Three generations of Shedds have served as lifeguards

Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Wayne, Mikayla and Angie

Three generations of Shedds have trained and served as lifeguards at the Manila City Pools.

Wayne Shedd, a retired insurance agent, served as a lifeguard at the original city pool in the mid 1950s.

His father, I.D. Shedd, was Manila mayor in 1952 and was instrumental in getting the first pool built in Manila. That pool continued to serve the community and the surrounding areas for almost a half century.

Thirty years later his daughter, Angie Shedd Schlieff, served as a lifeguard at the city pool in 1985, 1986 and 1987. Angie and her family now live in China where she serves as a fellowship leader.

The Shedd lifeguard tradition continues as the third generation, Wayne's granddaughter, Mikayla Shedd, has been a lifeguard this summer at the new Dunkin-Wall Waterpark/pool.

Mikayla, a Manila High School graduate, attends college Arkansas State University. She will be a junior and is an animal science pre-veterinary major.

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  • Wayne you look a little different than you did last time I seen you, I remember you getting me out of the deep end when I waded over my head, that was also when I got a water bug in my ear.

    Never told my Mom or Dad cause I did not ask if I could go that day. I did not say the year but it was in 1958.

    Just wanted to say

    Hello

    Jim

    -- Posted by oldiebutgoodus on Tue, Aug 12, 2014, at 9:03 PM
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