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If you've done something neat or interesting why not share it with us... or if you see something in the newspaper or on line about a classmate... please forward it to Chat@Classof58.org and I'll post it here for everyone to enjoy.    It's nice to have things to share other than obituaries. 
Speaking of Obituaries.... We are missing obituaries for many of our classmates. If you have a copy of an obituary and would be willing to share it, I'd be glad to post it on our Obituary Page
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50th Class Reunion a Hugh Success! 
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Gordon Langenbeck (The Grim Reaper) is maintaining a class list of about 280, with 63 deceased. Amazingly, Gordon has been able to find addresses or phone numbers for everyone except about 20.
Check out our Truant web page... and if you have any information regarding anyone listed... please send us that information so we can contact them.

Contact Gordon at  Gordon@Classof58.org


03/10/2009  From The Santa Maria Valley Historical Society.
This month’s highly successful “The Valley Speaks,” sponsored by both the Santa Maria Valley Historical Society and the Santa Maria Public Library, will feature Tetsue Furukawa and Jack Morishima, talking about the history of the Japanese people in the Santa Maria Valley . The event is scheduled to take place Marcy 14th at 11 a.m. in the Shepard Room of the Public Library.
Those of you who were able to attend last month's Valley Speaks will remember that there was standing room only. 
For reservations, please call the museum at (805) 922-3130

Shirley tells me they have speakers lined up through October.
Laura (Tognazzini) Dias and Norma DeBernardi talked on the 14th of February about the dairy farms that once flourished here in the valley; Tets Furukawa, who'll talk about his history of the Japanese in the area, will be our guest speaker in March; Shirley Boydstun will be talking in April about the history of Guadalupe; Angel Bourbon, long time bartender at the Santa Maria Inn, will be the May speaker; Glenn Battles will be talking about the Battles history in June; Patrick Sheehy will be talking about his family and strawberries in July;
Dorothy Benford will play the parts of the pioneer women in August; Dick Adam will be talking about water in September and John Wickenden will be talking about the Foxens/Wickendens in October.


07/02/2009  From Mack Petty

Hi from Bill Petty!
Again, this year I worked in Koutiala, Mali. at the women's and children's hospital for five weeks.
The most challenging and ultimately most rewarding experience of the trip actually started one hour
before arriving in Koutiala. That afternoon as the friend was driving me in, he got a call on his cell phone
that a girl had just been admitted to the hospital with a bowel perforation. We were asked to come
directly there. A ten year old girl had symptoms of typhoid fever: high fever, and abdominal pain for
several weeks.
She did have peritonitis so we took her immediately to the operating room and repaired a hole in 
 her small intestine and cleaned out the pus and other things there. Over the next two weeks her
intestine developed new perforations spontaneously. So three more surgeries were done. The
last time, the weak small intestine was brought out of the abdomen like a colostomy. She then
slowly recovered and did well.
The girl, little Ne Kone, quickly figured out which doctor was her friend and who was not. The female
family practitioner brought her a teddy bear, a coloring book, and took her, her brother, and mother
to the market place in her car...big treats. She was the angel. On the other hand, every time I did
something serious with her, it would be taking her back to the operating room for another surgery,
or removing dressings, drains, or stitches. As hard as I prayed, thought, and worked for her,
I was a devil in her eyes. Finally her brother and mother convinced her that I was not really bad.
Her sweet smile was a wonderful reward.
She has now gained 10 pounds, will be going home, and will have her intestine fixed back to normal
next month. God has saved her from death, watched over and has blessed her. She, her mother, and
her brother, 17 year old Amadou, were made aware of this by the staff caring for her.
Amadou responded spontaneously and said he had thought a lot about what happened in the hospital.
The way they had been treated in the hospital was extraordinary and that he had sensed God's love.
He asked if he could give himself to Christ that day! He said that he is willing to go the 20 miles to this
town of Koutiala on a regular basis to worship because there are no Christians in his village.
The hospital chaplain, Pasteur Moise, asked what she thought. She said she wanted to pray, too,
and so she did. It was a very precious moment. The Almighty reigns!
Have a blessed day!
Bill