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Local THE PERKINS JOURNAL, Thursday, August 4, 2011 - A3 PETS Continued h'om Page A1 breed, and other factors. Crummy and Stowers go to the prison weekly to assist the dog handlers with training, and then host a graduation ceremony for the newly-trained pets and their handlers. "We save the public gobs of money [on adoptions] because the dogs have had a vet exam, they're spayed or neutered, had vaccina- tions and heartworm tests, plus heartworm treatment if their test was positive," Stowers said. "The dogs won't even have to be seen by a vet for a year, until they need their yearly vaccinations." Five dogs are due to graduate the program on Sunday, Aug. 28. Of those five, two have already been adopted; three still need homes, Crummy said. "We'll have them at Tractor Supply Saturday," Crummy said. Muggins is a female Shar Pei mix. She's a very creative, enthusiastic dog that loves to make up new training games. She just TOPS News TOPS OK 0013 Chapter meets weekly at the Payne County Health Department from 5:00-6:45 on Thursdays. At our chapter meeting on July 28th we had 16 TOPS and 2 KOPS in attendance. Members had a net loss of 10.75 pounds for the week. Darcy Rankin was our TOPS Best Loser and Jim Albright was our KOPS Best Loser. Awards were given out for the month of June. Melissa Focht was the Best Loser for the month of June, with Gayle Hill being the Best Exerciser and Kathy Albright the Best Walker. Patty Pappan shared a report on her trip to TOPS International Recognition Days in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in early July. Next week, the chapter will finish preparations for the Fun Day to be held in Stillwater on August 6th, with the theme "Walk Off the Pounds." For further information about TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) please contact Patty Pappan 405-344-2683 or visit tops.org or TOPSWonders.com had surgery on her eye to correct an eyelid prob- lem, which is now mostly healed. Lady Bird is a female chocolate lab. She's a happy-go-lucky dog that loves to play ball and catch it mid-air. Roscoe is a male lab mix. He has gone from a nervous little boy to being the center of attention. He loves to sit on laps and learn new things. Crummy said a recent Parole A Pet graduate, Sandy, will also be at the Tractor Supply event. Sandy is a female Husky mix. If you'd like to get to know any of these dogs, just drop by Tractor Supply in Stillwater Sat- urday, Aug. 6, beginning at 8 a.m. Crummy and Stowers will also be able to provide information about other dogs available for adop- tion and answer questions about the program. Available dogs may also be viewed online at Petfinder.com. Just enter "Perkins" or "Cimarron Valley Humane Society" in the search field. Summer Reading Program Ends With Party Bella Hazelbaker (left), 5, Rhett O'Hara, 4, and Samantha Hill, 3, enjoy the end of program Safari Party at the Thomas-Wilhite Memorial Library. With ninety-two kids in attendance, the room was hopping with laughter, talking, creating, reading, and playing. The crowd was kept busy on Thursday, July 28 with games, crafts, the Storytime Express, goody bags and other activities. A professional face painter stirred their imagination and adorned their faces with butterflies, animals, flowers, and everything in between. The safari party was the perfect end to a successful eight-week program. The Summer Reading Program is designed to maintain literacy skills and encourage library visits during the summer months; it is free and open to the public. For more information about the library, visit www.cityofperkins.net. Pictured from left are members of the Tryon First Baptist Church Women's Sewing Circle with Leon Caldwell (left), CREC Foundation board president and Ray Nettles (right), CREC trustee. Photo provided Women's Sewing Circle Receives Grant From Crec Foundation The Central Rural Elec- tric Cooperative Founda- tion recently awarded a $500 grant to the Women's Sewing Circle of Tryon First Baptist Church. The grant was awarded to help purchase quilting materials for the group. The Women's Sewing Circle meets every Tuesday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Tryon Baptist Church. The group makes quilts to give to individuals going through difficult times, Quilts are % delivered to Stillwater Medi- cal Center, Jewels for Life, Mercy Hospital, Stillwater life Services, Stillwater Domestic Violence Center, and families and individuals throughout the community. The group extends an open invitation to those interested to join them Tuesdays. The CREC Foundation, a board independent of CREC, administers a program called "Operation Round Up." Through Operation Round Up, CREC members "round up" their monthly energy bill to the nearest dollar. That portion is put into a separate account and, the CREC Foundation makes grants available to health care, education or disaster relief projects within the CREC service area. Since the Operation Round Up program began in 2005, more than $300,000 in grants has been awarded. For more information about the CREC Foundation, visit www.crecfoundation.org. VFW Spaghetti Dinner Friday The Ladies Auxiliary to the Perkins VFW Post 7322 will be serving a deliciious spaghetti and meatball dinner with all the trimmings on Friday, August 5, 2011 starting at 6:00 p.m. The Ladies ask for a donation of $6.00 per adult and children under 10 eat free. You can beat the CHOPSTIX Continued from Page A1 Boles said. Chopstix Sports Restau- rant will also serve as home base for local Oklahoma City Thunder fans. Chuck Lester, Blue Alli- ance-Perkins Chapter cap- tain said the group started last season, but watch parties were held in private Drug we've been fami/y .... operated since 19 77. a customer, you're family! i! Trey, Luke, and Jace Myers. Menda 8t30 a.m.-6 8:30 a.m.-1 I: Closed Sunday heat of cooking and enjoy a dinner of spaghetti and meatballs, salad, garlic bread and of course des- serts. Just a reminder to the community that the VFW members and Ladies Auxil- iary will be at Harvest rest with our hamburger stand. This will be our first ham -' homes. He said he's thrilled to have a public venue where Thunder fans can enjoy cheering on their team. Lester said, "We just want to spread the Thunder spirit. The organization in Okla- homa City has been really good to work with us. It's obvious they're committed to the idea of making this Oklahoma's team. There are almost 90 Blue Alliance chapters in the state now. "I'm excited about the [restaurant], because we didn't have a home location before this. When I learned Christine and Bruce would be setting it up, I thought it would be a perfect fit for watch parties and Perkins' home for the Thunder. It's a high-traffic location, a great site." The Thunder has already provided the local chapter a flag and t-shirts. burger stand without the support and help of Dale Jarvis. He will be missed by all of us as this was one activity that was his "baby". Be sure and stop by for a juicy hamburger, polish sausage or hot dog. We look forward to seeing everyone for the First Friday Family Feast. .... ' f' '! i "We have the opportunity to have some really nice giveaways," Lester said, noting he expects more fun giveaways and events such as "Take a Chapter to the Game" night. Look for Blue Alli- ance-Perkins Chapter on Facebook or email Lester at blueallianceperkins@ groups!facebook.com for more information. "There are no members fees, or anything like that," Lester said. "We're just trying to find local Thun- der fans and give them a rallying point." Chopstix Sports Restau- rant hours are Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 12 a.m.; Sunday through Thursday from l l a.m. to II p.m. The restaurant is located at 251 E. Hwy 33 in Perkins. For more information, drop by or call (405) 880-2129. Corn and visit our NE.W SMOKE FREE pub restaurant I MON' - FRI l/,4 PPY NOUR 4PM TO 6 PM ;1.50 Draft;!