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THE PERKINS JOURNAL-THURSDAY, MAY 8, 1 Iournal From the Compiled by Margaret Coate 40 Years Ago. May 16. 1957 According to information received recently, a former Perkins resi- dent and Perkins school graduate has been named president of Continental Oil Company of Venezuela. T.J. Van Griethuysen has been elected by Continental Oil Co. and will direct operations of the Conco subsidiary from headquarters in Caracas. Helping Freddie Hopkins celebrate his birthday were: Mike Braziel, who got the lucky prize and J Hunt who also received a prize; Danny and Rex Homer, Lynn West, Kenny Hall, R.K. Ewing, Buddy Lawrence, Kinnard and Rodger Spillars, Jim Hunt, Zona Gray, Susan and Sally Shelby and Donna Sue Hall. In the past week Perkins has added a new business, the Dairy Burger, a soft ice cram and sandwich business located the first door of Cundiff's station. Mr. Roy Lyon, Stillwater, owner, is a route salesman for Duckwall Wholesale. His wife, Tiz, and Mrs. Helen Wolfe are operators. Mrs. Alice Booth held a Stanley party in the home of Mrs. Myrtle Cooper on Monday, May 6. Present were Mesdames Shellonburger, Miles, Rogers, Gartman, Hughes, Brower, Kilmer, Mercer, and Phillips. Eden Chapel news by Mrs. Donna Murlin: * Mr. and Mrs. Charles Shelton of Colorado are parents of a baby boy. Mrs. Ed Albright is there caring for the family. Lee Ray Murlin is helping Ed and John do the chores while she is gone. There were 39 in attendance at Sunday School last Sunday with Mrs. Dollie Albright the oldest mother; Mrs. Pete Etheridge the youngest; and Mrs. Jim Wells and Mrs. Kenneth Nelson the mothers with the most children there. The 1957 graduating seniors having the highest grade average for their four years of high school are Donna McGee, valedictorian, and Jane Caldwell, salutatorian. 35 Years Ago, May 10. 1962 Frances Little was chosen to represent the Tryon grade school at Tulsa on May 5 to compete in the Tribune Spelling Bee contest. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Little of Tryon, she is the vale- dictorian of her 8thgrade class. Those enjoying an outing at the IOA Ranch on Sunday evening were MYF group members: Mrs. Ephriam Wall, Mrs. Paul Evans, Rev. Robert Cocke, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Brixey, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Barta and Mr. and Mrs. Esco Taylor. Ava Sadler, Walt Peters, Bill Webb, Ella Harral and Flossie Cameron were one dollar winners a the Perkins Merchants weekly drawing held Saturday. Names called for five dollars were Eva E. Ringwald, Jerry Sadler and Wanda Earp. None were present. Daryl Evans of Perkins is shown with a big trophy he won, along with $25 in cash, that he won at Oklahoma City Jaycee Dragstrip April 29. He drove his car to a first-place finish in the C-sports class competition, and then won the overall "stock Eliminator" com- petition. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Kuelzer of Moore announce the birth of a baby girl born on May 8. Sheryl Lynn's grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. about 200 new books in our library all ready to be checked out, for elementary, junior and adults, in fiction, biography and mystery. Our summer reading program starts June 1 so come in for your book marker and see how to join the program. Mrs. Gertrude Dillner, a former residents of the Perkins commu- nity, is on a 22-day tour in the Biblical lands and Europe. Glencoe Area news, reported by Mrs. Sherman Bower: Members present for the Floral Valley EH Club meeting in the home of Betty Spiva on April 19 were: Vonda Drake, Linda Doll, Evelyn March, Shirley McPherson, Dona Mitchell, Margaret Nelson, Betty Porter, Betty Pritchard, Beulah Sharpton, Beverly Shenold, and one guest, Theresa Horton. 20 Years Ago. May 12, 197.7 Monta Lynn Brown, an employee at Payne County Bank, won the CB radio at the Perkins Drug Store's Grand Opening. When she returned home that evening, she discovered her husband, Elmer, had just bought a CB radio. Other winners were: Lyle Youngker, $15, and Kimberly Houck, $10. Members of the Washington Irving EH Club who met at the Meth- odist Educational Building on May 6 were: reporter Maurine Riggs, Edith West, Thorn Cundiff, Eleanor Nutt, Mollie Westfall, Bernice Jordan, Grace Hudgens, Josephine Knapp, Gladys Inman, Rosa Wegley, Vivian Maxey, Lorraine Hall and Elsie Jenkins. Friendship Club members who enjoyed strawberry glaze pie, tea and coffee in the home of Nora Fulton on May 2 were: Vera Jarvis, Goldie Lacy, Hazel Scott, Margaret Fresh, Ruth Stanley, Maude Markee, Florence Molly, Mable Bickell and Gertrude Dillner. Students working on the rest shelter at the local park include Stan Yaseck, Larry Huff, Kevin Vaverka, Billy Coonrod, Allan Wall and Bob Gordon. These students are in Mr. Blubaugh's PTHS Con- struction Trades class with Roibin Hudson as foreman of the class project. Lorene Redus and Joan McDaniel were hostesses for the May 3 meeting of the TIE Club that met at the McDaniel home for a salad supper prior to the meeting. Other embers present were: Ellen Dicksn, Shirley Hall, Jeannie McDonald, Claudean Reynolds, Judy Scott, Ronay Smith and guest Rae Bridenstine, Willa Casey, Billie Darrow, Jeanne Hall, Roberts Hopper, Katrina Jarvis, Twila Lon- gan and Gwen Reynolds. New officers are: Shirley Hail, president; Joan McDaniel, vice president; Lorene Redus, treasurer' Ronay Smith, historian; Judy Scott, reporter; and Patty Johnson, parlia- mentarian. 15 Years Ago. May 13, 1982 Tabitha, age 3, and Stanya are shown with their dad, Glen Dunbar, after they went fishing in an area farm pond on Monday. Also pic- tured is a 4-pound bass that was caught by the 3 year old. Stanya caught some of the smaller fish in photo. Bob Story of Perkins won the Dr. Jimmie U. Baldwin award at a recent honors banquet held by the College of Veterinary Medicine at OSU. Dr. Mack Oyler, associate dean of the college, presented the award, given for skills and achievements related to horseman- ship and veterinary medicine proficiencies. At a recent awards banquet held by the Residents Hall Associa- tion at OSU, Anita Marie Moorman was named the outstanding woman athlete participating in intra-mural sports. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Moorman and Mr. and Mrs. E.R. Dobson, both of Perkins. Those who have made deposit for water service during the past week at the city building are: Margaret Payne, Allan French, and W.D. RycraR. Boy Spillars and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kuelzer, all of Perkins. The Perkins Chamber of Commerce contributed $75 toward a the jump at 5'7" and third he broad $2000 goal being sought by Glen E , will kvq|, P, ca jump with i8'10" leaiy-- dRo ie Stout raced - *.his mammerto spreadthegospel there through a C ade-for Christ' finishes in three events Saturday at the junior high track meet at program. Edmond. The two boys racked up 22 points to place Perkins second behind Edmond which had 30 points. There were 14 schools en- tered. Lost Creek News by Kathleen Edmondsn: * Terry Kinzie spent Sunday afternoon with Maurice Overholt. Miss Patty Caldwell spent Friday with Miss Orvalynn Rains in Stillwater. Ricky Kin- zie spent Saturday night and Sunday with Mike Fagan.. Patricia Kriel was a Wednesday overnight guest of Joyce Sumner. Graduation exercises have been set for 25 seniors. Miss Judith Nelson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Verlin Nelson, is valedictorian; and co-salutatorians are Miss Caroline Kirby, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Doyle Kirby, and James Thompson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Loal Thompson. Capt. John A. Williams, a Perkins graduate, wrote about his life in Alaska while he was stationed there. 30 Years, o. May 4, 1967 At the band concert Tuesday evening, May 9 Jody Nelson, daugh- ter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Nelson, will be crowned Band Queen. Her attendants are: Merry Nelson, sister of the queen; and Karen Holbrook, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Holbrook. Band direc- tor is Ray Kerchee. Army Private Robert E. Dicksn, son Mr. and Mrs. Bill Dickson of Perkins, completed eight weeks of advanced training as a com- bat engineer April 28 at Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo. Mrs. Wanda Earp entertained the junior girls of the Baptist Church with a wiener roast at her home on Friday night: Linda Henigman, Robin Harral, Brenda Madole, Sheila Kelly, Velva Emerson, Debbie Mobley and Randy Harrai. Special guests were Darlene Kolb, Dinah Wise, Jacque Vassar, Regina Bowie, Connie Fowble and Joan Cundiff. 25 Years At. May 11,1. 7 At the game between PT and Coyle Monday, Allan Evans pitched a no-hitter in the first game and Ken McKosato pitched the second game which ended 9-8. At the Perkins-Tryon FFA Slave sale recently, the outgoing FFA queen, Renee Sadler, sold for $55 and the incoming queen, Belinda Story, brought $105. Instructor Paul Evans sold for $100. County Commissioner Wilfred Overholt and his crew sold for $235. The total for the salve sale was $3,500. Mr. and Mrs. Burton Coate of Perkins and Mr. and Mrs. Ed Vogt of Cushing announce the arrival of their second grandchild. Jerrod Lee Vogt, son of Leon and Elaine (Coate) Vogt, was born May 7, 1972. Both families have one granddaughter, Jami Dawn, daugh- ter of Jim and Rita Vogt of Cushing. \ Drawing winner Saturday were: Del-Mar's, Ne]lie Knox; Blumer's Champlin, Mrs. Bill Hickman; W.N. Baker, Ralph Grimm; and Gardner's, C.L. Anderson. Marvin Siders of Perkins was a speaker Friday night at the con- vention of the Oklahoma Texas Meat Processors Association at Ardmore. He is Meat Processing Supervisor for the Oklahoma Dept. of Agriculture. For her term project in a child-nutrition course at OSU, Mrs. Dorothy (Nelson) Lancaster of Perkins developed Leonard, a duck puppet, and wrote a story for him to use in teaching kindergarten and first grade students the basic four food groups. The 1969 PTHS graduate, she is the daughter of Mrs. Mary E. Nelson and the late Lee Roy Nelson. Those attending the all-day Stitch and Chatter Club meeting at the home of Maude Markee on May 4 were: Sophia Rogers, Aileen Gibson, Robbie Phillips, Nellie Knox, Dorothy Sanders, and Goldie Lacy. Afternoon quilters were Rosa Davidson and Mrs. Bob Reynolds. Library News, reported by Mrs. V.G. Wells, librarian: We have Demon Dispatch: Kris Fedro reports on Home Ec I child care studies. Shown helping kindergartners make sack puppets are: Alisa Payne, Connie Rozean, Kim Holleback, Charlotte Pitts, and Barbara Reynolds. During Indian Heritage Week, Mr. Robert Fields visited with a large group which included Mrs. Anderson, Mrs. Casey, Mrs. Hurd and Mrs. Stacy's classes. He explained his family tree with a diagram on the chalkboard. For Fran Miller's Your Profession column, she visited with Rick Ross, Ripley band director, who is keenly interested in kids and music. He and Tammy have lived in Ripley for five years. Ross is also the principal of Ripley Junior High. LynAnn Hornberger is who Brenda Perkins interviewed this week for her The Journal Visits column. She and Randy have two chil- dren, Heather and Randy Jr. (Bubba). LynAnn gave Brenda some very good recipes: Mexican Casserole 2 lb. ground beef, I chopped onion. 2 cans cream of chicken soup (or 1 can chicken soup and 1 can mushroom soup), 1 cup grated cheese, I/4 cup milk, 1/4 tsp. salt, 2 (6 oz.) cans tomato sauce, 1 1/2 tsp. chili powder, 12 tortilla shells, I medium chopped hot chili pepper (or picante sau e). Line a 13x9x2 inch pan with 6 tortilla shells. Brown meat and onion (drain), add spices and tomato sauce. Mix milk and soups together; add I/2 to meat mixture.. Pour meat mixture over tortilla shells; cov~r meat with 6 more tortilla shells. Pour remaining soup over tortillas. Sprinkle with cheese and bake at 35ff' for 30 minutes. LynAnn sometimes added a little barbecue sauce to the soups. LynAnn's Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies: 1 stick oleo, 2 cups sugar, 3 T. cocoa, dash salt, 112 cup milk. Heat to a rolling boil and cook 2 minutes. Remove from heat and add 1/2 cup peanut butter, 1 tsp. vanilla and 2 1/2 to 3 cups quick cooking oats. Mix until very thick. Drop by spoonsful on wax paper. Let cool. Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Lightfoot of Perkins announce the birth of their second child, a son, born at Stillwater Medical Center on April 19, 1982. William Buckley was welcomed home by big brother Jer- emy Brian, age 2 1/2. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Bill Jones of Tryon and Mr. and Mrs. Jack Lightfoot of Perkins. Dr. Larry Jones, a 1954 Perkins High School graduate, will be the P-T Commencement speaker Tuesday, May 18. The son of Maurine Jones of Perkins and Lyle Jones of Stillwater, Dr. Jones is an OSU associate professor of electronics and electrical power tech- nology. He joined the OSU faculty in 1980. Jones and his wife Kay, whom he met in Japan, live in Stillwater with their three sons, Randy, Roger and Richard. 10 "gears A o, May 14. 1987 Over 75 vehicle loads of trash were hauled to the Hall Landfill Friday, Saturday and Monday in a cleanup program in Perkins, sponsored by the city and BFI who operate the landfill. Dumping during those three days was free to Perkins citizens. The city paid half-price which totaled out about $350. The spring town cleanup is an annual event that dates back 90 years. The Perkins Centennial Planning Committee recently announced plans for a four-year celebration commemorating Perkins' 100th birthday to be kicked off this September in conjunction with the annual Old Settlers Day Celebration. Committee members include: Anna Marie Evans, Barbara Lee Freed, Larry Gill, Oliver Hardin, Lynn Kinder, Jack Lightfoot, Anne Miller, Mary Morris, Larry Tom- linson, Harland Wells, Jim Wheeler, Kristy Willingham, Harvey Wise, Elbert Maxwell, Teri Wells, Bob Evans and Ben Holder. Those who have made deposits for water service at the city build- ing this week are: Steve McDaniel, Wynona A. Clark, Shelly Wood, Mary Bostian, and Tim Middleton. In her Senior Citizens News, Mildred Cash reported that things are real slow at the Center right now but that's about as usual this time of year. Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Olson gave the Center a flag last week and we have hopes of getting the pole made, so we will have it up for Memorial Day. Happy Birthday was Grimes Mohday night. Hostess Taylor. Demon Dispatch: At the 1987 Saturday, May 9, four special awards were given: Charlie Byrd; Star Farmer, Kyle Flynn; County Ann Hoy; and County Star Agri-businessman, Williams was crowned FFA Sweetheart. that Greg Wolfe, son of Mrs. Betty Wolfe, was Student of the Week for the 1986-87 school year, Dorothy Sullivan, P-T art instructor, is paintings that will be included in a showing gallery in Outhrie. Patrice Moser Kellams, daughter of Mr. of Tulsa and granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack' was among those graduating from the Tulsa of Nursing on May 8 at the Tulsa C John H. Hopper, Superintendent of Central cational Techm.'.'cal School, has been Region IV of the American sentation of the award is Paul 5 Years Ago. May 7. 1992 Courtney Poston and Michael Marlow Farmer award which goes each year to the award was sponsored this year by Steer Inn. Katy Arthur received the Star award, an award given to the top freshman. sored by Eades Hardware. Jennifer ter Queen. Demon Dispatch: 1992 Band Royalty flower girls Mary Hazelbaker, Cheslea Cobb Chrissa Hazelbaker, Stoney Matheson, Hazelbaker, and Kathy Constien. Students are James Menefee, son ofVickie Menefee, ter of Jane Merrill. Both students are juniors. Police Chief Bill Lott is the Apeo-Whistle Week. He has been the chief since wife Marceline have three grown children and Carney News; By Pot Skaggs Carney graduation set for May 9, t997 The Carney High School graduation will be May 9th, at 7:00 p.m. The event will be held gymnasium. School will be out soon for all of the tious when we drive in our towns. future. Let us keep them safe. children. Weekend visitors: Mrs. Arvilla Savage had as her past daughters, Marcilla Thayer of Del City and Oklahoma City. Also visiting a while during the ! other daughter, Pat Skaggs, one of her and one of Pat's sons, Mike Skaggs, all Remembered: Several area Carney people need our Among those are: Arvilla Savage, Pearl Best, Nettles, Lewis McKey, Idella Smith, Otis Throne. Max Myers' family enjoys trip: Max Myers and his wife, Gwen, took a't ip recently. They enjoyed their vacation very mucl they visited with Bill and Wanda Kinsey. Bill ney. Do you know: -that Jesus is a friend to everyone, if we will -that friendship is needed by all people. -that our needs" and %vants" are sometimes -that according to Numbers 1:46 603,550 Sinai, with women and children probably aboat crossed the Red Sea on dry ground. -that if everyone spreads a little love ful world for all of us to live in. -that it takes a big person, not only in body,, but "I'm sorry". Remember, God loves you and so do I. Have This bread is very good eaten hot: Cornmeal Banana Nut Bread SiR together I cup self-rising corn meal I cup t soda. Set aside. Beat 2 eggs with 1/3 cup white sugar. Told into dry ingredients. Add and 1 t vanilla. Pour into a loaf pan that has only. Bake at 375" F for 1 hour and I0 minutes. Let cool in pan. Store in dry place or it can be or Saran Wrap. Happy Mother's Day to all morns everywhere! Democrats attend Payne County was well represented at the Democratic Convention held ties gathered to elect District officers, and to Keynote speaker was Pat Hall, Executive homa Democratic Party. Re-elected as 3rd Goad,.while Jim Smart will serve as Co-Char will serve as Secretary. Those attending from Payne County included County Chair; Ed County McKean, Payne County Secretary; gang, John Bosworth, Jim Davis, Judy Clay, LaRue Boundurant, Robert Basinger, Mary Harriman, Ethel Gilliland, and Larry Gosney. also attend the State Democrat Convention in Oklahoma City. The Payne County Democrats have efforts and are currently selling formation contact Mrs. Ness at 377-0795. 111 Open