Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/03/17
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4 Bombers sent stuff: 
Marilynn WORKING ('54), Mike CLOWES ('54)
Dennis HAMMER ('64), Mike FRANCO ('70)
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BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill SEEBURGER ('54)
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sandra STURGIS ('54)
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Larry NOBLE ('60)
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Leland KUYKENDALL ('66)
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lance WILLIS ('70)
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dick SPITALERI ('71)
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim DOUGLAS ('72)
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Amanda ENGEL ('97)

BOMBER ANNIVERSARIES Today: 
	Bill JOHNSON ('57) & Joyce Lynn GREEN ('57)
	George ZIELINSKI ('65) & Debra Anne CRANE ('71)
	Jon BOISONEAU ('67) & Vicki GILL ('68)
		
08/03 & 8/4 BOMBER/LION ANNIVERSARY Today/Tomorrow:
		Janis Cook ('65 Lion) married Gary BEHYMER ('64)

BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar
    Click the event you want to know more about.
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>>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54)

Re: Couple of Birthdays

To: Sandra STURGIS ('54) Happy Birthday!! See you on Facebook!!
 
To: Bill SEEBURGER ('54) Happy Birthday!! See you in September!! 
 
Re: Club 40.....

5 weeks from today (8-3-17) will be setting up at Red Lion/
Hanford House for a fun weekend!! I see a lot of you have signed
up already! Remember... August 26th is the deadline!

-Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) ~ Pasco  Gearing up for a 
        100+ degree temperature for the next week! 
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>>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54)

What with the temps for the next few days at or above the
century mark and the haze from fires in Canada dulling the sky,
this is not being a pleasant summer.

On the other hand, there is a Bomber Babe and a Bomber
celebrating birthdays today. Don't know why it is, but I do
remember him from school but not her. I presume we graduated
together but I'm not sure as they were towards the back of the
line. One of the hazards of lining up alphabetically as opposed
to some other method.

So, a tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a "Happy Birthday!" to
Sandra STURGIS and Bill SEEBURGER (both '54). Keep cool and stay
hydrated my friends.
 
-Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR  The Homer
       Davenport thingy starts tonight in Silverton, OR and runs
       through the weekend.
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>>From: Dennis HAMMER ('64)

To: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('60)
To: Pete BEAULIEU ('62)

Re: "Richland Woman Dies When Truck Overturns"

I have always been pretty good at digging out hard-to-find
information so I thought I would try this one. Pete BEAULIEU
('62) mentions Mrs "Beachner" who shows up in the Columbian
yearbooks, and there is Anna Beachner as an English teacher in
the 1950s. However, In the Washington State Digital Archives I
found an Anna M Beachner who died in Richland, WA in 1995. No
image of the death certificate is available, but it is probably
the same as Anna Beachner as in the Columbians.

Not finding much on this newfangled internet thing, I decided 
to go old school; I went to the Kennewick library and looked at
microfilm. WOW! Any you guys used microfilm lately! It is no
longer old school. You thread the microfilm in as usual and then
it shows up on a computer screen, with all kinds of things you
can click on you have to figure out how to use. You crop an
article and send it to a printer. (I could have downloaded it to
a USB drive if I had known and brought one). I brought a camera
and took a picture of the article and the obituary. Quality of
my photos was better than the ones I printed, but the photo of
he obit had some cut off the side and with such a little camera
screen was not able to see that and try again.

The woman's name was Ozella Beechinor and had taught at
"Richland high school" (sic) for two years. Wonder if her and
Anna Beachner were somehow related and just spelled their names
different. Washington digital archives has death certificate for
Ozella Beechinor giving death location as Prescott, Walla Walla
County, Washington. The article about the accident was printed
in the Wednesday July 27, 1960 issue of the Tri-City Herald and
said it happened Tuesday, so that would put the death date at
July 26, 1960 so "On This Day" of 7/29/17 was three days off.
When I first read Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) post I wondered
if the teacher had been buried in grain because I knew if
someone is not there when it happens and can dig you out really
fast, you don't have much of a chance; and sure enough, that is
what the article says happened.

The article about the accident is in the Tri-City Herald 
July 27, 1960 page 1.
http://AlumniSandstorm.com/Xtra/Ham/170803-TCH-7-27-60.jpg

The obituary is from the Tri-City Herald July 27, 1960 page 28.
http://AlumniSandstorm.com/Xtra/Ham/170803-BeechinorObit1960.jpg

-Dennis HAMMER ('64)
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>>From: Mike FRANCO ('70)

Happy B-Day (a day late) to three classics:

-Dick (Face) STALEY ('69) - host of the best card and beer
parlor in Richland back in the early '70s.

-Earl (Ernie) HALL ('70) who helped drag our '70 Bombers to
Regionals, adding pages to the book of Bomber hoops fan lore.

-Dennis STREGE ('71) who is simply a great guy and participated
in one of the great road trips of all time back in the early
'70s to Eugene Oregon.

Recalling these times makes smile... and shake my head in
disbelief because it was all true!!!

-Mike FRANCO ('70)
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That's it for today. Please send more.
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