Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/22/17
4 Bombers sent stuff and memorial INFO today: 
Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52), Mike CLOWES ('54)
David RIVERS ('65), Shirley COLLINGS ('66)
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: John & Pete BEAULIEU ('62)

BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar
    Click the event you want to know more about.
>>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52)

To: All '52 Grads!

Re: Our 65 Year Class Reunion, September 9th.

So far we have had only 19 responses -- and we are hoping to

Please return the form the Committee mailed to you. Please
include some details. It's interesting to see what other grads 
have been doing with their lives.

If you are reading this and didn't get the letter, please
contact us. We have had some returned due to out-dated

You know that old saying: "The more, the merrier"! So come 
on... get in touch with us!

Send in those forms and join the fun afternoon we are planning
for you of visiting, lunch, and door prizes. 

Class of '52 Reunion
Planning Committee
P.O. Box 16
Richland, WA 99352

-Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) ~ Richland   
>>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54)

One "threat" of rain has passed, but there is another in the
offing for next week. We gotta get through some ninety degree
stuff before that.

Enough of the trivialities; there is a Bomber birthday to
celebrate. I think I knew this guy back then, but it is hard to
pin it down. None the less, he did proceed me in the walk to
get a diploma. That’s cuz it were dun alferbetercally.

A tip of the ol’ propeller beanie and a "Happy Birthday!" to
fellow classmate Larry BRUGGERMAN (’54) on this occasion. Have
many more, Larry, and hope to see you around the campfire.

-Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR  where 
      the Homer Davenport Celebration is a mere 2 weeks away.
>>From: David RIVERS ('65)

Re: Initiative of youth

In "our day" and of course that encompasses a very large span
of time for Bombers... we didn't have as many ready-made
"entertainment" items as are readily available to the "yute" of
today... much of what we did was with what was at hand. Sticks
and stones and a little imagination provided hours of play
time... the main rules were "don't shoot yer eye out kid" and
be home when the street lights come on... I remember catching a
"Sea Monster" off the rocks of the dike with a stick, string
and some kind of hook... of course after we cut the line we
realized the monster was a big ugly sturgeon... Of course there
was my grandfather's 5.7 pound kite that never took flight but
made great furrows in the grass on the dike as I ran trying to
get that thing off the ground... everywhere you turned there
was adventure... across the tracks there was time for exploring
for an entire day... the dike and the River were never ending
great times and so it is not surprising that a couple of
brothers at Jason Lee would push the envelope just a little 
too far... now I can't give you alla particulars, as they were
never fleshed out and we only knew the barest of details before
the kids were plucked from our midst and never seen again but
sometime in 1958, John Sherman ('65WB) and his younger brother
decided to make some easy money... in the dead of night, John
lowered his brother through the night deposit box of the
National Bank of Commerce located in the Uptown. Now this was
not just a little slit in which merchants could make deposits,
but a rather large opening with a good sized "door"... it was
not surprising that someone accomplished the caper... the next
day at Jason Lee, John was handing out $20.00 bills to all his
buds... I do recall him offering but I think (hope) I had the
good sense of declining... After the police left the school at
least I never heard from them again... John can be seen third
from the right, front row of Mrs. Rand's 6th grade class 
in the Alumni photos... the name attributed to him (#10) is
incorrectly noted as George AASAL ('65-RIP) who attended
Spalding and was in fact one of the casualties in the final
straw that removed me from the halls of Spalding after 5th
grade. Sooooooooooooo today we celebrate two Bomber brothers
with a HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Pete and John BEAULIEU ('62), on your
special day, July 22, 2017!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-David RIVERS ('65)
>>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66)

Re: Track athletes headed to national meet ~ 7/21/17 Herald 

      "The high school track season came to a close in May,
      but for four Hanford High athletes, it never ended.

      Joe Gauthier, Beau Franklin, Lele Williams and Nyenuchi
      Okemgbo will compete July 24-30 at the 51st USATF
      Hershey National Junior Olympic Track & Field
      Championships at Rock Chalk Park in Lawrence, Kan.

      All four qualified for the national meet at the Region
      13 meet July 6-9 at Central Valley High School in
      Spokane. The top five in each event qualify to compete
      in Kansas. Nearly 10,000 athletes are expected to
      compete at nationals."

Re: Jr. Gold National Bowling Tournament ~ 7/21/17 Herald    

      "A pair of the state’s top bowlers will represent the
      Tri-Cities on the national stage beginning Saturday at
      the Junior Gold Championships in Cleveland.

      Sara Harris, going into her senior year at Hanford High
      School, is in the Girls Under 20 competition and Jordan
      Jonker, a Pasco resident, will roll against the Under 15
      boys. Both qualified for the event at the Washington
      State USBC Pepsi Championships in May."

Re: Pacific Coast Amateur Championship

      "Drew McCULLOUGH (’14) was in the Top 10 of the Pacific
      Coast Amateur Championship after the first round Tuesday
      at Chamber’s Bay in University Place, but a 3-over-par75
      on Wednesday dropped him well off the pace at the 72-
      hole event.

      McCULLOUGH, a Richland High School graduate (’14) and
      rising senior at the University of Wyoming, carded a 70
      on Tuesday to sit in a tie for eighth, but headed into
      Thursday’s third round tied for 34th, nine strokes
      behind leader Cameron Champ (Texas A&M), who tied for
      32nd at the U.S. Open in June. McCULLOUGH (’14) is a
      stroke behind Scottie Scheffler (Texas), the low 
      amateur at the Open.

      McCULLOUGH (’14) was the leading scorer for both days
      on the Washington State Golf Association’s (WSGA) 
      three-man Morse Cup team, but the WSGA finished tied 
      for 10th with the Colorado GA at 9-over 293, 14 strokes
      behind the repeat champion Southern California GA."

-Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland   
********************   MEMORIAL INFO   **********************
not a memorial - only INFO today

Art SNYDER ('71-RIP) ~ 12/5/52 - 6/29/17 

 Graveside Service: TODAY, Saturday, July 22nd, 10am
  Sunset Memorial Gardens in the military section
  reception afterwards in the Event Center
That's it for today. Please send more.