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October 5, 1989     The Perkins Journal
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October 5, 1989

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PAGE 8 -- The Perkins Journal Thursday, October 5, 1~ I I li il li I III The Natural Way By Dr. Jeff Black HIII I I III Biology Department, East Central University Ada, Oklahoma I I Hal Monarch I happened to look into the sky this evening just as the sun was set- ting. Around the top of huge oak trees I saw the slow, sailing flights of several Monarch butterflies. I paused a few minutes to watch as they floated from tree to tree and I also wondered where these delicate creatures were flying on their autumn migration southward. Tl~e Monarch Butterfly must be one of the most common butterflies in Oklahoma They spend the sum- mer in Oklahoma and then fly through the state again in the spring on their journey northward. Usually they travel southward in large swarms and thousands will sometimes roost in bushes and trees. Several such roosting trees have been reported from the Tecumseh area We don't know why Monarchs fly ~uth in the autumn or north in the spring; how they 'know" when to start their migratory flights or how they find their way over migratory routes of thousands of mile~ It is a definite advantage for them to fly south to avoid winter weather. Their journey southward Monarch Butterflies exhibits. Congratulati4 Carney FFA partici.p~ dairy judging t the Okl~~ Fair in Oklahoma City. ~: ed 6ty out of 37 teamS.~ Webb, Tiffany Donovan, J.R. Dor- m an, Joe Keech, Charles Kirkpatrick, Reed Foster, Kevin G raham, Kenneth Huckabay, Bir- die Summers, Dorothy Anderson, Jesse Donovan If. And Robert Pritchard, Jqe Wilson, Bob O~Donnell, Betty Makintaubee, Sue Hamilton, Prue Silverthorn and Ruby Gaither. Anniversaries celebrated were M r. and Mrs. A.J. Dorma~ May the Lord grant you many more happy birthdays and happy years together. New Business Darrell and Vicky Wakely have opened up a new business in Carney called '~arney Supply." It is a small engine and parts workshop, located across from Porter's 66 Ser- vice Station on Highway 177. Go by and get acquainted. They will be moving into Carney across south from their business in the near future" We wish you well in: your new business, Wakelys. : 4-H Club News , M elissa Moore, a third grade stu- dent of Miss Connie Helfenbein, entered a poster in the Conserva- tion Fair on Sept. 25. She won Ist place out of 19 entries in her divi- sion nd will receive a trophy fern Lincoln County Conservation District. Her poster will be sent on to the area contest Oct. 10th. Congratula- tions to this fine young lady. The Carney 4-H leader is Marilyn Moore. Carney School Calendar Thursday, Oct. 5 -- FHA sub- By Pat Skaggs Clothing GiveAway The Carney Baptist Church is having a clothing giveaway Satur- day, Oct. 5. Come and see what you can use" Griffith Sisters Reunion Six of the eight Griffith sisters met at the Guthrie park on Oct. 1, 1989. Sisters and their children, grand- children and great grandchildren were: Arvilla Griffth Savage of Carney, her daughters, Marcilla Thayer and friend Charles Boone; Elouiee Carpenter; Pat Skaggs, her husband Bill of Carney, two of their children and families, Patty Daei, Ashley, Shawna and Shilah of district meeting in Perry~ Friday, Oct. 6 -- FF~ goes to Allen, Texas, Melvin Skaggs and his wife Brenda and their two children Christopher and Christina of Gainesville, Texas. -Ida Faye Griffith Raupe, her hus- band Kennsth of Guthrie; Erma Griffith Owen and her husband Lorn of West Covina, Calif.; Lillian Griffith Weiderman of Midwest Ci- ty; Harold Weiderman of Marlow; Lillian's son Jerry Lee Dodd and wife Jane of Edmond. Harriett Griffeth Autrey and husband J.L. of Edmond; Leatha Griffith Dawson and her husband Bob of Edmond, friends Betty Albert of Oklahoma City, Misty Hamilton of Carney and Buck McCorkle of Edmond. Everyone enjoyed visiting, good food, horseshoes and picture tak- ing. Just before leaving to go home a big watermelon was eaten'by everyone. Such a great reunion! Remembered Those who need our prayers and thoughts this week are Marie Tur- probably begins in late summer as pin, who is gravely ill in the Bal> Tulsa Fair the hours of daylight become tist Medical Center in Oklahoma Ci- Saturday, Oct. 7 -- Senior Clas, s shorter. There is also evidence they ty; Mozell Wilson, Helen Wilson, garage sale at Otis Hamilton s use the sun to guide them on their Larry Wilson's little son, Arvilla place, 8 am. to 4 p.m. _, journey. Savage, Faye Perry, Pearl Harbin, Monday, Oct. 9 Young Eventually the Monarchs reach Pearl Best, Blanch Williams, Grace Homemakers Organization meeting Florida, Texas, California and into Franklin, Bob Hansen and family, in Mrs. Hick s room, ? p.m_; 4-H Mexico and Central America where Also Charles Kirkpatrick, Ben meeting in cafeteria 7p.m. they spend the winter. The nor- Green and family, Mr. and Mrs. Tuesday, Oct. 10- Schoolboard thward migration is less noticeable , Sidney Hagar, Mr. and Mrs. Ivy meeting, 7;30 p.m., library as they migrate ss individuals or in By Betty Beeler time. That s great. Thereis alot of Westfall, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Cox Sr., Wednesday, Oct. ii -- Carney p small groups rather in huge S ince l ,missed getting an item in fellowshi while quilting Mrs Nellie Phipps, Paul Wilson, Elementary Book Fair begins SW arnls. These butterflies are such good last week s Journal, I must bring At the Saturday Night party, Glen White's son John White, Mr. ll-18th you up-to