WHATS NEW WITH YOU???
The Bismarck High School Class of 1981 quarterly update
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Paige (Jones) And Darrel Allen took a 12 day trip to Kenya for a photo safari. We had a great time and felt safe throughout the whole journey. We saw the “Big Five” – Cape Buffalo, Elephant, Lion, Leopard and Rhino. It was the trip of a lifetime and I would encourage anyone and everyone to go if they have the opportunity! Pictures can be found at our kodak.com site, info below.
Jodi Ismir Lockwood has been busy touring the world! Here is a vacation update from mid-February. One photo is on our kodak.com site.
Hello everyone! (asalaam alakoum)
Just a quick note to let you know about my adventure so far.
five days we built a Habitat House in a village called Ghor-As-Safi. It
was about eight hours of hard labor per day. Hauling cement blocks,
making mortar, making rebar forms for the roof and then bringing about
2000 buckets of cement up a ramp onto the roof. I now have all kinds of
new ideas for workout classes at the club. Wonder if they would mind
bringing in some cement blocks to lift??
I got to spend half of a day assessing handicapped kids at the school and seeing some of the more involved kids in their homes. None of them had ever had a physical therapist assess them before. Now they each have an exercise program.
We met many amazing people during the build-the people of Jordan are incredibly hospitable.
Since the build we have been to the desert of Wadi Rum, ridden camels, seen many biblical sights, been to the Dead Sea (and made salt snowmen) and today we saw the indescribable Petra (one of the seven wonders of the world).
Soon I will get to visit my aunt and uncle and cousin in Amman and then off to Israel to see Bethlehem, Jerusalem, etc. Wow-what a journey!
I hope that this finds all of you doing well and I will be anxious to catch up with all of you when I get home.
wa aasalam (goodbye)
Jody Ismir Lockwood
BABY NEWS - Congratulations to all of you!
Jay and Lisa Yeager welcomed a new little boy into their lives on 3-10-2008. Julius Owen Yeager, is named after Jay's Great Granddad and his name is an acronym for Jay's mom, Joyce. Yes, this makes Jay the oldest NEW parent in our class, and who knows he may be the last! Way to go Jay! When Jay sends some photos I will upload them to our Kodak site.
Lisa (Moser) and Kerry Kienzle are very proud to announce that their daughter Savannah will be graduating from high school in May.
Shaun Anderson, the son of Kelly (Malard) Anderson, will be graduating on June 1st. He will be attending college in Billings, and will be majoring in computer science. Shaun is also planning a trip with his brother Scott for the summer. They will be traveling to Gulf Port, Mississippi in June with their church youth group to help work on homes being rebuilt that were destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.
Sheri (Halbakken) Martin’s daughter, Courtney, will also be graduating from high school this spring. Her future plans do include college.
Dorothy (Reisennauer) Kosse is now working for Kirkwood Bank and Trust.
She previous was employed by a non-profit organization Community Works of North Dakota.
Martin’s stepdad has been quite sick the past couple of months.
She asks for prayers for both her mom and her stepdad as they face an uncertain future in regards to his medical issues.
Our sympathies to Mike Dodds and his family. His brother, Steven Dodds, passed away on Jan. 21st in Watford City.
Our sympathies to Dan Raszler and his family. Dan’s dad, Oswald Raszler passed away on Feb. 2nd in Maine.
Our sympathies to Mikel Scheirmeister and his family. His father, Bob Scheirmeister, passed away on Feb. 20th in Bismarck.
Our sympathies to the family of Julie (Meredith Samuelson) Ell. Julie’s grandson, Tanner Quellhorst, passed away on Feb. 21, 2008.
HAVE A GREAT SPRING EVERYONE, SEE YA IN JULY!