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ANNOUNCEMENTS

 Welcome 'Mead 72' classmates and invited guests! We're glad you're here. Go to Classmate Profiles to register & complete your personal profile & let us know what has happened in YOUR life over the past 40+ years! If it is your first time here please click on the "First Time Visitors" link on the left side of the page.  Questions, Comments or Suggestion?  Contact Debbie Witiuk Smith Adminstrator debbie_smith7@comcast.net.

 

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**Pictures have now been uploaded to our website.  Be sure to click on the 40th and 45th reunion link above in the righthand corner***      We had a great time enjoying each others company at a fun location.  If anyone has any pictures from the evening and would like to add them to our site, please forward to us. 

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We are so excited to see everyone at our 45th Reunion, a summer evening of dinner, memories, laughter and friendship!!!   smiley

 August 12th 2017 is just 5 weeks away!!

  We have a few items to let you know about for our event: 

  • In order to have enough servers, Twiggs has requested a final count, so even if you have RSVP’d already, we would like to request you to send Gail (gailsgotmail@aol.com) or Debbie (Debbie_smith7@comcast.net) a confirmation email if you and/or a guest are coming.  Please send by August 1st.

  • Due to the size our event, we have selected a delicious offering from a limited menu for dinner, as well as drinks to be ordered from the servers…”no host bar”.

  • Many of us have enjoyed our Mead72 website for many reasons, some are to stay in touch with our classmates and to know when we are getting together.  It is paid up to our 50th Reunion.  We will be providing a donation box for those of you who would like to donate to keep our website active for another 5-10 years beyond the 50th reunion.  

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After Much searching, we are pleased to let you know that we have found a great place for our

45th Reunion!!

It's Twigs Bistro and Martini Bar at Wandermere!  401 E Farwell Road Spokane, Wash

We have a room reserved for our reunion so that we can enjoy dinner, drinks and time together!

We are excited to know that so many of us are coming at this time and we'd love to hear that even more of you will attend!

August 12, 2017

5:00pm

There will be more information to follow regarding the available menu.

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Forwarded from Scott Eymer Class of 1970 

Mead High School
Class Of 1970
 
 

Greetings,

Today is Pearl Harbor Day....the 75th anniversary. 

In Spokane, Ray Garland is being honored.  He is the last living military veteran on the membership roster of the Lilac City Chapter of Pearl Harbor Survivors.  At one time the chapter had 125 active members from all over the Inland Empire. 

Ray, age 94, is classmate Cheryl Garland's father.  He lives in Coeur d'Alene.

 

Joel Wells reminded me of the connection.  It's important we remember and reflect.

 

Scott

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Mead vs. Mt. Spokane in Battle for the Bell Mead vs. Mt. Spokane in Battle for the Bell GSL football game at Joe Albi Stadium,

Friday, Sept. 30, 2016.

Read the story at: http://www.spokesman.com/galleries/2016/sep/30/mead-vs-mt-spokane-in-battle-for-the-bell/

 

If any of you were able to attend the game and have a story to share for us, please do!

 

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 “Hello Summer!”  -  Saturday June 18, 2016  from 6-9pm -- Join us at The Onion Bar & Grill North Spokane for dinner. Spokane's original Bar and Grill! Located at 7522 N Division St. Spokane WA 

We had such a fun time seeing each other @ 2nd Tuesday!  We all agreed it would be great to see each other again in 3 months! 

Come join us for drink and dinner in the Poole Room.

This is a fun occasion to enjoy and spend time together! 

Please come, it's a no-host casual evening to catch up with old friends!

Email Debbie Witiuk Smith @ debbie_smith7@comcast.net or Gail Van Leuven Allbright @ gailsgotmail@aol.com to RSVP or if you have any questions. This is so that The Onion can be sure to have enough servers for our group.  

 

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"2nd Tuesday"  on March 8th 2016@ 5:30pm -- Join us at The Onion Bar & Grill North Spokane for dinner. "Spokane's original gourmet burgers & brew - established 1978"!  Located at 7522 N Division St. Spokane WA 

A fun occasion to enjoy and spend time together! 

Come join us for drink and dinner in the Poole Room.

(Happy Hour ends at 6:00pm. This is a non-hosted informal get-together).

Please come, it's a casual evening to catch up with old friends!smiley

Email Debbie Witiuk Smith @ debbie_smith7@comcast.net or Gail Van Leuven Allbright @ gailsgotmail@aol.com to RSVP or if you have any questions. This is so that The Onion can be sure to have enough servers for our group.  

 

             

2015 -2016 school year  Mead School District welcomes 10,000 Students in 16 Schools

 

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       In reading the news articles that dealt with the levy failures in the Mead School District, the Spokesman-Review had reported in 1972 that four special levies had been run, with all four failing.  Two of the levies were run in 1970, and the last two were run in 1971.  (Levies are run by school districts to help fund expenses not covered by state or federal funding, such as extracurricular activities or subjects outside of the reading, math and written language requirements.  The levies do not fund into the school district until the following year.  Our senior class ended up dealing with these financial losses, which meant our sports, foreign language classes, and yearbook (to name a few) were all lost.  Many classmates left so that they could attend other high schools as a senior and not have to worry about their college credits being affected.

     The articles in the Spokesman-Review also mentioned the fact that the WEA was sanctioning our district due to the "substantial or unsatisfactory" educational standards. (We think we all turned out quite well in spite of the hardships!!!)  Cash Stone was quoted as saying, "It was horrendous.  I don't want anyone to experience what we went through."  The paper went on to say that "The Mead School District was implementing draconian changes on the heels of two consecutive years of levy rejections.  Cutting nearly a third of its teaching staff.  Eliminating all electives and extracurricular activities.  Going from six class periods a day to five."

     Carol Tadlock, who is working on a history of the Mead School District, was able to tell me that Mel Griffith, one of our teachers, was jailed while out on strike (protesting these cuts due to the levy failures).

     In the meantime, please feel free to share your memories of our senior year and how the levy failures affected you.  Go to the message forum and post your thoughts about our senior year and the effects of the levy failures in the school story section.  We are looking forward to reading your remembrances!

 

     Today, the Mead School District enrolls approximately 9,420 students.  There are two high schools, Mead High (302 W. Hastings) and Mt. Spokane High (E. Mt. Spokane Park Dr), as well as the Mead Alternative High School.  There are two middle schools, Northwood and Mead Middle (E. Day Mt. Spokane Rd). There are eight elementary schools:  Shiloh Hills, Evergree, Prarie View (on Five Mile), Farwell, Colbert, Midway, Brentwood, and Meadowridge.

     Back in "our" day, there was one high school (and that building currently houses the Boys & Girls Club), one middle school (which was Northwood), and six elementary schools (Colbert, Green Bluff, Evergreen, Whitworth, Farwell, and Five Mile).  

 

 

   

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 Happiness is....MHS Class of 1972!!!

 

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Hope everyone enjoys the humor in growing old! cheeky

 

 

"We all took different paths....
But every dirt road we’ve walked will lead us back to the friends that know us best.
The ones that will help you up and slap the dust off, without being asked".
~ T. Warne
 
 
It is indeed ironic that we spend our school days yearning to graduate and our remaining days waxing nostalgic about our school days." - Isabel Waxman 
 

 

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PROFILE UPDATES


•   Steve Obert  10/19
•   Debra Rubens  9/30
•   Leslie Stephens (Lee)  8/2
•   Gina Shaw (McKenzie)  8/1
•   Cathy Barton (Bronson)  6/30
•   Kathy Peoples (Ferri)  6/22
•   Mark Hollenbeck  3/17
•   Robert Bingham (Mead Class Of 1971)  1/8
•   Pam Schuetzle  8/26
•   Carla Mosset (Lippert)  8/15
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UPCOMING BIRTHDAYS



•   Marjorie Beal (Castle)  11/13
•   Larry Guy  11/13
•   Kathy Walker Larner (Class Of Mead 71)  11/13
•   Debbie Witiuk (Smith)  11/19
•   Mike Broughton  11/23
•   Matthew Richards  12/1
•   Kathy Peoples (Ferri)  12/5
•   Pamela Goodman  12/9
•   Sharon Reed (Murphy)  12/9

WHERE WE LIVE


Who lives where - click links below to find out.

1 lives in Alaska
2 live in Arizona
3 live in California
1 lives in Colorado
1 lives in Hawaii
3 live in Idaho
1 lives in Illinois
1 lives in Michigan
2 live in Montana
1 lives in Nevada
1 lives in New Mexico
4 live in Oregon
1 lives in South Carolina
1 lives in Tennessee
5 live in Texas
1 lives in Utah
73 live in Washington
161 location unknown

JOINED CLASSMATES


Percentage of Joined Classmates: 39.7%


A:   106   Joined
B:   161   Not Joined