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Don't miss first installment of "Ira N. Terrill, Lawmaker- Lawbreaker" See History - page 14 Perkins, oklahoma Home of Claudia Andrews Sl "PAYNE COUNTY' OLDEST NEWSPAPER" Wednesday-Thursday Edition concentration... second graders last week proper method of handling a yo-yo. were awarded by the Second Grade Reading Store to those students who completed reading Photo by Cindy Sheets p Drive Director into our fourth Street commu- ~Vould like to say efforts. We have way in the past and with your sup- continue to see happening in Perkins in the to come. We to be proud to call Listing as 2001: r& Mrs MD; OG&E; CREC; Perkins; Mr & Perkins; Big Perkins; Bond City; Country & Air, Perkins; Church, Perkins; Perkins; Schools, Network, Perkins; Perkins; The Perkins; Jon & Perkins; Mr & Omaha, Members: Mr Acuff, Perkins; Mr Barnes, Perkins; Cecil & Ruby Henrick, Perkins; Mike McWherter, Perkins; Cliff & Opal Olson, Perkins; Robert & Barbara Penick, Perkins; Mr & Mrs John Vassar, Clinton, MO Friends of Main Street: Gene & Jo Hauf, Stillwater; Fred & Pat Carnes, Perkins; Lenora Southern, Perkins; Ray & Laura Gann, Perkins; Randy & Barbar Collum, Perkins; Buddy & Debbie Flynn, Perkins;Thelma Gaither, Grandview, TX; Verlin Giidewell; Perkins; Mel & Mariann Miller, Perkins; Mr & Mrs Doyle Parrack, Perkins; Richard Runowski, Perkins; Nathan & Leslie Anderson, Perkins; Mr & Mrs Walter Arthur, Perkins; Mr & Mrs Donnell Boydston, Perkins; Harry & Doris Clarke, Perkins; Mr & Mrs Loren De Witt, Si- erra Vista, AZ; Orene Dean, Perkins;Cecil & Sue Dodrill, Tryon; Jimmy Gardner, Arling- ton, TX; Gene & Doris Holbrook, Perkins; Rhonda Hornberger, Perkins; Jim & Jo Hyder, Perkins; Don & Sharon Phibbs, Perkins; Glenn & Billie Taylor, Perkins; Mattie Lee Th- ompson, Perkins; Jo Ann White, Perkins; See Main Street - page 5 September 5-6, 2001 111 No. 50 by Cindy Sheets Journal Publisher Vice Admiral Richard A. Nelson recently stepped down from his position as Surgeon General of the Navy and Chief, Bureau of Medicine and Sur- gery. Nelson turned over command during a ceremony held Aug. l 0 at the Washington Naval Yard in Washington, D.C. According to his mother, Flo- rence Nelson Wall of Perkins,the ceremony held all of the pomp that you'd expect from the Navy. An unexpected addition to the ceremony was a thunderstorm that pounded the attendees with a torrent of rain. "I knew it would be traumatic for the Navy when Richard re- tired, but I didn't think it called for the 'Wrath of the Gods,' Flo- rence Wall said with a laugh. "The whole experience was just wonderful," she reported. "They treated us [the family] like royalty. "They even had a kind of 'Walk down memory lane' in honor of Richard. It was held in an old observatory on the compound." Vice Admiral Richard A. Nelson, MC, USN rence Wall said. "'Well. he happened to attend a Community Calendar Sept. 6, 12 p.m. - Cham- ber of Commerce meeting at Lions Den. Sept. 11, 7 p.m. - Friends of the Library will meet at the Old Church Center. Sept. 11, 7:30 p.m. - VFW Post #7322 and Ladies Aux- iliary meetings. Sept. 12, 6 p.m. -All Sports Booster Club meeting in high school library. Sept. 13, 6:30 p.m.-Gen- eration Gap meeting, Sirloin Stockade, 208 N. Perkins Rd, Stillwater. Sept. 13, 7 p.m. - Main Street Streetscape Public meeting at Lions Den. Sept. 19, 7 p.m.-Payne Co. Health Dept. Child Guidance Clinic, free parent workshop for caregivers of toddlers at the Health Dept. Sept. 20, 12-12:30 - Stillwater Public Library, South Conf. Room, Free par- ent workshop for caregivers of toddlers. Sept. 20, 12 p.m. - Cham- berof Commerce meeting at Lions Den. Sept. 22 - Old Settlers Har- vest Fest in downtown Perkins. Thank you for your subscription! Your subscription is impor- tant to us. Thank you to the Florence said the "memory He grew up in Perkins. and conlerence on occupationalfollowing people who have " .... u l ,.+ [a!le ez, h!b;t+t atur d |ot ,o,t ,t+aduatc,:, l tm .? rkin I li h tmtict u andbccamc intcrc tcd . renewed, or are new subscdb- higmights from the Admiral s School in i9597 ~riT 'ih it~ He's,b n with the Navy ] ~s, to The Perkins Journal: life, such as the $25 check that on to attend Oklahoma +State ever since. IPerkins-Tryon: Betty parents Florence and the late University, graduating in 1963, Nelson holds many awards Verlin Nelson paid to Perkins' and then attended the University and honors, including the De- Dr. Wilhite for attending the of Oklahoma Medical School, lense Distinguished Service birth of their son, and Nelson's from which he graduated inMedal, Legion of Merit (three old Perkins High School letter 1966. awards), and the Navy Achieve- jacket and FFAjacket. Nelson emered the Navy in ment Medal, and has been hon- The Admiral was born ap- 1967. ored by OU Medical School and proximately one mile south of "He'd thought he'd do his two Governor Keating. Eden Chapel, northeast of years of residency and then Nelson and his wifcAlice will Perkins, on April 4, 1941, Flo- settle down." his mother said. enjoy retirement in Washington. The local missionaries in Belize as they walk to the morning Bible School accompanied by some of the students. Back row (left to right): Ben Banks, Danny Banks, Morgan Brun, Brenda Mitchell, Jamison Rudd, John Brun, and Joe Banks. Front row: Virginia Banks, De Wayne Huff, P.J. Brun, Aubrey Huff, Allison Rudd, Josie Hilley, Bob Hilley, Max Rudd, and Jed Banks. Kneeling: Benton Rudd and Tommy HUley. Not pictured: Nancy Hilley. Local church members take mission trip to Belize sions and an entire eastern bor- der of coastline. Its location on the Caribbean Sea is further en- hanced by the fact that most of the coast is protected by chains of islands and barrier reefs. Formerly British Honduras, Belize gained its independence in 1981. The country's official language is English, thouuh nlosl of its 200,(XX) people speak at least one other hmguage, most See Behze - page 5 Members of several local Those making the trip this church congregations recently year included Jed, Virginia, Ben, returned from a trip to Belize, Joe, and Dan Banks; John, P.J., Central America, to teach Bible and Morgan Brun; Bob, Nancy, school, SponsoredhytheOkla- Josie, and Tommy Hilley; homa Conference of the United Aubrey Huff; DeWayne Huff; Methodist Church, the mission BrendaMitchell; Max, Benton, originated at Eden Chapel Allison, and Jamison Rudd. United Methodist Church north- Belize lies along the south- east of Perkins. This is the third east edge of the Yucatan Penin- year of the mission effort, and sula between Guatemala and each year the group has wel- Mexico. The entire country is corned members of other about the size of New Jersey churches, with almost the same dimen- Branstetter, Owen & Connie Walker, Max & S~n Clary, LindaArdrey, David& Karen Lester, Barbara Martin, Phil & Dorothy Fag , Layne & Leona Burton, Gerald & Kathleen Johnson, Waite L. Davis, Kitty Story, Cecil & Carol Acuff, Patty Johnson, Dora M. Mercer, Marilyn Winburn, Patsy & Richard Rains In State: Mrs. Alice Fancher, David & April Shelton, Debbie Snow, April Shehon, E.F. Graves, Stillwater; Melvin Graham, Sam & Debra Hatter, Coyle; Bob & Gerry Scaggs, Chan- dler; Ryan Wilson, Edmond; John & Pam Kalka, Carney; Goldie & James Lee, Tulsa; Lea O. Carter, Mike & Linda Groene, Oklahoma City Out of State: Duane Jack & Lois M. Stanton, Salinas, Ca. Masonic Lodge hosting chili cook- off for charity Perkins Masonic Lodge is planning a chili cook-off on Sept. 29. The contest is open to anyone and there is no entry fees. Entrants may set up beginning at 12 p.m. The contest is scheduled to begin at 3p.m. Each entrant must furnish five pounds of ingredients. Contestants will be vying for cash prizes of $30 for first place, $20 for second place, and $10 for third place. Tickets for the hot stuff are $10 each, and all of the proceeds will go to charity. The Masonic Lodge will match the total proceeds of the event. And if that isn't enough excitement, one lucky person will win 60 pounds of beef that will be given away in a drawing during the contest. For entry tbrms or more information, contact Pete at 547-5333 or Henry at 37 - 0001.