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(left to right) Tad Stanley - Jimmy Wilson - Tommie Vaughn - Terry (Burr) Brackeen - John O. Carothers

Top picture at the 30th year Reunion, next picture at the 40th year Reunion.
and next picture at the 45th year Reunion; Wilson and Stanley have changed the most.
Bottom picture at the 50th Reunion; Wilson's back and  Stanley continues to change.

Submitted by Barry Sigmon (from the Farmington Daily Times)


Staff Report

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Two 1961 Farmington High School graduates were honored recently on All-Century football teams as selected by the Daily Oklahoman.

Ralph Neely was named to the Oklahoma University All-Century first team, and Bob Breitenstein received second-team honors on the Tulsa University All-Century squad. 

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Playing both offensive and defensive tackle for OU, Neely was a consensus All-American for the Sooners in 1964. He was a two-time All-American and All-Big Eight Conference choice.

Neely went on to star at offensive tackle for the Dallas Cowboys from 1965-1977.

Breitenstein, named as an offensive guard to Tulsa's All-Century squad, went on to a pro career that included stints with Denver (1965-67) in the American Football League and in the NFL with Minnesota (1967) and Atlanta (1969-70).

Also named to the Sooners' first team was Tommy McDonald, who was born in Hobbs but started as a high school athlete in Albuquerque.

McDonald, named to the All-Century squad as a defensive back, made his name as a flanker for OU and was third in the 1956 Heisman Trophy voting. McDonald, a consensus All-American in 1956, is a members of the College and Pro Football Halls of Fame.

The newspaper announced first, second and third teams for Oklahoma, Tulsa and the Division II-and-under state colleges in its August 8th (1999) editon. The criteria was based primarily on the players' achievements at the collegiate level.


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Send us pictures of you and yours and we will post them and return the originals to you.  We REALLY want to see YOU!!!
You tell me who's got too much time on their hands?!?!  John O's hobby.

Burr Brackeen and John O. Carothers spend a lot of time on the road tracking down Classmates.
Here are some of the people they have visited; are YOU next?
They don't call first and sometimes they don't even KNOCK!

Penny Langston-Neely and John O. Carothers

John O., Burr Brackeen, and Bob Breitenstein

John O., Linda Lackey-Real,
Vivian Rogers-Wittenburg, and Burr
Burr, Linda, and John O.

Burr, Ralph Neely, and John O.

Coach Royce Henry, Burr, and John O.

Monte Gould and Burr

John O., Linda Foster-Davis, and Burr

John O. and Liz Rakestraw-Secrease

John O., MaryCarol Crawford-Helton,
Linda and Ron Dunham

Norman and Mary Franklin

Tommie Vaughn and John O.


Linda Kay Foster-Davis and husband Sam (in Alaska)







The New Christy Minstrels.  On stage, l to r:
Barry McGuire, Art Podell, "Buffalo" Bill Boycott
(new guy), Becky Jo Benson (new girl), Randy
Sparks, Jackie Miller-Davidson (Randy's ex wife),
Dolan Ellis, and Clarence Treat

Joe VanHook ('61), Lyn Alexander (Marilyn Shuler)
and Gail Ames (Gail Riordan) both class of '62
at The New Christy Minstrels show in Ruidosa
in April '07.


What do you think this is all about?
Get the women and children off the streets!!!

Barry & Georgia Sigmon

Rene' Daugherty

Dale Reust

Elwin Haddix


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