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.. News and Views of the Cimarron Valley THOUGHT OF THE WEEK p To be absolutely certain about something, one must know everything or nothing about it. --Olin Miller NO. 9 Perkins, Payne County. Oklahoma - USPS 428040 THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1985 Line More B3 Bob Evans the weekends are be cold and dark this At least that is the way been the past few But that's okay. We the weather anyway we it, because we really any choice. xxx of the Perkins Main business houses will be Sunday during Decem- will be a good oppor- for you to do your shopping during convenient hours on There is an adver- in this issue of The reminding you which be opened. XXX is Thanksgiving week, time, I feel, to say we are for all you read The Journal. really drove this home survey we had two hundred peo- called in the Perkins and surveyed on reading habits. or four, and they south in the Tryon- area, either bought a week, or subscribed Journal. percentages are be- at the present said they spent minutes to one hour issue of The Jour- approximate- they sat down their copy more than many as three or during the following the figures are compil- that nearly three like 2.6 per- at the household) copy of the Journal. 40 percent of the pass their copies on readers outside of the Those surveyed were to criticize Most said they from "cover to cover" not recommend any other questions to compil- broken down into .ages, such as the buying habits, and buy such necessities food, hardware, how often they eat out etc., plus figures on status, employ- expendable in- I think when this is tallied, well have a of the overall Jour- who admits looking to receiving his newspaper each reads the 14 to 16 very thoroughly, in fact, from cover and if it isn't passed on or relative, is house until the next out. we could not ask We realize we can't of the people time, but this indicates most people with their Journal like they are getting pay for. This makes and our goals very and we want to ex- thanks to all you possible. our job without XXX Norma Magee last week that mail to Tulsa on Sunday not Monday. As we it, the truck driver it up at Perkins on evening or Sunday but it does leave the Post office for Tulsa evening and goes into stream of the delivery night. we have six day The latest city sales tax report, indicative of September business activity, shows Perkins with nearly a $4000 in- crease over the same month a year ago. The latest report is the third consecutive month of increases after a two month slide. Fo the eleven months of the reporting February, May and June. The greatest increase for the year was in January when collections increased $7000 over the same month the previous year. Losses were $1800 in February, $3,900 in May, and $1200 in June. Statewide, city sales tax col- lections were down 0.17 per- year, Perkins city sales tax has cent. Taxes collected totaled totaled $198,794, as compared $39,312,124 this year as com- te $187,712 for the same eleven pared to $39,400,000 last year. months last year. This is an in- Area towns and their collec. crease of over $11,000 for the tions {Last year's in year. If the December report is parenthesis): normal or above, Perkins will Agra $806 {$1306) close out the reporting year Carney $3969 ($4155) with approximately $220,000 in Chandler $75,397 {$63,418) sales tax collections for the Coyle $2189 {$2476) Crescent $15,629 {$14,647) year, an increase of an estimated $13,000 over last Cushing $178,129 {$162,812) Davenport $8859 {$8936) year. Drumright $46,933 {$44,993) Perkins' economy has remain- Glencoe $3316 {$3144) ed firm for the year except when Guthrie $182,324 {$164,020) it softened slightly during the Lan~ton $1438 {$1569) business activity months of LutHer $10,842 {$8564) The Community Christmas program has been set for Thurs- day evening, Dec. 5 at 6:30 p.r This year's theme is ' hrist- mas Joy." The program will be held on the lot between the Ci- ty Hall and Ken Smith's Furni- ture. Chalrpe/s0n and coot tinator of the program is Jeanne Hall and she has released the follow- ing participants in this year's program: Master of Ceremonies for the evening will be Bob Duke. The Christian Church is in charge of the live nativity scene and Ran Runyon, pastor of the church, will be bringing the Christmas story. Music will be done by Cimarron Singers, the Perkins-Tryon Jazz Band and The Messengers assisted by the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. Setting the scene for the pro- gram will be: FFA, in charge of getting and placing the tree; FHA, decorating the tree; Brownies and Rocking Horse Day Care Center, making tree ornaments; Lions Club, putting up the town's decorations; Elementary classes, posters for store windows; Marine and Junior Bostian, owners of Ken Smith's Furniture, use of lot; Olivet E. H. Club, Cimarron Valley E. H. Club, Eln Grove E. H. Club, M. I'. Club, Town and Country Stitchery Club, providing the candy; Mayor Dowe Wise, turning on the tree lights. An invitation was sent to the North Pole and Santa Claus will arrive in Perkins following the program and he will visit with and have treats for all the children: Sponsor of the program is the Chamber of Commerce. Their nativity scene is being set up at the bank corner. A stable is be- ing constructed by Harland Wells and three wise men have been added to the scene this year. Each year some of the prc ceeds from various events spon- A hearing was held in Stillwater Monday evening in the courthouse, at which time a representative of the Bureau of Land Management announced that some 426 acres of land along the Cimarron river will be given away. The land is located in 10 coun- ties along the Cimarron, and in- chdes two small parcels in the Perkins area. The first parcel is a .13 acre plot on the river Northeast of Ripley. The other is a 2.76 acre parcel at Walnut Creek south of Wild Horse Creek, which is ap- A PROCLAMATION Although the time and date of the first American thanksgiving observance may be uncertain, there is no question but that this treasured custom derives from our Judeo-Christian heritage. "Unto Thee, O God. do we give thanks," the Psalmist sang. praising God not only for the "'wondrous works" of His creation, but for loving guidance and deliverance from dangers. A band of settlers arriving in Maine in 1607 held a ser- vice of thanks for their safe journey, and twelve years later settlers in Virginia set aside a day of thanksgiving for their survival. In 1621 Governor William Bradford created the most famous of all such observances at Plym- outh Colony when a bounteous harvest prompted him to proclaim a special day "to render thanksgiving to the Al- mighty God for all His blessings." The Spaniards in II I Morrison $3722 ($4880) Mulhall $1351 ($1270) Oilton $14,274 {$14,084) Pawnee $38,548 {$34,876) Perry $94,224 ($123,790) Ripley $1681 ($1801) Stillwater $662,135 ($655,401) Tryon $1753 ($2338) Wellston $12,306 ($6322) Yale $12,461 ($12,610) In addition to the 446 cities and towns collecting city sales tax, the Oklahoma Tax Con - mission also serves as agents for 13 counties who are now col- lecting a sales tax. A total of $708,803 was collected for these 13 counties, which include Alfalfa, Atoka, Cherokee, Choc- taw, Cotton, Craig, Greer, Har- mon, Haskell, Muskogee, Nowata, Okmulgee and Pusmataha. Collections of city sales tax during the present fiscal year of July through November, are lagging the same time period in 1984 by 2.14 percent. sored by the Chamber of Com- merce during the year are being spent on additional pieces of the nativity scene. Preceding the program will be the annual Chamber of Commerce Chili and Bean Supper to be held at the Lions Den. Serving will be from 5 pin until 7 p.n Tickets are available from Chamber members or can be purchased at the door. The Chamber encourages the community to bring your fami- ly and enjoy supper and then walk the short distance to the Christmas program. II l II GLENN EYLER Eureka School Reunion RECEIVES AWARD To Be Nov. 30 MORRIS - Glenn Eyler was awarded a telephone by General Eureka School Reunion will Telephone Company in recogni- be held November 30, 1985 at tion of his volunteer work in the the Payne County Fairgrounds. senior citizen nutrition program Banquet will be at 6:30 p.m. here. Selection was based on the All former students, teachers number of hours volunteered, and spouses are most welcome. the uniqueness, age and the For more information, Phone range of the vokmteers' work 1-405-372-7107. performec Eyler is a former Perkins resident, editor of The Additional, Names Perkins Journal from 1936 to Added To Honor Roll 1951, served on the Perkins Additional names added to school board, and his children the Perkins Middle School graduated from Perkins high Honor Roll are: Supt. Honor school Roll th Grade, Michelle Harris: Principal's Honor Roll-7th Grade, Richle Blubangh, Tah Moorman; 8th Grade-Becky Burto CENSUS WORKERS IN THIS AREA The Census Bureau has begun collecting data here on changes in buying habits, and households are asked to par- ticipate in either the Consumer Expenditure Quarterly Inter- view or the Diary Survey. The survey is used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics to.update its ' narket basket" of goods and services used in the Consumer Price Index. This index measures changes in the pur- chasing power of the dollar over a month, a year, or several years. Information supplied by individuals is kept confidential -o- PECAN SHOW WILL BE DECEMBER 11 STILLWATER - The annual Payne County Pecan Show will get held December 11, 1985, at the Payne County Courthouse. The show is open to any Payne County resident who may ex- hibit as many exhibits as desired as long as there is only one exhibit per named variety. The show is also open to pecan food exhibits. The event is spon- sored by the Payne County Free Fair Association. -O" by law. Only statistical totals CHRISTMAS PARADE IN are published. GLENCOE, DEC. 7 -o- The Glencoe Business -Con Cion- Women's group is sponsoring a The last paragraph in ~ Mike Mo~ Christmas Parade to be held ris's column in last week's Journal Saturday, Dec. 7 beginning at should have read: 1:30 p.m ................ Funding of th~ Export-Impm't Bank Santa Claus will be present should be terminated. T~iffe should be placed on all agriculture imports with and have candy for the children. revenues going to subsidize Amm-ican -O- farmers who export. Tariffs will at lust NEW RESIDENTS eliminate Unfalr competition of foreign Those who have made a products on the U. S. markets. We must Quit subsidizing foreign students' deposit for water service at the education and housing, city building during the past An entire sentence was inadvertent- week are: Janice Bryan, 112 ly left out which completely changed the Cross Street, and Sandy statement being made. Mobley, 401 East St., Apt. A. "O* q ,q parently west of Perkins. The BLM told The Journal that they are giving away these parcels because they are a nu- siance to manage, and don't fit into any of their programs. The land was listed in govern- ment possession following the 1870 survey and became public lands. Some of it has been used by adjoining landowners, and they will probably end up with it. It was pointed out that the BLM is not ready to dispose of the land at this time, and the meetings, one at Stillwater Monday and the other at Wood- ward on Tuesday, were held to Anyone wanting more infer- see if there were any problems mation on these public lands that might be developing in the along the Cimarron, and their process of signing the public disposal, may contact the lands over to property owners, United States Department of or anyone else who might like to Interior Bureau of Land make a claim on them. Management, 200 NW 5th An aerial survey has been Street, Oklahoma City, or made recently and is compared phone 405-231-5491. to the 1870 survey. The county -o- assessors are also available of PARK GETS GRANT the land, because no taxes have PAWHUSKA - A $302,000 been paid on them through the grant for an access road, fenc- years since the state was ing, and lighting of the 80 acre settled. Osage Nation Industrial Park The public will nmintaln the at Hominy, has been mineral rights, announced. By the President of the United States of America California and the Dutch in New Amsterdam also held services to give public thanks to God. In 1777, during our War of Independence, the Conti- nental Congress set aside a day for thanksgiving and praise for our victory at the battle of Saratoga. It was the first time all the colonies took part in such an event on the same day. The following year, upon news that France was coming to our aid, George Washington at Valley Forge prescribed a special day of thanksgiving. Later, as our first President, he responded to a Congressional peti- tion by declaring Thursday. November 26, 1789, the first Thanksgiving Day of the United States of America. Although there were many state mid na- tional thanksgiving days proclaimed in the en- suing years, it was the tireless crusade of one woman, Sarah Josepha Hale, that finally led to the establishment of this beautiful feast as an annual nationwide observance. Her editorials so touched the heart of Abraham Lincoln that in 1863 -- even in the midst of the Civil War - he en- joined his countrymen to be mindful of their many bless- ings. cautioning them not to forget "the source from which they come," that they are "the gracious gifts of the Most High God..." Who ought to be thanked "with one heart and one voice by the whole American People." It is in that spirit that I now invite all Americans to take part again in this beautiful tradition with its roots deep in our history and deeper still in our hearts. We manifest our gratitude to God for the many blessings he has showered upon our land and upon its people. in this season of Thanksgiving we are grateful for our abundant harvests and the productivity of our indus- tries; for the discoveries of our laboratories: for the re. searches of our scientists and scholars; for the achieve ments of our artists, musicians, writers, clerk, teachers. physicians, businessmen, engineers, public servants, : armers, mechanics, artisans, and workers of every sort whose honest toil of mind and body in a free land wards them and their families and enriches our entire Nation. Let us thank fled Jar our families, frien0s, am1 ne sh- bars, and for the joy of this very festival we celebrate in His name. Let every house of wor- ship in the land and every home and every heart be filled with the spirit of gratitude and praise and love on this Thanksgiving Day. Now, Therefore, I, Ronald Reagan Presi- dent of the United States of America, in the spirit and tradition of the Pilgrims, the Conti- nental Congress, and past Presidents, do hereby proclaim Thursday, November 28, 1985, as a day of national Thavksgiving. I call upon every citizen of this great Nation to gather together in homes and places of worship and offer prayers of praise and gratitude for the many blessings Almighty God has bestowed upon our beloved country. In Wite m Whereof, I have he.ante set my hand this fifteenth day of November, in the year of our Lord nine teen hundred and eighty-five, and Of the Indepen of the United States of America the two hundred and tenth. I I I Ill I II I I ii:i Poqlo