Year's Reunion Will Be October 3,
THIS IS NEWS!
Old Post Park
TIME: 11:00 am - 3:00
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Potluck Lunch at 1:00
Just a reminder that the 24th Eubanks
Reunion is this weekend, October 3,
For those of you that have not
gotten the promised Newsletter ........
what can I say. It's late. You probably
already had that one figured out.
Well, as they say any excuse is better
than none. One, I kept waiting for
responses with some NEWS from you. So, if
you didn't send any news, the second
reason is the same reason you didn't send
any news. And that is .... Second, I kept
meaning to but things just kept popping up
that had to be done and all of a sudden,
I'm out of time.
At any rate, here is the news that
I DO HAVE.
Arlene Eubanks of Dexter, MO., along with
son Eddy and Paula have told me they are
planning on making the trip to this years
reunion. Eddy and Paula bought a new
travel trailer a few months ago so they
could get out and relax for a few days
every now and then. When I ask Eddy how
many times he had used it, he said, "When
I come down for the reunion it will be one
time." Eddy and Paula are expecting their
1st grandchild in the next couple of weeks
so hopefully they will be able to enjoy a
quiet weekend of visiting with family. As
anyone with grand children knows, it won't
be "quiet" anymore, but it will be
"Grand". Edd's other son Jimmy is not
planning on coming at this time. (We'll be
able to talk about him, right?)
Tommy Eubanks has just gotten out of the
hospital and is going to try to make it to
the reunion. He had a bad case of
pneumonia and has been recovering at
daughter Diana White's home in Oklahoma
City. As always, Diana and Eldon will be
attending the reunion along with their
family. Diana's son Jerry Neal will again
be telling stories that are so funny they
can't possibly be true. Jerry Neal says he
and Eldon, or he and Gary Wayne, will be
taking the "Horseshoe Throwing"
championship back to Oklahoma again this
year. (Last word from Mark Eubanks was "it
ain't gonna happen".)
Tommy's daughter Sammye Lou Johnston has
had a very rough year. She lost her son
Ben in April to a heart attack and has
been battling cancer herself. Last word
was that she and husband Gary were going
to be at the reunion if at all possible.
Keep her in your prayers.
Tommy's son Ronny, of Denver, CO, is also
going to try to be here. Ron bought some
land outside Denver last year. For those
that want to know about gold mining, Ron
is the one to ask.
I got the following note from Jeannie
Siemens, daughter of John Ed Eubanks.
Brother is Tip Eubanks.
Tip and Peggy, Jeannie and Ed. We are
planing a trip to Table Rock Lake for a
fishing trip the last week of September so
we will be coming by after to attend the
reunion. Maybe have some fish tales to
tell. MY daughter Michelle Lynn Green,
Married John Partain and lives in Florida
now. My mother's name was Laura Lee
Hope they can make it!
Stokes sent the following
"Owen and I spent 4th of July in the Delta
(on the River) near Sacramento, California
with some old friends of his on their 46
foot Maxima Boat. Fireworks and fun. That
is our vacation for this year. Dad (Lucky)
had major Cancer surgery in January, we
thought we had lost him a couple of times,
but he is making amazing progress.
Kristine is engaged to Dwayne Griswold and
is living in Austin, Texas. She was
diagnosed with MS about 5 years ago, but
got on medication right away is doing very
working for a Non-profit organization in
Houston Texas that helps families of Law
Enforcement and Firefighters who are
killed in the line of duty. Been doing
this for 14 years now, it is a very
HOPE TO SEE EVERYONE THIS SUNDAY.
I'll try to talk to Reta and Dar and maybe
we could all make it down for one of the
reunions, but I know I won't be making it
For those that don't remember, Paula is
Stella (Eubanks) Powell's daughter. Stella
was always a joy to be around and lite up
any room she entered.
from Darlene Merrill (Darlene is also
Darlene Powell married Anthony Merrill.
They have one son,Aaron, who graduated
last May. Darlene is in the insurance
business in Elkhart, KS works with the
Chamber of Commerce, the Elkhart Booster
Club, and they spend their free time
rooting for the BRONCOS.
from Clyde H. Kinslow
Clyde H. Kinslow only son of Burnell
Kinslow and Stella Powell. Never
Heritage Village of Eskridge
PO Box 248
Eskridge, KS 66423
from Reta G Jackson: (daughter of
Burnell Kinslow and Stella Powell)
Married Eugene C. Jackson on June 22,
Eugene had a daughter from a previous
marriage. Angela Jene Jackson
Reta and Eugene had 2 sons - Ryder C.
Jackson and Justin T. Jackson.
Angela married Richard Bess and they have
2 children - Colton Wayne Bess &
Makenzie Shayne Bess
Ryder C. Jackson married Amy Thomas on
Sept. 28, 2002 No children yet only a
from Angie Shaddon:
I AM GRADUATING MAY 14, 2005!!!! This is
my LAST year at ATU, WHOO HOOO!!!! I can't
wait to finish!!! Also I spent my summer
taking care of my aunt Jane ... who had a
stroke 2 and a 1/2 years ago. Good enough
for you?? Oh and I am taking the kids to
Magic Springs this weekend! Later
Angie is the daughter of Cathy and Dick
Eubanks and the mother of two of the very
best kids in the world. (Partial? Not
from Mark Eubanks
"We're taking the Horseshoe Crown back to
Ark In 2004"
That's Mark, short and to the point. I
think it's a challenge to the clan from
Oklahoma. Sure would be funny if the ones
coming from Missouri decided they were
going to take it back to MO.
Mark Eubanks is the son of Odus Jr
from Pat Jones (daughter of Argus and
Married Dewey Jones so many years ago
can't remember when.
Two children - Justin and Kylie
Justin works at Stoby's Restaurant
Kylie is going to U of A at
Kylie has had some medical problems this
last year and will be having surgery in
the near future. Keep her in your
from Larry and Donna Eubanks (Larry is
Argus & Vera Eubanks son)
Larry's son, Jeffery Scott, recently
became a grandfather as his daughter
Danielle had a new baby. (This makes Larry
a GREAT GRAND PAW - be sure to
remind him of this) Jeff also has a son -
Clinton. Jeff also has three step children
with wife Lori, Preston, Christian and
Noel. Jeff lives in Colorado Springs,
Larry's other son, Larry 'Allen', has two
daughters, Taylor and Madeline. Allen was
recently remarried to JoAnna who has a
son, Jeremiah. They live in a house near
Russellville that Larry and Allen
Larry's daughter Vanessa married Brad
Hill. They recently welcomed the 5th
member of their family. (3 dogs now
instead of 2) Vanessa is a pharmacist at
the VA Med Center in Little Rock.
Brad is in the construction business.
from Elaine and Ron Huddleston (Elaine is
the daughter of Clarence and
Ron and Elaine were rear - ended by
another vehicle this last April. Their car
was knocked off the road and rolled over.
They had Ron's dad and their grandson,
Sean, with them. Although everyone was
shook up and bruised, they all escaped
without serious injury.
Ron is working for the USDA and has to
spent a lot of time away from home.
from Gary and Debbie Tuller
(Debbie is daughter of Argus and
Deb and Gary recently moved from Dover to
Russellville, AR, into Gary's parents
house. They spent the last couple of
months before the move doing a remodel of
the house. They also added a pool and hot
tub. Gary also made sure there was a cable
TV hookup on the deck so he and his
brother-in-law could watch the Razorbacks
play football (or basketball) from the
pool or hot tub while Deb did the Bar
B Queing. (As he says, "someone has
to do it.")
Deb's daughter, Jennifer and husband Ryan
Bryant, moved back from Iowa in the last
couple of years and on April fools day of
next year they are supposed to make Deb a
grandmother. Debbie hasn't been the same
since she found out.
Eubanks has been having a few health
problems the last few months. He suffered
a heart attack several weeks ago and then
a slight heart (I don't think any of them
are slight) attack in the last couple of
weeks. He says he is feeling stronger and
Lord willing he will be there Sunday for
from Randy Eubanks ( Son of Odus Jr
I think Randy and Mark decided that
the Eubanks clan from Oklahoma had been
Horse Shoe champs long enough. They have
been working on "Brackets", "Rules", and
even a "Traveling Award." And as Randy
says, "we're getting this
"Award" made and we don't intend for
it to leave the state of Arkansas or even
Rumor has it they have even been
from Dick and Cathy
Eubanks ( Dick is son of Argus
and Vera Eubanks)
Cathy's three children - who have been
with Dick and Cathy since they married 20
years ago this coming January, are grown
Our daughter Angie has 2 children, Jacob
Scott and Allison Michele. Angie decided
to go back to school and will graduate
from ATU next May.
Our daughter Mary has two girls, Samatha
JoAnn and Amanda Taylor. Mary is getting
remarried the weekend after the family
reunion to Tommy Randolph. Tommy has a
daughter - Kyria. And yes, I've already
told Tommy he's nuts for wanting to live
in a house with 4 women. Mary also
decided to go back to ATU and has been
juggling 15 hours of school along with
working full time until recently. She now
has cut back the working to part-time.
Son Randy and wife Michelle are expecting
the last week of December. (Yes, we had
that birds and bees talk, but ....... they
think we need more grand kids. Cathy says
enough already)(OK, so 'maybe I'm
son, Robert, has made his dad very happy
recently by also going back to school. Rob
is at U of A in Fayetteville.
Rob has a son - Jaren Bailey.
All are expected to be at the reunion.
Cathy and I took a short little road trip
to Jackson Hole Wyoming in July where we
camped in a tent at the foot of the Grand
Tetons. We also went on a white water raft
trip down the Snake River. I also took my
fly rod for about the 3rd year in a roll
that the line never got wet.
that's all the news for now. If you sent
"NEWS" and it's not included, I
apologize. If you enjoyed reading the NEWS
but didn't send any ..... well maybe you
can help me out by sending a little at a
time. This next year I would like to be
able to do this right after Christmas and
again in the fall before the reunion. If
you send it, I will try to be a little
more organized and put it on my computer
as I get it so nothing gets lost.
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