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Nd ht11111 i Sl "PAYNE COUNTY'S OLDEST NEWSPAPER" Wednesday-Thursday Edition December i 2-13, 2001 112 No. 12 kins area residents and are invited to share in fashioned coun- ristmas fun Thursday .' in downtown Perkins. !Annual "Old Fashioned Christmas" evening of and music will begin with a Chili Supper Auction at the Den. The Wreath Auc- hand-decorated in many themes, will at 7:30 High School be in the gazebo at Hall Gordon Memo- at 6 p.m. to play some for the "official" tree to begin the main fes- L will arrive on Main immediately following lighting and will be for all the good little boys! 1usicians from local as well as the Music a group of local young will then begin perfor- on the stage south of r's Antiques following arrival. The music will about 8:30 p.m. businesses will be host- houses for your con- There will be musi- located in some busi- well, be sure to so the street and check this drawn carriage ride '-ride will give op- ' to tour a square block hurch Center and Church for some ,of Christmas. There will fee for the rides. Some other local merchantsChocolate tastes are $1 for and crafters will be located in the samples of chocolate goodies., Sasser Auction building next to There will be a silent auc- theSheri Hall Gordon Memorial tion of delicious chocolate Park for your additional shop- items. Florence Wall, a local ping pleasure, porcelain artist, has donated a Local churches, the P-T beautiful hand-painted blue POSSE, and the library will chocolate box full of goodies tempt you with warm drinks and for the silent auction. something for your dessert ap- The "Friends" will also hold petite, a book sale in the south adjoin- The "Friends of the Library" ing building. will be sponsoring the "Choco- Come! Stroll the street with late Fest" on Dec. 13, 6-8:30 some folks dressed for the oc- p.m. The Cimarron Valley HCE casion. Begin your holiday cel- will be joining the"Friends" in ebration on Main Street in providing chocolate items for the Perkins at the Old Fashioned "Chocolate Fest". Country Christmas. Here's the evening's entertainment schedule for Old Fashioned Country Christmas: 6 p.m. - Tree lighting with P-T Band 6:15 - Santa's arrival (at stage area) 6:30 - FUMC Handbells 7:00 - 4 yr.old/Missy/Danielle (choir) 7:15 - Chosin 7:30 - Restoration Fellowship 7:45 - Music Makers/choir 8:00 - Lost Creek UMC 8:15 - Brad Smith-TBA • Carriage Ride and Hay-Ride will load at Harris 66; • Crafters/Merchants in Sasser Auction building • Old Church Center--Nativity Scene • First Christian ChurchnWise Men • Local restaurants will be serving up special treats during the evening, plus - • P.O.S.S.E. will be selling hot drinks at Eades Hardware • Perkins Main Street will be dishing up hot chili plus drinks and desserts at.the Lion's Den ,,Chocolate Fest and Book Sale at Thomas-Wilhite Me- morial Library from 6-8:30 p.m. • Eden Chapel will be selling homemade candies and snacks in front of HMK Irf urance David Holbrook (right) was presented with the Citizen of the Month award by Perkins Chamber of Commerce President Dan Johnson during the chamber's meeting on Dec. 6. Johnson remarked that Holbrook was nominated for the honor numerous times during the past few weeks for his work on the installation of holiday lights downtown. Holbrook tackled the job nearly single-handedly to get the area sparkling in time for holiday festivities to be hem this week. Journal photo by Cindy Sheets $5,000 to be given away this Saturday by Suzette Barta will be for the color television Perkins Main Street Holly Jolly donated by Ken Keller of Mar- Committee chair ket Maze. The third drawing The merchants of Perkins will will be for the "Year's Worth of give away $5,000 plus other Gas" valued at $660 donated by great prizes this Saturday. Whistlestops and Phillips 66. Gather all of your Holly Jolly The fourth prize offered will be tickets together and come down- a $500 savings bond donated by town onSaturday, Dec. 15. The the Holly Jolly Sweepstakes drawings will begin at 1 p.m., committee. Finally, the last and the stage will be located-di- prize of the afternoon will be for rectly south of the Sasser & the $5,000 cash. Ticket holders Company Antiques building, will have five minutes to claim facing south toward Perkins their prize before new numbers Food Center. are drawn. The schedule for the after- After the drawings, HOLD noon is as follows. The first ON TO THOSE TICKETS!! drawing will be for the DVD There will be more winning player donated by Ralph and ticket numbers posted in The Darlene Shelton of Southwest Perkins Journal on Wednesday, Training. Drawing number two Dec. 19. We will continue draw- Perkins, oklahov a Hovwe of Diane Rudd Community Calendar • Dec. 13 - Old Fashioned Country Christmas • Dec. 15 - Holly Jolly Sweepstakes festivities 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. - Stew and Cornbread Lunch at Lions Den. 11 a.m.-1 p.m.- Chili Frito Pie sale south of Sasser & Co. Antiques. 1 p.m. - Holly Jolly Sweepstakes Grand Prize drawing downtown. • Dec. 15, 6-9 p.m. - Ladies Retreat Night at Zero Gravity Hair & Wellness Center• • Dec. 18, 7:30 p.m.- Annual P-T Band/Choir Concert, P-T gymnasium • Dec. 19 - Perkins-Tryon Schools fall semester ends. • Dec. 20-Jan. 3 - Perkins-Tryon Schools Christmas break. • Dec. 20, noon - Perkins Chamber of Commerce meeting at Lions Den. • Dec, 21 - First day of winter. • Dec. 25 - Christmas Day • Dec. 31 - New Year's Eve • Jan 1 - New Year's Day • Jan 3 - Perkins-Tryon Schools spring semester begins. ing for the weekly prizes that Cavanaugh have not been yet been claimed, plus the Holly Jolly Sweep- receives diploma stakes committee will give away a $100 savings bond.. Bill Cavanaugh of Perkins Last year we were so proud of received special recognition our citizens who did not throw during the Perkins-Tryon Voters approve library propositions their ticketsontheground. Vol- Board of Education meeting unteers reported that they did held Dec. 3 when he was Perkins residentswhovoted ing one percent capital improve-'traneen°tshaVe to pick up very many awarded his high school in the Dec. 11 election over- ment tax. "ticketsofftheground, diploma. A veteran of Worm War II, whelmingly approved two Proposition 2, which askedand that's great news. Help keep Cavanaugh had not received propositions that will allow voters to authorize the city to use our streets clean by holding on his diploma because he renovation and remodelingup to $230,000to renovate and to your tickets for a few more enlisted in the armed services work to begin on Thomas- remodel the library, 143 voters days. to defend his country during Wilhite Memorial Library.cast a "yes" vote as opposed to Plan to bring your appetites the war. According to Payne County 34 voters who cast "no" votes, with you to the drawing. The Cavanaugh, and three other Election Board Secretary "We are very pleased with Perkins Main Street Organiza- Perkins WWII veterans, Glenna Craig, only 179 voters the turnout and so thankful for lion Committee will be selling received their diplomas as a went to the polls Tuesday, but all of the people who helped Frito chili pies prior to the draw- result of a state law passed 142 of those voters cast a "yes" with advertising and letters to ings. Proceeds will help fund earlier this year. vote on Proposition 1. There help get these questions passed," activities of Perkins Main Street. Cavanaugh, far left, is were 33 "no" votes cast against Charlotte Parrack, library board Thanks to all the local shoppers pictured receiving his diploma the proposition, which will add president said. and merchants who have made from DavidSasser, P-TSchool the library to the city buildings "It will be great to be able to this year's Holly Jolly Sweep- Board president, eligible to use the city's exist- proceed with the project."stakes such a success. and photo by David Green had long wanted and manage her own re- and she preferred atmosphere of a rural community over hurried hustle and of a large city. So when up her mind to do it, just seemed to be the For her to locate. The re- restored George W. Utter was available, the price and she liked saw happening down- originally hails from where her parents Ginger still reside. Her a pipeline welder and is running for a po- On the city council. She to Kelley Green, a i mem- local band that tours ally and enjoys nation- heir albums (The Great Divide.) Big Sky Mercantile. Missy Ereen. Proprietor Missy Green with handmade wares at Big Sky Mercantile. They have two children; Austin Bachelor's Degree in Leisure who is two and Katie who is two Services Administration from months. Missy holds a Oklahoma State University and Former officer's claim settled A suit against the City ofa recommendation by Chief Perkins and Police Chief Curtis Burns on Aug. 10, 1999. Burns' Burns was recently settled out recommendation alleged 11 vio- graduate studies in Speech of court, lations of various city and po- Communication. Charles Ottaway, the plain- lice department policies. When Missy & Kelly were tiff in the case and a former The claim was "Dismissed married, her father built them Perkins Police officer, filed the with Prejudice" on Nov. 6, 2001 their first bed and dining room tort claim Sept. 30, 1999.in District Court of Payne set from rustic scrap iron. When Ottaway filed the claim fol- County. Dismissal with Preju- Austin was born, he built an iron lowing allegedly being exposed dice means that the case may not cradle, then a high chair that to a pattern of adverse work- be re-filed. matched the dining room set. place treatment, and asked for As per terms of the settle- Fromthere, Mr. Hunter has built damages in the amount of ment, allofthe parties involved many one-of-a-kind home fur- $100,000. declined comment astothe de- nishings and accessories, in- Ottaway was fired by the tails of the settlement. cluding a custom designed con- Perkins City Council following ference table for a major corpo- ration. It was from this simple Eden Chapel to hold bake sale beginning that Missy began con- templating her future. Eden Chapel Church will be having a bake sale this Saturday Realizing the uniqueness of morning, Dec. 15, starting at 8:00 a.m. in front of Payne County her father's craft and being in- Bank. spired by a comment made by The selection will include a wide variety of homemade goodies Oprah Winfrey, Missy put the and holiday treats. This will be a great opportunity for busy holi- two together to come up with the day shoppers to pick up some delicious baked goods to take idea of opening her own spe- home.Proceeds will be used for the church's building project. cialty gift shop. She explained Eden Chapel will also be selling delicious homemade candies that Oprah's comment was to and snacks during Perkins' aOld Fashioned Country Christmas "...find your passion and make celebration on Dec. 13 in front of HMK Insurance. To add to the it your career." So Missy did; evening's festivities, people can stop by for some tasty pecan brittle, peanut brittle, fudge, and more to munch on while strolling through See Big Sky - page 4 delightful downtown Perkins.