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Musicians usually performing: Jeff Barbeley, Ival Hesser, Stillwater; Howard & Betty Anderson, Stillwater; Earl & Millie Gray, Guthrie; BJ O'Dell & Margaret, Tryon; KC & Lorraine Prouty, Ripley; Chet Smith, Perkins; Kim Thomas, Parkland; Charles rie; Corbett & Joy Kelley, Mabel Mohs, Stillwater; Mac Wallace. Stillwater; Stella Rodgers; Otho Mcln- tire, Agra; Bob Scott, Car- roll McGuiness, Cushing; Lorraine Owens, Stillwater; Murl Rhodes, Shirlee Brit- ton, Agra. We're so appre- ciative of Leroy Gibson (he also sings) our president and Eva. Thanks for the many and sundry things you perform. Also Geral- dine & Wayne Allen, our secretary and treasurer. Our condolences to the Richard Kuszak family who was involved in an accident. Richard lost his life, Katherine was seri- ously injured. Remember them in your prayers. They attended regularly and had become on one of us. We shall have special memo- des of their presence with us at the Center. A special thanks to those of you who bring such deli- cious snacks to Monday CHURCH continued from page C3 Trip experience in IBC and through our Association. We are "Sent" to share Christ with others everywhere we go and in every way we can. During the evening service Brother Robin shared pictures from the Wyoming Mission Trip. Pictures included the roof restoration, the daily VBS, and their food and clothing ministry. Fri., Aug. 13, the ladies of the Encourager's class will meet at Misti Overfelt's home. WM&M's will have a proj- ect workday on Sat., Aug. 14. Camp LOL continues through Aug. 25 when student can enroll for AWANA Clubs, which begin Sept. 1. Come visit us at 2415 E 104, just a mile north of Perkins. Info: call 547-1222 or www.i nlmanuelbaptistperkins.org Lost Creek United Meth- odist Church Come out this Sunday morning to hear the Belize team tell the story of this year's trip to Corozal. On Sunday night, we'll see how much talent Lost Creek has at the Lost Creek Variety Show, this Sunday night at 6:00. Of course, there needs to be food afterwards, so there will be a fellowship following the Variety Show. To round out the weekend, a workday at the church is scheduled for Saturday. Beginning Sunday night, August 22, there will be something for everyone at Lost Creek. For adults, we'll begin the study "When the Game is Over, It All Goes Back in the Box" by John Ortberg. Ortberg sorts out what's fleeting and what's permanent in God's kingdom using popular games as a met- aphor, The study is 6 weeks and will begin at 5:30. The Youth will be meeting at 5:30 for grades 5~ and up meet on Sunday evenings. Jake Ehrlich is the Youth Minister at Lost Creek. Younger children will be having Funday Sunday for 6 weeks on Sunday evening, also beginning August 8 at 5: 30. Dinner wiU be provided with different topics and activities each week. Lost Creek offers many ways to grow in your faith, to live out that faith in service and action, and to find fel- lowship among other believ- ers. To learn more about Lost Creek United Methodist Church, see our website at www.lostcreekumc.o~ or call the church office at 405- 377-0659. We also have a Facebook Fan Page if you would like to see pictures or find out the latest news. Wor- ship times each Sunday are 8: 30 and again at 11:00 with classes at 9:45. Lost Creek is located halfway between Perkins and Stillwater on 80~ Street one mile west of Hwy. 177. First United Methodist Church, Perkins Last Friday was a big day for our EduCare program. This was the day we had one of our periodic field trips, this time to the Cushing Water Park. At 9:30, Miss Betty, 44 adults and 40 children loaded up and carpooled to Cushing to spend the morning having fun in the sun and water. The children (and a few adults) enjoyed splashing around Hattie's Main Place 307% N. Main St., Perkins ~~r ~ Custom Sewing & Alterations .Dry Cleaning/Laundry Mon.-Fri. 10 am.-6 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m.-I p.m. (405) 547-5429 music. We all always enjoy the food and fun together. Gerald and Kathleen didn't get to attend because of ill- ness. We shall try and be with you all next week. Love each of you, we're so happy to have you all come and play for us and laugh and sing. It's a very special time together, thanks. I know that each of you have special memories from the time you were a small child. We all remem- ber the district, county and state fairs. Almost all of us participated along with our children. We all had exhibits through the years, then our children, then the grandchildren. It was lots of work, sewing, giving speeches, grooming cattle, judging, learning to live right and become good citi- zens, but it was worth every penny and every minute that we put into it and we are profoundly proud and thankful that it happened to be that way. The whole atmosphere of the affair was great fun! Then there were the cami- valsI Most of the carnivals had a merry-go-round. First, they were very beauti- ful. It was always a thrill to be able to ride on them, pick out the beautiful steed you would ride, sitting tall on a painted pony with flowing mane and tail, saddled up with a bridle and an end- less track to carry you on, holding the reins, sitting the saddle with the organ play- ing beautifully, the sound emanating all around you. There's no other sound like a carousel. It's like being in a kaleidoscope as you're moving around on the carousel and seeing the lights and patterns. It has a magic all it's own, and you're in the middle of it. I can close my eyes and still hear and see it, sit- ting tall on a painted pony while the fanciful herd fol- lows, the band music plays while the horses continue their merry rounds. Whee, there are lots of good memories here. The Grand Carousel began making memories in 1912 and is among 210 clas- sic wooden carousels still whirling across the United States. Some operate the year around such as the 1918 Herschell-Spillman carousel at Kiddie Park in San Antonio, Texas. Others are community treasurers trotted out on special occasions. In Per- ryville, Mo. (pop. 7,667) volunteers assemble a 1905 carousel for a church picnic each August. Car- ousel enthusiasts treasure the original carnival rides for their craftsmanship, beauty and history. "People tell us, don't ever change," says Dick Knoebel, 70, who owns Knoebel's Amusement Resort with his brother, Buddy Knoebel, 65, and sister, Leanna Musecato, 57. When their grandfa- ther opened the park in 1926, the first ride was a steam-powered carousel. Keeping the park's two carousels, now electric powered, in tiptop condi- tion is a full-time job. "Every morning I run the merry-go-round and watch every horse and make sure there aren't any unusual bumps or squeaks," says Dave Wynn, 59, who restores or repaints about a dozen of the ornate wooden horses each winter. Wynn also keeps the carousel's early- 1900' s organ music piping and the metal ring machine tempting riders with a free ride if they grab a brass ring. Taking a spin on one of America's surviving classic carousels is an authentic experience, "This may be the only thing other than listening to period music, that you can enjoy exactly the way your grandparents and your great-grandpar- ents did." Visit sss.nca-usa.org for more information about the National Carousel Asso- ciation. Carousels are still active, all you have to do is visit. Till we meet again, dear friends, pour pren dre conge, I wish you peace and love, sevate. Happy memories. Everest To celebrate our 58t~ wed- ding anniversary, Barbara and I went to see the movie Everest at the theater in the Omniplex in Oklahoma City. Then we ate out at Ted's, our favorite Mexican restaurant. At this theater, the screen surrounds you and makes you feel you are there. The scenes were spec- tacular with mountains, gla- ciers, bottomless ravines, avalanches, and up close sojourns with the climb- ers. The quest to reach the summit is more than chal- lenging. It is downright audacious. Many have made it most of the way up, but precious few have gotten to the top, and many have died trying. We were treated to views, feelings~ and experiences that we could never expe- rience in real life, and we were compelled to see and feel the dangers and expe- rience the fears of those daring climbers. There are no words to adequately describe that movie. You would need to see it for yourselves, but let me peek your interest by telling you about some of it. Close to the top of the mountain you only receive one third of the oxygen from each breathe that you would get at ground level. The air is so thin up there that helicopter blades can't get enough bite to lift off and fly. Part way up where helicopters can barely get off the ground, a climber had an accident and would have died there, but one brave pilot decided to try to save him. He dusted the ground in places but made it close enough that the fellow could be brought and loaded on. With the extra weight, the copter would not lift off the ground at first, but it finally made it, and the rescue was completed. As you near the top of the mountain your brain gets so little oxygen that it is impossible to think clearly. You think you are much more capable than you are. If you do not follow instruc- tions you get by radio from those below, you might not make it back. The scariest part of the movie that left my stomach in knots was when other climbers laid long, long lad- ders across bottomless cre- vasses and we were treated to views as if we were the ones walking across those ladders to the other side. Looking down past my feet I could not see the bottom of those chasms, and I can still feel the absolute terror of thinking that, if I fell no one would ever even try to find me. I would be gone for good. Close to the top, the climb:- ers that made it that far ran into a walloping storm. Some turned back, but some died. One man who started back finally made it, but his hands were frozen solid, and they had to be ampu- tated. Sadder yet was the fact that one climber died on the mountain while his young wife was having their first child, why would anyone risk losing his life in such a venture and never get to see his first child? Three climbers finally made it to the top. The movie provided an excep- tional experience, but it left me feeling empty. When Edmund Hilary and Tenzing Norgay became the first to reach the summit Of Mt. Everest, they became rich and famous, and for the next 55 years until his death in 2008, Hillary helped improve the lives Of the Nepalese people he met living near Mt. Everest. In this case, some good came out of this dangerous endeavor. in the water for a couple of hours, and then headed down to the park for a picnic lunch prepared by Miss Ruby and her staff. The children had a great morning, and even those of us who did not swim enjoyed very much watching the little ones have such a good time. Our Missions Committee is seeking to assist our local schools with needs they have for standard schoolroom necessities. They are collect- ing donations of pencils, glue sticks, staples and staplers, disinfectant wipes, gallon and quart size buggies, and other items to give to Perkins schools. The due date to turn in donations for this very worthwhile cause is August 15. On Sunday, August 1, FUMC Perkins welcomed its new nursery worker, Chasity Duncan. Chasity is an OSU student, and she will be watch- ing over all the little ones on Sunday mornings during the worship hour. After the children's story time during the service, the kids will be dismissed to join Chasity, allowing parents to focus on being refreshed through worship. Twice a month, the Neigh- borhood Ministries Food Bank gives away groceries to those in need in the Per- kins community. If you have such a need, the next food Don't get stressed Advertising - 1 p.m. Monday / Stories - 5 p.m. Monday Thelou li: (4116) 1147-2411 giveaway is Monday, August 23, at 6:30 p.m. Currently, the food bank is serving about 30 families through this ministry - and we hope to serve even more! Call the church for more information. The congregation continues to look for how best to serve Jesus Christ in ministry. This means we must know what our spiritual gifts are, and in what ways we can use them. On August 15 and 22, the congregation will gather for two sessions on finding and making use of our spiritual gifts. These two sessions will be led by the pastor, and anyone desiring to serve Jesus more fully may attend. The classes will be during our regular Sunday school time, beginning at 9:30. Come explore your spiritual gifts with us, stay for our Fellow- ship Time at 10:30, and join us for worship at 11:00. Grace Church Stillwater Grace Church Stillwater (PCA) is a community of faith that emphasizes strong biblical teaching through a service that reflects the historic and modem church. Pastor Jonathan Dorst will be teaching through the Old Testament book of Genesis from November-February. We meet for worship Sundays in Westwood Elementary~ School, comer of Sixth and Kings (across from Warren Clinic), at 10:30 a.m. and Theology Breakfast classes a~ 9:30 a.m.. Children's classes. provide a safe place for kids to learn biblical truth and have fun. Grace hosts Bible studies, community groups, film nights and cultural, equipping, as well as service- opportunities. Our new office is at the comer of Seventh and; Main. Information: 334-2188. or www.gracestillwater.us. 0 Repair Roger Stevens i Hardware/Software Harris 66 may be the key to a cure. Donate any car you own to the American Cancer Society. It's hassle- free, tax deductible, and ~qll help us fund cancer research, education, advocacy and patient services. 1-877-999-CARS I www.cancer.org