Class of 1959

We, the Class of 1959, celebrated our 50th class reunion on April 24 and 25, 2009. This blog is about sharing memories of our class reunions and a long ago life at our Alma Mater's, S.F.X.A. and S.A.H.S. Good memories of days gone by but not forgotten! A gift to my classmates. ~Marian Love Phillips ~







Thursday, December 30, 2010

Turcottes To Celebrate


Roy and Katherine Turcotte will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Friday.  They were married December 31, 1960. 

Both graduated from high school in 1959 - Roy from St. Aloysius and Katherine from St. Francis Xavier.  They have four sons, Jeff Turcotte of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Greg Turcotte of Seminary, Tim Turcotte of Lexington, Kentucky and Steve Turcotte of Vicksburg.  They also have 15 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

A Mass with special blessing will be at 5:30 p.m. Friday at St. Michael Catholic Church.  A reception in the Trucottes' honor will follow in the parish hall from 7 until 9 p.m.  All relatives and friends are invited to attend.  (Picture taken from The Vicksburg Post)

Note:  The entire Mass was celebrated by candlelight because of a storm that came through Vicksburg that afternoon and knocked out the power.  It was a beautiful celebration.  The lights finally came back on about 7:15 at the reception in the parish hall. 

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Do You Shop Online?

HI All!

If you happen to shop online for Christmas and other occasions, please consider going to http://www.schoolmall.com/ and looking through the over 200 stores listed there. If you key in our school code or name - Vicksburg Catholic School, our school will receive a percentage of the sale. (info and school code attached). Example: from ordering at http://www.underarmour.com/, we can receive up to 15% the sale!

Some of the stores are listed on the attachment.

Thanks for considering us!

Patty
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Patty S. Mekus
Development & Alumni Affairs Director
St. Aloysius High School / St. Francis Xavier Elementary
1900 Grove Street / 1200 Hayes Street
Vicksburg, MS 39183
(601) 630-9762

Senior Class Luminaria Service - Luminarias are $10 and can be purchased in honor of or in memory of someone. Join the Class of 2011 on Wed. Dec. 1st as they read the names of those being honored and remembered. You can purchase yours from a Senior at the St. Al Office.

A Car for Christmas Raffle - Purchase your chance to win a 2010 Dodge Challenger courtesy of Blackburn Motor Company & Vicksburg Catholic School! Tickets are $25.00 a piece or 5/$100. The drawing will be held December 10th! Tickets may be purchased in the St. Al & St. Francis Offices or at Blackburn Motor Company. What a great Christmas Gift a New car would be!

Monday, November 08, 2010

Safely Home

I am home in heaven, dear ones;
Oh so happy and so bright!
There is perfect joy and beauty
In this everlasting light.

All the pain and grief is over,
Every restless tossing passed;
I am now at peace forever,
Safely home in heaven at last.

Did you wonder how I so calmly
Trod the valley of the shade?
Oh, but Jesus' love illumined
Every dark and fearful glade.

And he came himself to meet me
In that way so hard to tread;
And with Jesus' arm to lean on,
Could I have one doubt or dread?

Then you must not grieve so sorely,
For I love you dearly still;
Try to look beyond earth's shadows,
Pray to trust our Father's will.

There is work still waiting for you,
So you must not idly stand;
Do it now, while life remains,
You shall rest in Jesus' land.

When that work is all completed,
He will gently call you home;
Oh, the rapture of that meeting,
Oh, the joy to see you come!

In memory of my brother, Marion Edward Love Jr., who passed away October 31, 2010 at 65 years of age.  May he rest in peace!


Marion Edward Love, Jr.

Marion Edward "Buster" Love, Jr. died Sunday, October 31, 2010, at River Region Medical Center.  He was 65. 

Mr. Love was born in Vicksburg to the late Marion Edward Love, Sr. and Evelyn Anne Mason Love.  He was a former employee of the Help Your Self Supermarket and, in later years, was store manager for Jitney Jungle.  He was Boat Store Manager for Ergon Marine and owned Love's Janitorial In. prior to his retirement. 

Mr. Love was a former independent carrier for The Vicksburg Post and was a communicant of St. Paul Catholic Church.

He is survived by four daughters, Donna Griffin (Clay) and Angela Kirtfield, both of Vicksburg, and Brenda Shepherd and Dana Lewis (Kenny), both of Florence; one son, Marion E. "Bubba" Love III of Vicksburg, nine grandchildren, Felicia Logue, Kaci Fife, Chase Vinson, Hunter Taylor, Haley Lewis, Tavenor Lewis, Madison Kirtfield, Zackery Love and Anna Claire Love; and two sisters, Marian Love Phillips (Robert) and Laura Love Ables (Chris), both of Vicksburg.

He was preceded in death by a grandson, Jesse Vinson.

Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at St. Paul Catholic Church with Monsignor Patrick Farrell, pastor, as celebrant.  Burial will be at Cedar Hill Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 5 until 7 tonight at Riles Funeral Home, with a wake service at 6:30 p.m., and Wednesday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the service.

Pallbearers will be Clay Griffin, Robert Sibley, Bill Madison, Warren Guider, Willie Cooper, Joseph Ables, II, Stacy Hartley and Joe Francis Harrison.

Honorary pallbearers will be Zackery Alden Love, Noah Scott Marbury and members of the Culkin Volunteer Fire Department.  (The Vicksburg Post ~ November 2, 2010)


Brother Nicholas (Maurice V. Geisenberg)

Cumberland, R.I. ~ Maurice V. Geisenberg, ordained as Brother Nicholas Geisenberg S.C., died Friday, October 29, 2010, at Mount St. Rita Health Center in Cumberland R.I.  He was 98. 

Brother Nicholas was the son of the late Mamie Palermo and Isaac Geisenberg.  He entered the Brothers of the Sacred Heart in 1932 and served in schools in New Jersey, New York and Louisiana.  He ministered in numerous capacities at St. Aloysius in Vicksburg and Cor Jesu and Brother Martin high schools, both in New Orleans.

He retired in 2003 to Bay St. Louis and, after Hurricane Katrina, moved to the Brothers' retirement community in Pascoag, R.I.

A funeral Mass will be at 1:30 today at St. Dominic Catholic Church, 775 Harrison Avenue in New Orleans.  Burial will be at 4:30 today at Brothers Cemetery in Bay St. Louis under the direction of Fahey Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Brothers of the Sacred Hear Foundation, 4600 Elysian
Fields Avenue, New Oleans, LA  70122.  (The Vicksburg Post ~ November 2, 2010)

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Celebration Weekend!

Ed Habert (Class of '59) of Destin, FL, from left, Ivan Cunningham (Class of '59) of Madison and Louis Logue (Class of '59) of Vicksburg reminisce about their football days in 1958.  (Courtesy of The Vicksburg Post)

Today

 9 a.m. - Tour St. Mary's Catholic Church, Main and Second North Streets and the Jacqueline House, 1325 Main Street.

9:a.m. - VTR air show gates open.  Events will run from noon to 3 p.m.

10 a.m. - Tour the Cobb House, the Sisters of Mercy Convent and Pemberton's Headquarters, all in the 1300 block of Crawford Street between Cherry and Adams.

2 p.m. 0 sisters of mercy Silver Tea; Mercy Associates event at Cobb House, 1302 Crawford Street, for everyone, especially women who graduated from SFXA.

5:30 p.m. - Mass celebrating 150 years of Catholic Education; St. Paul Catholic Church, 713 Crawford St., Bishop Joseph Latino, celebrant.

6:30 p.m. - 150 Gala:  Southern Cultural Heritage Complex, 1300 Crawford St., with hors d'oeuvres from local caterers, drinks and music for all ages by The Foulon Brothers Band, featuring alum John David Hosemann, Class of 2004; "Memory Lane" memorabilia on display at the old school, classroom by classroom.

Mary Love Angelo Simrall, Mary Jones Kavanaugh, Ann Freutel Gilman and Ina Lott Whittington at Raco's Restaurant & Bar. 

Mary Love Angelo and Mary Jones Kavanaugh.

Ann Freutel Gilman

Ina Lott Whittington

Myself, Marian Love Phillips

George Brown, Marie Menger Renaud and with husband Louis.

Vera Marshall Brown with hubby, George.

Theresa Martin Kitowski and Jane Cathy Wilkerson.

Rita Martin Holland and Lucy Canizaro Williams.

George Brown relaxing at Alice Portwood's home after the celebration.

Alice Portwood standing with unidentified lady to the left with Shirley Farish and Vera Marshall Brown.

  Newell Murphy with his wife Alfreda and an unidentified lady on end.

Mary Love Angelo, Ann Freutel Gilman and Kay Lavecchia Gex.

Myself with Michael Hosemann

Michael with his sister Rosemary Hosemann Murphy.

Mr. & Mrs. Michael Hosemann

Classmates sitting around the table reliving old school memories.

Louis "Louie" Renaud

Gene Martin

Friday, October 29, 2010

150 Years of Catholic Education

150 Celebration

Halloween Lock-In at St. Aloysius Gym
Friday, October 29, 2010
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Ages 3 years - 12 years

(Hosted by Americorps Volunteers and Vicksburg Catholic School
$15.00 entry includes:
"I Survived" Glow-in-the-Dark T-shirts, Inflatable Fun, Games, Arts & Crafts, Pizza and Refreshments!

St. Aloysius Flashes vs. West Lincoln Bears
Vickburg Catholic School welcomes Alumni and Guests to Friday Night of the Mega-Reunion Weekend!!

*****Security on Site*****
6:30 pm Starting Time
Arrive Early So You Won't Miss The Kick-Off!!

St. Francis Xavier and St. Aloysius

***Find out who is attending - The list is growing daily - Visit http://www.stal150celebration.com/ ***

Building thinkers, writers, speakers, problem solvers and citizens of the Gospel!

Friday, October 15, 2010

At Senior Center Posting

I'm posting at our Senior Center here in Vicksburg.  My computer has been on the blink for over a week now and picked it up yesterday and had to take it back today.  Hopefully, will be back online and posting away.  Have a great weekend classmates!

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Photo Hunt

Below are alum that we need pictures of.  We are in need of a photo of the individual from head to toe.  If you know any of these individuals and can contact them or a family member we need your help!  Please ask them to give you a copy, scan the photo in and email us, or bring the picture by the school and we can scan it and give them the original back!
Thank you for your help!!
Patty
List:
1954 - Sam Scott
1958 - Joe Loviza
           Rebecca Bell
1960 - John Vollor
           Ellis Nassour
1964 - Carolyn Ellis Stanton
1965 - Delbert Hosemann
1972 - Fred Anklam
1975 - Matt Lusco
1977 - Mark Zappi
1981 - George McConnell
1989 - Catherine Stradinger
1994 - Katherine Shappley
1998 - Katherine Bailess
           Dale Wilds
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Patty S. Mekus
Development & Alumni Affairs Director
St. Aloysius High School / St. Francis Xavier Elementary
1900 Grove Street / 1200 Hayes Street
Vicksburg, MS 39183
(601) 630-9762

Extra Events for 150th Reunion Celebration

HELLO EVERYBODY:

I SUPPOSE ALL OF YOU KNOW BY NOW ABOUT THE 150TH REUNION THAT'S ON OCT 29TH &  3OTH. WE HERE IN VICKSBURG ARE REAL EXCITED AND ARE PLANNING A FEW EXTRA EVENTS AND HOPE YOU WILL BE ABLE TO JOIN US. PAUL KELLY LOYACONO WILL BE HOSTING ON FRIDAY NIGHT, OCT.29TH, A  "AFTER THE FOOTBALL GAME" GET TOGETHER AT HIS HOME  AT 727 FORT HILL. THERE WILL BE PLENTY OF PARKING ACROSS THE STREET FROM HIS HOME. THIS PARTY IS BYOB AND KATHERINE AND KELLY WILL FURNISH EVERYTHING ELSE. WE ARE TRYING TO INFORM ALL GRADS FROM THE 1950'S. THIS SHOULD BE A LOT OF FUN AND HOPE YOU WILL BE ABLE TO ATTEND. IF THERE IS SOMEONE YOU KNOW THAT IS COMING AND I DIDN'T CONTACT, PLEASE INVITE THEM.
 
ON SATURDAY, OCT 30TH THERE ARE QUITE A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT DON'T WANT TO GO TO THE "GALA". JESSE JONES IS FINDING US A PLACE TO EAT SUPPER THAT NIGHT. ALL CLASSES ARE WELCOME TO JOIN US. IF THERE ARE ANY "PARTY ANIMALS" THAT STILL HAVEN'T HAD ENOUGH, WE WILL COME TO MY HOUSE AFTER SUPPER.
 
PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU INTEND TO ATTEND SO WE WILL HAVE AN IDEA OF HOW MANY PEOPLE TO EXPECT.
 
LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING EVERYBODY...ALICE PORTWOOD, CLASS OF 1957 SFXA

Friday, September 24, 2010

Fish Fry @ KC



FISH FRY:  The Knights of Columbus Council 898 is hosting a Fish Fry on Saturday, October 2nd, beginning at 6:00pm at the KC Hall.  $8.00 a plate, $5.00 for 12 & under, $32 maximum for a family. 
All proceeds will benefit Vicksburg Catholic School's
150 yr. Celebration of Catholic Education!
Come out and enjoy a great dinner and help you school!
If you would like to volunteer to help please email Charles Hahn: cdhpc2@yahoo.com

Patty S. Mekus
Development & Alumni Affairs Director
St. Aloysius High School / St. Francis Xavier Elementary
1900 Grove Street / 1200 Hayes Street
Vicksburg, MS 39183
(601) 630-9762

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Old Jim's Prayer

A minister passing through his church
in the middle of the day,
decided to pause by the altar
and see who had come to pray.

Just then the back door opened,
a man came down the aisle.
Frowning as he saw the
man hadn't shaved in quite a while.
 
His shirt was kinda shabby
and his coat was worn and frayed.
The man knelt and bowed his head,
then rose and walked away.

In the days that followed,
each noontime came this chap.
Each time he knelt just for a moment,
a lunch pail in his lap..

Well, the minister's suspicions grew, 
with robbery a main fear.
He decided to stop the man and ask,
'What are you doing here?'

The old man said, he worked down the road.
Lunch was half an hour.
Lunchtime was his prayer time to,
for receiving strength and finding power.

'I stay only moments, see,
because the factory is so far away;
as I kneel here talking to the Lord,
this is kindawhat I say:

I JUST CAME AGAIN TO TELL YOU, LORD,
HOW HAPPY I HAVE BEEN,
SINCE WE FOUND EACH OTHERS FRIENDSHIP
AND YOU TOOK AWAY MY SIN.
DON'T KNOW MUCH OF HOW TO PRAY,
BUT I THINK ABOUT YOU EVERYDAY.
SO, JESUS, THIS IS JIM, CHECKING IN WITH YOU TODAY.'

The minister feeling foolish,
told Jim, that it was fine.
He told the man he was welcome
to come and pray at anytime.

Time to go, Jim smiled, said 'Thanks.'
He hurried to the door.
The minister knelt at the altar,
Like he'd never done it before.

His cold heart melted, warmed with love,
and met with Jesus there.
As the tears flowed, in his heart,
he repeated old Jim's prayer:

'I JUST CAME AGAIN TO TELL YOU, LORD,
HOW HAPPY I HAVE BEEN,
SINCE WE FOUND EACH OTHERS FRIENDSHIP
AND YOU TOOK AWAY MY SIN.
I DON'T KNOW MUCH OF HOW TO PRAY,
BUT I THINK ABOUT YOU EVERYDAY.
SO, JESUS, THIS IS ME CHECKING IN WITH YOU TODAY.'

Past noon one day, the minister noticed
that old Jim hadn't come.
As more days passed without Jim,
he began to worry some.

At the factory, he asked about him,
learning he was ill.
The hospital staff was worried,
But he'd given them a thrill.

The week that Jim was with them,
Brought changes in the ward.
His smiles, a joy contagious.
Changed people, was his reward.

The head nurse couldn't understand
why Jim was always so glad,
when no flowers, calls or cards came,  
Not a visitor he had.

The minister stayed by his bed,
He voiced the nurse's concern:
No friends came to show they cared.
He had nowhere to turn.

Looking surprised, old Jim spoke
up and with a winsome smile;
the nurse is wrong, she couldn't know,
that He's in here all the while 

Everyday at noon He's here,
a dear friend of mine, you see,
He sits right down, takes my hand,
Leans over and says to me:
 
'I JUST CAME AGAIN TO TELL YOU, JIM,
HOW HAPPY I HAVE BEEN,
SINCE WE FOUND THIS FRIENDSHIP,
AND I TOOK AWAY YOUR SIN.
I ALWAYS LOVE TO HEAR YOU PRAY,
I THINK ABOUT YOU EACH DAY, AND SO JIM,
THIS IS JESUS CHECKING IN WITH YOU TODAY.'

Submitted by Michael J. Hosemann, Class of 1958

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Commercial Promoting the 150th Celebration

Many of you may recall the commercials that our 1965 Alumni, Delbert Hosemann ran when he was running for Mississippi's Secretary of State position.  This is a play off of that commercial and he was so gracious to allow us to do this!  (link to view is below.)
At this point, the commercial will be alternating with the Car Raffle Commercial currently running, on WJTV, WUFX 35 & FOX 40. We are wrapping another commercial that features, the Sisters of Mercy, Brothers of the Sacred, St. Mary's Catholic School and our present day students.  That should be ready soon.
Coming up:
Friday, September 24: Mercy Day with a Mass honoring the Sisters of Mercy. 9:00 am in the St. Aloysius Gym.
September 27th - October 1st: HOMECOMING WEEK with lots of festivities. Friday evening at the Dexter Game our 50 & 25 yr graduates will be recognized.  The Class of 1990 is having there Class Reunion and will be recognized as well.
October 29th: Friday at 9:30 am, we will have a ribbon cutting and dedication of the William F. Lauderdale, Sr.  Physics and Chemistry Lab.
AND we are 7 weeks away from the Mega Reunion Week-end! 
Mark your calendars and join us when you can!
Patty


Tuesday, September 07, 2010

150th Anniversary Celebration Meeting

150th Anniversary Celebration Meeting
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
11:00 am
Courtyard Marriott by the Outlet Mall
 
We will need to discuss any areas not covered and determine if they can be covered, or if they need to be eliminated from the plan.  Things are progressing nicely and there is alot of excitement in the air!
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Brochures have been mailed.  We have mailed approximately 3,200 to date. Thank you for helping with the stuffing, sealing, stamping & sorting of this huge mail-out!
 
If you are interested in selling any of the car raffle tickets, please come by the St. Francis Office and pick up a few. 
Mrs. McMinn would be happy to have you help sell tickets!
If you would like to check with your Pastor and see if you can sell tickets after Mass that would be a great way to help as well. We can provide a large board with the raffle information on it.
 
A few reminders of upcoming dates:
Friday, September 24th - Mercy Day - A Mass celebrating the Sisters of Mercy will be held at 9:00 am in the St. Aloysius Gym. Reception following the Mass.
 
I hope you all have thought about being in the Homecoming Parade!  We are in the process of preparing letters for the former Flashettes & Cheerleaders inviting them to walk in the parade and perform the Fight Song at the Pep Rally on Thursday, September 30th!
 
Saturday, Oct. 2nd: We will have a booth at the Fall Arts & Craft Show around the Courthouse Museum and need volunteers to help at the booth! We will be selling car raffle tickets, and prints, posters, postcards of the Sisters of Mercy & Brothers of the Sacred Heart Murals. Shifts are available from 7:30 am - 4:30 pm, that day. I will be unavailable from 10:00 until about 2:00 pm that day because the Class of 1990 is having their reunion at St. Aloysius High School in the cafeteria & on the playground, and I will need to be present there with them, as a faculty member, and to give the tour, etc.
 
Sports Hall of Fame: Through last week we have had approximately 460 athletes RSVP for October 29th!
 
Former Band Members have been invited back to perform with the 2010-2011 Purple Pride Band during the Mega Reunion Week-end, October 29th! For more information contact Vickie Baker Hopkins at 601-636-2256
 
Friday, October 29th - 9:30 am - Scott Building: St. Aloysius High School will hold an unveiling, ribbon cutting & dedication of the Physics and Chemistry Lab.  The lab will be named the:
William F. Lauderdale, Sr.
Physics & Chemistry Laboratory
Join us if you can!
 
We are also researching to find all of the Valedictorians & Salutatorians to invite them back and honor them during Catholic Schools Week!  The Sisters of Mercy's Mercy Bus will be here that week also, giving our Elementary students free eye and dental exams.  Plus more....................!
 
Please pass this email along to any other Alumni or interested parties that you can think of, and help us keep the correct information out there.
 
New developments are occuring daily, so I will do my best to keep you posted.
Thank you for all of the hard work you have put into this year long celebration! 
 
Patty
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Patty S. Mekus
Development & Alumni Affairs Director
St. Aloysius High School / St. Francis Xavier Elementary
1900 Grove Street / 1200 Hayes Street
Vicksburg, MS 39183
(601) 630-9762

Saturday, September 04, 2010

St. Aloysius 12, St. Joseph, Greenville 7













Some scenes from last night St. Al's game!  

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

A Car Magazine

Thought you would be interested in this American car magazine by Hans Tore Tangerud, who lives n Kristiansand, Norway.  He has info on American cars back in the 40's and 50's that you may enjoy looking at.  This is what Hans had to say about himself...


I work as an IT-consultant in the local newspaper Faedrelandsvennen.  I also work as a freelance automotive journalist for the newspaper. I write stories about special interest autos, focus on American products. I am very passionate about hot cars.  Especially classic American cars, but any hot ride will start me up. :-) This site is mainly made for auto enthusiasts, but I have added additional info on some other subjects that I enjoy as well.
Go to his site and click here


Enjoy The Ride!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Vandals Hurling Rocks At Old SFXA School

Gary Hardy replaces a broken window at the Southern Cultural Heritage Center Monday.  Meredith Spencer~The Vicksburg Post

Vandals are throwing rocks from a gravel drive across the street from the old gym at Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation (SCHC) our old school S.F.X.A. 

When Heidi Chausse arrived at the SCHC to teach karate classes one afternoon this month, shards of glass from a window broken by rock-hurling vandals lay among the mats where barefoot students practice kicks and chops.

The police were called.  Class was canceled.  "We didn't want anyone to get hurt," said Chausse, whose business, Vicksburg Tang Soo Do karate, has leased space at the SCHC for about five years.

Annette Kirklin, executive director of the foundation that owns the center, said the vandalizm was a particularly annoying example of an ongoing problem at the complex, which consists of the buildings bounded by Adams, Cherry, Clay and Crawford streets that once housed St. Francis Xavier Convent and Academy. 

Since 2008, The SCHC has spent $860 repairing glass and Plexiglass windows broken or otherwise damaged by rocks Kirklin said.  She estimates about 30 windows have had to be replaired.  The money to repair or replace them is diverted from an annual budget of about $200.000 funded by national, state and local grants, as well as dues from individual and corporate members. 

"For us, thats painful," Kirklin said.

And, she said, the problem has intensified over the past year.  Since last August, the center had norified Vicksburg police eight times about individual incidents of vandalism, according to Kirklin and copies of police reports documenting the center's complaints.

All but one of the reports are from July or August - months when area schools are out.

Kirklin said neighbors of the center have dialed 911 after seeing youth throwing rocks at the center.

In a recent 911 call, the neighbors "described everything from the shirts that (the vandals) had on to the underwear that they were showing," Kirklin said.  "I mean, what else can you do?"

Last week, Kirlin said, she urged Police Chief Walter Armstrong to step up patrols around Adams and Clay streets, where a patch of rocks across from the northern side of the complex offers an arsenal to would-be vandals. 

She also said she's mulling the possibility of installing borrowed security cameras on the SCHC's premises, as long as the center's insurance carrier provides assurances that damages to the equipment will be covered.

Armstrong said police are stepping up patrols.

"Of course, Clay Street is a main throughfare, so we're patrolling through them frequently anyway," Armstrong said.

"We don't have anyone posted at the particular, but I have asked for more attention to be paid to "the SCHC itself, he said.

Armstrong said the problem is one that defies easy prevention.

Meanwhile, Chausse said she and husband, Bill, have no plans to let the vandalism run them off.

The SCHC is "a good location," Chausse said.

"And I'm really not afraid that a rock is gong to come flying through our windows in the middle of a class," she said.  ~The Vicksburg Post

Friday, August 13, 2010

William Floyd Whittington

William Floyd Whittington died Wednesday, August 11, 2010, at the G. V. "Sonny" Montgomery Veterans Administration Medical Center in Jackson.  He was 73. 

Born in Crystal Springs, he was the son of the late Grant W. Whittington and Alma Leigh Taylor Whittington.  He had been a resident of Vicksburg since 1964.  Mr. Whittington served in the Army and the National Guard and was a graduate of the Officers' Training School in Fort Benning, GA. 

Mr. Whittington owned and operated the Green Thumb Nursery for a number of years and was the owner and manager of the "The Hut" Restaurant prior to his retirement in 2005.  He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 3, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Knights of Columbus Council 898, where he was a past grand knight and a member of the Knights of Columbus 4th Degree.  Mr. Whittington was a former member of the Elks Lodge and the Moose Lodge.  He was a communicant of St. Paul Catholic Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Bobbeye Sue Whittington and Betty Lou Whittington.

He is survived by his wife, Ina Carl Lott Whittington of Vicksburg, a daughter, Rhonda Whittington of Vicksburg; a son, David Grant Whittington, (Mary "Charlie") of Vicksburg; three grandchildren, Jesica Wright, Shelby Wright and Katherine Tipton; two sisters, Carolyn Vinzant of Crystal Springs and Aletha Gibson (Joe) of Brookhaven; two brothers, Alton Whittington (Aline) of Crystal Springs and Jerry Whittington (Phillis) of Baton Rouge; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life Service will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday at Riles Funeral Home with Monsignor Patrick Farrell, pastor of St. Paul Catholic Church, officiating.  Visitation will be Saturday at the funeral home from 10:000 until the service.

Memorials may be made to the Knights of Columbus Priests' Education Fund, P. O. Box 1003, Vicksburg, MS  39181.

Condolences can be sent to 3208 Washington Street, Vicksburg, MS  39180

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Funeral Arrangements

Funeral services will be held Saturday morning for Ina's husband, William Floyd Whittington, with visitation at 10:00 until the hour of service at 11:00 at Riles Funeral Home, 5000 Indiana Avenue.  http://www.charlesrilesfunerahome.com
After the service there will be a luncheon at the K.C. Home on Fisher Ferry Road for family and friends.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

CONDOLENCES

If you wish you can send condolences to Ina's address at:  3208 Washington Street, Vicksburg, MS  39180

Ina's Husband Died

Just received a call from Ina Lott Whittington at 1:15 today from VA Hospital in Jackson, that her husband Floyd passed away a few minutes ago.  They are getting his body ready for an autopsy.  Please keep her and her children, David and Rhonda in your prayers at this difficult time in their lives.  I will keep you updated on all the arrangements.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The Agenda

We are celebrating from August, 2010 to May, 2011. We kicked off the celebration with the Car for Christmas Raffle, that started August 2nd and runs thru Dec. 10th.

Next is Mercy Day, September 24th when we have a schoolwide Mass honoring the Sisters of Mercy.

Sept. 30th (Thurs.) - is the School's Homecoming Parade. We were encouraging any Alumni that could to have a float in the parade. We are celebrating the 150 years all school year, so we were hoping to make this a big parade. Following the Parade there will be a Pep Rally in the St. Al gym. The parade usually begins at 5:00, but we do not have a confirmed time yet.

October 1st (Friday) - Homecoming Football Game vs. Dexter - Homecoming Court will be presented at halftime.

The brochure for the Mega Reunion Week-end is being printed at the Printer's this week. We are going to try really hard to get that mailed out next week so that everyone can see the itinerary for October 29th & 30th and also see what hotels will be offering good rates!

MEGA REUNION WEEK-END!

October 29th (Friday) - Block Party, Football vs. West Lincoln, & Teams of the Century & Sports Hall of Fame inductees will be honored before the game and during half-time.

October 30th (Saturday) - Tours, Air Show, Sisters of Mercy Silver Tea, Mass at St. Paul, and Gala w/ Memory Lane!

I hope this helps. The brochure will explain everything in detail. I am going to forward you a copy of the ad we ran on Saturday, July 31st in another email. That has a good bit of detail also.

Let me know if you need anything else, and thank you for all of your help!

Patty


Patty S. Mekus
Development & Alumni Affairs Director
St. Aloysius High School / St. Francis Xavier Elementary
1900 Grove Street / 1200 Hayes Street
Vicksburg, MS 39183
(601) 630-9762
http://www.vicksburgcatholic.org/

Update On Ina's Husband, Floyd


Floyd had a heart attack over the weekend and is in Intensive Care at the VA Hospital in Jackson.  Please continue to keep him in your prayers.  Ina, their son, David and daugher, Rhonda need your prayers as well for strength at this time.  

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

How Hot Is It In Mississippi?

So hot it melted the ice cream truck!

150 Celebration!

Classmates:

At the Homecoming Game this fall, the Football Team of the Fall of '58 (which is us) will be recognized as one of the teams of the Century. This is part of the celebration Friday and Saturday of homecoming week celebrating 150 years of catholic education in Vicksburg. I have attached an ad that ran in The Vicksburg Post last week telling all about the celebration. The homecoming game will be played on Friday, October 29, 2010.

If you were a member of the football team, Patty Mekus should have already sent you a letter asking if you plan to attend and asking who will attend with you. If you didn't get that letter and you plan to attend, please let Patty know at patty.mekus@vicksburgcatholic.org

Hope all of you classmates can come and be part of the celebration.

Louis Logue

Click on ad for better viewing.

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Prayers Are Needed

Please keep Ina Lott Whittington's husband, Floyd, in your prayers.  He is critically ill and is in the VA Hospital in Jackson. 

Also, my husband, Bob, started having chest pains yesterday afternoon and had to be admitted to River Region Hospital for observation.  He has a history of heart disease.

My brother, Marion E. Love, Jr., (Buster) has been in River Region West "Promise" to get extra nursing care after he was transferred from River Region Hospital about a month ago.  He is very ill and may soon be transferred to Shady Lawn Nursing Home for extended medical nursing care. 

I will keep everyone updated on their conditions.  If any classmates need prayers for illnesses or whatever, feel free to email me at: mariandeerhunter@bellsouth.net and will post here on our blog.

Update on 8/4/2010: 
Husband, Bob, was discharged from hospital yesterday.  A block artery but not life threatening. 
My brother was transferred to Shady Lawn Nursing Home for extended nursing care on Monday, August 2nd. 
Ina's husband, Floyd, is not doing well.  Please continued your prayers for him and for Ina and family.  He's in the VA Hospital in Jackson, MS.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Full of Truth

This is simple but brilliant and full of truths! Enjoy!

Will Rogers, who died in a 1935 plane crash with his best friend, Wylie Post, was probably the greatest political sage this country ever has known.

1. Never slap a man who's chewing tobacco.

2. Never kick a cow chip on a hot day.

3. There are two theories to arguing with a woman . . Neither works.

4. Never miss a good chance to shut up.

5. Always drink upstream from the herd.

6. If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.

7. The quickest way to double your money is to fold it and put it back into your pocket.

8. There are three kinds of men: The ones that learn by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence and find out for themselves.

9. Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.

10. If you're riding' ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then to make sure it's still there.

11. Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier'n puttin' it back.

12. After eating an entire bull, a mountain lion felt so good he started roaring. He kept it up until a hunter came along and shot him. The moral: When you're full of bull, keep your mouth shut.

ABOUT GROWING OLDER...

First ~ Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it.

Second ~ The older we get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for.

Third ~ Some people try to turn back their odometers. Not me; I want people to know 'why' I look this way. I've traveled a long way, and some of the roads weren't paved.

Fourth ~ When you are dissatisfied and would like to go back to youth, think of Algebra.

Fifth ~ You know you are getting old when everything either dries up or leaks.

Sixth ~ I don't know how I got over the hill without getting to the top.

Seventh ~ One of the many things no one tells you about aging is that it is such a nice change from being young.

Eighth ~ One must wait until evening to see how splendid the day has been.

Ninth ~ Being young is beautiful, but being old is comfortable.

Tenth ~ Long ago, when men cursed and beat the ground with sticks, it was called witchcraft. Today it's called golf.

And, finally ~ If you don't learn to laugh at trouble, you won't have anything to laugh at when you are old.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Your Birth Year

I've received e-mails about the year of your birth before...this one is completely different. Give it a try and click the link below.


Sunday, July 11, 2010

Exams are still too much for some people...


No matter how far our exams are dumbed down, it seems it's not far enough for today's pupils.

But rather than admit defeat in the face of tricky questions, some decide to take a more creative approach to their answers.
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