The Van Buren High School Class of 1961 (above) recently had its 50th class reunion, at the Harmony Community Center. Eleanor Neal and Buzz Burgess were teachers of the class and also attended the reunion. They told stories of students and past schools days. On hand for the reunion included (front, from left) Eleanor Neal, Deanna Ratcliff Sheese, Janet Wallace, Rozanne Chamberlain Akers, Jerry Taylor, (second row) Sandy Whistler, Geraldine Walden, Diane Phipps Fields, Judy Brackney Allen, Barbara Laswell, Paula Parkins Nichols, Jane McQueen Robbins, (third row) Jim Coltharp, John "Jeep" Pell, Clarabelle Peck, Warren Williams, Wayne Knox, Jerry Hunt, Stoney Stizle, Bob Mohr, (fourth row) Ron Morlan, Donnie Cheek, Bill Thompson, Jim Phipps, Cric Bandy, (fifth row) John Plessinger, Larry Brackney, Jack Miller and Ron Chamberlain. Also pictured is a class photo from 1961 (below).