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Community THE JOURNAL, Thursday, October 31, 2019 A7 To Colorado Red Hat Pistols Some of the Perkins Red Hat Pistols recently took a trip to Colorado Springs to see “T he Menopause Musical." While there they enjoyed the Garden of the Gods, shopping and much more. Pictured (I to r) are: DeAnne Ussrey, Queen Bee Lesa Bane, Suzette Gunderson, and ReGinia McFarland. “We have lots of fun so please consider joining our group here in Perkins,” Bane added. For more information contact Bane at (405) 240-6941. Photo provided mser PERKINS INSURANCE AGENCY, INC. MARY A. MORRIS, AGENT JOSHUA E. MORRIS, AGENT ‘ LANEITE PIERSON, AGENT 218 N. Main - PO. Box 136 405-547-2971 Perkins. OK 74059 RALP H ’S P Page A1 Company employed 32 full- time employees and five part-time employees. They had started their own feedlot operation feeding and trim— ming out cattle for slaughter. There were five employ— ees on the killing floor, 15 employees in the cutting and wrapping department, one in the curing department, two salesmen, two truck drivers, four office helpers, and three feed lot workers. “Me and Tess had talked about it for quite some time, but in 2009 I told the kids that I thought we ought to stop slaughtering,” Gary said. “They looked at me like I was crazy.” The decision to eliminate slaughtering was not due to a lack of demand, but because of the regulations and paper- work required. “It was about 1991 when we really started making some jerky,” Gary recalled. “Jason and Erica came along, and they took that jerky to levels thatI can’t even comprehend, A - ENTURE CLINIC Dentures - Partials Refines ~ Repairs 321 N. Main in Perkins Call (405) 612-7304 for appointment 0 Fl.“ SHOTS :sfiI-N TER '3 COM'N llll appointment necessary! 0 SHINGLES SHOTS 0 PNEUMONIA SHOTS OTDAP The HIGH DOSEqu shot for those 65 years of age and over is NOW AVAILABLE " PERKINS DRUG 820 N..MA1N PERKINS. OK 74059 I! «405); 5417/le4 and they might be ready to take it even further.” Jason added, “We went from killing to making a lot more jerky right off the bat and didn’t lose any employ- ees. I didn’t know that we could transition so easy.” Earlier this year, Ralph’s transitioned from state inspection to federal inspec- tion. “Our core customer base is in Oklahoma,” Erica said, “But we had stores outside the state 'call wanting to carry ‘ our products, and we had to tell them no. We knew it was time to go federal so we could ship out of state.” The facility has grown to 35,000 square feet in size, with 1,600 square feet serv- H F E N ET P Page A1 the Perkins fire district. ' “We have four units that are 24-hour operations, and then we have an operation that runs 9 am. to 9 pm.” he said. “We are going to convert that lZ—hour truck to a 24-hour truck and we are going to put that in Perkins.” McCauley said they aver— age about 15 calls a day in the Perkins fire district. "The reality is Stillwater is where it (majority of calls) are going to happen,” he said. “We do about 35 to 45 requests for an ambulance in the Perkins fire district a month or about 1.5 ambu— lance calls a day. That is the challenge of us getting an ambulance any sooner than we have now. It is hard to justify (with the numbers) .” McCauley said the Westem Payne County Ambulance Trust Authority has been instrumental in helping get ing as its retail store. Ralph’s Packing Company produces hundreds of dif- ferent meat products includ- ing steaks, roasts, sausages, smoked pork chops, hams, bacon, as well as beef and pork jerky, and snack sticks. Ralph’s delivers and sells their products throughout the state of Oklahoma, as well as regionally. During 2019,deh’s Pack— ing Company competed in several national and intema- tional competitions winning numerous awards. Ralph’s won three awards including Grand Champion Hotdogs, Champion Smoked Sausage, and Grand Champion Bison Hot Dogs in the Ammcan Association of Meat Pro- LifeNet to Perkins. Founded in late 2009, the Western Payne County Ambulance Trust Authority is responsible for emergency medical service in Stillwater, Perkins and Glencoe, Okla- homa. Improving the quality of ambulance care residents receive and keeping costs low are the trust authority’s primary goals. WPCATA is led by a board of directors that includes: CATTLE Page A1 offer advice to producers as well. Attendees were treated to a steak dinner catered by the Kinzie family, owners of the Homestead and Steer Inn restaurants in Cushing. During the meal, awards ‘ were presented to county youth who participated in the Payne County Fair and the Tulsa State Fair. To Stillwater Medical Foundation Agrirst Cjzriday Dementia Conversations Tips for having honest and caring discussidns about lifestyle changes November 1,2019 0 12:00 PM STILLWATER LIBRARY AU DITO RIUM presented by: Carla Scull Education Coordinator Alzheimer’s Association, Oklahoma Chapter cessors competition. At the German Butcher’s Associa- tion Quality Competition for Sausage and Ham in ank— V furt, Germany, they won 21 1 awards and a Cup of Honor, ~ including Gold Medals in Snack Sticks, Beef Jerky, Bologna, Andouille, Braun- schweiger, Bacon, Frank- funers,SmokedSausage,and ' Summer Sausage. During the Oklahoma Texas Meat Pro- cessors Association Cured 1 Meats show they brought: home 16 awards, including Grand Champion Boneless Ham, Grand Champion Fresh ; Sausage, Grand Champion Braunschweiger, Grand: Champion Smoked Sausage, : and Grand Champion Large ‘; Diameter Luncheon Meats. f' Trust Chair Elaine Ackerson, ‘ City of Stillwater appointee; . Jerry Moeller, Stillwater _ Medical Center appointee; ; Anne Matoy, Oklahoma State University appoin- - t'ee; Brian Norton, Perkins/ j Glencoe appointee; and Har— , land Wells, Payne County ‘ appointee. “They have been very help— ; ful in giving us the chance to _' lookinto the future foroppor- j tunities,” McCauley said. close out the evening, the , producers held a benefit . auction to support a local family. For more information on the Payne County Cattle Producers Association, contact Mr. Nathan Ander- son, Director of the Payne County Extension office by email at nathan.ander- son@okstate.edu or (405) 747-8320. RSVP by phone: 405.742.5946 OI’ \ online: smc-foundation.org/friday WEEKRN'TEBMWEEinflow ' Diamond Valley Commuiy Center Harvest Festival Saturday, November 2, 2019 3pm-6pm All proceeds go to the upkeep of Diamond Valley Community Center. We will be serving Chicken & Noodles! Eat with us or get them togo for only $7.00 a plate with sides, dessert, & drink, under 12 years old $4.00 or get a quart of Chicken &.Nood|es for $7.00. We alsohave baked goods, crafts, vintage items, Christmas Items, and with a donation of $1 a ticket or 6I$5 you may take home a OSU twin quilt!