Springfield Thurston 
Classes of '61


 

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TO THE CLASSES OF 61...OR THERE ABOUT.....SPRINGFIELD AND THURSTON!!!!!!!!!!!
 
 
     WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14TH, THURSDAY, JUNE 15TH AND FRIDAY, JUNE 16TH ARE THE DAYS FOR THE 40TH ANNUAL DAVE SEARS MEMORIAL ODELL LAKE EXTRAVAGANZA!!!!!!
 
     THREE DAYS TO ENJOY YOUR CLASSMATES AND FRIENDS AT THE IDYLIC ODELL LAKE SHELTER COVE RESORT AND ENJOY THE BEAUTIFUL KOKANEE LODGE!!!!!!!
  
     Hiking, golf, lawn and  board games, table poker, mountain biking, video poker, boating, listening to well enhanced stories from your high school career and enjoying the lovely scenery of the high cascades!!!!!!!     WOOPS......EVEN A LITTLE FISHING!!!!!!!!!!
 
     BBQ STEAK DINNER WITH ALL THE EXTRAS.....BURGERS AND BEANS FOR LUNCH.....BAKED FISH ALA TENNENT WITH ALL THE TRIMMINGS.....TWO BREAKFAST BUFFETS.....SOFT AND HARD DRINKS.....SNACKS!!!!!!!!!!     ALL THIS INCLUDED ALONG WITH THE GREAT RELATIONSHIPS YOU DEVELOP.....ALL FOR ONLY A TOTAL OF $175 MAX!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
     WE WANT YOU TO ATTEND!!!!!!!     IF YOU HAVEN'T ATTENDED.....YOU ARE REALLY MISSING A LOT OF FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
     Start at the PRIMETIME Tavern for our DISFUNCTIONAL MEETING on MONDAY, JUNE 12th about 6PM til whenever.....Then we meet at MANLEYS in CRESCENT about NOON on JUNE 14th  TO OPEN THE 40TH EXTRAVAGANZA AND THE START OF THREE WONDERFUL DAYS!!!!
 
     JOIN YOUR CLASSMATES FROM SPRINGFIELD/THURSTON....THE GREAT CLASS 1961 TO PARTY HEARTY (as much as we are able)!!!!!!!    WE GLADLY INVITE THE SPOUSES OF OUR LADY  CLASSMATES AS WELL AS OTHER CLASSMATES FROM AROUND 1961 TO BE PART OF THIS EVENT!!!!!!!!!
 
     DO NOT MISS THE 40TH EXTRAVAGANZA!!!!!!     LET US KNOW OF YOUR INTEREST!!!!!     LET US KNOW IF YOU ARE ATTENDING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
QUESTIONS??????????????????????    

CONTACT   "WILD" BILL GUEMPELEIN  at  541-444-2914   or   bgpepsi@actionnet.net 

OR JIM BAUMGARTNER  AT   541-915-8230   or    jbaum43@qwestoffice3.net
 
     LOOKING FORWARD TO HEARING FROM ALL OF YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

First Tuesday of every month
  Luncheon for classmates
and spouses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reunions
photos


Grade School &
High School

SHS Classes of
59, 60, 62, 63

 

Classmates

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April

 2    Roger Hansen
 3    Rich Petersen
 5    Eldon Hilfiker
 5    Jim Schley
 6    Jim Pedersen
12   Don Enright
12  
Michal Grigsby Darr
14   Hazel Cook Fleck
16   Jack Hathaway
16   Cindy (Syd) Webber Thomas
19   Tom Ellison
21   David Taylor
23   Tonya Leathers Willis
25   Mike BeBout

 


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Our Class Events for 2016


56th year Reunion

at Roaring Rapids Pizza Parlor

August 18, 2017 
5 to 8pm under the tent

 

 

 

First Tuesday of every month

  Luncheon for classmates
and spouses


Papa's Pizza Parlor 
1577 Coburg RD.
 arrive about 11:15 to 11:30
Photos

 

 

 

  Desert Gathering    February 24 - 27, 2017
   Contact 
Jim Pedersen  for more information. 
                                 RSVP

Friday Night the 26th
Ribs  -  Jim cooks.  People add salads, side dishes and dessert.

 
Saturday the 27th:  Everyone fixes own Breakfast and Lunch.
3:00 everyone goes over to Mel and Sandys new home for Margaritas.
Back at the Pedersen's for Mexican Food and everyone cooks whatever they want to.  Probably eat around 6:00

 
Sunday the 28th:  Everyone on their own for Breakfast and Lunch. 
We will carpool over to Terrys and Phyllis's for Snacks, Drinks and things.  
Out to eat for dinner and Home again, Home again, Jiggery Jog. 
Or is that" Jiggity Jog"?

 
Monday the 29thJim cooks Breakfast for all.
Afternoon at the Neighbors to see a wonderful short slideshow on
Occupied Japan.   Dinner is at Fred's Cowboy Steakhouse.  


            photos  2010   2011   2012   2013   2014

 

 

 

 

 

 



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DAVE SEARS ODELL LAKE EXTRAVAGANZA!
 
JUNE 14 -16 , 2017    (Wednesday & Thurday nights)

            

Photos   2011   2012    2013    2014    2015 & 2016 (no photos)

no photos for 2015 or 2016

All male classmates from Springfield and Thurston High Schools
and the spouses or significant others of the female classmates
(doesn't have to be Class of '61)
are encouraged to attend
 

TO THE ODELL LAKE OLDIES
  
     YEP!!!!     IT IS TIME FOR THE 40TH  (Wrap your head around that) DAVE SEARS ODELL LAKE EXTRAVAGANZA!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
     IT'S CREEPING UP!!!!!       JUNE 14TH, 15TH AND 16TH ARE THE DATES FOR THE 2017 DAVE SEARS ODELL LAKE EXTRAVAGANZA!!!!!!!!
 
     THOSE CLASSMATES WHO HAVEN'T ATTENDED THESE FESTIVITIES SHOULD COME JOIN THE FUN!!!!!!!!!!!
 
     Three days at beautiful Odell Lake Shelter Cove Resort's luxurious Kokanee Lodge!!!!!!!     All the fun, hiking, mountain biking, lawn and board games, golfing, boating, video and table poker, telling tall tales, all the while enjoying mother nature at her finest!!!!!!!!!!     ALMOST FORGOT....MAYBE EVEN A LITTLE FISHING!!!!!!!!!!!
 
     BBQ STEAK DINNER WITH ALL THE TRIMMINGS....BURGERS AND BEANS FOR LUNCH.....BAKED FISH WITH EVERYTHING ALA CHEF TENNENT.....TWO BREAKFAST BUFFETS.....SOFT AND HARD DRINKS.....SNACKS..........ALL INCLUSIVE AND WE WANT YOU INCLUDED!!!!!!!!!     
 
     ALL THIS ALONG WITH THE CAMARADERIE OF YOUR CLASSMATES FOR ONLY  $175 MAX!!!!!!!!
 
     We begin the event at THE PRIMETIME TAVERN for our DISFUNCTIONAL MEETING on MONDAY, JUNE 12TH about 6PM til whenever..........Then we meet at MANLEY'S in CRESCENT about NOON on JUNE 14TH to OPEN THE 40TH  EXTRAVAGANZA!!!!!!!!!!
 
    JOIN YOUR SPRINGFIELD/THURSTON Classmates from the GREAT CLASS 1961 to reminisce and relive those days gone by.......WE GLADLY INVITE SPOUSES OF OUR BEAUTIFUL LADY CLASSMATES AS WELL AS OTHER CLASSMATES FROM AROUND 1961 TO BE PART OF THIS EVENT!!!!!!!
 
     DO NOT MISS THE EXTRAVAGANZA!!!!!!!!!!!!     LET US KNOW OF YOUR INTEREST!!!!!!!!!!!     LET US KNOW IF YOU ARE ATTENDING!!!!!!
 
     QUESTIONS?????????????        LOOKING FORWARD TO HEARING FROM ALL OF YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 For info call Bill Guempelein at   541-444-2914   or    bgpepsi@actionnet.net  
or     Jim Baumgartner at   541-915-8230   or   jbaum43@qwestoffice.net

 

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 Campout at Camp Sherman RV Resort
 http://www.campshermanrv.com
 

August 23 - 27, 2017


 For a reservation contact Mel & Sandy Paxton  for a RV site or motel room. 
                                      


        JOIN THE FUN        
Campout Photos     2013    2014     2016

 


This is a permanent site devoted to the 
graduating classes of 1961 at Springfield & Thurston High Schools,
Springfield, Oregon.  The Springfield classes of '59 through'63 are included.
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