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oumal 40 fears Ago. Dec. 19. 1957 Fire Chief Cegil Redus has called a fire department meet- ing for Thursday evening at the City Hall. If the weather is right, fireman will burn vacant lots that are becoming fire hazards. At the Roundup Club meeting Tuesday night, a turkey shoot was scheduled for December 22. Geraldine Courtright and Margie Jarvis served delicious cake and jello with whipped cream. Serving committee next meeting will be Evelyn Cruse and Barbara Jean Thompson. Carol Jo Chesney spent the weekend with Winona Ball. MI members enjoying the Christmas gift exchange in the home of Mrs. Hurley Blumer on Dec. 5 were: Mrs. O.W. Smith, Mrs. Jack Vasser, Mrs. Clarence Ross, Mrs. Dick Shelby, Mrs. Perk Butler, Mrs. W.N. Baker, Mrs. Jim Rentfrow, Mrs. Bill Fisher, Mrs. Hollis Ward. Mrs. Dale Holbrook, Mrs. Francis Markee, and Mrs. Hurley Blumer. Members present for the Bap- tist Church's Eunice Class Christmas party in the home of Mrs. Maude Markee were: Mrs. Grooms, Gilstrap, Shellenberger, Gearhart, Cooper, Russell, Nichols, LaFite, Miles, Williams. Guests were: Mrs. Bertha Norman of Colo., Rev. and Mrs. Fred Kolosick, Mr. Gilstrap, Mr. Williams, Mr. LaFitte, Shellengerger, Mrs. Georgia Hanes and Mrs. Rose Davis. Next meeting will 'be with Mrs. Kate Niles. At the monthly FHA meeting, Mrs. O.E. Cowley showed the FHA members how to make seed pictures. She demonstrated the steps of making a picture and ended by telling the girls how much she enjoyed being at their meeting. Ray Johnson of Oklahoma City. Ronald Rakes, son of Mr. and Mrs. E.C Garrison, is home on leave from Camp Polk, La. Ruth Brown was hostess for the Suzanne Circle on Dec. 13. Blanche Carson opened the meeting with prayer and Inez Barnes gave the lesson. Mem- bers enjoyed homemade cook- ies, cake, candies and coffee. Mrs. Brown presented these guests with a lovely corsage: Mrs. Barnes, Mrs. R.M. Hughes, Mrs. Glen Carson, Mrs. Carl Stanley, Mrs. Sophia Rogers, Mrs. Violet Martin, Mrs. Lillian Westfall, Mrs. Harvey Brixey and Twyla. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Thompson of New York announce the birth of a daughter on December 15th. LUcille Margaret is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. E.C. Garrison of Perkins. Mrs. Thompson, daughter of the Gar- risons, is with the Bala DeMonte Carolo Ballet of New York. 20 Years Ago. Dec. 15. Allan Wall is selected Out- standing 4-H Hall of Fame mem- ber. He is shown in a photo ac- cepting the trophy with Fern Downey, Outstanding Organiza- tional Leader for Payne County. Allan, Perkins' 4-H Club presi- dent, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wall. who are in a photo along with Allan and his two brothers, Robert and Victor. Also shown in a photo are Tammy Downey, Kristi Longan and Bonnie Tarlton, who each received four awards. Galen Holsinger received the Friends of 4-H Award. Jimbo Myers is shown with his latest project, scale model of trucks that he designed, built and finished out., He is the great grandson of Forrest Johnson of Perkins. the truck models are made of wood, uti- - : Visitors at the home of Mrs.. lizing manufactured model Ruth Stanley Sunday were Mr. wheels. He had some help from and Mrs: Wayn:l lalae y of Hubert Moorman. Texas, And Mrs. William A photo shows Elsie Grant pre- Flaherty and family of Gage, Mr. senting a check for $50 to Bob and Mrs.. Larry Mitchell and Dickson at Monday's Lions Club. family of Woodward, Mr. and The check is from the Cimarron Mrs. Adrian Stanley and LaNita Valley EH Club to use as they of Stillwater, and Mr. and Mrs. care to in their community Don Mercer, Glenda and Debbie. work. Forest Valley HD members LaVeta Randall tells about who enjoyed singing carols at "Paradise Valley's professional Mrs. George Saint's home dur- artist dreams perfect dreamsY ing the annual Christmas party Elizabeth Cramer, professional were Mrs. S. Fagan, Artha Fagan, artist and winner of national art Bell Elliott, Della Matheson, awards, dreams about her de- Georgia Nelson, Zora Moorman signs before she begins her and Mrs. Glen Cochran. work. A photo shows a beauti- From Lost Creek News re- ful comforter that won second ported by Mrs. Roy E. Trent: prize in the nation Sept. 1977 Terry Kinzie was a Sunday din- and 2nd at the Colorado Art ner guest of Maurice Overholt. Show. Another photo shows a 30 Years Ago. Dec. 21. large loom she uses to weave on. 1967 A photo shows Jaycee presi- DECEMBER 25,1997 Centennial Committee Chair- man David Sasser is shown pre- senting Lorayne Hughes and Teresa Holder checks for $100 for their prize winning entries of Perkins official song and logo. Lorayne composed the official centennial lyrics and Teresa designed the official logo. A history of Horse Thief Can- yon by Gerald Johnson of Coyle appears in this week's Journal, along with a photo of some of the markings of horses made long ago on a wall of the can- yon. 1987 4-H Tarpey Hall of Fame winners for Payne County in- clude Jana Harp along with her parents Keith and Phyllis Harp, and Tara Herring along with her parents, Johnny and Barbara Herring. Members of the Elm Grove EH Club who met for a Christmas get-together in the home of Freddy Shenold with Mary Kay Jennings as hostess on Dec. 8th were: Juanita Walker, Mary Norrie, Lorinda Davis, Connie Walker, Pauline Smith, Thora Cundiff, Delsa Grider, Frances Burton, Virginia Matheson, Audrie Moorman, Mickey Robison, Lorayne West, and visi- tors Freddy Shenold, Helen Shenold and Christy Jennings. At the Payne Center EH meet- ing in the home of Freida Focht on Dec. 4, Norma Brock told members how to make good food for their feathered friends: 1 cup flour and 3 cups cornmeal mixed with lard (not vegetable fat) and peanut butter make a good bird food. Of Days Past By Mahlon G. Erickson It was reported in the Fall 1997 issue of The Reunion Net- work News that reunions are good business. Not just for ho- tels, but for the entire areal "One hundred people attending a reunion using a hotel for four nights on the average about $35,000 to that area. Most of the money is used to pay em- ployees who in turn buy goods and services in the area. Most of what they spend goes for ser- vices, too, and so on. This is called economic turnover, and it is not unusual to find that the $35,000 turns over six times. Thus, the reunion actually gives the community an economic boost of $210,000." I had no idea reunions had this big an impact. There are at least 48 reunions in this area each year! Not all have 100 attend- ees, but the total from them all must be close to 1000. What an economic impact! And who says genealogy isn't a money inten- sive hobby?! "k~-k*,k Thanks go to Jeanette Sneed Waller (1105 S. Kings, Stillwa- ter, OK 74047-2515) who is writing a history of the Marena community southwest of Still- water, here in Payne County. In her book, she will be including all people known to have been buried in Marena Cemetery. She went through Payne County OK and made note of four duplications, one out- right error (in gender), and pro- Mrs. Jim Lacy was hostess for dent Randy Hall presenting a the BUsy Bee Q ilting Club on check for $100 to Loins Secre- vided additional information on Tuesday, Dec. 12. Enioying theBill Sasser to help purchase four other individuals and one gift exchange and refreshments Mare Street Christmas lights, unmarked grave. Eventually we of homemade spiced tea, cook- 10 Years Ago. Dec. 24. will have the identities of all ies and candywere Mae Kuelzer, 1987 Lula Stratton, Viola Hickman, Weather report from Just a Nora Fulton, Della Matheson, Line More by Editor Bob Evans: Edna Mann, Belle Elliott, Myrtle "Welcome to Winter 1987-88. It Courtright, Winnie Moser, arrived Tuesday. It is hard to Maehelle White, Allie Stumbo, tell, though, after the weather Gertrude Ishmael, Mary Fulton, we've been having the past few Artha Fagan, Eva Woodrum and weeks, what with 10 inch snows Lora Hunt. and four foot drifts." Evans said Wesleyan Circle members he saw Harvey Brixey out with meeting Dec. 13 in the home of his little tractor cleaning drive- Mrs. Nola Casey enjoying cake, ways, right along with the big coffee and punch were Massle city equipment. Rentfrow, Ella Baker, Dora Mer- After someone asked about cer, Maxine Martin, Juanita the Mothers Club during WWII Holsinger, Cecil Henry, Axle last week, Gertrude Ishmael Magee and guest Freida Carrier. called to say she was had been Next meeting will be in the a member and served as presi- home of Mrs. Galen Holsinger dent and as secretary in 1944. with Mrs. Cecil Henry as leader. During the time the club was Sunday dinner guests of Mr. going, 14 Perkins Mothers Club and Mrs. J.T. Rains was their son members wrote to 149 soldiers and family, Mr. and Mrs. George before disbanding in 1945. Rains of Woodward. Those making deposits for Sunday visitors in the home water service at the city hall of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Barta were during the past week were; Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Brixey, Stacey Demaree, Francis Barcus, Marilyn, Rosetta and Twyla and Jack Anderson and Gall Leigh. people buried in Payne County!? "k'k'k'k'k Michael Dershem (Minister of Youth and Education at First Baptist Church, 319 North F, Yale, OK 74085) requests help in locating historical informa- tion and photographs in prepa- ration for the church's lO0th Pictures from the past.. This top photo was sent to us by Edgar Van Zandt that depicts the Perkins football team of 1941-42. As he said in a note to us, ".4 picture says a thousand words..." On the back row, from left to right, followed by their number, are: Floyd Barger, 84, Ronnie McGilvrey, 35, Darl Jarvis, 38, Bill Cantrell, 30, Ned Big Soldier, 34, Robert Davis, Nolan Cathy- coach, Calvin Goforth-qb, Lee Cantrell, 37, Barney Brixey, 72, Ray Sissum and Alvin Dowdy, 73. FFont row: Archie Albright, 92, Paul Fagan, 90, Richard Cloud, 95, Richard Davis, Boyd Henry, t 30, Darl Cottman, 89, Jack Vassar, 33, Henry, 71, and Edgar VanZandt. The bottom photo of the Perkins football was provided by Ken Nelson of Perkin$ not sure which year this photograph who all of the players are. If you him identify any of these people, you contact him at his home to us at the Journal, P.O. Box 40, 74059 and we'U pass it on to him. If you have a photograph from days you would like to share with our or bring it by-we'll get it back to you. Anniversary in the year 2001. Feb. 2--How to Locate Civil 73126-0302) or Information on Mrs. BellWells, War Veterans in Oklahoma 737-3330. one of 7 founding members. She monthly meeting of Oklahoma Ap_ _fi--The Master helped start the church in 1901 Genealogical Society in the au- gist, a CoTter and apparently moved away not ditorium at the Oklahoma His- help the:'Se ous long after, torical Society, 2100 N. Lincoln with Research Pictures of the Pleasant Ridge Blvd. in Oklahoma City at 6:30 ing of Oklahoma school house which was located p.m. Speaker is Mahlon Society in the north of Yale. The church first Erickson of Stillwater. Oklahoma Historical met in this school building. Feb. 28--AdventuresinAnces- 2100 N. Lincoln Blvd. Pictures taken of the current try seminar by Pottawatomie homa City at 6:30 p.m. church building when it was County Genealogical Club andis Jim Slade of first built. No known pictures the Schooner Genealogy Maga-May__2--Logan County( exist. The church was built zine at the Gordon Cooper Area largely by donations of two Vo-Tech in Shawnee. Registra- the Logan County young women, Mabel Dale and tion begins at 8 a.m. For pre in Guthrie. From 9 Vida Tull. Pictures of these two registration form, send SASE to p.m. women have been secured, but The Schooner Genealogy maga- the families had no pictures of zine, 2187 Fawn Rd., Abilene, KS Rendezvous, a the church being constructed. 67410. logical Societ3 Mar. 2--Researching in the States at Denver, CO. CALENDAR National Archives monthly information, contact Through Jan. 1998: Main meeting of Oklahoma Genea- Conference Re Street of the Past, an exhibit of logical Society in the auditorium chure, 4527 17th St. historic and nostalgic advertise- at the Oklahoma Historical So- lington, VA 22207-2399/ ments, photographs & ciety, 2100 N. Lincoln Blvd. in 1-800-473-0050. novelties...promotingStillwater. Oklahoma City at 6:30 p.m. --Annuai At the Sheerar Museum, 702 S. Speaker is Billie Fogarty. nar and FFTTBanquet Duncan St., Stillwater. Museum --Scottish Heritage homa City Community hours are 11 to 4 Tuesdays Festival presented by United7777S.. _Ma.y through Fridays and 1 to 4 Sat- Scottish Clans of Oklahoma and City, OK. Banquet is urdays and Sundays. This ex- the City of Midwest City. Edu- p.m. Saturday will hibit is free! cational Events & Ceildh on Fri- Roberts Scott, --Analysis of Tax Roils day. At Joe Barnes Regional Lovettsville, VA, s monthly meeting of Oklahoma Park in Midwest City on Satur- military records. Genealogical Society in the au- day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ad- Oklahoma Genealogical ditorium at the Oklahoma His- vance tickets $4, at the gate $6. P.O. Box 12986 torical Society, 2100 N. Lincoln Children under 12 free when OK 73157,. Blvd. in Oklahoma City at 6:30 accompanied by adult. Contact: Queries and items of p.m. Speaker is Ruth Moran of United Scottish Clans of Okla- should be sent to Oklahoma City. homa (P.O. Box 27302, OKC, OK Erickson at P.O. Box 15( King E. Morris, M.D., General Urology a specialist in general urology, I have spent manyyears training to treat ; conditions and diseases. This training allows me to treat problems that affect adults sexes and all ages. Not only do I look forward to providing this specialized bealthcare, and I look forward to becoming an integral part of the Cushing community. Dr. Morris is in private practice at Cushing Urology Clinic and is now accepting appointments. Patients may be referred by. their primary care physician or self-refer. Ple call for an appointment. Diamonds--Colored Sto es--Bridal Sets Wedding Bands--W tches Gifts--Clocks 708 S. MAIN, STILLwATER, OK 74074 * (405) 372-3041 "Serving $tlllwater and Area Since 1964" KENT & ANNETTE KINZlE A of Hillcrest Medical Group