n Class Blast 2013, a U.S. Army, Vietnam Veteran Helicopter Pilots Reunion, Sept. 5-7, Embassy Suites at Kansas City International Airport. For details, contact Tom Pearcy, Flight Class/Reunion Coordinator, at 479-855-4666 or tpsp@cox.net. n Nativity of Mary 75th Anniversary Celebration, Sept. 8, 10017 E. 36th Terr., Independence. The 10:30 a.m. Mass will be followed by food (noon to 2 p.m.), fellowship, games, art auction and more. All Nativity of Mary School alumni are invited to attend. For details, visit www.nativityofmary.org or call 353-2184. n USS Long Beach CGN-9 Association’s 20th Ships Reunion, Sept. 9-15, Boise Hotel and Conference Center, 3300 S. Yale Ave., Boise ID 83750. Make your owner reservations by calling 855-611-1999 for a rate of $89 per night (ask for the USS Long Beach Reunion rate). Registration deadline: Aug. 9. Contact Don Shade at 866-352-2469 or Bob Nesbit at 864-608-3080. n USS Missouri (BB-63) 40th reunion, Sept. 10-18, Sheraton Harrisburg-Hershey Hotel, Harrisburg, Pa. For details, contact Bill Morton, 803-469-3579 or Mp63@ftc-i.net or Jack Stempick, 203-281-4693 or mobb63ct@aol.com. n Van Horn High School Class of 1963 50th Reunion Sept. 20 and 21. Invitations were mailed to classmates with current information. If you haven’t been contacted, call Liz Thomas at 816-461-1733, ASAP. n William Chrisman/Truman High School graduating class of 1966 65th birthday celebration, Sept. 21. Invitations were mailed to classmates with current information. Make your reservation as soon as possible to reserve your a dinner spot. For questions, call Marylyn Gosling at 816-373-5210 for Chrisman, and Howard Heck at 816-229-4151 for Truman. n Blue Springs High School class of 1993 20th reunion. Sept. 27: Free school tour, 6 to 6:45 p.m., and homecoming football game, 7 to 9 p.m. (free for graduate, plus one); Sept. 28: Potluck family picnic 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Lake Jacomo Shelter 10, and main event, 7 to 11 p.m. Blue Springs County Club (adults only). To register, visit http://bshs93reunion.com. n USS Columbus CA-74/CG-12/SSN-762 Reunion, Oct. 2-6, at the Hilton in Branson. Contact Allen R. Hope, president, 3828 Hobson Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46815-4505, call 260-486-2221 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. eastern, Fax: 260-492-9771 or email: Hope4391@frontier.com.

– Jillayne Ritchie