Musical - This year's production of "Little Women" was another hit with attendees. Comments like "best production I've seen here"; "it was absolutely fantastic" were two of the descriptions I personally heard from alumni. Peggy (Stickler) Hoeshel (‘81) directed this year's show under producer Phil Reagan. Our congratulations to the students and staff on another in a long line of stage successes.
Class of 1964 - Almost 30 members and spouses from our 50-year class came and enjoyed being introduced in our Friday student chapel, Friday lunch together and a tribute to that class in Homecoming Chapel on Saturday morning. As a part of the chapel program, J. Terry Johnson gave the devotional address and Guy Ross had the audience rolling with laughs as he gave 'tribute' to his '64 class in pictures. Of course, the session was ended with the Chorale joining our alums in the singing of "The Lord Bless and Keep You".
Homecoming Banquet - About 450 attended the Friday night Alumni Banquet to honor: Harold (’72) & Sally Shank (’74) as our Distinguished Alumni; Andrew Silvestri (‘07) as our Distinguished Young Alumnus; our OC/Brazil related alums/faculty with our Missions Award; and, Richard and Mo Anderson as our Honorary Alumni. Many commented afterward on the heart-felt and poignant comments about the honorees' respective experiences. It was a great evening!
Basketball - Both the Lady Eagles and Eagles were victorious against York and Dallas Christian. Both games sported a full-house crowd.
90s Barn Bash - About 125 alums from the 90s decade took over the Barn (Dave Smith Athletic Center) Saturday night for the 4th annual Barn Bash. With a 'Family Feud' style game show by Phillip Morrison (’91), a video down memory lane by Darin Sixkiller (‘97) and decorations by Tonya Walker (‘94), it was a blast! Bill Pink (’90) and Neil Arter (‘91) served as emcees.
Our thanks to the 90s committee for the planning!
Preview for NEXT YEAR.......
We've already mentioned that the date for next year's homecoming, our 65th, will go back to the first full weekend in Nov. – 6 &7. In addition to the 50-year class reunion, we may spread the decade reunions to include two - the 2000s AND go back to the 60s decade as well. They will be in different venues, of course, and each will have a different 'flavor', but both should be fun. Why not mark your calendars now?
Bookstore - The OC Bookstore now has a 10% off promo code for online purchases setup on their webpage (www.okchristianstore.com) for all OC Alumni. This discount will run till December 20, 2014. The OC Bookstore will also offer free shipping for orders over $25. To get the 10% off promo, OC Alumni can enter "alumni" in the promo code section at checkout. If there are questions about the promo or shipping alumni may call 405-425-5260 or email email@example.com.
Stafford North's Good News Newsletter - The November Good News has six articles. One of them might make you cry; it did me. It tells an amazing story from India you won’t want to miss. Another story tells of what has happened to church activities in Eastern Europe since the wall came down twenty-five years ago—especially as seen through the work of the Prestoncrest Church of Christ. Two articles have good news from Africa and another tells something good in Thailand. Finally there is a story about an archaeologist from Harding University who directs a dig in Israel each year. To reach these stories, go to www.oc.edu/goodnews. Send story possibilities to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.