PARADE  

In Memory of

MARY ELLEN BAILEY  (1937 - 1954)

Mary Ellen Bailey

1954

Photo by Bob Grambling

 

Arcadia Parade 57-4
 

L to R:  Mary Celeste Brown, Linda Monzingo, Margaret Jones, Belle Zachry, Sandra Crockett

Identified by Ann Mays Harlan and LeVerne Langheld Kidd

Background, L to R:  Percy Holomon, Jimmy Smith
 

Arcadia Parade 57-3

Margaret Jones is the drum majorette leading the band

 

BOSSIER - WEBSTER PARISH FOREST FESTIVAL

WAS A BIG DEAL IN MINDEN

IT WAS FAIR DAY

 

Another shot of Monte Bill Sale and Connie Grambling at the Parish Festival

1951 Monte Bill Sale and Connie Grambling having fun at the fair

Photo by Robert Grambling, submitted by Greg Grambling

Eugene Frazier on the float

Photo by Bob Grambling

Submitted by Greg Grambling

From the 1959 Grig


                             

                                                                                                    1958 Grig

                                                

                                                                                                           1958 Grig

                                                  

                                                                                                    1956 Grig           

FIFTIES HOMECOMING PARADE

Can you see Morgan & Lindsey & Western Auto in the background?

 

Homecoming Float 1949 Grig

 

(Left To Right On The Float)

                 1.  Jody Harper                2.  Gene Pugh                           

3.  Alice Life                       4.  Odessa Stanfield

5.  Betty Lou Moore       6.  Rene Pugh

7.  Gwendolyn Almond

8.  Betty Sue Alexander was the homecoming queen

9.  Betty Jean Samuel

10. Nell Gilbert - Football Sweetheart

11. Peggy Shropshire           12. Keitha Clement

13. Patsy Carson

      14. Alice Jean Cobb

 

Linda Harkness was also in the court but I can't see her on the float.

 

I did all the ones I could positively ID & then compared float photo with

individual photos on 2 previous Grig pages to get the others.

I believe this is accurate. Someone may have a correction.

 

Bernard McCoy

Homecoming Float 1949 Grig

 

(Left To Right On The Float)

               1.  Jody Harper                        

               2.  Gene Pugh                           

3.  Alice Life         4.  Odessa Stanfield

5.  Betty Lou Moore6.  Rene Pugh

7.  Gwendolyn Almond

 8.  Betty Sue Alexander

9.  Betty Jean Samuel

                     10. Nell Gilbert - Football Sweetheart

11. Peggy Shropshire

12. Keitha Clement        13. Patsy Carson

14. Alice Jean Cobb

 

Linda Harkness was also in the court but I can't see her on the float.

 

I did all the ones I could positively ID & then compared float photo with

 individual photos on 2 previous Grig pages to get the others.

 I believe this is accurate. Someone may have a correction.

 

Bernard McCoy

Submitted by John Quade, 513 Main Street, Minden, La.71055

1954-55

Jackie Batton became drum majorette in 1954

The Minden High School Band

Betty Claire Rhea - 1955 Fair Princess Driven by  Jack Moreland

Submitted by John Quade, 513 Main St., Minden, La. 71055

IN MEMORY OF RONALD MILLER (CA1937-1995)

    Jackie Batton and Ronald Miller

1955 Drum Majorette and State State Champion Exhibitionist Twirler

Trudy Brooks, Miss Minden 1955 Rides in the Fair Parade in 1956

Annetta Baker, second runner up is riding in the passenger seat

1954 Fair Princess - Sue Smith

Sue Smith - 1954 Fair Princess

 Majorettes54 - Barbara Bryan, Sandra Pullig, Carla Faye Green, Jackie Batton, Mary Ellen Bailey and Ronald Miller,

All from the class of 1955 except Jackie Batton who was from the class of 1956

Photo by Robert Grambling

Barbara Bryan, Sandra Pullig, Carla Faye Green, Jackie Batton and Mary Ellen Bailey, Drum Majorette

Ronald Miller, Exhibition Twirler

Photo by Robert Grambling

Billie Sue Brooks was fair princess

First runner up for 1953, Miss Minden, Sandra Gray and Diane Britt who was later the 1963 homecoming queen ride in a parade together. The year is unknown to the compiler.           

Jane Grubbs, Sandra Pullig, Sue Tatum, Carla Faye Green and Mary Ellen Bailey

Cortez David being driven by Gerald Kirkland

1952 Governor Kennon Attends the Bossier-Webster Harvest Festival

Preparing Homecoming Float 1951

From the Robert Grambling Collection

If you are able to identify the people e-mail us at MindenMemories@AOL.COM

 

A View of The Bossier-Webster Parish Forest Festival & Fair

Photo by Robert Grambling

Is that Ann Welch in the middle of the picture to the right of the girl in the cowboy hat?

If anyone can identify the people in the pictures please e-mail MindenMemories@AOL.COM and

reference Circus SideShow under Parade

Photo by Robert Grambling

 Re: The lady in the middle of the picture is  O'Neil Landheld, and her daughter Bobbie Jean who graduated in 1956.

 The child in front of Bobbie Jean is her little sister, Sandra. Bobbie is eleven years older than she is. If you look at the photo you can see she has her hands on her holding her. They are at the fair.

Monday, October 4, 2004

O'Neil LangheldO'Neil Langheld
Funeral services for Mrs. O'Neil Langheld, "Nanny," 85, will be held at 2 p.m. today, Oct. 4, 2004, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden with the Rev. Bill Ichter officiating. Burial will follow at Gardens of Memory Cemetery in Minden.
Mrs. Langheld, a native of Haynesville and a resident of Minden for the past 55 years, passed away Friday, Oct. 1, in Minden. She was a homemaker. She will be sadly missed by everyone who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Finis Langheld; parents, Sam and Luda Wilson; brother, Jim Wilson; and two sisters, Ona Mae Reeves and Lynn Rachael.
She is survived by three daughters, Bobbie Herford and husband Jim of Minden, Barbara Simmons and husband Neal of Bracketville, Texas, and Sandy Chanler and husband Bert of Minden; one sister, Wynne Stewart of Ft. Worth, Texas; one brother, Doyle Wilson of Haughton; one granddaughter, Cindy Smith of Anniston, Ala.; five grandsons, Steve Sanders of Minden, Jeff Chanler of Minden, Caric Biles, Wesley Chanler of Minden, Barkley Simmons of Bracketville; and three great-grandchildren, Tiffany Smith of Lewisville, Texas, Ashley Sanders of Heflin, and Will Chanler of Minden; and a host of friends.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons and J.P. McBride.

  

If anyone can identifyanyone else in  this photo please e-mail MindenMemories@AOL.COM

Reference Flags

Submitted by Rowland Ivy From the 1948 Grig

1946-47 Band

1939 BAND

 
                                                                                                                  PERSONNEL
 

Director                            Clarinet                                      Trombone

  Mr. Dwight Blake                   Ruth Hearron                              Earl Fitzpatrick

                                                    Robert Godwin                            James C. McKinney

       Drum Major                       Van Norman                               Gurvey Shepherd

Virginia Lil Turner             Margaret Mims                           Roy Hurley

                                             Alyn Sidney Drew                       Carter Norman

Flag Bearers                           Louise Ainge                               Cecil Lowe

  Mary Ellen Pugh                         Jack Crisler                                Grady Sparkman

       Grace Richardson          Sue Willie Mathews

                                                                                             Euphornium

Sweetheart                           Alto Clarinet                                    Dean Hodge 

Marie Lites                                 Martha Martin

                                                                                            Baritone

        Bell Lyra                                  Saxophone                       Earle Cooke

Nan Elizabeth Banks          James Fitzpatrick                        Pat Avinger

                                                                                       Alma Mae Lewis

Trumpet                              Aubrey Drake, Jr.                      Sousaphone

 Jack Fitzpatrick                 Harry Haigler                                J. V. Smith

  Hershel Howard                                                                    B. D. Gleason

  John W. Davis                                                                       Melophone

James Haynes                   Pearce Jamieson                        Bass Drum

   Margie Martin                       Finis Lowe, Jr.                         Bobby Moseley

Eugene Frazier                   Larkin Turner                                Olin Lewis

 

                                                                                         Snare Drum

                                                                                             Frant Treat, Jr.

                                                                                             Frank Dennis

                                                                                             T. J. Mims

                                                                                             John Henry Shepherd

From the 1938 Grig

Submitted by Quade Studio - Identified by Ann Mays Harlan

The Forest Festival & Fair Was A Big Deal!