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August 22, 1996

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Old 40th Wedding An- niversary. Wedding announcement- Page 8 Perkins entrepeneur doing well in Cushing- Page 9 i; in our .......... !ii!i!!iiii!ii!!iii!iiiiiiiii!iiiiii!i!iiiiiiiiiii!iii iii!!i! ' year of servin ....... Payn i Oldest Newspaper ""::::i,:,..~.. Quote of the week: "My garden will never make me famous, I'm a horticultural ignoramus, I can't tell a stringbean from a soybean, Or even a girl bean from a boy bean "- Ogden Nash local for So, county road, now you have vestment in the community and equal- moved to a four-lane on the in- we are glad that we are able to develop- formation highway," Presley do it," Brown told the group. "It director of said. is a sign of the new spirit and of Corn- audience of local Presley and others were on attitude between Southwestern Fri- hand at a reception held Friday Bell and the Oklahoma Corpo- afternoon at Prairie's Edge to ration Commission." about the celebrate the new state of the art Brown added that Perkins is on switches that give the Perkins the "on ramp of all on ramps to that was telephone exchange instant con- the information highway." by South- nections, fiber optic cable, and Brown also read letters of con- Corn- the many options available togratulations to Perkins from subscribers including Caller ID, State Senator Bernice Shedrick You Were on a CallForwarding, andCallWait-and Southwestern Bell Tele- ing. phone President David Lopez. Larry Brown, Southwestern State Representative Dale Wells, Bell Regional Manager from Cushing, was present at the rrleetirl, Stillwater, said that the new fi- meeting and he too gave words ber optic cable and the new digi- of praise to Perkins and South- tal switching equipment is awestern Bell. meetin $606,000 investment in Perkins Special awards were given to by Southwestern Bell. Brown, and local Southwestern Served by "That represents a sizable in- Continued on page 5 3. 9 TOP PHOTO: David Sasser gives Southwestern Bell Area Manager Larry Brown a plaque of appreciation ati d a good.natured pat on the back for his efforts in getting the new digital switching installed in the Perkins exchange. BOTTOM PHOTO: In attendance at Friday aflernoon's SW Bell Appreciation reception were State Representative Dale Wells, South. western Bell Technician for the Perkins area Chuck Milward, SW Bell Area Manager Larry Brown, and Oklahoma State Department of Commerce Director Leo Presley, (Journal photo by Rick). School home Miller is only Passes are informa_ ~r or The first i 13 vs Players and Sunday 15 rain- start. the As- Matheson, Perkins 13- 63, Rain- August '66, Ra lust 15 - Rain- tigh: .00 ust 17 - Rain- st 18 . Rain- The Perkins Veterans of Foreign Wars Post and several individu- als are offering a $200 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the thieves who broke into the local post early Monday morning. "The thieves took most of what little money we had, but we'll come up with the reward money somehow," Post Commander Ron Burch said. The thieves apparently gained entry by breaking in a back door and took cash, 12 cases of Budwieser beer, pool sticks, and two large speakers, according to police records. The break-in occurred sometime between 10:30 p.m. Sunday night and 8:30 a.m. Monday morning. Burch said that he drove by the building located on Sadler Road around 8:30 a.m. Monday and saw that the back door was open, investigated, and then called the po- lice. Perkins Chief of Police Curtis Burns, who investigated the bur- glary, said that reward offer would definitely help and urged any- one who may have information about the case to contact him at the Perkins Police Department. The VFW is a nonprofit organization that helps many veterans through its local, state, and national organization. Perkins Chamber of Commerce members welcomed a new business to Perkins last Thursday afternoon with a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Perkins Athletic Club. Located at 128 South Main, the new business offers access to workout equipment. It is co-owned by Terry Tharp, Mike Bale, Jeremy Bale, and David Carducci. Attending the ribbon cutting were, from left to right: Jo Atwood, Gerald Hall, Clay Plymate, Dave Cardl Brady McCullough, Mike Bale, Harland Wells, Merle Kinser, Eunice Kinser Wol hoto by Rick) 9 organlznn by Rick Clark The 1996 Harvest Fest Committee is making big plans for this year's Harvest Fest that is scheduled for Saturday, October 12, ac- cording to Jo Atwood, committee chairperson. Atwood will be coordinating all of the events chaired by others including the parade, entertainment, games, and cleanup commit- tees. A special meeting has been set for Thursday, August 22, 7 p.m. for all committee members and anyone interested in helping with this year's Harvest Fest that is themed as a "Hometown Homecoming." Perkins-Tryon High School's football homecoming is Friday, Octo- ber 11 against Berryhill and the parade committee selected the homecoming theme for the parade in conjunction with the Friday night festivities. "-We want everyone to think of Perkins as their kind of hometown and be a part of its homecoming," Rick Clark, parade committee chairman said. John Rusco, a 1953 graduate of Perkins High School and popular high-stepping drum major with the Perkins and Oklahoma State University bands, has agreed to be the 1996 Parade Marshal, Clark announced. "I don't know if I can strut as high as I used to, but I'll be there," Rusco said. "It will be fun." Entries for the parade are now being taken with forms available at The Perkins Journal/Chamber of Commerce office, and other loca- tions including Perkins City Hall. The parade form will also be printed occasionally in the Perkins Journal. There are four categories that will have cash awards given for first, Continued on page 5