|I recall this picture.It must
have been around 1957 or 1958. According to my mom, Betty Thomas, Cimarron
had the beauty pageants for different age groups, some for the guys and some
for the girls. I also remember that the prize, if you won, was a coupon book
from local businesses that were quite valuable for kids my age. I
remember that Grandpa Thomas used to pay us $.25 for working on Saturday mornings
at the Salvage Yard. I knew that if I could win this book I could not only go to the show for
$.20 and have my usual nickel candy bar (not long after this candy bars went
to a dime but you got two smaller pieces) I could also have a $.10 coke and
even a $.10 pop corn. At that time I was probably around 10 or 11. I will put
names to the ones I think are right but would love to get more if anyone can
help. Click here if you can add or correct names.
1. Marc Nicolet
2. Nate English 3. Dick Monical 6. Steve Monical 7. Jim
Newsome 8. Randy Holland 9. Jim Holland 10.
Dick Benton 11.
Mike O'grady 12. Mike Barhydt 13. Dennis Tuggle
14. Jeff Menzie 15. George Legg 17. Pete Thomas 19. Benny Beery
20. Dick English 22. Lyda Cessna 24. Willa Butcher. B. Ruth
Email me if you know someone in this picture.
I have had some corrections already on these.
Jill (Menzie) Clinesmith has corrected me on her brother Jeff which I
thought was number 20 because of the "Menzie Implement" I now think 20
is Dick English.
recognize any of the kids in the picture but the movie on the bill board
looks like the film, It Could Happen To You, with Judy Holliday
You are almost right
Chuck. I looked it up on the net and it is "It Should Happen To You"
with Judy Holliday, Peter Lawford and Jack Lemmon. Good job of
catching it. It was released in 1954. I know Marc Nicolet is
number one and is probably 7 or 8 yrs old. if so that makes this
picture around 1958 or 1959 as Mark graduated in 1968 so was probably
born in 1950.
Corky (Vath) Kugler has helped on a few of the pictures.
She thinks 10 is Dick Benton and 13 is Dennis Tuggle. Also, 15 might
be George Legg. I think she is right. She also thinks the (B)
Lady behind 16 and 17 is Ruth Davis. She also asked a question....
If B is Ruth, Where is Wayne?; Corky, several have told me that #13 is Tom
Tuggle, not Dennis. Don't know for sure. Maybe Tom will see this
Just in from Laverda (Cessna) Doe. Cess is
pretty sure that number 22 is her mom Lyda and #2 is her brother Nate.
Be sure and look at the picture on the previous
page that has a twirling team pictured.
Laverda sent that one and it is really, really neat.