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Reunions

By Staff
August 1, 2004
Aug. 14 Meridian High School Class of 1951 reunion will be at Mike Anderson's Seafood Restaurant, 406 Classic Drive, Hattiesburg. Hospitality hour is from 5 p.m.-6 p.m; dinner at 6 p.m. Casual dress. Major hotels are located nearby on Highway 49 (Hawthorn Suites are next door). For information, call or write Don Hall, Eight Northgate Dr., Laurel, MS 39440, (601) 649-2437 or (610) 577-6384; or e-mail: Transico@comcast.net or: Msmagnolia51@aol.com
Aug. 24-28 The USS Saint Paul (CA-73) and the USS Minneapolis-Saint Paul (SSN-708) Association will host its 11th reunion in Boston, Mass. The organization is trying to contact former crew members. Contact, George M. Takis Jr., 125 Spaulding Drive N.E., Atlanta, Ga. 30328; call (770) 393-3185; or send e-mail to gtakisatlcom.net@mindspring.com.
Aug. 25-29 USS Maddox Destroyer Association Reunion (DD168, DD622, DD731) will be held in Kansas City, Mo. Contact Cliff Gillespie, 215 Wichita Ave., No. 605, Huntington Beach, CA 92648; (714) 960-5283; or send e-mail to cwgilles45@aol.com.
Sept. 3-4 Welch/Whitaker Reunion at the home of Chuck &Sandra Welch Niehuss, 8539 Lakewood Circle, Lauderdale (Dalewood). Pictures needed for display; prepare to share family stories. Catfish fry, Sept. 3 at 6 p.m.; barbecue, Sept. 4, 3 p.m. Registration, $40 per person. Send by Aug. 14 to: Sandra Niehuss,8539 Lakewood Circle, Lauderdale, MS. Best Western Motel, Meridian, has a special rate for reunion. For more information, call Peggy at 693-3210, from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., weekdays. For additional information about reunion, call Sandra Niehuss, 632-1718 or 604-1718; Robert Charles Welch, 632-1040; or Edith Welch, 632-1138
Sept. 10-11 Meridian High School Class of 1994 is planning its 10-year reunion. Monthly meetings are held the last Saturday of each month at Ryan's Steakhouse banquet room at 12:30 p.m. Registration and fees for weekend reunion are $100 per person. Fee includes class member, spouse, children, rental of banquet rooms at Quality Inn, park pavilion, DJ, band, food activities and souvenirs. For information, call 483-0851 or 626-7985.
Sept. 11 USS Forrestal CVA/VC/AVT-59 annual reunion will be held aboard the Caribbean Princess Cruise Ship departing from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. for a seven-day western Caribbean cruise. Contact Brian Forrester at (800) 998-1228 or send e-mail to brian@cruiseholidaysaz.com. You can register online at www.cruiseholidaysaz.com.

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