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Arthur "Art" John Taylor 1947-2005 "Art" John Taylor, 57, Force for four years, and during this died Friday, February 4, time he served in Korea. Upon his Tryon. Funeral services return to Weatherford, he worked at on Tuesday, FebruaryTrojan Livestock Equipment, Wilson Chapel" of Lock- Pontiac for several years, and then Home. The Reverend ran several other businesses. Bryant officiated. Burial fol In 1983, Art moved to Tryon the Greenwood Cemetery and was a contract pumper in the direction of Lockstone oil field. He enjoyed fishing and : Home. horseracing. born on July 18, 1947 in He was preceded in death by his Theodore and parents. Taylor. Art is survived by one brother, Jack attended school Taylor and wife, Gail of Weather- graduating from ford, OK; one daughter; and three High in 1965. He also grandchildren. college for two years in Memorials may be made to the lle, KS. Art joined the Air American Cancer Society. Derrel RayWatkins 1937-2005 l Ray Watkins, retired long- 23, 1956 at the Brethren Church in 's Country away Wednesday, 2, 2005 in the Stillwa- Center at the age of were held Monday, at 2 p.m. in the First in Agra. The Roger Shaw officiated. the Flynn Cemetery ~the late Murrel C. Wat- Watkins, on May 31, 1937 OK and was reared and Tryon/Agra area. ~ountry Store for over 53 very active in the 10 years served as a volunteer 21 years and was of the First Baptist enjoyed being out- and being in marriage to Lee on Dec. Cushing. To this union, they had three children. Derrel is survived by his wife of over 48 years, Corky, of the home; his children Jimmie Watkins, Agra; Shelly Hardy and husband James, Elk City and Kevin Watkins and wife Hope, Agra; six grandchil- dren: Melissa Hardy, Jasmine, Travis and Chase Watkins Jamie Hardy and Kayla Frazier; two great-grandchildren Axton and Aerial Garrett; three brothers Loren and wife Freda, Fort Worth, TX; Donald and wife Marietta, Agra; and Mark, Morganfield, KY; one sister Karen Witte and husband Stan, Stillwater and other relatives and friends. Memorial contributions may be made to the Agra Fire Fighters Association, P.O. Box 9 Agra, OK 74824, in his memory. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Watkins Family at DavisFHCu shing@sbcglobal.net. Services under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home, Cush- ing, OK. Share your Jour.al with a relative, frie.d or .ei(Ihborl THE PERKINS JOURNAL, Thursday, Febr jary 10, 2005-A3 Marlow wins two awards Chase Marlow won Reserve Grand Champion with his Angus female at the Central District Livestock Show in Stillwater on Feb. 5. Also at this show he won the award of Breed Champion Main- tainer heifer. Chase is a fifth grader at Perkins Tryon Intermediate School and son of Michael and Shanel Marlow (also pictured). Photo provided "Sandwich It' at the library By Barbara Ahring library that has been provided Bring your brown bag at 12 by Piper Dickson. The paint- noon on Wednesday, Feb. 16, ings were painted by her late andenjoy Charles Wall bringing grandmother, Inez Barnes. back memories of yester years. Each painting shows the beauty Many people read Charles Wall's of nature. The public is invited column, "I Remember," in The to visit the library and enjoy the Journal. He will be here to share beautiful paintings. a number of those memories in Others that are interested in person with us on Feb. 16. making art exhibits may call Art exhibit at the library the library at 547-5185 orcome There is an art exhibit at the by the library. Soup (~, 'iI ~, i, i!iiii,~ !~iil ,/~i / i/' ,ii!/')i/!ii'), ii!!'il/'~i '!i The supper will be held Saturday Febi :12! will be special music; a mixed quarte fi;o Bal la lege, Haviland, KSI Beams joins arm Bureau The Oklahoma Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company and Farm Bureau Financial Ser- vices recently employed Travis Beams as a new career agent in Payne County. According to Larry Hays, Oklahoma Farm Bureau Regional Manager, Beams will be providing clients in Payne County with the finest service and insurance products available from Farm Bureau. During a recent professional development program, con- ducted by the Oklahoma Farm Bureau, Beams receix~ed exten- sive training in both insurance and investment products. The program trains new agents to effectively work with clients to correctly identify and as assess their insurance needs and pro- vide them with the appropri- ate coverage. Agents are also trained to help clients create a financial plan and implement that plan by using investments strategies that will increase post- retirement earnings and enhance the quality of life for clients and members of their family. In 1998, Beams graduated from Oklahoma State Univer- sity with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture Commu- nications. Since graduation, he has worked in radio broadcast- ing, advertising and market- ing. Most recently. Beams, who was employed by Clear Channel Communications, was a regional Senior Account Manager for agriculture radio networks. Beams graduated from Kingfisher High School in 1993. He served as State FFA Secretai'y the following year and received the American FFA Degree in Kansas City, Mis- souri. He is a lifetime member of the National Alumni Associa- tion and enjoys outdoor activi- ties such as hunting and fishing. Beams has been involved with the Oklahoma horse, fiyes~ and agricultural industries his entirelife. Travis Beams ~Beams said," l am very pleased about the opportunity to live and work in Payne County. I was born in Cush- ing, spent my early days in Perkins, and attended college in Stillwater. My father, Dr. Kenny Beams, is the superin- tendent at Ripley Schools and my mother, Belinda Beams, teaches kindergarten in Per- kins. Since my grandparents and most of my family mem- bers live in Payne County, I have frequently returned here for visits and holidays. Now, I feel like I am returning home to stay. Payne County Farm Bureau members have estab- lished a strong county organiza- tion with excellent leadership. I look forward to working with them and helping people with their insurance and financial needs." Beams will have an office 4721 West 6th Avenue in the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Insur- ance and Claims Building located in Stillwater. Beams, wife Ericka and son Reagan will be living in Perkins. Ericka Beams is the marketing Director for The Golf Club at Cimarron Trails in Perkins. Farm Bureau Financial Ser- vices is a multi-state insurance and investment organization based in West Des Moines, Iowa. For more information about products or services, call local Farm Bureau office or ; " logomo fbfs:com, 'Caring for the Whole Community' i=< i i ii iili! Month CD i i~ /' i'~ii~i~I ,' i ',' Expires 2-28-05 Main Bank 202 S. Mahl, Perkins, OK Convenience Brmlch 417 E. HWY 33, Perkins, OK (405) 547-2436 www.pa)aaecotmtybank.com Drive-up ATMs and Night Deposit Drop available at both locations 24 hours a day By Barbara Murray The staff of the Perkins Family kids. The first 100 people will Clinic welcomes all members of get a free pedometer. In addition, the community to an open house guided tours of the facility will at the clinic on Friday, Feb. 11, begin every 15 minutes. On the from 3-7 p.m. tour, visitors will have a Chance to The open house is meant to rideinPerkins'newestelevatorand accomplish a number of things, try out the space age entrance door First and foremost we want to to the x-ray developing lab. emphasize that the Perkins Family Staff members of both the Tribe Clinic is open to everyone. Many and the City of Perkins worked community members mistakenly together to secure funding for the think that the clinic is only for elevator, which was beautifully Indians, but it is a service the Iowa installed by Heritage Construction TribeofOklahomaprovidesforaU of Stillwater. The elevator was community members, needed to insure that all citizens of The open house has been sched- our community have easy access uled to coincide with Valentine's to the health and wellness services Day to emphasize Heart Health. provided by the Iowa Tribe of Clinic staff will be available to Oklahoma. perform free checks for blood Community members will be pressure, blood sugar and weight, intrigued by the access door to the Information will be available on healthy diets, portion control and the importance of exercise. Healthy snacks will be available; there will be regular door prize give-aways and balloons for the PERKINS INSURANCE AGENCY, INC. MARY A. MORRIS, AGENT JOSHUA E. MORRIS, AGENT 121 N. Main P.O. Box 136 Perkins, OK 74059 ~ll~a~547"2971~ 2" x-ray lab. It looks like something you might see on a space ship. The access door is a silver tubular contraption that never allows light to enter the interior room. Young people may be especially anxious to try this feature. The Perkins Family Clinic is located at 501 East Highway 33, directly behind D'Mario's Pizza. The Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma is proud of the health and wellness services they provide and are grateful for the chance to make this important contribution to our community. We welcome every- one to join us on Feb 11 to tour our facility, meet our staifand discover new ways to promote hea~. health. We look forward to seeing you them, Perkins. Thank you for your subscription! Your subscription is impor- tant to us. Thank you's go to the following people who have renewed, or are new subscribers, to The Perkins Journal: Perkins.Tryon: Tom & Debbie Hickman Roger Gilbert Phoebe O'Dell Rose Marie Rodman Albert May Wayne & Brenda Nettles Ray Meis- inger Todd & Mo Wassell In State: Carl Henderson, Still'water Kyle King, Stillwa- ter Ann Houston, Stillwater Richard Jr. & Emma Downey, Coyle Stillwater Chamber of Commerce Irvin & Carolyn We Do All Minor Repairs Ropers, Stillwater Carol & Charles Headrick, Stillwater Gary Meek, Stillwater Donna Dollins, Stillwater LarrY Hail, Stillwater Margaret Nelson, Stillwater Rondal Gamble, Stillwater Melvin & Vondia Fowble, Cushing John & Merle Harshbarger, Stillwater Glenna Huff, Stillwater Charles Rogers, Stillwater. Mr. & Mrs. L.R. Geiser, Stillwater Larry & Dorothy Hansen, Stillwater Agnes Hejduk, Stillwater Out of State: Pat Ferry, Little Rock, AR You've got a friend! Want to buy a friend a subscrip- tion and save $4? See form on page four To: Cassandra Johnson From: Nicole, Brandon & Chine To: Robert Allensworth From: Happy Valentine's Day, Barbara To: Curtis & Tressa Cochran From: Happy Anniversary, from Morn & Dad