FEB ‘08


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Bumper sticker - The proctologist called...They found your head..   

Won’t you help us find more of the 11 remaining-missing Warriors?  CLICK AND GET BUSY


For the next four months we will redouble our efforts to find these missing warriors. be prepared to be inundated with xtras featuring one or more of the missing. please send any clue, no matter how seemingly insignificant, that you may remember i.e. info on parents, old boy friends, best friends in school, church attended, siblings, married name, last residence, profession, children’s names, etc.





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If you do find that your pic is missing CLICK HERE AND 'SEND' . Be a team player and include or update your bio.


To increase the class’s ability to maintain contact with all ’63 Warriors, we are now attempting to add cell phone numbers to our directory. This information will be hidden from view, available only to Phil and Mr. Keen, tracer of lost persons. To help us get a jump on this project, please Click here! , enter your Central name and CELL number, including the area code, and click “Send”  PLEASE, DO IT RIGHT NOW!



Upon hearing Joe Jacobi of the 'Skins say: "I'd run over my own mother to win the Super Bowl," Matt Millen of the Raiders said: "To win, I'd run over Joe's Mom, too."


WARNINGS TO WARRIORS – from Smoke Signals medical advisor Dr. Vinny Boombatz

Many adults skipping needed vaccinations !! 
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10 minutes of staring at a woman’s breasts each day extends a man’s life by 5 years. I love medical advances. Click for the entire story


Catch our very own Alex Ward (CHS’65) on  XM ch 5.  Pink and Black Days broadcast Wednesday at Noon; Thur and Sat at 5pm; and Sunday at 8pm.


In the Memphis area, tune to fm 102.3 KTRQ, Sundays from 6-8pm for the Pig-N-Whistle Show.


HELPFUL HINTS    From Smoke Signals’ HOMES editor Mike Blackwell 
Broken Glass
Use a dry cotton ball to pick up little pieces of broken glass. The fibers catch those you can't see!


FROM THE                 LAUGH TRACK

A man gets home to his wife and says, "Honey, I have some really bad news."

"Oh no," she replies, "what's the matter?"

"Well, I just came from the hospital and the doctors told me I only have 24 hours to live."

His wife was obviously upset at this point, and so he followed up with,

"Honey, since I only have 24 hours to live you think we could...you know, fool around?"

"Of course, of course honey, anything you want."

Another 6 hours go by and he only has 18 hours left to live.

"Honey, since I only have 18 hours to live, you think we could fool around again?"

She says of course, and they get their groove on. With 12 hours to live, the same thing happens. Then they both head to bed but he just can't sleep. He is fiddling with his thumbs, obviously very nervous. He nudges his wife and says,

"Honey since I only have 6 more hours to live..."

She interrupts him quickly and says,

"Look, I have to get up in the morning, you don't!"


                   CAN PUT YOU IN "THE SPOTLITE" . Use this well-done bio from 

                    PINKY as your guide

IN THE NEWS WITH VIEWS send news of new jobs, retirement, kids, grandkids, ANYTHING OF INTEREST going on in your life to SMOKE SIGNALS


Jan. 8th – New pic and letter from John and Leeba Andrews Curlin’s son, Howard Click for pic,    Click for letter


Jan. 21st  Toby Arian (CHS ’63) died in Anchorage, Ak. after a lengthy battle with colon cancer.




Dec. 22nd – Jimmy W. Ballard, brother of Leroy Ballard (CHS’63) died in Memphis.


Dec. 29th The T.V. broadcast ratings of Miss. State’s 10-3 victory over Central Florida in the 49th Liberty Bowl ranked 4th out of the 27 non-BCS games.

Jan. 3rd – The West Memphis building that was formerly the home of Earl’s Hot Biscuits was destroyed by fire today.


Although Smoke Signals never contains material that would be considered obscene, some links may occasionally contain
 a word, image or other content that might be offensive to some. Henceforth, those links will appear BLACK in color.

Drinking stories                                    Play "Drop Zone"                   Bacon, good and good for you!

How cool were you in school?          10 GREAT phone tricks!                More 'bet ya didn't know"

Now this looks familiar.                 Never say to a gal!                              Never say to a guy!


Speaking of The Kingston Trio, we were, weren’t we; one of their most popular ballads was “M.T.A.”. The 1959 hit that reached #6 on the charts in June, was originally a folk song protesting an increase in the fare of Boston’s Metropolitan Transit Authority, the MTA. The lyrics were written in 1949 by Bess Hawes and Jacqueling Steiner as one of several campaign songs for Boston’s Progressive Party mayoral candidate, Walter A. O’Brien.

The basis of the song was that, after the unlucky Charlie boarded the subway, Boston authorities increased the fare by a nickel. To avoid the cost of modifying the turnstiles, the increase was imposed as an “Exit” fare, an actual practice at the time. Charlie didn’t have the extra five cents. Charlie was thus doomed to an eternal ride
“ …nearth the streets of Boston”. The original song, recorded for Coral Records by Will Holt, caused a torrent of protests from Bostonians for making a hero out of a local “Radical”. With that in mind, The Kingston Trio changed Walter to ‘George’ O’Brien when recording their hit. The song was so popular in Boston, that the MTBA named their electronic fare card, the ‘Charlie Card’. Walter O’Brien lost the election, moved to Maine and became a school librarian and bookstore owner. He died in 1998.


John Stewart, who replaced founding Trio member Dave Guard, died Jan. 19, 2008 in San Diago. Stewart also wrote the Monkees’ hit ‘‘Daydream Believer.''                                 
Central vs. Tech - Principal Jester of Central and Principal Highsaw of Tech lived on opposite sides of Linden at Watkins.  As the game approached they would taunt one another from the sidewalks beside their houses, all in good fun. -  C.P. Jester III.
Someone call George Costanza - A recent study of double dipping shows”.. three to six double dips transferred about 10,000 bacteria from the eater’s mouth to the remaining dip. Each cracker picked up between one and two grams of dip. That means that sporadic double dipping in a cup of dip would transfer at least 50 to 100 bacteria from one mouth to another with every bite.”

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