Knights in the News

Knights in the News

We know there are many more Knights that deserve recognition on this page.  Please help us acknowledge other Knights for their special achievements or accomplishments. Send any news stories or information about awards, etc. earned by any of our fellow members of the Class of '64 to lpyle@hughes.net.  
Charlotte Hudson Ewing - While tracing her Hudson ancestors, Charlotte unearths a web of data that compels her to weave a historical fiction novel based on her great, great grandfather's life. "RED LANDbegins in the post-Revoluntionary War South amid prejudicial minds of a fading Native American culture. The story takes him through Louisiana's No Man's Land, Mexican Tejas, and finally, back to the red hills of north Louisiana. Charlotte's book is available at www.amazon.com. Hard cover has picture and bio, softcover does not.  You can contact Charlotte at shotze414@aol.com .
Dewayne Oxley - an accomplished photographer, had his photographs featured in two consecutive editions of Popular Photography Magazine. Visit Dewayne's webpage at http://community-2.webtv.net/LA-Z/Lazphotojournalist/ to see some of his photographs.

"Jenny Take A Ride" by Mitch Ryder and The Detroit Wheels"
Sandra Thrasher Ourso - is a retired journalist who has written a book titled "Rescued by Prayer."  The book details 24 true stories of answered prayer experienced either by her personally or by one of her closest friends. More information about Sandy and her book is available at www.sandyourso.com.
Jeannette Hutto Pyle - Jeannette performed with the
University of Louisiana - Monroe Dance Team, the "Warbonnets," at half-time of the homecoming football game in October of 2006.  Alumni from 1961-2005 were invited back to perform with the current dance team.  Jeannette was a member of the "Warbonnets" dance team from 1964 to 1968.  The photo below was in the Monroe News-Star newspaper on October 1, 2006.
Michael Dunlap/The News-Star
ULM alumni dance line Pam Jungina, bottom right, and Jeannette Pyle (center) perform.
Johnny Giovanni Piazza -  authored a book titled "From Giovanni to Johnny and Living Happily Ever Laughter" in 2016 that is available at www.amazon.com.  In the preface, he gives strong clues of the book's contents when he writes, "Somehow, I lived two lives simultaneously, old-country tradition at home and the American life I strived for when away. I had two names, Giovanni and Johnny. I couldn't escape from reality and what I had wished for seldom came true. My experiences and genetic design destined me to be who I am today. Writing about the "oops" and "ahhs" of life helped release an aberrant presence housed in my soul for years that made me sometimes question my own relevance. "Your evil time is up, out I say, and never return." Throughout my life, I was staggered with some destructive doses of reality that I didn't see coming, but I survived. Time, places, events, and people have refined me to a smiling trace of evidence that God does exist and He cares."