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The Perkins Journal YOUR PROFESSION sMarcia ! JOURNAL Lee I r of I~I VISITS tesO~ fatl l eson~lty~ Janet F. Reeder ~ust~ naturally reserved k to~, possibly because e~ she sa s " I h , sUl1~s, y, am alf hen ~qgllsh, ,, local ~rnaker Hazel Scott -o" ~.e_rs to draw little st- Un to herself Yet she --- ~ a great deal of her J:~t/~Wrking in public ~ll~wil systems and deal- :!~_wi.'th the public s most "l l~s commodity-- ) ~l~.s' Scott's career in ' ~hing spans twenty Ji TM Years and includes ]~ral years as a head 9 Perkins and keeps active- ly interested in the profes- sion through educational journals. Mrs. Scott says, ~'It's more difficult to teach every year. Children are a little more difficult to deal with." She feels that problems with drugs and broken homes con- tribute to the difficulty last year and a half of teachers face in the high schooLThedaughter classroom, of Flarence Crenshaw and "I work primarily in Lona Willy, she recalls reading, " Mrs. Scott said. childhood days on the "to me that's all impor- family farm near Ripley tant because if a child where the family had can't read, he can't do dairy cattle. "Wesoldthe By Janet F. Reeder "A lot of women have a difficult time being taken seriously professionally because of the archaic at- titudes about women that are still very prevalent," says Marcia Simpson. "It's just a handicap," Ms. Simpson goes on to say, '~hat we have to work harder to overcome. We go into a situation having to prove we Ye pro- fessional instead of it be- ing taken for granted that anything." Her educa- fresh cream. I can we are." In the workplace, tion, beginning at remember them taking it Ms. Simpson feels, Bethany Nazarene Col- to the depot every morn- "Mothers are automatic- ~~r, sirniliar to the ~~0n of principal. She li~ She preferred the :~rtrn over ad- ) ~ rative work and I ~ ~ost of her time as ' ~l~Structor teaching Mrs. Scott adds, about _- i~ d Second graders, the educational dilemma H i~ta..tlght for years in ~s~ille, Kansas before that has reached serious proportions across the nation. ~g to Arizona where ~aad classes in Glen- Candid in her ideas and Black Canyon Helping children to learn to read is still a very ira- about teaching, Mrs. ,~n~ portant part of Hazel Scott's spends Scott said, "Children life. She much ently, she tutors in of her free time tutoring local students, learn in different ways. L.II~J~ .I~i~IRATION '7 he r oil" g eatest evil is the re Unost vice, self conceit Janet F. Reeder says, "I have very seldom met anyone, who was not a Christian, who showed the slightest mercy to it in others. There is no fault the essential which makes a man more be proud about. The com- parison and the pleasure of being above the rest are what makes pride. Of course, according to Lewis, Some of what is lege and Oklahoma A &ing," she recalls. M, and then including Mrs. Scott was married graduate work at both for almost 13 years to Arizona State University Guthrie native Earl Scott. and Oklahoma State "Our famih'es knew each University, was geared other well all along," she toward specialization in said, "but we never knew ading. each other. The world is "Your basics are really a better place , messary,"she said. And because he was here." ,hen modestly, "I 'm not Becoming a teacher was an authority to quote on against her original plans, why children can't read. Mrs. Scott admits now. There are many reasons," "In the beginning, if you really want to know, it was my mother's dream not mine. I really wanted to be a nurse." Reflecting about that point years ago, she says of her mother, "Mother was a little lady barely five foot tall and a will or iron." Even so, after twenty five years of teaching, Hazel Scott still loves to teach. to C.S. of Chris- concerns a teachers Usually, most children will learn to read if you find the fight method." She feels though methods change, the teaching of phonics is still important. APPLE SPICE CAKE The educator's ideas 4 apples chopped about teaching are from {medium, large, red years of personal ex- delicious) perience and come across 1 C. black walnut protein with sensitivity and powder credibility. "You don't 8 eggs {large) teach a subject--you C. dry non-fatmilk teach a child," she said. 3 t. cinnamon considered Pride is only "You develop educational 2 t. nutmeg Place all the ingredients in the food processor. Chop the apples first. Then add all other ingre- dients and beat well after all is added. The batter is fairly smooth. Pour in 9x13 pan which has been sprayed with Pam. Bake 25 minutes at 350-375. 1/8 cake equals 1 oz. pro- tein, fruit serving and bran allowance for the day. evil. The unpopular, and no fault ~ !s Pride or Self- which we are more un- misunderstood as such. philosophy as you go 2 t. soda ~t. The opposing vir- conscious, of in "Pleasure in being prais- along. You have to enjoy t. cloves ~~,Christian morality ourselves.' ed is not Pride," he says, working with children and 1 C. bran ~~umility. Lewis als0 Stat~s that ' ~inl:ess ybfi b~gin~to pass ~ naturally- you l~,V,e~ tOOl E vanilla ~s Says, "Unchasti- the more pride we have, from the fact that you have basic skills. She 1 T. butter extract the more we dislike it in have pleased someone you feels that most teachers Sweetner to taste are in the profession for those reasons and that the ones who aren't generally don't stay. Comparing the develop- ment of a child's reading skills to other areas of growth, she said, "Sometimes children learn to walk or cut teeth at different ages--but when it comes to reading, everyone's supposed to learn to read at age six. Some aren't ready and some are ready before then. Maturation has a lot to do with it," she said. Mrs. Scott also feels that the attitude of parents is very important. Especially if a child isn't advancing. "Holding a child back isn't bad," she said, ' nless you're going TOFU {MOCK) POTATO SALAD 2 C. cauliflower, raw I C. celery 4 green onions 6 hard boiled eggs 3 T. diet mayonnaise C. egg salad dressing wanted rightly to please and begin to think about how fine you are. In another sense, being "proud" of a son, a father, a friend, or something such as a school, often is far from the sin of Pride. One means many times by "proud of" that there is a feeling of "warm hearted admiration," Lewis says. "In God," Lewis says, "you come up against something which is in every respect im- measurably superior to yourself. Unless you know God as that--and, therefore, know yourself as nothing in comparison--you do not know God at all. As long as you are proud you can- not know God. A proud man is always looking down on things and peo- ple; and, of course, as long as you are looking down, you cannot see something that is above you." Lewis particularly speaks of the religious man who thinks God sees him as better than others. And he says, "it was of those people Christ was thinking about when He said that some would preach about Him and cast out devils in His name, only to be told at the end of the world that He had never known them. Any of us," Lewis said, "may at any mo- anger, greed, Ik enness and all that, e ' ites in corn ~: it was through that the devil T~ the devil. Pride fl~ t~:Very other vice: ~' complete anti- ~tate of mind " h' t t ay admit to bad ~l~r or drink or even a ~cy toward cowar- seldom at least ~'~ non-Christians, i~,~ ever imagine this themselves. "And saa~e time," Lewis others. It may seem at first an exaggeration, but consider it a moment. The vice is essentially com- petitive, he states. People can say they are proud of being rich, or clever, or good-looking, for exam- ple, but that really isn't it. They are, in fact, proud of being richer, or cleverer, or better-looking than others. If everyone were to become equally rich, clever, and good-looking there would be nothing to ment be, in this deathtrap.' Fortunately Lewis ~L~.S HONORED ON 25th ANNIVERSARY con- cludesthat we have a ' -" !~t-- ~cl Mrs. Bennet N. Andrews were guests of test. Whenever we find tIl~ l~i0' ~. SUrprise reception in the Perkins Lions Den that our religious life is ~ ~ 1984, at 2 p m in honor of their 25th wed- making us feel that we are good--above all, that we i~' ~ the event were Carolyn Pogue, mother ofare better than someone i~, ~rews, and Carol Andrews, daughter of theelse--I think we may be erkins, sure that we are being !~hildren include Perkins residents Vernon and acted on, not by God, but ~#A :i:~.e~rldrews.. An by *,he devil. The real test ~ o~ l~le married May 24, 1959, in Chickasha. - of being in the presence of i~ ~ployed by Southwestern Bell Telephone God is that you either i~tt~ ryes on the company community relations forget about yourself i~'a ~so is Sunday school superintendent for the altogether or see yourself ~rst Baptist Church. Mrs. Andrews is a as a small, dirty object. It ~##1 " er and part-time contract drafter for SWBT. {Continued on Next Page) to let him feel that he's a 8 oz. tofu failure, then it would be Dash of salt & popper better to let him go on." Chop cauliflower, onion, Ethics of teachers celery and eggs. Mix necessarily must be high, together with diet mayon- Mrs. Scott feels. 'Tou're naise, egg salad dressing, an example when you're a and seasoning. Cut tofu teacher. There's no way into small chunks and you can keep from it, fold in. Stir and whether you want to be or refrigerate. not. Your integrity is go- *** ing to show through-- your bearing on life. You EGG SALAD DRESS- don't try to influence ING them," she said, "but you 3 hard cooked eggs do have an influence 2 t. water whether you know it or3 t. apple cider vinegar 2 t. lemon juice salt & pepper garlic powder to taste Put 2 hard cooked eggs in blender and blend. Add water, vinegar and lemon juice. Add salt & pepper and garlic powder to taste. Blend until mixture become creamy. Add the egg mixture to tossed salad. DIET MAYONNAISE 1 egg pinch of salt 1/8 t. dry mustard 1/8 t. white pepper (opt.) dash of paprika 2 T. apple cider vinegar or lemon juice 3/4 c. corn or safflower oil dash of garlic & onion not." She is convinced that many times elementary teachers are thought to be less significant in the overall educational pro- cess than she feels they are. "You need your best teachers in first grade," she said with sincerity. "In those years, first through third, the students need a good start, good feelings about themselves, good founda- tions. You've pretty well assured their success-- not only in school, but in life," she feels, by pro- viding for those needs. Mrs. Scott was born in Payne County, '~not too far from Perkins." She at- tended school here her ally suspected of having our jobs of second impor- tance to us. But--it should be for everyone. A man's family s Id be first and it shouldn't af- fect his work. Rather it should make him well rounded and have a more responsible attitude about everything." Ms. Simpson assumed duties as Production Manager for Evans Publications here in Perkins in early April. In her position she oversees the production of two weekly newspapers, The Perkins Journal, and The Daily Report Business Digest, and a monthly newspaper, The Central Rural News; along with the national magazines Old West, True West and Fron- tier Times, western publications recently in- corporated into Evans Publications. And amid dealing with those duties, Ms. Simpson also oversees production of the book publishing con- tracts of the firm. "Our book schedule is one a month, in the book publishing. Twelve a year, and various publica- tions," Ms. Simpson said. "Right now ~ we're finishing Below Devil's Gap by Louise B. James. It's a book on the history of Woodward County." The book, according to Ms. Simpson, is ' ery well researched" and will be of particular interest to natives of Woodward County. The daughter of William and Helen Burnett of Broken Arrow, Marcia attended East Central High School in Tulsa. She came to the Perkins area in September of 1982. "I came to Perkins via OLIVET EXTENSION HOMEMAKER'S CLUB MEETING The Olivet Extension Homemaker's Club met May 15th at the home of Edna Close. The Presi- dent, Jewell, presided powder Place all ingredients in blender, Blend at high speed for 5 seconds. Add the oil in a small stream. If it becomes too thick, add a few extra drops of vinegar or lemon juice. Store tightly in covered glass jar up to one week. Refrigerate. TOFU DIP FOR VEGETABLES 8 oz. tofu, pressed 1 T. lemon juice 1 t. powdered mustard 1 t. basil 1 t. dill weed, good stuff seasoning or your choice of spices to taste % C. water Put all ingredients in blender. Blend thoroughly. Serve with celery sticks, raw cauliflower, zucchini and cucumber slices, radishes, bell pepper sticks, small fresh mushrooms, fresh 8Teen beans (raw), green onions, raw fennel sticks or fresh asparagus spears. These are some vegetables that are good to use with this dip. Thursday, May 31, 1984 -- PAGE 9 Marcia, as production managerjs the key to the suc- cess in meeting each publication's deadline. Stillwater," she said. "I came to Stillwater in hopes of attending school and getting a degree in computer programming. Only I have two children to support, so my first priority was making a liv- ing." Marcia considers herself a career woman "in so far as it is necessary for me to," she says. "Well, I never con- sidered myself profes- sionally oriented--outside career oriented. I always felt like the greatest per- sonal satisfaction for me would be for me to be a successful wife and mother. And, I was the typical little girl growing up, not seeing any further than marriage and a home. My mother never worked. And, I never con- sidered it necessary for a good self image. I still don't. "I do feel a certain amount of pride in my achievements, or not in my achievements, but in the abilities I have learned. I've grown slot. I think maybe because I 're always felt that GOd was in complete control of my life as far as I would let Him be, that He has allowed things to happen to me that seemed to be devastating. Things that have happened in my life could have just complete- ly destroyed me as a per- son but as I look back on it--and I know I've got a lot of growing to do-- I see that I've grown as a per- son." The mother of two boys, Joshua, II, and Jacob, 9, Marcia iden- tifies with the problems working mothers face. "I feel like my responsibility as a mother far outweighs any responsibility that I might feel towards my career. And, that's a very difficult position to be in," she says. "It's not to say I feel less responsible for my professional life. Sometimes it means that I have to neglect one or the other. It conflicts once in awhile." Summing up her feelings, she said, "The hardest thing for a working mother is feeling neglectful of her children." Outside interests for Marcia include attending little league baseball games to watch son Josh play, and when time per- mits, pursuing drawing with pen and ink as well as other mediums. Her plans are to be more ac- tive in the new Church of Christ in Perkins. "It's fun and challenging and very rewarding to be in- volved in the birth of a new congregation of Christians," she said. As for work she states her goal "is to see the Evans Publications be a very successful and finan- cially rewarding ven- ture." She is playing an important part in the re- cent expansion of the firm and voices a genuine con- cern about the direction it will take. "I would cer- tainly want to see it keep the small town neighbor to neighbor attitudes that have always been displayed in theJournal." "O" over the meeting. The Lord's Prayer and' Flag Salute were said in unison. Gladys gave the devotional. She chose her scripture reading from Matthew, and a reading from Daily Thoughts for Disciples by Osmond Chambers, and also read the poem, Trees. Some fun answers were given in roll call, on a childhood medicine I was given. Carol gave the lesson, Food and Drug Interactions. New officers were elected; they will take of- fice Jan. 1, 1985. Presi- dent elect, Edna Close, Vice President Jewell Mahar, Secretary and Treasurer, Carol Jarvis. Work was done on business forms. Final plans were made for a sale, to serve food and drinks on May 19. Jewell Mahar, Beulah Cox and Peggy Lawyer went on the EH tour to the Arbuckle Wilderness. Also, Peggy's mother, Mrs. Phillips of Guthrie and Alta Youngker, all had a good time. Carol received a birth- day gift from her Sun- shine Sister. Edna served refreshments to Carol Jarvis, JeweU Mahar, Beulah Cox, Peggy Lawyer, Charlotte Corn, Maudetta Triplett and Gladys Inman. The next meeting will be at II:00 a.m. June 19th at Horse Thief Canyon, for a salad luncheon and picnic. "O" JAVONNA GRAHAM GRADUATES IN ARKANSAS Miss Javonna Graham, daughter of Melvin and Betty Graham of Coyle and Chuck and Linda Baum of Fayetteville, Arkansas and grand- daughter of Garland and Ina Graham of Coyle, an- nounces her graduation on May 25, 1984 in Fayet- teville, Arkansas. Miss Graham has main- tained honor status the past four years and will be graduating with honors among 350 seniors. Following graduation, Miss Graham will be tour- ing Mexico and perform- ing with the A'Cappella Choir from Fayetteville High School. t i