Former Panther, NFL veteran Rhone to be honored at AHS Alumni Dinner

Updated: August 10, 2018

By Ronda Pounds

ASD Public Relations Coordinator

Earnest Rhone

The Ashdown High School Alumni Committee and officers are pleased to announce the 12th annual Alumni Dinner. The dinner will be held on Saturday, September 22, 2018, at the Ashdown High School cafeteria. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6 p.m.

The honored guest this year will be Earnest Rhone, an AHS class of 1971 graduate, who played 10 seasons in the National Football League for the Miami Dolphins and in Super Bowls XVII and XIX.

Tickets for the dinner will be $30 per person.  This “includes” your Alumni dues of $10 for the coming year. You must be an alumnus to buy dinner tickets. By popular request, we will be offering tables of eight (8), as well as individual tickets.

Tickets will go on sale at 1 p.m. Monday, August 13, 2018. Ticket sales will end noon Saturday, September 14, 2018, or when all tickets are sold.  Only 400 tickets will be available so don’t wait!

Individual tickets can be purchased locally at Castle Antiques (120 Rankin St.), Betty Ruth McDowell Kidd (115 Elm Street, Ogden, AR 71853 903-277-7714) ; Sandra Shackelford Furlow (P. O. Box 158, Ogden, AR 71853, 870-898-6803, or Susan Setliff Simmons (1021 Rankin St., Ashdown, AR 71822, 903-277-9359,

To purchase tables of eight, contact Diane McLarty (870-898-6179, to get a form. Designate one person to collect the money.  The table will be reserved when the information form and money ($240) is returned to Diane.  Make all checks payable to AHS Alumni Association.

This will be an extra special evening for the Class of 1968. They will be celebrating their 50th graduation anniversaries.

Becoming a member will keep you in the loop about what is happening with the Association and your support will be appreciated. Your membership dues of $10 will make a difference in providing additional scholarships for a deserving Ashdown senior of 2019. Thanks to your participation the Alumni Association provided six $1,000 scholarships last year.

You may also purchase recognition bricks at the dinner or by sending in the form with your money.

The Ashdown High School Homecoming game and parade will be Friday, September 21, 2018. The Homecoming game will be against the Haskell Harmony Grove Cardinals and will kickoff at 7 p.m.