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THE PER L-THURSDAY, MA 7, 1996 By Margaret Coate 40 Years Ago. March 8. 1956 The Perkins High School FFA brought home two winning livestock meat judging teams from the Logan County spring livestock show at meats contest Friday in Guthrie. Walter Blackwell, was high individual, fol- lowed closely by Phil Tomlinson. The livestock team took first place in their division with Phil Tomlinson the high individual and John Casey a close second. Dave Fourkitler and Daniel Murray were both absent when their names were called for the two $10 prizes at last Saturday's drawing. Dee Inman, Jessie Case, Earl Kidd, Donald Stearman and Frank Chrystal each were awarded $1. Those absent for the $1 were Charles Lincoln, Mrs. Dee Jamison, Elsie Jenkins, Sam Denny, Lillian Willettt, Thurman Speer and Bert Goodman. Frank "Pistol Pete" Eaton, who most people recog- nize as the replica of the old west, is headed for Cowboy Hall of Fame if enough people are interested enough in helping him receive this nomination. Everett Lawrence left for Oklahoma City Monday where he has accepted a position with Oklahoma Tax Commission. He will be in the City 30 days for train- lag and then will be assigned to a district. He will continue to live in Perkins. When the Perkins HD Club met Tuesday ai~emoon 18 members answered the roll call and at the end of the meeting enjoyed refreshments: Evah Woodrum, Nell Holsinger, Edna Jones, Nellie Knox, Oma Kidd, Hazel Walker, Jessie Case, Mary Laughlin, Sophia Rogers, Nora Fulton, Goldie Lacy, Juanita Homer, Allie Stumbo, Rose Anderson, Lea Houston, Mary Flannery and Gertrude Savage. It was announced that Hazel Walker had won third place on her burnt sugar cake at the cake and egg show in Stillwater last week. Mrs. Lee Kirk was hostess to the Bridge Club Friday, Feb. 2 with these members present: Anna Ormsbee, Nina Wilhite, Georgia Huls, Erma Shelby, Arlie Ross, Kathleen Butler, Mae Vasser and a guest Ora Hickman. Mrs. Ross had high score followed by Mrs. Vassar. Forest Valley Garden Club members present for a les- son on birds were: Gay Clark, Ruth Courtright, Fern Niles, Grace Hudgens, Erma Brixey, Dorothy Markee, With a goal of"personal growth and success--while 3. Present were Grandma Tabor, Glenda Mercer and Carolyn Jo Butler. Others attend- . working to aid others through community involvement" Courtright and Lottie Sharpton. ifig from Perkins were Dora Mercer, Nell Ruther and : 24 Perkins men have joined together to form the Bobble Burnett visited Mr. and Mrs. Blanche Childs. Perkins Jaycees. week. Wanda Savage of Perkins has been elected art chair- Tammy Downey of the Perkins 4-H Club had a bigSharyl Lynn Bickell has been chosen man of unit two of Coed apartments, Women's living smile for her big win at the Payne County Junior Live- American Legion Auxiliary to attend group at Oklahoma State University. stock Show. She is pictured with the Central Rural of Girls State. She is the Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie Black hosted a party for bas- Electric Co-op official who bought her grand champion Bickell. ketball girls and boys in the community building on steer. Jeff Brown, a P-T FFA member, places his bar- Some of my stories were still a March 2. Present other than the players were Mr. and row as the grand champion in the swine division. Jay nal although I, no longer worked there. Mrs. Alvin Hall, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Fagan and Mr. Elmo Davis had the reserve grand champion Duroc hog. Homemaker of the Week was Barnes. The Friendship Club met Monday, March 1 at theProgress Community. Carol Graham, The Pawnee and wetern Payne county division of home of Axle Magee with Winnie Moser as hostess, is Roger Graham, introduced herself, the state association of licensed practical nurses met in Members present were Nora Fulton, Lea Houston, Ruth nal Visits writer. Recipes given by Mrs.] Stillwater March 6 at the home ofJoAnn VanDeventer Stanley, Florence Malloy, Bertie Tarlton, Sophia Rogers, ~tuff~d Chicken Thighs: 1/4 cup with Clarrcy Cook presiding. Nine members and two, Maude Markee and Geldie Lacy. Guests were Axleonion and celery; 2 T. butter or oleo;~ visitors were present. Magee, Ada Ruth Shaffer and Genevie Benford. soned stuffing mix; 1/2 cup hot water; 4! Elvin and Della Jones are owners of Mystery Farm Ralph Crane,, owner of Ralph's Packing Plant along 1 T. butter or oleo mixed with 1 T. No. 34 in the Perkins Journal series. It is located 6 with his wife Sue, is featured in "It's Our People Who tional). Combine onion, celery miles south and 1/2 west of Perkins. The only one to make You Someone Special" at Payne County Bank. He sure; microwave at High 1 to 2 1/2 guess correctly was Nellie Neitman. serves the Payne County Bank as a director and has celery is tender. From "Around the Town:' Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Eaton been a member of the local bank board since 1973. each thigh and put 1/4 stuffing had as their Sunday afternoon guests Mr. and Mrs. Members of the Cimarron Valley EH Club who metand skin. Pull skin over Wendall Stevens and daughter Kimberly of Stillwater in the home of Rosa Lynn Baker on Tuesday, March 2 rack skin side up. If desired, and Mrs. Eaton's brother, Mr. and Mrs. John Andrick. were: Carol Davis, Mae Vassar, Pat Niles, Barbara mixture. Debra Dodrill celebrated her 8th birthday with a "Kirby, Virginia Hawxby, Pat Vassar, Mary Dodson, ~: 1 pkg. chocolate party on Friday afternoon. Guests were Pam Agnes Cowley, Melba Glover, Elsie Mac Grant, Gerry instant); 1 T. oleo; 1 cup sugar; Rushmore, Janelle Houston, Helen Martin, Rita Coate, Allen, Ella B. McCarty and Erma Brixey. 1 cup pecans. Cook and stir to a full Melvita Hardy and Debra's sister, Sherry. ~ lower heat and keep stirring --- 15 YearsAgo. March 12. 1981 for 3 minutes. Stir in pecans. When 30 Years Ago, March 10. 1966 Jack Gearhart took advantage of the warm weather thicken drop from teaspoon on the 2nd Lt. Donald G. McCroskey will report for duty at to catch two dandy big mouth bass in an area pond. He 24 clusters of good candy. Williams Air Force Base i~ Arizona on March 21st. He said they weighted 5 pounds 8 ounces and 5 pounds 7 to make will complete his years pilots training there. His wife ounces. Curt Savage had also been having good luck mayonnaise, 1 cup green pickle Kathy and son Donnie will join him on April 2nd. catching fish. Savage said that the ponds are low and sup. From Around the Town: Mr. and Mrs. Dee Jamison apparently fish are hungry and biting good. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dale Longan of Wellston visited Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Bert In his "Just A Line More" column, Editor Bob Evans birthday dinner for Kimberly Kay, six q Hardy. Mrs. Nelson Cundiff and Merilyn and Ida welcomed Elizabeth Beason and Carol Graham to the Karl Sue, 5 on March 6 at their Cretsinger were Monday morning coffee guests of Mrs. Journal staff. Carol Graham told about Ren Shaull, a Grandma Hicks brought Kim a Barbara Mobley and Michael. teacher at PTHS, saving the life of a choking victim at Karl a Snoopy Cake. Attending were: The Payne County Chapter of American Red Cross the high school cafeteria using the Helmerich maneu- Vickie and Jan of Coyle; Mr. and Mr~ has issued a wholesale message of gratitude to the resi- ver. The basketball coach Haas had several first aid Perkins; Mr. and Mrs. Roy LaRue dents of Perkins who contributed funds through the classes and had taught some. Mr. Hrencher, Perkins Essie Hicks of Coyle and Combined Drive to support Red Cross programs this principal, said that nearly all Perkins teachers have Stillwater. year. been certified in CPR and First Aid and realize the ---- Members and guests of the Perkins Homemakers Club need to be able to aid in an emergency. 10 Years Ago. March 13. 1986 met at the home of Mrs. Burton Coate for the March Sectional Center Manager/Postmaster Frank N. A Perkins couple have been named meeting. The lesson was on the role of women in pofi- Bounds of Oklahoma City has announcea tne appoint- ~mwa~er Medical Center Foundation. tics. Guests~were Mrs. Blackwell, Mary Minser, Rose mentofLeonC. Collier as the new Postmaster at Tryon and Pat Vassar. Pat is the Burton and Mrs. James Elledge who became a new effective Saturday, March 7, 1981. auxiliary. member. A meeting was held Tuesday evening in Perkins to The Perkins Chamber of Commerce review procedures used for the Civil Defense storm to the annual Junior Livestock that Mrs. Susie Nichols and Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Nelson and watch program in Perkins. Arlis Riley is Civil Defense water last week. Dorothy. Director, assisted by Bob Evans. The Demon All-Sports Booster Club Mr. and Mrs. George Allen and Mr. and Mrs. Wayne "Echoes From the Hills," a biography of Sam West, a annual mix-up tournament March Allen, Janet and Anita spent Sunday in Oklahoma City Missionary Baptist preacher who left his mark across one who enters will be placed on a visiting Mr. and Mrs. Robert N. Allen and family, southwestern and southeastern Oklahoma in the first divided as equally as possibly. : Donna Emerson reported in the FHA news the fol- half of the century, will be ready for readers around The Perkins Lions will host OSU lowing officers had been elected for the coming year: Easter, it is announced by Bob Evans, publisher. Winnie Paul Hansen at an upcoming Lions Rhonda Bostian, president; Kathy Himes, vice presi- Corey, daughter of Sam West, is author of the biogra- lic is invited to attend. : dent; Marilyn Brixey,secretary; Debbie Arthur, trea- phy, a project that has been underway for more than On Saturday, March 8th over 200 surer; Vickie Morris, historian; Mary Jean Nelson, par- 30 years, the state turned out to witness the liamentarian; Cathy Rushmore, reporter; Donna This week's Payne County Bank team member is Felsa the cornerstone for the new Masonic Emerson, devotional leader; and Linda Hall, song and Hastings, an employee at the bank for 24 years. Her Street here in Perkins. Three memberS game leader, present duties at the bank include being assistant cash- ier and teller. 25 Years Ago. March 11. 1971 Lula Stratton and Gertrude Newport were hostesses They were The first body for the ATV now is being formed, at the Senior Citizens Center Monday night with 109 The ceremony was conducted Making of the plastic bodes is being sublet to another present and 20 musicians. The birthday song was sung Manning, Jr. A story by Bennett Land features Ryan, a man and wife team Perkins. , ' ~ i , , Rice, Agnes Cowley, Della Matheson, Viola Hickman, " Visiting Sunday afternoon with Mrs. Bessie Cole were Mary Evans, Mable Willett, Elsie Saint, Ida Taylor, Ruby Albright, Helen Carlton, Georgia Nelson and Merry Lodene Taylor and baby and Nell Nichols. Mrs. Chesney reported in the first grade news that Georgia Mac Allen had her birthday Feb. 22, Myron Reynolds and Robert Brewer had birthdays on Feb. 24 so we celebrated three birthdays in one week. Myron brought suckers and bubble gum and Robert brought balloons and suckers for everyone in the room. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Ishmael had as weekend guests their three grandchildren, Joe, Judy and Jim Gaither of Tulsa while their parents made a business trip to Ft. Worth, returning for them on Monday. From Principal O.E. Cowley's "Grade Tallc" The state has allowed a half cent per child for library books. This will amount to 87 1/2 cents per child per year and $363 for the entire school. From the seventh grade news: The girls finally gotfirm and the die for the body has been made. The plas- to Morgan Westfall and Ernest Mick. 1,00% church attendance. The room of 45 children tic is vacuumed overthis die. The firstATV body should From Eden Chapel news, reparted by Donna Murlin: c~ty had 3 miss church servi'ces--all .bo, ys. ~ be available in a~k':or two accordiiig to Bob : The BU~a~ting Club met win'Edna Tailor March ,~om WIrs. Franklin's~4tfi ~ ~;th gr~Id~ ~b~rflow room: Henigrnaii~ ~*~u~te~ndent at Vassa~ ~fg. "C~o.~ A ..... Buddy Lawrence, Gary Madison and Ted Kolosick were prototype is shown floating three adults across a pond: on the winning "Little Boys Team" in the mixup tour- Bob Henigman, plant superintendent; Jack Vassar, nament held by the senior class last week. Stella president ofVassarMfg. Co.; and Edwin Darby of OSU, Nelson, Paula Evans and Carole Purgson were on the designer of the vehicle. winning "Little Girls Team." At the Monday Lions Meeting, Ralph Crane gave a From Mrs. Holsinger's 4th grade: Last Saturday we program on the history of Ralph's Packing Plant. enjoyed a birthday party for Pat Smith. We were served Guests were O.E. Cowley, Eli Wells, Floyd Farley, all of ice cream and cookies, Pat brought her camera and we Ripley; Leon Crook, Cushing; A.B. Alcott, Stillwater; took some pictures of our class. Sherry Reynolds had a Jim Brassfield, Bill Evans and Bill Erwin, all of perfect spelling score, for the last six weeks. Perkins. Approximately 55 members of the Perkins senior and The fourth grade of Perkins was among schools en- junior high bands attended the A&M symphonic or- tered in the Soil Conservation coloring contest. First chestra concert at Stillwater last Thursday evening. Mr. place winner was Allan E. Wall who received $5 and a and Mrs. Melvin Sugmon and Mack Braziel also at- trophy at the bankers dinner. tended. Friday evening the bands were host to the Mr. Elzie Sine, chairman of the Iowa Tribe of Okla- Roosevelt high school band at a welcoming party with homa, flew to Kansas City Sunday with the tribal lead- Mrs. Wisler in charge of the program, ers of other Oklahoma Tribes to attend conferences of From Clayton News reported by Mrs. Jennie Busch: the National Congress of American Indians and the Na- Mr. and Mrs. Paul Busch are parents of a son born Feb. tional Council of Indian Opportunity. They will meet 29 at Cushing hospital. He was named Michael Lyn. with Vice President Spiro Agnew and the commission Mrs. Lela Inman and Deloris spent Friday evening in of IndianAiTairs to discuss portions of President Nixon's Perkins with Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Bounds. announced program for American Indians. ---- Students from Perkins listed on the honor rolls at ~ YearsA_~o, March 9, 1961 Central State in Edmond were: Betty M. Branstetter, The senior division of the MYF met with their spon- Marilyn K. Brixey, Linda J. Nelson and Jim E. Niles. so:rs Mr. and Mrs. R.M. Simpson for election of officers Winner,~ Saturday at the drawing were: Delmar's-- on March 5: Karen Barnes, president; Bill Little, vice Nora Fulton; McDaniel and Son--Arthur Brown; .president; Glenda Mercer,, secretary.; Paula Evans; trea- G ar_dner s Gi.bb_le G as--~usie Nickels, and W.N. Bak- surer; and Leola Sadler, publicity chairman. Carolyn ers and Blumer's Champlin---Joe A. Wilson. Not Jo Butler, Vicki Moser and Phyllis Campbell were present were: Jim Long, Mayme Johnson,Ann Haskett, elected for the three program areas: Faith, Citizenship Ruby Mangold, Josephine Roubidoux and Tillie Bateson. and Witness. ---- Mr. and Mrs. Frank Evans announce the birth of a 20 Years Ago. March 1L 1976 daughter, Julie Ann, born March 3 at Stillwater Mu- Proving there was no s~ortage of judging talent in nicipal Hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Wood of Dallas the PTHS FFA Chapter were Mark Youngker, Guy announce the birth of a son, Phillip Kevin, March 1. Rose, Randy Bostian and Jay Davis who combined their Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Otto Wood. skills to take the first place trophy in livestock judging Local WSCS members who presented the program at at Guthrie. Their coaches were Paul Evans and Roger the Yale meeting were: Ann Cocke, Ella Baker, Pat Jennings. I II II I II I ome eal 135 South Main oPerkins Neighbors Helping Neighbors Skilled Nursing Home Health Aides Personal Care IV Therapy Physical Therapy Occupational Therapy Speech Therapy Psychiatric Nurse Nurses on call 24 hours-7 days a week! Toll Free mm mm m m mm i i m m m g mm IN mm i m m mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmmmmm| ~m II IIIIII I II IIII i:T:i:!:i :i: ::! tion We in rural Oklahoma have a real interest in seeing that State 669 is defeated at the polls on March 12. It's called survival, Listen to State Auditor Clifton Scott. He's Oklahoma's most enced elected official, a recognized expert in state taxes and a defender of rural Oklahoma. Scott says passage of S.Q. 699 to massive closings of school districts and county consolidation. Scott even puts numbers to it. He predicts that more than 450 districts would close and 32 counties would be consolidated. Will our school or our county be among those that be shut down. No one knows But we do know that S.Q. 669 is not designed to help the small-town resident, local businessman or small family farmer. was created to give tax breaks to big ranchers, big farmers and bk lords through unequal tax assessments. Why should we let S.Q. 669 hammer our local government,: schools, our libraries, our vo-techs, our hospitals and our local just so the rich can get an unfair tax break? m mmm DON'T LET 669 HAMMER Paid for by Taxpayers for Fairness Committee, 330 N.E. 10th Street, Oklahoma City, Karen Leveridge, Treasurer mmmmmmmmmmmnmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm'mmmmmmmmmm!