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October 19, 1989

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The Perkins Journal Thursday, October 19, 1989 --- PAGE 3 i Union Members ! I t On Year 2000'" -, * ~ aret Coate ! t v~)od time to focus on - in Oklahoma -- just 2000. We need to what the future holds " Steve Lewis, House of Represen- the nearly 900 friends of the Payne Union during their dinner Thursday 12th. C ounty, to the listeners other legislators them at the state City have a Iwhich he see why more money into agriculture and the state up to neighboring states. t includes education, about people 'slues in rural corn- them to tell us so we will know We are ready to said. that people the motto of people in- program at St. in Shawnee: a, Competence and good way for and country to he said. He asked )rebend where be compe~nt in do- and be creative in tlmy need to do." tp m a o)untry that --- where everyone as the greatest pro- wealthiest nation," at what has happen- Betore then, the big- !Were in the United he largest stock ex- the Uni~d States. had the greatest -- and now 'all of those titles. ag most of our money this country bor- from o~her countries. place now, "' he to comprehend now going into the addition Lo other state are elsewhere than in are not coming system needs to to build things ther countries, and Speaker of the House Steve Lewis He told about famil~ farming and the furure of this country in family farming. "If the American farmer is not strengthened, more farms and rural business will go under," Kuhn and his fellow family farmers told their congressmen and representatives in the U.S. capitol. '%Ye are only 2 per- cent of the country's population, but we buy a great many manufac- tured products such as steel." The nominating committee was retained for another year to repre- sent the Payne Countians at the State Convention: Emil Kastl, president; Ed Ford, vice president; and Charles Porter, secretary. Board member Calvin Oyster was retained and Steve Barta will replace Joe Barta for a three year term. Sunshine Club Meets for Luncheon The Progress Sunshine Club met for a lucheon and all day meeting. Hostesses were Mrs. Thelma Lowe and Mrs. RamonaLuster. A center piece of Joseph Coat was on the ser- ving table. The invocation was given by Mrs. Carol Davis. The meeting opened with the Lord's Prayer and Flag Salute. The minutes were read and approved. There were 20 members and 3 guests present. Guests were Mrs. Elnora Ritter, Summer Luster and Sara Goble. A birthday gift was received by ted. 3c, u imagine sitting down Whatdoyou suppose happened? ~, i" h ~ ~7oul, "f 16 people, none of First of all, there w as a period of t hem ~ hat :. ou had previously silence (probably 30 seconds). Since known, ~md 4 ending 2 hours per we were all teachers, we couldn't day for two ~; eeks, with absolutely stand that. We started talking -- nothing planned? I suppose most of developing an agenda--a plan "to you would say, "What a ridiculous do something." situation!" W hat's more leadership showed On our trip to Bethel, Maine, in up. Someone took charge. Guess 1961, this was the situation that who it was? Sybil and Ephraim found Ephrain~ {Sybil was in another themselves confronted with. group.) He became the leader. He It was no surprise: we knew that took hold and dominated. And the central training method used by what's more the group allowed him the National Training Laboratory to do it. They even seemed to ap- that we were attev.dingwas the '~- preciate his leadership. Apparent- G roup. "The T-Group was to be an ly he was very acceptable. "unstructured situation." And it For about three days. And then was. " they got ' heir fill of Eph." They U sually of course when you go to put him in his place. He did not say a school, or to a conference, or a a word for the next two days. seminar--any kind of a study What did they do to shut him up? group, some knowledgeable person, Actually I do not remember exact- an "authority" or specialist sets up ly. But I believe Holly Hagman, an a structured program, which you elementary teacher from New are given to improve your know- Jersey, told me in no uncertain how or your skills, terms she had all of my '~oig mouth If he or she is a good '~resenter," she could stand." you come away from the sessions And several more backed her up. enthused with new knowledge, Arid I heard the head trainer, Ned which, hopefully, you can utilize to Flanders, say, "This is itl" improve your work. (Evidently he was expecting the The Training Laboratories, however, had an idea that actually group to do just what they did.) Strange as it may seem, they pro- groups of people, working together, ceeded to get along without with some freedom for developing Ephraim. Eventually, after a few their own ideas, would be more pro- days, my silence seemed to worry ductive than if they .were them. Several came to me private- dominated by a single individual, ly to try to get me '~)ack into the no matter "how smart he was" Since for most of us, this kind of group." But I never was again ac- situation is not usual, they provid- cepted as a leader. This was only a minor part of the ed a situation where we were entire- T-Group experience. Along with ad- ly on our own, with no person in ditioual formal training in other ses- authority, where no one was sions, the two weeks in Bethelas a abailable to "straighten us out," participant in the training where we had only our own laboratory, left me with a profound resources, respect for what people can do when There were two so, ailed trainers allowed to share their individual in each group of sateen; however, knowledge and resources. they did nothing but observe and I learned that no matter what is sometimes review what had hap- said, by anyone participating in the pened during the sessions. We were group, it is worthy of consideratiorL entirely left to our own devices. Also--even if no one is given authority (power from outside), a Band Boosters to Hold group, whether it be composedof college professors or ditch-diggers, Bake Sale will find a leader. But if that leader is smart, he knowns that his authority and posi- tion comes from the people with whom he is working. If he is "smart" he will allow every in- dividual to have "their say." And he will he arrr~ed at how creative such an organization can be. on edueat~i~c,z- Mrs. Dorthy Longan. Door prizes were drawn by Mrs. Lavone .~- are need- diff and Mrs. Viola GunkeL things and it needs Plans were made for the Bazaar schools" Lewis fur- which will be held in November. st~ enviroment Hostesses for the next meeting ~Some. I f we decide to win be Mrs. Clods Davis, Mrs. to what our coun- Gladys House and Mrs. Agnes ago." "* Schneider. not the only thing the Speaker ..., ,J#,, r, , , , , People h~ our state are dr~zgs and other that affects all our the ability to deal ;he legislators need At the last monthly Band Boosters meeting, it was decided that the Boosters would hold a two- part bake sale. The Bake Sale will be held during Old Settlers Day Harvest Festival on Oct. 21. The first part of the sale will include selling baked goods, while the second part will consist of taking orders for ~nks~iV~g items to be delivered at a later dat~ We would just like to mention that the next Booster meeting is Nov. 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the Band Room. Everyone is encouraged to attend. As always, thank you for your support. DR. E. ALAN SMITH 135 S. ,11 I1| II III are creative people, -- "'so we can state. We have so for us, Once we corn- we can make change course." to the Payne Coun- at the fairgrounds Glencee, Con- Committee Was among 120 pe~ fm'mers, who had returned from D.C. where they told ~merica for ira- farm bill. 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Oddly, I never saw an)' of the in- dividuals in our groups again; we have had no further contact of any kind. Ephraim I # 248 S. Main WE SCHOOL FORMER PERKINS " TEACHER RETIRE5 Morris Foster, an English teacher in Perkins schools in the late 1950s and early 1960s, has re- t red as superintendent of the Altus, Oklahoma school system. His retirement is effective next summer after 19 years with the AI- tus sytem. In addition to being a Perkins teacher, he was superinten- dent of schools at Lacey, near Hen- ', lg nessey, before going to Perry as superintendent fiom 1969 to 1971, leaving there to go to Altus where he was assistant superintendent for one year. He assumed duties as su- , Ih perintendent of schools on June 1 , 1972. This week's FAMILIAR FACE is Perkins First Baptist Church Minister of Music er.d Youth, Windell Wood. Windell and his wife, Bonnie, and their two children, Ben and Morgan, have resided in Perkins for oue yem" and ~t months. Windell is an avid golfer and enjoys piing whenever he can {except Stmday mornings, of course}. Windell comes from Arkansas and ~ttended the Univer~i~'~ ty of Arkansas before coming to his position at Perk]ms: First Baptist. Thank you Windell Wood for b~i~ week's FAMILIAR FACE :~. w~ ~.i ~ ..... SUPPORT ALL P-T ACTIVITIES! # Highway 177 OF THE WEEK PLAYER Chosen by Coach Kurt Neal and 33 Brad Pierce Brad's defensive achievements in the Demons 34-6 win over Stroud has won Brad PLAYER OF THE WEEK honors this week. Brad recorded 15 tackles and 5 assists last Friday night. Keep up the good work Brad and congratulations on being this week's PLAYER OF THE WEEK 1889 OKLAHOMA 1989 At This Time We Would Like To Salute The Area Businesses, Organizations, and YOU The People Of Our Towns And Rural Areas That Keep Our Community Growing. Apco Oil 99" ********************** 1 lours: , Fri. 8 a.m. - 3 l).m. 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