TODAY'S NEWS - QUICKIES THAT CHANGE OFTEN

"I WILL NOT FOLLOW WHERE THE PATH MAY LEAD, BUT I WILL GO WHERE THERE IS NO PATH, AND I WILL LEAVE A TRAIL." Muriel Strode -KHS65 class motto.
"The good old days....when we weren't good and we weren't old" Barbara Schwarz Moss 2010
SEE WWW.KHS65.COM FOR 169 PIX FROM OUR 45TH REUNION - CLICK THE SMALL PHOTO FOR LARGER VERSION. See lots of NEW grade school pix!
CHECK THE LABELS, GO TO KIRKWOOD HISTORY ARTICLES & CLICK THE POST ABOUT FRANCIS SCHEIDEGGER'S PIX FOR A GLIMPSE OF A PLACE I BET EVERYONE REMEMBERS - and much more!


MICK MARIETTA IS IN A NURSING HOME WHERE HE WILL REMAIN FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE AFTER A STROKE. HE WOULD ENJOY PHONE CALLS FROM HIS CHILDHOOD FRIENDS TO CHEER HIM UP. His number is 573 885-4500, ask for Mick Marietta. It may be difficult to communicate with him. Mail address is Cuba Manor, 210 Eldon Drive, Cuba, MO 65453.


We seem to all be suffering a common problem these days, WHERE DID OUR LIVES GO? Our brains seem to still be 18, but our bodies are talking a different language. Sarah Orne Jewett puts it much more eloquently than do I:

“Neither of my companions was troubled by her burden of years. I hoped in my heart that I might be like them as I lived on into age, and then smiled to think that I too was no longer very young. So we always keep the same hearts, though our outer framework fails and shows the touch of time.”

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Monday, April 28, 2014

KIRKWOOD NEWS ODDS AND ENDS

KHS receives Ranking from the Washington Post ~ KHS was among 10 St. Louis area high schools ranking as one of the most challenging high schools in the nation in the recent ranking by the WP.  Among factors contributing to the rating are % of students who took college-ready tests and how many passed.  

Scott Stream, younger brother of our KHS65 classmate Donald Stream, has stepped down from the Kirkwood School Board after 9 years of service.  Scott has been very active in local politics in addition to his duties on the School Board as well as other KHS related volunteer jobs.  

Important to many of us alumni is the Lyons Stadium improvement project, underway now.  We have been promised that the $3.2 million renovation will be finished by the first home kick-off this fall.  Improvements will include new bleachers, concession areas, restrooms and a press box.  It will be brought into compliance with the American Disabilities Act.   Our severe winter hindered the beginning of demolition, but that lost time has been made up.  GO PIONEERS!!!

These news flashes are courtesy of the current issue of the Kirkwood Webster Times, known by some in our area as the Webster Kirkwood Times, www.websterkirkwoodtimes.com. 

Let's make plans to christen the newly improved Lyons Stadium come fall!!!!

MORE NEWS ABOUT THE UPCOMING KHS SWIMMING POOL  CHECK THIS OUT!

This is an email I received from our alumni guru Ginger, but by then I'd already posted this information here and on Facebook.  I hope some of you may be interested in attending the meeting!  "I hope word has reached you about the generosity of the Walker Foundation in establishing a $10 million grant to build a competitive pool on the campus of Kirkwood High School. There was an awesome student assembly on Wednesday, April 23. Nance (Walker) Frost and Brian Humes, trustees of the Walker Foundation, made the announcement to the students. Nance Frost also declared a "call to action" to students, parents and community members to join the Walkers in the deep end of the pool and raise funds to endow The Walker Natatorium for generations of Pioneers! I hope you will join us in our first meeting on Tuesday, April 29 at 4 p.m. in the administrative services center, 11289 Manchester Road, of this grassroots effort to meet this call to action!
 
The objectives for the first meeting are to find out how everyone wants to be involved in this effort, discuss the parameters of our fundraising efforts as stipulated by the grant from the Walker Foundation and discuss our marketing strategy and funding needs. Please invite anyone you believe would be interested. I hope to see you on Tuesday!"
 
Ginger (Fletcher) Cayce
Chief Communications Officer
11289 Manchester Road
Kirkwood, MO  63122
314-213-6100, 7851
314-600-7773 (cell)





Wednesday, April 23, 2014

FANTASTIC DONATION - WALKER NATATORIUM AT KHS TO BE A REALITY!

Alumni Call-Special Edition
April 2014
Walker Foundation Gives Grant for Pool at KHS
Community Relations Office
11289 Manchester Rd.
Kirkwood, MO  63122
Office contacts:
Ginger Cayce, Chief Communications Officer
Lisa Wade, Communications Specialist
Caitlin Worthen, Executive Secretary
Kerri Kierstead, Alumni Coordinator
314.213.6123
www.khsalumni.org
Exciting news....
Today was a great day in the Kirkwood School District.  As many of you know, trustees of the Walker Foundation are lifetime friends and supporters of the Kirkwood community.  At a student event this afternoon, the Walker Foundation announced the establishment of a $10 million grant to build a competitive pool on the campus of Kirkwood High School! The facility will be named The Walker Natatorium.
Students, coaches, physical education teachers, principals, school district officials and community members were all gathered in the David Holley Assembly Hall to hear this important announcement.
Nance (Walker) Frost and Brian Humes, trustees representing the Walker Foundation, were the first to make the announcement to the students.  
The trustees of the Walker Foundation believe all students should have the opportunity to learn to swim and discover the many benefits of aquatic activity as part of the physical education curriculum.  The grant also ensures our student athletes will have a facility in which to train and compete.
The next steps in the process involve the approval of the design and plans for building the pool. This will be a collaborative process with the KSD Board of Education, administration, physical education teachers, coaches and the Walker Foundation. Once the construction plans are approved, the schedule will be set. The District expects to break ground this summer and the anticipated completion date is the start of the 2015-16 school year.
We are beyond grateful for this grant to our students.  The Walker Foundation has continuously led fundraising efforts to enhance the educational experience for our students and this is another example of their efforts to support our students.
At the conclusion of the announcement, students and community members met to discuss joining the efforts of the Walker Foundation by establishing an endowment for the facility.

The first meeting of the grassroots effort is on Tuesday, April 29 at 4 p.m. in the Administrative Services Center, 11289 Manchester Road. Please contact Ginger Cayce, 314.213.6123 for more information.

Address postal inquiries to:
Kirkwood School District
11289 Manchester Rd.
Kirkwood, MO 63122
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Monday, April 7, 2014

KHS65 CLASSMATE LARRY REIFSTECK PASSES AWAY


From today's Post Dispatch, comes this obituary for our classmate Larry, who was married to another of our KHS65 classmates, Karen Garlich.  We send our sincerest condolences to his family, may he rest in eternal peace and love.

Reifsteck, Larry, Sr. asleep in Jesus on Thursday, April 3, 2014. Beloved husband of Karen Reifsteck (nee Garlich); loving father of Larry Jr., and Terri Reifsteck; dear grandfather of Lauren and Lindsey Reifsteck; dear father-in-law of Carrie Bell Reifsteck; dear brother-in-law, uncle, and friend to many. Services: Visitation Wednesday, April 9, from 3:00pm until time of funeral service at 7:00pm at BOPP Chapel, 10610 Manchester Rd. in Kirkwood. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association . www.boppchapel.com

Saturday, April 5, 2014

KIRKWOOD SCHOOL DISTRICT DERBY & DINE

Here we go folks, a great night at Greenbriar Country Club to benefit KSDF and the Kirkwood kids.  You can call or email your reservations, check out the details at the website www.kirkwoodfoundation.org.  ENJOY!  There's a HAT CONTEST...how can it not be fun?  Click the pic to see a larger view so you can read it :-))