Jackson High School

Class of 1961


50th Reunion

June 3rd & 4th, 2011

Meeting 11/15/18:
George Esch                     Barbara Farmer
Becky Moore                   Bailey Patterson
Don Whitmire                  Steve Krause
Don Leggett                     Joe White
Bill Barnes                       De Rust
Winston Woodard            Bobby Eason

Meeting 10/18/18:
Barbara Farmer               Becky Moore
Bruce Herron                   De Rust
Charlotte Hammond        Bill Barnes
Steve Krause                    Joe White
Don Leggett                     Winston Woodard
Jimmy Arnold                  Bobby Eason
Don Whitmire                  George Esch

We were saddened to learn of the deaths of two class members. Judy (Curlin) Tanner and Sammy Sellers.  Don Leggett lost his beloved wife of many years, Mary Ann.  Gene Case from the JHS class of '60 also passed away this month.  Bruce gave a financial report.  There will be no first Monday ROMEO meeting in November.  Winston Woodard, Jimmy Arnold, and Don Leggett will be mini-reunioning at Pigeon Forge with a good representative sample of our class, class friends, and their families on the usual first Monday meeting date.  Joe White has two good UT football tickets in the Alumni section for UT Homecoming football that he's like to sell.  If you're interested contact Joe.  The next monthly class meeting has been scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 15 @ Baudo's @ 5:30 PM.  We will not meet in December due to Christmas holidays.

Meeting 9/20/18
Jimmy Arnold                Bill Barnes
Don Whitmire                Steve Krause
Joe White                       Winston Woodard
Becky Moore                  Bailey Patterson
Charlotte Hammond       Jim Warmbrod
Jimmy Akin                    Don Leggett
De Rust                           Barbara Farmer
Bobby Eason

George Esch is another year older this week. He looks well and is still hanging in there.  Jimmy Akin was in attendance this month.  Glad to see him back.  We had the best turnout that we've had in a while.  The R.O.M.E.O's will meet the first Monday of October at 11:30 AM at Hibachi Grill and Buffet.  The next class meeting was scheduled for Oct. 18 at 5:30 @ Baudo's.

Correction:  Joe has tickets to the game on Saturday, July 14, 2018.  First come, first served.  Be at the gate at 5:45 PM.  Game time is 6:05 PM.  Jackson Generals vs. Mobile BayBears.

Meeting 3/29/18
Barbara Farmer                  Winston Woodard
Don Whitmire                    Jimmy Arnold
Steve Krause                      Joe White
Bill Barnes

Joe White has reserved the skybox for the class at Jackson Generals' Park for a night of baseball on Saturday, July 7, 2018. This is also a free fireworks night. We don't know game time yet, but be sure and mark the date on your calendar. We have one full table plus one for the Libby Cash Sports Hall of Fame induction on April 19, 2018.  Expect an email soon regarding the All Alumni Class Reunion and our Class of 1961 75th birthday party.  The 75th birthday will be dutch treat at Baudo's on Saturday evening after the afternoon All Years at Madison Academic on June 2, 2018.  Classmates in attendance tonight signed a birthday card to be sent to Edyth Worthy. ROMEOs will meet the first Monday in April at the newest Los Portales @ 11:30 AM.  We had a news flash from the Pigeon Forge cat herder emeritus that his son fell off a patio deck and broke his right leg.  Jerry and Jane Bishop will not be able to attend this year's Bishop family reunion and Class mini-reunion.  The next class meeting will be Thursday, May 17 @ Baudo's @ 5:30 PM.  We will not have a monthly meeting for April.

Meeting 2/22/18
Bruce Herron                            Barbara Farmer
Bailey Patterson                       Winston Woodard
Don Whitmire                          Steve Krause
Bill Barnes                               Don Leggett
Jimmy Arnold                          Jim Warmbrod
De Rust                                    Joe White

The class sent cards to Jimmy Akin and Charles Seward. There will be a JHS '61 Class 75th Birthday Party at Baudo's on Saturday evening of the All Years Reunion.  Since several classmates are interested in getting a table at Libby Cash's induction into the Jackson-Madison County Hall of Fame we are asking that you contact Barbara Farmer ASAP if you're interested and would like to join us. The ceremony will be Thursday, April 19 @ 6:30 PM at the Civic Center in Jackson.  It will be $10/person cheaper and probably a lot more fun if we can reserve tables for 8 people.  Cost of the meal will be $400 for a reserved table of 8 people, or an individual can purchase a ticket for $60/person on their own.  In addition to Libby, there will be 4 other inductees that evening:  Jodie Parrish, Brian Dunn, Ivy Renfroe, Ryan Scott.  We will need to get a fast response to Barbara if you'd like to join us on this one.

The next class meeting will be Thursday, March 29 @ Baudo's @ 5:30 PM.

Meeting 1/25/18
Barbara Farmer                              Becky Moore
Bruce Herron                                 Bailey Patterson
Don Whitmire                                Jimmy Arnold
Steve Krause                                  Bill Barnes

Jimmy Akin suffered a fall here and was operated on at Vanderbilt for bleeding on the brain.   He is now recovering at NHC Place, 211 Cool Springs Blvd., Room 1205, Franklin, TN  37067 .  Lucy (Albree) Levitan sent an email greeting to the class.  She is visiting with sister-in-law in Huntington Beach, CA this week.  She was enjoying a break from her home in frigid Minnesota. She asked for supportive healing thoughts and prayers for her 48 y/o daughter, Lara Levitan, who is undergoing chemotherapy.  Attendance at this meeting was smaller than usual. Jim Warmbrod is in Israel this week and serveral regulars were sick. If you are current on our email list you should have received the news that our classmate, Libby Cash, is one of 5 candidates to be drafted into the Jackson/Madison County Sports Hall of Fame in April.  If any classmates are interested in attending there will be a sit-down meal and induction ceremonies at the Civic Center on April 18.  Tickets will be $60/person or $50/person if you reserve a table for 8.  We think that several of Libby's old classmates and team mates will want to attend.  We voted to donate $100 from our '61 class to the All Years Alumni fund for the June '18 event.  Extra money after expenses will go to Madison Academic  School.  This year they will need new entrance rugs.  There was some discussion on whether we wanted to have our 75th birthday party as our class event during the yearly Alumni Reunion and what form it should take.  Not enough class interest had been shown in Becky Webb's offer of a 75th birthday venue since it involved travel time from Jackson.  Expect to hear more about the birthday soon.  Next monthly meeting will be Feb 15th.