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THE PERKINS JOURNAL, Thursday, Webrumy 8, ZOOJ-5 l~lll'f{,v II Carlton Durfey of tied January 27, 2001 i of 38. for Duffey were held Thursday, February Presbyterian Church Pastor Carol Funeral ar- ats were handled by Home. was born on August Poughkeepsie, New Durfey and lson) Duffey. His fam- from New York to la when he was t5. d graduated High School in Oklahoma. Upon )n he attended Oral University in Tulsa was conferred a Bach- ation Arts in later received a :ree in Mass Corn- from Oklahoma fiversity. He spent his a love and dedication as a t.v. and radio 13, 1998 he married Durfey in Perkins. daughter, Ashlee ). Kendall and his camping, the the mountains, and in Colorado. Is preceded in death who passed away is survived by his tricia and daughter of the home. and :Ellen (Durfey) War- husband Fulton survived by one Nelson Durfey of sisters; Amy and her husband Ri- Valley, New .arlene Dowd of )-sisters; Eliza- of Florida and of Coweta. al fund for the care tcation of the minor been established. Con- may be made to 'urfey, C/O Bane 680. Tulsa. OK family w:ishes a thanks to for g up this services for long- Business owner 77, of Cushing 11 a.m. Friday, Feb- at the Euchee Val- Park Cemetery Rev. George presided. The presented full re direc- Palmer Funeral 20, 1923 in Thomas and Viola He received his ation in Perkins and the Perkins He attended Cen- lVersity in Edmond O.S.U. in married to May on May 7, 1951 /'s Catholic He was E and M Li- of the Cushing Was a veteran of the serving in both the Korean War. died on Tues- 30, 2001 at his Cushing. wile, May i, One son, Gary of Mounds, Okla- daughter, Donna Oklahoma, Pete Hickman of one sister tier of Penn. grandchildren and grandchild. preceded in his parents, one and one infant Otis Murray Otis Murray, I-hen-do-buh (four wings) of the Bear Clan, Ponca City resident died Thurs- day, Jan. 25, 2001, at his home. He was 39. The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001, at the Ponca Indian Baptist Church. The Rev. Ted Freeman, offici- ated. Burial followed at Ponca Indian Cemetery under the di- rection of Trout Funeral Home. Otis Murray was born April 13. 1961, in Fairview, the son of Robert Sr. and Virgina Wa- ters Murray. He moved with his family as a young child to Red Rock and attended Red Rock public schools, graduating in 1979. He was a fancy dancer from 1972 to 1977. He was em- ployed as a roofer and did beadwork for the Ponca Indian tribe. He enjoyed playing bas- ketball, baseball, softball, and shinney. He also was a feather maker, fan maker, and made baby moccasins. He was a member of the Ponca Indian Baptist Church and was a mem- ber of the Southern Iowa Indian Tribe. He is survived by his mother; three brothers, Robert Murray Jr. of Newkirk, Donald Frank Murray of Ponca City, and Kirvin Allan Murray of Ponca City; three sisters, Sandra Sue Murray of Houston, Lori Ann Franklin of Perkins, Virene Alice Murray of Ponca City; and several nieces and neph- ews. He was preceded in death by his father and one sister, Ida Sue Murray. Casket bearers were; Bob Murray Jr., Don Murray, Kirvin Murray, Roger Kihega, John D. Waters, and James Terry. Hon- orary bearers were Garland Kent Jr., John Desjarlay, Troy Warrior, Alan Waters and Tommy Kent. John William Baker Perkins native John William Baker died February 6, 2001, at the age of 80 years. Services will be held at 2 p.m.Thursday,, February 8, 2001, at the First United Meth- odist Church of Perkins. Inter- ment will follow at Perkins Cemetery. Pastor Jim Shepherd will officiate the service, which are under the direction of Strode Funeral Home. Baker was born in Perkins, Oklahoma on August 6, 1920 to William Noah and Leona (Wagner) Baker. Mr. Baker served in the Eu- ropean Theatre in World War II as a Seabee, and was employed with the Continental Oil Com- pany. Mr. Baker owned and oper- ated the family business, Baker's Dry Goods Store in downtown Perkins. Under his ownership, the store contained the newest and latest items for sale, and people came from all over to buy items from Baker's Dry Goods. He loved OSU football, en- joyed his cars, and was known as a patient man. Mr. Baker was very active in the Perkins Lion's Club, of which he was a charter mem- ber. He was also a member of the Perkins United Methodist Church, and served as a volun- teer fireman. He loved his com- munity and the people in it. Baker was preceded in death by his parents; his nephew, Larry Dale Holbrook; and his cousin, Mildred Sherrod Cash. He is survived by his sister, Florence Blanche Baker Holbrook and her husband, Dale, of Perkins, Oklahoma. Survivors also include his cousins Sue Wagner Grice of Mooreland, Oklahoma, John P. Wagner of Bethesda, Maryland, and Claude Cash of Perkins, Oklahoma. Condolences may be e- mailed to the family at STRODEFH@AOL.COM. Scholarship contest to award 25 top student athletes with $7,500 ay s Recognizing the importance of high school academics, ath- letics, community service and good nutrition, the Milk Mus- tache campaign has announce the fourth annual Scholar Ath- lete Milk Mustache of the Year (SAMMY) awards, in partner- ship with USA Today. The contest, which educates Joshua Taylor of Perkins teens to the impoOxmt roll of was one oflastyear's 25 nutrition in both athletic and winners of the Milk Mustache academic success, awards 25 campaign. high school seniors from across the country a $7,500 scholarship key nutrients milk provides, in- and an opportunity to appear in eluding calcium. The SAMMY a special milk mustache ad to program recognizes outstanding run in USAToday, Sports Illus- scholar athletes who place high trated and ESPN Magazine. importance on good nutrition as "There's no magic formula fro a contributor to their successes." being a top athlete or scholar," Teenagers today are drinking said Kurt Graetzer, CEO of the twice as much soda as milk, Milk Mustache campaign. "But which is unfortunate, since you can put the chips in you fa- about 15 percent of adult height vor by making sure you are ad- is added during the teen years. equately nourishing you body. Bones need calcium to help Most teens today are missing them develop and about 80 per- cent of teens today aren't get- school sport during the 2000- ting what they need. 2001 school year. Official nomi- The National Academy of Sci- nation kits, which include an ences recommends teenagers application and contest rules, are get 1,300 mg of calcium a day, available by logging onto the the equivalent of drinking at Milk Web site at least four, 8-oz. glasses of milk. www.whymilk.com. Milk Mustache scholar contest "Many student athletes don't details, realize drinking milk is an easy One winner each from 25 geo- solution to a tough problem," graphic regions in the continen- said Linda Racicot, executive tal United States will be chosen vice president of domestic mar- by a panel of Milk Mustache keting for Dairy Management celebrity judges including Cal IncrM. "Stress fractures sideline Ripken, Jr., Pete Sampras, Mia countless numbers of students Hamm, Tony Hawk and Kurt athletes every year. We want to Warner. Winners will be se- commend the scholar athletes lected based on four criteria: who know that by simply get- 1. Academic performance ting the recommended daily 2. Athletic excellence amount of calcium, they can 3. Leadership skills help prevent injury and be at 4. Community service their best." Coaches, teachers, peers and Entries must be postmarked on even students themselves are or before March 16, 2001 and encouraged to submit nomina- received by March 28, 2001. Fi- tions for all high school seniors nalists will be named by June who participated in a high 200i. Student musician provides music for Main Street banquet Chris Reed recently provided music during the Annual Main Street Appreciation Banquet. Reed is a student at Perkins- Tryon High School Tallgrass Prairie Preserve volunteering opportunites available Area residents can learn more about a nearby preserve and its volunteer program on Feb. 15 at 6:30 p.m. in room 214 of the Stillwater Library. Just 17 miles north of Pawhuska in Osage County, the TaUgrass Prairie Preserve thrills visitors from around the world with spectacular vistas of the Osage Hills, beautiful wild- flowers and a bison herd now numbering over 1,200 animals. Preserve volunteers will be available to answer questions about volunteering opportunities. These volunteers (docents) talk with guests at the Visitor Center and/or guide hikes on the trails at the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve. Anyone interested in learning more about these volunteer opportunities should plan to attend. For more information about the event, or about volunteering at the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve, contact Mary Mclntyre Coley, Di- rector of Education and Outreach, Oklahoma Chapter of The Na- ture Conservancy at 918-585-1117. National Heart Failure awareness week Watkins announces federal 'COPS' grant Congressman Wes Watkins announced that the City of Perkins will receive a federal grant worth approximately $75,000 from the U.S. Department of Justice's Community Oriented Policing Service (COPS) program. The COPS grant will help fund the hir- ing of an additional law enforcement officer. COPS grants provide a local government with three years of funding for seventy-five percent of the total salary and benefits of new community law enforcement officers. "By helping Perkins put an additional officer on the beat, this COPS grant will help provide local residents with more security and more peace of mind," Watkins said. sweet:h rt Patsys Flowers 518 N. 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