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J THE PERKINS JOURNAL-THUi DAY, DECEMBER 25,1997 The Christmas store during the first week of December was a ! huge hit with all the elementary students. Many moms, dads and .,i!grandparents will be surprised this Christmas with a present cho- :sen especially for them. The store was open four days this month provide children an opportunity to shop for gifts for their loved ones. It was also a fund raising project for the Partners in Educa- -tion. Special thanks to Linda Barta for baking an elegant white choco- 31ate cheesecake and decorating a gift basket for the Certified City . Winter Party auction. The basket, decked out with Perkins mugs ! nd gourmet coffees, was donated by PIE to the special event to elp promote our city. We also would like to thank the Music Makers for the special performance in November. They always put on a great show. In the December meeting, several projects were supported by PIE funding. Ms. Duroy's P.E. classes will be exercising to a new CD boom box. The middle school's Christmas party will be lots of : fun with parent food donations and pop and supplies donated by 5PIE. This Spring, the 2nd and 4th grade will get to experience several Oklahoma History stories with help from a unique puppet !Show. The entire elementary will benefit from another unique item purchased by PIE. A portable kitchen will be used to teach everything from kitchen safety to math to reading. Mrs. Barta ?,stated that the portable kitchen may be a way to reach special tudents. The portable kitchen will be a specially built cart with oven, microwave and storage area. PIE is running the concessions for 3rd and 4th grade basketball. We have a couple more Saturday mornings to go and are looking ,f r volunteers. Contact Leslie Anderson if you would like to help. [ The first PIE meeting of next year will be January 12th. Come hnd join the fun. Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New ear! to understand your adolescent Payne County YoUth Services is offering "Understanding Ado- escence 101" parent education group beginning Monday, Janu- ary 19, 1998. The group will be held at our office located at 2224 12th from 6-7 p.m. We will limit the group to sixteen active articipants. Parents may call 377-3380 to enroll. A small fee of 10.00 will be asked to cover the expense of the handbook to be sed. Dress will be informal and comfortable. [: While our group will be based on the Systematic Training for Kfective Parenting of Teens (STEP/Teens) program, we invite all articipants to share ideas, suggestions, opinions, and construc- tive criticism. Topics to be discussed will include: Adolescent de- lopment, Understanding emotions of teens and parents, Effec- live encouragement for your teen, Enhancing parent-teen com- munication, Effective Conflict resolution, Effective discipline, and aintaining your healthy family. i: Groups, such as this one, provide a special opportunity for garegivers to help each other face the sometimes challenging situ- ations of living with young people. Participants will come to real- ize common scenarios and concerns. With the support of the group, ach can begin to learn and put into practice new methods of elating with his/her teenager. The co-facilitators will be Christy Pearson, M.S. and Matt Baysden, M.S., counselors with Payne County Youth Services. If you have any questions, please contact us at 377-3380. We look forward to seeing you! Jack and Joan Botts to celebrate golden wedding anniversary Perkins residents Jack and Joan Botts will celebrate their ( Wedding anniversary on Saturday, December 27. All of friends and relatives are invited to attend an Open House by their daughters at the Perkins Senior Center from 1:00 4:00 p.m. Mrs. Botts is the former Martha Joan Bilyeu, daughter of and Mrs. Dock Bilyeu. She was born in Stillwater and from Stillwater High School in 1942. She is active as a for the Stillwater Medical Center, Meals on Wheels ley FCE and the Perkins Senior Center. Mr. Botts was born in Liberal, Kansas to Mr. and Mrs. Botts. He lived for a time in Branson, Colorado. He from Porterville High School in Porterville, California in 1937, served in the 12th Air Force's 47th Bomb Group in World in the North Africa, Sicily and Malta campaigns. He was an gunner and flew 54 combat missions. He was awarded the Heart, Silver Star, American Defense, Good Conduct and als, and his unit received a Unit Citation. He was a His decorations, uniform and other WWII-related be seen in the Air Museum at the Stillwater Municipal where he volunteers. Together with Mrs. Botts, he delivers on Wheels. The couple met in Porterville, California and was Las Vegas, Nevada. They resided in the communities of Likely, Fresno and Clovis, California before returning County area to live in 1991. Their children are Julie Lorena, Texas, Becky Crowl of Sparks, Nevada and Sara Perkins. They have 5 grandchildren and 6 They are members of Sunnybrook Christian Church. ~ii[[~i!!i!i[i!!iiiii:iiiii!i!i:ii(i < >x> Perkins senior, Tyrone Palmer, measures Perry junior, Terra Matthews, during a strength exercise in the health science technology program at Meridian Technology Center. The students recently went through a fitness check, in which they participated Fast-Pitch Softball League for girls now in several categories such as flexibility, coordination, balance, A North Central Oklahoma Competitive agility, speed, strength and endurance In the strength exercise, is now forming. This is a chance for girls 14 and under to the object was to stand on a line ami jump as far as possible, home and away. Using their height as a control, students measured the distance An organizational meeting is scheduled for 2 r jumped compared to their height After each exercise was ary 4, 1998 at 512 East 6th in Stillwater, Okla. For complete, students tallied their scores to determine their overall contact David Fairbanks at (405) 372-4542 evenings or fitness score, at (580) 762-1848. David Elliott, son of Elliott of Perkins, has been roiled on the G.E.D. at the Guthrie Job Corps in Guthrie, Okla. David p/eted all required G.KD. room studies and passed G.E.D. test with a score cantly higher than requi G.E.D. certification, equivalent to a high ploma, was issued by the of Oklahoma on 1997. Elliott is also vocational training in the of Business and Office ogy. J; THESE FINE AREA BUSINESSES YOU TO SUPPORT ALL Pt KINS- YON & ACADt IIC Good Food-Good Fun For The Whole Family Drive-In Restaurant SH33 Perkins 547-2499 21 9 SOUTH MAIN ePERKINS e547-2555 F% CORPORATION Gol Perkins-Tryon Demons! Stillwater 743-2132 Chris McCutchen Your Valu.Rite Drugstore Steve & Kristy Willingham Perkins-Tryon Sports Boosters 246 S. Main o547-2414 HI GENERAL (formerlly Mihura's) Greg & Kristina Rose, Managers Gas ,Feed *Hay *Groceries *And More! US Hwy 177 Three Miles North of Perkins -377-7545 Highway 33 and Sadler Road .547-2486 Larry and Pete UNow That's A Pizza Coupon!" Present This Coupon For A LARGE PIZZA FOR A MEDIUM CHARGE One Coupon Per Customer Hi Perkins 547.2456 is proud.to be a booster of Perktns-Ttyon sports 219 N. Main Stillwater WHISTLE. STOP Conveniently serving Perkins for over 20 years! Downtown Perkins Highway 33 and 177 iiiiiiiiiiiillilillilllilillillliiiiiiiiii lliilltltiillllllliillllilllililiitillillil ell in am mm me il me me me me n me me f "Home-Owned & Operated Since 1898". 202 South Main 547-2436 Perkins Lobby Hours: M-F 8a.m.-3p.m. Sat. 8a.m.-Noon Drive-In: M-Th 7:30 a.m.-4p.m. Fri 7:30a.m.-6p.m. Sat. 7:30a.m.-Noon i,,*~'~atm,,,,--'7-