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THE PERKINS JOURNAL-THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 1997 fro rournal From the Files Composed by Margaret Coate 40 Years Ago. March 28. 1957 Bob Evans, in his An Item More column, gives us this tidbit to think about: It's silly to fuss about getting old. When we stop growing older we're dead." Bob said, "This little item was so good, we've just got to repeat it here the way we lifted it from the Lions magazine." (That was a good thought in 1957 and is still good to think about 40 years later. MAC) " Also from An Item More: * We didn't see the proof but Buzz Fiole says he can prove that he ate a mess of radishes out of his garden Tuesday. They were reported to be about the size of a quarter. Must be something to it, as Hurley Blumer says he gave him some. • Despite bad weather, Lawrence Baker now has the roof and walls up at the new house he is building in East Perkins next to Tessie Kane Carol Lee Wall, Oklahoma A&M freshman in arts ands sciences from Perkins, is one of 76 outstanding freshmen coeds selected for membership in Orange Quill, honorary A&M scholarship frater- nity for women. Requirements for membership include a 3.5 grade point.average (B plus) or better for their first semester work. It was estimated by Supt. J.A. McLauchlin that over 300 people visited the new Perkins High School building open house Sunday despite the wet weather. Cost of the new structure, classroom and equipment plus improvement of the community building was ap- proximately $110 thousand. Teen Town sponsors for this Saturday evening, announced by Perk Butler, president of the adult board of the Perkins Teen Town orga- nization, are Mr. and Mrs. Glen Martin and Mr. and Mrs. J.L. Youngker. The Perkins High School concert band came back strong from a heartbreaking excellent rating at the Edmond contests two weeks ago to take a "1" or Superior rating in concert at the State regional contests at Tonkawa Thursday afternoon. They also tacked on a "1 plus" in sight reading, one of the highest ratings that was given during the contest day at Tonkawa. Ephriam Wall, science instructor at Perkins school, has been awarded a $3,000 fellowship to a ten month National SCience Foun- dation high school training institute at Oklahoma A&M beginning next fall. The grand opening of the new Deep Rock service station on Perkins main street will get underway Saturday, March 30, according to Bob Sumpter, operator-manager. Mr. and Mrs. Sumpter formerly operated a station in Ripley, where they till live. With eight chil- dren, they still have two in school at Ripley. 35 Years Ago. March 22. 1962 Perkins school's vocal music department was getting ready to entertain the community with a country-western operetta, "Pistol Packin' Sal." Pictured is "Sal" giving the "what for" to Cal. Sal, in actuality, is Rea Dawn Jacobs and Cal is portrayed by Darrel Por- ter. The Perkins FFA meats judging team rolled to the state champi- Davis. The Perkins junior high track team nailed down third place in the Little Dixie Relays junior high division at Idabel Saturday, ac- cording to Coach Ditz McIlvain. Ronnie Stout swept the 100 and 220 yard dashes in times of 10.8 seconds and 24.2 seconds. Jim Niles placed first in the high jump with a 5',5" leap and second in the board jump with a 10' 2" jump. Richard Nelson, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Verlin Nelson and a 1959 PHS graduate, has been offered a place in the first year class of the Oklahoma Medical School to commence in September 1962. He is presently a pre-med junior at OSU. 30 Years Ago. March 23. 1967 Walt Disney, 12 year old student at Perkins schools, won the -5 first prize last week in the American Legion Auxiliary's essay con- test. His essay was "What Patriotism Means To Me." Jody Crow won second place and -3 while Melvin Sager and Ola Mae Cox tied for third place in the contest and each won $1 prize. Mrs. Della Matheson, secretary-treasurer, presented the awards. Five Perkins students enrolled at Central State College for the spring semester are: Robert K. Ewing, Donna S. Hall, Lon M. Lawrence, Joyce S. Ringwald, and Jerry W. Spillars. The Perkins High School Band came home from the district mu- sic contest held in Tonkawa last Friday and Saturday with an "ex- cellent" rating and high ratings for the many individual entries. Perkins Men in Service: • Army Private James R. Tomlinson, son of Mr. and Mrs. William J. Ton linson of Rt. 1, Perkins, com- pleted eight weeks of advanced infantry training at Ft. Hood, Tex. March 10. • Master Sergeant Russell L. Williamson, son of Will- iam R. Williamson of Perkins has arrived for duty at Dover AFB, Del. On the Old Timers Page, a photo shows results of the tornado that came through this country 1898. It shows the Henderson Frame homestead northwest of Perkins. Frame is the father of Mrs. Jack Reynolds and grandfather of R.B. Frame II, both of Perkins. Figures in the photo were identified as Roll Ryel, Henderson Frame holding daughter Blanch (Mrs. Reynolds), Lena Frame, Carl Frame, Wallace Dickey and Mrs. Mary (Dickey) Frame. Henderson's son, R.B. Frame I, homesteaded in 1891 on the site southwest of Perkins where the Old Timers picnic and reunion was held. R.B II was the first one to cfross the river during the run. 25 Years Ago, March 23, 1972 Sam Bybee, distributive education student at Central Tech, re- ceived a superior rating in public speaking at the 1972-73 Olahoma meeting of the Distributive Education Clubs of America. He is from Tryon and attends PTHS. Scott Pratt, 12 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Pratt of Gar- den City, Kans., won a first place gold medal at the Pioneer League invitational wrestling tourmanet in Libral, Kans. Gene Whitham of Perkins won the $60 prize in the trap shooting contest sponsored by Stillwater Izaak Walton League Gun Club. There were 40 trapshooters in the opening shoot. Navy ChiefYoeman Gerald Hall is presented the Navy Achieve- ment Medal by Rear Admiral J. Nevin Shaffer, commandant of Third Naval District, at district headquarters in Manhattan, New York City. Hall, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Hall of Perkins, resides in New York City with his wife, the former Pat Smith of Stillwater. Citizens of Tomorrow this week are: Lori and Shawn, children of Mrs. Kaye McLemore of Stillwater; Nick and Greg, sons of Mr. ahd Mrs. Bob Niles of Perkins; Brad and Kevin, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Garry Neitman, Perkins; Christie Lynn and Edward I, children of quet recently. An employee of that company for among the employees completing 5, 10, 15, totaled 285 years. The banquet was held at the Shawnee. Perkins Chamber of Commerce is getting ready f red Stockings Follies Show. Showing be in the Ms. Perkins beauty Contest is Freddie contestants. Others signed up for the contest are: Joe Hrencher, John Baker, Dr. Roger Northen, Blubaugh, Police Chief Bill Lott, Rick Jarvis, Leon Morris. Mr. and Mrs. Kent Taylor announce the day, March 19, 1982 at the Stillwater Medical is welcomed home by big sister, Aubrey, age 3 choose his name. Those who have made deposits for water service ing during the past week are: Bob Charles, iam C. Ellis, Russell Robbins, Charles Stiemke, Three seniors pictured with bright and smiling up their graduation announcements last Friday Jonna Bostian, and Janet Hart. PT's contribution to Indian Meridian Vo-Tech Dale Jarvis, Rodney Matheson, Bruce Fields, bara Budzene, Pat Germain, Jay Moore, Brad Smith, and Jimmy Carroll. For Brenda Perkins' Your Profession column, ited with Donna Bridenstine, housewife, This past December, Donna received a BS in OSU. When she moved to Perkins three years ployed at McAnally's Store on Main Street and and Tom Bridenstine met when he came ing harvest. :: Fran Miller, for her The Journal Visits column, Duffle, a very busy housewife and mother. She secretary for the Coca Cola company in Duffle met at a drive-in where each had gone to were married six months later and have three Danny and Kristy. Marca gave Fran several sert lovers, these two look good: cake mix; 3/4 cup oil; 3 eggs; 1 cup 7-Up; 1 pkg. pudding mix; 1 cup finely chopped nuts; ngredmnts in order given. Bake in grea utes. Let cook for one hour before removing from Watergate Topping: 1/2 cup coconut; 1/2 cup pkg. pistachio instant pudding; 1 1/2 cup milk; 2 whip. whip all ingredients except nuts and cool cake and sprinkle with nuts and coconut. Cinnamon Pull-Apart: melt 1/2 stick butter, ungreased bundt pan. Sprinkle 1/2 cup ter, sprinkle with nuts and set aside. Melt 1 sugar and 3 tsp. cinnamon. Roll frozen then in sugar mix; arrange in pan; sprinkle bake at 325 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes. Let cool turning out of pan. The American Legion and Auxiliary's 63rd was reported by Ruth Stanley. The celebration Galen Holsinger Lions Den where guests were veterans. Continuing the fight against heart By Priscilla Hancock, CRH Marketing Manager One of the strongest weapons in the fight onship last week, and the club's livestock judging team came within Mr. and Mrs. Ed Carter, Perkins. number one killer continues to be knowledge. On, a few points of making a sweep, coming in fourth in the state. A The birth of Jason Leonard Milligan on March 14 has been an- Tuesday, April 1, Cushing Regional Hospital is once photo taken at Ralph s Packing Plant shows these team preparing ounced by SEt. and Mrs. Thomas L. Milligan. Born at St. ,Mary's ing the "No Foolin" National Heart Attack" Ri ;k Stt :for the contest: Wayne Woolsey, Danny McKey, Jim LaFollette, Hospital in Enid, the baby is the first great grandchild of :s. Leona Participants not only get vital information to measUre: and Earl Westfall. Giving them encouragement are Coach Paul McGee and the late John McGee. risks of heart disease, but also receive counseling oa:: A familiar face at Perkins town council meetings is Diane Wisler, take steps to reduce those risks. OSU sophomore and reporter for the Perkins Journal. The daugh- The heart attack risk study screening fee is $10 ter of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Wisler, who live between Stillwater and Perkins, is a journalism major, finger-stick blood test to measure choler, betes test). Screenings now include detailed 20 Years Ago, March 24. 1977 information on HDL or "good" cholesterol and the Grady and Edith (Mudge) Gardner viewed their former business HDL and total cholesterol. These factors have site as a sign of progress. "I don't feel sad about the remodeling of be an additional indicator of heart attack risk. our former Gibble station," Mrs. Gardner said, "as I'm so glad to evaluated in the screening are weight, smoking pressure. The screening is open to all adults, "We continue to offer these screenings April 4. response from our citizens is always excellent," Oklahoma Natural Gas Co. i's moving the regulator which has Cushing Hospital Administrator. "It's wonderful to been delaying work on the driveway on the alley at the new post people want to take control of their own health office. Work inside has not been finished but now citizens can look they can do to protect themselves and stay forward to more progress in the future. Postmaster Frank Cundiff lifestyle habits such as diet and exercise, it is said it will still be some time due to the inspection and other neces- heart attack risk factors. And, any improvement sary details and much work in moving. , . can have a significant impact on long term health. Area youth who are in the Chaparral art program with Mrs. Flo- " Thile all individual results are confidential rence Holbrook as instructor, are: Frankie Murray, Bobby Reynolds, on the number of people screened and our Allen Busch, Jaree Youngker, Elizabeth Ross, David Sasser, Andy • trends," Cackler explained. "We have been Reynolds, Cody Cundiff and Michael Spillars. number of people do return to the follow-up Those present to enjoy hearing Marilyn (Vassar) Heath give a months to monitor their progress, by the last talk on India culture at the monthly meeting of Women's Council of the Christian Church were Josephine Williams, Gertrude Ishmael, improvement in many categories, Hazel Scott, Rosea Davidson, Avis Sparkman, Alta Rentfrow, Nora numbers, reducing high blood pressure, bringing Rice, Alpha Bower, Marvelia Brenion, Pearl Krater, Mae Vasser, sugar and a decrease in smoking for these repeat Grace Hudgens, Vivian Maxey, Mrs. C.A. Allison, Wilma Upshaw, In addition to Cushing Regional Hospital Mrs. Olinger, Ilda Blumer, Mattie Lee Thompson Rosa Grimm, by Hillcrest Exercise and Lifestyle Program ( Richard Grimm, Ruth Stanley, Mrs. Amos Sadler, Goldie Lacy, Hillcrest HealthCare. Althea Coldsmith, Clara Westfall, and Edith Gardner. The $10 screening fee includes testing and Mrs. Fern Downey was hostess of the Mutual Improvement Club sults. At least two hours of fasting is recol March 17. With the assistance of Ella B. McCarty, Florence Appointments are available between 10 a.m. and Holbrook, and Juanita Holsinger, the following guests and mem- For more information or an appointment, call ( bers were served from a table using St. Patrick's Day theme: Pat toll free, 1-800-516-8444. Evans and Ralph Crane, owner of the packing plant. Supt. Ross Duckett has been selected as a member of the county legislative committee which will meet with prospective candidates and secure their views of the Oklahoma Education Association leg- islative goals for the next year.. Morris Foster, former English teacher in the Perkins school sys- tem and presently superintendent of the Lacy School system, has been elected superintendent of Boise City system for the coming year, it has been learned here. The Perkins town council, with the agreement of Gene Thomp- have a drug store here in Perkins." The Oardners are pictured in son and Grady Gardner, two lot owners in the Timberline Drive. front of the new drug store,which Calvin Anthony plans to open on Addition, accepted a bid of $3,079.75 for 3,100 feet of absetos-ce- ment water pipe and other fittings and materials Monday night at City hall. The bid was made by Viking Supply Corp. of Oklahoma City. Perkins FFA Livestock Judging Team members Ronnie Bostian, Nolan Arthur, Bob Tomlinson, Bill Graves, Donnie Cundiffand their coach, Paul Evans, are shown taking a look at the trophy that had been won back in 1956. This year these members were shooting for the state champion plaque--which they missed by only a few points. From Betty Carder's Tryon News: • Mr. and Mrs. Frank Silverthorn have gone to East Peoria, Ill. to visit their daughter and family, Mr. and Mrs. Buck Jenkins and Karen. • Mr. and Mrs. Jim Piter and daughter Elizabeth Ann came from Tulsa for a week- end to visit with Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Minshall and Gary. • Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Stewart and girls have moved to Pottsboro, Texas where Leroy has accepted a position in Scout Work. • Mr. Clifford Brown has accepted the job as custodian of Tryon schools. He and his family have moved from Carney to west of Tryon. From Alice Cundiff's IXL News: • Those spending the day with Mr. and Mrs. Jack Cundiffand boys were Mr. and Mrs. Roy Bostian, Mr. and Mrs. Orville Everett and son of Tulsa, and Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Fry of Stillwater. Mr. and Mrs. Wyman Bostian and family were afternoon callers. • Mrs. Joe Seals was shopping in Stillwater Wednesday. * Mrs. Vivian Cundiff spent one day last week with Mr. and Mrs. W.D. Welch. • Merlyn Cundiff spent Wednesday with Mrs. Pete Cundiff and Mike. East Side, West, All Around the Town: • Mrs. Harold Martin and Carolyn were Sunday afternoon visitors of Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Emerson. * Monta Lynn Jacobs spent Sunday with Helen Martin. • Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Mushrush visited relatives in Cleveland over the weekend. • Mr. and Mrs, E.L. McCarty and Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Brixey were Sunday supper guests of Mr. and Mrs. Delmar Niles at their cabin near Crescent. Charley J. Erwin, sonarman second class, USN, son of Mr. and Niles, Sylvia Moser, Erma Shelby, Agnes Cowley, Peggy Wolfe, Mildred Cash, Virginia Sasser, Sue Crane, Margaret Houston, Viola Martin, Inez Barnes, and Zelia Smith. Ten YHO Club members enjoyed a program by Debbie Strickland of the Nimble Thimble when she introduced a relatively new prod- uct, sewing patterns which contain 3 sizes in one envelope. Guests were Elaine Gardner and Lou Ann Hargrave, Perkins Home Eco- nomics student teachers, Eva Lee LaFollette, Peggy Hamilton, Sandy Edwards and Cathy LaFollete. Mr. Myron Denny, Stillwater, has been elected to serve a three- year term on the Board of Directors of the Payne County Conserva- tion District. He will serve with board members Lee R. Stiles, Jr., J.G. Williams, Lawrence Ham, and Margaret J. Swank. 15 Years Ago. March 25. 1982 R.L. Mangold of Perkins is one of 20 Central Region Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company employees who were honored at a ban- Mrs. Cecil O. Erwin of Perkins, is serving with Helicopter Anti- Submarine Squadron 11 aboard the aircraft carrier USS Wasp, op- erating in Eastern Atlantic waters. Births Announced: * Mr. and Mrs. James Coffee of Plano, Texas announce the birth of a baby girl born March 19. Matern' grand- parents are Mr. and Mrs. Manf0i, d Cook (and her aunt is Sue Cook). • Mr. and Mrs. Jake Pricer of Perkins announce the birth of a baby boy born March 18. Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Ed , L~ , r, , Repairs Live Entertainment & Dance Every Weekent Saturday, Mar. 15..."Southern Mar. 22.."Jimmy Dodson & The Saturday, Mar. 29..."Just jarnrnin Band Starts At 9:00 $5 per person cover char 1/2 mi. W on Freeman Rd. in PERKINS (next to Cimarron Bingo Casino & Smoke Shop)