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6.The Journal, Thursday, March 24, 1977 The Best Party Ever l by She/in Vassar The clouds were dark, but a lot of kids spirits were bright as we loaded two buses at 5:15 Thursday for an unforgettable trip. The tornadoes did not scare us a bit! The bus ride to Oklahoma City was like any other, noisy. The basketball play- f ers were on one bus while the pep club, junior high kids and others were on the other. The buses arrived at Shotgun Sam's Pizza Parlor in Oklahoma City, and 96 excited P-T supporters piled out for food and fun, Most of the tables in the place were reserved for us, and a sign above the counter read: Give Soon there were pizzas and drinks for everyone.- almost everyone that is --the people at Ran Baker, Mark Bunch and Tad Smalley's table were starving to death. There was music enough for everyone, though. A musi- cian took requests from the P-T group, mostly for Willie Nelson. We left the Pizza parlor and arrived at the beautiful Ice Chalet a little before eight o'clock. Everyone brave enough got his skates and started around the rails. A few just made it around once but some were soon skating backwards. Mark Bunch was pikcing it up pretty fast until he split the seat end of his pants out. Mike Cameron only cracked the ice in three different thing, too, because a lot of the people soon had wet pants to dry Out. Kelly and Tim started out looking real cute in their matching shirts, but at the end of the evening, Kelly was wringing the water out of her pants. It was just about time for our session to be over when Mr. Madison finally decided to give it a try. He bombed out about seven times. That would have been pretty good except he was only on the ice for three minutes. Of course there were those that didn't fall once the entire evening; they didn't ever let go of the rail. We left Oklahoma City about ten o'clock and arrived at Perkins ready for more action in the gym. There was more food and a beautiful eating again everyone joined in many games of basketball. The evening that will long be remembered by many people was too soon over. It was 1:30 a.m. Everyone was leaving the gym very sleepy and sorel There's never been any- body like Ken Close before, and there never will be. Anybody who would or- ganize and sponsor a trip like this would have to be... pretty great!IT We'll never be able to thank him, his wife, the parents, the merchants, and all the other people that made this trip possible. Perkins people are A good time was had by one and all] A poll of the basketball- pep club party goers brought on some interesting remarks which we would like to share with our readers. Ginger Sadler I had a blast! It's the first time I had ever been ice skating and it was a lot of fun, except when you fell down it was a little wet. It was really nice of Mr. Close and all the towns people to plan and sponsor a trip for all of us!! !thankful that I'm a basket- ball coach and not a professional ice skater." Kim Karnes: Thanks to Mr. Close and all the sponsors for the fantastic trip. It was a blast!l Guy Rose: I really did appreciate the party you threw for us. Linda Parrack: I had a great time![ It was really super. LThanks for every thing Mr Close. these people the best. .They're the Perkins-Tryon Demons. i I places cake decorated in black and Ronald Baker: It was very Bobby Graves: Far outl! In the lobby was a white. It read: STATE appreciated exciting, lt was very fun and Gay Hart: It was funny I really enjoyed it. watching athletic kids sitting fireplace. It was a good CHAMPIONS-- 78 . After Roger Norrie: I thought it on the ice a lot. , ..... was a lot of fun until I fell Ricky Lomenick: I d like to Hen,.'s what lwould like to thank all of and busted my arm. P.S. Del do it again; it was different the people who made it City don't mess with Dawn Bradley: It was wet possible for us to take two Perkins Laura McCutchen: It was bus loads of Perkins-Tryon Mike Cameron: We had a cold on the seat and the a heat l00ump Athletes and pep-club to real nice time, and taught mus!c was good at Shotgun Oklahoma City for an Del City not to mess with Sam s. evening of ice skating. Perkins. P.S. We would like Randy Bast/an: We did our But most of all I owuld like to thank Ken Close. share of the mopping. to thank the kids who went Jeannie Lewis: It was lots Ice Skating was nice but can qjlk$tm00 Tar yOUo on the trip for making me of fun, until I was pushed when Coach Madison got on very proud to be associated and,felloveraDelCity guy. 1 the ice it was a bowl of with the Perkins-Tryon De-, don t mean fell for him, I laughs. You just can't count men m t00t00on00im t00etime00f Ken Close Darla Stallard: I had a Greg Baker: I thought it  i ql --(((x))l"  great time but, if you ever was a blast. 1 was pretty sore A note of appreciation was want pizza don t sit around and tired Friday morning. received from Steve Curry, Mark Bunch, Ted Smalley, We also taught Del City not .' [ Manager of Shotgun Sam Dewayne Dearer, and Ran to mess with Perkins. Pizza Parlor. Baker because they'll eat the Pat Smalley: I thought "It was a real pleasure to whole thing, everyone had fun except Mr. have the Perkins-Tryon Dana Wesffalh I really Madison. I guess he is sore Demons down for pizza had a great time and I right about now. Thursday night. We have appreciated Mr. Close gett- Jennifer Dodrilh Learning never had a bunch of kids do to ice skate was a lot of fun r ll ing the Party set up Thanks A. It keep. s you ,.,ome . 00o,o, job of representing Mr. Madison. "The be-bat I bet it would be even their school. We want ,to hay/or of our students at the more fun if I could have warm in the winter, invite thembackanytime, party mademeveryproudto stayed standingup. be connected with the Jimmy Bickell: I really h The Perkins-Tryon Basket- Perkins-Tryon System. We appreciated being able to go Wlt m ball Teams and Pep Club can never thank Ken Close to ice skating and eating o. n Keepsyour o e wish tothankthefollowing and alltheotherpeoplewho pizza with some other people for their contributions made this evening possible, students add[ Mr. Close. alB  I ; which made our enjoyable It is really gratifying to see B/Ilia Lincoln:I really liked coo ,n the summer party possible spirit in athletics in P T it It was different and I I I I I I (;. It saves you energy. D. It saves you money. Ttte electric heat pump heats, cools, saves energy and money. That's right. You get all four benefits with the heat pump. The heat pump operates like a central air conditioner. The difference is that it also heats your home...very efficiently. The cost of energy has increased, but even now the rate you pay for OGE electric service is still arhong the lowest in the nation Electricity has done a lot toward making life more comfortable and prosperous for all of us in many ways. And, now the electric heat pump can be used to heat and cool homes to save us energy and money. The heat pump is something to think about for your home. ELECTRIC SERVICE f i i I I I II ii i i I lllllllllllllllll Crater Lake NEARLY ROUND, SiX MILES WIDE AND NEARLY 2,000 FEET DEEP, ff WAS FORMED BY VOLCANIC ACTION AT THE CREST OF A MOUNTAIN NEAR KLAMATH FALLS IN SOUTHWEST OREGON. WIZARD ISLAND RISES 700 FEET OUT OF THE WATER. No fishing story: You will like our personal attention to your banking needs. Baker's Dry Goods, Blu- growing. And the evening mer's Champlain Service really made me thankful-- Station, Bowyer's Garage. Farmers Union Inc. (Harvey Brixey), C/mirroR Auto Parts, C/matron Valley Co- op, Cupid's Drive Inn, Harland Wells Agency, Dei-mars Food Store and Casey's Barber Shop, R.V. John Doyle, DVM. Clark, DVM, Dan Westfall, Aden Bradley, Pat Smalley, Frieda's Flower Shop, Marvin Davis, Elmo Barnes, Guys and Dolls Recreation Center, Charlie Hoover Doyle Patrick, Ditz McII- Manufacture & Farm Sup- vain, Mike and Jeff Spillers, ply, Irwin's Sand Company, Jerry Sadler, Dale Jarvis, Moser's Trading Post & Mary Stewart, Myron Ray- Shoe Shop, Olson's Hard- Raids, David Bateson and ware, Payne C'ounty Bank, Mrs. Darby. The Perkins Journal, Perkins A special thanks to Mrs. Plumbing Shop, Perkins Tag Cundiff and Mrs. Man#old who baked cookies all Agency, Perkins "Y" Live- stock Auction and Ralph's afternoon and then were there until 1:00 in the Packing Company. Riley's Steak House, Carl morning setting up our dinner and cleaning up the Rose, The Vassar Company, kitchen. This is above and beyond the call of duty, and they did a super job. really enjoyed it. I think everyone should thank Mr. Close. Thanks Edna and Ken Close! We, the Perkins-Tryon basketball teams, pep club, and students would like to express our appreciation for your exuberant spirit and great support. You're an, asset to our community, and we hope we have many more tans like you next year!!! P-T Students Don't Let The Journal go to press [ [ without your ad have a included nice weekend... I somewhere! I I I I I I I I I I I I The Payne County Bank : SEE YOUn.APA mama, m I I ::I " 1 PBms li Member FDIC Perkins. OK. I tClMMARROIt AUT O PARTS] i 2 Blocks West ot I liillillllllll/iil ,m mzm Del.Mar's Grocery u;uu I ! March winds signal the start of the kite flying season. Sure it's lots of fun, but kite flying is not as safe as it looks. A kite string can be a deadly conductor of electro current i/it touches a power fine. if a kite should catch on a power/the, let go at once. Don't pull/ And, you should a/ways use dry, cotton string- never use wire or metallic string. Don't use metal in the construction of your kite, since metal conducts electricity and can be dangerous. You should a/so pick a spot away from busy roads and highways. For safety's sake, fly kites only in the wide open spaces, safely away from power fines and highways. | | CENTRAL RURAL b I O'OPERATIvE | D.J. IJuke Cooper, Mgr., 8ttUwater, TO ALL OF OUR AGRA CUSTOMERS After 12:01 a.m. Friday April" 1, 1977 Dial "1" only plus the for Direct Distance Dialing. Trfon Customers (Prefix 374 ) after Friday morning will no longer need to dial a two-digit access code. DIAL ONLY "1" plus the hURdler. CENTRAL TELEPHONE CO. Main Office - 223 Broadway, Davenport Davenport. 918.37%.2241. il AlsO serving KImdrtck Spark=, Tryon ahd Agra in Lincoln County, and Boley trod Curie In Olffuskee County with AUTOMATIC DIRECT DBTANCE DIALING SEB I