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\ THE PERKINS JOURNAL-THURSDAY, ]ANUARY 23, 1997 This newspaper is dedicated to the memories of Dr. R. V. and Bea Clark (USPS 42 8040) & Published every Thursday and entered as periodical postage paid at Perkins, Ok 74059-0040 122 S. Main Box 40 Perkins, OK 74059 405-547-2411 FAX 405/547-241 I Rick & Kathy Clark Publishers The publishers are solely responsible for content and any errors will be promptly corrected when brought to the attention of the publishers. 'Office hours: 9-5, Mon.-Fri. 9-noon on Sat. Deadline for advertising & news submissions is Monday at 5 p.m. POSTMASTER: Send changes of address to The Perkins Journal, P.O. Box 40, Perkins, OK 74059 All contents Col right 1997 .------------------------------, I To Subscribe By Mail Just Fill Out This Form and Mall I Of Days Past By Mahlon G. Erickson At the January meeting of the Payne County Genealogical Soci- ety, several books were donated for placement in the genealogy col- lection at the Stillwater Public Library. Four of the books were donated by an individual, others were sent from other societies. --"North Carolina Signers: Brief Sketches of the Men who Signed the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution"@ 1964 by Mempry F. Mitchell. Brief sketches (two to three pages) on Joseph Hewes, John Penn, William Hooper, Alexander Martin, William Richardson Davie, Hugh Williamson, William Blount, and Richard Dobbs Spaight. ---"The Formation of the North Carolina Counties 1663-1943" 1950 by David Leroy Corbit. County by county account of when each one was formed and which parts were taken away to form new coun- ties. It is alphabetically by county and chronological within each county. --"Delaware County, Indiana 1827-1950: The Pioneer Period" 1975 by Althea L. Stoekel and Ross S. Johnson. Seventy pages of historical information on landowners, businesses, schools, etc., fol- lowed by a two page bibliography. --"Cradled in Sweden" 1972 by Carl-Erik Johansson. This is considered THE genealogy book to be used if you are tracing Swed- ish ancestors. Descriptions of record types are discussed. How- ever, most useful is the appendix listing parishes with both old and new names, name of district and county, and years the parish reg- IWith Remittance To: The Perkins Journal, P.O. Box 40,1 isters and clerical surveys started. | Perkins, OK 74059 I --"Diary in Gray: Civil War Letters and Diary of Jared YOung Sanders' 1994 by Louisiana Genealogical & Historical Society, | I includes a 15-page combined surname and locality index. ......................................................................................... I --"Be I t Know and Remembered: Bible REcords, Volume Five" I | 1992 by Louisiana Genealogical and Historical Society. Extracts from at least 57 family Bibles are included in this fifth volume of 1Address .......................................................................... 1 Bible Records. Records are from The Louisiana Genealogical Reg- I~Ull ": i }ii!iii::!iiiiiii::iiiiiiii::ili::!::i::#:i::iiilZiiiiiiii?:iiiii!iiil iby Carter Bradley "~ .., .. " ~:~:~::::.~:~8::!~:::~:::i:!:::~!:::~:~:~:~.~:~8~:~:::::::::;::::~::::::;:::::::!::::::::::::::::::::::::::: OkJ, ahoma Press Association , . . .: :: :: .... ........ ......... Absent the governor s traditional State of the State message, Demo- . , ..... cratic leaders opened the 46th Legislature on an upbeat note that disdains the negative and accents rewards of bipartisan coopera- tion. The cooperation appeal notwithstanding, they also indirectly set the stage for likely confrontation with the Republican administra- Y tion once business begins in Febrnary. The name of Gov. Frank Keating, who has blamed "no-growth" Democrats for Oklahoma's economic problems, was neve uttered --"Joe Riley Kirk and Mdrguerette Bonnett Famil Williams and Mary Lou Parker. This is an account lants of John and Marguerette .Kirk. These Payne County area: Mary Elizabeth Kirk Sarah Jane Kirk Klopfenstein (Berlin, OK), Sylvester! (Perkins, OK), James Buchanan Kirk (Perkins, OK), | I Vol. 25, 1968 through Vol. 29, 1972. I City ..................................... State ................ Zip ............... I O..ne year in Oklahoma .... $24 i ) 6 months in Oklahoma .... $14 I One year Out of State ..... $28 ........ I i() 6 months Out of State .... $16 i L .I i i ill imm eel ~ll i ilml iml i~1 Hi iIiim m~l ~ IIIR i in ceremonial meetings of the House and Senate, nor in a brief joint session. But there was little doubt who new House Speaker Loyd Benson and Senate President Pro Tern Stratton Taylor had in mind in some of their remarks. In obvious reference to Keating's advocacy of "making Oklahoma rich," Benson said, "It's not about making Oklahoma rich.It's about Okl'ahoma a better place to live and raise our families." Benson, calling himself a "farm boy from Frederick, vowed to com- bat the "gloom and doom of the naysayers and extremists" whose negativism would inhibit progress. He said the House will develop a plan "you can rally around, regardless of party affiliation." Keating skipped the traditional address on the Legislature's one- day Jan. 8 organizational session. Aides said he was on a 12-day economic development trip to the United Kingdom and Austria and will speak to legislators Feb. 3. Sen. Stratton Taylor, D-Claremore, elected to another two-year term as pro tem, urged colleagues to speak about "what is good about Oklahoma." Citing positive reports in the Wall Street Journal, Kiplinger's maga- zine and elsewhere, he traced Oklahoma's progress from the eco- nomic depths of a decade ago. "Let us be proud of Oklahoma and let's not tear our state down, but build it up," he said. 'Tee have an opportunity to continue this economic renaissance and to continue being the envy of the rest of the country," Taylor said. "We can't let ourselves emulate or imitate Washington D.C., but rather must tell the story of what's good about Oklahoma and con- Local newspaper publisher Rick Clark was recently "crowned" Mr. Perkins by his fellow Veterans (and Auxiliary) of Foreign Wars. Clark, who obviously hates having his picture taken, was told by his wife to run this picture in the paper-"or else!" He was also instructed by his fellow veterans to publish it-"or else!" "I am particularly pleased to be named Mr. Perkins by my fellow shell shocked veterans, who apparently, like me, don't have any- thing else to do," Clark said. The crown worn by Mr. Perkins in the photo above was especially designed for the honor and is appropriately made out of plastic and colored jewels imported from Hong Kong. RVC At the Chamber banquet Thursday night I was at a loss for words for a change. So, I'll let the words spoken by Jim Hyder, last year's recipient speak for me: "The Delmar Niles Award is presented each year to an individual who has given outstanding service to their community, especially during the last year, by the Chamber of Commerce. The individual who the committee has chose this year is certainly more than deserving and is the biggest cheerleader and #1 fan the Perkins community has had in a long time. Certainly the secret is going to be out as soon as I begin to list a few of the ways this person has given outstanding service to the community. Mr. Delmar Niles and this individual's parents are looking down tonight and smiling and saying, "Hey, good job!" Here is a short list of what the committee listed in their selection: 1. faithful attendance and service to the Chamber, 2. continou s promotion of the Perkins community every week, 3. donation of space for the Chamber office, 4. coordinator of the Harvest Fest parade for the past two years, 5. donation of advertising space for the Chamber and many other community activities. It gives me a great deal of pleasure and personal pride to present the 1997 Delmar Niles Award to Mr. Rick Clark." Thanks. I don't know if Delmar and my parents are looking down with pride on the first part of this column, butI can sense warm- ing glow of "attaboy" from above on the second part Fxciting things are happening with the Logan logical Society. For the past ten years or so, the library has been housed in a very small room homa Territorial Museum in Guthrie. Mc given the society permission to move their larger room (20 feet by 27 feet) in another part This should allow much easier access to their ex of genealogical materials. This new room is in the northwest corner of the building (now a part of the museum) on the formerly a studio for Fred Olds, well-know artist days of Logan County it was a Tom Mix boxin rich history, it is only appropriate that the genealogical and historical records be housed in this! However, the room is in poor physical bring it up to "libary quality" come to nearly repairing walls, ceiling, border and trim, as well adding carpet, windows, heatingand air conditioning, lets, and a phone line. Furniture for the room, including bookcases, crofilm and filing cabinets, and card catalog will addition, hardware needs to be purchased. This filndfiche reader/printer, computer with CD Rom tion Card, Facsimile machine, and telephone. ware is projected to be $18,200! ' Now this may sound like a pretty imposinl stop there. Plans are to gather and microfilm scattered around Guthrie, and to purchase records provider began more than two years ago. The were faced then with dwindling revenues and Lawmakers involved say the continuing House ad hoc committee held a meeting on the Some legislators have opposed the deal from the diminished mission of teaching and indigent care. Former House Speaker Glenn Johnson, new job at the University of Oklahoma, is to tion once agreement is reached. tinue to do good for Oklahoma." HHH Closer commercial ties with England, Scotland, Ireland and Aus- tria are among purposes listed for Keating's trip. Outside official business, the governor's group was to visit castles in Scotland and Austria and attend the musical "Miss Saigon" in London and an opera in Vienna. Pat Hall, executive director of the state Democratic Party, called it a thinly disguised vacation in Europe with friends and family. Dan Mahoney, Keating's communications director, labeled Hall's remarks "typically misguided and inaccurate," saying Hall is paid to take pot shots at the governor. HHH Prisons bulging when legislators left last spring grow more crowded by the day, forcing the issue high, as usual, on the priority list. House Appropriations Committee Chairman Jim Hamilton, D- Poteau, cautions that the state should address private lockup solu- tions with care, no matter how popular in some areas. A comparison of costs by Greg Sawyer, House fiscal analyst, shows it costs $860 more a day to keep inmates in Holdenville or another private facility than in a new state operated 1,000-bed medium se- curity prison. This is based on the Corrections Department's construction esti- mate of $40 million plus $1.2 million in startup equipment. It also assumes a 20-year bond issue at 6.75 percent annual interest and debt service estimated at $3.81 million. HHH A proposed partnership for University Hospital and Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corp. is "on the brink," legislators say. Negotiations for joint operation with the world's biggest health care "Burt By Sam White, Perkins, OK I/-I TE YOU XNO , THAT (JHATCHA TIV QAY 51iE YO 'VE GOT DOIN'P,, PNOA/EL IgX X--AC TO KN/F, dUTOUT F/NE5 NSE OF fllONll'Y,[ T/liE ON.YOUR HANZ)5; A OuR k- ,4,vo Ov/ PmO AI'., W5 NOTZ3OOg Every year during the Perkins Chamber stallation and Awards Banquet numerous cited for the contributions to the nity. Shown above are Galen Holsinger, recipie of The Year Award, and Wes Beane, who plaque in recognition for his dent of the chamber in 1996. Gene Community Service Award for his contri munity during 1996. 'T ..,.-" " ,..ii ., -""" :5 .. :., ::.% ~ "" i.2" ................................ by Elizabeth I'm home! The care and concern of the staff were food was very good, even without salt, but there'S s home. I'm tethered to an oxygen machine, but My eight year old grandson called me. He h riding a pony during his riding lessons, to ridir g horse named Mercedes, a blaze faced bay. Dar named Allyson trained the horse so that a kid also said that Allyson said she was twelve years looked like she was eleven. Dan would be a good pen pal, if any kid would would send pictures, and could tell you about the Here is his address if any of you kids would like to several days for letters to get there Daniel Wagner P.O. Box EE 17081 Nassau, Bahamas Fax 809-364-7134. I have some new friends, Mr. and Mrs. me in the hospital. Mrs. McCroskey's name ther was a good friend of my father. Mr. trooper in World War II. He said he was an prove it. It seems the paratroopers rescued thought that only an angel from Heaven could ing to visit the McCroskeys as soon as I can, an, interesting people. Life is full of surprises!