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This is the place were we are going to put all the announcements and Eagle Brag items. If any ole Eagle has anything they want to put on the bulletin board send it to us via Email or the Comments section of the Sign-In form and we will see that it gets posted. However, we are reserving the right to do a little editing on the item in case Lake Worth happens to be listening in (a local joke). For now we will let the item stay on the bulletin board for a week or two before cleaning it off.

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Alumni Officers for 2021 & 2022

The Carter Riverside Alumni Officers for the school year 2021 & 2022 are:


Rick Herring, '83 - President

Belinda Norris '84   - Vice-President

Cathy Seifert, '74 - Secretary/Treasurer


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Attention All Classes

It has become painfully apparent that the addresses for some of the Class Agents have changed from good to bad.  This has also made a mess of the email addresses shown on the Class Agents page.  If you are a class agent, would you please check the Class Agents page and see if your email address is up to date.  If you need to make a change, send me the new address at
 herb-pat@outlook.com and I'll fix the page.  Also, there are a few blanks in the list.  This means that we need a class agent for that class.  If you want to get involved send me your name and email address so I can fill in that blank.  Thank you.......

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Attention All Carter Alumni -- Important Message About Homecoming 2021

Carter Riverside’s 2021 Homecoming was Friday, October 8 and the Homecoming Parade was Thursday, October 7. FWISD is not allowing any visitors on campus due to COVID restrictions, so the Carter Riverside Ex-Students Association will modify our traditional Homecoming activities this year. The Board apologizes for the late notice but it couldn't be helped.  Somehow the school facality has the choice and communication got lost.

The Ex-Students Association will host an alumni “Homecoming Parade Party” on Thursday, October 7 at 2pm on the Bonnie Brae boulevard, in the first median closest to Yucca. We will have a brief Exes meeting, with election of officers and Coming Home Queen and King, followed by a social time with snacks and drinks while we watch the Homecoming Parade. Parking is available on Bonnie Brae and the surrounding streets and we will have chairs and canopies to shade us from the sun.

Please join us for this fun event and come support the Carter Riverside students and the Ex-Students Association! Go Eagles!

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October 7, 2021    2pm

(outdoor meeting held on Bonnie Brae Avenue) 

bulletCall to order
bullet Meeting called to order at 2:10pm by former president Rick Herring ‘83, in the absence of President Belinda Norris
bulletWelcome and remarks by Victor Alfaro, Principal
bullet Additional remarks were made by Amy Peterson, Girls’ Athletic Coordinator and Philip Murray, Boys’ Athletic Coordinator
bullet Presentation of Ex-Students’ Homecoming donation
bullet Donation of $200 to CRHS to help defray Homecoming expenses
bullet Construction Update
bullet Given by Rick Herring
bullet2021 FWISD Bond Election – Details for Carter Riverside and Riverside Middle School
bullet Given by Rick Herring
bullet Announcements from the floor
bullet Hal Coon ’66 discussed the 1938 All-City Football Team, which included his father Harold Coon ’39 and Jack Pool ’39, and showed a copy of the newspaper article featuring their pictures along with the rest of the All-City Team, and Hal requested it be put in the trophy case with existing football from the Riverside vs Masonic Home game in 1938
bullet Gail White Scoggins ’71 discussed the current project to provide new specialty helmets for the CRHS football team and also gave an overview of the 2012 stage curtains/theater project which raised $15,000
bullet LuAnn Hoppe ’58 asked that we recognize and publicly thank Herb Kavanaugh for his work on the CRHS Exes website, which was done
bullet Recognition of Alumni who Traveled Furthest
bullet Regina Polk Sanders ’72 of Haslet was presented a Starbucks gift card
bullet Recognition of Most Senior Alumni
bullet Herb Kavanaugh ’50 of Fort Worth was presented a Starbucks gift card
bulletElection of Coming Home Queen and King
bullet Sherry White Jones ’83 and Herb Kavanaugh ’50 were elected and presented a mum and garter
bulletElection of Officers
bullet Officers for the coming year were elected by acclimation upon motion made by Regina Polk Sanders ’72 and seconded by Paula Howell Thompson ’66 as follows, election conducted by LuAnn Hoppe ’58:
bullet President – Rick Herring ‘83
bullet Vice President – Belinda Norris ‘84
bullet Secretary/Treasurer – Cathy Cooper Seifert ‘74
bulletAdjourn for Homecoming Parade
bullet Meeting adjourned at 2:50pm to watch the Homecoming Parade and to enjoy snacks and drinks provided by the Ex-Student’s Association

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Twenty-one Amon Carter-Riverside High School alumnae are featured in the newly published book, Campfire Stew: Fort Worth’s Girl Scout Troop 11. Author of the book is class of 1961 Carter alum and Troop 11 member, Linda Kay Killian Wood. 

"Girl Scout Troop 11 is by no means ordinary,” Wood says, “I don’t think many, if any, Girl Scout troops have stayed together seventy years, but that’s just what Troop 11 has done. In fact, it will be seventy-one years in autumn of 2020."

Campfire Stew is the story of these feisty five-and-six-year-old girls who came together as Brownies in 1949 and grew into outstanding women who are still contributing to their communities, even as they have aged into their mid-seventies.

Leaders in the CHS class of 1961, the women became college and public school teachers and administrators, owners of their own varied types of businesses, accountants, writers, an editor, a nurse, and a Christian minister. Some have advanced college degrees, some didn’t attend college at all; but all have made their mark on their world.

Campfire stew is both an all-time favorite dish of the troop and a metaphor for the troop itself. “As each single ingredient of the stew, we are all good by ourselves, but we are oh so much better when put together,” Wood says.


Featured in the book are class of 1961 members, in alphabetical order by maiden name, Marilyn Ball Murray, Linda Booker Webb, Ann Brown Fields, Earline Campbell Wood, Pat Cookus Haberman, Diane Crawford Hill, Wanda Elrod Crowder, Linda Heaton Leonhardt, Karyn Hudson Draper, Linda Kay Killian Wood, Jacque McNiel Winkler, Kay Lynn Mills Johnson, Linda Simons Hill, Martha Still Littlefield, Margie Stoddard Terry, Mary Stoddard Hitt, Donna Throckmorton Jones, Elaine Walton Lofland, and Beverly Wilson Greene. Also included is Marilyn Weiss, who attended Carter before transferring to and graduating from Birdville High School and Joyce Wakefield Burks, who graduated from Carter in 1960.

Troop 11’s leader, Mrs. Minnie Ruth Elrod, was a past-president of the Carter Parent-Teacher Association.

The book is available for purchase at Amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com, and the book’s publisher, covenantbooks.com.  Wood has a book speaking and signing event scheduled at the Fort Worth Public Library, East Regional Branch, 6301 Bridge Street, at 6:30 p.m., July 30, 2020, assuming the COVID-19 virus will allow it to occur. Other book events, previously scheduled in April have been rescheduled for autumn of 2020.


                                                                                                                                                                    The Author, Ms. Linda Wood '61

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Carter Alumna To Speak at Fort Worth Public Library Virtual Event 

Linda K. Wood, ‘61, will be speaking about her book, Campfire Stew: Fort Worth’s Girl Scout Troop 11, on the Fort Worth Public Library website, March 11, 2021. The time is 6:30 p.m. Central Standard Time, 5:30 p.m. Mountain Standard Time, 4:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time, and 7:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Anyone who would like to tune in is asked to register at this link: 


The book features twenty Amon Carter-Riverside High School class of 1961 alumnae, who have been together for 72 years. They began in 1949 as Brownies at Oakhurst Elementary School, stayed together through graduation from high school, and are still close friends today.  

I hope that you and all you love are well and safe. I also hope that all our COVID ordeals are about to come to an end. 

Thank you for considering the inclusion of this notice on the website. 


Linda K. Wood, author,

Campfire Stew: Fort Worth’s Girl Scout Troop 11,

40  San Juan Street

Los Alamos, NM 87544



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Update on the Church

According to our resident Historian and all around go-getter, Rick Herring says that the Riverside Baptist Church building has been added to the National Register of Historic Buildings and has been save from destruction.  While still being a part of the apartment complex the old building will still hold a majestic place at Six-points and the Race Street location.

Rick says, " I can't imagine what the Six-Points Urban Village would be like without the Riverside Baptist Church buildings and their imposing presence on Race Street. The urban village is envisioned to be a mixture of the new and old, and if we get rid of all of the old, what will we end up with?  A West 7th look-alike?  No thanks.  As engaged community members, I believe we have a responsibility to be stewards of our historic and cultural landmarks such as Riverside Baptist Church and do what we can to ensure their survival and viability.  Frankly, Riverside doesn’t have an abundance of truly historic and cultural landmarks, and every time we lose one our community is sadly diminished."

Thank you for all your consideration!

 Rick Herring


P.S.  As an afterthought, I would like to express my gratitude to all the folks that have donated money and muscle power when called upon to help get our voice heard in the community.  We are obviously having some impact.  Thanks from me too.  HK

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Class of '66 has a Birthday Party

Paula Howell Thompson '66 writes in to say that the Class of '66 celebrated their biological clock longevity with a birthday party at Pappas Burgers in Ft. Worth on 10/12/13.  I think that we will all have to admit that these old timers (a mixture of 65 and 66 year olds) are still better lookin than us octogenarians.  Well..........at least some of em.


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Safety In Numbers (or why worry about retirement)

The Tackett Clan......Gerald Tackett '51 and wife Janice (dark blue in the center) present their family for the occasion of Gerald's 79th birthday.  They only started with six.  Only grand's shown.....no great grand's yet.

Whoops......missed one.  Grandson Jack is a cadet at the U. S. Naval
Academy.  The occasion here is Jack winning his parachute wings at Fort Benning Georgia.  He is abeamed by grandma Janice and grandpa Gerald '51.

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A Gathering of Eagles

The Dale Burchfield '54 Clan
L-R, Sharon '80, Mitchel & his granddaughter, Dale '54, and Julie Burchfield Hale '78

Sergeant Dale at work protecting the city of Ft. Worth from a stampeding heard of Steers
(note the lasso)


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1954 National Honor Society
(submitted by Barbara Bryant Salser '54)

First Row: Sharon Rutledge, Bobby McVey, Genevieve Williamson, Lee Wright, Shirley Pickford, Ada Ruth Gill

Second Row: Bill Banowsky, Doloris McCurdy, Jamie Rogers, Dora Dunham, Mary Dunn, Barbara Bryant

Third Row: Jim Messersmith, Sue Shugart, Gay Musick, Linda West, John Andrews

Fourth Row: Carol Ann Reedy, Kathryn Shergold, Ann Graves, Granville Paules, Bobby Lumpkin

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Class of '66 has a theme song.........

Just got word from John Petzold '66 that the Class of '66 has their own Class song.  Here are some of the highlights......

bulletIt was written for the 20th reunion of the Carter-Riverside class of '66, although we didn't get it done in time for the reunion. Some classmates were given copies within a few months after the 20th reunion.
bulletWords and music by John Petzold, Class of '66.
bulletProduced by David Hughes at his local studio.
bulletAll the instruments and voices were done by John Petzold and David Hughes.

The song is pretty good.  If you want to listen to it, click on do you remember '66

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 Jazz Combo With The Stage Band In 1960
(submitted by Roy and Nancy Housewright '60)

Left to Right...Jerry Windle, Ron King, David Fojtasek, Roy Housewright, and Jerry Couch

Roy Housewright says that he is now an archivist at the Billy W. Sills Center for Archives FWISD and usually there on Mon and Fri if any other Carter exes would like to come by and browse .... he says that they have a lot of old yearbooks etc.  Also, Roy says that if any of you exes have any past pictures or yearbooks they would like to donate to the Archives please  contact him at the archives.

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CHS Girls from 1962
(photo from Janice Bell Fitzgerald '62)

L to R bottom row -- Patty Meyers, Cindy Tatum, Jill Byler, Nancy Carter
L to R top row -- Jo Ann Anderson, Shirley Blanks, Suzy Fuller, Cindy Johnson, Janice Bell

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Another Gathering of Eagles.......

An informal meeting in Houston brought together three high school buddies to relive the memories of the 'Good Ole Days'.  From left to right....Herb Kavanaugh '50, Patsy Ross Kavanaugh '54, Gerald Tacket '51, Janice Tackett, Bob Ferguson '53, and Marilea Ferguson..

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Any Body Recognize These Girls??

Seniors, Class of 1945

If anybody recognizes any of these girls, please let the management know by using the comments section of the Sign In form.  Thanx.

Junean Hood Willis  class of 1955 tells us that back row standing far left is her sister, Willie Mae Hood Jones '45 and on the second row far left is her cousin, Norma Jean Norwood Witt.  I'm thinking that the three girls on the front row are closer to the class of '50

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A Goodie From The Past

The occasion?.........a Rainbow Girls Installation at the Riverside Masonic Lodge May 27, 1950
From l to r......Martha Mills '50, Patsy Ball '50, Peggy Huffman '51, Evyonne Andrews '52, and Sue Curry '52

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Class of '41.........Where are you??

Maxine Newton '41 is looking for any  '41 class members to send her an email at gnewton007@msn.com  She says that she's just learning how to use the internet. would like to hear from my old classmates. Her phone # is 337 527 6072. Will catch up on the past when you call. She says that she is 84 years old and still going strong.

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Recognize Anybody??
(picture sent by Ron Black '60)

Ron says that these are guys are part of the future CHS class of 1960 and sitting on the steps in the first row (l to r) are Roy Don Wilson, Doug DeMaLade, Billy Burrows.  Second row steps are Pat Holdridge, Lon Hobbs, Mike Goldstein, and Mike Lester.  From here on in it gets fuzzy.  Known for sure is Mr. Wilson (with tie) and this is his 6th grade class at Oakhurst.  Anybody have information about the others please contact Ron at rlblack4@verizon.net

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Another Gathering of Eagles Among the Airplanes

Visitors to the Lone Star Flight Museum in Galveston are Ellen Cline Rosenstein '51, Herb Kavanaugh '50, and Patsy Ross Kavanaugh '54 (note: not all good things happen just on Yucca Street)

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Class of '52 holds Monthly Luncheon

Kurt Schnellenbach announced that the Class of '52 continues to hold a monthly luncheon around the Fort Worth area.  A meeting they had some time ago was held at Billy Bob's (see pictures else where in this site.  If you would like to join this group, please contact Kurt at kurtrix56@att.net for further information.  Incidentally, Kurt says that the luncheons are open to any ole Eagle no matter what class you are in.  Editors Note: the luncheon has been postponed till the world settles down a little bit.

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Miss Warren's 4th Grade Class at Oakhurst (circa 1943)

Future CHS Class of 1951

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Mrs. Turner's Second Grade Class at Oak Knoll Elementary
(Submitted by Paula Howell Thompson '66)
(Future class of '66)

Top Row left to right: Frances Myers (maybe), Tommy Hill, Darryl Hamilton, Unk.girl, Charlene Stogdsdill, Ladell Medley.
2nd Row: Unk. boy, hazel Sweeney, Unk.girl, Unk.boy, L.W. Dean, Ken Ulrickson, Unk. girl
3rd Row: Marcia Meeks(z), Unk.boy, Unk.girl, Unk.boy,Unk.girl, Phillip Kincaide(?), Unk.boy, Unk,girl
4thRow:  Unk. boy, Unk .girl, Paulette Pilcher, Unk.boy, Bobby Combest(Weatherman), Donna Thompson, David Gibson,Carolyn Wooley, Unk. girl
Thanks to David Gibson and Bobby Combest for submitting this photo and to Ken Ulrickson for identifying these youngsters.

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Mike Fleetwood, class of 1969 brushing shoulders with the King of the Circuit, Richard Petty at Petty Enterprises in Randleman, NC. Mike said that he spent two days with Richard Petty and has to admit that he's one of the nicest guys that he's ever had the pleasure to meet and do business with. "This was a great trip and I'll never forget the time that I spent with the 'King' of NASCAR. I'm already looking forward to my next visit to Petty Enterprises."

Sam Shortes '53 is shown here in the Oval Office with President Reagan during his last year in office.  Sam is presenting the President with an engraved and gold inlaid Bowie knife and Colt-Walker pistol (in Presidents left hand).  These items are presently on display in Reagan's Presidential Library.  The same knife is on display in the Alamo museum and another one was owned by Actor John Wayne.  The theme of the engraving was the "Alamo." The engravings  on both sides of the Bowie Knife are of final assault. Reagan had some dozen pieces ---mostly Colts and Winchesters -- starting back when he was Governor of California.  Sam has also engraved some things for George H. Bush before he became president.

Shown here are Louise Tate Hefner '50 with a smiling and ever effervescent Betty White.  The picture with Betty White is said to be the occasion of Louise's Octogenarian celebration.  Looking at the picture, that's kinda hard to believe.

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The 1949 Eagle Football Squad
(submitted by Burnett "Gunny" McAlister '50)

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Recent Additions to the CHS Email Directory

Marquis Anderson '60 Susann Susen Eller '61
Jo Ann Argo Traweek '57 Reta Priddy Boyle '59
Mike Goldstein '60 Ed Norman '57
Nancy Kennedy Lewis '57 Nancy Wollery Howell '58
Eddie Chipman '51 Martha Mills Hoppe '50
W. D. Courtney '47 Nancy Baker Anderson '51
Bedie Counts Rhodes '48 Kay Andrews Richardson '61
Roy Housewright '60 Angela Moore Currie '52
Mike Talley '53 Sharon Smythe-Green '53
Rosemary Stroder Alt '61 Dorothy Webb Albrecht '53
Roger Simmons '57 Gerald "Jerry" Totten '49
Steve S. Williams '60 Faye Harris Povero '58
Ronald Lee Crittenden '53 Cecil McPherson '52
Craig Fredericks '60 Doris Netherland Dunlap '53
Carolyn McDowell White '59 Martha Stanton Lunday '59
Susan Hayes Laughlin '59 Bill Bowers '61
Luanne Wright Robinson '79 Carolyn West Mayfield '52
Hazel R. Stovall Wood '51 Bob C. Drummond '54
Frances Graves Rosson Batchelor '49 Bill Jones '47

Orein Browning '46

Juanita Meine Ringo '50
Mirl Kimberling '53 Lawrence Barclay '53
Roy L. Soto '70 Robert Sparks '46
Dick Linton '51

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(Please excuse, but our photo archives are limited to the classes of '46 thru '54 [with the exception of '51].    We are needing help with the earlier classes, i.e., 1945 and back as well as with the younger classes, '55 and on.

Rhonda Rhodes '91
Nick Turmes '64
George Carson '60
Mary Louise Anderson Carson '62
Charles Patrick "Pat" Fogerson '74
Victoria Duncan Kinghorn '84
Linda Hicks Turnbough '72
Edgar G. "Ed" Manning '70
Norman Dingmore '43
Pat Crowder Ruskin Herd '52
Glenda Hartsell Keilstrup '56
Mary Havens McSorley '63
Linda Sutton Simmons '59
David Cox '70
Shirley Flippo Smith '52
Judith Ryno '65
Jimmy Wright '05
Anna Canales-Rios '06
Raymond Perez '94
Sallye Swafford Lewis '68
Lisa Strittmatter Millis '79
Alba Claribel Sanabria '92
Ivy Geneva Miniard Yates Taylor '46
Joartis Gray Hakes '51
Analicia Jackson Garcia '03
Kenneth Broadie '68
Sandy Buck Brewer '72
Jimmy Spellings '63
Jimmy Lee Rogers '73
David Pilcher '72
Emily Gail White Scoggins '71
Terri Pisano '81
Roger Shewmake '64
Joyce Ann Farr Higgs '65
Gary Higgs '61
Toulue Lor '93
Dwain Dent '69
Don Santin '93
William "Bill" Thompson '45
Billy T. Hill '43
Jacqueline "Jackie" Marie Cobb Page '73
James Lee McArdle '66
Dewey Lee Way '77
John Earl Ray '69
Betty Lou Reeves Tillman '48
Carolyn Sue McPherson Fees '75


Check out the "Where are They?" page and see if you can help us find some lost Eagles.

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