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December 15, 1994     The Perkins Journal
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December 15, 1994

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#12 1994 50 Per Copy Perkins, OK, America Town Tall(... Dale Jarvis is reported to be out of intensive care after bypass surgery last week. Margic says he's doing fine because he's complaining about the food...Our con- dolences to the family of John Listerman who re- cently passed away. He had a lot of friends in Perkins._Make your plans now to attend the Perkins VFW Post New Year's Eve party. More details later...The Journal appreciates the help from the Perkins-Tryon Demon Dispatch staff for their help in covering local sports... writ'n 'rithmatic into auction dollars one of the fifth grade students at Perkins El- you have Carlletta Brown as your librarian, that learning to read books can really pay Mrs. Brown held her second annual "Read Dollars" at the Elementary cafeteria, Volunteer auctioneering help of John Calavan, got the opportunity to bid for donated items Money". earned the auction money based on the they read and spent that money at the were donated from movie stars and busi, Hulk Hogan, Martina McBride, Gloria Don Nichols, Bill Cosby, James Earl Jones, Alal ama, I sl imo Joes, and Zel co. was "wild and furious" and was thoroughly OVer 100 people, including 27 students, Mrs. 94 items were auctioned bringing in over $4,000 Giving is a big part of Christmas as these second graders learned. Also shown is Trish Cobb, who volunteers her time working with the Neighborhood Ministries Food Pantry. Living Nativity scene at FUMC Friday, Saktrday The First United Method- ist Church in Perkins has scheduled its annual Living Nativity Christmas scene for this Friday and Saturday evening. This yearts popular drive- by Christmas event has a unique feature in that it will be narrated by tape cassette. If you do not have a tape player in your car, there will be a limited amount avail- able to be handed out. The church officials have asked that if you do have a por- table tape player, it would help if you brought it. The fifth annual Living Nativity Scene will start both evenings at 6:30 p.m. and last until 8 p.m. It features five scenes with live players in each scene. The church is located at 1005 E. Kirk, across from the Perkins Elementary School, and all are welcome. Learning the true meaning of Christmas was one of the lessons learned by Perkins Elementary second graders last Monday evening. The youngsters brought ::'~ .... volunteer auctioneer John Calavan at "Read and Earn Auction Dollars". Perkins Elementary Librarian, shown said the event was ' horoughly en- A Few Items More... AttenUon lady golfers All ladies intersted in play- ing golf in the Women's As- sociation in Perkins are in- vited to attend a Christmas Supper and business meeting, Wed., Dec. 21, 7 p.m.at the Masonic Lodge, according to Jean McIlvain, president. The charge for the meal is $3, but you must call for res- ervations at 547-2516, 547- 2834, or 372-0746 no later than Dec. 19. Alumni photos ready If you were waiting for the photos that you ordered from the recent Alumni Banquet, wait no more, according to Cecil Acuff. They are ready to be picked up now and are available at Mrs. Bs Flowers on West Thomas in Perkins. t canned goods to the Neigh- borhood Ministries Food Pan- try as part of a class project to "learn what it meant to give." Trish Cobb, local volunteer chairperson for the Neighbor- hood Ministries, explained to the kids that their donations will help many people who aren't as lucky as most. The Neighborhood Minis- tries is a collection of efforts by local church ho gather food, clothing, and money for those in need, especially dur- ing the Holiday Season. Mrs. Cobb relayed to the youngsters how the food was distributed and that it was all done by volunteers from throughout the community as well as local church mem- bers. She also told them of h0w one local "anonymous" per- son had donated over 40 tur- keys and "will give more if we need them." If you would like to be a vart of the givin like the Perkins Elementary second graders, you can contact any of the local churches. An Old Fashlbn Christmas a kid at Christmas time a million years ago, Very cold and seemed like ten feet of snow. we had one day to celebrate, was in the week and not on the week- You can't believe how proud we were-we stood in awe and stared. Not often did we have pop corn to string on our master- piece, Roasted in a basket in a pop-bellied stove for hours and hours at least. Tommy Sneed, Maria Huffington, Brad Talley, Tyse Dobbs II, and Krystal Dodds re-enact this weekend's Living Nativity Scene. I IH HI H illH m go to the woods like an Indian hunting spree, and danced and examined each sprig seeking with great admiration we wrestled home a pitiful I have to laugh, it looked like "homemade and said, "When are you going to trim this We find our cherished ornaments," we chirped glee. together and peeked in every box under the think they knew about closets, at least we never was to clothe this ugly, barren branch, of cotton was handled carefully to enhance. for a miracle when we unraveled the pieces of ~'eell hope. paper wound around the tree gave us tre- or three ancient bulbs faded beyond repair, A colored cardboard star crowned our magnificent mess, With all these beautiful decorations we were truly blessed. Our tasks was finished we waited impatiently for the "night of nights." Questions arose-could Santa find us with our coal oil lights" We had been good and perfect children at least we thought we were. But Moma said, "Wait until Christmas morn then you can be sure". Early to bed on Christmas Eve as the sinking sun kissed the trees, We spend a little extra time that night down upon our knees. The night was more beautiful than anytime of the year, The stars were larger and brighter and the sky was crystal clear. We begged to stay awake to learn the mysteries of this season, Who brought the goodies and from where, but couldn't find a reason. -Kathleen Purdum-Smith Perkins, OK The Perkins Journal has learned through "informed sources" that Santa Claus, aka St. Nick, will be making a "candy stop" in down- town Perkins this Saturday morning at 11 a.m. The Journal's i source refused to be identified, although it has been confirmed by other reliable sources close to the Perkins Lions Club, that the jolly fellow will be riding down Main Street in a Perkins Volunteer Fire Department truck, and will make a stop at the inter- section of Stumbo and Main between The Payne County Bank and Harris 66. (We've been told that he is stopping at that location to borrow some money, get a little gas, and hand out candy to those who come.) i ill I II I I I Ill ill