Chuck Nickle Photography
The Cassville High School Class of 1951 recently held its 60-year reunion with festivities taking place at the Barry County Museum. Following a catered dinner, Kathy White, museum director, presented a program explaining the museum's history, objectives and future plans. Weldon Feland led the group in reminiscing as class members got reacquainted. Greetings were read from class members who were unable to attend, and a moment of silence was held in honor of the late Ralph Hamilton, who was superintendent at the school when the class graduated, as well as other class members who have died since the last class reunion. Feland expressed appreciation to the committee that planned the event. Committee members included Wilma Miller, Billie Ann Stephens, Norma Williamson and Ruth Thompson. A total of 20 class members and several guests were in attendance. Attending from a distance were: Bondell (Dykes) Zeugin, Austin, Texas; Betty (Bolin) Wiseley, Overland Park, Kan.; Vera (Bradford) Wuellner, Alton, Ill.; Anita (Cope) Craig, Blackwell, Okla.; Dale Aaron, Tulsa, Okla.; Sue (James) Wilson, Oak Hill, Va.; Joann (Horner) Sanders, St. Louis; Weldon Feland, Ocoee, Fla.; Lanora (Swofford) Sanders, West Plains; and Mary (Thomas) Lovell, Edmond, Okla. Those attending from the Barry County area were: Wilma (Pilant) Miller, Norma (Dilbeck) Williamson, Ruth (Beck) Thompson, Billie Ann (Ledgerwood) Stephens, Gene Madison, J.H. "Red" Edens, Laverne Madison, Fredalene (Cooper) Horner, Barbara (Ennis) Warren and Ira Jay Brock. Several class members and their guests attended the Saturday evening CHS Alumni Reunion held at the high school commons. The class will meet again in five years for its 65th anniversary.