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Saturday, February 12, 2005


THIS JUST IN....The WeCaTon News Report is now sent by email to over 300 W.C. grads and friends!

Let's get updated on our upcoming events, shall we? We are booked for the clubhouse of Windover Condo- miniums in Orlando, Florida, for the Second Annual WC Florida Spring Fest on April 3, 2005.

It would take me forever and ever to describe to all of you the great fun we had last year, at this event. It started as sort of a fluke, due to the realization that so many WC folks live down here in Florida. We expected we'd gather up about 10-15 people from the surrounding counties and just have ourselves a good, ol' time. Well, I was HALF-right! We sure did have ourselves a good, ol' time. But the number of people who attended was spectacular. I'll bet there were about 40 of us. The best part was, about 10-12 of those people came all the way from Ohio, JUST for that event.

It's a great time of year to be in Florida, if you don't live here already, and a welcome respite from the northern winter. We already have several non-Florida residents who are planning to attend, I'm happy to report.

Just as last year, our hostess will be 1960's JOANN K. STEMLEY, a condo owner there. So listen, if you were there last year, make SURE you're there THIS year, and make sure you bring along another person this time. Do NOT miss this event! Plan for it NOW! With the terribly sad occurrences we had in January, the point should be brought home, without my saying it again, right? Do NOT miss our WC events. We DON'T have the option any longer of saying we'll, "go next year."

Our crown jewel event, as I'm so fond of calling it, is the annual WC alumni dinner/dance, which is held each year on the second Saturday of October. Another thing I'm so fond of saying is that it seems always to be held on the grounds of a hotel which is located in Miamisburg, our "arch enemy." Ha! I unfailingly travel up from Florida for this event. Make sure YOU travel from wherever YOU are, in order to also attend this event. I'm simply amazed and befuddled (and TERRIBLY disappointed) by those who live right there in Montgomery County, yet make no effort to be there. If you live ANYwhere in Ohio, and you aren't there, then shame on you!! You need to make this event a habit. We also have the Frisch's Frolic on the previous night and I'll bet we had a hundred people or more who were there at the Moraine City Frisch's, just this past October. Again, it was a great time, and not to be missed. All events (as well as this bulletin) are for ALL our WC people, regardless of the class year and regardless of whether or not you actually graduated. Just be there!!

As you all know, we suffered a devastating January, with the loss of no less than 5 WC alumni. Those, of course, are just the ones of which we are actually aware.
They are, as follows: MARIANNE LOGAN, Class of 1988 (we think), due to cancer; RONNIE L. GREENE, Class of 1957, so-far-unknown cause); DAVID LEE MICHAEL, Class of 1958, complications suffered during a surgery relative to heart and respiratory; LAWRENCE EUGENE ZINK, Class of 1960, liver failure: JUDY RAE LINDSEY, Class of 1957, cancer.

To be added to The WeCaTon News Report send a request to Bonnie Risner Miller '60 at wlcmctr@bellsouth.net

Friday, February 11, 2005

Basketball Team Ranked First Time Ever.

I read in the Dayton Daily News online that West Carrollton has NEVER been ranked this high before. They are ranked first in their local division and 4th in Division I Rankings... Way to go...PIRATES!

DIVISION I Rankings...
1. Centerville (13-2): Elks on seven-game winning streak, including 65-60 decision over Spg. South.
2. Spg. South (15-1): Nate Miller went over 1,000 points for career in 78-65 win over Trotwood-Madison.
3. Springboro (13-1): Panthers ended West Carrollton's 13-game winning streak, 65-41.4.
4. West Carrollton (13-1): Pirates hope to get new streak going at Franklin. (they won 67 - 47 so they are 14-1)
5. Beavercreek (14-3): Mike Howell made big free throws in 65-60 win over Fairmont.Tournament Brackets

Tuesday, Feb. 15
West Carrollton (seeded 6) vs. Springfield North

Wednesday, Feb. 16 —
Fairborn vs. Sidney Tuesday,

Feb. 22 —
Troy vs. West Carrollton/Springfield North winner . — Beavercreek (4) vs. Fairborn/Sidney winnerMonday,

Feb. 28 . — Sectional final

Tuesday, February 01, 2005


So has anyone seen the Saturday Night Live sketch where the old lady is running around saying ... I I I I I I I I 'm FIFTY!

Oh gosh, can you believe it? Our class is turning FIFTY this year (and some of us actually did in 2004 but I won't go there except that I got some emails from Patty Fogt and others teasing me that I was so old thanks to my lovely sister that told EVERYONE but I'm off topic)!!!

So my question is how are you going to celebrate? Any special plans or do you intend to put a cool compress on your head, turn down the lights and forget the birthday this year. My dear little sister, bless her heart, decided MONTHS in advance to start sending me a "50" birthday card. For Weeks I received these little digs and special notations that she is 5 years younger... Her day will come! :)

From now on, I think I shall go backwards... Next year it's 49 again, OR maybe I'll switch the numbers... next year instead of 51, I'll become 15 again... OH if I only knew then what I know now... and am still learning.

So lets hear from you now... What are you doing to celebrate 50???