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THE JOURNAL, Thursday, November 8, 2007. C3 With the Oklahoma Centennial date fast approaching, there are many celebrations scheduled all around the state. You can find many of those listed at www TravelOK.com. and at www.oklahomacentennial.com. Closer to home, several events are scheduled for this Veeekend. Perkins - Perkins-Tryon 4-H and FFA is holding its annual Pork Chop Dinner and Auction. The supper begins at 5 p.m. and the auction will start at 6:30 p. m. at the elementary school gym, 1008 E. Kirk in Perkins. This is a fund raising event and admission is $6 for adults and $4 for children under 12. Guthrie - Twice a year, Downtown Guthrie sponsors an Art Walk, noon to 9 p.m. Over a dozen artists will have their works on display inside Downtown Guthrie businesses. This is a fun event and you will probably be surprised at the variety and quality of the artwork on display, and. of course, for sale. There is usually a snack or munchie at each venue, too. There is lots to do in Downtown Guthrie with several restaurants in the area and The Pollard Theatre. Tulsa - Depression Glass Show and Sale, Saturday and Sunday at the Tulsa Convention Center, 7th & Houston Streets in Downtown Tulsa. There is a $3.50 admission fee which is good for both days. If you are a collector of dishes, you'll want to check out this show. You will find Heisey, Fostoria, Fenton, Fire- King, Fiesta, Franciscan and more. Saturday hours are 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tulsa - Holiday Tablescapes is the title of tlae Brown Bag lunch at the Tulsa Garden Center on Wednesday, Nov. 14. >From noon to 1 p.m. at the Tulsa Garden Center, 2435 S. Peoria, you can learn how to decorate your home for the season by using what nature has given us. You will learn how to take herbs and greenery and turn them into beautiful centerpieces for your holiday table, buffet or sideboard. There will be a few tastings, too. Call to reserve your spot, (918)746-5125. Enjoy! By Shelley Ricl er Looking For Online Anytime In The Classifieds TheJournaiOK,com lines online I According to recent research by the National Association of REALTORS 83% of home buyers say photos and detailed property descriptions are the most useful features when searching for homes online. Debbie Clinesmith of Frontier Realty is taking advantage of this trend for her clients with her recent commitment to enhance all property she markets with multiple photos and custom- ized property descriptions on the #1 real estate site REALTOR.com . With changing real estate market conditions, Debbie Cline- smith is giving consumers what they wantmost online and providing another reason why home sellers and buyers must insist on using her for the powerful marketing she provides. Listings onREALTOR.com with six photos are viewed 299% more often, on aver- age, and rise to the top when searched by number of photos. And because Debbie Clinesmith enhances all of her clients' properties on REALTOR.com with multiple photos and detailed property descriptions, these properties also receive this high-impact placement on other popular Web portals such as AOL and MSN , ngs helping reach the largest audience of home buyers for her clients. Debbie Clinesmith under- stands that it is vitalto reach the over 6.6 million consum- ers each month who, on aver- age, spend 82% of the time they search for a home online on REALTOR.com . With 77% of all home buyers using the Internet at some point in their search for homes, Debbie Clinesmith is work- ing to make sure her clients homes are promoted where more consumers are search- ing online. Visit Debbie Clinesmith at www.debbieclinesmith.com or call 405-742-8062 or email clinesmith@debbiecli nesmith.com to see what she is doing to help homeowners in your community sell their homes for more. Recycle. Share your Journal with a friend. It was all relatively new to me this house, spending time with the Lord. About a year ago, He generously provided me with a home, a spacious, one- bedroom cottage adjoining the redwood parks. It was a humble home, built as a summer cabin in 1939. The previous owner had moved to a care home six years earlier. Needless tO say, the home and garden were in need of some tender attention: God knows home-based projects keep me from boredom and the trouble that follows when I stray far from home. This evening was a typical fall evening. Daylight diminished into early darkness leaving no time for gardening after work. I came home from the nursery, fixed a simple supper and crawled into bed early with a good book. When I turned out the light it was completely dark. There I rested in comfort- able stillness. Sometime in the night, I awak- ened to a light. I am sensitive to light while I sleep for that is my signal that it is time to get up. This light wasn t coming from the window. I gazed at the double closet. A pale light appeared around the edges of the sliding doors. For some time, Ilay there waking fully and wondering what could be causing the light. When I finally gotup to investigate, I was convinced the light came from an angel God had a mes- sage for me! I slid the closet door to the left. There was no light. I didn t think much about it; though I was slightly disappointed not to find I went to the bathroom and back to bed. AS soon as I was comfortable, I glanced over and there was a dim light emitting from behind the closet doors. I got up, opened the closet no light. By this time, I was fully per- plexed and fully awake. I stood before the closet close, a light goes on; open, the light goes off. I thought, this closet doesn t even have a light! I went over and flipped the switch for the ceiling fixture. I could not sleep with the mysterious light and began to realize I was really disappointed not to warrant a special message from God. I discovered a wire trip in the upper track of the closet and tripping it with my finger found it to be the switch to a fluorescent tube that lit the closet. I never noticed the bulb above and behind the clothes and was certain it had never lighted since I d lived there. Now it not only lit, it lit backwards. The light should go on when the door opened and off when it closed. Fearing an electrical short and potential fire, I removed the light bulb and went back to bed. All the next day I told friends of my excitement as I went to open the closet and find an angel and my disappointment to find only a mysterious trip switch. The Lord looked down in amusement and said, You re goofy! LeeAnn Barton is a writer and armchair philosopher residing in StiUwater. Growing up an Army brat, residing and trav- eling to numerous states and embracing life wholeheartedly creates her unique perspec- tive. ,~. '~.-~ hold awards Lincoln & Miller Welders * Victor Torch Kits Jack Stands * Cylinder Carts * Lead Reels Welding Caps & Jackets * Custom Built Toolboxes Auto Welding Hoods Authorized Miller & Lincoln Dealer We can weld, cut, bend, break, shear, saw, hole punch, and roll to customer specifications Culverts * Angle, Channel, Flat Iron * Aluminum & Stainless Steel * Pipe & Fittings * Floor Plate Square & Rectangle Tube * Hot & Cold Roll Round & Square Stock * Rebar * Cee-Pudin * Beams 5320 E.6th Ave * Stillwater. OK 74074 ceremony Seventy essays have been sub- mitted by area youth in Strode Funeral Home's Veteran's Day Essay Contest. The theme of the contest was "Notable Oklahoma Soldie.rs 1907-2007." The fol- lowing students were selected as having the Top Ten Essays: Adam Bruns, Brandie Clemons, Joseph DeWitt, Chace Green, Alex Hansen, Jaime Jestes, Katie Kershaw, Jamie Nelson, Charles Short, and Meredith Treat. Everyone is invited to attend a patriotic program and contest awards ceremony that will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 8, 2007 at Strode Funeral Home Chapel. Certifi- cates will be awarded to the top ten essays and a $500 scholarship, courtesy of Strode Funeral Home and the Payne County Veteran's Memorial. will be awarded to the first place essay. Second and third place essays will win gift certificates and all entrants will receive a certificate of par- ticipation. The winning essayist will receive the honor of presenting their essay at the Payne County Veteran's Memorial Veteran's Day Program to be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, November 12, 2007 at Boomer Lake. The winning essay will also be published in the Stillwater News Press. "We are pleased to host this event and honor the veterans in our community," said Christy Taylor, funeral director and office manager at Strode Funeral Home. "We would like to encourage all veterans and their families to attend this special event." The awards ceremony will be open to the public and light refreshments will be served. In addition, each attendee will receive a free American Flag lapel pin courtesy of Strode Funeral Home. Please call (405) 372-5550 for more information.