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•   Debbie Perkins (Anderson)  2/22
•   Charles Stockton  9/21
•   Ann Cowan (Montgomery)  3/3
•   Kaye Murphy (Phillips)  2/18
•   John Baumgardner  1/25
•   Lucy Hernandez (Lopez)  12/13
•   Edward Paul  11/3
•   Kathy Heye (Dunbabin)  8/20
•   Frank Sikes  3/12
•   Neal Young  9/14
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For those who are considering attending our 60th class reunion, what is the month of your choice?



•   Alma Tippins  7/16
•   Ronny Ragland  7/17
•   John Speck  7/17
•   Donna Gladman (Ogle)  7/22
•   Andy Taylor  7/26
•   Linda Deleshaw (Hyde)  7/27
•   Joe Ed Campbell  8/3
•   Ruth Harrington (Davis)  8/7
•   Debbie Perkins (Anderson)  8/8
•   Rodney Phillips  8/9
•   Merilyn Loter (Howell)  8/13


Lavon Alsup (Stark)

Linda Ayers (Tarvin)

Ann Clary (Johnson)

Jim Ferrell 

Don Ford

Donna Gladman (West) + guest

Bill Hayes

Kathy Hayes

Ron Hayes + guest (Friday night)

Elaine Holden (Houston)

Kathy Horan (Norris)

Nova Huddleston (Sherman)

Rusty Jones + guest

Jimmy Neal + guest

Kaye Murphy (Phillips)

Ronny Ragland + guest

Patsy Ragle + cowboy mystery guest

Ronnie Roach (Birdsong) + guest

Frank Sikes + guest

James Swift

Alma Tippins

Dennis Thompson + guest

Neysa Walker 

Neal Young

Plainview High School

Class of 1962

60th Reunion

What's happening this weekend?


Friday, July 15, 5:00-10:00pm

Pizza, Sandwiches while visiting at Trust Point (across the street from First Baptist Church, 205 W 8th St)


Saturday, July 16, morning and afternoon

Free time - on your own.  Time to hang out with other classmates and have breakfast, brunch or lunch together at the location of your choice.  Kaye will have a list of eating places available Friday night.  Plan a tour of the Jimmy Dean Museum on the Wayland Campus, cruise the new Broadway (City has completed the update to Beautify Downtown Plainview), check out old neighborhoods, hangouts or visit your elementary school if it is still might be surprised by what you see!!!  We will try to get the high school open for us.


Saturday, July 16, Plainview Country Club, 6:00-11:00pm (for those that can stay awake that long)smiley

6:00-7:00pm, visiting and registration; dinner at 7pm followed by entertainment from the latest "not for prime time" entertainers straight from Morgan Hill, CA; Midland, TX; Vernon,TX; Plainview, TX; and Nacagdoches, TX.


Sunday, July 17, morning - on you own.  Suggestion - say good byes to friends at the I-Hop.



Saturday evening 60th PHS Class Reunion Country Club Program

Welcome.........Frank Sikes

Invocation........Bill Hayes

Buffet Dinner


by not for Prime Time Entertainers


Kathy Horan Norris and Linda Ayers Tarvin

Mountain Dulcimer Medley

Elaine Holden Houston

Growing Older Gracefully (or perhaps Gratefully)

Linda Ayers Tarvin

PHS Class of '62 Poet Laurette

Alma Tippins aka Alligator Annie

Results of Pizza Night Survey Questionnaire

Kathy and Linda

Round and Round

Songbird Patsy Ragle Yarbrough

March Militare by Schuman - Duet

Ann Clary Johnson and Linda Ayers Tarvin

Plainview High School Class Song (tune of O Christmas Tree

Kathy Horan Norris substituting for Ron Hayes

Closing Remarks

Kathy and Linda


Don Ford and Jim Ferrell


Alma Tippins



Our Class of '62 website has three main purposes:

  • consider an important place and time in our lives
  • share memories of those times with one another
  • support our classmates as we go forward


The story behind the stories: History behind the  Plainview Hilton . . .
The Plainview Hilton is deemed especially worth extreme care as its historic value is solid.
Taking Plainview back almost 100 years, the scene at the Hilton was one of original tradesmen laboring in the heart of the city in 1928-29 to build a strong brick hotel tower to house lodgers drawn by an economic boom that blossomed with the explosion of farming.
The lodging tower preceded the city's attempt a few years later to slug it out with Lubbock for the right to host the new Texas Tech College – a bout they lost and narrowly missed.
No worry, Plainview dusted itself off knowing it had a formidable institution, Wayland Baptist University, which grew in stature over 90 years to include multiple campuses around the nation and globe –serving the city in good stead spiritually, economically and otherwise.
Many other huge business developments followed – irrigation giant Green Machinery and Harvest Queen Mill were pioneers of the ag boom along with the city's airport complex.  Later the city snagged Missouri Beef (later known as Excel and then Cargill), Wal-Mart Distribution Center, an Ethanol production plant, two state prisons and more. Cargill is now closed, but its campus was purchased by private investors for industrial sites.
At the dawn of 2018, the city learned it will soon see huge shipments of wind generators arriving at a 100-acre railhead east of the city, or passing through the town on flatbeds, as Excel Energy constructs  one of the largest concentrations of wind powered electrical generation stations worldwide on farms in east and southwest Hale County.
So, in those times, from the 30s through the 60s, the experience of gazing upward toward the city's tallest structure and a newly reinstated flag flying atop, could again foster feelings of great things ahead, or it is hoped. And history repeats itself in a sense as a tall tower may again be symbolic of great expectations for Plainview.
This time Hilton's successors, MRE Capital partners, work to refit the Hilton's strong exterior. And the refurbished and modernized Hilton, its brick and stone façade clean and sparkling again, may earn the right to be symbolic of expectations again.
How the Hilton came to Plainview, according to an article by former Herald editor Doug McDonough, states  that the town fathers learned from experience and were following a pattern they had successfully used to woo the railroad to Plainview.  In early 1928 the city made an offer to Conrad Hilton he couldn't refuse.
Presented to Hilton personally  by Guy Jacob, Herbert Dysart and A. Underwood, all of Plainview, the offer included free land for a hotel and $20,000 cash. Additionally, residents offered to purchase $20,000 of "7 percent preferred stock" in the hotel. Within days the land was deeded to Hilton and construction began Sept. 1, 1928. It was finished June 4, 1929, and dedicated July 4 of that year.

This shot of the Hilton from the early 1960s shows the eight-story building in all its regal glory. with a full-service restaurant the hotel hosted weekly service club meetings as well as banquets for the Chamber of Commerce and many other local organizations.
At one time outlined with neon tubes, large block letters spelling out Hilton Hotel  graced the roof of the hotel at Sixth and Austin. They were permanently removed in the late 1980s when the building's ownership changed.

A richly appointed mezzanine greeted visitors to the Hilton during its heyday in the 1940s and 1950s. Note the wood-paneled telephone booth and heavily upholstered lounge chairs.
Read more about the Hilton by clicking here -- including a story about bootlegging  -- what???  smiley





Visit the "In Memory" page to honor
our deceased classmates by posting
a remembrance on  their memorials.









Oldies and Retro Comments and Graphics for MySpace, Tagged, Facebook
 Elvis stopped by for a visit!!!



If you are a visitor here and are  interested in starting a great  website like this for your own class, family, church, etc.  click here to learn all about how to get started. It is easy and fun -- and our site receives monetary credit if you do!!!