LSHS Class of 1957
Vol IX # 9 September 2011
Ed Heinlein, E IC Emeritus

Ah, the memories from Septembers past. School always started the day after Labor Day; never had to ask “when?” The beginning of school in the fall brought football season; and football season brought Homecoming activities. Remember all those fun times in the Breeze’s barn decorating our floats? All of this was brought to mind when I read in a recent R-7 News Update . . . “Lee's Summit High School's homecoming parade will begin at 4 p.m. Sept. 23 in downtown Lee's Summit. Football game will be at 7 p.m. Sept. 23 with the dance at 8 p.m. Sept. 24.” Our dances were always the same day . . . after the game, but that’s not the only thing that’s been changed over the years. NO PEP CLUB anymore; can you imagine a football game without a Pep Club?? Once again, these kids today just don’t know what they’ve missed.

Photo of the Month

(photo was taken from the LS Tribune page on Facebook)

Thought you (especially “our” football players) might like to see what the current LSHS Tigers uniform looks like. The Tigers won this Conference game, 9/2/2011, beating the Ray/Pec Panthers with a score of 21-20. GO TIGERS GO!!!

Homecoming page from the 1957 Reflector

Lee's Summit High School stadium to be named after Dr. Robert (Bud) Hertzog
Reprinted from the August 16, 2011 Lee’s Summit Tribune The Lee's Summit High School stadium will be named after Dr. Robert (Bud) Hertzog, a LSHS graduate and community leader, during a special ceremony Aug. 26 on the football field. The ceremony will be held at 6:30 p.m. before the varsity football game, which features the LSHS Tigers vs. William Chrisman High School. A life-long Lee's Summit resident, Dr. Hertzog has devoted his life to serving his community and his schools. The stadium name recognizes Dr. Hertzog's professional success, his exemplary service to his community and school district and his outstanding character. The athletic complex will be officially known as the Bud Hertzog Stadium. "I cannot think of anyone in our school district who is more respected than Bud Hertzog," said Dr. David McGehee, Lee's Summit R-7 superintendent. "He has continuously shared his time and talents, never hesitating to help others while providing leadership for our schools, economic development efforts, business community and civic organizations." Dr. Hertzog has been involved in countless community-service projects and volunteer groups while also serving on numerous boards and leadership organizations. "Bud is known as a true gentleman who is caring, nurturing and visionary," said Jack Wiley, R-7 Board of Education president. "Although one of Lee's Summit's most influential individuals, he is also one of the most humble and kind people I have ever met. He has been a mentor to many local leaders, serving as a role model and offering quiet but sound advice and counsel." In addition to the stadium naming, Lee's Summit High School is displaying a sculpture of Dr. Hertzog in the southwest end of the stadium. The bust, created by locally and world renowned artist Kwan Wu, was donated through the Lee's Summit Economic Development Council by anonymous donors in honor of Dr. Hertzog's service to the council and the community. Artist Kwan Wu splits his time between China and Olathe, Kan. The bust of Dr. Hertzog was executed using Mr. Kwan’s signature speed sculpting technique during a recent Lee's Summit Economic Development Council meeting celebrating "Arts and Economic Development." The artist's sculptures include "Kids at Heart” at the Hartley Block in downtown Lee’s Summit; all the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum's life-sized sculptures, including those of Satchel Paige and Buck O'Neil; the George Brett sculpture at Kauffman Stadium; and monumental oversized sculptures in many communities and buildings in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Mr. Wu also has several galleries, exhibits and commissioned work by the state throughout China. Dr. Hertzog's successful career has spanned six decades, and he has been managing partner of Lee's Summit Animal Hospital since 1956. He has held leadership roles in numerous veterinary organizations, including serving as president of the Kansas City and Missouri Veterinary Medical Associations. His career also included 25 years as veterinarian for the Kansas City Zoo and 26 years as official veterinarian for the Kansas City American Royal. He has received awards from the University of Missouri Alumni Association and was named Veterinarian of the Year by the Missouri Veterinary Medical Association.

Dr. Hertzog served 16 years on the Jackson County Legislature, including serving as vice chairman of the legislature. He has also held leadership positions on the Lee's Summit Economic Development Council and the Lee's Summit Chamber of Commerce and served on the Jackson County Economic Development Commission and the Little Blue Sewer Board Commission. Dr. Hertzog is a charter member of the Lee's Summit Rotary Club, a Paul Harris Fellow and was a candidate for Missouri 8th District state senator. Within the R-7 School District, Dr. Hertzog's exemplary service on the Board of Education spanned four decades, including terms from 1976 through 1982 and from 1996 through 2001. His time of the Board of Education included periods of tremendous growth, as R-7 nearly doubled in size during his many years on the board. He provided leadership through numerous bond and levy elections, attendance boundary changes, improvements in instruction and programming, school construction and school openings. "When you look at Dr. Hertzog's accomplishments, it is clear that Bud's decisions over these many years always kept students' best interests at heart," added Dr. McGehee. A 1948 graduate of LSHS, he was inducted into the Lee's Summit High School Hall of Fame in 1997. In honor of Dr. Hertzog's long-term support of the community and schools, the Bud Hertzog Leadership Award was established in 2006 with assistance from the Lee's Summit Economic Development Council. The award provides funding for classroom materials to outstanding teachers each year. Dr. Hertzog and his wife, Betty, met while students at Lee's Summit High School. The couple has five children, 10 grandchildren and one great-grandson. In addition to their other community and civic activities, the Hertzogs have been active in the Lee's Summit First Baptist Church for many years with Dr. Hertzog serving as a church deacon for more than 50 years.

(Photographs courtesy of Dr. John Faulkenberry, LSHS Supt.)

An update from our “fearless leader” Ed Heinlein
Marilyn -= Well, after a summer of health problems (thank God, one not nearly as bad as some of our Classmates), family “issues” involving the family of our wonderful granddaughters and the disruption of the remodel, it is time to get back to work.

Scholarship Issues
For 110 or so “little ole country boys and girls” from a then-small high school nobody had ever heard of, we haven’t done so badly. From zero, we (with some very significant help of some terrific friends) have accumulated a Fund currently worth over $31,000 AND have helped seven young people from our now Nationally recognized alma mater get a start in college. Because of our determination to succeed, because of our “coming together” again after 4½ decades and our efforts to shine as a group, we have bettered, I would argue, the world - maybe just a tiny bit. Something for which we all can be justifiably proud. By the way, I thought you might like to know that we have received more than thirty donations since Fred Peery’s death “in memory of” six different people! Ours truly is a Memorial Scholarship! [ We also received a gift to honor a graduating senior! ] And, since we want to stay together as a Class and a special group of friends, a good question is “how can we keep it up?” One of the things that has helped in our accomplishments is the formation of The Paul D. Coverdell Class of 1957 Memorial Scholarship. It is my respectful submission that we can continue helping our Class, our School, Lee’s Summit and, perhaps, the world (think of one of our Scholars becoming a scientist who helps develop cancer robot surgical equipment, a great humanitarian and/or a US Senator who would have the brains and guts to represent The People, as did our good friend, Paul. So, we are considering some changes. We currently have three committees: scholarship (currently eight members), the selection (six members) and the finance (three). All members have worked effectively together. Below are some suggestions that come from various committee members and others, for discussion. It would be my hope that the various committees would be up and running at full strength by the next award, late-April. Please understand there are a lot of details yet to be finalized, and I am in no way suggesting that any specific option below, or one developed later, be chosen. But the committees would greatly appreciate your thoughts, ideas and suggestions as soon as possible. The e-mail addresses of all the committee members are listed below.

In an attempt to utilize the skills and energy of more of our Classmates, it seems to me we might consider some type of “term limits” for the committees. Among other things under consideration are whether to continue to offer one-year (as opposed to multiple year) scholarships; whether to increase the annual award dollar amount; whether to “dip into” the principal, if needed to maintain a consistent amount per year, or give the scholarship only on the earnings. (Which may mean there would be years when the scholarship might not be awarded.) Or, we might consider giving multiple awards instead of just one per year. All of these options require additional income to the Fund. In today’s volatile markets, it is imperative that we continue and expand our fundraising efforts. Some ways to accomplish this include:     Continuing and expanding the CLUB 57; members of which make a once-a-year donation of $57.00; Arranging for annual gifts of other amounts; with the option of using credit cards to donate; “Planned Giving.” The arranging for donations to be made through your wills, trusts or other Arragements; and, donations in memory of individuals upon death or in recognition of special achievements, such as graduations, anniversaries, etc. Engaging more people from beyond the Class. While I have not discussed this with anyone, it probably will be advantageous to form a special sub-committee for fund raising.

Please share your thoughts on the items above with any or all of us, hopefully by Monday, September 26. Terry Reynolds Harold Shewmaker Marilyn Pruyn Mary Ann Morie Marilyn Williams Ed Heinlein Mary Jayne Williamson Margaret Offen Joyce Hitchcock Garry Garrison Eve Hoygaard trsr_39@yahoo.com hshewmaker@kc.rr.com dpruyn@kc.rr.com morie10@yahoo.com marilynwms@kc.rr.com eaheinlein@comcast.com honeyw50@gmail.com moffen@kc.rr.com JKHitch@aol.com GARRISONPLG@aol.com hoygaard@msn.com

By the way, I thought you might like to know that we have received more than thirty donations since Fred Peery’s death “in memory of” six different people! Ours truly is a Memorial Scholarship!

From Sharon’s Kitchen . . .

Well, there for a while I wasn’t sure we’d have an NFL season this year. I guess everyone finally agreed on how to divvy up the billions and get on with it. Here’s some good game fare. Sharon

Hot Ham Sandwiches
Makes 12 to 15 12-15 Egg rolls Shaved ham (lots) Baby Swiss cheese slices (not shredded) Sauce: 1 cup butter or margarine, melted 2 T. Worcestershire sauce 2 T. mustard (stone ground is good) 2 T poppy or sesame seeds (for top)

Slice the egg rolls and pile on the ham and a slice of cheese. Fill a 13”x9” jelly roll or cake pan. Do not stack. Mix all sauce ingredients together and pour over sandwiches. Sprinkle the seeds over top and bake at 350 for 20 minutes.

Texas Potatoes
Preheat oven to 350 and grease a 13”x 9” baking dish 48 oz. shredded hash browns (thawed) 1 can cream of chicken soup 1 can cream of celery soup 32 oz. sour cream 1 stick margarine, melted 1 tsp. salt & ¼ tsp. pepper Topping: 1 or 2 sticks (10oz ea.) sharp Cracker Barrel Cheese, grated 2 cups crushed corn flakes ½ cup melted butter

Mix first column of ingredients and put into the well-greased baking dish. Sprinkle on the grated cheese. Mix the ½ cup melted margarine with the crushed corn flakes and sprinkle on top. Bake for 1 hour. DO NOT COVER. For a smaller amount use an 8”x 8”x 2” pan and: 26 oz. shredded hash browns, thawed completely. 1 can cream of mushroom (chicken or celery) soup 16 oz. (or a little less) sour cream ½ stick melted margarine ½ tsp. salt & ¼ tsp. pepper 1 (heaping) cup sharp Cracker Barrel Cheese 1 cup crushed corn flakes mixed with ½ stick melted margarine

LSHS Grads from the 50's and 60's

(154 members)

Facebook Group “Brings back memories”
Gayle Winburn Hardin Found this old picture of my dad... don't know when it was taken, but I remember the gas prices!

Harold Lee Shewmaker I used to work at the 66 station down the road from LSHS before the Robbins owned it. They used to have gas wars and the lowest I remember was 9.9 cents a gal. People would buy .50 cents or $1.00 worth, and we would wash the windows and check the oil and water. My how things have changed. Judy Ann DeTar Hicks After the Sr. Play 1957, Vicki Hurlock agreed to drive some of us to K.C.--We chipped in for gas...took 6 of us to make up $1. Sherry Decker Swearngin Harold, Johnnie remembers when you worked at that station. Gayle, did your Dad have a station, and where? Gayle Winburn Hardin I don't know if my dad was actually involved with the station. That picture was years after the sign was used. I believe it was owned by my uncle Vernon (father to Larry & Randy), but... maybe not. There were a lot of Winburns in town back then. Something makes me think it was on 3rd Street somewhere. Wish I had been more interested in our family history before my parents passed away. I graduated in '64. Charles McAlpin I worked at that station when Bill Ferry owned it. I was working the night the tornado hit Ruskin Heights. Sharon Geagan Keyes Ruskin Heights tornado, May 20th, my brother's birthday. I remember it well. Susan Starr Nash Aren't old pics of your parents great! Fond memories. If our house caught on fire that would be the first thing I grabbed. I am like most of us probably, and wish we had asked more questions from our parents before they passed.

And that’s the way the chain continues … lots of memories and lots of fun; YOU should join us!

And from the mailbox . . .
We’ve had some really weird weather here in the Midwest lately, as has most of the World. Harold Shewmaker has pictures to attest to this! I received an email forward from him in late August (I suppose the pictures must have been sent to his computer from Carolyn or their daughter) with the subject “After the storm.” Just seeing it as a “fwd” and not paying attention to the name that sent it, I went to it and was scrolling down the page thru the pictures of all the fallen trees when I saw this guy standing by one of the trees. I thought “that guy sure looks like Harold” … then I came to the realization that it IS Harold and those were HIS TREES! If you have ever been to “Harold’s Place” you’ve seen the beautiful trees behind their house. Sure glad they fell away from the house instead of on it. The house, I’m sure, is insured and can be replaced, but not Harold & Carolyn if they had been in its path . . . (See how close it was to his house and back deck!)

The message from Harold . . .
“We had a little storm at our place last Friday night. Lost a number of trees, but no damage to the house.”


And in another message from Harold 8/29 . . . This bear was in a yard across the street from my Grandson Kevin. I didn't even know there were bear in Mass.

And Harold’s third message 8/31 . . .

“Our first Great Grandson born Aug. 30. A big kid”
Rostin Dalton Binder 9 lbs 7 oz, 21.5 in tall

The Shewmaker family seems to have had a very interesting August! Here’s a real find being shared with us by Ted Atkins . . .
I'm a fan of talk host Michael Savage but he gets pre-empted here by Pirates baseball. To get my daily Savage fix when I go to bed I try to listen to him on WRVA in Richmond, VA, which carries his show 9 to Midnight. Usually the AM static makes the reception almost impossible. Well, now... I've just discovered a new web site called IHeartRadio.com which gives you access to over 750 radio stations, all formats from across the country, as it's aired. At night now, since my computer isn't too far from the bedroom I can search for WRVA (just enter state and format) and there I have it, loud and clear. Really neat. Any station you'd like to hear, it's there as it airs. They do have a very short commercial before the audio kicks in, a small price to pay. Just thought I'd share in case you might be interested. Ted

And from Eve (Cook) Hoygaard in Colorado . . .
Having just experienced the August with the "highest average temperature recorded in Denver", cool weather and rain are here and greatly appreciated. We spent some time in the Colorado Mountains near Gunnison in early August and it was lovely and relaxing. I think a trip to Mesa Verde will occur in October . . . always interesting and not so hot as it is there in summer. Bill's back problems have resulted in a change in our activities. We gave his son our pickup/camper unit and they will enjoy it a lot ... a bonus is we are down to two vehicles for the first time in nearly 40 years so we now have garage space for both of our vehicles. That will be even nicer in winter! I continue to be involved in professional nursing organizations although I have not been in active practice since May 2010. I do miss being in clinical practice but do not want to work full time. I am getting ready to return to my genealogy research and that is exciting for me. I continue to "meet" relatives and learn something about our shared family history on a regular basis. Missouri has pretty useful historical info online. Judy Ann and I still need to celebrate our May birthdays ...we have talked about it but no date set yet. Our schedules are both pretty hectic.Eve


A note from “little Jim” Brockman, after receiving my Johnny Carson and The Rat Pack forward . . (for those of you that missed it, check out http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=VPH0-g25Vl8 … really good! )
Thanks for the great memories! The 50's & 60's were the best. I visited my dad a couple of weeks ago in Arizona. He is really getting along great and is still walking on his own. The one thing he wanted to do was go to Coco's and have fish and chips. I am amazed at his memory and how he can remember so many people. I am almost 70 and I have a hard time remembering things. Jim class of "1960".

Garry Garrison has been busy with his volunteer work. He sent us this U-Tube video of his recent escapades; go to http://youtu.be/681wqg6WXL0 His message . . .

I paused the video and tried to copy a still shot of Garry at work, but either it can’t be done or I am just not educated enough in computer photography to make it happen … sorry! If you want to read more about the Marathon, go to http://www.pikespeakmarathon.org/ Garry’s message also brings to mind … whatever happened to the annual Colorado classmates of ‘57 gtg’s? I haven’t had any reports or pictures for a while. ***** Actually, I have my own memories of Pikes Peak from waaaay back, when I was just a little thing. (Garry especially will enjoy this one!) Since my Dad was a school supt/teacher and had the same summer vacation as we did, we used to leave every summer as soon as school was out and drive to San Diego, where my grandparents (on my mother’s side of the family) lived. Daddy would usually get a “summer job” there while Mom and kids visited. I remember several years my Dad talked about driving to the top of Pikes Peak; finally, it happened … almost. We were in our 1937 Chevy (which we named “Betsy”; she had to be 8-10 yrs old by now) and Daddy decided THIS was the year. I remember a narrow, curving dirt road; very little shoulder and a very high drop-off. About now, I was slumped down in the back seat … no longer looking out the window. Mom kept telling him “we should turn around and go back down” but the car kept moving in the upward direction. Finally, I remember my mother telling my Dad, in a very stern voice, “Bill, turn around NOW; Marilyn is turning blue!” As I remember, no more was said about Pikes Peak for many years.


Message to the Class from our current President, Terry Reynolds . . .
Marilyn, I received a phone call from Joyce (Peery) Decker and she is having a GTG out at their house on the 30th of this month and wanted me to contact everyone in our class to see if they wanted to come. It would be small token in remembering Fred since it is that time of the year. Sue and I are attending and would like to see others from "57" there. Whoever plans on attending, please contact either yourself or I so we can give her a head count. She requests one item per couple, she is furnishing the meat and the drinks, Jerry is doing the cooking. Their address is 17403 SW 163rd street, south side of Raintree Lake. South on 291 past the Raintree Lake, top of hill, lst road to the right, (west) fire station on the left, their house is on the south side. If they come down Ward Rd, go to 163rd and turn east. Start time is 5:306:00PM. Mark those calendars! Message from Martha (Love) Church 9/7 . . . I went to the Antiques Roadshow on the 23rd of July in Tulsa, Ok. I had some signed pictures that had been given to my husband of Bob, Jim, and Cole Younger. I will be on the TV program sometime next year. I'll let you know when later. They said the pictures were worth between 8 and 12 thousand. What a rush, I had NO idea. I just got back from Fl. visiting my oldest son Tracy and his wife. Had a great time. Martha As soon as Martha gets a date, I will get it out to you all so, again, you can mark your calendars!! Can’t wait to see her on TV, as well as see her pictures of the Youngers. An update from Karen Winterowd . . .
Sandy & I will be leaving on our new venture 9/19, wk from Mon. which coincidentally is a 7 yr. anni. for us. If someone or a "seer" would have predicted what we would be doing in 7 yrs. we would have said, "Yea, right". I hope that we can see tons of you in the next week, show off our 5th wheel "home" & you see how minimal but slick it really is. Since we closed on 2425 Cam Cap., it is like we have been in "dry dock" in RV park outside of town & getting all of essential stuff done & I was able to "weed out" a few more of my "treasures". ChaCha loves it but she is always joyous just to be w/her folks. And LiLi, the cat, gets the blue ribbon. She loves it & I put her outside on her leash & she just "hangs out" very content like. Our plan is to go to the Tx. Hill Country, Bandera, Tx. about an hr. out of San Antonio. We will be there a few months, a days drive down to Emma, Sandy's Mom & a days drive up to Sfe. But at a much lower elevation! We know for sure that we will be back in SFe mid Dec. for Dr's app'ts, check in on friends & family & catch up on all the "buzz". Our mailing address will be 63 Mescalero Tr., SFe, NM 87505 (Kris') My cell # (505) 670-9775 & S' (505) 660-2045. We'll be moving around from time to time at sea level looking for comfortable temps & we'll let you know where we are in case YOU might be there, too! Keep in touch, y'all play nice & thanx for the memories..................................Sandy & Karen

From the R-7 NEWS UPDATE Sept. 8, 2011

All R-7 graduates are invited to a Lee's Summit Educational Foundation "Alumni Connect," scheduled for 7 to 10 p.m. Sept. 23 at the Lee's Summit Oktoberfest, located in the Biergarten. The event is sponsored by the Lee's Summit High School Class of '76 and the Lee's Summit Educational Foundation Alumni Committee. Information about the Educational Foundation will be distributed, and a donation box will be available for contributions to the Foundation. There will also be a drawing for a Kansas City Royals gift basket with proceeds benefitting the Foundation.


“Stuff You Didn't Know” from Larry Beary . . .
Coca-Cola was originally green. The percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28% (now get this...) The percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38% The cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven: $ 16,400 The first novel ever written on a typewriter … Tom Sawyer. Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history: Spades - King David; Hearts – Charlemagne; Clubs -Alexander, the Great; Diamonds – Julius Caesar 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987, 654,321 If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle. If the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died because of wounds received in battle. If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, John Hancock and Charles Thomson. Most of the rest signed on Aug 2; the last signature wasn't added until 5 years later. If you were to spell out numbers, how far would you have to go until you would find the letter 'A'? Answer: One thousand What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers have in common? Answer: All were invented by women. In Shakespeare's time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes. When you pulled on the ropes, the mattress tightened, making the bed firmer to sleep on. Hence the phrase...'Goodnight , sleep tight' It was the accepted practice in Babylon 4,000 years ago that for a month after the wedding, the bride's father would supply his son-in-law with all the mead he could drink. Mead is a honey beer and because their calendar was lunar based, this period was called the honey month, which we know today as the honeymoon. In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints and quarts... So in old England , when customers got unruly, the bartender would yell at them 'Mind your pints and quarts, and settle down.' It's where we get the phrase 'mind your P's and Q's' Many years ago in England, pub frequenters had a whistle baked into the rim, or handle of their ceramic cups. When they needed a refill, they used the whistle to get some service. 'Wet your whistle' is the phrase inspired by this practice.


Classmates birthdays coming in October . . . Oct. 1 – Ann Slagle (Deceased) Doug McGlynn Oct. 6 – Keith Johnson (deceased) Oct. 16 – Russell Childress Oct. 18 – Gayle (Harvey) Porter (deceased) Oct. 23 – Benita (Rogers) Margolis Oct. 31 – Pat (Callahan) Graham

Happy Birthday!!!

Submit your news to . . .
Marilyn (Prewitt) Williams 2813 NE Kendallwood Pkwy #4 Gladstone, MO 64119 (816)437-9422; cell (620)224-6623 marilynwms@kc.rr.com

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Mail to: LS Educational Fdn, 301 NE Tudor Rd, Lee’s Summit, MO 64086-5702


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