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o'. 4-The Perkins Journal Thursday, October 27, 1977 Perkins. Tryon Demon Dispatch Ill I I Band on the way to District By Bob Reynolds and Tom Hughes This past week (we also worked on Thursday and Friday) has been about the hardest we've had this year.' We've been practicing to get our drill to "Abide With Me" down. We started the drill last Monday. As our show now stands, our opening number is "Finlandia", a very effective and powerful march. After :" this we go into our drill of "The Hustle." Our finale, of course, is "Abide With Me." As we stand now, there are several minor errors intertwined with the splen- dor of the overall show, so we are going to toil the rest of our time away in eliminating these costly errors. District contest is this Wednesday, at Ponca'City. Our main rival there will be Garber. They are an outstanding band and have been working hard, too, so their show is bound to be good also. Always before we have been just behind them, This week promises to be, probably, even busier than last as we not only battle other bands, but also ourselves. We will also be at the game with Crescent, cheer- ing the team on to State. nipping their heels. In all our contests this year we've been right behind them. District contest will be a classic show-down. The judges evidently know this for the last two Class "A" bands to perform are Garber and Perkins. Tonya Maekey, Kim Charley, and Shelly Olson are adding another layer of paper and glue to their Volcano. With an added ingredient called Ammonium Dichromate, these girls expect their Volcano to erupt around October 27. The sixth graders have been waiting volcanoes this past week. Shown in the picture (left to right) Kevin Richardson, Harlon McKpsato. Mark Littlefield, and Van Hawxby. The volcanoes made of chicken wire and newspaper strips will be exhibited at Open House on Thursday, October 27. Book Fair Thursday B)TJeff Brown It's time tbr the Book Fair again, and this year should be one of the best. There are many, many books for all ages to come and buy. Also there are flash cards, games, coloring hooks, paper doll books, and puzzles for the younger ones. Each class from Kinder- garten to Seniors have had a 30 minute period some time this week to come to the elementry library and look around. The books will be sold Thursday night during Open House, so come in and get your Christmas shopping done early. Sophomores visit Vo-Tech The Pc:kins-Tryon Sopho- mores went to Drumright to :take their aptitude tests at "V.o-Tech on Tuesday, Octa- l ber 18. Everyone had a really We want to thank the bus : good time: we saw slides of drivers that put up with us all :their school because we the way to Drumright and :didn't have time to go back. And we also want to :around and see everything, thank Mr. Miller and Mrs. :Then we took our written Hurst for giving us the !tests which took about an opportunity to take the tests hour. They let us out for and fortheirkindness. lunch :)about 12:00. After by Sue Grimes School Calendar October 24 through Nov. 5 Thursday, 27 Open House at Perkins, 7-9 p.m.; Jr. Hi Girls Scrimmage, Oilton (Here) 5:30-7:30 Friday, 28 End 1st nine weeks period. High School Football, Crescent (Here). (No specific time for 9 weeks tests.) Saturday, 29 Band Carnival PE Center. 7:00 open: Book Fair All-week long Elementary Library OCTOBER 31-November 5 JOURNALISM STAFF EDITOR--Keith Disney Anita Allen Jason Anderson Jeff Brown Mike Byrd Ida Cretsinger Debbie Calvin Marsha Coffman Carol Dry Cheryl Courtright Guy Rose Louis Cowan Tracy Cundiff Sue Grimes Rieky Lomenick Ronnie LomenickJohn Moore Debbie Parks Rosemary Rice Jerry Sharp Tim Spence Brenda Turner Terry Ventris Jenifer Summers and Tam- my Sparkman Gossipy Hey, D. D. Hise, what caused you to get off the road? Could it have been a big red truck that was going 80 mph on Mehan Road? Who got all shook up in office practice? Could you tell us, Shawn C.? What startled Grace M. and Lisa D.? Could it have been a small spider crawl- ing? Keith D., what was that big purple spot on your neck on a Monday morning? Could it have been a love bug? Newest carving on the old oak tree says, "Anita plus George." Both Jennifer and Julie?? Clifford D. must have something the rest of the boys don't know about. Regina, how tall are you now? You say that Mrs. Sasser told you all girls stop growing at the age of 15. by Cheryl Courtright Funniest thing on Hallowe'en? Several people were asked to reply to the question, "What was the funniest thing you ever did on Halloween?" Eddie Smith--Threw rotten eggs at the teachers, >,.!  Pete itrrett--=$tot sh- ing cream on people. Sandy Coley--Threw eggs at a teacher's house right when he opened the door. They landed on his new shag carpet.. Rosemary Rice--Waited for certain cars to come in town to throw shaving cream on them. Bobby Graves--I was a werewolf in a spook house. Janie VassarSoaped Mr. Madison's car. Belinda Crumline--Egged teacher's house and soaped police cars. Tim Hallman--Played tricks on old ladies. Carla MoorelandAnita and I went trick or treating. Cindy RoseLinda S. and I went trick or treating and went up to a house, rang the bell, and the people went around the house to scare us. Louis Cowan--Went to a spook .house. Mr. EvansAlways sat at home and minded his own business on Halloween. Keith DisneyHad a most exciting time, but he won't tell what it was. Anita Allen--Soaped Mr. Strain's bus windows with Emma Evans, and Mr. Strain got mad. Mrs. BranstetterWas in a group turning over outside toilets. In one, a man was still in the little building. Tim Spence--Took my little sister's candy after she went trick or treating. Steve Breeden--Dropped pumpkins on people. Dale Hewett--Soaped windows. Rick HamiltonHad a wild run to escape the cop. Debbie Colvin--Had a candy sack break on me. me manual dexterity tests, Monday Girls Basketball we took a 1S minute break Scrimmage and a short tour. They Tuesday Freshman Class dismissed us around 1:00, meeting-Mrs. Platt'sroom, 1 and we returned to Perkins. p.m. Wednesday Distribute grade cards.last part of last hour Thursday Friday High School Football Fairfax (Here) Saturday Alumni Banquet, 7 p.m. School Day -- Individual pictures to be taken Nov. 15 (Tuesday) ii !Z-,I iii  ' . > .... ; > .......................... P-T graduate David Parrack, now representing Oklahoma State University ROTC, speaks to interested Juniors and Seniors on Career Day. /, / Career Day is Popular i i i . By Tracy Cundiff Career Day for the junior and seniors was held Wednesday Oct. 19, from 9:00 to 12:00. Each student selected three from the many classes offered. Some of the classes offered were .Army Recruit- ing, Navy, Army ROTC, Beauty College, OSU, Cen- tral State University, and many others. The more popular classes were OSU, Army Recruiting, Central State, and Beauty College. The day was very worth- while and interesting. Every- one seemed to enjoy it and it helped many studts* make decisions on what they might want to do after high school. We appreciate all the representation of the various schools and organizations taking the time to come to P.T. and we also thank the P.T. Student Council and Mrs. Branstetter for making this opportunity possible for US. Glen Grider, Craig Baird, Tommy Sciences speaker from Oklahoma State}il Hughes, Allan Wall, Cheryl Courtright, University last Wednesday during Career: and Linda Parrack listen to the Arts and Day. , r ; Song Dedications By Tracy Cundiff, Ida Cret- singer and Ricky Lomenick To Harvey Sinclair from Cheryl Courtright: Best of My Love. Ida Cretsinger to Ran Tuley: You've Got The Best of My Love. Gladys Anderson to Mark Grant: Love's The Answer. Jody Pitts to Greg Blackmore: Color My World. Bonita Morgan to K.C.: Nights in White Satin, Charlene Bates to Frankie Butler: You Light Up My Life. Sandy H. to Les. B.: I Just Want To Be Your Everything Tim Spence to Kelley Smalley: You Light Up My Life. Ronnie Lomenick to Carol Dry: Don't Break My Heart. Teresa Vassar to Guy Rose: Cowboys Ain't Sup- posed To Cry. PTHS to Mark Anderson-Z Mr. Touchdown. Football team to Coach Mcllvain: We Really Move Our Tails For You. Troy Shady to T. J. Evans: Swaying To The Music. Tammy Gunter to Mark Bates: Nobody Does It Better. -0- Band Carnival Saturday Night, October 29, will be a big night at Perkins. Spooks, witches, skits, food, and lots more will be available to all in the PE Center. Be sure to camel! Your presence will help assure our band's attendance at future shows and contests. (See article on front page.) Ellen Adkins, Kelley Smalley, Dana Westfall, Shelia'Vassar, Pare Sharp and Sheli Close choose business as one their mini courses on Career Day. Student lunch survey corn The Student Council re- cently took a sample survey of high school students about the school's food service program. The survey, writ- ten by the school cooks, asked the students about the cafeteria atmosphere, ser- vice, and menus. It was found 36% of the students regularly eat school lunches while 32% some- times eat at school; the remaining 3270 do not eat school lunches. Out of those who do not eat school lunches, 39% do not because they dislike the food and 25% said that there is not enough time to go through the lunch line and eat. Among the least favorite foods served on the school plate lunch were beets, rice, slaw, peas, and squash. The favorite foods served on the school lunch plates were burritos, tacos, pizza, corn- dogs, sloppy joes, hambur. gers, and french fries. Other favorites were chicken, soup, milk, peanut butter chewies, and ice cream. Those foods that were disliked the most in the food preference list included carrot-raisin salad, pine- apple-carrot salad, cabbage- carrot salad, raw spinach, green pepper strips, bean salad, parsnips, rutabaga, canned chilled tomatoes, and stewed tomatoes. Among other least liked food were cranberry salad, apple-celery salad, canned grapefruit sections, grapefruit juice, stewed prunes, stewed rais- ins, rice pudding, and raisin cobbler. The favorite on the preference list included all the favorites stated before, most of the desserts, baked ham, fish sticks, enchiladas, and Frito pie. Baked potatoes, hash browns, lettuce and tomato salad, and also tossed green salad were also popular. Others ranked at the top included apple wedges, orange hal- ves, seedless white grapes and applesauce. 40% of the students rated the school plate lunch as "fair" while 2870 rated it as being "poor". The cafe- teria's atmosphere was described as being friendly and hectic by 2870 each. The furnishings and appearance of the lunchroom was rated as "cheerful" by 16%, "drab" by 40% undecided by 44% lunch line was being too slow by 71% of students. When asked what role students should have in ' n'l, school s food progra of the students replied should help plan the When asked how service could be 44% suggested having lunch lines; 24% improving the room'S pearance, and 23% said the workers in the should be more efficient. The students were asked what changes be made in the food in order to encourage student participation. suggested having a chO two or more olate lun( 16% said that the la period should be Having music in the lu room was suggested and 11% suggested super lunch for big tires. The students' respOn! the survey was appreciated by the council.