Waco Town Crier – February 2024

Here is the February issue of The Town Crier. 

Do not forget to keep us all informed about any changes in your information. We hope to be able to stay in touch with everyone. Again, a tremendous thanks to David Dibb who keeps our directory current, to Elizabeth Bentley who keeps our fantastic website up to date, and to Pat Payne who financially makes certain we have a website. These folks do us a tremendous job. I do not know about you, but I use our website most often and I daresay we have the best high school website ever!

Stay healthy, keep making memories, and keep sharing your adventures and experiences with the class of WHS 1960. If you find any memorabilia with classmates, send those along so all of us can reflect on days of our youth.


Contents this month include:

  • From The Editor
  • From Our Graduates
  • Updates
  • Top 10 New Years Resolutions
  • February Birthdays
  • Medical Corner
  • Did You Know?
  • Humor

Waco Town Crier – January 2024

I hope you had a good Christmas and may you have a wonderful 2024. Waco weather was very nice for Christmas Day–sunshine everywhere. It reminded me of a regular fall day, but I do think Waco will get some freezes in future days to come. I just hope not a deep freeze like we had in 2021.

Attached is the January 2024 newsletter. Please let me know if you have any problems. Some received the last newsletter with no problems, but some were not able to get any of the pictures. Hopefully all the kinks are ironed out this time.

Stay healthy, stay safe, and stay in touch.


Contents of the January newsletter

  • Update
  • Accidental Cookies by David Dibb
  • Another Update
  • Seventeen Beautiful Places to Retire according to Money Talks News
  • January Birthdays
  • Nine Things You Should Never Do At Home During a Thunderstorm
  • Humor
  • Something Serious


Waco Town Crier – November 2023

October is history. It was a memorable month because we had our 63rd reunion.

David Dibb did a FANTASTIC job with our special directory, and he gives a report on it in the November issue of Town Crier. I feel like this may be the last call if you want to purchase one before David returns it to its normal look. There are several updates in the Town Crier to the directory so please update yours and keep it current.

I hope all you graduates know just how fortunate we are to have David tending to the directory, to Elizabeth Bentley for tending to our website, and to Pat Payne for the financial support of it. All are so faithful and current in their jobs!!! I really doubt that any other high school class has anything any better than ours. We have such a wonderful class of WHS 1960 !!!

Enjoy the November 2023 issue. Keep sending items of interest for all to enjoy. And, if anyone wants to revive the SHOW and TELL about what you have done after graduation, it is never too late. The Crier is what you help make it!

Stay healthy and stay in touch!

Here are November’s contents:

  • From Our Graduates
  • Updates
  • Regarding the Reunion
  • Some Rules for a Good Older Life
  • November Birthdays
  • Our Fall Color Cruise by David Dibb
  • Did You Know?
  • A Few More Reunion Pictures
  • Humor

Jane (Rogers) Turner – October 22, 2022


Graveside service for Rita Jane Rogers Turner, 80, of Ferriday, LA were held at Greenlawn Memorial Park on Friday, October 7 at 10 AM, under the direction of Young’s Funeral Home.

Mrs. Turner was born in Waco, Texas on April 7th, 1942, to Harold Rogers and Hazel Rogers. She passed away on October 2, 2022 in Ferriday, LA. Jane graduated from Waco High School in Waco, TX. After High School, she attended Kilgore College in Kilgore, TX. She was a Kilgore Rangerette and danced in the 1961 & 1962 Cotton Bowls. Jane was a homemaker who enjoyed spending time with her family, entertaining friends, and traveling with her husband, who competed in cutting horse events in the rodeo circuit. She also enjoyed gardening, tennis, and was a member of Sevier Methodist Memorial Church and the Panola Woods Country Club. She judged the South Natchez Colonial Ladies Try Outs and Co-Sponsored the Huntington Canine Cuties Dance Team with Penny Daye.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Harold Rogers and Hazel Rogers, and her husband, Harry Arch “Sonny” Turner.

Mrs. Turner is survived by her son, Blake Turner and wife Elizabeth of Natchez, MS; daughter, Jill Turner Clark and husband Roger of Rogers, AR; grandchildren, Brittany Funderburg Rogel and husband Zach, Brooks Elizabeth Turner, and Megan Jones King; great grandchildren, James Campbell “Camp” Blunschi, Collins and Chloe Rogel, and Kaylee King; sister-in-law, Charlaine Turner Yerger of Tallulah, LA; brother-in-law, Charles “Bo” Edward Turner and wife Melody of Chattanooga, TN; and nieces and nephews, Nina Charlaine Yerger, Jason Arch Yerger,Jonathon “JT” Turner, and Rachel Turner.

Honorary Pallbearers were Camp Blunschi, Jason Arch Turner, Jonathon Turner, and Max Mullins, JR.

For additional pictures

63rd Reunion Recap


To enjoy photos of the reunion, please click here!

The pictures were taken by Janie McPhail, Linda Phelps McKee, Tommye Blair Toler and Bev Murphy Wells. I hope this attachment is not too large to reach you.

Bev Murphy Wells came the farthest as she traveled all the way from The Villages, Florida. Bev is one of our world travelers who usually makes every reunion event. Folks came from Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Ft. Worth, Georgetown, Meridian, Temple, and all around the Waco area. Larry McMurray and Neysa were in attendance. Larry had a triple bypass only 9 weeks earlier and seems to be doing great with his recovery. Jim Monnig had to cancel because he still works and was involved with a big trial. Some of our graduates were on walkers, one had a broken toe, some had bad backs and feet…. but that did not stop any of us from the fun and fellowship with our classmates.

You were missed if you did not get to come ..and we might have talked about you! All good, of course.

63rd Reunion – October 10, 2023

Enjoy these photos from the 63rd Reunion.  Tommye Toler took these and wanted to share them with everyone.

Click on the small thumbnail and that will open a full-sized photo.


Waco Town Crier – October 2023

Fall has arrived. I think Texas is finally going to get some cooler weather next week. Maybe we will have perfect weather for the upcoming Reunion.

Here’s this month’s Waco Town Crier

  • Important Message from Beverly Wells Murphy
  • From Our Graduates
  • Updates
  • Work … It’s a Wonderful Thing by David Dibb
  • Did You Know
  • Howard Dudgeon Reports
  • October Birthdays
  • A Neat Idea: Some Ways to Decorate Pumpkins
  • Reminders of the Good in People

Waco Town Crier – September 2023

Whew! After two months, Waco got a little rain last evening. Only 1/2 inch was registered at my house, but it was so wonderful to have ANY moisture falling from the sky. The Waco area has had 55 days of triple-digit temperatures with 105.6 being the average temp for the month of August. The extreme heat is wearing on the nerves of just about everyone–and I might be at the head of the list.!! Waco is still under water restrictions because the lake is still very deficient. Here’s hoping for a wet fall.

Attached in document form is the September 2023 issue of the Town Crier. A huge thanks to all who have contributed to stories, articles, and pictures. Your participation surely makes the Crier more interesting.

Do not forget the upcoming Reunion on October 10 of the WHS ’60 class. A blast about a new class directory will be sent soon. David Dibb is doing such a GREAT JOB, and our class is so lucky to have him heading up the task of keeping it current.

Stay cool, stay healthy, and stay in touch.

Contents of September issue:

  • Regarding the Visitation and Funeral for Bob Easter
  • From Our Graduates
  • My Latest Misadventure by Judith Hamff Murphy
  • Did You Know
  • Updates
  • September Birthdays
  • Interesting Information according to The Frugal Expat
  • Pictures
  • Humor