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J Welcome to Perkins' annual "PAYNE COUNTY'S OLDEST NEWSPAPER" l-t-om,etown of Harding Lawrence Wednesday-Thursday Edition September 19-20, 2001 Volume 111 No. 52 elected to Tryon of Trustees residents were Elected to those seats were i:seats on the town's John C. Spoon and Jene Morris, last Tuesday. who received 87 votes and 78 the Sept. 11 special votes, respectively. Jeff election, Patsy Fernandez received 40 votes in Throne that race. (56-50) for the Diane Fernandez, who ran term. unopposed, will assume the title three-way race of treasurer and serve a four-year two-year unexpired unexpired term. the board. Civil Emergency ement Director to help effort in New York la City - GovernorAshwood was the agency's announced today deputy director and state coor- uest of New York dinating officer. He was the first assistance officials, Oklahoma civil emergency man- aDepartment of Civil agement official to arrive at the April 19, 1995, bomb scene. is heading Ashwood headed forward opera- to help the ongoing tions for the first three days of recovery efforts, the incident before turning his will serve as a watch attention to the administration of for emergency recovery efforts. operations at the Governor Keating lauded the World Trade Ashwood for his expertise. stood. In addition, "Oklahomans can be proud of the situation in Albert and the fact that New to determine what York officials have asked for his resources help," the Governor said. "His Used there, considerable ability and experi- is obviously a time of ence are certain to be a tremen- tragedy," Ashwood dous resource for New York dur- State of Oklahoma,ing this difficult and grueling been supported so time." this nation, is now Governor Keating last week lied upon to provide told the office of New York Gov- State of New York.ernor George Pataki that Okla- I ready to provide any homa was poised to help with Orpersonelnecessary any and all resources at the Lthis long-term effort." state's disposal. Federal Emer- veteran of the state gency Management Agency di- has directed rector Joe Allbaugh, a native )artment of Civil Oklahoman, phoned Governor Management since Keating over the weekend to dis- Keating appointed cuss rescue and recovery efforts in August 1997. in New York and Washington, of the Oklahoma D.C. building bombing, t Morgan heads "Back to School" High School students got a chance to visit Senator Mike Morgan Tuesday, Sept. 18, during Back to School Week. spoke to approximately 100 students as part of the which is sponsored by the National Conference of goal with this effort is to give kids "a better of how government works." Journal photo by Cindy Sh, Homesafe campaign postponed the tragic events in Patrol, members of the Okla- City and Washing-homa Sherriffs' Association and Governor local law enforcement officers lin postponed thewill be distributing gun safety gun lock kits at IGA SuperThrift Stores as One week, from Sat- well as at other locations. Locks 15 to Saturday, will still be available at the Okla- homa City Police Department Oklahoma Highway booth at the State Fair. Pete's house is gettin' a facelift "If you didn't know better, you'd think this house was smiling, "Marlena Hodson exclaimed while she was brushing afresh white coat of paint on the little old house with the gingerbread trim. The house on Chantry Street, well-known locally as Frank "Pistol Pete" Eaton's former home, is owned by three sisters who plan to fix up the building and grounds and turn it into a gift shop. Hodson and her two sisters, Alice Hall and Phyllis Dotter, their familes, and their mother, Sarah Campbell, will sell refinished antiques and an originally.designed line of gifts at the historic home. They are also hoping to sell Pistol Pete memorabffia and items of local interest. Judging from the reaction of Perkins citizens who have recently heard the news about the treasured ho[ne, the house is not the only one smiling. Journal photo byj Cindy Sheets Perkins ready to welcome fall with Settlers Harvest Fest celebration Fun for everyone will be the agenda for this year's Old Set- tlers Harvest Fest celebration. Excitement is building for the annual event, which will feature food, games, gatherings, and of course, a parade. This year's parade theme is "Pioneers of Transportation." Perkins is fortunate to wel- come Harding Lawrence as this year's parade marshal. The Perkins City Commis- sion has declared Saturday, Sept. 22, Harding Lawrence Day. The commission has rec- ognized Lawrence, a Perkins native, tor his contributions to the field of avaition. Lawrence and his wife, Mary Wells Lawrence, will be joined by many family and friends for the event. Lawrence will also be in- ducted into the Oklahoma Avia- tion and Space Hall of Fame at Oklahoma City's Omniplex Saturday evening. A close family friend of the Lawrence's, Mrs. Henry (Kathleen) Ford II, will also at- tend the events. A"Ford Rally" will be a part of the Harvest Fest activities. The rally will include a visit from the Ford Motor Company Sport Truck Display. Lots of exciting participants have already signed up for the parade, including the Air Force ROTC color guard, OSU mas- cot Pistol Pete, Iowa Tribe war- riors on horseback, custom cars, floats, and "bikes and trikes." Fun vendor booths featur- ing games and crafts will line Main Street, including the sophomore class jail,a sand art booth, and lots of booths sell- ing items that will get you started on your holiday shop- ping lists: yard decorations, homemade Dr. Seuss hats, crafts, toys, handbags, fabric pumpkins, candles, jewelry, puzzles, goldplating, watches, wallets, tie-dyed t-shirts, figu- rines, wood crafts, scrapbooks, Pampered Chef items, jams, salsas, pickled okra - whew! And don't forget the food ven- dors - hot dogs, snocones, BBQ brisket, turkey drumsticks, cot- County Bank and a book sale at ton candy, homemade ice cream, the library. "Check it out!" sausage-on-a-stick, chocolate Make sure you stop by the covered bananas, and lots of Holly Jolly booth to check out good things to drink. Last but the schedule for this year's big not least - the famous VFW money giveaway. Rumour has charbroiled hamburgers, it that you might also get to pick Friends of the Library will up a flee ticket to get your stash have both a bake sale at Payne started off. Old Settlers Harvest Fest Schedule • 7 a.m. - Vendor booth set-up begins (downtown) • 9 a.m. - Parade entry check-in begins (at elementary school) • Stage entertainment begins (downtown): • 10 a.m. - Stillwater Wagon Wheel Square Dancers • 10:30 a.m. - Melissa Holbrook (singer) • 11:45 a.m. (just after parade) Lisa Baker (singer) Greg Savory (singer) • 12:30p.m. Steve Carpenter (singer) • 10 a.m. - Kids game booths open (downtown) • 10:30 a.m. - Pet costume contest (at elementary school) • 11 a.m. - Parade begins • 12:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. - "Drama in Dust Valley dinner theater melodrama at Perkins-Tryon old high school gym. • 1:30 p.m. - Sports Boosters golf tournament at Cimarron Trails. American Red Cross mobilizes massive relief effort after attacks Stillwater, Oklahoma, -The erages and much more for the American Red Cross is continu- thousands who are affected. ing to rush disaster relief and Under the Federal Response blood into the Northeast and Plan, the American Red Cross other areas around the country is designated to provide mass following Tuesday's cata- care for those in need. In the strophic terrorist attacks in New , W,, e of these traumatic events York City, Washington D.C. and a wide path of catastrophic Pennsylvania. psychological destruction in "Immediately, the American which countless victims will re- Red Cross responded to these quire assistance. Hundreds of attacks, providing relief and tak- Red Cross Disaster mental ing steps to ensure an adequate health workers are already at the supply of blood," said Vicki scene of the disasters and will Henington, Executive Director. continue to be there, helping "The Red Cross will continue to those affected with the emo- be there with comfort and care tional trauma, for the victims, their families, On Tuesday, thrusands of emergency workers and others generous Americans across the affected by these tragedies dur- country took time to give blood ing the weeks, months and even to save a life Within the first six years that the recovery process hours of these disasters. will take." 700,000, people called to sched- The Red Cross is providing ule an appointment at a Red relief in all the affected areas Cross blood center. The Red and at airports around the coun- Cross is asking that Americans try, including crisis counseling, continue to help people in need shelters, blankets, food and bev- See Red Cross - page 6 Community Calendar • 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 lor caregivers of toddlers. • Sept. 20, 12 p.m. - Cham- ber of Commerce meeting at Lions Den. • Sept. 22 - Old Settlers Har- vest Fest in downtown Perkins. (See schedule of fes- tivities at left.) • Sept. 25 - Election Day - get out and VOW! • Sept. 27, 6:30 p.m. - Gen- eration GAP meeting at First Baptist Church. • Sept. 29, 1 p.m. - Perkins Li- ons Club 15th Annual Golf Tournament at Cimarron Trails. • Sept. 29, 3 p.m. - Masonic Lodge Chili Cook-off. • Oct. 1, 7:30 p.m. - Perkins City Commission meeting at fire station. • Oct. 1,7:30 p.m. - Perkins- Tryon School Board meeting. • Oct. 4, noon - Perkins Chamber of Commerce meet- ing at Lions Den. • Oct. 4, 7 p.m. - Taylorsville Gospel Opry at Taylorsville. • Oct. 5 - Perkins-Tryon Schools early dismissal day: elementary - 1 p.m.; middle high school- 1:15 p.m. Oct. 9, 7:30 p.m. - VFW Post #7322 and Ladies Aux- ili meeting. Keating extends flag order Oklahoma City -- Gover- nor Frank Keating has ex- tended his order for American flags on state property to be flown at half-staff. In keeping with a directive from Presi- dent George W. Bush, the Governor has indicated that flags will remain at half-staff until 8 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 24. The order comes in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, D.C. "In this dark and difficult period for our nation, we mourn those who lost their lives and pray for those still suffering," the Governor said. "And we hold firm in our resolve that terrorism and evil will not prevail. We must not and will not succumb to panic and fear. Our country and people are too good and too just, I know I speak for all Oldahomans when I say our hearts are with our fellow Americans in this time of cri- sis." NHS sponsoring glove and dust mask drive The National Honor So- ciety is sponsoring a glove and dust mask drive for the rescue workers in New York and Washington. If you would like to help, please drop off your gloves and mask at the High School or the Elementary School. NHS will also have a box at the Band Booster booth this Saturday, Sept. 22, during Harvest Fest. An encourag- ing note attached to them would be nice. Please in- clude your first name and Perkins, Oklahoma. The NHS would like to have them by 1:30 this Sat- urday; Sept. 22. i'