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Thoughts and Things County would have from The Journal Staff to take bids on Fair Ground oil found only a phone num- really outdid themselves ber. We thought this this Valentine's Day, with By Craig Fuqua In other business, the strange, but after wea musical valentine from Payne County's Board board accepted a letter in- called the number andthe most important one; a of Commissioners is no dicating the USF&G in- they instructed us on how FTD bouquet from No. 1 stranger to applications surance company would to get there, we under- son and a bouquet of cut for oil leases on county- pay for damage to the stood why no street hum- flowers from No. 2 son. owned property, but smaller Pleasant Valley her was listed. And weAll the above made for Tuesday's meeting bridge which occurred understood more even af- a very enjoyable week. produced an unusual re- July 3, 1983, by a rig the ter we arrived at the loca- --Yvonne quest: an oil lease for the company insured. tion. What we expected .... Payne County Fair- The payment will be and what we found wereDetermined to have a grounds. $22,368.50. ,two different things. We good time this last Donna Davis, repre-Last year, the board expected a mall of exclu- weekend as my daughter, senting Southport Explo- received notification that sire shops, etc. What we Tana, is visiting herration, Inc., said her com- the Federal Revenue found was very exclusive, grandparents, I accepted a pany is actively leasing Sharing Program has It reminded me of a bunch blind date Saturday night, around the fairgroundbeen extended three years of shops in the hills of Ar- An old highschool friend and would like to get a at a slightly lower level kansas. The area used to of mine had arranged the lease on the property it- than in the past, Mullen- be a person's garage, used date. Knowing I needed all self in its search for dore said. car lot, etc., and was in the encouragement I could shallow-depth oil. Payne County receives' Persimmon Hollow, much muster to show up for the Davis said the lease did $205,344 per year at the everybody in as we used to call the area date, he refused to tell me not necessarily mean the current level, approxi- yet, but give me on the south side of Knipe anything more than the company would actually mately $15,000 lower [ll be knocking on Street--Fulwider Park. It fellow's first name. drill for oil on the spot. than the previous Perkins! I must ' excited to be at the Perkins and to be a part community. I 're most of and I believe that such as are the heart of our state. taken me a few to learn my way The Journal, but got my feet and I'm Thus far, my challeng- future work will atlo~ So, if you is only open on Sat. and to see a stranger Sun. from 9 to 5, as all the don't be sur- various owners of the me, Stella, shops work at different the new staff businesses during the of The Perkinsweek. And as we heard one shop owner remark, --Stella they worked fast all week .... with anticipation to get back to fun things on Sat. and Sun.--their shops. broken, I am again. And, I from Huffing and Were the most le affects of the air and were by the climb flights of condo where The date was to go She said it was possible Bowling in my old home- the site would not be de- town of Kingfisher, some- veloped if it were not thing I had not attempted worth the expense and since 1974. that it might be possible As you can probably im- to drill from a neighbor- agine, I was prepared for ing area. the worst . . .and was Duane McVey,repre- shocked at the end of the senting the County Fair evening when I realized I Board, said restrict"ms had had a good time. would have to be put on the familiar. There were a couple of just When I was in school rely drilling sites. He said in particular, junk shops, but the bigger Bowling was definitely not he wanted sites to be group was . percent of the shops cool. Most of the kids away from buildings and with various stocked beautiful antique hung out in the parking that the entrance and exit lot at the lanes and tried of heavy equipment to find someone to buy would have to be on roads glass, furniture, quilts, clocks, victrolas, etc. Each shop has a name, such as "The Chicken Coop," '`The Coca Cola Shop" which sold Coca Cola items, oldies; "The Cel- lar," which was actually in a cellar; and many more. There is also a small food place where you can buy a hot dog, frito pie, fresh fruit, soft drinks, etc. We were taken aback at first when we found the shops, like I said, but we were not disappointed in what we found. All the shop keepers were glad to have you stop in and visited if you wanted to and all had their shops very neatly ar- ranged and most all items were priced and the); would "haggle" abit, too. It was a fun plae and we will probably go back. It's amazing how when you haven't seen your grandchildren since Christmas they can take care of that lost time in a couple of hours. At ages 3 and 1 they are changing so fast and there is no way to recover the lost time. We enjoyed their overnight visit. Boy, the men in my life of the Red area is near with some of trails ap- 12,000 feet. in the area were at with snow fall- while we were was 18-20" for the The snow is slick un- Packs quickly POWdery form it make the base POpular sports of them a six-pack, other than the ones used So, I was surprised for the grounds. when I got to Imperial John Severe, Assistant Lanes and saw probably District Attorney, said 100 empty cars in the lot. the county is required to Whether through Youth open bidding on the lease Leagues or community if the board approved the action, Kingfisher seemed plan. to have solved its "small- Commissioner Karen town-nothing-to-do" drug Kay Mullendore recollect- and alcohol abuse problem ed a similar request sever- of the 70's. al years ago that was The Bowlingwentfairly turned down by the smoothly, there were six board. of us and what we lacked Mullendore indicated in expertise, we made up her primary concern with in humor, the plan was the poasibil- Bowling is a lot like rid- ity of children getting ing a bicycle, even if you onto the sites and injur- haven't tried it for awhile, ing themselves. ' hildren it comes back to you have a way of climbing naturally {anyway it did to fences," she said. me.} I don't know if ! 11 let any old buddies set up dates for me again too because the flu bug got soon, but Bowling is such me. great exercise I plan to go It started with a blind- to the lanes a lot more ing headache Thursday often, morning continuing into --Deb intestinal distress by af- .... ternoon. Surprisingly You have heard people enough Friday I felt well say that someone is too again. But Saturday was mean to get sick. Well, I another story as I went must not be as mean as through the aching bone some people think I am stage with chest donges- y" great! --Janet we heard SOme new an- sa called Hollow. Last the Tul- r out and Shop and 202 South Main Perkins Member F.D.I.C. You can now put aside part earns IS tax-free until you cash in retirement. Come in today and @ see Lynn program. Board members have considered strongly divid- ing the funds up with 70 per cent going to the county highway depart- ment and 30 per cent go- ing to the county's general fund. County Clerk Sherri Schieffer requested Complete Banking Services 1898 tion. After a restless night, I awoke Sunday feeling very well. Now I am down to a two-to-three hour headache each day. This is some strange bug going around. One thing I learned the hard way that might help someone else is DO NOT take aspirin. It causes you symptoms to worsen, or at least it did mine. One thing for sure, I wouldn't wish this thing on my worst enemy even if he is mean. --Earlene A new professional writers' group has been formed -- the Oklahoma Outdoor Writers' Associ- ation, composed of out- door editors and outdoor writers from all over the state. ' Formation of such a group, reportedly, fills a need of long standing. The group plans a newsletter publication, legislative arm, writers' workshops, speakers' bureau, college scholarship, and mutual sharing of outdoor news and trends. -- Land -Oo $40,000 of this money to purchase a comprehensive microfilm processing sys- tem to make copies of county records. The county is required by state law to maintain copies of all instruments recorded in its office. "In 1982-83 we processed 28,694 pages. As you can well imagine, this requires a great deal of storage space," Schieffer said in her request. She said the system should save the county nearly $7,000 per year in copying expense. The board also received a request for $5,500 from the county treasurer*s office for office equip- ment, a requ~t for $1,000 from the county health department to meet price increases on an existing project and a request for more funds for the county computer account to pro- vide computers and soft- ware for the courthouse. Commissioners will also likely budget $100,000 for a new heating and cooling system for the courthouse to replace the old one. Final approval of theSe requests has been set for the board's next meeting, Feb. 29. Semor Citizen News There were five who sat at the birthday table -- Alpha Bower, DeVilla Clark, Clara Westfall, Mary Carlile and E. L. McCarty. We thank Patsy for the beautiful coreagee. She has furnished these each month through the years and we all say, Thank you, Patsy. There were 73 out to music Monday night. Thirteen musicians were on hand. We were glad to has the Keltys back from Stillwater. We were also glad to have Oren and Ira Campbell from Drum- right to help with music. The music was great. Zula Henderson and Lovell Wells were hostesses and served plenty of cookies, cake, tea and coffee to everyon Yuna Klo Wastfall's quilt was finished. Another one is in the frames for Mrs. Bucke Our sympathy goes to Lois Franklin family in the death of her daughter, Mrs. Betty Hall. Leap Year pecial NAPOLEON BED 6-Drawer Pedestal Sheets, Padded Rails {Hnancing Available} WATERBED ROOM 1911 N. Boomer Stillwater (405}372-0900 I The Perkins Journal An overall evaluation of a recent letter from a al0ortsman/conservationist in IN maylvanla indicates 'that while the field and stream world in Oklahoma may not he altogether to our liking, things in other states are a great deal ' worse. The letter follows: "I'm pleased that you are in conservation efforts. Most sportsmen tend to take rather than preserve. Our area is particularly bad that way. Private land has become almost 90 percent posted in the past 15 years. This is because of the behavior of the deer hunters from the metro- politan areas. We deer hunt on 4500 private acres and had to employ seven uniformed patrol. They had 11 poaching violations in the week before the Thvlzljy., February 23, 1984 -- PAGE 3 !Ryman line, selling the pups and young adults to bird-hunting sportsmen. Alexander recommends that the new owner of an eight to ten week puppy start immediately, especially by developing rapport with the dog. B,, :so doing, the owner can be .igunning over the setter Setters. It refreshed my qwhen it's seven to nine, memory of the great hunt- months old. ing dog I had seen in action several years ago. I got in contact with the DeCovarly Kennels, home of the Rymans. The Ryman line was es- tablished and developed by the late George Ryman who bred top English setters with his stock. Alexander has 70 pedigreed English setters in his pens, the best of the Ryman line, and has 25 On Saturdayl March 3, both chapters of the Still- water Izaak Walton League of America, will have a work day at the Sanborn Lake Clubhouse beginning at 9 a.m. The fa- cility needs to be readied for the scheduled program there Monday evening. March 5. A supper meet- ing is scheduled to be fol- lowed by an address by pups in the "puppy Jack Lorenz, national ex- house." Alsxanderbreeds .ecutive director of the setters with the aim of ;IWLA, from Arlington. constantly improving the {VaJ. seaaon. "As a rule, it seems that people that hunt birds, especially with dogs, seem to have a better feeling for the whole outdoor situa- tion I am heavily involved with the Ruffed Grouse Society and president of the regional chapter." A pair of Rymu Setters, among the worM's most disciplined hunting dogs, honor each other's point. These words were from Ken Alexander, owner of the internationally renowned DeCoverly Gun Dog Kennels, home of the Ryman Setters, located in Tunkhannock (Pa.) Several years ago it was my privilege to hunt with a Ryman Setter in another state. In every particular, the dog performed in mag- nifiomt fashion and did so in a most rhythmic, un- hurried, methodical ~er. On that day the Ryman flawlessly pointed coveys, singles, retrieved, backed and honored another dog's point. The Ryman was unperturbed by heavy brush and briar patches. He worked these areas repeatedly during the day--areas a lot of dogs leave alone. His white coloring with black spots (called blue belton} made him higldy visible and within command hearing all day. An Associated Press story appeared in Okla- homa newspapers several weeks ago on the Ryman Use Your Tonguebrush That's right. In addi- tion to brushing and floss- ing your teeth, it's also a good idea to brush your tongue. If you were to look at your tongue's surface un- der strong magnification; you'd see why. Its sudace is far from smooth, but in- stead is covered with tiny, flexible projections. This irregular surface can trap food particles and become a breeding ground for bac- teria .... contributing to bad breath and the build- up of plaque throughout the mouth. Both these problems can be prevented or cor- rected by brushing your tongue every time you brush your teeth. You don't have to scrub; just a few strokes back and forth, over the whole sur- face of your tongue, will keep it free of food parti. cles. and bacteria. Ill New & Used J.H. & Marine Bostian, Owners 100 N. Main Perkins 547-2109 Come in and look around. Register for a FREE box o*,* to be given away. IIIIIII I I I II I 'he .Romantics Give your heart to the new, romantic wedding rings by ArtCarved. Rings of charming daisies.., ravishing roses... delkate lily of the valley.., shining pierced hearts or wedding bells. 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