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5-13-2016

Beaver Schools Alumni Association will meet Saturday, May 28, 2016 at the Beaver County fairgrounds pavilion. Registration will begin at 4:00 p.m. with the banquet to begin at 5:30 p.m. and meeting to be during the banquet. Honored classes will be those ending in "6" and "1". Several classes are planning to meet at various places around town. Alumni members have arranged for Yesterday’s Dusters alumni band and chorus to entertain the group. Other entertainment will be trivia questions for which prizes will be given. All alumni is urged to let one of the officers know whether they will be attending the catered banquet. Officers are Sherry Lawson Jenkins is president; Joyce Hendricks Keel, president; Erma Pittman Costner vice-president; Marilyn McAlister Newman is treasurer; Cheley Lansden McAlister, secretary; Vera Pittman Floyd, historian; Mary Ester Murray Sallee, president-emeritus; and Sherry Jenkins, past president. A facebook page, "Beaver Schools Alumni Association", has been set up and has many pictures and information for those who might not be able to attend.

Duster Veterans will be honored

Balko alumni will meet May 28, 2016

Balko Alumni will meet Saturday, May 28, 1016 at the Balko school cafeteria.

Festivities will begin at 6 P.M. with the cost of the meal: Adults $10, children ages 4-9 $5 and ages 3 and under, no charge.

Honored class years will be those years ending in 5 and 6. We hope to see classes 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50.

Please RSVP to the Balko school 580-646-3385

 

6-20-15

Remember the soap Box Derby races in Beaver early 1950s

Can you identify the people in the photo?

 

 

5-28-15

Beaver Duster 50 year class 2015


Federal Judge Tim Leonard show an appreciation plaque to be presented to Mr. Niles former Duster
high school principal


Tim Leonard and Mr. Niles embrace following Mr, Niles introduction. Mr. Niles was given an appreciation
plaque for his years of service to Beaver schools.

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Former Duster High school principal Dean Niles thanks former students for recognition as Leonard and
Jenkins listen.


After the banquet Tim Leonard, Me. Niles and Don
Jenkins, emcee, show the plaque presented to Mr. Niles


Forgan Alumni meets May 22 at 7 at Rodney Albert's barn with a live band. Classes 4 and 5 recognized. Sunday activities begin at 3:30 pm at the school.

Gate meets at 7 May 23 at 6;30. Knowles meets May 23, 2015

Balko and Knowles do not meet this year

Clearlake School Reunion Saturday, May 23, 2015 begins at 11

May 21, 2015

5-14-15

Yesterday's Dusters! Alumni Week End is just a few days away, have you made your plans to come back to 'Dear old Beaver High to re-unite with your classmates and talk about the good old times?!!! There will be a Draggin' main, sand hills and other parts of the great place where you grew up Cruse!! Hopefully there will some vintage cars that you can ride in!!! This event is being headed up by Larry Owens, Carolyn McVay Grose, Dean Starr Class of 1960 and Donna Jones Class of 1...959. The cruise begins at 2:PM at the old gym down town and will end around 4:PM at the Fairgrounds. Those wanting to join in the Band and Choir will meet at the Fair Grounds at 1:PM for a short rehearsal, but will end in time for those wanting to join in the Duster Cruise. The Dress Theme is, come dressed as you did the year you Graduated, prizes will be given out for those who best represent their graduation year, single or couple (gunna be havin some kind of fun) Food line will open around 5:30PM at the Fair Grounds, please make an attempt to call in your attendance numbers to Cheley McAlister so We can better plan the amount of food needed. Last year was one of the biggest crowds ever and ran out of plates.....One of the High Lites of the Banquet will be the Honoring of one of Yesterday's Dusters Best, Dean (Mr. Niles) Niles. A Bronze Plaque will be presented to Mr. Niles thanking him of his many, many, many years of continuing support to Beaver High School and the Alumni Association. The Honorable Tim Leonard, Class of 1958) will be making this presentation and Mike McVay, High School Principal will be accepting this plaque in Honor of Mr. Niles and placing it in Dear Old Beaver High for a constant reminder of the guidance that he gave to so many students over the course of so many years!!!!!!! Don't want to miss this, come and be a part of the Grand Presentation!!!!!!! Prises will be given to those who dressed the best of the year they Graduated, if you married your High School Sweetheart, if you were a Cheerleader, Duster Queen, Jerry Grove..once again you won't be eligible!!! Hoping that Yesterday's Duster Teachers will come and join in the fun. Class reports, please keep them at about 3 min, will give the Honored 50th 1965 a lil more time...Hey alot of fun stuff, don't miss out on not attending....Later Big Don..

BHS alumni to meet May 23

Beaver School Alumni Association will meet Saturday, May 23, 2015 at the Beaver County fair pavilion beginning with registration at 4 p.m. A catered banquet will follow beginning at 5:30 p.m. The banquet is being catered by Pigs R Us, Larry and Nelda Brady of Hugoton KS, formerly from Balko. The meeting will begin at approximately 6:30 p.m. when all are served.

Yesterday’s Dusters band and chorus will be performing during the event.

Dean Niles, former teacher, coach and Principal of Beaver schools will be honored at the banquet.

Also being planned is a "Cruisin’ Main" contest featuring the classic cars of the 50s and 60s. Registration can be made at Prairie Winds building 5th and Douglas in Beaver on Saturday afternoon, May 23, at around 2:30-3:00 p.m. Dr. Donna Jones Long and Larry Owens are in charge of the event.

Those who are participating are urged to dress in the appropriate attire of the era of their vehicle.

This year’s officers are: Sherry Jenkins, president; Joyce Hendricks Keel, vice-president; Mechille Calhoun, treasurer; Cheley McAlister, secretary; Vera Floyd, historian and Mary Ester Sallee, president-emeritus. Mechille Calhoun will be moving from Beaver soon, so a new treasurer will have to be elected at the meeting.

Tickets for the banquet will be $15.00 each and can be purchased at the door.

Don Jenkins has agreed to MC the festivities during the evening.

All alumni and guests are invited to attend.

 

5-7-15

Up date!!!!For those participating in the Duster Band and Choir!!!! Will meet at 1pm Sat May 23rd for a short rehersal meeting. The Choir will sing the following, Star Spangle Banner, School Song, My Country tis of Thee and the Battle Hymn of the Republic...its gonna be fun!!! please come and join in, those who in attendance last year really enjoyed it later Donnie

Yesterdays Dusters! Yes Alumni Reunion is just around the corner!! Lots of fun stuff being planned make all your getting here arrangements NOW! The 'Old Gym" down town will be open all Day Saturday for any and all Yesterdays Dusters to meet and talk over good old days and tell bigger lies!!! Draggin' Main contest, sock hop, dance contests, trivia questions, Duster Marching Band, Duster Choir, Awards and recognize and 'Best" dressed to illustrate the year you graduated...f...un..fun..fun..I need some input from all of you to give ideas on trivia pursuit questions. Please, Please, Please call in your attendance notions so We can better plan our Banquet meal. Last year We had one of the biggest crowds ever, ran out of food and plates. The Alumni's Sec. is Cheley Lansden McAllister her phone is 580-651-4474, cheleymc7993@gmail.com or call me @ 580-527-1959, donjenkins64@yahoo.com Watch this site for all the updates on the Beaver High School Yesterdays Duster Alumni Reunion activities. Now last but not least, you won't want to miss the Dean (Mr. Niles) Niles Special recognition presentation, recognizing the Man that We all learned to love and respect and have many, many, many lasting memories with him in good old Beaver High...Be There!!! See ya in May Donnie

Ok Yesterday's Dusters!! Its Official, during this years Alumni Reunion and Banquet a long over due lifetime Appreciation Award will be presented to Mr. Niles. Mr. Beaver High School has been and ever will be a big part in all Our lives who had the opportunity to have him as a Teacher, Coach and a High School Principal for so many many years. Make your plans NOW to come back to Dear Old Beaver High to witness this Memorial Duster Event. As it was last year, this year will to be filled with many fun things at the Reunion!! All Dusters are always honored but the "Honored" classes this year will be those ending in 0 and 5 Don't miss it.....Donnie


Forgan Alumni meets May 22 at 7 at Rodney Albert's barn with a live band. Classes 4 and 5 recognized. Sunday activities begin at 3:30 pm at the school.

Gate meets at 7 May 23 at 6;30. Knowles meets May 23, 2015

Balko does not meet this year

Clearlake School Reunion Saturday, May 23, 2015 begins at 11

 


Town of Darrouzett's photo.

April 2015

The class of 1970 will be meeting at Chapalas Cafe in Beaver on May 23 at 11:30. You will be able to order Lunch and of course visit.

From Peggy Campbell Saturday, May 23, 2015 is the day of the meeting at the fairgrounds pavilion. We changed the venue several years ago because of the cramped seating in the school's cafeteria for us older folks with the larger booties! We will begin registering at 4 p.m. and begin serving the food at 5:30. The meeting will begin around 6:30 ish because most everyone will have been fed by then. By working with the catering company, we have been able to keep the cost of the tickets per meal at $...15.00. We are working to have a "Draggin' Main" contest Saturday afternoon. The time hasn't been set yet. The old gym is going to be open all day Saturday. Other activities are being planned for Saturday's evening event. We will need volunteers to help Friday to set up the memorabilia and then to help with registering our guests and the many other duties which are involved with this large of a meeting. If we don't get volunteers, we will probably have to recruit some of you.

Up date!!!!For those participating in the Duster Band and Choir!!!! Will meet at 1pm Sat May 23rd for a short rehersal meeting. The Choir will sing the following, Star Spangle Banner, School Song, My Country tis of Thee and the Battle Hymn of the Republic...its gonna be fun!!! please come and join in, those who in attendance last year really enjoyed it later Donnie

Yesterdays Dusters! Yes Alumni Reunion is just around the corner!! Lots of fun stuff being planned make all your getting here arrangements NOW! The 'Old Gym" down town will be open all Day Saturday for any and all Yesterdays Dusters to meet and talk over good old days and tell bigger lies!!! Draggin' Main contest, sock hop, dance contests, trivia questions, Duster Marching Band, Duster Choir, Awards and recognitions and 'Best" dressed to illustrate the year you graduated...f...un..fun..fun..I need some input from all of you to give ideas on trivia pursuit questions. Please, Please, Please call in your attendance notions so We can better plan our Banquet meal. Last year We had one of the biggest crowds ever, ran out of food and plates. The Alumni's Sec. is Cheley Lansden McAllister her phone is 580-651-4474, cheleymc7993@gmail.com or call me @ 580-527-1959, donjenkins64@yahoo.com Watch this site for all the updates on the Beaver High School Yesterdays Duster Alumni Reunion activities. Now last but not least, you won't want to miss the Dean (Mr. Niles) Niles Special recognition presentation, recognizing the Man that We all learned to love and respect and have many, many, many lasting memories with him in good old Beaver High...Be There!!! See ya in May Donnie

Up date!!!!For those participating in the Duster Band and Choir!!!! Will meet at 1pm Sat May 23rd for a short practice meeting. The Choir will sing the following, Star Spangle Banner, School Song, My Country tis of Thee and the Battle Hymn of the Republic...its gonna be fun!!! please come and join in, those who in attendance last year really enjoyed it later Donnie

 

 

We are keeping this old alumni meeting news

Beaver County Alumni News

The Beaver School Alumni Association met Saturday, May 27, 2005 at the high school auditorium following a bountiful catered banquet, served by Bette Skaggs and crew at Cactus Grill. The stage decorations were furnished by the school and the Beaver Booster Club.
Presiding officer was president Mechille (Calhoun) Pester. Mary Ester (Murray) Sallee, vice-president opened the meeting by welcoming all those in attendance and gave an overview and statistics of the 2005-06 school year in sports, scholastic and music. After all repeated the flag salute, the Rev. Dr. Herb Bridgewater, class of 1956 offered the invocation.
Other officers of the alumni are treasurer Vera Floyd and secretary Cheley McAlister.
The association presented $350 scholarships to Cody Cline and Candice Covel, 2006 graduates of Beaver High School, all of whom are children of former alumni of Beaver Schools.
The following officers were elected by acclamation to serve in 2007: president, Mary Ester Murray Sallee; vice-president, Herb Bridgewater; treasurer, Vera Floyd; and secretary, Cheley McAlister.
A beautiful statue of a girl reclining as she reads a book was presented to the school in honor of Herb and Oleta Sumrall Hendricks. Ron Hendricks and his sisters, Janis Moreland and Joyce Keel gave this to be placed in the school library. Herb Hendricks served as the elementary principal of the schools for many years before retiring.
Honored classes and their spokespersons were: Class of 1986, Stuart Bensch; Class of 1976, Keith Shadden; Class of 1961, Alan Clark; Class of 1966, Sharon Getz Ferguson; Class of 1961, Ron Hendricks; Class of 1956, Darrell Devers and Herb Bridgewater. In behalf of the class of ’56, Herb presented a “cane” to the president of the ’57 class, Dennis Sharp. The “cane” has all the features necessary to be helpful to the “older” folk. Evelyn Reddick Shadden represented the Class of 1951; Class of 1946, Rita Royce Cunningham Reed; Class of 1926, Ruth Davis Kile, who said to her knowledge, she was the last surviving member of her class.
Gifts from the alumni association were presented to Dick Hendricks, class of ’56, from Sterling AK, who came the farthest distance. The oldest classmate in attendance was Ruth Davis Kile.
To conclude the evening, the audience sang the alma mater and Mary Esther Sallee played the Duster’s “fight song” on the trumpet.
Out-of-town registrants were the following: Ron and Carol Crossley, Cleveland GA; Dick and Betty Hendricks, Sterling AK; Jacque Lou Altman Adams, Woodward; Loyd Bishop, Ponca City; Dean and Virginia Niles, Edmond; Harlen Edwards, Corinth TX; Roberta Edwards, Cedar Hill TX; LaWanda and Jim Newton, Afton; Norma Barby Cafky, Norman; J. D. Batman, Madill; Joyce Maschino Mitchell, Enid;
Also Don and Carlene Pascoe Hill, Locust Grove VA; Kathal Lansden Bales, Norman; Larry Bennett, Edmond; Ron Hodges, Tonkawa; Aleta Redemer Arvieux, Cushing; Calista Anderson, Cushing; Lena and Ralph Sistrunk, Wellington KS; Dave and Elaine Clapper, Brandenburg KY; Vickie Prevo, Houston TX; Bob Burditt, Silsbee TX; Del and Carol Wilmoth, Claremore; Donna Wilmoth West, Midland TX;
Also Vernon and Joyce Searcy, Canyon TX; Barbara and Jerry Hager, Ford KS; Stuart Bensch, Blackwell; Shirley and Gordon Shuck, Sangudo, Alberta Canada; Don and Esther Nelson, Colorado Springs Co; Lois Cunningham Reeves, Madill; Tacey and Shawn Sartorius, Laurel MT; Max Stapp, Edmond; Scott and Courtney Enlow, Franklin TN; Judy Ridgeway, Norman; Doris Huguley, Norman; Cal and Janis Hendricks Moreland, Granburg, TX; Don and Joyce Hendricks Keel, Edmond;
Also Gene and Lavora Parker, Bokchito; Carolyn Maschino Meier, Enid; Sharon Ferguson, Humble TX; Hollis Peery, Fayetteville NE; Ron and Sharon Hendricks, Oklahoma City; Moylene Bridgewater Davis, Goodwell; Colleen Bridgewater Burdge, Texhoma; Nell Hill, Pauls Valley; Roy Hoover, Clinton; Betty Ritter and Louie Zirkel, Garden City KS; Wendy Williams, Seattle WA; Jack Cassity, Mesquite NV; Ann Mahanay, Amarillo TX; Roe May, Enterprise AL; Vesta Haskell Patee, Winston Salem NC; Peggy Haskell Lemons, White Deer TX;
Also Cheryl Haskell McNabb, Enid; Roy and Mildred Mahaffey, Darrouzett TX; Bob G. Taylor, Laverne; Rita Royce Cunningham Reed, Shawnee; Alan Haskell, Liberal; Rheba Gregg, Oklahoma City; Julie Gregg Bailey, Plano TX; Randy Ullrich, Ft. Worth TX; Ernest and Claudia Mathis Edwards, Roanoke TX; and Fern and Clifford Niles, Brownfield TX.

Duster Class of 1956 is planning a reunion this year during Memorial Day
 

Here we are about 58 years earlier.  At least most of us.  Some of us came after the 4th grade, some of us left before 1956.  I hate to admit that my memory has faded a bit.  Some I don't recognize.  Marita Bolson, the short girl in the middle, was one who left, moved to Alva, I think.
Some faces are so much in shadows that I can't tell who they are.  I remember Clyde Nicholson, whom I believe was in this class, but I don't know which of those I don't recognize he is.
 
Mrs. Watson was our teacher, remember we all signed a petition and took it to the school board asking that she teach us in the 5th grade, too.  Dick Hendricks, I think was the instigator of this.
 
At any rate, this should stir a few brain cells among most of us.
 
Loyd M. Bishop

These are the ones I can identify. Left to right:
Front row: Keith Williams, Ronald Cramer?, Dick Hendricks, Loyd Bishop, Roe May, Vernon Sercy, Larry Wolf, A. V. Hill?, ____________, ___________, _________. Second Row: Shirley Ford,. Valois Pittman, Carlene Pasco, Clyde Nicholson (maybe), ________ (can’t see face well enough to know), Barbara Hancock, Vesta Hyatt, maybe Norma Barby”, Jacque Altman, Marita Bolson, ___________, Terry Floyd, _________, __________, Back Row, Mrs. Vera Watson, __________, Ronnie Hodges, Marquita Taylor, Herb Bridgewater, ________, _______, _________, Del Wilmoth, Ronnie Crossley, Cheley Lansden, Donald Langley, _____________. There’s a bunch I cant recall, and I’ll allow anyone to dispute my IDs. That many brain cells having died in 58 years. I can only guess at

Norma Cafky names a few of the ones I couldn't and correctged a few I had named incorrectly. Roe also mentions Ross Hensley, Richard Judd, Charles Harding and Joe Gregory. I think that Ann Kiker was still with us in the 4th grade. Some of the ones who went to Elmwood School came to Beaver Schools in the 7th grade, or thereabouts and are not in the photograph. I think the one next to A. V. Hill is Freddy Hibbs who left us and went to California. Possibly in the photo are Lawanda Williams, Barbara Mahaney, Dean Mosburg, Jud Nance, Thelms Cramer

Tuesday, March 14, 2006