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The Perkins Journal Thursday, April 12, 1984 -- PAGE 9 YOUR PROFESSION By Janet F. Reeder F. Reeaer two 'only' local and hair- Shannon, out a s hair, she her work at and admits she much one of envy to many Women. owner and of Hair- a shop she fall, Janice out the front her home and short distance ,ought fully grounds to charming extension of phone and the of the shop the enviable environment. was best for She says she is the type of mother that goes to everything at school. Tracy, 15, and Lewis, 7, the Shannon's sons, benefit from their mother's choice Janlce worked when Tracy was younger and she says now a teasing threat to Who would suspect that the shy and joking tY ung girl checking out ......... eir groceries at Delmar's might some- day be able to claim to having written a hit recording? Such are the dreams get another job brings leave as many in place of Perkins native, loud protests from the as possible. Dwana Smith. And, as boy Janice enjoys the prc an aspiring songwriter %Vhat I like is I don't jects around her homewho has a major female have to drive and the school activities vocalist interested in her anywhere,"Janicesald,she volunteers for work, Dwana is very "When we lived in through her boys hopeful. Dallas it was nothing to classes. She is looking She says she wasn't drive tentofifteenmiles forward to a May 9 active in any music in all kinds of weather." outing with first graders classes or groups as a The Shannons have to the zoo. lived in Arizona and *** student at PT where she Texas as well as severalCOLE SLAW a o '' " she replys Tishomingo, where both 1 onion chopped interesting, and Nashville studios, g . With the words, lg, "that'sBeing a working homemaker doesn't keep Janice were raised and attend- 1 pkg tortilla chipsDwana credits her in-After the demos are "I have a record for you this. So I Shannon from spending time at home. She owns ed school Janice recalls 2 c. grated cheese spiration as a struggling done, which means theto spin sir," the song, her first impressions of Sauce: Blend until young songwriter to the words are put to music Teenage Love, brings . home and doand operates Hairmaster's, a salon east of Perkins. Frank were formed smooth With the kids." woman that she would instrumentally and back "some special through the eyes of her 1 can cream of love to see sing any of vocally, the studio sends memories" for Dwana's rATION 1 rn.. the tapes to various ar- mother Margaret. "little brother who mushroom soup her songs, country looked up to Frank." 1 can cream of chicken western artist Reba tists. Some of Dwana's Ideas about Nashville Her parents, Buck and soup McEntire. McEntire, a tapes have been sent by don't seem to enter the Angels at the Iumb Corine Pigg, reside in 1/2 soup can chickenStringtown, Oklahoma studios to recording ar- small town girl's mind. the Indian Capitol city broth native, writes her own tists such as Kenny Her family is proud, of Tishomingo. Frank's 1/2 can (5 oz.) Rotel songs and is definitely Rogers, Anne Murray though herMothersays Iaaet Reeder had difficulty knowing in unbelief as they ad- folks, Elbie and LaJean tomatoes & chillies country" according to and Muddy Waters, she had no idea about where to begin, mitted that others ofShannon, live near the Cook chicken in small Dwana. The word 'coun- before he died. her daughter's preoc- cupation until she real- ' do you seek the Christ provoked them them had then gone toShannon's home on HW amount of water, salted, try ' comes out with near A letter Dwana re- ized Dwana was "get- aong the dead.to share the story. Tell- the tomb and had found 33 east of Perkins. until tender. Bone and reverence in the young ceived the week between ting letters from Top here, but has ing how they had hoped it as the women had Janice describes cut into small pieces. In- womans speech, par- Christmas and New Records and places llke a on this crucified mansaid, "but him they did hereelf first as "amess," to a 2 1/2 qt. casserole ticularly talking about Year's last year is a real that." ngels at the that he might redeem not see." and more seriously as "a place a layer of chicken, the artist she admires, source of pride for herThe suggested reminded the Israel, they allowed him This man who walked happy wife and one of the tortillas cup Explaining how she and her family. The let- possibility of hearing 'he had come to see their hearts and on with them knew themother." She speaks of up into pieces, 1/2 of the came away from the ter, from Ms. McEntire, one of'her songs on the ilee with thetheir dashed expects-scriptures well. He corn- different stages in her onion, 1/2 of sauce, first performance with is in regard to some of radio she constantly tis words prc tiOnrSe Hth:as all too menced to lay out fife. "I call this my 'corn- Repeat layers ending the desire to write Dwana's songs, in par- listens to, causes Dwana his death andawar e" real lack.passages which con- fort era'--comfortable with the cheese. Bake songs, Dwana has since ticular thefirstsongshe to react with excite- )n, words he of understanding of the cerned Christ from with life, comfortable uncovered for one hour joined Reba's fan club, ever titled, In The ment. manl I pro- them before fulfillment of prophecy Moses and all the pro- with husband, family,at 350. Serves 8. bought all of her albums Shadows. She liked all bably wouldn't even ft Galilee for that day. phets to this climactic of what I'm doing." *** she could find and at- my songs but she saidrecognize it. Hey, that's And, still so uncertain weeks. They were wantIf anything behind her DREAM PIE tended two more of her one of them still needed my song," she says, ira- the company of what had occured, to constrain him fromcould be different, she SQUARES concerts in the state. says she '%vould have20 graham cracker a lot of work," Dwanaagining, my gosh!" that day they continued to traveling further and "I've ng about a disclose to him how on asked that he would paid better attention to squares The Perkins woman said of three numbers sent another journey to that day, now the third stay the night where they would lodge. As they sat around a among them had gone table, he took bread and early to the tomb. And, blessed and broke it for they had returned, just them, giving it to them. before they themselves "And their eyes were had departed on this opened and they knew journey, with word that him, and he vanished out of their sight." With new zeal and clarity of the preceding events, they rose from their lodging the very same hour to return to Jerusalem to find the other disciples. VERSE: Luke 24: 25 Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken: 26 Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory? -O- They talked to pass since the the way and crucifixion, women from ANNOUNCING BIRTH OF SON Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth H. Karner, Perkins, are the parents of a son, Cameron Lee, born April 6, 1984 at 8:03 p.m., weighing seven pounds, eight ounces. The Karners' also have a daughter, Nicole, 4 years, Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Karner of Broken Arrow. Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Meineke of Boynton. Maternal great-grand- father is Marvin Grim- mett of Haskell. -O- discussion drew near them Their graduated in 1981. Modestly, she admits Oklahoma communities 1 reed. head cabbage she doesn't play any following Frank Shan-1 med. onion instruments--' nly the Reluctant to be photographed, local songwriter non's work as a diesel 1 reed. green pepper radio, and she doesn't Dwana Smith stands by her pickup, pointing out mechanic. Traveling was Pour 1 c. sugar over cab- read music at all. the tag which reads, If It Ain't Country, It Ain't a necessary factor dur- bage. Bring to boil 1 c. "Dad's been trying toMusic. -- ing past employment apple cider vinegar. 3/4 teach me the guitar,"Dwana decided to put music writer. Another ti- with Catipillar, and c. oil, 2 T. sugar, 1 T. Dwana says, with a more time and fie tle, Still ,4 Few Tears To Janice enjoyed the "dif- salt, 1 tsp. celery seed. quick grin. ' rhe fingers e rt . ferent people and dif- Pour over cabbage. Let don't work and the behind her songwriting. Cry, m under work now ferent places." Frank is set for 24 hrs. Will keep fingers and the brainFollowing through with by Dwana, who claims a shop foreman with well for two weeks, don't work well her work ':nvolves sen- she writes and then RMC out of Stillwater, a Refrigerate. together." Sometime in ding her written songs rewrites. company that does dam *** "This one song is the future she would like to a studio where 'demo' tapes are made. Dwana older than I am," she relatedPrjectS'services.dirt work and KINGScAsSERoLERANCH to study music, but for has had tapes done for says, "that I finished now the effort at her by both Hollywood Dad started thirty years The Shannons met in 1 fryer or hen songwriting are more and her mother-in-law's culinary abilities. Reflec- ting on her own motherhood, she feels that, "having kids is a new experience," in a womans life. "You just don't have anything to draw on." Janice said, adding with humor that home economics classes weren't enough prepara- tion even if you had paid attention. "I think when you get a little older you quit saying, 'I can't believe that,' because you know anything's possible." A woman who con- siders herself somewhat boring, Janice considers working with hair a hob- by and adds that it allows her to share the excitement and sometimes the troubles of others. "It's better than a psychiatrist," she says, laughing. 'Tou get to talk to everybody and hear about somebody else doing something." Even on the surface Janice Shannon's life ap- pears far too involved to contain much boredom. As she walks out of the shop surveying the wooded area surroun- ding their home, she says, "Frank always thinks up something for me to do. This was all just a jungle. We have just worked on it and worked on it out here," she said. "It's been fun," she said, breaking into a laugh followed by a grin. "It's kept us off the streets." The versatile woman drew up the plans for the family's home tak- ing the surrounding trees to 2 3/4 c. cold milk Stillwater. "I was at the 2 pkge. (4-eerving size} Ballroom when Reba Jell-O brand coconut McEntire was there. cream flavor instant And, she had written a she submitted. Describing her initial reaction, Dwana said, "It was two hours later when I wrote back to her and told her yes! and big yes,'" motioning song to Hollywood that Mom liked the words to--about a week ago, I guess. She wanted to know why I didn't sent it first. And I told her because I didn't write it pudding and pie filling song about her daddy. I with her hands reliving first." I can (11 oz.} mandarin got down close enough her original excitement Now there is the orange sections, where I could see her over the prospect of hav. waiting for Dwana. drained and talk to her. And I ing McEntire interested "Waiting and waiting. 1/4 c. toasted chopped told her I liked it," in In The Shadows. That's what I don't almonds Dwana remembers. Line a 9 in. sq. pan with "She was real nice and whole graham crackers, .she thanked me for tell- breaking crackers, if mg her." necessary. Prepare It was then that whipped topping mix with 1 c. of the milk as directed on pkg. using large bowl. Add remain- ing 1 3/4 c. milk and the pudding mix. Blend, then beat at high speed for 2 min. scraping bowl. Reserve a few oranges for garnish. Dice remain- ing oranges and fold in- to pudding mixture with nuts, spoon one-half the mixture over crackers; add another layer of crackers, then remaining pudding mixture. Gar- nish with reserved orange sections and mint leaves if desired. Chill 4 hrs. Makes 9 servings. -0o MARRIAGE .Mr. and Mrs. Frank Snow, Carney, are proud to announce the recent marriage of their daughter, Donna Elizabeth, to Michael C. Cameron, son of Mr. and Mrs. Pat Cameron, Perkins. Following a short trip to Texas, the couple has established a home in Carney. Mike is employed by Greenland Drilling Company of Chandler and Donna is employed by Ron Shirley Pontiac of Stlllwater. The happiest day in Ralph and Goldie Stiles' life, Ripley residents for 20 years, was April 1st, 1984 when forty (40) of their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren came home to their 50th wedding anniversary. Relatives came from around the United States for the joyous occasion, in- cluding three of Ralph's brothers, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Stiles of Galesburg, Illinois; Mr. and Mrs. Milburn Stiles of Leroy, Kansas; Mr. and Mrs. Dorsal Stiles and daughter of Golden, Missouri. His sister, Gladys, and her husband, Raymond, and another son and his wife of Cassville, Missouri also attended. Goldie also had three brothers to attend: Mr. and Mrs. Orvan Jones of Green Forest, Arkansas; Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Jones of Lampe, Missouri; and Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Jones of Ripley, Oklahoma. Her sister, Mrs. Evalena Casey, and one of her danghterb, K reta Casey from Stillwater, Oklahoma, and Lois The Perkins woman has her songs "out all over" she says, mention- ing some that have been sent to Boston to a like," she said. "I want it done right now, but it doesn't work that way. So, just wait some more." ray of Ripley, Oklahoma were also there. The celebration began Friday morning with the arrival of folks from out of town. By Saturday even- ing forty (40) people were seated at the table with each meal serving over fif- ty (50). The Sunday buffet dinner was served from 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. By 3:00 in the afternoon over 100 people had been fed. At 3:00 p.m. the renewal of their wedding vows was taken with their four children Alfred Stiles, Novella LinebaAn-y, Leota Shay, and Leone Ringwald standing up as witnesses. The renewal ceremony was read by Reverend Hubert Cald- well of Arkansas City, Kansas. Novella Linebery from Taos, N.M. brought the new wedding bands for her Mother and Fa- ther. The anniversary was celebrated by over one hundred fifty (150) relatives and old friends, the last of the parting was two (2) grandchildren, Debby Cartier and 2 children of Santa Fe, N. M., and Cathy Duebell of Espanola, New Mexico. The celebration was highlighted with a con- gratulation anniversary card from President Reagan and Mrs. Reagan. The occasion was video taped by Allen Caldwell and family of Wichita, Kansas and everyone left happy, wishing the Stiles many more happy years together. -o- Granite conducts ound ten time faster than air. Mrs. Cecil Gray, Perkins, will celebrate anniversary at a reception April 2 until 4 p.m. at the Perkins Lions are invited to attend. Rice married Cecil Gray April Stillwater. The couple resided near moving to Perkins where they have home for 39 years. ALCOHOL IS A PROBLEM children will host the reception: Bil- BARNsDALL--A re- Youngker, Perkins; Lewis and Alma cent survey of junior high Kansas; Charlie and Judy Gray, students reveals that and Harold and Patty Evans, Perkins. alcohol is the number one has eleven grandchildren and eight chemical substance used The couple requests no gifts, by local school children. the last few they at last, Iding it in- that anyone when he in- their conversa- in the they had even seen a vi- sion of angels. Angels that declared that they would not find him there. He had risen. Even standing in the road with Christ, these men who had served beside him were bound says, her mother and learned 2 envelopes Dream recalls being particular- to cook better." She has Whip whipped ping iy touched during a per- great admiration for topping mix formance Reba gave in both her own mother