The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

October 25, 2013

Our Town: PHS class reunions set this weekend

Palestine Herald-Press


Two Palestine High School class reunions are planned this weekend including the PHS Class of 1959 and the PHS Class of 1968.

The PHS Class of 1959 will hold its reunion from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Bella Sera Ranch in Palestine. The reunion will afford class members a great opportunity to see friends and remember old times. All members of the class are encouraged to attend.

PHS Class of 1968

The PHS Class of 1968 will conclude with its reunion on Saturday. All former members of the class throughout the years are welcomed and invited to attend, as are any former teachers. Casual dress is requested. Class photos will be taken and a reunion CD containing contact information on classmates will be available. PHS Wildcats Class of ‘68 T-shirts and caps will be sold.

Plans for Saturday evening include a dinner and dance at John H. Reagan School from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. A program will begin at 7 p.m. followed by dinner catered by Bishop’s Brisket House. A special observance will be conducted in memory of deceased classmates, teachers and school staff. Live music will be provided by the Elektratones from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. The floor will be set up with an area for dancing. Dress for the evening will be casual.

The cost is $75 per couple or $35 per single. To get more information, contact Sherry and Bill Brown at 903-549-2445 or by email at or Millye or Don Bailey at 903-729-7470 or by email at A limited number of block reservations at LaQuinta Inn and Suites have been set aside with special rates. For information, contact Susan Bowermaster Tillery at 903-764-5276 or by email at

Spaghetti dinner fund-raiser set Friday

A spaghetti dinner fund-raiser “Operation Save Our Pepa” will be held Friday to benefit disabled veteran Robert L. Maddux.

The dinner will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3907, located at 3800 W. Oak St. Cost of the dinner is $8, which includes spaghetti with meat sauce, green salad, garlic bread, choice of beverage (tea, soda, water or Kool-aid™) and dessert.

Maddux served nine years in the Marine Corps.

A silent auction will be held as well as a raffle for a hunting pack and a dinner and movie for two. Tickets are $1 each.

A fund also has been set up at Austin Bank on Loop 256 in Palestine to receive donations. Other fund-raisers also are planned including a pancake breakfast in November. For more information, call Nancy Maddux at 903-764-8126 or Angela Morey at 903-705-2450.