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I !6-THE PERKINS JOURNAL, Thursday, July 12, 2001 ,! eli's e ,~]ournal Staff Writer t99 years A odulv 4. 1902 t In Oklahoma City the saloon (leaders have yielded to the fight made by the anti-saloon league ,and have agreed to close their places of business on Sundays. tin the future they will also turn Fall slot machines to the wall. i Bell Williams has bought out tthe grocery store belonging to Hugh Hansbro. + Dr. Snyder, Forest Knipe and Dr. Reed spent last week in the .Creek Nation hunting and fish- ,tmg. years A o. July 7. 1922 Warren Cooper of Perkins, : who is a special night watchman at Yale, will take a vacation un- til after the August elections to ]campaign for the position of JPayne County Sheriff. E. D. Thoroughman and son- ' in-law Robert WilliamS, former 7Perkins businessmen, have !bought a stock of goods and are j putting in a store in Guthrie. z Eastside Barber Shop - We Polar Face Cream. Hair :'cut, 25 cents - Shave, 15 cents. Years Ago. July 23. 1915 i Mrs. Jesse Case of Vinco has up 560 cans of fruit and veg- and is not half through ~ct. i The Town of Perkins budget published, showing it !would take $2,271 to operate the town next fiscal year. The bud- get was broken down as: Sala- merit, $425; Street Lights, $591. 66 Years A o..lulv 18. 1935 WANTED: Eggs, chickens and other produce in exchange for subscriptions to The Perkins Journal. Playing at the Lyric Theatre, the sound film, "Vagabond Lady" with Robert Young and Evelyn Venable. Air condition- ing equipment has been recently installed for your summer view- ing enjoyment. 50 Years A o. July 5. 1951 The 4 of July has come and gone and a heavy rain that night, which fell until daylight on the fourth, caused it to get off to a slow start, with booths and other activities not getting into busi- ness, until about noon. A ball game with Guithrie was first called off, then played on a wet field later in the evening. Guthrie defeated Perkins 9 to 3. The Board of Education set September 3' as the first day of school. 45 Years AgoJu!v 5. 1956 A crowd estimated at over 5,000 was in Perkins Wednes- day evening to view the fire- works display. The rodeo drew capacity crowds for the two per- formances. Harvey Bostian defeated Herschel Cross 113 to 44 in a Republican primary for the of- fice of County Commissioner. Bostian will face Lee Kirk, the incumbent. Clerk, $30, Town Attorney, $25; citizens of Perkins to conserve Supplies, $280; Water Depart- water. He says ra'ih would're-` nent, $413.84; Street Depart- lieve the situation. The water of July fireworks display pre- OHS presents new website sented by a group of neighbor- hood children. One of the fire- A new Internet website to tol. Others include crackers went off near his eye. document the construction of the site of the ne It literally opened Johnny's eye- tower has been empty the past ball. It caused immediate pain several nights, and if it doesn't in both eyes, resulting in com- fill up at night, it doesn't fill up plete loss of sight to his right during the day/ eye. Board chairman W.H. Martin produced proper statues at Monday's City Council meeting I Remember showing that the chairman of the By Charles Wall town board can cast a vote at all Potatoes are native to South times. America but their production has 25 Years A n. July 1. 1976 spread all over the world. They can Final approval for Perkins adapt to different climates and differ- park grant for $10,050 came cut elevations. The potato is one of through this week. the world's most important food Joe R. Manning is seeking re- crops. election to the House of Repre- In our locality it is possible, if sentatives after having served moisture permits, to raise two crops his first term. of potatoes a year, in the spring and Frank Phillips plans to file for in the fall. re-election, having served nine It was commonly believed that years in the sheriff's office, potato seed had to be taken from po- 20 Years A~o..luly 2.1981 tatoes frown in the previous season. The city was preparing to cel- Seed planted in the early spring ebrate Independence Day for needed to come from potatoes frown the 92"d time. History indicates the previous fall. Seed planted in late that Perkins' first July 4th cel- August for the fall crop needed to come from potatoes frown the previ- ebration was observed under a ous spring• tree on the infant town's main Grandpa and Grandma Wall were street in 1889. married in March 1900 and lived in Perkins and Ripley residents Lincoln County• Grandpa raised two were without electrical power crops of potatoes a year until the fall for about 90 minutes last Satur- of 191 l, when unspecified circum- day when a snake was fried by stances prevented the fall crop. He a transformer southwest of had enough potatoes for the family, Ripley. The snake shorted out enough to have seed for the next crop, the substation, and many years had enough surplus 15 Years Ago..lulv 3. to sell to local grocery stores. Paula Delany, a Dublin, Ire- Potatoes provide carbohydrates land school teacher visited (energy) and other beneficial nutri- Gerry Allen over the weekend cuts. They were a good crop in the while touring the USA this sum- early days, and are a good crop now. Dear Fellow Oklahomans: Telephone service is a fundamental necessity in our |society. Without it, folks lack access to emergency J, services, and can become isolated from family, friends and the outside world. At Southwestern Bell, we believe our service is a real lifeline for Oklahomans in need. That's why we're working to make sure low-cost telephone service stays more available to Oklahomans than ever before. mer. Her parents were guests at the Allen farm two years ago. To relieve growing transpor- tation problems in the upcom- ing school years, the Perkins- Trycm ~chc~cd howard vcdre~d tc~ examine purchase and lease op- tions and to take bids for the purchase of a new school bus. 10 Years Ago. July 4. 1991 Garry McKinnis joined the Journal staff in sales, replacing Jennifer Gibson. Perkins will celebrate Inde- pendence Day in a big way Wednesday and Thursday with aetioh and a free bathe-++ cue feed. At approximately 8:45 p.m., Johnny was enjoying the Fourth Larry R. Brown Two programs -- Enhanced Lifeline and Lifeline -- are helping thousands of low-income Oklahoma residents afford phone service. The Enhanced Lifeline program provides eligible residential Oklahoma customers with service at extremely reasonable rates. Customers must live on former tribal lands (this includes 64 of 77 counties) and receive assistance from one of the Department of Human Services' programs in order to qualify. Among other savings, Enhanced Lifeline offers'participants: • basic local telephone service for $1/month: and • a 50% waiver of basic installation charges. The Lifeline program, available to eligible residential customers in every area Southwestern Bell serves, also offers participants a 50% savings (that's $22.22) on basic installation charges, as well as a savihgs of $7.85/month on basic local telephone service. As of March, almost 19,000 Oklahomans are signed up for Enhanced Lifeline, and there are more than 7,000 Lifeline participants, gdlLlll g_ a 250.000 Oklahomans are elig.ible for assistance. At Southwestern Bell, we're working to make sure no Oklahomans are left behind as America moves forward into the Information Age. And we're proud to offer the Enhanced Lifeline and Lifeline programs for customers in need. For more information, eligibility requirements or to sign up for program participation, just call Southwestern Bell toll-free at - and ask the operator about Enhanced Lifeline or Lifeline. Larry R. Brown k External Affairs Manager @ Southwestern Bell [ Oklahoma State Capitol dome, Center (which is keep the public informed and to completion in 2003), c provide a guide for school teach- grounds ers has been established by the Historical Oklahoma Historical Society• NE 17th St. and The website address is: http:/ Harris said the www.ok-history.mus.ok.us./ feature an appealto Dome2/Ledger.htm. would like to "Anyone with a computer and documentation. The an lnternet connection will be include requests able to keep up with the construc- photos and film on tion of the dome through this cials, nearby neig website," said Historical Society transportation, Executive Director Dr. Bob events, memorialsande Blackburn, "or take part in docu- related to the meriting the history of the Capi- Teacher's tol." vided with a set of~ The Archives and Manuscripts students in grades Divisionofthe Historical Society another set for will photograph the progress of four tosix./ the construction regularly from able. seven established sites and post "This will help the photos on the website, about the Capitol Blackburn said. In addition, the months," he website will provide a history of is under cc the State Capitol and ways for any in the news and in citizen to donate photos, film, all over the state." video and literature about any For more phase of the Capitol's history. Harris at (405) Oral Historian Rodger Harris email at of the Historical Society will di- history.mus.ok.us. rect the effort to document the construction progress. Photos will -- be taken from the same seven van- AnswerS tage points, he said, to provide a consistent record of the dome d I .... construction and Capitol grounds P,__~ ~ OR K|~t"~ changes. I i :-r "We will post these photos on the website as we take them," ~ Harris said. "As a result, keeping ~ Oi up with the construction will not i: be restricted to those who can visit 'C in person." ~tRi Ii i " The photo vantage points in- ~ elude" all four sides of the Capi- ~ ~~ ~ ACushing ional Specialty Clinic A Service ofHillcrest HealthCare System Is Happy To Welcome W.W. Stoever, D.O. Board Certified Cardiologist To Our .Medical Dr. W.W. Stoever will begin an outreachetinic in Cushing through the Cushing Regional Hospital Specialty Clinic beginning Friday, July 13. He has over 30 years and is widely recognized for his knowledge and expertise. completed his medical school training at Kirksville College of Osteopathy in Kirksville, Missouri. His internship and internal medicine residency at Oklahoma Osteopathic Hospital (now Tulsa Regional Medical Center). In pursued additional study through a National Institute of Health Clinical Cardiology at the University of Missouri Medical School in Columbia, Missouri. serves as Chairman and a Clinical Professor of Medicine of the Cardiology at the College of Osteopathic Medicine of Oklahoma State University in Tulsa. Dr. Stoever is frequently invited to lecture on various cardiology topics and participate cardiovascular research studies. For More Information or to Schedule an Appointment, Contact Your Physician or Cushing Regional Hospital Specialty Clinic 1023 E. Cherry • Cushing • 918/225-2741 I unique i Alterra Steding House, an assisted living residence, has many wonderful features. 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