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October 27, 1977

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Route 1 carrier says it's 90 miles, boxes in 3 counties 6 days a week Kisling, who came in September, retire after nearly the U. S. Postal Kisling and his are moving to After their new home couple plan to time traveling : "lots of fishing." says his Perkins the longest route he driven. Route one 90 miles with 377 Lincoln, Logan and Counties. However, of these boxes are in S. mail carrier is especially proud that in all these years he has never had an accident. Both the Kislings were born and raised at Burling- ton in Alfalfa County. They now own a farm near the small town where they also finished high school. Ralph Kisling started his regular appointment in 1960 at Nash, Oklahoma serving both route one and two. Previous to this he was the regular substitute for several years. Ralph served eight years at Jet, Oklahoma before transferring to Perkins. Mrs. L Visit Cupid's ak House Special Each Ralph and Irene Kisling are moving to Enid. The rural mail carrier will retire after 25tA years. our Salad Bar Try our Delicious Steaks You'll Like our New Prices! STILLWATER AUCTION CO. 122 E. 9th 377.3377 - Stillwater, Okla. AUCTION EVERY TUESDAY. 7:30 P.M. Buy for Cash Or Sell on Commission Ralph J. Jacob, Owner PUEAUCTION- Sun. Dec. 11-1:30p.m. New Sizes in Boys and Mens' Assorted Color,. Kisling served several years as clerk in the post office at Nash. Fifteen years ago, the Kislings built a new post office at Nash. Thus, both have a personal interest in the postal service. During World War II, Mrs. Kisling operated their drug biness at Nash while Ralph served two years overseas. They later sold the business. Ralph has many pleasant memories with the depart- ment. He commented that the patrons on Route one in Perkins are some of the _'fmesL peqple =I have ever served, and I will miss them all." The first few years at Jet and Nash, Ralph hauled groceries for the older people on his route when the roads were bad. On one occasion he was called upon to shut off the water for the County Commissioner's wife when it was flooding her barn. In the last year the carriers schedule varied to such an extent that it eliminated some of the personal contact, especially where patrons were in the custom of waiting for the mail man to arrive. However, Kisling has received several commen- dations from the Postal Department for services rendered along his route. Although ap official date has not been set, the coup|e'.s last day in Perkins will be Oct. 29. The Pete OLIVET EXTENSION HOMEMAKERS MEET The Olivet Extension Homemakers Club met, Tuesday, October 18, at the home of Etta Woods for their regular meeting. Roll call was answered by eight members and one visitor. One song was sung. The Lord's Prayer and Flag Salute was given in unison. Mrs. Allen read the Devo- tional, Psalm 121, and read a nice poem. Sybil and Jewell attended the Achievment Day and Council meeting. Sybil's report included that Jewell received recognition for twenty-three years perfect attendance, Nell and Hazel received pins for fifty years of club membership, Sybil received a pin for her achievements in club work and the club has possession of a beautiful vase to keep one year, due to their -accomplishment in member- ship, etc. The Arts and Crafts Fair was discussed. Carol and Vema will be in charge of a display booth. The Perkins Journal Thursday, October 27, 1977.9 Kent Taylor, second left, director of the Perkins-Tryon High School Marching Band, lofts a trophy won by the band t the 1977 Homecoming Parade at Oklahoma State University, OCt. 15. The band placed second in the small size schools competition of the parade. With Taylor are Prof. Htram Henry, left, OSU supervisor of band; Bill Varnum, representing Chenoweth & Green Music Co., Stillwater, donor of the trophy, and Prof. Paul Montemurro, right, director of the OSU Cowboy Marching Band. Vema gave patterns for making bows for packages. R ti ing op ays These are cut from plastic e r one erator s lids and the ribbon is new computerized ways better wrapped around the points to form the bow. Sybil gave the lesson on Metric Update. She had scales and metric measures. Some members sold pro- ducts to the other members. It was a lot of fun, but needless to say, we found out we have a lot to learn and that five milliliters of coke sure isn't very much. Etta served delicious refreshments to Mrs. George Recognition of her thirti- eth year with Southwestern Bell Telephone Company was given to Mrs. Jonita D. Milligan, 1423 S. Lowry, on October 21st. The Company presented her a pendant necklace which bears the telephone service emblem encircled with a diamond and two emerald stones. In addition, she was awarded a gold Hamilton digital wrist watch. Mrs. Milligan states that twentieth century technolog- ical advancement in develop- ing space age split-second computerized device have eliminated many of yester- Allen, Beulah Cox, Mrs. Bud Jarvis, Hazel Scott, Mrs. Jesse Youngker, Mrs. Wil- liam Yaseck, Mrs. Ephraim Wall, and one guest Mrs. Ed Payne. Tlie next meeting will be November 15, at the home of Mrs. Jesse Youngker. -0- Spillars have purchased the Kisling home here in Over 300 ride in OQHA Trail ride Oct. 16 Ralph and Irene have two daughters living in Enid, Sandra Hayes and Linda Shaw and three grandchil- On Sunday October 16, dren. 1977 a "Trail Ride" was held One thing the carrier over by the Ripley Bluff appreciated was the ira- above the Cimarron River, provement in rural roads, sponsored by the Oklahoma Jack Poskey, County Corn- Quarter Horse Association. missioner for Lincoln County Barbecue Beef and all the has been responsible for a trimmings were served to great deal of this road work. over 400 people who Danny Wesffall will serve attended. Charles Rushmore as substitute carrier in gave out tickets for the meal Kisling's place until an to 308 riders on horses alone. official appointment is made. This "Trail Ride" was shown Ralph added, "The postal on two TV tapes. department is a fine organ- There was a lot of ization to work for." beautiful horse flesh. The -0- American Quarter Horse Association horses are con- sidered one of the best and Bud Boosters versatile breeds. This breed has been crossed and Sweat Shirts introduced in all other finalize carnival breeds of Registery to improve their breed. Mary Coe, Rt. 2, Perkins, Thermal six mule teams and proudly displays her trophy TheP.T Band Boosters wagons led the parade, for the oldest lady rider in d? Other breeds and colors the Trail Ride sponsored by met for their regular attended, the Oklahoma Quarter Horse Un rwear Sew Assorted meeting, Monday evening, Jessie Youngker, Perkins, Assoc. October 17, to finalize plans Okla., received the trophy New Shipment Patterns In Men's for the P-T Band Carnival to for the Oldest Man Rider Western Shirts Men's Sweeters in Pullovers & Buttons Just Arrived Little Girls Lonl st..v, rmed Knit six. 7,o 14 Shirts Good Line of All Types of be held October 29. Tickets will go on sale for the carnival at 6:30 Saturday evening and the Carnival doors will open at 7 p.m. Hours for the Carnival will be 7 to 10 p.m. Among the many different booths, concessions, etc., Bingo will be played this year. The Boosters would like to express the appreciation for the great response of the Perkins and Stillwater mer- chants for donations of merchandise to be given away Saturday evening. it was aiso announced at the meeting the P-T March- ing Band won second place in their division at the OSU Homecoming Parade, Oct. 15. The Band will go to Ponca City, Wednesday, OCt. 26 to participate in District competition. -0- Work Gloves- Leather Face Flannel Shirts --Fully Cut-- up to XXL while Mary Coe, Rt. 2, Perkins, Okla. received the Trophy for the Oldest Lady Rider. Since this was her birthday, they played and sang "Happy Birthday to You", which was quite a surprise. It was a beautiful sunny day and was a wonderful ride for all the riders. They saw the winding Cimarron River below and the beautiful foliage so common this time of year. It was a day all will remember for a good time was had by all who attended. Many of the Perkins Roundup Club members were present. Also trophies were given to the one the "Fartherest away" and the youngest. The fartherest away was from Hawaii and the youngest was a baby riding with its parents in one of the wagons. Lida Knipe Rites will be held Friday in Perkins Margaret) Johnson, Win- Funeral services for Mrs. ston, N.M. and Mrs. Warren Lida Knipe, 82, will be held (Camilla) Burns, Huntington at 2 p.m. Friday, October 28, Beach, Calif. Also two 1977 in the Strode Funeral brothers, Delbert Carlile, Chapel in Perkins. Ponca City and John Carlile Mrs. Knipe died Tuesday of Lexington, Ky., and three morning, Oct. 25 at the sisters, Mrs. Wm. Chiles Rosewood Manor Nursing and Mrs. Bess Lewis, both of Home, Stillwater. Perkins and Mrs. Hugh Survivors include a son, Glasscock of Ponca City, Dick Knipe of Tulsa; four survive. daughters, Mrs. E. L. The complete obituary will (Lodiene) Whitehead and run in the next issue of The Mrs. Jocille Hooper, both of Journal, as information was Perkins; Mrs. Earl (Mary not completedatpresstime. Ladies New Style Sweaters New Ladies Handbags with fringe and latest styles NEW! All Sizes Little Boys Jonita Milligan year's relatiofiship between operator and customer. However, she adds that the old ways must be east aside in order for updated, more efficient methods to be implemented--which is pre- cisely what her work as a TSPS operator accomplishes --covering a vast range of calls, from local to trans- oceanic. Mrs. Milligan transferred to the Ponca City office in May of 1974 when the traffic (operator) department was closed in Stillwater, due to the expansion of the microwave transmitting sys- tem. She says she will always be a Payne County resident and was a daily commuter while employed with the Ponea office. Later, confirmation of the planned closing of the Ponca City telephone traffic depart. ment prompted Mrs. Milli- Lace Boots for Fall & Winter tittle Girls Zipper Type Knee Boots gun's current assignment to the Oklahoma City area. In April, 1977 she went into the Southwestern Bell Traffic Service Position System Cornado office at Bethany. She says she considers her two office changes to be compatible with the contin- ous progressive modifica- tions of the electronic equipment console with which she is directly involved as a TSPS operator. Mrs. Milligan is an active member of Communications Workers of America, a former steward of the Stillwater Southwestern Bell traffic department, and a member of the Telephone Pioneers; also she holds membership in the Stillwater Arts & Humanities Council, ACLU, and NAACP. She is a Democratic chairperson of Stillwater Precinct 3, is a precinct official with the Payne County election board, and is a member of the First Christian Church of StiUwater. Mrs. Milligan's daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. John D. Wesley, previously attended Okla- homa State Univesity and now are finalizing their college studies at the University of Oregon. "0- PERSONALS Johnny Weems of Cop- peras Cove, Texas spent some time the past weekend visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Weems. 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