Alumni weekend in Paola is still a month away, but the Miami County Republic is already signing up classes for times at which a group class photo can be taken.

Times are available Saturday, June 1, throughout the day, but some time slots may fill up depending on the availability of photographers. Classes will be scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.

In order to schedule a photo time, call the Republic office at 294-2311.

The 131st Paola High School Alumni Reunion Luncheon event will begin at 11 a.m. June 1 with a social hour at the high school. Lunch provided by Price Chopper will begin at noon, and tickets cost $15.

The class of 1969 will be the honored 50-year class.

For more information, or to reserve class tables, contact Glenda (Prentice) Watkins at (913) 731-1467 or via email at

Janice (Burton) Dial is the communication coordinator for the alumni, and she will update the classes on information and current plans. The contact person for each class is asked to notify Janice at (913) 731-9923 or in order to establish a database.

Editor and Publisher Brian McCauley can be reached at (913) 294-2311 or

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