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Welcome to the Dodge City High School
Class Of 1963 Website
Here's hoping everyone had a wonderful Christmas and a wonderful New Year. I'm hoping to see lots and lots of classmates at the multi class reunion in September. Really anxious to meet the classes of previous years and hope to meet a few that knew my sister Barbara.
Multi-Class Reunion Update
The joint class reunion for the classes of '60, '61, '62, and '63 is currently scheduled for Sept 18-19, 2015. Each class is to contribute $1000 to cover the general expenses. In addition, each attendee will be charged $10. Any funds remaining after the reunion will be divided equally and given back to each class. The evening meal on Friday will be informal. The Saturday meal may be more of a dress-up sit-down affair. Lonny and Marilyn (Lenoard) Antrim are planning the golf outing. The HS may have a game in town for those who are interested. There is no memorial planned, and there there will be no printed memory booklets.
Multiple DCHS Class Reunion in 2015!
Our class has accepted an invitation from the Classes of 1960, 61, 62 to join their multiple-class reunion, scheduled for September 18 & 19, 2015. Please let us know if you are interested in attending, by answering the attendance survey below.
Also, we would appreciate any contributions to our class fund, which will help pay for the activities, as well as help classmates attend who otherwise couldn't afford to come. Just click on the donate button on the right.
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Are you planning to attend the multiple-class reunion (DCHS Classes of 1960, 61, 62 and'63 scheduled for September 18 & 19, 2015.
Rose Bowl Band Cookbook
Thanks to Paul Bock's sister Lynn (Bock) Lewis, we now have an electronic copy of the cookbook which the 1961 DCHS marching band sold to raise funds for their trip to the Rose Bowl parade. The band cookbook has over 375 recipes from band members' moms and other supporters. Check out the advertisements in the book. They bring back memories of the businesses in Dodge in the '60s
Lynn loaned me her copy of the book, and I scanned it into a PDF file. You can view the cookbook in your browser by clicking on this link: http://tinyurl.com/DCHSCookbook61
Most devices will be able to view the cookbook in the browser after clicking on the above link. However, viewing the cookbook in a browser doesn't give you all the features that the electronic copy affords. To get the full use of the cookbook, you should download the cookbook file to your device and use the Adobe Reader application to open it.
Open the cookbook in your browser by clicking on the above link. To download the cookbook file, look for a downward-pointing arrow in the upper-left corner of your browser window. Click that arrow, and tell the system where to put the downloaded cookbook file. Once the file has been downloaded, you should put the latest version of Adobe Reader on your device.
The Adobe Reader app can be installed on virtually any PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone. You can get a copy of the Adobe Reader for your PC at: http://get.adobe.com/reader
You can also get the Adobe reader for the iPhone and iPad from the iPhone App store, and for Android devices from the Google Play store.
The electronic version of the cookbook has some advantages over the original paper book. The electronic cookbook has a hyperlinked table of contents, as well as being keyword-searchable. This means that you can type in a word in the Find box in Acrobat Reader, and it will find the occurrences of that word in the cookbook.
Once the PDF file is downloaded and you have Adobe Reader installed, you should open the cookbook in Reader. Click on the bookmark icon on the left margin of Reader to see the hyperlinked chapter markers. Click on a chapter marker to jump to that chapter in the cookbook. Some of the photos at the beginning of the cookbook are pretty large, so you may have to wait a few seconds for some of the photo pages to open.
The whole cookbook has been OCR'd (optical character recognized) so you can search the cookbook for keywords in the recipes and ads. To search for a word in the cookbook, click on Edit/Find in the Reader top menu. A search box will pop up in the upper right corner. Type in the word you want to find, and then click on the "Next" button just below the search box. You will jump to the first place in the cookbook where that word is found. Click "Next" again, and you will find the second occurrence of that word. I typed in "Cave" and found myself in the band roster, and then found two recipes that my mother contributed to the cookbook.
Official Class Photo
You can order the full-sized 8x10 official class photo, which was taken at the Country Club on Saturday night. Send $10 to:
Old Dodge Photo Parlor
214 1/2 W Wyatt Earp
Dodge City, KS. 67801
Be sure to include your return address.
A Successful Reunion!
Our 50th reunion was a great success! We had almost 80 classmates come from all over the US, and over 120 people total attending at least one of our events, which included spouses, significant others, friends, and DCHS alumni from other years. Everyone agreed, this was the best reunion they have attended for any school, anytime!
This was so much fun, we may want to do it again in 5 years. For now, be sure and keep your contact information current on our website at DCHS1963.com, so we will be able to keep in touch with all of you. Don't forget to upload all of your photos you took at the reunion up to our website. There are special photo galleries for each of the reunion events under the "Class of '63 Photos" link on the left top of the front page of our website.
Uploading Your Photos
To put your photos on our website, you will first need to get all your photos stored into one or more folders on your laptop or desktop computer. You can't upload photos to our site from your smartphone or tablet, because the upload process uses Adobe Flash, which doesn't run on most smartphones or tablets.
If you have personal or family photos, new or old, you may want to upload those to your personal profile on our website. Once you have your personal photos on your computer, go to our website at DCHS1963.com and click on the "Edit/Upload Photos" in the left navigation bar on the front page. Your "Master Photo" is the main photo of you. Just click on the "Upload New Photo" button to upload the photos. You can put captions on the photos, and set the order of presentation if you like. Remember, you will need to have the photos that you want to upload on your computer somewhere where you can find them, during the upload process. Don't be afraid to show off your family! Your profile photos will only be visible to other classmates who have registered on the website.
To write stories about your high school days, or add other text to your profile, click on "Edit Profile" in the left bar.
Reunion and other Photos
If you took photos at out reunion, you should put them in our class photo gallery instead of your personal profile. Once you have your photos on your computer, go to our website at DCHS1963.com and click on the "Class of '63 Photos" link. You will see a group of photo galleries where you can upload your pictures. A couple of the galleries are locked, but you can upload your pictures to these galleries:
* Historical Class Photos
* Reunion Golf Photos
* Reunion CowTown Photos
* Reunion Country Club Dinner
* Reunion Memorial Photos
The Historical Photo gallery is for any old photos you have of the goings on at DCHS or in Dodge City while we were in school there. The other galleries are for the photos you took at the various reunion events.
To upload your photos, Click on the gallery that you want to put your photos in. Once you are in a specific gallery, you will see a button that says "Create Your Own Photo Gallery Here". Clicking that button will create your personal group of photos inside any of the main galleries which will be attributed to you. In that way, everyone will know who took that group of photos.
Now click on the "Add Photos" button to start the upload process. Then click on the "Browse" button to find the photos on your computer. Once you have browsed to, and opened your folder of photos, select all the photos you want to upload to your personal gallery. You can sellect all the photos in the folder using the "Control + A" key combination, or hold the Shift key down while clicking on the photos you want to upload. Once you have all the photos selected, click on the "Save " button, to start the upload process to our website.
Once the photos are uploaded, you can put captions on them and even edit them. Don't forget to click the "Save Changes" button when you have finished uploading and editing all your photos. Then your photos will be posted on our website for everyone to see!
Let's keep in touch!
Don't Forget to Register!
Be sure to register here on our website, so we can keep in contact with you!
If you are registered, you will be able to view all your classmate's profiles and photos.
Make sure we have all your contact information correct.
Check out our yearbook photos.
Upload a recent photo of you in your profile!
Our Commencement Program!
Sue Riegel (Elwell) saved a copy of our class Commencement Program. You can see it at:
Dodge High Forever
To thee we sing;
Through halls of learning
Our battle cry will ring
Raise our standards high
And ne'er forget and ne'er regret
We are students of Dodge Senior High.
Red Demons (fight song)
Red Demons, Red Demons
Raise your banner high;
Red Demons, Red Demons,
Fight until you die.
We'll ne'er forget you;
For you are true blue;
Always at the head
We are calling, calling to you ever;
Honor the Blue and Red.
New DCHS Alumni Association Formed!
The DCHS superintendent Alan Cunningham, informed me that they had just launched the DCHS alumni association a couple of weeks ago. See: http://www.usd443.org/Alumni.cfm Alan is encouraging all DCHS alumni to join their association. Dues are $10 for the first year, and $25/yr thereafter. A lifetime membership is $500 (you can pay this off $50/yr for 10 yrs). Alan said that they could have some brochures about the association available to hand out at our dinner at the Country Club on Saturday night, if we would like.
The new alumni association website has a section for classes to announce their reunions, and keep in contact with classmates, much as we have been doing with our DCHS1963.com site. The alumni association website was set up too late for us to use, though.
Trivia Question: Name the former DCHS student that went on to be governor of Kansas.