Monday, April 25, 2011

Haigler Happenings - April 25, 2011

The Haigler Community extends sympathy to the family of Velda Clark Smith.  Velda was a Haigler High School graduate and lived most of her life in the Haigler community until her move to Goodland, Kansas a few years ago.

Stan and LaNeta Carlock returned home Friday evening from Greeley and Estes Park, CO.

On Easter Sunday afternoon, Myrna Mulligan and Galena Webster were guests of Stan and LaNeta Carlock.  They were all celebrating Stan's just published book of short stories, "Where We Belong."

    Dode and Dale Faylor drove to Burlington, CO, Friday the 22nd to the home of their daughters, Yvonne Clemans and family and Sherri Morabito.  They celebrated Dode's birthday the 23rd.  Faylors returned home that afternoon.  Dode received phone calls from family and friends which made it a very memorable day.

On Monday afternoon, Dode Faylor received a phone call from Ellen Smits.  The Faylors call her their Dutch daughter.  Ellen spent part of a school year living with them as an exchange student when the Faylors lived in California.  Ellen and the Faylor's daughter, Sherri, were in the 12th grade and graduated together.  Ellen and her twin sister have taught in the schools in Holland for many years.  They plan to visit the Faylors again this year in September.

Relatives who visited in the home of Laura Pearl Wall on Saturday were Dwight Wall of Lewellen, Azure of Lincoln, Lindsay and Claire Lashley of Palisade, Randy, Laurie, Spencer, Madison and Laura Perila of Westminster, Quentin, Tonya and Taya Simmons, Bob and MerryLu Simmons.  It was a cool cloudy day so the Easter egg hunt was held in the house, but everyone enjoyed the festivities.  Sandwiches, cookies and punch were served.

On Sunday, Caleb and Sherrill Wall of Eusitis entertained Dwight Wall of Lewellen, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Eyesome of Mullen, NE, and Laura Pearl Wall on Easter Sunday.  Allison, Olivia and Whitney entertained their grandparents, Dwight Wall and Joe and Deann Eyesome by counting their buckets of Easter eggs after the Easter egg hunt.  Laura Pearl is great-grandmother of Whitney, Allison and Olivia.

MerryLu Simmons visited Laura Pearl Wall on Wednesday afternoon.

On Friday morning, the 22nd, Mel and Norma Fisher, Floy Fisher and Sharna Richardson drove to Denver so Mel could pick up his truck which had been in the shop for repairs.  They all enjoyed some shopping and a meal at a Country Buffet before Sharna and Floy returned home so Sharna could get to work at 4:00 in the afternoon.   Mel came later in the evening. His truck was not finished until later in the afternoon. 

On Sunday, Floy rode with Richard and Sharna Richardson to visit Richard's mother and grandmother in the Loveland/Fort Collins area then to Ault to visit Sharna's daughter, Sonja Howes and family where they enjoyed dinner with Mike, Sonja and son Austin at Mike's parents home next door along with several other their relatives.  They returned home in the afternoon.

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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Alumni Reunion 2011

Visit Dundy County/Stratton Alumni Association on Facebook for details about Alumni Weekend.

When: Saturday, May 28, 2011 @ 6 p.m. 
Where: Dundy County Stratton High School Gym in Benkelman
Ticket Price: $15 per person in advance, $20 per person at the door
Introduction of Classes 1971, 1981, 1991, 2001, 2011

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Spring in SW Nebraska

Even though this note is a little late, I just ran across an article in the Waunita Breeze newspaper, which is online. It shows the kind of spring weather western Nebraska enjoys!

Spring storm shuts down power across SW Nebraska

Another article in the Imperial Republican adds more to the story.

Ol' Man Winter just can't let go, can he?

Monday, April 18, 2011

Haigler Happenings - April 18, 2011

Calvin Freehling reports “Heart cath last Wednesday, 40% blockage. Hernia operation yesterday in Lincoln, man am I sore.”

Laura Pearl Wall celebrated her 88th birthday all week.  MerryLu Simmons had planned a nice party at her house. Sophia Zuege and Dode Faylor were invited but the snowstorm made a change in plans.  Those who came during the week were Quentin, Tonya and Taya Simmons, Jeannie Zuege, Dwight Wall and Laura Pearl Wall.

Jeannie Zuege of Hot Springs South Dakota came on Tuesday.  She visited Sophia Zuege, Laura Pearl Wall and the Robert Simmons’.  The spring storm changed plans but the moisture was appreciated.

Among the Red Hat Ladies, Eileen and Esther Erdman, Ione Samler, Doris Tecker, Joann Webster, Deloris Zuege, Jean Moore, Nancy Freehling, Lois Zuege, and Veda Douglass went to Yuma to the Pizza Hut on Wednesday last week.

Sophia Zuege, Laura Pearl Wall Jeannie Zuege and MerryLu Simmons went to Wray and enjoyed Mexican food together one day last week. 

Sharna Richardson visited her mother, Floy Fisher, on Sunday afternoon, April 17.

Floy Fisher, Mel and Norma Fisher drove to Sterling Saturday afternoon to attend the ordination service of Pastor Rene Lopez who pastors 4 Northeast Colorado Churches.

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Haiglerites 90+

Haiglerites 70+

Haiglerites 1 - 69 (Some of these have moved past the 70 mark!)

  • Aaron Irwin - May 7th
  • Bernice (Smith) Douglass - February 15
  • CD Samler - January 19
  • Cal Freehling - November 29
  • Claudine (Wiley) Sterner - June 8, 1940
  • Dan Leinen - September 10
  • Dick Gregory - May 29, 1946
  • Elaine (Adams) Corkle - July 29
  • Eunice (Gregory) Richard - December 14, 1951
  • George Sharp - March 27
  • Glenda Smith - December 31
  • Janice Irwin - December 27th
  • Jerry R. Sampson - August 17
  • Joanie Henderson - January 2
  • Joann (Adams) Webster - March 5
  • Joie Brown - December 4
  • Joyce (Tucker) Lovenburg - Sep. 17
  • Karen (White) Lindell - June 13, 1946
  • Karen Harford - May 20
  • LaVern Smith - January 12
  • LaVeta (Smith) Blecha - January 12
  • LeNeta Carlock - May 7
  • LeeAnn Steinbeck January 30
  • Leone (Gregory) Carlson - January 27, 1943
  • Lloyd Douglass - March 18
  • Marlin Crouse - May 7
  • Mel Fisher - August 8, 1946
  • Paul Freehling - May 23
  • Sally Leinen - March 25
  • Sharna Richardson - January 15, 1959
  • Sherri Gregory - January 20, 1945
  • Stanley Carlock - December 12
  • Tim Steinbeck January 31

GOC Observers

  • Alice Gregory
  • Barbara (Dexter) Platon
  • Claudine (Wiley) Sterner
  • Dallas Adams
  • Dick Gregory
  • Don Harford
  • Evoi (Billy) Clark
  • Gail Harford
  • Gladys Freehling
  • Glen Childers
  • Hazel Daniels
  • Karen Harford
  • Leah (Gregory) Brewer
  • Leone (Gregory) Carlson
  • Lillian Mahon
  • Lillie White
  • Linda (Harford) Jones
  • Lloyd Douglass
  • Melba Harford
  • Myrna Oster
  • Posts about GOC
  • Ray Harford
  • Richard Gregory
  • Sam Clegg
  • Sherri Gregory
  • Veda Douglass
  • Virginia Harford

Flying Haiglerites

Haigler Twins

  • Haigler Twins
  • Laurene Rohn & Larry Crabtree
  • Marilyn and Gerrald Logan
  • Gail & Galena Roach
  • Kyle & Kaleb Greenwood
  • Ryan Jean & Lucas Walker Mildenberger
  • LuAnn Green Wall and LuRue Green Krutsinger
  • Edgar and Edna Williams - b. 1895
  • William & Stanley Palmer
  • Frank & Frances Tiff - (Shauer)
  • Fernando & Mahala Trembly - (McBride)
  • Donna and Dennis Workman
  • Marlene and Darlene Workman
  • Rodney and Ronney Workman
  • Rusty and Randy Flamig
  • Robert and Richard Ambrosek
  • Chase & Seth Barron (Grandsons of Delford Trembly)
  • Robert & Delbert Tucker (Alvie's)
  • Ali and Alvie Tucker
  • Albert and Elva Enfield
  • Natalie and Nicole Harford
  • Sharon & Shirley Williams
  • Lloyd and Floyd Smith
  • Jami and Joni Pevler
  • Stella and Zella (Altman) Wall
  • Janice & Julia Relph
  • Pearline and Pauline Freehling
  • Sharon Ruth and Sheila Louise Rose
  • LaVerne & Laveta Smith
  • LaVoine & LaVonne Smith
  • Elois & Elaine Adams
  • Dorothy & Donnie Brown
  • Carolyn and Marilyn Samson
  • Galena & Gail Collicott
  • Grand-daughters of Rae White
  • John "Keefe" and Kiara Grace Schorzman