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I A6 - THE PERKINS JOURNAL, Thursday, October 22, 2009 IITI; Cimarron Valley HCE group met Oct. 12, 1 p.m. for their regular meeting in the United Methodist Church. Hostesses were Carla Westfall and Emma Hardin. They decorated the tables with beautiful mums, pumpkins, and col- ored leaves. President Becky Scott presided over the meeting. Carla opened the meet- ing with the thought for the day, reading "Many Good Thoughts," fol- lowed by the flag salute given in unison. Group sang "Happy Birthday" to Becky. Becky introduced guests and newest member Judy Gibons. Thirty-one members answered roll call with "Name a warn- ing sign for Alzheimer's Disease/Dementia. Teri Ford presented the program, "Illness and Aging Care Options: Warn- ing signs of Alzheimer's, stages of dementia, care- giver issues, etc. Debbie Allensworth read minutes of Septem- ber meeting and financial report was given. Both were accepted. Grace Soutee gave Good Cheer report, having purchased gift for Lorayne Hughes who is recovering from knee replacement surgery. Charlotte Parrack reported fall reading program has begun. Our group contrib- utes $125 to the spring and fall programs. Members paid their dues for 2010 and offered to serve as committee chair- man for the many duties carried out in HCE. Many members plan to attend the Fall Council meeting, Oct. 20th, in the Commu- nity Building at the Expo Center. A very interesting program will be presented by Jim Rutledge portraying Abraham Lincoln. At the close of meeting, hostesses served lovely refreshments to: Treca Adams, Maxine Adkins, Barbara Ahring, Debbie Allensworth, Jackie Baird, Gwen Bardaree, Susan Blubaugh, Ruth Burton and granddaughter Madlin, Velda Ewing, Jane Flint, Teri Ford, Mariuse Green, Norma Hallman, Jean Mihura, Connie Norrie, Mary Norrie, Patsy Owsley, Charlotte Parrack Jean Platt, Phyl- lis Rodman, Becky Scott, Grace Soutee, June Stacy, Ginger Thomas, Edna Westfall, Brenda Plaxico, Nell Maxwell, June Gibons, and Geraldine Allen. November 9th meeting will begin with a noon luncheon. Ginger Thomas and Debbie Allensworth will serve as hostesses. Connie Norrie will present program "New ways with Old Textiles." Get Your News Online Anytime TheJournalOtCcom In print Online * Anytime 24/7 50th Anniversary Celebration We will be giving away 4 Horizon Smokers to 4 of our lucky customers Registration begins October 15 Drawing dates will be October 31, November 7, November 15, and November 21 You are invited to a "come and go" anniversary reception on Friday, October 30 and Saturday morning, October 31 (Smokers are a Limited Edition "Ralph's Packing 50th" Smoker hand made by Horizon Smokers located in Perry, Oklahoma. Horizon is considered one of the highest quality smokers made in the world.) inner Hanging noodles to dry are, left to right, Alice Biiyeu, Peggy Pickens, and Edye Miller. The ladies are preparing for the annual Cherokee HCE Chicken and Noodle dinner. The dinner will be held on Saturday, October 24, 2009, from 4 - 7 p.m. at the comer of Lakeview and Cottonwood Road, 2 miles west of Tumbleweeds. There will also be a Country Store with homemade goodies for sale. Proceeds from the dinner are used for the upkeep of the Cottonwood Community Center. Tickets are available from any HCE member and at the door. ex-con By Patti Weaver charge filed Oct. 12 by Journal Correspondent Payne County Assistant An ex-convict from Yale District Attorney Jill Ochs who was sent to prison four Tontz. years ago for pointing a gun At his arraignment on at his 16-year-old girlfriend his new charge, Petitt was -- whom he had a history of ordered by Special District abusing -- has been charged with punching, hitting and biting another girlfriend. Justin Gale Petitt, 30, who got out of prison about two years ago, could Judge Michael Stano to have no contact with the victim or his bond would be revoked. Petitt was released from the Payne County Jail on $7,500 bail receive as much as a life and told to return to court prison term if convicted of Nov. 12 with an attorney, abusing his alleged victim on Oct. 10 in the presence of her one-year-old child in Yale, court records show. His girlfriend had bite court records show. Four years ago when District Judge Donald Worthington sentenced Petitt on 17 charges includ- marks on both arms, bruis- ing threats to kill four ing on her right leg, a red people, he said, "You're swollen teft eye and a a one-man crime wave. bleeding swollen top lip, What's your problem?" according to the felony Petitt replied, 'Tve got In The Journal classifieds. Call 547-2411 to place your ad. The l i mali i an attitude problem." Petitt, a 1998 graduate of Yale High School, said he first used methamphet- amine at age 21, according to a background report. Petitt said he attempted sui- cide at 21 and underwent mental health treatment including medication, the report said. On Feb. 4, 2005, Petitt pleaded guilty to pointing a gun at his then-teenage girlfriend and hitting her in the face and head with his fists, as well as drag- ging her by her hair, both on Feb. 19, 2004. Then-prosecutor Jack Bowyer said that the girl and her father agreed with his recommendation that Petitt be given seven years in prison for the gun incident with a concurrent two-year term for domestic abuse as a second offense, both of which were imposed by Worthington. However, Petitt was released from prison after about two and one-half years of incarceration, state Department of Corrections records show.