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September 28, 1989     The Perkins Journal
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September 28, 1989

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PAGE 8 -- The Perkins Journal Thursday, September 28, 1989 ..... III II[I III II II II I I I1[11 II lllfl I The Natural Way By Dr. Jeff Black IIII III I Biology Department, East Central University Ada, Oklahoma I I Ill Ill I II Eryngo By Dr. Jeff Black There are many indications in the world of nature that fall is rapidly ~pproaching. I counted a flock of over 50 Scissor~tailed Flycatchers sitting on power lines and wire fences near Lightning Ridge. These birds are grouping together for ~heu" migration to Mexico and Panama where they will spend the wir~ter. Several people told me about the huge funnel formations of Chimney Sweeps over downtown Ads. Swifts have a long journey ahead of them because they will winter in Peru. After the recent cold spell, the Ruby-throated Hummingbirds have also started their flight to Mexico and Central America. Other birds that move through or out of Oklahoma this time of year include shore birds, White Pelicans, hawks and warblers. This is a great time of year to watch birds as they move through the state. This is also the time of year when one of Oklahoma's most beautiful and unusual flowers is in full bloom_ We used to drive to southcentral Oklahoma each fall to enjoy these beautiful flowers, but now we have them growing in our backyard. The flower I am talking about is known as Leavenworth's Eryngo or Pineapple Thistle. Even though Eryngo looks like a thistle, it isn't a thistle. Instead it is a member of the carrot family and is dosely related to carrots, celery, parsnips, parsley and caraway. If you pull one up, it has a long taproot resembling the shape of a iearrot. ~-'We shouldn't call this plant a d istle but instead Levmaworth's :Eryngo. It is named after its ~tiscoverer, Dr. Melines Leaven- Worth {he died in 1862}, an assistant , rgeon in the U.S. Army. ! Eryngo He was also the nephew of General Henry Leavenworth for whom Leavenworth, Kans. was nanled. Eryngo has an almost bizarre al> pearance. Its leaves are divided in- to spinyptoothed segments and its flowers are in heads about 1-2 in- ches long surrounded by stiff and spiny violet to purplish coloring that appears irridescent. Sometimes whole fields take on a beautiful purplish cast. Eryngo is found in the eastern half of Oklahoma, primarily in dry, open uplands. They are especially common in soils covering limeston~ The blooms last from August through October. These plants are beautiful for dried winter bouquets, but their col- or soon fades. For use in winter bou- quets, hang the plants upside down in a dimly lighted area until the stems dry out. This is a difficult plant to transplant, but it can be pro- pagated from seeds. Seeds should be sown as soon as they are ripe in the fall and they won't germinate until the following spring. It may take two years before the first flowering. Now is the time to take a leisure- ly drive and enjoy the beauty of fall which will include Leavenworth's Eryngo in many parts of the state. i ii:!~ ;ii ~ ~ ~ .... i i PERKINS NATIVE BOB "BO" SPILLARS (seated center) was selected to ride oft the above float in recognition of his years of service to the Redwood City, California, Police Youth Club. The float was ale0 champion in the 50th Redwood City Penisula Celebration Association July 4th parade. Spillars has been contributor, a coach or a counselor in the Police Youth Club for many years and was recognized this vice. Spillars, who grew up on a farm south of Perkins on Dugout Creek and graduated from Perkins high to California over 40 years ago and began a career with a Redwood City savings and loan, from which he past year. He served as a loan officer, and public relations officer for the savings institution, He has wood City City Council, the planning and zoning commission, the hospital commission, Peninsula Commission, and has been a leader in Republican politics in California. His latest project was proval of an 18-hole golf course and park satisfactory to all concerned even though the project was posed by environmentalists. He recently received a letter from former President Reagan, thanking him for support for the new Reagan Library. SpiUars and his wife Nero, a retired elementary school teacher he ing professional baseball in Kansas, indicate they may establish a home in Perkins in the near future. 33-40 Care WHOLESALE PRICES Perkins Police Report Celebrates 30 COME TO PERKINS THE ABYSS .- ~pt.'17 On August 27, t989, past and ~L~ ---- I i''~' ~ .. :: v- Report of juvenile messing present customers and employees ~Z~~ :m~und sheds behind abandoned gathered to celebrate the 30th An- Dead Poets Society ~liomes in northeast addition,niversary of the 33-40 Care. r.. :: ~, Report of kids playing in George ,a~d Bertha Lea Denney :highway; made contact with obtained i~.anagement of the 33-40 Sea Of Love OUARAerEED !~venile; advised them to stay away Club, now Cafe, in September 1959. 4a,ooo MiIII 60,000 Miles : : ~ Worked domestic between also celebrating her 30th year with Black Rain or 3 years :~hild and parents. '~rhe Corner." P,-~,3 I~ Outdoor games, bingo, dominoes, . It i :- ,t Delivered message to local horseshoes, carnival type games :X;esident. | All Season Steel Belted [.I ---- :Sept. 18 and prizes, great food,, and enter- Uncle Ben | Radial Whitewalls II ~ ~ i ! ": ~* Report of fight between two tainment provided by "the Little ~eSteelbeltedallseasnracl ~'~ :~ubjects on Thomas; was over Big Band"were all enjoyed by ap- I O~,.~.,F~S.,~,:= ' W ~ ~ ~divorce. Talked to party involved; proximately 300 people. ~ SIZE L.-.. "did not want to file any charges. Is Your Organization When Harry Met Sally iR14 ---SIZE Sept. 19 Pi 75/80R13 P205F/SR15 p~ ~ ~1_~ . ~, Report of accident just south Doing Something e,ss/oo , P215/75R15 '5/B0~13 ~ P2,)5/75 [15 P185/TSR14 ~, 2: ]5/aoR13 ~ -~15~R"~" Sf Stillwater; advised PCSO. "--~-- Plg5/75R14 ': 31 : ~, Talked to subject about kids, Special? fighting, ib'eeken ~ At B~ ~i ~, Checked sales person out for Let Others Know permits. About It In The Journal Rachel Papers Took report of run-away from |ocal resident. Unable to locate 547-2411 1.1 '; ? child at this time. Jury 20 Report of juvenile on an out- building; made contct with juveniles Picked up juvenile; transported to Youth Shelter. , Worked theft report. :: Looked for suspicious vehicle On West Knipe; unable to locate. ~uly 21 ' Worked forgery case. ~, Escorted ambulance to local resident. , ~- Made DUI arrest; transported subj ect to PCSO. Opened locked vehicle for ~3uly 23 : v" Assisted PCSO on disturbance #t E. Street Apartments. ~ ~, Worked vandilism report. Ambulance escort to local residence. Cushing Festival In The Park : A Festival In The Park will be held at the Cushing City Park Saturday, Oct. I. Sponsors will be the Hypatia Club and the Lochenmeyer Art Center. The jutted art show has attracted ~25 fine art exhibitors. A total of :$300 will be shared by the winners ~pf the show. :- Entertainment, which will begin at 10 and will end at 6 p,m., :will include dancers, bands, singers : :and a Kiddie Booth. Parachutists + ;will perform at 11 a.m. and at 2 and '4 p.m., depending on the weather. Food will be provided by local i churches. ii!i Raleigh Trek Diamond Back Specializ, Cycling Clothing, Parts and Accessories SERVICE ON ALL BRANDS Cooper's Bicycle Center 220 South Main Stillwater 372-2525 Ull i [11 Monday i i # 10 BROILED Includes: Uhra Soled Bar Hal Bet .Cobbler ice Cream thru Saturday---- 1 1 a.m.-4 p.m. Iu _ SANDWICH Reg. $4.79 Lunch Special Good Sept. 25-Oct. 7 1915 N. Baome; "North of Cemacron PlaEB Shopping Cealer" ~24-3344 Daily I I tO TO series steel Edited Pt lfiNT~13 eSteel Belted All Season Radial e"S" Speed-Rated M&S Rated SIZE 185/70SR13 185/SR13 185/70SR14 165/SR15 Other Tires At Wholesale Prices Too! 10 GALLONS OF GAS WILL GO A LONG WAY ANTIFREEZE TROP-ARTIC OIL $7.49 $11.99 Carry Out .10-40.10-30.30W 2 Gallon Limit Carry Out Antifreeze and Oil FLATS FIXED.S4 Prices Good Only With 10 Gallons Or More Gas Purchase KEROsENE.NOW IN STOCK $1.40 148 S. Main, Perkins PRICES GOOD THRu OCTOBER 10