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J / "4 .,X~. ~ ~'5' ' ~ ~' The Natural Way By Dr. Jeff Black Biology Department, East Central University Ada, Oklahoma Mary Alvey a compact car stop- house and out step- Before she greeted pened, windows both car doors left that a longtime friend, had arrived and she with a carload of suffer in a clos- is a unique lady who herself as a 60 year old 16 year old mind when to the excitement of She is twice-retired and : aroundthe dock with the teaching children about after 28 years in the System and then L second time as Volunteer in the Education at the Oklahoma City v olunteer (D ocent) 1972 and ina few years a 40-hour week for Electric and another 20 the zoo. The zoo job fulltimejob upon her first has now "taken her show and is bringing 16 experience with animal- education to preschools, schools, Bible schools, Headstarts, nursing etc. throughout the state. with Mary will be a different live animals hedgehogs to a bullsnake to a bullfrog from a Collared Dove and a and a variety of crawly creatures. of her animals are "re- that would have in the wild or were by humans and would survived without Mary's (her alarm goes off at . so she can spend 3-4 hours her animals). bullsnake without tongue which means it programs also include Biofacts are the i of animals, such as fossils, fur, antlers, etc. We Mary Alvey and one of her pets. chuckle when we remember Mary homa for young people, ages 12-17, arriving at the airport with suit- under the jurisdiction of thecourts. cases containing catfish skulls or Mary taught three hours classes the complete skeleton of a gar. twice a day. It is surprising we don't read If you are unable to take your about Mary in the newspaper group to the zoo, contact Mary because she has been known to stop Alvey: She offers alarge number of alongside the highway and remove informative classes for all ages at skulls from the remains of roadkill- a very reasonable price. ed animals. That headless animal H ave her help you study methods was not the victim of a sa tsnic cult, of locomotion, how different it was just Mary Alvey collecting animals eat, different types of body coverings animals with zero to a biofact!! ,, ,I,,A,,, ............ ' When Mary visited us, s~e was many feet, plants and animals that returning after voluneering a week use spines as defense, animals that : of her time and animals to B.O.L.D. burrow or use burrows, and on and which stands for Biological Oppor- on. tunities and Learning Call Mary in Oklahoma City at Development. {405) 947-8265 but don't tell her you This is a program held at the OU know me because she has some Biological Station on Lake Tex- ~tories to tell about me. By Velma Downey God Church attended the Youth was held Sunday after Convention last weekend at Services in the Assembly of Crossroads Cathedral in Oklahoma hall Pastor Robert gave the invocatiorL attending were Mrs. guest minister Bro. Hall and Mrs. Hall of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Ber- and Travis; Mr. and Bentley, Jodi, Michael Beth; Mrs. Kathleen Brenda Ashley, Daniel, Kody and Michael; Chris phillips; Mr. and Galloway and Melisea; Mrs. Tommy Ventris, City. The speaker was Jeanne Mayo, the concert by Ray Baltz. Over 3000 youth was the average attendance with around 500 leaders. We were blessed spiritually by the praise, worship and message in the rallys. We made a few new friends and saw a few old ones. We enjoyed the music of Ray Baltz very much. They went shopping at the mall, visited atOU and all just had a lot of fun in general. Those attending were sponsors Jean and Ronald Tracy; Kody Ashley; Michael Bentley; Cecil T. Mattingly; Stephanie Phillips: and Jodi Bentley. The C.A Rally was held Monday night at Boulevard Assembly of God Church in Edraond. Those from Coyie making the trip on the church bus were Mr. and Mrs. James Sissens, Dwain and Teresa; Mrs. Kathloen Phillps; Mr. and Mrs. Run Tracy, Philip and and Krystal; Mrs. Delmar Stephanie, Delmar J and and Mrs. Eddie Ham- ,he and Billy. Beatrice Rhamy of Mr. and Mrs. James and Teresa; Mrs. Mrs. Olive Biby; Seelig, Cecil T. M atting~ Velma Downey. of the Assembly of 2 LITER POP SALE Del-Mar's Food Store 219 S. Main 547-2555 o Stephen; Jodi Bentley; Michael Bentley; Mrs. Jackie Phillips, Stephanie, Delmar J and Brandi. Mrs. Vergie Welch; Mrs. Olive B iby; Rebecca Marion and Stephen Ray; Mrs. Brenda Ashley, Kody and Michael; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Galloway and Melissa; Mrs. Olga Boyce; Billy Hammack; Gayla Blair; Shelly Oppellet; Charity Craft; and Billy Bertram. Enroute home they stopped at Hardees and had refreshments. Jesus watch over you. HAVE NEWS! Call the Journal Office. 547-2411 The Perkias Journal .m day, November 2, 1989 -- PAGE- " Mrs. Stanley Has Visito Halloween The sherrif yelled, '%Vhese car is this?" Deb rushed out of the cafe By Zola Sample saying, "It belongs to me." I will never forget the fall of 1924. The sherrif quickly deputized It was a time of excitement for Deb Sample while opening the car HALLOWEEN, and time for the door. He got in the car with Deb Halloween Parade to be held inand demanded he follow the four Tulsa, Oklahom& Deb Sample hadmen in their cars out of town. This invited Millie and me to accompany they did. him to se our first Halloween Out of town the robbers fled, the parade~ or first big city parade, dust.rising back and forth over the You might know we had planned backwood road, climbing rocky in- ahead, being country girls. Besides, clines and crooks and turns. Deb Sample was kinda stuck on me The robbers soon saw they were and trying his best for me to have going to be captured as the new a date with him. bheBuick was gaining on the older H e had been making several trips cars. The four robbers turned to the to the folks' home, five miles out of side of the rough road and took off Mannford, in his new blue Buick on foot to conceal themselves. Roadster. I never had any idea he With guns ready, they began was trying to go with me, he was shooting at the Buick. The sherrif so much older than I. I alwaysand Deb saw there was to be a gun made sure Millie was with us. battle and they stopped their car This last day of October the Jen- and took to the ditches bordering nings, Okla bank had been robbed the old country road. Bullets were in the afternoon, but we had not flying in and out and all around. heard the news. News those days The new car was shot full of holes was slow to travel, but no one was injured. There were I was teaching school and was sixty-eeven holes shot in the carbut hurrying to get myself and sister it still ran after all the excitement. Millie ready to go to the parade in The robbers took to the dense Deb's new blue Buick. We soon saw woods and undergrowtl~ the car coming up the lane to the The sherrif and Deb stayed gate. behind cover until the smoke Deb piled out of the car, seeming- cleared and the shooting quited ly excited, and in a different mood doww Eventually Deb and the sher~ than usual. We rushed out to the rif decided to see if their car could gate all ready to go. Deb sorta run in its present condition. It did. hesitated, leaning on the car door They drove back to Jennings. kinda wanting to explain. They had a good idea just about He said, "You girls may not want who the robbers were from their to ride in this car. It's been all shot cars left in the woods and soon war~ up." rants were sworn out for their As we walked around the car, you arrest. may know we were shocked. Pa and I f I remember correctly and from Ma and others in the house took what news was spread, one was a note and soon a bunch of folk were local native of the town of Mann- looking the shot-up car over while ford and well known. They were all Deb explained what had happened, caught and jail was to be their We were all excited and shocked, residence for some time. Here was Deb's story: Deb had It proved to be a very exciting gone to the well he was drilling at day for all the small towns around Jennings in his new Buick and about. parked it in front of a cafe to eat his A fter the excitement calmed dinner. Suddenly the town was in down, we girls, Millie and I, climb- an uproar Everyone was alerted, ed into the~ car and continued to 'q'HE BANK IS BE ING ROBB- Tulsa where we got to see most of ED" someone shouted, the raggady, costumed and mask- You can imagine the excitement. Down the street the sherrif was running toward Deb's new car that could run faster than any parked along the street. Endowment Named For Professor A $5000 endowment has been established through the Fresno State University Foundation ~ fund a Dayle H. Molen Journalism Scholarship in honor of a veteran journalism professor. Dayle Molen joined the FSU faculty in 1965 after a four-state newspaper career. The money, contributed by an anonymous donor, is expected to generate a yearly grant of $350 to a student of sophomore standing or higher who is a journalism major with an emphasis in news. The first scholarship is expected to be awarded for the 1990-91 academic year. Before joining the FSU faculty, Molen held reporting or editing positions at the Lewiston Tribune in Idaho, the Great Falls Tribune in Montana, the Pueblo Chieftain in Colorado and the Eugene Register. Guard in OregorL He has also been a copy editor and writer for The Fesno Bee. His teaching specialty is journalism law. He is advisor to the Insight, the student weekly newspaper at FSU. Professor Molen's wife will be remembered as the former Lorena Stanley, daughter of Ruth Stanley and sister of Dora Mercer. 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Perkins Road Stillwater, OK Mary Smith and Dora Mercer visited Mrs. Ruib S~anley, M~-~, Mercer's mother, in lwr home ~! ~', Early Autumns Re~Arement Ho~e in Stillwater last Tuesday. Citians Enjo3 Evenings Gray, Mary Smith, Ma~ Frances Schiffer and Dora Mercer have b~ enjoying getting together for e~, 0~-~ ingwalks and gab sessions and see-/ ing the summer fade into nice, codU. colorful autumn weather. ~ '~ Walls Visit In :: :in Charles and Ma:?, recently drove to Am~in. 'l'~.**~i~z: where they met their son t{~)b~r~, and his wife Penny at. the home o~ Mr. and Mrs. Bob Penick. Penny was in Austin to participate inN: wedding. ,'~, Robert and Penny are teachi~.~ ~ the Colegio Americano de Torrc,!~~: School in Torreon. Old Mexico. i t,~ ny teaches second grade and Roi~r~ teaches reading and spelling in tile' sixth grade. The private school is de'Agned 'i~ prepare students to attend colic ~:~.~ in the United States The sci'~,l:, day is from 8:30 am. to 2 p.m ~ @i; two 20-minute breaks. The s iu d~ ,! ~ spend half of the~" day s~. udyi i Spanish and half ot ti~ ~:~ ,~:~ Englisl~ :~ .~ They wor:hip at the Made~ Street Iglesia de Cristo {Church ~a~-; Christ) where they are m~d~i~;. many Mexican ('} ~ian friend~ Robert goes wiLh young me~ fr~mi~ the preacher training school each Sunday afternoon ~o differen~ villages where they condu~L, services. ,.:: One Saturday, tNT pm an adobe, roof on one of the church building,~,: using the bucket brigade rneth(x~ t~; get the adobe to tbe t,op =/, Robert, a Perkins natiw< graduated from Perkins-Tryoft, High School in 1984. Penny is~ native of Austin, Texas and thu~., met while attending Abilene Chr .:; tian University in Abilene, Te: ~:~ WAt.M4 ictureland" trait ' tudio ed clowns and Halloweeners doNOTICE Perkins Police Chief Bill Loi[i.~ their tricks ar~ treats down Main would like to inform everyone the~ i Street. r " It turned rather cool late that the 911 emergency numbe DOE$~ night to return hom~ We had to NOT work in Perkins. Those wl~~ stuff newspapers in the openings have emergencies should call th~ created by the skirmish frorn the following numbers. bullet holes. FIRE -- 547-2412 ~" ~ The car was never quite the same POLICE -- 547-2855 :,: But the county or some office AMBULANCE- 372-4171 ..... repaired the damage and stood for ~ ~ the bill_ .............. :) On the way home after the ~y' !, we relaxed while Mille and I sang ,~ '~Pretty Red Wing." This Hallo- .~{, ween would be remembered for L,'- years to come. .~m. 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