Monette class of '57 gathers

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The Monette High School Class of 1957 celebrated their fifty-second year reunion on Saturday, Oct. 24, at the First Baptist Church family life center in Monette.

Monette Class of 1957, front row from left: Dolores Price Miller, Janette Lee Bryant, Virginia Horton Turnage, Roblynn Marshall Henry, Wanda Johnson Bailey, Sandra Baird Nall, Opal Brown LaFarlette, Geneva Perrin Smithee, and Nancy Ball Bowman. Back row, from left: Bobby Huffstickler, James Lang, Thomas Spikes, John Paul Maynard, Neil Hall, Alvis Snider, and James Battles. (Town Crier photo/Nan Snider)

The reunion planning committee included John Paul Maynard, Dolores Price Miller, Sandra Baird Nall, Alvis Snider, and Opal Brown LaFarlette,

Registration and visitation began at 2 p.m. Several classmates toured the Buffalo Island Museum in the afternoon and visited with former Monette High School Principal Edna Mae Freeman at Monette Manor.

Class memorabilia and photos were displayed at the reunion, and a large banner displayed the school colors of green and white.

The informal program began at 5 p.m. with a memorial candle lighting ceremony directed by 1957 Class President John Paul Maynard. One classmate, Willow Dean Dawson, passed away after the 50th reunion held in 2007. Other deceased classmates include Patsy Martin Bridges, Ralph Cornish, Wayne Reynolds Dowdy, Anita Butts Fisher, Marvin Fisher, Eddie Lyle Henry, Charles Kelly, Robert Masner, Charles McFarlin, Leland McKinney, Billy Nettles, Rex Pace, Claren Taylor and Jessie Corter Yates.

The class voted to hold their next reunion on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, in Monette.

The evening meal was catered by Bigg Butts BBQ of Leachville and included pork steak and chicken, along with a variety of vegetables and desserts.

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