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FHS graduates gather for 60th reunion

From left are classmates John Sanders, Wanda Sanders, Mary Jane Alexander, Preston Bonner, June Slagle, Joe Neal Baker, Emma Jean Vande Streek, Jeanette LaFrentz, and Buddy Aultman.
Photo courtesy of Emma Jean Vande Streek

The graduating class of 1958 celebrated the 60th anniversary of its graduation on April 7. The group met for lunch at Sam’s Restaurant in Fairfield, and traveled out to Chambers Creek Reservoir to the lake house of Mary Jane Alexander’s great-niece.

There they spent an afternoon of coffee and conversation. Attending classmates included Joe Neal Baker; Jeanette (Davis) LaFrentz and husband, Ralph; Preston Bonner; Mary Jane (Anderson) Alexander and husband, Phil; Buddy Aultman and wife, Jeanette; Emma Jean (Ivy) Vande Streek and husband, Wayne; June (Bray) Slagle and husband, Peter; Felicia (Speed) Lemons with sister, Margie (Speed) Carrigan; and Wanda (York) Sanders and husband, John Sanders, both from our class.


Lyle Lovett stops by Rotary

Country singer songwriter Lyle Lovett stopped by Sam's Restaurant for lunch Tuesday, May 1, and popped in to say hello to the Fairfield Rotary Club during their meeting. Pictured are Landis Bayless, Ron Hunt, Dave Huffman, Lovette, Donna Tyus, Jason Hullum, Lynn Simpson, and Gene Chavers.

Photo submitted by Jason Hullum


Alumni celebrate 50 years

Attending the Dogan Class of 1966 50th reunion was (front row, from left) Carolyn McGee Sopher, Rita Palmore Lewis, Doris Dorham Small, Irene Slaughter, Lenda Cooper Dabney, Sherline Willis Green, Gloria Johnson English, Matilda Blair Lewis, Judy Sanford James, Joan Sanford Washington, and Howard Malone; (back row) Gloria Tippens Brackens, Harvey McDaniel, Linda McIlveen, Clifton Henry, Lawrence Woodard, Johnny Titus, Darlene Willis Brackens, Tyree Gatson, and Debra Brackens Davis. Not pictured was Frederick Abram.

Photo submitted by Gloria English

Approximately 20 people attended a class reunion in Fairfield this past weekend, some coming from as far away as Seattle, Washington. The Dogan High School Class of 1966 met at Sam's Restaurant to celebrate its 50th reunion. "It was a truly successful and beautiful occasion," said event coordinator Gloria Johnson English. The former students' third grade teacher, Irene Slaughter also attended the event. "What a joy to see and greet our wonderful classmates, some of whom we have not seen since graduation," said English.

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