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6-THE PERKINS JOURNAL, Thursday, June 14, 2001 Images Photos of the Perkins Historical Museum. mlu community provided by David Sasser, Perkins Historical Society and Perkins ? Ratliff and Wildman Furniture and Undertaking provided funeral services in Perkins from 1906 to 1922. Funeral Director, Bert Wildman (left) and driver Carl BaUinger (right) are show with the horse drawn coach prior to putting a motorized hearse into service. was in Stillwater this week to Journal Staff Writer encourage the road between the 99 Years Ago. June 13. 1902 Cimarron river bridge south of , Dr. R. W. Holbrook has re- Perkins to Stillwater, be desig- cently furnished the west side nated a state highway at the store building in which his of- proper time. There is not a bet- rice has been for some time with ter road in the state and it de- shelving and counters. Within serves to be a designated high- and request that all stakes and pins used to stake out cows and other livestock be removed to prevent breaking the mower. The new bridge on Dugout Creek just east of Vinco will be completed in two weeks. Showing at the Lyric Theatre, Shirley Temple in "The Little Colonel." 45 Years Ago. June 14. 1956 The two barber shops have changed their mind and will stay open on Saturday evenings un- til 8 p.m. instead of 7 p.m. as advertised last week. This is a service for the rural and farm customers who find it difficult to get in earlier on Saturdays. Approval of a new junior and senior high school classroom building was given at the polls Tuesday when 338 voters turned out with 286 voting Yes and 52 the next few days he will have a vav voting No. The vote on the .~', ~..~,.~ ~ ~. ~L~'~J ~i~ "~J~ .~i:~t;.~.,ij.A.~iS~ ~:,*|;. A~.~a._) .,.U~.Ji~.~."~ ,'.~ ii2.~t~ ~-.. neat up-tQ,aate orugstore. ~ttt w.L,. ~ott gens ot a mate ;~1 ~o,Luo ~ssue was ttgnter man a full line of CigarS, t0ilef at- ears old'whrga ,e birth t0*;F on the $163,000 issue which " : , ,:;*T', r - , ,, , t' r,, ~ tlcles, etc. colt a few days ago. was defeated when turned W. A. Kniipe & Co., wants E.R. Hert and Company out to vote. The school wiU have Irish potatoes to be delivered at bought the first wheat of this $110,000 on hand to undertake Perkins depot Saturday, June 21. season in Perkins last week from the construction. Must be sorted and free from Frrank Saint. Three wagon loads 40 Years Ago. June 8. 1961 small potatoes. We pay cash. of the grain brought 84 cents per Wheat and barley harvesting For Sale-A good second hand bushel, operations ground to a halt in the top buggy and harness. Call at 66 Years Ago. July 4. 1935Perkins area over the weekend the Journal. NOTICE: The town council is following Friday night and Sun- Years Ago, July 9. 1915 going to have the grass and day rains totalling over six The good roads committee weeds in the streets mowed soon inches. More than two years ago Patty Johnson, chair of Perkins Main Street Organization Committee, was preparing for the annual Main Street Banquet. She was looking for ideas to help the program celebrate the past, as well as the current accomplisments of the Perkins community. As a result of this, Patty asked the community's Senior Citizens to contribute some of their memories of what life in Perkins was like many years ago. Patty shared the results of those memories with us, and The Journal will run them as a series for a few weeks. Hope you enjoy them. Fond memories of the Perkins skating rink by Amanda Sadler good skater and this was my first skater. I was talking to Doris In the late forties or early fif- time to have skates on. I took Clarke the other day and she ties, Perkins had a skating rink. lots of falls, but I never broke said she still has her card from It was south of the grocery any bones, the skating club we had. We all store. Ray and I looked forward Ray loved to skate with Viola had lots of fun and good fellow- to coming to skate. Ray was a Braziel as she also was a good ship. History Page brings back memories by Mattie Lee Thompson church family's Would go home A short time ago I was read- ing the Perkins Journal the "History Page" of long ago. There was a picture of a couple, I think it was their wedding pic- ture. 1 remember them so well. We visited in their home as they did ours. In those days after town af that time. Then we with friends for dinner. I was moved in Perkins and I have at- very young then, and we kids tended the Christian Church in the Venice Christmas church here ever sense. I have never enjoyed Miss. Rice so much be- left Perkins. I have lots of good cause we loved to hear her talk memories of long ago, and also as she was from England her the present. speech was so different but in- teresting. We lived south of More and more pies to bake by Jewel Mahar I was asked to write some- thing outstanding about myself. I joined Olivet Club in 1956, and was voted president. I held every office several times in the 33 years of perfect attendance I had. We served food for farm sales or wherever food was needed. Eti,se Grant managed the Payne Coianty Fair Kitchen and asked me to bake pies. Well! I said I would try. I never thought what a big job it would turn out to be. The first day of the fair I made 25 pies, the next day was 30, it just went on and on. One day I made 71 pies, all kinds. I made dough and rolled the dough by hand. I I had help with the fruit andI oven. I started at 8 a.m. and[ went home at 6 p.m. that wasI enough pie making for me. I] still bake six pies at a time andl freeze them to serve when] friends drop in. Perkins storyteller by Kathleen & Gerald Johnson you do if your dog get sprayed Rich Grimm was one of the by a skunk? Rich said, "Pile up best storytellers 'about town. I a large pile of leaves burn them asked him one time, what do and use the ashes to rub down your dog." Works every time - YEP! I think I ended up taking: my dog to the vets for a bath. Rich said was A.O.K. Yes sires! I Remember some of which have been re- served stored, and also the industrial services. By Charles Wall buildings and the school and We We recognize our fathers, no church buildings. matter what our age or where we Often times it took extraor- community grew up. dinary efforts to obtain the con- nesses, churches; Our fathers were builders, struction materials and to fi- munity planners, and organizers. They nance the cost of these build- lies. were willing to take risks and ings. Each of make sacrifices in order that Among other things planned how our fatherS! things would be better for their and built were the bridge across and sacrificed families, the river, the railroad, the county our individual I will show some things that roads, natural gas lines, tele- thers are still these men did in the Perkins phone and electrical service, and Those community 1889 to 2001. water supply, have their These men built dwelling Some of these projects were prese houses both in town and coun- joint efforts with commercial other men in the try and also barns, farm build- companies, government agen- family who ings, and commercial buildings, cies and community co-opera- For all this w Consider also the impressive tion. and we give buildings on Perkins main street, We remember those who fathers. Advertised special this week at Del-Mar's Food, Ritz crack- ers, 1 lb. box, $.35. Classified ad: Lost-drinking water can in Perkins or south of town. If found, call LI. 35 Years Ago. June 24. 1966 Richard Nelson of Perkins was among the 95 students who were graduated in the class of 1966 from the University of Oklahoma school of medicine. He is a 1959 graduate of Perkins high school and received a BS degree from OSU. He will serve an internship at Baptist Memo- rial Hospital. Mattie Lee Thompson was honored with a birthday dinner at her mother's, Mrs. Minnie Recer, who baked her a birthday cake while Rich and Rosa Grimm made homemade ice cream. Golla Mae Stalcup, Gene and Larry Thompson were also guests. 30 Years A ,o. June 17. 1971 The Perkins wheat harvest is about half completed and the yield is averaging 40 bushels per acre. According to Leo Jacks, wheat was selling for $1.45 the past weekend after an earlier high. The Board of Education has decided on school bus routes for next school year-three routes will run out of Tryon and four out of Perkins. Loren West was hired as coach and teacher at Perkins. 25 Years .lutmdO, The Perkins Jacees received their charter from executive vice president of the Oklahoma Jay- cees, Harold McCollum. Three have shown interest in serving in Ward 3 position of the town council. They are Donnel Boydston, Mary Nelson and Lyle Younker. assistant 20 Years A ,o. June 11.1981 University. Perkins l lain Street will be Dedication of i swept on a regular basis begin- Memorial was 1 ning this week, according to May 25 at the Patty Johnson, chamber presi- southwest dent. A cleaner Main Street was one of the main projects listed The Merrick following a "brain storming" elation, Inc. session two weeks ago. The Bob land and building t Vogt family has been employed the Merrick to sweep the three blocks of Perk Main streets and police the side The streets in the downtown area two former times a month, spouses. The 15 Years Ago, June 12. 1986 formed last year Coach Ditz Mcllvain retires Merrick students after 29 years at Perkins-Tryon old school and Langston. Ditz coached 24 as possible to the years at Perkins working in foot- ing. We have a ball as head coach and for the and we are past five years has served as an building," Precision Guttering & Drains Free Estimates Immediate Service Professional Seamless Aluminum Residential & Speoialty Gutl , Gutter Cleanout French Drains "We'll go the for "MULHALL AREA" FARM EQUIPMENT- VEHICLE COLLECTIBLES & SATURDAY,.JUNE 23, 2001 9:00 a.m. SALE LOCATION: From Interstate 35 (I-35) and Mulhall Exit (r170) go East approx, three Pleasant Valley Road, then North approx, one haft (1/2) mile. (Watch for Signs.) Arr, ar, a 21 Cu. Ft. F~hig~al(x w/Icemak~r ~ 14 C~. Ft Ct~ml ly~e De~ Fcmze W~dls L~3 Cu. Ft. Ct~st tR)e Deep Fr~e VEHICLE 1987 Ford 40o(x LT.D. Crown Victoria w/351 HP Motet & AJf approx. 79.000 ~ n~ (Ena C~lm) COLLECTIBLES & MISCELLANEOUS 14o~e Jack s~p vac B~ue Jet Boel Mo~ Wheel 8emow Post Hole C~00~ LAWN MOWER Is.~,a~.) s~,.s=~.~, M.T.D. 12 H.R 12/3r I~ Mow~ P0flable Sel o~ LMther ~ k~101her t0d~ t0o nu~ (kke New) Yard v, rmdmil ~ n,,wcJ~ c.,. wall Gun Rack SHOP EQUIPMENT and TOOLS Portable Air ~ ~ Wood Tool Box 2 Ml~r Saws Pipe Wrench~ of vario~ s~ee Ponabte ~Ir Tools OfL'k-& DeC~ Power S~a~C~.. ~tM Lev~ 01ke new) Floor Jack Ddli 1/2 HP on $1~ lf'2 HP Drm. Oamch V'~ 2 s~.r o~e s~vra~ Box of Wo~xI Ddile 2 H4~ ~ws 2 dig Saws T~U'~ Levi ~rtllx~d ~nv~ * Mae~ Dall~sl Gttnder on Slar~l TERMS on Pemonal Property; Cash. Personal checks require positive identification, Tho~e requiring show proof of exemption. AUCTIONEERS NOTE; The a~ove described offedng will be available for your inspection on Friday June 22, I~ Ii day. For additional information call the Auction CO. office at 580-336-2360 or Residenca at 580-336-9458 after 8 p.m. REMEMBER SALE TIME: 9:00 A.M, Lunch & Refreshments to be served on the grounds by the Vassar Youth Group, Mrs. Edna Sylvester, Owner Geneva Coffman, Power -- Sale To Be Conducted By -- Luster Realty and Auction ( REALTY & AU~lrlON COMPANY 58 6-2360 DEWAYNE LUSTER & ASSOCIATES DEWA'~,~ ~L~T~R & .SOCIATES s,, o~.~. s.. ~, Broker and p.,~, oK ,=n Perry, Oklahoma