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November 2006 Edition



Lisa Michelle Casas (Rhodes) was born August 26, 1965 in Chattanooga Tennessee, daughter of Donald Joseph Rhodes and Toni Diana Owings. She is the granddaughter of Buddy and Kay Rhodes, great granddaughter of Willy and Jennie Rhodes and Mother of Brent ,Tony and Adam.

Now, take a deep breath, and hang on to your propeller hats...'cause there's more. There were many major world events taking place in 1965, not the least of which, was the arrival of our very special honoree this month.

Here are just a few:

"The war in Vietnam escalates, and American bombing of North Vietnam begins. The Marine landing on March 8th represents the first deployment of American troops to Vietnam and a full-scale offensive begins in June."

"At the University of Michigan, a ``teach-in'' is held to protest the Vietnam War and heralds the beginning of the student anti-war movement."

"Civil Rights demonstrations increase despite arrests, and Martin Luther King, Jr., leads a march in Selma, Alabama, as well as a march on Chicago's City Hall."

"President Johnson orders American troops to the Dominican Republic to prevent a Communist takeover; Marines remain for several months."

"In fashion, the miniskirt, designed by Mary Quant, appears in London and will soon be all the rage."

"Popular songs of the year include the Rolling Stones, "Satisfaction,'' Simon and Garfunkel's "Sounds of Silence,'' Sonny and Cher's "I Got You Babe.''
Source: 20th Century Timeline

In addition to being a dedicated mother, Shellie's academic achievements are impressive:

In 1998 she graduated with a 4.0 GPA (with honors) from the University of California Extension in Santa Cruz and holds a Certificate in Human Resource Management.

In 2005 she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a 4.0 GPA from Capella University and holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Business Management.

Currently, she is working towards her Masters Degree in Human Resource Management and expects to receive her diploma in 2007.

Shellie is an integral part of our website production team and shares our commitment to honor past, present and future family. She imparts literary genius and rapier sharp wit to our monthly Newsletters and is also the creator and administrator of our Cross Rhodes Group Site.

We thank you for all of your efforts!!!!

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