MINDEN HIGH SCHOOL 1955 - 50th REUNION

Photo's by Earlene Mendenhall Lyle

BACK AT THE HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS

L-R, Jean Stephens, Linda Mims Martin, Joy Garriss Connell and Charles "Bo" Drake

  Rob Martin and B. D. "Doyle" Walker

THURSDAY NIGHT  EATING  WE  HAD SOME GOOD BAR-B-Q AT STEVE'S ON THE SHREVEPORT ROAD

Jim Gritzbaugh

Patsy Kleinnegger Drake

Is that Bennie Ryan Stewart in the background

Joy Garriss Connell

Jerry Cook

Jean Stephens, Robert Stephens and Thomas Sharpling

Joy Garriss Connell, Jean and Robert Stephens at the table

Charles "Dugan" Stewart, Bennie Ryan Stewart

Back table, Jean Stephens, Robert Stephens, Thomas and Loretta Sharpling

Carolyn Sale McDaniel and Doyle Walker

In the background, I see the face of Loretta Allen Sharpling. Bo Drake and Rob Martin

Patsy Kleinneger Drake in the brown suit and Linda Mims Martin in the red blouse

L-R, Robert Stephens, Thomas "T-Bone" Sharpling and Loretta Allen Sharpling

Sherry Gresham Gritzbaugh and Jim Gritzbaugh

Linda Lee Mims Martin, Patsy Kleinneger Drake

Roy Baggett's arm, Mary Littlepage, Myra Crownover Hasty, Roy Connell, Joy Garriss Connell

Sherry Gresham Gritzbaugh's shirt, back of Doyle Walker, back of Carolyn Sale McDaniel, (Is this Mary & Ronald Bryan?)

Mary Littlepage, Myra Crownover Hasty, Roy Connell, Joy Garriss Connell

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The Hayride at Yellow Pine

Once a one room school house that served the Yellow Pine Community, the Yellow Pine Inn was the

gathering place for the Minden High School Class of 1955 hayride on October 1, 2005 50th class reunion.

The pictures will speak for themselves.  Fifty eight people attended the event.

L-R, Bo Drake, Jean Stephens, Ida Mae Pittman Yarborough and Holly Marrs - The man walking up the steps looks like Bill Slay

Relaxing,

L-R, Linda Mims, ?, Rob Martin, Diane Green Sentell and Carla Green McCracken

Bill Slay is standing at the front of the home; Bob Stephens, ?,  Ronald Bryan has on the ball cap behind Rob Martin

Shirley Frasier Youngblood wearing the sunshades next to Joy Garriss Connell in the black blouse in the lawn chairs in the very back of the picture.

Lois Krouse is standing beside Joy.

Magic 1

 Robert, the great, performed his magic show for the group

(Robert Stephens) His classmates enjoyed the show.

 Magician

Robert the great Magician

Wanda Rhoden Yates, Ida Pittman Yarborough, and Mildred Boland Moore

Marsha - Bobby

L-R, Myra Crownover Hasty ,Shirley Frasier Youngblood, Bobby Youngblood, Otto Krouse, and Dot Walker Nicholson

?, Bo Drake, Ida Pittman Yarborough, Mildred Boland Moore, Jean Stephens and Lois Krouse in the stripped shirt. Is that Ed brown in the green shirt?

Shirley Frasier Youngblood, Otto Krouse, his wife, Lois and Myra Crownover Hasty

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THE PARADE WAS HELD SEPTEMBER 30, 2005 IN DOWNTOWN MINDEN, LOUISIANA

Jerry Frasier, Class of 1955

Most valuable football player, Cutest Boy & Class Favorite

Cortez David Cupples, Class of 1954

Football Sweetheart, Fair Princess and Most Beautiful Girl

Susie Miller Lester, Class of 1945

Second generation, Photographer, John Quade, son of Stan Quade;

According to Dr. Ed Brown, the man standing by the truck is John Burson. His father had the auto parts store on Union Street.

 "The much loved Mrs. "Claire Turner Fussell" takes a picture of the 1955 float at

the same time Earlene is taking a picture of the 1965 float.

Hopefully a reader will be able to identify the people in the pictures. If so, please e-mail

MindenMemories@AOL.COM

Huey Lee "Judge" Hanson, from the class of 1955 on the right in the red shirt; The float is for the Class of 1965 "The Real Thing"

Maybe a reader will identify the names for us. E-mail to MindenMemories@AOL.Com