good pipe is another matter, cigars, yuk! I couldn't tolerate them even when I still smoked. My husband loved them, but never smoked one around me, unless we were outside and he would get 'down wind' for me. Oh, boy, I sure miss him! -Sara Ousley, aka Ann BISHOP ('56) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) Re: For all you ex smokers! 1947 HITS ARCHIVE: Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette) ... (Travis-Williams) by Tex Williams and his Western Caravan (CD audio source) Having earlier performed on a number of bes... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJcKxlKsAy4 -Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: April the Pregnant Giraffe --- is still pregnant Re: 2017 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race http://www.iditarod.com/ - Official Iditarod Site Everyone has taken their mandatory "8" and "24" rests. Currently there are three teams headed for White Mountain where everyone takes a mandatory 8 hour rest before the final push to Nome. Another team scratched. SAFETY (22 miles to Nome) Nome Kennel Club's Fastest Time From Safety to Nome (must be in the top 20): $500.00 prize fastest: 2:04 (Cim Smyth in '07) Who won 4 times (or more)? Ramey Smyth 7 wins: '13,'09,'03,'02,'01,'97,'95 Cim Smyth 4 wins: '08,'07,'06,'96 Rick Mackey - 5 wins: '99,'91,'89,'88,'81 WHITE MOUNTAIN (55 miles to Safety) (mandatory 8 hour rest here) White Mt. Pop: 209 - Checkpoint in the community hall building up the hill from the store I love the street names in White Mountain: High School Road Cemetery Road runs into Parsonage St which turns into Church Road The obligatory Main Street which turns into Healthy Blvd which turns into Elementary School Road which runs into Elementary Bend Airport Road Store Road Post Office Road The top 10 - plus a few others OUT OF ELIM (46 miles to White Mountain) Elim Pop: 281 - Checkpoint is usually at the fire hall 1. Mitch Seavey/Bib #16 2. Dallas Seavey/Bib #18 3. Nicolas Petit/Bib #24 IN TO ELIM 4. Joar Leifseth Ulsom/Bib #38 OUT OF KOYUK (48 miles to Elim) Koyuk Pop: 258 - Checkpoint the City Rec. Ctr 5. Wade Marrs/Bib #29 6. Jessie Royer/Bib #37 IN TO KOYUK 7. Ray Redington Jr/Bib #14 OUT OF SHAKTOOLIK (50 miles to Koyuk) 8. Aliy Zirkle/Bib #41 9. Peter Kaiser/Bib #25 ("24") 10. Ralph Johannessen/Bib #39 12. John Baker/Bib #65 14. Jason Mackey/Bib #64 17. Paul Gebhardt/Bib #57 IN TO SHAKTOOLIK 22. Hugh Neff/Bib #50 23. Ramey Smyth/Bib #44 OUT OF UNALAKLEET (40 miles to Shaktoolik) 31. Jeff King/Bib #34 33. Martin Buser/Bib #15 OUT OF KALTAG (85 miles to Unalakleet) 38. Kristy Berington/Bib #73 39. Anna Berington/Bib #66 40. Allen Moore/Bib #36 IN TO KALTAG 50. DeeDee Jonrowe/Bib #22 Red Lantern OUT OF HUSLIA 67. Ellen Halverson/Bib #30 SCRATCHED 01. Mark May/Bib #68 02. Mark Selland/Bib #23 03. Ryan Anderson (r)/Bib #8 04. Dave Branholm/Bib #60 -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ~ 52 at 12midnight ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/15/17 ~ BEWARE THE IDES OF MARCH ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff and memorial INFO today: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52), Mike CLOWES ('54) Ken HEMINGER ('56), Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) David RIVERS ('65), Rick VALENTINE ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ron HOLEMAN ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Roy BALLARD ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barbara SMITH ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Terry GANZ ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jessica AVANT ('95) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Dave COCHRAN & Nadine REYNOLDS ('61) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) First things first-- I just checked with Vernon VAN DUSEN ('52) and he said it's okay to share this information: last week, Van broke his leg just below the hip. He is at Kadlec. Terry De VINE ('52) has been to see him every day. On another note: does anyone happen to know April the Giraffe's DUE DATE??? Seems to me it would make sense to know when she's due before we start worrying about the fact that she is STILL pregnant! [She was SUPPOSED to have that baby giraffe in late February!! -Maren] On still another note: I quit smoking for 40 years. When I learned that my daughter (Sandra Hubbard Spivey NAB) had stage 4 colon cancer, July 27, 2007, I started smoking again. It was a crutch, of course, but it worked for me. By my own rule, I never smoked more than 5 cigarettes a day. Many days it was less than 5. Sometimes I wouldn't smoke for weeks. I'm still smoking once in a while. Sometimes I don't touch a cigarette for months at a time, but I still have part of a pack in a plastic baggy in the freezer. It's been in there since last September 3rd when I came back from Alaska. Truth be told, it is a little bit lighter now, but I have no desire to take a drag again. At least not for now. Does anyone else think we are getting more rain than usual? Take care, all you Bombers out there and enjoy your life wherever you may be. -Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) ~ Richland where I've just hired Artistic Trees to take out the Cherry tree and trim 2 of the others. (The Cherry tree is useless--no matter how carefully I spray it, the cherries always have worms. And it doesn't make shade on the house.) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) I trust most of you have recovered from the trauma of changing to Daylite Saving Time. Some of you lucky ones live in the states that do not recognize this absurdity. Maren, don't care what people try to tell you; the amount of day light between sunrise and sunset doesn't change no matter what your clock might indicate. http://AlumniSandstorm.com/Xtra/Ave/141103-Old_Indian-DST.jpg All beside the point. There is the birthday of a Bomber whom I know. I don't think I knew him from school, but have met him a Portland area Bomber Lunches and Club 40. Of the latter, I understand he is now the president. Guess he must have left the room just before the nominating session. I have it on good authority that's how MEFFORD ('54) became a class rep. All that aside, a tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a "Happy Birthday!" to Ron HOLEMAN ('56) on what the "Tooter" ('65) would call a "special day." I will dispense using up exclamation points, however. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where weather guessers are worried about melting snow. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Ken HEMINGER ('56) Re: Iditarod Along the lines of the Iditarod, here's a quick laugh... http://AlumniSandstorm.com/Xtra/Hem/170315-Ran_A_Marathon.jpg -Ken HEMINGER ('56) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: April the Pregnant Giraffe --- is still pregnant Re: 2017 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race http://www.iditarod.com/ - Official Iditarod Site EWe have a winner: Mitch Seavey (the dad) Tuesday. 3/14/17 15:40 11 dogs 8d 3h 40m 0s record And another scratched IN TO NOME 1. Mitch Seavey/Bib #16 2. Dallas Seavey/Bib #18 3. Nicolas Petit/Bib #24 4. Joar Leifseth Ulsom/Bib #38 OUT OF SAFETY (22 to Nome) 5. Jessie Royer/Bib #37 OUT OF WHITE MOUNTAIN (55 miles to Safety) 6. Wade Marrs/Bib #29 7. Ray Redington Jr/Bib #14 IN TO WHITE MOUNTAIN 8. Peter Kaiser/Bib #25 ("24") 9. Aliy Zirkle/Bib #41 10. Paul Gebhardt/Bib #57 11. Jeff King/Bib #34 12. Michelle Phillips/Bib #9 13. Ramey Smyth/Bib #44 17. John Baker/Bib #65 OUT OF ELIM (46 miles to White Mountain) 21. Jason Mackey/Bib #64 24. Linwood Fiedler/Bib #6 OUT OF KOYUK (48 miles to Elim) 25. Hugh Neff/Bib #50 IN TO KOYUK 31. Martin Buser/Bib #15 IN TO SHAKTOOLIK 38. Kristy Berington/Bib #73 39. Anna Berington/Bib #66 IN TO UNALAKLEET (40 miles to Shaktoolik) 46. DeeDee Jonrowe/Bib #22 IRED LANTERN IS IN TO KALTAG 65. Cindy Abbott/Bib #31 SCRATCHED 01. Mark May/Bib #68 02. Mark Selland/Bib #23 03. Ryan Anderson (r)/Bib #8 04. Dave Branholm/Bib #60 05. Ellen Halverson/Bib #30 -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ~ 46 at eam ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: That wuz sure fun I spent most of the 13th in the hot sun... yes the HOT sun... over 80 easily... now it was my first day in shorts and I shoulda realized I needed to take it easy but nooo00ooooo... I felt the flicker in my eyes and thought how it had been a very long time since I'd had a migraine... since over the last few years I've only had flickering lights and nothing else I kept on doing what I was doing... lights went away and I eventually went into the house... at some point I felt really funny like a migraine, but... I went to turn on the TV with the remote and couldn't figure out how to work it (2 buttons max)... I knew I had to do Carol SLEDGE's ('63) b-day but couldn't really figure out what to do... I finally realized I'd best dive in to bed as I was totally lost... I knew what was happening but couldn't do a darn thing about it... now I know it's not as good as being kidnapped by Pirates but it was the worst I've had since I got home from Vietnam (when they started)... I'll do gooder next year... today my daughter and I met the delinquents at a tiny Casino in Henderson to try out for Tuesday lunches... Oh my goodness... the food was fantastic... most of us had prime rib (not some crappy prime rib... the kind you get with a nice dinner)... Sarah and I then went to Winco and Costco for Daughter and dad fun... when I got home I checked the mail then unloaded the trunk... reached for my phone and... uh oh... called every place I had been with the never used house phone (yay it worked)... no luck... after searching the car top to bottom decided to walk to the mailbox... sure enough a little black dot could be seen in the road... wheeeeeeeeeeew I was sure I was finally gonna be over to Verison tomorrow for a smart phone... not yet! So that was more than anyone needed to know... I'll get to HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Roy BALLARD ('63) and Thea WALLACE ('63-RIP) on your special day, March 15, 2017!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Rick VALENTINE ('68) Re: Spokane Bomber Lunch The Next Spokane Bomber Lunch of 2017 will be next Saturday March 18th. We will be meeting at The Hillside Inn Restaurant, Located at 3001 N. Nevada St. in North Spokane. Coffee at 11:30 AM Lunch around 12:00 Noon. Come and join us for lunch, All Bombers Their families and friends are welcome, the more the merrier. (this is an all class gathering, all class years are welcome) Out of Towners welcome... See You There... Any Questions or need directions contact me.. -Rick VALENTINE ('68) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* ************************************************************* not a memorial - only INFO today >>Anna GALLOWAY Watkins ('??wb-RIP) Viewing: TOMORROW, Thursday, March 16, 2017, 3=m - 8pm Mueller's Funeral Home, 1401 S. Union St., Kennewick Grave side services: Friday, March 17, 2017, 11am Desert Lawn Memorial Park, adjacent to the funeral home. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/16/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff today: Pat UPSON ('49), Marilynn WORKING ('54) Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Hazel MORGAN ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Debra Anne CRANE ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tami LYONS ('76) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rhonda MILLER ('78) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From:Pat UPSON Tervooren ('49) Re: Iditarod race t was announced this morning, on KPAM radio... here in Portland, Oregon, that Mitch Seavey had won the Iditarod sled dog race by reaching Nome first. The announcer stated that Mitch was the oldest winner to win this race (57}. My right fist went up into the air as I said "hooray for us seniors!!!" I may stand corrected but I believe I read, somewhere, that 71 began this race from Anchorage to Nome. All at younger ages-- Gooooooooo seniors!! [Mitch was also the oldest when he won a few years ago... and son, Dallas, was the youngest to ever win the Iditarod. Yes, they started with about that many... and a few are older... both Linwood Fiedler and DeeDee Jonrowe are 63. I think -- if memory serves -- the oldest to ever FINISH (not. win) was 84... The Iditarod has no age barriors. -Maren] Maren, thanks again for the hours you have put in... in the wee hours of the night... to keep us all informed. Really enjoyed a sport that I would not have had any interest in if it had not been for your dedication!! Bomber Cheers, -Pat UPSON Tervooren ('49) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Re: Bomber ladies of 1954 A friendly reminder to all who read the Sandstorm that our classmates will continue to meet at the Richland Applebee's on Friday, March 17th at 11 A.M. Nice to get there when they open so our orders get to the chef first!! We usually have 10-12 classmates eating and chatting together each month. Look forward to some new ones this time!!! I know Joanie PHILLIPS '54 and her husband, Dale Wile will be here again from Northern Idaho where they are lucky (or unlucky) to still have snow!! Depends on how you feel about it!! I'll bring my hubby too, so Dale has someone to talk to besides having to listen to the ladies' stories!! Hehe See you tomorrow!!! -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) ~ Pasco where it has been raining, but oh so nice getting warmer!! ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: April the Pregnant Giraffe --- is still pregnant Re: 2017 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race http://www.iditarod.com/ - Official Iditarod Site Teams continue to stream in... I'll put up the full list after everyone has arrived and the Red Lantern has been handed to the last musher in. -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ~ at 12M ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Girls Basketball ~ 3/14/17 Tri-City Herald "Toure de force: Kamiakin sophomore is Herald's All-Area Player of the Year in girls basketball" "After thoroughly dominating the Mid-Columbia Conference and Class 3A regional and state tournaments, Kamiakin High School's Oumou Toure can add All-Area girls basketball Player of the Year to her impressive rsum. The sophomore guard/forward was the league scoring champ, averaging 23.7 points per game with 12 rebounds to lead the Braves to a 25-2 record to go along with their conference and sub regional championships, and a fourth-place state tournament finish. A year after becoming the first freshman to make the All-MCC first team, Toure was named the conference's 2017 Player of the Year (and co- Defensive Player of the Year) and earned a nod on The (Tacoma) News Tribune's All-State first team, which goes across all classifications. ALL-AREA GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM Player of the Year: Oumou Toure, so., G, Kamiakin. Coach of the Year: Lane Schumacher, Kamiakin. First Team: Toure, so., G, Kamiakin; Alexa Hazel, so., G, Kamiakin; Kenedy Cartwright, jr., G, Chiawana; Kamri von OELHOFFEN, sr., G, Richland; Maysun WELLSANDT, sr., G/F, Richland; Taylor Turner, sr., F, Burbank. Second Team: Marissa Cortes, so., G, Prosser; Emilee Maldonado, sr., G, Sunnyside; Symone Brown, so, F, Kamiakin; Ashlee Maldonado, so., G/F, Sunnyside; Macey Morales, so., G, Chiawana; Sami Sanders, jr., F, Southridge. Honorable mention: Bella Gutierrez, jr., P, Pasco; Ellie Smith, sr., C, Southridge; Faith Hoe, jr., G, Walla Walla; Rylie Clark, so., G, Kamiakin; Britnee Guerrero, jr., G, Mabton; Kiley Larsen, sr., G, Kamiakin; Clare Eubanks, so., P, Chiawana; Lexi Skyles, jr., G/F, Sunnyside; Jessica Mendoza, sr., G/F, Sunnyside; Aaliyah Anderson, jr., River View; Ali Martineau, jr., Burbank; Brooke Wheeler, jr., Prosser; Morgan Munson, jr., River View; Malea Dye, sr., F, Hanford; Meghan Yenney, jr., G, Walla Walla; Mihaela Edwards, jr., Kiona-Benton; Heather Hawkins, jr., Connell; Alicia Oatis, jr., C, Kennewick; Grace Meza, jr., Grandview; Michelle Ruiz, so., Grandview. KAMRI VON OELHOFFEN, SR., G, RICHLAND: Von OELHOFFEN mostly played the point for Richland and helped pace the Bombers' up-tempo attack that averaged just under 60 points per game in conference play. Richland (11-11) threatened on multiple occasions to pull off upsets against top-tier MCC foes, giving Kamiakin one of its tightest conference games (72-64 on Jan. 14), and falling to Chiawana 59-55 and 55-49 in the regular season, and 57-54 in overtime in a loser-out sub-regional game. Von OELHOFFEN ('17) averaged 12.9 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game. MAYSUN WELLSANDT, SR., G/F, RICHLAND: The 6-foot combo player was huge on both ends of the floor for the Bombers, averaging 11.6 points and 6.6 rebounds, to go along with a block and a steal per contest. Led by Von OELHOFFEN ('17) and WELLSANDT ('17), Richland was the most veteran team in the MCC this season, and is poised to keep that reputation. Current junior guards Taryn WEBB ('18), Megan HAUGEN ('18) and Hailey STEVENS ('18) will likely be the 2017-18 team's leaders." -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ from a mild but foggy/rainy Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/17/17 ~ HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff today: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52), Mike CLOWES ('54) Dan HAGGARD ('57), David DOUGLAS ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: 03/17 Richard ROBERTS ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pat BADGER ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Patricia LEIBEL ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sharon TEMPLEMAN ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary JACKSON ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda LANG ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lisa LYSHER ('79) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) Re: Update on Vern Van DUSEN ('52) Van has moved from Kadlec Hospital to the Richland Rehab place up on Park and McMurray. Re: My Trees Artistic Treeworks guys are here taking out the Cherry tree and trimming the others. They have a perfect day for it: sunny, dry and not too hot. My Daffodils and other bulb plants should be blooming any day now. The buds look ready. -Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) ~ in soggy but sunny Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Faith and begorrah! 'Tis St. Paddy's Day! May the leprechaun you find in your box of Lucky Charms be a benign one and lead you to a pot of gold. If not, aren't you a bit too old for eating Lucky Charms? Besides all that, there is a trifecta of Bomber Babe birthdays and one Bomber gets added to the mix. Some how or other I know them all. Went to school with the Bomber Babes and met him at Club 40 amongst other places. Might as well get to it and tip the ol' propeller beanie and say "Happy Birthday!" to (ladies first) Patti Badger ('53), Pat LEIBEL ('54) and Sharon TEMPLEMAN ('55) and Richard ROBERTS ('49). Have double fun on this day and don't overdo the green beer and corned beef. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the sun maybe shinning for part of the day. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Dan HAGGARD ('57) Notice to the Class of 1957. Our 60 year reunion is September 8, 9, and 10, 2017. If you have moved in the past ten years please email your new address to: D_Haggard@charter.net so that we can update our mailing list. -Dan HAGGARD ('57) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David DOUGLAS ('62) Re: Cold weather For those of you encountering cold weather, I've been thinking warm thoughts for you. Yesterday I went swimming in our pool for the first time this season. 86. Re: Nicotine I smoked my first cigarette my sophomore year at Whitman College (Walla Walla). Whitman only had a men's dorm for freshman. After that males either joined a fraternity or got an apartment. I and another frat reject rented a one-bedroom apartment just off campus. He got the bedroom, I got the living room. He dared me to smoke a cigarette, so I did. However, I finally quit - cold turkey - about 30 seconds later. Getting the taste out of my mouth took six hours. Years later I worked in an office where we had staff meetings every two weeks on Friday afternoons - about 30 people, half of whom smoked, in an enclosed conference room. I'd go home with a headache. Monday morning I'd come to work with the same headache. I finally figured out I only got the headaches every other Friday, which had to have something to do with the staff meetings. I went to the doctor, who ordered allergy tests, and discovered I was allergic to nicotine. The doctor gave me two pills to take - one before the meeting, the other for times the first pill didn't work. I have no urge to smoke. Re: Daylight Saving Time Daylight Saving Time is nothing but a headache. We don't observe it here in Arizona - it upsets the chickens, or something. Unfortunately, I have a talking watch that updates the time at midnight every night with the Bureau of Standards WWV station. It automatically updates to Daylight Saving Time as well, so I have to set the time zone to Pacific DST in order to have Arizona time. When my wife and I went to Hawaii for our 50th wedding anniversary last June I had to subtract 3 hours from whatever my watch said, as it only had options for the four mainland time zones. It's a neat watch for a retired person. Without a regular routine like going to work I lose track of the day and date, but my watch has a button that tells me what it is. -David DOUGLAS ('62) ~ Mesa, AZ ************************************************************* ************************************************************* not a memorial - only INFO today >>Anna GALLOWAY Watkins ('??wb-RIP) Grave side services: TODAY, Friday, March 17, 2017, 11am Desert Lawn Memorial Park, adjacent to the funeral home ************************************************************* ************************************************************* not a memorial - only INFO today >>Beth VERELLEN Rainey ('52wb-RIP) Funeral Mass: TOMORROW, Saturday, March 18, 2017, 10am Christ The King Church, Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/18/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff today: Mary TRIEM ('47), Jim McKEOWN ('53) Ed WOOD ('62), Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol BRADY ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paul KIRZ ('66) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Mary TRIEM Mowery ('47) To the Class of '47: Hope some of you read the Sandstorm - after seeing Danny HAGGARD's ('57) post of their 60 year reunion, I want to remind you that this is our 70 year reunion!!! Come on, guys, it is our class who started Club 40 and this is their 30th. Let's have a record turnout to celebrate. As one of our 'mates said when planning the first Club 40 in 1987 "we should all get together on our 50 year and have wheelchair racing in the parking lot." We did not do that, tho. Most of us do have some sort of walking aids, but we keep going. Let's do it! -Mary TRIEM Mowery (a '47 Bomber) ~ Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Jim McKEOWN ('53) Re: Birthdays Happy belated birthdays to two ladies of the '50s... Patti BADGER ('53) [on 3/17], who was instrumental in helping me grow up... I would sit outside of her house and talk (yes, I said talk, for hours... Paul WEBSTER ('56) lived next door and he and Jim badger would harass us... then I would run all the way home to Acacia street behind Spalding... running the mile at WSC was yet to come... and, the other birthday is Sharon TEMPLEMAN ('55) [on 3/17], the Queen, who I tried to persuade to think twice about marrying my good buddy, Jim WATTS ('54)... you can see, today, how that advice was taken... two beautiful ladies from a special time in my Life. -Jim McKEOWN ('53) ~ from very sunny and warm Sacramento... 87 yesterday and March Madness starts here today... Go Oregon, where my Daughter was a cheerleader years ago... and I'm also rooting for UCLA... Pac-12 man. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Ed WOOD ('62) Re: Daylight Saving Time To make matters more confusing in Arizona, the Navaho Reservation, which covers 24% of the state, observes Daylight Saving Time, whereas the rest of the state doesn't. -Ed WOOD ('62) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: April the Pregnant Giraffe --- is still pregnant Re: 2017 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race http://www.iditarod.com/ - Official Iditarod Site There are still teams out on the trail. Will post the entire list when all are off the trail safe and sound. -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ~ 61 at 11pm ************************************************************* ************************************************************* ************************************************************* not a memorial - only INFO today >>Beth VERELLEN Rainey ('52wb-RIP) Funeral Mass: TODAY, Saturday, March 18, 2017, 10am Christ The King Church, Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/19/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52), Norma LOESCHER ('53) Jim WATTS ('54), Donna NELSON ('63) Jim ARMSTRONG ('63), Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Don PANTHER ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cheryl RAEKES ('74) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) Re: Vernon E. VanDusen, Jr. ('52-RIP) I am saddened to report that our friend and cohort, Van passed away this morning (Saturday, 3/18/17). According to Nadine STEVENS Johnson ('52), Van foresaw the end of his earthly existence, talking about it extensively when she saw him yesterday (Friday, 3/17/17) after the Bomber lunch. Bless his heart and God rest his soul. Bomber tears, -Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) ~ Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Norma LOESCHER Boswell ('53) Re: From Richland to Pullman? Looking for good advice: I need advice on how to get to Pullman from Richland without driving my car (vision problem). The dates are April 12, 13 and possibly 14. The occasion is my 60-year WSU Diamond Grad Reunion. I also want to get back home afterwards. Belated birthday greetings with love to Patti BADGER ('53) and Sharon TEMPLETON ('54). Hope to see you both at Club 40 this September! Bomber Cheers, -Norma LOESCHER Boswell ('53) ~ from rainy, windy Richland, where I helped prune 300 roses at Lawrence Scott Park in Kennewick this morning ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Jim WATTS ('54) Re: Smoking I have read all the items about smoking and how hard it is to quit. I was an early imbiber of the devil weed. By the time I was fourteen I was firmly hooked. When I got out of school, my first job was as a cigarette salesman for the Ligget Meyer Tobacco Company. I worked at that until my non smoking wife (Sharon TEMPLEMAN Watts ('55) brow beat me into quitting. She was less effective in convincing me to quit. I kept smoking and it followed me through my final career as a Union President. I was the chief spokesman for the Hanford Negotiations the year we put the sight wide pension plan. Because I did non-stop talking for 10 months I developed a sore throat. Just before signing the contract I went to see two throat doctors to get relief for my throat. Both said I had cancer of the larynx. I didn't tell my wife but when I went home one of the doctors had called my wife and told her to get me to the hospital to have my larynx removed or he wouldn't be responsible. Needless to say I immediately threw away my cigarettes. I called my attorney and told him I couldn't go with him to sign the contracts with DOE. He told me that the doctors who had diagnosed me had the most mal-practice suits against them in Southeastern Washington. He told me that one of his law partners had the same experience and it ended up that there was nothing wrong with him. He told me to wait till he called me back. He called back shortly and said he had made an appoint with some specialist in Spokane at 10 in the morning. I left early in the morning and though I was suffering from nicotine hangover we made the appointment with the specialist on time. I told him my experience with the doctors in the Tri-Cities and then he put me in the chair and started to examine me. "Hmm, yeah you have a beaut." "I've got it huh?" "You've got a beautiful 'Singer's node'. What do you do for a living?" I told him and asked him, "What the hell is a singer's node?" "It's a callus on the vocal cords. It's a common ailment with singers." "I had two doctors tell me it was a cancer. If you can cure this singers node, I'll be grateful, however I'd like another opinion." "Sure enough." He stuck his head out the door and said, "Hey Bob, if you've got a minute I need you down here on a second opinion for a Tri-City cancer patient." The other doctor came in and examined me and said, "Boy that's a beautiful singers node." "Well, is there anything you can do for it?" "I'll give you some spray for your throat and then I'll give you the prescription. He sprayed my throat which relieved the soreness. "And now for the prescription: Shut your mouth for thirty days." "That will be hard for me to do." They turned to my wife and said, "Mrs. Watts, do you have any duct tape. If you do, use it." The first thing I did when I left the doctor's office I headed for a cigarette machine much to my wife's chagrin. We had a very quiet ride home. I thought about things and although I had tried to quit many times, always backsliding in the process, I decided to try it one more time. I had picked up an advisory sheet once and I hauled it out and read it. It advised you to pick a time and place where there would be as little temptation as possible, mainly away from bars. Then surround yourself with munchys and finally call your whole family in and brag to them how much will power you had and then make a demonstrative toss of your cigarettes away. I waited for a Saturday and did just that. They all congratulated me and left. After about three hours, I that I decided to try to and just taper off so I crawled down through the wild rose bushes and retrieved my cigarettes. I decided to put them in the well house buried under a bag of fertilizer. I failed miserably in tapering off. Pretty soon I was spending more time in the well house than I was in the house. In fact, I was trying to figure out how to put a T.V. into the well house. Well, one day I went out to the well house and stuck my hand under the fertilizer bag and a rat trap went off on my hand. After shaking the rat trap off my fingers I lifted the bag and there was a note there. I opened it and it read: "Dear Dad: All my life I've bragged to all my friends that my dad could do anything that he put his mind to. It has become a great disappointment to me to realize that my dad is really just a weak minded, fool who can't even beat a bad habit that is doing him so much harm." I read the note several times then put the note back and the cigarette. I thought I'd try to quit for a week and then come read this note again and make up my mind whether I'd confess to the family that I was weak or try for another week. I read that note for six weeks and after watching my boy stop in the well house and count the cigarettes in the pack for a year, I finally told him that he could pick up his note and I thanked him for his help. Now even the smell of cigarettes makes me sick. So don't quit trying, its worth it. -Jim WATTS ('54) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Donna NELSON ('63) Re: April the pregnant giraffe Maren, I'm suspicious April isn't even PG and it's all a hoax to see how many people buy into watching her like eagles, ducks, hummingbirds, pandas, gorillas, etc. I did look up gestation of giraffes and it's 13 to 15 months so when did she become "with giraffe"?? Does anyone know? Thanks for the daily great job U do!!! -Donna NELSON ('63) PS. Oh!! Today there's movement. Yup! I'm watchin', too. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) Re: Music Does anyone have a favorite recording that was never high on the charts? Here's mine. "Behind Blue Eyes" by Mungo Earwood https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1awPoMi0bsI Re: Johnny B. Goode passed on RIP Chuck "Johnny B. Goode" the greatest Rock N Roll song of all time! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFo8-JqzSCM Regards -Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: April the Pregnant Giraffe --- is still pregnant Re: 2017 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race http://www.iditarod.com/ - Official Iditarod Site Awards Banquet Saturday night... will report awards later. The complete list of finishers and those who scratched. IN TO NOME 1. Mitch Seavey/Bib #16 2. Dallas Seavey/Bib #18 3. Nicolas Petit/Bib #24 4. Joar Leifseth Ulsom/Bib #38 5. Jessie Royer/Bib #37 6. Wade Marrs/Bib #29 7. Ray Redington Jr/Bib #14 8. Aliy Zirkle/Bib #41 9. Peter Kaiser/Bib #25 10. Paul Gebhardt/Bib #57 11. Jeff King/Bib #34 12. Ramey Smyth/Bib #44 13. Michelle Phillips/Bib #9 14. Ryan Redington/Bib #2 15. Hans Gatt/Bib #32 16. Ralph Johannessen/Bib #39 17. Ken Anderson/Bib #59 18. John Baker/Bib #65 19. Katherine Keith/Bib #52 20. Linwood Fiedler/Bib #6 21. Jason Mackey/Bib #64 22. Robert Redington (r)/Bib #70 23. Sebastien Vergnaud (r)/Bib #13 24. Richie Diehl/Bib #21 25. Mats Pettersson/Bib #33 26. Lars Monsen/Bib #45 27. Hugh Neff/Bib #50 28. Rick Casillo/Bib #27 29. Noah Burmeister/Bib #63 30. Cody Strathe/Bib #5 31. Ketil Reitan/Bib #11 32. Martin Buser/Bib #15 33. Melissa Owens-Stewart/Bib #56 34. Scott Smith/Bib #69 35. Nathan Schroeder/Bib #62 36. Nicolas Vanier (r)/Bib #26 37. Seth Barnes/Bib #51 38. Karin Hendrickson/Bib #20 39. Allen Moore/Bib #36 40. Kristy Berington/Bib #73 41. Anna Berington/Bib #66 42. Laura Neese (r)/Bib #7 43. Jodi Bailey/Bib #28 44. Larry Daugherty/Bib #71 45. Geir Idar Hjelvik/Bib #54 46. Charley Bejna/Bib #46 47. DeeDee Jonrowe/Bib #22 48. Gunnar Johnson/Bib #19 49. Justin High (r)/Bib #48 50. Dave Delcourt (r)/Bib #72 51. Justin Stielstra (r)/Bib #49 52. Trent Herbst/Bib #67 53. Kristin Bacon/Bib #17 54. Misha Wiljes (r)/Bib #4 55. Joe Carson (r)/Bib #12 56. Thomas Rosenbloom (r)/Bib #40 57. Zoya DeNure/Bib #42 58. Michael Baker (r)/Bib #61 59. Matthew Failor/Bib #55 60. Jimmy Lebling (r)/Bib #43 61. Paul Hansen (r)/Bib #47 62. Alan Eischens/Bib #35 63. Peter Reuter (r)/Bib #53 RED LANTERN 64. Cindy Abbott/Bib #31 8 CRATCHED 01. Otto Balogh (r)/Bib #3 02. Mark May/Bib #68 03. Mark Selland/Bib #23 04. Ryan Anderson (r)/Bib #8 05. Ellen Halverson/Bib #30 06. Dave Branholm/Bib #60 07. Roger Lee (r)/Bib #10 08. Monica Zappa/Bib #58 -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ~ 65 at 2am ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/20/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64), Bill SCOTT ('64) Shirley COLLINGS ('66), Pam EHINGER ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Leah COLLINS ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Joanna FAULKNER ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sherri DAUGHERTY ('67) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: April the Pregnant Giraffe -- is still pregnant http://www.aprilthegiraffe.com/ Re: 2017 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race http://www.iditarod.com/ - Official Iditarod Site Re: Iditarod Awards Maybe I'll report this tomorrow -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ~ 66 at 1am ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bill SCOTT ('64) Re: Iditarod To: Maren SMYTH ('63 and '64) Maren, I've enjoyed being educated about the Iditarod, especially this year's description of Mitch Seavey's 15 minute drill at rest stops. But I do have one question: why is there such an enormous gap between first and the last place finishers? They're coming in what, two or three days later? That would be like a marathon runner coming in the day after the winner crosses the finish line. Are there no minimum standards of experience or competence required to enter? Can a person enter just for the experience? Please enlighten me. [Bill, There are so many factors. Not everyone has the time to devote 24/7/365 to dog taining like the Seaveys. Not everyone has sponsor(s) that help defray expenses so they have other jobs. I know they have to finish some other races before they can even enter... and there's an entry fee... sometimes dogs get sick... especially those at the "back of the pack"... they pick up stuff from dogs ahead of them on the trail ... then the musher will stay longer at a check point ... maybe the dogs will get better... or they may drop a dog or two... that will slow them down some too... maybe the musher gets a bug and has to spend extra time healing ... or maybe even scratch from the race ... maybe a dog may have sore wrists and need extra time massaging them ... there's a tremendous amount of planning that agoes into each race, too. They try to polan where they will stop/rest and have food and straw sent to the check point ahead of time so the food is there when they arrive. There are 25 or 30 Iditarod Air Force pilots that donate their time and plane for that kind of thing... and they also help with all the "dropped dogs" ... If a dog gets a sore wrist (or whatever) the dog is dropped at the next checkpoint and then flown to either Anchorage or Nome to be reunited with the musher after the race. You drop a few dogs early in the race and you're gonna be going slower than those teams that still have 16 dogs. Ijust checked and only two teams finished with 16 dogs --- #5 Jessie Royer and #62 Allen Eischens... and they keep track of how many miles per hour each team goes as they progress down the trail... push your dogs too fast too early and some can't keep up the pace... some just travel slower... the announcers said that Mitches team always looked great... and they'd be trotting along at a blistering 10mph ro 11mpg and still looked great... they might even have to drop their best leader and without a good leader, that can slow things down, too. -Maren] -Bill SCOTT ('64) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Five Generations Gather ~ 3/19/17 Tri-City Herald http://richlandbombers.1966.tripod.com/misc/Belliston-Boehning.jpg The Boehning and Belliston family gathered recently for a photo. Left to right: grandfather, Paul Boehning of Pasco; great-grandmother, Linda BELLISTON Boehning ('63) of Richland; great-great-grandmother, Leora Belliston of West Richland, holding baby Maddox Boehning of Pasco; and father, Cameron Boehning of Pasco. Re: College Swimming ~ 3/18/17 Tri-City Herald Junior Lisa BRATTON (RHS '14 home schooled) helped the Texas A&M 400-year medley relay team take second in the nation and earned an All-American honorable mention for her performance in the 200 individual medley at the NCAA Championships on Thursday in Indianapolis. The 400 replay broke a school record with its time of 3 minutes, 27.60 seconds, and tied for the highest relay finish in A&M's history. BRATTON finished 14th in the 200 IM with a time of 1:55.22. Re: NCAA March Madness Basketball ~ 3/19/17 Tri-City Herald http://www.tri-cityherald.com/sports/article139431423.html No. 1 Gonzaga and No. 16 South Dakota State met in a West Regional first-round on Thursday with Gonzaga winning 66-46. No. 1 Gonzaga and No. 8 Northwestern met in a West Regional second-round game during the NCAA Tournament on Saturday by a score of 79-73. NEXT UP: Gonzaga faces fourth-seeded West Virginia in the West Regional semifinal Thursday in San Jose, California. Go, Zags!!! Happy Spring ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Pam EHINGER (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) Good Morning Bomber Ville! Ok where can I find out about April the Giraffe? What website do I go to? [OK, I googled it before, but just today I found she has her own website.. http://www.aprilthegiraffe.com/ -Maren] Monday 3/20/17 is Spring!! My Tulips are up now just have to clean up the flower beds! Been reading about all of you that have quit smoking! I quit smoking for 20 years, then my life was going to hell in a hand basket! I bought a pack of cigs I smoked one like I'd been smoking for the last 20 years! After 15 years I asked myself what the hell was I doing!? So I stopped Again! I have been smoked free since May of 2009! But I have no desire to light up ever again! God Bless All of us Non- smokers!! Bombers Rule -Pam EHINGER Kindl (Blue Ribbon Class of '67 - See you in September!!) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/21/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) Pam DeVRIES ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gini MILLER ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Donna McGREGOR ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marji BREWDER ('69) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: April the Pregnant Giraffe -- is still pregnant http://www.aprilthegiraffe.com/ This is April's 4th or 5th pregnancy... there is plenty of footage of her other births, but this time, she's still pregnant. Re: 2017 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race http://www.iditarod.com/ - Official Iditarod Site Re: The Iditarod Air Force Re: Iditarod Awards Maybe I'll report this tomorrow -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ~ 66 at 1am ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Chris VOWELS ('71) ~ 3/20/17 Tri-City Herald "Retired Richland sergeant (Chris VOWELS '71) battling rare blood disease, awaiting marrow transplant." "Chris VOWELS ('71) spent his police career stopping speeders, educating students on the dangers of drugs and gang violence and talking people out of crisis situations. But for the past 1 1/2 years, the retired Richland sergeant's lone adversary has been his body. VOWELS, 63, is battling severe aplastic anemia - a rare disease in which bone marrow does not make enough blood cells. Blood, bone marrow and platelet drives have drawn overwhelming numbers, and a GoFundMe account https://www.gofundme.com/3gcd1t4 started a little over two weeks ago by VOWELS' niece already has raised $11,200 of the $20,000 goal. A bone marrow and blood drive is planned from noon to 6pm. March 31 in the activity room at the Richland Community Center, 500 Amon Park Drive. The event will be handled by the American Red Cross and Be The Match. People who are healthy, between 18 and 44, and want to register as a bone marrow/stem cell donor can do it at join.bethematch.org/hope4sarge or join.bethematch.org/hopeforsarge. A swab kit will be mailed to their home with instructions and a confirmation. The family is keeping people updated on VOWELS' progress with a Facebook group page. A Meal Train also has been set up to help those family members who are holding down the fort in the Tri-Cities, especially while Kinlock and Brock swap duties as primary caregivers for their dad in Seattle." Prayers for Chris and his family! Re: Walla Walla Community College ~ 3/20/17 Tri-City Herald "WWCC men capture first NWAC title since 1979" "Dalton Thompson and Gabe Potter teamed up to score 45 points, and the Walla Walla Community College men's basketball team toppled Tacoma 93- 75 on Sunday at Everett Community College to win the Warriors' first NWAC championship since 1979. Landon RADLIFF ('16) scored nine points and dished five assists." Re: Class of '67 Reunion Registration forms have been emailed by Pam DeVRIES Laughery ('67), but some classmates have posted on the '67 Facebook page that the registration forms have been sent to "spam folders." If you are a '67 classmate, please check your "spam folder" for your registration form. -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland where on the first day of spring we had snow this morning! ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Pam DeVRIES Laughery ('67) To: The Class of 1967 If you haven't received the Reunion Registration Forms for the Class of 1967 50 Year Reunion from PamDeVries2@gmail.com, please check your "spam folder". Unfortunately, some of the messages have ended up there for some classmates and some haven't received the forms at all. Please send Pam DeVries a message at the email attached if you haven't received anything, and she will re-send the forms to you. So sorry for the inconvenience! -Pam DeVRIES Laughery ('67) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/22/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Judi PEARSON ('54), Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) David RIVERS ('65), Gary TURNER ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike RICE ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeanie CRIGLER ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kenny PETERSON ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nina JONES ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gordie McMASTER ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janet ELL ('72) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >> From: Judi PEARSON Parker ('54) Re: Charlotte CARLSON Terry ('52-RIP) It's always a sad day when we hear of the death of a Bomber. Charlotte passed away on Saturday, March 18, 2017, in Prescott, AZ. She had been wheelchair bound for 3 1/2 years due to a stroke that left her unable to walk. No services are planed. Bomber Tears, -Judi PEARSON Parker ('54) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >> From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: April the Pregnant Giraffe -- is still pregnant http://www.aprilthegiraffe.com/ Re: 2017 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race http://www.iditarod.com/ - Official Iditarod Site 2017 Special Awards Presented at Finisher's Banquet in Nome -2017 Dodge Ram 1500 4X4 valued at $40,000 ~ Mitch Seavey -First Musher to the Yukon Award ~ Nic Petit - Tanana Check Point $3,500 in freshly minted $1 bills and five-course gourmet meal -GCI Dorothy G. Page Halfway Award ~ Mitch Seavey - Huslia Check Point $3,000 in Gold Nuggets and commemorative trophy -PenAir Spirit of Alaska Award Wade Marrs - Ruby Check Point $500 flight credit and artist, John Van Zyle Art -Bristol Bay Native Corporation Fish First Award ~ Mitch Seavey $2,000 and certificate for 25 pounds of fresh Bristol Bay Salmon -Wells Fargo Gold Coast Award ~ Wade Marrs - Unalakleet $3,500 in Gold Nuggets and commemorative trophy -Nome Kennel Club Fastest Time from Safety to Nome Award: Nic Petit in 2:27 %400.00 -Rookie of the Year Award ~ Sebastian Vergnaud 23rd place in 9:8:27:53 $2,000 and commemorative Trophy -Most Improved Musher Award ~ Ryan Redington Improved 22 places between his 36th place finish in 2009 and 14th place finish in 2017 $2,000 and commemorative trophy -Donlin Gold Sportsmanship Award (chosen by fellow mushers) Allen Moore - ever helpful and always good to be around $3,000 and commemorative trophy -Golden Clipboard Award ~ Manley Hot Springs Checkpoint Commemorative Plaque -Northern Air Cargo Herbie Nayokpuk Memorial Award ~ Michelle Phillips - exemplifies the traits of Herbie Nayokpuk $1,049 in pocket change inside a Northern Air Cargo Jacket -Most Inspirational Award ~ Jessie Royer - 5th place w/16 dogs Entry Fee to next Iditarod -Alaska Airlines Leonhard Seppala Humanitarian Award ~ Jessie Royer Veterinary staff votes for outstanding dog care Two round-trip Alaska Airline Tickets -City of Nome Lolly Medley Golden Harness Award ~ "Pilot" - Mitch Seavey Embroidered gold-colored harness -Red Lantern Award ~ Cindy Abbott - 12:02:57:31 New record by 1 day, 1 hour and 45 minutes -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ~ 69 at 11pm ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >> From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: ahhhhhhh grade school memories Today I got two of my favorite Spalding kids... of course the Spalding cinches that pretty well... Oh sure I wasn't invited back for 6th grade but some of my most wonderful memories center around that school experience and these two kids... One was the brother of one of my very goodest friends... but even tho he was a whole year older he did not make us feel unwanted... he hadda vocal group in Grade School and they were the hit of the school... I could always go to his house and find these great magazines with all of the latest lyrics to alla great songs... what a trip... I've mentioned before my joy in spending the evening with the late Chuck Berry one evening in Vegas... well I got alla words to his songs at this Bomber's house long before there was the internet... The Bomber-babe was another one who invited me to spend hours in her home... in fact... the neighborhood kids would pool their books and she would then check them out to us... .maybe ya hadda be there... but it was fun... so HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Kenny PERTERSON ('64) and Nina JONES ('65) on your special day, March 21, 2017!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >> From: Gary TURNER ('71) Re: Glenn EKLUND ('71) Update Glenn was diagnosed with stage 4 brain cancer a few weeks ago. He is having good days and bad days, but is hanging in there. Jack SWANSON ('71) and I drove up to Bremerton a couple of weeks ago to visit... the outpouring of support from family, friends, and so many of his former students (Glenn and wife Rita both taught for 30+ years) is amazing... very nice to see the profound impact they have had on so many lives. Below is a recent post on their Facebook page that Rita asked me to share... she said Glenn would love to hear from his classmates. "Just a quick update on Glenn's progress from the inside of the Eklund household!! He had his second immunotherapy last Thursday in the midst of a horrible rash and low grade fevers. Seven days of fevers took its toll and we ended up in ER for hydration and steroids late Friday night. After a rough weekend and Monday we were in the clinic today getting more hydration and more steroids. We are praying we have turned a corner to a less bumpy patch of this uncertain journey. The good news is that his balance seems better and he is using a cane instead of a walker and we are encouraging him to walk laps around the Eklund race track. He is also doing more things independently which is good for his emotional well being. His speech is a little clearer, but his huge smile is still paralyzed. We can feel his smile as his sense of humor cracks us up! I'm not gonna lie, this is like being in a time warp and the roller coaster ride is tiring, but we are So Blessed! The outpouring of love, prayers, meals, visits, cards, text messages, emails, tree trimming, gifts for Ruby, funny movies, crazy hats and eye glasses and so much more continues to amaze and humble us. God's Love is Shining Through All of You! Thank you does not seem adequate for what we feel. We are Blessed Beyond Belief! Rita' -Gary TURNER ('71) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/23/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber and Holly Barker sent stuff: Shirley COLLINGS ('66) Holly Barker (NAB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda EATON ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary MULROY ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pete HEDGES ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim WADE ('76) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Michaela GONZALES ('11) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: '66 in '16 Reunion Photos I need to apologize for not having worked on the over 500 photos taken by Dana Faith Photography (daughter of Jim Schildknecht) at the reunion last August. It is a very extensive project, and all I have found time to add are at this link Due to having had eye surgeries both in January and February, injuring my back the end of January plus enjoying time with our grandsons I have not spent the necessary time on our computer to work on this project any further that what is currently online. Please accept my apology, and I will let you know when more photos have been added. Thank you, -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Holly Barker (NAB) Re: Burke Museum [I found a link for the museum in Seattle: Http://www.burkemuseum.org/ -Maren] Hello Sandstorm Members. My name is Holly Barker and I am a curator at the Burke Museum in Seattle. I am currently working on an exhibit that will include a discussion about Hanford, including in sports. I am interested in purchasing a Richland Bombers football helmet for display in our exhibit and I am wondering if anyone might know where I could buy one. Many thanks! -Holly M. Barker (NAB) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/24/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff today: Jim ARMSTRONG ('63) Bill SCOTT ('64) Jim HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lloyd MOORE ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sue THOMAS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Patsy KOLB ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cindy LUST ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rick DAHLIN ('72) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) Re: Memphis Written By Chuck Berry Thanks for the call Jim. Chuck wrote it and Lonnie played it. Listen at 1:30. Was a life changer for me! "Wham" came right behind it. Check that Flying V! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExRdQtqHyac Blues Rock Cheers Pitts (63) -Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bill SCOTT ('64) While many of us have been following the progress of the Oregon State Women, the Husky Women, and the Oregon men in the NCAA tournament, I'd like to trumpet another great accomplishment. The WSU Lady Cougars have reached the Elite 8 in the NIT Tournament. This team, which lost four players, including their top three, for much of the season, has battled through incredible challenges to mold into a solid team made up of mostly bench players who now believe in themselves. They've won three straight games in the NIT, two of them on the road. For a team that had never before won a post season game, it's a terrific accomplishment. Next they travel to Iowa for a spot in the Final Four. Congratulations, Lady Cougs! -Bill SCOTT ('64) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Jim HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) Re: Birthday Wishes Sending Birthday Wishes to Sue THOMAS Lesh ('65). Hope you have a great day! Eat cake and dance. -Jim HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/25/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff today: David RIVERS ('65) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Frank DeVINCENTIS ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nancy BEARDSLEY ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Susan GUNTER ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karen DAVIS ('76) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: gathering places During my Spalding days there was a place to gather... Oh yeah, we guys wandered the town just like the little hoods from every other class... but the B-day Bomber-babe's house was "the" place to hang out... later on, for me anyway, it would be the Park at Stevens and VanGiesen and Parkers' ('60; '63-RIP and "65) also at Stevens and VanGiesen, which meant that I just hadda walk across the street, as I also lived at Stevens and VanGiesen... more memories were created at the "hang-outs" than 'I can count and as with most all kids from Richland our memories form the glue that holds us all together... the "little" pool, the "big" pool, Uptown, Downtown, the drive-ins, Zips, Tastee Freez, A&W and just hangin' out at the River(s)... who could ask for more... when I left Richland, I was almost shocked that fries weren't always served with tarter... talk about withdrawal!!!!!!!!! I started using mayo, which was not the best substitute inna world but since I've never been a fan of the red stuff (regardless how you spell it) it hadda do... looking back I guess if that was my biggest problem of the day I wus doin' awright... so HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Nancy BEARDSLEY ('65) on your special day, March 25, 2017!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: NCAA Men's Basketball ~ 3/24/17 Tri-City Herald "Top-seeded Gonzaga survives for 61-58 win over West Virginia" "Jevon Carter fired up two potential tying 3- pointers only to see them go off-target and Gonzaga didn't allow West Virginia to get off a third. A defensive stop was a fitting way for this offensively challenged Sweet 16 matchup to end. Jordan Mathews hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with under a minute to play and top-seeded Gonzaga survived a rough shooting night all around to beat No. 4 seed West Virginia 61-58 Thursday night to advance to the West Regional final. UP NEXT: Gonzaga plays No. 11 seed Xavier for a spot in the Final Four on Saturday, March 25 in Santa Jose, CA." -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ from a very rainy Friday in Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/26/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Duane LEE ('63) David RIVERS ('65) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim MILLER ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Hal SMITH ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jon McDOUGAL ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Dale and Gale GUNTER ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeffrey SUCHLAND ('90) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Duane LEE ('63) Re: Hanford Construction Camp stats. http://richlandbombers.com/gallery/1940s/44HCC/1944HCC.htm A little trivia from Hanford Boom town days. They also built a 5,000 seat auditorium for worker's entertainment in just 12 days. -Duane LEE ('63) '************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: The rest a the story Now for most of us younger sprouts... this guy's class stirs up images of Blackboard Jungle and the Wild Bunch... I mean it was nearly the beginning of Rock n Roll... how cool can ya get... I mean my Buddy Bo's financie (french fer girlfriend with a ring) Maimie was the hubba hubba girl of the times... "Rock around the Clock" The girl can't help it the girl can't help it... what a time to grageate... and us whipper snappers say "Everybody hadda Pook ('63-RIP) Story"... HAPPY BIRTHDAY Hal SMITH ('56) on your special day, March 26, 2017!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Former RHS teacher/coach, Michael Mills ~ 3/25/17 Herald "An act of kindness turned into $10,000 for a former Richland teacher" In 1977, one phone call helped shape a boy's life. When Shannon HOUTROUW ('79) joined the Richland High School cross country team he expected to work, but he didn't expect it to be so hard. He was in the middle of a run, when he decided to quit and go home. Coach Michael Mills was concerned about the new runner, and, not knowing about HOUTROUW's decision, he called the boy. 'Too chicken to tell him I'd quit after one practice; I assured him I wouldn't make that mistake again,' HOUTROUW wrote about his former coach and math teacher. The phone call, the decision to stay and the relationship that formed afterward left an impression that endured roughly 40 years, and led HOUTROUW to nominate Mills for a Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Award in 2017. Mills, a retiree after 30 years at Richland High School, was one of 10 teachers who won the award, which comes with a $10,000 prize, this year. The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts created the award in honor of the composer's 80th birthday. When HOUTROUW left Richland High School, he ended up in the teaching profession. His success in Kalamazoo, Mich., as a computer science teacher made him think about the instructors who influenced him. HOUTROUW, a finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, has been called one of the best high school computer science teachers in the nation." Re: NCAA Men's Basketball ~ 3/25/17 Tri-City Herald "Gonzaga trounces Xavier to reach Final Four" "Nigel Williams-Goss scored 23 points and Johnathan Williams added 19 to send top-seeded Gonzaga to its first Final Four with an 83-59 victory over No. 11 seed Xavier in the West Regional final. After 19 straight tournament trips, eight Sweet 16 appearances and a third Elite Eight, the Bulldogs (36-1) took the final step with a convincing victory against the overmatched Musketeers. Gonzaga will play the winner of the game Sunday between South Carolina and Florida next week in the national semifinals." GO ZAGS!!! -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` *************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/27/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Janet MARTIN ('53) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Char DOSSETT ('51) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nancy MALLORY ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Georgia RUSHWORTH ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pam GRAYBEAL ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mark McCLANAHAN ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gayla ARMSTRONG ('74) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Janet MARTIN Erichsen ('53) Re: Hanford Boom Town - 5,000 seat auditorium I was only 8 at the time, but I remember when it was built. We lived in the trailer camp & Dad would take us to see the progress every day. -Janet MARTIN Erichsen ('53) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: fond memories Pitts ('63) mentioned Lonnie Mack's recording of "Memphis" the other day... I always heard that it was cut in Chuck's basement... both made great recordings and I also gotta say that Johnny Rivers' covers always make me smile... Pitts is my music "go to" guy... he mentioned Lonnie Donegan a while back... he made some really good recordings, but unfortunately this poor Scotsman is pretty much only remembered in this county for "Does your chewing gum lose its flavor"... hey we don't get to pick our 15 minutes of fame I guess... today I celebrate the birth of my first baby-sitter and one of the best joke tellers around... I miss one for Bomber Lunches in Vegas and the other for his daily stream of jokes by email and some great times when we would get together in Richland... for a skinny kid in school, he grew into a big strong guy with hands that could make me whimper when he would grab me by the shoulders at the Spudnut... yowch! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Lenora HUGHES ('55-RIP) and George "by george" BARNETT ('63-RIP) on your special day, March 27, 2017!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ***************************************** ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/28/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Bill & Judy ALLEN ('54) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) March is almost over. It seemed to come in like a limb and will possibly go out like a laon. Funny thing, weather, no matter where you go, there it is; sorta like the "Tooter's" ('65) exclamation points. Regardless, it is the birthday of two fellow classmates. They not only share the same birthday, they happen to share the same last name. And, no, they are not married to each other. Yeah, you guessed it, they're twins. On that note, a tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a "Happy Birthday!" to Bill and Judy ALLEN ('54). I see her every once in a while at Club 40, but what happened to him? Anyway, have fun in your own separate ways. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ at slightly damp Mount Angel, OR ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: David SONDERLAND ('66-RIP) With deep sadness I am passing on the news from Debbie HOUSE Sonderland ('66) that David passed away March 18, 2017, in Edmonds, WA of pancreatic cancer. No services are planned. David's brothers: John ('62), James ('64), Roger ('77), and Craig ('79-RIP) Rest in peace, David. -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/29/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Betty BELL ('51), Barbara SESLAR ('60) David RIVERS ('65), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pattie CRIGLER ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Anne JOCHEN ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol WISE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary CARPENTER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bonnie BRISTOL ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Brian JOHNSON ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary CROW ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Betty BELL Norton ('51) I heard last week that Dorothy HICKEY ('51) had passed away recently. Does anyone have any information on this? A very special lady! Thanks! -Betty BELL Norton ('51) ~ Richland ************************************************************** ************************************************************** >>From: Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) Re: Class of 1960 Bomber Luncheon DATE: Saturday, April 1, 2017 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: David RIVERS ('65) Re: So it started like this In the beginning... of the Sandstorm, I began posting now and then when really close, close buds were having birthdays... two of them are celebrating today... in those days, I kept the dates on the margin of my check register... each time I would need a new register, I would transfer the names and dates... soon I needed to use a larger "cheat sheet"... in 2003, I asked Maren to share her list with me and have hand written additions on it ever since... What started as a once inna while has grown to a seldom miss posting... and I love it... keeping track of Bomber Birthdays is one of those things that just makes me feel really good... Luckily for many, I have pretty much exhausted "intimate" stories... and just pretty much share memories of growing up in Richland... Oh it's not that I couldn't say that one of these guys became my lifelong bud in early grade school (tho at the time we did not go to the same school)... I could mention that Christmas of 6th or 7th grade he got the transistor radio I wanted and one of my most vivid memories is hearing "It's now or Never" standing across from Jimmy HEIDLEBAUGH's ('65) house... I could share the origin of his facial scars as the result of growing about 30 inches inna week... the clothesline pole to the head... an attempt at ice skating... He has also built a good half or more of the schools in the Tri-cities, including our own Col-Hi (don't confuse me with the facts my mind on names is made up)... ah but did I mention several of us found the "Art Dewald" sign in his garage? Now I'm not accusing and the sign is right where it should be these days... nuther guy was one of the biggest jokesters next to Shelley McCOY ('63-RIP) and one of the Bomber-babes and I have known each other forever and the other was my very first slow dance to "Mr. Blue"... so I still got stories... but I would never wish to come close to Rick MADDY's ('67) Award for longest post... So HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Carol WISE ('64), Bonnie BRISTOL ('65), Gary CROW ('65) and Brian JOHNSON ('65) on your special day March 29, 2017!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: David SONDERLAND ('66-RIP) ~ 3/27/17 Sandstorm For clarification, Debbie HOUSE Sonderland ('66) is married to James SONDERLAND ('64). Re: High School Basketball ~ 3/28/17 Tri-City Herald "Richland's KURTZ ('17) named to 4A All-State first team" "Add another entry into Tyler KURTZ's ('17) considerable list of accomplishments this season. The Richland forward was named to the Associated Press Class 4A All-State first team on Monday, cementing what turned into an amazing senior campaign. Joining him on the All-State team is Bombers junior post Riley SORN ('18), who was honorable mention. Prosser senior Scott Blakney was HM in 2A, and Warden's JR Delgado was first team in 1A. There were no second teams." Re: John Wooden finalists ~ 3/28/17 Tri-City Herald "UCLA's Ball, Gonzaga's Williams-Goss among Wooden finalists" "Lonzo Ball of UCLA, Josh Hart of Villanova, Frank Mason III of Kansas, Purdue's Caleb Swanigan and Gonzaga's Nigel Williams-Goss are the finalists for the John R. Wooden Award as college basketball's player of the year. The five have been invited to Los Angeles for the trophy presentation at the College Basketball Awards on April 7." Re: Gonzaga and NCAA ~ 3/28/17 Tri-City Herald "Here's why Gonzaga will win the national championship" "Coach Mark Few has finally reached the Final Four, and isn't going to be overwhelmed by the moment. Plus Few has the talent to win it all. Guard Nigel Williams-Goss is a veteran backcourt leader playing well, senior Przemek Karnowski is a force in the middle and forward Zach Collins is a possible NBA lottery pick." "Prediction: Gonzaga wins the national championship. The Zags haven't looked like the best team much of this tournament, but found their stride in the Elite Eight against Xavier. They'll carry that into the Final Four with a win over South Carolina and then a rugged "W" over Oregon. Hey, the Zags have already beaten a Pac-12 school this season - Arizona back in December." GO ZAGS!!! -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ from a very windy Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/30/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff today: Mike CLOWES ('54), Tony DURAN ('55) Larry MATTINGLY ('60), David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Wayne KILLAND ('48) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Glenn OLSON ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Patsy McGREGOR ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda BELLISTON ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John BIXLER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda EDGAR ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Philip REITAN ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Craig PERKINS ('69) April the pregnant giraffe - still pregnant Her official website: http://www.aprilthegiraffe.com/ BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Getting closer to the end of March, which means folks in the NorthWest will soon learn the fate of two college basketball teams, well four if you count the other two. The only guess I'll make is, sorry Ducks but them Tar Heels is just too much. Enough of the Final Four; gotta couple of Bomber birthdays to celebrate. Knew him back in the day, but don't remember her. Which is all right, because she doesn't remember me. So, a tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a "Happy Birthday!" to Patsy McGREGOR and Glenn OLSON (both '54) on this special day of yours. Have fun. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where weather guessers are calling for a dry Saturday (no Fooling) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Tony DURAN ('55) Does anyone remember Deannie LAUGHLIN who would have graduated in 1956. She passed away on March 14, 2017, in Redding, CA. She happens to be my ex. We got married in October, 1955, and I thought it was going to work out. Many of our friends were at the ceremony. She finished one semester and dropped out to have a baby boy on March 5, 1956. She moved out of state in or about May, 1956 without letting me know. Just skipped out. My son finally found me in 1985. What a surprise that was. Came rolling up on a big Harley to the house in Kennewick. I did not know him from Adam. The last time I had seen him was when he was 2 months old in Idaho. What a shock. He was an officer in the Coast Guard and finally retired a few years later after we met. By the way, we are very close now. One never knows. Does one... -Tony DURAN ('55) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: Investments and Bill BERLIN ('56-RIP) I think it was 7 years ago when I ran into and had lunch with Bill in Anacortes, WA. The "quick" lunch ended up being a several hour discussion of all the things we were wrapped up in, in life. Both of us had something going in at least 2 fields of endeavor at the time. One of his was a rotating device originally intended to recover gold from tailing piles from mines in Alaska. A small group of people were experimenting with it and while it did not recover minute specks of gold it did appear to purify water. Long story short I put $30K down for a PPM share. Watching the development of this device over the years would take at least 3000 words to describe. But I said "short" so the news is that at last I have been given the go ahead to make some preliminary sales calls. This comes from a long letter I typed about organizing a world wide sales effort and sent to the CEO. Bill called me and said the CEO was asking "Who the hell is this guy?" Again keeping this short Verno Holdings will likely adopt much of what I wrote for an international sales effort. Additionally they needed a 200 HP electric motar to provide power to turn the device. I found one at the motor shop next door to my fireworks company. Harry had just had it rewound and it was in like new condition. He made me a great price on it and Verno bought it in a heartbeat. Bill BERLIN ('56-RIP) was intensely involved in Verno and was responsible for introducing me to the CEO who is also a CPA. It was a sad day when Bill lost his fight with melanoma. He has my respect and gratitude. Along with getting something to do in my retirement our $30K is now worth nearly $50K. I turned down $45K just this last week. We are not really interested in selling. I suspect we may be in for some traveling to introduce the "Verno Rainmaker" in various places. The best part is that the device works! Put the intake hose in the ocean and drink what comes out of the back side. That is a bit over simplified but it does work. It has been extensively tested in agricultural waste water, oil well fracking water, salt water and other types of dirty water. I will be some kind of assistant to the VP of Marketing. Now that the news of it's success is getting out several reputable financial entities are at the door. Partnerships are in development at this time. They already have land the State of Louisiana for the first of several manufacturing facilities. Jackie and I are headed to the island of Malta on Fireworks business on behalf of a sponsor looking to invest in some special fireworks devices. We have a Tuesday AM flight on BOAC via Heathrow/London. But while we are there I will make a call on the Malta Water Resources office. With little or no rainfall potable water is scarce. They use Reverse Osmosis (a series of filters) to make the potable water supply. It is time consuming and relatively expensive. The "Verno" device with diesel engine power supply (for use when electric power is not available) and controls would fit in a standard shipping container. That kind of unit can be shipped to and set near any water supply. Yes I am excited. This machine may well revolutionize water supplies around the world. It will produce municipal quantities of water at municipal pricing. -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: A "tuff" year The other day, Pitts ('63) asked about songs that didn't make it on the charts but are still personal favorites... my three personal favorite songs from 1960 made number 1, 12 and 62. They were my favorites, however in reverse order to their positions on the charts... all three were dynamite slow dance songs with number 1 ranking prolly one of the absolute top slow dance songs of our era... As Doug HAWKINS ('62) would say "lotsa belt buckles were brought to a brilliant shine" by these songs. My favs were: 62) "Image of a Girl" by the Safaris https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5F8EYEaA0I 12) "Over the Rainbow" by the Demensions [their spelling] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijIgr2WaRdM 1) "Theme from a Summer Place" by Percy Faith https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSsiS-v6_6M Of course Summer Place took the spot top and will always be one of the all time favorites slow dance songs of our era... (oh no I am repeating myself!)... They all bring back memories of noon dancing and sock hops. I'd rather hear those songs than chow down on a frozen snickers any ol' day! Now when I wuz still a little kid (a lower classman as some would say) the B-day Bomber-babe wuz a Senior and the guy wuz a Jr. Eventually I would come to know the babe much better along with her other half, whom I admire greatly... I would finally be allowed to sit at the big kids table, with the promise I wouldn't spill my milk... I did manage to spill my water all over Dave SIMPSON ('63) one time but have been pretty good about keeping my promise... so HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Linda BELLISTON ('63) and John BIXLER ('64) on your special day, March 30, 2017!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/31/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff today: David RIVERS ('65) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) Nancy MOORE ('70) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tonya DAY ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Anita KOLB ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Teri BOYER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Byrne HASKINS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary HASKINS ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kellie WALSH ('77) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: wind and crushes Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaang... today we have had Richland in Vegas... the wind has brought back many memories of the wind storms we had in Richland when we were kids... which in turn reminds me of the great two by four kite adventure... I only met my grandparents a few times. Once when we went back "east" to Chicago and Wichita, Kansas and met my Pop's family... as he left home at 12 and came from an extremely large family, he was unaware that several of his sisters were sisters and not nieces... my mom's parents came to Richland for a visit when I lived next door to the house now occupied by Kenny PETERSON ('64) across from the dike on Haines... my Mom's parents were not the Norman Rockwell type and I was less than fond of them... never the less, my grandpa tried to buddy up by making me a kite... now I am pretty sure that kites of the day ran a nickel or a dime... but he wanted to make one... I am not sure where he got the cross members but am pretty sure they weighed in at a combined 10-20 pounds... then he used some heavy paper for the covering and expected me to fly the damned thing... even running down the dike, the kite made furrows in the ground about 15 inches deep or so... luckily one of "those" winds came up... the sky was so dark you couldn't see anything and the kite flew (kinda) into the river... thank goodness... now to the Celebrations... I just realized I have never admitted to having a huge crush on the b-day Bomber-babe in school... ok I now admit it... I can say I never had a crush on the guy celebrating today... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Anita KOLB ('64) and Byrne HASKINS ('65) on your special day, March 31, 2017!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` February, 2017 ~ April, 2017