Tuesday, May 29, 2007


Go take a look at this story: http://www.pcworld.com/article/132313-1/article.html?tk=nl_dnxnws.

As most of you know, I’ve been a gmail user for a couple of years now, and can’t say enough good things about it. I’ve got almost 1700 messages – photos, mpg’s and all – stored, and I’m still using only 47% of my FREE capacity.

And it is FAST: much more so than Yahoo or Hotmail. Convenient? Get to your account from any machine connected to the Internet.

I can’t recommend gmail too highly. Remember: get it now and you’ll never have to change your e-mail address again!

Monday, May 28, 2007


Thank you for placing the recent announcement about the Searcy High School Class of 1957 upcoming 50th year reunion. The days are really going by fast! The reunion committee started over a year ago planning the reunion activities and it will soon become a reality this Saturday, June 2nd.

Speaking for the Class of ‘57 reunion committee, all former Searcy High School graduating classes are invited to join the Class of '57 folks at Eagleview from 4:00 P M to 6:00 P M. Following is a copy of our program events.

Yours truly,
Jim Bohannon
SHS Class of '57 Reunion Committee Member

Searcy High School--Class of 1957
50th Year
Reunion--June 2, 2007

Eagleview Catering Facility

350 Fairview Road

Searcy, AR 72143

4:00 -- 6:00 p.m. Visitation for ‘57 classmates and all former SHS Class Years

6:00 p.m. Class of ‘57 group photo on the front steps of Eagleview

6:30 p. m. Welcome ‘57 classmates and guests---------------------Homer Wilson

6:35 p.m. Invocation offered by J.D. Stake and Class of ‘57 Buffet Dinner to follow

Remembering Class of ‘57 Deceased Classmates-------------------------J. D. Stake

A song by Charles Hunter

Introduction of attending ‘57 class members and their guest-----Jim Bohannon

Door Prizes Drawing-- Thanks to Cliff Wiggs and Coy Benton for their gift donations.

Closing remarks--------------------------------------------------------Homer Wilson

Alma Mater lead off----------------------------------------------------Charles Hunter

Benediction----------------------------------------------------------Norman Richards

Visitation until 10:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007


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Tuesday, May 22, 2007


Two contributors today. First, this photo from the eBay-mining Don Thompson

Postmarked Aug. 19, 1908 with a Kensett, AR. cancellation and mailed to Emma Painter, Philadelphia, Pa.

and Harold Gene Sullivan’s informative add-on:

That was a Methodist women's college. It was combined into Hendrix College in the 30's (?) and the campus sold to the Church of Christ for Harding College.

Saturday, May 19, 2007


From Clifton Carson:

I had an article published on the Internet by the Populist Newsletter last week. I notice that they rank each weeks articles: The top ten. My Article came in at number 2 behind one by Charlie Reese. One of their writing staff commented "Not bad for an initial submission".

The editor has asked me for follow up articles.

The Website is www.populistamerica.com


Good for you, Cliff!


Wednesday, May 16, 2007


Just got a nice present from Jim Bohannon, along with this note:

All former Searcy High School graduating classes are encouraged to join the Class of ’57 classmates for visitation from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Eagleview, on Saturday, June 2nd.

The present he enclosed is a copy of the book he put together for the Reunion proper attendees, and it is a monumentally impressive work. Technically and artistically impeccable, he put a very keen mind to work, along with his computer expertise, and came up with a true Keepsake.

Technically, I could’ve done it … but practically and artistically, I couldn’t have come close.

Nice going, Jimbo: see you 6/2/07, 4-6, at Eagleview.

Oh … how do you get to Eagleview? Follow Hwy 16N out of town. Stay in the right hand lane (yeah, it’s four-laned for awhile now). When you reach the point just north of town where that outside lane is marked “Right Turn Only,” turn right, then follow that picturesque road for about two miles. Eagleview will be on the right and, if you can’t find it, have your glasses checked.


Thursday, May 10, 2007


Dunno how Don Thompson keep finding these things on eBay, but he does. How ‘bout this picture of the Searcy Bank (SW corner of the Courthouse Square), taken in 1909, when the bank was a whole five years old?

And, while he was at it, Don sent along a couple of other related items:

Don’s comment: Let's see, I was 5 months old when this was printed.

Thanks, Don.

Sunday, May 06, 2007


From the Searcy Daily Citizen, a part of a longer piece written by Kyle Secor:

Searcy's first home-based airplane created quite a stir when Jack Harrison landed his Piper Cruiser at the airport. The high school band played in the parade of eager kids following a speech by the mayor. May 3, 1941, was a day you could have been on a flying machine for the first time.

Anita Hart Fuller comments:

The James Harrison who landed the first airplane in Searcy is my uncle, Mother's brother. and I have pictures of Mayor B.L.Oliver presenting him with a plaque or something, to prove it.

Also, my first cousin has the propeller from that plane. Wouldn't I LOVE to have it? She won't give it to me, says she's as much the rightful owner as I would be ..... it's some kind of (hard) polished wood.

Kris Secor is a local history enthusiast based in Searcy

Saturday, May 05, 2007


Tom and Anita (Hart Fuller),

Thanks for the email address on Tom Brown. I am still working on updating other classmates' email addresses. Will let you know which ones are active.

I'm preoccupied at the moment and over the next several days with preparing to travel to Ohio for my son's wedding May 12, 2007, and graduation (May 20, 2007) from Orthopedic Surgery Residency (Michigan State U.). Will get back to the SHS email list then.

Take Care,

Wallace Evans

We’ll be here waiting. –tlp-

Friday, May 04, 2007


Don Thompson found this postcard out on EBay and thought we might like to have it.

1944 … wow! Back when a First Class stamp was 3 cents, and a penny postcard was really a penny! (Under the heading of “Them days are gone forever”).

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