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 Wednesday Aug 16 Get-Together at Mike’sC Class of ‘60 got there just before us … always one step ahead As usual, a wonderful time with our classmates. Attending today were Ruth Ann (Massa) Couch, Karin (Krook) Norman, Carol Brisson Zechlin, Ron DeBernardi, Mickey and Judy Menghini, Bert and Donna Peterson There was a rather loud group of old folk across the room, but as soon as they ate, they all took their naps. They were the NHS Class of 1960. Classmate Paul Snyder Passes Away August 4 Paul and Martha attended our 50th class reunion in 2011 We have received word that Paul Snyder passed away recently in Ontario, Oregon.  Here’s a link to his full obituary.  A memorial service is planned for October 7; we’ll post additional information when we receive it.  If you’d like to send a note or card, the address is Martha Snyder, 2097 W. Idaho Ave, Ontario OR 97914. Midsummer Luncheon Wednesday July 19 at Mike’s Feels like high school all over again … we’re still seniors! We enjoyed another get-together at Mike’s.  While chatting, we passed around some new and old photos: a studio picture of Bonnie (Trepanier) Gurgall, July 2017 photo of Gloria (Bergwall) Cavagnetto and her daughter Amy from their recent visit to town, prints of some of Joe Giannunzio's recent paintings, pictures of a play the girls were in back in elementary school, and a few more.  Attending from out-of-town were Lois (Beckstorm) Zember, Glen Perochesci, and Joe Giannunzio. Others attending included Terry Backlund, Darlene (Larsen) Peebles, Mickey and Judy Dapoz, Barb (Helmer) Schultz, Karen (Krook) Norman, and Bert Peterson. Classmates Enjoy Luncheon Thurs May 18 at Mike’s Spring has sprung, and a bunch of our classmates got together today. Attending today’s luncheon were:  Janise (Vivio) Bilski, Tom and Colleen Carlson, Mickey Dapoz, Ron and Shirley DeBernardi, John Lovato, Lee and Margie Meneghini, Darlene (Larsen) Peebles, Bert and Donna Peterson, and Karen (Swanson) Salling.  We were seniors in 1961, and we still are!  Luncheon Report - 2/22/2017 - Mike’s on Main A good time was had by all … Bert calls it “a class with class.” We were seniors in 1961, and we’re STILL seniors.  Or, maybe more accurately, seniors AGAIN.  And it’s still fun getting together with classmates from Norway High School! 56 years later.  Attendees today included Carol (Brisson) Zechlin, Ron and Shirley DeBernardi, John Lovato (Demi's dad?) Lee Meneghini, Micky and Judy Dapoz, Karen (Swanson) Salling, Marie (Flessati) and Bob Belanger, Nancy (Banfield) and Luke LeBouef, Terry Backlund, Ruth (Massa) Couch, and Bert and Donna Peterson. Get-together at Big 10 in Quinnesec Wed Oct 5, 2016 The “lunch bunch” enjoyed another chance to swap stories, etc. We had a great time at our lunch today. Thanks to all for attending or sending your greetings. Bert relayed greetings from those who could not attend. Also, thanks from Barb (Helmer) Schultz for your thoughts, prayers, and flowers. She is doing well, and that is certainly great news. Good looking group below. Thanks to Shirley DeB. for taking the alternate picture so you can see all of us in attendance.  CLICK PIX TO ENLARGE Clockwise from lower left: Shirley DeBernardi (first pic only), John Lovato, Bert Peterson (second pic only), Donna Peterson, Carol Zechlin, Karen Salling, Karin Norman, Janise Bilski, Marie Belanger, and Bob Belanger. Luncheon Held At Oak Crest Wed March 30, 2016 “A class with true class!”  Attended by 12 old Vikings, some spouses. We tried a new location for our lunch adventure, and it worked out well.  Oak Crest was ready for us with good food and service (thanks, Kendra!), and it’s certainly a place we’ll visit again.  We’re including two pix, because ONE person was missing from each (took turns with camera).  Attending, clockwise from left, were:  Shirley DeBernardi (missing on right pic, Ron DeBernardi, Lee Meneghini, Janise (Vivio) Bilski, Bert Peterson (missing on left pic) John Lovato, Bob Belanger, Marie (Flessati) Belanger, Terry Backlund, Kay Backlund (hidden in left pic), Judy Dapoz (hidden in left pic), Mike Dapoz, and Carol (Brisson) Zechlin.                             Click on photos to see larger view!   Knight Owl Adventure - Wednesday Jan 20, 2016 Thank you to all the classmates who braved the winter and joined us for lunch at the Knight Owl.   And an extra thank you for your good-natured patience with the looooooooooong waits for service. You are a class with Real Class. And thanks to you who helped with the coffee and offered to train for a wait-staff job.  In spite of it all, we seemed to have a good time.   Ronnie shared some great pictures of deer and bear. Bert routed photos of Joe Giannunzio's latest paintings.   We discussed the upcoming Norway125 celebration (125 Anniversary). It is the weekend before Independence Day. We should get together then for our 55th reunion. Maybe something informal because of all the other activities going on? Maybe a breakfast, brunch, or afternoon activity? Ideas???? And maybe Margie Meneghini will dust off her Diamond Jubilee crown to reign again as queen?   If you have suggestions, please share them.   Attending were: Terry Backlund, Marie (Flessati) and Bob Belanger, Ruth (Massa) Couch, Mickey and Judy Dapoz, Ron DeBernardi, Lee and Margie Meneghini, Darlene (Larsen) Peebles, Bert and Donna Peterson, Karen (Swanson) Salling. Classes of ‘61, 62, 64 Represented Sept 10, 2015 A nice turnout of NHS grads and guests turned out at Mike’s on Main for our Sept 10th get-together.  We’re hoping to alternate the lunches around to various other Norway venues, like Norway Mountain (when and if they open for lunch), golf course (doubt they are open for lunch), and perhaps the Knight Owl.   Here are the attendees in no particular order (were they out of order?).   Lois (Beckstrom) Zember '61, Ruth (Massa) Couch '61, Don Wash '61, Carol (Brisson) Zechlin '61, Mickey '61 and Judy Dapoz, Terry Backlund '61, Karin (Krook) Norman '61, Tom Carlson '61, Bert '61 and Donna Peterson    .   Guests from other classes: Francis Wash '62, Pam (Wollum) Schram '62, Charlie Yonts '62, Art Marcell '62, GeorgeAnn and Dan VanWolvelaere (both '62), Janice Erickson '62, and Dick Lenes, Shirley (Morosini) DeBernardi '62, and Jim Wash '64 Feb 19, 2015 Get-Together ... Not Afraid of the Cold! Good turnout of young NHS classmates on a frigid day Attending this month’s luncheon at Mike’s on Main were Ron and Shirley DeBernardi, Mickey and Judy Dapoz, Carol Zechlin, Bert and Donna Peterson, Darlene Peebles, Karen Justus, Ruth Couch, Lee Meneghini, Ken Anderson, John Lovato, Terry Backlund, Karen Salling.  No photo. Note from Bert:  If any classmate with the initials LRM tells you that I am in the rest home, don't believe it!  Not quite yet anyway. December 11, 2014  Get-Together Santa wasn’t there, but a bunch of his elves showed up! We had a great turnout considering the time of year, and with everyone busy with Christmas. There were thirteen of us.  Standing from left:  Bert Peterson, Mike Dapoz, Judy Dapoz, John Lovato, Carol (Brisson) Zechlin, Barb (Helmer) Schultz, Tom Carlson, and Bob Belanger.   (click photo to enlarge view) Seated from left:  Donna Peterson, Bonnie (Trepanier) Gurgall, Marie (Flessati) Belanger, Shirley DeBernardi, and Ron DeBernardi. Al Carlotto sends his love to all. He stopped by before the lunch. He and Chris have sold their hunting camp and were busy getting it ready for the transfer of ownership. Carol (Brisson) Zechlin mentioned our Norway museum veterans’ videotaping project and asked for ideas in helping getting some of the work done and funded. Contact Carol with ideas or for more details. Barb (Helmer) Schultz provided a neat picture from our elementary school days ... it’s on our Classmates page, with urchins identified. Oct 21, 2014 - Lunch Bunch Represented 3 Classes We don’t have a group photo, but we can tell you who was there ... '60 John "Kimo" and Mary Kimichik '61 Mike and Judy Dapoz, Terry Backlund, Nancy (Banfield) and Luke Le Bouef, Glen and Eeva Peroceschi, Darlene (Larsen) Peebles, Shirley (Jansen) Clarke, Janise (Vivio) Bilski, Karen (Swanson) Salling, Marie (Flessati) and Bob Belanger, and Bert and Donna Peterson '62 Francis Wash and Charlie Yonts We have tentative plans for an early December lunch ... details TBA
Remember way back when? Here are some links to take you back in time.  Music, history, and predictions for the future ... enjoy!  Music by Year 1961 Jukebox 1961 Wikipedia 1961 History 1961 Future Cars We Drove  (or dreamed of) Joey Gee and the Bluetones - 2008 Patsy Cline Lip-Sync: “She’s Got You”     (may take a few moments to load,      but it’s definitely worth the wait!)
700 Block Main Street Spring Trilliums Fall Colors Piers Gorge
High School  Norway Class of nineteen hundred sixty one
Mugs, caps, shirts, and a few other items available with NHS 1961 designs;see NOTES page via the tab in the navigation bar, above.
See 50th Reunion AND 50+ Picnics pages for our “senior” adventures!
This site will stay online so we’ll be able to notify you of any upcoming events, and to post photos, etc. as we receive them.. For now, if you want to contact someone about anything related to the NHS Class of 1961, you can e-mail Bert  ... ItalianoScallion@aol.com For anything related to this website, contact Kenny ... ken.anderson@aviceda.com.         
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Where it started for many of us ... McKinley School.   It’s no longer standing, but we are!
July 17 Lunch Draws Almost 30 from NHS Classes of 1961-62 Initial reports indicate noisy crowd, but no arrests reported We’re waiting for more information from several eyewitnesses, but a good mix of classmates from ‘61 & ‘62 whooped it up July 17, 2014 Click the photo to enlarge the image Back Row L-R: Bert Peterson, Mike Hewlett, Barb (Helmer) Schultz,  Frank Outcalt, Karin (Krook) Norman, Lee Meneghini (partially hidden), Alan Sebrechts, Terry Backlund, Dan Van Wolvelaere, Art Marcell, Bob Belanger. Middle Row L-R: Don Wash, Karen (Swanson) Salling, Mary Lou (Morosini) Outcalt, Darlene (Larson) Peebles, Francis Wash, Georgeann (DeRidder), Van Wolveleare, Shirley (Jansen) Clarke, Karen (Zadra) Justus, Tom Carlson. Front Row L-R: Donna Peterson, Bonnie (Trepanier) Gurgall, Ruth Ann (Massa) Crouch, Marie (Flessati) Belanger, Shirley (Morosini) DeBernardi, and (kneeling) Carol (Brisson) Zechlin. Not Pictured: Margie (Bal) Meneghini, Charlie Yonts, Becky Sebrechts.   “Birthday” Picnic, July 20, 2013 (see 50+ picnics page) More than 70 people near, at, or past 70th birthday kick up their heels! The Norway High School classes of 1960, 1961, and 1962 gathered at Lake Antoine for an afternoon and evening of conversation, food, music, laughs, and surprises.  About eighty people attended, and it was a most enjoyable adventure.  If you’d suggested to any of us fifty plus years ago that we’d have this much fun at a picnic in 2013, I don’t think any of us would have believed it for a minute.  But it happened, and it was great! Here’s a taste of what you missed ... “Old Time Rock and Roll!”  You could call this “Art in the Park!”  Click photo to enlarge ...  CLICK HERE TO SEE VIDEO! Also see “Center Field”  part 1  part 2 Thanks to Sue C for capturing these! It was a real treat to see not only our own classmates, but friends from the other classes who shared our NHS years.  Hope this starts a trend toward multi-year gatherings! More info & photos on the “50+ Picnics” page ... click button in top bar. To all who attended, it was great to see you!  To Darlene and others who helped make this picnic happen, THANK YOU!!!