Monday, November 17, 2014


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Ed Breit sent me some pictures that Marie (Post) Quenzer (Class of 1939) had sent to him.
Ed graduated from Natoma in 1956 and grew up 2 miles south of Fairport.  He and his wife, Mary Ann, live in Hays, Ks.

The pictures are in the file at the Heritage Museum in Natoma. They are always looking for pictures and would appreciate it if anyone could send them pictures.
Roger Pruter and Dan Hoisington are working on a Paradise display for the Museum.

I am in the process of trying to find out the year(s) these pictures were taken.
Thank You Marie for sending these to Ed and Thank You Ed for sending them to us.

Ed said these were taken around 1907.  

Paradise School
Paradise, Kansas

Tom Brown's Store


Diane Hoisington Hanzlicek
Picture from Della

Steele Kisner, grandson of Craig and Ronda Hitschmann, Natoma
Picture from Della

Sarah and Susan Pelton, from Paradise
Picture from Della

Melissa Thompson, Flagler, Colo. her daughters with her.  
She is Kim Hoisington’s sister
Picture from Della

Peggy Eulert, Paradise and Charlotte Oswald David, Fairport
Picture from Della

L-R    Ruth Bartlett, Russell, Garnett Angel, Olathe, Jannica Schultze Null holding Jadyn, of Ashland and Bessie Maranville, Russell.  
Sitting with them were Cherry and Jim Noel of  Russell
Picture from Della

Carolyn Howe, Thurmon, Iowa, Lynda Koelling and 
Connie McNeal, Paradise, serving dessert to Ed Breit of Hays.  Mary Ann Breit to the right.
Picture from Della

Garnett Angel and Miss Virginia  (Virginia Robertson)
Picture from Janette

Sara Pelton with her parents, Susan & Chris Pelton.
Garnett and Virginia are visiting in background!

Picture from Janette

Picture from Janette
Richard Ross is helping Mary Anderson.
Rich, Randall Weller and Dan Hoisington were the runners from the kitchen to the serving tables keeping the serving pans and bolws filled with fresh turkey and dressing,  home made rolls, Cole slaw and cranberry marshmallow salads!
Mary Hoisington made the green bean and bacon and brought them across the street from her home to the servers.
Deb Maupin mashed up at the church and filled the serving bowls with mashed potatoes. Linda Lyle and Tammy Schultze made the gravy in the gym kitchen.
In the background of this picture is Randall Weller, Mona Hoisington.

Picture & description from Janette

Janette (Angel) Ross & Brynae Thompson Sturgeon
Picture from Janette

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Saturday, November 1, 2014


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Annual Paradise United Methodist Church 


This is one gathering in Paradise that everyone looks forward - the women preparing for the day and the people that get to enjoy the great food, fellowship and visiting with many friends.  The Bazaar & Turkey Dinner started in 1950 to raise money for a new Methodist church and it is the church's only fundraiser.

Although it is like an annual reunion, they do get a lot of hunters, with a lot of them actually go out of their way to go there to eat.

Another attraction to the Bazaar this year will be the sale of the book "Simply Paradise."

The book is in four sections: 
Section 1 - Ivamar to Paradise - Contains history of town, some businesses, etc along with photos; 
Section 2 - Paradise Methodist church - Again contains history of church, list of past ministers, photos, etc.; 
Section 3 - Mt. Hermon Cemetery - Features maps of cemetery and listing of all burials. We walked the cemetery in June, 2014 and recorded information on stones; 
Section 4 - Paradise Schools - Incudes history of schools, photos and all senior placards (senior photos).

The book will sell for $20 plus an additional $5 if mailed.

Carolyn Schultz wishes to Thank everyone for their help with this project.
Mail orders will be sent out AFTER the November 8th Paradise bazaar.
You may send a check for $25.00 if you would like to order the book and would like to have it sent. 

Carolyn Schultz
2957 S. 50th Ave.
Lucas, Kansas

Freshly baked cakes, pies, cookies, breads, candy, fresh gourmet nuts and snacks also fill the area.