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2-THE PERKINS JOURNAL, Thursday, June 14, 2001 II Father's Day Ever;day by Gary Minshall It makes me feel so really glad Because it s special to be a dad To get a card or call or such Are you planning on getting out this weekend to the Iowa Tribe From your beautiful kids that you love so much Pow-Wow? It should be very interesting and exciting. I hope to attend at least some of it. I missed it last year and heard glowing What a boring place this would be reports from those who attended. Without a kid or two or three How many of you sharp-eyed readers noticed that our own Perri To hug to kiss to squeeze and hold Ahhaitty is the dancer featured on the Heritage Days poster? To tuck them in and a story told The following weekend will be the Western Block Party. I did attend that last year and had a blast. To help them out when their in need I entered the dutch oven cooking contest last year. I enjoy using And show them how to plant a seed the dutch oven while camping so I was very interested in the con- To watch them learn and watch them grow test, and Ken Edmondson makes it look so easy! And to build ole Frosty out of snow We had a great time, even though it was terribly hot. The worst part of the whole thing was being downwind of Ken's peach cob- bler all day. I sure was glad when I finally got a taste of it. Oh it's not always a game of fun I haven't decided what I will enter this year. Got any ideas? When you come home and their chores not done And you have to scold and punish them W Or swat their behinds with a tiny limb They have got new computers over at the post office. Postmaster Shelly Word said the crew is doing great at learning the new sys- And when they learn to drive the car tern, but it has slowed them down just a little bit. All by themselves but not too far Awhile back she posted a notice telling everyone that mail would be up by 11 a.m., instead of 10:30 as it had been earlier. She is And you act as though it's no big deal worried that people may miss out on an important letter because Them looking thru the steering wheel they check their boxes too early. And the telephone rings night and day Being a creature of habit myself, I know it's easy to go through How do they have so much to say? the motions and just automatically do things in a certain way at a given time each day. (Just ask my family what happens if they get Get off the phone! You've had your fun between me and the coffee pot in the mornings.) Pick up your room, is your homework done? Thanks for reminding us, Shelly! I tell ya mum it drives me crazy Stacy over at Zero Gravity is getting ready to expand her busi- For them kids of ours to be so lazy ness. She is going to be offering a wellness library, herbs, yoga They don't listen to a thing I say classes and all kinds of goodies. All they do is have fun and play It sounds wonderful! I can't wait until she gets it all set up. I might even try the yoga. Where did you go old days of yester We have a little bit of everything here, don't we? Little baby and brother and sister It goes by quick I tell ya for sure It seems as though it was a blur Happy Father's Day to all of you duds out there! Special greet- ings to my dad, Cliff Thomas. Thanks to Gary Minshall for bringing us one of his poems for Thank you kids for being so true To your dear ole dad while raisin' you " Father's Day. We always enjoy reading Gary's poetry. You turned out great and I'm glad your mine I had to laugh when I read the part of the poem that talks about learning to drive. I thought about when Dad taught me to drive his You make me proud oh how you shine old pickup that had a stick shift. Have to give it to him - he didn't TO THE We welcome letters to the editor. All letters telephone number for verification of the number won't be published). Please keel The editor reserves the right to reject any letter libelous or in bad taste. Letter to the Editor With Fathers Day fast approaching, I would twist into the meaning. Every year fathers around the0 honored for being fathers. Which is great. But has anyone ever stopped wouldn't be fathers if it were not for our kids. we would be is husbands. So this year I want to take a few lines in express my appreciation to my children. My wife and I have been blessed with four Daphne, Ashlee, Nathan and Ian. Two of them are with one of them being married and a mother two are still at home. At least for another two to th# I look back on the times when they were all still i in stature and sometimes the tears start to swell ers in the throat. Then watching them grow in size to see them as they are today. Yes, I am a father. But children that I would never exchange for anythin1 and will always love and cherish till the day that decides its time for me to come home. So, on this day for fathers, let's take a 10ok at what we are. I for one am very thankful for what I have. Oh, socks will be just fine!!! Garry Drake Deadline nears for disaster loan Applications will be accepted until July 2, and ranchers in many Oklahoma counties who and production losses caused by drought and occurred July 1, 2000, and continued for s to Gail Garst, acting state executive director. ties are affected by this deadline: Alfalfa, Blaine, Canadian, Carter, Cleveland, Coal, Craig, CreeL-Custer, Delaware, Dewey, Ellis, Greer, Harmon, Harper, Haskell, Hughes, fisher, Latimer, LeFlore, Lincoln, Logan, Love, Mayes, McClain, McCurtain, Mclntosh, Nowata, Okfuskee, Oklahoma, Okmulgee, Ottawa, Pittsburg, Pontotoc, Pottawatomie. Sequoyah, Texas, Tillman, Tulsa, Wagoner, Washi One more verse before I'm thru holler even though he probably had whiplash! ................ Woodward. The loans will be made to ass wlmout my what WOUlO 1 on t, I What a boring place this world would be from physical and production losses. I " IF | 1--- ] Without a kid or two or three Farm and ranch operators who have suffered I run, \ may be eligible for FSA emergency loans to cov ............................... and production losses. I [ l Writ. Emergency loan funds may be used to purcha money fuel, and repairs. "A farmer can,use the tial operating and living costs, Garst said. To be loan an applicant must have suffered losses as a C ire ] q- J ...... [ ] A weekl column by Rick Lomenick / disaster and be unable to obtain credit from other i / tl covering;,.a tu l sscs are ,gt n n g t 3., annum. ,arno nt "f he "o " t lined y ac uon of loss Jess any compensation rece vea, rep y of the borrower, and availability of security. ] If it appeared that I had a bit more spring in my step this week Farmers and ranchers who believe they can qu' tact their County FSA Office for additional details. ] k I there's a good reason for that. We were able to take a vacation and .... [ ] [ J I it was a good one at that. We ventured to Branson, Mo., by way of Springfield. Both places GET A CHARGE OUT Ol (USPS #42-8040) The Perkins Journal is published every Thursday at 111 E. Stumbo and entered as periodical postage paid at Perkins, OK 74059-0040 by Pomegranate, Inc, P.O. Box 40, Perkins, OK 74059-0040. 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Use the form above for your "friend" and list your Iname here: 1,- mm llm ilm. mll 1m. Ilm IIm mll IBII llm Im mll Ilm IIm "l had their high points. Of course in Springfield, a visit is not complete unless you go to the Bass Pro Shop. It is 300,000 square feet of neat stuff. Oh, and there are also huge aquariums there with fish that only folks like me dream about catching. A person doesn't have to be a true outdoorsman to enjoy it. There is something for everyone. We also went to Fantastic Caverns. It too got high marks by our panel of judges (Kyle and Jordan). And little did they know it, the tour we got was an educational one. Those who have been to Branson are familiar with the many shows and activities available. We did take in a show and it also was great. It was the Dixie Stampede and in a nutshell, it has a Civil War theme with friendly competitions between the North and South. There are lots of horses and even a few ostriches mixed in. Oh and let's not forget the dinner that was served. No one in our group left hungry. We went to several places so there was no time for Silver Dollar City on this trip. Stops at a trout hatchery, several go-kart tracks, an old-time photo studio, shopping establishments, and of course, restaurants kept our itineraries full. But there was always time in the evenings to take a dip in the hotel pool and/or hot tub. For various reasons it had been a couple of years since we took an actual vacation so we were well overdue for one. With the summer ball seasons winding down for many, there are those of you out there making your plans to get away. If you had half as much fun as we did, then your trip will be a successful one. It was quite a week in the news with the execution of Timothy McVeigh. As a proponent of the death penalty, I feel justice was served by putting him to death. No, it didn't bring back any of the 168 people that died in the Murrah bombing. But it gives notice that a horrible crime of this magnitude must receive the ultimate in punishment. This is yet another step in the long healing process for all Okla- homans whether they be a survivor, a victim's family, or John Q. Citizen. I am glad the bombing memorial was built as an everlast- ing tribute to those who died from this cowardly act. If you haven't been there, make plans to go and spend some time there. We're planning a trip soon to go through the museum housed in what was the Journal Record Building. And we should continue to keep those affected in our thoughts and prayers. On a parting note, a happy 17th birthday wishes go out to niece and nephew Wil and Savannah Anderson. It's hard to image they will be seniors this year. We love you, kids! [I I I IIIII I I I I I Publication deadline Please note that deadlines for display and classified advertising, and articles is 6 p.m. each Monday. Please fax, e-mail, or drop your items by the office by that time for publication in that week's issue. For more information, call 405-547-2411. II bv Leonnf Worcester The process of simple thinking "Men were born to succeed, not to fail," effective at success, you must learn first to be what you think. It is the process of building on strengths. The limitations every person is tolerated. But do not spend a lot of time" tions. That will lead to failure. Spend your time with your strengths. When mind you of your limitations, ALWAYS strengths. This process makes your weaknesses nity. You are gifted far beyond what you can ev$ Develop those gifts. This process makes every situation each day with interest and curiosity. Look at ences as a new adventure. This adventure is Only you have the power to direct your thinking successful manner. Sadness, tragedy and even your own a challenge to develop strengths and failure. Look at it as an opportunity. If reasons why something won't work, take those turn it into a positive instead of a negative. someone says, "There are not any people with think of the wonderful opportunity to teach perceived void. Amazingly, you will find a lot waiting for you to ask them for your help. What was unique about Beethoven? Was it abilities? NO! He was totally deaf when he est symphonies. Try that disability for success Winston Churchill is known as one of the our time. He had a serious speech impediment. bers that? We all remember Charles Atlas. He was runt". His response is his greatest miracle. He physique to that which is a model for statues. Everyone has weaknesses and limitations. important. Great achievements are usually the positive response to personal weakness or "I (Paul) delight in weaknesses, in insults, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am strong." 2 Cur 12:10 THE PERKINS has a new fax number. 405/547-5640 Fax service available. $2 for 1st pg, $1 for additional pgs.