Arkansas School for the Blind - Titan Yearbook (Little Rock, AR)
- Class of 1986
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Text from Pages 1 - 64 of the 1986 volume:
Arkansas' State Capitol
THE TITAN 1986
School For The Blind
Little Rock, Arkansas
Arkansas celebrates its sesquicentennial in 1986.
The prefix "sesqui-" means one-and-a-half, so the
state is one-and-a-half hundred years old. ASB is
proud to be part of such a great state, and this
volume is dedicated to Arkansas' continued success.
Many changes have occurred in
Arkansas' 150-year history, and
the school has had its share,
many in just the past year: new
superintendent, new principal,
several new teachers and
students, new roofs, equipment,
funiture, and paint, teacher-
testing, and new state standards.
The world outside our premises
has evolved, too: the U. S. a
debtor nation for the first time,
largest national deficit, terrorism,
explosion of the shuttle Challenger
with the first teacher aboard, and
a make-believe bombing of the
Capitol for a movie, which seemed
all too real. Memories of '86 may
reflect the best and worst of
times, but they are our times.
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BOARD of TRUSTEES
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Henry Wilkinson, Cnairrnang Roy
Kumpeg A. K. Junkin.
Horne Life Director
ADMINISTRATION AND STAFF
Pat Haynie, Accounting
1 Barbara Cole, Dietitian
lib, Bill Simkins, Maintenance
Joetta Duke, Medical
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Coy Winberly, Administrative
Teny Gibbs, Business Controller
Sandy Hubbard, Personnel
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John Morriss, Bookkeeper
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A ,R Annette Aley, Secretary
Nancy Dell, Clerk-Typist
OUTREACH PROGRAM, Below right, clockwise: Don Moore, Barbara Raines, Kelly Sweatt, Bob Brasher, Cindy
Lester, Ken Jewell, Joan Rabjohn, Angyln Young, Judy Lucius, Brenda Helms, Bonnie Smith, Jimmy Jones, Bette
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MEDICAL, LtoR: East, Hulett, Turbyfill, Sadler, Murray
MAINTENANCE, clockwise: Blakesley, Holt, Shelton, D. Waymack,
Lindsey, Ramsey, J. Murry, Stroud, Simkins, Ellis, Morriss, Folsom,
Stone, R. Waymack, Jackson, P. Murry
HOME LIFE, Top to bottom, LtoR: Strozyk, Schilders, Robison, Haw-
kins, Black, Wallace, Taylor, Hopkins, Lawson, Bolden, Currenton, Pifer,
Young, Grand, Nooner, Jones, Dziga, Ramsey, Wood, Massey, Haynes,
McGuire, Decker, Stolhdrier, Grisham, Morris, Stewart
FOOD SERVICE, Top to bottom, LtoR: Eskridge, Marshall, Poole, Ezue,
Flowers, J. Shelton, Maxwell, Gilliam, Camberlen, Johnson, Hooks,
Goins, Pace, Fonville, Martin, Thomas, L. Shelton, Eskew, Cole, Rodgers
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Joyce Tullos Ogburn
Joyce Ogburn grew up in a large family in Cabot, Arkansas, attending public schools until high school when she
first came to the Arkansas School for the Blind. After graduating from ASB in 1956, she attended college and
received her bachelor's degree from the University of Central Arkansas. The next year she began teaching visually
impaired children in a resource room of the St. Louis County School District in Missouri.
In July 1962 Joyce married former ASB classmate, Leonard Ogburn, currently superintendent of the school, and
they both accepted teaching assignments at the Virginia School for the Blind at Staunton tor the following fall.
While in Virginia, Joyce earned a master's degree in special education for the visually impaired. She also became
a mother in October 1966 when Lee Ann was born.
ln the fall of 1971 the family returned to Arkansas and ASB with Joyce teaching in the primary grades until 1984
when she became resource teacher for the secondary school.
Joyce was an active member in the Association for Education of the Visually Handicapped and had a national
reputation in her field as an excellent teacher and resource person. '
Her love of children was evident to anyone who had the opportunity to observe her with her students. No amount
of extra effort was too much for her to give them. Her interest in each one continued as he progressed through
school. How fortunate are those students whose first impression of school was shaped by Mrs. Ogburn.
Her death on July 7, 1985, was a great loss to the school, her friends, and especially her family. Joyce's attitude
toward life is well summarized in these words of Emily Dickinson:
lf I can stop one heart from breaking,
l shall not live in vaing
lf I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
l shall not live in vain.
Two others with close ties to ASB died in the past year. Bernice Grantham, a former teacher who retired in 1974,
died January 2, 1986, and Randy Hendricks, a former Parent-Teacher Council president, whose son Chad is a
student at the school, died May 12, 1985. A fund was established last summer in memory of Joyce and Randy. The
collection will be used to provide a playground especially designed for our elementary students.
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TRACY G. BENNETT, Wynne
ROBERT DONAVON BROWN, Fouke
TIMOTHY MICHAEL CURTIN, Perrin, Texas
ROY WESLEY DEPRIEST, Mablevale
JANET MARIE FERGUSON, Little ROCK
NITA SHERYL KIZER, CauIkSviIIe
HAROLD W. LINDSEY, Fort Smith
JERRY DUNN PARKER, Waldron
RICHARD PAYNE, Hampton
GAYLA ROSE POTTER, Mablevale
DEBORAH LYNN TUCKER, EI Dorado
JIM REEVES WHITE, Beebe
Richard uses the thermoform.
The Get-Along Gang
CALVIN: Key Club, CCE, Vice president, BEP, Track, Wrestling, Swim Team
Drama Class, Choir. TRACY: Band, Choir, Radio Club, Secretary, Key Club
CCE, Goalball. DONNIE: Wrestling, Track, Goalball, Beep Baseball, Key Club
Parliamentarian, Chaplain, Student Council, Vice president, CCE. HASKELL
CCE, BEP, Poster Contest Winner, Choir. TIM: Band, Choir, Wrestling, Track
Goalball, Football, Beep Baseball, Key Club, CCE, President, Parliamentarian
Class President, Radio Club, Biggest Flirt, Wittiest. ROY: Student Council, Presi-
dent, Key Club, Secretary, Chaplain, CCE, Wrestling, Most Improved Award
Track, Goalball, Band, Choir, Close-up, Governor's School, Science Award
Math Award, Outstanding Student Award, Mu Alpha Theta, FBLA, Class Presi-
dent. JANET: Key Club, CCE, Choir, Track, Swim Team, Goalball, Cheerleader
Dormitory Award, Biggest Flirt. NITA: Homecoming Queen, Student Council
CCE, Library Club, Vice president, Track, Swim Team, Goalball. HAROLD: Wres
Track, Swim Team. JIM: CCE.
tling, Track, Goalball, Beep Baseball, Swim Team Choir Class Vice presl
dent, Treasurer, Key Club, CCE, Treasurer Homecoming Court JERRY
CCE, Key Club. RICHARD: Wrestling, Track Goalball CCE Key Club
President, Mobility Award, Braillewriter Award GAYLA CCE President
Reporter, Choir, Band, Cheerleader, Library Club President Vice presi
dent, Student Council, President, Most Popular Best Citizen Homecoming
Maid, Miss ASB. DEBBlE:Homecoming Queen Library Club Key Club
CCE, Vice president, English Award, Piano Award Choir Cheerleader
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ter, Sheree Hunt, Verkita
Marks, Mr. Moore, Richard
Payne, Eric Bruce, Nella Fos-
CCE, L to R: 1st row: Payne, Potter
Yarbrough, Foster, Hunter, Del
Priest, Bennett, Woods. 2nd row:
Rodgers, McGowan, Rose, Burks,
Alexander, Marks, Tucker, Jones.
3rd row: Blagg, Lilly, Culbertson,
Cox, Powell, Hunt, T. Nixon, Lind-
se Mrs. Green. 4th row: Brown
Mr. Hartness, Cook, Green, Fowler,
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Robby Fagan, Verkita Marks,
Richard Payne, Tauny Alexander,
Eric Bruce, Debbie Tucker. 2nd
row: Calvin Banks, Leslie
Overman, Tim Curtin, Haskell
Burks, Mary Rose, Regina Rosson
Donnie Brown, Lori Hunter, Roy
DePriest, Tracy Bennett.
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Lynch QKASPOGJ, Brady Cook,
Doug Bevill, Tim Leet KKASRQOJ,
Marc Ragland, Emil Mackey
1. Book Week Program
2. Kim at the card catalog
3. Calvin checks it out.
4. Christmas party
5. Asleep on the job
6. L to R: Marc Ragland, Eric Bruce, Sheree Hunt,
Terry Powell, Nita Kizer, Kevin Hudson,
Stephanie Hubbard, Nella Foster, Gayla Potter,
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L to R: Tim Curtin, Michael Saxton, Ronnie Warren, Richard Payne,
Eric Bruce, Donnie Brown, Michelle Lilly, Tracy Bennett, William Harri-
son, Carlo Green, Shell Green, Mr. Ewell, Gayla Potter, Regina Ros-
son, Terry Powell
L to R, lst row: Regina Rosson, Verkita Marks, Janet Ferguson, Leslie
Overman, Debbie Tucker, Trina Nixon, Carla Futrell, LaDonna Hinton,
Tammy Chaffin, Mrs. Boyce. 2nd row: Susie Elmore, Shelly Thomp-
son, Judy Scott, Tauny Alexander, Stephanie Hubbard, Marc Rag-
land, Robby Fagan, Herman Garrett. 3rd row: David Jones, Brady
Cook, Harold Lindsey, Tracy Bennett, Kevin Hudson, Tim Leet, Has-
Without these two groups there wouldn't be a
yearbook. The Parent-Teacher Council and the
Alumni Association underwrite a large part of the
cost of The Titan by raising money through various
Students and parents enjoy
lunch together in the cafeteria
on Parents' Day.
Bottom right: Irene fTromblyJ
and Howard Smith bring their
family to the annual alumni
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Above left: BEST CITIZENS
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Left: BIGGEST FLIRTS
The usual homecoming activities were precluded by bad weatherg so the
coronation took place at the Christmas Formal.
Right: Debbie gets her crown.
Left: Shelly Thompson and Danny Howell
Middle: Queen Debbie Tucker and Harold Lindsey
Right: Gayla Potter and Richard Payne
Bottom: Homecoming Court
Richard and Gayla, Harold and Debbie, Shelly and Danny
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L to R, Front: Mary Rose, Stephanie Hubbard, Sheree
Hunt, Tina Cox, Lori Hunter, Nella Foster, LaDonna
Hinton. Back: Coach Hale, Verkita Marks, Janet Fergu-
son, Tammy Chaffin, Shelly Thompson, Nita Kizer, Trina
Nixon, Tauny Alexander, Coach Fowler.
L to R, Front: Austin McGowan, Manager, Sean Cul-
bertson, Robby Fagan, Ronnie Warren, Melvin Neer,
William Harrison. Back: Richard Payne, Michael Sax-
.ton, Shell Green, Terry Powell. Roy DePriest, Danny
Howell, Kevin Hudson, Coach Fowler.
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VARSITY L to R, Front: Asst. Coach Huntsman, Ronnie Warren, Tony
Bradford, Melvin Neer, Eric Bruce, Harold Lindsey, Richard Payne, Her-
man Garrett, Danny Howell, Roy DePriest, Shell Green, Herman Wagner,
Calvin Banks, Donnie Brown. Back: Kenneth Campbell, Gerald Potter,
Sean Culbertson, Michael Saxton, Kevin Hudson, Kevin Scroggins, Da-
vid Hendricks, Austin McGowan, Jackie Milam, Coach Fowler.
PEEWEES L to R, Front: Courtney Williams, Matthew Bailey, Richard
Strickland, Patrick Nixon, Malcolm Coulter. Back: Jimmy Hunt, Daryl
King, Jimmy Kellensworth, Larry Bailey, Bobby Duhon, Mark Titus, Clit-
ford Baird, Coach Fowler.
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from Debbie, from Tauny, from Tammy, from
2. The agony of defeat
4. Outstanding cheerleader Tauny Alexander
5. A great-looking pyramid
6. LtoFl: Coach Hale, Terry Powell, Shelly
Thompson, LaDonna Hinton, Tauny Alexander,
Tammy Chaffin, Verkita Marks, Debbie Tucker
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1. 1985 Graduates
2. Easter Bunny a.k.a. Roy Nash
3. Reception for mock wedding
4. Graduation VIP's
5. Bridesmaids Janet and Gayla
wait with Debbie.
7. DePriest officates ipun
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During the year ASB students
participate in many special
occasions: holidays, a mock
wedding, the State Fair,
assemblies, and graduation.
1. William and friends explore Hall
2. Marc and Kevin ready for the
3. There they go!
4. Weirdos at the fair
5. NLR Ole Main Choir
6. Arkansas Symphony String
1. Trick or Treat
2. Not too scary, Sheree
3. King Herman and friends
4. Little Bow-Peep
5. Michelle and Eric at Christmas Formal
6. Christmas baliet
7. They don't believe in Santa!
8. But here he is.
9. The wonder of Christmas
PEOPLE, PEOPLE WHO NEED PEOPLE
lt takes more than students and
teachers to make a school run
smoothly. ASB is fortunate to
have so many support groups.
Above: Mrs. Maxcy and Mrs.
Wimberly in the front office.
Top: Staff needs to relax, too.
Right: Mrs. 0'DeIl and Nita
Who's counseling whom?
Far right: Mr. Lindsey takes a
shine to his work.
We're proud of these
students and their
achievements. The flu
must attack the "brain"
because Nella Foster and
Jimmy Kellensworth were
ill, and Eric Bruce was in
Washington, D.C., at the
L to Ft: Stephanie
Hubbard, Leon Tidwell,
LaDonna Hinton, Dawn
Smith, Patrick Nixon, and
Above, L to R:
Mrs. Simms teaches travel
Robby experiments with a
What a lot of Mickey Mouse!
The immense changes of the
past 150 years can only make us
wonder what the future holds.
Perhaps telephones will become
obsolete, and cheerleading will
be done by robots, but we sus-
pect students will always have P.
E., and the state will always need
leaders. ASB is ready to meet
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Left: No wrong number here
Top to bottom:
Marc forgot his gym suit again.
The leaders of tomorrow?
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