Front Row: L-R, Sharon Cain, Sue Kennemore, Mari Treadway, Sally Beebe
Back Row: Millie Blackwell, Sharon Zeltmann, Audrey Pilkenton, Shirley Dawes, Louise Landsbury, and Linda Waldrum

Each year the gals (known as the Rat Pack) meet at one of the girls home, this year was Shirley Dawes.
  While in Texas the girls had the opportunity to bask in the warm Texas sunshine, eat chocolate chip cookies; browse through the local antique shops, and of course, sample the food and entertainment at the local Pubs and eateries in the Austin area. Their first venture was to the Steak-N-Shake, ( that’s right folks, all the way from Wellston to dine in a fast food chain started in the St. Louis area), proving once again, that you can take the Girl out of Wellston, but it’s ever so hard to take the “Wellston” out of the Girl. 

The picture on the left was taken October 5, 2008 in Round Rock, Texas.


Several alumni met in Destin, FL, escaping from the snow and cold weather at their homes. Pat Miner '62, Betty Ellsworth '60 and JoAnn Williams '60 enjoy afternoon high tea at Miss Lucille's (the local Tea and gossip parlor) several times.

Larry Turner '60, Pat, and Jerry Slatton '57 enjoy a warm sunny day on the links before watching one of many beautiful sunsets at a local beach dinner.

Joe Hunter '54, (lover of nature) enjoyed walking on the beach and watching the sunrise and sunsets from his balcony.
JoAnn Williams '60 and her husband (John) enjoyed the teas, golf, dinners and visiting with school friends.

February READERS Surprised by Printers mistake
by: JoAnn Williams '60

Since our WHS Alumni Club's been formed, we've had funds available to mail our Flashlight newsletter to alumni who requested them via postage.  After the Flashlight is returned from edit I email it to Kinko with instructions of how many copies we need, always printed in black and white.

During the winter I become a 'snowbird' the day after Christmas, leaving for Florida. This meant I had to use a different printer for the February and March issue. The February's Flashlight printer MISSED the instructions to print in 'black and white'. The end result, the alumni were able to enjoy seeing our newsletter in full 'color' as we who view it online do.

Hopefully, as our WHS Alumni Club grows larger and stronger, becoming more lucrative, we will be able to print and mail full color newsletters to our alumni. Right now it's just to cost prohibitive.


Symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster for many. A stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms.

Symptoms: spots floating in the air, trouble speaking, or can't raise arms. 

- Ask the individual to SMILE
T - Ask the person to TALK
R - Ask the person to RAISE BOTH ARMS.

 If a person has trouble with saying a simple sentence coherently (i.d. It is sunny out today) or any of the other tasks listed above, call 911 immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.

Stroke Identification

Neurologist say if they can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours they can usually reverse effects of a stroke - TOTALLY. The trick is getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed, and then getting the patient medically cared for within  the 3 hour time frame -  which is tough.


Are you like most people when they tear off a sheet of paper the whole thing comes out?  Look on the side - there's a hole you can push in to lock the core in so it doesn't come out! So much easier to use now.

(I wonder how much the inventor was paid for this simple and great idea!)