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=. THE PERKINS JOURNAL, Thursday, December 13, 2001-5 Sheets from Perkins Saturday to visit Staff Writer friends over Sunday. He re- turned to his labors at the Payne Silver School opened County Bank Monday. 6, with an enrollment The Bay View Club met at the 9. At the end of the first home of Mrs. Carter last Satur- 29 were enrolled. On ac- day. Those present were Mes- )ickingcotton, thefirst dames Knipe, Hall, Wilson, work was irregular, but Kenworthy, Van Grienthuysen, the second month Thomas, Hickam and Miss better. Sillix. that the Mitchell 79 Years Ago. Nov. 22. 1922 will commence the first The Santa Fe Railway has es- of December. tablished a very comfortable r. Martin and Mr. Platt were waiting room at Cottingham mules in the Goodnightswitch, first stop east of the Vinco depot. The room is fur- you have a house or barn nished with comfortable seats is unprotected, call on Alex and is well heated and lighted. and he will fix you out Earl Hughes left Vinco for policy. Ralston Sunday where he will Main and wife returnedwork on a bridge. from their trip to Frank McFarland brought the D.C. On the road Journal office a jar full of fine they Visited their oldhoney last week. Mac's bees are in Iowa and attended aclover pastured and the honey of the family there, is equal if not superior to the Brooks came to Coyle famed Colorado production. The Journal asked what would be the best gift Perkins could have for Christmas: "It would be a real oil well, a gusher, to boost every line of business." "Santa's best Christ- mas gift for Perkins would be a good road leading to town and a little more good road room in the Journal." Mr. And Mrs. C.M. Justice and the Journal printer were in Depew Sunday assimilating big chunks of the Depew oil boomlet. Dr. Hoibrook, Arthur Holbrook and Robert Brooks left Saturday for a few days hunting in the Arbuckle Moun- tains. Dr. Wilhite returned Thursday from a 15 days treatment at a hospital in Oklahoma City. A slight abrasion on the hand be- came poisoned. He is now at home and recovering nicely and will soon be able to resume practice. 50 Years Ago, Nov. 22, 1951 Dr. Ray Winfred Holbrook, 80, one of Perkins' most distin- guished citizens and well- known in county and state medi- cal circles, died Saturday in his home after an illness of nine years. Hundreds of friends from Perkins and surrounding com- munities, who came to pay trib- ute to their long time friend, filled the Methodist Church to overflowing. A fire drill held at the school Tuesday emptied the building in one minute and i 5 seconds. The workmen had finished up the fire escape on the west side of the building and for the first time since the building was com- pleted in 1914 this additional means of exit was available. 45 Years Ago. Nov. 15. 1956 Homecoming festivities at- tracted hundreds of people back to Perkins Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with the annual banquet being served to 259 former stu- dents and teachers. Adult directors of the Perkins Teen Town are wondering how many people have old furniture, games, curtains and other mate- rial needed to get the newly formed Teen organization un- derway. Del-Mar's was featuring Cen- ter Cut Chuck Beef Roast for 37 cents a pound, and fresh ground beef for 33 cents a pound. Sir- loin Steak or T-bone was sell- ing for 52 cents a pound. 40 Years A ,o. Nov. 16. 1961 A birthday dinner honoring W.H. Eaton and Bill Mote was held Sunday in the Eaton home. The afternoon was spent visit- ing and taking pictures. One pic- ture in particular was of two- month-old Craig Stephens in a long white baby dress that W.H. Eaton wore 74 years ago. 30 Years A-o. Nov. 11,1971 Kent Barnes was in Kansas City representing the Oklahoma Junior Hereford Ass'n during the American Royal. Navy Seaman Roger Ander- son of Perkins was featured in The Journal in a photo welcom- ing visitors to his ship the USS Edward McDonnei during a visit to Chili. Images from the past... Photos of the Perkins community provided by David Sasser, Perkins Historical Society and Perkins Historical Museum. Citizens Katherine Cross, Carroll ser and Joan. Millie and Evans McGuiness, Christy Brown,Brown, Guthrie. O.J. O'DeI1, Brandi Achutkestring, Mike Florence Baker, Tryon. Bill Moser, Stephanie Sharp, Eu- Baker, Norvii Cole, Perkins. Johnson gene Shaffer, Jodi Shaffer, Bernie Felton, Drumright. she brought forth her first Misty Boley, Margaret Gibson, Charles Kilgore, Guthrie. son and wrapped him inErnest Hale, Leslie Michelle Harvey Davis, Stillwater. What clothes, andlaidhim Grotheer. We wish all of you wonderful music! Just great! manger, because there was many, many more Happy Birth- Thank you everyone. :him in the inn. Luke days. ***** Our Hostess Mattie Thomp- ** I'm always anxious for Mon- son .greeted 98 guests and 15 Events: day nights to come so we can musicians. Music - 7-9 p.m. go to the Center at First and Kirk Kitchen Hostesses, Geraldine Iday Luncheon - Every foratoe-tapping, hand-clapping Allen, tuna sandwiches and Friday, Dec 21 YE-HAW! good times with the candy (chocolate). Mmm good. Dinner-Every fourth spectacular musicians. Come Edith Cretsinger, tuna sand- Dec. 28. We leave the hear them sometime, then you wiches, cookies. at 5 p.m. sharp will understand. The best this Extras, John Yearta, Pumpkin trip Christmas lights, side of the Cimarron. Yes Siree! pie. Loin Ball, cinnamon rolls, Dec 14. We will Bill Worthy, Agra, our MC. so delicious, Loin. at 3 p.m. Ival Hesser, Max Porter, Wayne and Rachel Drumm, Howard and Betty Anderson,pigs in a blanket, mmm good. Birthday: Amanda Stillwater. Bud Smith, Crescent. R.L. and Ynona Benedict, veg- Kelly Roe, Virginia Glen and Esther Nottingham, etabletrays.ThelmaSmith, that Marie Hesser, VirginiaCoyle. Alvy Stevens, Murl delicious lemon cake. Collen ser, Geraldine Allen,Rhodes, Cushing. 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And with the beautifully decorated lounge areas, the stylish dining room, and their own cozy apartments, residents are never at a loss for a lovely place to entertain their guests. Call Jamie at (405) 377-1114 or come by today to see how you can be(xlrrle Part Of the G(d(t Oaks family. Village of Stillwater Everything was so scrump- tious. We have some good cooks in this bunch. Mmmm! When it nears Christmas, you remember the little moments. A turkey bell ringing in the hay- mow. (We didn't know it was a turkey bell) so Santa's reindeer could eat hay while Santa un- loaded a beautiful red coaster wagon for our Christmas (my brother still has it). Santa sound- ing just like our daddy at the Merrick Church Christmas pro- gram, and me getting that-beau- tiful doll with hair. She was al- most at the top of the tree and it was a huge tree. I saw her when we came into the church and thought what a beautiful doll she was. When Santa came toward me and handed me this doll, how thrilled and surprised I was. Mother had curled my hair with the curling irons that we heated in top of the lamp chim- ney. I had a new dress and shoes, all ready to do my recitation. This was such an exciting time in my life. Then Santa would come and hand out the gifts and everyone had a big sack of candy with an apple and orange. This was in the late twenties and thirties, depression years, drought years. So this was some- thing real special. I'll always remember. And so it goes at Eden. Till we meet again, dear friends and family. Deo Volente, Pour pren dre conge. Merry Christmas! From Gerald and I. We wish you peace and love and many holiday blessings with all your loved ones. lHarrel in Oklahoma National circa Guard, '1898 Roll A. Harrel enlisted in Capt. Robert A. Lowry s Troop A, I Oklahoma National Guard in July 1898, in preparation for theI Spanish-American War. The war ended however, before Harrel/ r the other Perkins_____ boys could be sent to the li_ nes__ __3 I Remember Superintendent John H. Snidet by Charles Wall I was a member of the Perkins 4-H Club between 1946 and 1950. Every December the Payne County 4-H Club would have a big Christmas party in Stillwater. Once it was at the community building at the Old Fairgrounds on East 12 Avenue. Another time it was at Jefferson School on Main Street just after they had built a nice auditorium. Most of the schools in the county would send their 4-H members. There were several rural schools in operation then too, and the rural schools had good 4-H clubs. Perkins School Stillwater Medical Center Choose Q.afity • Medicare Certified • JCAHO Accredited • Hospital Based • RNs, Therapists, Aides 405/742-5770 Health care iiervlces Serving Central Oklahoma was also the Perkins 4-H leader. He sent a school bus of 4-H members with a w)lunteer adult leader to the party at Stillwater. We left school after lunch and would make it back by 4 p.m. because that was when the buses ran to take the students home. At theparty, we had a program and songs and light refreshments, Some of the county officers and older 4-H members led the program. For the gift exchange, every 4- H member brought a gill costing 25 cents, suitable for either girl or boy. All the gifts were stacked under the big tree when the people arrived. Then at the appointed time, the members walked by the tree and were given a gift out of the stack. I! you got the gift you brought, you could exchange it. I will admit that I didn't have much imagination about gift selection. I would go to Ed Stumbo's drug store on the west side of Main Street in Perkins. George Stump worked there. 1 would buy 10 good quality school pencils at two pencils for a nickel. I would wrap them up in wrapping paper and fasten the paper with Scotch tape (Scotch tape was a new invention about that time.) Then I would take the package of pencils. At least I thought that it was a gift I would have liked to receive. Merry Christmas to all the readers of The Perkins Journal! 1