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05/06/10 - NNHS Newsletter
Straight Shooter

He came in to clean things up and we have found
him to be a pretty straight shooter.

 - Todd Trubey

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Today's Newsletter has no midi attached; just listen to the bonus video:

BONUS - - Straight Shooter - The Mamas and the Papas


    Happy Birthday today to Patsy Lewis Hancock ('57) AND (according to Plaxo)    Norman Olshansky ('64) of FL AND     Van Rowell ('65) of NC!

    Happy Birthday tomorrow to Judy Abbott Copes ('57)!

    Happy Birthday this week to:

08 -   Frank Gibson ('63) of VA;

09 -   Patty Andrews Mays ('61) of VA;

10 -      Mrs. Helen Shelton of VA AND Barbara Johnson Hansford ('57) AND My Cousin,     Clarke Booth (Wakefield HS - '57) of FL;

12 -  Lynn Walker Brothers ('65) of VA!

   Mrs. Shelton has no email, but take note of her NEW address and send her a card for her 93rd Birthday: 866 Denbigh Boulevard, #25, Newport News, VA 23608-4476

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


May 6, 1941 - At California's March Field, Bob Hope performed his first USO show.

May 6, 1941 - The first flight of the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt.

May 6, 1942 - On Corregidor, the last American forces in the Philippines surrendered to the Japanese.

May 6, 1945 - Axis Sally delivered her last propaganda broadcast to Allied troops.

May 6, 1945 - The Prague Offensive, the last major battle of the Eastern Front, began.

TODAY IN 1965:

Thursday, May 06, 1965 - Actress Leslie Hope was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Thursday, May 06, 1965 - Van Rowell was celebrating his 18th birthday in Newport News.

       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/05/10 - "IT'S TOO LATE TO APOLOGIZE: A DECLARATION":

What an innovative and inspiring video.

Read the comments. It seems to be a hit in classrooms where it is shown by teachers.


   WOWZERONI! This is powerful and entertaining all at once! Thank you so very much, Captain!

        From My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of TX - 05/05/10 - "Tiger Joe":

  Isn't he a cute (and proud) looking Tiger Scout?  One little hitch - he is saluting with the wrong hand!  Everything else is picture perfect.  Mom bought him some scout pants and a new cub scout belt today to give him a full uniform.  Enjoy!

love bh

Brent L. Harty
Joe Harty

"You may be whatever you resolve to be"

General Thomas 'Stonewall' Jackson

   AWWW!!! Thanks, Brent!    He does look sharp - and I love the intensity in those big blue eyes!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 05/05/10 - "A golden oldie":

The Dam Letters...

This is an actual letter sent to a man named Ryan DeVries regarding a pond on his property. It was sent by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Quality, State of Pennsylvania. The man's response follows...

DEQ File No.97-59-0023; T11N; R10W, Sec. 20; Lycoming County

Dear Mr. DeVries:

It has come to the attention of the Department of Environmental Quality that there has been recent unauthorized activity on the above referenced parcel of property. You have been certified as the legal landowner and/or contractor who did the following unauthorized activity:

Construction and maintenance of two wood debris dams across the outlet stream of Spring Pond.

A permit must be issued prior to the start of this type of activity. A review of the Department's files shows that no permits have been issued. Therefore, the Department has determined that this activity is in violation of Part 301, Inland Lakes and Streams, of the Natural Resource and Environmental Protection Act, Act 451 of the Public Acts of 1994, being sections 324.30101 to 324.30113 of the Pennsylvania Compiled Laws, annotated.

The Department has been informed that one or both of the dams partially failed during a recent rain event, causing debris and flooding at downstream locations. We find that dams of this nature are inherently hazardous and cannot be permitted. The Department therefore orders you to cease and desist all activities at this location, and to restore the stream to a free-flow condition by removing all wood and brush forming the dams from the stream channel. All restoration work shall be completed no later than January 31, 2006.

Please notify this office when the restoration has been completed so that a follow-up site inspection may be scheduled by our staff. Failure to comply with this request or any further unauthorized activity on the site may result in this case being referred for elevated enforcement action.. We anticipate and would appreciate your full cooperation in this matter. Please feel free to contact me at this office if you have any questions.

D Price
District Representative and Water Management Division. avid L.


Here is the actual response sent back by Mr. DeVries:

Re: DEQ File No. 97-59-0023; T11N; R10W, Sec. 20; Lycoming County

Dear Mr. Price,

Your certified letter dated 12/17/02 has been handed to me to respond to. I am the legal landowner but not the Contractor at 2088 Dagget Lane, Trout Run, Pennsylvania.

A couple of beavers are in the (State unauthorized) process of constructing and maintaining two wood 'debris' dams across the outlet stream of my Spring Pond. While I did not pay for, authorize, nor supervise their dam project, I think they would be highly offended that you call their skillful use of natures building materials 'debris.'

I would like to challenge your department to attempt to emulate their dam project any time and/or any place you choose. I believe I can safely state there is no way you could ever match their dam skills, their dam resourcefulness, their dam ingenuity, their dam persistence, their dam determination and/or their dam work ethic.

These are the beavers/contractors you are seeking. As to your request, I do not think the beavers are aware that they must first fill out a dam permit prior to the start of this type of dam activity.

My first dam question to you is:

(1) Are you trying to discriminate against my Spring Pond Beavers, or

(2) do you require all beavers throughout this State to conform to said dam request?

If you are not discriminating against these particular beavers, through the Freedom of Information Act, I request completed copies of all those other applicable beaver dam permits that have been issued.

(Perhaps we will see if there really is a dam violation of Part 301, Inland Lakes and Streams, of the Natural Resource and Environmental Protection Act, Act 451 of the Public Acts of 1994, being sections 324.30101 to 324.30113 of the Pennsylvania Compiled Laws, annotated.)

I have several concerns. My first concern is, aren't the beavers entitled to legal representation? The Spring Pond Beavers are financially destitute and are unable to pay for said representation -- so the State will have to provide them with a dam lawyer. The Department's dam concern that either one or both of the dams failed during a recent rain event, causing flooding, is proof that this is a natural occurrence, which the Department is required to protect. In other words, we should leave the Spring Pond Beavers alone rather than harassing them and calling them dam names.

If you want the stream 'restored' to a dam free-flow condition please contact the beavers -- but if you are going to arrest them, they obviously did not pay any attention to your dam letter, they being unable to read English.

In my humble opinion, the Spring Pond Beavers have a right to build their unauthorized dams as long as the sky is blue, the grass is green and water flows downstream. They have more dam rights than I do to live and enjoy Spring Pond. If the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection lives up to its name, it should protect the natural resources (Beavers) and the environment (Beavers' Dams).

So, as far as the beavers and I are concerned, this dam case can be referred for more elevated enforcement action right now. Why wait until 1/31/2006? The Spring Pond Beavers may be under the dam ice then and there will be no way for you or your dam staff to contact/harass them.

In conclusion, I would like to bring to your attention to a real environmental quality, health, problem in the area. It is the bears! Bears are actually defecating in our woods. I definitely believe you should be persecuting the defecating bears and leave the beavers alone. If you are going to investigate the beaver dam, watch your step! The bears are not careful where they dump!

Being unable to comply with your dam request, and being unable to contact you on your dam answering machine, I am sending this response to your dam office.


   WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, Shari! This is a classic!

          From David Whitley ('67) of VA - 05/05/10 - "Teachers & Cops":

Subject: Teachers & Cops

( Im not so sure these are really real, but they are very funny. dpw )

Teachers: These are actual comments made on students' report cards by teachers in the New York City public school system. All teachers were reprimanded.

12. Since my last report, your child has reached rock bottom and has started to dig.

11. I would not allow this student to breed.

10. Your child has delusions of adequacy.

9. Your son is depriving a village somewhere of an idiot.

8. Your son sets low personal standards and then consistently fails to achieve them..

7. The student has a 'full six-pack' but lacks the plastic thing to hold it all together.

6. This child has been working with glue too much.

5 When your daughter's IQ reaches 50, she should sell.

4 The gates are down, the lights are flashing, but the train isn't coming.

3. It's impossible to believe the sperm that created this child beat out 1,000,000 others.

2. The wheel is turning but the hamster is definitely dead.


1.If this student were any more stupid, he'd have to be watered twice a week.

Cops: These are actual comments made by 16 Police Officers. The comments were taken off actual police car videos around the country:

16. 'You know, stop lights don't come any redder than the one you just went through.'

15. 'Relax, the handcuffs are tight because they're new. They'll stretch after you wear them a while.'

14. 'If you take your hands off the car, I'll make your birth certificate a worthless document.'

13. 'If you run, you'll only go to jail tired.'

12.Can you run faster than 1200 feet per second? Because that's the speed of the bullet that'll be chasing you.'

11.You don't know how fast you were going? I guess that means I can write anything I want to on the ticket,huh?

10.Yes, sir, you can talk to the shift supervisor, but I don't think it will help.. Oh, did I mention that I'm the shift supervisor?'

9.Warning! You want a warning? O.K, I'm warning you not to do that again or I'll give you another ticket.'

8.The answer to this last question will determine whether you are drunk or not. Was Mickey Mouse a cat or a dog?

7.Fair? You want me to be fair? Listen, fair is a place where you go to ride on rides, eat cotton candy, corn dogs and step in monkey poop'

6.Yeah, we have a quota.. Two more tickets and my wife gets a toaster oven.'

5.In God we trust, all others we run through NCIC.'

4.How big were those 'two beers' you say you had?'

3.No sir, we don't have quotas anymore. We used to, but now we're allowed to write as many tickets as we can.

2.Im glad to hear that the Chief of Police is a personal friend of yours. So you know someone who can post your bail.


1.You didn't think we give pretty women tickets? You're right, we don't.. Sign here.'

   WILDER GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Gorgeous! These are hysterical!


  From Jane Chambers of VA - 04/16/10 - "(A Very Cool Surprise Which I'm Reserving for As Soon As I Catch Up to Myself)":

   WOWZERONI! Thanks so much, Jane!


  From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09 AND 02/07/10 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD" AND 61-62 DECADERS ADDENDA:

   Contact Dr. Chambers at

   Thanks, Jane!


From ArcaMax Jokes - 05/05/10:

Self Defense

During a practical exercise at a military police base, the instructor was giving the class instruction in unarmed self- defense.

After he presented a number of different situations in which they might find themselves, he asked a student, "What steps would you take if someone were coming at you with a large, sharp knife?"

The student replied, "BIG ones."

1. Saturday, June 12, 2010 - George Wythe Schools Closing Celebration. Contact Glory Gill (Wythe school nurse) at 727-2965 / with any questions or to contribute old memories - OPEN TO PUBLIC

2. Friday and Saturday, August 6 and 7, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1970 will hold its 40-Year Reunion. Saturday night will be at the Kiln Creek Golf & Country Club. For details, contact Carol Comer Cutler at or visit the reunion website at - CLASS OF 1970

3. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 6, 7, and 8, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1960 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott Newport News at City Center. For details, contact Karen Weinstein Witte at - CLASS OF 1960

4. Saturday, October 9, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1963 will celebrate their 65th Birthdays at a Party on Saturday, October 9, 2010 at the Virginia Power Clubhouse, 1701 Waterview, Yorktown, VA from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM. For details, contact Susie Overton Jones at - CLASS OF 1963

5. Friday and Saturday, October 15 and 16, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold its 45-Year Reunion at the Point Plaza Hotel, 950 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23601. For details, contact Dave Arnold at - OPEN TO ALL CLASSES, HOSTED BY THE CLASS OF 1965

6. Saturday, April 30, 2011 - The NNHS Class of 1954 will have a LUNCHEON. Mickey Marcella (757) 249-3800, Betty Hamby Neher, (757) 898-5099 and Dr. Harry Simpson (804) 694-0346 will be the team leaders. - CLASS OF 1954

7. July 2011- The Class of 1971 is planning a 40-Year Reunion. A planning committee has been formed and held their first meeting recently. In an effort to connect with as many class members as possible, they are asking anyone interested in the Class of '71 reunion to contact Richard Rawls. Please provide your name, address, phone number(s) and email address so that they can be in touch with you when final arrangements are made. It has been 20 years since their last class reunion and they are looking forward to seeing everyone again. Send your contact information to: - CLASS OF 1971

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 04/30/10

BLOG: - updated 08/04/09

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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Straight Shooter

Music by John Phillips (30 Aug 1935 - 18 Mar 2001)

Recorded by The Mamas & the Papas, 1966

Don't get me mad; don't tell no lie.
Don't make me sad; don't pass me by.
Baby are you holding, holding anything but me?
'Cause I'm a real straight shooter, if you know what I mean.
You can bring me love; you can hang around.
You can bring me up; don't you bring me down.
Baby are you holding, holding anything but me?
'Cause I'm a real straight shooter, if you know what I mean.

I've been searching all night, just to find what I'm looking for.
Baby, baby, treat me right, or I won't come round your door
No more!

You can bring me love; you can hang around.
You can bring me up; don't you bring me down.
Baby are you holding, holding anything but me?
'Cause I'm a real straight shooter, if you know what I mean.

I've been searching all night, just to find what I'm looking for.
Baby, baby, treat me right, or I won't come round your door
No more!

Don't get me mad; don't tell no lie.
Don't get me sad; just get me high.
Baby, what your holding, half of that belongs to me.
'Cause I'm a real straight shooter
(Baby, don't you get me down...)
I'm a real straight shooter...
(I've been searching all night long...)
I'm a real straight shooter (baby) if you know what I mean -
If you know what I mean.

"Straight Shooter" lyrics courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 03/24/10
Thanks, Dave!

"Straight Shooter" image courtesy
of - 05/08/09 (sic)

Animated Bullet Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 06/26/06

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

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

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

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

Animated Big Hugs Smiley clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 06/19/09
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

Animated Kissing Smiley clip art courtesy of my friend, Judy Bundy Bowermaster (Litchfield HS, IL - '59), of IL - 09/19/08
Thanks, Judy!

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