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Highlights of Fleming-Neon Hi

1952 Fleming-Neon High news:

On Sunday of last week we were fortunate in having on our chapel program Reverend E. Hampton Barnette and the evangelist and musician of the Whitesburg Methodist Church.

Our Hi-Y and Tri-Hi-Y Clubs were represented at the pre-legislative conference of the Ky. Youth Legislative Conference of the Kentucky Youth Legislature held in Prestonsburg last Friday. Representing the Hi-Y Club were Rex Tucker, Bobby Reach, Bobby Welch, Don Wright, James Pike and Hi-sponsor W.B. Hall. Representing our Tri-Hi-Y Club were: Janice Fleming, Reba Nell Lewis, Marcia Ann Burklow, Joan Tackett, Mary Jo Hush, Sue Collins and sponsor Mrs. E.L. Burklow. Our club will send delegates to the Kentucky Youth Legislature at Frankfort the first week in April. Bobby Welch, of our school, has been nominated for Lieutenant Governor.

On Tuesday, February12, the Fleming-Neon speech class under the direction of Mrs. W. B. Hall, entertained the Stuart Robinson High School with a presentation of the one act play “Comin’ Round The Mountain”. On Saturday, February 23, the class will enter the same play in the one act play festival at Pikeville College.

The mother-daughter banquet put on by the Tri- Hi-Y Club was a success. It was held Valentine evening at Craft’s Café. The Valentine motif was carried out by the toastmistress, Sue Collins. Mrs. Walter Lewis gave the mother’s response. The guest speaker of the evening was Mrs. W.B. Hall, whose subject was “The Mother- Daughter Relationship Can Be Beautiful.”

On Tuesday evening, February 26, the junior class, under the direction of Goebel Ritter, is presenting a three-act play, “The Nutt Family.”

Our next band concert is scheduled for March 4 in the gym. The girl’s glee club will also have a part in the program.

The Fleming-Neon Pirates and all Fleming-Neon fans are looking forward to the District Basketball Tournament to be held in Whitesburg the first week in March.

On Wednesday, February 20, our principal, W.B. Hall, and Principal Millard Tolliver, of Whitesburg High, made a trip to Middlesboro to make definite arrangements for housing and meals for our bands and glee clubs when they attend the music festival in that city April 24, 25 and 26.

The above article appeared in the February 21, 1952 edition of The Mountain Eagle.

The Fleming-Neon High School band will present its first of a series of concerts Thursday, January 24. Dates for other concerts are March 4 and April 22.

At the regular P.T. A. meeting this month plans were made for a bake sale in the various communities on Saturday, Feb. 2. Proceeds from the sale will be used for the band. Under the direction of Mr. Haigh, the band has charge of the P.T.A. program. Considerable improvement has been shown by the band since Mr. Haigh has been there.

Speech Class presents play at Fleming-Neon

On Thursday evening, January 31, the speech class of the Fleming-Neon High School will present a oneact play, “Comin’ Round The Mountain.” The setting will be that of a typical mountain cabin.

Cast of characters: Maw Judkins – Sue Collins; Pap Judkins – Harold Williams; Daisy Judkins – Christine Fulton; Zeke Benus – Kenneth Gooch; Dynamite Ann, the Sheriff – Rebecca Holbrook; Mrs. Hortense Belmont – Lorean Meade; Millicent Lovell – Alice Welch; Carey Newbold – Franklin Welch. Bertie Bates and Daniel Quillen will serve as stage managers. Mrs. W.B. Hall will direct with Tressie L. Spicer assisting. Monologue will be handled by Helen June Cook. Admission 20 and 30 cents.

The above article appeared in the January 24, 1952 edition of The Mountain Eagle.

Pirates defeat Vicco

Coach Goebel Ritter’s Fleming- Neon Pirates avenged a 56-54 defeat which they had suffered at the hands of the Vicco Mountaineers earlier this month as they downed the visitors from Perry County 59-35 Friday night.

Showing that they meant business all the way, the Pirates outscored the Mountaineers 10 points in the first quarter, leading 14-4 at the end of this period.

The Vicco lads found the range a little better in the second quarter but their efforts were overshadowed as the Pirates outscored them 11-10 to make the half time score read 25-14, Fleming- Neon.

Vicco came back in the third quarter to outscore the Pirates 19-17, but fell behind again in the last frame as the Pirates hit 17 while the Perry Countians could only tall 12. Third quarter score-42-23 and the final score was 59-35.

The above article appeared in the February 28, 1952 edition of The Mountain Eagle.

Fleming seniors leave on trip

Fifty-three Fleming Neon High School seniors and their sponsors, Mr. and Mrs. William B. Hall, left for Washington, D.C. for a tour of the capitol city.

Tomorrow they will tour the public buildings, stop at the Bureau of Printing and Engraving, Pan American Union, U.S. Capitol, Congressional Library, Supreme Court Building and the Smithsonian Institute. Friday afternoon and Saturday morning will be spent individual sightseeing.

Saturday afternoon the group will tour Arlington, including the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington Cemetery, Alexandria, Va., and Mount Vernon.

Seniors making the trip are Norma Ables, Nemo Armstrong, Bartie Bates, Manuel Bentley, Millie Faye Bentley, Ramona Bentley, Vivian Bentley, Joe Broome, Billy Burchwell, Jimmy Collier, James M. Collier, June Collier, Edwin Dale Collins.

Also, Wilma Sue Collins, Helen June Cook, Johnny Cornett, Betty Lou Cureton, Everet Dearing, Eugene Dunn, Thomas Reed Fuller, Christine Fulton, Cleatis Gibson, Doris Gibson, Kenneth Gooch.

Also, Jack Hall, Mabel Hall, James Hawley, Mary Rebecca Holbrook, Ova Lee Houston, Mary Jo Hush, Elmer Ison, Bobbie Lou Johnson, Doris Ann Johnson, Johnnie Mack Kiser, Robert Paul Little, Betty Lorean Meade, Vanda Lou Miller, Billy Patrick, Daniel Quilllen, Bobby Reach, Ruby Faye Rudd, David Lee Sexton.

Also, Cuba Sowards, Tressie Lynn Spicer, Joan Tackett, Barbara Underwood, James Waddell, Lois Webb, Alice Northcutt Welch, Thomas Franklin Welch, Harold Williams, Donald Wright, and Helen Wright.

The class will be housed at the Annapolis Hotel with Friday evening dinner at the Casino Royal.

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