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7/27/02
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PHS Alumni On-Line
Jul 27, 2002
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6 Bulldogs today:
Larry Green (`55)
Robert Castleberry (`57)
Ginger Mitchell Wedin (`64)
Valerie Hayles Moffitt (`74)
Rick McNannay (`77)
Keith Allen (`80)

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** Web Site Update
I've added some pictures of the Nike Air Pasco shoe fitting event held at Edgar Brown on July 19 - 20. I've also added some new pictures showing progress of the Field Turf installation. Go to Special Archives & Other Stuff|Stadium Upgrades. - Paul
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From: Larry Green (`55)

To Lyle Brewer (`57):
  Ms. Rusick was my eighth grade teacher. She came to our last reunion with the class of `55. She looked great. I believe she lives in Cheney. My understanding she became a teacher at CWU after leaving the Pasco District.

Larry Green (`55)
Goodyear, AZ
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From: Robert Castleberry (`57)

  Thanks to Dennis Cresswell and Janice Pope Ling for getting me on the subscription list. I enjoy reading the comments and recognize many of the names.

To Lyle Brewer:
  You are right. The Class of `57 seems to be very quiet. I have always been a quiet one, so I don't write much.

  Probably a lot of us from `57 are retired, as we are 62 and beyond. Actually, I am retired thrice. 20 years in the US Army, 20 years at Battelle, and then triple dipping into Social Security. I live in Pasco on Birch Road which is 7.5 miles North of the TRAC. I enjoy retirement, but wonder where in the hell I had time to work before I retired.

Robert Castleberry (`57)
Pasco, WA
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From: Ginger Mitchell Wedin (`64)

To LeAnn McAllister Cherry,
  Every year till ? from when I was about 2 years old I shared a birthday party with David Mingus and ?? (I do know his name, but it is late -- or senior moment?) Related to Sue Mingus? It would be cool to have his email address.

Hi PHSers, esp the class of `64,
  Awhile back I read the moving account by Linda Wellman (`64) about how her brother John, through his fighting in Vietnam, came into contact with Agent Orange, later came down with MS (Multiple Sclerosis), and died of that disease.
  Dave (my husband) and I have been active in the fight against MS -- mainly due to the fact that there are 5 missionaries with our mission who have the disease. When I heard that about John, and being from the class of `64 myself, I decided to dedicate my ride for the MS 150 this year to him. The Colorado chapter hoped to raise about $1,700,000 this year through the ride. I received over $250.00 from different people who had graduated from PHS. In total I raised just over $500.00. This helps in the research against this disease.
  We had been praying for good weather in Colorado for the ride, as our skies there have been very smoke-filled this summer. We had great weather, just a little hot -- in the 90's -- but no major headwinds!! The first day saw us riding about 79 miles from outside Denver, through Loveland, up the Thompson Canyon, and then a little detour through Drake and Glen Haven up the steep road called "Devil's Gulch Road" -- it was "a huffin and a puffin", going up switchbacks at over 9,000 feet; then down into Estes Park. The second day we climbed out of Estes Park and then returned on the "Peak to Peak Hiway", which was very scenic, then a hot ride back to the start in the valley through Boulder, CO -- for a total of almost exactly 150 miles for the two days -- July 13 and 14. Many people with MS were waiting at the end to cheer for us and thank us. About 2,500-3,000 people rode.
  We are now on vacation out in the NW, we noticed driving out of CO that there is now a fire right by the road that we were riding on.
  Attached is a photo of me at the start of the ride (helmet is crooked -- not yet fastened) holding my sign for John. It says "in memory of John Wellman, Pasco High School `64"
[This link will open the photo (455 kb) in your browser - Paul]

Ginger Mitchell Wedin (`64)
Highlands Ranch, CO
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From: Valerie Hayles Moffitt (`74)

  We lost classmate and friend Joe Nachtman last night [7/23/02] to a heart attack, age 46. He often attended Pasco football games to cheer the team on. His wife passed after a battle with breast cancer 2 years ago. I ask that everyone keep his family & friends in their thoughts and prayers.

  Life is short so go to your reunions when you get the chance. Looks like my class will have one in 2004 and it won't be soon enough. I am collecting address so 1974 classmates need to report their whereabouts to me and pass the word around. Committee volunteers are being looked for under every piece of sagebrush but even if you are hiding far away you can volunteer. The world is so much smaller these days.

  I continue to email Pasco Alumni at the Classmates.com site about the Edgar Brown "Field of Pride" project. At 20 a day I am currently somewhere in 1985. I am also telling them about the Archives and hope you are seeing some additional interest as a result. I urge your readers to send their contribution to the Greater Pasco Recreation Foundation to help pay for the exciting Field Turf renovation underway. This "grassroots effort" will provide such a wonderful gift to kids in Pasco. Readers can use your links for all the details including information about "Air Pasco" NIKE shoes. Now how many cities can boast about that?

  Keep up the good work Paul, it is greatly appreciated and enjoyed! I read all the news from the other classes too, even if I am still younger than most -- for now.

Valerie Hayles Moffitt (`74)
Pasco, WA
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From: Rick McNannay (`77)

  OK, I've been reading this forum for several weeks now and have not heard from any of my old (don't worry it's all in your mind!) classmates. I started wondering why and then realized that I haven't gotten the courage to post yet either!!! Anyway, I enjoy reading the comments from all of the older and wiser Bulldogs. I never knew the history behind Edgar Brown Stadium, but now I do. Thanks for the history, alum. Hi from Moscow, ID.

Rick McNannay (`77)
Moscow, ID
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From: Keith Allen (`80)

  Great website!
  I live in Coeur d'Alene now but was in Tri-Cities for a few days. Forgot how warm boat race weekend gets.
  Mom, (Barbara Cox Allen, class of 58) you were the best and I love and will miss you.

Keith Allen (`80)
Coeur d'Alene, ID
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