Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Linda James (Linda Sue McKinney)

I have heard from Linda; unfortunately she doesn't think she will be able to attend the reunion, but I asked her to send me some info to post on the blog, and she obliged:

Certified Surgical Technologist for 23 years, Bachelors of Science in Nursing 98, graduated cum laude at the age of 42, Sigma Theta Tau International charter chapter President for Graceland School of Nursing, Pi Eta chapter- Graceland University, Lamoni Iowa. Worked as an ICU nurse in a level 2 trauma hospital in Independence MO 5 years. Currently working at the Kansas City VA as an ICU-PCU nurse. Multiple boring committees . Involved with wedding planning for a home on the historic registry, The Bingham Waggoner Estate in Independence MO. Married to Edward Michael James in 2001. Living in Blue Springs Mo, 2 daughters who are grown, one grandaughter-Sophia Bentley, light of my life. My mom lives with us.

Linda's email is shiva72997@msn.com.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Jan Cottingham

Marilyn has been in touch with Janice Cottingham, and here's an update on Jan since graduation:

Jan lives in Little Rock, where she is managing editor of Arkansas Business magazine (go to their website at http://www.arkansasbusiness.com/ ; it's an outstanding publication and you can do a search of Jan Cottingham and find some of her great editorials!). She's done some very interesting work since her Scott County days, including work at various places around the world with the nonprofit agency Heifer International as well as a period of time spent working with Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai of Kenya. You may remember Jan's sister Karen; she also lives in Little Rock.

Jan's email address is jancottingham@sbcglobal.net.

Friday, March 20, 2009


Tuny is making arrangements for our meal for the Reunion. Here's the menu:

Smoked Beef and Pork
Baked Beans
Potato Salad
Key Lime Pie and Chocolate Marble Cheese Cake

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

35th Reunion Coming Soon!

Plans are underway for the 35th reunion of the Waldron High School Class of 1974. Mark your calendars now for Saturday, July 25th, 2009. We will meet at the Waldron Elementary Great Room (1895 Rice Street) at 4:00 p.m. for a wonderful evening of fun and excitement. We'll keep you posted on all the developments, so bookmark this blog and stay tuned!