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C4 - THE JOURNAL, Thursday, February 18, 2010 S,0000niors :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: iii!i}i: ,;i :&apos;i.?,ill  i:?,i!:::::: it. ii:l =:===.==== . < i=.iN.:= .iii==i):))) N:: 22 r , .,Ai,:=r: r: =!, IN!i ...................... i!ii:!:fi!iii i OiiiS6 ';; :;:: :' ' ....... :i:; iJi:.:i ii iii ii ii:i :., (4: llE.... ::2::.:: .......... Cead mile failte. We think often of friends. How much they become an integral part of our life, church, community gather- ings, our senior music at our Heroes and heroines of our great United States, their trek across the boundless plains, over mountains, valleys, fording rivers and streams, the courage and fortitude to Senior Center. We've missed travel interminable areas, Monday evening music, some have been cancelled because of the bad weather. We were looking forward to this Monday evening with eagerness. I made blueberry muffins, fixed something for the drawing but I became ill; became worse as time went on. It became evident that whatever I tried was of no avail. We really felt bad about missing. We're so sorry. Perhaps next Monday will be better for us. Have a happy! See you all later, hopefully! Love you, may God bless each of you. raise families, feed and shel- ter, take care of them, endure hardships that we aren't able to realize 'the full extent of. They were able to are for them, find and furnish a comfortable existence and a future for everyone. The prairie cathedrals (grain elevators, cotton gins, pack- ing plants, educators, bakers, and candlestick makers) were all a part of our beginnings, forefathers who instilled faith, integrity, honesty, and concem for those about us. I believe that we're learning to preserve a large part of our Life ,Center enjoys making valentines LIFE Center Participant Roxie Young designs a Valentine for her family. Arts and crafts are a regular part of the Center's programming and are often planned in conjunction with spe- cial events each month. Craft activities provide an outlet for creative expression, employ cognitive skills such as original thought, problem solving, and decision making, utilize fine motor skills, and create opportunities to share talents with , others in the community. For more information please call :377-0978 or visit www.lifecenterads.org. 5NB history, instead of demol- ishing everything, as soon as we finish with it, saving something for posterity. In the Midwest and all along our roads and small towns, our great plains, his- tory is being preserved. His- torical buildings are being preserved and put to use as businesses and libraries. At their peak in the 1930's, about 27,000 structures of all types, wooden, brick, tile, concrete, dotted the countryside, today about a third remains. Cost of maintaining is exorbitant so unless the structure is going to be used, upkeep is out of the question. *** We missed being with you this evening. Hope to be with you next week. Wayne hunt up your pink hat, if president Leroy Gibson didn't give it away. He'll sell tickets to anything loose. Hope the Cimarron Valley Music Makers were there and in fine fettle. We thanks you and to those who furnished snacks. Mmmgood, May- nard! *** We visited Mount Rush- more, the Mammoth Site where skeletons of Colom- bian and Wooly Mammoths also smaller animal's skel- etons of the ice age were exhibited of paleontological activity, more than 26,000 year s ago. These animals were trapped and died in a spring-fed sinkhole, near what is now the southwest edge of Hot Springs, South Dakota, Scientists believe as many as 100 mammoths died there. Near Custer in the Black Hills National Forest, is Mt. Rushmore. Sculptor Gutzon Borglum commented, "A monument's dimensions should be determiried t tli importance to civilization of the events there, carved high, as close to heaven as we can, the words of our leaders, their faces, to show posterity what manner of men they were. Then breathe a prayer that these records will endure until the wind and the rain alone shall wear them away. Washington, Jefferson, Teddy Roosevelt, and Lin- coln, magnificent." Crazy Horse was being carved by Korczak Ziolkowski when he died Oct. 20, 1982, a proud Amer- ican of Polish descent Ruth, the sculptor's wife, directs all operations, four daughters and three sons work with her. They continue. 12-15 people work on the mountain and in support roles. Crazy Horse is colossal. It alone is the largest sculpted portrait in the world. The horse's head is 22 stories tall. Crazy Horse said, "My lands are where my dead lie buried." Korczak's epitaph written for his tomb door is at the bottom of the same mountain. The monument to the presi- dents and also Crazy Horse is truly awesome! If you ever have opportunity to see them, do so. It fills you with reverence and awe! Such a monumental achievement. We were so thankful to be able to view each one. You cannot imagine this undertak- ing and what it entails unless you see it. It certainly brings your patriotism to the fore and appreciate the wonder- ful country we live in and what was done in behalf of all Americans. God bless America...may the s t:ars and stripes fly forever over the home of the brave and the land of the free. The aspen trees turn to gold in September and October. That's the time to visit the Mt. Rushmore area. On Mulberrry Hill The aspen grow On Mulberry Hill, The leaves come down The gnomes and fairies play ' And all is very still. The little spruce Is secluded there With yellow leaves Placed everywhere, Like a Christmas tree Adbrnedflvi gold More beautiful Than can be told. A gift from God For you and me. To keep memories Near our heart Forever you see On Mulberry Hill. Kathleen Johnson, Oct. 2003 Till we meet again, dear friends, pour pren dre conge, deo volente, ! wish you peace and love, sevate. Poetry and art My sweet little wife is an artist. I am not. Some years ago in Texas, she exhibited her paintings in art shows, and her paint- ings now hang in our home, in several places across the country, and in at least one foreign coun- try. She turned down an offer to paint a mural on the side' of a very popu- lar caf6 in central Texas. Her specialty is nostalgic country scenes with fields of bluebonnets and a trade- mark windmill somewhere in the picture. Since she was going to art shows, I decided to carve several etchings of ships at sea in glass. They actually sold, but I learned quickly that my talent in that area was woefully lacking. Back in the 60's, some of my high school students entered a big painting con- test, and I went to see how they did. Their paintings were beautiful, and I was very impressed with their ability, Later, I told a friend of mine, who is a modern art teacher, what great talent these kids had. The paintings made me feel that I wasactually there in" those beautiful settings. She was not impressed. She offered that, "Anyone can paint like that. It takes real talent to create modern art." There are two paint- ings now displayed in an art center atthe Ltnivere sity of Texas. One is.a totally blank canvas with no paint on it anywhere. The other is also a blank canvas except for a care- fully placed black dot on it somewhere. Back in the 50's, when I was stationed at Ft. Campbell and living in Clarksville, Tennes- see, Austin Pea College sponsored a big modern art contest. The president of the college and his five- year old son got down on the floor of their living room, covered a canvas with streaks of paint, and entered it in the contest under an assumed name. To their amazement, they actually won a prize, whereupon, the president thanked the judges .but then informed them that they had hung their paint- ing upside down. You can't make this stuff upI In one of my teach- ers' training'cdhrses, my professor told us that we should accept whateve .aul: stqdent didwi!h equa approval and that all ways of speaking, from slum talk to the king's English were of equal qtlity, that music produced by the steady pounding of drums in Africa was jOst as praiseworthy as that produced by accomplished musicians in an orchestra, and exquisite paintings by professional artists were no better than stick figure drawings of children. Thus, we were introduced to the Postmodern era that we are bombard" by. today. All things, includ- ing ideas, beliefs, abilities, accomplishments, and whatever, are of equal value. Nothing is better than anything else'. IfI remember correctlyl one poetry contest was won by a poem of three words, or was it just one word? That will not happen in my poetry contest. Great ideas can be expressed in many ways, but in my contest, poems should rhyme, flow with a steady rhythm, and stimulate spe- cial thoughts in some pro, found way. Please remem- ber, your poems should be in by February 19, and you may e-mail them to news@thejournalok.com. They should be 24 lines long or less, and prizes will be $100 for first place, $50 for second, $25 for third, and $10 for fourth place. CHURCH continued from page C4 provide a safe place for kids to learn biblical truth and have fun. Grace hosts Bible stud- ies, community groups, film nights and cultural equipping, as well as service opportuni- ties. Our new office is at the comer of Seventh and Main. Information: 334-2188 or www'macestillwater'us" First United Methodist Church, Stillwater Join us for worship this First Sunday of Advent at Slillwater Ft United Methodist Church. Worship is at 8:30 and 11:10 at our 7  & Duck location and at 11:00 at our South Husband location. This Sunday Stan Warfield, senior pastor, will preach at the 8:30 and 11:10 a.m. at our 7' & Duck loca- tion. The title of his sermon is "Beware of Lies that Sound Truthful" based on text taken from Luke 4:1- 13. In both the 8:30 and 11: 10 a.m. worship services the Chancel Choir will sing "All Things of Dust to Dust Return". The 8:30 a.m. worship service is broadcast live each week on Sfillwater radio station KSPI- AM 780. A nursery is pro- vided for children 5 and under Hattie's Main Place 307V00 N. Main St., Perkins Custom Sewing & Alterations Dry Cleaning/Laundry Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m.-I p.m. (405) 547-5429 during both services. Steve Roach will preach this Sunday at our South Campus, 2823 S. Husband, at 11:00 a.m. The title of his sermon is "Troth or Consequences" based on text taken from Luke 5:1-11. Closer Walk, a new modem service is held every Sunday morning in the Family Life Center on the comer of 7  and Duck at 10 a.m. This music- rich service will enlighten your spirit and energize you. This Sunday Richard Ayers will preach at the Closer Walk service. This will truly be a unique worshipping experi- ence with Methodist traditions in a casual atmosphere. Please join us! The Lord s Prayer Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us, and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.