Class of 1967 50-year reunion

Post date: Feb 13, 2018 1:58:54 PM

Photo by Amy Anderson Johnson

Front: Becky Lindsey Taff, Beverly Cramer Gould, Virginia Bloomer Roberson, Madeline Wells Miller, Thelma McCall Grout, Johnnie Mitchem, Glenda Hunt, Linda Taff Vandivort

Middle: Chris Davidson Portell, Donna Walls Farmer, Carolyn Emack Beck, Patsy Bucholtz Moore, Ellen Baker Brown, Karin Stapp Rader, Sherry Bennett Boyce, Karon Surby, Norma Jean West, Floydean Young Carroll

Back: Larry Taff, Lyle Frisbee, Eddie Plummer, Steve Roberson, Roy Carson, Craig Millham, John Barker, David Sullivan, Jerry Killion, Mike Rust, Lloyd Van Ellis, Amy Anderson Johnson. Also present at the reunion but not pictured were Karen Cox Brown and Dale Coble.

Plans for the 50th reunion of the Cabool High School Class of 1967 began with a meeting of a dozen classmates a year and a half ago. By the second meeting the majority favored a weekend reunion near Branson. As plans progressed excitement grew for the three day reunion at Rock Lane Resort, Indian Point, Missouri on September 22-24, 2017. The Table Rock Lake site provided beautiful and ample space for the gathering with the weekend weather cooperating for lakeside relaxation and visiting.

Thirty two classmates with guests totaling forty nine enjoyed a Friday evening “meet and greet” with a light supper being served by the resort. Saturday the classmates enjoyed a poolside breakfast and continued to visit renewing friendships and enjoying the lake setting and Branson activity. The formal and official 50th reunion class meeting was held in the resort pavilion Saturday evening with a buffet supper, visiting and music provided by James and Lisa Tarver of Rockaway Beach Missouri. Sixties music and dancing were enjoyed by many. It was decided by the class to have another reunion in five years and to join activities at the all school reunion next year in June. The class held a candlelight memorial service for those who have passed away. Gary Cox, Dale Shaw, Don Loughridge, Russell Lee, Doug Carroll, Carla Davis, Yvonne Etter, Ronnie Peabody, and Nancy Darter were honored and remembered with a lighted candle.

Sunday morning the classmates gathered in the resort’s outdoor pavilion for breakfast and a praise and worship service. Becky Taff led songs and sang “If We Never Meet Again”. Steve Roberson and John Barker each gave a Gospel message encouraging the class to be prepared for the final reunion. The class held hands in a friendship circle and ended the reunion with prayer and singing Amazing Grace.