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Class of 1955 Reunion

Reunion Date: 2015-09-19
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Alumni and Friends of the Class of 1955, SAVE THIS DATE:
2:00 to whenever at Little Britain House ON LITTLE BRITAIN FARM> 5309 iDLEWILD RD, BURLINGTON, KY. . Details to follow.
If interested contact: Phyllis Tattershall England > *****@aol.com & Facebook.
Posted: 02/12/2015

Class of 1961 Reunion

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!!!!
WHAT: PICNIC AND MUSIC
WHERE: JOHN AND JUNE’S HOUSE
2994 MOFFETT ROAD, INDEPENDENCE, KY (859) 653-XXXX
WHEN: SATURDAY JULY 25, 2009 NOON TO DUSK

EVENT: JOHN HAS WANTED TO HAVE A “JAM” SESSION WITH THE GROUP HE SINGS WITH, “THE WHOSOEVER WILL GROUP” AND A PICNIC FOR SOMETIME NOW. HE THOUGHT IT WOULD BE FUN TO OPEN UP THE DAY TO ANYONE THAT WOULD LIKE TO COME AND JUST LISTEN TO MUSIC, AND POSSIBLY PLAY OR SING YOUR SELF. SHOULD YOU BE A MUSICIAN AND/OR SINGER, OR A “WANT-A-BE” , BRING YOUR GUITAR, FIDDLE, (ACCORDIAN), ETC., OR WHATEVER, AND JOIN THE FUN…OTHERWISE, JUST COME ON OUT AND JOIN US FOR THE DAY. BRING A COVERED “FAVORITE” DISH, DRINK AND LAWN CHAIR. NOTHING FANCY, WE ARE JUST DOING HOT DOGS AND HAMBURGERS, BUT WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THEN.
SMALLER CHILDREN ARE WELCOME. HOWEVER, YOUR SUPERVISION IS REQUIRED FOR THEIR SAFETY

DIRECTIONS: COMING FROM I-275 TAKE THE HWY 17/INDEPENDENCE SOUTH EXIT. TRAVEL ON 17 SOUTH FOR APPROXIMATELY EIGHT OR SO MILES PASSING PIONEER PARK, SIMON KENTON HIGH SCHOOL AND CROSS OVER HWY 16 AT NICHOLSON. AFTER YOU CROSS HWY 16, CONTINUE ON 17 SOUTH FOR ABOUT ONE MORE MILE & TURN LEFT ONTO HWY 2042/MOFFETT ROAD & TRAVEL FOR APPROXIMATELY 2 MILES. OUR HOUSE SITS AT THE CORNER OF/BETWEEN MARTIN AND MOFFETT ROADS; A
CREAM/YELLOWISH SIDING HOUSE WITH PRIMITIVE FENCE. FOLLOW THE MUSIC!! WE’LL SEE YOU THEN.
COMING FROM SOUTHERN CAMPBELL COUNTY, TAKE HWY 536 WEST AND CROSS THE VISALIA BRIDGE AND TURN LEFT ONTO DECOURSEY AND RIGHT ONTO 536. STAY ON 536 UNTIL YOU COME TO STAFFORDSBURG ROAD AND TURN LEFT ONTO AND STAY ON THIS ROAD UNTIL YOU GET TO INTERSECTION OF KENTON STATION AND MARTIN RD., AT THE BOTTOM OF THE HILL AND TURN RIGHT ONTO MARTIN ROAD. TRAVEL UP A HILL AND FOR ABOUT A MILE AND THE BACK SIDE OF OUR HOUSE IS THE LAST HOUSE/DRIVE ON THE LEFT BEFORE IT POURS INTO MOFFETT RD. NORTH. CAN’T MISS US CALL US AT JOHN’S CELL, (859) 653-XXXX WITH ANY QUESTIONS. TIL THEN, GOD BLESS!

JUNE (AND JOHN, OF COURSE)
Posted: 07/21/2009
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Simon Kenton Class of 1961—50th Year Reunion

Next Committee Meeting:Time: 5:30 p.m. Acapulco's Mexican Resturant 6477 Taylor Mill Road Highway 16 April 13 Wed. 2011
Reunion Date: June 11, 2011
Quick note on Marilyn Schadler Young one of cherished classmates who is in CCU at Good Sam's in Ohio,(no vistors)but may have cards and flowers 11th floor. She was day by day, however she is now in a regular room. I took over a copy of the 40th reunion DVD and gave it to her daughter Kim. This is a very sweet family and we would ask that all SK grads say your prayers for her and her family. She is in God's hands.
Reunion:

Location Reunion Nick's Grove Saturday June 11,2011
Good news the committee is keeping the price to $35.00 ea.
You will receive a letter from the committee with the address to send your check for the reunion.

The Committee has agreed on some other official events for your weekend of your reunion for the Class of 1961.
The Committee has decided to go to the new Mexican Resturant next to the Cherokee Plaza on Taylor Mill Highway in Independence called "Acapulco's" for Friday Night. June and I went to lunch there this past Sunday after church and the food was excellent and we took some pictures for you to see on the sight below. Time will be given after the next meeting. Suggested 5:30 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.or later. (extra plans will be discussed at April 13th 2011 Committee meeting at Acapulco's.
This meet and greet old friends and make new will give time for renewing friendships with former classmates at a resturant where food and drinks will be "Dutch Treat" and a cash bar for those who wish to come on Friday June 10, 2011.
Saturday Morning: June 11th 2011 Breakfast at 9:00 am "Dutch Treat", for those who want to come at the Independence Town Center's new Frisch's Restaurant before we go on the tour of the remodeled Simon Kenton High School at 11:00 am.
Simon Kenton Tour at 11:00 AM See all the new facilities.
Dress confortable:Bring a camera! "Vintage" cars will be on display.

Nick's Grove Social Get Together 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM Becky and her staff will prepare some delicious items for us to excite our taste buds while we chat and mingle before the taking of our class picture at 6:30 pm sharp for lighting purposes by the lake.
Pictures of Class: Dale Volker has agreed to take our class pictures at a very reasonable price. He teaches photography at our Library’s and has won several awards. His special price for us will be sent to you in our next letter. He will do 11X14's, 8X10’s, 5X7’s and 4X6's He will take your orders and will send you the pictures. Make checks payable to Dale Voelker Photography the evening of the event. Remember the picture will be at 6:30 PM in front of the lake at Nick's Grove.
Evening Dinner: Becky's and Veto's Special Fried Chicken plus two other choices will be on the Buffet
Nick’s Grove is the same place we held our 40th Reunion and everybody seemed to have a great time. June and I will have a little suprise for each of the class members who come will be given a DVD of the 40th Reunion class 1961.We have already given one to the Committee Members and enjoyed watching it at our last meeting.

We welcome you to come to the committee meetings and help plan this great event in our lives. We had our 4th meeting and some great ideas came from the committee members. For those who want to, we will meet for Saturday morning breakfast at the New Frisch's Restaurant right on the corner of Bristow and old 3 L Highway in front of Kroger’s in Independence. Time 9:00 AM. Yes, Frisch's and Kroger are right here in Independence for you out of Towner’s, who ever thought this would have happened? Just think of our days at Mikes and the Pin Ball machine and our closest Frisch's was Fort Mitchell, Drive through. Wait till you see Richard’s restored 55 Chevy. And Jerry's (David Teagarden's) 56 Thunderbird Convertible, (weather permitting), now living in the area by Land between the Lakes. What memories. Jerry Binder's going to bring his 1954 Ranch Wagon. Maybe you have an old car from our history you would like to share.

After Breakfast, 11:00 A.M. "Tour" Dress comfortable there will be some walking. We will be taking a tour of the new Simon Kenton High School and that will be an eye opener for sure. This will lead up to a night of fun and fellowship at Nick's Grove. We will hold a photo session, including some of the old cars and yes, with all us “young” classmates. Bring your cameras.

This is going to be a special time so please give us a call or send us an email with your address and phone number so you can take part in this great event in each of our lives. We want to invite as many of our teachers and school personnel as possible. Janet, Martha and Diane and all the committee are working to find as many of our classmates as possible and are doing a great job, but your help is invited. Give us a call at (859) 653-XXXX or email us at *****@one.net or visit the Simon Kenton Web Site, click on Alumni and let us hear from you…if your life touches the lives of the class of 1961. We need to have these addresses in by our meeting February 24, 2011. June 11, 2001 is just around the corner so let us all help to find our classmates…I am going to send out the hound dogs, looking for all our classmates, many of whom have moved to other states. If you know of their whereabouts let me know so that I may call them about the reunion.
If you have questions give me or any committee member a call or email...
John Stephenson
(859) 653-XXXX
*****@one.net
http://www.*****/****
This is our committee thus far and we are adding someone each day.
Butler, Pamela Marcum
Binder, William Jerry
Crail, Chester
Fields, Roy
Godman, Henry “Butch”
Hensley, Larry
Johnson, Charlie
Kemper, Michael
Kunkel, Kathleen Mains
Lamkin, Judy New
Ledford, Stanley
Peebles, Richard
Staggs, Jr. Sterling
Stanley, Janet Bilz
Edmonds, Martha Snider
Ron Stephens
Stevens, Sandra Lutz
Stephenson, John
Tarvin, Joyce Jacobsen
Turner, Nancy Ellis
Watson, Donna
Works, Diana Littrell
Rodney Reel
February 24, 2011
Simon Kenton High School Class of 61.
Posted: 04/12/2011
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Simon Kenton Class of 1961 50th Reunion Meeting will be April 28th at Nick's Grove on Taylor Mill Highway. Time 5:30. Questions call John Stephenson (859) 653-XXXX or (859) 356-XXXX Have a great Easter. God Bless.
Posted: 04/19/2011
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Simon Kenton Class of 1961—50th Year Reunion

Next Committee Meeting:Time: 5:30 p.m. Nick’s Grove Taylor Mill Road Highway 16 April 28th Thur. 2011
Reunion Date: June 11, 2011
Quick note on Marilyn Schadler Young one of cherished classmates who is in CCU at Good Sam's in Ohio,(no vistors)but may have cards and flowers 11th floor. She is day by day. I took over a copy of the 40th reunion DVD and gave it to her daughter Kim. This is a very sweet family and we would ask that all SK grads say your prayers for her and her family. She is in God's hands.
Reunion:

Location Reunion Nick's Grove Saturday June 11,2011
Good news the committee is keeping the price to $35.00 ea.
You will receive a letter from the committee with the address to send your check for the reunion.

The Committee has agreed on some other official events for your weekend of your reunion for the Class of 1961.
The Committee has decided to go to the new Mexican Resturant next to the Cherokee Plaza on Taylor Mill Highway in Independence called "Acapulco's" for Friday Night. June and I went to lunch there this past Sunday after church and the food was excellent and we took some pictures for you to see on the sight below. Time will be given after the next meeting. Suggested 5:30 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.or later. (extra plans will be discussed at April 28th 2011 Committee meeting at Nick’s Grove.
This meet and greet old friends and make new will give time for renewing friendships with former classmates at a resturant where food and drinks will be "Dutch Treat" and a cash bar for those who wish to come on Friday June 10, 2011.
Saturday Morning: June 11th 2011 Breakfast at 9:00 am "Dutch Treat", for those who want to come at the Independence Town Center's new Frisch's Restaurant before we go on the tour of the remodeled Simon Kenton High School at 11:00 am.
Simon Kenton Tour at 11:00 AM See all the new facilities.
Dress confortable:Bring a camera! "Vintage" cars will be on display.

Nick's Grove Social Get Together 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM Becky and her staff will prepare some delicious items for us to excite our taste buds while we chat and mingle before the taking of our class picture at 6:30 pm sharp for lighting purposes by the lake.
Pictures of Class: Dale Volker has agreed to take our class pictures at a very reasonable price. He teaches photography at our Library’s and has won several awards. His special price for us will be sent to you in our next letter. He will do 11X14's, 8X10’s, 5X7’s and 4X6's He will take your orders and will send you the pictures. Make checks payable to Dale Voelker Photography the evening of the event. Remember the picture will be at 6:30 PM in front of the lake at Nick's Grove.
Evening Dinner: Becky's and Veto's Special Fried Chicken plus two other choices will be on the Buffet
Nick’s Grove is the same place we held our 40th Reunion and everybody seemed to have a great time. June and I will have a little suprise for each of the class members who come will be given a DVD of the 40th Reunion class 1961.We have already given one to the Committee Members and enjoyed watching it at our last meeting.

We welcome you to come to the committee meetings and help plan this great event in our lives. We had our 4th meeting and some great ideas came from the committee members. For those who want to, we will meet for Saturday morning breakfast at the New Frisch's Restaurant right on the corner of Bristow and old 3 L Highway in front of Kroger’s in Independence. Time 9:00 AM. Yes, Frisch's and Kroger are right here in Independence for you out of Towner’s, who ever thought this would have happened? Just think of our days at Mikes and the Pin Ball machine and our closest Frisch's was Fort Mitchell, Drive through. Wait till you see Richard’s restored 55 Chevy. And Jerry's (David Teagarden's) 56 Thunderbird Convertible, (weather permitting), now living in the area by Land between the Lakes. What memories. Jerry Binder's going to bring his 1954 Ranch Wagon. Maybe you have an old car from our history you would like to share.

After Breakfast, 11:00 A.M. "Tour" Dress comfortable there will be some walking. We will be taking a tour of the new Simon Kenton High School and that will be an eye opener for sure. This will lead up to a night of fun and fellowship at Nick's Grove. We will hold a photo session, including some of the old cars and yes, with all us “young” classmates. Bring your cameras.

This is going to be a special time so please give us a call or send us an email with your address and phone number so you can take part in this great event in each of our lives. We want to invite as many of our teachers and school personnel as possible. Janet, Martha and Diane and all the committee are working to find as many of our classmates as possible and are doing a great job, but your help is invited. Give us a call at (859) 653-XXXX or email us at *****@one.net or visit the Simon Kenton Web Site, click on Alumni and let us hear from you…if your life touches the lives of the class of 1961. We need to have these addresses in by our meeting April 28th, 2011. June 11, 2001 is just around the corner so let us all help to find our classmates…I am going to send out the hound dogs, looking for all our classmates, many of whom have moved to other states. If you know of their whereabouts let me know so that I may call them about the reunion.
If you have questions give me or any committee member a call or email...
John Stephenson
(859) 653-XXXX
*****@one.net
http://www.*****/****
This is our committee thus far and we are adding someone each day.
Butler, Pamela Marcum
Binder, William Jerry
Crail, Chester
Fields, Roy
Godman, Henry “Butch”
Hensley, Larry
Johnson, Charlie
Kemper, Michael
Kunkel, Kathleen Mains
Lamkin, Judy New
Ledford, Stanley
Peebles, Richard
Staggs, Jr. Sterling
Stanley, Janet Bilz
Edmonds, Martha Snider
Ron Stephens
Stevens, Sandra Lutz
Stephenson, John
Tarvin, Joyce Jacobsen
Turner, Nancy Ellis
Watson, Donna
Works, Diana Littrell
Rodney Reel
February 24, 2011
Simon Kenton High School Class of 61.
Is this really the 50th year for the Simon Kenton Class of 1961? Let me look back and see what has happened.
As I look around, I realize that we have more in common today than we did as students in the late 50’s and early 60’s at Simon Kenton High School. We are all members of AARP. We all collect Social Security. We are all eligible for Medicare and we all get senior discounts wherever we go. So far, so good! However, the odds are we all experiencing the infamous “gravitational pull”, gray hair, if we don’t dye it and if we are blessed enough; we still have enough hair to comb or style!!
I once was very interested in the theories of Freud and Jung; about the phenomenon of aging and Erik Erikson's famous doctrine of “Integrity and Despair”. Well my friends forget about it! Today, we are living in the era of Zoloft, Paxil, Viagra, CIALIS, mood stabilizers, Botox, and Liposuction. Morally speaking, Censorship has all but been thrown out the window and “Tolerance” seems to be the demand of this era. I don’t know about you, but one very clear discovery I have made is that the older I get the smarter my parents and elders have become!
So why are we going to attend the class of 1961 Simon Kenton High School reunion? Is it to recapture the feelings of youth and immortality, the confidence that” I can do anything, go anywhere and do anything”? Those feelings of youth and ambition and unfettered energy seem to come alive at a class reunion. I remember my classmates with excitement and joy and a real sense that we, as a group of students, in the past 50 years, have each, someway, somehow contributed to making this a better country.
We all have contributed in our own different ways because our commencement speaker, Lloyd Baldwin encouraged us to. He gave us the charge of our life to become involved. We all did just that. We have produced families, businesses, churches, schools and communities and we have stayed true to God in the process. We all have failed and we all have succeeded, that is the American way. We truly have lived in the most prolific and rapidly changing decades in all of our World’s history. We have seen changes in food production and agriculture, energy supplies, technology, medicine, education. The one central theme which still remains essential in our lives is personal faith in God as our Creator. How else can we remain anchored in this life of wars, peace treaties, social and economic crises, health challenges, raising families, hardships and more?
In all our years that we have been away from Simon Kenton High School, I have also discovered that, regardless of how old we get, how gray we get, how heavy we get, how many wrinkles we get, how slow we are moving from place to place, God has not changed in it all. You see, though man has the tendency to look at the outward appearance, Praise God, He is more interested in looking at the condition of our hearts, spiritually speaking that is. Adam and Eve, God’s first human creations, certainly went astray, throwing all future generations under the bus and out of God’s original perfect plan of His relationship with us. That original sin led one brother, Cain, to murder his brother, Able. This original sin led to animals, which were created to eat vegetation, to become predatorial. Sin entered the world and only God could “give us another chance”. Even at that moment in time, God was “planning ahead” by orchestrating the perfect plan; the only door to a restored, personal relationship with Him, the door, His Son, Jesus Christ. As my dear classmates, I hope you have made the same discovery. You see, this 50th S.K. H.S. Reunion is going to be a grand time, but I also pray that each of my cherished classmates will be at the greatest and final reunion that mankind will ever experience, in Heaven!
I thought my fellow classmates would enjoy a look back into time to the years we were born and have lived. The unique thing about this look into history gives proof to the theory that History is the light to our future. Many inventions have given us a longer life span and the ability to be great contributors to our society’s wellbeing. We are not just here to remember our youth, but to revitalize our dreams to invent, procure and innovate into and for generations to come or until our Lord comes to take us home. We possess one of the most important ingredients to maintain a free American Society and it is called hope, experience and wisdom. We must share it and insist that it be heard. Two of Life’s great lessons of life and struggles fall into two main categories: the freedoms we abuse we tend to loose and the freedoms we fail to use we tend to loose. This is where we must exert our Godly principals which our forefathers presented to us. We must have the integrity of our first President George Washington when sworn into office said while addressing Congress, “It will be peculiarly improper to omit, in this first official act, my fervent supplications to that Almighty Being, who rules over the universe, --who presides in the councils of nations, and whose providential aid can supply every human defect, --that His benediction may consecrate to the liberties and happiness of the people of the United States, a government instituted by themselves for these essential purposes, --and may enable every instrument employed in its administration to execute with success the functions allotted to His charge. In tendering this homage to the great Author of every public and private good, I assure myself that it expresses our sentiments not less than my own; nor those of my fellow – citizens at large, less than either. No people can be bound to acknowledge and adore the invisible hand which conducts the affairs of men, more than the people of the United States. Every step, by which they have advanced to the character of an independent nation, seems to have been distinguished by some token of providential agency.” In conclusion, Washington said, “I shall take my present leave, but not without resorting once more to the benign Parent of the human race, in humble supplication, that since He has been pleased to favor the American people with opportunities for deliberating in perfect tranquility, and dispositions for deciding with unparalleled unanimity on a form of government for the security of their union and advancement of their happiness; so His divine blessing may be equally conspicuous, in the enlarged views, the temperate consultations and wise measures, on which the success of this government must depend.” The Senate and Congress agreed and the Senate was close with divine worship. (Taken from a book on the life of Washington, by Anna C. Reed)

We have seen many great leaders in our country from our early presidents and a great Senator from Kentucky named Henry Clay, whose art of compromise is thought to have saved the Union from the Precipice of destruction due to the civil war. His efforts can be read in the book by Robert V. Remini entitled “At the Edge of the Precipice”. The great president also from Kentucky, Abraham Lincoln led the country not only during the war, but had the insight of reconstruction and healing the Nation and ending the plague of slavery. Then there was the Rough Rider, Teddy Roosevelt, who was the great conservationist and leader for whom we owe acknowledgement for most of our National Parks which were created by the hands of God. Our parents and grandparents lived through the great depression and had a great leader in Franklin D. Roosevelt who pulled us out of the Great Depression and World War II. He who knew the hand of God said, “We have nothing to fear, but fear itself” He led the WPA and other Government projects and built many infrastructures, putting our people back to work. Social Security was passed and has provided a safety net for millions of our citizens. Harry Truman, who was thrown into the office of the President due to the death of Roosevelt, showed the courage, honesty and leadership to end the war by dropping the bombs in order to save two nations in the process. We saw the rise of the Cold War and the leadership of Ike and his great warning to be aware of the Military Industrial Complex and its many avenues which he said was his greatest fear for our future.

We personally witnessed and can recall the era of the Kennedys and John who said “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what can you do for your country.” His youthfulness and charisma and the fact that he had great insight instilled hope in a generation which would reach for the moon and saw no limits. His tragic death and his brother Robert’s to follow left the country in deep despair. Only the wisdom and experience of LBJ and his legislative skills could draw the country out of this funk and pull the country together with many civil rights pieces of legislation helping those, who for decades had been in a trap of segregation and its practices. This swing to the left and Viet Nam brought rebellion in our streets and provoked Johnson to not run for re-election. I remember in 1968 and 1969 leading demonstrations to support troops on the streets of Covington and Cincinnati. The year I graduated from the University of Kentucky, 1970, Commencements canceled due to the burning of the ROTC center on campus. Next Richard Nixon and Watergate, overshadowing his great foreign policy and diplomacy abilities. Jimmy Carter, while an honest man, was not able to control the country due to his micromanagement style and lack of experienced staff. Jimmy Carter’s international, influential presence as a former President, however, has far outweighed his time while in office. He has contributed a great measure to world peace, including one major accomplishment in the Middle East, when in fact, during his presidency, this had been a stalemate. Gerald Ford was a good “caretaker” President and honest man. However, this was the day of television and Carter effectively put together a great campaign, with good timing.

Ronald Reagan, possessing obvious skills in acting coupled with personal integrity and smooth and convincing public speaking ability, was able to clinch his presidency. He knew how to successfully use every form of media to speak to the American Public. Reagan had been the calling card for the Republican Party for many years and he should be credited with bringing down the Cold War and the wall of Communism with the help of many church leaders, including the Pope John and Billy Graham and millions who prayed about it for years. I remember standing on the street corner with my wife June Geiman-Stephenson in Hungry in 1989 praying with local citizens about the wall and their imprisonment behind the Iron Curtain. Then came Bill Clinton who both tarnished the White House with his behavior, and demonstrated how the country could run most efficiently when both parties worked together to promote all the citizens. I believe Clinton was the smartest President in my life time. While I did not agree with his behavior and did not vote for him, I knew he was going to be elected President. George Bush Senior had been the “businessman’s” president and seemed to be in a “due no harm” caretaker mode as an executive, and his son George W. Bush, while I am sure he thinks he was in charge, I personally believe Vice President Dick Cheney was excessively influential in this administration because his extensive amount of time he was able to have with George W. in private meetings. This influence, whether knowingly or not on George W.s’ part, greatly affected his administrations’ policies until late into his second term. I did and do respect George W.’s belief in Jesus and the fact that he tried to do the best he could do. I think his book, which was just released, is most informative.


That brings us to Barack Obama for whom I voted. I most assuredly do not believe that his victory was a mistake considering the choices. I voted for Mike Huckabee in the primaries. Obama is very intelligent, like Carter, but, in my opinion, has thus far placed himself in the dubious position of being a one term President and turning the House of Representatives over to the Republicans, one of which I am. I did not vote for him just because he was black. I also voted for George Wallace one time and for Jessie Jackson one time for different reasons in each case, but I voted for Obama because I believed him to be a Christian who could lead this country out of war and help in the Middle East peace effort as well as bring about a National Health Insurance Program. I felt if our Republicans would work with him and I believed he would compromise, than we could come up with a plan which would work. While I was not there, I can tell you that my party did not in any way work with Obama or the Democrats. It was tragic for our country, because Obama and the administration have wasted time trying for months to bring Republicans around while at the same time our nation has been in need of a President whose total time was required in the areas related to economic issues, jobs and health care. It is my opinion that these problems were not caused by Obama or the Democrats but by the Republican Party who constantly push for no regulations on anything, including the debt incurred while they have been in control. If it were not for the “moral issues”, which the Republican Party always holds as their trump card in every election, they would have trouble holding any seats. So far we have seen Barack Obama, back peddling on all of his change promises and leadership and he has wasted the majority position in the House of his party by begging the Republicans to come and play ball with him. If he does not begin starting to lead and stand up for the middle class and take on the banks and multinational companies and corporations, we all will be become a broke nation. We will be like the Russians, no economy, no manufacturing and country of a very few rich folks, calling all the moves. As citizens, we will be pawns in the powerhouse’s games of life and eventually we will be faced with our own rebellions in each of our states. This is the reason I run for office and attempt to film and shows each of the candidates; in order to show and share with citizens what I am learning and to help one make an informed choice, holding the candidates themselves to a degree of openness.

Some might say, “How you could vote for George Bush and then vote for Barack Obama?” Well it is a matter of what the country needs at the moment. Just like Rand Paul, it was easy to see that he was going to win from the day he entered the race. He had tremendous advantage with his father’s name recognition, but that is not what won the race for Paul. It was instead, he just rode the wave of change, just like Obama. But Paul’s victory was achieved because of anger and frustration related to the debt and the bailouts. Many Kentucky residents steered by the Tea Party, want action because they are tired of reports of corruption in federal, state and local government, not to mention the banks, the churches, and the utilities. The public is just plain mad and anybody who is seen as being in and part of the problem is going to be voted against and out, if possible. Rand Paul demonstrated an ability to capitalize on this message and I think America wants to hear that message loud and clear. Before we spend more money, make what government we have work and produce results.

One thing I have seen in my years on this good earth is the growth of the middle class and the gradual demise of the middle class. Legislatively we are providing the tax policy with built in loop holes for the wealthy as well as ways to avoid or minimize your tax payments. Gaming the system and following the path of greed at all levels is devouring our people. There are those, like Dr. David Jeremiah, who have the ability to see the coming of an economic Armageddon. As he writes in his new book, “What Bible Prophecy Warns about the New Global Economy”, “We are facing the greatest financial challenge since the 1930s. From chaos in global financial markets to the spreading virus of public and private debt, leads us to ask how did we get to this place? Can the American economy really recover? Is a New World Order on the horizon? Are the last days of Earth’s history fast approaching? How can we weather this storm with hope and confidence?” The best way to answer these questions is with the message Obama used, “Hope, but it is not in the hope of a man, but in God.” Perhaps you find yourself feeling like Job, who asked, “Where then is my hope? As for my hope that can see it?” (Job 17:15).

To be sure, there may be many causes for discouragement. But there are far more reasons for hope. Every generation since Adam has faced calamity. Within its epochs, the Bible records a long history of wars, plagues, famines, corruption, depravity, and suffering. Yet God is still in control. He has a plan. If we abide in God through Christ we are promised to have lives that produce fruits of “love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” Galatians 5:22-23. His Bible is also a book of hope. When we walk in fellowship with God, we find ourselves lifted by the irresistible updraft of Biblical hope. If we maintain this hope, nothing can destroy our real security or our joy. The psalmist wrote, “Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him for the help of His countenance?” (Psalm 42:5) I like the bumper sticker, “Know God—Know Hope No God---No Hope.” We can only lose hope if we take our eyes off the God of Hope. I have consistently said, “We do not need to make a turn to the left or a turn to the right but instead we need to make a U-Turn to God and Godly principals.”
We, the Simon Kenton High School Class of 1961need to celebrate our fifty year class reunion. We are each vital citizens, for a time such as this, to help restore this hope in all of our fellow Americans. Our service has just begun.
Posted: 04/19/2011

Class of 1963 Reunion

Reunion Date: 2013-10-12
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Class of 1963 celebrating reunion this year. Contact Sandy Miller Gadd @ (859) 803-XXXX or Joy Hamilton @ (859) 394-XXXX . Dinner will be at 6 P.M. at the Holiday Inn Cincinnati/Airport. We would really like to see all who graduated in '63 or would have graduated.
Posted: 08/19/2013

Class of 1966 Reunion

The class of 1966 is planning its 50 year reunion. We are in the early stages of planning, but right now we are looking at holding it in October of 2016. Details to follow as they become available .
Posted: 10/04/2015
Reunion Date: 2016-10-08
Our reunion will be held on October 8th. 2016 at the Cincinnati Airport Holiday Inn. We are also hoping to have an informal gathering, either at the Holiday Inn or another location on Friday October 7th. Details will be forthcoming. If you are on Facebook look for the Simon Kenton Class of 1966. You will find several of your classmates there.
Posted: 12/04/2015