As a REUNION SPIN OFF, Â couples met at Dusty and Steve's historic Lion and the Rose Bed and Breakfast in Portland, Oregon Veterans Day Weekend. Â The weather was beautiful and the trees were in full autumn spender. Â Activities included a tour of the historic neighborhood, visit to the Japanese Gardens, dinner at McMenamins' Kennedy School, several informative and emotional conversations about Viet Nam, careers, kids, travels and high school shenanigans. Â We learned how Dusty beat Chuck in the election for junior class vice president by getting hit by a car!! Â We also heard stories from the wild side and how Bonnie G.'s quick wit sometimes gets her and Gary into trouble.Â Dusty and Steve are wonderful hosts, making us feel like royals. Â See additional pictures in 'Yearbook.'
Back: Â John Sutton, Doug Welch, Gary Andersen. Â Middle: Â Russell Carsey, Dusty's Partner, Steve, Bonnie White Sutton, Val Ruth Welch, Bonnie Gough Andersen, Lois Aswell. Â Front: Â Those two rivals Dusty Carsey and Chuck Aswell.
09-02-2014 - Classmate Vicki White Archipley's son and daughter-in-law honored.
Combat-decorated U.S. Marine Sgt. Colin Archipley and his wife, Karen Archipley, were among 12 veterans and their families honored by the "Champions of Change" program at the White House August 27th.
Working with Cal Poly Pomona, the couple created the Veterans Sustainable Agriculture Training program (VSAT), which helps train U.S. military veterans for new careers in agriculture and family farming. During a six-week course at the Archipley's certified organic greenhouse operation in Escondido, veterans are trained in hydroponics, irrigation, soil biology, composting, greenhouse management and more.
Graduates of the VSAT program have been able to transition from the military to start careers as successful farm owners and workers, restauranteurs, and owners of food companies. The couple said they were honored and very excited to be recognized by the White House as "Champions of Change." The Obama Administration created the "Champions of Change" program to recognize individuals and organizations that inspire and empower people in their communities.
For more information visit the Archipley's website: www.archisacres.com