Fruita High School - Wildcat Yearbook (Fruita, CO)

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aiiiaffifffr? br iiiwfrifasf 2 More Than Brick Or Mortar FHS Was a Way of Life A N""' 4, ,zi-' .1 X .SW 143M- ' 4 fxf' ,, E f NQOVX v x JTOOUNXX XL VPC CX o X, 'ff H Yqvy LEQHHI 1-JQQGJX vte' D A C '3' 'ri " K0 New ' Q N-if xv' Q V354 'jx ive' -3KNI'? XM! N' N 0" xnilf w fi X,-0"-'X 0' A Q x F KW Xa I-UWOO Q 7 0,0 FN ,S-fc qifildcat 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. 3 , on Volume 31 Atop Every Mountain: Another Quest ll School Life Begins on Page 4. Find Favorites on Page 22. 9 M ti Q'-fe ' . il' i , W S' 4 .i 1 tif ' IE o ' Fi' ' ' . 5 i ". If '1 Wsflli X 5 l t 5 h f ins? "W ..,, L- -1- . 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. foreword - 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 f ' .!' Educators are Found on Page 226. X 1 Classroom Capers Begin on 236. See Page 248 For Buying 'Bests'. A Wildcat Index Begins on 274. Record Of Success, Change: Finishing Touches 3 N Ewswfy V ..-ln' 4 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. Camaraderie Prevailed 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. .L-in-.-.. 'Cat amfesto Read, 'Do 8 Okm 4 f, Q, x ,W 1 is xi x C yi 2- X 5 X SAW Q 2 Q, ai .MQ I .W N M95 N 9 in 3 515' ,A 1 g, -3, .5 is Q x .,.,..,, Me. "f'vq,," M. ' vm, NN 'M KR N 44" Ei .,l.WQ?,,,g: fx M, A ' H vi, is x-1, Gal .Q i .. ax Aw 1 P' 5 'lwx 5 ' . orth Avenue 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, ot Meal And Friends 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. Q . 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. E 144 .V . -. . t . K . 4 Q -g . G N 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 tremendous success. 12 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. at ,- iff .ww ' 1 3' i W A . .t,S. 1, -- H A xii ,, va- .. wg! 43... , is ' .Q-f if f migx' N?'3gT" f 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. U if 5 . 5 A 0 Z an S 5'- ???f? - 551 fn , A kv aw 4 . .. N . A Ti! 1 . ,S Q 3 :is xi Ag- X. kk A iv 7 3 2 5 s 3? 0 , il , lit? we-Q 45" Q -,2, . 5 ' :hS'hAi . - W 5 x 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- l l 3 'I is so og! sling I 0 . tfsmf ' Slvlief i 52:1 aL n a K 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 power reigned. 52 ai ,Q J I 2 H, ! sr 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- long rally. 20 M i f ,"' Og, Xb. I l.f 1 S Z .1 . 5. 1 .uw T' l f Fruita Lionized Exceptional Wildcats 4 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. Linda Meinsen Dennis Retherford FHS 25 J'-,,l' 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 slightly dazed. Arthur's Pad Really Swung 27 Fruita's Finest 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 stage role. October 28 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. September lilly Rodriquez Tim Tomlinson Q. ,, -- A . ,NA .F fy 4: :Q fl K if 2 5 Q Gene Shaw Patty Maluy December Ss l -- as X ' ,' 'Q Y . 1f4f"fr2j . 1 L 1K ,X ' vj-.Y-x 'W -. tK'i1-nk .S Qu I xf sniff J. ,Rx ff - J' 'et q X .fhgfpf " V- K N"wlAQ-"diff" N , 'M 3g':gfx Q' -' 1 ,. X -x-ug? -- . v' ',"'f'4' Q J- - x, ,,-, yr, M lr. V at any A .0 '- " V 49' ,:. 'INF '51, ", 1325- 'Q,f'1 ' T..,l xx g f -ks ' at 5 vbri, Lxvff, " , ' i , Xxx, f"f ,'m . 2 fn Af? --...-,M 'af-. uit- , . wg -QHQQ. f 'fx' . ,fr-'Smw .rr iQ...'N!sPxr xNX.:' 'fini' O f QLQFQ ' "wi ffv ' .fin ' . , 4 ' Y 1 Q1 is A f , .m:....-'x,- H ' 30 ,, gEgW15..,...--f:-- xr I ' J ff....,..,..j-- W. A January February 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. April 32 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 throughout '69, Ds Cas. - SDS. 4J Jeanne Hciny Norman Vincent s s 'f + is 5 5 S f r SR .. .l wi I MM EBSQ: fii W 194- March AES! ' X..k 'UQ Q 33 Ax A5 l11xqz11'.w'1a' RUVVIIIIII' Linda M e1'1z.s' an Qucfwz Oj ' W1'lc1'vaf.v cz '- -x .,,. . ' "55f 2 3 .. jigff, was m ,Q.. is , Sgr -.:-:1 5 I 1" I X.. t 'kv 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. 35 " A A mg, F O 5,12 ' fx X 2. A was w i g? 1 2 Q ,,a:,:.1 f nw gl ,f 4 . ng, , , ..f Ei , 1 iw . Q . M 3 ,-:- .5 5 RZ Q. ..:v"7"' 'I'l"I'g"0fC0ol X , .,,. X .2 R igJ2g. i' J 5 fs , 3, , .fx :'. I 3 'T 1-fi v1r1"fx:'z fi 1 if 2 . is sw. g S ff 5, 2.3 kkii E5 ,.,, , X E 1 EET N 152 52 L it ii iw we F 5 5 ii a i . E g WX ...- ,, A Swgiuxcnkhurxc' I 1 k 4 Matching Sweaters From Squires 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 Powderhorn! Q1 K x""' 2 will X 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. " ff ft tsss ff ,iggfaf""V 39 Election Day Successful Cum pgxigncr Tum Ciihwn Ill ik-+ Costa Watson Lyn Cronk Janet Siddens Jeanne Heiny Tom Sommerville Dennis Retherford Nancy Maluy l Yvonne Bunnell Karla Buniger Sheila Sewell Paulie Fugate Lyn Cronk Nancy Maluy Karla Buniger Costa Watson Tom Gibson 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 Ps 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 honors. 41 A Change Typified Each Activity Homecoming and Lively Arts f V' 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 friendly. .nr"i if 4 lene McBride, and Lyn Cronk, sophomore. Queens, band, Drill Team, floats - all ZR -if . 'F ff 311'-it 33.3,-i .ugar . ' :,, wx "A 'FW 'S 2 1 'Lg E x E 3 is , .Q , W' x 1.5! :E!.'Lf Y F A ' 'Q f .. A Wpv A , M W af M Q' If "' Q r 'Q R ff? We g XX fx r' f . 1 fx S - " Gene Shaw Performed a Barnyard F aree As Seniors 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 knows?" 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. 46 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. f . - s WSE MSRNGS ff mi M., sax i, 5 :.. f' ' .0 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 y -gn: 4'-'Qi'-A mst I 3-.,, 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. :S S W , ,,!"'Q. 17 52 lx. 'Q I .235 tx 'XY- O ,X S 4 tpggg. .QWW3 f-' " Wx , x. W. Ji: 1325 v .K N. 33, , QA5Q?,4:'32 5 . fw . - fs .:, A . E L 1 5 N . . - 1 .':i 'gy 25"-f 3 2' X. as mx A 'Q R 3 Sk' 'x 59, x: :ax Q' gg ie gi . , vis. 'swf -x J . N3?kM'.5::.. A hw yi , we X 1 -f we . 33 Y ' ax L,,5 I ,QL vs -.. 4 rh xy 1 s, x Q1 J W Q 3 aw- i fi S if C A34 5. of v I w rg E5 1 wwxsf' f 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. 55 Y rf AW ,--eq. X S tx fd' ,1- 55 ' 2 - f 4? is 'Q 5223 ff fin, 1- - i K 5 A 3,55 gym , X. , f A ' '13 'G 5 X 4 fx f X 55+ ii uw f Q .3 my 1, WW. .. f., 5 asiyg-.5 315395 '37 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. 58 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. ,. 1. in 8 ' E Qsmag - V 'sr g Seniors Sun-goddess Connie Wilson soaked it up while class- 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. Bowed ut With a Splash 59 ,nf .fs wr A. Q. 4.5 Y' f b Q. Q s . XM , :iffy N! fn Y gi, 4 5 Wm - xi -.ff ' : 'K f ' Q 'Q Q F . i 4- 9 ' -. V " .4 , ' k f V in I Q AY. 1 115' ,Az ' fm QQ ml -. f fx fn, Yee- Rafi- x N ,aw Us qi' f f 75' EQ 512. 12155 L , V. , - :L s . gf 1 As A-was-2 - . k f ,-Tvfxfig' -X, 1'f2Qj,.,S .ik KW S 27 A X K fi Qi? "ful: W 1 S .ga W W w W , l , i s? , R w Q X x 18 ' :', ,f?f ll. ".."i5::l'2f'f'--x3?- ".:- 'MY ' f . M 24 1 ff ff Q -fag H335 L l w i " '-':g, "-,,+Q:jx:- ' if 951510 3 HI v iw 1 ' j K f Q , , . ' .--s.,,.,-X. J QW .-5,,..,:...,--1""-N- 'L 11-5 . 3 1, F wg 5 di Qi r , 1 X , if xfiixia 115 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 extraordinary. 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. 65 Ie F '2'f.fV!'f.'ffA ' - ff' "1 1 5? FN 11 wwe 'ii K Q '- X11 K ei' 'Af i - 1 we U . 1 Af fr, ,gli 3-W. -M- Sf- J Nt' W Ei I K l 'ifzefl' .' ,Q ai P l a 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 1 Heiny. Naomi Gunn and Elly Rodriguez take a reheareal break at left. .bm A Sta .mf iff iid 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. p it i Last-Minute Surge Jelled So-So Into Great. 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. 68 hwqmkh Q I. 3 ,, rx K. " of U ,sp Q 1 HPS' 'ff . F V +4- N, 'gl' 1 35 5 0 r' QQ? 1 Revelers rrght are Joe Jones Rreh Bourg Roxann Krajeskr Verlan Goss Karla Bunlger Wayne Schaf er, Retha Clark Mnke Moon Gall Burwell Nancy Maluy. lxrls Kerth Gary Barcus Neta Young Chris W 1 Osborn Gall Hampton Rhondx Groves Janet ,V lt 4' ' tl 'X lt Rowe. ,Y V' .lg V 'el " . ,!, fr.-,, , ,, ,Q 1 rwl f "1 :ll 11. W list, .JI li ll r Elegant Kathy Mclntyre along mth Paul Kochevar 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 ik: ---...Q it 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. f gl x M5 l 5+ 2 I ,J 6 L aff xi! 'ASW 'if-rf' '7 Nj: Geri Brach Ray Ball Barb Hill Clarence Ross Peggy Widegren Joe Jones Eddie Botkin Jane Bangert Les Smith Doris Park Terrilee Bryant Milo McBride Joann Jacquez John Evans Below: Les, Jane Cheri Fry Thomas Groves Sheila Sewell Larry Reed Mr. Ted Lorts Electric Sounds Dulled Ears, Yet A Distant Harp Was Heard 72 Ilif "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? Sheryl Arbogast Mickey Cox Gearld Clawson Donna Dickerson Jeanette Baker Steve Seal Marilyn Richards Kent Tompkins Mike Gallegos Mickey Cox Sheryl Arbogast Becky Young Glen Ross Karla Buniger Wayne Schafer Paul Kochevar Kathy Mclntyre Below: Milo McBride Leevon Thompson Terrilee Bryant Jon Johnston lg , mts eifQL..' l Emotional Power Surged From Scenes of Cowardls Fumea' Oak 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. 74 i 5 l 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 rew. 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. 75 Pride Lived Afieldg Fans Let Spirit Die W, , W , .. 1..- 'jwg . 5 . V,a'..:i'JL5a . R N. 5. , 2 g Wildcat Sports Gunnison Valley League Champs Eight Wins One Tie s . One Loss f is I '6 Q Lg 2 V'-mi' -'fu 'ZF' , ' mix-vw Y Ns,-it lass A :Nl 1- .1 " wms""'-s..,,, .,,,, I Q-f-it 4 wwf 5 N 3 ' Mfg ""' ' 94? ' . . ix is l ix iw 'lx' is Q- if X fi ,if l 5 ,wh 2 St 'M' .. . I Rf- X wr 3 Q 'WA ' x f Q AAT A Aww i -V -X, Av V v.5W ff' E Q K I K 1 Q b I . ll X is ' . , ., 1 A 2'3k.W5f Sgf 5 -'Ski-fiwng -.ix "!!N'w::"L' Y?" '.r4w,v ' W 'fm' My ' ij H1Q,Q.4 5, ay, W' A X2 H f 'T' " W-bvW,.f'6sa.w wN. 1 ff M wr, , N., , . M , ,K , . 5'-bk wa S,1sr 'wi ya "M l 1. -. , ,V xx 'Mm.-xwgi-,Vila is 4- S E 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. l 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 toward paydirt. 1, Eighteen Hard-nosed Veteran ,Cats Set the Pace 81 Q UD, iv fini i ' M SPS MN Qi ,, 1 ng 1 X Ll fi hi iv X X I,-5 K, 'ff I V a I '43 5 A f mx 'I' x f 1 ' rin , ZX .,:W!i,,gi , .1 ' A R S' ' 'f nl S35 g 1.-fg Q . 9, ' Mlckey Bosshardtfg in Mina 'Cat Trio Smashes Up-Field Leapfrogging prone Eddie Bot- 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 action. 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. 83 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. Q him ' sis 1 t i s Ali fl. .i, L 5 4-W V-- M we 4 D ,yall ,B iipuii in Q xii ? "wi it D " ei if fe ,Ai I .fm I Crawford Clement QTD 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 85 . .: if 4 35 EE C oaches Gerald Zybura, George Reay, below. 0I'II1ElIl 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. ,Q 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 , . 2-NS Y Q, I 1 D 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 divisional wrestle-ol'l's. 1 . 4 i' -it t .' 2. onlibe' X 'T id 'W gf ' ali' ,tw Pin-King Coach Jack Pollock A Sweet Taste For Winning mm Www-'lf' S ,T 5. ia, ni f 5 gm? 154 my 11 '35 lbs. .E V. I ,,, Q his 9 + gg, x. t -awe gt Norman Vincent 165 lbs. i E? 3: 183 n E H J -riff ak H? Q Y ,Z 1 f , is 1 Z , . V. -Q5 15 if. 1' 4, -4 wi g 5 E 1 af-., -- ,K . x 1-amps? mv EA 5.5 W Perry Morlang Robert Rooks Charles White Mickey ' Bosshardt Bill Williams Curtis Allen Doug Bennetts Steve Seal Larry Seal Tom Watson Todd Burwell Crawford Clement Eddie Serrano David DePriest Gary Barcus Coach .I ack Pollock 'Cats Surprised Tigers at Slope Fray 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! 91 Every Squad Feared Fruita 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. Ng' ff l X 3. ,,, ' D-,A 'fx 3:"32ffj L K X., . ill it qw xx 'x xl L .f 4 X an ' Lgjfi Ei, uk, ,.yuff. , ,, LEA . es-S T' NYHX5' gag K., N, 5.- . J. 1 Q 3526? Z qkmgg . ga . WM 5- 'xx E Q E0 Y X' . and gpm nw ' fir., Everybody Loves a Winner 5 V ya Q- : ggww I 7 1 ,f PN e I Q 3 f ' fir .4 W, Q u I A . 'J wx x K 1 96 I w 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 Coaches Lowry Bishop David Silver 98 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. ii X it J , 125, ' rx if A A N W ' '.: I wf . Q W A W. fi" 2n 5? 5 E5 5 W 4:5 - a w-....,.-f -. 'FF LISA' ,hu N . I 4.2, K wif XA- K Egg, ML:- We .I 1: if fi im 'ig N is 4' f ,A AW, ,REA 55? -v.w",s"9g i X W I, A :W 1 K Cmcurld C In xx mn 25 vig A QLISHU 41 E '91 "xx QQ- . ' I , , , 581 WJ 4 X f I I F F 9 I iW'Qi""' an MQ 'Qu Y 1' 45 'V 'rf Y 4 sl f' 7 QV . 44. R""q l '3HbQiif l x b 1 , I... ! ' Sf I . ...Q . Af 7 ff K f A rl W- ' t Y 2 Af f if ,J lf' 3 'fx A w m 552-'sy i 'i Vg., . - K QW, M, '- I 153, 5 ww 55 " is I, W 5 . 2 f F' f fl R Qs, E 'Cat Relay Team Left Others Standing Still 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 wire. 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, 104 xi f' 2 1 I a L 'mf I 5 ,M-. :ks4!'V., , , 'tslrlil 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. l Wee? 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. 'mio' ,g3'gm13 , 5-'iii - V! .. wqgay K a t t a Q1 K 1' ,K Zi5'f+f-f5!??2 ,i 105 iamond aces piloted by Coach Marion 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 Hotchkiss 5-l. 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. 'Cats Swatted Out a 12 a..---"""N S011 Larry Reed 106 . ,., tt .g i Eddie Serrano, l Outstanding Player , , x ty ' ,. 5 i if fn EaM f'1 .' "'3::: . i ,' X s F -Q ,. w 1 fa 'i?3 ' " -' - 'Cat clouters in '69 included, top row: Gary Haller, Coach Marion 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 Waggoner. ,Y 41, 2, A.. mf, Q Q in A E N 5 . f , , Q .-is 3? i N-....,.f .. 'fin' 5 H' 3 f Q W is 2, -r .AL M.. gf , wr' M 'Q 2 sg: 1" " sk + af 1 5,6 in .Q r Q23 mx XX Q gW5.Q??SfiYfif 31 . an 1' W M 1 xx, P 2' 4 ' - 'TSP Q Q Y W f- x f--- -2, 'tv J f Hx I v gw ' I - Min Wflsl . ' " m ix . I X. 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. Self-Discipline Helped 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. Every Crowd Had A Silver Lining mamma .4 ..- ..,.,, M :J ,,..,. W. -sw 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. 112 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. 113 4 Councilmen Made 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. Tuesday Executives 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, 4Sl 1 A: ab yffsi ,, ' 54, h Y I 1 'L 'Aw 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. ti Kg. 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 varsity cheerleaders. 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 always fair. iff Judy LaMar, Debbie Petrossg Mr. David Cromieg Gay- lene Garlitz, Joann ,Jacquezg Paulie Fugate, Joe Beck- stein: Mr. David Cromie, Gaylene Garlitzg Les Salthouse. 118 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 Patti Combs Cheryl Lorimer Carol Fry, Ad Chief Lillie Jacquez Tami Jaeger Joe Beckstein Connie Wilson Steve Hoback Julie Brown Judy LaMar Twila Campion Pam Fortik Marty Wells Kathi Buhler Geri Brach Carol Fry Gaylene Garlitz Danny Hoback 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. 1-fix -gi .K - MY V' Wiki Kw ik N 1-. A W .. BW M W o 3. 522: L if. L. mg. . Sr .,g,5, 1. K L . Q AM ,gig W n .Q , . f x L. N. in ' li, -' . Qs . Q., 25: ,ii Nlewsmen Fomented Action Nith Tough Reporting K, m Mv'W"MQmv.,,.,mw Shan-Q, Nwffia ' 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, F-Club: Galaxy 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. 122 Tim Tomlinson Tom Sommerville Larry Watson Norman Vincent Dennis Retherford Arnold Nagel Steve Seal Don Reasoner Byron Kelly Doug Bennetts Michael Lehmann Glen Ross Jon Johnston Mike Moon Steve Sewell Paul Kochevar Nathan Warner Ernie Boswell Stan Koziol Don Bristol Bob Shaw Travis Williams Mickey Cox Larry Seal Jim Stockert Dale Tompkins Jerry Alstatt John Silence Larry Reed Mickey Bosshardt Gearld Clawson Wayne Schafer Duane Kiefer Gary Barcus Harold Davis 4 Eddie Botkin Bill Williams Crawford Clement Gale Valencia Thomas Groves David .lacquez Kris Keith Danny Sullivan Curtis Allen Dennis Price Verlan Goss Gene Miles Chris Osborn Tom Gibson Charles White John Crain Bob Davis Gary Haller Ray Ball Perry Morlang Glenn Giles Jim Bennetts Ross Beede Terry Marinelli Gary Rowe Larry Schave Kent Roper Eddie Serrano .loe Jones Les Smith John Jones Rod Smith Joe Martinez Steve Hoback Kent Tompkins Jr 6 1-I Y gg 5.4. R9 gf ' S' 2 ,4 if fa. Q ,-"5 .msg V' LN V . ' 1 X 'XM Q I an t ,Q 114, I W? X 55 2 9 .,. xx., , .LW I 5 . I Y A I i 4 Q K M x 'E fe 5 K W AFX Q., 3 gy I XMLMA . A ?J" gg, I iTE5XH'x wsggg .Ll , Y l'Xux 'M .V -J ' ii f ,J glhv 1-4 Future Farmers Sent 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. 4 i O F . it E 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 128 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. Q QM 4 .wg es! 92 I FV .Q 'Mn M If ss +- .vssn 'Q :ix K,-K is . ll. Q, W K x . 'Z. ' ' - ' , P M , ,.- rf 2 ?,yys ' iff, . ' L4 A A - VLI. wwf --,.. . , X,-, 1 Mfg J .- :Q-, K Si. 5 K 7 'K Lite-N V S wif' 'diff ' A A J . .- x ,-1.5. ...f .:. wiv -xg, .- Mgmmwmafwwiaxkxwiim My if ,Q , QQ? ' 8 g Riu? 9' I V - A x Aff Ffh yawn ' S 44 ..,. N ,A f I .352 H X sw gb! Rl HX 4 'S Ay me wo,,x x viii 1 fi Q3-gait s 2 Q I Y .. ,4 ,.. ey Club, suggested and organized by Mr. 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 fsj Il. Jak 'ii 'gt fwfr' ai: 130 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 club. I t Q 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. For Service, Leadership 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, 131 Drum Major Bryan Beck 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 . 132 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. Drum Majorette Kathy Gallegos Salty Bryan Beck Peppered 'Cat Music Makers With His Big, Bad Baton 133 Proud Pipers: Fruita's risk, Merry 4 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 directors. Musicians 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. andsmen Set 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 at Ludlam, top, 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 clan. 136 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, Joe Jones. 137 'Xlltiiiiitiuuyg fu l fr' Pl ,X Q . N., I 5 E 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 Miles. 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. Q x vw .AA Q D w2ff?'5'f'? .. 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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 44 blue and white swirls turned, tacked ov the arena. Then a cheer roseg Bryan Bec 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 .and n and n! Linda Benson Judy LaMar Anna Vigil Mariam Mosher mg Z ff . 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. 145 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. 146 Library Club Officers: Cheryl Lorimer President Elly Rodriguez Vice-president Kathy Mason Secretary Michele Thistle Treasurer 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. W, .3 ig raft? Donna Ray, Martha Cary and Kathy Mason. Mr. Charles Reicks Cheryl Lorimer, Kathy Mason Teresa Garcia Michele Thistle, Mr. Charles Reicks Mr. Paul Bushkovski Art Book-walled Mrs. Maude Mosher, Elly Rodriguez Kathy Mason, Cheryl Lorimer Teresa Garcia, Kathy Mason Mrs. Adeline Hotchkiss Mr. Robert Watts Michele Thistle Donna Ray, Martha Cary 14 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. Brightened Patients ' .. tif -W.- 148 WK if 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- zation editors. Lensmen Told It Like It Was n a History Penned in Pride i 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 f .. it 3- ' gg , ' t i. I I E I - 1 n u E E 1 U E 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. if , a ' Q .N Q nv ,Hs GQ sm!! ,Myra QQ, J R . . ., . +5 W' Qi: 5? .,,.: ff ,,.. L? was ,133 mf QPR' ww--u-aug 1 sg. J?" .X,.y1 xx-' za x Q., Qi Quinn. At Every - Final Touch ' nwas it Click and Go hoto-Journalists Traced An Anthology Of Finishing Touches 152 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- ant activities. Qi. xx -A l E Sl l fi l , lkkx Kwai. . 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. fn if u Q l Q v iff A if .SIM f .. . 5, ,RN F A 5 "l 1 Y, :Q .V 3 ,Q--j ps WK W 1 4. i 4 'X , ww. gg: , 1.,'g-gwgg an, '9 S 35 vii? Q , A Q my if 4 QQ, s ivbis N Y. . 1 .L.' 5 A v - 1 , fi 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. 156 t , I ,, l I i 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. 1 1ga f 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 X 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 Future Teachers, 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. J 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. International Relations Club 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. 161 H 'X QQ .My gg if- . V ,4 ,, ,Qi .MQ X W' zz k-,M if ff' sf Y gn gg: W Nba . N any Q .rx H , gfwt!-ztgx 5 af Q' ,, Q! F ,J Q may wa, N -1:5-" .33 A k We me-19' - X A 4 Jw "i"..5" i . Q 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. National Honor Society Janet Siddens JoAdair Welch Cheryl Lorimer Sheila Sewell Martha Cary Mr. Arnold Hayes Center: Faye Kelly and Mr. Walden H. George Kris Keith Glen Ross Linda Watkins Marie Downs Seven Sophomores,Three l Honor Society ofticers left prepare for the spring initiation of S and Tim Tomlinson was secretary. Marilyn Richards served as S ' J ' E dhl Honor Society felt most proud ot Its work in providing t C 163 K ,gb T I . 5 J ,W 4 'S S ,pi N,k:i .. . R.. gp.: 5 I .fix -- X U 13 5 ,A I I if i new m M Q, A Q? ?,,'q ,Aja S! 4 xi ,gg 53? ,z fi s H4 Ma 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 Lagrsry Stutler, who substitut- l a . felt -Jfigfgift? M I W ' - - Ita -- LJ IE" 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. Sage: fle "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 coached. Swing Choir Mr. Ted Lorts, Director 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- ties, too. 169 Mixed Chorus, Gust Tidal ave of Sounds . f ., Y of Mixed Chorus warblers, far left, are 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 Randy Radebaugh. 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. Fruita's Vocal Leviathan Rocked The Rafters With Musical Thunder Mr. Ted Lorts, Director, Coach 171 Seniors: Go-go, Going, And Gone 'taxi 2 1 A E jim H. fw. K T? Q? I 3? A X . 4 .Q uf '1- , 3 ., wif A W'?'T:P1f N.. , 1 W, .,,., 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! 174 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 Upward Struggle 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. K ,Ge ' if .iw " f H , my g dl -- .--. f f .... . K 1. YYK- - - ' " N . -g s.. , ,,, - Qt . . V H ,. QM. - SWR K e . .t 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. 175 Sharlyn Allen Sherri Arbogast Tim Arpke Bob Bangert Bryan L. Beck Bernard J. Beckstein Sandie Bender Doug Bennetts Linda Benson Barbara Bilyeu Ernie Boswell Joyce Bousman 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. Don Bristol l Kathi Buhler Yvonne Bunnell Gail Burwell 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 Gearld Clawson Joyce Cole Mickey Cox Patty Crespin Tom Cronk Dan Daniels Linda Davis Charlotte Dick Donna Dickerson Sheryl Downer Glenn Erkman Carol Ann Fry Gaylene Garlitz Verlan Goss ill we ...Q . mx. .1 an Www .,.w1nvw-M 'fm W. -f .MW f -N- 'Wx-. .-,,.....-:.:,.a. 3' f .,,....-N . AW - ,E V RL 4 ,,,, M 4 -, 11 ' 9, 56:9 af' , we XA. F -E . - ' g X-if asm. ' . -K. 'X 'X X. f 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 among four. 180 Senior Float Insplred Awe, Fear, Nianza Green Rhody Groves Nancy Harper Marie Hartman Jeanne Heiny Barbara Hill Steve Hoback Vickie Holt Diane Hull Joann Jacquez Sheila Jennings Jon R. Johnston Faye Kelley Faye Kelley Michael Kelley Bruce Kettle Leona Kettle Susan Kettle Paul Kochevar Paula Kochevar Mike Koenig Pity 181 A Rlch Legacy, Bagatelles Remamed Behmd Cheryl Lorimer Roger Mackey Patty Maluy Terry Marinelli Robert Martin Kathy Mason Kathy Mclntyre Linda Meinsen Ruth Mendenhall Fred Meyer Ross Monger Swany Monger Mariam Mosher Joe Muths Larry Noctzelmann Joseph Robert Orr Priscilla Otero Sandra Peach Nancy Pehrson Dale Pullins 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 into style. 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. Edward Quest Dianne Raff Donna Raff Dennis Retherford Lennie Rich Marilyn Richards Elly Rodriguez l Larry Romero . Sarah Roundtree Janet Rowe Ruby Russell Rosabell Sanchez - Starlet Kay Sanchez ff V Robert Sasser i ' Steve Seal Eddie Serrano Gene Shaw Janet Siddens Marlene Smith Sharla Smith Larry Stutler 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. '-x ff, ' 5.7 ' , i is 5 , Dan Sullivan Michele Thistle Gaylene Garlitz, Michele This- tle, Robert Martin and Dale Tompkins, above. Tim E. Tomlinson l Dale Tompkins Rachel Ukele Anna Vigil Norman Vincent Jeannie Waggoner Nancy Walters .loan Walton Kathleen Rae Warner Costa Watson JoAdair Welch Glenn White Roger White Wesley White Bill Williams Calvin Williams Travis Williams Connie Jean Wilson Don Wynkoop Fran Young Neta Young 1 186 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 ended. 1 " if 'Qi Q ' wwf top the Fruita High School, Class of '69 Colors: Grape and White Flower: Orchid 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 Crew. 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 Winkle 3. 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- ford Association. 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 Night 3. 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 Honorable Mention. 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 Award 4. 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: FHA 2. 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 Field Trip-I. VERLAN RUSSELL GOSS: F-Club 3,4: FTA 4: Geology Club 3: Basketball 4 - Trainer: Football 2,3,4 - Trainer: Baseball 4 - Trainer. 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: Track 4. 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 - Vice-president. 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. ..1.'iTZ, Grand Junction. 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, 4. Our Town 4: National Thespian Society 3,4 4 Vice-president: Baseball 2,3: Swing Choir 3,4. 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, 189 Discus, District Track Meet: Outstanding Girl Athlete 4. 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, Denver 4. 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, 4. 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 Student4. 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, 3,4. 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, Senio ship Nominee. 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 2. 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 Award 4. SAMUEL MARES: ArtClub 4. rs Crammed I 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 Clinic 3,4. 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, May 4. 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 4. 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 Ribbon. 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. Thumb nto 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, September 4. PRISCILLA SALLY OTERO: Spanish Club 2. 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 Award. 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 to Massachusetts. 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 Editor. MARILYN RICHARDS: Cheerleader 4 - Secretary: Drill Team 3 f Secretary-treasur- er: French Club 2,3 - Vice-president, 4: FTA Every Activit Pie l 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 4. 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 4 STEVEN ARTHUR SEAL: F-Club 2.3.41 Football 2.3: Wrestling 2.3.43 Cross Country Track 4. 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 Kaplan4. 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- president. 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 Attendant-4. 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 Tennis 3. RACHEL VERA UKELE: Spanish Club 2.3. 4: Plays The Education ofHvi'nmn Kaplan 4. 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, Utah. NANCY CAROL WALTERS: French Club 2: IRC 4: Spanish Club 3,4 Vice-president: Wildcat Staff 3 Administration Section Editor. 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- - Ronmmjf 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 Town4. 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 Letter 3. 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- tary-treasurer 3. 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 Trip 3. Chamber of Commerce Award Winners Dennis Retherford Patty Maluy Joe Orr Marilyn Richards 193 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- tient custodians. Midnight's Magicians 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. 197 Jerry Alstatt Judy Amos Jeanette Baker Pam Baker Ray Ball JoAnn Barbee Gary Barcus Dale Barns Warren Barns Bruce Berends Ken Blanchard Larry Bond Reinta Boothe Mickey Bosshardt Geri Brach Julie Brown 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 quickly. X3 s W 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. 1 199 1 l 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! 'NFB' i 5 ,, 200 l 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." Madcap Juniors Finished First in Float Art Vernon Caldwell Twila Campion Jim Carlucci Alden Chesney Wilma Clawson Crawford Clement Patti Combs Jean Coup Pat Cruse Bob Davis Bob DeCamp Marie Downs Rodney Dudley Jack Durrett Sherryl Evers Gary Fitzner Pam Fortik John Foster Frank Fry Paulie Fugate Georgia Garcia Robert Garcia Ron Garcia Thomas Gibson 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' Don Hall Gail Hampton Phil Hamrick Scott Holloway Jackie Huskey Cathy Idler Ron lnskeep John Johnston Joe Jones John Jones Kris Keith Byron Kelly Duane Kiefer Karen Kohls Steve Laimbock Judy LaMar Cathy Landini Jackie Huskey patches up the castle. Wayne Schafer blew il O2 I , xfy. , lift J 5 has 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. 203 O4 Michael Lehmann Kathy Marinelli Joe Marquez Vicky Marquez Bonnie Martin Genevieve Martinez Josue Martinez Larry Martinez Louie Martinez Ellen McBride Marlene McBride Sheryl McLaughlin Ethel Meryhew Gene Miles Arnold Minear Kay Mize Mary Kay Mogensen Mike Moon Rhonda Mosher Gary Murch 'ai 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. 205 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 206 N-4:-:H-X X' i sv 'fm f aw Q 51" ..: f. ' x 'ilk 3 E Don Murray Burlena Musselman Chris Osborn Doris Parks Debbie Petross Dennis Price Donna Puckett Dianne Pullins Larry Quimby Randy Radebaugh Don Reasoner Larry Reed Mike Renteria Mike Rich Betty Robinson Marie Rodriguez Mary Lou Rooks Glen Ross Leslie Salthouse Tom Samora Evelyn Sanchez 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. 20 A Tomato-Red Year Ended in the Black Wayne Schafer Larry Schave Priscilla Serrano Sheila Sewell John Silence Linda Sloan Robert Smalley Les Smith Lonnie Smith Tom Sommerville Jim Stockert Kent Tompkins John Torrez Henrietta Trujillo Arlene Twitchell John Ukele Leora Valencia Steve Wassam Larry Watkins Linda Watkins Jim Watson Charles White Curt Wilson Susan Withrow fill'- as 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. S3 fi as 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. l Sophomores Served Up Surprises l i 1 1 Curtis Allen James Amedy James Anderson Shirley Anderson Ronda Baldwin Jane Bangert Ross Beede Jim Bennetts Larry Berg Jack Blanchard Eddie Botkin Janice Bristol Karla Buniger Larry Burton Martha Cary Dan Cole Bobbie Collins Gail Cox Debbie Craig John Crain X xxx. Vhldcnls .ll lml. wplmnm1'u -Nr umm! mru clamoring Ihr .nclnong they Iwmku K u 1 A m .md cried. "Vu Xl.ll1l lu In-1. w x I-IINI lu uclwlnu lhc m-nu-lm. x wlh Il'uxhSl1n:rylL h.umiIurp xxu mu luulwlx for 1 xlulkfcd Llll xxlmh 'Nl um Il llllll in grqhlwcd. fsegf ' ww' Q Q 1 -vm 3 je X Q 2 -mail' L. QL K Q? . 5 fix X I Q . B 5 V' I fl m 3... V55 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 214 Paul Crespin Lyn Cronk Christine Currier Lewis Dardin Harold Davis David DePriest Lynette Dickson Thomas Douglass Glen Downer Linda Downey Lily Dupper Sandra Dupper Sid Elledge Sharon Flora Cheri Fry Kathy Gallegos Teresa Garcia Alayne Gifford Barbara Gifford Glenn Giles Gail Golike Ronald Goss Jody Green Gary Haller 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. ifiwb' :rarer 1' f ' N L. 4 ., , ...ff ff 4 Jif ,X , ff' :X X, 'll Ax' if 5 - ws,-9' QW 1 x Y l X if 5, A 'gg x Q is Novice 'Cats Fashioned A Festive Image in Hullabaloo i 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 quickly. too. 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 Wells. Linda Hamrick Dennis Hardrick Mark Harris Barbara Hickman Danny Hoback Jim Inskeep Lillie Jacques Tami Jaeger David Jarvis Jerry Johnston Jay Jones Don Kelly Dorine Kettle Elizabeth Kettle Sherry Kizer Jeff Kovene ' Michael Lehn Dale Lockwood John Ludlam Nancy Maluy 7 Q e rry' it -"' - 1 Charles Marchese Mickey McPherson Lucy Medina Gail Meinsen Lois Minear Janis Moore Perry Morlang Danny Morris Cathy Mosher Stanley Myers Arnold Nagel Carolyn Nelson ' 's i Ed Netherton y Bill Niehues i , ,,y. A Starla O'Brien Jerry Otero Joyce Otero Steve Pauls Terri Pehrson Chuck Peterson Sandra Phinnell N 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 218 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 appreciation. ii b f, its uf ' z . V-i': Q . 1 Q -'ms , vw? iss Q Q . M i was 'Sw -v 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. 219 O 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 Robert Rodriquez Robert Rooks Kent Roper Vernetta Roper Gary Rowe Roy Runnestrand Gary Schlauger Larry Seal Genevieve Serrano Steve Sewell Bob Shaw Janet Sloan Rod Smith Karen Stanton Denise Tufly Gale Valencia 2? f . Q ,,,, Robert VanMatre ' James Waggoner - f' Q 1 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. s ss H9 W V A A ti- fel? l I E 1 I l l Ss , X it 1-15 -L t ,,:,, in Q t si-Elf' 1 il Ei? 4 W f 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. TEX X kv, vw if . E1 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. 222 , n - A i A I .: i'ii jg f 4 ,Meri 'vv wig., ki if Q- .ag me Prlze Pumpkin in and, Charmed 'Cats Debbie Walls Nora Walton Nathan Warner Melisa Wassam Tom Waters Shirley Anderson Don Kelly and Vera Post e s5:1j-.ziifig ' . , Se? - is e t Perry Morlang and Nora Walton Lennie Watkins Larry Watson Tom Watson Dean Watts Danny Webb Marty Wells Teresa Wheeler Jerry White Peggy Widegren Jackie Wilcox Sophomores With a all -fI::::"4 "-in :ETA . 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, Lorna Wilkinson Walter Williams Sandra Wynkoop Becky Young Linda Zamora 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. 223 Teachers Linked Past to Future V .en 1, .f eee p i x ee P W 1 1 A sv Qu B :J viii? w NNN' mVhx.x E-'-es 31.11 Miss Marilyn Wallace Mrs, Ruth Taylor ...f"" 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. 226 if its ff A Yearbook's Finest Friends: The Office Staff. Fruita's Pride as Mrs. Mary Watson Mrs. Margaret Parish Mrs. Eleanor Tompkins U .5 was sg W W ,X T56 tg.-4 H lt' g a.. - ff? " twgggg E xml-nu abs. me au- Ms fi rs n 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 students spoke. 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, 227 Q 'WG - MSR , ww- ., -we 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. 229 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 ?' 230 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 23 Fruita Mentors Combined Soul, Poise To Make Classes Swing 232 Mr. Paul Bushkovskl Mrs. Veda Quimby Mrs B B k Mr. Marion Littlepage and Instr t Mr. Ted Lorts Mr. Tom Rieniels In E r i i e L in J 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 233 1.x R Mr. Gerald Zybura Mr. Patrick Veerkamp Mr. William Kinman and Mr. Omer Burenheide 234 i L 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. f" 11 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 235 Cats Explored Inner Man, Cuter Space , L .K ,ff N Ma I .. -1 I ' C 5 . Academlcs I T v XL X M , x. sl' Q 5 1 - i i 1 E Q 1 ' ' ' 5 1 an . a ' : , f .. A n K ' '51 ri , .r. B A In uf? Y .ft :ig a l 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. 239 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 240 .. eff Q-if ,UL . ,mi 2 zf, ,, W ., is " Q Si ,ma is ' 'iz, ':'S - !' - if Us MQ, gg -1 fl? ...u-.m:1,. Q-any um my 1' iw Q My fm if ix Q f N 'iii' L fix A 4 ,U . , f-gym K 1 1 . ,fha P3 , 'SPM X, 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. Crawford Clement Mrs. Dolores Moyer Tom Gibson 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. l i 243 A Potpourri of Goods, Services K C osmeties, Soft Drinks, Photographers, Banks, Repairs, Toys, Cosmetics Insurance, Conditioning, Flowers ana' A Host of The Best Buys in To wnj Buyers Guide +- QTE- Z A" , . LQ- I i 'S ii, 1 burt's ' S i ii . , appliance lg ,,. V V. 1 i' if V ' i repair S S i .2 fi ,..,.. ii f gfl x in xg-ji , . ' 'fi y xgivjfzyig .fi ., Ti i Q x , rpffx 'Sli hi 5 ii I xiii iii ', i wg,-J wi - i pies 'sqft-' i -1- M .'-XX ,L ' i Lei iv' 'X ig q 0. it .J-5.--7 uf 1 ' XN1 Z Q il E x n lo 1 ' - V I, Z up I nu: r i L. 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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: 50 Gene Taylor's Rod 8: Gun Shop, 5th and Grand Home Appliance 8: Kitchen Center, 1 155 North 4th 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 up vw 1 x 247 yi It -seg, TITAN CONSTRUCTION C0. 4395 No. Broadway Unlimited General Contractors AGC Members Denver, Colorado 248 American Gilsonite Company z...u-.anew-sa xx f - . .. Best ofEverything to Fruita's 9 Class of Save ! v Qi ovo 5 5 Qllll JUS, 1 U' 'I GAO w gk, I QE? ..: SA VE! L.E. SCHOULEY AT...MESA DRUG Best Wishes di Much Success To The 2 Students 8a Faculty OF FRUITA H.S. Grand Junction New Car di Truck Dealers Assoc. Jessie Boyce' Motors 310 South l2th Volkswagon-Porshe Collier-Ponsford, lnc. 2971 North Ave. Buick-Pontiac-Opel Jim Fuoco Motor Co. 748 North lst Cadillac-Olds-Rambler Hanson Equipment Co. 225 South 2nd International Trucks 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. Volvo-Triumph-Toyoto Jack McLaughlin Motor Co. 302 Colorado Lincoln-Mercury-Jeep 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 250 - A MESA NATIONAL 'thafi' my bank ' Invites All Wildcats To Consider the Advantages 0fHaving Cash on Ice For Those Cool Capers Kris Keith 28th 8a North Ave. 242-3822 I . 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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 B Baker, Jeanette 73, 170, 198, 247, 279 Baker, Pam 20, 23, 195. 197, 198, 200, 209. 280 Baldwin, Ronda 149, 212 Ball, Ray 21, 72. 77, 82, 84. 86, 87, 125, 130, 131. 198 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, 114,123,176. 247 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, 272, 278 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, 247, 279 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, 184,266 179, 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. 232 C 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, 100 101,103,104,105,122,125,178.191.192 247, 270. 279 Clawson, Wilma 128, 129, 168,201 Clement, Crawford 81, 84, 91, 124, 201, 240 243,247 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 CROM1E,DAV1D9,118,119,120.151,233 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 D 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, 273 280 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 E 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, 228 229,276 Evers, Sherryl 153, 201 F FETTER.ALV1S D. 226 Fitzner, Gary 7, 8, 46. 196, 201 Flora, Sharon 4, 134. 136,214 Fortik, Pam E-1,5.7.9,116,121,128,129 168, 201,245 Foster, John 201 Fry, Carol 13, 15, 20, 36, 38, 111. 118, 119 132,134,135,137,151,178, E-2 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 G Gallegos, Kathy 8, 111. 133. 134. 135, 169 170. 214 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, 163 224, 227 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, 214 244 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. 171 203, 235 H Hall, Don 203 Haller.Clyde 47. 172, 179, 190 Haller. Gary 77. 78, 84, 102. 103, 107. 124, 137,211,215 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, 279 275 Q 1 v Q 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 I Idler. Cathy 203 lnskeep. Jim 217 lnskeep. Ron 203 J 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. 72,124,131 203, 276 Jones. John 124. 137. 202 K Keith. Kris E-1. 2. 9. 15. 22. 26.41, 66, 71. 82. l00,103.107.1l2.125.130,139.l41.163. 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 Kelley . 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, 276 L 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. 174 181, 219 Koenig, Mike 13. 47, 49, 143, 160, 181, 190 191. 257. 269. 271 Kohls, Karen 13, 203 Kovene, Je1f217 Koziol, Stan 4. 6. 9, 54. 58, 59, 80. 87, 94. 95 123, 175. 179. 268, 272 Krajeski. Roxann 71 L 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. 242 245, 268 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 M 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. 1l4,l49.152,153.162,164,166,175. 182. 189, 193 Marchese. Charles 218 Mares, Sammy E-2 Marinelli. Kathy E-1. 150. 152, 154, 196, 204 LaCour, Ray' 131 112 180 206 Marinelli. Terry 2, 59. l04.124,126.138.143 183. 258 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 1 4 Q -1 v 1 -1 Q 2' 1 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, 245 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, 152,155,160.l82,189,190,192,271 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, 206,270,278 Monger, Ross 8, 170. 172, 182 Monger, Swany 3, 7. 8. 58, 76, 90, 170, 179, 182 Moon, Mike 21, 71, 78, 85, 87, 90, 95, 123, 127,204,268 Mooney. Nona 199 MOORE,CL1FFORD 234 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, 277 MOYER. DOLORES S. 144. 145, 225, 230, 243 Murray, Don 206 Musselman, Burlena 151, 153, 206, 238, 244 Muths, Joe 2, 3.6, 54, 58, 134, 135, 137. 175, 183 Myers, Stanley 218 N 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 1 1 1 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 P 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, 240 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. 267. 278 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 R 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. 1:-2 Ra1'1', Ken 53 Ray, Donna 21, 116. 117. 147. 221. 247, 272. E-2 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 E-2 Renteria, Mike 207 Retherford, Dennis E-1. 3, 16, 25. 32, 40. 45 49. 77, 80. 81, 83. 84. 85. 86. 114. 115. 123 183.l84,189.190,191,193, 252.271 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. 247 271 Richards. Mary 108, 109 R1EN1ETS,TOM 49. 159, 197. 224. 232, 239 'lbw 'dim .-tn.. 8 Rivera, Dianne 221 Robert Robins Rodrig 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. 188. Rodrig Rodrlg Rodrig Romer 236 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, 197. Rooks, Roper, Roper, 206 Robert 19, 89, 91, 94, 95, 220 Kent 98, 100, 103, 125, 127. 210, 220 Vernetta 220 Ross, Clarence 72 Ross, Glen 2, 3. 4, 63, 66, 73. 90, 95. 107, 123. 130, 131,162,163, 207. 247 Roundtree, Sarah 46, 145. 168, 184 Rowe, Rowe, 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. 191, ROY, 260 RICHARD 134, 224, 228. 235 Runnestrand, Roy 170. 221 Russell. Ruby47. 49. 117. 184, 191. 268 S 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, 101, Schave 123, 170, 202, 205, 208, 269 , Larry 86, 125,208 Schlauger, Gary 221 Seal, L Seal. S arry 85, 91,122, 127, 221, 247 teve 58, 73, 91, 123, 184, 247, 279 Serrano, Eddie 91, 104, 105, 106, 107, 125, 184 Serrano. Genevieve 170. 221 Serrano, Priscilla 12, 168, 208 Serve. 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, 278 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, 34,137,141,l42.143,164.166,167, 69, 1 184. 188, 189, 190. 192. 261, 272 Siddens. Janet 1. 6, 17, 28. 41, 43, 65, 66, 67, 69. 1 I 70, Silence 1 50. 20, 134.l36,159.161,163,167, 169, 184,191 , 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, 103. 228, 235 SKIFF, JOHN 224, 233, 236 Sloan, Janet 221 Sloan, Smalle Smith. 106, Smith, Smith, Smith, Smith. Linda 209 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. 207. 208, 209 Stanton, Karen 15, 111, 148,221 Stockert, Jim 79, 84. 90, 104, 123, 162. 196 207, 209 Stutler, Larry 12, 13, 28, 49, 50, 52, 54, 58, 69, 75, 139, 142. 143, 162. 164. 166. 185 188, 270 Sullivan, Dan 14, 99, 100. 124, 186, 190. 244 245, 280 T TAYLOR, CLARICE 128, 231 TAYLOR. RUTH 226, 231 Thistle, Michele 4, 41, 54, 55, 74, 75, 147, 148, 151,152,153,158,159,160, 166,167,186 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, 274, 275 VanMatre, Bob 2, 53, 54, 166, 167, 221 An Index to Wildcat Organizations Band. . . ................. . . . . DrilITeam... . F-Club... ...,....,. FrenchC1ub.., ..,..... Future Farmers ofAmerica . , . . Future Homemakers ofAmerica. . . Future Teachers ofAmerica. . . . . German Club... ....... Girls' Glee Club . . . ....... .... International Relations Club. . . KeyC1ub... .......... 1 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. 270 W Waggoner. Jeannie 62, 66, 67, 168, 169, 170, 187 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. 189. 191.261 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. 154. 196, 209 Wynkoop, Don 47, 59, 126. 138. 187, 191 Wynkoop, Sandra 223 163,1 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 Y Young. Frances 2, 134. 135, 136. 155. 162, 187.188 Young, Neta 17, 22, 24, 71, 113. 180, 187, 191,192,238 Young. Rebecca 8. 71. 73,114,116,117,141, WATTS, ROBERT 1, 3. 130. 147. 160, 223. 230 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 ....132 ....144 ....122 ....148 ..,.126 ...128 ....158 ....138 ....168 ....160 ..,.l30 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 .,g,,g,,,,4 g . ' 'nfl' . ,Q A .6 .E fs Q . .. 1 - 1-. '42 5 A ,'X .FN - 1 279 t .. tiff x xiii-Q-,tt-Yi , i . .s Y A V will x, 51,5-ii: lx A .f...-"QQ r iff 80 The Final Touch i um,-, t. .- 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. lilI.lE BQ ll 1' ll Aim! Micah, 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. if QE 0293535 ff iii fig ii qfgiqk QD Y jk d ik 'wb 2 E iififa Yi Ki xg X. SQ 'V J Ye .N iw As? if ,J w f- N f K U' L' N, ,JY --" A1 "7" J ,-' j ' 'QS' Qg:1i"J fix ,Af V U5 Xu f-mx, 4: 33, :Q In 1 174. 5 f 'fx 'QF ,, Ax' l ., .Ji Q21 Sk E gy xmjk P r X V-X, vf ' f,1'X 3Q fffff ff, AEE? . . . +f Wlldcats Left An Old Frlend of Thlrty Years L ii C

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