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IS CLASSMATES.COM A SCAM????

Back in 2016 when I was looking into the possibility of developing a Web Page for the Class of 61, I apparently logged onto classmates.com.  However, after seeing the results of the Class of 62 using Class Creator, I decided that it was the way to go.  As most of you know, I recommended Class Creator at the 50th Reunion and the rest is history. 

Since my intitial inquiry with classmates.com, I have been receiving emails telling me that classmates had been looking at my profile (I never generated a profile) and would like me to respond.  Most of the classmates listed weren't even in our class, some of them were from other Bear River classes, and some I didn't even recognize.

Finally the other day, I paid $7.50 for a 3 month subscription and signed onto classmates.com.  It is nothing like our web page.  I did not see any profiles of value.  I have a friend from a Salt Lake area High School class of 59.  A long time ago their class adopted classmates.com for their web page. He said they are very disappointed with the quality.  He was very impressed with our web page.

Today, I cancelled my subscription and unsubscribed from classmates.com.  Hopefully the emails will stop.

My recommendation to our classmates is to ignore classmates.com.

 

 

CONDOLENCE TO CAROL TIMOTHY HOLT

Carol called this morning.  Her husband Bob Holt passed away yesterday.  He recently underwent open heart surgery.  Keep Carol and her family in your prayers.

Friends and family may call Sunday, Aug. 18, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Russon Mortuary, 295 N. Main St. in Bountiful and again Monday, Aug. 19, between 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. at the Deuel Creek Ward, 690 N. 400 West in Centerville. Services will begin at 11 a.m. Burial will be at the Garland, Utah Cemetery.  

 

 

ICE CREAM SOCIAL REPORT

38 OF OUR CLASSMATES AND 20 OF THEIR PARTNERS ENJOYED AN AFTERNOON OF RENEWING FRIENDSHIPS AND SHARING THEIR STORIES.  THANKS TO PAUL PALI, JAY PECK AND PORTER HEUSSER FOR ORGANIZING THE EVENT AND BRINGING THE REFRESHMENTS.  WE HAD A GREAT TIME!!!

THANKS TO THOSE WHO CONTRIBUTED TO THE 2021 REUNION FUND.  WE COLLECTED $227 WHICH WILL BE USED IN PREPARING FOR THE 60th REUNION EVENT..

THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF THOSE WHO ATTENDED.  IN ADDITION, 20 PARTNERS SHARED THE AFTERNOON WITH US.

NOTE THAT OUR CLASS ADIVSOR, LOIS RINDSLABACHER HUGHS WAS ALSO IN ATTENDANCE.

GO TO THE "CLASS PICTURES" TAB AND CLICK ON "PORTER" FOR PHOTOS FROM THE PARTY.  I TRIED TO GET EVERYONE IN, BUT I KNOW SOME OF YOU ARE MISSING.  IF ANY OF YOU ATTENDED AND  HAVE PHOTOS TAKEN AT THE PARTY, PLEASE DOWNLOAD VIA THE CLASS PICTURES TAB.  

ANDERSON, Sally Ward
ARBON, Ruby Barton
BAER, Mark
BARRUS, Emma Jean Larsen
BOURNE, Vance
BROWN, Carole Jean Ward
CAPENER, Eldon
CAPENER, Jerry
GIBSON, Vicky Sue Lamb
HARP, Johnnie Karren
HEUSSER, Porter
HOLMGREN, Tamara Zollinger
IVERSON, Kelly
KING, Sharol Marchant
KNUDSEN, Terry
LAMB, Don
LAW, Suzanne Price
MCCANN, Wendell
NEILSON, Burke
NIELSEN, Sherrel Leatherwood
PALI, Paul
PALMER, Peggy Nielsen
PECK, Earl Jay
PETERSEN, Reggie
PETERSON, Steve
RICHARDSON, Linda Holmgren
RINDSLABACHER, Lois Hughs
ROBBINS, Janet Marble
ROMER, Linda Conder
ROUNDY, Rees
SCHAFFER, Joyce Chambers
SCOTHERN, Richard
SILVESTER, Bill
SORENSEN, Chris
THEURER, Grant (Bud)
WALKER, Pat Willmore
WEBSTER, Leslie Fredrickson
YODER, Dennis

 

 

 

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Call or Email Porter Heusser

801-721-4979

porterheusser@comcast.net

Porter called last week to congratulate our son, Mark Pope, for becoming the head men’s basketball coach at BYU, During the conversation he asked if I would put a brief summary of his basketball journey on the website, So here goes.

Mark was heavily recruited out of high school and chose to attend the University of Washington. After two years his coach, Lynn Nance, was fired, Mark did not want to stay at the school without him so he contacted a couple of the other schools that had shown interest in him out of High School. He chose Kentucky, coached by Rick Pitino, and during his senior year there was a co-captain of the team that won the 1996 NCAA National Championship.

He was drafted by the Pacers who were coached by Larry Bird, He spent nine years playing professional ball, seven in the NBA, and worked with a number of fine coaching staffs.

At the conclusion of his basketball career, he decided to study medicine and was accepted to Columbia Medical School in New York, After a couple of years there he decided that basketball was his real passion and accepted a position with the team at the University of Georgia, His next stop was as an assistant at Wake Forest and then he spent four years as an assistant at BYU , He was then offered the head coaching position at Utah Valley University, During his four years there, UVU had significant success setting consecutive all time records for wins his last two years.

Now on to head coach at BYU.



                             DO YOU REMEMBER?

DOES ANYONE KNOW WHO THE THREE GIRLS ARE?

DO YOU REMEMBER HANGING OUT AT STEED'S DAIRY BAR?  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Dear Friends and Classmates:

Our class website is becoming used more every day.  What a wonderful tool we have to keep in touch, congratulate, offer condolences and share.

 As we age we are losing more and more of our dear friends.  How special it is for those of us that would not otherwise know that one of our classmates has departed this life to be able to be informed and express our sympathy to friends and family.  From their comments we see that such expressions are deeply appreciated.

In the same vein, birthdays become more precious and the website affords us the chance to greet each other on those special days.

We have made good progress in getting everyone registered on the site, but we have a way to go yet.  We are sensitive to the fact that high school was a difficult time for many of us.  As a result some may be reluctant to join us.  It is our sincere wish that time has helped to heal the pain and hurt feelings that some have had to endure.  Age is nature’s way of leveling.  No longer are we good looking or ambitious.  Our possessions or lack thereof have little meaning any more.  All are basically all old, wrinkled and retired.  We sincerely reach out to each one of you to come and join us on the website.  In doing so we invite you to reach out to others and extend the hand of fellowship to your fellow classmates.

We did a little trial run for a summer picnic this year.  It was great.  We would like to do it again.  With good email addresses, mailing addresses and phone numbers we can invite more of you to attend. We can get input on a good time to hold such an event this coming summer.

We plan to start posting some pictures of the good old days on the website and we invite you to share pictures that you think the rest of us will enjoy.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of the ’61 Bears out there!

Best wishes

Paul Pali Reunion Chair

Porter Heusser Webmaster

Jay Peck Secretary