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Noel Garland
, Mesquite, is retired from J.C. Penney Co. in Dallas. He and his wife have twin daughters and three young grandsons. Former classmates can contact him at

Frank Lynn Payne (M.M.), Oklahoma City, has retired from the faculty of the Margaret E. Petree School of Music at Oklahoma City University after 35 years of service.

Linda Woods Maxey, Lawrence, Kan., received an honorary doctorate from the Lithuanian Music Academy in April 2002, where she hosted the International Percussion Festival. She presented a series of master classes at the Estonian Music Academy in Tallinn and taught at the Latvian Music Academy in Riga. She also taught master classes at several U.S. universities in the spring and was a guest artist with the University of Wisconsin Percussion Ensemble in December.

Gloria LaVonne Russell, Houston, formerly Gloria LaVonne Street, was named president of the Houston Genealogical Forum for 2002-03 and is director of the National Grigsby Family Society for 2001-04. She is a former teacher, legal secretary and law firm office administrator.

James 'Jim' Montgomery, The Woodlands, has been named one of the national sales managers at MeadWestvaco, a forest products company. Previously a resident of St. Charles, Ill., and Beaumont, he now lives with his wife, Carolyn, in The Woodlands and is the "proud grandpa" of Reagan.


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