Fruita High School - Wildcat Yearbook (Fruita, CO)
- Class of 1969
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The Wildcat is a student publication of
Fruila High School. Fruila, Colorado -
Walden H. George, Principal. Edilors-in-
Chieffor lhe production of Volume JI
were Marilyn Richardx, Jeanne Heiny and
Donna Ruff David Cromie served as jav-
ulty adviser and Yvonne Bunnell headed up
The Wildcafs ad SIG-UPFS.
Atop Every Mountain: Another Quest
School Life Begins on Page 4. Find Favorites on Page 22.
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See Page 42 for FHS Theatrics. Wildcat Sports Start on Page 76.
Organizations Commence at ll0. Seniors Make a Final Bow on 172.
Madcap Juniors Swing on Page 194. Sophomores Cut Up on Page 210.
The Wildcat Presents A
How Head Boy Dennis Retherford recapped a history of
education in the Lower Valley during October 7
The End ground-breaking ceremonies to begin constructionof
a new Fruita Monument High School. A host of dig-
nitaries, officials and guests witnessed the land-mark
Began: rituals on a cloudy, cool morning.
ew - like a disturbingly beautiful melody improvisationally
given form in myriad ways, juxtaposed with our every action, the
word New and its accompanying image clung with us - New! As
Mr. Carl Buniger plunged his gold-crested shovel into the damp
earth, it rang out a song of newnessg and we sang with it, a little sad,
perhaps, at the passing of an era, but rightly proud of building for the
future. Yet for those steeped in the rich tradition of the Wildcat, of
the dear old classrooms, the golden leaves on autumn days, the dent-
ed locker that everyone could open, the dream of newness was great
- as long as we also held onto the past. U. S. Senator Peter Domin-
ick praised the newg State Representative T. John Baer lauded the
new, Principal Walden H. George made precise the advantages of a
change, Superintendent Richard Ayers was pleased with planning.
Fruita High School would be no more. Suddenly the gilded shovel
sounded tinny! And we understood that 1969 marked not only a be-
ginning, but an end to something precious. The Wildcat has attempt-
ed to capture those last highlights in a grand history spanning more
than thirty years. We proudly present a story in Finishing Touches:
'Cat Capers, '69
Educators are Found on Page 226.
Classroom Capers Begin on 236.
See Page 248 For Buying 'Bests'.
A Wildcat Index Begins on 274.
Record Of Success, Change: Finishing Touches
acing for the moon in Apollo 10, astro-
nauts Gene Cernan, John Young and Tom
Stafford gave '69 new significance as man
ventured into outer space. In a hiatus be-
tween Vietnam's terror and man's brilliant
explorationlof new dimensions, Wildcats
found hearts were lighter beyond class-
room gravityg yet beneath surface pleasan-
tries lay a deep concern. With the accent on
individualism, one of the most important
aspects of school life was developing an
expanded sense of awareness.
On Group W Grass
Costa Watson, right. not usually capricious, showed
surprise at seeing a camera pointed her way. Brows-
ing at the book fair, below, are Roger Mackey, Joe
Muths, Mike Kelley, Janet Rowe, Marlene Smith,
Joan Walton, Elly Rodriguez, Bob Sasser, Stan Ko-
Liol, Tim Tomlinson. Rhondy Groves, JoAdair Welch
and Janet Siddens.
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himmering, the golden days burned by, alive
with a tintinnabulation of locker doors. each chiming
the hour. Evening homework was lounging near an
open book while shortening u skirt or combing out
sideburns in time with rock sounds of Hair. Proud
Mary or The Age Ql'.4quuriu.v. Those were days of
gossip. of wearing a guy's ring held on with rubber
bands. of starting a meal at the cafeteria. ending at
the bakery. Opposite, top, are Larry Reed. Donna
Rall. Patty Maluy and Mickey Cox. Byron Kelly.
Jim Carlucci. Les Smith, Gary Fitzner and Duane
Kiefer. Center are Bill Niehues. Mark Harris, Eddie
Botkin, Dennis Hardrick, Steve Roberts, Ron Goss,
Jack Blanchard, Teresa Garcia, Eva Quest, Nancy
Maluy. Becky Young. Jan Bristol. Karla Buniger and
Kathy Gallegos. Mr. Jack Pollock gave Kent Tomp-
kins a sign reading. "I'm the Ding-a-ling Who Stunk
Up the Science Lab." At bottom are Sharla Smith.
then Ross Monger and Swany Monger with his blue-
ribbon oil. At left are Les Smith, Jane Bangert, Kris
Keith. Bob Davis, John Silence, Marilyn Richards.
Mr. David Cromie, Debbie Petross. Twila Campion,
Judy LaMar. Pam Fortik, Julie Brown, Tami Jaeger,
Paulie Fugate. Lillie Jacquez, Danny Hoback. Joe
Beckstein, Patti Combs. Cheryl Lorimer and Marty
Wells. Below are Mariam Mosher. Marilyn Rich-
ards, Costa Watson, Roger White, Rhondy Groves
and Stan Koziol.
Happiness Was A Warm Bus,
Spirits were sun-high. laughter loud as Fruita motored toward a
showdown with the Meeker mavericks. Linda Davis and Paula
Kochevar chuckled at Jeanne Heiny's wild antics, above. Later, af-
ter the fray Lyn Cronk and Marty Wells gobbled chow. right.
rimed for a November 9 victory and a
second shot at a Colorado crown, 'Cat
boosters were jubilant. Most of Fruita was
on hand at Meeker to grind out a vocal
chorus of shrill support.. but a Wildcat win
eluded Coach Gerald Zybura's splendid
team. Mud-caked tennis shoes, frost-bitten
knuckles, red ears and a splash of tears
were bundled aboard the buses for a long,
long ride home. Fruita's dream of another
gridiron heyday was short by eight big
points. The sadness was fleeting. Wrestling
and basketball had begung a new cheer
would be heard in time.
A shadow of concern worried Della Rich, below: Wildcat grid aces threat-
ened Meeker throughout first-half play, but slowed visibly during quarters
three and four, As the sun slanted sharply over a snowcrested field, fans
like Della and Linda Watkins faced up to a loss.
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Joshing in the patch went hand-in-hand with conver-
sations unlimited as blistering hours in the sun be-
came longer and longer. Below senior Larry Stutler
strikes a supervisory stance before a trio of posteriors
bending into the task with studied grace.
In the process of taking inventory 1 lirst of self and
then of class coffers - both juniors and senior pace-
setters found they were up-tight over a lack of long
green and likely to land in the red at year's end. ln the
fall, before class togetherness dissolved, prom-build-
ers and would-be graduates turned out in scarecrow
clothes to pick tomatoes. Below are Priscilla Serrano
and Judy LaMar.
Head Girl Jackie Guccini led juniors
up the tomato-red rainbow which went
finally, to Camelot. Even with their
loot from tomato-picking, car-washes
and other activities, juniors were hard-
pressed to spring for the formal affair
until the very end. But the prom was a
Cheerleader Sheila Sewell, with ener-
gy to spare, took time-out, right, to see
whether everyone else was working.
Sometimes it was difficult to tell.
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rooving 'Cats blasted into a way-out
orbit of their own in '69 - year of the
Apollos. Boosted by such high-velocity
phrases as, "Sock it to 'em!" fshudderj or
"You say what?" and the powerful rejoin-
der: "Whatever turns you on," gals and
guys made the scene keen. And just in case
anyone forgot all the best retorts, "Cats
carved the hallowed hallmarks of '69 graf-
fiti-style on desk tops, book covers and in-
side locker doors next to the op art glued
there. It was a wild, Wildcat world! While
class barriers crumbled on the tomato
lield, rock tempos broke the sound barrier
and animated antics from the Group W
Grass to water-fountain parleys featured
girls in curls, guys in western-style boots
clomping down the halls. "In" people wore
red, white, blue or yellow fashions - or in
the case of a Gene Shaw, all four at once.
Junior class rings arrived about the time
Glen Campbell got to Phoenix, but '69's
biggest kick was piling seven or eight peo-
ple into one heap to sit there just laughing.
What a scream! Each morning Mr. Mar-
ion Littlepage stormed into the hall where
a cluster of chattering 'Cats held court, and
he shouted for QUIET! "Cats knew the
day was 'Go.'
All the Universe Spun
Around Waddellls Lot
.lust Us featuring Dennis Retherford, Jeanne Heiny,
Gene Shaw and Mickey Cox, left, top, entertained at
the prom. the Quarterback Club banquet and at other
highlights of the year. The Fruita Teen Center, mid-
dle, left, was big in '69, too: And, Tim Tomlinson,
bottom. left. kept Wildcats smiling.
Opposite, top, are Faye Kelley and Janet Siddens
during Thespian initiation day: a junior class meeting
to select diploma stylesg Diane Hull at a pep rally.
Middle Row: Larry Watson, Nathan Warner and
.lerry Wilson. then Linda Benson and Patty Crespin.
At bottom, Neta Young, Tom Cronk and Marilyn
Richards cutting up once again.
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Spirit Days Set
ime Back Fort Years
Wildcat magic turned the world into a big
strawberry for Spirit Days. March 3-7.
Brainchild of Fruita's bouncing basketball
cheerleaders, Spirit Week bolstered flag-
ging fans as Coach Lowry Bishop's court
quintet prepared to enter district play at
Mesa College. And the plan worked, for
by week's end thunder rolled through the
halls. On Monday jovial pranksters
feigned a serious mien and took over class-
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room duties for some teachers. Bruce Ket-
tle taught math. and Joe Muths conducted
the band amid gales of laughter. Apeing
Leonard Bernstein, Joe was a swirling tor-
nado of arms and hair flying in all direc-
tions from the podium. In the tempest of
his enthusiasm, Joe sailed his music all
over the floor. Spirit soared as the great
conductor crawled under and around stu-
dent musicians to recover the errant sheets.
Tuesday was Roaring Twenties Day.
Flappers bedecked in headbands and beads
hummed snatches of The Charleston as
they followed a fur coat or a bowler hat
down the hall. Kathi Buhler, Dapper Dan
Larry Quimby and Joann Jacques, below,
charged the atmosphere with fun. By
Wednesday, the mood was modg flower
Harking back to earlier fun days, teenage toddlers clutched teddy bears and savored
suckers in observance of Little Girl - Little Boy Day Thursday. Larry Quimby, Shei-
la Sewell, Gail Hampton and Mary Kay Mogensonjoined the smiling sea of freckled
faces. At right are Paula Kochevar. victim ofthe kangaroo court: Dale Tompkins,
Carol Fry, then Pam Baker, Patti Combs. Gail Hampton.
appled in daffodils, boistrous FHS fans
were really with it by Wednesday when the
campus blossomed into a paradise ablaze
with flowers. Fluorescent, paper, plastic,
feathered flowers grew on shoes and in
hair-dos, on arms, legs, faces and on
clothes. Nearly everyone sported flowery
art in keeping with the edict to make
Wednesday Flower Day. Three days of
sunshine favored Spirit Week - then it
snowed. White fluff hung heavy in the
trees, and hearts were heavy, too, for a
moment. Marie Hartman grinned, expos-
ing her blackened tooth, and FHS contin-
ued the spirit explosion. Coach Lowry
Bishop thanked Wildcats for the week-
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Fruita Lionized Exceptional Wildcats
Fruita's ultimate tribute crowned gracious Linclu
Meinsen and suave Dennis Retherford Mr. and Miss
FHS. Wildcats, by popular vote in early May, agreed
unanimously to the choice. The coveted award was an
epilogue to a story of achievement and success written
by two Beautiful People.
Camelot Hails Its Queen
Lovely as a sunrise in lilac time. Queen Sherri Arbo-
gast bloomed radiantly while modern Merlin, Kris
Keith, charmed night. and stars winked in glittering
profusion to applaud her Coronation. By regal decree.
there was no legal limit the the fun there f in Came-
lot! And the great hall rocked.
All Camelot cheered King Mickey Cox and Queen
Sherri. magnificent in their crowning hour of happi-
ness. Courtly revelers, as is the custom, waited a re-
spectable time in May before joining the bonny-fair
couple in a royal stomper which left the old castlejust
Arthur's Pad Really Swung
Personified Rare 'Cat deals
When the frost was on the pumpkin, Wildcat Commit-
teemen awarded 'Cat crowns to Janet Siddens and Larry
Stutler, October's genial elite. This industrious duo typi-
fied a blend of academic excellence with an intense curi-
osity in a world beyond self. Radiant Janet co-edited The
W1'ldcat's Beal. Colorado's No. l Class I paper, she was
secretary to FTA, president of Quill and Scroll, a debat-
er: she piped first clarinet and was Rainbow Worthy
Adviser. Larry presided over German Club and National
Honor Society, was a treasurer for Thespians, Science
Club. He participated in IRC, F-Club and myriad church
activities. Larry won the demanding Our Town lead
Vivacious Kathy Mclntyre and valedictorian Joe Orr
were the first exemplar medalists in the '69 Wildcat sur-
vey. September's peerless pair offered the FHS commun-
ity dynamic motivation. Effervescent Kathy, a Rangely
College Pep Clinic grad, fired spirit as a veteran yell
leader. Kathy was Ski Club vice-president, an IRC
member and Typing ll student assistant. Joe Orr, aca-
demically No. l in the Class of '69, was an enthusiastic
entomologist, compiling a book-study of Mesa County
insectsg Science Club, Student Council, National Honor
Society and band claimed his time. Joe also attended
C hicago's Youth Corjerence on Ihe Atom.
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anuary's pair extraordinaire - JoAdair Welch and Don Bristol - launched the new year listening for a revolution in
sound among the top ten platters. And Don was not about to argue with JoAdair's choice after she had returned from
Boulder accomplished and skilled in competitive debate. Dramatist, Thespian, speaker and songstress, JoAdair's world
was filled with the vital sounds of people reacting to people. She was president of FTA. vice-president of IRC, Quill and
Scroll and a member of National Honor Society. Our Town featured her. Affable Don Bristol posted an admirable sea-
son with the Blue and White grid and mat squads. Off the field he served as vice-president of F-Club. Don's personable
manner set him apart from and above the crowd. February's valentines were Queen of Hearts Faye Kelley with Tom
Sommerville. Faye sparkled when she laughed, and she was always laughing. A perennial office holder in FHA, she also
was outstanding member of' GAA, active in National Honor Society and Co-Rec volleyball, yearbook staff and band.
She won a Mesa College Achievement Scholarship and a Western Slope Book Fund Scholarship. Tom, equally on the
go-go, earned membership in National Honor Society, F-Club, student council, Key Club, Swing Choir, Mixed Chorus
and Science Club. And Tom has another season at FHS!
Wildcat Headliners Made News in '69
ifted senior duo Kathy Mason and Tom
Cronk were in line for honors as wily old spring
sprang. Voted Mr. and Miss Wildcat for the month
of April, the pair capped off their graduation glee
with this most singular of awards. Songstress Ka-
thy Mason won a lead role opposite Bryan Beck in
the orchid-lauded production of The Education qf
Hyman Kaplan: in '68 Kathy also held the spotlight
in Rip Van Winlrle where her talent earned raves as
she sang and danced unforgettably. A member of
Mixed Chorus and Swing Choir, FTA and National
Honor Society, as well as Pep Club, Kathy served
FHS well during her years within the hallowed
halls. Tom, too. was a hustler whose motivation
came from within. He acquired membership in F-
Club. IRC, National Honor Society, Ski Club. stu-
dent council, was treasurer of FTA and vice-presi-
dent of Science Club. First baseman Cronk snagged
a science award at the spring assembly.
pril's shower of awards continued into May
then turned into a veritable cloudburst of honors for
graduating senior Dennis Retherford and distaff
recipient Patti Combs. Mr. and Miss Wildcat for
the month of May, Dennis and Patti symbolized the
epitome of leadership in '69, As Head Boy and
president of the student council, Dennis assumed
much weighty responsibility, a three-year letter-
man and F-Club member, Dennis quarterbacked
and co-captained Fruita's league championship
team. He participated in Science Club, weight-lift-
ing and the Just Us quartet. He received a Cham-
ber of Commerce Outstanding Student Award, a
Student Council Achievement Award, and was
named Mr. FHS for '69. Junior Patti Combs initi-
ated Fruita's participation in the Action TV series,
she was named to edit the Wildcafs Beat in '70 and
was active in both Pep Club and Science Club
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October Wept Gray Until a Queen Smiled
Warming chill October days with radiant
charm, Queen Linda Meinsen was the sun
and the moon as she and her dazzling court
of Wildcat beauties graced Fruita's bus-
tling homecoming festivities. First in honor
at the queen's side was senior attendant
Janet Rowe, a candidate for the crowng
juniors voted Marlene McBride a place
near the sun as their representative to the
royal court. Sophomores hailed resplend-
ent Lyn Cronk as their choice to brighten
the dreary days.
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uted laughter coursed through tin-
seled ice, and a sea of silver stars rippled
gently overhead. Frosted for an evening's
festivities, the cafeteria shimmered in its
wintry trappings as Student Council and
Mr. Uack Frostj Silliman hosted Fruita's
traditional Snow Ball. Slid onto the agen-
da for Dec. l3, the cool caper featured
decorating handiwork of Carol Fry and
her crew of cut-ups - Donna Raff, Jeanne
Heiny, Linda Davis and Kathy Buhler S
who snipped out stars to build a heavenly
setting. Crystal crowns went to King Steve
Hoback and Queen Carol Fry.
Marty Wells and Ross Beede, sophomore attendants to Frutta s royal
couple, joined Steve and Carol at Mesa Lakes Ski Resort for a madcap
finale tothe yuletime rites. Junior attendants Larry Watkins and Sheila
Sewell also had a ball during the frigid frolics in '68.
After playing it cool on snow-deep slopes, royal at-
tendants Larry Watkins and Sheila Sewell found a
warm glow of conviviality by a Mesa Lakes lireside
invigorating to the Nth degree. Cups of steaming
chocolate, along with side-orders of zesty chili helped
thaw the regal court following a festive bout in the
powdered mountains. lt was a day for giving friends
the cold shoulder, too.
Snow Ball Revelers Danced
To Sounds Chimed on Ice
Four ageda attle Ro al
A majestic Christmas tree. elegantly dressed in yule
linery of brilliant color. ribboned and swathed with
glittering slivers of light, stood dominating the cafe-
teria. lt beckoned with its hoary, flocked branches.
and who could elude its spell? lt was wintcr: a deep
frost was in the blue-stiff night. clear and starry.
Vacation that glorious respite lay just a week
away. All was well with our world when we closed
our minds to the macrocosmg for one night it was
possible. Amid the silver, blue and flashing icicles
hung from above, Wildcats celebrated the Christ-
mas season at one of the most applauded social out-
ings. Student Council, which picked up the tab, rat-
ed a "Well done!" for the lavishly planned evening
filled with excitement from which dreams were
made, A magic moment intensified the charm when
revelers prepared for a coronation. A warm mur-
mur drifted among Wilcats standing arm-in-arm
waiting to see who would wear the crowns as sover-
eigns of snow. Seniors Carol Fry and Steve Hoback
topposite top and bottomt were called. They smiled
slyly: then their rich laughter dimmed all else in
that festive room. The atmosphere was alive with
their glow of sincere friendship. .luniors Sheila
Sewell and Larry Watkins fat left: also opposite
centerj, along with sophomores Marty Wells and
Ross Beede. below. attended the royal duo. Later.
during the much anticipated holiday fun fest. all six
members of the regal entourage Jeeped to Grand
Mesa for a photo session larking in the powdered
opulencc. What a day that was! After a frigid frolic
in the snow, king, queen and court warmed up over
a heated series of ping-pong tilts.
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Tum Ciihwn Ill
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A Rigorous Campaign Revived Student Interest
Sheila, Karla Kris, Michele
Seven aspiring leaders, their campaign managers and S S e be
well-wishers stumped Fruita's halls for a week in a genu- iile S
ine attempt to pump gusto back into listless student gov- . C K
ernment. A tough battle focusing on vital issues within
the realm of student action did, indeed, inspire new con-
cern in student politics. Tom Gibson's victory over Tom S L
Sommerville - hardly a landslide - gave him Head Boy
responsibilities. Sheila Sewell defeated Paulie F ugate for g t
secretary-treasurer duties, and Lyn Cronk overcame C t
Nancy Maluy and Karla Buniger's bid for Head Girl
A Change Typified Each Activity
Ram, Rain, Go Away
Homecoming Cheer gnored Rain
Pleasant autumn days filled homecoming
week, and evenings were alive with a glow
of happy faces above piles of napkins. All
went well until the day, which had been
scheduled for sunshine and which dawned
in a sparkle of rain. During morning
classes, students gazed out into the darken-
ing sky, some pressed faces against the
window panes to see whether the rain had
subsided. But the gloom did not last. At
the pep assembly, homecoming day burst
into a million rays of happiness and
warmth. Cheerleaders lit the fire which
surged through the entire student body,
and the once-dreary day glowed. With the
pep band blaring, everyone shouting, the
time was right for a coronation. Lovely
Linda Meinsen was named Queen of
Homecoming: in her regal court were Ja-
net Rowe, senior attendantg junior Mar-
survived the downpour in high spirit and
were ready at the end of the watered-down
day for a festive clash on the gridiron pit-
ting Fruita against visiting Nucla. Coach
Gerald Zybura's Blue and White, playing
before royalty, won the day most handily
21-0. Saturday, 'Cats danced to the music
of the Gargantuans and suddenly home-
coming '69 was finished. What a time that
was! So filled with excitement, the thrill of
the coronationg even the rain seemed
lene McBride, and Lyn Cronk, sophomore.
Queens, band, Drill Team, floats - all
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Gene Shaw Performed a Barnyard F aree
Built a Loser
Seniors did not rush into building a floatg
once started they were left weak from
laughter at Gene Shaw's imitations of a
cow and donkey. Sherri Arbogast did a
duck, then Patty Maluy joined the barn-
yard symphony. Work came to a virtual
standstill. On Parade Day St. Peter made
the scene in a wig borrowed from Donna
Raff. In the scramble to get finished, se-
niors lost track of time and missed much
of the downpour while other entries waited
patiently in the rain. The most common
reaction to the senior float was, "What is
it?" One senior shrugged and said, "Who
Senior Ernie Boswell, right. inspects the
innards of the fourth-place entry. Drill
Team, below, marched mirrored in street.
Joann Jacquez paraded the colors during
the l:30 p.m. show on Main.
Pep Club Awarded ,Cats a "Luck i'
Pepster Kathy Mclntyre carried joyous
best wishes to radiant Janet Rowe and
Queen Linda Meinsen after the usscmbly.
When waiting Wildcats learned their
queen was Linda Meinsen. Gail Meinsen
cried: Burlena Musselmun cried. And Lin-
da Meinsen shed a tear. too.
Future Farmers and Future Homemakers
won third place honors with "Plow Up
Those Mustangs in Style" as theme.
A surprised Mr. David Silver accepted a
green good luck cake replica ofa football
field given by the Pep Club.
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Homecoming made dents in homework: no one got to
bed before midnight as float-building progressed. Hat
Day and Bow Day. along with Freeze Day. took their
toll. Such memories! Mary Kay Mogenson and Ruby
Russell presented the Pep Club cake to Coach David
Silver, who quipped that Coach Zybura would never
miss another assembly. Susan Withrow fell off a lad-
der and smashed much work already completed on
the junior Float. It was John Silence who caused the
fall. Five juniors hid inside their float holding it to-
gether l'or the parade. By-standers said the junior
horse looked more like a dog. Sophomores' second-
place entry, above, "Wildcats Deliver Victory
Through the Years," was the result of energetic coop-
eration and an early head start. And finally, Mr.
Walden George and Mr. Marion Littlepage broke a
car window lowering the top.
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Holding the audience spell-bound, far left, is Larry Stutler as the
Stage Manager. Michele Thistle served as student director for the cast.
Next are Patty Maluy and Susan Kettle as Mrs. Webb in the wedding
scene. Stan Koziol, chatting here with Mr. Elton Crow, played the part
of Howie Newsome, Next are Michele Thistle at rehearsal and Patty
Maluy with Glenn Erkman. Chaos was the rule backstage before cur-
tain time. Stagehands pasted on parts, and players washed them off in
the next instant. Last-minute line study and costume alteration caused
pulses to quicken, too. By show time. an agonized, frightened feeling lay
heavy in the room.
Wearing a happy smile to her house for a cast party following the
successful first-night opening was Joyce Cole, far left. Marilyn Rich-
ards added years to Dale Tompkins, next are Patty Maluy and Janice
Bristol, both in pensive moods. At the cast party Gene Shaw and Danny
Webb, who played Wally Webb. did creative things with the refresh-
ments. Elly Rodriguez was a picture of disdain momentarilyg behind
her are Joyce Bousman and Mr. Elton Crow. Following Our Tuwn's
gala opening. Mr. Crow said. "l haven't felt that creative in a long
time." Ridiculous antics backstage were a show in themselves not open
to the public.
N ot always emotionally up for her part. Susan Kettle found respite i
quiet musing. far left. Mr. and Mrs. Elton Crow were radiant at thc
cast party. Tom Gibson was an extra for the cast. For sophomore Bob
VanMatre, rehearsals meant concentration interjected into the lighter
moments. JoAdair Welch played a Grover's Corner native, as did Joyce
Cole and Yvonne Bunnell. Other members of the Our Town players
were Steve Hoback as Joe Crowell, Jr., Ernest Boswell as Joe Stod-
dard, Costa Watson, Janet Siddens, Sheila Sewell and Larry Reed as
townspeople. Jackie Huskey and Pam Baker handled the sound.
J ames Stewart of Grand Junction offered advice for making-up Lar-
ry Stutler, far left. An aroma of moth balls and musk greeted Stage
Manager Marilyn Richards and Ernest Boswell as they dragged out old
Costumes from previous plays for repair. Joe Muths, who played "Tall
Man in Back of Auditorium." was seldom missing when laughter was
at hand. Patty Maluy and Danny Webb are next, Arlene Twitchell
found delight in the rose arbor. Glenn White. Jim Anderson, Chris
Osborn and Larry Bond were in charge of lighting. Don Bristol and
Marilyn Richards handled staging, and Donna Raff, along with Carol
Fry, was prompter for the show.
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TOP ROW: Paul Kochevar and Linda Meinsen grab a bite: .loc Muths
and Stan Koziol josh it upg Bill Williams and Nianza Green knew the
outing would be a scream: Joyce Bousman and Janette Clark are next,
then Connie Wilson, Mr, Marion Little Page and Stan Koziol.
MIDDLE ROW: Dale Tompkins found some afternoon solitudeg Larry
Stutler, Joe Beckstein and Steve Seal found the heated pool a cool
place: the trip home was a quiet affair: Gene Shaw, Tim Tomlinson and
Paul Kochevar warmed the bench. Opposite are Milo McBride and
Verlan Goss. then Phil Serve, Don Wynkoop, Terry Marinelli and Lar-
ry Noetzelmann with Dan Daniels revitalizing for another dip.
BOTTOM RO W: Charlotte Dick. an outdoor girl, lavished in the sun:
Swany Monger made a big splash at pool-sideg Sandra Nelson and
Leona Kettle chatted idly after a hectic day and Mr. David Silver tried
the water's temperature with his tootsie. At right are Marlene Smith,
Larry Stutler, Dianne Raff, Yvonne Bunnell and Robert Martin mak-
ing a gala affair ofthe class sneak-day plunge.
ide awake, half asleep or completely
zapped from making the scene at every
Farewell Woodsie, seniors were up and
waiting for the dawn May l6. Swim togs
in hand and an appetite for fun gnawing at
their innards, the Class of '69 skipped
merrily schoolward where two chartered
buses and four hazy-eyed sponsors waited,
the latter half-hoping that it might snow.
Embarking for Glenwood Springs, the
boistrous entourage let it all hang out, for
May I6 was a magic number signalling an
end to all school work, and would-be grads
were as good as gone. It was a jubilant
day, sunny for the most part: 'Cat cheer
reached its high-water mark. Returning
home wan, wilted and weak, the Class of
'69 was at its best f subdued. A month
earlier Sneak Day had seemed like Mis-
sion lmpossible. Examination of class fi-
nances had left seniors with that empty
feeling, but they made it, and later their
sole aim was to go, man, as in leave. So
they did, June 5.
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mates joked it up in the sparkling pool, Only a rare
handful of seniors failed to attend the '69 bake-in, and
even the sponsors had a line fete.
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ajor musicals have always presented
a major problem for Fruita because huge
casts of players, singers, dancers call for
more people than FHS has in its student
body. So the selection of Hyman Kaplan
was not a whimsical choice. Directors Ted
Lorts and Elton Crow poured over scripts
for several weeks considering such hits as
L1"l Abner and Bye-Bye, Birdie before fi-
nally settling on a winner. No decision
could have been more propitious. The lilt-
ing fand sometimes quietly movingj music,
the swirling, throbbing dances, the humor
and wit both written and ad libbed - ev-
erything was perfect. The musical-comedy
was a justified success heaping applause on
a giant cast whose standouts were Kathy
Mason, Bryan Beck, Dennis Price and
Tom Gibson, whose acting was
Janet Siddens, top, played Miss Vitale: Jeanne Heiny was Miss
Higby. Jeanne also doubled as one ofthe three immigrants. Tom
Sommerville also doubled in his service to the cast. ln addition
to playing Giovanni Pastore, he was a guard, Gene Shaw. too.
undertook a dual role. Above are Gail Hampton and Sheila
Sewell arranging the set for the classroom scenes. Larry Bond
and Mike Moon lit the set.
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Mr. Ted Lorts takes mental notes as Fruita's cast of great pretend-
ers nears opening night. Others in the top row above are: Dennis
Price as school teacher. Mr. Parkhillg then Gene Shaw as Callahan
collaring Hyman Kaplan accused of anarchy Jeannie Waggoner
was Mrs. Mitnick and Kathy Mason, who turned in a marvelous
performance, played Rose Mitnick. ln row two is. first. Tom Gib-
son as Yissel Fishhein. Director Elton Crow awarded Tom the 'Best
Actor' laurels after the linal curtain. Following Tom are Terri Pehr,
son. an immigrant: Glen Ross. who played Jimmy. tiene Shim and
Jeanne Heiny, more ofthe immigrants, Dennis Price ix next. then
Jeannie Waggoner. Elly Rodriguez. who played Sadie Mmkim-If,
Kathy Maeon and Tom Gibson. ln the bottom mu are lk-nnix Prite
and Jeanne Heinyg then Kathy Mason. liarw Bartus, who planed
Sam Pinsky. Elly Rodriguez. Terri Pehrwn .wil larry Quinehv :ix
Reuben Clonsky. Glen Ross follows Kris Keith, Nancy Maluy .ind
Gene Shaw are last. Glen Ross. Gary Barcus. Janet Siddenw. leanne
Heiny. Naomi Gunn and Elly Rodriguez take a reheareal break at
Practices were the best of all times. After a night's work. cast mem-
bers would gather fthat is, cram ten or twelve happy people into one
carl and travel leisurely labout 50 m.p.h.J to the Coachman's Inn for
a laughing. gay time. Many nights would lind fifteen cast members
in one circle booth. Also great were the fun-charged moments when
cast members waited to see an expression on Dennis Price's face as
Jeanne Heiny whispered something not in the script into his shell-
like ear. Blurting out what should have been his next line, Dennis
would thunder instead, "I don't believe it!" Practicing the dances
was a thrill and a grind. Larry Quimby was crowned best dancer of
all. Mrs. Bonnie Beck served as choreographer. Above are Kathy
Mason, Dennis Price, Elly with Susan Kettle: Dennis and Naomi
Gunn: in row two: Larry, Tom. Elly, Bryan, Larry Reed, Gary Bar-
cus, Naomi: Jeannie, Kathy, Marilyn Richards. Mr. Elton Crow.
At bottomg Bryan. Kathy: Nancy Pehrson. Naomi, Elly, Garyg Phil
Serve, Terri Pehrson, Yvonne Bunnell. Larry Quimby and last,
Bryan Beck and Kathy Mason.
Much ofthe action of Hui-man Kaplan took place in Mr.
Parkhill's classroom. Above are Dennis Price. Tom Gibson.
Kathy Mason and Elly Rodriguez in one such scene. At top.
right. Dennis is with Nancy Pehrson. Naomi Gunn and
Bryan Beck. Mary Kay Mogensen was sound effects techni-
cian forthe musical show.
Dennis. Tom. Kathy and Elly mirror the intense joy experi-
enced by the cast in producing the smash hit, right. Larry
Watkins. Bob Bangert and Ernie Boswell handled staging:
prompters were Chris Osborn and JOAdair Welch. JoAdair
was also student director. Gail Hampton and Sheila Sewell
were charged with arranging for costumes forthe cast.
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Revelers rrght are Joe Jones Rreh Bourg Roxann
Krajeskr Verlan Goss Karla Bunlger Wayne Schaf
er, Retha Clark Mnke Moon Gall Burwell Nancy
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and Dazzling Marllyn Rxchards mth Kent Tompkins
were nominated by seniors as eandndates to relgn ultr
mately over prom festlvrtles At the eoronatron
though. erovw ns went to resplendent Sherrl Arbtgast
bottom. and to Mlckev Cox
Joann Jacquez and John Evans rocked the castle,
above. At far right are Karla Buniger, Wayne Schaf-
er, Judy LaMar, Verlan Goss. Retha Clark. Cheri
Fry, Thomas Groves, Rich Bourg, Barb Hill, Becky
Young, Gary Barcus and Costa Watson.
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Electric Sounds Dulled
Ears, Yet A
Distant Harp Was Heard
"Let it never be forgot, that once there was a spot for one
brief, shining moment, that was known as Camelot."
What a glorious evening! A whiff of mist hung gently in
the castle, bald, sparse and ancient in its elegance. Shields
glistened in eerie light over gardens perfumed in the past,
and damsels in disco-tresses appeared as vividly enchant-
ing as the timeless night they entered with bold escorts.
And then, The Candlewood plugged in the sounds, man.
Slamming out rock rhythms with the clamour of a thou-
sand knights in joust, The Candlewood welled music,
exploded it and pulsed it through Camelot's mere stone
until the turrets jived, the ramparts swayed and courtly
couples let it all hang out. Perhaps it was the ham and
potatoes banquet or just that singular day in time, but
some swear fby Arthurj that from waves of lilting laugh-
ter they heard a melody both feint and dusty - as old as
Camelot itself. Maybe?
Emotional Power Surged From Scenes of
Joyce Bousman's tense features show inner
strain as Famed Oak wrings out human
emotions, then airs them for the world to
see. With Joyce is Dale Tompkins who
was unable to make lhe Boulder contest.
utting a line here and there with red pencil, Mr.
Elton Crow doctored Noel Coward's Fumed Oak for
staging as Fruita's entry in Colorado one-act theatri-
cal competition. Drawing a cast of experienced play-
-ers principally from his advanced drama class, Direc-
tor Crow and the footlight dramatis personae closet-
d for stringent rehearsals. In early spring Wildcats
ere invited to sit through the cast's dress perform-
ance before actors traveled with the play to Central
High School for the district qualifying meet. At Cen-
ral Fruita's intensely moving selection placed among
he top three, along with entries from Paonia and
alisade. On April 26, Fruita was in Boulder for the
tate meet where once again the cast won praise. Elly
odriguez and Susan Kettle served the cast as stage
Larry Stutler saved the day for Funwd Oak when he
filled in for Dale Tompkins at a lust-minute's notice.
Larry did so well, in fact, that he won an excellent
rating at the state meet. Receipts from the melodra-
ma paid for the trip.
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Football squadmen voted in early fall to surprise Linda Meinsen with a
golden crown, and they named her Queen of Wildcats to reign over
homecoming festivities. At left, co-captain Dennis Retherford, Queen
Linda and Ernest Boswell share a sparkling moment before practice
began. Coach Gerald Zybura, below with Jeffrey, demanded much
from his team and they gave it to him with plus-marks. Lovely Janet
Rowe, below, right, was also a candidate for the homecoming crown:
she served as senior attendant to the queen during a week of hectic fun.
This impressive and formidable line stopped many a
would-be gainer. At left is Tim Tomlinson, end, Stan
Koziol, tackleg Eddie Botkin, guard: Dennis Price,
centerg Don Bristol, guard: Crawford Clement, tackle
and Les Smith, end. Fruita's long line of victories was
a direct result ofthe defensive ability to stun attackers
before they could gather momentum for a charge
Eighteen Hard-nosed Veteran
,Cats Set the Pace
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kin, Dennis Retherford blasts
through a hole followed by pig-
skin packing Mickey Bosshardt,
left. At top, left, Trainer Verlan
Goss adjusts a chin strap for Ray
Ball. Dennis Price, Kris Keith
and Mickey Cox follow the
A beaming head coach. Gerald
Zybura quaffs u cool Coke as
Fruita dominates play against
Moab in a 'Cat early season bat-
tle. Stat-man, Mr. William Silli-
man and gridder Glenn Giles
keep their attention glued to the
struggle at mid-field, Wildcats
whipped Moab 7-0.
Larking in the shower after a tough workout. Dennis Retherford. Glenn Erk-
man, Ernie Boswell and Tim Tomlinson still have steam to spare. Quarterback
Relherford finished the season against Palisade by tossing three touchdown
passes, two to Tomlinson, the other to Greg Brow n.
Bosshardt Scored 70
Points For GVL Title
Dispelling any doubts about its ability to
mold another championship squad so
r quickly, Fruita charged into action to set
the Gunnison Valley League afire in one
victory after another. Coach Gerald Zyb-
ura predicted that Paonia and Gunnison
were the teams which would be tough, but
he cautioned that any squad could be victo-
rious on any given day, and his words of
wisdom proved only too true as little-
feared Hotchkiss stopped the 'Cats 6-6 in
their only upset. Using his tough, speedy
backiield to full advantage, Quarterback
Dennis Retherford and the 'Cats smashed
across goals to tally 195 points against 72
squeezed across by the foe. Coach Zybura
was particularly proud of the defense.
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Gale Valencia QTD
Ernie Boswell QTD
Don Bristol QGD
Norman Vincent QFBD
Dennis Retherford QQBD
Ray Ball QCD
Gary Haller QQBD
Glenn Giles QGD
Steve Sewell QH BD
Gleenn Erkman QED
Thomas Groves QED
Stan Koziol QTD
.lim Stockert QH BD
Bob Shaw QCD
Larry Watson QH BD
Rod Smith QED
Gary Barcus QTD
Nathan Warner QGD
John Crain QGD
Mike Moon QGD
Dennis Price QCD
Greg Brown QHBD
Wayne Schafer QQBD
Tim Tomlinson QED
Mickey Cox QED
Gary Rowe QED
Mickey Bosshardt QHBD
Paul Kochevar QED
Larry Seal QTD
Eddie Botkin QGD
Steve Hoback QH BD
Ross Beede QFBD
Les Smith QED
Harold Davis QFBD
Coach Geraod Zybura
Coach David Silver
atapulting powerhouse fullback
Norman Vincent or Mickey Bosshardt oi
Greg Brown across the line, Fruita shat-
tered opponents' defenses as though the foe
were made of paper. Opening against Ria
fle, the 'Cats came on strong with a I3-C
victory in which Rifle managed to eek ou1
only 69 yards rushing. Wildcats slowec
somewhat in the second outing, thif
against Moab. A 7-0 victory for Fruita
gave Greg Brown the sole scoring honors ir
a season generously sprinkled with TD's
Fruita dumped Olathe 20-0 in the thirc
season triumph, then prepared to travel tc
Cedaredge where 'Cat momentum carriec
the squad to a 2l-7 win. Midway througl
the nine-game calendar, Coach Geralc
Zybura's pigskin eleven readied to host
Nucla at Fruita's traditional homecoming
fete. Rain all that day made tough sled-
ding, but 'Cats, still rolling, flattened Nu-
cla 21-0 as Bosshardt racked up three
touchdowns, kicked one extra point anc
passed for a third.
Coach Dave Silver
End Tim Tomlinson. left snags a long bombg above are team managers
Michael Lehmann and Larry Schave with trainer Verlan Goss. At mid-
dle left, above. Ray Ball quits the field with Geri Brach after the Gunni-
son bash in which 'Cats chalked up their sixth straight 20-ll. Norman
Vincent picked up 126 yards rushing against the Cowboys.
incent Won All-American Honors
Greyhound-fast Greg Brown scooted up-tield with the old
apple to add precious yardage for the 'Cuts. ln their seventh
clash. the Wildcats met rugged Paonia which scored most
heavily against Fruita. 'Cats won by a slim 26-20.
Paul Kochevar, Ray Bull and Mike Moon converge on a run-
ner just before the trap is sprung. below, lt was the tough
Hotchkiss Bulldogs which spoiled Fruitu's unbeaten record
in season play. A 6-6 tie in game eight slowed Wildcats to u
cent scored Fruita's one TD.
Strung out like a Diesel locomotive and its cars, Frui-
ta's gridiron eleven popped Greg Brown into Moab's
secondary where Stan Koziol built a brick wall
against attackers. Eddie Botkin. Don Bristol. Paul
Kochevar, Ray Ball, Mickey Bosshardt and Glenn
Erkman were also in on the action. ln its last league
encounter. Coach Zybura's rugged squad took special
pains not to repeat the '68 contest with arch-rival Pal-
isade. That year, conlident. Fruita came home a loser
by one point. ln '69 the 'Cats made certain with a 48-
7 victory. In the Class AA quarterfinal playoff,
Meeker dumped Fruita 20-13.
stand-still. All-conference, All-state fullback Norman Vin-
Wildcat King of Pins
Mat scientist, Coach .lack Pollock, adroit-
ly melded twelve strong bodies into a vul-
canized entity, tougher. more durable thar
ever. Infusing his completed work will
Wildcat spirit, he again took Fruita intt
state championships with six winners fron
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Chanting, "We are number one! We are
number one!" Wildcat fans took the roof
off at Grand Junction as Coach .lack Pol-
lock's Wildcat Wrestling squad took the
sap out of the Junction Tigers 23-21 in a
blood-boiling battle. After gaining wins in
two of the first three contests, 'Cats held to
a slim lead throughout the battle. Travis
Williams found the meet resting on his
broad shouldersg he had to avoid being
pinned by Tiger Dan Cox, and Williams in
a supreme effort, pulled it off. He lost 8-0,
but the meet and the day belonged to Frui-
ta and fans!
Glistening in sweat, senior veteran Travis Williams
gets a post-match briefing of the mat-side version of
how he looked. Assistant Coach Gerald Zybura fills
him in. A mainstay of the 'Cat squad, Travis turned
on the steam to Enish his career with the Blue and
Whitein the grand style.
Head Wrestling Coach Jack Pollock, below. Fruita's
pride and the sport's best, shouts encouragement
from mat-side. Traditionally Coach Pollock has put
together one of Western Colorado's toughest squads
teams able to upset Grand Junction's highly touted
Tigers and shred tournament hopes of far larger and
noisier schools, He's a pro.
Don Bristol Comes Out Tough
ests were few for Wildcat matmen as a
full calendar flashed day-by-day toward
the district qualifying meet in February.
Coach Carl Cox of Grand Junction said, "I
feel Fruita is the toughest competition for
us because of their team balance." And
Coach Cox was correctg Fruita stormed
into the qualifying meet to grab second
place - just four pints off the Tiger
mark. Norman Vincent shattered Tiger
complacency by downing undefeated Dan
Cox of Grand Junction 3-2g State Champi-
on Larry Reed came through, as did Ed
Serrano, Mickey Bosshardt, Jim Stockert,
and Swany Monger. Don Bristol, although
he did not win a qualifying first, set the
Tigers on their ear and got the fans off
their seats as he put Tiger Dennis Miller
down tough and almost pinned the wily
foe. With qualifying matches out of the
way, Coach Pollock and the 'Cat squad
traveled to Denver for state competition.
Grand Junction and Fruita were both con-
sidered real threatsg 'Cats, however, were
unable to pull off a championship rout. But
'69 had been the best of seasons for the
best of teams.
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ert bundles of noise so demure, yet so
full of vinegar - that was the cheerleading
corps in '69, Eight whirlwinds in skirts
fanned sparks of spirit among 'Cat boost-
ers until bleachers were ablaze with unbri-
dled enthusiasm. They devoted endless
hours to practicing routines and to skull
sessions in search of ways to rejuvenate a
wan, listless student body. Out of the think
tank came a week of raillery called Spirit
Days, a contest to find the Fastest Coach
in the West and the S-P-I-R-l-T Treasure
Hunt. Cheerleaders led Fruita's Pep Club
to capture the spirit trophy at the league
hoop tournament in March.
Pepsters Incited a Riot
Of Cheers for Victory
'Let spirit dominatel' cried yell leaders. "Crazy,"
answered students and bopped off to other things.
Marilyn Richards, Janet Rowe, Costa Watson, Ka-
thy Mclntyre and Susan Withrow covered basketball
action: Sheila Sewell, Mary Lou Rooks and Paulie
Fugate were at matside to blister ears with cheers.
ovice Hoopsters Gained Experience
Coach Lowry Bishop's agile court quintet began
the season with one returning veteran and wound
up with eight experienced men who had logged
many a session on the hard wood. In between,
Fruita took its lumps, winning some, but mostly
gaining experience and building for the '70 calen-
dar in Fruita Monument High School's large,
stadium-like gymnasium. At season's end,
Coach Bishop summarized the year's develop-
ments: "The players worked hard to improve
their own skills, and they improved the team.
This team improved more than any other I have
coached - ever. Within themselves they devel-
oped a desire to win."
Coach Bishop was impressed most in '69 by the
manner in which his young squad met tough
challenges on the court both well and quicklyg,
they came away from each tussle a little more
mature, more self-confident. But the coach also
cautioned that squadmen will have to see a sport
as more than just a game. To play well, the-
coach insists, a basketball player must approac
the contest as,though it were a way of life. "Ho
much they are willing to put into the game, an
how much players are willing to sacrifice wil
determine how much growth and developmen
they will derive from it," the coach vowed
"Team winning," said Coach Bishop, has to b
put above personal desires." The coach referre
specifically to training rules, the hang-up.
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Dave Jaequez prepares to leave solid earth and glide
over the crosshar in high-jump trials. Gearld Clawson
won that event in the Class AA District State Quali-
fying Track and lfield Meet at Lincoln Park with a 5-
I0 mark. Jacque! was third in pole vault. Thomas
Groves nabbed the -140-yd. dash honors: Kent Tomp-
kins turned in best time for the l00-yd. rush to the
Huffing down the track. Larry
Reed. right. turns on the steam. At
the Delta Meet Fruita won five
tirsts: Kent Tompkins in the 1001
Thomas Groves in the 220: Tomp-
kins. Groves, Byron Kelly and
Gearld Clawson in the 880 relay
with a time ol' l:33.9 four-tenths
ofa second offthe record.
Kent Tompkins and Thomas
Groves lead the pack toward the
wire. far right. ln the annual Brig-
ham Young University relays at
Provo, Wildcats won the 880 com-
petition with a time of l:35.7 in B-
Division clashes. Fruita's relay
squad was second to none in '69,
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Sure-fooled cindermen with Coach Jack PolIock's oval-arena squad in '69 were, top, Terry
Marinelli. Eddie Serrano, Larry Reed. In row two are .lim Stockert. Duane Kiefer and
Thomas Groves. ln the bottom row are Coach Pollock. all-round ace Gearld Clawson, and
then Clawson with Marinelli. At the annual Mesa College Invitational, Clawson won a gold
medal in the triple jump with adistance of-12-6.
peedy sprinters entered state run-offs
with great expectations and returned home
with spirits still high after grabbing third
spot at the Boulder meet. Fruita's I4 team
points were no match for Fountain and
Evergreeng still, 13 squads trailed Fruita,
and that was something to shout about.
Fruita's only first-place win in state heats
was the 880-yard relay team's victory once
again. Gearld Clawson, Byron Kelly, Kent
Tompkins and Thomas Groves turned in a
time of l:3l.4, best of the season for the
four fleet ground burners. At left is Duane
Kiefer: Ross Beede and Eddie Serrano.
and Coach Jack Pollock are below.
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Littlepage and Associate Coach Darrell
Warren pelted the apple to score an im-
pressive I2-win, five-loss season. In its
opening tilt. high-scoring Fruita whipped
Notre Dame. Utah. 19-0. The 'Cats
blanked Olathe 6-0 and Nucla 21-0. Delta
turned the tables on Fruita 11-7, as did
Central, I0-4. In two games which could
have gone into the 'Cat winning column,
Palisade slipped by 5-4 and Montrose took
the edge 2-1. Fruita dropped Cedaredge
I3-4, took Montrose 8-7. and stopped
Sixteen-game player Larry Reed. right. hit at the .308 mark behind
live others with even more impressive averages: Glen Ross batted
.5091 Ed Serrano. .-1691 Les Smith 333: Gary Rowe also hit .333
and Kris Keith posted a .310 average!
Preparing to take the lield in a home contest generously sprinkled
with dust storms. Serrano. Rowe. Larry Quimby. Jerry White.
Dennis Price and Les Smith hear last-minute instructions from
Coach Littlepage. Glen Ross. who hurled in ten outings 63 and
two-thirds innings f- struck out 98 hitters and tallied a wild l.l
earned-run average in '69.
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Littlepage, Les Smith: then Glen Ross, Eddie Botkin and Dennis
Price. ln row three are Jim Bennetts, Gene Miles and Kris Keith, fol-
lowed by Glenn Giles, Michael Lehmann and Jerry Alstatt. ln row
live are Jerry White, Glen Downer. Gary Rowe. At bottom are Glenn
Giles, Coaches Littlepage and Darrell Warren and finally, .lim
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olden was the site for state qualifying
meet in gymnastics. Fruita's trio of swing-
ers motored to Golden in late spring, but
did not get to finish their routines because
a large number of entrants demanded time,
and 'Cat athletes wanted to get over the
passes before dark. Why all the work for
nothing? Vickie Holt explained: "Gymnas-
tics build poise, grace and coordination -
and most of all f self-discipline. We love
itg hard work can be rewarding."
Gymnasts traveled to Grand Junction Junior High
March 3 and I2 for practice meets where Vickie Holt,
left. competed in vaulting. Charlotte Dick. below,
worked with uneven parallel bars.
At the district meet March 28 Mary Richards, bot-
tom left. placed third in vaulting and fourth in uneven
parallel bars. Vickie placed second in sidehorse vault-
ingg Charlotte could not enter.
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Head Girl. Jackie Guccini. right. along with
Patty and Nancy Maluy. Kris Keith and Mar-
ilyn Richards and Sponsor William Silliman.
motored to Fort Lewis College. Durango, in
late fall to attend the Western Colorado Stu-
dent Council Association Convention. The
week-end affair offered seminars in many
phases of problem-solving, and Fruita's dele-
gates came hack with a renewed vigor.
Councilman Paul Kochevar. below. lends an
ear to the discussion. The council tabled all
action on its overseas school sponsorship for
remainder of the year. I-'ruita's student legisla-
tors joined with a local radio station to air the
names of campus VlP's. At hottom are Mar-
tha Cary. Diane Hull. Linda Watkins and .lan
Bristol, all elected representatives to Fruita's
student government action.
limaxing first semester's work, council-
men volunteered to spring for the Christmas
dance - one of the season's finest social af-
fairsg the lawmen also established a student
forum where 'Cats could meet in serious sur-
roundings to air their thoughts about the
council's handling of student affairs. Rain,
which flooded the homecoming festivities,
placed a large decision squarely on council
shoulders. Whether or not to cancel the pa-
rade fell to leaders Retherford, Guccini, and
they made a good choice. All homecoming
activities fell under council authority. The
most efficiently-run activity in school was the
council-operated candy store, a read credit.
Student Government alned Strength
Lawmakers at left are Rosabell
Sanchez and Evelyn Sanchez. Al-
though councilmen met with great-
er regularity than any other organi-
zation on campus, it was plagued
by a lack of attendance. Many
elected councilmen held jobs after
school and found it difticult to re-
turn for the 3:05 meetings. Still, the
council accomplished much in '69.
Engrossed in the mechanics of run-
ning student body affairs are Diane
Hull' and Linda Watkins, far left:
Marilyn Richards and Linda Davis.
then Connie Wilson, who was sub-
stituting for a regular member.
Below are Sponsor Mr. William
Silliman, a most dedicated council
advocate, and Neta Young com-
pletes the bottom row.
Braving cold winds in mid-February, councilmen
went door-to-door through Fruita collecting nearly
S200 for the Heart Fund. That was the council's finest
hour. Above. top, are Dennis Retherford, Nancy
Maluy and Kris Keith. In row two are Patty Maluy,
eart Sunday a Succes
council secretary, with Becky Young and Nanc
Maluy: then Barb Hill, Linda Davis and Marily
Richards followed by Ernie Boswell. ln row three ar
Head Girl Jackie Guccini. Diane Hull and Final
Dennis Retherford and Joe Ore with award.
With unequaled regularity. Student
Council eunvened every Tuesday ut 3:05
p.m. Experienced ehiel' udministrutors
Dennis Retherlord und Jackie Gueeini
made "action" ai by-ltiw,
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isking censure from a heckling Group
W and critical editorials in the Wildcafs
Beat, Pep Club swallowed its pride and
continued to fight for more school spirit
when its membership numbered only
about 35. Plagued from within its own
ranks with little problems that crippled
like a thorn in the 'Cat's paw, Pep Club
fought the season's most valiant struggle
by facing up to its ills and attempting a
cure. By season's end, the group was able
to bring home the cheering trophy from the
basketball tournament. Pep Club re-
vamped its by-laws, did away with uni-
form regulations and prepared to make it
possible for every girl to cheer in '70, Mrs.
Penny Pulliam was sponsor: Jeanne I-Ieiny
was president, Jackie Huskey was vice-
presidentg Donna Ray, secretaryg Donna
Raff, points chairman: Mary Kay Mogen-
sen, treasurer. Other vocal boosters were
Shirley Anderson, Pam Baker, Kathi
Buhler, Karla Buniger, Patti Combs, Lin-
da Davis and Carol Fry.
Other trophy winners were Donna Dickerson, Cheri
Fry. Kathy Gallegos, Aronda Greenhow, Jackie Guc-
cini, Gail Hampton, Tami Jaeger, Beth Kettle, Leona
Kettle, Paula Kochevar. Nancy Maluy, Kathy Mari-
nelli. Kathy Mason, Della Rich. Elly Rodriguez,
Marie Rodriguez, Ruby Russell, Sharla Smith. Leo-
ra Valencia, Denise Tully, Sandy Wynkoop, Linda
Watkins, Becky Young, Fran Young, Neta Young,
Doris Park, Sheryl McLaughlin, as well as the eight
Gaylene Garlitz, right. shared editorial responsibility
for production of The Wildcai'x Bear with Co-editor
Janet Siddens, Gaylene. along with adviser Mr. Da-
vid Cromie and yearbook veteran Donna Dickerson,
traveled to Chicago over Thanksgiving holidays to
participate in the National Scholastic Press Associa-
tion Convention. A staff of well-calloused fto mid-
night workj old timers and ai group of verve-charged
first year reporters met head-on with issues ofthe
day. ln a year in which teenagers were more con-
cerned with Vietnam than with someones favorite
hobby, newsmen and editors often expressed pungent
viewpoints, cut ll little deeper than before, but were
Judy LaMar, Debbie Petrossg Mr. David Cromieg Gay-
lene Garlitz, Joann ,Jacquezg Paulie Fugate, Joe Beck-
stein: Mr. David Cromie, Gaylene Garlitzg Les
Publishers, newshounds, editors, report-
ers, photographers and the Up With Peo-
ple choir met at Denver's Brown Palace in
February for the 91st Annual Convention
of the Colorado Press Association. Frui-
ta's two newspapers, The Fruila Times
andThe Wildcats Beal were on hand too
- both to receive awards. Editors Janet
Siddens and Gaylene Garlitz, along with
Adviser David Cromie, right, brought
home the first-place award for Class I high
school papers. Three tirsts in three years!
Journalists Copped Colorado Press Award
Carol Fry, Ad Chief
adfly journalists ventilated a cry of dissent tar-
geted toward the awkward machinations of the Wild-
cat Committee. Pressing for reform within the Stu-
dent Council-sponsored committee, The Wildcufx
Bear headlined the issue and won a major victory
when councilmen agreed to host a weekly gripe-in.
euphemistically labeled "Student Forum." Commen-
tators also took up the gauntlet for Pep Club, nettled
by the vociferous Group W like a Wildcat with a burr
in its paw. Scribes, below, top, are Co-editor Janet
Siddens working the eerie hours at the Fuira Times:
adviser Mr. David Cromie. ln row two are Reporter
Joe Rodriquez. who joined the staff at semesterg
Steve Hoback, sports editor, and sophomore Distri-
bution Manager Tami Jeager. Bottom row .l-students
are tireless fact-linder Marty Wells and Patti Combs.
staff special events editor and diligent news hound.
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F-Club president. Norman Vincent. received the Best-
Wrestler trophy at u banquet May 23. Coach .lack Pollock
made the trophy presentation at the Quarterback Club af-
fair. Norman also copped the football award which head
gridiron Coach Gerald Zybu ra presented,
Cf Brightest Stars
Desire is the key which opens the door to Frui-
ta's F-Club, and any young man with desire
can earn membership in this most difficult of
all clubs to enter. Those who wore the coveted
"F" knew not only pride but a tremendous
sense of accomplishment. Norman Vincent
headed up the organization in '69g Don Bristol
was vice-presidentg Bill Williams, secretary
and Steve Hoback, treasurer. As a 'Thank-you'
F-Club invited Pep Club to a spring picnic.
You bring the hotdogs, buns, potato salad and
chips, said the fellows. Fine, said Pep Clubg
and what are you furnishing? We'll take care of
building a fire, the guys said.
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wo To Kansas City
Harold Davis, Larry Seal and Curtis Allen, below,
practice for up-coming parliamentary procedures
competition. Fourteen members tried for the team.
Farmers on facing page, top row, are Terry
Mark Harris and Steve Roberts. Bruce
Jerry White, Perry Morlang. Bobby Rodri-
n Wynkoop and Jerry Johnston. Observing
FFA week February l5-22, Fruita's chapter
a window display for downtown Fruita,
a billboard, passed out stickers and posters
produced .1 radio program on the vocational agri-
and FI-A programs at FHS.
While the parliamentary procedures teams continued to
work out. a large delegation from Fruita attended the
National Western Livestock Show in Denver January 13,
At top, above, are Mike Moon and John Harmon.
uture Farmer sponsor Mr. Omer Buren-
heide, at left with Kent Roper, traveled to
Kansas City, Mo., in mid-October with
Chapter President Terry Marinelli to attend
the National FFA Convention. "lt was tre-
mendous," they reported. In fact, '69 was a
tremendous year for Fruita FFA. With forty-
six members and six officers, the chapter
chalked up a year of outstanding accomplish-
ments. Jack Durrett served as vice-presidentg
Frank Fry was secretary and high-point scor-
er, Walter Williams was treasurerg Ernie
Boswell, reporter and Arnold Nagel, sentinel.
Rhondy Groves earned a superior rating in
swine judging among rugged competition
from area schools.
Future Homemakers, Grump-in Ended '69
Effervescent Future Homemakers of America brought '69 to a close
with an early-morning grump-in that turned into a fun time with
time. After serving 96 members and guests at the FFA banquet
May 23, six FHA girls and two very tired sponsors were awakened
with the sun next morning by impish chapter president Sharla
Smith and sidekick Faye Kelley who wanted to do something spe-
cial after four years with the organization. So they got everyone out
of bed grouchy, eyes still glued together and announced a come-as-
you-are party for all club members. lt all happened at Faye Kelley's
home where Mrs. Ron Kelley served breakfast piping hot. Girls
slowly came to life and the party was a riot. Sharla Smith later re-
ceived the Outstanding Senior FHA Member award. Faye Kelley
won special honors for having sold the most cookbooks in four
yearsg she totaled 37 books in '69 alone. Members above are Wilma
Clawson. Marie Rodriguez, Sharla Smith, Gail Burwell. Also Star-
la O'Brien, Ellen McBride. Sherry Kizer, Mrs. Clarice Taylor, Pam
Fortik, Linda Watkins, Vera Post and Faye Kelley.
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Robert Watts, joined the FHS activities scene in
'69, "It will give boys an excellent opportunity to
be of service to their school and community,"
Sponsor Watts explained. Patent organization
for Fruita's chapter was the Bookcliff Chapter
of Kiwanis International. Wednesday mornings
were set aside for breakfast get-togethers either
at the Coachman's Inn or Gay .lohnson's. Since
business began early for Key Club - meetings
were called to order at 6:15 a.m., members
found it necessary to rise and shine long before
most others. Glen Ross landed the presidency
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during Key Club's inaugural year. Eddie Botkin
served as vice-presidentg Tom Sommerville was
secretary and Larry Watkins held the treasurer's
post. Eddie Botkin, Dennis Price, Jim Bennetts
and Larry Reed planned a constitution for the
Active in April were, top row, from the left: Ron Garcia, Thomas Gib-
son and Larry Reedg then Mike Rich: President Glen Rossg and Mike
Lehmann with Mr. Robert Watts. Second Row: Glen Ross again, Tom
Sommervilleq Mr. Robert Watts with guest Mr. Walden H. George:
Larry Reed, Jim Bennetts and Jim Andersong Larry Bond, Tom Som-
merville, Bottom Row: Dennis Price and Glen Ross, then Ray Ball,
Larry Watkins, Mr. Robert Watts, Mr. Walden H. George and Ronnie
Garcia: Larry Watkins, Kris Keith and Larry Bond.
Key Club, Fruita's Newest, Charted Plans
Crowding around Mr. Ray LaCour of the Bookcliff
Chapter of Kiwanis are Eddie Botkin, Larry Reed.
Gene Miles, Ronnie Garcia and Ray Ball. Organized
late in the year, Fruita's Key Club atracted a healthy
membership quickly - mostlyjuniors.
Larry Reed and .lim Bennetts divide their atten-
tion between a tempting early-morning breakfast
at Gay Johnson's and the speaker ofthe morning.
Although used to rising early because of split ses-
sions, Key Club members broke all records for
bouncing outg most hit the floor around live to get
to the pre-dawn breakfasts on time.
Mike Lehmann. who started at the outside ofthe
circle managed to slip into its center to view an
application for a club charter. Joe Jones, Dennis
Price, Larry Bond and organization president
Glen Ross hear an explanation of how to follow
through with the paper work. Key Club had sev-
eral service projects in the fire by year's end just
weeks after the charter grant,
From band clinic to music festival, Fruita's marching cal-
liope of color blasted off vigorously while Arnold Nagel
bravely beat his big bass drum until it sighed once. then
crumpled under the sound thumping. Pipers who blew
wild in the fall. above, are Dale Tompkins, baritone:
Steve Laimbock, trumpetg Joe Beckstein, clarinet - as
well as Dan Daniels on drum - and Steve Wassam, bari-
tone. Maestros Richard Roy and Paul Bushkovski audit-
ed notes throughout the syncopated season of'69.
Not all sound was instrumental. Vocal whip. Drum Ma-
jor Bryan Beck, top, right, conjured up a chorus of eerie
decibels to cajole, coax, wheedle. plead and threaten.
His, "I can't hear you-u-u-u!" constantly hovered over
the tield. Boss Beck wielded his baton like a shellelagh
with which he cudgelled many a shin when bandsmen
failed to put plenty of snap into both maneuver and mu-
sic. Joe Orr won the John Philip Sousa award as out-
standing musician in '69, At right are Banner Girls Lyn
Cronk and Carol Fry, who sparkled sound with smiles in
the key ofC .
Petit Drum Majorette Kathy Gallegos, top, blew her
whistle while Beck blew his cool to keep the band on
its collective toes. At the Grund Junction music festi-
val. Fruita earned a ll-rating in marching, a lll in
sight-reading und a IV in concert form. By spring
absenteeism was common.
Twirler Faye Kelley, near right, an eight-year veteran
'Cat musician tlirst clarinetj, attended honor band
three consecutive seasons. She won at ll-rating at the
February solo and ensemble contests. Faye also
worked with the hoop baton.
Lithesome Donna Ralf lived to twirl talthough she
often shattered noggins with her flying batonl. Donna
coached u corps of smallfry, and entered her own
skills in the solo contest where she created music with
motion. ln concert she looted a horn.
Salty Bryan Beck
Big, Bad Baton
Proud Pipers: Fruita's risk, Merry
ound technicians who drummed up
enthusiasm at Blue and White happenings
in '69 included Bryan Beck and Kathy Gal-
legos, drum majors, Faye Kelley and Don-
na Raff, twirlers, Lyn Cronk and Carol
Fry, banner girls. Fran Young served as
band president. Blowing 'Cat clarinets
were Janet Siddens, Faye Kelley, Martha
Cary, Lorna Wilkinson, Joe Beckstein,
Tim Arpke, Kathy Gallegos, Barbara
Hickman, Marty Wells and Barbara Bi-
lyeu. Tooting flutes were Marlene Smith,
Lyn Cronk, Sharon Flora and Carol Fry.
Fruita's golden cornets were winded by
Joe Orr, winner of the John Philip Sousa
award, Steve Laimbock, Fred Meyer,
Gene Shaw, Ross Beede, .lim Waggoner,
Bob DeCamp, Leis Dardin, Lonnie Smith.
Gary Barcus manned the only bass clari-
net. Thumping-fine drummers included
amiable Joe Muths, .lim Anderson, Dan
Daniels, Jim Bennetts, Arnold Nagel, who
put wham-o into his work, Tim Arpke and
Glenn Erkman. Mr. Richard Roy and Mr.
Paul Bushkovski each served one semester
directing the 'Cat musicmakers. Following
a serious illness, Mr. Roy gave up the ba-
ton with much regret. Gene Shaw, Joe
Muths and Joe Orr also stood-in as
Lorna Wilkinson. Joe Orr. Martha Cary, Ross Beede and Fred Meyer, top,
left. made the l2lh Annual Band Clinic November I2 at Grand Junction High
School. Seven schools sent more than 600 musicians to the all-day workout.
Joe Jones and John Ludlam prepare for a concert. top right. Above are Fran
Young, Danny Webb, Arnold Nagel and Joe Muths at the FMHS cornerstone
ceremony. then Cheryl Lorimer. Below are Donna, Kathy, Lyn, Cheryl, Carol,
Faye and Bryan ata halftime show.
Syncopation on the saxophones added rich
variation to Fruita's Big Sound. Fran
Young, Chuck Peterson, Paul Crespin and
Linda Zamora blew sax. On trombones
were Ed Netherton, Cheryl Lorimer, John
Ludlam, and Gary Haller. A trio of sassy
French horns puffed by Bryan Beck, Don-
na Raff and Danny Webb added body to
the steady flow of notes. Dale Tompkins,
Steve Wassam and Larry Quimby piped
the baritones while Joe Jones and .lay
Jones shouldered the low basses. Julie
Brown and Larry Noetzelmann also joined
the cascade of sound to make it the biggest
little band in all Western Colorado.
A Blazing Pace
low-by-blow, musicians blew every-
thing but their cool, and even that was
placed in jeopardy on occasion. After Jay
Jones tossed a pop can out the bus window
and Arnold Nagel followed suit with an
orange fwhich hit Director Richard Royj,
the bus caught fire homeward bound from
Gunnison. Then the tail pipe came loose.
Bandsmen were like a comet streaking
homeward, sparking the night.
n a Red-hot Ride from unnison
Engaged in a mirthful interlude during band clin-
ic, top, left, are Janet Siddens, Julie Brown, Cher-
yl Lorimer, Jay Jones and Faye Kelley. Julie was
one of the very few junior girls to march with the
musical aggregation in '69.
Steve Laimbock, right, led cornet and sax sections
in review at a 'Cat grid clash. Following were Bob
DeCamp. Larry Noetzelmann, Fran Young,
Sharon Flora, Chuck Peterson, Lewis Dardin.
Stalwart young men of note .loe Jones and John
right, examine their comely rellex-
ions in .loe's instrument before a concert.
.lim Waggoner and others of the Wildcat brass
Brittle fall practices led at last to a stifling May I0 dedication day as bandsmen tooted
many a finishing touch into a last strawg yet they earned deserved bows forjobs well-done.
Above, top, are Mr. Paul Bushkovski and Steve Wassamg Barbara Bilyeu and Lorna
Wilkinson: Joe Jones and John Ludlamg Donna Rafl, Steve Wassam and Faye Kelley: Joe
Muthsg .lohn Jonesg Joe Orr. Ross Beede and Bob DeCampg Marty Wells, Lyn Cronk,
Carol Fry and Marlene Smith at the new FM HS dedication.
TOP: Donna Raff, Mr. Walden H. George, Gene Shaw, Steve
Wassam, Dale Tompkins, Danny Webb, Faye Kelley, .lay
Jones and Marlene Smith. ABO VE: Lonnie Smith, Arnold
Nagel, Fred Meyer, Jim Bennetts, Gary Haller, John Ludlam,
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Tom Douglas. Glenn Giles, Larry Lewis, Tom Gibson, Glen Downer and
Mr, Gerald Decker presented the colors for Fruita at many special events.
German Club Spoke
bout People, Places
German Club was neither devoted to planning parties nor
giving meeting time to chit-chat. It was not a noisy group
washing cars on Saturday mornings or baking cakes or
sponsoring dances. Its sedate membership met regularly
with Sponsor Gerald Decker to delve quietly into the Ger-
man language, the customs and traditions of the German-
speaking peoples. And clearly, although membership fell off
somewhat in '69, club dues-payers were among Fruita's lin-
est academic students seriously engaged in a worthwhile
project which required no shoving, pulling or begging for
participation. German Club devotees attended meetings,
worked and learned because they found something impor-
tant happening in room 100.
Steve Wassam and Terry Marinelli, right, top. were
regulars: others included. second row, Robert Martin
and Don Wynkoop, then Calvin Williams and Glenn
Giles. At bottom, left. are Roger Mackey and Gene
Larry Stutler headed up German Club as presidentg
Kris Keith was vice-president and Paula Kochevar
was secretary. Sheila Sewell planned the activities.
Dave Jacquez, Frank Grant, Linda Kochevar, Robert
Rooks, Mike Smith and Don Withrow also counted
themselves as part ofthe organization.
Moving the colors across the gym with dignity and with a precise military
bearing. German Club's color guard was a credit to the organization in '69.
German Club's ranks, as always, boasted some ofthe
finest scholars on Campus. Below are Sid Elledge.
then Julie Brown. Kris Keith, Doris Park. Larry Stu-
tler and Paula Kochevar. Al bottom are Karla Buni-
ger, Bonnie Martin, Tom Gibson and Sheila Sewell,
newly elected council officer.
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ourishing a pet belief that gridiroi
halftimes are heaven-sent for bands, basst
profundo Bryan Beck negotiated his musif
men into position at the end zone. And thej
waited. Drill Team had the spotlight
Counting cadence, Drill Squad member
pranced back and forth across the carpetet
green in their sequential splendor, each giif
doing her own thing in a virtuoso display
oneupmanship. Minutes ticked by as t
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bowed and prepared the band to march
but too late. Halftime was overg the sho
had been stolen.
Senior Joann Jacquez. above, left, shared Drill Leader honors
with Lennie Rich for most of the season. Mrs. Dolores Moyer,
tireless sponsor of the mod marchers is above, right. At immedi-
ate left are Patty Crespin and Bonnie Martin. Drill Team per-
formed at all home football games and at winter meets.
Nancy Harper Janis Moore
Sarah Roundtree Gail Burwell
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Anna Vigil Mariam Mosher
Although Drill Team flunked the test at telling time, and followed a circum-
spect route to notoriety, its pageantry was passing fair. Members put body and
soles into their practice sessions to provide rare entertainment at athletic
events. Drill Team paraded the colors with style. Above are Mrs. Dolores
Moyer, Nancy Harper and Janis Moore.
Drill Leader Lennie Rich, left. remained placid and
pretty under tire from Bandsmen, radio announcers
and sundry critics. In truth, Drill Team followed the
leader with patent relish.
Hoping that Wildcats would acquire gilt
by association. President Cheryl Lorimer
and Library Club members took their ac-
tivities beyond intra-club bookishness to
stimulate good reading among others.
Sponsoring the popular Book Fair again in
'69, the club was pleased with the flurry of
buying in paper backs.
Many of the club members like Ellen
McBride, right. served FHS as library as-
sistants. The library sponsored an art post-
er contest to depict book titles, experi-
mented with taped music, allowed quiet
conversation. and did not ask students to
check school books and coats at the door.
ln short, the library was a friendly place to
visit and to know.
Llbrary Club Sang Meet Me At the Book Fazr
Sparkling punch rippled into a crystal
bowl fMr. Charles Reicks pouredj, and
cake light enough to float attracted the
faculty to Library Club's end-of-the-year
finishing touch. Decorated in club colors of
blue and gold, the cake disappeared as
quickly as books from the shelves. For in
'69 something good happened to the center
for learning at FHS. Reflected in Library
Club activities, the new atmosphere was
the talk of students throughout school.
Credit rightly went to Mr. Reicks.
Donna Ray, Martha Cary
and Kathy Mason.
Mr. Charles Reicks
Mr. Charles Reicks
Mr. Paul Bushkovski
Mrs. Maude Mosher,
Mrs. Adeline Hotchkiss
Mr. Robert Watts
French Club Noels
Miss Barbara Meeker, who spoke the uni-
versal language of a sincere, sparkling
smile, re-organized French Club into a
three-dimensional program with a zing.
Illustrating that a group as mundane-
sounding as French Club can swing with a
lilt, the modish members raffishly set out
to make the scene - in French. The club's
Christmas party was a smashing bash
which became a laugh-in at Jan Bristol's
home. Nearly every member showed up
with a guest. After hallelujahs and help-
ings of goodies, language students bundled
up, motored to the hospital and sang yule
carols to those confined over the season's
brightest days. Not content to sit in meet-
ings and ask, "What shall we do?" French
Club did much and asked, "What did we
learn?" Two speakers - Mrs. John Mazu-
ka and Mr. Arnold Mountain - gave 'very
interesting' presentations and slide shows
to the receptive, go-go group.
Jan Bristol, right, spruces up the club bulletin board during a meeting.
Open to any interested student enrolled in a French class, the organiza-
tion's membership grew in '69, An end-of-the-year outing highlighted a
season of accomplishment free of acid-etched bickering.
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Sports editor jovial John Silence and affable sidekick
Bob Davis rode out a series of feverish athletic hroils
in which maverick teams sun-danced upredictubly to
unseat the favorites 1 only to bite the dust. Below
are Kathy Marinelli and Aronda Greenhow, organi-
It Like It Was
n a History
Penned in Pride
It was a burnt au'tum day. A hazy bank of
clouds blew up overhead to hover there.
Occasionally the sun peeked through serv-
ing as a silent witness. We stood in the
mud-wet field, shuffling, waiting for the
band to find its flag. Dignitaries and offi-
cials arrived with townspeople. Finally
Principal Walden H. George stepped to
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the microphone. On that Oct. 7, 1968, we
watched a new building site dedicated, and
we knew that an era had ended. With a
mixture of nostalgia for the past and pride
in the future, we prepared to write the final
chapter in a 30-year history. Our story of
that year is the Final Touch.
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Click and Go
Of Finishing Touches
urdened with an ungainly flash pack, a clumsy
camera and a knack for knowing where the action
was, Wildcat chroniclers set out to lind ,a happening.
Filming 'Cat episodes was only a small part of the
job, however. And into the midnight hours newly bap-
tized staff members sided with veterans to struggle
with page and paragraph composition. Of all activi-
ties in a year of finishing touches, this task alone
seemed to have no ending. For shutterbugs a fast fo-
cus was everything, and Susie Withrow, top row, was
no slow lensman as academics editor. Kathy Marinel-
li edited the Science Club pages ofthe Bluebookg Bob
Davis handled Spanish Club activities for the 'Cat
tales record book, and Patty Maluy edited the trench-
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McLaughlin's Fourth Estate contribution was as
page executive, good-humored Dianne Raff
always available, a cat's-paw to both the senior sec-
and faculty pages. Gail Meinsen edited Student
memorable momentsg Burlena Musselman cap-
German Club on Celluloid, and Bobbie Collins
elusive cheerleaders for photo appointments. Bob
a division page chief, also edited the Spanish Club
John Silence was the 'Car sports buff. ln row two,
is Favorites Editor Donna Dickerson with
Donna Raff. Next are Janette Clark, adroit senior
whose forte was perseverance, Gail Hampton,
for the Class of '70, and Debbie Craig, who
sophomore antics looking for history-making af-
fairs involving the Class of '7l. Following are Editor
Marilyn Richardsg Debbie Petross, TARs chief, and
Sherryl Evers, responsible for Drill Team pages. Yvonne
Bunnell gabs with Sherri Arbogast, Patty and Nancy
Maluy at the Mesa College J-seminar. Michele Thistle
was theme co-ordinator and copy editor. Bottom row,
opposite, are Linda Davis, school life scribeg Chief
Jeanne Heiny, Judy LaMar, Kathy Buhler and Joann
Jacques, followed by Michele, Yvonne, Linda Meinsen,
Wildcats editor, Geri Brach, National Honor Society his-
torian: Geri Brach, National Honor Society historiang
and Sherri Arbogast, division pages whip. Aronda
Greenhow snapped French Clubg next are Patty Maluy
and Staff Artist JoAnn Barbee.
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After every party someone has to tidy up, so
Spanish Club's Leora Valencia. Rosabell San-
chez and Evelyn Sanchez pitched in and made
the task a joy. Although Spanish Club listed
several fellows on its membership roster, the
guys were not good at attending regularly
scheduled meetings. Parties. yes, but the
work-a-day business sessions, no. Members
formulated plans for an end-of-the-year fete at
one of Grand .lunction's Spanish restaurants
where 'hot' food was the coolest.
Spanish Club President Genevieve Martinez,
below, enjoyed herself thoroughly at one ofthe
organizations social affairs. Nancy Walters
was the club's vice-president. Popular Rosa-
bell Sanchez served as secretary for the group,
and Leora Valencia, a go-go member active in
many school functions, was treasurer in '69.
Mrs. Karen Patterson once again devoted
hours to sponsorship.
Beloved and highly respected by the members,
Sponsor Mrs. Karen Patterson, right, worked
with a passion to make Spanish Club an or-
ganization which would benefit its followers
and at the same time enrich the total school
picture. Other members included Vicki Mar-
quez, Marie Serve, Ronnie Marquez, Glen
Grespin. Larry Bond and Robert Garcia.
Spanish Club Improved Cultural Relations
content to stop with a cursory examination of a language and a shallow
around the edge of the cultural sea which gives vitality to the tongue,
Club's enlightened leadership aimed at a simple, direct approach to
understanding between Spanish-Anglo groups on the local level.
the project was a huge success with real. tangible results as the reward.
Club did much to bring people together.
Club members sponsored a Christmas party and ate a
Mexican dinner at the Neighborhood Center: all
'Cats were invited to the latter. Spanish Club girls
prepared the food. Thomas Groves, Joe Jones, Cheryl
Lorimer. Gloria Radebaugh, above, right, were also
members in good standing ofthe group.
alking about teaching was how FTA
spent its get-togethers. Mr. Tom Rieniets
and the fourteen-member group considered
the rewards, the changes in methods and
techniques, the pay of today's modern
classroom teacher. Many within Fruita's
FTA organization seriously pondered such
a career after college, and FTA gave them
an opportunity early to discover that the
golden career is, indeed, stimulating, crea-
tive and highly demanding. More than any
other discovery, most impressively driven
home was the fact that having once been a
student does not make one a teacher by
changing chairs in a schoolroom. Teaching
is a skill.
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Geri Brach and Verlan Goss, above, center, listen to a
lecture at an FTA meeting. Several guest speakers
enlightened Future Teachers with topical discussions
of career rewards and pitfalls. Above are Michele
Thistle and Cheryl Lorimerg at left is Leslie Salt-
house with Cheryl once again.
Fourteen Wildcats signed up in '69 to consider a ca-
reer in the classroom. Future Teachers of America at
Fruita has always been one of the down-to-business
clubs. Opposite are members Cheryl Lorimer and
Kent Tompkins linding fun in the classroom.
Future Teachers Considered A Career
Marilyn Richards, far left, was vice-presi-
dent of FTAQ Michele Thistle was the points
chairman and Kathy Mason served as the
club's duly elected historian.
.loAdair Welch, immediate left. provided
exceptional leadership as organization presi-
dent in '69: Janet Siddens, active in many a
'Cat doin'. also held the post of secretary for
Someday teachers below, from the left. are
Janet Siddens. Dale Tompkins, practicing
with a professorial pipe: Verlan Goss and
Tom Cronk, treasurer: and Mr. Tom Rien-
iets, who provided club sponsorship in '69.
International Relations Club increased its activity
noticeably in '69 through the lively sponsorship of
Mr. Robert Watts. A membership comparable in
number to most other organizations tried in a positive
manner to give meaning to the club and to derive
worthwhile benefits from participation. Some of the
members. above, top row, are: Ruth Mendenhall and
Michele Thistle. then Jackie Guccini and Don Bristolg
guest speaker, lndia's Mr. Steve Bogga 00 you! and
Judy LaMar. ln the second row are Marilyn Rich-
ards. the epitome of nonchalanceg Linda Meinsen is
next, along with Steve Hoback who nibbled on hi
thumb during the lectureg Sponsor Robert Watt
makes a point, and Kathy Mclntyre and Janet Row
follow. In the bottom row are guest Mike Koeni
along with Jackie Guccinig Linda Meinsen, Mr. Bo
ga and Sheryl Arbogast locker-bound after a meet
ing. Other IRC members included Kathi Buhler
Joyce Cole, Carol Fry, Sheila Jennings, Nancy Mal
uy. Bonnie Martin, Ellen McBride, Donna Raf
Dennis Retherford, Lennie Rich, Larry Stutler, Dal
Tompkins, Nancy Walters and Wesley White.
At International Relations Club meetings East and West met to
compare notes on cultures, Steve Hoback. top, discovered that he
has more in common with Steve Bogga of lndia than just first
names. Janet Siddens and .loAdair Welch are at left. followed by
Linda Davis, Yvonne Bunnell and fireball Jeanne Heiny.
ast Met West
At Pattils Locker
IRC leadership was quick to pounce upon
Mr. Steve Bogga when he visited campus
to address the tirst-year journalism class.
He and several other extremely interesting
speakers provided International Relations
Club with a genuine expansion of under-
standing and tolerance of other peoples.
IRC grew in '69. Tim Tomlinson was in
the vanguard as club president: JoAdair
Welch served as vice-president and Mari-
lyn Richards took the notes as secretary.
Always reliable Michele Thistle handled
club funds as treasurer. At left, Mr. Bogga
examines the real door to the West.
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members. Larry Stutler was president: Tom Cronk was vice-presi-
baskets for needy families again this year. Its constitution
requiring candidates to have a 3.5 grade average Cul down on the
umber of new members entering. Members voted to buy pins for in-
oming initiates - a good step.
Mr. Arnold Hayes
Faye Kelly and
Mr. Walden H. George
l Honor Society ofticers left prepare for the spring initiation of S
and Tim Tomlinson was secretary. Marilyn Richards served as S ' J ' E
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Bob VanMetre, Lennie Rich and Dale
Tompkins, above, shared a funny. At right
is Larry Stutler in his role as the Stage
Manager in Our Town.
Candidate for admission to the Thespian
Chapter, Patty Maluy, right. traipsed lo
class decked out in flowered hat and sign,
the subject ofmuch mock derision.
Marilyn Richards bends an ear to catch a
fleeting quip passed by Michele Thistle
around a beaming Gene Shaw to an appre-
ciative listener down the table.
hespians added a final touch of jocu-
larity to a splendid outing with joke-telling
and pranks unlimited. The night was a per-
fect ending to a year of emotional effort
expended in staging two major productions
- Our Town and The Education of Hy-
man Kaplan. The group also did Noel
Fumed Oak for competition and
rating at the Boulder
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At last, in a moment ofextreme pleasure. Patty Mal-
uy received her membership certificate from Secre-
tary Marilyn Richards. Acceptance into the society
represented untold hours of devotion and work and
plain old-fashioned grit.
Our Town, Fumea' Oak Opened the Door
Thespians above, top, are Elly Rodriguez, then Rob-
ert VanMetre with Lennie Rich followed by Gene
Shaw and Susan Kettle. Above, right, are initiates
Joyce Bousman and Costa Watson and Points Chair-
man Michele Thistle. Initiate Janet Siddens sings.
"Mary Had a Little Lamb" to demonstrate her proli-
ciency before a lively audience. From this tightfknit
group of performers also came many who figured
prominently in Fruita's speech and debate teams:
Janet and .loAdair led the way.
Songbirds Warbled in Golden Tones
P Ringing With a Jo ous
Tempo Of People Power
' 9 Trilling with Girls' Glee Club were Jeannie Waggoner, Anna Vigil. Priscilla
Serrano, Vicki Marquez, Sandra Nelson, Peggy Widegren, Patty Crespin,
Linda Benson and Sandra Peach. ROW TWO: Kathy Warner, Marie Rodri-
guez, Lynette Dickson, Beth Kettle, Sarah Roundtree, Nancy Harper, Leona
Kettle, Pam Fortik. Wilma Clawson and Terri Pehrson. Mr. Ted Lorts
Mr. Ted Lorts,
Swing Choir vocalists were Sandra Peach, accompanist: Janice Bristol, Jeannie Waggoner, Barbara
Hickman, Kathy Mason, Yvonne Bunnell, Kathy Gallegos, Peggy Widegren. Mr. Ted Lorts directed
the songsters. ROW TWO: Jeanne Heiny, JoAdair Welch, Pam Goatley, Janet Siddens, Elly Rodri-
guez, Susan Kettle and Naomi Gunn. BACK ROW: Danny Webb, Tom Gibson, Dennis Price, Gary
Barcus, Bryan Beck, Larry Quimby and Tom Sommerville.
horisters decreed that happiness was
a song made to sparkle because singers felt
a zest for life. And their attitude fostered a
genuine pride within the ranks of Fruita's
heralded vocal sound artists. Early in '69
choral work was slow, concerned with de-
signing new outfits and fitting voices into
an integrated harmony. At last they were
ready for a performance with more mem-
bers than ever before. Looking sporty -
the Swing Choir in new blue and white and
Girls' Glee Club in elegant gowns - Frui-
ta entertained for Rotary Club, Odd Fel-
lows, at school activities and a dozen one-
nighters. It was always the Coachman's
Inn after rehearsals. The entire group
would crowd into one circular booth to sing
and laugh and drive waitresses wild. Those
times were the best! And there were par-
Mixed Chorus, Gust Tidal
ave of Sounds
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Swany Monger, Debbie Walls, Pam Goa-
tley, Doris Park. Kathy Gallegos, Costa
Watson: Susan Kettle, Jeanette Baker,
JoAdair Welch, Dale Lockwoodg Evelyn
Sanchez, Anna Vigil, Janet Siddens and
Choristers who let 'er rip in '69 were, FRONT
ROW: Director Mr. Ted Lorts, Jeannie Waggoner,
Gail Golike. Genevieve Martinez. Evelyn Sanchez,
Anna Vigil, Debbie Walls, Sherry McLaughlin,
Jeanne Heiny, Sandra Phinnell, Sandra Nelson, Lin-
da Benson, Arlene Twitchell. Terri Pehrson, Twila
Campion and Marie Downs. MIDDLE R0 W' Kathy
Mason, Genevieve Serrano, Melisa Wassam, Sherry
Kizer. Starlet Kay Sanchez, Barbara Hickman, Mar-
ilyn Richards, Alden Chesney. Swany Monger, Steve
Pauls, Wayne Schal'er,'Larry Quimby, Tom Som-
merville, Yvonne Bunnell, Costa Watson and Kathy
Gallegos. In the back row are Lynette Dickson, Gail
Cox, Janet Siddens, Pam Goatley, Gary Barcus.
Danny Webb, Tom Gibson QIIIJ, Bryan Beck, Dennis
Price, Roy Runnestrand, Ross Mongcr, Phil Serve.
Dale Lockwood, Naomi Gunn, Nancy Pehrson, Elly
Rodriguez and Susan Kettle. At the piano is Sandra
Peach who accompanied Mixed Choir, Swing Choir
and Girls' Glee in '69. '
irtually everyone, it seemed, sang with Mixed Cho-
rus, Fruita's largest organization. Mr. Ted Lorts inspired
songbirds who reciprocated with a zesty spontaneity lilt-
ing in sparkling sound. Grouped by tone instead of by
friends, the choir went to work. Director Lorts skillfully
l blended work with lighter moments until someone tossed
a snake into the soprano section where panic and skirts
rose at an embarrassing rate. Singers worked diligently
at music and at learning to walk on or off the risersg only
one singer fell. Mixed Chorus was body and soul of
Hyman Kaplang production gave way to excitement as
the Boradway musical went into rehearsal. The year end-
ed with Kathy Mason clutching a dozen red roses for her
brilliant performance and the choir singing Climb Every
l Mountain to departing seniors.
Spirited vocalists with a golden glottis communicated to audiences that
they liked to sing, and Wildcats loved them. Above. top, enchanted with
their work, are: Starlet Kay Sanchez, Tom Summerville, Dennis Price,
Marie Downs, Gail Cox, and Josue Martinez. Above, right. are Larry
Quimby, Steve Pauls, Lynette Dickson, Naomi Gunn and Gail Golikeg
next are Tom Gibson, Lloyd Williams and Carolyn Nelson.
Leviathan Rocked The Rafters
With Musical Thunder
Mr. Ted Lorts,
Seniors: Go-go, Going, And Gone
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Rhondy Groves. top, began preparations for the se-
nior trip three months in advance. Beaded with
splashes of pool Cool. Rhondy went out with u bang.
Donna Ruff wrangled her rubber horsie lundward ho!
Soaking up the sun while lazing against a warm wall,
Greg Brown and Paula Kochevar took advantage of
afternoons quieter moments to rejuvenate. Seniors
returned from the outing sapped but still saucy.
A Golden Gambol Capped Years
Spring played the coquette. Even in February seniors
detected a slight flush of new green sprouting through
burnished grass, and a perfume of summer-scented
days hung richly in the air promising lilacs. Nearing
the topmost pinnacle after twelve years of climbing
their mountain, the Class of '69 tried racing to the
summit through those last, hectic days. Skittish spring
shouted, "You're almost there." Puffing seniors cried,
"Sock it to me, baby!" And then it snowed. Each day
seemed endless until May 16 when seniors knew they
had reached the end of a long, long journey.
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Beaming .loe Muths surfaced long enough to sprinkle
the pool with waggish mirth, then he was off again.
Patty Maluy and Doug Bennetts, left, luxuriuted in
the glossy water while Joe Beckstein, Tim Arpke and
Stun Koziol made waves at center pool.
Bryan L. Beck
Bernard J. Beckstein
Valedictorian Joe Orr Said Farewell
Joe Orr, popular pace-setter who ranked academically Number One
among the l25 graduates of Fruita's Class of '69, receives his diploma
from Counsellor Mr. Charles Everett. .loe's valedictory address exam-
ined the tremendous challenges facing youth today.
pril galvanized seniors with a sudden shockg they
found themselves with too much time left and too little
money in the sock to spring for a jovial jaunt on sneak
day. Creative Class of '69ers overacted, stampeding into
such explosive fund-raising projects as the car-bash,
which netted 51.65, and Slave Day, which garnered grads
less than SS. Unable to conjure up needed green for a
romp in the sun, would-be graduates shared a common
misery and became united as a class once again. Principal
Walden H. George levied an assessment against each
member of the class, and on May 16, seniors had their
fabulous bake-in at Glenwood Springs. Class sponsors
Mr. Marion Littlepage, Mr. David Silver, Miss Janice
Porath and Mr. Leonard Davis accompanied tireless
upperclassmen whose vocal renditions of Henry the
Eighth ricocheted endlessly through the buses.
FHS Cheered Grads
olid leadership from Class President
Paul Kochevar and associate officers -
Gene Shaw, vice-president: Sherri Arbo-
gast. secretary, and Tim Tomlinson, trea-
surer H revitalized seniors who had en-
tered FHS three years before as fired-up
Wildcats whose exuberant unity developed
a serious schism. Together again at the
end, seniors shared a wealth of memories,
a sadness at leaving familiar ways and
places and a new surge of energy appropri-
ate for the years ahead. As sophomores,
the Class of '69 was a moving, swinging
group with fantastic class loyalty. Ten of
their number wore State Champs embla-
zoned across the heralded "F" on letter
sweaters as a result of their early spirited
participation in Wildcat encounters. Zest
was best during those first months. Filled
with a new, shimmering excitement, that
beginning seems hazy now.
Paul Kochevar Led Traditional Tassel Shift
J anette Clark
Carol Ann Fry
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Sleek Neta Young, top left, Future Farmers of America Sweetheart,
sparkled at the banquet prior to prom time. Gary Barcus, her compan-
ion at the table. basked in her beauty. Bryan Beck and lovely wife Karla
followed revelers to Camelot. Salutatorian Patty Maluy, above. thanks
parents, teachers, community and friends for the limitless opportunities
offered members of Fruita's Class of'69.
ew to the Wildcat scene in '66, Class of
'69ers whipped right into a maelstrom of
activity. They built a prize-winning float
entitled, Past, Present and Future. After
games and work sessions, sophs crowded
the Diner and rafters rang with their
laughter. Proud of the Wildcat heritage
given them, they loudly and enthusiasti-
cally voiced plans for the future. Armory
dances were a big feature that year. As
juniors, they again constructed the first-
place float: Ear 'Em Up. But the third time
was a calamityg their float did not place
Senior Float Insplred Awe, Fear,
Jon R. Johnston
A Rlch Legacy, Bagatelles Remamed Behmd
Joseph Robert Orr
eathering their caps with a continuing se-
ries of coups, the Class of'69 aced out veteran
'Cats time and again, accomplishing wonders
on a diet of Coke and French fries. Faye Kel-
ley chalked up the only failure when she ap-
plied for the job of waterboy with Fruita's
grid stars and was turned down. As new
Wildcats, '69ers helped Fruita place second in
KEXO's Spirit Week competition, although
there was a time when cheerleaders awarded
the class a skunk as booby prize for being so
mealy-mouthed at assemblies. But cheers
grew loudg skits seemed funny and most of all
- spirit went sky-high. Championship came
Champions again in '69, Fruita's pigskin eleven, coached by Mr. Gerald
Zybura and co-captained by Dennis Retherford and Norman Vincent,
went after the Gunnison Valley League crown like a team possessed.
Below are Dennis and Tim Tomlinson with Janet Rowe, superb senior
attendant to the Wildcat homecoming queen.
. Sarah Roundtree
- Starlet Kay Sanchez
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Graduates Wrote the Final Maple Street Saga
With graduation, departing seniors wrote
finis to a 33-year history of Wildcats on
Maple Street W a history steeped in fine
tradition, academic achievement and the
abracadabra of magic days among the old,
time-worn halls. Saying goodbye to the
friendly rooms called up more than the
usual nostalgia. And seniors recalled their
early Wildcat days when at the Gunnison
football game the band was ordered afield
for a victory march as soon as the final gun
sounded. What a mob of bandsmen, foot-
ball players and happy fans that was! They
remembered, through the mist of time,
serving at their first prom, sponsoring a
snow ball which they gleefully dubbed
Snowball. They were on top of it alll Fire-
crackers in the girls' locker room, a size
thirteen tennis shoe hanging from a win-
dow fonly to disappearj, selling conces-
sions, picking tomatoes, washing cars,
sponsoring bake sales - these pleasant,
fun-filled events flashed by one last time
before graduates bowed to the future and
walked away from FHS.
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Gaylene Garlitz, Michele This-
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Kathleen Rae Warner
Connie Jean Wilson
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Fruita Packed Phillip Griebel Field in Salute
Two-by-two in gowns and mortarboards of
blue and white, graduates moved slowly
across the green field to complete their fin-
ishing touch with a flourish. June 5 peace-
fully prepared the nightg flowers bloomed
everywhere, and the evening cooled as
Pomp and Circumstance set the mood for
a grand finale. Poignant moments of the
past must have surfaced during that pleas-
ant evening: registrations, leaf fights on the
lawn, winter's frigid fun, hurried lunches,
nights all silver and blue, Pep Club buses
filled with tinkling laughter, a party at the
dump burning float decorations, Group W,
Wildcat Christmas - such happy times.
Pressed in the pages of memory, highlights
of days gone by shined vividly for a mo-
ment. Graduates who listened carefully
could hear from the past Chief Richard
Walker say, "One of our 'Cats got a little
carried away last week. . Handshakes,
laughter, a few tears, and twelve years
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Fruita High School, Class of '69
Colors: Grape and White
Motto: "If You Can't Find A Way - Make One"
Officers: Paul Kochevar. president: Gene Shaw, Vice-
president: Sheryl Arbogast. Secretary: Tim
Tomlinson, Treasurer .
Valedictorian: Joe Orr
Salutatorian: Patty Maluy
Advisers: Miss Janice Porath. Mr. David Silver. Mr.
Marion Littlepage. Mr. Leonard Davis.
SHARLYN LOUISE ALLEN: Art Club 4:
Drill Team 3.4: Mathematics Award 4.
SHERYL ANNE ARBOGAST: Drill Team
2: FHA 2 -- Treasurer: French Club 2.3:
GAA 2: IRC 4: Pep Club 2.3: Plays Ro-
niancyfand .lllllfl 3 Make-up: Prom Queen
4: Science Club 3.4: Senior Class Secretary 42
Ski Club 4: Speech Meet 3: Wilzlt'a1Staff4 -
End Sheet. Division Pages Editor.
CALVIN TIMOTHY ARPKE: Band 2.3.41
FFA 2.3.41 Tennis 2.
BOB BANGERT: Basketball 4: Weight-lil't-
ing 3.4: Aurora High School. Aurora. Colora-
do: Tliv Eclizvaliori of Hivnan Kaplan State
BRYAN LESLIE BECK: Band 2.3.4 --
Drum Major: Geology Club 3 -- President:
German Club 2: Mixed Chorus 2.3 --- Student
Director. President: Plays Clwck Your
Worriex 2. Lead: Rip Van Winkle 3. Lead:
The Educariuli of Hyman Kaplan 4. Lead:
Swing Choir 3.4 -f Vocal Award 4: All-state
Band 2.3: All-state Choir 4: TAR Convention
4: Central High School 2.
JOSEPH BERNARD BECKSTEIN: Band
2.3.41 Quill and Scroll 3.41 Track 2.3.4
Half-mile. 440 Yd. Dash: Wildvafs Bear 3.4
-- Layout Chief.
SANDRA ELIZABETH BENDER: French
Club 2,3 Secretary: Pep Club 2: National
Honor Society 3.4: Science Club 3: TA Rs 4.
DOUGLAS EUGENE BENNETTS: F-Club
2.3.4: Football 2 f Manager: Wrestling 2.3.4
- 95 lbs.. IO3 lbs.. ll2 lbs.. l20 lbs.: Sweet-
hearts' Ball King 4: French Club 2.
LINDA KAY BENSON: Drill Team 4: FHA
2: Girlsi Glee Club 4: Mixed Chorus 2.3.4:
Plays - Cllevk Your Wnrrivx 2: Rip Van
BARBARA JEAN BILYEU: Band 2.3.4 -
Band Letter 2.
ERNEST BYRON BOSWELL. JR.: F-Club
2.3.4: FFA 2.3.4 Reporter: German Club
3: National Honor Society 2.3: Plays Our
Town, The E!!'lll'GllUll of Hyman Kaplan 4.
Wva'dezl Bur .Yo WU? 4. Stage Crew: Science
Club 2.3.41 Ski Club 4: Student Council 4
Safety Council Representative: Science Club
Cancer Exposition: FFF State Convention 4:
National Western Livestock Show 4: District
Judging Team 4: People-to-People Exchange,
Tri-River: Silver Emblem Award for Live-
stock 3: Football 2.3.4: Weight-lifting 4: Ju-
nior Colorado Flying Farmer 4: Junior Her-
JOYCE EARLEEN BOUSMAN: Drill
Team 4: Mixed Chorus 4: Plays - Our Town
4. The Education of Hyman Kaplan 4, Fumed
Oak 4: Swing Choir 4: Thespians 4: Stunt
Mountain, Seniors Gloried in the Climb
DONALD JAMES BRISTOL: F-Club 2,3,4
4 Vice-president 4: German Club 2: IRC 4:
National Honor Society 2: Plays 1 Our Town
4: Science Club 4: Football 2,3.4 -- Guard:
Weight-lifting 2,3,4: Wrestling 2,3,4: Football
Honorable Mention, All-league: Sweethearts'
Ball Attendant 3.
GREGORY LEE BROWN: F-Club 3,4:
German Club 3: Science Club 3: Basketball 3:
Football 3.4 - Letters 3,4: Rille High School.
Rifle. Colorado: Art Club 2: Band 2: Football
KATHLEEN ANN BUHLER: IRC 4: Pep
Club 3: Quill and Scroll 3,4: TARs 4: Wild-
C'lIl'.Y Beal 3.4 - Column Chief 4: Journalism
YVONNE MARIE BUNNELL: Alternate
Banner Girl 3: FTA 4: GAA 2: IRC 3,4 --
Historian: Mixed Chorus 4: l"VlldC!1l'.l' Beal 3:
Pep Club 4: Plays Y Our Town 4, The Educa-
tion 0fH'l'IllUlI Kaplan 4: Quill and Scroll 3,4:
Ski Club 4 - Secretary: Spanish Club 2.3:
Student Council 2,3: Swing Choir 4: Wildcat
Staff4 - Business Manager: Speech Meet 4:
Alternate to Girls' State 3: Grand Junction
High School 3: Colorado University Merito-
rious Service Journalism Award 4.
GAIL ELAINE BURWELL: Drill Team 4:
FHA 2: GAA 2, IRC 4: Plays 1 Our Town 4:
Central High School: Ski Club 3: Magic Club
3: Plays A Mr. Berr.t".s' Elchings.
JANETTE FAY CLARK: FHA 2 f Parlia-
mentarian: Wildcat Staff- Faculty Editor 3,
Senior Class Editor 4: Art Club 4: Journalism
Conference 4: FHA District Convention 2 -
THOMAS ALLEN CRONK: F-Club 2,3,4:
FTA 3,4 -- Treasurer: German Club 3: IRC
4: National Honor Society 2.3,4 Vice-pres-
ident 4: Science Club 2,3,4 1 Vice-president:
Physics Award 4: Ski Club 4: Spanish Club 2,
3,4 --- Student Council Representative 3, Sec-
retary 4: Baseball 2,3.4 - First Base: Tennis
3: Weightlifting 3: Baseball Letter 2.3.4: Ten-
nis Letter 3: Mr, Wildcat. April 4: Junior
Class President 3.
DANIEL RAY DANIELS: Band 2,3,4 -
Drummer: FFA 2: German Club 3: Band Let-
ter Bar: Band Trip to Gunnison 2.3: Psycholo-
gy Field Trip.
LINDA LEE DAVIS: Drill Team 2: French
Club 2.3: IRC 4: Pep Club 2,3,4 - Service
Award 4. Reporter 4, Outstanding Member 4:
Plays -- Ronianqlfand Juliet 3 --- Stage
Crew: Student Council Reporter 4: Wildeal
Staff4 - School Life Co-editor.
CHARLOTTE SUZANNE DICK: GAA 2.
3,4 - Secretary: Gymnastics 3,4 Gymnas-
tics Record-holder: Track 3.4.
DONNA GWEN DICKERSON: FTA 4:
Pep Club 2.3.4: Quill and Scroll 3.4: I-l"ila'ea1
Staff 3,4 - - Junior Class Editor 3. Favorites
Editor 4: AEC Trip 3: City Government Day
3: National Scholastic Press Association Con-
vention, Chicago 4: Journalism Convention,
Mesa College 4: Stunt Night 2,4: Blackouts 3:
Journalism Award 4.
SHERYL LEA DOWNER: Drill Team 3,4:
GLENN ERKMAN: Band 2.4: F-Club 2,3,4:
German Club 3: Mixed Chorus 3,4: Plays -
Rornanof and Juliet 3, Rip Van Winkle 3,
DORIS MABLE GILBERT: Business Law
VERLAN RUSSELL GOSS: F-Club 3,4:
FTA 4: Geology Club 3: Basketball 4 -
Trainer: Football 2,3,4 - Trainer: Baseball 4
NIANZA CHRISTINE GREEN: Mixed
Chorus 3.4: Plays The Education rJH-t'-
man It'nplan.' Avenal High School. California:
FHA 2 Secretary. 3 Publications Man-
ager: GAA 2,3: Pep Club 3.
RHONDAL WILBUR GROVES: FFA 41
German Club 3: Plays -- Our Town 4: Track
3: FFA Livestock Judging, Fort Collins4.
CLYDE ALAN HALLER: Ski Club 4: Art
Club 4 Blue Ribbon. Altrusa Art Show:
NANCY LUCILLE HARPER: Drill Team
4: FHA 2,3 - Vice-president: French Club 2:
Girls' Glee Club 4: FHA State Convention 3.
MARJY MARIE HARTMAN: Art Club 4
JEANNE JANELLA HEINY: Drill Team 2:
French Club 3: IRC 4: Mixed Chorus 4 --
Student Council Representative: Pep Club 2
Secretary. 3,4 -- President: Plays The
Ellllfdllllll of Hyman Kaplan 4: Quill and
Scroll 3.4: Student Council 3 -- Committee
for Overseas School: Swing Choir 4 Vocal
Award: Wildcat Stafl'3 - School Life Editor,
4 -- Editor-in-Chief: Journalism Clinics 3,4:
Sophomore Class Secretary-treasurer 2: Solo-
Ensemble 2: Blackouts 3: Stunt Night 3: .lust
Us, 3,4: Colorado University Meritorious
Service Journalism Award 4: Miss Wildcat.
March 4: PTA Teenage Banquet.
GERALD STEVEN CLAWSON: F-Club 2.
3,4: AEC Trip 3: Basketball 2.3.4 - Captain:
Track 2 3.4: Basketball All-state: Outstanding
Basketball Player Award 4: Outstanding
Track Award 4.
JOYCE JUNE COLE: FHA 2. Girls' Glee
Club 2.3: IRC 4: Library Club 3: Pep Club 2,
3: Plays 4 Check Your Worries 2, Rip Van
Winkle 3. Our Town 4: Swing Choir 3: Sweet-
hearts' Ball Queen 4.
MICKEY ALAN COX: F-Club 4: German
Club 2,3: National Honor Society 2,3,4: Sci-
ence Club 3,4: Ski Club 4: Football 4: Weight-
lifting 3,4: Prom King 4.
PATRICIA ANN CRESPIN: Drill Team 4:
GAA 2: Girls' Glee Club 3,4: Spanish Club 3,
Our Town 4: National Thespian Society 3,4
4 Vice-president: Baseball 2,3: Swing Choir
CAROL ANN FRY: Band 2,3,4 - Banner
Girl: Drill Team 2: FTA 4: German Club 3:
IRC 4: Wildcafs Bear 3.4 1 Business Man-
ager 4: Pep Club 2,3,4: Plays 1 Rip Van
Winkle 3, Our Town 4 - Properties: Quill
and Scroll 4 f Treasurer: Student Council 2,
4: Snowball Queen 4: Journalism Award 4.
GAYLENE SUE GARLITZ: Art Club 4 -
President: English Award 4: National Honor
Society 2,3,4: Wildeallr Beal 3 - Column
Chief, 4 - Editor-in-Chief: Quill and Scroll 3.
4: Spanish Club 2,3: Colorado University
Meritorious Service Journalism Award: Na-
tional Scholastic Press Association Conven-
tion. Chicago 4.
BARBARA ANN HILL: Drill Team 2:
Head Girl 3: Library Assistant 2: National
Honor Society 2,3,4: Oflice Practice Award 4:
Pep Club 2,3: Student Council 2,3,4: Wildcat
Staff3 Faculty and Administration Editor:
Miss Wildcat, .April 3.
STEVEN BRUCE HOBACK: F-Club 2,3,4
-- Treasurer: German Club 2: IRC 4: Wild-
l'lll'X Beal 3.4 - Sports Editor: Plays
Rontanojf and Julie! 3 1 Properties, Our
Town 4: Quill and Scroll 4: Science Club 4:
Snowball King 4: Football 2,3,4: Weight-lift-
ing 2,3: Football Letter 2,3,4: Honorable
Mention. All-league Football 4.
VICKIE LEE HOLT: GAA 2,3,4 Vice-
president: National Honor Society 3,4: Gym-
nastics Trip 3.4: Outstanding Sophomore and
Junior ofGAA: Girls' Track 3 - Fifth Place,
Discus, District Track Meet: Outstanding Girl
BETTY DIANE HULL: Drill Team 4: IRC
4: Pep Club 2,3,4: Plays -- Our Town 4: Stu-
dent Council 2.4.
DAVID LEVI JACQUEZ: German Club 3,4:
Spanish Club 2: Track 3.4 - Pole Vault:
Wrestling 2 - ll2 lbs.. 3 ll2 lbs, 4 l20
lbs.: Cross Country Track 4.
.IOANNA LUCILLE JACQUEZ: Drill
Team 2,3.4 - Leader: FHA 2,3 - Parlia-
mentarian: GAA 2: German Club 2: IRC 4:
H-"ildca1'.v Beat 4 - Daili' Sentinel Teen Page
Editor: Quill and Scroll 4: TARs Convention,
SHEILA ANN JENNINGS: FHA 3: IRC 4:
Pep Club 2.
JON R. JOHNSTON: Band 2.3: National
Honor Society 2,3: Plays M Check Your
Funied Oak 4, The Education ol'H,i'nian Ka-
plan 4. Our Town 4: Swing Choir 2.3: Nation-
al Thespian Society 4: Central One-act Play
Contest 4: Boulder One-act Play Festival 4.
PAUL MARTIN KOCHEVAR: F-Club 3,4:
French Club 2,3.4 1 Vice-president: National
Honor Society 2,3,-1: Science Club 3,4: Stu-
dent Council 4: Basketball 3.4: Football 3,4:
Senior Class President 4: Area Teen Demo-
crats President 4: Prom Attendant 4.
PAULA MARIE KOCHEVAR: Drill Team
2: French Club 2,3: GAA 2: German Club 3,4
- Secretary-treasurer: IRC 4: Pep Club 2.3,
MICHAEL CHARLES KOENIG: Geology
Club 3: German Club 2,3: National Honor
Society 2,3: Science Club 2,3.4 4 President:
Ski Club 3,4 f Executive Committee:
Weight-lifting 3: Soroptimist Youth Citizen-
TERRY WAYNE MARINELLI: FFA 2,3
V- Reporter, 4 f President: German Club 3,
4: Science Club 4: Outstanding Agriculture
ROBERT CLARENCE MARTIN, JR.:
FFA 2: German Club 3.4 f German Club
Award 4: National Honor Society 2,3,4: Sci-
ence Club 4: Chemistry Award 3.
KATHLEEN LEA MASON: Drill Team 2:
FTA 2.3,4 - Historian-parliamentarian: Li-
brary Club 4 f Secretary-treasurer: Mixed
Chorus 2,3,4: National Honor Society 2,3,4:
Pep Club 3.4: Plays - Check Your Worries 2,
Ronianojf and Juliet 3, Rip Van Winkle 3,
The Education of Hyman Kaplan 4: Short-
hand Award 4: Swing Choir 3.4: FTA State
Convention 3: FTA Regional Convention 3:
Colorado University Summer Music Camp 4:
Mixed Choir Outstanding Girl vocalist 2: Col-
Worries 2: Basketball 2,3.4: Football 2: Track
2 - Manager: Mathematics Award 4.
FAYE LOUISE KELLEY: Band 2,3.4
Twirler, First Clarinet: FHA 2 -- Treasurer.
3 - President. 4 --- Secretary, District
Representative: GAA 2,3 Points Chair-
man, 4 - President: Quill and Scroll 4: Wild-
cat Stal'f3,4 f- Subscriptions Manager: FHA
State Convention 3, Fort Collins: Western
State College Honor Band 2,3: Top ofthe
Nation Honor Band, Alamosa 4: FHA Dis-
trict Convention, Glenwood Springs 4: DAR
Good Citizen of Fruita High School Award 4:
Outstanding GAA Member 3: Outstanding
Band Member Ricks Summer Academy.
Rexburg, Idaho: Solo Contest 2 - 2nd, 3,4 -
2nd: Pit Band 2: Plays - Check Your Wor-
ries 2, Rip Van Winkle 3: Co-Rec Volleyball
4: Outstanding GAA 4: National Honor So-
ciety 4: Miss Wildcat, February 4: Fruita Citi-
zen of the Week 4: Western Slope FHA Schol-
arship: GAA Most Valuable Player Award.
MICHAEL JAMES KELLEY: Art Award4
- Blue Ribbon: Mixed Chorus 3: Plays -
Rip Van Winkle 3: Swing Choir 3.
BRUCE LaRAY KETTLE: Band 2: FFA 2,
LEONA LESLIE KETTLE: Girls' Glee Club
4: Mixed Chorus 3,4: Pep Club 3,4: Plays 1
Rip Van Winkle 3.
SUSAN GAIL KETTLE: GAA 2,4: Girls'
Glee Club 2: Mixed Chorus 2,3.4: Plays -
Check Your Worries 2, Rip Van Winkle 3,
STANISLAW KOZIOL: F-Club 2.3.42
German Club 3: Mixed Chorus 3,4: Plays -
Rip lan Winltli' 3, Our Town 4: Swing Choir
3: Baseball 2 Third Base: Football 2.3,4:
Weight-lifting 3: Wrestling 2.4: Football
Honorable Mention 4: The Education of
Hyman Kaplan 4.
CHERYL JEAN LORIMER: Band 2,3,4:
FTA 4: GAA 4 -- Treasurer: Library Club 2.
3,4 - President: National Honor Society 3,4:
Wildcatlv Beal 4 - Beat Chief: Pit Band 2:
Plays - Check Your Worries 2, Rip Van
Winkle 3: Spanish Club 3,4: Summer Band
Camp. Fort Collins 3: Action TV Series 4 -
Panelist: Ensemble 3 ---- 2nd, Solo 4.
KATHRYN SUSAN LUJAN: Spanish Club
ROGER LOUIS MACKEY: German Club
3.4 -- German Club Award 4: National Hon-
or Society 2.3.4.
PATTY SUE MALUY: Cheerleader 3: Drill
Team 2: French Club 2,3.4 - Secretary: Na-
tional Honor Society 2,3,4 - Historian: Pep
Club 2.3 - Treasurer: Plays - Ronianojf
andJuliel 3. Our Town 4 - Lead: Ski Club 3,
4: Student Council 3,4 - Secretary-treasurer:
National Thespian Society 4: Wildcat Stafl'4
-- Activities Editor: Student .Council Confer-
ence. Durango, Miss Wildcat. December 4:
Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Student
SAMUEL MARES: ArtClub 4.
orado University Scholarship Award: Girls'
Ensemble 2: Blackouts 3: Stunt Night 3,4:
Solo and Ensemble Contests 3,4.
CLYDE MILO MCBRIDE: FFA 2.4.
KATHERINE MARIE McINTYRE:
Cheerleader 3,4: Drill Team 2: GAA 2: Ger-
man Club 3: IRC 4: Pep Club 2,3.4: Ski Club
4 f Vice-president: Rangely Cheerleading
LINDA RUTH MEINSEN: Drill Team 2:
FHA 2: French Club 2.3: GAA 2: IRC 3,4:
Pep Club 2.3: Plays f Romanojand Juliet 3
- Make-up: Science Club 3,4: Ski Club 4:
Wildcat Staff 4 - Wildcats Section Editor:
Homecoming Queen 4: Sweethearts' Ball
Queen 2: Miss FHS 4: Key Club Sweetheart,
RUTH PAULINE MENDENHALL:
French Club 3: GAA 2,4: IRC 4.
FREDERICK LAWRENCE MEYER:
Band 2,3,4: Spanish Club 2.
DANNY ROSS MONGER: Mixed Chorus
SWANY G. MONGER: F-Club 2,3,4: Ger-
man Club 3: Mixed Chorus 4: Wrestling 2,3,4
- 2nd State: Plays - The Education of
Hyman Kaplan 4: Art Award 4 - Blue
MARIAM GAIL MOSHER: Drill Team 3,
4: Library Club 3: National Honor Society 2,
3,4: Science Club 3,4 - Secretary: Spanish
Club 2: TARS 4: Youth Citizenship Seminar
3: State Speech Meet, Boulder 3.
JOSEPH MICHAEL MUTHS: Band 2,3,4:
Plays - Our Town 4: Ski Club 4.
SANDRA LEE NELSON: Girls' Glee Club
4: Mixed Chorus 3.4: Pep Club 4: Plays -
Rip Van Wirlkle 3.
LARRY DUANE NOETZELMANN: Band
2,31 FFA 2.4.
JOSEPH ROBERT ORR: Class Valedictori-
an: Band 2.3.4 First Chair Coronet: English
Award 4: German Club 3,41 Library Club 2,3
-- Publicity Chairman: National Honor So-
ciety 2,3.4: Plays - Check Your Worries 2,
Rip Van Winkle 3: Physics Award 4: Science
Club 2.3,4 Vice-president: Student Council
3,4: Western State College Honor Band 2:
Top of the Nation Honor Band, .Alamosa 4:
Tennis 3,4 - 2nd Ranking: MYF 2,3.4 --
Vice-president: VCYM Youth Conference on
the Atom, Chicago 4: Chamber of Commerce
Outstanding Student Award 4: Mr. Wildcat,
PRISCILLA SALLY OTERO: Spanish
SANDRA KAY PEACH: French Club 2:
Girls' Glee Club 4 - Accompanist: Mixed
Chorus 2.3,4 -- Accompanist: Plays - Check
Your Worries 2, Rip Van Winkle 3, Our
Town 4, The Education of Hyman Kaplan 4
- Organist, Pianist: Swing Choir 4 Vocal
NANCY JUNE PEHRSON: Drill Team 2:
GAA 4: Mixed Chorus 3.4: Pep Club 2,33
Plays --- The Edlll'Hfi0Il 0f'H.l'll10lI Kaplan 4:
Nucla High School: Pep Club 2,31 Drill Team
2: Monticello High School, Utah: Pep Club 2,
3: Plays f Bye-Bye Birdy.
DALE ALLEN PULLINS: FFA 4.
EDWARD MICHAEL QUEST: FFA 2.
ESTHER DIANNE RAFF: GAA 2: Science
Club 3: Wildcat Stafl'4- Faculty and Senior
Class Associate Editor: AEC Trip 3: 4-H Trip
DONNA ELAINE RAFF: Band 2.3.4 f
Twirler: Drill Team 2: FTA 4: Wiideafs Beal
4 - Ad Sales: IRC 4: Pep Club 3,4 - Points
Chairman: Plays - Rip Van Winkle 3, Our
Town 4 - - Properties: Quill and Scroll 3 --
Treasurer, 4 - Secretary: I-I"'ildz'a1Staff3 --
Sports Editor, 4 -- Editor-in-Chief: Journal-
ism Clinics 3,414-H Trip 3.4 - Pennsylvania:
Girls' State Alternate 3: Stunt Night Band
Parents' Award: Colorado University Merito-
rious Service Journalism Award 4.
DENNIS EUGENE RETHERFORD: Head
Boy 4: F-Club 2.3,4: German Club 2 -- Vice-
president. 3 1 Vice-president: National Hon-
or Society 2.3,4: Plays - RomanojfandJuliel
3 -- Lead: Science Club 3,4: Ski Club 3 --
Treasurer, 4: Student Council 2 - Represent-
ative. 4 President: Student Council Award
4: Football 2.3.4 -- Co-Captain. Honorable
Mention: Weight-lifting 3: Mr. Wildcat 3,
May 4: Chamber of Commerce Outstanding
Student Award 4: Junior Class Vice-president
35 Just Us 3,4: Talent Show 3.
LENNIE JEAN RICH: Drill Team 2,3.4 f
President and Drill Leader: IRC 41 Plays --
Our Town 4, Famed Oak 4: National Thespi-
an Society 4: Wildeal Staff 3 Favorites
MARILYN RICHARDS: Cheerleader 4 -
Secretary: Drill Team 3 f Secretary-treasur-
er: French Club 2,3 - Vice-president, 4: FTA
Every Activit Pie
3,4 - Treasurer: IRC 4 1 Secretary: Mixed
Chorus 43 National Honor Society 3.4 -
Treasurer: Pep Club 4: Plays - Ronianojj
and Juliet 3, Our Town 4 Stage Manager:
Quill and Scroll 3.4: Science Club 3,4: Student
Council 4 - Representative: National Thespi-
an Society 3.4 Secretaryg Wildcat Staff 3
Organizations Editor, 4 - Editor-in-Chief:
Rangely Cheerleading Clinic 33 FTA State
Convention. Greeley 3: Western Colorado
Student Council Convention. Durango 4: Civi-
tan Citizenship Seminar Alternate 33 Miss
Wildcat, March 3: State Qualifying Speech
Meets 3.43 Journalism Clinics 3,4: Chamber
of Commerce Outstanding Student Award 43
University of Colorado Meritorious Service
Journalism Award 43 Prom Attendant 4.
ELEANOR JEAN RODRIGUEZ: French
Club 3,4: GAA 2,3,4: Library Club 2 - Sec-
retary. 3 -f Secretary. 4 f-- Vice-president:
Mixed Chorus 2 1 Vice-president 3.4: Pep
Club 2.3.43 Plays -f Check Your Worries 2,
Rip Van Winkle 3, Our Town 4. The Educa-
lion oliH,wnan Kaplan 4: Student Council 2,3:
Swing Choir 2,3,4: National Thespian Society
43 Girls' State 33 Elizabeth Cruze Scholarship:
All-state Choir 4: Outstanding Chorus Award
3: Outstanding Shorthand Award 3: Miss
Wildcat, November 4: One-act Play Contest
SARAH LYNN ROUNDTREE: Drill Team
4: Girls' Glee Club 43 Pep Club 3: Betty
Crocker Award 4.
JANET ELIZABETH ROWE: Cheerleader
43 Drill Team 2,3 -- Drill Leader: French
Club 2.3.4 4 Treasurer: IRC 2.3.43 National
Honor Society 3,4: Pep Club 2.3.4: Science
Club 3: Ski Club 4: IRC Trip 2: Homecoming
Attendant 4: Rangely Cheerleading Clinic 3:
Sweet Pea Attendant 2.
RUBY LaRAE RUSSELL: FHA 2,4 -f His-
torian. Photographer: Pep Club 2,3,4: Science
Club 3: Drill Team 2.
ROSABELL MARIA SANCHEZ: Spanish
Club 2.3.4 f Secretary. Student Council
Representative: Student Council 4.
STARLET KAY SANCHEZ: Cheerleader
2: FHA 2: GAA 23 Mixed Chorus 3.43 Pep
Club 2: Plays - Rip Van Winkle 3, The Edu-
t'l1ll0lI ol'Hyrnan Kaplan 4.
ROBERT LYNN SASSER: Mixed Chorus
STEVEN ARTHUR SEAL: F-Club 2.3.41
Football 2.3: Wrestling 2.3.43 Cross Country
EDDIE FRANK SERRANO: Baseball 2.3.4
4 Catcher: F-Club 2.3,4: Wrestling 2,3,43
Cross Country Track 4: Outstanding Baseball
Player Award 4.
PHILLIP PATRICK SERVE: FFA 2,31
Mixed Chorus 3,4: Plays -4- Rip Van Winkle 3
- Stage Crew, The Education of Hyman
EUGENE BERNARD SHAW: Band 2 f
Secretary. 3,4 - Vice-president: Plays 4
C heck Your Worries 2. ROI71LII10ff0lId Julie!
3. Our Town 4, The Education of Hyman
Kaplan 4: Science Club 2.3.43 National
Thespian Society 3.4 A President: Thespian
Award 4: Baseball 3,4 - Outlield3 Tennis 4
-f Singlesg Weight-lifting 4: Senior Class
Vice-president 4: Mr. Wildcat, December 43
Juxr Us 3,4: Football Trainer: Spanish Festi-
val King 33 Spanish Club 2,3 - Vice-
JANET SUE SIDDENS: Band 2.3.4 4 Solo
Clarinet: Debate 4: FTA 3.4 Secretary:
IRC 4: Mixed Chorus 4: National Honor So-
ciety 3,43 Wildcats Beat 3 -f Feature Editor,
4 - Editor-in-Chief: Pep Club 2,3: Plays 4-
Cherk Your Worrier 2, Rip Van Winltle 3,
Our Town 4, The Education of Hyman Ka-
plan 4: Quill and Scroll 3,4 -- President: Sci-
ence Club 3: Swing Choir 4: National Thespi-
an Society 4: State Speech Meet 3.4 - Hu-
morous Interpretation: United Nations Semi-
nar 4: Miss Wildcat, October 4: Top ol' the
Nation Honor Band 2.4: Solo and Ensemble
Contest 2,3: Colorado University Meritorious
Service Journalism Solo and Ensemble Con-
test 2.3: Colorado University Meritorious
Service Journalism Award 4.
MARLENE VIVIAN SMITH: Band 2.3.41
Drill Team 2: Pep Club 3.4: Plays Check
Your Worries 2: Ski Club 4: Spanish Club 2.
SHARLA LEE SMITH: Drill Team 2.3 --
Points Chairman: FHA 2 Secretary. 3 --
Secretary, 4 - President: National Honor
Society 2,3: Pep Club 4: Science Club 3,4:
FHA State Convention 3, District Convention
2 - Grand Junction, 4 - Glenwood Springs:
TARs 4: Outstanding FHA Student 4.
LARRY EUGENE STUTLER: F-Club 22
German Club 2.3.4 -- President: German
Club Award 4: IRC 4: Library Club 2.3: Na-
tional Honor Society 2.3.4 - President: Plays
1 Ronianoffand Juliet 3, Our Town 4: Sci-
ence Club 3,4 - Treasurer: Ski Club 3
President: Student Council 2,3: National
Thespians 3,4 -- Treasurer: Thespian Award
4: Civitan Youth Citizenship Seminar 4: Base-
ball 2 Manager: Tennis 31 Mr. Wildcat,
October 4: Rotarian. October 4: One-act Play
Contest Excellent Rating, Boulder 4: Prom
DANIEL HOWARD SULLIVAN: F-Club
2,3,4: German Club 3: Baseball 2 Second
Base: Basketball 3 - Guard. 4 f Co-captain.
MICHELE ANNE THISTLE: Debate 4:
FHA 2: French Club 3.4: FTA 3,4 - Points
Chairman: GAA 2: IRC 4 - Treasurer: Li-
brary Club 2 - Secretary, 3 - Historian. 4
- Secretary-treasurer: Plays Romanoii
and .1llllf'l 3. Our Town 4. Furnea' Oak 4: One-
act Play Student Director 4: National Thespi-
an Society 3,4 - Points Chairman-clerk:
Wildcat Staff4 Theme Coordinator: FTA
District Convention 3: Library Club Conven-
tion 2,3.4: Palisade Invitational Speech Meet
3,4: State Qualifying Speech Meet 3,4 f Ex-
cellent Rating, Discussion: English Award 3:
VFW Voice of Democracy Contest 3: One-act
Play Festival 4 - Central. Excellent: Boulder.
Excellent: State Speech Festival 4.
DERYL DWYN THOMPSON: FFA 2.4.
TIMMY EVERETT TOMLINSON: F-Club
2.3.4 - - Historian: French Club 2.3.4 - Pres-
ident: FTA 4: IRC 2.4- President: National
Honor Society 2.3.4 Secretary: Science
Club 3.4: Mr. Wildcat. November 4: Basket-
ball 2: Football 2.3.41 Football Honorable
Mention Gunnison Valley League 4: Senior
Class Treasurer 4.
DALE EDWIN TOMPKINS: Band 2.3.41 F-
Club 3.4: FTA 3: German Club 2.3.41 Nation-
al Honor Society 2: Plays Our Town-1, Rip
Van Winklz' 3, Furnvd Oak 4: Science Club 2.
3.4: Ski Club 31 National Thespian Society 41
RACHEL VERA UKELE: Spanish Club 2.3.
4: Plays The Education ofHvi'nmn Kaplan
ANNA LEE VIGIL: Band 2: Drill Team 4:
FHA 3: Girls' Glee Club 4: Mixed Chorus 2.3.
4: Pep Club 2: Plays -- Rip Van Winklv 3:
Spanish Club 3.4.
NORMAN LEE VINCENT. JR.: F-Club 2.
3.4 President: German Club 3: National
Honor Society 2: Student Council 4: Baseball
2: Football 2.3.4 Co-captain. All-confer-
ence. All-state, High School All-American:
Mr. Wildcat. March 4: Weight-lifting 2,3:
Wrestling. 2.3.4 - 2nd, Slope 3.
JEANNIE SUSAN WAGGONER: German
Club 3: Girls' Glee Club 4: Mixed Chrous 4:
Plays - Rip Van Winkle 3, The Education of
Hyman Kaplan 4: Swing Choir 3.4: AEC
Field Trip: Art Club 2: Carbon High School,
NANCY CAROL WALTERS: French Club
2: IRC 4: Spanish Club 3,4 Vice-president:
Wildcat Staff 3 Administration Section
JOAN MARIE WALTON: Drill Team 3:
Mixed Chorus 3: Spanish Club 3: Plays -
Rip Van Winkle 3.
KATHLEEN RAE WARNER: Girls' Glee
Club 4: 4-H 2: Plays - The liducntiori of
H,I'IlllllI Kaplan 4.
COSTELLA MARY WATSON: Cheerlead-
er 3.4 Head Cheerleader: French Club 3:
Girls' Glee Club 3: Mixed Chorus 4: Pep Club
2.3.43 Plays - RonmnoU'anzl Juliet 3, Rip
lon Winltle 3, Our Town 4, The lizlttcutirni of
li-rman Kaplan 4 -f Make-up: Student Coun-
cil 4: National Thespian Society 4.
MELODY WHEELER: German Club 3.4:
Mixed Chorus 4.
.IOSEPHINE ADAIR WELCH: Debate 4:
French Club 2,3: FTA 3,4g IRC 43 Mixed
Chorus 4: National Honor Society 3.4: Wild-
mils Beat 3: Pep Club 2.3: Plays
and Jllllfl 3. Tln' l:'a'nt'ution tlf4HwI'llll1ll Kaplan
4: National Thespian Society 4: State Speech
Meet 3 Interpretation of Poetry: IRC State
Convention 4: Homecoming Attendant 3: Ex-
cellent Rating. State Speech Meet.
GLENN WHITE: Band 2,3: FFA 2.
ROGER MELVIN WHITE: F-Club 2: Sci-
ence Club 3: Football 2: TARs 4.
DUANE WESLEY WHITE: French Club 2,
3: Science Club 3: TARs 4: Plays - Our
CALVIN GEORGE WILLIAMS: Art
Award 4: Band 2.3 Cornet: German Club
3.4: Science Club 4: Band Trips 2.3: Mechani-
cal Drawing 2,3: First Year Band Pin 3: Band
WILLIAM EDWARD WILLIAMS: F-Club
2.3.41 German Club 3: Wrestling 2 Manag-
er: Wrestling Letter 2.
TRAVIS LEON WILLIAMS: F-Club 2.3.42
Track 2.3.41 Wrestling 2.3.4.
CONNIE JEAN WILSON: Pep Club 2,3:
Student Council 4 Alternate: Wildcalfr
Beal 4 - Feature Editor: Wildcat Staff 3:
Cheyenne East High School. Medicine Bow
High School, Casper. Wyoming: Junior Secre-
DONALD JAMES WYNKOOP: FFA 2.3
- Secretary. 4: German Club 3.4.
FRANCES YOUNG: Band 2 -- Banner Girl.
3 - Secretary, 4 President. Band Council:
French Club 2: National Honor Society 2.3,-I:
Pep Club 2,3 Vice-president. 4: Plays
Cliffvl Your I'I"'orrie.v 2, Rip Van Winklv 3:
Science Club 3.4: Ski Club 4: l-I"'i'l1lc'a1 Staff 4
- Organizations Editor.
NETA YOUNG: Drill Team 2: French Club
2: National Honor Society 2,3,4: Pep Club 2.
3.4: Science Club 3.4: Student Council 3: State
Speech Meet. Boulder 3: FFA Sweetheart
Attendant 3: FFA Sweetheart 4.
BEN ZAMORA: Library Club 2.3.41 Library
Chamber of Commerce Award Winners
Dennis Retherford Patty Maluy Joe Orr Marilyn Richards
Juniors Built Camelot in Three Days
Midnight magicians at left are:
John Silence. Kris Keith. Les
Smith. .lim Stockertg Larry Reed,
Gary Fitznerg Linda Watkins: Pam
Fortik. Wilma Clawsong Leora
Valencia, Jackie Guccini: John Si-
lenceg Les Smith, Mary Lou
Rooks, JoAnn Barbce. Georgia
Garciag Linda Watkins. Judy
LaMar. Kathy Marinelli. Susan
Withrow and Aronda Greenhow,
Pam Baker. below. hefts an arm-
load of paint onto the stage so that
girls can apply it and the fellows
can watchg at bottom, right. are
class sponsors Mr. Tom Rieniets
and Mr. William Kinman on the
parapet of Camelot.
Georgia Garcia, Mary Lou Rooks,
JoAnn Barbee, Debbie Petross stuff
napkins, top. left. while John Si-
lence and Class President Kris
Keith. top. right, jaw through the
ordeal. Prom heroes turned out to
be Mr. Patrick Veerkamp and pa-
appy juniors lollipopped right smack
up to April's gasping hours unperturbed
until some wiseacre mentioned something
about a prom. Then a metamorphosis took
place. Class meetings were no longer like
having a ringside seat at a spewing vol-
cano. Harangue gave way to harmony:
lava-like verbiage stopped running hot and
heavy. An exciting phenomenon occurred:
all twell, not ally members pitched in and
together they pressed the panic button.
With just a touch of miracle. single-mind-
ed middleclassmen created Heaven and
Camelot in just three days. Thier feat must
be some kind of record in the creation busi-
ness. The job was not only lightning-fast, it
was inspired, totally sublime.
J argon was their languageg jest was
their style, yetjumpingjuniors of Fruita's
Class of '70 crowned an exceptional year
with an achievement of un-matched beau-
ty and splendor - a magical prom. Such
a silvery dream night never happened
before. Guest seniors heralded Camelot
as a magnificent gesture while juniors
shuffled their feet, grinned and muttered,
"Aw, shucks, it warn't nuthin'." And, in
truth, even though juniors devilishly tried
to pique upperclassmen with guarded
hints, no one dreamed the wily second-
year 'Cats could pull it off with such so-
phisticated charm. Plans jelled as though
juniors had conjured up a little outside
help to rekindle Camelot's spirit so
Prom eo-ehairmttn pretty Patti Combs, below. left. set the night LllWl1llC tis
she crossed the promenade into Ctnnelotz Rent Tompkins served .is her eo-
pairtner heuding up thc decorations committee. ,lim Cttrlueei und rudigmt
Nona Mooney tnirthfully proved that on Muy 3 there were no squares att
the round tuhle. Juniors ezirned their spurs gilded in gold.
mpish Middleclassmen Dealt in gicl
Preparations for Fruitu's jovial joust hegatn early in the lull when juniors
huddled to hassle over themes. .-Xl bottom. right. Cluss President Kris
Keith statrts the machinery turning, Vice-president Kent Tompkins slept
through it ull, hut Ken Blgtnehurd. Dunne Kiefer, Garry Bureus and Jerry
Alstutl shot the meeting withjibes.
As early as registration day, Dennis Price, at top with Renita Boothe. one of Fruita's
mostjocose juniors. showed a spark of the mischievous good-humor which character-
ized his class in '70, Judy LaMar. above. right, was also in line fettle modeling hats in
French Class. Judy served juniors as treasurer in their miserly attempt to hoard mon-
ey Qughll to cover prom debts. When classmen tore down decorations after the gala
outing, instead of destroying the many-colored bauhles. juniors hawked them to the
junior high fwhich will buy anythingl. Pam Baker and Jackie Huskey, above. left.
representedjuniors with the Our Town cast: they sounded off.
hetting their appetite for both the
kickie and the keen, juniors plunged into a
whirling round of fun fests. ln October
homecoming held swayg its magnetism for
middlemen was more forceful than any
eight-months-away prom. Sheila Sewell
came up with a dreamy idea for a covered-
wagon float pulled by a Mustang whipped
by a Wildcat!
Mary Kay Mogenson and Aronda Green-
how said the float horse should be made of
papier mache, but money-conscious juniors
vetoed that notion. A wooden frame cov-
ered with napkins worked well enough -
expecially with John Silence and Thomas
Groves walking underneath to move the
horse up and down during the parade. John
was the "moving part."
Finished First in Float Art
Pam Goatley l iff' 1-N,
Frank Grant ' 'k'E"", f
Don Gray ei 'G
Aronda Greenhow J
Thomas Groves fm
Jackie Guccini 3 .X
Naomi Gunn Q' 'X'
Jackie Huskey patches up the castle. Wayne Schafer blew il
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agey enough to start John Silence
moving, Juniors realized that their talents
were limitless and that the world was their
basketball. Skipping through the months,
juniors proved to be Fruita's bounciest
class. With Onward, Wildcats! Victory
Ho! second classmen swept aside all other
competition to garner glory Cand S159
while seniors still were trying to figure out
what the graduate concoction really was.
Popcorn-weary juniors also held down the
concessions stand at homecomingg they
scurried to Kris Keith's home after a wet,
soggy parade to sack some corn and ver-
balize still other kernals of wit and wis-
dom. Adept at all manner of fund-raising
and hair-raising schemes, juniors came up
with yet another winner: The Princess
Pageant, which collected 5100. Larry Reed
organized the tot debut.
Mary Kay Mogensen
Promotions Mushroomed into A Golden Goose
Tomato-by-tomato, juniors worked their
way to rainbow's end that fall f mostly at
Boswells'. A quick count revealed less than
S100 in the old pot, so they searched for a
goose that could lay a golden egg. The year
became a ceaseless series of adventures in
finance starting from scratch. By prom
time, juniors had just about concluded that
it was they who had laid the egg. But
somehow. once again resorting to magic,
juniors won the day. All those hours selling
concessions, washing cars, picking toma-
toes. caring for lawns became the founda-
tion on which Camelot stood, solvent. ln
addition to decorations chairmen Patti
Combs and Kent Tompkins, prom poten-
tates included Jackie Huskey and Larry
Reed, banquet chiefsg Mary Kay Mogen-
sen and Ken Blanchard, in charge of serv-
ers: Jackie Guccini and Kris Keith, music:
Gail Hampton, Tom Sommerville, pro-
gram chairmen. They earned plaudits.
Leora Valencia, above, volunteered to work for the prom. Juniors
showed a knack for organizing a project, and their class certainly was
cemented more tightly toward a common aim than any other. Yet when
work faced the class only a few pitched in: others vanished.
Wayne Schafer, top, wielded a knife well cutting out Camelot. Above.
Larry Bond, Tom Sommerville, Jim Carlucci, Ken Blanchard and Chris
Osborn chat during the Meeker-Fruita playoff game. Larry Bond was a
willing worker, always on hand to help. Toni nabbed a urfftftlll title.
ind-hearted custodians and sponsors
with true grit stayed with juniors as hours
ticked toward morning and prom day
loomed. Mr. Patrick Veerkamp earned
special praise for his tireless and creative
efforts in design. Mr. William Kinman,
Mr. Tom Rieniets, Mr. Ted Lorts and Mr.
Elton Crow also kept the midnight vigil
with juniorsg it was a worrysome time.
Aching muscles, smudged faces, tired feet
turned up hours later to dance the evening
away, forgetful of the prior panic. What
better way to say goodbye to the Class of
'69'? Early Sunday morning as the decora-
tions came down. juniors could scoff about
the time Judy LaMar scattered homemade
rolls across City Market's floor at a bake
sale, picked them up, dusted them off and
sold them 'good-as-new' for SL25! Came-
lot was the finest prom ever.
Smiles were a little drawn as last-minute work
seemed to pile up for Mary Kay Mogensen and Kathy
Marinelli. At right. fleet high-scoring football packer,
Mickey Bosshardt and sidekick Ken Blanchard pour
a liftleelbow grease intdtheir car washingf f i S S
Mary Lou Rooks
Jim Stockert, Sheila Sewell and John Silence take a break. left,
after a late-evening prom sweat-in. Duane Kiefer and Tom
Sommerville. above, put their backs into gathering the goodies.
Whenever owners were not scanning the lleld. jovial pranksters
turned the patch into a battlelield running red.
Year Ended in the Black
E yeing a new school in the making, a
beautiful building where breaking in the
new would fall to them, juniors called it a
year, for suddenly they were seniors.
Memories abounded in days past: accom-
plishments piled up like tomatoes. Patti
Combs was named Miss Wildcat for
Aprilg Paulie Fugate won an editorial post
with the Wildcat.
Tom Gibson went after Fruita's highest
student office to become Head Boy: Sheila
Sewell grabbed student council's secre-
tary-treasurer post. A year of boistrous
excitement, jam-packed until the end,
closed with a wondrous series of finishing
touches. And juniors looked forward to
graduating from the new Fruita Monu-
ment High School in '70.
Horsing around on the job, Jackie Guccini, Head Girl in '69, mounted up atop a wob-
bly sleed, handled the difficult tasks while Tom Summerville. Duane Kiefer. Jim Car-
lucci, Mike Rich and Ronnie Garcia gave her plenty of room. below. Above are Jun
Bristol und Pam Baker at at pep assembly, left, and Larry Watkins. Snowball attend-
ant, with Bonnie Martin.
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Round , . . and round they sped, those first
autumn days of crisp awareness. Each was
a carousel, a merry-go-round of breathless
Sophomores Heard a Carousel
activities with its ownjoyous life music, its
blurred rainbow of swirling colors promis-
ing so much. Awed sophomores stood
watching, and they heard the music, and
they wanted to ride. Glossy, proud steeds
pranced byg elephants and lions, too. Pep
Club was a blue swan, "For Girls Only."
lt seemed important to ride the pink horse
and blue swan, to turn with the rest of the
world, to feel the exhilarating brace of the
wind, to trail laughter behind only to catch
it on the next revolution. At first sopho-
mores tried to catch the brass ring, but
quickly learned there were no free rides at
FHS. So they queued up to pay the price.
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A Festive Image in Hullabaloo
erry-a-go-go sophomores buttered up
cakes, brownies, pies, cookies, popcorn
balls and customers to bolster their coffers.
Class of '7l members sold concessions
twice. then topped off early profits with
S21 from a bake sale and more loot from
wraping Christmas presents at Gambles to
spring for the Sweethearts' Ball. Members
got a large charge from collecting small
fees. Their semi-formal ball was a huge
successg Vera Post and Jack Blanchard
were attendants. The Candlewood playedg
decorations were lively, but sophomores
forgot to make crowns for the evening's
royal pair. Refreshments disappeared
Chapeaux. slapstick and sophomores added zest to
Miss Barbara Meeker's French ll dialogue sessions.
Top row mannequins are Joyce Otero. Becky Young.
Eva Quest and Nancy Maluy, Other millinery models
are Linda Downey, Joyce. Lyn Cronk and Marty
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Bill Niehues i
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Zealous Newcomers Shouted Up a
Storm, Then Paraded in the Rain
Mild September tip-toed by making room
for chilly days, and rain caromed off win-
dows to fall dizzy in Wildcat land. Sopho-
more officers Eddie Botkin, president:
Gary Haller, vice-presidentg Cheri Fry,
secretary. and Jack Blanchard, treasurer
- clustered with the Class of '71 to hatch
homecoming float plans. A slow parade-
day drizzle did not dampen sophomore
enthusiasm. With a float titled, "Victory
Through the Years," they won a soggy
second fand SIOJ. Newcomer Lyn Cronk
graced the royal caravan as attendant to
the queen. Elated with a second place float
award, sophomores overlooked the gloomy
weather and prepared for a victory on the
gridiron. Later, tattered float napkins
danced across Phillip Griebel Field: a
heady smell of paint still lingered in cor-
ners of Reed's Dairy where sophomores
had built their float in fun, but the Class of
'7l was anxious for something new, un-
tried. They flocked to where the action
was. Band could boast that almost halfits
musicians were new Wildcatsg at pep as-
semblies. sophomores were the best repre-
sented and noisiest of all the classes. And
cheerleaders gave them a pumpkin in deep
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Midnight oil, teamwork and a touch of magic changed a pile of
boards and chicken wire into a glorious work olart. Bob Shaw,
below. exerted his pull with the napkin brigade. After home-
coming. the magic disappeared: sophomores never again worked
so well together. Boistrous class meetings were not well attend-
ed. An executive committee. established to conduct class busi-
nes. functioned effectively, but failed to consult with others.
The gap widened.
Spirit Week devoted live days toward setting a lively tone prior
to the league court tourney. Nancy Maluy, .lane Bangert and
Cheri Fry were little girls for a day. At left is sophomore Della
Rich at a Pep Club meeting.
Dennis Pollock i E hhh
Vera Post ' i R
Robert Puls F -' i c c
Eva Quest Q y
Gloria Radebaugh 5' ..'-- "R
Donna Ray i y
Della Rich i t b
Dianne Rivera eer E .g g e
Steve Roberts . ' R
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James Waggoner - f' Q
Getting a drii'er's license was paramount with avid
sophomores who placed this topic at the apex ol' each
hall gab-lest after school and at lunch time. Academ-
ics were important. too, and the Class of '7l chalked
up an enviable record. although. alter three quarters.
no newcomer had scored with straight A's. In sports.
sophomores proved tough. indeed. Harold Davis and
Eddie Botkin landed varsity football berths: Robbie
Rooks fared equally well in mat compctitioni Kent
Roper. .lim Bennetts and Eddie were hardcourt
standouts, Gary Haller. along with Eddie and Jim.
earned slots with the diamond nine.
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Even registration was a ball for Steve Roberts and Mark
Harris. left. Less demanding than standing in line was
lloal building, right. Donna Ray. Larry Burton, Gary
Rowe and Debbie Craig volunteered their efforts for the
sophomore cause. Class sponsors in The Yvur of The
Pumpkin were veteran Mr. Darrell Warren. Mr. George
Shank and Mr. James DeVries, both newcomers.
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A fractious week of hectic preparation climaxed in an
epochal event for Wildcats the Sweethearts' Ball.
Host officers experienced difficulty getting work
completed, but the Class of'7l conjured up one ofthe
seasons most lavishly rewarding affairs. Ross Beede
and Gail Cox. above. mirrored the evening's tense
enchantment. Sophomores. in fact. were exceptional
party-givers, but they complained that upperclassmen
often crashed uninvited.
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Penetrating all facets ol' Wildcat life, sopho-
mores brought with them both a sense ofvital-
ity and a new direction. Taking their initial
hazing with a smile, the Class of '7l kept on
chewing it hen seniors called them bubble-
gummers. And as they bopped down the hal-
lowed halls. sophomores nudged upperclass-
men with gangling elbows and knees in an
awkward dance which choreographed a clear.
il' spasmodic. message proclaiming. "Look
out, seniors: here we come!" By mid-winter
Fruita's elite F-Club invited several newcom-
ers into its ranks, Decked out in weird garb,
seasoned with an onion on a string necklace.
sophomore athletes kissed girl alter girl 'on
ordersf 'Cat kittens agreed the sacrilice was
worth it tugh! those onionsll because the guys
really looked sharp in their new letter swtfill-
ers. ln poster fun or in the pursuit ol' spirit.
sophomores took the world in stride: at 5ear's
end it was impossible to distinguish them from
the upperclassmen. except for the noise. Na-
tional Honor Society. Fruita Chapter, rolled
out the red carpet, and the sophomores knew,
at last, they had arrived.
Teachers Linked Past to Future
p i x ee
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Miss Marilyn Wallace Mrs, Ruth Taylor
Fruita welcomed Mr. Alvis Fetter to its administrative staffin '69, He
served Wildcats as assistant principal, Mr. Arnold Hayes, right, re-
ceived a widely hearalded promotion to the post of Dean of Students
and he was slated to become vice-principal at FM HS. Popular Mr.
Charles Everett returned to Fruita as counsellor. friend sage.
The Office Staff.
Fruita's Pride as
Mrs. Mary Watson
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As skirts went up and the experience in life for some
became hair-raising. Mr. George kept his cool. He
allowed lattitude for self-expression in an age when
society was often up-tight. inexorable.
ttuned with the times, Principal Wal-
den H. George challenged students to find
strength for happiness in a wild, wild
world. Staying atop myriad daily prob-
lems, Mr. George prepared Fruita for the
transition to both a new plant and the inno-
vation ol' modular scheduling in '70. Con-
cerned not only with curriculum and policy
but with people, Mr. George listened when
Principal Walden H. George, Challenger
Mr. George understood student desire to question
"Who atm l. und what can I he?" He encouraged
'Cats to probe the human side olexistence. to uct with
decisiveness, to be honest in the search for truth. Mr.
George was. indeed. tt hip 'Cut in '69,
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Among those in the Wildcat vanguard for
'69 were, opposite, top: Coach Gerald
Zybura, Coach Lowry Bishop. scooter tu-
tor: Mr. David Silver: also opposite: Mr.
Darrell Warren, Mr. Marion Littlepage.
Mr. Richard Roy and Mr. William Silli-
man. At center top is Mr. Charles Everett,
then Mrs. Pat Collister, Mr, Charles
Reicks. Mr. and Mrs. Elton Crow. Mr.
Leonard Davis is at left.
R. JACK POl.I..OCK.veteran Fruita class-
Miss Janice Porath
Mrs. Frances Bucher
Mr. Lowry Bishop
Miss Barbara Meeker
room teacher. attended Mesa College, Colorado
State College and Western State College. He holds
B.A. and M.A. degrees. Instructor olichemistry, Mr.
Pollock also sponsored F-Club and was head mat-
man. MISS .IANICE PORATH graduated from
Colorado State University in Fort Collins. She holds
a B.A. degree. In addition to her busy shorthand. typ-
ing and office practice schedule. she also sponsored
the Class ol' '69. MRS. DOLORES MOY ER is an
alumna ol' Mesa College. the University ol'Colorado
Mr. Jack Pollock
Mrs. Dolores Moyer
Mr. Robert Watts
and Colorado State College. She holds a B.A. degree:
in '69 Mrs. Moyer sponsored Drill Team. M RS.
FRANCES BUCHER is graduated from Colorado
State College where she majored in English. She is
the holder ofa B.A. degree and is certilied to teach
educationally handicapped. MR. ROBERT WATTS
graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University where
he earned BA. and M.A. degrees in theological
studies. Mr. Watts taught psychology, sociologyg
sponsored IRC and Key Club. MR. LOWRY BISH-
OP. Fruita's Cliiel' Court Coach. attended Snow .lu-
nior College and Brigham Young University. He
holds a B.S. degree. Mr. Bishop instructed in United
States history and physical education as well as spon-
soring F-Club. MISS BARBARA MEEKER gradu-
ated from the University of Iowa. she holds a BA.
degree. Majoring in French. Miss Meeker was Frui-
ta's French Club sponsor and instructor in French in
'69. MRS. CLARICE TAYLOR, home economies
and FHA advocate. graduated from Grace Land Col-
lege. Iowa State University and Colorado State Uni-
versty with A.A.. B.S. and M.S. degrees. MRS.
RUTH TAYLOR served Fruita as School Nurse.
MR. .IAM ES DE VRIES attended Colorado State
University: a B.S. degree holder. he instructed indus-
trial arts and sponsored the sophomore class. MR.
WILLIAM SILLIMAN. chairman ofthe Science
and Mathematics Department, and sponsor of Stu-
dent Council. attended Colorado State College where
he earned a B.A. degree. MR. SAM PARKER
taught algebra and business lawg he is a graduate of
Mesa and Western State Colleges. MR. GEORGE
SHANK. new to Fruita in '69, headed-up studies in
geology. MR. CHARLES REICKS was graduated
from Nebraska State and the University of Michigan.
He holds a B.A. degree in education. Sponsor ol' Li-
brary Club, Mr. Reicks was Chief Librarian. The li-
brary was a better place because of him.
Working With Young People Found Teachers
Where the Action Was
Mrs. Clarice Tayl Mr. Jam . DeVries Mr. Sam Parker
and and Mr. George Shank
rs. Ruth Taylor Mr. William Silliman Mr. Charles Reicks
Fruita Mentors Combined Soul, Poise
To Make Classes Swing
Mr. Paul Bushkovskl Mrs. Veda Quimby Mrs B B k
Mr. Marion Littlepage and Instr t
Mr. Ted Lorts Mr. Tom Rieniels In E
Mrs. Penny Pulliam
Mrs. Patricia Collister
Mrs. Maude Mosher
Mr. John Skiff
ubstitute periodically for Mr. Richard Roy.
MR. PAUL BUSHKOVSKI became a full-time
faculty member at the semester. A graduate of Ad-
ams State College of Alamosa. he holds a B.A. de-
gree in vocal and instrumental musicg Mr. Bushkovski
directed Fruita's heralded Wildcat Band. MRS.
VEDA QUIMBY was a familiar friend to many in
'69 and in years past: Mrs. Quimby was a scholarly
authority in the area of social studies. She also served
as co-sponsor of National Honor Society. MRS.
BONNIE BECK. a vigorous and energetic faculty
member with a smile and pleasant manner. instructed
students in the usage of the mother tongue. MR.
MARION LITTLEPAGE. a graduate of Kansas
State Teachers' College. taught mathematics. ln ad-
dition to serving as head baseball and tennis coach,
Mr. Littlepage was one of four senior class sponsors,
MR, TED LORTS came to Fruita a graduate of
Wichita State University and Southern Methodist
University. Holding a B.S. degree in musical educaa
tion and an M.A. degree in sacred music. Mr. Lorts
coached vocal music and sponsored Swing Choir,
Girls' Glee Club. He was a junior class sponsor. MR.
TOM RIENIETS attended New Mexico Highlands
University. With a B.A. and an M.A. degree. Mr.
Rieniets devoted his efforts to teaching biology. He
was a junior sponsor and a junior high coach. MRS.
PATRICIA COLLISTER. chairman of I-'ruita's
Physical Education Department. attended the Uni-
versity of Northern Iowa. She holds a B.A. degree in
physical education and taught P.E. MRS. PEN E-
LOPE PULLIAM, a lively and vivacious lady served
as go-go Pep Club sponsor as well as adviser to
Cheerleaders and GAA. She is a graduate of Eastern
New Mexico University where she earned a B.S. de-
gree. MR. LEONARD DAVIS. chairman of the
Social Studies Department. holds a B.A. degree from
Western State College: he taught U.S. and world his-
tory. sponsored the senior class. MR. DAVID
CROMIE, taught English. journalism and advised
publications staffs. He holds B.A. and M.A. degrees.
MRS. MAUDE MOSHER. a graduate ofthe Uni-
versity of Denver, was library secretary. MR. JOHN
SKIFF holds a B.A. degree from Western State Col-
lege: he taught typing and bookkeeping. sponsored
the Wildcat Committee. MR. GEORGE REAY
joined the Physical Education Department in '69: he
taught boys' P.E.. assisted with coaching.
Mr. Leonard Davis
Mr. David Cromie
Mr. George Reay
Mr. Gerald Zybura
Mr. Patrick Veerkamp
Mr. William Kinman
Mr. Omer Burenheide
OACH GERALD ZYBURA came to FHS with
academic credits from Texas A 84 M University. Univer-
sity of Texas and Colorado State Universityi lie holds a
B.S. and an M.A. degree in science. Mr. Zybura taught
mathematics. physical education. was head football
coach and a sponsor of F-Club. MR. OMER BUREN-
HEIDE has earned both a B.S. and an MA. degree in
education from Colorado State University. Fruita's high-
ly dedicated sponsor of Future Farmers of America. Mr.
Burenheide led vocational agriculture classes afield.
MISS CA ROLYN BOWLES attended Mesa College as
well as Colorado State College. A B.A. degree holder,
Miss Bowles taught art II and art crafts at FHS. MR.
PATRICK VEERKAMP is an Adams State College
and University of Denver alum. Wildcat art instructor
and sponsor of Art Club, Mr. Veerkamp influenced Frui-
tais hlue-ribbon talents visibly. MR. WILLIAM
TR U MP isa proud son of Kansas University. Colorado
State College and South Dakota State. With B.A. and
NIA. degrees. lie instructed wood shop skills and crafts
and industrial arts. Ile also served as assistant wrestling
coach. MR. WILLIAM KINMAN obtained his higher
education at Western State College and Peru State Col-
lege. Chairman ol' Fruita's English Department. Mr.
Kinman holds a B.A. degree. In addition to teaching
English. Mr. Kinman helpedjuniors build Camelot. MR
CLIFFORD MOORE attended Mesa College and Colo-
rado State University. Instructor in mechanical drawing.
Mr. Moore holds A.A. and B.A. degrees. MR. RICH-
ARD ROY, a Western State College alum. directed in-
strumental music. MR. GERALD DECKER earned a
B.A. degree in German by attending University ofColo-
rado and Colorado State University. He sponsored Ger-
man Cluh and Color Guard. MR. ELTON CROW, a
B.A. and M.A. degree holder from Western State Col-
lege. taught English. speech and drama: directed theatri-
cal productions. sponsored Thespians. coached debate
and was a junior class sponsor. MRS. MINNIE FU-
OCO. an alumna of Western State College and B.S. de-
gree holder. taught home economics and sponsored Fu-
ture Honiemakers ol' America. MRS. KAREN PAT'
TERSON. a WSC Mountaineer. taught Spanish, spon-
sored Spanish Club. MR. DAVID SILVER. of Okla-
homa State University and Sacramento State College,
taught English. sponsored seniors and coached. MR
DARRELL WARREN of WSC taught P.E. and spon-
sored sophomores. He coached baseball.
Mr. Omer Burenheide
Miss Carolyn Bowles
Mr. William Trump
Mr. Clifford Moore
Instructors Traveled the Country Across
To Dig Modular Schedules
Mr. Richard Roy, Mr. Gerald Decker Mr. Elton Crow
Director Mr. Darrell Warren Mrs. Minnie Fuoco
Of Instrumental Music Mr. David Silver Mrs. Karen Patterson
Cats Explored Inner Man, Cuter Space
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.ft :ig a
eaching for the stars was not an idle
phrase tagged onto a sentimental day-
dream. ln '69 man left his age-old stomp-
ing grounds to venture into the edge of out-
er space in a most dangerous adventure.
Everywhere the frontiers were being
pushed back as a quest for answers contin-
ued. and students at Fruita did not ignore
the import or significance of their future
roles. Vietnam, America's cities. polution
e all made it impossible to pretend that
the challenge was not great. Wildcats saw.
too, that rewards for achievement would
be astounding. so they set out toward the
highest mountains in sight.
Nianza Green and JoAnn Barbee. left. were with the Business Law class
when the group took a lield trip to several Grand Junction trade spots.
Stopping here at the First National Bank. the girls received at detailed ac-
count of how the vault works. Curious. the Wildcat pair asked about thc
combination. but their host didn't hear the question. At top are biology in-
structor Mr. Tom Rieniets keeping a near-solitary vigil with Gale Valcn- '
cia. busy with a make-up exam. Although academic offerings were plenti-
ful. expansion was planned.
Honor Rolls Reflected Wildcat Tenacity
' One of the most inspirin finishing touches
in a long year of highlighis was the lengthy
list of graduates receiving scholarships and
grants to institutions of higher learning.
For twenty minutes Class of '69 grads
' tramped to the podium one-by-one to pick
up the goodies. Aided by a corps of expert
counsellors - Mr. Charles Everett. Miss
Marilyn Wallace and Mr. Arnold Hayes
ft seniors applied for and got some of the
juiciest fruit on the vine. A high academic
trend was evident in lower classes, too, in a
year when an invitation to join National
Honor Society was not a topic of ridicule.
Mike Rich and Doug Bennetts
JoAnn Barbee, Debbie Petross
Leslie Salthouse. Crawford Clement
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Allowed On-the-Spot Learning
Renita Boothe and Bonnie Martin catch their wind
after a rapid-paced tour of Grand Junction city facili-
ties including courtrooms, the jail, lirestation and
other service groups. Renita and Bonnie were learning
about municipal government.
Bill Niehues mulls over architectural plans for a
house. Mechanical drawing students first conceived
plans for a complete house, then they built scale mod-
els ofthe houses, complete with shrubs.
Wherever a learning experience occurred
and whenever it was physically or finan-
cially possible, Fruita took to the road.
American government classes went to
Grand Junction for City-County Day:
business law classes toured airport facili-
ties, banks, and other businesses. Mr.
Omer Burenheide's agriculture and Future
Farmer devotees caught the National
Western Livestock Show in Denver. Janet
Siddens, .loAdair Welch and Sharlyn Al-
len bussed to New York for a United Na-
tions seminar and Gaylene Garlitz and
Donna Dickerson traveled to Chicago for
the NSPA annual meeting.
A Potpourri of Goods, Services
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Jim's Union 76, 2800 North Avenue
Uranium Liquors 8: Motel, Cafe, Highway 6 8: 50
Gould, Todd 8: Staff fM.D.J
Plumleigh's Plateau Service, 2926 North Avenue
Del Cou1son's Grand Mesa 66, 502 Grand Avenue
Ray Fiegel Company, 2870 North Avenue
Radio 8: Electronic Supply Co., 640 White Avenue
Bray 8: Company, Aspen Street, Fruita
Maupin's Sales, Service e Rentals
Kentucky Fried Chicken, 71 1 North Avenue
Intermountain Printing and Stationery Co.
White Star Barber Shop, 533 Main
Leo's Record Shop, 535 Main
Mile High Seed, 133 North 4th
Maupin's Office Machine Service, 538 White
Roper Music, 136 North 5th
Marsales, lnc., of Grand Junction
Tom's TV, 415 Pitkin Avenue
National Cash Register Co., 302 Pitkin Avenue
Pease Drilling Company
Western Slope Beauty College, 1027 Main
Odds 8: Ends Building Material, 337 West Grand
Crossroad A F ruita Teen Center
Carl's Beauty Shop, 1027 North 8th
Monument Cafe 8: Texaco Service, Highway 6 8:
Gene Taylor's Rod 8: Gun Shop, 5th and Grand
Home Appliance 8: Kitchen Center, 1 155 North
Gibson Discount Store, 2650 North Avenue y
Marek's Foot-So-Port Shoe Store, 531 Main
Factory Outlet Shoes, 413 Main Street
Plastics Products Company, 700 Independent Ave.
State Hardware Company, 541 Main Street
Midwest Photo Service, 444 Main Street
Rainbo Photo Color, Inc., Grand Junction
Desert Gateway Store, Mack, Colorado
Airport Conoco, 722 Horizon Drive
Fruita Bakery, 104 112 East Aspen Avenue
Agricultural Service, Highway 6 8: 50
C. T. Sass, G. E. Washateria, Highway 6 8: 50
Wesco Electric Co., 41 1 Glenwood Avenue
4395 No. Broadway
Unlimited General Contractors
American Gilsonite Company
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Best Wishes di Much Success
2 Students 8a Faculty OF FRUITA H.S.
New Car di Truck Dealers Assoc.
Jessie Boyce' Motors
310 South l2th
2971 North Ave.
Jim Fuoco Motor Co.
748 North lst
Hanson Equipment Co.
225 South 2nd
Ed Eisenhower Motor Co.
2122 North Ave.
Dodge Cars and Trucks
Always check to see that
your safety belt is fastened!!
Import Motors Inc.
330 North Ave.
Jack McLaughlin Motor Co.
Nathenson Auto Company
136 South 7th
Datsun Cars and Trucks
Les Shellabarger Chevrolet
235 Main St.
Chevrolet Cars and Trucks
Western Slope Auto Co.
202 Main St.
Ford Cars and Trucks
Williams Chrysler-Plymouth, Inc
224 North 7th
Chrysler and Plymouth
"Lock It To 'Emv
We always have a good selection of cars and trucks
'thafi' my bank '
Invites All Wildcats
To Consider the Advantages
0fHaving Cash on Ice
For Those Cool Capers
28th 8a North Ave. 242-3822
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Complete Sa vings Program
Consult our Savings specialists
and they will suggest a
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660 Rood Avenue
GRAND JUNCTION, COLORADO 8l50l
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317 West Agpgn SOUll'l Ave.
Cleaning and Laundry Village
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901 N. 7th 7a.m.to l0p.m.
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Fruita's Finest I7 South Mesa 'N
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The Graduating Seniors of
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Gaul. Ruby Judy LaMar
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9 N. Mulberry Mike and Stan
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Phone: 243-7022 Orchard Bowl '
295 27 Road - Grand Junction
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the countr y.
from one grad to another-
try the best TRY PEPSI
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Co. 6 8: 50 Fruita
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514 Main Street
GRAND JUNCTION, COLORADO
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Old Tim erx Like Io Sir and Ja w
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Equipment - 'ml '
20 North Mulberry Avmlable " '
Norman Vincent, Gearld Clawson
Al Parties, Woodsiex
And Drags, If You
Feel Like A Wooden
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11's Your Clothes
Hehi You Relax In S tyler
When S hoes D0ll'l
Fil. Pain Creeps
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425 Main Street Jim Watson
Jackie. Mary Kay
Cals Who Grin
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G arn b les Professional
Headquarrerx the best bet I5 Laffy
for lhe lower
Brach Packing Co.
Don Kelly 192 South Mesa
1 Special Occasions Demand
940 North Avenue
Pies and Cakes Like Mother Makes
Wedding and Birthday
Are Our Specialty
Large cnougli in .Yl'I'l'I"l'01I
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shop WalIon's for quality
A first coat of C0-OP White
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you paint and money when
applied to unpainted wood.
Flowers Do Make
of Controlled penetration of
Primer makes second coat
. cover more thorou hl - o
Lower Valley Liquors farther g y g nic no good lrfwmg
' haniework ill home if
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Salutes Fruita Consumers , ,
C0-Op Rey s Mobil
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'69 FFA Pig FCCdCl' Northwest Purk Square
Stun and Gene
You've Gone And
And We Want T0 Say
to You and the Entire
Class of '69
from Ffllita Chevron Highwaysat so
Go-Go 'Cars With
Peters, Department Store
You? Run To
Picture Yourself at a Basketball Game. Suddenly The Hungries
Hit! They Can, You Know - Anytime. How Does That Grab
The Coachman's Inn
We're open 24 hours a day
ln case the hungries get you!
Was Built for Those Who Are
Used to Winning and Who
Some Folks Like The World Tilted Grocery
We Specialize in Land
737 25 Rd. and i
IfYou Want Your World Flat j
call A rbogast Construction S
Vanguard igigng Wildcat Independent
Ex,e,miY For .'l1Clll'I'l'lll.l'
Good Luck, Grads
I d I I Parts all the recent
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FARM MACHINERY 81 SUPPLIES
GRAND JuNcrnoN. cotouoo arson
Bob DCC amp
for Fruila's Grads
2I South Park
An Index to
Allen, Curtis 91, 124, 127, 212
Allen, Sharlyn, 144, 176, 280
Alstatt, Jerry 107, 123, 198, 199
Amedy, James 212
Amos, Judy 198
Anderson, Jim E-1, 130, 134, 212, E-2
Anderson, Shirley 212, 223, 247
Arbogast. Sheryl 22, 26, 27, 70, 73, 143, 152.
153, 155, 160, 176, 188, 192, 245, 257
Arpke, Tim 4, 15, 134, 175, 176, 242
AYERS, RICHARD 3
Baker, Jeanette 73, 170, 198, 247, 279
Baker, Pam 20, 23, 195. 197, 198, 200, 209.
Baldwin, Ronda 149, 212
Ball, Ray 21, 72. 77, 82, 84. 86, 87, 125, 130,
Bangert, Bob 61, 176, 189
Bangert, Jane E-1,9, 72,212,219
Barbee, JoAnn 153, 196, 197, 198, 239, 240
Barcus, Gary 42, 52, 66, 67, 69, 71, 85, 91,
123,134, 169, 170,198,199
Barnes, Dale 198
Barnes, Warren 198
BECK, BONNIE 232
Beck, Bryan 42, 43, 62, 64, 66, 67, 68, 111,
132, 134, 135, 169, 170, 176, 180, 258
Beck, Bryan Mrs. 182
Beckstein, Joe EQ1. 9, 58, 118, 119, 121. 132,
134.175, 176, 188
Beede, Ross 37, 39. 85, 105, 124, 134, 135.
136. 137, 212, 222, 259
Bender, Sandra 110, 176, 192, 242, 258, 266
Bennetts, Doug 23, 91, 122, 175, 176, 191, 247
Bennetts, Jim 15, 103, 107, 124, 130, 131, 134,
137, 210, 212, 240
Benson, Linda 17, 145, 168, 170, 176
Berends, Bruce 198
Berg, Larry 212
Bilyeu, Barbara 134, 137, 176
BISHOP, LOWRY 3, 19. 21, 98, 99, 101,
102, 125, 228, 230
Blanchard, Jack 1, 8. 23, 211, 212
Blanchard, Ken 14, 46, 103, 198, 199, 205, 206
Bogga, Steve 110, 160, 161, 276
Bond, Larry 3, 130, 131, 198,205
Boothe, Renita 198, 200, 243
Bosshardt, Mickey 2, 80, 82, 83, 85, 87, 91,
122, 198, 206, 238
Boswell, Ernest 13, 14, 46, 54, 79, 81, 84, 85,
Botkin, Eddie E-1, 8, 14, 72, 80, 81, 83, 84, 87,
99,100,107.124,131. 210, 212,247
Bourg, Rich 71
Bousman, Joyce 55, 57, 58, 74, 144, 167, 176,
BOWLES, CAROLYN 234
Brach, Geri 72, 86, 118, 152, 155, 158, 198,
237, 238, 254
Bristol, Don 7, 13, 31, 47, 49, 81, 87, 90, 92,
94, 95, 123, 160,177, 191, 236, 259
Bristol, Janice 8, 54, 112, 117, 148, 162, 169,
209. 212, 247
Brown, Greg 80, 85, 87, 174, E-2
Brown, Julie E-1, 9, 110, 118, 136, 139, 198,
Bryant, Terrilee 72, 73
BUCHER, FRANCES 230
Dickerson. Donna 2. 73. 116, 117. 151, 152
ildcats, Finishing Touches in '69
Buhler, Kathy 18, 118, 152, 172, 177,
Buniger, Karla 8, 22, 24, 41, 71, 73, 139, 212
Bunnell, Yvonne 41, 42, 55, 57, 58. 64, 67, 69,
152, 153, 155, 161, 169,170, 177,278
BURENHEIDE, OMER 127, 234
Burton, Larry 212,221
Burwell, Gail 2, 57. 71, 128. 145, 177
Burwell, Todd 91, 95
BUSHKOVSK1. PAUL 134, 137, 146, 184.
Caldwell, Vernon 200
Campion, Twila 9,19, 119, 170,200
Carbajal, Jo A1172
Carlucci, Jim 8, 40, 46, 47. 199, 201,205,209
Cary, Martha 112, 134, 135, 147, 163, 212
Chandler, Sheryl 213
Chesney, Alden 170, 201
Clark, Janette 58, 152, 178. 236
Clark, Retha 71
Clawson, Gearld E-1. 2, 19, 73, 77, 99, 100
247, 270. 279
Clawson, Wilma 128, 129, 168,201
Clement, Crawford 81, 84, 91, 124, 201, 240
Cole, Danny 212
Cole, Joyce 23, 54, 55, 57, 172, 178
Collins, Bobbie Gail 153. 212
COLLISTER, PATRICIA 15, 229, 233
Combs, Patti E-1, 5, 9, 15, 20, 32. 110. 118
120, 199, 200
Coup, Alice 200
Cox. Gail 170, 171, 212, 222, 277
Cox. Mickey 7. 8. 16, 27, 49, 70. 73, 77, 83
84, 122, 143, 172, 179, 188,202,269
Craig, Debbie 152, 212, 221, 236, 254
Crain, John 84, 124, 212
Crespin, Patty 17, 46, 144. 168, 179
Crespin, Paul 214
Cronk, Lyn 2, 10. 35, 40,41,44, 111, 132, 134
135,137,14l, 142,143,149,190, 210. 214:
216, 273. E-2
Cronk, Tom E-1, 17, 32, 159, 162, 178, 258
CROW, ELTON 50, 53, 54, 55. 67, 74, 75,
165, 229. 235, 236
Crow, Elton Mrs. 54
Cruse, Merri Pat 201
Currier, Christine 19, 214
Daniels, Dan 59, 132, 134, 178. 191
Dardin, Lewis 134, 214
Davis, Harold 77, 85. 123, 127, 215. 245
DAVIS, LEONARD 229. 233
Davis, Linda 1, 10, 113, 114, 117. 151. 152
155,161,178,188, 219, 237
Davis, Robert 9, 124, 150, 152. 153, 201
DeCamp, Robert 134, 136, 137, 201, 215, 273
DECKER, GERALD 111, 138, 235
DePriest, David 91, 95. 215
DE VRIES. JAMES 231
Dick, Charlotte 58, 76. 108, 109, 179. 274, 275
155, 179, 192. 247
Dickson, Lynette 168, 170, 171, 214
Dominick, Peter U.S. Senator 3
Douglas. Thomas 138,214
Downer, Glen 138, 214
Downer, Sheryl 46, 144, 178
Downey, Linda 214, 216
Downs, Marie163, 170.171, 201
Dudley, Rodney 200
Durrett, Jack 200
Dupper, Lily 215
Dupper. Sandra 215
Elledge. Sid 139,214
Erkman, Glenn 13, 51, 52, 53, 55, 56, 77, 84
85, 87, 134, 164, 178
Evans, John 70, 72
EVERETT, CHARLES 3. 177, 226, 228
Evers, Sherryl 153, 201
FETTER.ALV1S D. 226
Fitzner, Gary 7, 8, 46. 196, 201
Flora, Sharon 4, 134. 136,214
Fortik, Pam E-1,5.7.9,116,121,128,129
Foster, John 201
Fry, Carol 13, 15, 20, 36, 38, 111. 118, 119
Fry, Cheri 21, 71. 72, 116.214, 219
Fry, Frank 162, 200,277
Fugate, Paulie E-1, 2, 4, 5, 9, 41, 76, 89, 96,
97, 118, 151, 155, 195, 200, 260, 277
FUOCO, MlNNlE235, 236
Gallegos, Kathy 8, 111. 133. 134. 135, 169
Gallegos, Mike 73
Garcia, Georgia46, 144, 196, 197. 201
Garcia, Robert 201
Garcia. Ronnie 130. 131. 201, 209. 273
Garcia. Teresa 1. 8. 146, 147, 215
Garlitz, Gaylene 118, 119, 179, 186
GEORGE WALDEN H. 3, 130. 137, 163
Gibson, Thomas E-1, 40, 41. 54, 62, 66, 68
111,l25,130,139.169.170, 201. 243. 278
Gilford. Alayne 215, 274,275
Gifford, Barbara 214
Giles, Glenn 80, 83, 85, 107, 125, 138, 214
Goatley, Pam 169, 170, 202
Gobbo, Julie 1, 2, 22, 97. 117
Golike, Gail 148, 162. 170, 171, 214
Goss, Ronald 8,214
Goss, Verlan 14. 47, 59, 71. 77, 80. 83. 86, 99
124, 158, 159, 179, 247
Grant, Frank 162, 202
Gray, Don 202
Green, Jody 215
Green. Nianza 58, 180. 239
Greenhow. Aronda 47, 150, 153, 196, 203
Groves, Rhondy E-1, 1, 6, 9. 71.174,l80,191
Groves, Thomas 71, 72, 77, 85, 104, 125, 203
Guccini. Jackie 12, 46, 49. 112, 114, 115. 116
143, 160, 162. 196. 203, 209
Gunn, Naomi 42. 66. 67, 68, 69, 169, 170. 171
Hall, Don 203
Haller.Clyde 47. 172, 179, 190
Haller. Gary 77. 78, 84, 102. 103, 107. 124,
Hampton, Gail 13, 20, 22, 24. 60, 65, 71, 151.
152, 202. 236, 268, 278
Hamrick, Linda 217
Hamrick, Phillip 202
Hardrick, Dennis 8, 217
Harmon, John 127
Harper. Nancy 144, 145, 168, 181
Harris, Mark 8, 103, 126, 217, 220
Hartman. Marie 181, 271
HAYES, ARNOLD 162, 163, 226, 279
Mosher, Rhonda 204
Heiny, Jeanne 5, 16, 33. 41, 62, 65, 66. 69,
117. 151, 152. 154, 161, 169. 170. 181. 188
237. 247. 278
Hickman. Barbara 11. 134, 140. 169,170, 217
Hill. Barbara 71. 72. 114, 154, 180, 264
Hohack. Danny E-1, 3, 9, 119, 217
Hoback, Steve 36, 38. 47, 49. 84. 118. 120
125.141, 143.160.16l,180. 192. 247, 261
Holloway. Scott 202
Holt. Vickie 108. 109. 181, 245, 274. 275
HOTCHKISS. ADELINE 147
Hull, Diane 17. 40. 46, 112, 113. 114, 144
181. 189. 271
Huskey. Jackie 47, 116. 117. 200, 202. 203
219, 242. 247. 270. 279
Hutchison. Cindy' 203
Idler. Cathy 203
lnskeep. Jim 217
lnskeep. Ron 203
Jacquez. David 90. 94, 104, 125, 190
Jacquez, Joann 18. 46, 70. 72, 118, 144, 152
179. 181, 184. 238
Jacquez. Lillie E-1. 9.119, 217. 277
Jaeger, Tami E-I. 9, 119, 120. 217
Jarvis, David 217
Jeffrey 15. 81
Jennings. Sheila 180
Johnston. Jerry 49, 126, 217
Johnston. John 203
Johnston. Jon 73. 100. 103. 123. 180
Jones. Jay 136. 137, 143, 210. 217
Jones. Joe 3. 4. 11, 15. 23, 71. 72,124,131
126.96.36.199.143. 203, 276
Jones. John 124. 137. 202
Keith. Kris E-1. 2. 9. 15. 22. 26.41, 66, 71. 82.
195, 196. 197. 199, 202, 251
Kelley. Faye 2,17,31.I1l.128.133,134,135.
136. 137, 151, 154. 163. 181. 191.274
Kelley, Mike 6.181.190
. Ron Mrs. 129
Kelly. Byron 8, 122. 202
Kellv. Don 2. 217. 223. 270
kettle. Bruce 126, ixi
katie. Dorine 46, 144.217
Kettle, Elizabeth 117, 168. 217, 235
Kettle. Leona 58. 117. 168. 180
Kettle, Susan 7. 50, 51. 54. 67, 164. 167, 169,
170. 180, 275
Kiefer, Duane 8, 46, 100, 103, 104. 105, 123,
199, 203. 207, 209, 242
KINMAN. WILLIAM B. 197. 234
Kizer. Sherry 128, 170. 217
Kochevar, Paul 58. 73. 82, 85. 87. 112, 122
149, 162. 181. 192, 237
Kochevar, Paula 10, 20. 70. 117, 139. 174
Koenig, Mike 13. 47, 49, 143, 160, 181, 190
191. 257. 269. 271
Kohls, Karen 13, 203
Koziol, Stan 4. 6. 9, 54. 58, 59, 80. 87, 94. 95
123, 175. 179. 268, 272
Krajeski. Roxann 71
Laimbock. Steve 132, 134, 137.203, E-2
LaMar, Judy E-1, 9, 12, 13, 19. 71,118,121
145. 149, 152. 160. 194, 196. 200. 203. 242
Landini. Cathy 203
Lehmann. Michael 3, 7, 86, 107. 123. 130
131. 194. 204. 247
Lehn. Mike 217
LITTLEPAGE, MARION 3. 59. 106. 107
125. 228. 232. 247, 277
Littlepage, Marion Mrs. 277
Lockwood. Dale 170.217
Lorimer, Cheryl E-1, 4, 9.118,121,135,136
146. 147, 158. 163, 182, 274, E-2
LORTS, TED 62. 63. 66, 72, 169. 170, 232
Ludlam, John 135, 136, 137, 203.217, 280
Mackey, Roger 6, 13.47, 138, 162, 182
Maluy, Nancy 8, 11, 15. 41, 66. 71,112,114
121.153, 216, 217, 219
Maluy. Patty 8, 30, 50, 51, 53, 54, 55. 56.
182. 189, 193
Marchese. Charles 218
Mares, Sammy E-2
Marinelli. Kathy E-1. 150. 152, 154, 196, 204
LaCour, Ray' 131
Marinelli. Terry 2, 59. l04.124,126.138.143
Marquez. Joe 204
Marquez. Vicki 168. 204
Martin. Bonnie 139. 144, 204, 209, 243
Martin, Robert 47, 49, 58, 138, 162, 183, 186
Martinez. Genevieve 156. 157, 170,204
Martinez, Joe 125
Martinez, Josue 171, 204
Martinez, Larry 204
Martinez, Louis 102, 204
Mason, Kathy 32, 43. 62, 66, 67, 68. 116, 146,
147, 159, 169. 170, 182, 278 1
McBride, Ellen 4, 46, 128. 129, 144, 146.204,
McBride. Marlene 44, 190, 204, E-2 .
McBride. Milo 59, 72, 73
McGranahan, Rick 46
Mclntyre. Kathy 2, 28, 48, 70, 73. 76, 96, 97.
99, 160. 182, 247, 267. 268
McLaughlin, Sheryl 153, 170, 204
McPherson, Mickey 218
Medina, Lucy 218
MEEKER, BARBARA KAE 148. 230
Meinsen. Gail 153, 172, 218, 254
Meinsen, Linda 22, 25, 34.45, 48, 58, 81. 143,
Mendenhall, Ruth 160, 183
Meryhew, Ethel 46, 204
Meyer. Fred 134, 135, 136, 137, 183. 280
Miles. Gene 107. 125, 131, 138, 204, 247. E-2
Minear. Arnold 204
Minear. Lois 219
Mize, Lorice Kay 204
Mogensen, Mary Kay 13, 20, 61, 116, 204,
Monger, Ross 8, 170. 172, 182
Monger, Swany 3, 7. 8. 58, 76, 90, 170, 179,
Moon, Mike 21, 71, 78, 85, 87, 90, 95, 123,
Mooney. Nona 199
Moore. Janis 46, 144, 145, 219, E-2
Morlang, Perry 2. 91. 95, 125. 126, 219. 223
Morris, Danny 218
Mosher, Cathy 218
Mosher, Mariam 9, 46, 110, 145, 182, 260
MOSHER, MAUDE M. 4, 147, 233, 236,
MOYER. DOLORES S. 144. 145, 225, 230,
Murray, Don 206
Musselman, Burlena 151, 153, 206, 238, 244
Muths, Joe 2, 3.6, 54, 58, 134, 135, 137. 175,
Myers, Stanley 218
Nagel, Arnold 2, 123, 134, 135, 137, 210, 211,
215, 218 1
Nelson, Carolyn 171,219
Nelson, Sandra 58, 168, 170
Netherton, Ed 219 i
Niehues, Bill 8, 219, 243
Noetzelmann, Larry 59, 136, 175, 183, 188
O'Brien,Star1a 128, 218
Orr, Joe 28, 69. 114. 134, 135.137. 141,162,
172, 177. 182. 184, 188, 193.273, E-2
Osborn. Chris 4, 7. 8, 60, 61. 71. 125, 140.
141,1-13. 205. 206, 279
Otero, Jerry 218
Otero. Joyce 117.216, 218, 277
Otero. Priscilla 182
PARISH, MARGARET 226, 279
Park, Doris 72, 139, 170. 207
PARKER. SAM 49, 231, 245
PATTERSON. KAREN 156, 157, 235
Pauls, Steve 170, 171, 218
Peach, Sandra 168. 169, 170, 182. 192, 258
Pehrson. Nancy 42. 67, 68, 170. 183, 274, 275
Pehrson, Terri 42, 66, 67. 69, 168, 170, 219
Peterson, Chuck 219, E-2
Petross. Debbie 2. 9. 13. 118, 153, 197. 207,
Phinne11. Sandra 170. 219
Pollock. Dennis 220
POLLOCK. JACK E-1. 8.19. 88. 91. 92.104.
105, 122. 140, 143. 225. 230. 247, 277
PORATH. .IANICE 225. 230
Post. Vera 23. 116, 128, 220, 223. 247 '
Price, Dennis E-1, 2, 3, 14, 21, 62, 66. 67, 68,
81, 82. 85, 99, 102, 103, 106, 107, 124. 130,
131. 169, 170. 171. 188, 200, 207, 247, 264.
Puckett, Donna 207, 238
PULLIAM. PENNY 233,274
Pullins. Dale 183
Pullins, Dianne 206
Puls. Bobbie 220
Quest, Edward 53. 184
Quest, Eva 8, 148, 216,220
Quimby, Larry 15, 18, 20, 42. 66. 67, 69. 102.
106, 143, 169,170. 171.206, 278
QUIMBY. VEDA H, 162. 232
Radebaugh. Gloria 157, 221. 275
Radebaugh, Randy 170.206
Raff, Dianne 58. 153. 184, 191, 266
Raff, Donna 5. 8, 15. 49. 111. 133. 134. 135.
137, 151. 152. 155, 174, 184, 190. 244. 267.
Ra1'1', Ken 53
Ray, Donna 21, 116. 117. 147. 221. 247, 272.
Reasoner. Don 122, 207
REAY, GEORGE 78. 86. 233
Reed, Larry 3, 8. 67. 72, 89. 90. 95. 104. 106
122,130,131.142.195, 207, 241. 255. 279
REICKS. CHARLES D. 146, 147. 229. 231
Renteria, Mike 207
Retherford, Dennis E-1. 3, 16, 25. 32, 40. 45
49. 77, 80. 81, 83. 84. 85. 86. 114. 115. 123
Rich, Della 10, 116, 148. 149, 219, 221,247
Rich. Lennie 2, 46, 50, 57, 75. 145, 165. 166
167, 185. 190
Rich. Mike 53. 130. 207. 209, 240
Richards. Marilyn 2. 8. 9, I7, 42, 43, 46, 54
67. 70. 73. 76. 96. 97.99.113,114. 151,152
159, 160. 164, 165. 166, 170. 185.193. 247
Richards. Mary 108, 109
R1EN1ETS,TOM 49. 159, 197. 224. 232, 239
Rivera, Dianne 221
s, Steve 8, 126, 127,220,221
on, Betty 206
uez. Eleanor 4. 6. 7, 29, 42, 50, 55, 56,
62, 66, 67. 68. 69, 117, 147. 167, 170, 185.
uez. Joe 120, 121
uez. Marie 7, 128, 129, 168. 169, 206
uez. Robert 126, 220
0, Larry47, 184, 188
Rooks, Mary, Lou 2, 76, 89, 96, 97, 195, 196,
Robert 19, 89, 91, 94, 95, 220
Kent 98, 100, 103, 125, 127. 210, 220
Ross, Clarence 72
Ross, Glen 2, 3. 4, 63, 66, 73. 90, 95. 107, 123.
131,162,163, 207. 247
Roundtree, Sarah 46, 145. 168, 184
Gary 77. 85, 106, 107. 124, 221
Janet 2. 6.10,11, 2l,35, 44. 48, 71, 76,
81, 96. 97,111,149.160,l62,183,184.190.
RICHARD 134, 224, 228. 235
Runnestrand, Roy 170. 221
Russell. Ruby47. 49. 117. 184, 191. 268
Salthouse, Leslie 3, 118, 207, 240
Samora, Tommy 207
Sanchez, Evelyn 113, 156, 170, 207, E-2
Sanchez, Rosabell, 113, 156, 185, 241
Sanchez, Starla Kay 170. 171. 185
Sasser, Bob 6, 185
Schafer, Wayne 14. 19, 71, 73, 77, 85, 100,
123, 170, 202, 205, 208, 269
, Larry 86, 125,208
Schlauger, Gary 221
arry 85, 91,122, 127, 221, 247
teve 58, 73, 91, 123, 184, 247, 279
Serrano, Eddie 91, 104, 105, 106, 107, 125,
Serrano. Genevieve 170. 221
Serrano, Priscilla 12, 168, 208
Phillip 15, 59. 67, 69. 170. 188, 241
Sewell, Sheila 2, 12, 20, 37, 38. 40. 41, 60, 61,
65, 72, 76, 89, 96. 97. 116. 117, 139, 163.
174. 207, 208. 242. 247
Sewell, Steve 85, 90, 95, 122, 210, 220, 276,
SHANK. GEORGE E. 231
Shaw, Bob 77. 85.l17,123,140, 219, 221, 245
Shaw, Gene 2, 16, 30, 42, 50, 55, 58, 63, 66,
184. 188, 189, 190. 192. 261, 272
Siddens. Janet 1. 6, 17, 28. 41, 43, 65, 66, 67,
20, 134.l36,159.161,163,167, 169,
, John E-1, 7. 9, 46, 47, 102, 103, 123,
153, 195, 196, 197. 207, 209, 279
SlLLIMAN,W1LL1AM E. 83, 113, 228, 231
SILVER, DAVID T. 3, 49, 58. 85. 86. 98,
SKIFF, JOHN 224, 233, 236
Sloan, Janet 221
y, Robert 208
Les E-1, 8, 9, 72, 80. 81. 85, 99, 102
107. 124. 143, 196, 208. 245, 279 1
Lonnie 15, 134, 136. 137. 208
Marlene 6. 58. 116, 134, 137, 172, 185
Rod 85.124. 221
Sharla 2, 8, 128. 129, 172, 185
Sommerville, Tom 13, 31. 40, 41, 43, 64, 65,
67. 69. 102. 130, 143, 169, 170, 171. 205.
Stanton, Karen 15, 111, 148,221
Stockert, Jim 79, 84. 90, 104, 123, 162. 196
Stutler, Larry 12, 13, 28, 49, 50, 52, 54, 58,
69, 75, 139, 142. 143, 162. 164. 166. 185
Sullivan, Dan 14, 99, 100. 124, 186, 190. 244
TAYLOR, CLARICE 128, 231
TAYLOR. RUTH 226, 231
Thistle, Michele 4, 41, 54, 55, 74, 75, 147, 148,
Thompson, Leevon 73
Tomlinson, Tim 2, 5, 6, 16, 29, 47, 49. 58, 69,
79, 81, 84, 86, 122, 142, 143, 149, 162. 183
186, 191, 192. 237, 247, 267
Tompkins. Dale 5, 20, 54, 56, 58, 74, 75. 123
132, 137, 159, 164, 166, 186, 247
TOMPKINS, ELEANOR 3. 226
Tompkins, Kent 8, 70, 73. 104, 125. 1401 143
158, 199, 209, 279
Tompkins, Ray 53
Torrez, John 208
Trujillo, Henrietta 208
TRUMP. WILLIAM 93, 94. 234
Tully, Denise 148, 221
Twitchell, Arlene 55, 170, 208
Twitchell, Charlotte 147
Ukele, John 208
Valencia, Galen 77, 84, 95, 124, 220, 239
Ukele, Rachel 186
Valencia, Leora 156, 157, 196, 205, 209, 245,
VanMatre, Bob 2, 53, 54, 166, 167, 221
An Index to Wildcat Organizations
Band. . . ................. . . . .
Future Farmers ofAmerica . , . .
Future Homemakers ofAmerica. . .
Future Teachers ofAmerica. . . . .
German Club... .......
Girls' Glee Club . . . ....... ....
International Relations Club. . .
VEERKAMP. PATRICK B. 225. 234
Vigil, Anna 145, 168. 170, 187
Vincent, Norman E-I, 33, 80, 84, 85, 90, 93.
95. 122. 123, 172, 187, 189. 191. 192. 245.
Waggoner. Jeannie 62, 66, 67, 168, 169, 170,
Waggoner. Jim 107, 134, 221. 278
WALLACE, MARILYN 226
Walls. Debbie 170. 222
Walters, Nancy 187
Walton, Joan 186
Walton, Nora 140. 222, 223
Warner, Kathy 168. 186
Warner. Nathan 17, 84, 122, 222
WARREN, DARRELL 106, 107, 228. 235
Wassam. Melisa 170, 222
Wassam. Steve 7. 132, 137, 138. 209, E-2
Waters. Tom 222
Watkins, Larry 2, 37. 38.44. 60. 130. 208, 278
Watkins, Lennie 222
Watkins, Linda 10, 112. 113, 116. 128, 129.
White, Charles 91. 124.208
White. Glenn 187
White, Jerry 106, 107. 126, 223
White, Roger 9, 187. 242
White, Wesley E-1. 52. 187. 190
Widegren, Peggy 72, 140. 148. 168, 169. 210.
21 1, 223
Wilcox, Jackie E-1. 223, E-2
Wilkinson, Lorna 134, 135, 137, 222
Williams, Bill 47, 58. 91, 124. 186, 189. 237
WilliamsECalvin 138, 186
Williams, Lloyd 171
Williams. Travis 90. 92, 93, 94, 95. 122. 186.
Williams. Walter 222
Wilson. Connie E-1, 59, 113.187, 237
Wilson. Curt 209
Wilson. Jerry 17
Wilson. Marilee E-1, E-2
Withrow, Roger 2
Withrow, Susan 2, 21. 76, 96. 97. 99. 151, 152.
Wynkoop, Don 47, 59, 126. 138. 187, 191
Wynkoop, Sandra 223
96. 208, 245
Watson. Costa 2. 6, 9. 10. 11, 40. 41, 43. 71.
76. 96. 97, 99. 167, 170. 186. 258. 268
Watson, Jim 208. 270
Watson, Larry 17, 85. 95, 122, 210. 222
WATSON, MARY 224, 226
Watson. Tom 91, 223
Young. Frances 2, 134. 135, 136. 155. 162,
Young, Neta 17, 22, 24, 71, 113. 180, 187,
Young. Rebecca 8. 71. 73,114,116,117,141,
WATTS, ROBERT 1, 3. 130. 147. 160, 223.
Webb, Danny 2. 55, 103, 135, 137, 169. 170.
215. 223. 278
142. 143. 148, 213. 216, 223, 244. 247, E-2
Zamora, Linda 4, 223
Welch. JoAdair 6, 31, 55. 61, 63, 159, 161. ZYBURA. GERALD 78. 81. 83. 85, 86, 92,
163, 165, 169,170,187
202, 228, 234. 247
Wells, Marty 9. Il, 37, 39, 119. 120. 134, 149.
210, 211. 216, 222, E-2
Wheeler, Teresa 222
Library Club. . ....., .... 1 46
Mixed Chorus. .. ....... . ... 170
National Honor Society. . . . . . . . 162
National Thespian Society. . . . . . . . 164
Pep Club ..,.....,...,.... .... 1 16
Science Club. . .. ,... 140
SpanishCIub... . 156
Student Council. .. . ... 112
Swing Choir... ..,. ... 169
Wildcat, The. . . ..... . . . 150
Wildcafs BYHI. The. . . .. . 118
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And so '69 passed: the last Maple-Street homecom-
ing gave way to a final basketball game in the old
gymg each day brought us nearer to the linal curtain.
And each finishing touch was significant in that it
placed an emphatic period to that phase of life on
Maple Street. Fruita High School was disappearing
l-fl ill Xl'INlfftllfN3l.
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an hour at a time, a finishing touch at a time. Our dai-
ly routines continued as steel girders rose for a new
building. We saw the bricks give them shape. But it
will be a while yet before FMHS becomes a "Way of
Life." Yet that, too, will come and go.
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