Wednesday, July 30, 2008


Deb Sprague as Mary Poppins in the Bevier Homecoming parade in `66 - 1st place! She remembers: "My grandma made that outfit; I tried to "fly" using the umbrella running down a hill on a windy day, and was convinced that I'd done it, at least a little!"

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

First-Place Centennial Year Float

1958 - Baker's Market received first place in the Centennial parade. The float, "A Century of Memories," depicted a miner's home life in the early days. Thelma Baker, dressed in the fashion of long ago, was busy at the old-fashioned range, preparing supper for the family. The miner, Martin Baker, with his lunch bucket under his arm had returned from the day's work at the mine. The table was "set" and the delicious loaves of homemade bread awaited the family. Several children, in appropriate costumes, made up the family.

Vintage Basketball!

Are those shorts for real? Yikes! It's the Bevier HS basketball team from wayyyy back. We're not even sure of the year. Here are Coach Jim Griffiths, Bob Stuart, Norman Gilstrap, Delbert Eddy, Major Douglas Dale, Bill Bott, John Bott, Harlin Shoemaker, Martin Baker, Woodrow Grimon (sp?), and Emery Daniels. ~cg

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Look Who's Having a 30-Year Reunion!

The Class of '78 has a TERRIFIC reunion planned! They're having a pig roast on Homecoming Saturday...and have graciously invited the older 77'ers to join them! (THANKS!) It's going to be fun! Be sure to look for this class's float in the homecoming parade! ~cg

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Those Gals in the Band

Ready to march in the 1958 Bevier Centennial parade are Peggy (Schneider) Adams Wooten, Shirley (Baker) Sprague and Evalee (Slightom) Gremminger. ~cg

Bevier Homecoming - 40 Years Ago!

Yep...pretty sure this was from 1968. It's the Bevier Civic Club float with Brad Sprague on the slide and Gary Pagliai standing at attention beside the flag! Debbie Sprague, Alan Sprague and Shelly Pagliai are there too, with three others we can't identify. Can you help? ~cg

New Shots of Summer's Italian Festival

Thanks so much to Krista Julius, who sent us these shots of the Italian Festival in downtown Bevier this June. Krista says she cannot wait until the Bevier Homecoming. She lives in Kansas City, and we can't wait to see her!
Don't forget the Bevier Homecoming Web Site. Mark your calendars for August 6-9th.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Bevier Sesquicentennial Style Show & Tea Sunday, October 5

A great event is planned for Sesquicentennial Sunday! The style show will focus on fashions from the last 50 years (and include some from the past 150 years!).

The committee is working now to secure outfits for all of these categories: wedding dresses, military uniforms, jeans, special occasion outfits, Bevier Homecoming queen contestant dresses, BHS sports and band uniforms, Little Mr. and Miss Bevier outfits and more. Any clothing that is too delicate to model will be placed on display.

All stories or remembrances of the clothing will add to the narration. If you have clothing to lend, want to model or have family that wants to model, or would like to join the planning committee, please contact Becky (Hunter) Belt. Don't miss this! Plan to wear a style from the past!

Little Mr. and Miss Bevier 1965

That's me, and my cousin Mike Cross, as Little Mr. and Miss Bevier 1965. (I'm the one showing my underpants). Runners-up were Debbie Sprague and Danny Pagliai. In the background is Ann Lenzini, Norma Adams...and I think that other lady is Mrs. Heath...she was the school nurse who gave us our vaccinations! Ouch! ~cg

Friday, July 11, 2008

Your Bevier Family Recipes Wanted!

What is that yummy dish that has become a part of your family's holiday tradition? Please share it with the Bevier Sesquicentennial Committee, who is compiling a cookbook of Bevier family recipes! The cookbook will be available for purchase at the Sesquicentennial Celebration in October. Send your recipes to: BEVIER CITY OFFICE, PO BOX 63, BEVIER, MO 63532. Or, email your submission to our blog email address, and we'll pass it along to the right person. (We'll email you back to confirm receipt). Be sure to include your name and phone number in case there are any questions.
Hurry! The deadline for submitting recipes is July 20!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

It's Been 50 Years! Saluting the BHS Centennial Class of 1958!

Click on image to enlarge. Were you a member of this class? Leave a post and share your memories! ~cg

Friday, July 4, 2008