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PROFILE UPDATES


•   Ralph Nigro (1982)  2/8
•   Matthew Sloan (1985)  2/7
•   James Doherty (1976)  2/7
•   Bradley Flax (1988)  2/6
•   Laura Micheli (Anderson) (1982)  2/6
•   Margaret Radiel (1986)  1/19
•   Michael Leuthy (1975)  1/18
•   Mike Bonner (1984)  1/11
•   Lynnette Riedlinger (Hatfield) (1984)  1/11
•   William (Bill) Hatfield (1984)  1/11
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To register click on "Classmate Profiles" on the Left menu bar. Then click your year, and then your name. Your name may be listed as your maiden name or married name.

 

High School Classmates Only

When you register you will see an ( * ) asterisk followed by 2 spaces before your last name. Please leave (or replace if accidently deleted) these characters when you join the site. The reason: The asterisk puts your name in the high school listing for your year. If you remove it (no harm done) but your name will drop down into the college list of names. If you have problems email me.

1953-69, high school names are listed above college names.

 

The
SMP Merchandise Store
is now open for business.

Click on the SMP Merchandise tab in the left menu bar.


 

 

 

February Updates

 

Alumnus Scott Huse has put together another summer vacation package for mid to late July 2019, and is inviting all SMP alumni to join in. Click Punta Cana (Dominican Republic) for all the details. Act Fast to save your reservation!

ANY QUESTIONS OR READY TO COMMIT: Direct them to Scott Huse (email: scott@scotthuse.com or on Facebook) Scott will coordinate the collection of all payments and forward to the resort on a quarterly basis. The goal is all reservations are paid 30 days in advance of July 19, 2019. 

 

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For your 2018/2019 dues/donations "Pay Pal" is now a payment option on the website. The "Donate" button is located in the top right corner, under the log-in box.  Give it a try!

 

 


This license plate frame is now available for $5. Please email me if you would like one.

 

 

 

 

 


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All emails sent from this website use the sending address of "noreply@classcreator.net" This is the hosting company we use for this website. They also protect your email address in many ways. And they take every effort to make sure emails from our website reaches you. 

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You've trusted us with your email address. Please make sure you are receiving our messages by checking your spam or bulk mail folders and by approving noreply@classcreator.net as a sender. Please do the same for smopalumni@gmail.com

 

 

Click on "Reunion Slide Shows" in left menu bar to see pictures of the July 4th-- All School Reunion

 

  

  We Need Your Donations

The Alumni Association depends entirely upon your donations. Please consider a $20 annual membership remittance to help support this site. This site will be our main means of correspondence with all SMOP alumni from July 2009. We have committed to a 10 year contract to maintain this site. Your donation will help to assure we will continue to bring you all the current information regarding St. Mary's and 6,000 of your alumni brothers and sisters. Our address is St, Mary of the Plains Alumni Office, P.O. Box 416, Dodge City,  Kansas.  67801  Thank You!

 

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Did you know that St. Patrick's Day is the Roman Catholic feast honoring Ireland's patron saint, St. Patrick? The holiday is also an international celebration of Irish history and heritage.

Patrick was neither Irish nor particularly religious, at least not initially.   Patrick was born Maewyn Succat in 385 CE in the Welsh town of Banwen, and for the first sixteen years of his life he was an avowed pagan.

 

Maewyn, was captured by Gaelic slave traders at the age of sixteen and sold to an Irish sheep farmer.   He was enslaved for six years, during which he turned to Christianity for comfort. He escaped at the age of 22, and spent the next 12 years living in a British monastery. It was there that he adopted the name Patrick.

 

Patrick returned to Ireland after his time in a monastery, along with 20-some followers, serving as a Christian missionary 

St. Patrick is believed to have died in Ireland on March 17, 461 C.E.  The anniversary  of his death is now the day on which St. Patrick's Day feast is celebrated

 



 

The myth that Saint Patrick drove all snakes from Ireland into the Irish Sea is just that -- a myth.   Many locals still insist that the serpents were drowned in by Saint Patrick, causing their sea to be so rough. The truth, however, is that serpents where never native to Ireland. The story is most likely a metaphor for the druidic religions, which disappeared from the Emerald Isle after St. Patrick spread the seeds of Christianity



While it is customary to wear green on St. Patrick's Day in the United States, the color green is actually considered unlucky in Ireland.   Green is the color of faeries, which are believed to steal children who wear too much green.

 

The Shamrock, considered the official plant of Ireland, was viewed as a sacred plant in acient Ireland and symbolized rebirth.

The phrase "the wearing of the green", means to wear a shamrock on one's clothing



On St. Patrick's Day, some revelers will raise a pint of stout and wish their companions "Slainté!"—the Irish word, pronounced SLAN-cha, for "health."



The toast may brim with scientific truth. At a meeting of the American Heart Association in Orlando, Florida, in 2003, researchers reported that Guinness may be as effective as daily aspirin in reducing the blood clots that cause heart attacks. (The benefit derives from antioxidants, which the researchers said reduce cholesterol deposits on arterial walls. The compounds are found in dark Irish stouts but not their paler cousins.)

 

By law, pubs in Ireland were closed on St. Patrick's Day, a national religious holiday, as recently as the 1970s



 

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 34 million United States residents claim Irish ancestry, or nearly ten times the entire population of Ireland today, which stands at 3.9 million. Among U.S. ethnic groups, the number of Irish-Americans in the U.S. is second only to the number of German-Americans.

 

 

New part start here.

Be prepared to toast on St. Patrick's Day!

 

When March 17th arrives you can raise your glass and toast your Irish friends with one of these phrases.

 



 

 

 

May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow, and may trouble avoid you wherever you go

 



 

Health, and long life to you

 

Land without rent to you
The partner of your heart to you
and when you die, may your bones rest in Ireland!


 



 

May you get all your wishes but one,
So you always have something to strive for.


 



 

  

 

Here's to your coffin...
May it be built of 100 year old oaks


 

Which I will plant tomorrow.

 



 

 May your neighbors respect you,
Troubles neglect you,
The angels protect you,
And Heaven accept you
 


 

  

 

 May the best day of your past be the worst day of your future.

 

  

 

 May you live to be a hundred years, with one extra year to repent. 

 

 

 

 May your fire be as warm as the weather is cold.

 

 

 

 As you slide down the banisters of life may the splinters never point the wrong way.

 

 

 

 May you be in heaven one half hour before the devil knows you're dead.

 

 

 

May you never forget what is worth remembering,
Or remember what is best forgotten.
 


 

  

 

May you have the hindsight to know where you've been,
The insight to know where you are,
and the foresight to know when you've gone too far.


 

 

 

 May you have warm words on a cold evening,
A full moon on a dark night,
And the road downhill all the way to your door.


 



 

  May God bring good health to your enemies’ enemies

 

 

 

 May all the days of the rest of your life

 

Be the very best of your life 

 


 

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onto clothing items that will be available soon. 
What do you think?  smopalumni@gmail.com
Similar logos will be available for high school alumni.
Feel free to submit your own suggestions.

 

 

 

This site is and will be under construction probably forever!

The following link will take you to the accreditation link for St. Mary of the Plains.

https://www.hlcommission.org/component/directory/?Action=ShowBasic&Itemid=&instid=1297&lang=en

 

For our alumni who had friends or relatives killed in the Vietnam war, you can view that persons profile and other information by clicking on the following link. Just click on their home state and then the city for their home of record. For instance: Alumnus Jim Nufer HS'65, my classmate, was killed. Click on Kansas then Dodge City then his name. http://www.virtualwall.org/iStates.htm

 

A printable Invitation Letter to join our site is now available to all alumni who have need of a "hard copy" to mail to classmates. Please make a copy and include it in your Christmas cards. It's in PDF format, allow time to load.
          For a copy of the alumni letter 
Click here

 

Association Officers

At the annual meeting of the alumni association, July 4 2009, the following alumni were elected to three year terms. Alumni Director Emeritus Janet Kliesen, Alumni  President: Dr. Beverly Schmitz Glass C'76, and Treasurer/Webmaster Larry Noller. Nominations for new officers to be elected at the Alumni Business Luncheon scheduled for Saturday, June 2, are now being accepted! If interested in submitting your name to appear on the ballot, contact President Glass at glass@gcnet.com  by Friday, May 18, 2018!

 

 

Help Spread The Word: For those of you who are still in touch with former classmates/alumni, your parents, brothers and sisters, relatives or friends of St. Mary's, please send them an email and let them know about this site. Classmates.com boast 350 SMOP alumni have joined their site. If you belong please tell them about our site.


Any alumni of St. Mary's that went to or attended Windthorst Kansas High School are invited to check out the New Windthorst website at:

www.windthorstheritage.org

 

This site was started on March 14, 2009 and opened for business on April 1.  As of April 1, 2018, nearly 1,500 alumni, instructors and staff have joined up. Any ideas or suggestions you may have please feel free to email me at the "Contact Us" tab. There is still much left to do.  Please be patient!