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50 Year Reunion Announcement!
50 Year Class Reunion
$50.00 per person, all inclusive
Dumas High School
Class of 1965
50th Class Reunion
To all former students of the Class of 1965, whether graduated or not, please plan on attending our 50th Reunion to be held in Dumas during Dogie Days this coming June.
Schedule of Activities:
*Friday, June 12, Meet and Greet
We will meet at 6pm at 513 N. Dumas Avenue to have a hot dog cook out and decorate our float for the parade on Saturday.
*Saturday, June 13 – Full Day of Fun
10am – Ride float in the parade
Noon – Lunch in the Park, bring your own grub, drinks provided
3pm – Visit and decorate high school for our dinner
7pm - Catered meal by K-Bobs at high school cafeteria
Cost for all activities is $50.00 per person. If you have received a registration form from Karen Owens fill out and return as soon as possible. If you have not received a form, let Karen or Doug know how you may be contacted. Looking forward to seeing everyone there!
5/23/2015 Class of '65 50th Reunion
Only three weeks until the big reunion! I do hope you are planning to come because I really want to see you and remember the fun, carefree times of our youth. All of us have had good times
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8/10/2014 50th Reunion Planning Meeting
There will be a 50th Reunion planning meeting on Saturday, August 16th at 11:30am. The meeting will be held at K-Bobs in Dumas. If you can attend please let Karen Overton know ASAP or regi
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4/8/2014 Travis Lee Cummins
We have lost another classmate. Travis Cummins passed away at his home in Oklahoma on April 1st. Travis had been in deteriorating health for several years. Travis was one of our more inte
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After graduation, I attended Oklahoma State Tech (Okmulgee) for 1 year. After returning home for the summer, I received my invitation from Uncle Sam. Leaving Dumas, I eventually made it to the Korea DMZ with the 2nd Infantry Div. via Fort Hood & the 1st Armored Division (SEP 66 to JUL 68).A few weeks after returning home, it was time to see more of the world.
I wound up in the Bartlesville / Tulsa area.
While working in Bartlesville for Phillips (68-69), I met the love of my life, Sheila. APR 69,I moved to Tulsa & went to work for Leland Equipment for 5 years (69-74). Sheila & I were married Dec, 1970. Our first son, Shawn, was born in 74. (Note: In about 10 years, the Leland location became a WalMart parking lot.)
Shortly afterward, I moved to another job at the Tulsa Port of Catoosa, where I worked at the same address for 35 years (1974 - 2009)for 5 different companies (UOP, Inc., Signal Cos., Allied Signal, ASEC Mfg./Delphi, & Umicore). During this time, our second son Wade and our daughter Ashley were born.
This was a very unique job, as it was 1 of 4 businesses in the world that manufactured "catalytic convertors" of all shapes and sizes. The technology was constantly changing and made for a very interesting experience.
My opportunity to see more of the world came about in 2001 and continued through 2004. I was able to visit places in Australia, China, Europe, Mexico, and New Zealand. My first International trip to Europe started 10 SEP 01 and proved to be very interesting. In 2005, Delphi filled for bankruptcy in the states and sold the company to a European competitor in 2006.
At this time, I retired from Delphi, but, continued to work for the new company, Umicore. This lasted another 2 years, until I accepted a severance package for 2009 and found myself unemployed. After recovering from my second major knee surgery, I made several attempts to re-enter the land of gainfully employed.
Finally, I found a job with EMSA/Paramedics Plus (local ambulance service) APR 2010. This is where I am currently employed. Things were looking good until the evening of 26 MAR 13, when my wife suffered a stroke. Due to complications from the stroke, she passed away 31 MAR 13. Now, after 42+ years of marriage and a best friend, I am contemplating retirement for 1. OUCH!
1) How many Vets does the Class of '65 have?
2) Where were you on 11SEP 01?
3) Does the top of the Eiffel Tower move?
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