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10-The Perkins Journal Thursday, September 29, 1977 Tried his hand only once Carney Sta ues are only work of Claude Fisher Driving through Carney on a lazy Oklahoma Indian Summer afternoon, one senses the surge of pride ia its towns people. Standing as a memorial, two statues done by Claude Fisher, are a reminder of the young man who built them along with his home and garage. The house was sold and moved to Chandler. The garage still stands. Annie L. Hagar, sister of Fisher who now lives in California, said so far as she knows these were the first and only statues her brother ever did. However, he did continue to build homes after moving away. The man, now dose to 70, works with his sons and still helps other builders. One of the more interest- ing things about the statues is that one contains a half-gallon fruit jar with the names of Carney residents. Young Fisher had everyone in or around the area sign their name and where they lived, filling two "tablets." The names were then tightly rolled and placed in the jar and sealed inside the statue with the cross. It has been called the "Rock of Ages." "My name is in there," smiled Mrs. Hagar. "Claude is proud of the statues. He goes to see them when he comes back." Mrs. Hagar said her brother was naturally in- clined with his hands. He ran the garage and filling station while he worked on the statues, she commented. Built of concrete, the work had gone slowly. At that time, Mrs. Hagar said Carney was a busy place, especially on Saturday nights, "It was full of people till after midnight. People would bring their cream to sell." Mrs. Hagar remembers a funeral parlor and an undertaker were there and a large two-story hotel just west of the town well. Harry Glassman had a nice Dry Goods Store across from the old bank. But as each building burned one by one, the Carney resident said a little sadly, "They were never rebuilt. Everybody moved to California, includ- ing my folks." Mrs. Lilly Wesffall, former postmistress for 18 years, thought the statues were The statue of a figure clinging to the cross is not definitely identified. Some thought it to be Mary -- others indicated it may have been Christ. STANLEY( "In Memory of Our Boys, 1917-18. "It is not readily known if this statue has a definite veteran of WW1 in mind. built shortly before WW II. She vividly recalled everyone signed the tablets before they were placed inside the "Rock of Ages." Fisher and Mrs. Hagar have two sisters also living in Carney, Mrs. Nellie Phipps and Cecelia McKey. Another long time resident of Carney, Sarah Gazaway, also recalls the names sealed inside the statue. "Yes, its still there," she answered when asked if the jar still remained safe within the "Rock of Ages." "We had a store here when Fisher did the statues," Mrs. Ed Gazaway reminisced. "It was where the fire station is now. It was the Groves and Gazaway General Store. But our first store was in a brick building northeast of where the station is now." Today Carney is growing again. There are many lovely homes and some new businesses located along Highway 177. Mrs. Gazaway is reminded how the years of travel have changed. Once when her family first came here, then later returned to Gatewood, Mo., before she and Ed returned, it took 18 days for the trip. "The first nine days were sunny and bright. It rained the last nine days," she said. Yet through rain or shine, the statues stand as a memorial to a typical Oklahoma small town. Rick Clark will marry Texas girl October 7 Mr. and Mrs. Lee DeAr- mend of Bedford announce the engagement of their daughter, Kathy Elledge, to Rick Clark of Irving, Texas. The wedding will take place in Bedford, Texas on October 7. The parents of the bridegroom are Dr. and Mrs. R. V. Clark of Perkins, Oklahoma. The bride-elect is em- ployed as assistant manager of the Heritage Apartments in Arlington. Clark is advertising direc- tor of the Irving Daily News. He is the former managing editor of The Perkins Journal and is a 1966 graduate of Perkins Highschool. Women's Council News Women's Council of the Christian Church met Sept. 20 for a noon luncheon with Geraldine Allen as hostess. After a lovely luncheon, the group sang "The Church in the Wildwood." Devotions were given by Geraldine Allen on the subject OF"LOve". She noted that the Bible speaks of three kinds of love. The love of God as recorded in I John 4:8 and John 3:16. Man's love for God as told in Mark 12:30. It is also the first commandment. Lastly, Man's love for Man, taken from Mark 12:21. She ended by asking all to pray "The Lord's Prayer" in unison. The business meeting was held, with Elsie Grant presiding. Secretary-trea- surer report was given by (]oldie Lacy. Several needy families and those who were ill were mentioned and ways to help them were discussed. "Happy Birthday" was the disciples after he was crucified. The disciples met and prayed every day. Ten days after the resurrection, the Spirit of God came to the Disciples. Winds and tongues of fire swept over the 120 Disciples and they sang and praised God. They spoke to the multitudes in tongues that each tribe could understand. Peter preached, declaring the resurrected Jesus as the Lord and the Christ. He urged them to turn away from their sins and be baptized. 3000 were saved that day and added to the church. They were as one big family, dividing their money and possessions with each other. They were happy praising God and more and more souls were united in the church. She read a beautiful poem by Don Valentine, entitled "What is a Church?" Meeting closed with each meeting. Only matters appearing on the agenda of the meeting which is continued may be discussed at the continued or reconvened meeting. 11. Special meetings of public bodies shall not be held without public notice being given at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to said meetings. Such public notice of date, time and place shall be given in writing, in person or by telephonic means to the Secretary of State or to the county clerk or to the municipal clerk by public bodies in the manner set forth in paragraphs 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 of this section. In addition, all public bodies shall, at least twenty.four (24) hours prior to such special meetings, display public notice of said meeting, setting forth thereon the date, time, place and agenda for said meeting. Only matters appearing on the posted agenda may be considered at said special meeting. Such public notice shall be posted in prominent public view at the principal office of the public body or at the location of said meeting if no office exists. Twenty-four (24) hours prior public posting shall exclude Saturdays and Sundays and holidays legally declared by the State of Oklahoma. 12. In the event of an emergency, an emergency meeting of a public body may be held without the public notice heretofore required. Should an emergency meeting of a public body be necessary, the person calling such a meeting shall give as much advance public notice as is reasonable and possible under the circumstances existing, in person or by telephonic or electronic means. SECTION 312. The proceedings of a public body shall be kept by a person so designated by such public body in the form of written minutes which shall be an official summary of the proceedings showing clearly those members present and absent, all matters considered by the public body, and all actions taken by such public body. The minutes of each meeting shall be open to public inspection and shall reflect the manner and time of notice required bv this act. In the written minutes of an emergency meeting, the nature of the emergency and the proceedings occurring at such meeting, including reasons for declaring such emergency meeting, shall be included. SECTION 313. Any action taken in willful violation of this act shall be invalid. SECTION 314. Any person or' persons willfully violating any of the provisions of this act shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be punished by a fine not exceeding Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) or by imprisonment in the county jail for a period not exceeding one (1) year or by both such fine and imprisonment. Tru00tworfl0000. ,|rig PRICES GOOD THKU PROHCTHIH ' SANDPAPER t TACK CLOTH Pede omincon for almost wood, metal, rdasScs. Tack clo rm, dust, d*rt, parbs, befs  ayg. #N01... Fi 9002... Medium 9M3...Curse Rq.'I.IO.a.SALE 77:. - . :' Trusty Says . . For better bargains shop Trustworthy first! 11  T: t:! WARNING SMOKE & i mE OnECm or . Sm,t, to-te bott,y ,1. 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