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News and Views of the Cimarron Valley Line Bob vmm is still around, tempera- the 50's and the tern- was tolerable. I dove cooing Sun- T when I paper. to the area. ne the VOL. 95 Bedroom Stay here year " which is true, out that has south to the look more and healthy after in the sun all Let'er rip. Spring L Week from today March 21). XXxx and I were in last week. fresh snow on and the tem- was a degree or zero the first a few degrees It is kind of cold s more of a sting- that cuts deeply. there in- us that they expect any weather until of April. I smiled and told them all already 60 and 70 temperatures, coming up, the ready to burst the song birds purple mar- out will live in I felt guilty them that way. I noticed the people who Krause Pub where we wore short I was cold I was in was wearing and a v were rurr in short and light NO. 25 suite on the block XXXx town has their care where Iola, Wis- Crystal's r ht ,village ate break- several morn- once andit About in the after- ,dn the start gather- coffee and pie. do this in the to ar- By Craig Fuqua An ad in the Sunday NewsPress classifieds caught our collective eye down at The Journal this weekend: "Make an investment in Oklahoma's future by helping a starving gradu- ate student. Must soil for cash my 9-piece maple bedroom suite. All or part. Heirloom." it stated. It said to call Warren Miller, so we did. Miller, it turns out, is not actually starving. He's a 4@year >ld gradu- ate teaching associate for the College of Business at Oklahoma State Universi- ty and needs money to meet a large expense. "'My primary need is that I got a car that's almost as old as I am," he joked. In reality, his car dates back to 1971. "It's got 130,000 miles on it and it needs help," he ex- plained. He's asking for $800 for the suite. "I didn't arrive at that figure scientifical- ly. That's what I need to fix my car," he said. The suite was given to his maternal grandmother as a wedding present from her parents in 1917. Miller is the third-generation owner. Included in the suite are a complete double bed set, two night tables, two glass lamps for the night tables, a vanity, a stool for the vanity, a wall mirror for the vanity and an up right five-drawer chest of drawers. Miller has a varied back- ground. "I was a financial guide in Tulsa for six years prior to chucking it Perkins, Payne County, Oklahoma - USPS 428040 all ann coming back to said. "And committed school," he said. He's been to what I doing here." at OSU since last June. He added he had two sets of bedroom hn-niture He received a bachelor's in his single-bedroom degree in business ad- apartment in Stillwater. ministration in 1975 from "I think that, given the the University of Okla- situation, she wouldn't homa` He said he also at- raise objection one," he tended the University of stated. Texas at Austin on and oH 'Tou try to keep a seine before that. of humor about these His background also in- things," he said, despite cludes "1,000 days in the the feelings. Marine Corps," working Persons interested in as a funeral home atten- ' naking an investment in dant, selling butterflies for Oklahoma's future" a firm in Oklahoma City should try Miller first at and cooking hamburgers, his office on campus, 104D He said he also tried his Business Bldg., 624-7156. hand as an insurance He said he teaches nine salesman, hours d classes and is tak- He said he has mixed ing 12 and that he is emotions about selling the usually in the building heirloom, from morning until night. "I try to look at it from If he's not, potential buy- the standpoint of my ere should try him at grandma. She was a firm home, 372-3014. "And believer in education," he keep trying," he added. Some of the friendly staff at the Demons Den. Front row: Renee Fowble, Brenda Varvil, Rcha Hayter. Back: Sheila Ferguson and Donna Sullivan. Not pictured are Cathy Hampton, Sandy Borrall and owner Dorothy Varvil. O O O ;Iness THOUGHT OF THE WEEK d "Middle age is when you ate sitting home on Saturday night end the telephone rings and you hope it isn't for you." -Ring Lerdner By- ralg Fuqua for space to open up down- " day's business, Varvil town. She has also owned decided to open the store Perkins'neweet restaur- and operated the Tigers up for breakfast, starting THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 1984 a.m. and stay 11 when they and fix dinner ant is the Demons Den, Den in Crescent for the at 6 a.m. The Den serves , and return 143 S. Main, offering fast- . last four years, standard breakfast fare for an after- order sandwiches, ice with a few homemade yting, coffee cream products, nachos There are eight em- items until 10:30 a`m. go home and frito pies. The store ployees at the store cover- weekdays. four o'clock accepts call-in as well as ing its business hours of 9 The store also houses a teddy for supper, walk-in., orders,a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to games room. that area have Thursday, 9 a`m. to 10 Varvil said she would ...=.. or Nor- Dorothy Varvil opened p.m. Friday and Saturday like to open another store and the shop last week after and 2-9 p.m. Sunday. eventually but hasn't I got a kick waiting a year and a half After reviewing her first picked a site yet. A DOG'S DREAM: two fireplugs sit together at the corner of Main Street and Kirk Avenue City Manager Gerald Hall said the plug on the right was installed with the new 6" water line running along Kirk and Freeman. The existing pipe has only a 4" diameter. The main purpose of the new line is to increase flreflghting capability in the area, Hall said. The old plug will be gone after about two more months. O' McNew At Home Guthrie attorney F. E. moving to Perkins. a "good bank." ' om- "I Kevin McNew, a P-T McAnally is building a think Perkins has a merce and industry circu- High School student who law office at the north end terrific future and it's an late around a bank," he lost part of his arm in an of the city and has an- immediate future," he explained. accident on March 3, is nounced his intention to said. "I'm convinced Another factor was the resting at home now, said become Perkins' first full- enough that I'In willing to presence of a newspaper his father, Ron McNew. time attorney, make the investment."and the volume of traffic McAnally said the "I originally had through the city. The youth's arm was office, located on Main planned to open an office He was also influenced caught in a soil mixer in Street next to the wheat- in Stillwater, but after I by the success of his an Oklahoma City green- field at the northern city made a feasibility study I brother O. E.'s store, house and was severed be- limits, should be open for decided to open in Per- McAnally's, on North twe the dbow and wrist, business by the first of kins," he said. Main. Attempts to replace the June. Several factors went ' rhe potential is there. severed part failed. He cited the growth of into his decision, chief of It's just up to me to get the city as the reason he's which was the presence of the business," he said. Kevin is home from Children's Memorial Hospital only temporarily. He will return to the hospital on Sunday for another surgery on Mon- day, his mother, Deniece, said. She said Kevin was home for rest and that visits were discouraged. "We've had wonderful support from Perkins," she said ,It's meant a lot to Kevin and to us. When you need folks, they Ye right there That's Perkius for you" She added that people wishing to write Kevin should walt until late this week to he sure he's at the hospital when the letter arrives. His address will he Chil- dren's Memorial Hospital, Wing 4-N, Oklahoma City, OK, 73104. Them have two imlp ovemen at Del-Mar's Food Store this last week The first is the return of Bob Herren, former manager and now manager and butcher, to the store. Herren left here five years ago to work for Giant Stores in Tulsa. The second improvement is the addition of a bahed-goods counter in the back of the store selling doughnuts, pastries and cookies from Day- light Donuts of Stlllwater. Owner Lonnle Tabor said the bsksd goods are fresh daily from Tuesday through Saturday. Daylight Donuts is owned by Jim and Carol Stoecker of Perkins. to the con- was mostly quite heavy dialect. we noticed on was Bob Evans, president of so hap Western Periodicals Co of there. Perkins, has announed the Very little con- purchase of Western Pub- Complaining licatious Co. of Io1 Wi , or pc> J publishar of nationally- pleasant con- distributed True West, about their People of the what they o~e was too iw school or and there was and visit- s pleasant mople Old Weet'and Hunter's Frontier Times m~ee. All three periodicals print authentic historical articles on Western America, Evans said. Evaus is also owner and publisher of The Perkin Journal, Evans Publica- tions book publishing company and The Daily Report Busin m Di t whkh stsrted this in Stillwater for the Payne County Hunter's Frontier Times started in Banders, Texas in 1923. Since that time, Evans said, "I0,000 pages of Texas h/storical material have been print- ad in its columns." ~XX in the Sun- where of Champlin across the na- them in Okla- re- from station these sta- on Page 7) True West and Old Small of Austin, Texas. West were started in 1953 At about this time,he and 1964 by Mr. Joe chased the rights to ail the True Wmt and Old Wmt mapaines, long a houm hold Item in rural (Western) USA, have moved to Per- kins, Oklahoma. old copies of Hunter's Frontier Times and start- ed Western Publications Co. In 1979, Krause Publi- cations of Iola, Wisc., bought Western Publica- tions and Mr. Small re mained as publisher. Editor Jim Dullenty said Mr. Small will continue to write a regular column for the company. Evans stressed the his- torical nature of the ma~qazines. "These stories are writ- ten by western writers. Most of it is researched westem history. Them's no fiction in there," he said. True West is published monthly and has a distri- bution of 120,000 copies. Old West's 110,000 copies are distributed s sonal- ly(quarterly). Hunter's Frontier Times now reprints in their entirety old HFT is- sues beginning with Volume I Number I. Ev- ery three months, three is- sues are reprinted and distributed to its 5,000 subscribers. HFT is republished in an exact facsimile form, right down to the adver tisements. According to the "Handbook of Texas," HFT publishes narratives and reminiscences of pi- oneers, Texas Rangers, peace officers, frontier characters, outlaws, desperadoes, Indian depredations and early- day happenings. Included in the pur- chase is a ' uge" backlog of old copies of Old West and True West. Evans said these old issues are collector ' items and sdl from 83 to 8200 for the most rare issues. Editor Dullenty and ad- vertisi g manager Randy to produce the July issue Clausen will move their oflYue West. offices to Perkins in time (Continued on Page 7) II I I I I[ Report has a new look Newsstand sales of The Report Business Digest is Dally Report Business available at the Perkins Di est,the weekly busi- Journal office. heSS newspaper for Payne i Cushing locations are County, will start Thur i the Homestead and day in various locations. Brownfields restaurants. In Stillwater, the paper The paper is also sold at will be available in racks the Come-Back Care in at Tingles Restaurant, 7th ' Perry and Husband; Granny's The broadsheet Kitchan, 1002 S, Main; , newspaper contains busi- Holland House Buffet, i ness news, advertise- 824 S. Main; Wyatt !ments, legal news and CVmmrron Plaza; : notic~ and vital statistics house snd the Post ( :the Payne County for Payne County and costs 50c an issue. Sub Other sites being conal- scription price is $25.06 dared are the Holiday Inn , per year and may be billed and Sheraton Inn. i or by telephoning In Perkins, The D ly i743-3620 or 743-3622. I III I / !i