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BZ-THE PERKINS JOURNAL, Thursday, October 16, 2003 Entertainment Open Door presents &apos;Drama in Dust Valley' A murder (maybe two), a hanging judge, a Southern Belle tmaybe two or three?), a likable Sheriff, his bumbling de'puty and an old trunk all meet in Bette Moore's "Drama in Dust Valley." The Open Door Theater Company presents this comi- cal drama as good fun for the whole family. The play opens with a miss- ing purse and a fellow named Ruben Blake. Running Bear, plhyed by Chris Gulley, seems to know more than he's saying, and Sheriff Tex Masterson, played by Scott Wilson, is too easy-going to let things rile him much. Penelope Perry, played by Kris Couri, is screaming for a hanging and Judge Parkins, played by Kevin McCroskey, is more than willing to oblige. You'll laugh your way through this "Trial by Error or Drama in Dust Valley" as the plot thickens and twists with enough curves to make even an Arkansas highway jealous. You are invited to purchase tickets, complete with dinner, for $10 (adult) and $8 (chil- dren 10 and under) by call- ing 547-2494 during the day or just leave a message with ticket information after 4 p.m. Tickets may also be purchased at the door (drama only - no dinner for $3 for adults and $2 for children). Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m.; the drama begins at 7 p.m. All of this will take place at the old high school gym on Saturday, Oct. 25. Catering will be provided by Hello! Catering & Custom Bakery. The menu includes roasted chicken with dressing, homemade bread, and apple cobbler for dessert. Oh, and keep your eyes on Miss Lilly, played by Laura Wilson, - the surprise at the end is almost more than she can bear, unless your name is Bob. Town & Gown opens season with presentation of 'Blilhe Spirit' Town & Gown Theatre is set to open its 53 rJ season on Oct. 23 with the reappearance of the classic Noel Coward comedy "Blithe Spirit." Set in the 1940's, dle play centers on Charles t . . Condlmme, who is a writer arid remarried widower. He is researching his latest mystery novel about a murderous fake psychic and is hosting a dinner party followed by a seance. He is, certain that Madam Arcati, the ! medium performing the seance, will be a fraud, providing him vith humorous material for his book. ',The play begins with Charles ad his second wife, Ruth, d!scussing his new novel. The conversation soon changes to reminiscing of Elvira, his first vife, who had died seven years earlier. The guests arrive and the dinner party begins. After dinner, the seance is lead by the eccentric Madam Arcati who accidentally calls forth the spirit of Elvira. Unfortunately, Charles is the only one that can see or hear Elvira, much to the disappointment of Madam Arcati and much to the vexa- tion of Ruth. The play includes fast paced comic dialogue, plot twists and special effects. Director Paul Weber has assembled a cast of T&G vet- erans and new talent. Cast as Charles is Tim Prchal, with Morgan Wissler and Amy Hartwig as Ruth and Elvira. Ginger Thomas is the exotic Madam Arcati. Jan Carlson and Melodie Shatter are Dr. and Mrs. Bradman and Charissa Prchal plays Edith the maid. Kevin Worley, Technical Direc- tor, has created an entertaining blend of light, sound and special effects. The production is cos- tumed with a mix of authentic 1940's vintage apparel and original design creations. "Blithe Spirit" runs Oct. 23-26 and Oct. 30-Nov. 2. The Thurs- day through Saturday evening performances are at 7:30 and the Sunday matinees are at 2: 30. There will also be a special Halloween performance. The "Spirits" are asking the patrons to amve in costume that evening for a costume contest at inter- mission. Seating is limited, so reserve early. Tickets go on sale Oct. 20. and can be purchased by calling the box office at 372-9122. Oklahoma has long been known lbr its historic cattle trails, but its now becoming known for a new kind of trail - a wine trail. 'The state is the home of nflmerous wineries. Four of those wineries located in central Oklahoma have recently joined to'establish a wine trail that can be toured in one day. The tbur wineries are all mem- bers of the Oklahoma Grape Growers and Wine Makers Assrciation. They include Tres Siaenos Vineyards and Winery, Moonfeathers Winery, Sparks Vineyard and Winery, and Canadian River Vineyard and Winery. By following a short 45-minute drive from one vineyard to the next. wine aficionados can enjoy all tour central Oklahoma vine- yards in one day. Tres Suenos Vineyards and Winery is located in rural Logan County near the town of Luther. The winery boasts 3,000 French vines, which produce its award- winning wines. Owners Richard and Rose Ken- nedy encourage guests to enjoy a picnic lunch on their deck while sampling one of the Tres Suenos wines and a gourmet Oklahoma cheese, which is also available at the winery. To reach Tres Suenos Vine- yards and Winery, just go six miles north of Luther on Luther Road and one mile east to the winery. ' The second stop in the tour is at Guthrie's Moonfeathers t Winery. Moonfeathers Winery produces seen varieties of wines, ranging from the dry Dust Bowl Red to the sweeter Muscat Canelli, with Chardonnay, Concord, Sunset Blush, Riesling, and Plum somewhere between. The winery boasts a small test vineyard that was planted in 1999. The owners, Bill and Teri Stovall, are experimenting Members of the first Native American family to appear on 'Family Feud,' (I to r) Don "GUY" Shelley McKosato-Haupt, Michelyn Thompson, Brenda Wahnee McKosato, and Harlan Photo courtesy of Wahnee Native American family appears on ' Who are the members of the first Native American family to compete on "Family Feud?" "Survey says!" - Harlan McKosato and his family. McKosato, a resident of Albuquerque, New Mexico who grew up in Perkins, said the family had a great time while filmin their three appearances on the popular program. The family taped the shows on Sept. 27, and the programs aired earlier this week on Oct. 13-15 on the WB channel KOCB-34 from Oklahoma City. McKosato said his wife, Brenda Wahnee, contacted the show's producers earlier this year to inquire about appearing on the Feud. After receiving a ...... < .................... lukewarm response, the qple it the 'wine trail' wine, along with a locally made cheese, on an outdoor covered patio. The last stop in the tour takes the enthusiast south to Canadian River Vineyards and Winery. Canadian River Vineyard and Winery is located on Highway 77 at Slaughterville Road, ten miles south of Norman. The winery has more than seven acres of vineyards, which produce Seyval, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Zinfandel, Merlot, and Muscat Canelli varieties. Canadian River Vineyard and Winery offers wine tasting and tours of the winery and vine- yards for individuals or groups. The winery also offers many wine-related items in its gift shop. Winery and vineyard owners Gene Clifton, Bill Lehman, and Chuck Decious invite visitors to enjoy their wine on a com- fortable deck overlooking the vineyards. For more information, con- tact: Tres Suenos Vineyard and Winery, 405-277-7089 or 405-373-3626 or email tressuenos @netzero.net; Moon- feathers Winery, 405-282-VINE or email grapesrus@prodigy.net; Sparks Vineyard and Winery, 877-669-8893 or email sparksvineyard@ aol.com; Canadian River Vineyards and Winery, 405-872-5565 or email crwinery@aol.com. Or visit www.oklahomawines.org. got the idea to let the producers know that the family is Native American. That strategy was successful enough to get the family an audition. Joining Harlan and Brenda, with various types of grapes to discover which grow best in the central Oklahoma environ- ment. Moonfeathers Winery is easy to find -just offi-35 at exit 157, 200 yards east, then left (north) on Midwest/Camp Russell Road about 1/2 mile. Continue your tour at the Lin- coln County setting of Sparks Vineyard and Winery. Sparks Vineyard and Winery is hidden in a country setting just east of Sparks on Highway 18B. Owners I-Na Chao and J.L. Gilbert show off their award- winning wines during winery tours while they explain how their wines are made. The winery also sports a wine tast- ing room and a gift shop, which includes an art gallery featuring renowned Oklahoma artists. During warm weather, guests are invited to enjoy a bottle of members of the Sac & Fox Tribe of Oklahoma and Commance Tribe of Oklahoma respectively, for the Family Feud audition were Harlan's sister Shelley McKosato-Haupt, his Kiowa cousin Don "Gov" Chaino, and Brenda's Navaho cousin Michelyn Thompson. According to McKosato, during the audition the group competed against a "couple of dozen" families. They just played the game and were "Even if we got the #1 [on a question] we it to the other famil them miss and then money." McKosato ducers encoura talk about their can heritage and said ence would be very in their ancestry. He admitted that his heritage did get special treatment, but. John Jobe - "The Old Timer" advised to act enthusiastic. The audition went well and won them a return trip to Hol- lywood in September for the actual filming of the show. McKosato reported that to prepare for their appearance his team watched renms of.th show and developed a strategy to "always pass to the other family." "Five Indian heads are better than one." McKosato said, in an interview with Indianz.com. that they blew one answering "fry bread." The famil) lost the third and away with the "big However, they said fun with the ex osat0, even joked "Wheel of Fortune" McKosato is the only nationally sy Native American show, Native America i /he Old Ti00er Pi..er Theater Featuri.g Job. ,lobe as "The Old fi00t00' Meau f Brisket 00rilled 0hiekea Bre== Oholee of Potato Vegetables Bread IHaekberry or 0berry 0obbler Prlak$ q 2 - tiokets at the door grairle00 Edge F.estaura.f 102 S. Main 0047-00$10 We hlute the Perkins-Tryon FFA and Brent DeMuth Robann Broeffle FFA President 4-H President Totem House Bed & Breakfast 405-547-7070 November 8 Perkins-Tryon 4-H & FFA Pork Chop Dinner & Auction