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L/ne Morn By Bob Evans even going to mention week! XXXXX ready to set your back one hour the last in October. XXXXX VOL. 88 NO. 2 News and Views of the Cimarron Valley PERKINS JOURNAL PERKINS, PAYNE COUNTY, OKLAHOMA 74059 20 cents THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1977 to check the anti close the storm check your fur- wrap the hydrants, some flesh straw in house, and all the van do to get XXXX 5' and Richard had dinner to- Monday noon after to take his the veterinarian and said he was going Both left town same time. When ready to turn off vet clinic northwest of on 177, his little pickup and Rich- big OG&E truck and a oil field truck all involved in a Arlen thought one )s had been killed in aCcident, but found out tt responded to treat. clinic. bile the wreckers were the highway, two traveling north rear and the patrolman to the scene and that accident. like a lot of for one little of highway. When it XXXX Moorman has been | to move her Boutique for the past six She finally got of the building the post office moved then her contractor husband) couldn't get so the building has vacant. Finally, started m earnest Another progress on Perkins XXXX a telephone call from Vaughn in Grand t, to tell us how much The Journal. His !' Mrs. Daugherty husband is Route 4 had sent him a ith the article Ward ;rote about his father Vaughn's early day in Stillwater. Vaughn said he Grand Rapids in did not take up the trade. He visited in recently in observ- :kc f his sister's 91st ty. She is Myrtle ., They used to drive to s ,to buy Tommy l!tlton s eggs. It really a small wend, L,ve appreciate Mr. ,s call. ,L XXXX is a switch Practi- mallkl the ladies in Perkins /outm for the style show . What was the latest L. clothing. Nora Rice i!it "ttl she'd get stylish iShe=t, went. She bought :Orand new dress to :t,s. X X X X ,ive got a bargain :g in the window up at ir  station. Looks like utii_ a moose antlers r black. Lanny Jacobs :as designed for a tt, or better yet, to be if! i oa the living room i table. It's got a $65 i  on it. Go figure it tl fre some antique :_ tiets wind of it. x x x x iiK if I didn't have Rs, I'd probably think i14ear right, but Ralph L itl he made his first __in 53 years of :rmg when he set- :ithllh, Ralph Kissling 'l.te. And he wasn t tether Kissling was ][,Sive it back or l:Otl ,llhfhat can get a o g s w,!th only one hadn t oughta get it ]txxx club auctioned of junk to' Dick Paul Evans for 14) Lester Vernon Wyant, 67, was found dead in his rural mobile home Monday morn- ing after a brother, Earl Wyant of Kingfisher investi- gated. According to Sheriff's office deputy Bill Evans, Wyant's home is located three miles east on Kirk Avenue where he lived alone. He had not been heard of for approximately a month, a check revealed. It is reported he had not picked up his mail since August. The badly decomposed body was on a bed with the television and a fan still running. An investigation was conducted and a coroner, Dr. Lewis, was called to the scene. Reavis Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements. It is reported that Wyant, a bachelor, moved to his 2 Man found dead in his City Board to --,.TW" collisions same scene meet Tuesday rural home east of Perkins ,. T00o,er00i0000 Tow00 involve five vehicles Monday met Wednesday at the city acre tract east of Perkins building in a reconvened about two years ago. meeting to approve a change of a plat of Wellswood Funeral services for Mr. Addition to allow for a Wyant were held at the change for a change in a cul Olivet Cemetery, Wednes- de sacstreet. day, Oct. 12 with REv. Joe Also discussed was an Stumbaugh officiating. Rea- engineering study for a vis Funeral Home was in 75-25% matching fund grant charge of the services, to bring the Perkins sewer and lagoon system up to Wyant was born Jan. 13, standards. Those present 1912, in Missouri, the son of were Mayor Dewayne Maser Charles B. and Emma Dalton and board members Larry Wyant. He lived in the Moorman, Don Boydstun Mulhall, Tryon, Perkins and and Bud Redus, as well as Stillwater areas most of his Harland Wells and Journal life, and was a retired farmer editor Bob Evans. and auto salvage worker. Mayor Maser recessed the meeting and it was recon- He is survived by four vened Tuesday evening, brothers, Joe of 1106 S. October 11, to discuss sewer Chester, Stillwater, Curtis of Mehan, Earl of Kingfisher engineering and appoint- ment of members of the and Charles of Salt Lake planning board as required City, Utah and a sister, Ellen by the comprehensive study Wyant of 1210 S. Chester, program that will be Stillwater. completed by COED. The Tuesday meeting was recessed until Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m. to discuss Planning Board nominations and Engineering. "O- Alvin Moorman and crew began work in earnest Monday morning remodeling the old post office for Viola Moorman's Boutique. By Tuesday new plate glass was in and framework for a shingle awning was in place. Work has started on the interior now. The Moormans bought the building from Bert Dodson when the post office announced a new building. Electric line short jars neighborhood Tuesday eratic when the short caused the sparks, and visual inspection from the ground showed a large line burned nearly through. OG&E offic- ials were notified and residents warned to stay clear of the area until repairs were made. The fire department made a run to the Ruth Stanley home on Northeast 1st Street Tuesday during the noon hour. An OG&E line in the alley shorted out causing sparks to ignite grass below a pecan tree. Several neighbors said the lights in their home were New Journal series starts this week The Perkins Journal starts a new historical series this week written by J. C. Nininger who came .to this country in a covered wagon years ago. Mr. Nininger is now 95 years of age and lives in California. He wrote the following account of a group that migrated to the Clarkson area north Of Coyle, which will be run as a weekly series. Mr. Nininger is a brother- of Ray Henderson. Joe Carrier is also a brother-in-law. Mr. Nininger and Mr. Henderson married sisters. Mr. Nininger was pastor of the Perkins Christian Church in 1913 and 1914. He attended Northwestern State College at Alva during those years, and also pastored churches in Guthrie and Kansas. See "The Wagon Train" on Page 3. Five vehicles were involv. ed in collisions Monday afternoon on Highway 177 a half mile north of Perkins Corner. Three were involved in the first collision, followed by a second collision at the scene 45 minutes later. An OG&E truck driven by Richard Mangold traveling north on 177 collided with the rear of a Mazda pickup truck driven by Arlen Bradley, who was traveling north, turning left at the Perkins Veterinary Clinic. The OG&E truck then struck the rear of a Smith oil field truck carrying a derrick. The oil field truck was traveling on the outside land as it gathered speed from the intersection. The Mazda was totaled, and approximately $1000 damage to the OG&E truck. The Smith truck was not damaged. There were no inJuries reported other than bruises and sore muscles. Later, after Highway Patrolman Mike Scanlan had completed his investigation of the accident, a Mercury Marque driven by Leo Francis Brown, 56, Clinton, was rear ended as he was negotiating a turn into the Perkins Y Sale driveway by Marc Steven Young, 25, Perkins, who was driving a Mercury Cougar The inves. tigating patrolman said Brown had slowed to turn into the driveway and Young hit him from behind as they were going by the vehicles involved in the first accident. Damage to the two vehicles was $2000. Bradley, a Stillwater post- al carrier who lives in Perkins, had five pups in his car delivering them to the vet clinic. One of the animals received a concussion when it was hit on the head by a flying object during the collision, but was reported to be okay Tuesday. Bradley said he and Marigold had eaten lunch in Perkins and talked about their destinations, Bradley to the Veterinarian Clinic, and Mangold to Morrison. They left town at the same time with Mangold following Bradley. -0" :i[ Richard Mangold's OG&E truck hit a pickup then the back of an oil well derrick Aden Bradley's Mazda pickup was squashed like an accordion when it was struck from behind while turning at the being transported on Highway 177 Monday afternoon. Three Community Education classes are scheduled to kick off program here As a result of the mini-survey conducted by the Community Education Steering Committee, classes will begin Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. in the P-T High School Library, unless other- wise indicated. Claudean Reynolds an- nounces that the response has been overwhelming in favor of the program, utilizing the school and other community facilities. Under the leadership of Opal Olson, chairperson, results were tallied and classes planned according to the most popular areas indicated in the surveys. Weight Reduction for Adults and Young Adults was number one in interest. It was followed closely by Red Cross courses and commu- nity Issue Discussions. The first session on the 18th will involve Community Issues such as local govern- ment, with Elizabeth Wise, City Clerk, leading the discussion, Potential sub- jects in the future are the Humane Society, Law En- forcement and Estate Plan- ning with other local persons in charge of the forum. On Oct. 19th, "Weigh- Off" with Betty Dahms, Payne County Home Econo- mist, will discuss obesity, one of the major health problems today. The class will be designed for a 10 to 15 week program with a children's class to begin in January of next year. The class will consist of information on good nutri- tion as well as weight reduction and control. There will be a small fee of $6.00 to cover the cost of material and supplies used in the class. Materials need to be ordered soon. The objectives are to motivate and improve eating balanced meals and other factors which control obesity and promote good health. Success can be measured by the scales and tape measure as a result of re-education, the Home Economist stated. This class will be limited to forty persons, so those wishing to enroll should contact Mrs. C. W. Olson, 547-2289; Walter Owsley- 2087; Elizabeth Wise, 2445; or Steve Russell, 5059 after 6 p.m. before Friday Oct. 14, if possible in order to order supplies. The third class available will be on Drug Education under the supervision of Steve Willingham, local pharmacist. This study for all age groups will be on Thursday,7 p.m. OCt 20 and will last five weeks or more , depending on interest. Steve said he would lead discussions on the everyday use of medicinal drugs and their reactions to one another. Information will be given in regard to the effects of various drugs on the body. This c?uld include drug abuse as well as the legitimate use of prescribed medications. T-here will be' no fee. The Red Cross Course will not start until November, Mrs. Olson announced. The First Aid Instructor will not be available before that time. Mrs. Reynolds stated that plans for other classes are being organized and will be publicized upon completion. "All ages, including chil- dren and senior citizens, are welcome. Community Edu- cation is for everyone! It is very important to attend the first session. Be there[" Mrs Reynolds urged. "0" CORRECTION It was erroneously report- ed in last week's school board news that "The Superintendent of Education stated the' District had received $39,008 in State Aid which is a salary increase of 30 percent for teachers." In fact, the $39,008 was 30 percent of the total that will be received from the state for that purpose. The statement that the teachers received a 30 percent salary increase is erroneous. Still another rear end colltston as a car tried to turn into the Perkins "Y" Sale. Poll Last Week's Question Veternary Clinic. The oil rig is shown on the left. ii  i t This one shortly after the first accident.. This Week's Question: Most people feel the Postal Service is going downhill as service deteriorates and prices go up. Do you feel the Postal Service should be returned to its status as a government agency? Some national polls indicate that the American people think the energy crisis is contrived by special interests and is not as serious as many say it is. How do you feel? Do you think the United States really does face an Energy Crisis? Yes.. 37% No.., 63% To Vote Yes [, call 547-5028 To Vote No , call 547-2972 There is no need to talk. The "hang up" sound you hear is your vote being recorded. Call anytime before Noon Tuesday to Register Your Vote. , i J ii Hi if , i i , ,i