Beaver Bulletin Board Spring 2024

Beaver Bulletin Board Spring 2024 In Memory: Listed by last name, year of graduation from Riverside, and date of death. The obituary link is provided if available.   Campbell Walters, Juanita: 1964, 2006 Obituary Colavecchio, Gerald: 1964, 2021 Obituary Cool, Terry Leon: 1964, 2022 Obituary Cox, Dennis W: 1964, 1997. Dickie-Ribblett, Sharon: 1964, 2021 Obituary Drag Kerinski, Loretta: 1964, 2016 Obituary Dye, Delbert L.: 1964, 2003 Egert Peters, Donna “Cheri”: 1964, 2023 Fauver, Jim: 1964, 2006 Obituary Filppi, Richard: 1964, 2007 Gavel, Justin: 1964, 2012 Obituary Gebeau, David: 1964, 2005…

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Definitions that Noah Webster Would Have Rejected

MEDICARE ADVANTAGE ADS ON TV – New venue for decrepit NFL stars to maintain the spotlight. WASHINGTON, D.C – Center of United States government, much beloved by Chicagoans because it knocked them out of first place as “America’s Most Dysfunctional Metropolis.” ZEALOUS TOURIST – Person who walks all the way around Mt. Rushmore to check whether the presidents’ butts are as large as their busts. QUESTION ASKED BY A ZEALOUS LAS VEGAS RESIDENT TOURING ALASKA WITH PARK RANGERS –“What time do you guys turn on the Northern Lights?” POT –…

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Butt-first: Not an Expedient Way to Enter the World

Now that I have made clear my gratitude about how my life has unfolded in my other article this month, I feel justified in expressing a complaint about a disability that has plagued me all my years. I have always had difficulty with spatial relationships, and anything related to understanding directions, whether traveling on foot or by vehicle. It wasn’t until a few months ago that an epiphany occurred to me that seemed to explain my failures in correct navigation. I started life at its very beginning attempting to go…

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A Big Thank You for Big Rock

Guest article by Theresa Kallay McHugh, RHS Class of ’71 and Thomas Kallay, RHS Class of ’65, with input from Karen Kallay, RHS Class of ’70 1998 This is a story about a local businessman…a real humanitarian…and a local family. I hope I have piqued your interest because what follows is a human- interest story that I think you will enjoy. My name is Theresa McHugh, and I have worked in the credit department at R.W. Sidley, Inc., for 18 years. When I was growing up among six older brothers…

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Gratitude Going Back a Century and a Quarter

As strange as it may sound, this January has offered us in northern Ohio some of the most unpleasant weather conditions ever, but I am filled with gratitude at experiencing it because I have learned to appreciate the big picture. Plus, there is a big difference between “unpleasant” and “devastating,” the latter word often used to describe weather in our country. In fact, most meteorologists agree that lands north of the equator and in the western hemisphere, which would be us, suffer the most destructive weather events on the planet.…

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A Beautiful Woman of Substance in a Superficial World

Magazines in my home tend to arrive and land in a stack until I am in the mood to read or recycle them. However, as I looked down at the cover of one this month, I immediately thought, “What an absolutely beautiful woman that is.” No, it isn’t Britney Spears, Taylor Swift or any one of entertainment’s current sensations. This woman has gray hair pulled back into her signature ponytail; long upwardly curled laugh lines going from the corners of her eyes all the way to her hairline; deeply wrinkled…

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Beaver Bulletin Board Winter 2024

In Memory: Listed by last name, year of graduation from Riverside, and date of death. The obituary link is provided if available. Advey, Douglas S.: 1983, 2023 Obituary Ahlman, Diane: 1964, 2004 Obituary Banker, Connard: 1964, 2010 Obituary Barnicoat, Audley D. “Ozzie”: 1964, 2013 Obituary Barnicoat, Nancy Joles Gierman: 1959, 2023 Obituary Baughman White, Barbara L.: 1964, 2018 Obituary Bickel Hartzell, Andrea Joyce: 1964, 2023 Obituary Bossert, James E.: 1964, 2002 Brenner, Robert James, 1964, 2016 Obituary Board Fowler, Sandra L.: 1964, 2018 Obituary Buell, Christine: 1964, 1966 Obituary Castilyn,…

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2023 Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony

The 2023 Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction ceremony was held on October 14, 2023 at the Holiday Inn Mentor. The complete biographies of the honorees are found in this edition of the Winter Online Log. Each honoree received a plaque and an honorary lifetime membership in the association. A similar plaque for each honoree will be placed on the Hall of Fame wall within Riverside High School among the past Hall of Fame honorees.   The cake!                 Marijane Watson, RSHAA Trustee…

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Robert H. More: 2023 Hall of Fame Athlete, Class of 1961

Robert H. More, Class of 1961, was a champion middle-distance runner, undefeated in the 880/half-mile for all but one of his Northeast Conference races (his first.)  He also ran the 440/quarter mile.  He was conference champion in the half-mile for four years.    He was District Champion in his junior and senior years, which qualified him for the state track meet in Columbus, where he was seen by the OSU track coach.  In addition to his four Varsity letters in track, he earned Varsity letters in football (2) and basketball (2).…

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Lottery Winners: All of Us

In vitro fertilization was a topic in a science magazine I was reading a few years ago, and the complexity of producing “test tube babies” was only part of the fascinating concepts the article examined. More striking were the facts about normal human reproduction and the sheer numbers involved in the process that has populated the world since homo sapiens emerged. The article explained these numbers: A woman in her reproductive life produces about 450 viable eggs; a man during a single sex act ejaculates between 40 million and 1.2…

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