Office Notes

How  could  we  forget  our  Principal,   Sam Upton ?

This page contains various items passed along
concerning Central High  past,  present  and   future ?
You may imagine the comments coming from the school office,
the webmaster,    or even from   …   ol’    Sam Upton,   himself.
–       Please   scroll   down   this   page       –

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Below   is   our    New  Style     S T A T S   REPORT
The previous one has been  adjusted  – but these numbers
tell the current picture of our List -Three   (L-3)   categories.

–       Notice  the  most  recent  Update:       –
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The Ever-Changing   “List-Three”   STATS  of our Combined Central High Class
324 Total Members  –  (155 Members from 1952    &    169 Members from 1953)
CATEGORY            .COMBINED .              1952         .         1953
Deceased *        .             148.          ………..          80          .             68
Missing  Members        .32 .      ……….               16               .        16
Inactive          ….     .  .      7   .        ……….             2           .              5
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Now   Gone                         187                              98              .        89
Still   Current                      137 .                            57              .        80
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.324 .                   Most  Recent  Update  by  BOR:
.                                                 . .                   . .                      Dec.    06,    2019
.                               .            .       . .               Ken  Cox *        d.   Dec.  03,  2019
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We are sorry to announce the passing  of Classmate
KEN    COX       ’52
Jan   15,    1934       –      Dec.  3,  2019        Age   85

Obit   for   Ken  Cox   ’52   (Holland)

(Back Arrow to return to this website)
See  ALSO   information  on   “WE  REMEMBER”   page.

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The  “Roger B. Chaffee  –  Aviator Ad Astra”  film documentary
DID  show   on PBS  TV    on  November  20th  in the Grand Rapids Area.
(It  may?  be  on  TV  again –  before the end of the year.)
 

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We  may  be  DOWNSIZNG  our  CHS  Website  soon.
(See note near the bottom of the  “Committee”  page.

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  JOYCE    (CAIN)    GOTHMAN      Class  of  1952

     HAS      M O V E D   !     

She thoroughly enjoyed living in Michigan
and selling fine homes here by the scores,  . . .   but in,
in September,  she moved  to the  Sunshine State  of  F L O R I D A
where clouds and cold are less,  and sunny days are agreeable –  in many ways.

We are all sorry to have Joyce leaving us,   after all these years on the
CHS Combined Committee,  an participating so effectively in  our many class reunions.
We will miss you,   dear girl,   but will remain in touch  with email,  and  the  CHS Website.
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MORE   NEWS   FROM    MR.   UPTON’S   OFFICE:

We have learned that the
CHAFFEE  FILM  DOCUMENTARY
commissioned by Commander Tompson,  and
to  be  done  by  Daniel  Deal  ~  AFE:
is now complete – and is being made  public at this time
It  Aired  on  WGVU TV  on  November 20tth  Ch. 35-3.
“Roger  B.  Chaffee   . . .  Aviator Ad Astra.”  
Meanwhile,  …. you may see a SAMPLE
of this artist’s style by looking at his previous work;
” A    SALUTE   TO   HONOR “
currently displayed on our  “Random  Photo”  page.

Posted:    Sept.   20,   2019  –   Updated  Nov. 21.
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LOSS   OF    CENTRAL   HIGH   GRADUATES:    et al.
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Class Member deaths are posted in this area
generally for about thirty days.   Other Classes  or
family members may be posted for a shorter duration.
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  ” ALL    Grand Rapids   Area   Recent  Obits “

See the   “SPOTLIGHT”    then   “LATEST OBITUARIES”
then   “VIEW ALL  OBITUARIES”   and scroll down the list.

Back-Arrow  will  return  you  to  this  CHS  Website

WE   HAVE   LEARNED
(for those of you with time on your hands,  and  an interest in Learning)
that by clicking on the  ABOVE    M-Live  Obituaries  . . . .
you will  also  have access to a great amount  of   STUFF,
found in the  Grand  Rapids  PRESS.
But you must wait patiently for things to load.
(Then use the  Back Arrow,  or  Close Box  to  exit  the  Obits
and  return  to  our  Central  High  Website.
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If  curious,  about which of our  ‘Combined’ Class Members have passed on,
there is a complete list of   DECEASED   on the  “Class Members”   page
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Thanks to  David R. Korff  for our website format-creation,  analysis reports,
and his expert and ongoing supervision  of this useful device for Central High School.
Thanks also for his solving our occasional website difficulties and keeping us registered.

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ANOTHER   NEW  NOTE    . . . .    F. Y. I.
If  you happen to notice a blank space on one of these web pages
that contains only a small icon box, with a black  “X”  in  it,  . . . .
this means a photo that happens to be  “Slow Loading”   or;
perhaps  by  some  odd  situation  has  become  LOST.
If you find such and item, and are unable to load the graphic
please contact the Webmaster,  and let him know.
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For  Central  High   53 / 53   Website
GOOGLE  ANALYTICS  AUDIENCE  OVERVIEW

For         ‘ S E P T E M B E R ‘           2019
 USERS       –     86         NEW USERS   –     70
SESSIONS   –   147         PAGE VIEWS   –   573
Ses. per user   1.71         Avg. Duration    04:32   min.
New Users  76.1%     /     Returning Users   23.9%
Language  English  74 = 86.5%   /    c.   6  =  6.98%    /   Zh. Cn   6     6.98%
Highest  Usage  Days:     9/9        9/14     9/23     &     9/27  

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    Additional   Notes    Below     

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Mr. Hap’s   SECOND   Grandson
Aidan  J.  Korff      ~     Troop  345
Received  his  Eagle Scout Rank on November  24.
Two down now;  and one more to go –  perhaps next year

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ANNUAL
Our School’s  Year Book
truly a keepsake.
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Space for future notes and information
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If   YOUR   information
changes,  …  please   call our  records-keeper / webmaster;  “Hap”
Mr.  Hecker     at      616     451 – 8855
We welcome your contacting us with   QUESTIONS,
or news concerning any combined  class activity.

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S T A T U S      ……    Codes  –  on Member List
   d.       =     deceased
 m.      =      missing
  i.        =      inactive
NO   STATUS    …    is   Best   of   All     ….     Those   still    on    our
active   mailing   list    ( as   seen  in  the  2018  Membership   Directory )
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Please,   …    try to make contact with us once and a while  –  just  to
say   “Hi”,   but   also  to help  keep  your  records  up  to  date.
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ADDITIONAL  NOTES:
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Who   is   that   man   …..   (below)
sitting  so  sedately  at  his  office  desk  ?

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 ” Is  there anyone  in  the  hall  –  waiting  to  see  me ? “

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Did you notice the 1920’s-style telephone on Mr. Upton’s desk ?
It is probably a ‘house’ phone used  to contact the boiler room and other offices.
(or  perhaps the cafeteria to order a special sandwich for lunch  ? ) 

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…..     AND   THIS,   from the Front Office    …..

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A  word  from the  management  of  our  Joint Class:
We are acutely aware  that many of our members now struggle with
age and a variety of health issues.  We sympathize with each of you as
we suddenly find ourselves dealing  with  this thing called   ‘aging’
Please take good care of yourselves,  and follow your doctor’s advice,
as well as your own good  CHS common sense.  Our wish for each of you
is for healing and good health – both now and in the future.
We care about each of our members,  and their families.
Best  wishes   52  &  53   ~   throughout the year,

Special mention to our  twenty  students  who
married  twenty  from the  other  class.
Our reason for combining  52  &  53

                

Dave      and      Jan    (Oppenhuizen)    Thompson
General   Chairmen  for the Combined  CHS Class;  1952  &  1953
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C  H  S

of   RECORDS

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