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INS JOURNAL-THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1997 PAGE-5 ournal Coate More: If you like music and bands, the place to be OVer 500 band youngsters will be here to spend the you can't get that many musicians together with- (Perkins was getting ready for the annual the Band director at that time was Frank Evans.) n embers getting ready for the curtain to go up on Feb. 28 and March 1 for the production of were: Betty Niles, Cegil Redus, Marie Marilyn Youngker, Doyal Davis, Linda Baker, ells, Jimmy Thompson, Judy Friedeman, Lou Honeyman, Anna Holdeman and Pauline Mrs. John Summers, admission to the play was give a program Sunday evening at the Meth- Where a film strip on Early Christian Church will be dnational program will be accompanied by and writings of Paul. that can will meet on Perkins mainstreet Sat- at 6:30 a.m. to clean the street for the Lions spon- Festival. was even more appreciative of the Perkins the school administrators conference and problems other schools have. Some of the prob- and like Mac, we hope someday the school to date in a way that will satist all who are in it. (Taken from Editor Bob Evans'A n Item In Mr. Cowley's Grade Talk column: Mr. McLauchlin be home from Atlantic City, N.J. where he attended rs meeting. J.I. Reynolds celebrated their 60th wedding anni- open house at their home in Vinco. They were .4, 1897 at her parents' home in Randolph County, Came to their new home near Carney in 1919, mov- in 1924. Store was getting ready for the 6th annual band huge Sale: Cannon hose for ladies, now 69c down gray and khaki pants, $2.98. who attended the first Home Demonstra- meeting for 1957 from Perkins were Evelyn and Anna Acuff. Miss Irma Manning, north- agent, gave an enlightening and inspiring talk on make a good club member" and stressed the fact go your way, don't gripe. news shows: • there were three birthdays cel- Sandra Shuckahosee, Victor Roubidoux, and lctor's and Tommy's mothers sent refreshments. • Jacobs, and Tommy Irwin have perfect at- year with Linda Ward being absent only for With perfect attendance records for the iWere: Linda Ward, Melva Spurgeon, Betty Hamilton, and Irwin. We want to thank Carol Jo set of dishes in our play room. as and children of Oklahoma City visited Cecil Shaffers and other relatives over the week- had just played in a mixup basketball my aching bones, we couldn't resist the urge to circus -- pardon me, tournament." He is refereeing the mixup games, tells that what a sorry referee he was until someone told ;well as the editor played. Very funny." the name of his column, Sodowsky had asked column. This week's suggestion Clark, who had worked at The Journal part time Write This Way--which could be spelled two said he didn't care which spelling was used. And, thumb print on your paper during that time, the it up to experience for Rick." In this same col- that they're about to start building on Tim- Mattie Lee Thompson had stopped by to let him l ro ress of the project. weekly Perkins Merchants drawing were Bill Crook, Bert Mock, John Coppinger and Thelma names called for $1 were Alvia Graham, John Dennis Henry, Margaret Knox and Jo Haul. for the $5 were Bill Clark and S.C. Wallen. the Birthday Club met in the home of Mrs. Bess dish dinner on Feb. 16 were: Gertrude Ishmael, Rosa Grimm, Allie Stumbo, Nora Rice, Reynolds, and a guest, Lida Knipe. Alpha Ishmael, Franie Brown and Blanche Reynolds Busy Bee Club members who were busy quilt- of Mrs. Jack Moser on Feb. 14 were: Bessie Cole, Nora Fulton, Edna Mann, Goldie Lacy, Gertrude Bellle Elliott, Elsie Saint, Lora Hunt, Artha Oser, and guest, Mrs. R.R. McConnel. Karl Doss, director of the Safety Center at Jniversity tell about t vocational training which, fill the gap in the future for United States indus- news, reported by Donna Murlin: The at Mrs. Opal Courtright's home Tuesday, Feb. present: Alpha Burton, Mrs. Wayne Burton, Dan Kinkade and girls, Mr. and Mrs. Jack and Mrs. Van Nickels. Betty Carder: • Miss Marlina Custard Queen at the annual banquet held at Tryon 14. She was crowned by Valentine King, queen is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.T. is the son of Mr. and Mrs, James C. Carder. • Dodson of Ardmore visited the Bert Dodsons over the weekend. from Perkins who areiisted on the Dean's semester are: Carole Jo Chesney, Freda Fulton, Leroy Savage, and Jim S. Tomlinson. Valentine party held in the home of Patricia Feb. 17 were Patty Grant, Carol Reed and with Mrs. Charles Grant, Mrs. Merle Reed A special pantomime was given by Lynda and guest, Debbie Troxell. Others en- Were: Debbie McFall, Mattie Moore, Rhonda Rainbolt, Karen Holbrook, Mary Jean Nelson, Camilla Burton, Mike Kelly, Linda Nelson, Kirby N kels, Kay Bartram, Lloyd Ingram, Terry and Lois Reed, Sherian and Charlene Grant, Elaine, Rita and Cathryn Coate, and John Cocke. 30 Years Ago. Feb. 23, 1967 Saluting Perkins businesses, Bill Dickson visited with Noah Baker and son John Baker of Baker's Drygoods Store for this week. Mr. Baker had come from Boliver, Mo. in the fall of 1904. He told how he managed to come to Perkins, of meeting his future wife, Leona Wagnor, who he said was the "most beautiful woman I ever saw;" of his two children, Florence (now Holbrook) and John, and how they came to be in the store for so many years. New subscribers for The JOurnal this week are: Joe Human, Tony Dean, Jimmie Goff, O.C. Kinzie, Bill Sassar, Claude M. Todd. Doyle McCubbin, Cecil Bostwick, Mrs. Jessie Lake, Hollis Campbell, Mrs. Helen Hilbert, Marvin Gates, Scoot Davis, and BettY Story. From the What's Perkin in Perkins column, written by Ruby Disney: Mrs. Francis McCubbin and children of Glencoe and Mrs. Billie Ham and children of Stillwater visited in Perkins Saturday. • J.R. Adams of Oklahoma City visited in Perkins Saturday morn- ing. • Rickie Jarvis spent Saturday with Kenny Nelson. • The Perkins Merchantettes won over University Square Monday by one point. They will play Glencoe Monday night in Stillwater. At the Women's Council meeting Feb. 15, Mary Fulton presented devotions entitled "Mat Justa," French for"Exact Word." After read- ing scripture from Cor. 14:9 and John 3:16, she read a poem from "Leaves of Gold" entitled "Code for Living." Mary Jane Wall pre- sented an original article called "Spread the Gospel instead of Gos- sip." Those repeating the benediction in unison were: Mattie Lee Thompson, Ruth Courtright, ViQla Hickman, Avis Sparkman, Ruth Kirk, Alice Clark, Kathy Badger, Winnie Weems, Alta Renfrow, Minnie Recer, Mary Jane Wall, Mae Decker, Marjorie Mast, Lydia Hillhouse, Aileen Gibson, Gertrude Ishmael, Rosa Grimm, Mudge Gardner, Lorraine Hall, Nora Rice, Mae Vassar, Mable Jacobs, Nellie Knox, Lula Stratton, Mae Kulzer, Mary Fulton, and Artha Fagan. From Coyle News, reported by Laura Fry: • Mrs. Keith Dobson has gone to Knoxville, Tenn. for 10 days to be with her daughter and family, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Williams and their new son Terry Gene. * Doris Jacobs attended the Thunderbird Work Shop for beau- ' ldlans%unhay fne'fl ilr'Dressers t .lass' lon ay everimg atthe Student Union on the OSU Campus. • Sunday guests in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Donnell were Mr. and Mrs. J.S. Boydston of Luther and Mr. and Mrs. Frankie Donnell of Edmond. 25 Years Ago, Feb. 24, 1972 Pictured on front page are Pat Manke and Nancee Ewing who are starring in the musical "Li'l Abner," to be presented by the laTHS junior and senior classes. Manke has the title role and Miss Ewing stars as Daisy Mae. This is the first time the two classes have joined in presenting one play. Forty-eight new voters registered in the Perkins precinct between Dec. 10 and Jan. 14. Naudine Lore, Payne County deputy regis- trar, attributed the large number to the 18-year old vote and to new people moving into Perkins. Perkins-Tryon Superintendent Cecil Acuff, board of education members and their wives attended a dinner at Central Tech on Tuesday evening of last week. Speakers were Clyde Bradley, Drumright superintendent, who spoke on "What's been done and what's the potential of cooperation within this area district." John Hooper, superintendent at Centrhl Tech, spoke on "For Pete's sake, let's communicate." A map is shown of a proposed lake for the Perkins area. State Senator Henry Bellmon has told the town council that he would take a map and the facts for the proposed lake to a man in Wush- ington, D.C. who handles lake projects and ask that he put others aside and begin work on the Perkins lake, declaring this an emer- gency. Citizens of Tomorrow: Jeree, 4, and Blake, 4 months, children of Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Youngker; Lisa Marie, 3, and Travis Ray, 14 months, children of Mr. and Mrs. Curtis L. Owens; Roger, 7, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donnel Boydstun; and Jason, 16 months, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Rose. Winners Saturday at the drawing were: McDaniel & Son, Dora Deer; Del Mar's, Arthur Brown; Gardners, Susie Nickels; W.N. Baker Store, Mrs. Otis Long; and Blumer's Champlin, David C. Chessmore. Not present were: Bess Miller, Ethel Lowry, Mrs. Fred Brooks, Joe A. Wilson, Nelson Cundiff, R.C. Rice, Martha Murray, and Frank Shelton. Members present at the Perkins Methodist WSCS meeting Mon- day in the educational building were: Barbara Kirby, Erma Brixey, Grace Hudgins, Carolyn Darby, Roxie Kint, Nola Casey, Ella Baker, Gay Clark, Ruth Stanley, Bertie Tarlten, Clara Westfall, Estella Jacobs, and Ira Rusco. Guests were Connie and Karen Kirby. Glencoe area news, reported by Mrs. Sherman Bower: • Mr. and Mrs. Don Redburn, Pawnee, were Tuesday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Blanchard. • Mr. and Mrs. Bob Mayfield and family, Altus, spent the weekend visiting Mrs. R.C. Mayfield. • Mr. and Mrs. B'4rry Tillman, Redrock, visited Sunday With Mr. and Mrs. TOm Brown and Ross Adams. 20 Years Ago. Feb. 24, 1977 Rebecca Bostian, daughter ofLavern Bostian, Perkins, and grand- daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Bostian, Perkins, was named Educa- tion Day Queen at OSU Tuesday evening. Miss Bostian is a 1975 graduate of PTHS. Shelby Wyatt, superitnendent of the Board of Education, an- nounced today that the school had received $4,562.10 flood insur- ance in addition to the replacement of text books by the state. Members of the local Senior Citizens group pictured working on a quilt are: Mrs. Van Nickels, Sophia Rogers, Goldie Lacy, Gertrude Ishmael, Axle Magee, and Grace Hudgins. Others pictured enjoy- ing time at the Center between minibus trips are: Sue Cook, Bertie Tarlton, Lucy Graham, and Minnie Nickels. In the Demon Dispatch news: • Kristi Longan and Robert Wall are pictured as the Valentine king and queen candidates for the Perkins 4-H Clubs. The club donated $123 to the county 4-H fund, making their king and queen come in second in the county contest. • Pecos Bridenstine is shown accepting a trophy for being top swine judge in National western Livestock show in Denver from Robert Moninger, division manager, Public Service Company of Colorado. • Shown "holding down the fort" at the school office are Inez Barnes and Joan Bostian, who "both stand by with a smile ready for any- one who happens to come in." • Students shown welcoming their teacher, Mrs. Kastl, back aRer a stay in the hospital are: Shantel Strain, Karen Kirby, and Dennis Strickland. The students deco- rated the bulletin board with welcoming signs. From Edna Eaton Wilson's From Here and There: • Mr. and Mrs. Jon Brock and son of Harlingen, Texas visited their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Kirby Brock, Stillwater, and Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Shell, Glencoe, this weekend. • Mrs. Jack Dryden went to Ponca City by bus Saturday where she visited with her cousins, the Leonard Goodenoughs, and her aunt, Elzina Goedenough who is in a rest home. Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Franks, Brenda,' Janice and Joel of Hennessey, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Wells, Brad and Brian of Tulsa, and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Russell spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Vern Wells. Terri Murray, Ripley FFA Chapter President, was crowned Rip- ley FFA Queen Monday night, Feb. 21. Kay Boyd was named "Mother of the Year." 15 Years Ago. Feb. 25, 1982 Arlis Riley, "jack of all trades," is shown delivering bottled milk to Del-Mar's Grocery, which was then located in the Jack Vassar build- ing at Main and Kenworthy. He was working for DeWayne Luster's Dairy, located west of Perkins. Fresh milk was delivered.twice a day. New. residents who have made deposits for water service at the city building during the past week are: Rick Rogers, R.E. Lawrence, John Combs, Pecos Bridenstine Randy Newkirk, and Kenneth R. Elliott. It was reported that the Lions Club made $2000 from their share of the Ozark Country Jubilee show they sponsored at the Cin arron Country Ballroom last month and will use some of the money to defray costs of the P- T children to the Special Olympics in OKC; the Payne County live- stock show, and for remodeling the Lions building. YHO members who learned "Sewing for All Occasions," led by Jan Brown at the Feb. meeting, were: Mary Kay Jennings, Theresa Niles, Connie Walker and Maxine Frazier. Billy Womack, PTHS grad and a sophomore majoring in veteri- nary science at Eastern Oklahoma State College, Wilburton, was named Who's Who among students in American Junior Colleges. Lovell Wells reported that at the Senior Citizens Center, Happy Birthday was sung to Jeanne Cox, Alpha Bower, John Bunny, and Dee Bilyeau at Monday Night Music. There were 69 present for the Birthday Dinner and those at the special table were: Ida Brannon, AlphaBower, Clara Westfall, Mary Carlisle, and Mac McCarty. Demon Dispatch: • President of P-T Student Council Peggy Smith points out some "musts" to see at the National Convention to del- egate Kris Fedro who will represent PTHS at the June 27-July 1 convention at Reno, Nev. Alternate delegate is Daryn Casey. Joey Barta and Mark Downey are shown grooming Baby, Joey's heifer, for the upcoming stock show season. * The first grade class had fun when baby chicks came to visit. Holding the chicks are Jason Place, Kathy Constein, and Raegan Savage. • Phillip Littlefield is shown getting ready to create a "big blowout" as he lights the fuse on a volcano he constructed as a project in Mrs. Hart's 6th grade science dlass. "Ine~JSlowoti~ was heternhnffa a'nuge success; was re- ported by Donelle Briggs. For her column, Your Profession, Brenda Perkins interviewed Dr. Roger Northen, local dentist; and fbr her "The Journal Visits" col- umn, Fran Miller visited with Maurice Hoover, housemother of one of two ranches for boys located south of Perkins. Pictured with Mrs. Hoover is her granddaughter April. PTHS FFA members who took second place at the Livestock Mar- keting Evaluation held in Perry in January are: Robert Wall, Sherry Burrow, Joey Barta, and Mark Downey, along with Payne County Farm Bureau president Wayne Downey. Taking first place at the Perry Livestock Grading contest are Scott Irwin, Mike Spillars, Guy Gill, and Ry Hurst. Their advisor is Paul Evans. Scott also was first high individual. 10 Years Ago. Feb. 19, 1987 Rep. Wes Watkins, Oklahoma's Third District Congressman, an- nounced the nomination of John Corbyn (Corby) Doyle, a PT se- nior, as one of four Payne Countians to the United States Military Academies. A new stamp machine and coin changer is serving postal patrons in the post office lobby. Demon Dispatch: • During FHA Week, Elizabeth Cole was es- corted by Brent Frazier in the FHA Fashion Show andSundi Snyder was escorted by Shannon Reynolds. On Tuesday, Feb'. 9,students went to the Methodist Church to see the newest and best prom dresses and tuxedos. • Suzann Casey reports that Bryan Frazier, son of Dr. and Mrs. Skip Frazier, was chosen as Student of the Week. • Julaine Roberson reports that Wes Ryan won the elemen- tary spelling bee. He is pictured with Elementary Principal Joe Hrencher. • Tony Tabor is shown with his parents, Lonriie and Judy Tabor, and Coach Greg Gorman, as he is accepts a scholarship from Southwestern Baptist University in Boliver, Mo. • 8th grade stu- dents shown on a field trip Friday, Feb. 13 are: Scott Case, Heath Reid, Travis Majors, Jack Lightfoot, John Bigson, and Nick Stinson. 5 Years Ago. Feb, 27, 1992 With tornado season near, Steve Willingham, civil defense direc- tor, shows a device he can use to activate tornado sirens from his headquarters or from his pickup. On May 7, 1990, the first step of turning a dream into a reality began---the night when the PT Board of Education voted to create the Paul and Anna Marie Evans Agriculture Farm west of town. The public is invited to come to the official dedication ceremonies beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday morning. When the MI Club met in the home of Erma Thomas on Thurs- day evening, Feb. 21, Doris Cross, author of the "No Fat Cookbook," told members that the diet of the 90s is "the low fat diet and in approximately 10 years, most individuals will be vegetarians." Others enjoying the evening were: Carol Acuff, Inez Barnes, Fern Downey, Florence Holbrook, Juanita Holsinger, Joan McDaniel, Pat Niles, Opal Olson, Donna Stallard, and co-hostess Ella B. McCarty. Demon Dispatch: • Sequoyah Book winners shown are: Jamie Stapleton, Heather Tietz, Shelia Roggow, Candle Slavens, Amy Kirby, Amy Meredith and Shawn Matheson. • FFA members Traci Bostian and Courtney Poston are shown getting lunch for the fac- ulty in celebration of National FFA Week which was Feb. 16-22. • New National Honor Society members pictured are: Kristina Atwood, Robin Hall, Amy Scott, Christy Jennings, Christy Brown, Jennifer Thomas, Emily Adcock, Emily Gunter, Stoney Matheson, Bryan Huckabay, Kathy Constein, Charissa Hazelbaker, and Krissa Grider. Sophomores Emily Adock and Emily Gunter are shown lighting National Honor Society candles as Kristina Atwood looks on. • Senior Andie Showecker, daughter of Rita Bigsoldier, and sophomore Brandon Toney, son of Jim and Teresa Niles, are in the Spirit Spotlight this week. Perkins Whistle Stop features Ephriam Wall as "Citizen of the Week." Iowa Tribe Senior Nutrition The Iowa Tribe Title VI Senior Nutrition Program provides a noon meal for Native American elders and disabled individuals living with elders. The meals can be enjoyed at White Cloud on the Iowa Tribal grounds or delivered to a person's home. The meals are pro- yided with no charge and donations are accepted. For information contact Elyse Gordon or Peggy Twoguns, Outreach Services, at (405) 547-5407. The noon for next week will include: • MONDAY, Feb. 24 - pork fritters; potatoes w/gravy; peas and car- rots; udding. • TUESDAY, Feb. 25 - oven fried chicken; whipped potatoes w/gravy; winter mix; homemade biscuits; Jello with fruit. • WEDNESDAY, Feb. 26 - traditional pork and hominy; fry bread; green beans; pineapple upside down cake. • THURSDAY, Feb. 27 - chicken and noodles; green bean casserole; whole wheat bread; homemade peanut butter cookies. • FRIDAY, Feb. 28 - cowboy beans; potato rounds: homemade bis- cuits; homemade oatmeal cookies.