--photo courtesy of Mildred Kitts Staerkel
This is Redus School c1915. Most of the children are holding small American flags and there appears to be snow on the ground. Shown are (from left): Front row - Annie Crook, S.D. Armstrong, Hugh Haynes, Ann Wormeline, Iramae Satterlee, Ollie Gann, Myrtle Gann; second row - Floy Haynes, Blanch Maddox; third row - Leah Dobbins, Hugh Haynes, Emol Hart, Golden Aunspaugh, Ruby Aunspaugh, N. Armstrong, teacher Henry Neal; fourth row - B. Gilliam, Roy Gilliam, Paul Armstrong, Lloyd Gann, Eugene Hart, Sam Sowell, Arlie Greer; back row - Mary Armstrong, Lerlie Haynes, Myrtle Maddox, Alta Hart and Euna Dobbins. The Annie Crook on the left side, dark dress, went on to marry the school teacher, Henry Neal, and she and her husband established "The Ideal Shop," a ladies clothing store in Searcy, and operated it for many years. According to Mildred Staerkel of Sherwood, who provided the photograph and who is the daughter of Mary Armstrong on the back row, said that Ann Wormeline, the little girl on the front row, was a visitor at the school: “She and her parents stayed in one of the cottages near the Armstrong Spring; it was customary for children to attend the school when it was in session during the summer. I did that myself when I went up there in the summer – not for more than a few days, though.” Armstrong Springs is featured in the 2003 edition of White County Heritage.