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December 5, 1996

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THE PER DAY, DECEMBER 5, 1996 Scott Sager Citians' grandson is Wyoming horseshoe champ In the Steve Sager home, in Rock Springs, Wyo., pitching horseshoes is a family affair. Both Steve and his wife Patty toss a pretty mean horseshoe, and their son Scott Sager, grand- son of Melvin and Gayle Sager, is very good, himself. Scott received an award re- cently when he became the youngest champion ever during the Wyoming State Junior Horseshoe Tournament held in CAsper, Wyo. from Aug. 31 to Sept. 1. The 10-year old won the tournament with a high game patch for a 59.5 percent game. Gayle Sager -Continued from page one about it) was when Elizabeth Wise and Gayle were leaving a Kaw Reservoir meeting on treat- ment plants in Oklahoma City. Everyone who knows Elizabeth knows her to be a lover of nature and plants of all kinds, especially the green kind. "There was a pretty green bush growing out- side the Capitol building and I wanted a start of it," Elizabeth remembers--so she stopped to pull off a "small branch"--and when she pulled that small branch, up came the whole bush! You can imagine their surprise-- and their haste in getting to the car and leaving he premises! Even though she spent so many years as treasurer at City Hall, life for Gayle consists of much more that working there. She and Melvin are parents of five children who all grew up and attended school in Perkins: Linda, Melvin Jr. (a.k.a. Son), Connie, Steve and Joe. They also have 11 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Linda and Bill Edmondson make their home in Noble where Connie and John Thomas Gayle, you will be missed, too. make their home in Coyle where he works for an oil company and Connie is er.ployed at Payne County Bank in Perkins• Their children are Ashley and Darrell. Steve and Patty live in Rock Springs, Wyo. where he works for an oil company. Their chil- dren are Scott and Anne. Joe and Nancy live in Weatherford where he works for an oil com- pany and she teaches 5th grade. Their children are Samantha and Jessica. Before the children started to school, Gayle was a "stay at home Mom" who not only took care of her own children but those of other people. She also For her many years of service to the town of Perkins as City Treasurer, the public is invited to City Hall Friday, December 6 when Gayle will be honored with a retirement party. During the time Gayle worked at City Hall, she worked with many different people and some of them wanted to tell her and the City of Perkins just what Gayle has meant to them and a few of the funny things that have happened• In addition to telling about reading water meters, Elizabeth fondly recalls the time one of the utility men came in with a gar- den snake• Of course, they de- helped Melvin in the cleaners _cided Gayle would be easily and began working for the pub- scared--so the snake was held lic when Steve started to kinder- garten. Remembering back to when she first came to work at City Hall, Gayle recalls the different people who filled the position of clerk. She remembers that Deloris Cruse was the clerk at that time, and Gayle was hired as her assistant• When Mrs. Cruse quit, Paula Knox was up in front of her. When she jumped, the snake came crash- ing down into the typewriter! And since they couldn't get it out, that snake helped get the water bills made out that day. "A sales- man finally came in and got the snake out," Elizabeth remem- bers. Here is what others said: • Penney Hance: I haven't he is a mechanic and she helps hired as clerk• take care of their real estate "During that time," Gayle said, property• Their children are Darrell and Corn. Their grand- son, Skyler, is the son of Cara and David: Son and Loretta live in Edmond where he works as a lineman for the City of Edmond and she also is employed by the city. They share three children: their daughter Ashley and his children, Cory and Dana. "Paula and I changed jobs and I was the clerk for awhile" but because she really preferred to be the treasurer and Paula liked being clerk, they changed back to their former jobs. EliZabeth Wise was elected as clerk next, followed by Ann Miller--and now Larry Moorman is City Clerk. She worked with Micalin Staten for a time, and now works worked with Oayle very long, but I think she's wonderful. She is a kind, descent human being and she teaches well. She is so much fun to be around• • Bobble Myers: I have been here for six years and if it hadn't been for Gayle I wouldn't have been here that long. She's been like a mom to me. I have learned a lot from her. There will be a lot of boo-hooing when she leaves! This town doesn't know bers on'e occasion that didn't guess I'm start out funny even though they ward her, but II laugh about it now. "One day the will be anyone wind was blowing about 60 miles shoes. :: an hour and when Gayle started * Larry in the door, the wind blew the joyed door away from her and sent her will miss her. rolling down the sidewalk! One Each of her sons was across the street ere and and came to help her into the aschool office. That really scared us at school at first but when it was all over, we versity this laughed about it with Gayle." tion of • Bill Lott &ecently retired as sented to Gayle. police chief): "I worked with which was Gayle for many years and she was always a pleasure to work by Candy with. She has always been very . says what cooperative and the city will miss her." • Mike Beard: I have worked with Gayle for 16 years and she has always been pleasant to work with. She is a fun, happy person. She gets along with ev- eryone down at the office. I hate to see her go and wish she could stay but I know she is looking forward to her retirement so she can travel with Melvin• She has always been willing to help out in any way and willing to go the extra mile--she's an all around good person•" * Lisa Baker: I haven't known Gayle as long as most of the other people who work here, but I have grown very attached to her. I love being able to make her laugh when her day isn't going very well. Working here without her will be difficult. I friends like to say " Sager since May 1, Gayle will Treasurer Perkins on and WhereaS, commends yea: City of be it resolved, Clerks Officials do hereby wish health and tare endeavorS. Board and dent this 1996." Good luck, God continue your family! 2 " j ! . with Bobbie Myers, Lisa Baker how much she has done for it. no Dlrrnclay celebrated andPenneynance. There,,have been a lot of fun P.O. BOX 84;~ $TIL )LtW_jA7T2E33R~7OK ........................ In the past nearly 30 years, times. Recalling one of those m ram-- m mmmmmmm t ne moRro oi ±~ovemDer was iuu oi olrcnaay cemoraung Ior Lula :.. a~ ..... 1. ......... .~ • fun times, Bobbie says it is diffi- Henderson---first, on that special day, Thursday, Nov. 7, 1996, when gone "When I first started cult to keep anything from == her daughter, Margaret Coate, took her to lunch, right on through work'ing at City Hall, CecilGayle, especially when they ° | the month to the party at Stillwater Nursing Home for all the reel- Erwin was the mayor, followed were planning a retirement I dents who had birthdays duringthe month• by Dave Chesmore, DeWayne party for her. Because they d ] 1 Then on Saturday, Nov. i0th, daughter and son-in-law, Ionaand Moser, Larry Moorman, Doug didnt want her to know every- Jlll ] Ill II wr P LenardHensleyofGarland, Texas went to their mother s new home Wise, Donne!lBoydstunandnow thing they had planned, they | l"[e to take her to Perkins where they had breakfast in the Coate home. RandyHall, Gaylesald. sent Gayle to the bank (they jam= | • " r l don t Know where me years thought) but someone heard a | Later that morning, son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Va a ....... ..... have gone, said Gayle. i nave noise in the back room--and "----- | ,Henders°n, . _°f...Wmluta', Kans.. came ........ for a ws]t and they all enjoyed enjoyea ........... vemg m me puonc and there was Gayle, trying her bestEll m | Call Brenda mncn at a Stfllwater restaurant, present was ,ma s grana- . meeting all the new people• I to hear what was going on! -- _ , | daughter, Elaine Coate • • ' look forward to retirement and Of her mentor, Bobble says. "I l"evens | The next weekend, Patricia (Coate) McKay from Oklahoma City • • • • spending more t]me with dont think Gayle ever lost her ...... ca mfl to take her grandmother, her mother and two sisters, Rita Melvin, but I will miss going to cool--and it would be easy some: Anornoy$ Ar LaW ., V Ogt~dChtl~GazaWay~tolunch. Allinall, itwasa Canderful "th offl e c 6 y" : ' d;; timestodothatint sbusiness. , ]35 S. Moin -Perkins 547-2479 or,,1 :l irthday month! ' ' "" The city finance director remem- *?= ....... ........... 22 : perkins Drug is our Hometown Santa: ( aHR on. , ,i;ii$ . W I T H A Ho, y.Scont Arodo ,nS:ook, i k.iI,.w. Root I C LLULAa I "=: ii: "= J U S T S AY Y 0 U' R E Ho, er ' G O N N A P A R T Y __. I L I K E I T' S $1 9.9 9. , Large Selection of Holiday Boxed Candy o E $7 minimum purchase. Delivery the week before Christimas. 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