Shields High School Class of 1945 to have reunion

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CrossLife celebrates 11-year anniversary

CrossLife Ministries Auxiliary recently met for its 11-year anniversary with a pitch-in meal at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Dudleytown.

The Rev. Ed Keinath led prayer and opening devotions.

Members voted to send monetary contributions to The Community Diner and CrossLife Ministries.

Sign-up sheets were distributed for the upcoming fall luncheon and bake sale Oct. 16 at Immanuel Lutheran social room.

Anniversary cake, ice cream and drinks were served to everyone present.

Shields High School Class of 1945 to meet

Shields High School Class of 1945 conducted its 70th reunion July 23 at Johnny Carino’s restaurant in Columbus.

Class members at the luncheon were Tom Kutch, Charles Roemmel and Bill Goddard of Columbus; Bob Kaufman, Anna Breitfield Mills, Rowland Deputy and Ervin Stuckwisch of Seymour; Jean Wilson of Greenwood; Arlene Montgomery Spencer of Indianapolis; and Lloyd Howard of Scottsdale, Arizona.

Guests included Phyllis Roemmel, Harriett Howard, Pat Baxter, Bobbi Kaufman, Marilyn Goddard, Amy Kutch, Nancy Sargeant Bishop and Dorothy Helt, representing her late husband, Scoville.

Nancy Sargeant Bishop of Brownstown read greetings from her sister, Sally, who recently moved from Vermont to Walpole, New Hampshire, but could not attend.

Because the members who were present have lived longer than the national average, they were asked to account for their longevity. Many felt that they have inherited good genes from their parents. Others felt that they have had good habits, healthy eating and Christian living. In addition, advances in modern medicine help people live longer.

They wanted to stress that retirement meant the freedom to travel and to spend time with their children and grandchildren who see the world with fresh ideas and wonder.

Members mentioned visiting their children who are living in different states and foreign countries.