Saturday, September 27, 2008

Calling all Heavenerites

Attention all Heavenerites, we need your help. Now.

Have anything to say about Heavener? Say it in a blog. You don’t have to be a writer by trade. You might want to just list your thoughts, tell about places you’ve been, about places you’re going, about your remembrances of growing up in Heavener, people you’ve met, or a vacation you’ve gone on or intend to take some day.

Bill Babcock , Chuck Hudlow , Glen Lazalier , Craig Hall and I, along with a few others have all written a blog of some sort and all we ask is that people read them and comment. The above mentioned usually comment when the others write and publish something. Seldom anyone else, though.

I e-mailed everyone in my mailbox that is from Heavener, about 90 people or so – I have so many that I grouped them all together under ‘Heavener contacts’ a while back. Heavenerites are important to me and every time I want to send an obit of someone from Heavener or some news, I can send it to them all at once, with one click of a button.

So I did that the other day inviting anyone from Heavener that might want to give it a shot. Some did, five to be exact. Hey, that’s a start.

Craig Hall a few years ago thought of a way to get news and photos out by starting Heavener On Line. It went over big, but Craig was spending too much time on the computer and not enough on his job as president of a bank. He unfortunately had to change jobs and before long that was the end of HOL. After a job change or two, he still wanted to do something – thus he started blogging and he contacted a few who wrote for HOL previously to join him.

He started a Heavener group and asked us if we wanted to join his newest endeavor. That’s all it took, but only a few of us. Some were already blogging, anyway, like Bill Babcock . Tired of so few being interested, however, I contacted all of my Heavener contacts. The latest folks to join include Colin Kelley , Roger Cagle , Jerry Johnston , David Hinds and Bill Hinds.

You may remember Jerry Johnston from his football-playing days as a star quarterback for the Wolves, in the late 1950s and early 1960s. He went on to coach and is now the first full-time Athletic Director at Poteau High School . Colin Kelley played on some of those good Wolves teams, too. Roger is a successful oil man, living in London , yes, that London across the pond. David Hinds , who was a ’65 graduate with yours truly and Roger, is getting ready to move to Chili as a missionary. Bill Hinds is one of David’s brothers.

They all are welcome, as is anybody in Heavener. Contact me ( ), Chuck (, Glen ( Craig ( and show me some love for Heavener.


At September 29, 2008 at 5:16 PM , Blogger Glen Lazalier said...


Thanks for this blog. I will send invitations to some people also. If we can get about 20 or 30 people blogging it will be great fun.


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