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pray t Cit Thoughts and Things From the Journal Staff will be nice to get back on This is the beginning of a new year; the hofidays. The days a time fog new beginnings and a time e the fight ones for to end some things. It's the time of now. year when we all take rime (or should) we could get people in- to think about the changes in out fives in sending in items of in-that are necessary, and give up on old recipes, anything you would ghosts that should have had a decent ~am. To those who burial months ago. My New Year's from the area it would make resolutions will certainly contain some interesting reading, burials and/or bridge bumings. But Christmas dinner for there will also be some new constmc- folla this year and we shared don going on. There are many things that were our mother's. Some in our fives that change from day to recipes she had fimxl for the day; maybe every day should be taken at theChristianChurch as a new beginning. All the old ; three most should be placed in storage to be got- t Ever Chicken, Pim- ten out only to remember and ponder Potatoes and Cherty Crunch. on. only bad tiring about hosting a I recently talked to a young woman wants to leave some who is riving in Ripley. She mention- most of them were ed that she is interested in beginning cookies and pies and a dance studio in this area if she can plays havoc with the find the space to open one. She is a But, oh how good very acomplished dancer, has been was--and still is. dancing most of her life, she has when I delivered our taught several chsses in dancing and even- would like to open her own studio. bush had several She is also an accomplished instmc- on it. Our big maple tot of exerdse programs. I think that wm loaded with buds that look- Perkins would be the perfect place for they were ready to pop open her to open a dance studio, and I hope when the temperature that she accomplishes her dream. up in the 60s. Perkins could definitely benefit from a Happy New Year. her expertise. I'm sure there are many --Yvonne children in Perkins who would love to ... learn ballet, modem dancing, and other forms of dance. And having an Savings and Loan, exercise instructor in Perkins would of the state's laqlest nvi s in- definitely be handy to all of us who has sold several thomand work in Perkins and don't have time ~apers to a cam- to drive to Stillwater for their pro- in South Dakota (this scribe's grams. A vote of confidence would mortgage was among them), certainly make her choice easier. Let's commercializes on TV: all of us give her our vote. Frontier spirit is alive in I wish all of you a happy and pro- We wonder.., spemus year in 1985. --Land --Deborah 1st---Swivel Rocker Rita Breeden from Tryon 2nd---Btass Planter .e Ronnie Jardot from Perkins ,l 3rd---Cheval Mirror Rita Breeden from Tryon 202 South Main Member F.D.I.C. III I I Illlll II J II, I I I 'i you save regularly, your add up and we add substantial interest payments to your account. So don't let time pass you by, put it to work for you with one of our con- veaient savings plans Stop In Today a-_._ iiii i HII I I I I Complete Banking Services Since 1898 JUST A LINE MORE (From Page 1) have exclusive right to the Sunday newspaper for a whole hour or two. If 1 finish that, I can dig into the con- teats of a magazine or the current book I'm reading. It is just the quiet of the big house, a hot cup of coffee. I can lean back in my chair at the breakfast room table, prop my feet up on the nearby bench, and the only thing l'~e got to think about is my dog Eric, and he doesn't my a wordl All he does is trot up about every five minutes because he knows at that time of day I've got a few minutes to give him a good rub behind the ears. XII I think every family is unique in its way, and one of a kind. Every family has its habits, murines and situations under which they must perform. However, l'm sure that one thing all families have in common, especially those with teenagers, is the shower and bathroom problem. Am I wrong in concluding that we are raising youngsters that somehow have ac- cumulated a desire for cleanliness of the body? I don't find this in their other surroundings. Have you ever looked in a teenager's car? Or walked into his morn? Or followed his trail through the house as pieces of clothing and other items are strewn along the path? At least every two weeks there is a 24 hour declared war on the "animal den" upstain. This includes raised mices, threats, munuurings under the breath, lectures, a setting in of paren- tal depression, a new list of rules and .regulations and quickly dispensed discipline and deprivations as several armloads of dirty clothes, overdue library books, food cattous, dirty drink glasses and soft drink cans, notes from the teacher, milk canons, partially eaten pizzas, lost school books, potato chip sacks and other garbage comes down the stairs enroute to the dishwasher, laundry room, and the hack alley trash container. I must admit this battle will never be won, at least at our house. It's an unwinrmble war. How is it at your house? XXX This situation is difficult to under- stand for patents who grew up in large families before the days of multiple showers and hair idolization or fedchism. Yvonne reminds our off- spring that at her parental house, they bathed once a week in a wash tub, in the kitchen! After they got the indoor bathroom, they got two baths a week in privacy. At our house, we had indoor plumbing when I grew up, but it was the routine for the children to bathe on Wednesday and Saturday nights. We got a clean shin and clean pair of pants on Monday and Thursday mor- nings. We wore our Sunday outfit to church on Sunday and Wednesday nights after our baths. When we became 13 years old, we were shown the little flat jar of Mum in the medicine cabinet and the whole fami- ly of age, shared it, putting a dab under each arm after a bath. l'lt have to admit that as I progremrd into the teen years, 1 felt the obligation and need to throw in a couple more baths a week, and I got an extra change of clothes. Then, the laundry was done even/ Monday morning in the base- meat in a wringer washer with two wash tubs standing beside it. Mrs. Johnson did the ironing on Wednes- day so there wasn't any rummaging around in the dryer to find a pair of socks or a shin. If you weren't wear- ing it, and it wasn't hanging in the closet, or wasn't in your assigned drawer in the big chest of drawers, it was in the dirty clothes basket out in the hall. XXX But I shouldn't complain about the cleanliness of the 1980's, I guess. It could be the other way around, and I suppose this could be a problem in some households. Actually, ! tend to over-state and over-react about situa- tions of which I have no apparent fon- trol, but I imagine if I really gave a lot of thought to it, I am pleased that even though I may have to worry about how my kids react in school, on the streets and highways, in church, on dates, at parties, in atMetics, in the principal's office, etc., I don't have tc worry about whether or not they stink, or their hair is ditty. They say that "Cleanliness is next to Godfiness" and heaven only knows I realize mine is sure not an angel, but it is nice to know he wam't left out entirely whma the blessings were handed out, even if he has to turn on the shower to get his! For Good Cable TV CALL 547-2122 Pick Up Cable TV Schedule at PERKINS TV & APPLIANCE Each Week Letter to the Editor LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Everything seems to cost too much when considered by itself. It is only when we compare one's income to that of the broad spectrum of salaries and wages and consider what any given income will buy, that sound judgement can be made as to equity. Kids are more valuable than cars. Yet those who design, build and sell cars earn more than do our teachers. Kids are worth more than coal or oil but those who work in such industries take home a lot more buying power than the teacher earns. Af:er parents, teachers are the most important custodians of the young. In many cases, especially in homes with two working parents, the teachers spend more waking hours with the children than do their parents. Thus teachers are a potent influence for good or bad in the formative years of the most precious entities on earth, our kids. Now I am among the most avid sports fans, but anyone can see the disgraceful disparity between the in- come of teachers, regardless of how good they are at their job, as com- pared to professional athletes, singers and stage and movie personalities. Just offer twenty good teachers an equal share of the salary of one of the above mentioned "overpaids" and see how many volunteers you would get. The sad fact is that the notables sell beer and soap and the teachers don't. A good teacher's product is in- tangible. It goes to enhance the mind and good habits of iitde people, isn't that more valuable than the fleering results of a cleanser or a gut-wash? Good teachers deserve more pay. Bad teachers deserve to be replaced by better teachers who will be assured of earning incomes in parity with those employed in industry and other professions. -s-Bud England SENIOR CITIZEN NEWS By Mildred Cash Our monthly birthday dinner and Christmas dinner on Friday, De.tuber 21st., was well attended with fifty.two people present. A lot of folks who usually come were either out of town or expecting company. Wednesday's Potluck Dinner the day after Christmas was well attend- ed with twenty-three there. The quilters are about to finish the Star quilt but we have been a little short of help, so it's taking more time to get it out of the frames. We sincerely hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and that all will be blessed with a Happy New Year. Widows luncheon will be Thurs- day, January 3, 1985. Wednesday, January 9, 1985, we will have a poduck dinner. This is also the day for the nurse to take blood sugar tests and blood pressure tests. -0- THE BIBLE STUDENT An evangelist went into a com- mumty to conduct a revival. He visited in a number of homes and talked with a number of people. One morning he approached a farmer in the field and said: "Good friend, are you lost?" The farmer replied: "Nape, lived here all my life, know every nook and cranny." The evangelist then asked: "Are you a Christian?" The farmer said: "No, that is not my name, but it might be the name of a new family down the road about a mile." Not to be outdone, the evangelist then said: "Don't you know you'll be at Judgement?" To this the farmer said: "Please don't mention this to my wife. She never misses a thing, goes to everything, and I know she would want to be there also. -0- The Peddm Journal Thursday, January 3, 1985 -- PAGE 3 Fish 'n DUCKS UNLIMITED ~, ~ ,~W~':~'~/ (MATCHING AID TO RESTORE STATES HABITAT) ' The year 1984 provided a mixed bag for migratory waterfowl and wetlands conservation but M*A'R'S'H, Decks Unlimited's new program, based within the United States, promises both immediate and long range help. Another 500,000 acres of wetlands were lost and the migratory popula- tion was down, but two new programs will offer aid to waterfowl. They are: (1) the utilization of satellites for monitoring wedands and duck count (Landsat 5) and (2) funding of pro- grams in the Dakotas for duck breeding grounds there which are ex. pected to be highly productive in years to come. In addition, DU will mmm 7.5 per- cent of its total income from state chapters which raised money for DU. In Oklahoma this will amount to nearly $40,000 to be used by the ODWC for habitat and feed plots, i|1 Keen's Country Store & * Flea Market 5 miles South of Stillwater Highway 177 Open Tues-Fri--9 AM~ PM Flea Mkt: Sat & Sun--9 am-6 pm Dolls--Oil Paintings Antiques--Collectibles Tools--Dishes Lots More designed to attract more waterfowl and hold them within the state. Oklahoma has the water resoutt in its rivers, lakes, and streams for waterfowl, but lack of food has been a critical factor. Waterfowl must eat and in the lack of food move on to other areas where it is available. The ODWC is working on this problem and feels substantial progress can be made over the next several years. NORTHSIDE CLEANERS Drive-Up Window Drapes Beautifully Cleaned and Fan Folded 372-0644 4th & Main Stlflwater, Oklahoma ROACHES? MICE?. 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