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The Perkins Journal Thursdcy, May 3, 1984 -- PAGE 9 YOUR PROFESSION e Janet Reeder tell you what--I know what a is. I love my ~Y home. Per- been real- If that's part a homemaker and with it, then rural home Perkins from three years ago :lived in Tulsa has redefined for A Muskogee the daughter of Marshall of and her when her Ed began a in Stillwater. )ening E.D. Sleep Inc., a fur- outlet, the nloved into a home nor- woman who out of doors, her time the couple's ION held almost as Christians as by eVers, is that trust in God Or at the are handled expediently It's like a immunity in theory, r inaccurate. certainty ex- scriptures in His hands The cove- ~f peace and we have wi'th langes--even if and hills around us. an we believe in us directs us to atal Ka In, Rt. 4, became the Allen Hum- City, Mo., in the First of God Church, Rev. Joe Was the of- of the couple Honeyman, Honeyman, and Mr. and Humble, a Perkins- She Northern an of Science Education. OSU in the has been 's Honor three children, domestic typical in comparison to d tties and work with the what she feels she was garden and livestock. She raised to expect. Uncer- finds the lifestyle tain of how to view the strenuous and not at all traditional homemaker Laura Clark and five year old Christine relax for a mo- ment in the tranquil setting of their rural home. oneness with the Father,Paul's writings concern- and not hold in absolute ing areas of service and truth that He is capable special virtues extended of also directing the life's by one believer in order to of those we are in step uplift a fellow brother or with in our journey? Even sister in the Lord. to our own good. And Edification involves the perhaps more often than building up of believers. we acknowledge, by our Who has the Lord equip- frail efforts to follow pro- ped and even chosen to do mptings we don't really so but other believers? understand. Where in this world, ex- cepting other Christians, Believing that then, can would one find the we look beyond and begin building, the enlightening to relate to one of the that comes from this simplest, maybe most special act or process? natural, and yet during A building or such times of high ten- establishing which in- sion, perhaps most impor- creases knowledge tant spiritual en- through instructing and dowments? A gift which improving, especially in the spirit of God allows us moral and religious to share most uniquely realms, edifying comes among our brethren, naturally to many. For There are very special in- those who have never con- structions through All of sidered the importance or been exposed to the idea, a search of the scriptures is in order. Verse: Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another. Romans 14:19 Roll for 3 years. She is currently enrolled at the University of Missouri, Kansas City and is work- ing at Mademoiselle as an Aerobic instructor. At Northern Oklahoma Col- lege she was on the varsi- ty track team and varsity cheerleader. The bridegroom is a Ponca City graduate and graduated from Northern Oklahoma College with an Associate of Science. Presently enrolled at Cleveland Chiropractic College, Kansas City. He was on the Fall 1983 President's Honor Roll at Cleveland. He was a var- sity wrestler while atten- ding Ponca City High School, and also at Nor- them Oklahoma College. PERSONAL FLORENCE WALL RETURNS HOME Florence N. Wall has returned from Virginia Beach, Virginia where she spent a week visiting her son, Dr. Richard A. Nelson and family. Her daughter, Judith Carbajal of Tucson, Arizona was also visiting the Nelsons. They enjoyed visiting Col- onial Williamsburg, Fort Monroe, and,The Chapel of the Centurion which is located there, Yorktown and other places of historical interest. Fort Monroe is one of the oldest forts in the United States and is partially situated within the con- fines of the moat. Virginia was beautiful with a wealth of trees, shrubs and flowers in bloom. -o- NEWS MAN RETIRES CREScENT--Logan County News Editor Louis Cozby was treated with a staff party recent- ly when he retired. Cozby, an area resident, has been an editor, teacher and free lance feature writer for many years in the Enid- Crescent-Guthrie area. -O- a role, Laura said, "I think 'life-maker' is a better term. Life is what you do everyday," she recalls someone having said. Describing herself with a laugh as "GOd fearing and fun-loving," Laura becomes momentarily pensive. "I don't know! What a question!" With further thought, she adds she sees herself growing. "I hope I'm growing. That's how I want to describe myself. I've learned so much since moving here. It's very dif- ferent from what we were raised to think we would have, you know," she said. Asked if she felt she was sacrificing a career, Laura said, "Not at all. I have so many things I want to do, a career would interfere with that." She has worked in the past as a surgical technician, an office manager, in retail sales, and as an inter- collegiate athletic secretary at OSU. She helps with the furniture business from time to time with sales and win- dow displays, and thoroughly enjoys doing so. But to sum up her feel- ings about working out of the home she said, "I'm really blessed with a lack of ambition in business things. I used to be in- terested." The Clark's children, Benny, 7, a first grader, Christine, 5, and Ethan, 15 months, keep Laura ac- tive. A strong comitt- ment to church work also occupies her time. As the Coordinator of Family Life Ministries for 1st United Methodist Church in Perkins, Laura plans and implements the fami- ly oriented programs. "Basically, it recogniz- es that the family is the nucleus of Christian life," she says in regard to the ministry. ' rhe sky is the limit on the things you can do," the enthusiastic young woman says. The church has recently held a six week film series on marriage and also has an active ministry to senior citizens through the Three Quarter Club, which is comprised of for- ty members over the age of 75. "We try to honor the old as well as the young," Laura said. "We just try to recognize that every member of the family is important. They all have something to contribute." Strength in her own family comes from the belief ' hat GOd is the Father of our family--the head of our household," Laura said. "Our faith and our conviction dic- tates our behavior hopefully--we strive for that." Identifying with other family related problems today, Laura feels the foremost concern to families is external stress. "The normal family things--we're able to deed with. It's the pressure of the economic structure-- the family institution-- the value structure is so different too." Mentioning what she terms "grey areas," Laura said, "I think also the difference between right and wrong has got- ten muddled. I firmly believe that." Children suffer under the changes, she feels. "It's hard for them if the lines aren't defined." I ANNIE'S CHEESE SOUFFLE 8 slices of bread, cubed lb. sharp cheese {coarsely grated) 6 eggs, beaten 2 cups milk 1/2 stick margarine dash red pepper Combine eggs and milk, oleo and red pepper. In greased 9X13 casserole, make a layer of bread cubes and then a layer of cheese. Pour egg mixture over all. Leave in refrigerator over night. Bake 1 hour at 350F. Serve with any cream- type sauce: mushroom, crab, turkey, chicken, or chopped beef. CHICKEN ROLL-UPS 1-3 oz. pkg. cream cheese w/chives 1 can Franco-American chicken gravy 2 T. soft margarine 1 can crescent rolls IA c. crushed croutons 1-5 oz. can boned chicken I-2 oz. jar mushroom pieces 3 T. melted butter or margarine black pepper Combine cream cheese, soft margarine, boned chicken, and mushrooms in a saucepan. Stir over medium heat, adding pep- per. Open rolls and work dough together at the angled perforations. You will want to end up with four rectangles. Spoon chicken mixture into center of each rectangle and fold dough over mix- ture, sealing edges with fork. Coat with butter and dredge each roll-up in crushed croutons. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 375F for 20 minutes. Heat gravy and add your own special touch: pecans dress it up for company, but my family prefers just parsley flakes and a little pepper. Spoon hot gravy over your roll-ups and enjoy--this is a favorite with husbands and children! AUTHENTIC WILLIAMSBURG SWEET POTATO MUFFINS From CHRISTIANA CAMP- BELL'S TAVERN (2V2 dozen) 2/3 c. canned or cooked fresh sweet potatoes, well drained 4 T. butter I/2 c. sugar 1 egg 3/4 c. flour 2 t. baking powder V2 t. salt 1/2 t. cinnamon t. nutmeg 1/2 c. milk 4 T. walnuts or pecans, chopped 4 T. raisins, chopped Preheat oven 400F. Grease muffin tins--l /2 inches in diameter. Puree or mash sweet potatoes. Cream butter and sugar; beat in the eggs and sweet potatoes. Sift together the dry ingredients and add alternately by hand with the milk, nuts and raisins. MIX just until blended--don't overmix. Spoon into greased tins, filling each tin full. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar if you like. Bake at 400F for 25 minutes. SWEET AND SOUR PORK 2 lbs. pork, chopped 1 c. pineapple chunks 3A c. vinegar 4 t. cornstarch I/t t. salt Vz c. water Vs c. sugar 2 T. soy sauce c. pineapple juice t. ginger Make a paste of cor- nstarch, salt, and soy sauce {amount may vary slightly according to type A woman who admits rather humorously that she honed her shorthand skills in church taking down the sermons, Virginia Bates says it was a practical experience. "When a Pentecostal preacher is preaching, you've got to be fast." The practice un- doubtedly paid off, in- creasing the local woman's skill. Modestly, she admits she has been able to type as fast as 140 words per minute. Virginia returned to Perkins in 1980 after hav- ing lived in Yukon for 18 years. The mother of four daughters, Virginia is the General Manager for Wells Management Com- pany {WMC) in Perkins. She worked with Western Electric out of Oklahoma City as Secretary of Engineering prior to returning here. Going back farther, she recalls her first job. "I worked for Jack Vassar when I was in high school as a junior. I was a secretary. In fact, I was his first secretary." Perkins is not unfamiliar to Virginia. When asked if she had relatives here she said, "What half of the town do you want?" Most successful businesses today have highly skill- ed and motivated women applying their talent, and as General Manager of WMC of Perkins, Virginia Bates is no exception. businesswoman is, "being a woman--in this posi- tion." Showing evidence of a personality fully capable of meeting that challenge head on, she adds, "If I was in a secretarial position, I don't think it would be so hard--so difficult." With one daughter, 16 year old Michelle, living Management duties forat home, Virginia express- Virginia include the local ed that a single woman's office and keeping up with life isn't easy at home or "26 projects in about that at work. There's always many towns all over the something, she feels, that state." WMC presentlyit would be nice to have a has 521 apartment units little help doing, par- with plans to expand to ticularly around the nearly double that house. She mentions pro- number in the future,udly a major remodeling "It's a lot of fun trying to project on her home, the keep them all lookinghome where her folks liv- good--in good repair, and ed. "Dad passed away in keeping the tenants hap- November and I had just py," Virginia said. "I 'm a finished the house. I have registered apartment a picture of him standing manager out of on the porch. He was so Washington. It's a happy with it," she said. degree--not a big degree. "It's really hard to do But, it's something that's something like that helpful when you manage without a man around, apartments." but I did it. I'm proud." "Perkins' apartments Working agrees with were the first thing he the Perkins native, and did," Virginia said, speak- she says she "can never ing of her boss, local remember not working." businessman and Virginia stays busy out of habits formed in early life. "Being the oldest of seven children, don't learn to relax," she said. "I "m really not a workaholic. I just like to fill my time with busy things." Much of Virginia's spare time is filled with church work and family activities. "I love music and sing with my family. I've been a choir director and youth director at one time, and taught every Sunday School class a developer, Harland Wells. "He set up the manage- ment company at that time." The most difficult thing about her work, according to the personable BIG EASTER EGG HUNT CROWD PAWNEE--At least 400 children with the many parents and grand- parents, turned out for the 55th Annual Lions Easter Egg Hunt, the largest crowd in many years. The egg hunt was held at 10 A.M. instead of 9 A.M. this year. -Oo f and quantity of meat}. Roll pork in paste. Brown in oil. Add sugar, vinegar, water, pineapple juice, and ginger to skillet. Cook slowly until meat is tender. Add pineapple, simmering another minute. Serve with chinese vegetables and rice. HONEYMOON APPLE PIE 6-8 tart apples, pared, cored, and sliced 3A c. sugar I/2 c. brown sugar 2 T. flour c. lemon juice 1 t. cinnamon dash of nutmeg 2 T. butter Pour lemon juice over sliced apples and toss. Combine all other ingre- dients except butter; mix with apples. Fill a 9-inch pie crust with apples and dot butter over top. Cut slits in top crust and place over apples; seal. Now brush your crust with milk and sprinkle it with sugar. Bake at 400F for 50 minutes. You see--you can cookl large church would have." "Dealing," she says. is the biggest challenge of every day. "There's always some monumental task that comes up every day. There's rarely a com- plaisant day." She con- siders her greatest work- ing accomplishment has been "learning the Farm Home rules and regula- tions," which she find, complicated and inter- preted differently by every district. Asked what personal traits help her as a work- ing woman, Virginia said. "Well, I'm faithful and stubborn. Oh, and l think that being in this office. your attitude has a lot. to do with it. Your attitude toward yourself and others." An interruption at the door of her office by a fellow "worker, Sherry Kucko, one of Virginia's sisters, yields more in- sight into a description of Virginia. "She's real determined, ultra- intelligent--and I would say compassionate. "O- WELL RUNS DRY TECUMSEH--Sunday afternoon, water quit flowing from Asher's two water wells. Asher is located near Tecumseh. After pulling a pump, it was determined that the well had run dry. One well is 50 years old and the age" of the other is not known. They've always been good producers. Several causes have been observed, clog- ging of the screening and collapse of the strata both are being considered. BOYCES TO BE HONORED ON 40TH ANNIVERSARY Mr. and Mrs. Olys Boyce will be honored with a reception for their 40th wedding anniversary on Sun- day, May 6, 1984, from 2 to 4 P.M. at their home east of Coyle. Olys Boyce and Vera Miller were married in Guthrie by the Rev. W.W. Daniel on May 9, 1944. The reception will be given by their children, Mr. and Mrs. James {Martha) Sissons of Guthrie and Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Boyce of Coy|e. All friends and relatives are cordially invited to at- ten(L Your gift of friendship is the only gift requested.