Van Buren High School - Pointer Yearbook (Van Buren, AR)
- Class of 1970
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Camera Captures a Year of Greatness
Sound! Camera! Action!
These are the commands of filmdom.
They are expressions which capture the
drama and excitement of l969-70 at Van
Buren Senior lligh School.
And what better mode of commu-
nication is there ol' presenting such a Know"
story than through the modern medium of
the motion picture-often heralded as the
most creative form of true American art.
,lust as ai motion picture could not he
lilmed without rlireetors, producers, charac-
ters, scenes and script, neither could our
story he presented without these five vital
elements. ln truth, without them there
would be no story to tell.
This composite story is representative of
'all who play an role at Van Buren Highethe
cast, directors, producers. lt is evcryor1e's
story because it is. . .
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story has many different scenes. Two of
them, however, are:
The buildings-as modern the generation
The faces-as readable as the script itself in
telling of the hopes, expectations, joys and
sorrows of the characters.
Scene of Life Reveals Victory, Defeat
Life, to the characters in our story,
means more than merely breathing or
simply existing. Life, to them, is an-
imated, alive, the thrills and happiness
it can bring may reach the point of
As a modern day composer wrote,
'il want to live, not merely survivefi so
it is with our east. Living every mo-
ment to its fullest, extracting from lilfe
each fulfilling particle.
Accomplishing such a task not
only means enjoying the happiness life
affords but also carrying its responsi-
bilities as well. Service, ambition,
participation, all are necessary to
obtain the most from life.
Even doing things we consider
unpleasant and associating with people
we dislike helps to em'ich life and our
tolerance of others. Frequently the key
to success is summed up as not merely
doing what you like but liking what
ln filming our story, life neces-
sitates many, varying pictures for there
are many of life. There are the exciting
moments of cheering your team to
victory, the unguarded moments of
being yourself, the serious moments of
contemplation. . .all of these are life.
All must be present for life to be
portrayed in its true dimension.
Scene of Color
Many things add color besides
merely the hues of color, such as red,
blue, green, and white. Living, vibrant
existence adds much to the color of a
movie. Even before the era of Techni-
color, many films were described as
"colorful,'7 just as many books are
described in that manner. For color also
describes the depth and vitality pro-
duced in the picture.
Without both types of color our
story would have no depth. With them
the picture is alive and moving.
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Scene of Work . . .
Preparing signs and skits for a pep
rally, running a long, hard campaign
for a class office, performing services
for others, the satisfaction of seeing
your painting completed, bringing
home high ratings from hand and
choral music competitions, passing a
senior English Lestfall of these involve
long hours of hard work.
No 'GOscars" are given for these
long hours spent preparing the sigis
and skits, or working in the library, or
on the newspaper or yearbook. There
are no cheering audiences, no scream-
ing fans, yet the rewards are still
present. Though this backstage drudg-
ery oftentimes has no rewards in the
form of money, grades, or gifts, a
special feeling of satisfaction-unique
to our schoolfhelps to make it all
seem worthwhile. The friendships and
experience gained frequently are more
valuable than the other prizes could
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"We may try with our fences to
cage the wind, to trap for ourselves a bit
of the universe. But possession is not
That quote from an American short
story refers to intangible as well as
material objects. Knowledge is one of
those things not easily possessed. . .the
only way to obtain it is seek it out with
determination, perseverance, and maybe
even a little courage.
School Board, IVIr. Tate IVIap Busy Year
SUPERINTENDENT TATE MUST look over the books containing school finance reports. He
examines the books with his secretary, lVlrs. Martha Howell.
Organization and future planning are
the everyday tasks of Mr. James R. Tate,
superintendent of Van Buren Public
Schools. Mr. Tate is well experienced in
the school system, having been associated
with it for the last fifteen years. Though
Mr. Tate has many duties, his major
responsibility is seeing that all schools
Mr. Tate acts as executive officer of
Van Buren School Board, which has juris-
diction over appropriations and all matters
dealing with education in the Van Buren
School System. 'l'he School Board officers
include Dr. M. Graham, presidentg Mr.
Louis Peer, vice presidcntg and Mr. Ralph
A friendly smile or a worried look
may cross Mr. Tate's face as he begins the
schedule ahead of him. Supervising the
education of 3,133 students is a year
around job. When classes end for studcnts
in May, lVlr. Tale must begin planning the
THROUGH THIS DOOR is the office of the
superintendent, Mr. James Tate, the coordinator
of activities and cunriculum for the Van Buren
Public School System.
DR. M. AI. GRAHAM, president of the school
MR. TATE MUST meet intermittently with faculties of all Van Buren Schools. These meetings board, presides over all meetings of the panel.
help keep teachers informed of the system's goals.
DECIDING THE MANY issues that determine a successful year in the Van Buren school system is the School Board. Seated left to right are: Charles
Pursellg Ralph McClure, secretaryg Dr, M. J. Graham, president. Standing left to right: Robert Marionp Bob Vandergriffg Gene Bellg Leonard Kiblerg
and Dr. Louis Peer, vice president.
Officials Face Largest Student Body Ever
Xlr. Bill Mitchell, principal, and
Mr. Hex Yerby, assistant principal.
found themselves faced this year with
directing the largest student body in
the history of Van Buren High School.
As principal, Mr. Mitchell finds a
full schedule ahead of him of presiding
at the faculty meetings and supervising
the general instructional programs.
While Mr. Mitchell handles cur-
riculum formulation and faculty
relations, Mr. Yerby is dealing with
discipline and related problems. Coach
Yerby, former Van Buren athlete, was
named to the post of head coach and
assistant principal in the spring ol'
Besides time-consuming school
MR. MITCHELL AND MR. TATE meet together in an unscheduled tour of the campus. Often
such checks must be made on the spur of the moment, due to their busy schedules.
functions, Mr. Mitchell and Mr. Yerby
attend seminars at the University of
Arkansas and other large institutions
to gain knowledge concerning the up-
dating of high school teaching meth-
ods. Faculty members also found these
MAKING SURE THE bank books balance is an
important item on the principa1's busy agenda
MANY MILES ARE covered each day by Mr
Rex Yerby as he assists Mr. Mitchell in keeping
the various departments running smoothly.
MATRICULATION FEES, music fees, band
fees, typing feesfthe cost of education-is paid
by one student's mother.
MR.. REX YERBY runs up against some stiff competition from Marlene Pursell as he prepares
for a jump shot. The assistant principal, who also serves as head football coach, believes in the
benefits of athletic competition.
Mr. Mitchell works with class presidents in order to help coordinate student activities. They are left to right: Sandy Ragge, juniorg Barbara Wilson,
sophomoreg Nelson Ballard, senior.
6'lVlorc confidence should he placed with
counselors in solving personal, as well as
academic problemsf, says Mr. Walter Rock-
well, guidance counselor.
Future planning, selection of colleges,
Merit Scholarship Tests, A.C.T. tests, SCAT
tests, ability tests, and aptitude tests-all are a
big part of lVlr. Rockwcllis job. Offering advice
and assurance, lVlr. Rockwell directs many
students in problems concerning school plans
and decisions about later life.
A Student Council sponsor for 1969-70,
lVlr. Rockwell is well informed on student
government and its goals. Supervising the many
fund-raising projects of Student Council, lVlr.
Rockwell finds himself working long hours.
This yearls council plans to take a trip to
Six Flags Over Texas at the close of school.
Mr. Rockwell spends long hours collecting
material from colleges that will he helpful to
students, in deciding what college they wish to
'4We need to visit with as many students as
possible to accomplish our purposef' he adds.
THE GUIDANCE OFFICE provides students with
necessary work materials and books. Lynn Preston,
senior, studies a college catalogue.
RICHARD THOMAS, SENIOR, receives help with his course of study from Guidance
Counselor, Walter Rockwell.
WALTER ROCKWELL, glances over information to better acquaint himself with
INTERMITTENT TRIPS T0 the office are common for many students. Usually the visits involve the purchasing of supplies, or obtaining
information. Sometimes, however, disciplinary action is involved.
Face Office Staff
The ring of the phone, a student with
a question, and principal, Mr. Mitchell,
seeking a file4all happening spontane-
ously. This is an ordinary day for Mrs.
Rheha Henley, secretary to the principal,
and Mrs. Martha llowell, secretary to Mr.
james R. Tate, superintendent.
Typing out tests, making out pay
checks, preparing schedules, and helping
with the preparation of the student direc-
tory are only a few of many tasks
accomplished by these two secretaries.
With the help of the office staff, the
high school office is run more smoothly
and accurately. The students have many
duties, two of whom are picking up
absentee slips and answering the phone.
MRS- RHEBA HENLEY, secretary to the principal, serves as receptionist, treasurer and
office coordinator.Her jovial attitude also boosts morale of students and teachers alike. Mrs. Henley Mrs. Howell
MRS. POSEY S WORK consists of a variety of activities. Here, she instructs Dustin Nadeau and Randy Brooks concerning the use of the library.
THE WORK IN the library is complex but Mrs. Greig keeps abreast of new developments.
She is assisted by library aides who work various periods of the day.
The library, with a number of facilities,
aids many students by offering a place in
which to study, work on themes, and to
obtain hooks, magazines, and newspapers.
The 350 students in the study hall, which is
under the supervision of Mrs. Emma Posey,
find much of the same assistance.
Mrs. Elsie Greig, librarian for 15 years is
well qualified for this position. Assisting
Mrs. Greig are 17 student librarians who help
in the everyday routine of overdue books,
checking out of the 5,187 books, replace-
ments of returned books, and keeping the
card catalogue in order.
Both the library and study hall help
promote in-depth examination and careful
attention to school assignments.
STUDY HALL: Mrs. Emma Posey
LIBRARIAN: Mrs. Elsie Greig.
ENG: Mrs. Grace Barlow. ENG., JOURNALISM,
Mr. Bill Pharis.
MRS. MAY GOES over a grammar assignment in an English class. The lesson
includes verbals and verbal phrases.
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TWO BOOKS ARE better than one in the eyes
of Mr. Rotcrt, but three would be a crowd on
the small podium.
AUDIO-VISUAL MATERIALS assist Mr. Bill
Pharis in his first-year journalism classes.
Classes Discover Variety
Guides English Curriculum
Sophomores, juniors, seniors alike struggled to overcome the
perilous pitfalls of participles, gerunds, infinitives, retained objects, and
all those other little goodies so widely acclaimed by English teachers in
As the year progressed, only Business English students escaped
literature. While sophomores gained general knowledge, juniors studied
American literature and seniors, English literature.
However, the merit of this escape has often been questioned
because the time usually spent on literature is allotted to the in-depth
study of grammar, making Business English a complex course.
Self confidence and assurance-two rewards gained through the
speech course as students learn to overcome fears.
Grammar is put to practical use in the journalism classes as the
publications staff reports and records school news.
ENG.: Mr. James Faught. ENG., SPEECH: Mrs. Linda May. BUSINESS ENG.: Mr.
French, Girls' P.E. Round Personalities
Hljosition, ready, exercisef'
Miss Laquetta Jo Bottoms' voice
echoes through the gym as she
shouts the familiar commands to
girls taking physical education this
baseball-one of these is bound to
be a part of the routine each day
for Coach Bottoms' classes. The
fitness program includes all types of
exercise, plus tips on diet and good
Meanwhile, Mr. Henry
Chotard, French instructor, aids
students in getting to know the
people of other nations through
their language. Sponsoring the
French Club, Mr. Chotard offers
extracurricular opportunities for
students interested in foreign lan-
The language department has
the latest audio equipment, such as
records, head sets, inany magazines,
and books. The headsets provide a
master control for the instructor as
a means of helping students speak
more effective French.
Thus, both departments utilize
the latest educational facilities,
while putting stress on the individ-
NO, HE,S NOT the voice of "mission controlf' Yet,
that is the first impression of Mr. Henry Chotard as
he teaches French.
MISS BOTTOMS OFFERS a hearty pep talk
during a lengthy session of push-ups.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION: Miss LaQueta Jo Bottoms.
FRENCI-15 Nh-V Hem-y Chow,-d, COACH BOTTOMS GIVES tips on better volleyball during a fast-paced game.
Technology Expands Need
For Scientific Knowledge
Dissecting frogs and worms, studying different diseases, mixing
chemicals and looking at germs through a microscope.
All of these play an important role in general science, biology, and
chemistry. With biology being a required subject for the iirst time this
year, all students will find an interesting field in which to study.
I ' ' "et ' 'f Losing your slide rule, dropping your compass, and not having an
I ' I ii" " I eraser are only a few of the many headaches of business math, general
- , math, geometry, algebra II, and advanced senior math. These math
A f courses provide students with basic fundamentals, and supply courses
' ' 1 A needed by college-minded students.
. 'T ,, As technological advancements grow, more knowledge in fields of
science and math is required of Americans.
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MATH, PHYSICS: Mr. Ralph Hughes. SCIENCE: Mr. Bill
KEEPING EYES OPEN is a mustin science and math classes. DETERMINING WEIGHT IS a key phase of Mr. Bill Venable's science classes. He
The blackboard is a useful teaching tool. shows Bobby Gorbell how to measure the weight of water.
USE OF THE OVERHEAD projector offers Mr. Duncan the opportunity to visually express scientific terms and equations, but questions often
interrupt the lecture.
AGAINST A BACKGROUND of rifles, Sergeant Major Johnston and Colonel Burke discuss the ma
TERRY IVY fleftj and Carl Jacobs frightj proudly present the colors as part of the
ROTC,s daily duty of raising the flag-
in parts of a machine gun.
The main objective of Junior ROTC is
to develop in each participant certain
qualities of leadership, patriotism, respect
for authority, discipline and basic military
ROTC prepares those college-hound
students for the senior program, and stu-
dents who do not plan to go to college get
a grounding in Army life. What's more,
those who wish to continue and serve their
military obligation may gain fast promo-
The first year program teaches first
aid, Army history, customs and courtesies
of the service, and technical studies of
weapons. Second year teaches psychology
of leadership and small unit tactics.
ROTC: Col. W. J. Burke, Sgt. Maj. A. L.
Business Skills Prove Helpful To Many Students
REPAIRING TYPEWRITER RIBBONS and other minor parts of the typewriter is
just one job of Miss Donna Smith, bookkeeping and typing teacher.
Having frequently been proven out-
standing in its field, the commercial depart-
ment offers the two years of typing, two
years of shorthand, and year of bookkeeping
so vital to those seeking employment in the
business field, especially secretarial.
Too often these courses are thought to
be only for girls planning secretarial careers.
However, typing is a 'gmusti' for those
college-bound students who have years of
research papers ahead of them, and short-
hand could prove exceptionally valuable
Bookkeeping proves essential for record-
cording the accounts or transactions of a
NORMA TRENTHAM, SENIOR, puts her typing
experience to good use as a member of the
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1 ' t tion. SHORTHAND, TYPING: Mrs. Joan Hamer.
shoulder. Mrs. Harper extends individual help along with entire c assroom ins ruc
Art, Music Classes Seek, Nlold Talent
THE CARTON MOVIE, NPied Piper of Hamlinf, became a major project in Mr. Greer's
classes. Here students prepare to dub their voices onto the soundtrack of the full-color motion
picture they created.
A colorful painting, flute solo,
chorus of llallelujahs, all are symbols of
Van Burenis Finc Arts Departments.
Composing and revising a musical
arrangement for Van Burenas Alma
Mater, Mr. John Winkleman, band di-
rector, finds his time scarce.
Armed with his famed pistol Mr.
Dalc Kesncr, choral director, shoots
down sour notes. A director of "Babes
in Toylandw, he found himself quite
involved in practice.
Pottery making, puppet shows,
poster' printing, and cartoons are dem-
onstrated in art by Mr. Martin Greer,
instructor. Next year there will be a new
course added for students interested in
MR. JOHN WINKELMANN DIRECTS
modified version of the Pointer hand during
THE MAJOR PRODUCTION of the Music Department's year
has been presentation of 'SBahes in Toylandfl in cooperation
with the Junior Class. Featured in thc show was a cast of 50,
which included these 'SDandiesf' I
ART: Mr. Martin Greer: BAND: Mr. John Winkelmann: MUSIC,
MUSIC THEORY: Mr. Dale Kesncr.
Tomorrow's Citizens Realize
MR. HOMER COWART, discusses the
Renaissance in science, literature and art during
one of his world history classes.
DENNIE DILLARD GETS FIRST-hand reports
of the world through a daily newspaper as Mr.
Fulfilling graduation prerequisites,
sophomores struggle through world his-
tory while juniors learn of their heritage
through American history. Seniors com-
plete graduation requirements through
either world affairs, American govern-
ment, or economics.
Preparing students for adulthood-
with its many responsibilities-the
senior courses acquaint students with
existing, immediate world problems
which they will face in a few, short
Through world history and
American history, underclassmen dis-
cover how similar problems were solved
before, thus, giving a clue to their
Civic duties are impressed upon
students as well as the importance of
our inalienable rights and our freedom
of speech, press, assembly, and petition.
Mr. Don Martin, world history and
American government instructor, said,
:'The reason for teaching these courses
is to ready today's teens to become
tomorrow 's leadersf'
W. HIST., ECONOMICS: Mr. Homer Cowart. HIST
GOV'T: M' Don Martin. WORLD AFF., U.S. HIST
Mr. C-ordor Yeaity. U.S. HIST.g ENG.g Miss Wil
'4DON'T LEAN BACK in that chairf' Miss Reeves, history teacher, orders. She sometimes has
to explain the damaging effects of tilting desks.
MRS. CAROLYN JOHNSON finds that supervising cooking lessons can be either enjoyable-or somewhat less than enjoyable. It all depends on who
does the cooking, according to fleft to righlj Lonnie Richeson, johnny Moore, and Phyllis jetton.
Interest Grows in Homemaking, De-Do
later life is the aim of all programs at
Van Buren High, but in certain classes
this goal is more evident because of
their very involvement with life-related
asi' 'L activities.
Home economies and Family Living
courses, along with Distributive Educa-
tion and Diversified Occupations, give
students preliminary training.
lVlrs. Carolyn Johnson says interest
in Home Ee courses this year seems
lVlr. Paul Duvall helps DE-DO stu-
dents realize how business serves
America and helps make it strong.
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providing an employer with his money's worth, and in obtaining the best personal results from a Nlrs, Carolyn Johnson? DE,D0: Mr- IJauI
given occupation. Duvall.
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CAFETERIA WORKERS provide delicious meals with special care. The facility is capable of
serving hundreds of students within a short time.
CUSTODIAN BOB EVANS, a member of the school maintenance crew, helps keep the campus
one of the brightest in the state.
A FLEET OF buses get plenty of service twice each day, bringing students to school and
returning them to their homes.
It might be said that two secondary
additions to the curriculum are "discus-
sion sessionsa' during bus trips and
during meals in the ultra-modern cafe-
While en route to and from school
each day, students have the benefit of
careful drivers, and during the lunch
hour they receive a variety of body-
In addition to this, the school is
kept in order by a meticulous team of
The cafeteria workers, bus drivers,
and custodians are important reasons
why visitors from other schools remark
how much healthier, safer, and more
attractive our school is than others.
THE LUNCHROOM MENU includes a well-
balanced diet which has been outlined by
Hlndividualism"-one of the key
words of our generation-is a frequently
used word in 'The Pointer Story."
A person seeking individualism is
often a seeker of truth. And, what
better place to seek such truth than at a
senior or junior high school.
During this year, many' searched
and found. . understanding. . .increased
knowledge. . .new abilities. . .cour-
age. . .honor.
Such achievements must be
attained individually-and yet, they
could not be discovered without
others...friends, competitors, teach-
ers. . .and Van Buren High School.
Thus, the Script must reveal both
the individualism of a great student
body, and the interrelationships it
lt is divided' into three parts:
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SUSAN HOLMES AND Dessie Yeakley work diligently to finish the scenery for the Seasorfs
Vibrations variety show.
Between radio and television pro-
grams, "Babes in Toyland," candy sales,
candle sales, "Seasons Vibrationsf,
concerts and contests, the choral music
department is one of the most active
departments at Van Buren this year.
Approximately one-fourth of the
school is involved in the choral music
program either as members of thc Glee
Club or Mixed Chorus.
The fifty-six-member Glee Club,
under the direction of Mr. Dale Kesner,
is actively engaged in the production of
NSeasons Vibrationsi' and G'Babcs in
Toylandw well as carrying out their
responsibilities as a choir, such as con-
tests, conccrts, radio and television pro-
To raise money, the group sold
candy and Christmas candles. The profit
realized from these sales was uscd to
purchase a stereo.
Mary Sue Reed is the accompanist.
GLEE CLUB INCLUDES from left to right. First row: Monte Stratton, Kathy Newton, Betty Dutton, jane Holland, DessieYeakley, Rita English,
Debbie Rogers, Paulette Pound, Lou Anne james, Vicki Means, Barbara Floyd, Cheryl McCause. Second row: Patricia Helms, Debra Garrett, Carol
Peters, Jo Ann Hill, Debbie Spears, Mary Sue Reed, Patricia Rankin, Marilyn Hays, Theresa Reed, Susan Holmes, Patricia Breeden, Debbie
Love ove Ma.ry Goodwin, Janice Tanner. Third row: Martha Roden, Nancy Tudor, Elaine Thomas, Ruth Gregory, Letha Brewer, Alice Coble,
Margie Fontaine, Shirley Gregory, Martha Hogan, June Wait. Donna Kirkpatrick, Mary Bass, Deborah Carter, Carol Maynard.
MIXED CHOURS: Row 1: Sharon Breeden, Wanda Huff, Atha Sopshire, Alice Stevenson, Sisse Freeman, Susie Fontaine, Debbie Sprinkle, Charlotte
Cheek, Alicia Gray, Demaris Veerland, Karen Montgomery, Debbie Evans, Barbara Jones. ROW 2: Helen Lloyd, Sue Perry, Sue Winters, Elizabeth
Sidler, Renee McKnight, Sharon Suggs, Jeanne Clotfelter, Debbie Johnson, Chris Edminsten, Linda Hopkins, Debbie Cushman, Claudia Scarbrough,
Nancy Rankin, Debbie Swearingen, Marcia Hogan. ROW 3: Emma Jones, Linda Harris, Janet Bryant, Christine Basinger,Geraldine Sopshire, Phyllis
jetton, Phyllis Prim, Pam Griffis, Patricia Hyatt, Glinda Woodard, Beverly Brown, Shril johnson, Debbie Dyer, Mary Keeton, Sharon 0'Kelly. ROW
4: Robert Wood, Mark Byrant, Roger Jones, Jerry Sutton, Virgil Rainwater, Gary Moon, Ronald Rec, Fred Wells, Richard Daily, Ricky J ack,
Kenneth Cox, Eddie Altus, Gaylon Evans, Ken Creekmore, Dennis Jones. f Color Picture on Page 321.
MTHE SHIP" IS the title of the skit Charlotte
Cheek is performing for spectators in the
i'Seasons Vibrationsa' audience.
Although talent is an essential ele-
ment in the makeup of a good choir, it
is not the most essential part. Without a
positive attitude and a willingness to
work, any talent a choir might possess
would be of no use.
This outlook was exercised by the
Mixed Chorus as its members captured
the lead roles in "Babes in Toylandn
and sold candy to raise money for a new
stereo and new robes.
The chorus, under the direction of
Mr. Dale Kesner, is accompanied' by
seniors Renee McKnight and Tim Hess.
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Vibrations". The fall festival kicked off a fruitful season for the music department. 4
Small Groups Serve SchooI,Community
Performing services for the school
and community and putting their know-
ledge of music into praelieal use are two
of the main ptwposes of the Mixed
Ensemble and the 'l'reblettes.
Community services such as the
Mixed Ensemble's performance at the
community Thanksgiving service, the
Treblettes program for the Rotarians,
Lions, KFPW radio, KFSA radio and
Each group performed in the HSea-
sons Vibrational' and an llonor Society
assembly. The Treblelles also sang for
the sehoolis Christmas assembly.
STARRY-EYED AND mike-in-hand senior
Jeanne Clotfelter makes her 1969 fall singing
debut before members of the "Seasons Vibra-
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Johnson, Chris Edmisten., Karen Montgomery, Mary Keeton.
MIXED ENSEMBLE: ROW 1: Renee McKnight, Atha Sopshire, Patricia Hyatt, Sissie Freeman,
Julia Gardner, Shirl Johnson, Alicia Gray. ROW 2: Gary Moon, Tim Hess, Ricky Jack, Fred
Wells, Gaylon Evans, Ken Creekmore, Eddie Altus.
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son, Karen Montgomery and Mary Kceton
concentrate on as they vocally reach out to
anxious music listeners.
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CHORAL MUSIC HEAD, Mr. Dale Kesner, shows his directing capabilities-on stage. Working a
full schedule each schoolday, he advises students on singing techniques.
THE BLACK SPIDER, Debbie Polk junior, is
given a big bear hug by Ricky Mcrecka.
"Babes in Toyland" the pride and
joy of Van Buren High School-went on
stage December 5 and 6 after months of
practice, planning, and perfecting.
By uniting six departments, this
Broadway musical proved to be the
largest school-wide project ofthe year.
Co-sponsored by the choral music de-
partment and the junior class, the mam-
moth production was directed by Mr.
Dale Kesner and Mrs. Emma Posey.
Those capturing lead roles were
Ken Creekmore, Barnabyg Ricky Jack,
Alang Charlotte Creek, Contrary Maryg
Debbie Johnson, Janeg Gary Moon,
Tomg Renee McKnight, Widow Piperg
Fred Wells, Master Toymakerg Robert
Wood, Gonzorgog and Mike Jones,
Approximately forty Piper children
and Toyshop workers rounded out the
fifty member cast.
CONTRARY MARY'S DEDICATED dancing dandies make their amorous thoughts audible in
the "Babes in Toyland" musical. The two-night winter event netted capacity crowds at the junior
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THIS BROADWAY MUSICAL included stu-
dents other than choral music and junior class
members. Chucky Runions, senior, played the
part of a toy soldier.
fllable of Teamwork in Enthused Students
THE FINAL CURTAIN call of Babes in Toyland, the actors sang the title song Toyland. The show, a joint project with Choral Music and the Junior
Class, was a big success.
MAKE-BELIEVE GYPSY Ricky Jack gets
ready for the cue from Mrs. Emma Posey
before he goes onstage to look for his girl in
their make-believe world.
MAD DOLLS ARE up in rebellion against the toymaker. Ken Creekemore had let the evil spirits
out of the bottle causing all the toys to rise up against the Toymaker, Fred Wells.
Football Games, Parades and Concerts
MR. JOHN WINKELMANN, band director,
conducts the hand during one of the many
DRUM MAJOR, EDDIE Altes leads the band
on the field for their halftime performance.
FLUTES: ROW 1: jane Swanson, Dottie Downs, Melissa Cobb, Chris Edmisten, Sue England.
BASS CLARINETS: ROW 2: Paul Bruce, Kathy Sopshire, Allen Mcllvain.
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PERFORMING AT THE annual Christmas Concert the band added much to the Yule Season
with their joyful music
ound out Bands' Year
BARITONES: ROW l: Buddy Johnston,
Larry Crawford. ROW 2: Steve Price, Bobby
Continual practice is the key in-
gredient to the success of the Pointer
Activities for the year began at
Mayo-Thompson Stadium as they
opened the marching season with their
new high stepping march.
The majorettes: Captain Phyllis
Ragge, Sue Servold, Jean Scales, Jane
Swanson, Elaine Watkins, and Mona
Hopkins, performed at all home games.
A special touch was added to Home-
coming with Stewart Gordon twirling a
This year, under the student direc-
tion of Eddie Altes, the band marched
in various civic parades.
Concert season was kicked off De-
cember 16, as the band presented the
annual Christmas concert.
Also, the band presented several
school concerts and a Spring Concert.
Members looked forward to region
and state festivals.
SAXOPHONES: ROW 1: Debbie Mays, Sally
Servold. ROW 2: Geraldine Sopshire, Kevin
Wheeler, Mona Hopkins. ROW 3: Randall
Henley, Leslie Fisher.
CLARINETS: ROW 1: Janice Tanner, Paula Smith, Cindi Weatherton, Judy lVlcFadden, Charles
Bolling. ROW 2: Alicia Gray, Deborah Yancey, Joyce Foley, Connie Walker, Lillie Whited, David
Band Struts For Half-time
PERCUSSION: ROW 1': David Wilson, Jean Scales, Atha Sopshire, Tim Hess. ROW 2: Richard
Thomas, Johnny Loftin, Fred Wells, Roy Russell.
PERFORMING AT HALF-time during home
foqtball games is just one of the many
BASSES, FRENCH' HORNS, TROMBONES: Row 1: Mike white, stewm Gordon, John achvltles me band fakes PM in dufmg the
Maxwell, Jimmy Stedman, jimmy Green. ROW 2: Ritchie Actkinson, Steve Arnold, Charles Peer, School year'
Ricky Hall, David Whitsett.
MAJORETTFIS: ELAINE WATKINS, Mona Hopkins, Captain Phyllis Ragge, Jean Scales, Sue
CORNETS: ROW 1: Johnny Isam, Kenneth Floyd, Larry Wiley, Wesley Stockton, Nathan
Livingston. ROW 2: lVlitchellSteudeman,Jimmy McKnight, Sue Servold, Wade Tellar, Mike Sallee.
STUDENT COUNCIL. ROW 1: Alice Stevenson, Brenda Glass, Vicki Means, Margie Fontaine, Renee McKnight, Debbie Polk, Sally Servold, Sarah
Holmes. ROW 2: Marlene Pursell, Paula Wood, julia Gardner, Lynn Preston, Cindy Neal, Linda Hopkins, Debbie Bell, ,lack Servold, Charles Peer,
David Neal. ROW 3: Ricky Jack, Nelson Ballard, Ken Creekmore, Larry Bray, Ralph Ball, Gaylon Evans.
StuCo Sponsors Royalty, 'Stunt Night'
On the Student Council agenda for
this year activities ran high.
ln addition to sponsoring the foot!
ball Homecoming and Valentine Roy-
alty, members contributed to com-
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munlty projects such as the March of
Dimes bread sale.
School projects included Sadie
Hawkins' Day, plaques recognizing plot
sponsors, and the mystery person of the
week, a contest in which clues Lo the
indentitics of famous people were given
daily. At the end of the week, the
student who guessed the mystery person
was awarded a ticket to the upcoming
game. Also, an informal Udrop-inn was
sponsored on Halloween night after the
Near the end of the school year,
Student Council members took a trip to
Six Flags over Texas.
Leading the active group through
the year are Ken Creckmore, president,
Nelson Ballard, vice-presidentg Alice
Stevenson, secretaryg Larry Bray, treas-
STUDENT COUNCIL GOES "Mod" for March of Dimes. Mrs. Emma Posey pays Alice Stevenson UWT! and Charles Peer, Chaplain-
for bread the council sold to contribute to the cause.
IMPORTANT DATES ARE marked on the
calender as Renee McKnight points out to
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PLAQUES OF RECOGNITION are planted in the landscape plots by council member Ralph Ball
Counoilmen Enjoy Parties, Trips, Work
NUMEROUS ELECTIONS ARE held which SOME PEOPLE CANT endure the long hours of a card game, as Renee McKnight illustrates at a
give this Ballot BOX use, student council party.
DISCUSSING PLANS FOR their trip to Six Flags are Student Council members Vicki Means and Gaylon Evans. They listen attentively while Mr.
Walter Rockwell explains the proposed schedule.
THE BULLETIN BOARD informs students of daily activities. Cindy Neal and Linda Hopkins
put on finishing touches.
AS VALENTINES DAY approaches, Paula Wood and Alice Stevenson prepare decorations for
the dance held following the clash with Harrison, February 13. fliightj Announcement is made
of the Student Council sponsored dance which was held for the benefit of the March of Dimes.
Lynn Preston helps put up the poster.
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characteristic of the National Honor Society.
GARY MOON GLADLY presents the Honor
Society key to new member, Ricky Newton.
Society Boosts Learning,
Sponsors Ideal 'Beauty'
Selected for their academic
achievements and scholastic contribu-
tions, the members of the Alfred E.
Wallace chapter of the National Hon-
or Society form a welcome addition
to the organizations at VBHS.
Under the guidance of Miss
Donna Smith, sponsor, the society
strives to serve the school and com-
munity, and contribute its talents to
The Honor Society boosted spirit
during football season by selling rib-
bons promoting the team. Adding
humor to their assemblies, the club
sponsored the annual :Wliss ldealn
pageant in which the male members
vied for the coveted title.
Increasing its membership, the
society inducted several new members
each semester from these students
qualifying for the honor by displaying
the traits ol' service, character, leader-
ship, and scholarship.
Officers for the group arc, Gary
Moon, president, Karen Montgomery,
Vice presidentg Sissie Freeman, secre-
tary, and Gaylon Evans, treasurer.
N. H. S. MEMBERS work in a combined effort to produce an assembly for the student body.
They are Gary Moon, Chris Edmjsten, Karen Montgomery, and Marcia Woods.
HONOR SOCIETY, ROW 1: Alice Stevenson, Brenda Glass, Renee McKnight, Susie Freeman, Debbie Warren, Mary Reed, Francis Allen. ROW 2:
Marcia Woods, Norma Trentham, Chris Edmisten, Lynn Preston, Cindy Neal, Linda Hopkins, Penelope Atkinson, Karen Montgomery. ROW 3:
Charles Peer, David Barnard, Gary Moon, David Vandergriff, Ricky Newton, Ken Creekmore, ROW 4: Gaylon Evans, Nelson Ballard, Ralph, Ball,
Richard Daily, jimmy Stedman, Sam Yakley.
Like many other Honor Society members,
Carl Harris finds his time filled with many
extra-curricular activities, such as "Season's
MEMBERS OF THE National Honor Society work hard in more ways than one, as Debbie
Warren fcenterj illustrates by selling spirit tags.
FRENCH CLUB ROW 1: Donna Kirkpatrick, Lynn Kennedy, Sue England, Francis Allen,
Kristine Basinger. ROW 2: Randall Henley, jim McKnight, Letha Brewer, Kay Williams, Charles
Peer, Cindy Neal, Fred Wells.
French Club Donates Time,
Effort To Collecting Toys
Beginning their year under a new
sponsor, Mr. Henry Chotard, the French
Club launched a membership drive to
interest new personnel in the organiza-
Organized for the purpose of in-
struction, the club provides a challenge
to those interested in the country of
France. Seeking to learn about the
customs, language, traditions, and so-
ciety of the European country, the
French Club also unites students with a
common interest. Although the educa-
tional aspect of the club is important,
the members excel in a service image as
Recruiting toys for Boyland of
Arkansas was a project undertaken in a
festive yuletide spirit by the energetic
club. Members displayed enthusiasm for
their enterprises as well as in their
Offering leadership capabilities to
the organization are Cindy Neal, presi-
dent: Randall Henley, vice presidcntg
Linda Hopkins, reporterg and Lynn
Kennedy and Kay Williams, secretary
CINDY NEAL, FRENCH Club president, uses
French department's earphones in the prepa-
ration of her French assignment for the
Deca Holds Banquet, Nets 540,000
PART-TIME JOBBERS in Deca attentively watch Connie Barnes as she types out information on
Deca, besides promoting leadership,
has been active in school and out. Early
in the year, members attended a District
Leadership conference at Fayetteville.
They later attended the state conference
at Little Rock in March.
Several money-raising projects were
sponsored by Deea throughout the year.
Among these were a raffle for a stereo
and the selling of make-up kits. Student
Council combined with Deca to sponsor
the Christmas Dance.
This organization had parties and
outings including a cook-out at Lake
Lou Emma and a spring get-together,
directed by Mr. Paul DuVall, sponsor.
Students earned more than 354-0,000
this yeau- under the leadership of Dennis
Neideckerg Ardy Morton, vice president,
Carlene Hayes, secretary, Liz England,
treasurer, Harold Mcllvain, Sgt. At
Armsg Everett Hogan, reporter.
ROW 1: Gary Bolin, James Osborne, Ann Kelley, Carlene Hayes, Dennis Neidecker, Elizabeth England, Connie Barnes, Roy Tittle, Mr. Paul DuVall
sponsor. ROW 2: Jimmie Wilson, Gary Landers, Terry Odom, Gary Bryant, Gary Smith, Mike Mondier, Gary Dipboye, Larry Kaylor, Dickie Bell,
Stewart Neidecker. ROW 3: Charles Boster, Kenny Mathews, Harold Mellvain, Dennis Gilstrap, Everett Hogan, Larry Gorden, Larry Breeden,
Tommy Hays, Buddy Fisher. ROW 42 Noel Wi.lliams, Burnell Oliver, Lewis Sneed, Glenn Sweeden, Charles Anderson, Billy Hawkins, Larry Ames.
WITH CONCENTRATED effort Carlene
Hayes, senior, attempts to make agoal in ll P.E.
DECA Sweetheart,Carlene Hayes
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A LOCKER IS important when it comes to
getting Yld of books, as Senior jack Selby
FHA ROW .l: Pam Kenny, Pam Sargent, Jaekic Cameron, Linda Riley, Cathy Brasuell, Nancy Staab, Debbie Garrett, Terri Quinettc, Jeannie
McClellan, Jeann.ie Pullan, Libby Manuel, Donna Lindburg, Dorothy Steed, Carole Peters, Judy Tanner. ROW 2: Irene Caveness, Natalie Flanery, Eva
Rced, Patricia Hyatt, Delores Bowen, Diane Faucher, Debbie Bell, Paula Brown, Carolyn Moore, Janice Drum, Deborah Carter, Ann Crabtree, Susan
Adams, Mrs. Carolyn Johnson, sponsor. ROW 3: Patty Daily, Lola Boen, Adel Barr, Debbie Williams, Kathy Cameron, Phyllis Beckham, Yketa
Travis, Chris Mauldin, Cheryl Drumm, Carol Maynard, Karen Montgomery, Pam Griffis, Norma Trentham, Debbie Smith. ROW 4-: Paula Atkins,
Alice Coble, Pat Helms, Sandy Parks, Rhonda Stevens, Sally Neidecker, Barbara Jones, Letha Brewer, Leslie Fisher, Mary Bass, Barbara Loyd, Carol
Parks, Marcia Hogan, Rita English, Mary Keeton.
Future Homemakers Work, Contribute
A Tupperware Party proved to be
the most successful and profitable proj-
ect that Future Homemakers of
America undertook this year. The or-
ganization nctted some 600 dollars from
the party for new materials and better
appliances for the Home-Economics
ln March FHA officers and senior
members traveled to Little Rock for a
state meeting of FHA'ers held at Barton
Colliscum. There the girls saw demon-
strations and heard speeches about how
to better their FHA program and also
how to improve their skills in home-
Leading this successful group was
Nancy Staab, presidentg Vicki Hall, vice
president, Norma Trentham, secretary,
and Cathy Brasuell, treasurer. Mrs.
Carolyn Johnson, Home Economics
teacher, serves the group as sponsor.
FHA MEMBERS LISTEN attentively in a group discussion supervised by Mrs. Carolyn Johnson,
sponsor. 5 9
Members of Company A ROTC-fFirst rowj Kenneth Yakley, John Shelley, Randall Henley, Douglas Gautier, David Bernard, Gary Maxwell, Tony
Reed, fSecond rowj Kenneth Floyd, Terry ivy, Ronnie Blount, Burnell Oliver, Emmett Collier, Noel Williams, fThi1'd rowj Harold Mcllvain, William
Boen, Gary Maynard, Jimmy Reed, David Boster, Kenneth Trent, Tommy Ames fFourth rowl Steve Medlock, Steve Perkins, Larry Milner, Lynn
Healy, Randy McDaniels, Carl Jacobs, Jimmy Green, Dennis Gryner, fFifth row, William Burcham, Kenneth Jordan, Clifford Nelson, Troy Dodson,
Ricky Campbell, William Johnson, Mike N orward.
Color Guard Performs for Second Year
Preparing them for the future, the
Junior Reserve Officers Training Corp,
under the direction of Colonel Walter
Burk and Sergeant Major A. L.
Johnston, instructs its participants in
Neatness is a trait stressed and
admired as the corpsmen are regularly
inspected and graded on their well
groomed appearance. Encouraging its
members to excel academically and par-
ticipate in school activities, the corp
awards those gaining scholastic recogni-
Presenting the flags of Arkansas and
the United States at athletic events and
assemblies is a service performed by a
specially selected color guard of the
LEARNING TO CLEAN and oil guns prop-
erly is only part of Ricky Newton's ROTC
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SENIOR JOHN SHELLY demonstrates the SENIOR RALPH BALL discusses the mechanisms of the 50 caliber machine gun with his
importance of careful storing of firearms, instructors, Colonel Burk and Sergeant Major Johnston.
Company B. fFront Rowj Larry Hallman, Roger Marley, Richard Thomas, Olin Smith, Gary Bowen, Ricky Newton, Robert Wood, Granville Jones.
QSecond Rowj Lonnie Richesin, Dennie Wilkins, Eddie Newton, Brian Evans. fThird Rowj Kenneth Cox, Bobby Bentley, George Smith, Jerry
Sutton, Bill Woodard, Keith Ainsworth, James Gibbs. fFourth Rowj Paul Lacey, James Moore, Terry Sindle, Paul Bruce, Terry Tindle, Jimmy Joslin,
Kenneth Maroney, Johnny Moore. iFifth Rowj Larry Wiley, Charles Bolling, Donald Riley, Jacky Richesin, Archie Reynolds, Rick Taylor, Ronnie
Sponsors Represent RCTC Companies
Lt Col. Norma Trentham
A, B Companies
at his e
ln its second year at Van Buren,
ROTC carried out the annual election of
company sponsors. Elected Captain of
A Company was Linda llopkins. Cap-
tain Mona Hopkins was named B Com-
pany sponsor. Over both companies,
Norma Trentham held the position of
These girls represented the ROTC
program and wore the female equivalent
of the ROTC uniform. They partici-
pated in the Van Buren Christmas pa-
rade by drilling with ROTC members.
Each captain marched with her com-
pany and company commander. Norma
led the procession along with lrieuten-
ant Colonel Ralph Ball.
A new addition to the uniforms
were green and white shoulder ropes to
signify their positions as sponsors. Kelly
green bcrcts with ROTC emblems were
used instead of regular military hats.
ABOVE: CHEERLEADER mascot Robbie
Bell discusses strategy with Norma Trentham,
head cheerleader. LEFT: Norma inspects this
obtrusive weapon, a 50 caliber machine gun.
Captain Linda Hopkins - ACompany
CADET SPONSOR, Linda Hopkins, presents
honor award to Buddy Johnston.
Captain Mona Hopkins - B Company
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MONA HOPKINS COMPLETES A French
assignment with the assistance of earphones
located in French class.
Interact Attracts 50 Energetic Members
Initiating its first year as an organ-
ization at VBHS, the Interact elub
includes almost fifty members involved
in service projects for school and com-
Sponsored by Rotary lnternatigngil,
Interact is a co-educational, service club.
Aiding others through their talents, time
and effort is a demanding responsibility,
as many soon found out. Living up to
its image as a service organization,
Interact members, depending on youth-
ful energy and stamina, gave their fair
share as they joined the community in
an annual drive to eollecl money for the
United Fund Campaign.
The newly formed organization re'
eeived its charter and under the leader-
ship of Ralph Ball, president, elected as
its officers Fred Williams, vice-president,
Yolanda Faldon, secretary, and Jean
PAYING THE ANNUAL membership fees to Mrs. Rheba Henley are Interact members Kathy
Newton and Marilyn Hays.
INTERACT CLUB ROW 1: Alice Stevenson, janet Bushong, Donna Kirkpatrick, Lynn Kennedy, Sue England, Barbra Wilson, Mona Hopkins, Janie
Stevenson, Sally Servold, Norma Trentham. ROW 2: Melissa Cobb, Debbie Rogers, ,lean Neal, Renee McKnight, Betsy Hall, Yolanda Faldon, Barbara
Jones, Lee Batchelor, Julia Gardner, Cindy Neal. ROW 3: Randy Hubbs, Mike Parks, Steve Perkins, Wally Hays, David Neal, David McVay, Fred
Wells, Gary Moon, Paula Wood, Kathy Newton, Susan Shibley, Brenda Walters. ROW 4: Jack Servold, Ralph Ball, Fred Williams, Robert Dean, Mike
Jones, Brad Ball, Bill Lansdall, Ken Creekmore, Nelson Ballard, Brian Evans, Olin Smith, Richard Coombes.
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MU ALPHA THETA: Row 1: Mr. Ralph Hughes, sponsor, Larry Scott, Linda Hopkins, Cindi
Neal, Betsy Hall, Mary Reed, Letha Brewer, Francis Allen. Row 2: Sean O'Brian, Kenneth
Yakley, Charles Peer, Kenny Thompson, Mike Thompson, Penny Atkinson, Debbie Warren,
Karen Montgomery. Row 3: David Barnard, William Boen, Ricky Hall, Ken Creekmorc, Gary
Moon, Richard Daily.
CHARLES PEER TAKES the spotlight as he
does an imitation of lVlr, Fought.
IVIu Alpha Theta Honors lVIath Scholars
DAVID VANDERGRIFF, PORTRAYING Mr. Venable in a lVlu Alpha Theta program, aims
piercing glances toward Kerry Hubbs as I-lubbs makes his getaway.
Outstanding students are recog-
nized for their achievement in the field
of math by membership in Mu Alpha
This organization is a branch of the
National High School and Junior Col-
lege Mathematics Club and has been
established in our school system for a
number of years. A very enthusiastic
sponsor is lVlr. Ralph Hughes.
Any student having taken Algebra
H and holding a B average in all subjects
for their Junior or Senior year is eligible
for membership, providing a B average
has been maintained throughout all of
their high school math courses.
Besides promoting interest and
understanding in math for all students,
Mu Alpha Theta sponsors the Teachers'
Honor Assembly which is acknowledged
as one of our schoolis most entertaining
assem.bly programs. This assembly is
also a money making project that has
proven a huge success financially.
Another money-making project of
the chapter is a television raffle. This
also has proven to be a financial success.
RESULTS CAN BE rewarding as Glinda Woodard, editor ofthe POINTER TRAIL looks over
various articles with page editors Emma jones fleftj and Phyllis Ragge frightj,
MARCIA WOODS, POINTER editor, and
Melissa Cobb make final check on yearbook
pages before sending them to the publishing
Journalists Publish Directory, Magazine
WORKING ALMOST WITHOUT end to meet deadlines and to gather news accurately, sports
editors Steve lVlcCleary and Darrell Shook report all Pointer activity during the year.
Striving to inform the community
as well as the students of school events,
the staff produced a newspaper, year-
book, student directory, and literary
Since its first edition in 1919, the
POINTER TRAIL has been constantly
changing. With 1969-70 as no excep-
tion, the school-oriented paper benefits
its readers in many ways. Editorials and
features concern students and school
activities, not celebrities and politicians.
A prime example of this was the series
conducted on dropouts last winter.
With last year marking the
POINTER,S golden anniversary, the
1970 staff began a new decade by
selecting a contemporary theme, mod-
ern layout and a new staff. Because of
the influence the motion picture in-
dustry has in America, especially on
teenagers, it was a Nnaturaln as a theme.
A banquet, held in February, was
climaxed with a tour of the KFSA-TV
station and the Southwest American
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AS DEBBIE LOVEGROVE, business mana-
ger, reaches for an advertising booklet, Debbie
Polk assists from a ground-floor level.
KABOVEJ STAFF Pl-IOTOGRAPHER,
Richard Daily, shows Debbie Rogers and
Norma Trentham an effective yearbook lay-
out. fAt leflj Brenda Cluck works on the
endless typing of copy as Linda Hopkins and
Joyce Foley offer assistance.
BOTANY, AMONG OTHER interesting sub-
jects, is studied by the newly formed Science
Club. Mr. Venable, advisor, shows president
Jack Servold several leaf specimens.
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SCIENCE CLUB: ROW 1: Mr. Bill Venablc, sponsorg Melissa Cobb, Susan Holmes, Debbie Evans,
Brenda Walters. Ruth Gregory, Kristine Basinger, Francis Allen. ROW 2: Charles Peer, Kenneth
Yakley, .lack Scrvold, Mike Thompson, Olin Smith. ROW 3: David Barnard, Larry Bray, Robert
Dean, Richard Daily, Bobby Corbcll.
Science Enthusiasts Organize New Club
1 This the first year to have a Science
i Club hcrc.
' Under the able sponsorship of Mr.
Bill Venable, there is a promising future
for this young organization.
The Science Club is open to anyone
interested in science and its main pur-
pose is the promotion of interest in all
This year the club traveled to the
SEFOR Atomic Project located near
Fayetteville, Arkansas, as their main
activity for the club. ln order to raise
money for this trip a work day was held
in which all science club members do-
nated their serviccs to thc citizens of the
town who needed work done and would
make a financial contribution to the
A Ham and Turkey Raffle was
conducted before the Christmas Holi-
' "" days as another money-making project.
ROBERT DEAN AND Brenda Walters use the library for Science Club research and study.
Students of all denominations are
welcome in the Partners in Christ organ-
ization. As a fairly new club at VBHS, it
has made a success of its third year. Mr.
Homer Cowart, sponsor, works with the
members in promoting a more prom-
ising Christian life for all students.
The club's purpose, to promote
Christian character and leadership, was
displayed in a visit to Boy's Ranch at
Christmas. Also, the week before Christ-
mas, a Npost officeii within the school
was used as a money-raising project.
A collection for UNICEF was a
joint effort of the club and the First
United Methodist Church.
NReach Outw, a crusade conducted
in the spring, was the result of Partners
in Christ from Van Buren and Fort
Smithis Northside and Southside. To-
gether a mammoth crusade was pre-
Members attended regular meetings
before school once a week in which
they discussed their business and had a
devotional. Ministers in the area pro-
vided their services in giving the devo-
tionals throughout the school year.
Christ Club in Third Year
PARTNERS IN CHRIST members Patricia Hyatt and Phyllis Primm put up posters eoneerning
Reach Outf' Reach Out is an evangelistic program designed for young people.
Sponsor Reach Out
?l!31ltTgEllfS IN ISHRISXE: Row 1: Sharon Breeden, Sharon Suggs, Patricia Hyatt, Mary Bently, Ruth Gregory, Debra Yancey Phyllis Primm ROW 2'
a ar ner, aren t ontgomery, Alice Coble, Barbara June , M ' F t ' , D K' k t ' k R' E ' 7 - ' ' 'i
Swearingen, Charles Watson, Gary Moon, Ricky jack. S argle on me onna lr pa nc 5 na nghshi ROW 3' Pam Gnmsr Debbie
Future Teachers Host Faculty, Aid Poor
Students interested in pursuing
careers in the field of education are
given encouragement in the Future Tea-
chers of America Club. Sponsors-Mr.
,lohn Rotert and Nlr. Gordon Yearty-
have led various activities ol' the organ-
ization and in themselves set an example
for teaching professions.
:gWhitc Christmasii was a project
involving the entire student body. All
were asked to bring any clothing, toys,
and food to be distributed among needy
families as an act ol' Christmas giving.
Four officers and one other mem-
ber of the club attended the State
Convention of the Arkansas Education
Association in Little Rock.
Valuable experience was obtained
by some ol the members when they
took positions as teachers lor one day in
local elementary schools. During this
same week, particular eonsideration was
given to thc faculty on mleacher Appre-
ciation Dayw by a formal coffee.
PLANNING TEACHER APPRECIATION day activities is almost a lull-year job for Future
Teachers president Renee McKnight, right, She compares notes with Linda Hopkins, center, and
FTA: ROW 1: Carlene Hayes, Dianne Faucher, Renee Nlelinight, Alice Stevenson, Linda Hopkins, Susie Scrvold, Mr. John Rotert, sponsor. ROW 2:
Allen Mcllvajn, Norma Trentham, Mary Reed, Cindy Neal, Yolanda Falden, Lce Batchelor, Margaret Pugh, Paula Smith, Patty Daily. ROW 3: Susan
Holmes, Teresa Reed, Shirley Gregory, Beverly Brown, Shirl johnson, ,loyce Foley, Julia Gardner, Judy Mclladden, Kathy Newton, Nancy Rankin.
ROW 4: Elaine Watkins, Richard Thomas, Fred Wells, Nlike Jones, Marcia Woods, Ricky Hall. Debra Yancey, Nlarcia Hogan, Connie Walker.
OFFICE WORKERS: fLeft to Right, Dessie Yeakley, Allen Nlcllvain, Barbara jones, Debbie Estelle, Ricky Hall, Alice Coble, Paula Brown, Susan
Adams, Cynthia Symonds.
Help of Dffice Girls, Librarians Essential
LIBRARY WORKERS: fLeft to Rightj Adelle Barr, Mary Bentley, Debbie Evans, Donna House, A VERY UNCHARACTERISTIC Scene of the
Marilyn Wall, Debbie Rogershleanne Neal, Wanda Huff, Charlotte Cheek. VBHS library is a jungle of books and not a
reader in sight.
Year of Regrouping
Enthusiasm Earns Dogs 2-8-1 Record
The 1969 Van Buren Pointers
The Van Buren Pointers survived the ups and downs
of a young football team, compiling a 2-8-1 record in
1969. A relatively large squad of 51 players coached by
lVlr. Rex Yerby went through a rough schedule of
opponents showing hard work and plenty hustle.
In the season opener on September 5', the Pointers
battled their traditional twin city rival, Fort Smith
Northside. The Northside Grizzlies, an AAAA team favored
to again capture the state championship, did not have an
easy time defeating the Dogs, 30-0. Mistakes by the
Pointers in the first half, including a fumble and two
blocked punts, were capitalized by Northside scores. The
Grizzlies' brilliant running back, Billy Joe Releford,
scrambled for three touchdowns in the opening half of
In the second half, however, the Dogs' defense got
tough in recovering two fumbles and intercepting two
passes from the Bears.
1969 Van Buren Pointers,
Sept. 5 FS Northside 0 30
12 FS Southside 0 29
19 Harrison 0 29
26 Subiaco 0 21
Oct. 3 M Home 6 6
10 Fayetteville 6 21
17 Rogers 0 40
24 Siloam Springs 12 6
31 Hunstville 14 15
Ngv, 7 FS St. Anneis 16 14
14 Bentonville 16 40
The powerful Grizzly scoring machine was shut out in
the third quarter. On offense, there were good runs made
for the Pointers by fullback Larry Winn and halfbacks
lVIike Parks and Brad Thomas.
The Pointers suffered from an inability to move the
ball in losing to AAA Fort Smith Southside, 29-0, on
September 12. The Southside Rebels got off to an early
14--0 lead on two touchdown runs by their halfback, Glen
Brown. After this, the Dogs just could not catch up.
On September 19, the Pointers traveled to Harrison
to play the AA Goblins in what was the first inter-
conference game for Van Buren. Again, trouble with
moving the ball cost the Pointers their first victory as they
lost to the Goblins, 29-0.
SOPHOMORI1 HALFBACK BRAD Thomas eludes a Grizzly tackle to pick up some valuable
yardage against FS Northside.
SOPHOMORE MIKE NORWOOD picks up big
yardage before going out of bounds on punt return
against Harrison Gohlins.
The Subiaco Trojans, a perennial AA power, came to
Blakemore Field on September 26. Though the Pointers
lost, 21-O, it was a fine defensive effort by the Dogs. Early
in the game, when the Trojans led lil--O, the Pointers
moved deep into Trojan tcrritoryg a touchdown drive was
stopped when a Pointer sure scoring pass near the end
On October 3. the Pointers went to Xlountain Home
to take on the .MN ljomhers. The Dogs spoiled a
Homecoming victory for the Bombers. by tying them 6-6.
1 . T if
its Tumi T I'
WITH THE POINTERS huddled on the sidelines prior to the kickoff, Coach
Rex Yerby gives last minute instructions to the team.
JUNIOR SPLIT END, Sandy Ragge, opens his arms to catch a
crucial pass from quarterback Steve Tanner.
The Pointers' score came when the ball was-iarred loose
from the arms of the Bomber quarterbackicaused by a
stunning tackle by Pointer Jimmy House, then Larry
Norwood picked up the fumble and returned it 40 yards
for El touchdown. The PAT was no good.
The first victory of the year for the Dogs was ruined
when a touchdown was nullified by a penaltv. Never-
theless, the tie hy the Pointers was considered an upset.
SENIOR JACK SELBY f85j, Pointer defensive end, assists in tackling Subiaeo's
October 10 was homecoming for the AAA
Fayetteville Bulldogs and the Pointers were in
town to play them. Though the Pointers lost,
21-6, it was far from easy for the keyed up
Bulldogs. The Pointers scored on a pass from
Steve Tanner to Gary Reese. The PAT was no
good. The touchdown was set up by a 70 yard
run by halfback Brad Thomas. ln the second
half, the Pointers' defense contained the running
attack of the Bulldogs, and Fayetteville was held
On October 17, the Pointers were crushed
by the AA Rogers Mountaineers, 40-0, at Blake-
more Field. Mistakes and misfires galore killed
the Pointers on offense and defense. It was a
night when everything went haywire for Van
But, things were much brighter on October
24, when the Pointers took their first AA
conference win of the year by beating the Siloam
Springs Panthers, 12-6.
SQUAD: fTop Row, left to rightj David Neal, Rion Stephenson, Robin Brasuell, Damon Bowdoin, Mike Parks, Stewart Sargent, David Vandergriff,
Steve Tanner, Larry Winn, Brad Thomas, Terry Scott. fSecond Rowj Coach W. E. Hawthorne, Coach Rex Yerby, Gary Reese, John Sagely, Al
Selman, Darrell Shook, jimmy House, Bob Martin, Tom Martin, Arthur Perkins, Dale Commer, Coach Clair Bates, Coach Dickie James. fThird Rowj
Ralph Ball, Roger Manuel, Randy McDaniels, Billy Lansdell, Stan Runions, john Riggs, jimmy McKinney, Mike Norwood, Frank Bowdoin, Bob
Brcoks, Ricky Meretchka, Tim Considine, john Buster, Steve Perkins, David Williams. fFront Rowj ,lack Servold, Ken Jordan, David Davis, Eddie
Richmond, Wendall Brodie, Sandy Ragge, Robert Dean, Lynn Healy, Charlie Mann, Chuck Runions, Kerry Huhbs, Larry Norwood, Jerry Brammer,
Birddogs Find Early Foes Tough
CHUCK RUNIONS, SENIOR center for the Dogs, has a moment of rest
on the bench during a hard hitting game.
COACHES REX YERBY, W. E. Hawthorne, Dickie James and the
Pointers are shown at a moody moment on the sidelines after losing to
the Harrison Goblins.
COACHES: fLeft to Right, Mr. Clair Bates, assistant football and basketball coach, Mr. Rex Yerhy, head football coach, Mr. Dickie James, assistant
football and head basketball coach, Mr. W. E. Hawthorne, assistant football and basketball coach.
Touchdowns were scored for the
Pointers by halfback Mike Parks and
quarterback Lynn Healy. After a 6-6 tie
at the half, the Pointers took command
of the game' showing ball control and
plenty of hard hitting. The Pointers'
defense intercepted a total of four
passes from the Panthers. Defensive
standout was halfback Wendall Brodie.
who accounted- for three of the four
interceptions. The Pointers remained
the biggest uhomecoming-spoileria in the
On Halloween night, October 31, it
was the hcartbreaker of the year as the
Pointers were edged by AA Huntsville,
15-I4-. Huntsville's Eagles were ahead
7-0 at halftime, but the Pointers came
back in the second half strongly. The
Eagles were held scoreless throughout
the third quarter of play: the Dogs had
scored on a seven yard touchdown run
by fullback Larry Winn and another six
points was added on a one yard plunge
by halfbaek Tom Martin. Martinis score
was followed by a two point conversion
which came on a pass from Steve
Tanner to Gary Reese.
Leading 14-7 with less than a min-
ute lcft in the game, the Eagles, Lyn
Jackson recovered a Pointer fumble and
returned it 70 yards for a touchdown. A
moment later, Jackson ran three yards
for a two point conversion and a l5-14
victory for the Eagles.
On Novernlner 7. the Pointers came
back taking a I0-l-l win over the A Fort
Smith Sl. Anne's Buffaloes. Defensive
end Larry Norwood scored one touch-
MANAGERS: fLcft to Rightj ,lack Servold, Ralph Ball. Steve Perkins. David Williams.
Dogs Claim Victory in Later Games
down by returning a recovered fumble
two yards for the score. David Vander-
griff's PAT was good. Later, another
touchdown was scored on a pass from
Steve Tanner to Gary Reese. Vander-
griff's second PAT was good.
The game's decisive score came in
the final period as Larry Norwood
dropped the Buffs' quarterback in the
end zone for a two point safety. The
final was Van Buren 16, St. Anne's 14.
The Pointers lost their Home-
coming game and season finale to the
AA Bentonville Tigers on November 14,
40-16. The Pointers scored on a one
yard plunge by hallbaek Mike Parks,
' which was followed by a two point
conversion resulting from a Steve Tan-
ner to Gary Reese pass. In the final
period, the Dogs again scored on a three
yard run by halfback Brad Thomas pass.
The "B" Pointers had a 1-3 record
' for the year. They lost to Fort Smith
Southside, 21-0, Booneville, 28-15, and
' l Sallisaw, 17-14. Their lone xdctory was
POINTER HALFBACK LARRY Winn, Senior, fakes advantage of some fine blocking in bolting an 3-6 Win Over F011 Smith S0l1thSide in
up the middle for some yardage against the Huntsville Eagles. a rematch from an earlier game.
BRAD THOMAS, POINTER halfback, scrambling for yardage around the
right end of the Panther lineg this game was the first win of the year for
BUDDY WALTERS 1821, IAA All District senior tackle,
rushes in to assist an unidentified Pointer defensive player on
the tackle of FS Southside Rebel running back, Glen Brown.
r THE ELATION OF victory sparkles on the faces of Pointers' center Nelson Ballard and defensive halfback Arthur Perkins after the Birddogs, 16-14
Win over Fort Smith St. Anneis on November 7. This is a trademark of the Pointers' enthusiasm they have shown all year.
ON THE OTHER side, the coaches, W. E. Hawthorne fwith back turnedj, Rex Yerby, and Dickie James, talk over main points and key plays of the
game following Van Buren's win over the Buffaloes.
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SMILING RADIANTLY, QUEEN Vicki Hall is surrounded by the members of the Homecoming court. They include Pat Selby, sophomoreg Debbie
Rogers, juniorg Betsy Hall, seniorg Vicki Hall, queeng Norma Trentham, maid of honorg Brenda Glass, scniorg Vicki Means, juniorg and Lynn
Vicki Hall Reigns As Homecoming Queen
Brown-haired, brown-eyed Vicki
Hall reigned as queen over colorful
Homecoming activities November 14.
Vicki's court consisted of seven beauties
from the three classes.
Norma Trentliam was selected as
maid of honor while Brenda Glass and
Betsy Hall served as the two senior
Debbie Rogers and Vicki Means
served as junior maids and Pat Selby and
Lynn Broaddrick served as sophomore
Royalty was selected by the foot-
ball team. The girls were escorted by
their fathers in ceremonies held before
the Bentonville game.
Above: AWAITING THEIR PRESENTATION to the student body, the girls display a variety of
Below: AN EXCITENIENT FILLED day, to be climaxed by the eoronatjon of the evening, finds these members of the Homecoming court intent on
the activities of the pep rally.
SENIOR IVIAID Brenda Glass and father.
JUNIOR MAID Debbie Rogers and father.
SOPHOMORE MAID Lynn Broaddriek and
SENIOR IVIAID OF HONOR Norma
Trentham and father.
SENIOR QUEEN VICKIE HALL and father.
QUEEN'S ATTENDANTS Julianne Marie
Lee, and Keith Allen Barenhurg.
SENIOR IVIAID Betsy Hall and father.
JUNIOR MAID Vicki Means and father.
SOPHOMORE IVIAID Pat Selby and father.
'70 Cagemen Chalk Up Bright Season
NA Year for the Youtbi' or so
the saying goes, as the l969-70 Van
Buren basketball Pointers had both
the ups and downs ofa young team
with much sophomore tllld junior
talent contributing to the effort.
Not to be left out, however, was
the fine group of seniors, whose
experience helped bring about
many victories. The team's enthu-
siasm was never higher, and the
opponents were never tougher.
All the victories were hard
fought, and many of the losses were
never easy to lose, as the Dogs put
forth their best efforts even in
defeat. blany a time this season, the
Pointers lost games that were not
certain scorewise until the final
buzzer. As experience will grow
with time. lhe Pointers of lo-
morrow will be ready to match any
teain that they take on in years to
Coach Dickie James did a fine
job with the Birddogs this year, as
he has done every year as head
coach. For Coach Clair Bates, it was
another winning season for his 'ily'
team, with their victories being
shadows of things to come for
future Pointer teams.
The season opened on Decem-
ber 2, and the Dogs found the
seasonis greeting not a pleasant one
as they lost a close one, the Pan-
thers at Siloam Springs, 46-44. The
Panthers rolled up points with the
excellent shooting of 6, 4,7 Steve
Hopkins, who gathered 26 points
for his evening's efforts. The
Pointers were doing a good job of
containing llopkins early in the
game, with a 21-17 halftime lead
over the Panthers. But llopkins and
the Panthers got rolling in the third
and fourth periods, amassing 29
points in all and grabbing a two
point victory. The top scorer for
P0iHi9f Bill lVl0ff0H, SffHi0r, attempts 21 Senior Dennie Dillard leaps upward in an
jump shot against Fort Smith St. Annels. effort to score two points against the St.
This WHS 0110 Of U10 many SCOICS the Anne's Buffaloes in a court battle at the
Pointers 'isunkli this season. Van Buren gym.
the Pointers was Steve Tanner with
The UBB team opened the sea-
son on the brighter side, taking a
48-44 win over Siloam Springs.
Robert Dean led all scorers with 13
On December fl, the Pointers
lield their first home game, but lost
to the Subiaco Troians, 50-44.
Though the Trojans stayed in front
all the way, the score was con-
sistently elose. A pair of Pointer
penalties coupled with some free
throws gave Subiaco the winning
margin. The Trojansi Jack Schulte
led all scorers with 23 points.
COACH DICKIE JAMES, head basketball eoaeh,
directed his team in hard-fought encounters with
District I-AA conference learns as well as other
BUDDY WALTERS, senior post man for the JUNIOR FRANKIE TITSWORTH drives past a
Pointers, jumps and fires for two points against Rebel to register a scoring shot against South-
Fort Smith Southside. Standing by to assist is side. The Rebs Won the game, though, 69-49.
sophomore Brad Thomas.
Sophomore Brad Thomas, being closed in by a Buff, executes a lay-up shot against St. Annc's, a lA
rival of the Dogs.
The HB" team found things no
easier as they dropped a 38-34
decision to the Trojans. lt just
wasnit the Pointersi night all the
But victory finally smiled on
the Birddogs. as they took their
first conference victory of the year
as they outelassed the Rogers
Mountaineers, 69-119. After taking a
36-22 halftime advantage, the Dogs
never let up as they took a com-
manding, 20 point margin victory
over Rogers. The top scorers were
all players on the Pointer squad.
The leaders were David Sum-
mcrhill with l6 points, Buddy
Walters with lil, and Richard
Coombcs with l2.
The "BN teamers also took a
20 point margin in victory as they
put it to Rogers, 45-25.
The next week, the Pointers
lost a seesaw game to Charlestonfs
Tigers, 53-51. ln the second half,
the game was never any further
apart than two points.
ln defeat, the Pointers, ace
post man, Buddy Walters, scored 23
points. Considering the efforts of
the entire team, this was a really
MR. JERRY DUNCAN is busy at hisjob
as official timer at all Pointer home
games. A basket by either team at the
very moment the buzzer sounds can
make all the difference in a game. 85
tough one to lose.
The "RH team also had a close
game, but came out 28-26 victors.
ln what was a defensive game for
the most part, Brad Thomas led all
scorers with nine points.
ln a game hetween two eounly
rivals, the Pointers defeated the
Alma Airedales, 5l-49, on Decem-
ber 16. lt was a close game all the
way, hut the Pointers, superior
court power won out over the
The HRW game followed in per-
feet stride with the NA" game, as
the Dogs pulled out a close one,
3l-29. This was the Ulf' teamas
fourth victory, and the WY, teamis
FRANKIE TITSWORTH STRAINS to get the ball over the head of a Southside
Reb for two points against the state's fourth ranked team.
SENIOR BUDDY WALTERS attempts ajump FRANKIE TITSWORTII, JUNIOR, with the
shot in a game against the Siloam Springs basket nearly in his reach, prepares to drop the
Panthers. ball through the hoop for a goal against the
Van Buren Basketball
Dee. .Z Siloam Springs 46
4 Subiaco 50
9 Rogers 49
1l Charleston 53
I6 Alma 49
I9 FS Southside 69
22 FS St. Anne's 39
jan. 6 Charleston 50
I 3 Russellville 55
16 FS Southside 73
19 FS St. Anneis 4l
23 Alma 45
26 Rogers 42
27 Alma 65
Feb. 3 lluntsville 62
6 Mountain Home 47
I0 Subiaco 48
I3 Harrison 64
Dee. 2 Siloam Springs 44
4 Subiaco 38
O Rogers 25
I I Charleston 26
16 Alma 29
19 FS Southside 31
22 FS St. Anne's 26
Jan. 6 Charleston 33
13 Russellville 42
16 FS Southside 41
19 FS St. Annes 26
23 Alma 21
26 Rogers 15
Feb. .3 I lu ntsville 34
6 Mountain Home 39
I0 Subiaco 43
13 Harrison 28
ln what was the first decisive
loss for the Birddogs, the Fort
Smith Southside Rebels outplayed
the Pointers in a 69-49 romp. The
AAA Rebs, ranked fourth in the
state at the time, displayed their
strong style of basketball as their
center, 67 4,3 Jim Hamilton, scored
25 points in a convincing victory
for the Rebs. This was one of the
Pointers roughest games.
However, the MBT Pointers
pulled the upset of the night as
they beat the Johnny Rebs, 3331.
Close though the game was, it was a
well earned victory for the Pointers.
On December 22, with the
yuletide spirit in the air, the
Pointers celebrated Christmas three
days ezuly as they defeated the Fort
Smith St. Anneis Buffaloes, 43-39.
After trailing 24-21 at the half, the
Dogs came back strong in the third
period, turning on the defense, halt-
ing the Buffs' high scoring Ed
Valley and jim liorengasser from
finding the basket. Then, in the
fourth period, the Birddogs pulled
it out with the shooting of David
Summerhill and Buddy Walters.
Surnmerhill led the Dogs in scoring
with 17 points, followed by
The Dogs' 6'B', squad also re-
BRAD THOMAS FINDS that he must nearly hurdle over his opponent to set up a
jump shot against Southside.
BUDDY WALTERS, THE Pointers' top scorer, tries a jump shot over the head of
a Subiaco guard.
DAVID SUMMERHILL IGNORES the shroud of
Trojans to shoot for two points against Subiaco Van
Buren lost, however, 50-44.
eeived a Christmas gift by defeating
the Jr. Buffs earlier in the evening.
But it was far from a happy
new year as penalties riddled the
Pointers on January 6 as they lost
to the Charleston Tigers, 50-44.
With the game tied at 44-44, with
1:20 left in the game, following a
two point tying score by Bill
Morton, two key penalties resulted
in free throws for the Tigers which
wrapped it up for Charleston. The
Dogs' leading scorer, Steve Tanner,
had 13 points.
Basketball Squad: Manager, Ralph Ball. fFront Rowj Brad Thomas, David Summerhill, Bill Morton, Richard Coombes, David Vandergriff, Danny
Bates. fSecond Rowj Robert Dean, Buddy Walters, Nelson Ballard, Frankie Titsworth, Steve Tanner, Dennie Dillard. fThird Rowj jimmy Gunn,
Jimmy Reed, Brad Ball, Kenny Thompson, Ken jordan, Mike Norwood. fBack Rowj Coach Dickie James, Gary Ramsey, Eddie Richmond, Steve
Medlock, Coach Clair Bates.
ROBERT DEAN LEAPS above two Southside players to sink a jump shot
during the Pointers' rematch with the AAA power.
COACH CLAIR BATES, "Bn team head coach, has a last minute
conference with his players on the bench before the start of a big
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POINTER, FRANKIE TITSWORTH BUDDY WALTERS OUT JUMPS all, as he strains to get the ball over the outstretched hand of a
leaps upward to get one in for Van Goblin.
SENIOR DANNY BATES tries two-hand set shot as the Pointers go through
EYING THE GOAL, Steve Tanner prepares to pass the bail to a teammate as he is
cornered by a Subiaco Trojan opponent. Photographers used a special technique
to get a special shot.
BRAD THOMAS, SOPHOIVIORE B-teamer seems to be all
up in the air as he attempts a jump shot against a Rogers
RICHARD COOMBES WORKS on hisjump-shot accuracy in
readiness for an upcoming game.
Queen Sissie Freeman Guides Royalty
King Ralph Ball crowns Queen Sissie Freeman between the games at Harrison, February 13.
Senior Sissie Freeman reigned as
queen over this yearis Valentine court
with Ralph Ball as King. Ralph crowned
Sissie during Valentine festivities be-
tween the games with Harrison, Febru-
ary 13, and during a pep assembly
earlier in the day.
Senior Cary Bowen escorted Maid
of Honor Lynn Preston. Junior maids
Martha Cathey and Mary Sue Reed were
escorted by Olin Smith and Mike
Sophomores were Margie Fontaine
escorted by David Deal and Barbara
Wilson escorted by Mike Parks.
The Student Council-sponsored
dance after the game featured the
Hliock lslandii band.
This year's members of the Valen-
tine eourt were chosen on the basis of
service to the school.
Queen Sissie Freeman and King Ralph Ball
pose for the photographer during their rounds
through the gym.
Through Colorful Valentine Celebrations
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1969-70 VALENTINE ROYALTY: fSeated, left to rightj Margie Fontaine, Martha Cathey, Lynn Preston, Sissie Freemen, Mary Sue Reed.
fStanding, left to rightj Mike Parks, Olin Smith, Gary Bowen, Ralph Ball, Mike Thompson, David Neal.
VB students dance to the sound of the "Rock lslandl' at the Valentine dance after the game.
Students prepare for the Valentine dance with
FIRST ROW LEFT T0 RIGHT. David Davis, Ralph Ball, Vlike jones, Sandy Ragge, Ken Jorden, Lynn Healy. 2nd row Randy !VleDaniels, Brad Ball,
Mike Norwood, Brad Thomas, john Sagcly, Bill lrandsdell, Jack Servold, Frank Bowdoin. 3rd row David Vandergriff, Damon Bowdoin, Mike Parks,
David Cathy, Bob Martin, Coach W. E. Hawthorne.
Season Successful Under New Coach
Since the time of ancient Greece,
one of man's oldest sports or forms of
athletic competition has been track and
field competition. At Van Buren, the
track and field program, coached by Mr.
W. E. Hawthorne, has been very success-
ful. Over the years it has had many fine,
athletic achievements by its teams.
Besides winning numerous trophies
from track meets and various relays,
there have been achievements by Van
Buren athletes in shot put and discus
The success of a track team lies not
only in fast runners, but physical con-
ditioning is of vital importance as to the
success of a team. Coach Hawthorne
directs a rigid conditioning program as
daily, the runners practice 40, 50, or
100 yard dashes to keep in top shape.
At a track meet, physical condition can
make the difference between victory
and last place.
HEAD TRACK COACH W. E. Hawthorne explains the finer points of passing the baton to the
sprint relay team.
THESE EIGHT THINCLAD ENTHUSIASTS HEADED up this year's sprinting and relays for the 1970 track team at Van Buren.
MIKE JONES SHOWS his special form in
throwing the shot-put.
SINCE ANCIENT GREECE, the discus has
been thrown by many competitors, including
In sweatclothes, a Van Buren athlete, John
Sagely, strains to fire the shot put a record
Golf is considered by many as an
unheralded sport on the high school
level, but it has proven to be quite
successful at Van Buren High School.
Van Burenis golf team has won the
District IAA golf title the last three
years in a row. The team, coached by
lVlr. Clair Bates, has been successful in
victories in rlistrict tournaments the last
JUNIOR DAVID VANDERGRIFF prepares
to shoot a leisure game of golf.
s Directs Winning Golfers
ARTHUR PERKINS AND Pat Kennedy take it easy after shooting nine holes of golf.
KEEPING HIS EYES on the hall, Pat PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT, and prac
KC1'medY tees off. ticing his golf swing is Senior Arthur Perkins
JUNIOR BRENDA WALTERS docs sit-ups diu-ing one of Miss 'Bottoms' P. E. classes. This is one
of the many calisthenics that students do in the physical education program.
SHOOTING BASKETS IS one way to improve physical condition as senior Nelson Ballard shows
in a nstrob shot." He demonstrates the step-by-step approach to the basket.
Boys, Girls P. E.
Physical Education is an important
part of daily schedule for hundreds of
Van Buren students.
Boys physical education is taught
by Coach Dick james and girls physical
education by Miss Laqucta Jo Bottoms.
The activities of these classes con-
sist of basketball, touch football, volley-
ball, and calistlienics. Van Buren High is
fortunate to have some of the latest
facilities and one of the best physical
education programs in the area.
P. E. is one of the few required
courses in this school. It is required
because it is to help build the body and
it also helps pupils learn to get along
and cooperate with each other under
game type conditions.
EDDIE LINCKS IMPROVES his coordination
and balance while building some muscle at the
same time as he climbs the rope during P. E.
Learning to compete fairly and obtain-
ing an understanding of religious teachings
are two of the ideas stressed by the Fellow-
"" ship of Christian Athletes.
FCA met each Thursday during the
football season. At these meetings, the mem-
bers discussed scriptures of the Bible and
analyzed what the scriptures meant.
Fayetteville was the scene of an FCA
A 'H' ,V , convention held last summer for interested
a s I Eight boys from Van Buren attended
ii-" CJ this slate-wide gathering. They included
Steve Tanner, Billy Seabolt, Robert Dean,
X David Surnmerhill, Chuck Runions, Tom
Martin, Bob Martin, and Larry Winn.
Serving as officers were Jerry Brammer,
president, Chuek Runions, viee president,
and Bill Morton, secretary-treasurer. David
FCA MEMBERS BILL Morton, David Davis, Coach Yerhy, sponsor, Chuck Runions, and Jerry . . .
Bmmmel. discuss plans for the next meeting. Davis also served as an officer 1n the group.
FCA: FRONT ROW: David Vandergriff, David Sumrnerhill, Bob Martin, Danny Bates, Charles Mann, Randy McDaniel, David MeVay, Mike
Norwood, Rion Stcphenson,David Neal, Wally Hays, Mike Parks, Johnny SHgCly,S Second row: Arthur Perkins, Richard Coombes, J ack Selby, Tom
Martin, Billy Seabolt. Dale Coomer, jimmy House, Brad Ball, Stanley Runions, Bob Brooks, Billy Bob Lansdell, Ricky Merechka, Terry Scott, Steve
Perkins, ,lack Servold, Al Selman,g Third row: Bill Morton, Jerry Brammer,Chuck Runions, Kerry Hubhs, Robert Dean, Dennie Dillard, La.rry
Norwood, Frankie Titsworth, Jimmy McKinney, Larry Bray, Sandy Ragge, Nelson Ballard, Buddy Walters, Ralph Ball, Wendall Brodie.
Moments of anxiety and hopeful expectation
were common to all football fans, especially
cheerleaders, during the 1969 season.
Eight Cheerleaders Yell Teams
To Successful Sports Seasons
School spirit is shown in many
ways-yelling with added zeal at pep
rallies, football games and basketball
games, painting spirit signs until mid-
night, or preparing skits for the pep
rallies. These are Ways in which all
students can support the Pointers.
Going one step further, the cheer-
leaders give up Friday nights in the fall
to attend football games, prepare skits
and yells for pep rallies and spend
several afternoons practicing and learn-
ing ncw cheers. Early in the year, they
sold uspiritw food to raise money.
Many of the new cheers introduced
this year were learned last summer at
the cheerleading clinic held on the
University of Arkansas campus at
Miss Laqueta Jo Bottoms sponsors
the girls and accompanies them on all
TWO OF THE most effervescent cheerleaders
for the year are Debbie Polk and Cindy Neal.
CHEERLEADERS: NORMA TRENTHAM, Brenda Glass, Vicki Means, Debbie Rogers, Debbie Polk, Cindy Neal, Debbie Smith, Debbie Bell.
PEP SQUAD: fRow lj Linda Morrison, Sissie Freeman, Debbie Lovegrove, Patricia Brcedcn, Jackie Cameron, Pam Kenney, Pam Sargent, Debbie
Johnson, Lynn Kennedy. ftiow 21 Janice Ray, Vicki Coleman, Nancy Jack. Lynn Broaddriek, Barbara Wilson, Sarah Holmes, Delores Bowen, Debbie
Spears, Lynn Preston. f Row 35 Julia Gardner, Renee McKnight, Dessie Yeakley, Kaye Williams, Donna House, Debbie Evans, Linda Hopkins, Debbie
James, Sandra Parks. fRow 45 Cathey Cameron, Joyce Vinsant. Jean Neal, Joan Minor, Martha Calhcy, Rhonda Stevens, Debbie Redding, Glinda
Woodard, Lysbeth Manuel. fTop Rowj Debbie Estelle, Betty Dutton, Cathy Newton, Brenda Walters, Paula Wood, Susan Shibley, lVlarilyn Hays,
Jane Stevenson, Sally Servold, Pat Helms.
' Promote Spiri
The 60 member, 1969-70 Pointer Pep
Club is responsible for promoting a great
deal of school spirit throughout the year.
Club officers were elected at the end of
Sixty Pep Squad Members
the 569 year. Those elected include: Lynn
Preston, president: Janice Ray, Viee-presi-
dentg Joan Minor, secretary, and Debbie
Pointer boosters held various fund-
raising projects. To support the Dogs before
school started, the elub had a rummage sale.
Y Later in the year, members sold Pointer
jackets, and during basketball season, the
Booster Club promoted more spirit by
selling spirit tags.
The Pep Club attended all Hhomea'
, football and basketball games andfwhen
they had transportation-out-of-town games.
The group participated in pep rallies all
l year. 'l'hey contributed much to the rallies
with green and white uniforms, pom pons,
stunts, and yells.
"Neither rain, sleet, nor snowv .... despite the weather, Pointer boosters prove their loyalty
by attending football games and yelling for the Dogs. Although they Won ll only Once' Com-
petition lior the spirit stick was another
100 accomplishment for the club.
PEP RALLIES FIND the Pep Club waving
colorful pom pons.
"V-I-C-T-0-R-Y, THATS THE Pointer battle ery," yells the Pep Club during a lively pep
PEP CLUB MEMBERS are wrapped up in a play determining the outcome of a heated basketball game. All eyes are on the clock at the last minute
ln our story, the students portray the
characters: vibrant, alive, preparing to assume
their roles as citizens and leaders of to-
However, character goes much deeper
because it is also defined as Nthe total sum of
the distinguishing traits of a person," or, in
other Words, how one acts as Well as feels on
important moral issues.
In fact, good character is probably the
most important prerequisite of a Well-rounded
Glen Campbell Judges Pointer Beautie
Nlr. Glen Campbell
Arkansasfborn Glen Campbell
readily agreed to judge the 1970 Pointer
beauties, despite his busy Hollywood
Campbell, a native of Delight,
Arkansas, has been one of the stateis
best representatives during 1969-70.
However, this is not his only
He has created a new style of
music, which was forecast in i'Gentle
On My Nlindf, His albums continue to
be million-sellers, his television show is a
major suceessg and he is expanding his
motion picture career.
Glen Campbell was asked to judge
the lVliss Pointer contest because of his
great popularity in Van Buren and
because we felt that the contestants
would truly feel honored to be judged
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AN EVER-PRESENT smile, one of a beauties
greatest assets, comes natural for Debbie Bell,
Miss Pointer, and Cathy Brasuellmominee.
NOONTUVIE CHATTER is the most favorably remembered 'gclassv for all seniors, especially these four beauties: Alice Stevenson, Cathy Brasuell,
Debbie Bell fMiss Pointerj, and Norma Trentham Q lst runner-upj.
Personality and beauty go together
for Miss Pointer, Debbie Bell, who was
also the recipient of the Personality
Award in this year's regional Junior Miss
Her school activities include two
years of cheerleading, FTA, FHA, Part:
ners ln Christ, Pointer Pack, Clee Club,
and the Student Council. During her
junior year she was chosen by the
football squad and student body to be a
maid in the Homecoming court.
First runner-up, Norma Trentham,
was chosen Homecoming maid her
junior year and maid of honor her
senior year. She has also been a cheer-
leader for two years and is currently
This year Norma was selected
honorary sponsor of the ROTC cadet
Alice Stevenson is well-acquainted
with beauty contests, having been
chosen Miss Sophomore Class and nomi-
nated for Junior Beauty. Alice was also
a homecoming maid her sophomore
year. Alice is kept extremely busy as a
Treblctte, Student Council secretary,
and senior class secretary-treasurer.
Pointer Beauty nominee Cathy
Brasuell is also experienced in beauty
contests. She was chosen Miss Junior
Class in a pageant last year. Cathy was a
sophomore maid for 1967-68 home-
coming. She was a member of both the
FHA and Pointer Pack.
Also nominated as Miss Pointer
were Chris Edmisten, Debbie Smith,
Sissie Freeman, Renee McKnight,
Debbie Johnson, Karen Montgomery,
Yolanda Faldon and Sue Servold.
This yearis contest reverted back to
the method preceding the 1968
contest-that of having a well-known
personality judge the beauties.
Mr. Glen Campbell, famous singer
and actor from Arkansas, selected the
class beauty and first runner-up from
four nominees in each class.
The nominees were selected by the
officers and sponsors who submitted a
list of ten names each.
to Reign As Miss Pointer
Alice Stevenson Cathy Brasuell
Linda Hopkins Wins Miss Junior Class
Miss Junior Class
First Runner-Up RUHHCF-Up
Joan Minor ,lane Swanson
Being chosen class beauty is noth-
ing new to Linda Hopkins who reigned
last year as Miss Sophomore Class.
This yearis Junior Beauty is ex-
tremely active in school events. She is
serving as club editor on both the
newspaper and yearbook staffs, secre-
tary treasurer of the FTA, and is a
member of the Student Council.
Another honor bestowed upon
Linda was being selected ROTC sponsor
for Company A.
First runner-up Joan Minor is an
active member of the Pointer Pack,
holding the office of secretary.
Jane Swanson, another runner-up,
is no newcomer to beauty contests after
being selected Band Sweetheart in her
sophomore year. She is an active band
member playing first chair flute.
Nominee Donna Holman was new
to Van Buren having moved here during
her sophomore year from Ohio. During
January she left to continue her educa-
tion in Arizona.
These four girls were chosen by the
student body from a list including
Cindy Neal, Mary Sue Reed, Martha
Cathey, and Paula Smith.
Marilyn Hays Is Miss Sophomore Class
Xliss Sophomore Class, Marilyn
Hays, enjoys music according to her
activities. She is a two-year member of
Glee Club and was a member of the
Toncttes, a junior high girls, ensemble.
She was also an active supporter of the
Pups during her freshman year as a
member of the drill team.
Much responsibility rests on the
shoulders of sophomore class president
Barbara Wilson. This first runner-up was
a cheerleader last year and is a member
of the Pointer Pack. She also acquired
journalistic experience by working on
the DOGGlE7S DIGGIN7S staff junior
Lynn Broaddrick was also a cheer-
leader her freshman year as well as being
a member of the pep squad. She was
elected this year to be a member of the
Debbie Estelle was not only a mem-
ber of the band last year but performed
during the half-time activities as a
majorette. She, too, was in the pep
squad as well as the DOGGIEYS
Five other girls were nominated for
the title of lVliss Sophomore classg they
are Janie Stevenson, Susan Shibley,
Cathy Staab, Vickie Coleman, and
Miss Sophomore Class
Runner-Up R U
Lynn Broaddriek D hlillifnigt lil
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HALL OF FAME member Sissie Freeman helps to construct the seniors' entry in the
homecoming parade which walked off with first place.
Because they have contributed
more than their share, the faculty an-
nually honors a number of seniors,
equal to four percent of the graduating
class, by selecting them as members of
the Hall of Fame.
Reporter of the senior class, Sissie
Freeman also serves as president of the
Mixed Chorus and member of the Mixed
Ensemble. Sissie, honored in the Valen-
tine Festivities, was a delegate to Girls'
GAINING WISDOM THROUGH experience,
Ken Creekmore learns onstage techniques.
Chosen as the Outstanding Junior
Cadet last year, Ralph Ball now serves
ROTC as Lt. Colonel. He is also presi-
dent of Interact and was a member of
the Valentine Court. Sportswise, Ralph
Ball was football manager for two years.
The time-consuming job of student
body president occupies much of Ken
Creekmore's time as does his position in
the Mixed Ensemble and 'cBabes in
Toyland." Ken was a delegate to Boys,
KEN CREEKMORE ASSUMES his familiar
post as the "voice in the boxf'
State last summer.
LEADERSHIP, AN IMPORTANT quality necessary for Hall of Fame membership, is one of
many traits which Ralph Ball has acquired through ROTC training and guidance.
'70 Hall of Fame Honors 6 Scholars
SHOWING KAREN MONTGOMERY his
ACT handbook, Gary Moon contemplated the
Participation in school events is
shown by Senior Class President Nelson
Ballard's membership on the football
and basketball squads and golf team.
Nelson was honored lasl summer as a
delegate to Boys' Slate. He served two
years ago as vice-president of the 1968
Rewarded for past efforts by being
selected head usher and Girlsi State
delegate, Karen Montgomery is now
vice-president of the National Honor
Society, secretary-treasurer of the
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GRADING PAPERS IS one way in which
Karen Montgomery aids teachers.
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Mixed Chorus, president of FHA and a
Treblette. Karen was given the achieve-
ment award at the local Junior Miss
As president of the National Honor
Society, Gary Moon supervises all of
their activities. In addition, he is a
member of the Mixed Ensemble, the
Mixed Chorus, and portrayed Tom in
iiBabes in Toylandf' He also spent a
week at Camp Robinson in Little Rock
as a delegate to Boys' State.
fABOVEj NELSON BALLARD searches for
information pertaining to the subject of his
research theme. fLeftJ Gary Moon discusses a
confusing math problem with other equally
confused seniors, Gaylon Evans and Renee
Nominees Lead in Class, Club Activitie
AS MR. KESNER works in other sections,
Alice Stevenson completes her homework.
BRENDA GLASS MAKES use of the college
preparatory materials in the library.
VOTING IS ONE OF many responsibilities
confronting Fred Williams.
GRAMMAR POSES PERPLEXING problems
for most seniors, including Gaylon Evans.
in 0' 4. nw.
LIBRARY RESEARCH MATERIALS aid
Debbie Warren in making special reports.
GARY BOEN UTILIZES a few spare
moments to prepare for an upcoming book
Student Body Puts Capital 'S' Cn Service
THE PRESENTATION OF '6Babes in Toyland" was only one sign of service at Van Buren. Yet, what the school means to its student body can be
summed up in a few words. . .
F1'iCHdShiP- - - Service. . . Sacrifice. . .
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SILENT CONGRATULATIONS FROM one senior to another echo through a glistening hall of THE CENTRALIZED ELECTRIC clocks
memories. The senior ring, now a symbol of graduation, will soon become representative of sometimes Seem extra slow, or extra fast,
love-for school, oountry, and fellow man. depending on how the day goes. Yet, for the
senior, graduation is one step closer with each
3 p.m. hell.
Symbols, Styles Solidify Senior
VARIETY IS THE spice of life as coord'nated and uncoordinated fashions are the rule and not the exception. Coeds illustrate the different looks in
casual dress with colorful footwear andB'g01'i. bllt HCCCPUIMC Skirts-
Officers Represent 172 Upperclassmen
THESE SENIOR CLASS officers met the test for 1969-70. They are Nelson Ballard, President, GETTING READY T0 cast her vote, Marlene
Sissie Freeman, Reporterg Alice Stevenson, Secretary, Fred Williams, Vice-president.
Purcell marks her choice as Susie Fontaine,
Lee Batchelor, and Paula Brown watch. There
have been several important school elections
Adams Wally-Basketball 2g FCA . . .
Altes FddieeBand 1,2,3g Mixed Chorus, 33 Mixed
Fnsemble- Belle of the West, 3 . . .
Arnold Dickie-H. . .
Arnold, SteveeBand l,2,3 . . .
Atkinson, Penelope-Honor Society 2,33 Mu Alpha
Theta. . .
Ball, Ralph-Outstanding Jr. Cadetg ROTCQ Lt.
Colonel, 33 Pres. Interact 3g Student Council, 33
FCAQ Football, Basketball, Track Manager. . .
Ballard, Nelson-Soph. Class Vice-Pres.g Student
Council l,2,3g Boy's State, Interactg Honor Society
2,3g FCAQ Football, 3g Basketball 1,2,3g Golf
Team, Senior Class Pres. 3 . . .
Barnes, Connie-Deca 3
Batchelor, Lee-Pointer Pack lg F TA, lntcractg
Office Staffl . . .
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Bates, Danny-Basketball l,2,3g FCA. . .
Beckham, Phyllis-. . .
Bell, Debbie-Homecoming 2, junior Miss Pageant
33 Cheerleader 2,3g FTA 22, FHA 3, Partners In
Christ lg Student Council 2,3g Glec Club 2g Senior
Beauty Candidate. . ,
Bell, Dickie-Deca 2,3 . . .
Bentley, Mary-. . .
Berry, Varian-. . .
Blount, Ronnie-ROTC. . .
Boster, Charles-DECA 2.3. . .
Boster, David-. . .
Bowen, Gary-BaskctballgFCA. . .
Bowen, judys. . .
Brammer, Jerry-Vice-Pres. FCA, 3, Football
Brasuell, Cathy-Miss Jr. Class, Soph. Valentine
Royalty, FHA, 3g Pointer Pack 1. . .
Brasuell, Randy-Football 2g Track. . .
Bryant, Deborah-Transfer from Little Rock. . .
Breeden, Larry-DECA-VICA. . .
Breeden, Sharon-Partners in Christ, 33 Mixed
Chorus,3 . . .
Brown, Paula-Pointer Pack 1,2g FHA 3A Office
Stuff 2,3 . . .
BRENDA CLUCK SHOWS active participation as she hangs her campaign sign for senior class reporter.
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Christian, Lou-. . .
Clotfelter, Jeanne-Glee Club 2, Mixed Chorus 3g
Librarian 3 , . .
Cluck, Brenda-Band 1,2,3g FTA 3g Band Officer
2,3g POINTER TRAIL 3: POINTER 3g Pointer
Pack lg Class Officer 2. . .
Coppinger, Ricky-. . .
Corbell, Bobby-Band 1,2,3g Science Club . . .
Cox, Gary-. . .
Cox, Kenneth-ROTC, DECA . . .
Crawford, LarryfBand 1,2,3g Science Club. . .
Creekmore, Ken-Student Council 1,2,3g Pres. Stu-
dent Body 3g Honor Society 2,35 Mu Alpha Theta
33 Boys Stateg Interact 2,33 Mixed Chorus 2,33
Mixed Ensembleg jr. Play, Belle of the West, Babes
In Toyland. . .
Daily, Richard-Honor Society 2,3g lVlu Alpha
Thetag French Club, Photo-journalism Clubg An-
nual Staff 2, 3. . .
Darland, Linda-. . .
Dewitt, Helen-FTA 1,2g Honor Society 2,3g Jr.
Playg Interact Sec..2. . .
Follow Busy Activity Schedule
an Dillard, Dennie-Basketball 1,2,3Q FCA. . .
MN Dipboye, Gary-Chess Clubg DECA. . .
Q Val Dodson, Troy-. . .
Dougan, Sue-French Club, Pointer Pack. . .
Dyer, DebbieePointer Pack 2g Partners In Christ
'M gfhi zr 1,2g Mixed Chorus l ,2,3g Belle of the West 2. . .
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Edmisten, ChrisfHonor Society, 2,3g Girls Statcg
Honor Usherg Trebleltes, 2,33 Mixed Chorusg Glee
Clubg FTAQ French Clubg Babes in Toyland. . .
Elliott, Darrell-Partners ln Christ. . .
England, Liz-l"TAg FHAQ Pointer Packg DECA
Treas. 3, Girls Basketball Manager. , .
Eoff,,Iackie-Basketball Manager l,2. . .
Evans, Gaylon-Boys Stateg Honor Society 2,3g
Tneas. 3g Student Council 33 Mixed Ensembleg
Interaetg Mixed Chorusgjr. Play. . .
Faldon, Yolanda-Jr. Valentine Royaltyg Pointer
Paekg FTAQ lnteraet Sec. 3g Girl's Basketball 2,3. . .
Faueher, Diane-FTA: FHA, Pointer Paek Officer,
Girl's Basketball 2, . .
' Floyd, Kenneth-Band 1,2,31ROTC. . .
K Fontaine, Susie-Pointer Pack l,g FHA Officer lg
at Glee Club 2g Mixed Chorus 3. . .
G5 P A- Freeman, Sissie-jr. Class Reporter: Soph, Class
N, 'J' Q Reporterg Sr. Class Reporter, Miss Sophomore
I ,. , Class Candidateg Miss jr. Class Candidateg Honor
X ' ' 5 K Society 2,3g Girls State, Jr. ROTC Sponsorg Pointer
X f--- L, 6 -5 Packg Glee Cluhg Mixed Chorus 2,33 Mixed Ensem-
,I-fed Qcqv' .,' 5' gg , ble 3. . .
1. Gardner, julia-Mixed Ensembleg Student Council
If 3g Partners In Christg FTA, Pointer Pack, Interactg
1 4, V V K , F Mixed Chorus. . .
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Glass, Brenda-Soph. Valentine Royaltyg Jr.
Beauty Nominee, junior Miss Pageantg Home-
coming 3g Student Council Sec.-Treas. 2g Honor
Society 2,39 Co-Head Cheerleader 33 FTAQ Partners
In Christ l . . .
Goines, Myrna-Honor Society 2,3g Girl's Basket-
ball 2gJr. Play 2. . .
Goodwin, Marianne-Pointer Packg Mixed Chorus
3g Glee Club 2. . .
Gordon, Larry-DECAQ Basketball 1,2g FCA. . .
Griffis, Pamela-Mixed Chorus 1,3g Glee Club 29
Partners In Christ 1,3g Belle of the West 2g FHA 35
Librariang Babes In Toyland. . .
Haggard, Martin-. . .
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Interact 3. . .
Hall, Vickie-Homecoming Queen 3, Homecoming
1, Pointer Pack 1,2g Vice-Pres. FHA 3. . .
Harris, Carl-Pres. Mu Alpha Theta 3g Honor
Society 2,33 Photojownalism Club. . .
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THE OLD SAYING that cooking is woman's
work is clearly pictured in Johnny Moore's
face as he prepares a dish for Home and
Harris, Larry-. . .
Harris, Linda-FHAQ Glee Club 2, Mixed Chorus
Hayes, Carlene-DECA Sweethcartg Sec. DECA 3g
FTAQ Majorctte 23 Band 1,2. . .
ADDING A little bit of soul to the "Season's Vibrationsl' through music are seniors Buddy
Fisher, Gerry Dan Langston, and Randy Brasuell.
Road To Graduation Sometimes Bumpy
TO BE A GRADUATE or not to be a
graduate that is the question facing two senior
boys, Ricky Newton and Gerry Dan
ENTHUSIASTIC POINTER CHEERLEADERS advance across the Pointer end zone anticipating
the start of the game.
Herring, Brenda-. . .
5 -3. . f W-A 5 ' 3 , X L Hess, Tim-Band 1,2,3g 'Mixed Chorusg Mixed
We ,J 'j 7 Ensembleg Partners In Christ. . .
V al l Hogan, Everett-Reporter, DECA 3. . .
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Holland, jayne-Pointer Packg Lihrariang Glce Clu.b
2,31 French Club. . .
House, jimmy-Football 1,2,3. . .
Hizbbs, Randyf. . .
Huckehy, johnny-. . .
Huffstetler, Eddice. . .
Isam, john-French Cluhg Band l,2,3. . .
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Ivy, Terryfllonor Guard, ROTC. . .
Jacobs, Darlene-. . .
Jetton, Phyllis-Glee Club 1.2, Mixed Chorus 3. . .
Johnson, Debbie-Belle of the West 2, Treblettes
2,3, Mixed Chorus 3, Glee Club 2, Pointer Pack
2,3, Babes in Toyland, 3. . .
Johnson, Shirl-Glee Club 2, Mixed Chorus 33
jones, Dennis-jr. Play, Mixed Chorus 2,33 Belle of
Lhe West 2, Babes In Toyland 3. . .
Jones, Emma-FHA, Glee Club 2, Mixed Chorus 33
Pointer Trail: POINTER, 3. . .
Kaylor, Larry-Band 1: DECA 2,3. . .
Keeton, Mary-Glee Club 1,2, Mixed Chorus 3,
Treblcttes 1,2,3, Babes In Toyland 3, Office Staff
2,3. . .
Kelley, Ann-Pointer Pack, Glee Club, DECA 3. . .
Kennedy, Pat-Basketball Manager 2, Golf Team,
FCA. . .
Kibler, David-. .
Lacey, Paul-ROTC. . .
Langston, Gerry Dan-Football Manager, Band
Lloyd, Helen-FHA: Librarian, Partners In Christ,
Mixed Chorus 3. . .
Long, Mary-Glee Club. . .
Manuel, Lysbeth-Partners In Christ, Pointer Pack
Marley, Guy-ROTC. . .
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SENIOR DEBBIE JOHNSON enjoys herself as she dances with her date, .Ian Akins, at the traditional homecoming dance.
Homecoming Brings Excitement, Color
Martin, Tom-Soph. Valentine Royaltyg Football
1,2,3g FCA. ..
Matthews, Kem1ethfROTC. . .
Mauldin, ,ludy-Pointer Pack 2. . .
Maxwell, Gary-ROTCQ Honor Guard, French Club
l,2, . .
Y QQ Maynard, Gary-. . .
,fer 't'CL'N Mellvain, Harold-. . .
McKnight, Renee-Girlas Stateg Van Buren Jr. Missg
Student Council l,3g jr. Playg Belle of the West,
K Mixed Chorus 2,3g Babes In Toyland. . .
Mondicr, Diana-Pointer Pack 2. . .
Montgomery, Karen-Head Usherg Girl's State, jr.
Miss Pageantg Glee Club 1,2g Mixed Chorus 3g
Trehlettcsg FHAQ Partners In Christg Honor Societyg
Mu Alpha Theta 3. . .
Moon, Gary-Boy's State, Partners In Christ, Mu
it Alpha Thetag Interact, Belle of the West 2g Babes
- ii In Toylandg Mixed Chorus, 2,3g Mixed Ensem-
K. Ni Y A Moore, Darryl-Football 3. . .
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Pointer Pack 1,2,3g Treblettesg FTA, Sec. 2, Pres. 3g
Queen Coronation Climaxes Festivities
LISTENING INTENTLY, QUEEN Vickie Hall receives a compliment from Miss Bottoms, girl's
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CONFIDENT SENIOHS GUY Marley, Ray
Snow, and Wally Adams, charm unsuspecting
sophomore Shirley Armer.
Moore, johnny-. . .
Morton, Bill-FCAQ Sec.-Trcas. 33 Basketball 1,2,3g
Football Manager 3. . .
Ncidecker, Dennis-DECA. . .
Neidecker, Stewart-ROTCQ DECA. . .
Newton, Ricky- ROTC 2.3. . .
Norwood, Larry-FCAQ Football 3. . .
Odlc, Donald-. . .
O,Kelly, Sharon-Glee Club 2g Mixed Chorus 3g
Photo journalism 1. . .
Oliver, Burnell-Football 1,2g ROTC 2,3g DECA. . .
PROJECTING THE IMAGE of a studious
senior, Arthur Perkins devotes his time to
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BETSY HALL APPEARS to be pleased' as
Permy Atkinson places her signature on
Betsy's petition for student of fim.
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SENIORS DIANA MONDIER and Susie Fon-
taine consult literary masterpieces to com-
plete an English assignment.
Parks, CarolcWPointer Pack Sec. 2g FHA 3gGi1'l'S
Perkins, Arthur-Football 1,3g Track l,2,3g Golf
l,2,3g FCAQ Quill and Scrollg POINTERQ POINTER
TRAIL 2. . .
Perry, Shirley-Glee Club 2g Mixed Chorus 3. . .
Peters, Doris-FHA 33 Librarian 3g Glee Club 2g
Mixed Chorus 3. . .
Preston, Lynn-Pointer Pack I,2, Pres. 33 FTA l,2p
Partners In Christ, Student Council l,2,3gjr. Play:
Girl,s Basketball 2. . .
Purcell, Marlene-Pointer Pack 1,23 Glee Club lg
Valentine Royalty 2g Student Council 33 Gi.rl's
Basketball l,2. . .
Ragge, Phyllis-FTA 23 Pointer Pack lg POINTER
33 POINTER TRAIL 3: Band l,2,31 Majorette 24
Head Majorctte 3. , .
Rankin, Wayne-. . .
Recd, Tony-ROTC 2,3. . .
Richardson, Debbie-. .
Richesin, Lonnie-. . .
Riley, Linda-FHA. . .
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sented by ownership of an automobile, ac-
cording to Buddy Walters.
Roberts, jimmy -. . .
Ross, Karolyn-Transfer from Carthage, Mis-
Rozell, Jimmy-Football 1,23 FCA: DECA 3. . .
Runions, Chuck-Football l,2,3g FCA Pres. 3,
Track. . .
Scales, jean-Band 1,2,3g Majorette 2,3g Pointer
Pack. . .
Seabolt, Billy-Football 2,3g FCA. . .
Selby, jack-Football 2,33 FCAQ FHA Beau 3. . .
Servold, Susie-Band Sweetheart I g Head Majorette
2, Majorette ligjr. Class Prcs.g Band Pres. 3. Pointer
Pack. . .
Shelly, John-ROTC. . .
DEMONSTRATING HIS OUTSTANDING skill and driving ability, drivers education student, Pat
Kennedy, skillfully maneuvers a metal box in the simulator.
Seniors Place First In Float Competition
SENIORS RENEE, MeKNIGHT, Marlene Purcell, Elizabeth Sidler, and Alice Stevenson display winning float that placed seniors 'gfirstw in
homecoming competition. Viewing the float are sophomores Margie Fontaine fleftj, Theresa Reed fthird from rightj, and Shirley Gregory fextreme
Sidler, Elizabeth-FTAQ Partners In Christ, Mixed
Chorus 2,3g Glee Club 1. . .
Smith, Debbie-Cheerleader 2,33 Pointer Pack lg
FTA: FHA: DECA 3: Girl's Basketball l,2. . .
Snead, Lewis-DECAQ ROTC. . .
Snow, RayeROTC 2,3. . .
Sopshire, Geraldine-Glee Club 23 Mixed Chorus
Staab, Nancy-Pointer Packg FHA, Pres 3g Girl's
Basketball 2,3g Glee Club 2. . .
Stedman, jimmy-Band 1,2,3g French Club. . .
I Classg jr. Class Beautyg FTA 2,3g Glee Club,
'L 93' See-Treas. lg Mixed Chorus 2,33 Pointer Pack 2,33
Student Council 2,33 Sec. 3g Class Officer 2.3:
Honor Society 2,33 Interact 33 Treblettes 2,33
Babes ln Toyland 3g Sr. Class Beauty Nominee, . ,
Q, Q , Stevenson, AliceeHomecoming lg Miss Sophomore
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Stumpff, Karl-FCAQ Football 2,3. . ,
Sullivan, Larry-VICA. . .
Summerhill, DavidsFCAg Basketball l,2,3. . .
Tanner, .I aniee-. . .
Tanner, Steve-Basketball l,2,3: Football 3,
Thomas, Richard-Football 1,2g ROTCQ Band,
FCA, FTAQ Track. ..
Trentham, Norma-Cheerleader 2, Head Cheer-
leader 3, Homecoming 2, Maid of Honor 3, ROTC
sponsor 3: Honor Society 33 Senior Beauty Candi-
date 3g FTA 3g FHA, Sec. 33 POINTER 3,
POINTER TRAIL 3, Glee Club 2: Mixed Chorus 3g
junior Play 2, Interact 2,31 POINTER PACK 13
Girlis Basketball 2. . .
Vrecland, Dcmaris-FHA, Nlixed Chorus 3. . .
Wall, Marilyn-. . .
Walters, Buddy-Football 3g Basketball 1,2,3g
Warren, Debby-Sophomore Class Beauty Candi-
dateg Honor Society 2,3, Mu Alpha Theta 3g
Pointer Pack lg Soph. Class Pres...
Watson, Charles-. . .
Weatherton, CindyABand l,2,3g Majorettc 2: Of-
fice Staff 3. . .
Webb, Doyle-. . .
Wells, Fredvlllixed Chorus 2,33 Bandgjr. Class Play
2, Babes in Toyland 3. . .
Wilkins, Denny-ROTC. . .
Williams, Debbie-Transfer from Texas
Williams, Fred-Jr. Class Playg Sr. Class Vice-Pres.:
1970. . . 197Q27
May 29th Marks End of
Willmuth, Don-Transfer from California
Wilson, David-Band. . .
Wilson, Jimmy-DECA. . .
Winn, Larry-Football 1,3gFCA. . .
Wood, Robert-Mixed Chorus 3g Babes in Toylzmdg
ROTC. . .
Woodard, Giinda-Pointer Pack 3g French Club 22
Glee Club 23 Mixed Chorus 3g POINTER TRAIL
Editor 3g POINTER. . .
MIXED EMOTIONS ARE shown as Paula
Brown displays her senior pictures to fellow
Woods, Marcia-Honor Society, 2,3g Mixed Chorus,
V - -.w- 2 Treblettes, 2,3g French Club: Glee Club. . .
POST-HALFTIME CONGRATULATIONS are offered by senior Debbie
member David Crawford on the band's fine performance.
Johnson to band
2,3g Editor, POINTER, POINTER TRAIL 3g FTA,
170 Eager Juniors Face Fast- Paoed Year
JUNIOR OFFICERS OF the year mapped work days, bake Sales, and a major musical during the ye
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scrub paints the "Green Brick Roadw for Homecoming
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MELISSA COBB, JUNIOR, watches as Charles
Peer pulls the science float in the Homecoming
JUNIORS DISPLAY THE spirit and pride that led their class to win the coveted spirit
plaque while majorettes Sue Servold, and Elaine Watkins perform an intricate routine for
the student body.
VICKIE MEANS, JUNIOR, goes through a
cheerleading routine for the Pointers, at the
bonfire held prior to the Grizzly game.
ENJOYING THEIR NOON meal, Carla Hughes,junior, and Karolyn Ross talk of daily activities
Many juniors take advantage of this break time to relax or study for upcoming tests.
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REHEARSING FOR JUNIOR musical Babes in Toyland Uielowj Linda Hopkins, Cindi Neal, and Mary Reed go through precision dance steps
JUNIORS WORKED LONG hours to produce a winning float. Class officers and other spirited students pitched in to capture third place
Work, Enthusiasm Symbolize Junior Year
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suggestions of Ken Creekmore, president of the
student body, while practicing "Babes in
COLLECTING DUES FOR FTA, junior secretary-treasurer Linda Hopkins gladly receives
senior Alice Stevens0n's money.
Class of '72 Seeks Future Greatness
REPRESENTING THE SOPHOMORE Class in student govemment are the class officers for
1969-70. They are Paula Wood, secretary-treasurer, Tim Considine, vice presidentg and Barbara
JOINING THE SOPHOIVIORES in a moment of
concentration, Miss Donna Smith seems intent
on the proceedings during an assembly.
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SPIRIT, AN IMPORTANT aspect of school life, grips these sophomores as they cheer the Dogs lo victory. ll was such enthusiasm which helped the
Class of ,72 claim the Spirit Stick several times.
BARBARA WILSON, sophomore class
president, takes time out from her duties to
browse through a bread wagon.
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DISPLAYING HIS TALENT and twirling ability, so
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TAKING TIME OUT for a "gossip" session between classes are sophomores, Janie Stevenson, Lynn Broaddrick, Marilyn Hayes and Barbara Wilson
School officials said, "Sophomores had no difficulties in speaking out".
BILLY BOB LANSDELL takes in the environment during the morning break as he offers his ideas on how to solxe the world s problems
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The giant step from grade
school to Junior High is made by
hundreds of eager young students
Junior High has long been the
symbol of growing out of a World
of simplicity into one of tardy
bells, six different teachers and
classrooms, and four or five lunch
The next huge step Waiting in
the future is High School.
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BFlIlliG PRINCIPAL INVOLVFS .1 lot of paper work alon with other duties such as keepmg dlhllpllllt among students as Nlr ,I W Fdmmsten
New Prlnclpal Faces Challenging Post
Beginnlng hls llrst year as prim lpdl wear slag-kg to School
at Van Buren l1IllOI' I-llgh Mr W
Edmlsten finds Lhe Job ol admlnlstrator
both challenging and rewarding
of school pollcy, student discipline
currlculum and varlous other facets of
school llle, Mr Edrrusten finds his hours
crowded with the details of operatlng a
Several changes are attrlhuted to
the new administration such as the
rev1s1on of the rule pcrrmttlng girls to
MRS SALLY BROOKS secretary Mrs Carolyn Momson
RIGHT Putting the telephone to good use IS a big part of
Mrs Sally Brooks job
An lncreased enrollment of 774
adds to the responsibilities ol Mr
Edl'fllSl6l1 as he strives to offer a currlc
student body Electives are offered to
mcrease student participation and form
a varled range of study
A1 dlng Mr Ednuslen in
ordlnating hls busy schedule are Mrs
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Math, Science Continue Expansion
lnstructing students in math and
science becomes increasingly important
as our modern world progresses.
Building a foundation of basic
knowledge on which to mount further
study is the purpose of the math and
science departments oi' VBJS.
lnterest is a vital factor strived for
as the instructors daily add to the
students' already growing field of
Studies range from basic biology,
chemistry, and physics to ecology,
geology, and zoology as the science
department broadens the minds of the
students. The math departments also
create interest among students as it
covers a variety of subjects such as
algebra, geometry, and general math.
Knowledge on which to build,
experiment, and prepare is the key to
knowledge and spark curiosity for fur- the future.
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Williams, Mrs. Agnurs Gabbard, Mrs. Bobbie Ekins, Mrs. Beulah Abbot, Mrs. Stella Mae Jones,g Manager, Mrs.
Lois Neidecker, Mrs. Eva Chapman.
SCIENCE: Mr. Don Christian, Mr. Jim Conaway, Mr. Anson Gregory, Mr.,David Speaker. MATH: Bill Seabolt,
Mr. Darrell Bowling, Mr. Henry Chotard, Mrs. Judy Fender, Mr. John Osoinach.
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English, History Stimulate Thought
Better understanding among people
all over the world is a much sought after
prize. and in the hope of obtaining it.
programs of history, Civics, and geog-
raphy are necessities.
Understanding can come only from
a knowledge and familiarity with our
neighbors, problems, their economical
and environmental situations.
lt is the job of the social studies
instructors at Junior High to impress
upon their students the importance of
this knowledge and understanding.
ln many ways. language and social
studies are interlinked. The goals of one
are promoted by the goals of the other.
ln addition to principles, desires, and
aims, a common language is an impor-
tant element of national unity.
Literature can stimulate the mind
into creative, realistic. or even philo-
sophie thought. It can produce a vivid
portrayal of the past. Events known
before only as names and dates can he
brought to graphic life by a knowing
SOCIAL STUDIES: Mr.
F. R. Considine, Mrs.
Ruie Ann Parks, Mr.,
George Banther, Mrs.
Anne Buckalew, Mr. Day-
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Diane Brasuell prepares for a
vigorous hour of work.
A TRIP down the hall to get his mail is a daily
trip for Mr. John Osoinach, math instnlctor.
ART: Mr. ,lay Benham, BAND: Mnjohn Winkelmann , MUSIC: Mrs. Jenny Prichard.
Electives Fill Out Curriculum
Along with the academic courses,
Junior High students are offered a
number of elective courses from which
Band, choral music, and art make
up thc classes ol the arts at Junior High,
Mr. John Winkelmann directs the band,
and Mrs. Jenny Prichard is director ol'
the coral music mlepartmcnt. Nlr. ,lay
Benham is in charge of the art classes.
This is getting out of control. Mis Janet
Yarbrough seems to be losing her cool in one
of her Physical Education classes.
Id what every red-bloodcd American coach
needs, a shenuous game of table tennis gives
Gulch W. E. Hawthorne a back ache.
A required 'iclcctiven is P. E., of
which Miss Janet Yarbrough, Coach
Ronald Mitchell, and Coach W. E. Haw-
thorne are in charge.
Mr. Gene Dooley controls the li-
brary, with Mrs. Pat Byers presiding
over study hall. Completing the electives
ill Home Economics class, instructed by
Mrs. lilarion Stephenson.
Mr. Wilt Shearer is custodian.
CUSTODIAN: fupperj Mr. Wilt Shearer, P.E., ATHLETICS: Coach W. E. I-Iawthome, Coach
Ronald Mitchell, janet Yarbrough. LIBRARIAN: Mr. Gene Dooley. STUDY HALL: Mrs.
Pat Byers. HOME EC.: Mrs. Marion Stephenson.
FRESHMAN GIRLS JOIN together to make a successful year in Glee Club.
ENSIQMBLE: Phyllis Cook, Barbie Bell, Sharon Myers, Lisa Huckleberry, Ritajohnson, jean
Hopkins, Karen Nloon, Cheryl Coleman, Cindi Franklin.
Glee Clubs Sing
Presenting programs both for
assenilrlies amd ratings was onc of thc
undertakings of thc Junior High Choral
Under the direction ol' Mrs. Jenny
Prichard, thc department had both
eighth and ninth grade Ulcc Clubs.
Nlrs. Prichard also directed an
ensemble which consists ol' nine girls.
This group performed for school and
'lfhc music department helps pro-
mote school involvement and pride in
EIGHTH GRADE GLEE CLUB girls prepare to sing at district and in assembly.
PUP BASKETBALL SQUAD: Row 1: Ricky Glass, Leon Bowling, Larry Stockton, Roger Kendrick, Dick Edds, Nlike Considine, Ralph Brassuel,
Ricky Beckham. Row 2: Randy Smith, Ricky Williams, Bobby Rayburn, Otta Cluck, Ronnie Watkins, Dennis Hunter, Ricky McDaniel, Bobby
Innman, Donnie Kendrick, Bobby Freeman. Row 3: Benny Gabbard, jeff Brooks, Mark llatfield, David Rouw, Nlilo Travis, Randy Fears, Jim Check,
john Bryant, Randy 0'Kelly, Coach Ronald Mitchell.
PUP CHEERLEADERS: Landy, Kceton,
Nancy Hubbell, Deonne Davis, Barbie Bell,
Paula Keeton, Gaye Graham, Debbie Brodie,
ALWAYS BEHIND THE team is the Pup Pep Club. It consists of about 90 members. They are
pictured above and below.
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PUP FOOTBALL SQUAD: Row 1: Ronnie Watkins, Ricky McDaniel, Randall Smith, Mike Considine, Roger Kendrick, Jeff Brooks, Bobby
Rayburn. Row 2: Scoot Hartley, Elliot Hays, Joe Jackson, Gene Williams, Donnie Kendrick, Phil Perry, Bobby Freeman, Mark Hatfield, Dick Edds.
Row 3: Coach May, Paul Rogers, Pat Biggerstaff, john Bryant, Milo Travis, Ricky Glass, Jamie Cheek, Coach Mitchell.
A vital part of the school curric-
ulum, the athletic program combines
youthful energy and vitality in com-
The football team, coached by head
coach Ronnie Mitchell and Mr. Waync
May used their determination and spirit
as they sought each victory and ae-
cepted their defeats.
Despite a stiff schedule? lhff lwlfffl' PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT is demonstrated here by Pup athletes.
ball team, coached by W. E. Hawthorne
proved to he a threatening competitors
as they played the area teams.
8th GRADE BASKETBALL squad. Row 1: Gregory Johnson, Phillip Wade, Mark Cushman, John Scales, Gryner William, Mike Morrison, Clhip
Owen. Row 2: Larry Swajm, Donald Boster, Randy Thomas, Charles Pickle, Frankie Kelly, Larry Breeden, Harris Edwards, Hugh Kincy. Row 3:
Mark Manuel, Bruce Reed, Danny McKinney, Jim Johnson, Bruce Neidecker, Darrell Wiley, Mike Mitchell, Coach Hawthorne.
MAJORETTES: Row 1: Teresa Latta, Sheryl Newton, Sherry Beckham, Nancy Harvey.
Row 2: Becky Jones, Cheryl Servold and Diana Richmond.
To Boost School
Under thc direction of a new hand
instructor, lVlr. John Winkelmann, the
Van Buren Junior High Band exhibited
talent and hard work as they greeted a
Marching and playing in halftime
shows at football games and in parades,
the band members displayed an enthu-
siasm which gained them both com-
pliments and awards.
During concert season, the band
showed an even greater determination as
they prepared for Regional contest and
competed with bands on a statewide
Providing entertainment and musi-
cal enjoyment for their listeners, the
group performed at several concerts
throughout the year.
Junior High Concert Band Directed by Mr. John Winkelmann.
Frosh Plan Giant Step to Hugh School
STUDENT COUNCIL Row l Jane Hopkins Bob I reeman Ronme Watkins Bob Rayburn Randy Fears Randy Smith, Bennie Gabbard George
Holmes Row 2 Lynn Coleman Pattle MCIXISSOH Steve Crabtree Harris Edwards B21l'b1C Bell David Drpboye, Steve Bertram Row 3 Ginger
Qumette Phillip Wade Jean Hopkins Landy Keeton Eddie Wiley Row 4- John Scales Darrel Wiley Nancy Nichols, Sheryl Servold Teresa Latta
TAKING ADVANTAGE OF library facilities,
Beverly Langley studies for an upcoming
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BRIDGE CLUB: Row 1: Tommy Drake, Steve Woods, Mark Brookhart. Row 2 Susan Srmth
Cheryl Smith, Gaye Bemtsen, Dynatha Berry, and Deanne Perry.
Huff, Pat , .V
J ones, Martin
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SCIENCE CLUB: Row 1: Ralph Hughes, Phillip Wade, Page Partin. Row 2: Jane Hopkins, Dotty House, Rebecca Hill, Bob Sparkman, Rodney
Hogan, Alan Smith. Row 3: Judy Ward, Rebecca Schnille, Connie Woodruff, Karen Moon, Phyllis Cook, Carrie Brasuell, Jean Hopkins, Kim Bennett,
Diana Richmond, Lucy Barclay, Dynatha Berry. Row 4: Elaine Green, Sandra McFadden, Mary Ray. Row 5: Sue Parks, Susan Warren, Razona
Nulioch, Donald Boster, Bruce Reed, C. W. Coble, Mark Brookhart. Row 6: Susan Smith, Janet Graham, Nancy Russell, Mark Pichart, Tommy
Drake, David Hopkins.
LIBRARIANS: Row 1: Ricky Green, Ricky Parks, Bobby Clotfelter, Bunny Heiss, Mary Bell, Dynatha Berry, Kim Parks, Debra Richardson, Selma
Fergason. Row 2: Steve Caviness, Billy Garrett, Hope Symonds, Lee Ann Gramlick, Diana Boster, Janice Bodine, Paula Owens. Row 3: Terri Sirmon,
Rebecca Hyatt, Patti Crawford, Brenda Buchalla, Maxine Crabtree, Vicky Cameron, Suzie Beckham. Row 4: Mary Sue Tugg, Terry Williams, Ricky
Teague, Mike Suggs, Herbert Schuster, Betsy jerden, Ann Cline, Cathy Blount. Row 5: Sharon Crawford, Kathleen Simpson, Terry Lovegrove, John
England, john jerden, Forest Willis, Kerry Dodson. Row 6: Paula Nash, Diane Hudson, Glenda Scott, Carolyn Bently, Jeanne Cumpton, Janet
Upperclassmen Show Way to Excellence
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FRESHMAN CLASS OFFICERS, Lynn Miller, Nancy Hubbell, and Teresa Latta take advan RALPH HUGHES demonstrates good citizen-
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OFFICE STAFF: ROW 1: Mark Hatfield, Jeff Brooks, Randy Fears, Row 2: Gloria Tudor, Judy Moore, Dean Bertram, Sally Huckably, Betty
Smith, Sherry Beckham. Row 3: Lucy Barclay, Debra Loyd, Linda Estaban, Debbie Johnson,
Rainwater, Lou Ann
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CHOCOLATE TRAIN Art Club: Row 1: Pat Huff, Billy Garret, Mike Morrison, Richard Laiche, Gary Wing, Russell Brasuell, Charle 0'Kelly. Row 2:
Rodney Shaw, Becky Hill, Karen Russell, Christine Crowder, Maxine Crabtree, Dynatha Berry, Debbie King. Row 3: Kathy Brooks, Dee Vee Wood,
Susan Smith, Tommy Drake, Carolyn Love, Betsy Jerden. Row 4: Debbie King, Diana Richesin, Donna Jones, Debbie Harshbarger, Gage Berntsenm,
David Hopkins. Row 5: Marlin Brown, Jimmy Brewer, Ronnie Brown, Gary Bell, David Darland, jimmy Armer.
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PARTNERS IN CHRIST: Row 1: Sandra McFadden, George Mann, Gloria Tudor, Sharon Myers, Susie Beckham,Deborah Richardson.Row 2:Pam
Tankersly, Mary Hill, Mary Mann, Anita Dunn, Sue Parks, Lawanda Reeves, Elizabeth Dunn, Larry Moore, Presley Allison. Row 3: Gaulia
McFadden, Melony Czamikow, Vickie Schultz, Cherl Patterson, Dianne Boster, Mary Touzen, Debra Walker, Herbert Schuster, Brenda Buchalla.
Row 4: Ricky Teague, Randy O,Kelly, Razona Nuljscld, Debbie King, Commie Woodruff, Terry Clyma. Diane Rickardson, Dynatha Berry. Row 5:
Ramona Beckham, Betty Tounzen, Lynn Nichols, Nancy Niekell, Marsha Marion, Debbie Parker, Becky Richmond. Row 6: Larry Hallmark, Lucy
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F arrar, Paula
F raneis, Brad
F usher, George
WITH ARMS RAISED to position, Mr. john A COMBINATION OF enthusiasm and leadership helped these seventh grade officers achieve a
Winkelmann pauses an instant before he- successful year. Left lo right: Kelly Considine, Eddie Gallin, and Gary Scrvold.
ginning band rehealsal.
First-Year Students Savor Junior High Life
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LEFT: DISPLAYING ARTISTIC ABILITY in first year art class, seventh grader Larry Glass,
paints a vivid scene.
STUDENTS FOCUS THEIR attention on lVIrs. Linda Schriyer as she attempts to explain the
fundamentals of the English language.
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PLAYING BASEBALL IS fun but work, as is
demonstrated by a girl's physical education
ASSIGNMENTS DEMAND MUCH concentra-
tion on the part of these involved students,
seen through an open door.
Classroom Life Presents Variety of
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BEGINNER BAND MEMBERS must practice every day to hit the mark of perfection. fAt leftj
Art involves more than just a brush and some paint, as these enthusiastic students demonstrate.
New Experiences Mean New Knowledge
Wilkens, Ricky Don
Willis, Linda Sue
Wood, Dee Vee
The theme of this yearbook, a
motion picture of life at Van Buren
High School and Junior High, tells of
the fortunes and follies of students in a
time-honored, yet new, school system.
Those who make this educational
program possible are thus producers of
'4The Pointer Story." They are
taxpayers, interested in building a
continuously better school system.
Thus, these devoted citizens make it
all possible-without them there would
be no educational program as we know
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Seeking A Better County ....
YOUR CRAWFORD COUNTY OFFICIALS
County Judge-Milton Willis Circuit Judge, 15th District-Carl Creekmore
County-Clerk-Wylie Brewer County Assessor, Robert Benham
Circuit Clerk-GlennWisely County Treasurer, Ray Lemley
Prosecuting Attorney-Floyd C. Rogers Revenue Office, H. M. Steel
Sheriff 81 Collector-Bill Vickery
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Center l 710 Webster 474.1263 I'
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HEADQUARTERS Nlna S Beauty
OUTDOOR AND Fa cto r Y
715 Hain People Are Made SOM
516 Main ll N. 3rd
Your Complete Ha dwa e
HYour School Headquartersa'
GERRY DAN LANGSTON cheerfully helps prospective custo
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Palace Drug Store
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624 Main 4.74. 1471
Electric Co., Inc.
O K Processors
RIDDLE AGENCY 744 G D Foon
'mf E is
Dixie 's Cafe
A l WI lams Cleaners
WHILE THE BOSS IS away, Nelson Ballard endulges in such
jobs as taking telephone messages.
PICK UP AND DELIVERY
REAL ESTATE INSURANCE 1 Day Service on Request
We give "Yes" Stamps
9 South 7
LEWIS QE .14 1110 East Main
E ofthe RHODES CHEVROLET
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NEW 1970 CHEVROLETS have eye catching appeal as Cindi
FINE CANDY Neal looks over one with an approving smile.
4744221 POTTERY 2800 Alma Hwy
PAUL HAYS IS kept busy showing customers the different lines of merchandise. Courtesy, quality, and economy are key words at this leading
local department store.
For Fine Clothing
Shop With the Home Folks
1:-rgngn YCQLIQIR FR 11:1-VQJEJS
FORT SMITH DIVISION
I O16 Rogers 782-9.125
Morgan's Shoe Inc.
Cl0vef1fff1fP121Z-H s1'i"1'iNG DOWN FOR n moment of relaxation, Linda Hopkins
watches television at Hopkins Furniture Store.
Van Buren, Arkansas
GR 4.19356 Broadway Square
Featuring RCA, Whirlpool
lrliway 59-Logtown Hill
Bill Arnold Bob Crawford W.L. Arnold
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T. V. Ca ble Co.
For Better Television
RCA VTCTOR KTUL' KHTV
runs! mme conrounon or nnnucA
415 Main 474-6818 832 MAIN 474-6809
JIMMY ROZELL, front, is only one of the friendly personnel at Piggly Wiggly located at Clover-leaf Plaza.
PIGGLY WIGGLY NO. 3
Money in the Bank
No Investment is Safer
It Earns a Handsome Return
Nothing Compares to it
When it Comes to
And there is no equal to the
peace of mind that comes from
having cash at your fingertips
- Keep Us In Mind
Welre Easy to Find
81 TRUST CO.
"Where People Come First"
VIEWING ONE OF CREEKMOREYS fine ties, Ken Creek-
more shows that a tie can emphasize a shirt, suit, or coat such
as those displayed in the background.
Van Buren Water
9,1 c'Home of Flne Bargalnsw
437 No. 20th
mTIiere's Plenty to Crow About"
I United Dollar Store
1401 East Main
WATCHES, DIAMONDS, JEWELRY
808 Main Van Buren
Guaranteed Watch, Shaver
TRYING T0 SELECT a dress for an up coming dance, Vicki
Means looks through the selection at I'Iarp's.
And Jewelry Repairing:
Stone Setting, Engraving
812 Main 474-3247 yum Awbrcy
The Finest in llies, Donuts
BELL'S PHILLIPS 66
Cookies, Bread, and Cakes
Can Be Found At
4 I ,.,1..a ,
Skinner Drug Store
SIEIPER SERVICE WITH a smile is an outstanding
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Your Prescription c arac eristic 0 Bellls.
714 Main 901 Broadway 4.74.9995
70 CANE HILL
Plumbing CQ Electrical
Services Sz Supplies
DO- NU1' Ch ef
Coffee Served Daily
V. V NIALTS wlioliiiiilif a Retail
SHAKES 13 Varieties to Choose From
Cl'llCKEN Open 6 Days A Week
6' Sl IRINP 507 Main 474-9958
QUBQD1 GOLD CROSS
live a little!
Carry Out Orders Welcome
1803 E. Main
Mac McKenzie, Owner
Serving This Two Slate
Aiea With Qualified
MC0urlesy is Our
DEMONSTRATING THE COURTESY and dependablity of
the Tell-Star Super Market is Kenny Matthews
G d Schools P d
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Berry Dry Goods
Tell-Sfor Morkei F0ftSmi1h
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ARKANSAS VALLEY ELECTRIC
Charles E. Haherer, General Manager
Van Buren Co., Inc.
Ice 8. Cold Storage Water Street Area Code 501
Alma, Arkansas 632-2401
c'1fit's good food you want, visitw
Bo Monte s
Kay Chair Co.
HOOKY PLAYERS? No, just Linda Hopkins and Cindi Neal an
taking advantage of the friendly service offered at Bo lVlonte's ,
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AUTO SALES AND TRIM SHOP S'f-nhl-J'
Toby and Elmer Breeden, .
1201 East M3111
JOAN NIINOR and .lean Neal admire a bracelet inside the
spacious store. Statonfs has only the best.
20 Cam: Hill 474 1770
Will not lo e tlleii prime
uaterlo or lreem
800 Slain 4174-6661
ll,ll.l'l6 Latest in Hit Records"
SHOP 81 HANK'S
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We give 606
S Sz H Green
715 Garrison 909 N. 32nd l0tl18g lllain Main
f 1 and frlendly service.
ClTlZEN'S BANK AND TRUST COMPANY
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J- W- P0lk Georgia Polk
'The Best For Lessw
"The Latest In All Fashionsm
TYPING IS JUST one of the many jobs taken on by Debbie
Polk as she plays the role of secretary at her parents'
1215 E. Main 11141 E. Main
Realty Agency, Inc.
411 Main Van Buren
g n U In MODERN EQUIPMENT and-expert slfills contribute to the
success of Van Buren Studlo. Dennis Jones poses for a
1611 East 111111 VAN BUREN STUDIO
WISHFUL THINKING OCCUPIES the minds of Norma Trentham and Debbie Rogers as they look at one of the many new 1970
Cougar C l
T And F souTHwEsT
Serving 17 Counties
S Eastern Oklahoma
924 Garri Fort Smith
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CHANNEL 5 FGRT SMITH, ARKANSAS
MEMBER DONREY MEDIA GROUP
Also Featuring the fine
1302 E. Main
...the family store
Swulm S and CATALOG
E. Neg ani Used 1308 E, Main
Main urnl ure
SENIOR ATHLETES STEVE Tanner and Billy Seabolt fkneelingj and Chuck Runions and Jack Selby fstandingj demonstrate the
super-strength gained from eaijng Wonder products.
The Pointers Love
Helps Build Strong Bodies 12 Ways
l6l7 North 6th Fort Smith
LYNN MILLER AND Landy Keeton think after school hours are
perfect refreshment time at the Quickie Mart.
Hays And Graham
Rcadv - To - Wear
814 E. Main 474 1871
DX SERVICE STATION
T Super Boron
ic' Highest Quality
Complete Barber Services
Jim Smith 's
For Your Comfort
10 South 7
Jeryo Rexall Drug
PHYLLIS AND Sandy Ragge assist a prospective customer by
phone. E. K. Ragge Company offers individual attention.
E. K. RAGGE CO.
'The Best ...... For Lessl'
HBe An Energeticl'
South 10th St. Smith
SELF SERVE SHOES
2034 Midland Hwy 71 South, K-Mart
616 Main, Van Buren 823 Towson
JACK'S MOTOR CO.
RICKY JACK looks over the selection of automobiles on
his unclels car lot.
. . . . .Growing With Crawford County
Follow All The Pointer Action
in the Courier Pa ges
Iverson Riggs, Publisher-Editor
Paul Brant, General Manager
"Publishers of the Pointer Trail"
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GETTING THE FEEL of a new car, seniors Glinda Woodard, Guy Marley, and Larry Winn dream of groovy, way-out future transportation.
MA R K ET
'5Home Owned and Operatedw
TOWN AND COUNTRY
We Give Green Stamps
SOME OF THE cards and gift items which are shown here are just
a few of the items available at Gunn-Watts Drug.
G U N N- D R U G Store Manager Market Manager
WYOHI- Health IS Our Business, HANK HAYS BURRELL STEPHENS
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Troy 's Garage
1803 East Main
DEBBIE BELL, office worker at Robinson Insurance, finds
paperwork a busy part of her job.
Pigg and Nipp Garage
3015 Alma Hwy. Van Buren
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Try A Little Tenderness
for healthy happy Americans
'4Use Gelly For Sweet
14-08 E. Main St.
MARYVS BIBLE SHOP
Dr. Millard C. Edds,
Dr. Ed. G. Hopkins
Dr. Griffith H. Ferrill Jr
Dr. Lewis H. Peer
51 1 lVlain
OFFERING FINE FOOD and superb services, the Golden Pheas- Fayetteville
ant Restaurant is an excellent and popular Van Buren establish- Rogers
GOLDEN PHEASANT Vamffm
2120 Alma Hwy
SAND 8g GRAVEL CO
'Off Camera':A World Within A World
'Off camera' there is laughter. . fofl'
camerzf there is a time for relaxa-
tion. . .Goff camera' there is a time for
Hallway discussions, play re-
hearsals, band trips, football games,
music contests, cheerleading, basketball
games, pep rallies, selling candy for the
senior class, trying on a borrowed wig,
producing a yearbook, editing a news-
paper, attending the various dancesfall
are vital elements in the lives of our
Characters, helping L0 round out their
Yet, il is all preparation for the
time when you walk out on the stage
again as a competitor, in class, or in
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POINTER BOOSTE RS march mto the gym IH a wlld out of focus manner that sets splnts Pugh and msplres a cry for victory
Laughter, Cheermg Echo In Off Camera
Actkinson, Richie 48, 138
Adams, Donna 130
Brasuell, Shirley 130
Brasuell, William 130
Bray, Larry 50, 51, 98, 130
Bredriek, Doris 130
Adams, Susie 59, 71, 138
Adams, Wally 115, 123
Adkins, Billy 138
Ainsworth, Keith 130
Akins, Paula 59, 138
Albertson, David 130
Allen, Francis 55, 56, 65, 68, 130
Altes, Eddie 41, 42, 46, 115
Ames, Larry 57, 130
Ames, Tommy 60, 138
Anderson, Charles 57, 130
Anderson, Debbie 138
Armer, Mary 138
Armer, Shirley 123, 138
Arnold, Dickie 115
Arnold, Steve 48, 115
Arter, Edwin 138
Atkinson, Penny 55, 65, 115
Ball, Brad 64, 98, 138
Ball, Ralph 50, 51, 55, 61, 64, 77, 78, 98,
Ballard, Nelson 23, 50, 55, 64, 81, 97, 98,
Balls, Darrell 138
Barlow, Mrs. Grace 27
Barnard, David 55, 60, 65, 68, 130
Barnard, Linda 130
Barnett, Joyce 130
Ba.rnes, Connie 57, 115
Barr, Adellc 59, 71, 138
Basinger, Kristine 56, 68, 130
Bass, Mary 40, 59, 138
Batchelor, Lee 64, 70, 115
Bates, Coach Clair 77, 78, 84
Bates, Danny 98, 116
Beckham, Phyllis 59, 116
Beckham, Ricky 130
Bell, Dickie 57, 116
Bell, Debbie 50, 59, 99, 116
Bell, Gene 21
Bentley, Mary Sue 69, 71, 116
Berry, Jessie 1 38
Berry, Varian 116
Blan, James 138
Blasingame, Kenny 138
Blount, Debbie 130
Blount, Rormie 60, 116
Boen, Lola 59
Boen, William 60, 65, 131
Bolin, Gary 57
, Cathy 138
, Larry 57, 116
Breeden, Lonnie 138
, Patricia 40, 100, 130
, Ricky 138
, Sandra 130
, Sharon 69, 116
Letha 40, 56, 59, 65, 131
Broadrick, Lynn 82, 83, 100, 138, 142
Brodie, Wendall 77, 80, 98, 131
Randall 26, 138, 139
Robert 77, 79, 98, 138
Charles 57, 116
David 60, 116
Boster, John 76, 77, 138
Bottoms, Miss Laqueta Jo 28, 123
Bowdoin, Damon 75, 77, 138
Bowdoin, Frank 77, 79, 138
Bowen, Delores 59, 100, 138, 146
Bowen, Gary 116
Bowen, Judy 116
Brammer, Jerry 77, 79, 98, 116
Brasuell, Cathy 59, 116
Brasuell, Randy 116, 119
Brasuell, Robin 75, 77, 138
Brown, Beverly 70, 131
Brown, Larry 139
Brown, Paula 59, 71, 115, 116, 128
Bruce, Paul 46, 131
Bryant, Debbie 116
Bryant, Gary 57, 131
Bryant, Janet 131
Bryant, Mark 139
Bulloch, Drennen 131
Bureham, William 60, 139
Burk, Colonel Walter J. 30, 61
Bushong, Janet 64, 139
Cameron, Cathy 59, 100, 139
Cameron, Jackie 59, 100, 139
Campbell, Ricky 60, 139
Carter, Debbie 40, 59, 139
Cathey, David 139
Cathey, Martha 100, 131
Caviness, Irene 59, 139
Chadwick, Dwayne 131
Chapman, Carolyn 131
Cheek, Charlotte 41, 71, 131, 137
Chotard, Mr. Henry 28
Christian, Lou 117
Cline, Tommy 139
Clotfelter, Jeanne 42, 1 17
Cluck, Brenda 67, 70, 117
Cobb, Melissa 46, 64, 68, 131, 132
Coble, Alice 40, 59, 69, 71, 131
Coleman, Vickie 100, 139, 146
Collier, Emmett 60, 131
Considine, Tim 77, 80, 133, 139
Coombes, Ricky 64, 98, 131
Coomer, Dale 76, 77, 98, 131
Coppinger, Ricky 117
Corbell, Bobby 29, 47, 68, 117
Cowart, Mr. Homer 34
Cox, Gary 117
Cox, Joe 131
Cox, Kemqeth 117
Crabtree, Ann 59, 139
Crawford, David 47, 128, 139
Crawford, Larry 47, 117
Crawford, Mike 139
C1Tg15m0re,Ken 42, 45, 55, 59, 64 65 117
Cushman, Debbie 131
Daily, Patricia 59, 70, 139
Daily, Richard 55, 65, 67, 68, 117
Darland, Linda 117
Davis, David 77, 79, 98
Dean, Robert 64, 68, 77, 79, 98, 132
DeWitt, Helen 117
Dillard, Dennie 34, 98, 118
Dipboye, Darrell 118, 139
Dipboye, Gary 57, 118
Dodson, Larry 139
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Dodson, Romiie 139
Dodson, Troy 60, 118
Dougan, Sue 118
Downs, Dottie 46
Doyle, Roberta 139
Drum, Cheryl 59, 139
Drum, Darryl 139
Drum, James 132
Drum, Janice 59
Duncan, Mr. Jerry 29, 85
Dunham, Dewey 132
Dutton, Betty 40, 100, 139
DuVall, Mr. Paul 35, 57
Dyer, Debbie 118
Edds, Bill 139
Edmisten, Chris 42, 46, 54, 55, 118
Edwards, Roger 139
Elliot, Darrell 118
Ellison, Billy 139
England, Liz 57, 118
England, Susie 46, 56, 64, 132
English, Rita 40, 59, 69, 139
Eoff, Jackie 118
Estelle, Debbie 70, 100, 139, 146
Evans, Bob 36
Evans, Brian 64, 132
Evans, Debbie 68, 71, 100, 132
Evans, Gaylon 42, 50, 52, 55, 118
Faldon, Yolanda 64, 118
Faught, Mr. James 27
Faucher, Diane 59, 70, 118
Ferguson, Brenda 139
Fisher, Leslie 47, 59, 139
Fisher, Buddy 57, 119
Flanery, Natalie 59, 139
Flanagan, James 132
Floyd, Barbara 40, 139
Floyd, Kenneth 49, 60, 118
Foley, Joyce 47, 67, 70, 132
Fontaine, Margie 40, 50, 69, 139
Fontaine, Susie 115, 118
Frasch, Carolyn 132
Freeman, Janice 139
Freeman, Sissie 42, 55, 100, 115, 118
Gardner, Julia 42, 50, 64, 69, 70, 100, 118
Garner, James 132
Garrett, Debbie 40, 59, 140
Gautier, Douglas 60, 118
Gibbs, James 132
Gilstrap, Dennis 57, 118
Glass, Brenda 50, 55, 82, 83, 99, 119
Goines, Myrna 119
Goodwin, Mary 40, 119
Gordon, Larry 57, 119
Gordon, Stewart 48, 140, 141
Graham, Dr. M. J. 21
Gray, Alicia 42, 47, 132
Green, Jimmy 48, 60, 140
Greer, Mr. Martin 33
Gregory, Reba 140
Gregory, Ruth 40, 68, 69, 140
Gregory, Shirley 40, 70, 140
Greig, Mrs. Elsie 26
Griffis, Pamela 59, 69, 119
Groves, Brenda 140
Gryner, Dennis 60
Gunn, Jimmy Don 140
Hagar, Connie 132
Haggard, Douglas 140
Haggard, Martin 119
Hall, Betsy 64, 65, 82, 83, 119, 124
Hall, Rickey 48, 65, 70, 71, 132
Hall, Vickie 82, 83, 119, 123
Hambrick, Jody 140
Hamilton, Ronnie 140
Harper, Mrs, Joan 31
Harris, Carl 119
Harris, Larry 119
Harris, Linda 119
Harrison, Phyllis 140
Hawkins, Billy 57
Hawthorne, Coach W. E. 77, 78, 81
Hayes, Carlene 57, 58 70, 119
Hayre, Clyde 140
Hays, Marilyn 40, 64, 100, 140, 142
Hays, Tommy 57, 132
Hays, Wallace 64, 98, 140
Healy, Lynn 60, 74, 77, 140
Helms, Pat 40, 59, 100, 140
Henderson, Belinda 133
Henley, Randy 47, 56, 60, 133
Henley, Mrs. Rheba 25, 64
Herring, Brenda 120
Hess, Tim 42, 48, 120
Hill, Jo Ann 40, 140
Hill, Tommy 140
Hobbs, Randy 64, 140
Hogan, Everett 57, 120
Hogan, Marcia 59, 70, 133
Hogan, Martha 40, 133
Holland, Jane 40, 120
Sarah 50, 100, 140, 146
Susan 40, 68, 70, 139, 140
Hopkins, Linda 50, 53, 55, 63, 65,
100, 133, 135, 137, 181, 187
Hopkins, Mona 47, 49, 63, 64, 140
Horton, Roy 140
House, Donna 71, 100, 133
House, Jimmy 72, 77, 80, 98, 120
Howard, Bobby 133
Howard, Frank 133
Howell, Mrs. Martha 20, 25
Hubbs, Kerry 65, 76, 77, 98, 133
Hubbs, Randy 120
Huckeby, Johnny 120
Hudson, James 140
Huff, Wanda 133
Huffor, Steve 140
Huffstetler, Eddie 120
Hughes, Carla 133
Hughes, Mr. Ralph 29, 65
Hyatt, Patricia 42, 59, 69, 133
Hyler, Don 140
Hyler, Ruby 141
lsam, John 49, 120
lvie, Sandra 141
Ivy, Terry 30, 60, 121
Jack, Nancy 100, 141, 146
Jack, Ricky Ben 42, 45, 50, 141
Jacobs, Carl 30, 60, 141
Jacobs, Darlene 121
James, Debbie 100, 133
James, Coach Dick 77, 78, 81
on, Buddy 47, 63, 141
Barbara 59, 64, 69, 71, 133
Jones, Betty 141
Jones, Dennis 121, 190
Emma 66, 121
Mike 64, 70, 133
Jordan, Kenneth 60, 76, 77, 141, 145
Kaylor, Larry 57, 121 .
James, Lou Anne 40, 141
Jetton, Phyllis 35, 121
, Bill 60
, Mrs. Carolyn 35, 59
, Debbie 42, 43, 100, 121, 122, 128
Johnson, Richard 141
Johnson, Shirl 42, 70, 121
Johnston, Sergeant Major Abbott 30, 61
Keeton, Mary 42, 43, 59, 121
Kelley, Ann 57, 121
Kennedy, Lynn 56, 64, 100, 133
Kennedy, Pat 121, 125
Kenney, Pam 59, 100, 141
Kesner, Mr. Dale 33, 43
Key, Joetta 133
Key, Stanley 141
Kibler, David 121
Kibler, Leonard 21
Kirkendall, Jim 141
Kirkpatrick, Donna 40, 56, 64, 69, 141
Knesek, Garry 141
Lacy, Paul 121
Laiche, Mark 141
Landers, Gary 57, 134
Langston Gerry Dan 119, 120, 121, 177
Lansdell, Billy Bob 64, 76, 77, 98, 141, 143
Law, Betty 134
Lewis, Charles 141
Limberg, Donna 59, 141
Lincks, Eddie 141
Linkes, Richard 97
Liston, Mike 142
Livingston, Nathan 49, 142
Lloyd, Helen 121
Loftin, Johnny 48, 134
Long, Mary 121
Loyd, Barbara 59, 142
Lovegrove, Debbie 40, 67, 1
McCause, Cheryl 40, 142
McCause, Debbie 134
McCleaI'y, Steve 66, 134
McClelland, Jeanie 59, 134
McClure, Ralph 21
McDaniel, Randy 60, 75, 77, 98, 142
McFadden, Judy 47, 70, 134
Mcllvain, Alan 46, 70, 71, 134
Mcllvain, Harold 57, 60, 122
McKinney, Donna 142
00, 130, 134
McKinney, Jimmy 76, 77, 98, 134, 142
McKnight, James 49, 56
McKnight, Renee 42, 50, 51, 52, 55, 64, 7
100, 122, 126
McVay, David 64, 98, 142
Mann, Betty' 142
Mann, Charlie 74, 77, 98, 134
Manuel, Lysbeth 59, 100, 121
Manuel, Roger 77, 79, 142
Marion, Robert 21
Marley, Guy 121, 123
Maroney, Kenneth 142
Martin, Bobbie 75, 77, 98, 134
Martin, Mr. Don 34
Martin, Marsha 134
Martin, Tom 74, 77, 98, 122
Matlock, Steve 145
Matthews, Kenny 57, 122, 186
Mauldin, Chris 59, 142
Mauldin, Judy 122
May, Mrs. Linda 27
Maynard, Carole 59, 142
Maynard, Gary 60, 122
Mays, Debbie 47, 142
Maxwell, Gary 60, 122
Maxwell, John 48, 14
99, 134, 179, 187
Neal, David 50, 64, 75, 77, 98, 142
Neal, Jean 64, 100, 134, 135, 188
Neideckcr, Dennis 57, 123
Neidecker, Sally 59, 142
Neidecker, Stewart 57, 123
Nelson, Clifford 60
Newton, Eddie 134
Newton, Kathy 40, 64, 70, 100, 142
Newton, Ricky 54, 55, 60, 120, 123
Newton, Vickie 134
Nolan, Donna 143
Norwood, Larry 77, 79, 98, 123
Norwood, Nlike 60, 74, 77, 98, 143
0'Brian, Sean 65, 134
Odle, Donald 123
Odle, Larry 143
Odom, Terry 57
O,Kelley, Sharon 123
Oliver, Burnell 57, 60, 123
Osborne, James 57
Carole 59, 124
Parks, Joyce 143
Mike 64, 74, 77, 98, 143
Sandy 59, 100, 143, 146
Paxton, Billie 134
Peer, Charles 48, 50, 55, 56, 65, 68, 134
Peer, Dr. Louis 21
Pereeful, Teresa 134
Perkins, Arthur 77, 81, 98, 124
Perkins, Steve 60, 64, 77, 78, 80, 98, 143
Perry, Shirley 124
Peters, Carol 40, 59, 124, 143
Mr. Bill 27
Phillips, Sam 134
Pinkerton, Steve 134
Pitchford, Sarah 143
Polk, Debbie 44, 50, 67, 99, 131, 134, 190
Posey, Mrs. Emma 26, 45, 50
Means, Vicki 40, 50, 52, 82, 83, 99, 133, 134
Medlock, Steve 60, 142
Merechka, Ricky 44, 76, 77, 98, 134
Merrill, D. B. 142, 145
Milner, Larry 60, 142
Ming, Karen 134
lVIinor, Joan 100, 134, 188
Mitchell, Beverly 142
Mitchell, Mr. Bill 22, 23
Mondier, Lillian 122, 124
Mondier, Michael 57
Montgomery, Carl 142
Montgomery, Karen 42, 43, 54, 55, 59, 65,
Moon, Gary 42, 54, 55, 64, 65, 69, 122
, Carolyn 59, 134
, Janice 122
,Johnny 35, 119, 123
, Patsy 134
Morrison, Linda 100, 142
Morton, Bill 84, 98, 123
Moses, Danny 142
Moses, Debra 142
Nade au, Dustin 26
Neal, Cindy 50, 53, 55,
64, 65, 70, 71,
Pound, Paulette 40, 134
Preston, Lynn 24, 50, 53, 55, 100, 124
Price, Steve 47, 143
Primm, Phyllis 69, 134
Pugh, Margaret 70, 143
Pullan, Jeannie 59, 134
Pursell, Charles 21
Pursell, Marlene 23, 50, 115, 124, 126
Quinnette, Terre 59, 143
Ragge, Phyllis 49, 66, 124
Ragge, Sandy 23, 75, 76, 77, 98, 130, 134
Rainwater, Virgil 143
Ramsey, Gar'y 135
Randolph, Tom 135
Rankin, Nancy 31, 70, 135
Rankin, Patricia 40, 143
Rankin, Ricky 135
Rankin, Wayne 124
Ray, Janice 100, 134
Redding, Debbie 100, 143
Ree, Ronnie 143
Reed, Eva 59, 135
Reed, Jerry 143
Reed, Jimmy 60, 135
Reed, Mary 40, 55, 65, 70, 135
Reed, Theresa 40, 70, 143
Reed, Tony 60, 124
Reese, Debbie 143
Reese, Gary 75, 77, 143
Reeves, Miss Wilda 34
Reynolds, Archie 143
Rhynes, Billy 143
Richardson, Debbie 125
Richesin, Lonnie 35, 125
Richmond, Eddy 76, 77, 143
Richmond, Jackie 143
Riggs, John 76, 77, 143
Riley, Donald 143
Riley, Linda 59, 125
Roberts, Jimmy 125
Roberts, Philip 143
Rockwell, Mr. Walter 24, 52
Roden, Martha 40, 135
Rogers, Danny 143
Rogers, Debbie 40, 64, 67, 82, 83,
Ross, Karolyn 125, 133
Rotert, Mr. John 27, 70
Rowland, Frank 143
Rozell, Jimmy 125, 182
Runions, Chuck 44, 77, 80, 98, 125
Runions, Stanley 77, 80, 98, 143
Russell, Nliss Linda 29
Russell, Roy 48
Sagely, John 77, 80, 98, 143
Sallee, Mike 49, 135
Sargent, Pam 59, 100, 143
Sargent, Stewart 76, 77, 143
Scales, Jean 48, 49, 125
Scarbrough, Claudia 135
Scott, Larry 65, 135
Scott, Mike 143
Scott, Terry 75, 77, 98, 143
Seabolt, Billy 77, 80, 98, 125
Selby, Jack 58, 76, 98, 125
Selby, Pat 82, 83, 143, 146
Selman, Al 77, 79, 98, 143
Servold, Jack 50, 64, 68, 77, 78, 98, 135
Servold, Roger 143
Servold, Sally 47, 50, 64, 100, 143
Servold, Susie 49, 70, 125, 132
Shearburn, Nedra 143
Shelly, John 60, 61, 125
Shelly, Judy 135
Shibley, Bonnie 135
Shibley, Susan 64, 100, 143
Shipp, Linda 135
Shook, Darrell 66, 76, 77, 145
Sidler, Elizabeth 126
Sidler, Roy 145
Debbie 59, 99, 126
Miss Donna 31, 138
Smith, Gary 57, 135
Olin 64, 68, 135
Paula 47, 70, 136
Lewis 57, 126
Ray 123, 126
Sopshire, Atha 42,'48, 136
Sopshire, Cathleen 46, 145
Sopshire, Geraldine 47, 126
Spears, Debbie 40, 100, 145
Spence, Mary 136
Sprinkle, Debbie 136
Stabh, Kathy 145
Stabb, Nancy 59, 126
Stanford, Cheryl 136
Stanley, Mike 145
Steadman, Jimmy 48, 55, 126
Steed, Dorothy 59, 145
Stephens, Rhonda 59, 149
Stephenson Rion 75, 77, 98, 145
Steudeman, Mitchell 49, 145
Stevens, Rhonda 100
Stevenson, Alice 42, 50, 53, 55, 64, 70, 115,
Stevenson, Diane 145
Stevenson, Janie 64, 100, 142, 145
Stockton, Lisa 145
Stockton, Wesley 49, 145
Stratton, Monte 40, 145
Stumpff, Karl 127
Suggs, Sharon 69, 136
Sullivan, Larry 127
Summerhill, David 87, 98, 127
Sutton, Jerry 143
Swanson, Jane 46, 136
Swearingen, Debbie 69, 136
Sweeden, Glenn 57, 136
Symonds, Cindy 145
Tanner, Janice 40, 47, 127, 145
Tanner, Judy 59
Tanner, Steve 72, 74, 77, 85, 127
Tate, Mr. James 20, 21, 22
Taylor, Rickey 145
Telaar, Wade 49, 145
Thomas, Brad 74, 77, 80, 87, 145
Thomas, Elaine 40, 145
Thomas, Jo Ann 145
Thomas, Richard 24, 48, 70, 127
Thompson, Kenny 65, 136
Thompson, Mike 65, 68, 136
Tindle, Terry 145
Titsworth, Frankie 84, 85, 98, 136
Tittle, Randy 145
Tittle, Roy Gene 57
Tounzen, Billy 145
Travis, Yketa 59, 145
Trent, Kaye 145
Trent Kenn 60 136
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Trentham, Norma 31, 55, 59, 62, 64, 67, 70,
82, 83, 99, 127, 191
Tudor, Nancy 40, 136
Tugg, Dorothy 145
Turner, Sue 145
Underwood, Janice 137
Vandergriff, Bob 21, 137
Vandergriff, David 55, 65, 77, 80, 98, 130
Vaughn, Billy 145
Venable, Mr. Bill 29, 68
Vinsant, Joyce 100, 137
Vreeland, Demaris 127
Wait, June 40, 145
Walker, Connie 47, 70, 145
Wall, Marilyn 71, 127
Walters, Brenda 64, 68, 97, 100, 130, 137
Walters, Buddy 80, 85, 87, 98, 125, 127
Warren, Debby 55, 65, 127
Watkins, Elaine 49, 70, 132, 145
Watson, Charles 69, 127
Weatherton, Cynthia 47, 127
Webb, Doyle 127
Webb, Shirley 137
Wells, Fred 42, 45, 48, 56, 64, 70, 127
Westfall, Sandra 145
Wheeler, Kevin 47, 145
White, Mike 48, 145
Wbited, Lillie 47, 145
Whitsett, David 48, 137, 145
Wiley, Larry 49, 145
Wiley, Rickey 145
Wilkins, Denny 127
Willhite, Ikey 145
Williams, David 77, 78, 145
Williams, Debbie 59, 127
Williams, Fred 64, 115, 127
Williams, Kay 56, 100, 137
Williams, Mike 137
Williams, Noel 57, 60, 137
Willmuth, Don 128
Wilson, Barbara 23, 64, 100, 138, 14
Wilson, David 48, 128
Wilson, Jimmy 57, 127
Winkelmann, Mr. John 33, 46
Winn, Larry 74, 77, 79, 128
Winters, Sue 137
Wood, Paula 50, 53, 64, 100, 138, 145
Wood, Robert 128
Woodard, Glinda 66, 100, 128
Woodard, William 137
Woods, Marcia 42, 54, 55, 66, 70, 128
Yakley, Kenneth 60, 65, 68, 137
Yakley, Sam 55, 137
Yancey, Debbie 47, 69, 70, 71, 137, 145
Yeakley, Dcssie 40, 100
Yearty, Mr. Gordon 34
Yerby, Mr. Rex 22, 23, 75, 77, 78, 81,
Yones, Tom 137
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STUDENT PHDTOGRAPHER DENNIS jones pre-
pares to print some pictures for the 1970
The signs ol' the end of a year are
now becoming more evident. The halls
will soon become silent and the parking
lot will become deserted.
Yet, for graduating seniors this is
not an ending but a new beginning. It is
a time where future plans are made clear
and di llieult problems are solved.
One must put to use the knowledge
gained through hard Work and experi-
ence. Many of these activities are
learned througli school work.
'l'hus, we dedicate this yearbook to
the determination and strength of stu-
dents at Yan Buren High School, par-
ticularly that ol' the Class of l97O.
We would also like to thank Super-
intendent james Tate: Principal Billy
Mitchell and Secretary liheba llenley.
We also thank Ken fkustin. W. A.
Christian, Dale Bennett-Aall of the
llenington Publishing Company. We
especially thank our adviser, Nlr. Bill
Pliaris, for assisting in the formulation
ol' this yearbook, g'I'he Pointer Storyf'
POINTER STAFF BOX
Editor .......... . . .Marcia Woods
Business Manager . ,,QMe.bhic Love rovc
Sports Editor ....... Steve Mcfileary
Sports ...... . . .Darrell Shook
Sports ...... . . . David Davis
Club Editor . . . .... Linda Hopkins
Music Editor ........ Brenda Cluek
Senior Editor ..... Norma 'frentham
Junior Editor ....... Debbie Rogers
Sophomore Editor .... Melissa Cobb
Faculty Editor . . ...... Debbie Polk
Junior lligh ...... Debbie Lovegrovc
Junior High .......... Joyce Eoley'
Chief Photographer . . .Richard Daily
Photographer ........ Dennis Jones
Copywriters . . . . . .Clinda Woodard
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