SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY BY ROBERT GRAMBLING

Submitted by Greg Grambling

YES SPORTS FANS, WE HAVE MADE IT TO THE FINAL FOUR.  THERE MAY BE SOME CLASS PICTURES SOMEWHERE BUT THIS LOOKS LIKE THE END OF THE RFG COLLECTION.  LETS GET STARTED:

I PROMISED YOU ONE WITH NO HUMANS AND HERE IT IS.  THE BEAGLE, COOKIE, WAS INTENTLY LICKING HER NETHER REGIONS WHEN THE KITTEN, PUFF, NOTICED HER LACK OF VIGILANCE.  NO SELF RESPECTING KITTEN IS GOING TO LET SUCH AN OPPORTUNITY PASS AND HE DIVED IN LIKE A BUZZARD ON ROAD-KILL.  COOKIE QUICKLY REGAINED HER COMPOSURE AND LICKED HIM UNTIL HE WAS HALF DROWNED.  THEY THEN CUDDLED UP AND SLEPT FOR THE REST OF THE WEEK.  Greg Grambling.

This photo is on page 6 of the 1958 Grig.  L to R:  Unknown with back to camera, Carolyn McGinty, Gloria West,

Wanda Miller, Linda White, Zannia Lou McDade, Ellen Baker, Mrs. Rita Crowder, Catsy Harper hugging Camille Ivy.

Thrill of Victory Identified by Ann Mays Harlan

rry,  I see Mary Grace '57-- on the far left in front of Sandra Barnette '57- Center right -is Cassie Taylor 57-- Rose Rabb '57-next to Rose, with the pony tail, looks like Dawn Stewart. Left near the bottom of this pix is Carolyn Hall '57 looking directly at the camera, next to Carolyn clapping, is Kathy Perritt '57- next to Kathy is Diana White, Paul Robinson first wife.  Front row on the left is Jan Biles sister to Bubba next two girls can't recall  their names they were in  the '58- 59  classes.   Cute girl with the white hair pin is Geraldine Brown.'58
And I bet that's my head in front of Mary Grace. Looks like the way I fixed my hair back then and I always sat near Carolyn, Marcelee or Mary G.   That all-  LeVerne

LeVerne Langheld Kidd

The girl closest to you is Jan Byars and Geraldine Brown is the fourth one down on the same row.

Edd Moreland

Pep Rally
 
Sherry, it would be difficult to tell you who is who since these are not in lines.  I think I do recognize some such as Rose Rabb, Geraldine Brown,

 

Camille Ivy, Patsy Slay and I think Linda Talton.  There are some other familiar faces but can't remember the names and not sure of some other identifications. 

Sorry I can't be of more help.

Linda Holt Morehead

if you recognize anyone in this picture please e-mail us @MindenMemories@AOL.COM. Be sure and reference

Pep Rally.

The only person I see who I can call by name is Sandra Barnette, standing at the top left. 

 She married Tommy June Lary, was a pharmacist, and just recently passed away.

Earlene Mendenhall Lyle

DO YOU RECOGNIZE THESE SWIMMERS?

The picture of the swimmers (Greg Grambling...sports) with the sailors hats on..is the 1954 Aquacade...Marilyn Watkins

is the one on the right. Harol Turner is the one right behind her..this picture is in the 1955 Grig...the swimmers would have

been the seniors of 54...

Submitted by Harol Lynn Turner Thompson

L-R: Front Row is Sally Powell. Behind her is Bessie Maness

Who are the others?

Jeannine Mobley is aquagirl

Can you identify the Aquakids? The instruction looks a lot like Linda Cox. Is it?

Send us an e-mail at MindenMemories@AOL.COM if you can identify anyone.

Swim Team Photo - Hoefield Sisters

Pam, Ore and Marsha

 

Norma McGuire at the pool

Mary Jo Skinner on the diving board

Camille Ivy swimming in competition

Marsha Hoefield in Competition

Jeanne Van Peene in Competition

Jan Brown    -    Class of 1961

Swimcapers -

Standing, L to R:  Ginger Rushing, Jannell Boyce,  Ann Mays, Linda Carraway,
Jeanette Woodard, Ellen Baker.
Kneeling, L to R:  Linda Cox, Lyda Roberts, Joan Andress, Mary Jo Skinner.
Identified by Ann Mays Harlan

 

Standing, L to R: Geraldine Brown, Jan Brown, Dorothy Weaver, Linda Martin, Marsha Hoefeld, Linda Nadrchal,

Elizabeth Roberts, Oree Hoefeld, Camille Ivy, Pam Hoefeld,

Diane Green, ?Beth Drew?, Patsy Sullivan Oliphant.
Kneeling, center:  Norma McGuire, Jeanne Van Peene
Kneeling, front: Anna Roberts, Carolyn Baker, Judy Brown, Celia Bryan

Identified by Ann Mays Harlan

Girls Basketball

The girl who shot the ball is Charlotte Turnage Beard, Class of 1958.  Don't know any of the rest.
 
Edd Moreland

Can anyone help Identify These  Basketball pictures?

#1. Coach Warren and Dare Lott in the background is Dee Grambling, Sherry Warwick, Mrs. Eskew, Mrs. Walker

a few others at an eighth grade tournament at Shongaloo.

Greg Grambling

 

#2. Lynn Eskew #13, Mickey Walker#25, Randy Meyers, Greg Grambling 4 , and Coach A. J Warren

 

#3           #41 DAVID BENIT, #45 LARRY HAMNER, #13 MICKEY WALKER, #43 Greg Grambling

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#4.  #21 WELDON ROSS,  OTHERS-ESKEW, MEYERS, Greg Grambling, WARREN

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#5
FRONT ROW, NEAR TO FAR: LYNN ESKEW,MICKEY WALKER,GREG GRAMBLING, BOBBY CROSBY,COACH
WARREN, ROBERT TOOKE,RANDY MEYERS,DAVID BENIT.  BACK ROW, WAYNE JACKSON,
DARE LOTT (POINTING), AND ROBERT ERVIN (TOP OF HEAD)

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BASKETBALL

The basketball picture is on page 70 in the 1958 Grig.  #39 is James Allen Norris and #34 is David Evans. 

 They were both juniors that year. 

  Ann Mays Harlan

Basketball Sweetheart Jeannine Mobley hands the ball to Jack Moreland  - Pg. 110 1956 Grig

L-R: James Rhea Love, Wilbur Roden, Don Martin,  Cecil Maxey, Jack Moreland

Identified by Greg Grambling  and Ann Mays Harlan (Jeannine is now the wife of James Rhea Love).

Cecil Maxey is on the left side of the court. He died in May 2004.

The great Jackie Moreland and Barbara Russell known for her team spirit pose admire the basketball trophy.

The first six people are Jackie Bridges, James Simolke, Joe Moreland, Jack Moreland, & Doug McCrary

 I think the person on the far right partially showing is James Alan Norris.

 
Edd Moreland

Looks like Charles Berry, Class of 57,  running track. What was the building used for

in the background? Was it part of Webster Parish Bus School Board

where they parked their buses?

Identified by Roy G. Baggett

 SPRINTERS

L to R:  Jimmy Johnson, Wilburn Murphy, Jimmy Campbell, all class of 1957. What do you think LeVerne?                                                                                                    
Ann Mays Harlan

Jimmy Johnson, Wilburn Murphy and Jimmy Campbell. You have a good memory.

LeVerne Langheld Kidd

Relay Exchange

Warmparade2&3 & relayexchange, Percy Holomon, Zeke Carter, Dan Robinson, these people are too old for me.

Identified by Larry Mays

If you can identify the students please e-mail MindenMemories@AOL.Com

Quarterback, Greg Grambling

Photo by Stan Quade

Vivian 522 The Band Performs for Vivian

Vivian

Halftime is a big deal at football games when the band marches.  

Handoff ABA

The boy on the left looks like Tommy Frye. The one on the right looks much older.

Earlene Mendenhall Lyle.

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The reason this picture caught Connie's eye when she saw it on the CD Greg gave her was that the guy

 receiving the handoff looked like Bob Holiday, who was the youth director at FMD several summers.

Greg thinks he played professionally for the 49ers. Can anyone confirm this or give another ID to the guy

 with receding curly hair? 

Submitted by Greg Grambling

Can you identify these two players? If so e-mail us @ MindenMemories@AOL.COM
 

MINDEN CRIMSON TIDE FOOTBALL PLAYERS

These are the individual photos of the 1956 AA State Championship  football team in the 1957 Grig. Pictured here,

 L to R and Top to Bottom are: Tommy Culpepper, Charles Cranford, Billy Jack Talton, Kenneth McMichael,

Jimmy Johnson, Charles Berry, Philip Ford, Joe Ratcliff, George Rhea, Jimmy Campbell, Jerry Grigsby, Jimmy White,

 and Paul Robinson.

If you can identify the above football players e-mail MindenMemories@AOL.COM

Can you help identify this picture? If so e-mail MindenMemories@AOL.COM

These guys can be found in a similar picture in the 1957 Grig, page 99. It is the Junior Varsity                                                                                                                 Team. The Grig picture has more people. I recognize #40 Sonny Hargrove, #11 Bobby Ashley, 

 #33 Henry McClure, #53 Sam Richardson, #31 Donnie Hinton, #23 Malcolm Hodnett,                                                                                                                   #52 Charlie Connell, #14 Freddie Combs.

Their numbers are different in the Grig picture A member of the class of 1959 could identify all of them.

Greg Grambling.

 

A1. JRHIFTBALL   1960s

These boys are class of 1960 but when they were much younger. I see Don Hinton, Charles Connell, Raymond Anderson, Sam Richardson,

Sonny Hargrove, Mitt Lambert. Don't readily recognize anyone else?

Submitted by: Ann Mays Harlan

How about #22 Johnny Johnson, #23 Sonny Hargrove, #17 Henry McClure, #54 Malcom Hodnett. ??

Submitted by: Greg Grambling

The football picture:  Front row, Percy Holomon, Wilford Taylor, Malcolm Hodnett, Charlie Connell, Lynn Reeves, Rodney McMichael, & ? 

Second row, Sam Harper, Sam Richardson, Raymond Anderson, Joe Oliphant, Sherburne Sentell, Donnie Hinton, Sammy Joe Odom, Freddy Combs. 

Back row, Sonny Hargrove, Mitt Lambert, Bobby Ashley, Bubba Bolin, Wally Majors, Leonard Colvin, Julius Cassels, & Billy ?

Submitted by: Larry Mays

 Minden Crimson Tide Football Players

33 - Dare Lott '68 (Dr. F. Dare Lott, DVM)                                                                                                                                              

 #50 Donnie "TugBoat"Goodwin'68                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Picture taken in 1964 during fresham football season.

Greg Grambling

CD0285 REDBIRD - Who is he? If you know e-mail MindenMemories@AOL.COM

  Terry batting is a beautiful picture taken at Victory Park - you can see the pool in the background - but everyone but the batter is

 anonymous.                                                                                                                                                                     

  Is Terry Love left-handed?

 
  Identified by Larry Mays

  He always batted left handed but he was right handed.

  Gary Grambling

  Maybe a reader can identify the batter, umpire & other ball players.  If so e-mail MindenMemories@AOL.Com

RE: THE PICTURE WITH TERRY LOVE BATTING YOU ASKED ABOUT THE CATCHER AND
THE UMPIRE.  THE UMPIRE WAS PROBABLY BUCK HORN.  ANY TIME YOU SEE AN
UMPIRE OF A MINDEN LITTLE LEAGUE GAME AND YOU DON'T KNOW WHO IT IS, SAY
IT'S BUCK HORN AND YOU HAVE A GOOD CHANCE OF BEING RIGHT.  IF IT'S NOT
HIM, YOU CAN BE SURE HE CALLED EITHER THE GAME BEFORE THAT ONE OR THE
ONE AFTER.

Submitted by Greg Grambling

Jimmy Russell and Buck Horn getting and award around 1952

Another one of Bob's Norman Rockwell shots.  This picture was taken at Victory Park around 1955. 

That is our '54 Chevy, sitting in our driveway, behind the third base dugout.  Green with a white top, bought new in 1954. 

 The Ford looks like it's probably a '53 or '54, and the other car looks newer than the other two, but I can't tell what it is. 

The big kid with no hat may be Palmer Pratt.  Far left may be Danny Nation, far right looking left could be Bill Cranford.  All three are wild guesses.

 
Larry Mays

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That is our house, 311 Summit Avenue,  right behind the baseball dugout and our green and tan 1954 Chevy Bel Air sitting in the driveway. 

Don't recognize any of the boys.

 
Ann Mays Harlan

VICTORY PARK  LITTLE LEAGUE 1957

Seated from left to right: Andy Lary, Chubby Herring, Butch Williams, Steve Burge, Unknown, Ronnie Greer,   Unknown,  Peaker, unknown,

Mike Brewer, Brooks VanHorn, Gene Doyle, Pat Culverhouse, Unknown, Reagan Bird, Jerry Rogers

Standing from left to right: Larry Joe Penix, Terry Terrill, Alan Bridges, William Taylor, Larry Mays, Raymond Anderson Coach Cleve

Strong, Unknown, Danny Nation, Rob Baird.   

Most of these young men graduated in 1964 or later.

Ann Mays Harlan      

                   

Back Row: Frank Norman, Brian Taylor, Fred Haynes, Sonny Hargrove, Mike Brewer, ? Cleve Strong  

 Front: Charles "Red Eye" Grigsby, Butch Williams, ?, Larry McCollum

Greg Grambling.

 

The baseball awards picture:  standing, Mayor Frank Norman, Brian Taylor, Fred Haynes, Sonny Hargrove, Mike Brewer,  Dickie Davis,  Cleve Strong. 

 Kneeling, Charles "Red-Eye" Grigsby, Butch Williams, Jerome Vascocu  ,  & Larry McCollum.

Word  was  received last weekend from Mike & Cindy Brewer that, in spite of my doubts, that is Jerome Vascocu third from the left, front row. 

 They did reply and it got wide circulation among his family and friends, confirming that it truly is Jerome.

 
Larry Mays

 


   

GIANTS

Back Row: Bridges, Hargrove, Ashley, Russell, ????

Front Row:, Hinton, ??, Connell, ??, Coach Sam Harper

Greg Grambling

Standing: Jack Bridges, Sonny Hargrove, Bobby Ashley, Jimmy Russell ,R. O. Machen *_____,____, Jimmy Biard, Sam Harper

Sitting: Donnie Hinton, Sherburne Sentell, Danny Headsteam (?), Charlie Connell, Rodney McMichael, James Garland.

I think the other two are Eddie McClaren and Edwin Greer**.

Larry Mays

Galen Pratt says that is Richard Reid*, not R. O. Machen, & Larry Hearn**, not Edwin Greer.
 
Larry

 

BASEBALL - WITH COACH HARPER

Standing:  Richard Anderson, O. H. Haynes, _____, Edwin Greer, Jimmy Baird, Sonny Hargrove, John McClaren,

 Henry McClure, Ray Greer, Sidney Lloyd, Buck Horn, Sam Harper.

                     Kneeling:  Mike Powell, Wayne Sherrill (?), Eddie McClaren, Jimmy Russell, Danny Headstream, Noddy Parker, David Lee.
 
                             Larry Mays

 

On the front row going from the left the 3rd boy is Eddie McClaren, 4th-Jimmy Russell, 5th-Danny Headstream and last-David Lee.  On the back row from the left 2-O. H. Haynes III, 4-Edwin Greer, 7-John McClaren, 8-Henry McClure and 11-Buck Horn.  At the end is Coach Sam Harper.
 
                              Barbara Mendenhall McLemore

 

Back row 3rd from left, standing is Wayne Watson, another cousin, now deceased. This was Mickey Watson McCoy's younger brother. He graduated around 1960 or 61.
Mickey's mother, Ruby is the oldest daughter of Christopher R. Langheld, my Dad's oldest brother.

O.H. Haynes is second from the left, standing beside Wayne.  The Coach is Sam Harper. Buck Horn is standing next to Sam?         

 LeVerne Langheld Kidd

 

At the last 60's reunion David Lee and a few others named everyone on this picture. Here's what I remember. Front: ?? Jim Russell, ?? David Lee

Back Row ? O.H. Haynes lll, ? Edwin Greer, ? Sonny Hargrove, Johhny McClaren, Henry McClure,     Sidney Lloyd, Buck Horn, Coach Sam Marper.               

                    Submitted by Greg Grambling

                                                                                                                                              

Back row: Richard Anderson, O. H. Haynes, Wayne Watson, Ed Greer, Jimmy Baird, Sonny Hargrove, John McClaran, Henry McClure, Ray Greer, Sidney Lloyd, Buck Horn, Sam Harper.

Front row: Mike Powell, Wayne Sherrill, Eddie McClaran, Jimmy Russell, Danny Headstream, Noddy Parker, David Lee.
 
          Larry Mays

 

REDBIRDS BALL CLUB PLAYING  AT GRIFFITH STADIUM

Notice the old CVOC buildings in the background?

The Stadium was built by the fair gounds behind the Minden Trade School near my home

after they moved from Hunter's Park.

These pictures bring back many fond memories of the Big 8.

 

Remember, we could get in the ball games free when we were kids?
All we needed was a nickel for a coke!

 If you recognize any of the players send us a message and tell us who they are at:

MindenMemories@AOL.COM 

 

CD85 Wade Scott and Sam Shepherd

Greg Grambling

 

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