1960-2010 - 50 Years

This blog is dedicated to the students who graduated from Henryetta High School in Henryetta Oklahoma in 1960.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Planning Committee Met on November 7th

Our hard working planning committee met on November 7th to continue planning for the 50th Reunion.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


I remember when this was the Henryetta Public Library.

Remember going to Nichols Park and cooling down on those hot Oklahoma summer days!

The fire station and city hall building

The Patty Ann Restaurant - do you remember buddy burgers?

Do you remember when this was the Post Office?

The doughboy statue was moved to the corner of Main and 6th in 1969 or 1970, about the time the Post Office building was turned into the library. Until then, it stood in the middle of Main Street.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

HHS Award Winning Band

A big thanks to Dick Cameron for the following photos. Sorry it's taken me so long to get them posted.

Dick Cameron, Judy Evans, Marilyn Odom and Susan Burnett at a band banquet.

A band concert at the high school gym. Harold Putman and Dick are on stage playing the trombone with one arm each.

The Henryetta High School Band

Senior night at a football game. The seniors are (left to right) Suda Mae Barron, Susan Burnett, Dick Cameron, Carlton Clay, Judy Evans, Frankie Helms, Bill Huddart, Jim Hudson, Don Inman, John Moore, Marilyn Odom, Mildred Popejoy, June Salee, Allen Shaw and Carolyn Sprague.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Webster 6th Grade Graduation Photo

The photo below was taken during the 6th Grade Graduation ceremonies at Webster High School. Wow, we were really dressed up!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Webster 3rd Grade Class

Thanks to John Greiner for the following photo.

First row: Left to Right
Lanny Allen, Allen Wardsworth, Ruth Ann Shurden, Rex David Stith, Barbara Lust, Gene Autry Anderson, Linda Perry, Jimmy Hudson, Paul Bumpus and Charles Blackmon
2nd row: Left to Right
Billy Huddart, John Greiner, DAnna Steckelberg, Jackie Majors, Pat Reed, Dick Cameron, Judy Berry, Charles "Chuck" Richeson, Flora Jones and Ronnie Rolen
3rd row: Left to Right
Butch Loman, Roy Rakestraw, Bill Miller, John Work, Carrie Catherine Moore, Carleton Clay, Sondra Herron, John Dacus, and Mike Vaughn


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Sunday, September 6, 2009


Don't remember the occasion for this party, but I believe it was at Sue Sherment's house.
This get-together was at my house.
I love this picture!!!! We all looked so thin and fit! This was at the Junior Class Picnic.

And of course, we all spent a lot of time at Teen Town. This was at a special dance - check out the formals and white jackets!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Elementary Schools in Henryetta

Back in the olden days, Henryetta had 6 elementary schools - Webster, Jefferson, Frances Willard, Washington, Roosevelt and Irving. The following photos were taken at Webster Elementary School - I would be happy to include photos from other schools if only I had some (Hint, hint). If you click on the photos, they will enlarge.
Webster Kindergarten Class
Here's what several of us have come up with - please let me know if you can identify the DK's (don't know).
Front row: Mickey Osmond, DK, Paul Richeson(?), DK, DK, DK, DK, Paul Bumpus, Joan Carriage (?), Nell Garrett, Ruth Ann Shurden
2nd Row: John Dacus, Gene Autry Anderson, Andy Garbart, DK, Sondra Herron, Marjorie Haynes
3rd Row: DK, DK, DK, Chuck Richeson, DK, Karen Crow, Barbie Lust, DK, Dick Cameron
Back Row: DK, Ronnie Roland, Bill Huddart, Roy Rakestraw, DAnna Steckelberg, Pat Reed, Richard (DeVaughn?), John Greiner, Bill Miller
4th Grade Class - Webster
6th Grade Class - Webster

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Do You Remember?

Here's a list of the top 20 songs of 1960...... What was your favorite?

1. Cathy's Clown, Everly Brothers

Click on the link below to listen!


2. He'll Have to Go, Jim Reeves
3. Theme from "A Summer Place", Percy Faith
4. It's Now or Never, Elvis Presley
5. Teen Angel, Mark Dinning
6. I'm Sorry, Brenda Lee
7. Running Bear, Johnny Preston
8. Handy Man, Jimmy Jones
9. Stuck On You, Elvis Presley
10. Let's Twist Again, Chubby Checker
11. Everybody's Somebody's Fool, Connie Francis
12. Alley-oop, Hollywood Argyles
13. Greenfields, Brothers Four

Click on the link to listen to Greenfields


14. What In the World's Come Over You, Jack Scott
15. El Paso, Marty Robbins
16. Wild One, Bobby Rydell
17. My Heart Has a Mind of Its Own, Connie Francis
18. Sweet Nothin's, Brenda Lee
19. Only The Lonely, Roy Orbison
20. Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini, Brian Hyland

Friday, August 21, 2009

Class Motto

Did the Class of 1960 have a Class Motto? I can't find one in our yearbook.

The Class of 1957 did: "Yesterday is a canceled check, tomorrow is a promisory note, today is ready cash, and we must spend it wisely."

The Class of 1958 did: "Almost everything that is great has been done by youth".

The Class of 1959 did: "Nothing is troublesome that we do willingly"

So why didn't we have one? John Greiner, you were our yearbook editor - do you know?

Junior Play

Okay, quick.....the name of the Junior Play, directed of course by Mr. Clay?
ow many said "Pride and Prejudice"? Here's a photo of the cast from the 1959 Yearbook.

The Cast: Pride and Prejudice

Mr. Bennet - John Greiner

Mrs. Bennet - Joyce Hunter

Jane Bennet - DAnna Steckelberg

Elizabeth Bennet - Judy Evans

Mary Bennet - Barbara Sweet

Catherine Bennet - Susan Burnett

Lydia Bennet - Jeanie Ayres

Mr. Collins - John P. Moore

Mr. Bingley - Roy Rakestraw

Miss Bingley - Eloise Hull

Mr. Darcy - Carleton Clay

Lady Catherine De Bourgh - Shiela Withrow

Lady Lucas - Ann Watts

Charlotte Lucas - Jerry Stubbs

Mr. Wickham - Richard DeVaughn

Hill - Betty Ayres

Stage Manager - C.A. Riser

Assistant Stage Manager - Jimmy Hudson

Make-Up - Betty Ayres

Director - Mr. Derwood Clay

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Catching Up On Our Classmates - John Greiner

Sens. Todd Lamb, left, and Bill Brown, center, wish retired Oklahoman Capitol Bureau reporter John Greiner well Monday at the state Capitol. PHOTO BY JIM BECKEL, THE OKLAHOMAN

The following article appeared in the NewsOK on March 17, 2009 and was written by Julie Bisbee.

John Greiner isn’t used to being the subject of a story.
But Monday, Greiner — who retired last fall after 42 years with The Oklahoman — was honored with a resolution on the Senate floor. Greiner, who began at the newspaper rewriting stories, writing obituaries and answering telephones, spent 37 years covering the state Capitol.
Senate Resolution 9, filed by Senate President Pro Tempore Glenn Coffee, R-
Oklahoma City, praised Greiner for "hard work, fairness, getting the story right and explaining complicated issues.”
Greiner, 66, got a standing ovation from lawmakers and members of the media Monday afternoon.
During his time at the Capitol, Greiner covered seven governors and many scandals. Greiner spent 30 years in the Army,
Army Reserve and Oklahoma National Guard before retiring as a colonel. He still is praised for his institutional knowledge of state government history and University of Oklahoma football.
While Greiner spent Monday afternoon shaking hands and humbly accepting congratulations, he deflected the attention.
"It’s difficult to be on this side of a news event,” he said. "Being the focal point of an event is really different. I’m really humbled by it.”
Greiner, who retired in October, has been traveling and spending time with family. He is a member of the
Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame and serves on the advisory committee of the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation.

Monday, August 17, 2009

We're On Our Way

The committee has been formed, a chairman has been selected, jobs have been delegated! Plans for the 50th Reunion of the Class of 1960 has begun. I'm sure under the capable leadership of Gene Stanely, our Reunion will be the best ever! The following folks met in Tulsa to begin planning for our 50th!

From Left to Right: Back Row: David Goodman, Gene Stanley, Eloise Hull Woodliff, Betty Ayres Decker
Front Row: Donnie Prewitt, Jeannie Ayres Polston, John Greiner, Carolyn Sprague Dewberry, and Barbara Lust Elmore.
There's a lot of work to be done between now and next June, but we're off to a great start!