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e Page THE PERKINS JOURNAL, Thursday, November 13, 2003-B Pete So..? es from the past... tthe Perkins community provided by David Sasser, Perkins Historical Society and Perkins Historical Museum. <i !i: Ladies Band, circa 1905 at the Perkins Depot. From left: Edith Williams, Maude Vail, Blanche Wagner, Grace Sillix, Leona Wagner, Dr. Furrow, Dir.; Grace Mathias, Vera Nina Stansbury, Rose Williams, Elsie Williams. evening almost people including high town and also teach- lunch and went to Grove. To say the had a most enjoyable Note; Fulwider Cimarron South i 4 = Streets are today.) beat the Perkins boys night. On account of slippery floor at the ; school, our boys were play their usual sci- Also, the Stillwater an exceedingly and male style community building, sponsored by the Former SmdentsAssoei and -Aa letic Club.A be held afterwards and a drawing held for a Thanksgiving turkey. City fathers in conjunction with the Lions, will install a stoplight at the comer of Main and Thomas Ave. Warning lights will also be installed at the north and south ends of town. 45 Years Ago. Nov. 13.1958 Cakes, pies and what have you will be auctioned off Saturday afternoon at the Saturday drawing. An effort will be made to pay off the $50 balance remaining on the purchase of a loud speaker system for the Saturday drawing event. Approximately 15 ladies volun- teered to bake a cake and pie and make them available to the Journal editor to auction off right after the drawing. Lee Kirk and Ralph Gray will cry the auction. Any items such as eggs, cream, butter, etc., will be welcome. 40 Years Ago, Nov. 14.1963 Gene Busch, 18, Perkins, has been granted a junior membership in the American Angus Associa- tion at St. Joseph, MO, announces Frank Richards, secretary. On Friday evening, Nov. 1, relatives and friends gathered in the Tryon Christian Union Church for the seven o'clock wedding of Miss Patficia Sadler and Gerry Dean Johnson. 30 Years Ago, Nov. 15. 1973 : 'Tlqe JffffiiIrgoafld SeiliOs of Perkins,n high schoolmate presenting this Thursday and Sat- urday nights the Rogers and Ham- merstein musical "Oklahoma." The play, which is rated "E" for entertaining, is recommended for all. Music direction is under Perkins-Tryon Band Director Kent Taylor with choreography by Nadine Wisler. 20 Years Ago_, Nov. 17.1983. Melvena Thurman of the Okla- homa Historical Society, State Historic Preservation Office, was in Perkins Tuesday noon to attend a meeting at the Lions Building of pmpeay owners to explain the project to place the downtown business district of Perkins on the National Register of Historic Places. AUCTION Three (3) Bedroom Brick Home Sale Site: 506 Carol Court, Perkins, OK From the First Baptist Church on Knipe go 1 block south then 1 block east (Watch for Auction signs) Saturday, November 22, 2003 Beginning promptly at 10 a.m. (Regardless of weather) bescription: Wells- Addition Lot 7, of Perkins, Payne Oklahoma nice home consists of three bedrooms, kitchen (with range & dishwasher), area, large living room, 11/2 baths, utility area, an attached 1-car garage, Patio, and a partially enclosed back yard. Home has central heat and air Home is total electric. To be granted at time of closing. on Real Estate: A down payment in the amount of 10% of the purchase required date of sale to be deposited in Luster Realty and Auction Co. at the Payne County Bank with balance due on completion of Joe & Vicki Rylant, Owners er Y & AUCTION COMPANY i- $80/336-2360 NEE LUSTER & ASSOCIATES -helaware St - P.O. Box .01 Perry, OK 73077 Auctioneer's Note: An attractive three bedroom home conveniently located in a nice area. We invite your inspection. For a courteous showing call Luster Realty and Auction Co. at Office (580)336-2360, Resident (580)336-9458 after 8 p.m. All statements made day of sale supercedes all prior advertising. Perkins Main Street, circa 1908. by Frank Eaton All the buildings in Perkins were either frame or logs until Arthur Miles and his brother, Sumner, hired Tim Cashman, a stone mason, to put up the two buildings known as the Miles Buildings. One of them was until recently occupied by Spill- ers Market. George Utter's Saloon was right south of it and he hired Bell Williams and Dillion to move his saloon so he could put in a new building. He had no other location so he moved it out into the street facing south, put some blocks under the corners, and opened for business, while the workmen were building his new home. After the drys got in, this building was used for many years as a drug store by Dr. Holbrook. Of course, the saloon, being on public domain, was extensively patronized. There was room on each side to drive a team and that was all that was necessary. Jessie Stanton, the postmaster, had a row with Bill Knipe and Bill had him canned and moved the post office up on North Cherry street. Charley Kenworthy was appointed as postmaster. We were all celebrating his appoint- ment, and of course, Charley had to drink with all the boys. He saw what was going to happen and slipped out and started for home. The streets were not as well marked then as they are now and Charley got lost and could not find his house. He was standing leaning against a tree when he saw a lady coming. She was his closest neighbor, but he didn't recognize her. Lifting his hat as she came up, he said, "Pardon me lady, but can you tell me where the postmaster lives?" "Why Charley," she said, "You are our new postmaster." "I know that," said Charley, "But where the *!&?-&* do I live?" She showed him. Originally published March 26, 1953. As columnist for The Perkins Journal - Perkins, Oklahoma - Eaton began contributing under the headings "Truthful Pete Says" and "Pistol Pete Says" at age ninety-one, and continuing nearly five years....that was quite a feat. Remember y Charles Wall by'Off,ties wlr ' ? ........ ! iq  " rt' "  ' iV,ri:*" ' t" In i97'0, lgd J0linson rented the house on the Fiala place at Goodnight from my parents. Although he was 81 years of age, he was in good health and physically strong. Ed was not afraid of manual labor. He cleared the trees and brush out of an eighth of a mile of fence row along an abandoned county road. He heated the house with a wood burning stove, but cooked on propane. The next spring he asked my dad if he could rent 3 1/2 acres close to the house to plant cotton. He had a small John Deere tractor. He bor- rowed our moldboard plow and corn planter and planted the cotton. Then he cultivated it, and hoed it by hand. He  iW 'i --"  i i   . "  ,  may nave naa a remnve to help some, but he did most of the work himself. When the cotton was ready to pick that fall, he picked it by hand. I told my three sons to observe how he raised that crop, because he did it the old way. They wouldn't have opportunity to see it done that way again. Ed built a trailer to put the cotton in and parked it in the shed. When he finished picking cotton, he and I hooked the trailer to my pickup, and we hauled it to the gin at Guth- rie. We traveled on Highway 105. The load made three bales of cotton. He raised cotton in that field for three years. My son Victor was in kin- dergarten one of those years. Victor went with us to the gin. We took some photos, and Victor made a report to his class at school. Charlotte Parrack was his teacher. .... Ed's cotton production was Zfflifaif6hl: tO ifYOt" Vtiri and I. Ed was related to Dewey Dodrill of Vinco. Ed would go to Dewey's house to get his haircuts. Ed was a member of the Perkins Seventh-Day Adven- tist Church. His eye sight was failing so sometimes he had me to read his Sabbath School Bible lesson to him. The Bible verse explanations in the lesson book were well written, and I learned some- thing from it. After three years Ed moved to be with some relatives on the east coast. It was good to have known him. He was a hard worker, and put his Christian faith into prac- tice. NEW HEALTHCARE SERVICE )W AVAILABLE IN YOUR AREA Courtney Elliot BSN, RN, MSN, Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner Courtney Elliot, Family Nurse Practitioner, recently began working in collaboration with Dr. Randy Grellner at Cushing Medical Specialists and with Dr. Sandra Dimmitt at the Oilton Clinic. Courtney is originally from the Shawnee area and graduated high school at Tecumseh. Courtney received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center and obtained her Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner, from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. She moved back to the Cushing area with her husband in September. Courtney will be alternating days between the two clinics working as a Nurse Practitioner. A Nurse Practitioner is a registered nurse who has advanced educational and clinical experience which enables him/her to diagnose and treat the vast majority of chronic and acute illnesses: A nurse practitioner is able to order and interpret diagnostic procedures and write prescriptions. Nurse practitioners work in collaboration with physicians with a goal of health promotion and disease prevention. OILTON CLINIC 509 S. A Ave. Oilton, OK 74052 For appointments call: 918-862-4671 CUSHING MEDICAL SPECIALISTS 1025 E. Second Cushing, OK 74023 For appointments call: 918-225-3627 f it ( , 3