Reunion listings for the week of June 10, 2018

Class/school reunions

UHS class of 1960

The University High School class of 1960 reunion will be held from noon-5 p.m. June 16, at the Westside Senior Center on Dupont Road, Westover.

Chicken and bottled water will be provided. Please bring a covered dish to share. For information call Carol at 304-328-5340.

MHS class of 1968

The Morgantown High School Class of 1968 will celebrate its 50th-year Golden Reunion June 22-24 in Morgantown.

A schedule of events is as follows:

— 6 p.m. June 22, cocktails at Holiday Inn Atria’s (cash bar)

— 10 a.m. June 23, tour of Morgantown High School by the MHS Foundation

— Noon June 23, golf outing at Lakeview (must pre-register)

— 5 p.m. June 23, registration at Holiday Inn ballrooms, followed by a class picture at 6:30 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m., class meeting and prizes at 7:45 p.m. and dinner and celebration at 8:30 p.m.

— 1 p.m. June 24, picnic at Dorsey Knob Pavilion (families welcome). Hot dogs, hamburgers and drinks provided. Bring a covered dish to share. There will be a handcraft auction, bring handcrafted items to auction.

Cost of the reunion is $10 to attend the picnic only, or $60 per person for all activities (excluding golf outing) and an MHS souvenir. Bring any memorabilia to share.

Rooms are blocked for MHS Class of ’68 at the Holiday Inn on Pineview Drive. Info: Carolyn McBee at 304-594-2877, Gordon Shilling at 304-826-0519 or Jan DeVault at 1-724-878-5695.

Cassville School

The Cassville School reunion will be at 11 a.m. June 23, at Westover VFW. All former school attendees, teachers and friends are welcome. The school was built in 1923 and closed in 1983. Bring any photos you might have.

Info: Ilene Shahan, 304-328-5675 or Mike Fletcher, 304-328-5597.

MHS class of 1950

Morgantown High School graduates of 1950 will gather for pinic at 12:30 p.m. June 24, at West Side Senior Center Pavilion, DuPont Road, Westover. Dinner will be the responsibility of each person.

Those interested, contact Ann McCardle, at 304-296-7603 or by letter, to 233 S. High St., Morgantown WV 26501.

Committee members are Joanne Gashler Summers, Alice Baggott Collins, Ann Ramsey McArdle, Joe Allamon, Barbara Fullmer Gallaghr, Janet Turner Schlobohm, Neil Bolyard and Mary Merrill.

MHS class of 1956

The Morgantown High School class of 1956 reunion will be held June 28-29.

Registration for the event is at 4:30 p.m. June 28, at the Pines Country Club, followed by a social hour and a buffet dinner.

There is no registration fee. The only charge is $20 for dinner.

A program has been planned for June 29. For more information, contact Barbara McCoy Hopkins, at 304 337 8742 or Janet Griffith Rogers, at 304 594 2501.

Arthurdale School

The Arthurdale School reunion will be held at 5 p.m. July 13, at Arthurdale Presbyterian Church, beginnning with a social hour and dinner.

The reunion is open to anyone who attended Arthurdale schools, their family and friends.

Reservations are due by July 1. Cost is $20 per peson. Info: Joyce, 304-291-8943 or Pat, 304-322-4176.

UHS class of 1968

The University High School class of 1968 will hold its 50th class reunion from 4-9 p.m. July 28 at The Clubhouse Grill at the Pines Country Club. Cost is $35 per person, due by June 1 with RSVP. Write/mail checks to Brenda J. Freeman, 1331 Kingwood Pike, Morgantown, WV 26508.

Info: John, 301-518-5924 or Brenda, 304-906-0255.

Westover Junior High School

All former faculty and students from Westover Junior High School are invited to a picnic/reunion from 1-4 p.m. July 22, at Westover Senior Center Pavillion. Cost is $10 per person to cover expenses. Meats, water and some soft drinks will be provided. Please bring a covered dish or dessert. RSVP by July 10 to 304-290-6532 or 304-599-9654. If no answer, please leave a message.

MHS class of 1958

The Morgantown High School class of 1958 will celebrate its 60th-year Diamond Reunion Aug. 9-11, in Morgantown. A schedule of events is as follows:

— 6 p.m. Aug. 9 — Olivero’s Restaurant, 54 Clay St., Wharf District, dinner from the menu (on your own) for early bird arrivals and locals.

— 5 p.m. Aug. 10 — catered picnic at Westside Senior Center, 500 Dupont Road, Westover, socializing and refreshments starts at 5 p.m., catered picnic dinner at 6: p.m.

Mid-morning Aug. 11 — golfing at Pines Country Club (payable at the event).

— 5 p.m. Aug. 11 — catered dinner at E. Lynch Grand Ballroom of Knights of Columbus Club, 379 Parkview Drive. Activities planned are happy hour and cash bar (5 p.m.), group photo (6 p.m.), catered buffet dinner (6:30 p.m.) and socializing until 11 p.m.

Cost for the reunion is $30 per person for the Friday evening picnic, and $65 per person for the Saturday evening banquet.

Rooms are blocked at the Euro Suites until July 20, the Holiday Inn, Pineview Drive, until July 23, and the Hampton Inn, University Towne Centre until July 9.

In addition, the Reunion Committee wishes to locate the following classmates: Dave Strickland, Bonnie (Gardner) Eppert, Judy (Malone) Hawkins, Mary (McCuskey) White, John Martin, Carol (Cain) Powers, Rupert Eder, Philip Renner, Iola (Sivak) Swisher, Sandy (Angle) Maiolo, Tom Huggins, David Heft, Hazel (Smith) Yost, Dorothy (Harman) Tanner, Jean (Martin) Devault, Donna (Conley) Pennington, Janet (Bower) Cunningham, Dorthy (Mearns) Adams, Glenn Herndon, Linda (Pitman) Hussing, Donald Hagedorn, Patsy Allman, Irene (Sowers) Roebuck, Eugene Summers, Beverly (Devault) Gilmore, Maxine (Hagedorn) Burns, Carolyn (Irby) Harper, Thomas Barnett, John Stecker, Margaret (Graham) Buncan, Thomas Lepera.

Questions concerning the reunion or information regarding the status of classmates listed above: Victor Zanotti at 304-288-4540 or Jim McClung 304-594-3570.

Family reunions


The Bill Keener family will hold a reunion/memorial at 1 p.m. June 16 at Marilla Park Recreational Center.


Friends and family are invited to the Hovatter and Barlow reunion, at 1 p.m. June 16 at Rowlesburg Park. Bring a covered dish.

Info: Mary, 304-864-5039.


The descendants of James Newton and Abigail Jane Barrickman Statler (Rosetta Henderson, George McClastic Statler, Mary Elizabeth Hall, Dick Richard Statler, Plummer Dayton Statler, Annie Icie Stewart Lewis, John Greenberry Statler, Jesse Clark Statler, Gracie May Devine, Edith Dessie Eddy Yost) will hold their annual family reunion June 17 at the Mooresville Community Building in Core. A covered-dish dinner will begin at 1 p.m.

Bring your family and visit with your relatives.

Info: Albert, 304-879-5510.

Other reunions

XI Chapter of Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity at FSU

The alumni of XI chapter of Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity (Fairmont State) will host an annual Founders Day picnic for all alumni and guests from noon until evening June 23 at Camp Muffly (I-79 Exit 146).

Info: Contact John Fredrick, 304-292-7579.

Valley Alumni Association

The Valley Alumni Association high school reunion will be July 14 at Masontown Fire Hall.

The reunion is open to anyone who graduated from Masontown High School, Valley High School and West Preston High School in Masontown.

The social hour/dinner will begin at 5 p.m., followed by a dance at 9 p.m. The dance is open to the public ($10 per person) and Knighthawks will perform.

Reservations must be made for the dinner by July 2. No reservations needed for the dance.

Due to the new 911 addresses, many brochures have been returned with no forwarding address. If you have graduated from any of the above schools and did not receive a letter, send your new address to or

Info: Kim, 304-864-0884.

Shinnston Alumni Association mini reunion

The Shinnston High School Alumni Association will host a mini reunion on July 21, at Lincoln High School, 100 Jerry Toth Drive in Shinnston.

At 4 p.m., the doors will open for a catered dinner inside the school; dinner will be served at 5 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person, and you must have a ticket for entry. Seating is limited, so register early. The alumni association must have your check and reservation form on or before June 30. Send your name, class year, and full mailing address along with a check made out to SHS Alumni Association for $20 per reservation. Mail your note and your check to SHS Alumni Association, PO Box 352, Shinnston, WV 26431. You will receive your ticket by return mail.

The Alumni Parking Lot Party begins at 6 p.m. and continues until midnight. Bring a pop-up tent, a table and snacks for your class. The association will provide water and soft drinks. Don’t forget folding chairs, as there is limited seating outside. You may set up your class’ tent any time before the event. You are welcome to attend the party, even if you don’t attend the dinner.

The Alumni Room at the Bice-Ferguson Memorial Museum, 400 Pike Street in Shinnston, will be open from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. the same day, and Shinnston High School merchandise will be on sale. There is a staircase leading to the Alumni Room, and there is a stair lift, should you need it.

Typically, the association holds reunions every four years, with the next reunion scheduled for the summer of 2020. However, after the 2016 reunion, the association steering committee received many requests for more frequent events. The committee voted to hold a trial mini reunion this year. If well-attended, it will become annual.

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