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, t ,8-THE PERKINS JOURNAL, Thursday, October 25, 2001 Images from the past... Photos of the Perkins community provided by David Sasser, Perkins Historical Society and Perkins Historical Museum. Patty Johnson putting the finishing touches on one of the unique items found at P.J. 's Playhouse in the 1970's. The business 'was started by Johnson and Judy Niles when they recognized a need for an arts and crafts shop in Perkins. : i: Sue sheets ',Journal staff writer 186 Years Ago, Oct 22. 1915 , Forty schools in Payne County ,have completed the first month's ,work, and already, 35 loyal ',teachers of this group have their :monthly reports in. The records Ishow that there are 1116 stu- Stone. The building will be one of the first built especially for electricity, and will contain the latest designs from Germany in ventilation and drainage schemes designed especially for science laboratories. 66 Years ago. Nov 7. 1935 Eighty-seven fathers and sons fathers have failed. You may wonder what has become of the sewer project? At the last report, it is being held up because they are out of Fed- eral Form No. 306. You can bet there will be a good supply by election time next year. 45 Years Ago, Oct 11.19 6 The doors of Payne County's newest industry will open Sat- urday when the Beall Packing Company holds open house at their recently constructed plant. The plant will handle a kill of 50 cattle or 100 hogs a day. Chilling capacity is 20 cattle or 40 hogs a day. The plant was designed to double capacity without closing down opera- tions at the plant. Five of the 10 rooms are under refrigeration and each of the five independent of the other. The Bealls live in Stillwater and have five chil- dren. Lions members voted to call a public meeting to discuss a teen town for Perkins young people. 40 Years Ago. Oct 5. 1961 O.T. Myers will take over band director's duties part time in Perkins. He replaces Larry Lyons who was called to mili- tary service. The town council has pur- chased a 1958 Chevrolet pickup truck to be used by the utility department. It replaces an older model. The Perkins board of educa- tion has spent considerable time, with the help of others in atten- dance catching a 5 1/2 foot black snake that had invaded their meeting. The snake had escaped from Marvin Buck's science room several days before and did not turn up until the school board meeting. 35 Years Ago. Oct 20. 1966 The skating rink, operated by qe t Ar, J- fes"&te Diabetes Education This four-session class offers instruction the basic care and management of diabetes. It also provides information about prevention of long-term complica- tions and what to do on sick days. This class is taught by a certified diabetes educator. Date: Tues: November 6, 13, 20, 27 Time: 6:30- 8:30 p.m. Cost: $45 Note: Must preregister by calling - 742-5622. The Ute Weigh A moderate weight loss program using a practical approach by helping participants evaluate their food choices and learn healthy cooking skills. This 4-week session includes nutrition counseling, a low-impact exercise session and behav- ioral counseling, Date: Thurs: Oct. 25, Nov. 1, 8, 15 Time: 5:45- 7:00 p.m. Place:Total Rehab, 320 N. Perkins Rd. Cost: $30 due on first night the Jaycees at the Community,,, 2-5456. Building, is now open. in The Woigh for KIDS! This is a physician approved weight control program designed to help kids 7-15 years of age adopt a healthier lifestyle. Classes are taught by a registered, licensed dietitian, a behavioral counselor and an exercise specialist. Date: TBA Time: 6:30- 7:30 p.m. Place:Total Rehab, 320 N Perkins Rd. Perkins residents will vote Tuesday to see if they will ap- prove a $60,000 bond issue for a new sewer disposal plant. A page advertisement in The Jour- nal endorsing the bond proposal was signed by 78 civic, frater- nal, business and church lead- ers of the community. The library is observing it's 9 idents on the roll, and the per- were present for a Father and birthday. i 'centage of attendance has been Son Banquet at the Christian 25 Years Ago. Oct 7. 1976 90 percent Church Friday night. Walter Perkins requested 720 acre Some of the folks in the Fiscus, pastor, was the Toast- feet of water per year from the i Shingle Community are talking master, Ruth Brown and Thelma Oklahoma Water Resources Of going to Carney Sunday for Ishmael sang a' duet and Elwin Board. !he Baptizing. Main and Thelma Ishmael Carl Moreland, Robert A milgnificent science build- played a violin duet. Dr. Reynolds and Bill McDaniel i ]ng will be constructed at the Swnader, dentist of Cushing, appeared before the board of State university at Norman this was a special speaker. Mr.education to discuss adding year at a cost of $100,000. The Sherman said that if the sons are wrestling to the school athletic three story science building will not better 20 years from now program. be constructed of Bedford than their fathers are today, the :I Rememher ana Hoosier dialect, forerunner of the grain binder ............ The first and last line of the and the combine. The poem by Charles Wall Punkin poem is this: mentions the strawstack in the When I was in the eleventh"When the frost is on themeadow. In order to have a grade at Perkins High School, in punkin, and the fodder s in the strawstack, you would also have 1952, our English teacher was shock, to have a threshing machine. Lora Nell Summers. We studied The poem is about October in The poem makes me think of American literature that year. Indiana, but what he says about the Harvest Fest decorations at Our classroom was in the red autumn is similar to what I hear Perkins. ,brick high school building on people around Perkins say:The husky, rusty rustle of the i ' the third floor, north east room They's something kindo hearty- tassels of the corn, i i One of our assignments was like about the atmospher,e, And the raspin' of the tangle,d' !to memorize a poem. The poem When the heat of summer s over leaves, as golden as the morn. I memorized was "When theand the coolin' fall is here- If Mr. Riley could visit iFrost is on the Punkin' by James Of course we miss the flowers, Perkins this month, he would Whitcomb Riley. and the blossoms on the trees, feel right at home. Main Street Mr. Riley grew up near And the mumble of the and residences are decorated ; Greenfield, Indiana, and he had hummin'-birds and buzzin' of with fodder shocks, pumpkins, some of the same rural experi- the bees; , straw, and golden colored flow- ences as we have here at But the air's so appetisin ; and ers! iPerkins. He saw cornfields, the landscape through the haze (Quotations of the punkin poem meadows, woodlands, and or- Of a crisp and sunny morning are from the 1983 edition of chards. As an adult he worked of the airly autumn days Anthology of American Poetry, for a time for the Indianapolis I will estimate that the poem published by Avenel Books, i Star newspaper, and that is when was written between 1890 and page 440. The book is in the ihe started writing poems. His 1900 because it tells about the Perkins Library.) , poems were written in the Indi- reaper, a machine which was the i' Ii Sti Ilwater Medical ;ii // i For a more detailed explanation of call 742-5738 for a brochure. Pro-Admission Assessmenl :. After reaching your 32nd week of preg- nancy, the staff on Maternal Child Heal Unit (MCHU) would like you to make an: appointment to see us during your 36th~ 37th week. This appointment will take .{ approximately one hour. Childbirth Preparation This is a three-pa.rt program taught by istered nurses for first-birth families perienced families who want more information. This program may be anytime during pregnancy, but it is mended during the last three months. Date: Tues: October 30, me: 7:00 p.m. Cost: $30 per couple Broething and Relaxation This class is an optional fourth class in childbirth preparation series. Best following the Childbirth Prep classes. Date: Wed: October 24 "rime: 7:00 p,m. Cost: $5.00 per couple Refresher for Experiei ed Fsmilies This program, taught by experienced and delivery nurses, will provide you mation on the most current labor and livery options. Date: Tues: November 13 Time: 7:00 p.m. Cost: $25 per couple This class i8 recommended for siblings three years old and up. Date: Wed: November 7 Time: 7:00 p.m. Cost: Free Breaetfeeding A certified breastfeeding instructor will teach you the "hews" and "whys" of breastfeeding. This class is desi taken during the last two months of preg" nancy. Cost: $30 due on first night Date: Tues: November 6 Time: 7:00 p.m. Smokeloos Couroo Cost: $15 per couple This course is an in-depth positive ap- proach to breaking the smoking habit. This Ne1 l m Cara unique system uses stress management, Learn techniques to promote the healthy education, attitudinal transformation and and safe development of your newborn. food management. Date: Wed: November 14 Call: 742-5765 Time: 7:00 p.m. Date: TBA . Cost: Free me: TBA After Baby Comes Cost: $70 This 3-week series will address changes that occur within your family after the birtt of your baby. Complimentary child care for pp Ir.. G p siblings available. 0 Date: Tues: November6, 13, 20 Time: 7:00- 8:30 p.m. Proltate CIm er and Place:Payne County Health Dept. SUllqlm Group Cost: Free Date: Third Tuesday of every month Note: Course will be offered every other Time: 7:00 p.m. month. Place:Stillwater Medical Center For more info: Gary Meek (405) 624-3946 C,r'diovase Iar" Jerry Davis (405) 377-1541 s.pp. P r-o_.sr-a Regular Meetings: First and third Monday " " of each month Adult CPll Place: Stillwater Medical Center, Honska Heallti re Pro dider Course Conference Room in this class you will learn how to use CP Time: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. on nfants, children and adu ts us ng the Call: 372-1775 standards of the American Heart AssoCi tion. Participants will receive certificatiO'p IBiabetes Date: Sat: November 3 Chillier ltlnillp Time: 8:00 a.m. ' 1:00 p.m. i Date: TBA Cost: $40 per person (includes book) Time: TBA Fee: American Heart Assoc. Card Place:TBA Call: 742-5488 Unitod Ostomy Ano ' Adu# CPII No=ltl n Provk Chapter RmiTRAINll( Courao Qr ap Date: Wed: November 14 Date: Third Monday of every month Time: 7:15 a.m. - 8:45 a.m., Time: 7:00 p.m. 3:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. -or Place: Even months at Stillwater Med. Cost: $15 per person; must preregiSt Ctr., odd months at St. Joseph Med. Ctr. in Ponca City Stillwater Medical