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PERKINS JOURNAL-THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1997 PAGE- 11 ournal . September 26, 1957 planned for homecoming. Members of this years pa- i Jim Gardner, Larry Johnson, Jim Kirby, At!is Riley and Included in the procession will be the Perkins High band, Round-up Club, Alumni Band, Pet parade, Alumni floats and cars and other various en- and pet be given at the banquet for best Alumni dis will be given prior to the October 26 event. Mrs. Dick Heath of Stillwater announce the birth oI a 23. The baby weighed eight pounds and three was named Robert Jack. months of activity the local Methodist church young chimes they promoted and put into real- can be heard throught the Perkins community. under the direction of Mrs. Dale Holbrook raised over less than a year through projects such as iMarch Of suppers and general solications. Curtis Fisher is :of the group. Food Store advertised ground beef 39 cents a pound, cake mixes, 2 pkgs. 59 cents, Crisco 3 lb. can 89 Years Ago. September 27, 1962 junior high football team rolled over Yale, 44 - 8 field Tuesday night. Quarterback Maurice Overholt in the first half. The defense ,led by 190 grade llne backer, Gene Niles bottled up the Yale of the game. End Rickey Clark caught a pair of short turned in a good defensive game. Hert Unit 211 of the American Legion Auxiliary of installation of officers for the ensuing 1962-63 term. are: Allie Stumbo, junior past president and new ) Evelyn Cruse, secretaty-treasurer, Mabel .Jacob, presi- Fiolle, vice-president, Inez Barnes, chaplin. Wheels will thrill visitors at the 1962 State Fair of fall. The new rides are two of only four in existence ; brought to the State Fair by Royal American Shows. m will be a part the State Fair through the full eight 22 - 29. Operated Laundry. G.E. Filter Flo Washers, big 50 lb. 15 cents, dry, 5 cents - 10 cents - 25 cents.216 S. club members viewed a film entitled, iLetis Keep which depicted the growing litterbug problem Next Monday night, the Lions kvill elect two new vice- for the club, to replace officers who have moved from Ago. September 28,1967 proclaimed a isu :cessi by the Perkins Jay- Club and down town merchants, as an estimated visited Perkins for various events. The mock iBank staged before approximately 500 people on the Street and once again, iSheriff Reynoldsi and his restored law and order as they mowed down iBlack in the shoot-out. Other activities for the sheriff included Main Street for any merchants or in a western or old timer costume.Winner, pitching contest were Charles Brewer and Pat in the doubles, Junior Wilson and J.T. Bickell place in the doubles. Winning the iPerkins Pardners Championshipi was Bert Dodson and Palmer Sadler. who diverted acreage under the 1967 feed grain and e diversion programs will soon be able to graze this losing program benefits, Lee R. Stiles,Jr., Chair- ;tabiUzation and Conservation Community Cam- announced. Hall was elected to be president of the 1968 Perkins in the senior class includes, vice-president; Donna Emerson, secretary, Marvin Miss Carol Wall were picked asthe senior class span- Highway Patrol acting under new orders from had arrested more than 70 persons in a one weekis half of the arrests for speeding and other traaffic in the Stillwater area. William F. LayesJr. 17 year old< son of Mr. and Mrs. of Route 1 Perkins, was enrolled in the U.S. Ft. Monmouth,N.J.Admission to the Signal !of outstanding promise. The school gives technologies of electronics equipment ranging from September 21, 1972 County Bank now under construction. In approxi- months Perkins will have a new Payne County Bank located on the lots of Payne and Catlett Station on new bank will have a lot to offer iris customers. It more floor space, a drive up window, parking for 52 automobiles and 600 safe deposit boxes. will include a night depository and five teller win- offices will be added also. The first Payne County in 1896 and incorporated in 1898. In 1903 was built costing $1,600,000. Up untill 1925, there in Perkins, the other bank was the First State Bank located where the new Payne County Bank is being bank was incorporated into the Payne County Bank in came to Perkins in November of 1946 after years in the navy as a dispersing store keeper. He i job at the Payne County Bank as bookkeeper, in De- 1947 he was elected cashier of the bank and in 1966 he to the board of directors.In June 1948 he married who was at that time teaching school at Marshall. started her eighteenth year with the Perkins-Tryon not seem to be a factor when it comes to a cattle of Allen,Oklahoma who was charged yesterday animals. The suspect is 65 years old. the bloodiest month of the year on Oklahoma high- to Oklahoma Department of Public Safety, ninety- lost their lives in state traffic during August. 8-5:30 routemen, E.L. McCarty and Roy Crabs. McCarty has twenty-five years and Roy Crabs has 20 years of safe driving to their credit. Producers of hard red winter wheat in Oklahoma and surround- ing states face losses amounting to millions of dollars because of the Soviet Union. Losses continue to mount every day and farm- ers are becoming more and more unhappy every day. Twenty Years Ago - September 22,1977 Evidently the farmers are not going to strike in this area, be- cause wheat planting is underway. In some more northerly and western states the farmers are refusing to plant crops. A five hour person hunt two miles east of Perkins Tuesday morning netted approximately 21 law enforcement officers, the arrest of three Oklahoma City people who had earlier wrecked a stolen pickup on Mehan Road. Perkins Police Chief, Bill Lott said they had received a call of suspicious looking hitch-hikers near the Oleo Acres Gibble Station east of Perkins on highway 33. When they investigated, three of the four ran across a field and the fourth headed another direction. The female was caught first and two were captured as they lay under a tree about two miles east on Kirk Avenue. The fourth evidently caught a ride and has not been captured. At one time two highway patrolmen, 7 from the sheriffis office, four police from Perkins, five from Cushing, 2 from Yale and 1 from Ripley were involved in the hunt. In this weekis iTelephone Polei, Perkins was asked: Do you think parking should be prohibited in front of the new post office? Perkins answer - Yes - 19% and No - 81%. John Reynolds is opening J & L Plumbing. J & L Plumbing Co. is a new business that has opened up in Perkins. At the Mondayis Lions Club meeting a discussion was held on sponsoring a Lions Club in Carney. After discussion it was moved and passed that the subject be tabled for one week. President Bob Dickson presented a proposal of the finance committee to pur- chase 13 Christmas Tree decorations for the light poles on the three block area of Perkins Main Street, plus two Christmas stream- ers that would dress the entrances to the townis main thorough- fare during the Christmas season.The display would cost $2,000. The Lions have agreed to invest up to $1,000 if the city will pro- vide the other $1,000. Fifteen Years Ago - September 23, 1982 Old Settleris Day - 91 years since the run. Saturday is Old Steeleris Day. A first hand account of homesteading in the 1891 run was written by Bert Frame and published in a 1035 edition of the Perkins Journal. Mr. Frame missed the 1889 run because of his age, but did stake a claim in the 1891 run near the Cimarron River. For years the Old Settleris camp meeting was held on the Frame place in the log cabin constructed there. There was a three day celebration with a rodeo, dancing, entertainment, contests and lots to eat. A highlight of the event was a parade in town. Shriners will make their first appearances in Perkins parade. The theme of Akdar Shrine Crippled Children Committee is the slogan on their float,iCrutches to Capers.i Currently, over 575 little boys and girls from northeast Oklahoma are being sponsored by Akdar to the Shrine hospitals and burn institutes. Patients in the Shrine Hospitals have never been charged one penny for care or treatment.There have been over 220,00 children cured or materi- ally helped. The Perkins area is due for two new bridges on county roads. At Mondayis County Commissioners meeting, Commissioner Nelson asked that a bridge 7 miles south of Stillwater, on 177 be entered on the priority list. Previous listing was the Dugout Creek bridge south of Perkins and east on the river road. Farm and Ranch director, Gene Wheatley of KOCO TV will serve as the Grand Marshall in the Perkins Old Settleris Day Parade on September 25.Gene will be riding Jingles, a Paint Show Horse from the Royce-R-Ranch of E1 Reno,Okiahoma. Ten Years Ago. September 24,1987 The Cimarron Medical Corporation board met with the Still- water Medical Center board of directors Tuesday September 15th and the SMC board deferred a vote to take any action ona discus- sion to close the Perkins Medical Clinic untill they have gone over Remember how concerned your morn was about your safety and how she didn't want you playing with, or near, a fire? She was right. Open flames, particularly near children, can be dangerous. You may recall television or newspaper reports regarding how easily flammable liquids or clothing ignites when they get too close to gas pilot lights. So why take chances with a gas water heater when you can replace it with an electric water heater, lt's safer, cleaner and more conve- nient. And with an electric water heater, there are no fumes, no flames, no flues and no danger of carbon monoxide poisoning. Contact your Energy Advisors at Central Rural Electric Cooperative today. They, like room, know what's best. CENTRAL RURAL ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE 405-372-2884 information presented to them. The delegation from Perkins at- tending the Tuesday meeting included Jack Vassar, Harland Wells, Mary Morris, Joe Hrencher, David Sasser, Virginia Sasser, Lynn Hazelbaker, Rev. David Raines, Anne Miller and Bob Evans. Army Private Terry L. Stafford, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Stafford has completed basic training at Ft. Dix, N.J. He is a 1987 graduate of Perkins-Tryon high school. ., Perkins-Tryon welcomes Jim Hyder as new high school prin- ciple. An Oklahoma State Alumnus of 1963, Mr. Jim Hyder has assumed the duties of Perkins High School principle for the year 1987-98. Five Years Ago - September 24,1992 So long Norma. Norma Jean Magee is retiring as Perkins Post- master October 2nd after 29 years of service. A come and go re- ception will be held in her honor in the post office lobby Septem- ber 24th from 2 to 4 pro. Diana Mae Sayler,Hubert and Kent C. Barnes, Perkins have cho- sen October 17th as their wedding date. The ceremony will begin at 1:30pro in Honor Heights United Methodist Church, Muskogee. The ground breaking ceremony for the new ranch house at the Oklahoma Lions Boys Ranch will be held at 6 pm Friday. The new facilities will replace the current Whitecloud facility at the Cedars property near Vinco. Funding for the new home was made possible through the Oklahoma Lions Pride. • Saddle .New & Used Repair Saddles • Boot Repah *New & Used ROdeo !quipment Martin-Saddle Repair Billy Tumer-Boot & • Tommie Martin-Custom Made Saddles 1601 S. Perkins Road Stlllwater 743-8311 :" Need Legal Help? -t BRENDA NIPP Attorney At Law 124S. Main *Perkins 547 -2479 123 West Seventh * Stillwater 743-2479 or 1-800-724-6477 (Please Call For Appointment) .: ) !~ I ! !!~ ! !~ : To Your Good Health Be Heart Smart: Keep cholesterol levels down (This is the first of two articles on the cholesterol is also the luck of the genetic subject of cholesteroL) draw. Some families are genetically If LDL, HDL and VLDL look like blessed with low total cholesterol or high jumbles of alphabet soup. you may want HDL:cholesterol levels, and other to talk with your doctor about cholesterol families are prone to high total and LDL- during your next visit. September is cholesterol levels. Women who have not Cholesterol Education Month, and Keith been through menopause tend to have D. Hough, M.D. of Perkins Family Clinic higher HDL levels. It is thought that provided this information on the role of estrogen raises good HDL and heart cholesterol in good health, disease benefits are often considered "Cholesterol is a balancing act," Dr. when physicians recommend hormone Hough said. "Everyone needs some replacement therapy to their patients cholesterol to live, but too much during or after menopause." cholesterol is a potential killer. A high How is high cholesterol treated? If you level of cholesterol in the blood has no are in the borderline high range (total obvious symptoms, but increases your cholesterol between 200 & 239), often risk of heart attack and other heart your doctor will recommend lifestyle disease as well as strokes. In fact, changes such as stopping smoking, cholesterol build-up is the most common watching your diet and getting regular cause of heartexercise. Then, your cholesterol levels disease. Normal- will be rechecked after 2-3 months. If ly, the liver these lifestyle adaptations do not bring makes all the your readings into acceptable ranges or if cholesterol you your total cholesterol is 240 or more, need, and whenmedication may be prescribed. you eat any "While some foods such as garlic and animal products- onions have been linked to lower meat or dairy - cholesterol levels, there is no food which you get even is a miracle cure-all," Dr. Hough more cholesterol, concluded. "The basic dietary rules for Too much tholes- lowering cholesterol are simple: avoid KeRh D. Hough, M.D. terol in the blood saturated fats and dietary cholesterol. stream builds up along the vessel walls. Saturated fats raise your blood This clogs the veins and arteries and cholesterol more than anything else you restricts blood flow. And with less blood, eat. Whether or not you've been the heart gets less oxygen, which can lead diagnosed with high cholesterol, I to chest pain, heart attack or even death." recommend low-fat diets and regular But, where do the initials LDL, HDL exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle." and VLDL come in? Dr. Hough said that Healthy lifestyle habits include: in the blood stream, cholesterol binds * Keep your weight in check. with protein molecules to form • Eat more vegetables, fruits and grains, lipoproteins. LDL stands for low density which are cholesterol free, fat free and iipoprotein. This type of "bad" high in fiber (all of which are cholesterol remains in the blood stream beneficial). and builds up along the walls of blood • Cut back on red meat, especially organ vessels. HDL is high density lipoprotein, meat. It is considered "'good" since it helps • Eat more poultry and fish (remove the transport excess cholesterol out of the skin of poultry and avoid frying). blood stream to the liver where it is • When you do eat meat, fish or poultry, removed from the body. VLDL is very reduce portion size to about 3 ounces low density lipoprotein. These molecules (the size of a deck of cards). transport triglycerides, chemical • Exercise several times a week. compounds that store fatty acids, an Exercise sessions of 20-30 minutes essential source of energy for the body. are best, but even short periods of Many cholesterol tests now include total, exercise are helpful. Being physically HDL, LDL and VLDL or triglyceride active raises good HDLcholesterol levels, and doctors often include and lowers bad LDLcholesterol. cholesterol tests among their annual • If you smoke, quit, wellness check-ups. • Replace saturated fats (solid at room So, what should your readings be: temperature), with liquid • Total cholesterol: Below 200 good. monosaturated fats such as olive, 200.239/Borderline high. 240+/High. canola or flax oil. • HDL: 35 or m0re for men. 45ormore • Limit yourself to three eggs a week. for women. One egg yolk contains almost a whole • LDL: Below 130 good. 130- daily allowance of cholesterol - 159/Borderline high. 160+/High. nearly 300 rag. • Triglycerides: Below 200 good. • Increase fiber in your diet by eating "We do know that people who are more grapefruit, apples, beams, overweight or who have diabetes tend to barley, carrots, cabbage, psyllium be more likely to have high cholesterol," seed and oatmeal. Dr. Hough said. 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