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10-The Perkins Journal Thursday, October 13, 1977 Pioneer spends 46 years 4th the "Sweetest Age There is" by LaVeta Randall For over 47 years, Pansy "fucker Mays has worked with six, seven and eight year aids. "It's the sweetest age there is," the Cushing woman said. Even prior to her role as superintendent of the Chil- dren's Department in the First Baptist Church, Pansy taught public school. The same qualities which have contributed to 51 years of married life with Adar Mays have made her a faithful worker. Mr. Mays, a retired Kerr McGee employee, is church custodian. Some of Mrs. Mays' earliest memories go back to her young life in Glencoe. Her father, Charles Tucker, was the first mail carrier there. He drove his 24 mile route ip a two-wheel cart specially designed as a mail hack. The young woman first learned responsibility from her father who felt the mail must go through despite bad weather. In fact, the deeper the mud and mire, the more Mr. Tucker felt his patrons needed their mail. As a child, she also remembers her father's faithful old horse, Max, who pulled the hack. When her father retired his greatest reward was the love and concern shown him. This same principal has held true for this woman who did not allow anything to keep her from her responsi- bility. She has been a Red Cross worker in Cushing for years. She taught at Sunny- side School before her marriage. Prior to this she taught at Pleasant Vale between Yale and Drum- right. I It was in this vicinity the I young teacher experienced a trip across the snow that remains one of those memo- Illl I CHECK OUR SPECIAL KIRBY SALES slO0. OFF & SERVICE ,,* A00..m AND 40@//0 off on Dressmaker Sewing Machines nflll I ii iii I Also Shaklee Products i ii ties she will always cherish. It was during the winter of 1918. There were few telephones in the commu. airy, in fact, only one. One cold snowy morning the young teacher looked out the window to see that one person was trudging through the snow. There was only one mode of transportation possible in such a storm. The neighbor had come to tell Pansy her father had called to tell her of the death of her favorite cousin, Mary. The funeral was to be the next day in Glencoe. "I bundled up in all the wraps I could put on," Mrs. Mays recalled. "I walked a mile and a half to the home of a lovely family, the J. D. Ricks, who were so kind to me. "After serving a wonder- ful meal of ham and everything that went with it, their son Orville, and I set out to cross the river and get to the train at Schlegel where I could go to Glencoe. "Orville, a strong young man, went ahead of me holding on one end of a long pole. I followed a ways behind holding the other end of the pole as we crossed the frozen river. If the ice cracked it was dangerous to go on. "Orville carefully tested each step that I took. Finally, we reached the other side of the river, and we could lay aside our pole." Still, Orville was not finished caring for Miss Tucker. "With one hand he took the suit case and with the other, he took my hand and guided me to Schlegel. There he flagged down the train ing, she dreaded the thought of staying in a strange hotel but as she got off the train, she saw a familiar face. It was the Ricks' oldest son, Willie, this time with team and buggy to to take Miss Tucker home. When she offered to pay the man, he seemed offended and said, "I was glad to do it. After all, we're  friends, aren't we?" For 47 years and more since that time, Pansy Tucker Mays has guided many children across the sometimes dangerous jour- neys in life. And like her father, the only reward she cares about is their love and concern. Just that was shown to this woman of great strength and character as she was given a small token of appreciation by members of her local church at a recent Banquet for Sunday School workers. On Sunday Oct. 30, the First Baptist Church, Cush- ing, will hold an open house honoring Pansy Mays. The event will be in the afternoon with tours through the Children's Division of the Sunday School, "The sweet- est age there is." REVIVAL SERVICES AT ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHURCH Revival services begin at the Assembly of God Church Sunday October 16. Rev. Hurrah McDonald of the Longview, Texas vicinity is the evangelist. Services begin each night at 7:30. The church is located at Main and French. Just plain preaching is the design of the meeting. Everyone is invited. -0- REUNION TO BE HELD OCT. 23 Reunion of all students who went to school with Harold Straughn, Paul Henry, Allie King or Edna Eaton, will be held Sun., Oct. 23 at the Methodist Fellowship Hall in Ripley. All Former Schools in the Ripley area in t915 or prior included. -0- -o- Clarkson . Oakdale 'i the compulsory use of the change to metric has been delayed--metric system is here to stay. 80% of the world uses it now. Basic units of the system are Home Builders Club met for their Oct. " regular meeting at the Oak Dale Community Building Oct. 5th. Minnie Beiberdorf read the 121 Psalm followed by a • andIgoton." poem "The Wings of celsus, gram, meter, and 1141 E. Main CushJna 225 3953 When the young teacher Prayer". The club read "A liter. They displayed metric . " returned the following even- Woman s Collect in unison, equipment for home use ,,,u, , , , u, ,, Roll call was answered by l0 such as measuring cups, members, giving a measure meter stick, etc. Also they already usedpersonally, measured each other by li Carol Jo reported on metric measure. Total Electronic Banking • II Achievement Day. There Mrs. Whitmore gave a were 4 who attended. Elnora history of the Metric System • • • I| reported the Cheese Festival which originated in France, Convemence-. right in the ]l would be Nov. 11-12 in the after the French Revolution. basement of the Stillwater Mrs. Ingles demonstrated .mer s n.e ghborhood Jl National Bank. The Arts the useofdecimalsandwhy custo I and Crafts festival will be the children can learn it so 19th of October. quickly. 15 commg soon. I1 o, at the Fair were discussed, were served by Viola Gunkel. 2,SAVINGS ACCOUNT I| The treasurer report was The next meeting will be given by Hazel Bucke. an all day Thanksgiving DEPOSITS & WITHDRAWALS II Plans were made for the dinner with everyone as I ]l annual pie supper N°v" s at h°stess" 1.CHECKING ACCOUNT 7. Everyone welcome. The .... .......,....,., n 3.TRANSFER FUNDS  Community Club will meet Mr. and Mrs. Warren Ut'IUII:  I RFTIMFFN [I Oct. 15 in the Oak Dale Brewer, Mary and Ralph Building. Refreshments will Brewer were guests recently WIT be a pot luck supper. Bring in the Jimmy Gunkel home. your own tableware and The occasion was to erie- dishes. Everyone is welcome brute the 2rid birthday of and we encourage you to Jason Gunkel. come and welcome you to .... join us. We just learned of the The menu for plate unexpected death of Jake lunches at the pie supper Hoffer. The bereaved have were formulated and com- our sympathy. millers were appointed. - ' -- The money is to be used Mrs. Kathleen (Pepmiller) /L. -- II fur the Christmas treats and Phillips is home from the j( the upkeep of the building, hospital. The lesson on Metric .... Update was given by Hattie Larkin Upchurch has dou- ::i/'' i /:i::!i. Ingles and Belle Whitmore. ble pneumonia in Guthrie !i:t. [, They stated that although Hospital. I I, WALL PAPER I ChecOKardArea Banks and Anthonv's ,.| - "--.-- 00FI I Participating. !, SALE I ToAreBnngingElectr°nicBANKINGthe 'i Cushing l! In Ndvember. customers of participating ChecOY..ard banks can handle most all of their ]l everyday banking needs -- where and when it s most convenient for them.., at a nearby J| Anthony's... right in their own neighborhood. No longer will they have to 'sit abank to II ! /  tIItOd Tim hly / Pacipang ChecOKard Banks and Anthonfs are bnnng everyday electronic banking to I i LII IW ilimill fill will '... crta h i their customers. Think of the total convenience ... the freedom to take .care of most all i| Anthony'sbanking needs where and when the CUSTOMER wants ... at any of the participating Jl j] i u', ,,... Ird, lull pnlu / If you want this kind of electronic banking convenience for your customers, too.., contact H i plgl$,  OdgU 'll, flIg, I[, l[,l I ;,'"""'" ' n's Tile & Carpet / ,, I FARMERS NATIONAL BA'll J ] 224 i. IlI F.O.I.C. L]SS W, IlioN/,, ,, _ . , u, 225"S179 ! Gene Barrett replaces H. L. Donelly IOA Administrator September 1 Gene Barrett recently joined the IOA Youth Staff in the capacity of administra. tor. Another vacancy created by the retirement of H. L. Donnelly, Sept. 1, has not been filled at this time. Agencies concerned with the welfare of youth work in their respective areas as a general rule. However, the IOA Ranch's five youths represent various places in the state. "We accept referrals from all accredited agencies," Barrett said. "These may include the Payne County Youth Counseling Service or The Department of Institu- tions, Social and Rehabilita- tive Services." The Administrator sum- marked the IOA purpose, "The interest and purpose of IOA has always been one of helping boys who for some reason have been unable to follow social standards that have been set by Law, the courts, or the family units." The Barretts have four children of their own as do the house parents, Bernie and Barbara Brown, who came here from Kansas in August. The Browns live at "The Cedars" as a combined family unit. The Barretts live in Pawnee. Each one has had extensive experience and .trairiing in the counseling of youth. Mrs. Brown has previously managed foster homes and from this experience she Stated, "The lack of parental responsibility is the major factor involved in youth problems. It is not lack of material things (or finances), but some parents don't realize their responsibility as parents." Mr. Brown said many children, he finds, are rejected by their parents. Gene Barrett "They are not consistent in their discipline or are unfair in disciplining their children, depending on the parent's moods." The large family dwelling at "The Cedars" is homey in i atmosphere. The boys chores and seemed to -adjusted Gene Barrett served i U. S. Air Force for years, retiring in 1970 then he has earned in Public A from OSU. He is actiVel youth volunteer, master and leadership p in his home church. The past records show various young boys who are of direct ' IOA parents feel. Mud to he unlearned as become a of family. The boys local school What happens boy's family fails? deeply hurt, the feel. Thus, they a€ mitred to replace the feelings with love respect for themselve others. Journal Readerl Subscribe tod¢ Day Phone 918-225-3131 Night 91t Jim Clemens Paint & Body Shop 119 West Moses Cushing, Okla. Get It Done Right Get It Done IN I I 7 ;. :".: /' ",'. '::: fill)   :? I _o - i J . : ....... I R.. m I YOUN00 INDIVIDUALIST00 $ II FOIl NYLON SKI JA(KET$ - tofloring feotures. Mony color choices in sizes S-M-U And now O bargain prices! f) Hours: 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday ii----- 0 9 to 9 Daily l/'./h..., Summit Ridge Shopping Center I € 00"r'l e''' l Hwy. 33 East of Cushing I, "