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n & noodles draws large crowd t residents and holiday visitors look forward to the annual Memorial Day Chicken & Noodle at the Perkins Senior Citizens Center. showed up to enjoy great company and the tasty dinner and desserts prepared In Action group from Perkins First Christian Church. (pictured right) dishes up another plate of chicken and noodles. shows just a portion of diners at the annual event. Gerald Johnson and Mar- shown at the table in the foreground. as announces $231,000 grant for defibrillators in rural areas D.C. - U.S. Congressman announced the of a grant to the Department $231,815 to fund of defibrilla- rural areas to assist health saving patients arrest. count, these will be available to bring life condition," Department of Health will use the grant money to purchase as many defibrillator units as possible. The group will place the units in non-metropolitan locations in which the devices would likely be used successfully. Since rapid defibrillation is the key to success, 24-hour radio-dispatched mobile units like police and sheriff's cars or fire department vehicles are the most likely placements for the defibrillators. "These devices will mean the difference between life or death, for those rural Oklahomans not C> V NANT RPE, General Carpentry Remodeling - Repair |marren Room Additions - Decks Ok 74O59 Privacy Fencing - Roofing fortunate enough to be within seconds of a hospital when disaster strikes," Lucas said. Sudden cardiac arrest is one of the leading causes of death in North America, killing one adult every one to two minutes, an estimated total of 225,000 in the United States alone. The aver- age victim is about 65-years- old, though some victims are in their 30s or 40s. Experts agree the key to survival is prompt defibrilla- tion. All communities can aim to reduce the critical interval from collapse to defibrillation by focusing on minimizing the time from the 911 call to the first defibrillator shock. Communi- ties that reduce this "call-to- shock" time to five minutes or less can expect to resuscitate as many as one-third to one-half of sudden cardiac arrest victims. The EMS Division of the Oklahoma State Department of Health applied for the grant, provided through the Health Resources Services Adminis- tration (HRSA). The EMS Division applied as the lead agency in a partnership - Many People One Community newest history and will be available to the public in November 2003. The the third and final volume in a series, is a companion to Perkins - Queen City Cimarron and Perkins. A Place To Call Home. The hard bound book will be the same size and format as the previous volumes and will contain 384 pages and over 550 photographs, many never published before. If you purchase your books by June 15, you can save $5.00 per book and become a part of history by having your name listed in the book as a Charter Subscriber. The pre-publication price is $32.50, after June 15, the price will be $37.50. Chapters include Settlement, Maps, Rural Communities, Agriculture, Transportation, Trade, Entertainment, Residences, Children and People, Military, Education, and all the Senior panels for the graduating 1927 to 2003 of Perkins-Tryon High School. y ......................... ORDER FORM .......................... Pre-publication order for Perkins - Many People One Community State:  Zip: 50 plus $2.75 sales tax (Oklahoma residents) plus $4 for postage/handling. picked up at Perkins Tag Agency rather than being shipped. copy(ies) of the book for me for a total of $ to me (+$4.00 ea.) I"1I will pick up my book(s) at Order enclosed credit card: Acct# Expiration Date: Signature will appear as Perkins Tag Agency on your credit card statement. What Want entered on the Charter Subscriber pages? Limit one name per book ordered.) [:]Miss r'lMs. I:lDr. (Name) (City) (State) to: Perkins Historical Society, PO Box 788, Perkins, OK 74059 This book is made possible by the following sponsors: The Harrison & Lambert Families .The Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma Chris McCutchen *Payne County Bank .The Perkt]nsJournal Yard, Inc. Sasser & Company Antiques Strode lmnerm Home, Inc. The Vassar Company THE PERKINS 29, 2003-7 PATSY'S from 1 knows the family. Yet because of her deep roots in Perkins, she is able to specialize the casket pieces. One piece in particular involved wheat stalks, cotton, and cockleburs - special mem- ories to the family. That's the personal touch of a "one woman with 10 organizations including Rural Health, The Association of Councils of Government, The Oklahoma State Firefight- ers Association, the Oklahoma Sheriffs Association, the Ameri- can Heart Association, the Asso- operation," yet Patsy has special friends to help during the busy times. The busiest time? No, Moth- er's Day is second. It's Valen- tine's Day, which is the biggest volume day of the year. "It's a 'beehive' around the shop on this special day, with lots of workers to help with orders and deliveries," she said. Bill and Patsy Lile have three married daughters, Gaye Lynn, Cheryl, and Theresa. All but Bill grew up in Perkins and graduated from Perkins High School. Bill, who had worked for Perkins Schools previously, n currently works at Meridian ciatio of Police Chiefs and the " ' " " Technology Center Chronic Disease Service. ...... , ,- When asked about retirement, ne vouncus o L, oxreln - _ ....... . . Patsy sam she doe.n t see t m meat, vomntary associations , ,Jhe near futumlrfillter regmnal oty and county gov- Madisrn Cht Y ernments, will determine what her grandmother to retire just venues will be the most likely yet- Madison wants to help[ for successful defibrillations. Though she has been enticed to move to the town to the north on occasion, Patsy Lile is content to stay, on Main Street. in Per kins. And we are glad! Happy 25 years, Patsy's Flowers & Ceramics, and hang in there for Madison - and Perkins! FHE OBSERVATION DECK i 2003 King Features Syndicate, Inc. AG BOARD from 1 farmer and past Board of Agri- culture member said "after serving on the Board for 15 years I realize the importance of continuity among board members. This legislation continues that tradition." HB 1535 provides that the current five districts will be changed to four districts and one at-large seat. Except for the member to be appointed at-large, all current board members from Districts 1, 2, 3, and 4 shall remain the same. A fifth member of the Board shall be the President of the Board of Agriculture and shall serve coterminous with the Governor. According to Lew Meiber- gen, agricultural producer and former Commissioner of Agri- culture, "The existing law has always been cumbersome and it created difficulty." '"The changes offered in HB 1535 will solve those prob- lems and ensure that future Governors have the capacity to appoint the agency director who is ultimately responsible for the administration of a multi-million dollar budget," added Meibergen. This change enables any Governor, present or future, to ensure the person heading up the Department of Agricultur6 represents the policies and agenda of their administrag tion. "In today's tough times foe funding in government, any thing that increases efficiency. and reduces costs should bi{ considered," said Tom Gill-" liam, Newcastle producer and past Board of Ag member: "Modernizing the Board of Ag: and having one person serv the dual role helps provid the needed efficiencies an# insures the Governor's oflic and production agriculture ari working together to' enhanc our rural economies and prote our rural way of life." .,' 72Cushin00ital Specialty Clinic A Service ofHitlcrest HealthCare System Is Happy To Welcome Roger D. Des Prez, M.D. FACC Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Critical Care and Cardiovascular Disease To Our Medical Staff Dr. Roger Des Prez is a noninvasive cardiologist with subspecialty expertise in echocardiography and nuclear cardiology. He has been a partner with Oklahoma Heart Institute for five years. Dr. Des Prez received his medical degree and Bachelor of Arts degree from Vanderbilt University. He completed his residency in Internal licine at the University Hospital of Cleveland. Dr. Des Prez practiced for six years as an internist with the Indian Health Services in Gallup, NM. He returned to Vanderbilt University as a member of the Internal Medicine Faculty, at which time he also completed his cardiology training. In addition to noninvasive cardiology, Dr. Des Prez is interested in outcomes research and computers in medicine. Dr. Des Prez is providing an outpatient clinic in Cushing through the Cushing Regional Hospital Specialty Clinic every Tuesday where he will also be providing nuclear cardiology stress testing. For More Information or to Schedule an Appointment, Contact Your Physician or ( all: Cushing Regional Hospital Specialty Clinic 1002 E. Cherry (comer of Cherry & Wilson) Cushing 918/225-2741