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6-THE PERKINS JOURNAL, Thursday, July 5, 2001 p [] by Stacy Beal a full one in the larder. Never .hmnml Stqff Writer again will I throw waste paper 85 Years Ago, August 6. 1915 or rubbish in the street or at- The average educated man ley. If I cannot speak good of gets a salary of $I000 a year, my neighbor, I will hold my making $40.000 in a lifetime, peace. I will spend my money while the uneducated man here and by so doing leave a makes $1.50 per day, $450 a part of the purchase to circu- year $I .000 in a lifetime, late in the channels where its Thercfinc the value of an edu- equivalent in wealth was origi- cathm is the difference of the nally created to do good two pay scales, or $22,000 among the folks who are a part over a lifetime. Each day in of the community of which I school is worth $146.66 to the am a part, in that place that I student in later life. call home, sweet home. THE TOWN CREED - I be- 66 YearsAgo, August 1.1935 lieve in my town. I believe in The Cimarron Singing Con- her people, in her boys and in vention will be held at the For- her girls. I will make myself a est Valley Community Build- committee of one to make of ing located 3 miles east of this a good place in which to Perkins on Highway 33 at 2 live and a mighty hard place o'clock Sunday afternoon. o lea c. I believe in my town. Notice: After the show this [ believe in her institutions, in weekend, the Lyric Theater her choc l , in her churches will shut down for the rest of and in her slores. 1 believe in the summer- until September ihc street broom and street 6. sweeper and the paint pot. I be- NOTICE: Fall hatching l ieve in never an empty can on starts August 15, and those that a vacant lot or plot, but many want to order chicks should notify us right away. Perkins Hatchery. 45 Years Ago. July 12. 1956 Frank "Pistol Pete" Eaton was hospitalized in the Stillwater Hospital and his physician says he is very ill. A delegation came by to pick him up Monday morning to take him to the Tom Paxton show, but he was unable to get around, and entered the hospi- tal that afternoon. He cel- ebrated his 95th birthday No- vember 28. 40 Years Ago. July 6. 1961 The town board met in regu- lar session and paid claihas, and discussed the summer street program. Members would like to be able to buy some street equipment and do some work themselves. Attending Payne County camp for boys and girls this year are Patricia Ann Coate, Betty Tucker, Karen Holbrook, Bob Harshman, Jimmy Dean Walker, Terry King and Roy Wall. 35 Years Ago. July 21. 1966 The Journal endorses the plan for a $990,000 courthouse remodeling and expansion project and urges voters to cast a yes vote in the election. The original courthouse was con- structed in 1917 and is vastly inadequate now. Years Ago. July 8. 1971 Sager's Dry Cleaners in business in Perkins for nearly 20 years and operated by Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Sager, is clos- ing. Sager began business in Frank Motes directs Pawnee Bill's Wild West Show I'AWNEE - Frank Motes grew up dreaming of becoming a cowboy and practicing the skills of roping. As a boy, he spent hour after hour roping ev- ery object in his front yard near he started working in 1976. He moved to Pawnee in 1991 as probation and payroll officer for the corrections agency, and he feels strongly about helping the community of Pawnee, where September of 1951. He says he I Remember time and then my J doesn't know what he will do By Charles Wall sister definitely. In the 1940's around July 4. potatoes and put! we used to dig our potatoes, pickup. If we The Perkins Post Office will Potatoes are normally ready to all at one time. the! have few initial changes upon dig earlier than that but we run over the the conversion to the U.S. usually tried to finishour wheat adjacent row. Postal system, harvest before digging. When Local registrar Naudain Lore We would have about 1/4 and picking up the says any eighteen year olds acre in several rows, 40 inches breakopen theroW who wish to register to vote, apart. Often times the potato the lister and get may do so as of Tuesday, July patch would be in a field. My potatoes that 6. parents would plant half white with loose soil. 20 Years Aszo. July 9.1981 potatoes and half red potatoes. We would take No matter what the color, the the yard and pile Perkins' new Main Street actual potato was the same in shade tree and the industrial park by-pass taste and nutrition, out. Then we roads are two projects that are My dad, Ephraim, would with a material still being planned, Senator operate the walking lister and I Sprout and store Bernice Shedrick told Corn- would drive a small tractor that cellar. missioner Bob White at a pulled the lister. Alisterislikea Now, if you Monday morning meeting in moldboard plow except that it you can say you the courthouse, turns the soil both ways. We do it by reading The town board agreed at would list about two rows at a Journal! their Monday night meeting to start the process to get lots that havegrownupintaUgrassand 7/I t,t: 'caTvtlit,n weeds, mowed. " riding at break-neck speed within the outdoor arena, whether it's chasing a stage- coach or bad guys. Sharp turns and sudden stops while firing 15 Years A o. July 10. 1986 Fireman Rick Jarvis lined up the Pride of Perkins for a photo to be used in the new city map of Perkins - five pieces of equipment, including two pumper trucks, two tanker- pumpers, and a Dodge 4-wheel drive initial response truck that nears completion. The depart- ment provides fire protection for the city of Perkins and sur- rounding rural area. Fourteen states and two for- eign countries are represented at Chandler Baseball Camp's second session of the season. The 72 boys enrolled are from Oklahoma, Arkansas, New Mexico, Texas, Missouri, Kan- sas, Virginia, Colorado, Cali- fornia, Minnesota and New York, and Mexico and Malay- sia. The next session has 108 boys enrolled. 10 Years Alzo..lu!v 4. 1991 The U. S. Census Bureau will collect data on employ- ment and unemployment from area residents the week of July 14-20, according to William F. Adams, director of the revolvers are part of the action, bureau's Denver regional of- Hartshorne. While some boys he and his wife Maxine also own His firearms experience also rice. drea d of omL gabaseb one 0 video stores ,, haS on the rlmn-.ol star like Mickcy Mantle, Motes That's a significant factor. Salyer learn to shoot so she wanted to be like rodeo roping The Pawnee Bill Wild West could play the role ofMay Lilly, star Bill Hensley. Show is essentially a cornmu- wife of Gordon Lilly, who was "1 was small as a kid at about nity-wide volunteer operation known as Pawnee Bill. 5-foot-6, but I loved rodeo and sponsored by the Pawnee While numerous Pawnee figured I could dothat. At 12 to Chamber of Commerce, the volunteers have worked hard to 14.1 started competing in rodeos Friends of Pawnee Bill Ranch continue the show each year, the - cal f roping, ribbon roping and Association and the Oklahoma tremendous workload has led to team roping. I have built a ca- Historical Society. a need for a series of new direc- reer with the Oklahoma Depart- "Most of our acts will be tors. It was earlier in 2001 that meat of Corrections, but I've performed by local people this aWildWest Show committee in always been a cowboy - work- year," said Motes, "but I want Pawnee asked Motes to run the ing with horses and such." to build it year by year - adding show. Four years ago, he started professional acts when we can. "I told him I couldn't do all riding in the cowboy acts of the Either way, we will always have of it," he said. "In the past, the annual Original Pawnee Bill's acts that are fun for everyone, director has worked setting up Wild West at the historic Paw- like a stage coach robbery, ar- the arena, arranging for horses, nee Bill Ranch. He did every- resting a horse thief, bucking marketing and other problems. thing from robbing a stagecoach horses, a pony express race, So they made me captain of the to chasing bad guys in and out trick riding, roping and crack- show, and divided the other of the arena and trick shooting, ing a bull whip." tasks. This allows me to focus '% year later," he said, "I be- The Wild West Show is parton getting acts together, rehears- came the +head good guy.' I of an annual festival in Pawnee als and making sure everything would get all the good guys to- on Father's Day weekend. It in- goes right when the show goes md umkc sure we wereeludes a downtown festival on on." :,, that third weekend in June and Motes also has joined Wayne N,,.+, Frauk Motes isa barbecue dinner for the public Spears, Pawnee County Asses- fl c 'head c wboy'+ - the show on every performance day. It sor who has played the role of captain - fl,- the 14th annual re- was the barbecue dinner that Pawnee Bill since 1991, in ap- viral of the Pawnee Bill Show, first attracted Motes as a volun- pearances to promote the Wild which helped introduce the Old teer." West Show. He and Maxine West all over the World from "I worked in the kitchen five have visited schools with 1888 1913. He agreed to direct years ago," he said, "and the Spears, and they have served ice six performances at 2 p.m. and heat was so bad they had to carry cream while passing out Wild 7 p.m. on June 16, 23 and 30 this me out of there. I asked if there West Show brochures at festi- year. was any other way I could con- vals. While most of the directors tribute to the community, and It all goes back to his boy- in recent years have had some they said I could be in the show hood roping practice. Frank "cowboy" experience, Motes the next year." Motes is a lifetime cowboy who iwi~> ~ !ifctime of knowledge Motes fit quickly in to the now leads one of the great cow- riding and shoot- show with his experience as a boy shows of all time - the ing bear on the show. He is "real" cowboy. The acts require Original Pawnee Bill's Wild even a certified law enforcement starting quickly on a horse and West Show in Pawnee. firearms instructor tor the De- parlment of Corrections, where NOW OPEN! -- C,m nl - River October 3, 1986 took the Witness tree at the section cor- ner to the northeast of Vinco to the side of U. S. Highway 177, but was not strong enough to lift the log over the highway. . 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Iltln |freer would like to thank the sponsors for their investment in the Heritage Days Western Party and Dutch Oven Cooking Contest on June 23; Ill'willingness to sponsor a fun, family event in downtown Pel lii greatly appreciated! We would like you to know who they Lyou can say thanks too: " Ampride, Country Comfort, Eade's Hardware, Frank's Diesel & Cimarron Valley Coop, Harris'66, Jalopy's, Jarvis Insurance, Jim Auto Sales, Pre/niere Truck Accessories, Shirley Ann's, Model Patsy's Flowers, Payne County Bank, Perkins Builder's Suppl3, Drug, Perkins Food Center, Perkins Insurance Ageno; Perkins Clinic, Whistle Stops, Sonic, Strode Funeral Home, Tanline, Tech D'Mario's, Burt's Jewelry, Westside Video, OG&E, The Railroad C.R.E.C., B&C Business Products, Ewing Electric, Custom Perkins Roundup Club, Iowa Tribe and Sasser Auction Company. It's true that I'm in charge of the overall management of this electric cooperative---but that doesn't make me the boss. Hi, I'm Don Crabbe, General Manager of Central Rural Electric Cooperative. Even though it's my job to make executive decisions, the employees and I recognize where our true professional allegiance lies: with you and the thousands of other member-owners who rely on our electricity. We've been trusted with the operation of your d we work hard to justify that and meetings, we seek our cooperative even more successful, red who holds the power, our boss. Your Touchstone Energ'/'Parmer Touchstone Energy represents a commitment to high service standards for all membe~ of your locally Owned, community- minded electric cooperative.