February "Just Lunch" [posted Feb. 11, 2015]

December "Just Lunch"

Francis Turner Healy and Janet Jacobs Mitchell were our newcomers of the month. — at Holiday Bowl.  Great turn-out for December.  Thanks for coming everybody!

It was that kind of day in December.  Bob took advantage of the beautiful day.

November "Just Lunch"

Honoring our class veterans that attended our luncheon on Veterans Day 2015.

Bob Butler, Jim DeWitt, David R. Corbin and Mike Howerter

Yes, they are all heroes!  Thanks guys!!

Our "Just Lunch" being on Veterans Day, we thanked and gave special attention to our classmate veterans.  Some told stories of some of their experiences which we enjoyed.  We had approximately 13 in attendance.  It was decided to have our monthly lunch in December, even though it is a holiday month.  We celebrate 1 year coming January, 2916.


Mini-Reunion Highlight October 2015

We had a great time last week Wednesday, Oct. 14th at our Mini-Reunion.  A total of 29 were present at the Holiday Bowl, this includes all the guests as well.  The Holiday Bowl did an excellent job of hosting our event.   Thanks goes to Bill Johnson for making these arrangements.   During the afternoon, many of us went across the street to visit the Augusta History Museum and Log House.  


The evening setting was at the Fulton Valley Farm north of Augusta, David and Betty Corbin the owners, set up the tables with the black and orange colors and great decorations as center pieces.  David, one of our class members, and his wife did a great job of sharing their venue.  The lights were turned on in the evening, some of the class members rode a golf cart over to see the reindeer.   The meal in the evening was catered by 2Brothers who brought in the food and then Betty set it all out for us to enjoy.   20 of us visited and shared life experiences and stories of our high school days.   The Fulton Valley Farm is a great venue for weddings and other special events.


The weather was very nice and warm for our mini-reunion…I think the temp was in the 80’s…no coats were required.

September "Just Lunch"

Enjoyed another lunch with our classmates. David R. Corbin was our "newcomer" of the month.


We remembered our classmate and friend, Carmen Stueven Laflin. Her funeral is Friday morning, September 11, at 11A.M. at the First Christian Church in Augusta.


An update on Buck Leedom is that he is home from hospital and being assisted by Home Health Care. Please send Buck a card to let him know we are thinking about him. Duane will email his address.


Final plans are being made for our mini reunion October 14, 2015. Bill Johnson is in charge of finalizing. Here is what we know now:


A buffet will be served at the Holiday Bowl beginning at 11:30 A.M.


An afternoon and evening plus catered meal will be held at the Corbin barn and facilities. Times and final plans will come from Bill via email from Duane.


Jim DeWitt will be in charge of pictures for our website and facebook. I (Tommy) will not be able to attend due to prior plans involving my family. Sorry I will miss all of you.


You might notice, Bob Butler comes in real style to our lunches. Yes, in his VIPER!!

Gearing Up for "Mini-Reunion"  October 14, 2015

The "Man" behind the planning is our own Bill Johnson!
With Bill's and Duane's help we have a nice list of attendees for October 14, at our mini-reunion.   We have made preliminary plans and final plans will be made in September.  An evening dinner is being planned.

"Just Lunch"  July 2015

June 2015 "Just Lunch"  [posted June 11, 2015]

Mike and Mike
Steady attendees every month.  Thanks Guys!

 Trudy was "newcomer" of the month.  She has quilting on the second Tuesday of every month.  Thanks Trudy for coming.

 Even though Carmen has been going through Chemo treatment, she came this month. Let's remember her in our prayers and thoughts.

See the update from Duane and more about our June Lunch.  Things are changing next month. Please read.

May "Just Lunch"  [posted May 13, 2015]

Newcomers attending in May.
  Ron Penland, Carmen Laflin, Jim Talley, Don Huddleston and Gary Marshall



Record breaker for "Just Lunch"  18 Classmates and Peggy Palmer attended our "mini reunion"  A great time, lots of visiting and catching up were accomplished.  Thanks to Ron and Gary for planning and including us in their plans.  Not pictured, but attended was Connie Lohrey Turner.



Bob Butler..Still feeling 25 (most of the time)  Loves his Harley


April "Just Lunch"  [posted April 14, 2015]

Classmates in attendance.  Thanks for coming, David, Jim, Jill, Ruth Ann, Karen, Diane, Mike, Tommy and Bill. 
Curtis Roby and Mike Cyphers attended, but not in picture.  We had a great lunch and visit

Girls in attendance.  They were the life of the party.  Thanks for coming, Jill, Lynda, Karen, Ruth Ann, Diane, Peggy and Sue.

Jill gave us the news that this will be her last "Just Lunch" with the group.  She has purchased a house in Texas, close to her daughter and will be moving soon just north of Houston.  Good luck Jill!  We are going to miss you.  We send our classmate love with you and may your life be a happy and joyous journey.  


March "Just Lunch"  [posted March 10, 2015]

February "Just Lunch" [posted Feb. 11, 2015]

Our class rancher and cowboy, Harold Ralston, stopped by and had lunch with us this month.  Thanks Harold for coming!

Classmates Steve Carson and Niki Reagor Weds Oct. 23


Lost in the Fifties..Another Time, Another Place


Betty visits Augusta June 2014



Our profile classmate for February, 2014 is Duane Harms.  Duane tells us what he has been up to since high school.


Richard Bradley passes


Update from Betty Feb.20 2014

Please complete your military information for posting


55th Reunion News from Duane Sept. 21, 2013 read

2 years, 5 months countdown to 55th reunion

Cheryl Ortmann McCallum

The following was sent out by Janelle Hutter, class of 1963 today, March 8, 2015.


Dear Classmates,


Cheryl Ortmann McCallum --- We have received word that Cheryl Ortmann McCallum passed away. Yesterday afternoon someone from the Lutheran Church here in Augusta sent Cheryl Dewing Arthaud a note telling her of Cheryl's passing. She and husband, Rod McCallum, Class of 62, were on their way to Augusta for Cheryl's Mother's birthday when Cheryl passed. Linda Gould Ralston later talked to Rod and he told Linda that they were planning to stop for the night then continue on to Augusta today. As he was driving he heard something and looked over at Cheryl. She was convulsing and by the time he got the vehicle off the road and stopped she was gone. He, of course, called 911. Because she died in Oklahoma, Oklahoma has to keep her body until toxicology reports are completed and a cause of death is determined. Rod has gone back home and is making plans for a memorial service near their home in Bryan, Texas. Rod said it was Cheryl's wish to be cremated. There will not be a service in Augusta, and there is no memorial designated for contributions. If you wish to make a contribution, you could make it to your favorite charity in Cheryl's name. If you want to send a card, Cheryl's and Rod's address is:


P. O. Box 3884
Bryan, TX 77805-3884


We are sad to learn about Diane Perkins Wuthnow husband’s death, Rod Wuthnow. Betty Brown email me to share that Rod died this morning, Thursday, January 22, 2015. This took place after Rod was enrolled in Hospice for one month.

We express our sympathy to Diane, to her children, Terri and John, Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren. We will be praying for Diane and family at this time.

You may recall that Diane’s sister, Lonnie Kay died November 2103 and her mother, Joan Perkins died Dec. 2013. This is a lot to deal with in about 14 months.  Contact for Diane's address



Joan Perkins Passes at 97


Dear 1962 AHS Classmates,

I talked to the manager of the Augusta Pizza Hut today. She told me many of the AHS classes have regular meetings at the Pizza Hut meeting room each month. Most classes normally have between 10 and 20 people show up.

So here is your invitation. “All 1962 AHS class members, family and friends are invited to a mini class reunion next Tuesday (12/09/14) starting at 11:30 A.M.”

Let's call this: "It's Just Lunch". The purpose of this meeting is for people who have known each other since they were small children, to get together, share stories and have a good time. Please share this on Facebook and with your personal emails.

Any questions, call me at 620 423-2798 or email me. Hope to see you there.

Mike Howerter
AHS Class of 1962


P.S. We have the meeting room at the Pizza Hut reserved for the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 11:30am till 1:30pm for the next 4 months.

Check out Facebook Post

13 Attends 2nd Monthly Luncheon

Another good turn-out for our 2nd monthly "get-together" and our first of the New Year! Next one will be Feb. 10, @ 11:30 A.M at the Augusta Pizza Hut. Always, 2nd Tuesday of month. Please come and join the fun if you can. Thanks again to Mike and Bill for this great idea and planning.

Class holds first monthly luncheon



Visit Pictures

Fourteen attended our first monthly luncheon in Augusta, Tuesday December 9, at our local Pizza Hut.  Wow!! we had a good time and a good lunch.  Thanks to Bill Johnson and Mike Howerton for organizing this event.  Diane drove all the way from Olathe.   Mike, Bill, his wife, Lynda and son Caleb came from Parsons and those from the Augusta area were:  Lloyd Nelson, Bob Butler, Jill Boucher, Ruth Ann Tipton, Jim DeWitt, Buck Leedom, Mike Cyphers, Tom and Peggy Palmer. Our next luncheon will be the second Tuesday in the coming months, beginning in January at 11:30 AM at the Augusta Pizza Hut.  We would love for you to join us!

Bill and Lynda Johnson celebrate 50th anniversary



I have written about a recent trip to the  Florida Keys  for March.



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