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04/17/11 - NNHS Newsletter - Palm Sunday

On the next day much people that were come to the feast, when they heard
that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, Took branches of palm trees,
and went forth to meet him, and cried, Hosanna:
Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord.

- John 12: 12-13 (KJV)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   We are a varied lot, and many of you will not be celebrating today, but for many others of you, today marks the beginning of Holy Week, and even if we're not personally observing the day, our Typhoon Family tries to mark all such occasions:

BONUS - - The Holy City - Charlotte Church - Live in Jerusalem



   Happy Birthday today to David Jones ('57)!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to     The late Monty Phillips ('62) (deceased 04/15/11) AND    Bill Wolfley ('70) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to: 

21 -   Betsy Turner Bateman ('70) of VA AND         My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of TX (currently deployed to lands dark and dusty);

22 - Peggy Lovic Hooper-McLain ('57);

23 -   Evelyn Casey Snead ('57) of VA AND Peggy Hartsel Sack ('57);

24 - Donald Smith ('57) of VA!

    Many Happy Returns to You All!


Wednesday, April 17, 1861

Like ominous dominoes falling in a row, states lined up to refuse Lincoln’s call for militia, then secede from the Union altogether. Virginia’s governor said that since in his opinion Lincoln “inaugurated the war” they would send no troops, since “the people of this Commonwealth are free men, not slaves.” (He was, of course, only 3/5ths correct.) The governor of Missouri, also a secessionist, called the militia request “illegal, unconstitutional, revolutionary, inhuman, diabolical and cannot be complied with.” Kentucky was not amused either.


From the Fayetteville (NC) Observer - 04/17/11:

1 dead, 85 hurt by Fayetteville tornado

Published: 07:18 AM, Sun Apr 17, 2011

One person died and at least 85 were injured in Cumberland County when a tornado ripped through a wide swath of Fayetteville on Saturday afternoon.

Three others were killed in Bladen County and one in Dunn, the victims of either tornadoes or strong winds spawned by a storm system that left destruction across eastern and central North Carolina. It was the same violent system that had raced across the Midwest and South, leaving 17 dead in four other states.

In Cumberland County, the damage spanned about eight to 10 miles, from North Reilly Road to north Ramsey Street. In some places, entire neighborhoods were wiped out. The city and Cumberland County declared states of emergency. A curfew was imposed in damaged neighborhoods from 9 p.m. Saturday until 6 a.m. today.

"Citizens are advised to stay out of the affected areas," said Kenny Currie, director of county Emergency Services. The LaGrange and Summerhill subdivisions off North Reilly Road and the Cottonade neighborhood off Yadkin Road were especially hard hit, as were the College Lakes area off Ramsey Street and Broadwater Bridge Road in Beaver Dam.

"We're going to be in response mode most of the night," Curry said Saturday. "Hopefully, tomorrow, we'll start with the recovery issue. People don't need to show up volunteering ... so as to not hinder EMS, fire, police and sheriff's operations."

The fast-moving tornado, which touched down about 4 p.m., peeled roofs off businesses along Yadkin Road, between Summerhill Road to near the gates of Fort Bragg. It sheared trees in half or ripped them out of the ground in Cottonade, destroying or badly damaging at least half of the houses.

Shortly after the tornado struck, people wandered aimlessly along Yadkin Road, stepping over downed power lines and smashed transformers. A silver van came to rest on a tree, suspended about 10 feet off the ground. A semi-trailer sat on its side, a tree lying across it.

Michael Ray started clearing out what was left of his Performance Tattoo shop at 6380 Yadkin Road. He said about 15 customers and employees were inside when the roof blew off.

"I'm just glad I didn't see anybody go with it," said Ray, who is 38. Most of the customers and employees huddled inside a storage area, the only interior wall left standing.

Nearby, Young Choe sifted through what was left of the business he runs, One Hour Koretizing Dry Cleaning and Laundry. Choe is certain that his son saved his life. He said he was standing at the counter with his son when they saw the twister coming toward them.

"My kid pulled me down," Choe said. "If he hadn't, I'm sure I would have been dead, or in heaven right now."

Choe suffered a cut on his head and a scrape and bump on his shoulder. His shop was destroyed.

The scene wasn't much different on North Reilly Road. When the tornado struck, about 12 people had huddled in a small bathroom inside the Reilly Road Farmer's Market.

The group included Breanna Beatty; her boyfriend, Jonathan Pate; and Pate's children, 4-year-old Jonathan and 2-year-old Savannah.

"We each had a kid up under our shirts," Beatty said. "The roof over the bathroom came off, and something hit everyone."

Beatty said an unidentified woman who stood next to them was nine months pregnant. She was not hurt, Beatty said, but she was taken to a hospital as a precaution.

The True Life Ministries Worship Center on North Reilly Road was destroyed, a brick wall was all that remained.

Trimita Kirk and her daughter were inside the building, along with several other people, when the tornado hit. Kirk said at least one person was injured when a wall fell.

"It was just really scary," she said. "Like the scariest thing you would ever think of."

Sally Shutt, a spokeswoman for Cumberland County, said 10 people were transported by rescue workers to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, and 20 others made it to the hospital on their own. Five others were taken to Betsy Johnson Regional Hospital in Dunn, and 50 were treated in the field for minor injuries, Shutt said.

She said the death in Cumberland County happened on Vault Field Road in Linden. The victim's name and details of what happened were withheld.

The county opened three emergency shelters - at Spring Lake Middle School, Seventy-First High School and the Westover Recreation Center. The American Red Cross went to badly damaged neighborhoods directing people to the shelters.

FAST buses were used to help get displaced families to the shelters.

Two schools, Ben Martin Elementary on North Reilly Road and Pine Forest High on Andrews Road, were damaged.

Cumberland County schools Superintendent Frank Till arrived at Ben Martin around 6 p.m.

"We'll be working on this one tomorrow," Till said. "We're kind of like everybody else. We're just waiting to see what's up."

Significant damage also was reported along Andrews and McArthur roads in northern Fayetteville and off Ramsey Street near the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. plant. Areas in and around Pine Forest High School received heavy damage, said a police spokesman.

The tornado destroyed a wall at Goodyear and flipped over an 18-wheel tractor-trailer, said company officials and a union leader. One person had a minor injury that required first aid. The plant is not expected to operate a normal schedule until 7 p.m. today.

The tornado ripped through the Longhill Pointe Apartments and Townhomes, off Ramsey Street north of Andrews Road, peeling back roofs and damaging vehicles. A tree fell over an entrance to the complex, forcing people to walk with whatever belongings they could carry to friends and loved ones who waited for them in cars.

James Shepherd, who is 26, said he watched the tornado approach from the window of his second-floor balcony at Longhill Pointe.

"I saw it come through, the trees getting demolished," Shepherd said. "Definitely the craziest thing I have ever seen."

He said a wall of his apartment was blown apart, and shards of glass stuck in the walls, as if someone "had thrown them there like knives."

Pine Forest High School off Andrews Road fared no better. About 300 people were at the school for an N.C. Force Basketball tournament when the tornado hit.

Nicole Smith and her family were inside the school when it began to pour, the wind picked up and the view outside the windows turned white, she said.

Smith saw one person get injured. Cars in the parking flipped over; the windows of the Smiths' Ford Excursion were gone.

"It's definitely a sight to see down there," she said, pointing toward Pine Forest's athletic fields, which received extensive damage.

Jackie Tuckey, a spokeswoman for the city of Fayetteville, said the city has asked for public safety and utilities personnel from as far away as Charlotte.

Cumberland County activated its Emergency Operations Center and asked for help from the state for rescue, EMS, and search and rescue teams.

City parks and sanitation crews have responded to clean debris and get roadways clear for emergency management crews in the LaGrange, Summerhill and Fairfield Farms neighborhoods.

Fort Bragg will remain closed today to all but essential personnel, Army officials said.

Multiple buildings on post and Simmons Army Airfield were damaged. Power was cut off to the entire installation, a statement released late Saturday said. "There are no reports of loss of life or significant injuries on post," the statement said.

Womack Army Medical Center was operating on backup power sufficient to support its medical operations.

Army officials said power was not expected to be restored to Fort Bragg until at least noon today.

The storm also caused heavy damage in Raleigh and elsewhere in the eastern part of the state. A Lowe's store and other buildings were destroyed in Sanford.

The storm system knocked out power to almost almost 200,000 people in the Carolinas.

Progress Energy reported Saturday evening that it was working to restore power to more than 175,000 customers, while Duke Energy had another 16,000 without power as of 8 p.m. Both companies have customers in the Carolinas.

South River EMC reported about 25,000 members had no electricity Saturday night, down from 35,000 earlier in the day. The company provides power in Cumberland, Sampson, Harnett, Bladen and Johnston counties.

In Bladen County, two people died and one was injured when a tornado touched down in Ammons, said Bradley Kinlaw, director of the county's Emergency Management Office. Another person died when a tornado hit Bladenboro, he said.

Others across the region said they were lucky to get through the fast-moving storm unscathed.

Aaron Samora 29, and Claudia Huerta, 28, sat on their porch at 413 Lancaster Road, off Yadkin Road. In front of them, a towering pine tree had broken in half, its top crashing through the side of their brick home while the couple huddled in a closet.

"A few more feet the other way would have been bad," Samora said.

The destruction brought out the best in some people.

Jamie Slife and his family were driving down Yadkin Road when the tornado ripped across the street in front of them.

Instead of panicking, Slife, a Marine stationed at Fort Bragg, jumped out of the car and started helping everybody else.

Within minutes, Slife had joined forces with soldiers who also were helping.

"We pulled seven people from cars," Slife said.

The makeshift unit also checked on people in damaged homes and worked with firefighters and police officers to help secure the area.

"We don't know each other," Slife said, gesturing toward the group. "They're just letting me talk because I have higher rank, I guess."

In the Summerhill neighborhood, residents quickly mobilized to help one another and clear the neighborhood streets so residents and emergency vehicles could get through.

The group of mostly active-duty or retired soldiers brought out chain saws to cut the trees. A man in a tow truck used his winch to pull limbs and trunks out of the way. Some tied smaller limbs to the backs of their Jeeps and trucks and dragged them off.

Staff Sgt. Larry Ruiz used to live in the neighborhood. He grabbed his medical kit and stethoscope and went door to door to offer help.

In Cottonade, paratrooper Teygh Statler used a chain saw to cut a big tree that had fallen on Julie Nelson's house on York Road. Statler was joined by other soldiers and volunteers.

"We've just been kind of driving and helping wherever we can," said Erin Adams, whose husband Steve manned a chain saw in the front yard. "We just hope somebody would do the same for us."

Staff writers Jennifer Calhoun, Steve DeVane, Paul Woolverton, April Dudash, Nancy McCleary and Michael Futch contributed to this story.

Staff writer Greg Barnes can be reached at or 910-486-3525.

NOTE: The Webmistress' old neighborhood was one of these affected by the damage.  By all available reports, "our people" there are all unharmed, but probably still without power as many of them have been since Saturday at 4:00 PM; have not yet reached    Geneva Cole Lauterbach ('65) of Fayetteville or   Ann Allen ('65) of - uh, someplace very nearby.

    From Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA - 04/16/11, 9:50 AM - "     Monty":


I know how hard it is to keep us informed about ourselves. I know how sad you must be about Monty. You would think that after all the sorrow we have known with so many losses we would become complacent, form a harder shell or "take it with a grain of salt," but each one is its own sorrow not to be compared with anyone else's. Each has its tears that somehow escape our eyes to fall unheeded on our hearts. Each has its prayer to God for their soul. Each is new.

My thoughts will be of 
  Judy (Phillips Allen - '66 - of VA) today. She has been a tireless trooper.

Thank you for your efforts and wear on your heart, it is appreciated.

Your friend,
Linda May '66

   Thank you so very much, Linda May! It does seem to get more difficult, doesn't it?

      From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of IL - 04/16/11 - "How to take the sting out of a Bee sting":

So, a penny is still good for something after all.  I may not have medicine available but hope I can find a penny.  You can also put 3 pennies in some water in a plastic bag and hang it by the door to keep the flies away.  I did it last year and surprisingly it worked.

This information may be something to remember, as this season will soon be here again...

It might be wise to carry a penny in your pocket while working in the yard.......... BEE STINGS !
A couple of weeks ago, I was stung by both a bee and hornet while working in the garden.
My arm swelled up, so I went to the doctor.  The clinic gave me cream and an antihistamine.  The next day the swelling was getting progressively worse, so I went to my regular doctor. The arm was Infected and needed an antibiotic. The doctor told me - " The next time you get stung, put a penny on the bite for 15 minutes".
That night, my niece was stung by two bees.  I looked at the bite and it had already started to swell.   So, I taped a penny to her arm for 15 minutes The next morning, there was no sign of a bite  We decided that she just wasn't allergic to the sting.
Soon, I was gardening outside.  I got stung again, twice by a hornet on my left hand. I thought, here I go again to the doctor for another antibiotic.
I promptly got my money out and taped two pennies to my bites, then sat and sulked for 15 minutes. The penny took the string out of the bite immediately.
In the meantime the hornets were attacking, and my friend was stung on the thumb. Again the penny. The next morning I could only see the spot where the hornet had stung me. No redness, no swelling.  My friend's sting was the same; couldn't even tell where she had been stung.
She got stung again a few days later upon her back---cutting the grass!  And the penny worked once again.
Wanted to share this marvelous information in case you experience the same problem.  We need to keep a stock of pennies on hand.
The doctor said that the copper in the penny counteracts the bite. 
It definitely works!
Please remember and pass this information on to your friends, children, grandchildren.
   Thanks, Dools! Whether it works or not, it's certainly worth trying. REMEMBER: If you are severely allergic to bee stings, seek medical attention immediately!

  From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 04/16/11 - "My New Cell Phone":

At Last, a Cell Phone for Seniors!
  You REALLY have to be OLD to appreciate THIS  joke. 

I know some of you are not old enough to get this, but you can pass it on to some old person who needs a laugh today!!!

   WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, Bill, I love it! Actually, though, it's a bit modern for my taste. Can you find me one with a dial from this phone???




Old West:

A bar owner in the Old West has just hired a timid new bartender. The owner of the establishment is giving his new hire some instructions on running the place. He tells the timid man, "If you ever hear that Big John is coming to town, drop everything and run for the hills!! He's the meanest, biggest, nastiest outlaw who ever lived!!"

A few weeks pass uneventfully. But one afternoon, a local cowhand comes running through town yelling, "Big John is coming to town!! Run for your lives!!"

When the bartender exits the saloon to start running, he's knocked to the ground by several townspeople scurrying out of town. As he's picking himself up, he sees a large man approaching the saloon, probably about 7 feet tall, muscular, grunting and growling as he walks. He stomps up to the door, orders the poor barkeep inside, and demands, "I want a beer NOW!!" He pounds his heavy fist on the bar, splitting it in half. The bartender nervously hands the big man a beer, hands shaking. He takes the beer, rips the top of the bottle off with his teeth, and downs the beer in one gulp. As the poor timid bartender cowers behind the bar, the big man gets up to leave.

"Do you want another beer?" the bartender calls out.

"Dang it, I don't have time!!" the big man yells. "I gotta get out of town!!! Didn't ya hear Big John is a-comin??" 



1. Saturday, April 30, 2011 - The NNHS Class will have a Luncheon. Team Leaders are Mickey Marcella ( - 757-249-3800), Betty Hamby Neher ( - 757-898-5099), and Dr. Harry Simpson ( - 804-694-0346). - CLASS OF 1954

2. Thursday, May 5, 2011 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds Lunch Bunch gatherings on the first Thursday of every month at Steve & John's Steak House on Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News at 11:00 AM. The luncheon is not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have friends in that year, go visit with them.

3.  May 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 2011 - "The Marvelous Wonderettes" at Dinnertainment at The Grey Goose - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - 

4. Wednesday, June 8, 2011 - The NNHS Class of June 1942 meets at noon on the second Wednesday of every other month for a Dutch treat lunch at the James River Country Club, 1500 Country Club Road. PLEASE JOIN THEM. Give or take a few years makes no difference. Good conversation, food and atmosphere. For details, call Jennings Bryan at 803-7701 for reservations.

5. Saturday, July 9, 2011 (6:30 PM to 11:30 PM) - The Class of 1971 will hold its 40-Year Reunion at Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News. For details, contact Richard Rawls at - CLASS OF 1971

6. Saturday, August 20, 2011 - The Class of 1966 will hold its 45-Year Reunion at the Warwick Yacht Club, Newport News.  Further details will be available soon from Dee Hodges Bartram at - CLASS OF 1966

7. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 26, 27, and 28, 2011 - The Class of 1961 will hold its 50-Year Reunion. - For details, contact Gary Fitzgerald at or 757-879-2847 - CLASS OF 1961

8. Wednesday and Thursday, October 19 and 20, 2011 - The Class of 1956 will hold its 55-Year Reunion. Be on the lookout for "snail mail" in early May. - CLASS OF 1956

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BLOG: - updated 03/13/11

   Y'all take care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                                   Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty


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The Holy City

Text by Frederick E. Weatherly, 1892

Music by
Michael Maybrick - a.k.a. Stephen Adams
(31 Jan 1841 - 26 Aug 1913)

 Last night I lay a-sleeping, there came a dream so fair,
I stood in old Jerusalem beside the temple there.
I heard the children singing and ever as they sang,
Me thought the voice of angels from heaven in answer rang.
Me thought the voice of angels from heaven in answer rang.

Jerusalem! Jerusalem!
Lift up your gates and sing,
Hosanna in the highest!
Hosanna to your King!

And then me thought my dream was changed, the streets no longer rang,
Hushed were the glad Hosannas the little children sang.
The sun grew dark with mystery, the morn was cold and chill,
As the shadow of a cross arose upon a lonely hill.
As the shadow of a cross arose upon a lonely hill.

Jerusalem! Jerusalem!
Lift up your gates and sing,
Hosanna in the highest!
Hosanna to your King!

And once again the scene was changed; new earth there seemed to be;
I saw the Holy City beside the tideless sea;
The light of God was on its streets, the gates were open wide,
And all who would might enter and no one was denied.
No need of moon or stars by night, or sun to shine by day;
It was the new Jerusalem that would not pass away.
It was the new Jerusalem that would not pass away.

Jerusalem! Jerusalem!
Lift up your gates and sing,
Hosanna in the highest!
Hosanna to your King!
Hosanna in the highest!
Hosanna to your King!

"The Holy City" midi and lyrics courtesy of - 04/05/09

Palm Sunday Title clip art courtesy of - 04/17/11

Black Celtic Bar 4 Divider Line clip art courtesy of - well, I cannot seem to locate that information at the moment.....

Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

Animated USMC Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

Army Seal clip art also courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of - 05/29/06

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