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F n By Esther Ham The Christmas decorations are up at your center and re- ally look pretty. On Tuesday, November 29th, Goldie Bean, John Listerman, Jimmie and Esther Ham, Opal ale.n, and Jewel Mahar decorated while Elsie Grant and Gerry Allen fried chicken, made home made biscuits, and gravy. The decorators had brought vegetables, salad and dessert, so when the decorations were all in place we all had a very good dinner together and then played rummikub. Don't know where Cliff Olson was while the work was going on, but he did get there in time to eat. It was a fun time, so if you go by the center and find some cares there, stop in. You never know just what might be going on! On Saturday night December 3rd, Edith Cretsinger made stew, hot rolls, cinnamon rolls and took it to the center for all to enjoy. This writer was out of town but Jimmie sure did enjoy the rolls. Those coming to play cards and other games were Alpha Bower, Claude and Mildred Cash, Goldie Bean, Jewell Mahar, Edit Cretsinger, Guy and Cleta Riv- ers, alga Tomlinson, Elsie Grant and Jimmie Ham. The weather caused some of our regular musicians to stay home on Monday, December 5th, but Allen Cain, Ival Hesser, Vic Metzger, Carroll McGinnis, Jim Music, Ethel Bowes, Larry Darnell, Jimmie Dodson Evelyn Havel, Jimmle ~am and Alvy Stevens entertained the crowd an~ Jerry Cox, Phyllis Cook and Etta Worthy provided lots of cake, cook- ies, sandwiches, tea and coffee for a large crowd. The mu- sicians led the group in several Christmas songs which we all enjoyed. No scheduled activities this week, but the center is open every day from 1 to 4 so stop by, we would love to have you. We want to thank Bill and Etta Worthy and Elsie Grant for their generous donation to the center, we appreciate it! The center was saddened this week when we learned that our president, John Listerman had a massive stroke. Our prayers are with him and his family at this time. by Dora Mercer Saturday morning, November 26, found 24 Senior Citi- zens boarding a chartered bus for historic Fredricksburg, Texas. It was a very early hour and the gentle rain that fell didn't damper the travelers excitement at all. They ate a German meal at the Old Munich House in Fredrickburg at the supper hour. The food I chose was sauer-braten, red cabbage and potato dumplings. We motored on some 24 miles to Kerrville, where we made our home for two nights at the Best Western-Sunday House. They told of back in the 1800's, German Pioneers settling in the Texas Hill coun- try labored on their farms during the week and congre- gated in communities on Saturday to replenish supplies and to attend church the next day. Because of slow travel and great distances, families built homes in and around the towns for these visits - thus, the name "Sunday House". Today the Sunday Houses continues the tradition of warm hospitality, good food and second-home comfort. After a hearty breakfast at our Sunday House abode we traveled to a Country Peddlers show with stops at antique shQvs and arts and crafts gatherings. While at the huge peddlers market I was intrigued to find a young woman from West Virginia that grew up playing dulcimers. Since her trade was the selling of dulcimers and tapes she invited me to try the dulcimer. It was fun and I believe that she could have had me playing the instrument if we would have had the time. I made her happy by investing in three dulcimer tapes. 'After lunch we traveled to the Herb farm. This was a shop for natural herbs with a tea room adjoining. The drinks and desserts included fruits and herbs and were delightful. We walked among the nicely arranged growing herbs and flowers, we enjoyed the candle and aromatic oils shop. They truly contained aroma therapeutic properties. The gardens were truly devoted to fragrance and butter- flies. The group that shopped at the quaint little gift shops missed the informative tour of the Pioneer museum. The museum was composed of an 1849 house of eight furnished rooms and wine cellar, served as a home and store through the 1920s. A barn containing farm implements and har- nesses and a school house with desks, slates, coat racks, lunch bucket holders etc. were also Close by. The school house had also served as a Sunday House long ago. The last day of our trip found us at the Lyndon B. Johnson State Historical Park near Johnson City, Texas. After view- ing a film of L.B. J's growing up years we boarded a train ~r a trip around the 700 acre farm. Herfords, buffalo, turkey, deer and other wildlife was viewed as we enjoyed fhe guided tour along the Pedernales River. -,~ ..o r i i "l .................. Fast Quality Service 402 South Main Stillwater,'OK 74074 405-372-0644 Library News Helen Mailer, Ubr ian This will be our final news- letter before Christmas. Sandy and I would like to wish everyone a very happy and blessed Christmas. Our story time hour for preschoolers each Thursday morning is especially joyful at this time. Their glowing faces all lit up with eyes full of excitement and expecta- tion. While reading to them about Santa Claus, the rein- deer and the little baby Jesus, you can see the won- der and excitement in their eyes and they listen with rapt attention. Sandy and I re- ceive as much pleasure at this time as do the children. We have "Don't Lay That Trash on Oklahoma" car lit- ter bags, these are supplied by the Oklahoma Depart- ment of transportation and are free. Come by and pick up yours. Due to losses of many self- help books in the past, the library board has adopted a policy that these books re- quire a deposit oI l alf the value of the book. The de- posit to be returned to the patron upon return of the book. These books will be checked out for two weeks only. Effective January 1st, 1995, all books, video tapes and audio cassettes will be checked out for two weeks only but may be rechecked if brought into the library. Circulation for November: Adult books-385, Juvenile books-223, Audio cassettes- 35, video tapes-5. We have 17 new patrons and have a total of 65 children for the story time, average for each week, 17. New Books At The Library Children's Titles: Walt Disney's The Lion King Clifford's Christmas by Norman Bridwell Christmas tree Memories by Aliki Henry's Christmas Star by Jeffrey Dinardo Winnie the Pooh's Christmas by Bruce Talkington Who Is Coming To Our House by Joseph Slate Mrs. Santa Claus by Penny Ives The Night Before Christmas by Clement Moore The Night After Christmas by James Stevenson Wall household busy with many visitors The home of Ephraim and Florence Wall continues to be a busy place as visitors come and go. Florence's daughter- in-law, Alice Nelson was a Wednesday overnight visitor last week as she was return- ing to San Diego after a visit with her parents, Leo and Pauline Faudree in McAlester. Florence's daughter, Judith Carbajal and her grand- daughter Ashli, of Tucson, Arizona arrived Saturday evening to spend a week and to touch base with her Perkins roots. Judith grew up here and was a 1962 graduate of Perkins High School. Gary and Ronda Fleming of Oklahoma City (Judith's college roommate) met Judith and Ashli at the air- port and brought them to Perkins. Sunday the Nelson rela- tives met in Florence and Ephraim's home for their annual dinner and gathering. by Pat Skaggs Carney Preacher Leaving Pastor Tracy Barnett and his wife Wanda, of Assembly of God Church, has resigned the Sunday Dec. 4th was their last Sunday with the ( A fellowship dinner held in their honor, morning worship service. We wish you well Pastor and Sister Barnett, future and with your new baby, who is to arrive January. Bazar - Bake Sale a Success The Carney Christian Church ladies had a Bazar and Bake Sale, Saturday Dec. 3rd. The lots of nice goodies. They are working towards new church in 1995. * Christmas is almost here, so everyone hang mas stocking and try to be good. Maybe you will stocking filled with what you have wished for Have a good day. Remembered Present were Kenneth Several area Carney people needs our prayers Nelson, Mary Nelson, Stella " membrances this week. Among those are Arvilla i and Bill Hughes, Marilyn Pearl Best, Helen Bell, Max Myers, who is in and Mindy Wolfe, Linda and Emily Adcock, Trica McLain, Shane, Raechel and Caty, Judith and Ashli Carbajal, and Robert Brannon. It was a beautiful sunny day for the occasion. Hospital following surgery, Gerri Skaggs, the Bill Elliott, who passed away last week, the Taylor, on the loss of their daughter, Ronda's also Essie Terry, Dorothy Anderson, Faye Hagar. God bless all of you with better health. Birthdays and Anniversaries Happy birthday to: Donna Cameron, Melissa Florence's nephew, Michael Greg Helfenbein, Christopher Cordove, Charlie Shoup of Guthrie was a late Mark Porter, Ashley Sweeden, Dewey Perry, afternoon caller. He has re- Gilliam, Dwayne Gilliam, Eric Ramsey, bill cently been transferred by his Dorman, Karen O'Donnell, Terry Townsend, company from Little Rock to the Oklahoma-Texas area. School board hears some good news The Perkins-Tryon Board of Education heard some good news and some bad news from Supt. Jim Hyder dur- ing their regular monthly meeting held Monday night. Hyder told the board that the school had been broken into last month and two VCRs and a television were stolen. According to the Su- perintendent there was no forced entry, which he said "indicates we need 'to have the locks changed." The good news was that the Average Daily Membership (enrolment) was up to 1,127.3 students, which is 14 more than this time last year. Ac- tual enrolment as of Dec. 1 was 1,149 students, compared to 1,108 at this time last year. The school also has an in- crease in the special educa- tion classes which will effect the state formula for fund- ing next year. In other business, the boar& *Approved publication of the FY96 Preliminary Estimate of Needs (see this weekts Journal) *Approved the employment of Jimmy Stewart as higk school and elementary evening custodian; and Dor- othy Fagan as Perkins El- ementary teacher assistant. *Approved the purchase of two video cameras and eight camera boxes for bus surveil- lance. Henyshill, Christie Miller and Katie Moore. Anniversary blessing to: Mr. and Mrs. Terry May God grant all of you with many more birthdays and joyous years together. Carney Gym "Under-way The ground was broken November 16th, 1994 beginning of the Carney High School gym. The gym will be 142 foot long and 40 feet Kinder along with James Pickett, G. E. Jenkins, Ronnie Brown, Jim Ed Kinder, Ronnie Kalka, Paul VanVliet and Merl Miller, total of 151 hours man power and their equipment ing the ground and getting it ready to turn over Meridian Construction Company of Stillwater to be work. There were tests made on Nov. 17th on the soil. of ash material worked into the soil and 74 truck dirt hauled and put on the leveled ground. Pare Kalka helped by working in the office with calls. A great big "Thanks" to all those who have with this much needed community project. Thanksgiving There were many Thanksgiving Carney. Among those were: Arvilla Savage Skaggs family, Max Myers family, Bob Skaggs James Pickett family, Farish Porter family, A. J. family, and Tom Bailey family. Visitors Arvilla Savage had as her last week visitors, sisters, Harriett Autery and her husband, J. L. of Sue and Otis Hamilton has their oldest and her young son, Cole, with them until Christmas. husband, Cam Sanders is on assignment and New Mexico. He will be joining Amy and her Christmas. Diamonds--Colored Stones--Brldal Wedding Bands--Watches 708 S. MAIN, STILLWATER, OK 74074 * (405) "Serving Sflllwater and Area Since KENT & ANNETTE KINZlE , . J.-~ j-'~ Need Holiday Cash? We've got loans... $60 and up plus drawings for $100 $50 $25 Additional holiday hours: Saturdays 9-noon ,, Now through Dec. 17 , eer Loans 522 N. Perkins Rd #33 Stillwater 372-3327 Loan Production Office of Pioneer Bank & Trust 109 W. Moses Cushing 225-7891 I 0 0 0 @ O @ @ O . from can give gift to h. has ever" tan! Time @ to relieve daffy ine g Salon 127 S. MainPerkins*547-5751 Open M-F Noon to 8 Sat. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.