Orgel Ware

Note:  From a newspaper article entitled “Whatever happened to Orgel Ware”, Sept. 26, 1987, Anadarko, Oklahoma.

“A graduate of Anadarko High School class of 1953, Orgel Ware is now principal of Heronville Elementary School in south Oklahoma City.

Ware is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Sig Hilburn of Anadarko.  He played basketball at Anadarko High School, coached by Kenneth Moore.  Ware is now looking forward to attending a special reunion of classes 1951, 1952 and 1953…

After high school graduation, Ware attended Central State University in Edmond and received his bachelor’s degree in education.  He the served in the United States Army for six months , and returned to the National Guard unit in El Reno.

In 1960, he began teaching at Buchannan School in Oklahoma City where he was physical education instructor for first through sixth grades.  During that time, he did graduate work in special education and was later employed in that field in schools in the Oklahoma City area.

He taught handicapped children at Hawthorne School for two years and then served as vocational rehabilitation counselor at Central High School in Oklahoma City for six months.

‘Then I moved to special education with physically handicapped children,’ Ware said.  He worked with severely retarded children for 12 years and served as a principal in a trainable program before he moved into a standard education occupation.

‘I began working in a regular education program at Wheeler and then I moved to Heronville,’ Ware said.  He has been principal at Heronville for five years…

Ware has been married for 18 years. His wife Sherry, is a native of Oklahoma City and hold her degrees in medical technology.  She is currently a teacher’s aide for the Bethany School system.  The Wares have tow teenage sons who are students at Putman City West and involved in athletics and band.”

Source:  Anadarko: days of glory, by N. Dale Talkington and Pauletta Hart Wilson, Published by N. Dale Talkington, Houston, TX, 1999, page 1160

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