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/ ~e VOL 100 NO. 4 Perkins, Payne County, Oklahoma . USPS 428040 THURSDAY, October 26, 1989 A Jeff Shuitz Poe stated last Sunday Settler's Day and "ended with a ! wasn't joking. end of the day's events, heard about all and wanted to see on. into town by corn- street from the caused quite a commo- some of the Festival always been the per- of mine not to cover mk stories. So, I the opportuni- the critter when he his way toward crowd had gathered Skunk and was throw- him. This caused the and let I kept my distance of the law officers in him in the alley bet- Office and Perkins Body Shop and Skunk was no serve notice to all who would like to at- Old Settler's Day Settler's Day and has enough ex- tour kind coming into "raising a stink." OSU Drumright recently acopy of an article his for an Arizona Mike Hodgeon, is the Arroyo Grande column he relates how or "Pappy," continues and his family. Sever guess his age to Mike says. "He 84. He probably as I do--maybe his mind is-definitely as sharper than mine," that "Pappy" walks a day and owes his to working hard and particular trip Orville by himself to see his This con- his grandees this all the more he continues, " is the almost didn't live lost his life twice. child, when his appendix and the other time was broke out in a garage His arms and ,in the fire. at the end of his arti- Seems to be no end to his from one editor to "zest fur life" is not "Pappy" but also in longtime residents of not only Orville, but also Richard Grimm, and Gertrude people have lived full lure a few for life" is also called people who didn't comforts of modern to help them live. "zeSt" and all of' longer, fuller li ,K if r bit of those el@ments "pione spirit," had the opportunity trod view the Perkins book, "Perkins, O.T., Cimarrom" you a treat. written by David L Erickson and is The 68th Annual Old Settler's Day and H arvest Festival, held last Saturday, October 21, was enjoyed by many who came into Perkins to take part in Perkins' Centennial Celebratio The highlight of the day was the Festival Parade, which included ap- proximately 40 entries. Round Up Clubs, mounted police, floats and miniature cars entertain- ed the Festival crowd in one of the largest parades in the history of the Festival The First Grade Brownie Troop wen first place in the float division of the parade, with the Perkins- Tryon FFA chapter winning second and third place going to the Perkins Cub Scouts. Other winners in the parade are: Best Marching Bands lst--Perkins-Tryon "Midnight Regiment" Marching BancL 2nd--Carney High School Mal ching Ban& Best Elementary & Midge School Band Perkins-Tryon Middle School BancL Best Marching Troup 1st--Star Stepper Twirlers, D arena Hiss, Teacher. 2nd--Brownie Troop No. 35, Debra Allensworth, Leader. Best Decorated Bike Elizabeth Shult 4 year old daughter of Jeff and Nanette Shultz, Perkins. Best Round Up Club Perkins Round Up Club, Perkins. Oldest Car Stan Witte, After the )arade part in j pumpkin roll egg ~.~ toss and a pie eating contest. Contest winners were Best Moustache Gary Bateson, formerly of Perkins. Won $50 from Whistlestops, Inc. Beet Smile Marsh Putman, Perkins. Won $50 from Whistlestops, Inc Best Western Dressed MALE--Cale Lester, 2 year old son of Scott and Carla Lester. Perkins. $20 from Whistlestops, Inc FEMALE--Laiken Lester, 2 month old daughter of Scott and Carla Lester, Perkins. $20 from Whistlestops, Inc Beet Pig Calling Deena Vassar, Perkins. $20 from Whistlestops, Inc. Ugliest Dog Joshua Gordon, Perkins, and his ugly dog "Legion." $20 from Whistlestops, Inc Concessions were provided by local civic and school organizations. Jamie Waters, Perkins. was the winner of the Grand Prize Drawing of $500 in Perkins Bucks. Drawings were held at various times during the Festival. Winners were: Margie Jarvis--Free ham from Ralph's Packin& Rhonda Hallmark--S50 gift cer- tificate from Whistleetop 1. Nancy Blair--S25 gift certificate from Del Mar's Food Store. Joann Haselbaker--$25 gift cer- tificate from Steer Inw Dusty Gauleo--$50 gift cer- tificate from Perkins Builders Supply. Julle Arthur--Black and Decker toaate oven from Eades Herdwer Sherie Gordon--Complete I hysicsl and vacdnatkm for a small animal from Perkins Y Vet Clinic. L.T. Hicks--One years free subscription to the Perkins Journal. Chades Cargill--20 gallons of gas from Harris 66. Virginia Chrisp--$50 gift cer- tificate from Perkins Drug. Richard Mendenlmll--Free oil change fr n Cimarron Valley Co- op. Larry Mills--S15 gift certificate from Cimarron Valley Co-olx Sandy Mendenhall--$50 gift cer- tificate from Whistlestop No. 2,Judy Reynold One free house Sharon Burch--Free house plant plant from Patsys Flowers and from Judy's Corner. Ceramics Francis Burden--One free"~ Dorothy Graham-k2~ gift cer- stethoscope from Perkins Medical tificate from Baker's I~ Goods Center. ~ Frances Burden--$20 lk~asolme Olga Tomlinson--3 Free meals from Mac s Comer Corall~. from Jalopy's. The Perkins Chamber OLCom- Patsy Rains--4 Free pizzas from Jalopy's. Lucille Etheridge--5 pure silver dollars from Payne County Bank. Gerald Johnson--One free ex- amination and cleaning 0$25 off of any other dental service from Dr. John ThompserL merce would like to thank ttese Perkins merchants for also Cm- tributing to the Grand Pri Drawing:. Perkins Insurance Agency, Sasser Heartland, Jim Niles, Perkins Tag Agency, Dr. E. Alan Smith and Ken Smith Furniture. READY TO ROUND UP THE RUSSLERS--Cale I ster won the Best Western Dressed Male competition at last Saturday's Old Settler's Day and Harvest Festival. Cale, the 2 year old son of Scott and Carla I.e.ster, was awarded $20 from Whistlestops, Inc. for his prize winning outfit. More Festival photographs can be seen on page 6 of this issue. TWlorsville visitors for the Arte and Crafts Show on Nov. 3 and 4 will e _joy nging and music by (left to right) Randy and Lavina Hutchison of the l /kkin' Kountry Show and Marcia and Jim Hargrove of Oklahoma Short C rms Co. Fair To Be Held Nov. Perkin Alumni By Sherri Mandtville Taylorsville Country F ir is offer- ing the best musical enterttinment in Payne County of this year.There will be arts and crafts, games hr all ages, food concessions, antique cars. music of all varities and muc much more. These activities begin on Friday, Nov. 3rd with a Wagon Train leav- ing Horsethief Canyon. southwest of Perkins. and traveling to Perkins where wagoneers will have lunch with town officials. The Wagon Train will then pro- ceed to Taylorsville ~or all the good old famil festivities. The R p|eyScl4ool witl provide, h ~t from 5 to 7 p.m. and kick- ing off the musical entertainment will be the Oklahoma Short Grass Company Band which includes our own Jim and Marcia Hargrove. At 8:30 p.m., a square dance demonstration will be given as we get ready for our good old fashion- ed barn dance. At 9 p.m- the Oklahoma Western Swing Band will provide the music for the barn dance. We encourage you to bring your entire family for some good wholesome fup Concessions will be provided by the Ripley High School Band. Alcoholic beverages and drugs are s-Tryon Banquet have vividly por- Progress Bazaar beginnings of Perkins wnt style and in To Be Held Photograph& Nov. 4 b associated with Perkins, AA and AI-Anon Past, should have this The Progress Community Center will host their annual bazaar, din- Meeting times for Alcoholics can be purchased for ner and auction Saturday, Anonymous and AI-Annon are: from Evans Publica- November 4, starting at 6 p.m. Wednesday --7:30 p.m. the book, P.O. Tharewillbearts and crafts, hand- Sunday -- 7 &8 I m- OK 74059. made quilts and baked goods on Both organizations meet at the book is very good andsale during the event. Galen Holsinger Lions Den and all enjoyable for genera-Tickets for the event are $3.50 for those interested in attending are adults and $2 for children The Perkins-Tryo Alumni Ban- quet will be November 4, in the high school gynmasium- The cost of the meal will be $7:00. The reservation deadline will be November 1. Reser- vations should be sent to Martha Bowyer, Rt. 3, Box 245, Perkins. Ok. 74059 or call {405) 547-5425. The theme of the banquet this year will be ' ENTENNIAL 1889-1989". Robert D. Tomlinson. class of 64, will be Master of Ceremonies. The Honorees this year will be James Fulwider, 1939 graduate; Hollis Ward, former teacher; and Jack K. Vassar (1944), former board: member. The honored classes will be the 1939 class, the 1964 class and the 1979 class. The 1939 class will gather from 2-4 p.m. at the Perkins Museum. The 1954 class is holding it's 35th reunion at the Lion's Den The recipient of the 1989 Alum- ni Sel arship, Teresa Baird, will be introduced at the banquet. Special recognition will be given to the first person sending in their reservation. the oldest male and female graduate and the one traveling the greatest distance to the banquet. Registration will begin at 5 p.m. Serving will be at 6 p.m. By-Laws of the association will be presented for adoption at the business meeting. Membership dues are still $2.00 per person or $3.00 if both husband and wife are former students. Members am being asked to add an extra 50 cents (or more) per person to be placed in the Perkins-Tryon Alumni Scholarship Fund. BAKER AND BLAIR HONORED--John Baker {above} and Bill Blair (below) received plaques expressing appreciation from the Perkins Chamber of Commerce and the Perkins Historical Society for their dedicated service md good will toward the city of Perkins. The plaques were presented by David Saeser, shown with both men, at the Chamber's noon hmcheea and meeting last 3 nureday, October 19. The ceremony was a part of the Chamber's observance of Business Heritage Day. prohibited. On Nov. 4th at 9 a.m.. Marcie Meelm will start off the Taylorsville Country Fair as she sings the Na- tional Anthem. Then throughout the day, we will hear from local talent such as Greg Savory from Ripley, whose country music will make you think George Strait is there. And then the Dunn Family will us gospel music. Following the I unns, Frieda Teitz will be ging for us. Friends of Bluegrass will gefyour toes a tapping and at high noon the Territorial Gun- fighters wiR have the I ngalls shoot- out Will Rogers, portrayed by Sam Downs, will do a show of his own. Sam is the spittin' image of Will and you'll think you've just met a celebrity. Will Rogers is sponsored by the Perkins IAc s Club. Bonnie Sadler and the Cimarron Boys will perform country music to get us ready for the Territorial Gun- fighters shot-gvn wedding at 2 p.m. At 2:30 p.m., the Kikkin' Kount Show will begin. Set back and let them entertain you. They'll make you sing, laugh and totally enjoy yourself. After the show, we can enjoy gospel music provided by the Heartland Quartet. Following the Quartet will be the Oklahoma Natural Grass Band and their toe- tappin' bluegrass music. Performing throughout the day all over the grounds will be the Mime group from Hillcrest Baptist Church of Stillwater. To wind down the day's enter- tainment, you can listen to Dondi Earnest and Gloria Lane as they bring you a variety of music for all ages. Keep in mind that all the events and entertainment are free to the public, although donations will be accepted. So, come on--take a step back in time and let us entertain you. A schedule of event s will be provided. For further information, contact Gloria Lane, promotions ~rector. at (405) 547-5221 or Rm dy Hut- chinson. Kikkin Kountry Show, at 377-5273. SET YOUR CLOCKS BACK! Everyone remember to set your clocks back (1) hour this Satttr- day night before going to bed. All local minist s have anaounet l that they will not accept sleep!~ late as an excuse for mis~dng church this Sunday morning because everyone will receive an extra hou~ of sleep.