NNHS News - 2005

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December 27, 2005

From Cheryl Mays Howard ('66) of VA:

I am taking the pics.. but here is the rest of my wonderful family on Christmas Day!

Adrian and Chera Howard Hope John Howard and His Lovely Daughters
  Christmas Day, Sunday, December 25, 2005  

 What a beautiful family!  Thank you so much for sharing these, Cheryl!

November 19, 2005

From Me ('65) of NC:

  My one and only daughter, Adrienne Harty of NC, had two back-to-back major events in her life this week.  On 11/16/05, she received her Young Woman Recognition Award.  This is roughly equivalent to receiving the rank of Eagle Scout as her six older brothers had done before her.  She had worked diligently for the past six years to attain this award, so we're all quite happy for her.  The very next day, she was given a makeover for part of a class demonstration that night, and looks like a new woman.
    Wednesday, November 16, 2005, 7:12 PM
Fayetteville, NC
Thursday, November 17, 2005, 7:54 PM
Fayetteville, NC
Thursday, November 17,
2005, 8:38 PM
Fayetteville, NC
    Young Women's President
Megan Mansfield and
Young Women Recognition
Award Recipient
Adrienne Harty
Adrienne Harty Adrienne Harty and her aunt,
Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky ('59)
(first seeing her following the makeover)

November 16, 2005

From Brownie Shaffer Haracivet ('62) of the Virgin Islands:

Hi Everyone!

Meet Miss Mermaid, my first attempt creating a folk art piece. She is on a spike tapped
through a wood base. My next piece will be a fish.... it's fun!

  Wednesday, November 16, 2005  
  Miss Mermaid  

Thanks, Brownie, how delightful!!! Are you starting a new career??

October 17, 2005

From Dale Mueller ('64) of VA:

Thought you might be interested in a couple of pictures taken yesterday during the charity
golf tournament for Dale Lucado ('68 - of VA).  The weather was perfect and there was
a great turnout for the tournament.  We shot 5 under par but I am not sure what place
we came in as we all had to leave prior to the awards presentation.

Sunday, October 16, 2005 - 9:12 AM Sunday, October 16, 2005 - 11:56 AM
  Bill Rash ('67), Bill Ward ('64), Fred Anspach ('64), and Dale Mueller ('64).  Front Row, Richard Strickland ('64), Dale Lucado ('68), Second Row, Bill Rash ('67), Bill Ward ('64), Fred Anspach ('64), and Dale Mueller ('64).  

 WOWZERONI!  That is just fabulous!  You gentlemen are all looking fabulous, too!
Thanks so much for sharing this with us, Dale!

September 18, 2005

From Renee Helterbran Benton ('59) of VA:

Hi, Carol

The Alzheimer's Memory Walk was held in Gloucester last Saturday, the 17th of September. 
Once again, the ever faithful Jesse Kersey ('58) and Bobby Turpin ('58) came and walked
with the Benton Bunch Team in honor of Julius ('58).  The Benton Bunch Team raised
over half of the donations contributed for the Gloucester Memory Walk; daughter, Kristi, was
the top individual fundraiser and daughter, Julie, came in 3rd.  A very heartfelt thank you
to the NNHS supporters of the Memory Walk on behalf of Julius:  John ('59) & Aretie Gallins

Patterson ('59), Jesse Kersey ('58), Bobby Turpin ('58), George Coussoulos ('58), Joe Drewry
('58), Evelyn Fryer Fish ('58), Bob ('56) & JoAnn Scott ('58) Fowler, Russell ('59) & Ann Gary,
Janet ('54) & Buddy Nagele, and Keith & Rhetta Phelps Wright ('59).  I hope I didn't leave
out anyone.  And, a very special thank you to Kathy, who made sure this cancer survivor finished
the 3 mile walk. 

  The Benton Bunch walkers:

Kristi Benton, Stan Harris, Jesse Kersey ('58), Renee Helterbran Benton ('59), Kathy, Julie Benton, Stephanie Shackelford, Bobby Turpin ('58).

Thanks, Renee!

Saturday, September 17, 2005
WOWZERONI!!!  Such fabulous success!
Congratulations to all of you!

September 18, 2005

From Cheryl Mays Howard ('66) of VA:

  Husband and Wife
Receive Advanced Degrees

Dr. Chera Howard Hope graduated with a doctorate of physical therapy from the University of St. Augustine in August 2005, and a manual therapy certification in 2004. A graduate of Bruton High School class of 1988, she earned a B.S. degree in biology from Christopher Newport University in 1992 and a M.S. degree in physical therapy from Old Dominion University in 1995. In 1990 Chera was named in the “Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities.”

She is the daughter of John and Cheryl Howard of Yorktown, and granddaughter of Roselle Harvey Mays and the late Fred W. Mays of Newport News, and the late Mr. & Mrs. John Howard Sr. of Newport News.

Major Adrian D. Hope graduated with an M.A. degree in national security affairs in June 2005 and an associate’s degree in Spanish in 2004. He is the son of Ron Hope of Tulsa, Okla. He graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1993 with a B.S. degree in business management and was given the honor of the Distinguished Military Graduate in ROTC. He was named in the “Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities.” Adrian served a tour of duty in Iraq in 2003. The couple are presently stationed in Monterey, Calif., and will move to El Salvador for one year in October 2005.

Thanks, Cheryl!

September 14, 2005

From Chandler Nelms (Hampton HS - '63) of MD:

My most “famous” Marine…..but not really famous, is my son, Chad. He’s 35 and a pilot, and is making
the Marine Corps a career. Although a pilot, he has had two tours in Iraq on the ground in the infantry (this
after a tour flying in the Afghan war). Temporarily assigned to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU),
he went in with them as the Air Liaison Officer for his unit in the invasion of Iraq. Then after being home
six months, he returned to Iraq and participated in the battle for Najaf and then again in the battle for Fallujah.

For his role in Najaf, he was recently awarded the Bronze Star......

OK, here’s a photo of my son Chad (Major Chandler S. Nelms, USMC) receiving the Bronze Star.
He’s the tall good looking one, of course.


    Thursday, August 4, 2005    

the pride you must feel for him, Chandler - and rightfully so!

Thanks so much for sharing this with us!

September 14, 2005

From ME ('65) of NC - Well, Okay - Really Once Again From My Daughter-in-Law,
Bethany Winona Harty (Florence HS, Florence, OR - um, '94? '95??) of IL

Hi Everyone!

We just wanted to introduce to you our newest member of the Family! 
James Brownlee Harty was born Sunday morning, September 11, 2005, at 9:25 AM in Joliet, Illinois. 
He was 8 lbs., 2 oz. (not bad for 10 days early) and was 20 1/2 inches long. 
He's such a cute baby, and we are loving having him in our home. 

Take care!

Brent, Bethany, Jacob, Thomas, Emeline, Joseph, James



 OOOH!!!  Thanks, Bethany!  I still wish we could have been there.....
I'm reasonably certain he needs his grammie to give him a kiss.

September 7, 2005

From ME ('65) of NC - Well, Okay - Really From My Daughter-in-Law,
Bethany Winona Harty (Florence HS, Florence, OR - um, '94? '95??) of IL

Here're more new pics:

Wednesday, August 31, 2005
Jacob's Eighth Birthday Party
  Tom, Joe, Eme, and Jacob Bethany - and Little Jim  

   Thanks, Bethany!  I wish we could have been there for that, but it was fun seeing y'all earlier in the month!

September 6, 2005

From Paul Dobie ('66) of CO - currently in Bagram, Afghanistan:

    Friday, August 5, 2005 Sunday, August 7, 2005  

Just a quick note from Afghanistan......I have included a photo or two of myself for you
as well as a moonset from the project site I am working on...

WOWZERONI!   Thanks so much, Paul!  Take care!

August 31, 2005

From Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA:

We finally have a name for our new little granddaughter....


Claire Ellen Fegan
born:  August 29, 2005 @ 4:17 am
7 lbs. 10 oz.  20 inches
Parents:  Jennifer and Jeff Fegan
Big Brothers:  Sam, age 5, Harry, age 3

  Claire Ellen Fegan  

   OOOOH, Janice!  I must have missed an earlier news flash!  This one came as a big surprise to me! 
What a beautiful, bright-eyed baby girl!
 Thanks so much for sharing this!

August 28, 2005

From Brenda Amos Williams ('62) of VA:

  Hat Star Sweetie Star Chillin'  

Just wanted you to see my baby, since all my children are grown. She is quite a ham and not
spoiled much.  My granddaughter is 13 so I have no babies anymore.  Just keep waiting.  I still
have a single daughter and a now-single mom, so I just wait. :-)

  OHHH, Brenda!  She's so precious, she scarcely looks real!  I'll take your word for it that she is - how adorable!!!
Thanks so much!  What happy pictures!

August 22, 2005

From Nancy Mitchell Wynne ('64) of MD:

  Tuesday, August 16, 2005  
  Kaia and Nancy Kaia Grace Wynne  

Would it be appropriate to post our new granddaughter's photo? 
We're so proud of Kaia Grace Wynne and
waited a long time for her to come. 
She was born August 16, 2005 to our older son Mitchell and his wife Kira. 
I'll trust your discretion as to whether or not this is appropriate,
just couldn't resist sharing.

   My goodness, yes, Nancy!  We share family photos all of the time - especially of new grandbabies!!!  What an
incredibly beautiful baby girl - with an equally beautiful name to match!  Thanks so much for thinking of us!

July 18, 2005

From Cheryl Mays Howard ('66) of VA:

    The Howard Family
at the Matahorn

We just returned from our trip to Europe... John is Doing well.  We were freezing!
This was in Switzerland. Memories of a lifetime!

Peace & Blessing,

 Thanks, Cheryl!

July 4, 2005

From Bill Black ('66) of GA:

This is how I spent part of my Fourth of July, lying prone on the living room floor,
looking through the miniblinds and under the Wilson Yarborough Memorial outdoor table
on the back porch.  And I haven't had anything to drink yet!

Okay.... I know some of you on the mailing list haven't heard my Wilson Yarborough stories, have you? 


    July 4, 2005    

As my neighbor Elmer Fudd would say:  "Dwat!  Dhwat wascally wabbit is eating awl-l-l
my red, white, and blue impatiens!  Kill the wah-bitt,  kill the wah-bitt,  kill the whaaa-bit!" 

Awwww, what a cute little bunny rabbit!  I just love cute little bunny rabbits!!!  He was just helping
you prune your impatiens, I'm sure!  They grew back better than ever,

   Thanks, Bill!  And, uh, no, as a matter of fact, I've not heard your Wilson Yarborough stories!

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