The Monett High School Class of 1953 held its 58th class reunion of Oct. 14 and Oct. 15. The group gathered on Friday night at Big Baldy's Backwoods Barbecue. The visiting and reminiscing continued during breakfast on Saturday at Grant's Restaurant and the group returned to the restaurant for the evening dinner. Classmates are pictured above. In the front row, from left, are: Shirley (Ziegelbein) Schmidt, Mary (Seward) Spencer, Wanda (Phillips) Mashburn, Wilma (Everett) Davis, Shirley (Elswick) Doane, Edna (Lovell) Rice, Shirley (Bierman) Brandt and Anita (Gibson) Arkle. Back row: Jack McCaffrey, Donald Conner, Jim Clark, David Ethridge, Bob Means and Vernon Reed. Those attending were: Donald Conner, of Appleton City; Jack and Pat McCaffrey, of Monett; Jim and Jeanne Clark, of Springfield; Bill and Anita (Gibson) Arkle, of Joplin; David Ethridge, of Springfield; Bob Means, of Lowry City; Bob and Shirley (Bierman) Brandt, of Freistatt; Bill and Mary (Seward) Spencer, of Joplin; Shirley (Ziegelbein) Schmidt, of Richmond, Va.; Frank and Wanda (Phillips) Mashburn, of Springfield; Jack and Wilma (Everett) Davis, of Monett; Bill and Shirley (Elswick] Doane, of Kent, Ohio; John and Edna (Rice) Lovell, of Purdy; and Vernon and Darlene Reed, of Liberty.
[Chuck Nickle Photography]