Wednesday, May 15, 2013
1983 LHS Prom
Front row from left: Jeri Mullins, Penny Hutchinson, Debbie Satterthwaite, Angie Ice, Missy Weger and Debbie Novsek.
back row from left: Wayne D. Smith, Ernie Hoh, Tim Leighty, Marty Simmons, Dave Parker, Jeff Gher.
News for the Toma-Talk: 1983
Nancy Waldrop, a janitor at the school, came in second in a national contest to pick the Sunbeam girl when she was 7 years old. The initial sign up for the contest was held in photography studios throughout the country. Nancy's parents signed her up in Vincennes, and her pictures was sent to the bread company where they were judged. She always contended that the reason she came in second and her picture was not on the Sunbeam Bread wrapper was because she wore a yellow dress instead of a blue one.
Era ends at LHS-1983
Mr. Bob McCarty and Mrs. Barbara Mitchell announced their retirement at the end of the 1982-83 school year and coach Ron Felling announced his resignation as head basketball coach. Mr. McCarty ended a career of teaching math at LHS that spanned a total of 28 years. Mrs. Mitchell taught at LHS for 21 years teaching English, Spanish, Latin and physical education. She was the first girls' basketball coach at LHS. Coach Felling led the basketball Indians to the court for 16 years accumulating a total of 388 wins and just 77 losses during his reign. A state record of four state championships and 68 straight victories were among his accomplishments.
Don't forget to sign up for the Black History tour on Saturday May 25 10:30 or 12:30...If you have ever heard one of Larry Curry's programs, you won't want to miss this one. He takes you to the actual sites and you are actually there when he shares the stories of the past. Also the Cemetery Tour at Sumner Cemetery is scheduled for this Sunday afternoon 1-5.... Stop by and tell us your stories.