Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/20/05
9 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Funeral Notice today: 
Lois Weyerts ('56), Margo Heiling ('57)
Judy Willox ('61), Roger Gress ('61)
Maren Smyth ('63 & '64), Donna Fredette ('65)
Rediske kids ('63), ('66), ('69)
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Leah Collins ('61)
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Joanna Faulkner ('63)
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sherri Daugherty ('67)

BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar
    Click the event you want to know more about.
>>From: Lois Weyerts Harrold ('56)

Re: Information on classmates for 50th Reunion
    The 50th reunion committee for the class of '56 is seeking
information from all our 1956 classmates so that we can contact you 
with our reunion information next fall. Would you please email the 
following information to Lois Weyerts Harrold or 
Nola Davey Meichle ('56) as soon as possible.
Full name (include maiden name if applicable) plus spouse name if applicable
Address  (summer and winter if applicable)
Phone number + area code
email address
    If this information should change, please notify us promptly to help 
us keep our files current. Thanks.
    Our 50th Reunion will be held in conjunction with the Club 40 Reunion 
the second weekend in September, 2006. Club 40 was established for all
Richland High graduates who have been out of high school for 40 years or
more. They have an annual reunion every September. We will have a time
set aside on Saturday afternoon for our class to meet alone. The rest of
the activities will occur with Club 40. This way you can see classmates
from our class and those friends from other years. Hope to hear from as
many of you as possible. If you know classmates who don't receive the
Alumni Sandstorm maybe they can give you the information and you could 
email it to us.

Bomber Cheers!
-Lois Weyerts Harrold ('56) ~ in cloudy Richland with a few sprinkles of rain.
>>From: Margo Heiling Barron ('57)

Re: Class of '57 lunch update
    The Class of '57 met for lunch at 3 Margaritas in Richland on
Saturday. It was great to see Roger and Diane Anderson, Sharon Gates
Gillis, Dan Haggard, Pat Foley, Linda Stewart Nicholson, Phil Heffner,
Ray Hall, Sharon Panther Taff, Sandy Denberger Koontz, and driving over
the mountain from Renton, Jim McDougal and Max Sutton. We think we'll get
together once every three months or so and plan to extend an invitation
to members of other classes, say from '55 to '59. Tentatively we plan to
schedule a lunch on a Saturday in June or early July at Richland's new
restaurant, Anthony's, on Columbia Point. If anyone in other classes
wants to be informed of upcoming class of '57 activities, please send me
your email address.
    We are also thinking about planning the 50th class reunion in '07.

-Margo Heiling Barron (Class of '57 Ahead of our Time)
>>From: Judy Willox ('61)

Re: RHS Journalism Class fundraiser this week at Barnes & Noble
    This voucher can be printed and used at Barnes & Nobel for the valid
dates. If customers use the voucher when making purchases at the Columbia
Center Mall Barnes & Noble between March 18th and March 25th, 2005, the
RHS Journalism will receive a percentage of those sales. Any funds raised
will be used to help subsidize the cost of Journalism students attending
this year's National convention that is being held in Seattle this
Spring. The convention will be a great skill building event for our
journalism students.

Re: RHS Journalism Class General FundRaiser Form (Printable form)
    Robin Morris of Richland High School Sandstorm and RHS Columbian fame
is asking for help to get her journalism students to the National High
School Journalism Convention in Seattle the first part of next month.
Robin and her students are so dedicated that they are giving up part of
their spring break to attend this convention and they need our help. This
would be a classic Bombers helping Bombers if we could each of us donate,
and sponsor a kid, to help with their expenses. Thanks in advance to you
out there who help them out.

-Judy Willox ('61) ~ Richland
>>From: Roger Gress (Classic Class of '61)

Happy Birthday to Leah Collins (Classic Class of '61)

-Roger Gress (Classic Class of '61)
>>From: Maren Smyth ('63 & '64)

Re: Iditarod Update - Checkpoint #27 - Nome
    #1 Robert Sorlie ~ Time: 9:18:39:31 with 8 dogs and/or

78 mushers started
16 (so far) have scratched
47 finished on 3/l6, 3/17, and 3/18
#48 thru #54 finished yesterday

48 Eric Butcher
49 Steve Rasmussen
50 John Hessert
51 Dallas Seavey
52 Dodo Perri
53 Bryan Mills
54 Melanie Shirilla

Red Lantern (#63) this year currently occupied by Phil Morgan and he's
resting at checkpoint #23 (Elim).

I'll give reports until all mushers have crossed the finish line in Nome.

Stay tuned... 

Bomber Cheers,
-Maren Smyth ('64 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA
>>From: Donna Fredette ('65)

To: Wendie Walker Vermillion ('62)
    Thanks so much for letting us know about Robb ('62) and Chip ('65)
Abrams. I was devastated to hear about their struggle. I grew up with
Chip at church and saw him at the 20th reunion at Riverside Park. I will
never forget how happy he looked that day and what a great reunion it was
for all of us. 
    God Bless you, Robb and Chip, and know my prayers are with you.
 It's always something.

Love You,
-Donna Fredette ('65)
>>From: Rediske kids ('63), ('66), ('69)

    I am asking for prayers for our Mom Lois Rediske. She will have a 
triple, or more, bypass at Kadlec on Monday morning. I don't know how 
many Bombers and their parents might remember her, but she was a long 
time Allied Arts member, and helped put on the art shows in the summer,
starting with the old frontier days celebrations and up thru all the big
shows that covered about all of Riverside park, back in the day. She also
sang in Richland Lutheran's choir for years.
    It's ironic that Jim McKeown ('53) has just been writing lately about 
his sister in law, Darlene ('54), and I had just passed his note from the
Alumni Sandstorm on to Dad (Art), when we got the call that Mom had had a 
heart attack and was in the hospital. All us Rediskes are sending prayers 
to Tom, Darlene, and Jim's family. The McKeown's were our neighbors on 
Acacia for years.

Thanks to all for any prayers, cards or good wishes to our Mom,
-Patricia ('63), Len ('66) and Claire & Carol ('69) Rediske
Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald
by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66)

>>Ron Brightman ('68) ~ died 3/12/05
That's it for today. Please send more.