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News and Views of the Cimarron Valley THOUGHT OF THE WEEK |! "Experience is a dwr school but fools Will lure in no other." Benjamin Franklin NO. 5 Perkins, Payne County. Oklahoma - USPS 428040 THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1984 Shoumake lis a new addition i Perkins Police He is officer age 28. came to ~from the Police in Guthrie was a Lieute- had worked in for four years. that he had ten working under and felt Stress. He likes much better. said, "It's !Paced here, and feel the started his z October of 1977. working as an Cushing, and in 1978 for the Police Depart- worked at for two and a Mark Murphy half years before accep- ting the job at Guthrie. Murphy's wife Cheryl, is a Respiratory Therapist at the hospital in Cushing. The couple have no children, but are in the process of adopt ing a six-year-old girl. Their home is in Perkins. BOB NILES IS INJURED PERRY --Bob Niles, 41, a Perkins native and now airplane pilot for Charles Machine Works at Perry, was critically injured last week when a car skidded across the center line and struck his VW headon. Also injured was two 16-year old Perry youngsters, Larry Wayne Voss and Carl Bunch. Niles was airlifted from Stillwater Medical Center to a Tulsa hospital where his condition was stabilized. The investigating highway patrolman, said Bunch was driving south on highway 86 and had applied the brakes on wet pavement to slow down because a car was mak- ing a right turn in front of him. The Bunch vehi- cle skidded, swerved to the left into the north- bound lane to crash headon with a 1972 VW driven by Niles. Niles received serious chest and head injuries and is in St. Francis hospital, Tulsa. -O- W. Land learned in a conversa- OSU Head Coach Paul Ithat exploratory outmoded Hall, home of Ex- Costs of more million were the reason. added 4,000 Gallagher by walls, in aircondi- and a new roof run more I rnillion-a figure the ball park," t Said. "We ~ll j ust ~do with what we asa house can be y by Hall was in 1940, seats aircondition- regarded as the worst cage to be VanZandt, a native now of retired on 31, after 41 years govern- is the son of ! I red VanZandt, late Margret was his ns native government )rld War II, 21/~ years in the r. Following he served in the United Air Force active l~ollowing his from the he started his ,rnment the Soil Service in in December the where he in the Budget Section on After four years he was to the Ad- Services p a real deterrent in OSU's recruiting efforts since both in-state and out-of- state competitive univer- sities all have first class facilities, including; OU, ORU, TU, Arkansas, Kansas, Kansas State, Wichita, and Missouri. A new 11,000 seat field house/convocation center is now being constructed at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro (Ark.). It will be a multi- purpose arena and be us- ed for basketball, shows, conventions, symphony concerts, and political rallies. Its cost will be $10 million, however, ASU alumni have con- tributed heavily to a con- struction fund and eastern Arkansas sup- pliers have generously donated a lot of materials. The number I building priority at OSU is the 21st Century Agri Com- plex which has a $30 million price tag. the state office stockroom. Following Soil Conser- vation service, he served in the Farm Home Ad- ministration state office for eight years in Stillwater. When he retired, the following certificate was presented: "In recogni- tion of 40 years of Ser- vice as a Federal Employee, eight of those having been devoted to the enhancement of Farmers Home Adminis- tration mission. This cer- tificate is extended as a token of deep apprecia- tion for a job well done. Dated at Stillwater, Oklahoma, this 31st day of August, 1984. Signed, Larry E. Stephenson, State Director." "O" OSU COACH SPEAKS TO LIONS OSU basketball coach Paul Hansen was guest speaker at Perkins' Mon- day evening Lions club meeting. Coach Hansen, who resides in the Perkins- Tryon school district {northwest of Perkins} has visited the Lions Club several times and keeps the members abreast of the basketball action at OSU and across the nation. Coach Han- sen is always a popular Lions club speaker. "O" CITY COUNCIL TO MEET The monthly meeting of the Perkins town board will he held Mon- day, November 5, at the city hall. The city council is required by state statute and city or- dinance to meet the first Monday of each month. The public is invited. -O" PEOPLE REALLY DO WIN AT FAIRS, ETC. Two Perkins residents have been winners in con- tests recently. Rochelle Lewis won a Quartz wall clock at the Oklahoma State Fair presented by Mary Jean Baker of Baker Swipecare. Josie (Shuckakosee) Moneymaker won a trip to Las Vegas, Nev. She had entered a ~sweep- stakes with World Class vacations. -O- COUNCIL FIRES CITY MANAGER DEWEY --The city council voted 4-1 to end the 24 year career of Paul Allee as city manager. Allee has been city manager since 1960. -O" CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TO MEET The Perkins Chamber of Commerce will hold their monthly dinner meeting Thursday noon (today) at the Lions building Larry Wilson, president, will preside and a special guest will be a representative of the SCHOOL BOARD Physicians Manpower TO MEET Training Program, who The Perkins-Tryon willdiscuss thepossibili- Board of Education will ty of obtaining a doctor conduct their usual first to establish a practice in Monday of the month Perkins. the past meeting at the adminis- Other business will be was Mail and trative offices of Perkins- planning the Chamber of all Tryon schools on Mon-Commerce annual chili and day evening, November supper and Community 5. at 7:30 p.m. Christmas program. --., 0 "k" e A service of dedication will be held Sunday, November 4, at 10:45 a.m. at the Perkins First United Methodist Church, 1005 East Kirk. The service will be con- ducted by Bishop John Wesley Hardt, District Superintendent J. William Hestwood, and Perkins Pastor Earl Matoy. Irene Hardin, organist will provide special music as will the chancel choir under the direction of Jane Armstrong. Includ- ed in the service will be the burning of the mort- gage and a formal dedica- tion ritual. The United Methodist women will serve lunch at noon. All members, former members, and friends of the church are cordially invited to at- tend this celebration of dedication. The church in Perkins was organized in 1891 under the name Perkins Methodist Church Valued at several hundred thousand dollars, the new Perkins United Methodist Church is paid for and will be dedicated Sunday. Construction on the building started in 1979, and it was completed in August, 1980. The Methodist church is the oldest existing congregation in Perkins, and was organized in 1891. The first church, constructed in 1892. still stands at the corner of East First and Thomas streets. Episcopal Mission, and the first church building was constructed in 1892 at the corner of East First and Thomas. Addi- tions to the building were made as needed, and an educational building was~ secretary; and Ephraim mously to re-locate the church to East Kirk. The building committee nam- ed were Phil Manke, chairman; Ronald Casey, vice chairman; and Juanita Holsinger, ing was broken Septem- ber 9, 1979. Countless hours of volunteer work and monetary gifts and memorials hastened the completion of the build- ing, and the church mov- pletely air conditioned and has an ample kit- chen. It contains 8800 square feet and can be enlarged when necessary. A service of Consecra- tion was held Sunday, added in 1960. In the summer of 1978, a study was made concer- ning the building of a new church, and in Oc- tober Sybil Wall, Chair- man of the Administra- tive Board and 29 members of the Charge Conference voted unani- Wall, Jim Kirby, Virginia Hawxby, Delmar Niles, and Bob Dickson members. Ministers Eakle Allen and Bill Stacy were in- strumental in the plan- ning and building of the church. Ground for the build- ed into its new home August 3, 1980. The building has an oval shaped sanctuary with baptistry. It has five classrooms and a nursery in the educa- tional wing and five dual classrooms in the sanc- tuary and fellowship hall. Fully modern, it is corn- November 2, 1980, with Rev. David Thomas, Stillwater District Superintendent and Perkins Pastor Bill Stacy conducting the service. At that time Phillip Manke, chairman of the Building Committee, presented the keys of the building to R. J. Chesney, Chairman of the Board of Trustees. Mrs. Felsa Hastings, organ committee chair- man, presented a new Allen organ, "to be dedicated to the glory of Almighty God, and for the service of the church." The fellowship hall was named in honor of Delmar Niles who gave many hours of labor dur- ing the construction. The nursery was named for a . faithful member, Sybil Wall. The 33rd Annual several have made phone Former Students and reservations and then Teachers Banquet for the failed to come and have Perkins and Perkins- not reimbursed the Tryon Schools will be Association. It is being held Saturday evening, mentioned here so November 3, 1984 at the everyone will be aware of P-T gym. the new policy. "Agriculture-- Past, Registration tables will Present and Future" has be ready to go at 5 p.m. been chosen as the theme with serving of the meal of this year's banquet by to begin at 6 p.m. the association board. Again this year, by Gerald Hall is this year's popular demand, the End president: Judy {Cundiff) of Main Care in Watonga Spillars-Secretary; and has been contracted to Martha {Lacy} Bowyer- serve the buffet meal. treasurer; Rick Jarvis, Meal reservations are Ellen {Barnes} Dickson, $7.00. Serving will begin Frances {Rice} Gray and at 6 p.m. Dan Hubbard, board HONORED CLASSES members. Classes of 1934, 1959 Selected as Master of and 1974 will he honored. Ceremonies this year is Special tables are set for Paul Evans. Paul has the honors, so they can been in the Perkins/ be in a group. Perkins-Tryon School SPECIAL HONOREES System since 1945 as Special honorees will Agriculture instructor, be alumni James Kirby, So in keeping with the former board member, theme what could he Raymond Kinzie and for- more 'Agriculture--Past, mer school teacher, Olga Present, Future' than Tomlinson. It seemed on- Mr. 'A' himself, Paul ly right with the theme Evans. this year to select those Deadline for reservw interested in agriculture ......... tions is Wednesday, Oct. and there were many 31. It is of utmost impor- from which to choose. tance to send or call your WHAT TO WEAR? reservations in early, not In keeping with the only for meal preparation theme, if you wish to but for those who have to wear your jeans, set up the seating ar- cowboys shirts, boots, rangement. Also, if you overalls, that will be fine make your reservations with the Association. by phone, if you cannot be present you will receive a bill for the amount due. The Association is charged for all plates reserved, whether they are eaten or not and in the past There won't be prizes for the best dressed, but if you will be more comfor- table wearing your overalls, than your Sun- day suit, then please do. We want everyone to feel right at home. Special recognition will he given to the first one sending in their reserva- tion, oldest male and female graduates, youngest graduate and the one traveling the greatest distance to at- tend the banquet. Cecil and Carol Acuff of Perkins Photo Service will be taking various pictures during the ban- quet. Following the ban- quet they will take any group, couple, etc. pic- tures that you desire. Payment is made at this time and pictures will be mailed on completion or whatever arrangements are made. There is no change in the amount of dues this year. They are $2 per graduate or $3 if the hus- band and wife are both graduates. The board urges everyone to send in their dues, even though they are unable to attend the banquet. Plan to be in Perkins, Saturday evening, November 3 and renew acquaintances with classmates and friends. GROUNDBREAKING -- The Perkins Church of Christ had an offldal ground-breaking Sunday for its new building to be located on Lovers lane in the northeast section of town. The congregation assembled at the site follow- ing morning services. Second from left is Don Ryan, a member of the building committee, while George Sullivan, one of the pulpit ministers to the left looks on. Calvin Roggow is the general contractor for the project. The co~ slab foundation, walls, and roof are scheduled to he constructed within the next 90 days. The church has contributed nearly $50,000 this year to the building fund.