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ACHS Arkansas City High School
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Thursday March 23, 2017
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9/3/2016
ACHS 1961 55th reunion
You should have received your reservation form for our 55th reunion via email (or via USPS) this past month. If you have not received, please contact Gary Learned ASAP. We need your inform . . .  Continued

8/22/2016
August 2016 Brunch at Brick's
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3/24/2016
March 2016 ACHS Brunch
The ACHS class of 1961 met Saturday, March 19th at Brick's restaurant for a couple of hours of conversation. Plans for our upcoming 55th reunion, to be held Arkalalah weekend, were part of . . .  Continued

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Gary Learned


After graduation, I attended ACJC for 3 semesters, then enlisted in the USAF in January 1963. Duty stations included Texas, Indiana, Alaska, and Maryland, and my job was basically that of a Russian Linguist. (I could tell you more, but I'd have to kill ya!) I left the Air Force in Jan '67 and came back to Ark City, finished Juco and attended Southwestern College. Meanwhile, I also found work at GE Strother and met and married a local "8th grader". (Judy Vestal, ACHS Class of '65.)

In late 1973, we accepted a position with GE Field Service in Saudi Arabia, living there until the spring of 1976, at which time we decided we'd had enough of the Middle East. I quit the company and we returned to the Ark City area, becoming the owners and operators of Learned Service, a "Mom & Pop" sorta service station and tire store, 8 miles west of town. After 7 years, we decided running that business was just too much like being in jail! We sold the business in the spring of 1983 and hired back in with GE Field Service. Over the next 17 years, we lived in Phoenix AZ, Bonn West Germany, Singapore, Madrid Spain, Kunsan South Korea, Tampa FL, Honolulu HI, and finally Oklahoma City.

I retired from GE in January 2001 and have not regretted it for a minute. In early August 2009 we moved back to the Ark City area, after a 26 year absence. We're now living 18 miles east of Ark City, just south of the US166/K15 junction (Dexter corner). Come see us!

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