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 News Update - 2/21/02


Choir Practice
Hi to all of you singers out there, and the wannabees too, we need everyone!!!

Another Goldfield Alumni Chorus Rehearsal has COME & GONE! Did you COME to help us out, or were you GONE???????? We had a great rehearsal, I wonder what is wrong with me, because the last time we were fighting the Super Bowl, and this time we were up against the Daytona 500, or is it 700.

I am obviously no expert. But in spite of all that, we got more of the "faithful" to attend, and as a result we even sounded better than before, and that is not propaganda, it is truth. Our new attendees were: Cindy Christensen (mate of Scott), Connie Kraft, Nancy Suydam (friend of Bill Rutledge), Jayne McCutcheon, Carolyn Bygness, (these last two drove hundreds of miles to join us, bless their hearts) Joe Skinner, and my neighbor Dean Schipull. They may be a talented bunch, because they helped us a lot. I must have used my "teacher voice" cause Joe was even well behaved. Becoming a grandpa must have cooled his jets, thank goodness! He is one of our 'experienced' dudes, a barber shopper.

Great to have sopranos this time, and we will never again say we don't need them, cause we DO! Just one message to Larry Larson, OK, the bad back routine worked this time boomer, but next time, we are all coming to YOUR house if you don't come and also bring your lovely wife. Deal????????

I am wondering if we can have a picture taken next time by Alan, to see if we can have so many there that we don't fit in the picture, lets go Goldfield, fill the chairs contest, and if we do the visitors on June 22, 2002 will be the all time winners. See you the first Sunday in March, which is March 3, at 4:00pm.

Maureen Whyte Cameron


Missing Alumni
We are down to just ten Alumni left to find. We need your help!!! Here's a list of Alumni we haven't been able to track down through public records or other classmates. If you recognize one of the names listed below and can help us with a name, phone number, or address, please let us know.

'20 VARIAN PALMER
'29 RUTH FOSTER SMITH
'31 FRANCIS GRIMES
'34 RUBY HANKINS NELSON
'36 RALPH KERSHNER
'36 BERNARD NELSON
'43 LAURABELLE KOOB
'56 RICHARD SNYDER
'58 CATHERINE BUSSMAN
'00 JAMIE ASKVIG


Missing Teachers
Thanks to everyone that has sent me addresses and email addresses for the missing teachers off of the previous list. We are still trying to locate the following 19 teachers. If you recognize one of the names listed below and can help us with a name, phone number, address, or email address, please let us know.

MARGARET ASH
LARRY BENNETT
COLLETTE BRADLEY
MARILYN BRUSS
BONNYE HAIGH
KAY HARSHBARGER
MICHAEL JOHNSON
TRUMAN LACORE
RAY LAWRENCE
DAVE MORAN
MARY NEDVED
KEITH NELSON
JEFFREY RASMUSSEN
ANNE SCOTT
BRUCE WARD
SHARON WEEDEN
COLLEN WHITEHILL
ROBERT WILLIAMSON
CHERYL WOODRUFF

Thanks,
Alan McCollough


 News Update - 2/4/02



WE CAME. WE SANG. WE CONQUERED!
And where were the rest of you? We missed you, and the next rehearsal is Feb. 17th at 4:00 at the Presbyterian Church. In the female section, only Altos showed up, and we got real snooty and said "so who needs sopranos ", but after about 20 measures, we decided WE did! Just a bit too much harmony.

Alan came over, stood behind me to take a picture, and I said, " for 23 years the Eagle Grove Eagle has been putting my behind in the paper, while I directed the chorus, and that is going to stop now Alan.'" He ignored me. Egad.

The faithful few who showed up were L-R, '59 Maureen Whyte Buhr Cameron, '74 Janice Bygness Rowan, '64 Scott Whyte, '49 Beryl Reichter, '68 Sonna Axon Johnson, '61 William Rutledge, '48 Alice Folkedahl Ruiter, '67 Dennis Rasmussen, '67 Lynne Larson Malloy, '59 Caroline Nesheim Lund, and our beloved pianist, '53 Linda Wheeler Babcock. They are now in the hall of fame for 2002. Lets add at least 10 more names to the list by Feb. 17, OK. ? These people will admit we sound pretty good for the shape we are in, and we will be so happy to see new faces at the next rehearsal. Irving Berlin wrote a lot of neat songs, and you will love singing them. We have a lot of unison, some harmony, and even some thrilling sounds now and then. My mom, Pearl Whyte, is visiting my sister Nancy in Florida. When she called today I was bemoaning the fact that I had quite accidentally set the first rehearsal for Super Bowl Sunday. She said "I will make a box of homemade fudge for every male that shows up today", and you can tell them that. I did, and boy did the girls cry and complain!!!!! Larry Larson called, long distance and promised to be here next time (we're holding you to it boomer) and said he couldn't come today because he was working at "..........church..." today. Right Larry!! Actually, we will take you any time we can get you! Ditto to the rest of you. Thanks to the kids who wrote by email and said send me music, and we are. I asked about paying for all of those extra copies, and two of the chorus members handed me 20 dollar bills, so don't we love Goldfield folks... they are generous, and fun, and just good people. Thanks for the bucks.

Are you bored yet?
Later,

Mimi Whyte Buhr Cameron

 News Update - 2/1/02

Sheryl Fuhr Benefit
Sheryl Fuhr, a member of the Class of 1976, has recently been diagnosed with a brain tumor and cancer of the lung and right knee. She is currently undergoing radiation therapy to her brain and knee and will need additional radiation therapy and chemotherapy. She has been employed as a registered nurse at the Wright Medical Center in Clarion, Iowa for the past 12 years, where she is the acting emergency room supervisor. She has also served on the Clarion volunteer ambulance service and has been instrumental in helping all the local town ambulance services. She is a single mom 43, with two grown children, Angie 24 and Kendall 20. She has one granddaughter, Alyssa 5. Her brother Doug Fuhr was in the Class of 1982. Some of you may remember their parents, Kenneth and Norma Fuhr. Both parents are deceased. Sheryl has touched so many lives, this is now the time for those of us who know her to reach out and touch her heart by donating a gift of money.

An account has been set up for her at 1st Citizens National Bank, 120 1st Ave NW, Clarion, Iowa 50525
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Please make checks payable to: Sheryl R. Fuhr Benefit Fund.

Lake Lutheran Church-AAL Branch #9315 will match all donations up to $500. Lutheran Brotherhood-Iowa River Branch #8640 will match all donations up to $500 (2 for 1).

Thank you in advance for your kindness.

Choir Practice
The first Choir will be held this coming Sunday at 4:00 in the afternoon. It will be held on the first and third Sundays. Circle these dates. Feb. 3rd & 17th, Mar. 3rd & 17th, Apr. 7th & 21st , May 5th & 19th , June 2nd & 16th . Hope to see you Feb 3rd at 4:00 at the United Presbyterian Church, 220 E Oak St, Goldfield. Any questions can be answered by reaching Mimi at (515) 825-3394

Missing Alumni
We are down to just eleven Alumni left to find. We need your help!!! Here's a list of Alumni we haven't been able to track down through public records or other classmates. If you recognize one of the names listed below and can help us with a name, phone number, or address, please let us know.

'20 VARIAN PALMER
'29 RUTH FOSTER SMITH
'31 FRANCIS GRIMES
'34 RUBY HANKINS NELSON
'36 RALPH KERSHNER
'36 BERNARD NELSON
'43 LAURABELLE KOOB
'56 RICHARD SNYDER
'58 CATHERINE BUSSMAN
'00 JAMIE ASKVIG

Missing Teachers
Thanks to everyone that has sent me addresses and email addresses for the missing teachers off of the previous list. We are still trying to locate the following teachers. If you recognize one of the names listed below and can help us with a name, phone number, address, or email address, please let us know.

ALLAN AMANDUS
MARGARET ASH
LARRY BENNETT
VICKI BERGGREN
MARK BISHOP
LAURIE BOYLE
COLLETTE BRADLEY
MARILYN BRUSS
STEVEN CULLINAN
DEBRA FISCHER
BONNYE HAIGH
KAY HARSHBARGER
MICHAEL JOHNSON
JOHN KELLER
TRUMAN LACORE
RAY LAWRENCE
DAVE MORAN
MARY NEDVED
KEITH NELSON
KATHERINE ORTIZ
JANICE PAUP
JEFFREY RASMUSSEN
ANNE SCOTT
ROBERT TASLER
BRUCE WARD
SHARON WEEDEN
COLLEN WHITEHILL
ROBERT WILLIAMSON
CHERYL WOODRUFF

Thanks!!

Alan McCollough

 News Update - 1/17/02

We would like to thank the 235 alumni that printed their own invitations and responded by email. That has really helped out. The rest of the invitations were mailed out on Tuesday Jan. 15th. I would like to thank Scott & Jane Whyte, Tom & Sandy Stevenson, Dean & Jayne Schipull, Jim & Sonna Johnson and Kim McCollough for helping me stuff the envelopes Sunday afternoon. We had quite an assembly line stuffing 1000 envelopes in a little over an hour. Please take a few minutes and visit the missing Alumni page and the previous staff page and see if you recognize anyone. We are down to just 14 Alumni and 34 teachers left to find.

Plans for the June 22, 2002 Goldfield Alumni Banquet are under way. Therefore, it's "Sing along with the Goldfield Alumni Chorus" time once more. Talent is not a prerequisite when performing with this motley crew, we just make a joyful noise. Won't you join us? The director, Maureen (Mimi) Whyte Cameron, is a bit crabby at times, but eventually loosens up. She has chosen 100 Years with Irving Berlin for our stellar performance. There will be great songs and a great God Bless America finale. Who can join us? Goldfield alumni and spouses, friends who can carry a tune, children over 18, and any Schwanns Salesman who happens to drive through town on a Sunday afternoon. Rehearsals will accommodate old foggies who need their Sunday afternoon naps, cause we won't start until 4:00 in the afternoon, on the first and third Sundays. Circle these dates. Feb. 3rd & 17th, Mar. 3rd & 17th, Apr. 7th & 21st , May 5th & 19th , June 2nd & 16th . Hope to see you Feb 3rd at 4:00 at the United Presbyterian Church, 220 E Oak St, Goldfield. Any questions can be answered by reaching Mimi at (515) 825-3394.

We would like for you to remember in prayer, the families of three alumni that have passed away recently. '23 Margaret Axon Milota, '57 Richard Trotter, and '60 Karen Fevold Lerdal. I would also ask, that if you know when others pass on, that you would please drop me an email and let me know.

Thanks!!

Alan McCollough

 News Update - 12/30/01

Glad to see that many of you are now visiting the site and looking around. We keep webstats on the site so we know how many visitors we are getting each day and it really makes the work worth while to see that so many of you are popping in.

Alan has been working diligently to hunt down the last of the missing addresses for Goldfield Alumni and we don't have too many left!! When you have a chance, pop over to the Missing Alumni page and see if you can help Alan make this part of the site go away!!!

You might also want to take a peek at the Sports Page if you haven't visited it recently. We've added a piece on the 75-76 Boys Basketball team that made it to Sub-State competition. Check it out next time you visit.

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