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PAGE ..__ The Perkins Journal Thursday, March 2, 1989 News and Views of the Cimarron Valley I I I Perkins, Payne County. OklnhmlN~ - USPS 42Wd-10 I I I i lilll III _ i I L II Robins heard crunching under my shoes as I walked on the sidewalk to the science building early one morning last week. The sidewalk was covered with hackberry seeds. Later that morn- ing the mystery of the hackberry- covered sidewalk was solved when several of us watched flocks of American Robins and Cedar Wax- wings feeding in the hackberry tree that hung over the sidewalk. They would eat the soft coverings off the fruits and then drop the hard seeds, ~any of which were landing on the "sidewalk. , I read about the numerous ~obins in the Perkins area in the Perkins Journgl and asked Dr. ;~rilliarn Carter about the sudden ~ppearance of flocks of Robins in ,~eny parts of Oklahoma last week. ~r. Carter said the Robins have ~een in Oklahoma all winter, ~arily in sheltered wooded areas ~i river bottoms such as along the ~marron River. Flocks are usual- ~ found where there is a plentiful ~pply of hackberries and red cedar ~rries. When the Robins eat these ~rries, they also need to drink a lot ~water. =/~With warmer weather last week, flocks of birds moved out of ~eltered areas into more open me.as to feed. That is when the birds suddenly appeared in towns to feed on seeds, fruits and worms. If the weather turns bad, Robins will ;again disappear as they seek ! sheltered areas. Now you know why we were suddenly inundated with :Robins last week. The Natural Way By Dr. Jeff Black Biology Dept., East Central Univ. Ada, Oklahoma Robins are one bird that most of us can recognize. Their brick-red breast, gray back, yellow bill and habit of standing or running on the ground make them one of our most beautiful and popular birds. There are older reports in the literature that tell us Robins used to nest on- ly in eastern Oklahoma Once peo- ple started planting trees in the western parts of the state, the Robins moved westward and now nest in all parts of Oklahoma except in the most southern and western counties. Some Robins do migrate into Oklahoma from the north to spend the winter. Then they migrate back north when it warms up in the spring. That is why we see a lot of Robin movement throughout the state in the fall and spring. Rol:~as nest in open wooded areas starting in mid-March. Their nest is mud-walled with-a grass lining and holds 3 or 4 sky blue eggs. On- ly the female incubates the eggs, but both parents help feed the young once they have hatched. Most Robins raise two broods of young each year. Young Robins are easily recognized by their speckled breasts. I always enjoy watching Robins as they stand on the lawn with their heads cocked to one side watching for worms. Perhaps the appearance of Robins last week does mean that spring is here. I hope it does! Here is an old poem about Robins I thought you might enjoy: Your travels bring you wide acclaim For everyone can call your name They count the days 'til you appear For then they feel that spring is near. Eden Chapel News by Donna Burton There were 78 attending church Sunday. Had some visitors. Everyone is welcome. Monday morning we had rain, sleet and snow. Everyone was sorry about the death of Stacey Moorman. She will be missed. There are lots of illness and deaths. Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Moore visited Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Burton Saturday afternoon. Lori and Shawn McLemore and Jim Stephens visited Mr. and Mrs. Joe Burton Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Rick Peters and family from Newcastle and Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Burton had Sunday dinner with Mr. and Mrs. Don Perceful and helped Joan celebrate her birthday. Those visiting Mr. and Mrs. Richard Burton and boys Sunday afernoon were Sue Driskill and Shelly and Russell, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Burton. They helped An- drew celebrate his second birthday. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Burton visited Mr. and Mrs. Jim Stephens at Glen- toe Sunday evening. The Burton Quilting Club met with Edna Tabor, February 21, 1989. Those attending were Opal Courtright, Lotty Sharpton, Judy Buntin and Carolyn Armstrong. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Burton and boys visited Mr. and Mrs. Jewell Cates Saturday afternoon. Coyle News by Velma Downey The Women's Council of the First Christian Church met for their February meeting in fellowship hall. Mrs. Reba Perrin took over her duties as president, as our president Mrs. Lou McCarty resigned. The meeting opened with Chris- tian Women's Fellowship Prayer. There were 52 sick calls and cheer cards sent. Mrs. Mildred Majors, a member, has been released from Stillwater Medical Center. Mrs. Lila Longan was voted to be the vice- president. The devotional service was presented by Mrs Maxine Johnston on "God's Glory", "The Way of Miracles," John 11:1-4. The Bible Study taught by Mrs. Mickey Robison on Vocabulary Builder over Chapters 9-13, test over I and II Corinthians. This completed our study of the Corin- thians. Next study book is A Systematic Study of James through Jude. Those present were Mrs. Perrin~ Mrs. Johnston, Mrs. Robison, Mrs. Lila Longan, Mrs. Martha Dobson, Mrs. Jackie Cobbs, Mrs. Nancy Brake. The meeting close with Council Benedictio~ A Valentine Banquet was given at the Assembly of God church. The tables were decorated with red hearts and the Valentine theme in decorations was carried out. Each lady received a red carnation corsage. Pastor Robert Stuart gave the in- vocation. Those attending were Mrs. Robert Stuart, Mr. and Mrs. Rick Bentley, Jodi, Michael and Amy Beth, Mr. and Mrs. Roger Bledsos, Jessica and Brooke, Mr. and Mrs. Chester Dry, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Waltman and Nicholas, Mr. and Mrs. James Mattingiy and Cecil, Mr. and Mrs. James Sissons, Dwain and Teresa, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Galloway and Melisea, Mr. and Mrs. F. E. McAnaily, Ryan and Jacqueline, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Linn and Donnie, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Mishler, Mr. and Mrs. Ron Tracy, i~9n~mmmn~m~mtm~m~M~#~M~H"~M9~uM~m~Mm~mM~nn~MmMmun~m~MwMmm~tn~r..~Jmmtm~t~m~mmmmtm~m~m~t~! Philip and Stephen, Mr. and Mrs. ii JOURNAL FOOD CORNER An unprickcd yolk will cxplode in You can cook eggs in a 2 cloves garlic, minced microwave. teaspoon Italian seasoning, M any people think that is a no- crushed no. However, experts have ex- teaspoon salt perimented sufficiently to prove ~ cup milk otherwise, and identify any infor- 4 eggs mation to the contrary as incor- 1 cups unseasoned stuffing rect, probably originating from a cubes hard and fast rule that eggs cup {2 o~.) shredded mozzarella microwaved with the shells do, in- cheese deed, explode. And furthermore, Celery leaves, optional if you don't prick the yolks, they In 1 quart baking dish, stir too will explodel That's why it is together butter, onions, garlic recommended that eggs be micro- and seasonings. Cook on HIGH waved in a covered dish incase until butter is melted, about 1 some unsuspecting cook forgets minute. Add milk and eggs. Stir to prick the yolk. until thoroughly blended. Stir in Yes, you can scramble your stuffing cubes and cheese. Cook morning eggs right in the serving on HIGH 3 minutes. Stir. Con- dish almost as quickly as you can tinue cooking on HIGH just un- make the toast to go along. For til set, about I minute. Let stand a delicious dinner entree to serve 2 to 3 minutes to complete cook- minutes after you get home from ing. Garnish with celery leaves if a busy day at work, scramble desired. (Note: Cooking times are chopped sauteed veggies with based on a full power output of your eggs. Or, roll a tender about 650 watts. Consult your i~ microwave omelet around left- struction book for cooking times overs for a lazy weekend brunch, if your oven has a higher or lower One dish after another, eggs and power wattage.) the microwave add up to quick and easy meals with a minimum of clean up. In all fairness, though, this Cor- Here is another hurry-up micro- nor warns that the microwave wave meal that you can fix from oven doesn't do justice to airy abag. Not only is this low calorie, souffles or puffy omelets. They it's also quick and easy to fix in need the dry beat of a conven- you/' microwave. tional oven to puff up beautifully. Here are a few things to remem- ber when cooking eggs in the TURKEY WITH TARRAGON microwave: Egg Yolk--becauee it CHEESE SAUCE contains fat, tends to cook more quickly than egg white. When 2 packages (5 oz. each) Banquet you're microcooking unbeaten frozen prepared Gravy,and eggs, use 50% or 30% power.Sliced Turkey Cookin Bags, Omelets, scrambled eggs and thawed. ~uOaChed eggs microcook well on 3 ounces Noufchatel cheese n power {high). Even out of the teaspoon tarragon shell eggs may explode in the 1/8 teaspoon black pepper . microwave because rapid heating 1 cup frozen broccoli florets, causes a buildup of steam. AI- thawed ways use a wooden pick or tip of Remove turkey flora gravy. a knife to break the yolk men- Slice turkey into strips and set brane of an unbeaten egg before aside. In a -quart microwave microcooldng to allow the steam safe casserole, combine gravy, to escape. Covering eggs with a cheese, tarragon and pepper. lid, plastic wrap or waxed paper Heat, covered on HIGH 2 min- while they microcook encourages utes. Stir in turkey and broccoli. on HIGH 2 to 3 more even cooking and--if yoou Heat, covered, forget to prick the yolks--helps to minutes or until hot, stirring confine the explosion! Eggs once. Makes 2 servings. microcooked in their shells WILL explode! .... RAPID~FIRE STRATA ITALIANO W ant to surprieeyour brunch bunch with a delightfully delicious looking hot roll that has a cheesy taste. People will swear they are seeing a sweet roll but they are actually seeing a bun fill- ed with delicious cheese. (Two servings) 1 tablespoon butter cup minced green onions with tops Microwave CHEESE BRUNCH BUNS 2 cups milk cup shortening 53A to 6% cups all-purpose flour ~A cup sugar 2 teaspoons salt 2 packges active dry yeast 2 eggs cup butter or margarine Combine milk and shortening in a saucepav- Heat over medium heat until very warm (120 to 130 degrees). Place 4 cups flour, sugar, salt, and yeast in bowl. Mix: Gradually add warm liquid to bowl, about 2 minutes. Add eggs and mix some more. Continue mixing and add re- maining flour, cup at a time, until dough clings and side of bowl is clean. Knead until dough is smooth and elastic. Place in a greased bowl, turning to grease top. Cover, let rise in warm place, free from draft, un- til doubled in bulk, about I hour. Punch dough down and divide in half. Roll to a 18x8x-inch rec- tangle. Spread half of Cheese Fill- ing over dough. Roll dough tight- ly from longest side, pinching seam together to seal. Cut into sixteen I inch slices. Repeat with remaining ingredients. Melt butter and generously grease bottom of two 9x13x2-inch pans. Place buns cut side dowrL Cover, let rise in warm place, free from draft, until doubled in bulk, about 45 minutes. Bake at 375 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes. In- vert on wire racks. Serve warm. Cheese Filling: 3 jars {5 oz. each) sharp process cheese spread % cup butter or margarine % teaspoon Tabasco sauce teaspoon onion powder teaspoon Beau monde seasoning 1 teaspoon dill weed 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce Dash cayenne pepper Place all ingredients in bowl. B eat until thoroughly combined, about 2 minutes. -O- Elected as Reporter of State YHO Florene Taylor, Perkins, was elected earlier this month to serve as 1989-1990 reporter of the Young Homemakers of Oklahoma (YHO). Y HO members met at Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, for their annual state meeting to elect and install new state officers, hear inspirational speakers and present awards to outstanding chapters and members. Gone Ashley, Amanda, Cody, Michael and Melissa Mr. and Mrs. Delmar Phillips, Stephanie, Delmar J. and Brandi, Mr. and Mrs. Olys Boyce, Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Ham- mack, Dwayne and Billy, Mrs. Virgie Welch, Mrs. Olive Biby, Mrs. Kathleen Phillips and Terry Galloway. Charles Downey was honored Sunday on his Birthday with a din- ner in his home, present were his parents Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Downey, his grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Sanders of Glencoe also his aunt, Jacque Brunk of Glenco~ HIS birthday cake was fur- nished by his grandmother Mrs. Velma Downey. It was trimmed with white icing and tiny lavendar rosettes, baked by his aunt Mrs. Dorothy Mattingly. On February 14, the Cimarron Valley Extension Homemakers Club of Logan County spent the evening dining out with their spouses at "the Haunted House" in Oklahoma City. They spent a very enjoyable evening in fellowship. Those attending were, Mrs. Arlene Hicks, Vicky Hicks, Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Bentley, Mr. and Mrs. E dward Ford, Mr. and Mrs. Terry Phillips, Mr. and Mrs. James F reudenberger, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Whitmore, and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Schneider. -O" To Have 25th Reunion in June Perkins Class of 1964 He|16, everyone that was ever a member of the class of 1964 on their journey through the P-T school system. A 25-year-reunion will be held June 24, 1989 at the Perkins Lions Den. Reservation letters will be mailed six weeks prior to the big event. Where did the time go? For information or to notify of a change in address write: Martha Bowyer, Rt~ 3, Box 245, Perkins, OK 74059. So use this as an excuse to start that diet, color your hair, and buy a new pair of jeans. See you June 24th. The Committee Eloise Savage, 547-2066 Pat Hail 547-5032 -o- Cushing C of C To Sponsor Spring Fling The Cushing Chamber of Com- merce is sponsoring a "Spring Fling-Arts and Crafts Festival" on March 18 and 19 at the Cushing Agri Civic Center. The hours will be Saturday 9 am. to 7 p.m. and Sun- day I to 5 p.n~ Booths will offer a wide variety of handmade gift& For more information please call 918-225-2400. i i THINKING IT OVER Weather Problems By Zola Sample pring seems to be on its way. But to predict what kind of weather we are to have is uncertain in Oklahoma The state is situated in the central part of the United States, sorta in a draft part leading from Alaska toward the Gulf of Mexico. Just right to get the frigid breath that whirls away toward the southland" So some say in the pathway of cyclones. It is a cleaver shaped state which three counties extend- ing into the panhandl~ These three experience as much different climate than other counties east and south. The soil is even different also. It was an ideal state once thought up to relocate the Five Civilized Tribes for hunting and recreational ideas. Over the years it has become a wonderful state. It has quite a history behind it. Other Indian tribes have been located in other areas of its domai~ Many white people have also homestead- ed the area and enjoyed its chang- ing climate. One never knows quite what kind of weather will form dur~ ing the months especially during the winter months. February is one month no one can predict. One may wake early of a sunshining morning dress for a spring day and by four o'clock a norther will blow in and tempera- tures will drop below zero by darkness with the windchill below zero at the drop of a hat as Will Rogers once said. This has been one of those years. Robins have already arrived start- ing to pull worms from and start for early spring. several inches raisers and orchard ried f~r fear they will lose t crop from the bad frozen! that is sure to Oklahomans who have for years know what can February and even March can do the tricl~ tlers and others have when all fruit was killed conditions. It is a big kinds of farmers. ture growers take the of most any business. drought and winds take These conditions are However, it m a great sidering every a great state and their homes here. trade places with folk in the other states of the It is a land that has great people of strength, courage and believers. Folk meet the ing times with the do very little grumbling. They take the bitter 1 sweet and are proud to he J They grin and bear it goes. One feels heritage. Weather and not worry one long stay long. The state's recreational entice many travelers people. To me it is a in all seasons and it has beautiful sunsets I any of the states Kelle Scott and Russell West Scott and West To Exchange Marriage Vows March 4 Kelle Estelle Scott and Russell Franklin West will exchange wed- ding vows Saturday, March 4, 1989 at 3:00 p.m. in the First Christian Church, Perkins. Rev. Jeff Gill will be the officiating minister. Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. William E. Scott, Perkins and Mr. and Mrs. Garry R. West, south of Stillwater. Miss Scott is a 1983 graduate of Perkins-Tryon High School. She is a part-time student at Oklahoma State University and is currently employed at Tempo Fashions. West is a 1981 graduate of Perkins-Tryon High School. He graduated in 1983 from Oklahoma State Tech and is employed by Richard G. Murray and Associates. -O- Piano Festival Entrants Several piano students of Diann Rudd entered the Natienai Federa- tion of Music Clubs Festival held in Stillwater on February 11. Each student played two pieces from memory--a required piece and a chosen piece. Judges critiqued each student and gave a rating. Those receiving Superiors {the highest ratin ) were Erica Crane, Tony Perkins, Allison Bentley and Kathy Constier Those receiving a rating of Excellent included Kristie McCullough, Lee Ann Bays, Kris- tin Wilson and Brent Niles. Brown Reports For Duty Marine Sgt. Andrea L. Brown, whose husband, James, is the son of Jim L. Brown of Tryon, recently reported for duty with 2nd Force Service Support Group, Camp De jeune, N.C. A 1981 graduate of Lancaster High School Lancaster, Ohio, she joined the Marine Corps in January 1982. With EphraimI Costa Rica FebruarY I have spent the Alajuila, Costa Rica and women, Oklahoma M doin~ maintenance Alaj uila Methodist ( members of a work Volunteers in Conference Churclz We are from six and one Texas provided our own and the funds work. Reb. the Calumet United Church is the work {12 miles} north of San capital of Costa Ric~L because of the influx people moving to the the church. We painted and exterior of the smoothed and painted walls of several classrooms, repaired loclO and repaired chairs. Besides the work we church services at the Spanish} the Irazu We have had quite an There were seven C rest of us were all Needless to say we are strangers. Perhaps interesting phase of been the interaction ple and culture of Costa I speak Spanish. They somewhat differently. how to work on church is a challenge when he speaks a language. But it. We even learned to them {they sing our Spanish). They are a with their children. This morning ~5 a.n~) ching the other missioV get ready to go hack to ( They are leaving;, I shall plore some more of