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HE PERKINS JOURNAL-THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23,1997 PAGE- 12 Valerie Jean and Ira Kendall Vassar Ioyce-Vassar wedding vows exchanged Valerie Jean Boyce and Ira Kendall Vassar, both of Perkins, ex- aanged wedding vows at 2:00 p.m. on September 20, 1997 at the irst Christian Church with Terry Tharp officiating. Tara Boyce of Perkins was the maid of honor and Mike Mobley f Perkins served as best man. llonor attendants were Tyler Boyce, ,Justin Lowery and Stacey owerv, all of Perkins, and Stacey Lerner of Council Grove, Kans. lolh)xxitw lh(:ir honv\ moon ll'ip ill l:uleka Sprin~s, Ark., the H.II;Io is ;1t h(Hll(' ill I'crkins. 3imarron Valley FCE mnors 50-year members !i Nhen the (:imarron Valley F(:E tember. lub met ()t tober 7, 1997 in the Bonnie read a "thank you" let- ome of President Virginia ter from the Oklahoma City ains, ()pal Olson and Elise Memorial Foundation for our rant were honored as the club's donation to the memorial. lub's 50-year members and Geraldine and Wayne Allen, ,ere presented with a gift. Esther and lira tlam, Carol and President Rains called the Cecil Acuff, Bonnie and Emma meting to order and,Joan gaveLou attended the County Court- he devotional reading from cil meeting on September 16. roverbs 31:13-15. She also Our group was in charge of set- end a poem, "Don't Worry." ting food out and making tea ,oll call was answered by 18 and coffee. aembers. Our club will pay dues for all Committe reports were members for 1998. Our club iven. Carol r ported that thewill also @ for application pelling a succeSs, dues forSara to attend the "here were 22 teams competing, classes of the Leadership book, "A Portrait of BreastPerkins. Sara told of the Main :ancer," will be presented by Street Program that the Perkins Council will participate in :uth, Elsie and Emma Lou to the City 'erkins Family Clinic. Carol and to revitalize the downtown busi- ;harlotte purchased a "(;on- ness district. Bonnie will write umers Report Bookon Prescrip- a letter from our club in sup- ions" for the Thomas-Wilhite port of the program. ,ibrary. Charlotte gave the lesson on As a point of interest, Steve "Embellishments." She used Villingham at the drug store slides to show how garments an pull up on the computer any could be embellished and given nformation needed on pre- some pizzazz. criptions yott are now taking. Next meeting will be in the nez reported on a letter re- home of Betty Branstetter and eived from the Youth Shelter Inez will be the leader. A social hanking us for the past gifts, will be held this month in the nex got pencils t~om the OSU home of Virginia and Grover xtension Service to take to the Rains. " 'omh Shelter and Boys Ranch. At the close of the meeting, o3~e reported on gifts pre- Elsie served a delicious banana emed to Jerry and Mac at Boys cake with whipped cream, tlal- {anch for their birthdays in Sep- loween candies, tea and coffee. :'Legal Issues for Teachers" :ourse offered at OSU "Legal Issues for Teachers" will be offered to area educators in a ne weekend graduate course presented in Stillwater by Oklahoma tale llniversity's College of Education. The course, EAHEI) 5720, will be oflered for one graduate credit our, and will be conducted on November 1 and 2 from 8:30 a.m. ) 4:30 p.m. each day in 301 Willard on the OSII campus. Instructing the class will be Dr. Ken Stern, associate professor n the OSU School ol Curriculum and Educational Leadership. To enroll, to receive more intormation or to register, contact )SII Education Extension at (4050 744-6254 or (800) 765-8933. r r It's not too early to be thinking, about the h, ,Homemade bird houses ,Squirrel feeders .Fresh cut flowers ,Potted plants ,Handmade I/ Candles, crafts & gifts And, much more! FLOWERS & GIFTS 37 SOUTH MAIN PERKINS 547-5700 Free Local Delivery We are a full Service florist/ Perkins Clinic to provide flu and pneumonia shots With the recent cold snap and our first taste of cooler weather, fall has arrived. It's time to start thinking about the start of the annual flu season. Dr. Keith Hough is encouraging eligible Perkins- area residents to take advantage of flu and pneumonia vaccina- tions. In general, an annual flu shot is recommended for every- one over the age of 65, and those wRh chronic respiratory prob- lems. A one-time pneumonia shot is recommended for anyone age 65 and over and others at high risk. "We immunize our kids for back-to-school, nd now it's the adults' turn," said Dr. Hough. "When combined with the flu, pneumonia is the sixth leading cause of death among adults in the United States. Luckily pneumonia is preventable, usually with a one- time dose of vaccine for lifetime coverage. If you received a pneu- monia shot previously, it isn't necessary to repeat it, but the flu shot should be received every fall. It takes some time for the flu shot to become effective, so don't wait until your friends and rela- tives start coming down with the flu to receive your flu shot. We typically recommend that people receive their shots in October or November." Either, the flu or pneumonia shot costs $15, or you can receive them both for $30. Both are covered by Medicare, if deductibles and other requirements have been met. they will be offered Mon- day, October 27 through Friday, November 21. An Annual Flu ~hot is Recommended if You: • are 65 or older • have diabetes, any immune system disorder or chronic respi- ratory problems such as asthma, bronchitis or emphysema. • are in contact with people who are ill or recently released from the hospital (including health care workers). A One-time Pneumonia Shot is Recommended if YOgi; • are 65 or older and have never received the shot. • reside in a nursing home. • are recovering from the flu or other major illness. • have chronic condition such as heart, kidney or lung disease, diabetes, alcoholism, Hodgkin's disease, lymphoma or have a weak- ened immune system. To schedule an appointment or find out more about whether XOtl need these innntinizations, 3'Otl can call Perkins Family (:linic at (4()5) 547-2473. lor long dislance callers, a toll free nunlber is available: 1 (888) 547-2473. Perkins Family (ilinic is located at 117 South Main. For more information, contact Priscilla llancock, Marketing, at Cushing I/egional llospit, al, (918) 225-8236. Visitors in the Ewing home Recent visitors in the home of Doc and Velda Ewing were: Bob and Martha Miles, St. Louis, Mo.; Hank and Dee Panethere, Leawood, Kans.; and Elaine Smith, Fairfield, Iowa. The women were class- mates at Truman State University, Kirksville, Mo. (then called Kirksville State Teachers College) and belonged to the same so- rority. Until last year, they hadn't been together for about fifth years. The couples enjoyed staying at the Bed and Breakfast, the Ac- cordion House, and thoroughly enjoyed it. The rest joined them for a super breakfast. The group will continue to get together once a year and planned to meet for Homecoming at Truman State University in Kirksville, Mo. in October 1998. Also, Doc and Velda were happy to have their grandson, Kyle Ewing, visit during his fall break from Metro Christian Academy in Tulsa, Okla. : Dervins say "thanks, Perkins" Jim and Shirley Dervin, who recently sold their grocery store in Perkins, told The Perkins Journal this week, that they wanted to express their appreciation to the many friends and customers they had while owning the store. Remember how concerned your morn was about your safety and how she didn't want you playing with, or near. a fire? She was right. Open flames, particularly near children, can be dangerous. You may recall television or newspaper reports regarding how easily flammable liquids or clothing ignites when they get too close to gas pilot lights. SrJ why take chances with a gas water heater when you can replace it with an electric water heater. It's safer, cleaner and more conve- nient. And with an electric water heater, there are no fumes, no flames, no flues and no danger of carbon monoxide poisoning. Contact your Energy Advisors at Central Rural Electric Cooperative today. They, like morn, know what's best. CENTRAL RURAL ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE 405-372-2884 Elm Grove FCE discusses November 29th Craft Fair The upcoming craft fair was The Elm Grove Craft Fair the main topic of discussion was set for November 29th be- when the Elm Grove FCE mem- ginning at 8:00 a.m. in the Elm bers met at the Elm Grove com- Grove School. munity building on Tuesday, Louise Kautz lead the les- Oct. 14th. Pauline Smith, club son on Embellishments from A secretary, hosted the event, to Z. President Betty Rosiere Mary Kay Jennings won the called the meeting to order and door prize. The meeting was Connie Walker led the group in adjourned. saying the Flag Salute. Delsa The next meeting will be Grider read Proverb 31:13-15 November 11 with Judy Moor- for the devotional and lead the. man as hostess. Lord's Prayer. Lovely refreshments were Nine members and one served by hostess Pauline to guest, RubyKautz, answered the betty Rosiere, Louise Kautz, rollcall. Pauline Smith read the Judy Moorman, Ruby Kautz, minutes of the last meeting. Lorayne West, Frances Burton, They were corrected and ap- Delsa Grider, Connie Walker proved, and Mary Kay Jennings. Connie Walker gave the treasurer's report. Lorayne Journal news & ad West reported sending three deadlines are cards. Judy Moorman read the newsletter. NAFCE Week is Oc- Mondays, tober 19-25 and the Family Fair 6:30 p.m. is November 1. Give Flu Season a Shot in the Arm... With Pneumonia i Flu Shots Perkins Family Clinic is offering annual flu shots and one-time pneumonia shots October 27-November 21: I!5 -- ib Shot (No Chllrie fir lledicere htients) You should consider an annual flu shot and one-time pneumonia shot if you: • ke 65 er ddel • bye I, edtl, i,,diln ,l, cedd ikt recovery hs Ih, li ei lmmi ,,,ai diflkdt. Vaccinations available by appointment. For moIe information or an appointment call 405-547-2473 or toll free 1-888-547-2473. A Service of~Hillcrest Medical Group To Your Good Health Dealing with Attention Deficit Disorder Attention deficit disorder (ADD) seems to be the diagnosis of the '90s. Children who get bored in class or who have problems in school are often characterized as having this problem. According to Keith D. Hough, M.D. of Perkins Family Clinic, it is important to pursue diagnosis and treatment to help children avoid long-term self esteem problems caused by failure to succeed in school. "I frequently tell parents concerned about attention deficit disorder to pursue the matter thoroughly," said Dr. Hough. "Since children may sometimes be incorrectly labeled as having ADD, I encourage them to get a second opinion if they wish. It's also important to consult someone with experience in ADD. Most ADD children are of normal or even high intelligence. Kelth D. Hough, M.D. Their activity levels may be normal, lower or higher than normal. When the child is over- active, this is called attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD. In addition, in some cases we find that the child is also coping with a learning disability in addition to ADD. Difficulty in paying attention affects as many as 20% of all school children. Five times as many boys suffer from ADD as girls. The disorder can persist through adolescence, with some symptoms continuing into adulthood." Dr. Hough outlined these classic symptoms of ADD: • Habitual failure to pay attention. • Difficulties with school work. • Easily distracted. • Unable to organize, even with activities which are enjoyed. • Impulsiveness. • Hyperactivity - fidgeting or running about. • Excessive talking and frequent interrupting. Typically symptoms of ADD m~iy be present from earliest infancy, but it is usually diagnosed in first or second grade when the demands of school work make them more apparent. Dr. Hough stresses that it's important to understand that the diagnosis is made only after a series of tests which look at the child's neurological and psychological status, including: • Medical and social history for child and family. • Physical exam, including vision, hearing and verbal tests as well as tests of motor skills. Blood work may be ordered to determine levels of lead in the blood, since this mineral has been linked to hyperactivity. In some cases a quantitative evaluation of intelligence, aptitude, personality traits and processing skills may be performed. If ADD is diagnosed, treatment typically consists of medication, commonly the stimul~t known by the brand name Ritalin. Although Ritalin is a stimulant, it has the surprising effect of actually calming hyperactive children, ltt addition, some form of counseling may be recommended to help reinforce the child's positive self esteem. If you have a child who has been diagnosed with ADD, Dr. Hough said there are steps you can take to help your child: • Look for ways to praise your child for good behavior or other accomplishments. Since the ADD child processes directions in a faulty way, they often feel as if they are being bombarded with corrections. • Praise and reward good behavior promptly. • Be consistent with discipline; make sure babysitters and other caregive~ follow the same methods. • Make instructions simple and specific. Instead of saying "Get ready for school," say "Brush your teeth. And, now get dressed." • Encourage your child's strengths in sports or other activities. • Have set routines for meals, sleep, play, television viewing and other activities. • Don't let homework monopolize' all of the child's free time. Make sure there is time for play and exercise. • Simplify your child's room. Store toys out of sight. • Consider looking for a support group you can join. Regular meetings with other parents may give you additional ideas and insight as well as support. • Finally, although somewhat contro- versial, it is probably reasonable to limit sweets and sweetened foods as . well as restrict caffeinated bev’t-a$'~t in the child's diet. Sponsored By Please Call For An Appointment - We Accept Commercial lnaurance, Sooner Care and li~licar’ 117 S. MAIN • PERKINS, OK • 405/547-2473 • 888/547-2473 (rOLL A Service of ~ Hillcrcst Medical Group :!