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THE PER RY 22, 1996 # By Margaret Coate ~.Q Years Ago. Feb. 23. 1956 Getting a newspaper ready 40 years ago was much different than it is today in 1996. Today everything is done on the computer except making the copies that are mailed to the subscribers. Back then, it was much different--except for running the printing press which seems to have stayed the same. In his An Item More column, Editor Evans tells about problems with the printing press the week before just as the last 100 papers were ready to be run through. He says: "Luck was with us last Thursday. Just as the last 100 papers were ready to run through the press the critter refused to budge another inch." He called the "press doctor" from Guthrie, Bob Seeds, and he arrived on Monday to extract the loose bolt that had dropped into the works. Why did the editor feel so lucky? Because, he says, "never before when the contraption broke down has it done it as we were finishing up. Its usually as you are starting." The Journal is now printed in Cushing--and I am well acquainted with that press since I worked over there for six years. Luckily Charlie, the pressman at that time, could fix it and we'd put out a paper every day, even though it was sometimes a little late. It is difficult to realize just what goes into making a newspaper until you have spent some time at it, and even then it is difficult for the typesetter or newsgatherer to know just what the procedu~ does entail. We are fortunate to have an editor that knows about the newspaper business inside and out and a place to have the printed where the pressman knows the machine and can be depended on to get the paper ready from that end. Paul Evans, vocational agriculture instructor at Perkins High School, states that the FFA chapter winner, Garry West of Perkins, is preparing to enter the county FFA Tractor Operatorp contest being sponsored by the Ford tractor dealers of Oklahoma to be held in February. County winners will compete later in district meetings and the state champion will be de- cided in April in Stillwater. Albert Stearman was the winner of $10 at last week's drawing. Mabel Willett, Beverlee Arthur, W.H. Woolsey, Sylvia Squires and Lydia Caten each won $1. Those missing $1 because of absence were Bobbie Jean Mclntire, Shirley Kirk and Luema Martz. Mr. and Mrs. J.I. Reynolds observed their 59th wedding anniversary Sunday. Helping them celebrate were Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Reynolds and daughter of Stillwater; Mr. and Mrs. Alvy Reynolds and children of Vinco; Mr. and Mrs. R.B. Frame and children; Mrs. Davidson of Stillwater; Claude Reynolds and Carl Dobbs. Mr. and Mrs. R.L. Benedict and Donna Sue of Ponca City and Sonja Mercer of Stillwater drove to Ft. Smith, Ark. Saturday to meet Mr. Benedict's par- ents, Mr. and Mrs. R.L. Benedict Sr. of Plain Dealing, La. and visited over Sunday. Members of the Eunice Class who met with Mrs. Miles for a business meeting and covered dish luncheon recently were Mrs. Phillips, Mrs. Kilmer, Mrs. Russell, Mrs. Cooper, Mrs. Williams, Mrs. Gilstrap, Mrs. Goodenough, Mrs. Shellenberger and Mrs. Markee. Visitors were Mrs. Kolosick and Genie, Ray Williams, Mr. Goodenough, Mr. Gilstrap, Mr. Shellenberger At Del-Mar's Thrif-T-Wise Fooql Store, tenderized pork cutlets and arm history of the leash law ordinance. tenderized steak were 69c per pourld; ground beef, 79c; pork steak, 59c; 24 The Parks and Recreation Board elected Dr. John oz. Shurfresh cooking oil, 39c; 8 (300) cans Mexican style chili-et beans, man; Delmar Niles, vice-chairman; and Gerald Hall as $1; vice ripe tomatoes, 19c pound; sweet potatoes and fresh red emperor Feb. 11 meeting. They voted to hire Jim Niles as Little grapes, 2 lb., lqc; 6 pkgs. green beans or pot pies, $1. he will be responsible for sign-up of players, uniforms From 10 Years Ago in Perkins: Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Shurtz announce the uling. Sign-up time for Little League is Feb. 25. birth of a son, David Leroy, born Tuesday in a Ponca City hospital, weigh- Denise Hancock and Missy Chitwood were at the ing 7 pounds and 5 1/2 ounces. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Gene Th- Wednesday with the State Vo-Tech display. State ompson and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Fagan, all of Perkins. Mr. and Mrs. Verlin Morris extended a welcoming hand to the girls. Fulton visited Mr. and Mrs. Henry Sadler Saturday'evening. In the Demon Dispatch, Brent Frazier, son was chosen as this week's Student of the Week. His future 25 Years A~o. Feb. 25. 1971 going to college on a sport's scholarship and getting a A photo shows Rebecca Bostian and Ann Armstrong getting ready to leave communications and ecology. for Oklahoma City to serve as pages for Senator Bob Murphy for a week. Mrs. Gilliland's 3rd graders made -/~o~sg~~: 2 The girls would receive $4 a~day but had to pay their own room and board, cocoa, 1 cup milk, I stick butter, 3 cups oatmeal, They were recommended by Mrs. Juanita Holsinger, social studies teacher 1 tap. vanilla. Cook first four ingredients to soft-ball at PT school, and by Mrs. Barbara Freed. after it boils. Add oatmeal, peanut butter and vanilla. Pioneer Quilting Club members who met with Opal Courtright on Feb. paper and refrigerate until firm. 18 were Lodene Taylor, Merle Taylor, Lottie Sharpton, Lela Inrnan, Della Coach Carman's weight lifting class is trying to raise LaVern Hickman, Rena Burton, Kaye McLemore and children, Donna cial Olympics and the purchase of new equipment so Muffin, Susie Nickels, Doyle VanZandt, Louise Sutliff and LaDonna. for their second Lift-A-Than to which a single All were in attendance for the drawing held Saturday. Those present amount per pound can be pledged for a one repetition were: Del-Mar's--Ruth Kirk; W.N._Baker Store and Blumer's Champlin-- bench press. Sammy Burri; Gardner's Gibble Gas, Arthur Jenkins; and McDaniel and The ninth grade Demonettes beat Oilton by a wide Son Hardware--Violet Brake. half the score board was controlled by Rachelle and 20 Years A~o. Feb. 19. 1976 had 12 points each. In the fourth, Angela Moorman came Headlines say "Moses Lives in Perkins!" Robert Hatfield, a member of 6 of the Demonettes' 10 points, and at the end of the bu2zer,~ the Perkins-based rock-country group called Moses, was a resident of celebrated the huge win over Oilton 54-8. Perkins. One of the song he and his group, made up of Mike Hufford, Mrs. Hart's math classes recently went to Del-Mar's Steve Outhier and Steve Irby, had was entitled Sleepless Nights. Hatfield, decimal units, figuring cost per ounce and comparing his wife and two children lived in a house on the Harvey Brixey property. Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Shaffer celebrated their 60th Managing editor I~e Gray commented that "Mrs. Emma McClain is a with a surprise party on Sunday, Feb. 16 by their kind soul." Seeing him hobble along with a crutch, she had come into the Hosting the get-together were their children: Erma newspaper office to ask about his back and later she came back with a pair Benn and Dee Shaffer. of crutches she had gone home to get. "Mrs. McClain's kindness and con- The PTHS FFA members celebrated FFA Week. cern are just another example of why Perkins citizens have earned the local and state officers: Terri Haines. reputation for being some of the friendliest small town residents in Okla- Richard Branch, Chet Cundiff, Kristy Hill, Amy Kinzie, hams," Gray concluded. Julie Kinder, Calvin Griffin, Nancy Williams, Grand champion honors at the recent Kansas Spring Barrow Show held FFA Sweetheart. on Feb. 14 was won by Mark Youngker of Perkins with his pen of three 5 Years A~o. Feb. ~1. 1991 Hampshire/Chester White crossbred pigs. Dena Vassar, owner of See Mar Video Store in Perkins The first FFA chapter to be chartered in Oklahoma was the Collinsville glish bulldog and the newest pup, Starlet Chi FFA. Last year Oklahoma had 351 State Farmer Degree winners, highest office this week. Linda Bowyer, owner, and Martha Flowers and Gifts Store, Perkins, are shown as~ degree offered by the Oklahoma FFAAssociation. Head office of the asso- ciation is located in Stillwater, tine orders. Mr. and Mrs. E.L. McCarty of Perkins set sail from Port Everglades, Fla. Suzy Constien and Stance Hurst have been chosen this on a two week ha liday cruise aboard Costa Lines Cruise Ship, M.S. Italia ary High School Students of the Month for for a visit to San Juan, St. Thomas, Martinique, Barbados, Grenada, and classroom performance by the faculty at PTHS. Suz Carscas, Aruba, Montego Bay and Playa Del Carmen in Mexico. the daughter of Bob and Norma Constien. Stance, a 15 Years Ago. Feb. 19. 1981 Steve and Anita Hurst. Glenn Shirley, Perkins author, was among eight prominent Oklahomans Students who are in the Spirit Spotlight this week are inducted into the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame it was announced at and Heather Skillman. the Saturday morning session of the Oklahoma Press Association Meeting in Oklahoma City. Several Perkins farmers who were among the hundreds that gathered in Ob~ua~e$ New Madrid, Mo. Monday to begin the settlement of what they feel is the Ethel Eunice (Church) Cart unlawful confiscation of $25,000 worth of soy beans owned by Puxico, Mo. Ethel Eunice (Church) Carr passed away in the farmer Wayne Cryts included Wayne Allen, Palmer Sadler, Jerry Sadler at Owasso, Okla. on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 1996 at the age and Vernon Lewis. services were held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 15 A photo on the Demon Dispatch pages shows Jodi Edwards, Brian Baird with Robert Glenn officiating. Burial was at Fairlawn and Dusty Lane who were the senior valedictorians and Dee Milner who the direction of Strode Funeral Home. Mrs. Carr was was the salutatorian, ter. The 9th grade Demonettes finished their 1980-81 season with a win over Born Oct. 17, 1900 four miles west of Perkins, she was Meeker last Thursday night with a score of 39-27. children born to James Minton and Grace Pearl I and Mr. Miles. , Mrs. Jenkins second graders c~ebrated the birthday.s of th~eir teacher Kindergarten students celebrating birthdays this month are: Cale attended both IXL and Progress Schools. u~,lA ~,o~r~. Drmnm, Dana Sager, Janet Hoaglin andMandy BashaTt, who all turned Ray Church in Guthvie on.Oct. 23, 1919, they made their and Charles Arthur. Charles mother, his sister Deborah t~ad 61 ............... , ..... ?. ;~ ~ Church farm; alsowest~fPerkins. In 1921 they~mved brought cookies and ice cream. Mrs. McClain (Mrs. Jenkins sister who Wallace Smith, a Perkins native, ~ad been named to head up the state 4- their three boys were all bern and raised. On Aug.. had celebrated her birthday along with Mrs. Jenkins recently) also brought ice cream. Kenneth Edmondson's mother visited school last Tuesday and brought lovely valentine cookies for the students. Sunday, Feb. 12, Mrs. Delpha Coldsmth's son Cleo and family, her daugh- ter Mrs. Victor Denney and girls, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Salsman and Brenda Sue helped celebrate.Mrs. Coldsmith's birthday which was valentine's day. Mrs. Pearl Krater and Helen Herndon visited Mrs. Coldsmith on her birth, day, Feb. 14. Mrs. J.S. Holsinger visited with relatives in Cushing on Friday. 35 years Ago. Feb. 23, 1961 Willa Jean Hall and Owen Lee Walker were named queen and king of the Methodist Youth Fellowship at the Sweetheart banquet held in the Methodist Church education building. Saturday visitors of Mr. and Mrs. Burton Coate were Mrs. Coate's mother, Mrs. Zula Henderson and daughter Sallie and Mrs. Betty Inman and three children, all of Weatherford. Over 200 attended the Youth Rally held at the Baptist Church Saturday night with Rev. Bob Batchelder, youth leader of Depew in charge of the program and Rev. Robert Norsworthy of Cushing bringing the message on Christian education. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Adkins had as their Sunday, Feb. 11 guests Mr. Adkins' :rant and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. John Winsky of Jeddo, Mich. His parents, Mr. hnd Mrs Hallie Adkins of Norwalk, Calif. visited them on W~nesdav. Mr. and Mrs.'Billy Don Ingrain of Stillwater were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Burnett. Mystery Farm No. 32 has been identified as belonging to Dr. E.G. Ferguson of Oklahoma City. Naming the farm included Sherrel Earp, David Rowe, Henry Sadler and Mrs.D.C. Butler ..................... Members present for the Women's Council monthly meeting were Jean Rousseau and children, Ora Hickman, Alva Sparkman, Ruth Kirk, Mabel Jacobs, Calla Stalcup, Mary Jane Wall and son, Mary Fulton, Alta Rentfrow, Gertrude Ishmael, Edna Jones, Elsie Saint, Nellie Knox and Ruth Collins and a visitor Susie Day of Carney. Ten members answering roll call with "what my family can do for com- munity improvement" when the Elm Grove home demonstration club met with Edith King at her home in Stillwater for the regular February meet- ing were: Alpha Bower, Viola Martin, Nora Rice, lone Bliss, Allen Hiner, Mae Stapp, Marthell Kinzie and Minnie Johnson, reporter. 30 Years Ago. Feb. 24. 1966 Scouts in Troop No. 24 taking part in the Boy Scout camp out Saturday and Sunday on Paul Evans place south of Perkins were: Mike Manke, Bob Evans, Winfred Evans, Tim Troxell, Richard Byrd, Harold Porter, Carol Fowble, Bennie Joe Jewell, Jim McIlvain, Cliff Acuff, Stan Barta, Kent Barnes, Donald Smith, Steve Martin, Tim Gardner, Roscoe Wisler and Lenard Campbell. Leaders attending were Leon Reynolds and Bill Dickson. Rev. John Rusco, pastor of the Methodist Church in Barnsdal, Okla. is the author of a recently published book entitled Religion and Morality, published by Moss Printing Co., Kansas City, Mo. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Quincy Rusco of Perkins and his wife, Susie, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Graver Westfall, also of Pgrkins. |= .| HOME HEALTH CARE AGENCY Call John Stevens 135 S. Main IIIIIIII I I Nipp Attorneys At Law Perkins 547-2479 or 1-800-724-6477 l I I I,iii II II IIIII III IIii H program. For this week, Lula Henderson was my "Homemaker of the Week" and Mary Frances Blair was my Professional Person. Mrs. Henderson, mother of Carol Davis, had received her high school diploma just eight years ago. Mary Francis ran the tag office at that time. Two recipes that Mrs. Henderson gave us were Caramel Dumplings and Potato Casserole. Caramel Dumplings 1 1/4 cup flour, 1 1/2 tap. baking powder; 1/2 cup sugar; 1/8 tap. salt. Mix and cut in 2 T. shortening and add 1/2 cup milk and 1/2 tap. vanilla. Drop by teaspoonsful into boiling syrup. 2 T. shortening, 1 1/2 cup brown sugar; 1 112 cup boiling water; 1/8 tap. salt. Combine ingredients; boil gently 5 minutes and add dumplings and cook covered over low heat for 20 minutes. Mrs. Henderson said that during the depression, she came up with this recipe for dessert and it has been a family favorite ever since. Potato Casserole: 1/4 cup oleo, melted; 1/2 cup onion; I pt. sour cream; 2 lbs. hash browns; I tap. salt; 1 can chicken soup; 8 oz. sharp Cheddar cheese. Add butter and soup to thawed hash browns; stir in other ingredients; add salt and top with 2 cups crushed corn flakes and 1/4 cup oleo. Bake 45 minutes at 350 de- grees. In my"Galavantin' with Granny~ column, I told about attending the Payne County EH meeting at the Fair Grounds as a guest of Virginia Hawxby, president of the Cimarron Valley EH group. Others attending from that ~roup were Geraldine Allen, Agnes Cowley, Pat Niles and Ella B. McCarty. Jewell Mahar, from the Olivet EH Club, also attended. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Wilson of Carney announce the birth of their first child, born Feb. 4, 1981 and weighing 8 pounds and 3 ounces. He has been named Brett Daniel. 10 Years Ago. Feb. 20. 1986 The Perkins City Council met in a special session Tuesday morning and hired Bill Sasser as interim city manager for a maximum of 60 days. In the same meeting they employed Larry Gish to assist for an amount not to exceed an estimated $1000 in the employment ofa fulltime city adminis- trator. Dr. Karen Bachle Dawson is the new veterinarian for the Perkins Ani- mal Clinic as of Dec. 1, 1985. The clinic is owned by Dr. Gene Niles of Konawa, a native of Perkins and graduate of Perkins High School who operates the Veterinarian Clinic in Konawa. Dr. Dawson will be assisted by Donna Chesmore and A.E. Niles, both of Perkins. Melvin Sager, Jr., animal control officer for the Perkins police depart- ment, reports that 699 dogs have been picked up in the nearly four year passed away and on Oct. 25, 1969, Ethel married William childhood friend. Frank Carr died on May 23, 1982 and live in Stillwater until August of 1984 when she moved to i reside in the Baptist Retirement Village where her death. She was a former member of the First Baptist Church a member of the Bethel Baptist Church of Owasso. be remembered as a very giving person, always very devoted to her family. Survivors include three sons: Col. I. James Church I Bill R. Church, New Orleans, La.; and Robert L. Church children: Delinda L. Humpreys and R. Mark Church, James Andrew Church, Portland, Ore.; three David Humphreys, all of Tulsa; and one brother: James M. Holbrook, Jr., Mrs. Carr was predeceased by her parents, two sisters: and Viola B. McDaniel; and three brothers: tar Holbrook and Maurice C. Holbrook. Holly Nieole Ninke Graveside services were held at Floral Haven Memorial with burial in the Garden of Angels, on Saturday, Feb. Nicole Ninke, infant daughter of Billy and Rachelle Ninke. at rest on Tuesday, Feb. 13 in St. John's Hospital She is survived by her parents and one sister, Taylor ternal grandparents Jennifer and Scott Holly and her paternal grandparents Bill and Marilyn Ninke and uncles of Tulsa; Rachelle's aunts and uncles: Judy and Frank and Randy Harris and their families of Perkins and uncle Tulsa. Also her great grandparents, Nelson and grandmother Alice Cundiff, all of Perkins. "God has her in His keeping; we have her in our Your Home is Our Office HEALTHCOR. INC. One call for all your Home Health Care needs. 24 Hours a day, 7 days a week. 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