Saturday, September 6, 2014

WINNIE WEBSTER, WIFE OF ALVIN WEBSTER (CLASS OF 1957) MEMORIAL

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Winifred J. “Winnie” (Morgenstern) Webster

75, of Russell, Kansas passed away 
September 3, 2014 at the Russell Regional Hospital in Russell.

Winifred was born July 21, 1939 in Great Bend, Kansas, the daughter of Siegmond and Irene (Schafer) Morgenstern.  She grew up in the Galatia, Kansas and Russell area.
Winifred was united in marriage to Alvin C. Webster on July 1, 1961 in Clayton, New Mexico.  This union was blessed with two children; Michelle and Kim.  They made their home in Russell.
Winifred was a waitress, bartender, sales clerk and manager of Casey’s General Store.  She retired from Dollar General.  She attended Lutheran Churches most of her life.  She loved cooking, crafts, and bowling.  She was a member of the Russell Women’s Bowling Association.
Surviving family include her husband of the home, two daughters, Michelle Casper(Joel) of Russell, Kansas and Kim Wieger (Duane) of Russell, Kansas; five grandchildren, Damian, Melody, Justin, Jenifer and Kristin; and eight great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Velma Courtois, Bernece Armstrong and Betty Heffel; and two nephews.

Celebration of Winifred’s Life 
will be held at 
10:00 A.M. Wednesday, September 10, 2014 
at 
Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell 
with 
Pastor Roger Dennis officiating.  
A private burial of ashes will take place at a later date.  No visitation, cremation has preceded the service.   A Memorial has been established with Russell County Relay for Life.  Contributions and condolences may be sent to Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, who is in charge of these arrangements.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

TIME TO BRAG ON MY HUSBAND - MILLARD HARRELL - CLASS OF 1959

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Congratulations to my husband
(Millard Harrell)

The 2014 Fall Issue of the Woodcarving Illustrated magazine (Fox Chapel Publishing Co.) with his article “Carve a Welcoming Wood Spirit” AND with a picture of his Wood Spirit is on the front cover.  Wow!  What an honor!


Front Cover



First page of article - page 37













Last page of article - page 43

He received an email from Woodcarving Illustrated in June  stating that they were getting the 2014 Fall Issue ready and Millard’s wood spirit instructional article would be in that magazine.
From Bob Duncan . .
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“Hi Millard,
We're finishing up preparing the article for our art department (we're planning on putting it in the Fall issue). As Mindy's making the final pass over the article, she commented that "Millard's instructions and photos are crazy good. We need more stuff from him."

So... I'm reaching out to see if and what you'd be interested in doing an article on for 2015. Furthermore, would you be interested in coming to our open house/woodworking show in 2015 (May 8-9) and teaching a class in facial anatomy?”

That folks is a prestigious honor in the field of woodcarving.  Millard is highly recognized nationally for his facial expressions – especially the eyes.

Millard did an article on carving Santa’s in the Holiday edition of Woodcarving Illustrated in 2010.
The news about it was on Millard’s Foundwood Carving blog.

2010 Millard's Woodcarving Article in Woodcarving Illustrated Magazine

Thanks for the comment Dan Hoisington . . . . . .  (He thinks he is my Star student. Don't tell him any differently.)   Smiling!
"Congrats to Millard on the magazine article!!!  As was mentioned, the first thing I noticed were the eyes.  Hoe does he do that?  Also, as mentioned about the mouth being hidden by the beard,  the spirit looks to have a pleasant expression on his face.  I can not figure out how he did that either.  Millard really does a masterful job!!
Star"

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

2014 PARADISE ALUMNI REUNION - PICTURES BY PENNY (ROUNKLES) LOKER

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Penny (Rounkles) Loker
sent me her reunion photos.
I'm sorry I was so slow.
I thought retirement meant more time. 
Thanks so much Penny!
Thank You also Penny for identifying the people in each photo.


NOON LUNCHEON
MERIDY'S - RUSSELL, KS



Rich Ross, Miss Virginia, Garnett Angel, Lucille (Boedeker) Omsby


Janette (Angel)  & Richard Ross
Fred Miller and Gale Bear

Evelyn  Hugh Richardson














Richard Ross, Gale Bear, Velma (Bodeke) Post,
Janette (Angel) Ross, Miss Virginia, Lucy (Boedeker) Omsby 


Fred Miller, Richard Ross, Shelley Bear, Kay Miller




Gale Bear shaking hands with Marvin Rounkles,
Kay Miller












Joyce (Rounkles) Loker, Penny (Rounkles) Loker


Penny (Rounkles) Loker, Marvin Rounkles, Joyce (Roundles) Mello





Larry Weilert, Mike Weilert, Cary Weilert










Steve Weilert, Stanley Weilert, Jan Weilert

Saturday, August 2, 2014

FORREST WHITE - CLASS OF 1956 - PERFORMS IN "BIG RIVER" AT THE KAUFFMAN CENTER - KANSAS CITY

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The Tony Award-Winning Musical
"BIG RIVER"
was performed
at the Kauffman Center
July 25 726, 2014
Forrest "Frosty" White was part of the cast.
Frosty - 2nd from left

Rich Ross, Merilyn White, Garnett Angel, Janette Ross & Vernon White
attended the performance.
Cousins Trudy & Lauryn Hurley were members of the cast too.



Trudy Hurley
I couldn't find Lauryn in the pictures.


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

LUCILLE (HOUSER) SHEARER - CLASS OF 1964 - RETIRES FROM THE PARADISE US POST OFFICE

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Paradise Residents
CELEBRATED THE RETIREMENT
OF
POSTMASTER, LUCILLE SHEARER
7-30-14
at the
PARADISE US POST OFFICE


Lucille (Houser) Shearer 
receiving the service award from USPS
Congratulations Lucille!


Beth Whitman and Lucy Shearer in front of the post office. 
Beth Whitman was post master from 1966 to 1992 
and Lucy from 1992 to 2014.  
This took up 48 years.
Hazel (Dodson) Harrell was sworn in as Postmaster 
at the Paradise US Post Office
May 24, 1933.

 Bonnie Thompson, Caitlyn Thompson (in pink)


 Brett Thompson, Steve Thompson, Scott Thompson


 Caitlyn Thompson, Kim Hoisington


 Caitlyn Thompson


Mona Hoisington, Lucy Shearer, Carol Cronn


 David Auble, Pastor Scott Tempero, Joyce Thompson



Lucy Shearer, Tammy Schultz


 Marilyn Barrett, Monice Somers, Pastor Scott Tempero


Penny Ann
Dan said she was enjoying the cake crumbs
but I'm thinking she got put in the corner.



Dan Hoisington, "Star," sent these to me today.
I was very pleased, because this self named "Star Student" identified every picture.
How impressive is that!  Thanks Dan!


ANGEL - 5 GENERATIONS

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Grandma Garnett Angel with Ryker
Janette Angel Ross, Michele Angel Peterka, Haley Jo Peterka

Thursday, July 24, 2014

RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS

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Yesterday when we received our mail, 
I was Blessed with Random Acts of Kindness 
by the 
Paradise Alumni Association - 
Eric Haberer, Deb Maupin & Dan Hoisington.

When I sent in my money for our dues, I sent extra money for
the  2016 Paradise Directory 
and for postage to send it to me.
As you probably can tell, I use the directory a LOT!
I couldn't do the blog without the directory 
and without Jim Harrell & Karen Jakub.
(Don't tell Jim & Karen I added this.  They wish to remain anonymous.)
Also for those of you that send me tidbits, I couldn't do it without you either.
Thank You to each of you!


Deb sent this note attached to the Paradise Directory.
I don't look through the directory for mistakes,
but I do know from the many obituaries that we put on,
there are several changes every 2 years.
(The even years.)
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Dan sent a card.
It is amazing that I received them both the same day.
On the front of the card was a beautiful picture of our Historical Water Tower.
Absolutely perfect - and with green grass and trees.

The photographer's name
Cheryl Calvin
was stamped on the back.
Sorry, it didn't scan very well.


Dan a wrote a note, that made me cry.
How "Sweet!"
I haven't been described as "Glue" but it sounds rather nice.
On my other communication from Dan, he signs his name as "Star."
Short for Star Student.  He decided on the name. lol! 


Included in the card was a gift certificate for Amazon.
$100.00! 
I certainly haven't done that much to deserve that much, but I already have my list.
I have had a wish list for quite some time and I
 have an addiction to Amazon. 
I have been wanting Charles Krauthammer's book
"Things That Matter:  Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics"
since it came out.
Guess what!  I can get it now.
I already had it in my cart - but have been waiting until it was feasible.
I also have Bill O'Reilly's "Killing Lincoln" book.
I have been wanting to add to the collection and order
Bill O'Reilly's
"Killing Kennedy" & "Killing Jesus"
Do you know what?
I'm doing it now.
I like to add the children's books that go with them, so will do that too.
Ah!  What fun!  I am so delighted 
and
Thank You 
from the very bottom of my heart!

 Again, I have been so BLESSED!
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You will never know how much it means to me to see the number of views
from 
each of you
The count is at the top of each post I make.

Thank You Eric, Deb & Dan
and
Karen & Jim
and
Thank You to everyone for reading the blog.



Because of each of YOU



Wednesday, July 23, 2014

COMMENT FROM PAT PRESTON - CLASS OF 1958

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I received an email from Pat Preston.

"Enjoying the Blog keep up the wonderful work. I ck it each day looking for news. Sorry we couldn't be there but it wasn't in the cards for me. But just to let you know I enjoy the news.
 Pat Hoopes Preston"

Monday, July 21, 2014

2014 PARADISE REUNION - PICTURES BY KAREN JAKUB

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Donna (Schmidtberger) Albrecht, Linda (Hoopes) Beisner


DiAnn (Miller) Becker, Marilyn (Miller) Dinkel
Donnie (Martin) Miller, Connie (Hudnall) Jahnke


 Keith Jakub (husband) of Karen (Hudnall) Jakub



Lynda (Eulert) Koelling & Warren Koelling


Dennis Albrecht


Donna (Schmidtberger) Albrecht, Rodney Heitschmidt

Sunday, July 20, 2014

2014 PARADISE REUNION - PICTURES BY JANETTE (ANGEL) ROSS

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Thank You Janette for the photos.
Janette labeled all of her pictures.
How great is that?

Good friends and classmates from 1st to 8th grades at Paradise! 
Lucy Boedecker Ormsby, Queen Creek, AZ; Janette Angel Ross, Olathe,KS; 
and Penny Rounkles Loker, McDonald, KS! 
Only female classmates attending luncheon at Meridys! 
 Sheila Krob Jones, Janet Howe Ralstin, and Lucy Houser Shearer 
joined us for the 50th year reunion dinner at the  Elks' Club!

Classmates,
Fred Miller, Janette (Angel) Ross, Penny (Rounkles) Loker,
Lucy (Boedecker) Ormsby and Gale Bear, 

attending the noon luncheon at Meridys with 
1st grade teacher, Miss Virginia and 2nd grade teacher, Mrs Richardson! 
Velma Boedecker Post (next to Gale Bear) was in 1st grade when we were 2nd graders with Mrs Richardson. 
Velma is Lucy Boedeker Ormsby's sister and lives in Longmont, CO!



L to R 
Penny (Rounkles) Loker; Sheila (Krob) Jones; Janette (Angel) Ross; 
Lucy (Houser)  Shearer; Janet (Howe) Ralstin 1964 Paradise Grads 
and Lucy (Boedeker) Ormsby who attended from 1st to 8th grades with us! 
We were all missing Gloria (Thacker) Becker who died of brain cancer in 2007




Paradise High School class of 1964!!! 
Back row: Janet Howe Ralstin, Janette Angel Ross, Lucy Houser Shearer, 
Sheila Krob Jones, Penny Rounkles Loker. 
Front row: Fred Miller, Gale Bear & Cary Weilert. 
All in attendance except for  Gloria Thacker Becker 
who had organized our 40th Class Reunion!









Janette Ross, Tom Maupin, Richard Ross,
Deb Maupin, Madonna & Steve Bealby






The Rounkles Family
Penny Loker (Class of 64), Marvin Rounkles (Class of 1961)
Joyce Mello (Class of 1957)


Now a picture of when they were in the 2nd Grade
Mrs Evelyn Richardson's 1st & 2nd grade classes at Paradise Grade School!
 (I'll write only given names)!
L to R
back row:
Cleta Robbins, Norman Laughlin, Richard Elliott, Charlene Loreg, Janet Howe,
Gale Bear, Fred Miller, Penny Rounkles, Janette Angel, & Lucy Boedeker.
Front row:
Lucy Houser, Steve Bealby, Sheila Krob, Karen Stielow, Vickie Elliott,
Diana Lange, Judy Marcotte & Velma Boedeker!!
19 first and second graders!




Dennis Finch gave an excellent and inspiring message 
at
Sunday morning services at the Paradise United Methodist church 
as he drew this painting. 
He then gave this beautiful painting as a gift to the church! 
The church was filled to capacity 
with 
Paradise alumni, Waldo and  Natoma church members in attendance!




Dennis Finch with another one of his paintings 
depicting the life of Jesus Christ. 
The church pastor, Scott Tempero, 
used this painting in the children's ministry during the service!