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THE PERKINS JOURNAL, Thursday, April 12, 2001-9 AGES FROM THE PAST... Perkins community provided by David Sasser, Perkins Historical Society and Perkins Museum. rnI hestra, Prairie Gem School, 1904. Front Row (L to R): Pearl .------, Gui!ar; E he Swift, ,,l Back row (L to R): Ray------, Fiddle; May Morrow, organE, t; George Swift, futdte. .are some things I re- was r about FirstMethod},st / /Perkins in the 1940 s. tal/ ents, sLsters, brothers and 940's, heat was wi Y" "oal burning fur- L6. ting. 5' ter, natural gas was used tS3hildren's Sunday School mdlffl rnetin the basement. ae iJ. !lPenry was children's su- )lli l ndent. She had a round cake, painted white, in it for candles. a child had a birthday, she the candles and we song "Jesus bids us shine with a clear pure light- Every Sunday morning he like a little candle burning in the would have one of the men to night."Twoofmyteacherswere read the names on the list. Blanche Carson and Emily Theodore Martin often Hubbard. called upon to read the list. Also, The Sunday School had clos- Mr. Strouse had the same open- ingexercises right before the 11 ing hymn for worship every o'clock worship services. On Sunday: "Holy, Holy Holy." It the fourth Sunday, J.K. Hastings was like a call to worship. would give a talk on foreign When we had communion, missions. Noah Baker served as the stew- When there was a fifth Sun- ard. That is, he would help the day, it was called Temperance pastor in serving communion. Sunday. (Other churches ob- The people would come to the served temperance Sunday front and kneel at the altar rail also). Bob Chesney would give to receive communion. a talk on that Sunday. At the front of the sanctuary, In 1943, Pastor G.A. Strouse fastened to the wall above the posted a list of persons of the chancel, was a cross. On the community who served in the horizontal part were the words, armed forces in World War II. "God is Love." On the vertical part of the cross it read "He is Risen!" munity Saturday of eve rflonth 9 m-2 DEZIGN "l t "Twill donate 25% ofproceeds to one Perkins organization voted on by Zero Gravity customers. Call for details: 547-8350 . s-Thurs - g am-6 pm Friday - g am-7 pm Saturday - 9 am-2 pm 229 $. Main, Perkins Perkins Warren's friends of Yale, 9:9 Years A o. April 18. 1902 Stiilwater and Perkins are con- The Santa Fe will fident that he will win the nomi- discountinue the Sunday stock nation for sheriff on the Repub- train alter April 20. This train lican ticket. has been a great convenience to Burk's big "Uncle Tom's the people and it is hoped that Cabin Co." will play at Perkins the Santa Fe managers will give Wednesday, under a big tent. us a regular Sunday train in its This is the first time the public place, here has had the opportunity to Dr. R.W. Holbrook is repair- see this dramatization. ing a room in the rear of his drug 50 Years Aeo. April 26. 1951 store for an office. The Perkins American Legion 79 Years Ago. April 28. 1922 Post is planning to erect a me- Warren Cooper was home morial flag pole at the Perkins from Yale Sunday and Monday. public park in the near future. It First 'Charter Subscribers' accepted for Perkins history book by David Sasser Persons ordering a book by Orders are beginning to come May 10 will be listed as a"Char- in for Perkins - A Place to call ter Subscriber" in the book. Home, a history of Perkins Charter subscribers since last through the 20th century by week include: Mr. & Mrs. David Sasser, featuring the pho- Wayne Allen, Perkins; Mr. & tography of Cecil Acuff. Mrs. Gene Hauf, Stillwater; Mr. The hardbound book will con- & Mrs. George Harden, Perkins; tain 389 pages and over 250 Michael L. Knipe, Tulsa; Mr. & photos of Perkins, including cur- Mrs. Richard Mangold, Perkins; rent photos of community Wanda K. Newport, Stillwater; groups, churches and busi- D. Earl Newsom, Stillwater; nesses. The book is fully in- Larry Pearson, Wilsonville;Mr. dexed and a copy of the index is & Mrs. Kenneth Price, Perkins; available at the Thomas-Wilhite Mr. & Mrs. Ron Stites, Perkins; Memorial Library or Perkins Palmer Sadler, Perkins; Mr. & Tag Agency. Available in Sep- Mrs. Wendell Sadler, Perkins; tember, the book will sell for Larry S. Tomlinson, Perkins; $34.95. However, you can save Robert D. Tomlinson, Edmond; $5 per book by placing a Jim S. Tomlinson, Oklahoma prepublication order f or books City; Phil D. Tomlinson, until May 10. The Shawnee; Linda Vassar, Clinton; prepublicati )n price is $29.95. Mr. & Mrs. Eddie Whitehead, An order form can be found in Perkins; Mr. & Mrs. Jim Wells, this issue of The Journal. Perkins. On North Main Street Small but Intimate Shoppin Experience CANDLES (4O5) 547-1575 www.shirl anm.com GIFTS Tuesday-Friday 10-6 Saturday 10-3 320 N. Main St. Perkin~s, OK 74059 is to be dedicated to the veter- ans, the living and dead of all American wars. The Elwood Hubbards at, sporting a new light colored, power-glide Chevy. Very nice looking model car. 45 Years Ago. April 19. 1956 Friday the 13th was just an- other day in the life of Leroy Salsman, Perkins High School student, who picked this day to replace the large light bulb on top of the water tower, a job oth- ers have declined to accept. None the worse for his job on the tower that lucky day, he gladly accepted a dollar as pay- ment and headed for the drug store. 40 Years Ago. April 20. 1961 Delegates to Boy's State are James Thompson, Nolan Arthur, and Donald Cundiff. 35 Years Ago. April 24. 1966 Mrs. Elsie Jenkins, Perkins second grade teacher, has been choosen Payne County Teacher of the Year. 30 Years Ago. April 22. 1971 The Perkins Band, directed by Carol Wall, were champions in the Ripley Pioners Day parade. Terry Brown was named top drum major and received a tro- phy, as did the band. Wendell Sadler was elected new Lions president; vice-presi- dents are Marvin Bowyer, Rich- ard Marigold, Bill Sasser. Years Ago. April 8. 1976 Tammy Lore, Linda Smith and Rhonda Lomenick were among female athletes finding a place in the P-T weight room. Teacher is Shelby Lauener. The Perkins Methodist Church will observe their 85th anniversity Sunday. 20 Years Ago. April 16.1981 Tryon residents' protest to a request to bus their seventh and eighth grade students to the Perkins campus each day, gained statewide publicity when Oklahoma City television sta- tion Channel 9, covered a strat- egy meeting held at the school library. Dan Hubbard is new Co-op Manager. He will replace Dwain Darrow, who has accepted a similar position at Perry. , 11 N. Main - Penklns New classes scheOuLeOl CaLL 547-8300 w Receive r/ewsLeTTeR arid 20% OFF coupon. of the most powerful things your electric can offer is mformaUon. That s I can be of a~istance. Hi,'I Green, Services Representative Electric Cooperative. it's by our low interest loa , surge protection equi[ you energy-savimg h se~ice tlnc c'~operative, We will $ be OPEN from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 15. Our Easter Dinner will feature Fried Chicken, Ham, Roast Beef, and all of the fixins', so hop on down and join us at Prairie's Edge!! 102 South Main Perkins 4051547-5810 Open Monday thru Saturday 11-9 Dedicated To Your Outstanding Quality Of Care." Complete Family Medical Services Wellness and Prevention Diabetic Consultation Free Blood Pressure Checks We file most Health Insurance Plans Clinic Hours of Service: 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday 117 S. 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