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Local THE PERKINS JOURNAL, Thursday, December 25, 2014 - A3 By Charles Wall Eden Chapel United The heirloom ornaments Methodist Church is are left at the church with located northeast of Per- the other decorations. kins on Fairgrounds Road. Each year they are used on These are some of the the church Christmas tree. Christmas observances in Another tradition is to more recent years; have an Advent candle In late November, four lighting each Sunday Sundays before Christmas, the church observes the Hanging of the Greens. After the Sunday morning worship service, the people stay and decorate. Thirty years ago a tradi- tion was started in which each family was encour- aged to bring an ornament for the Christmas tree. Each family labeled the ornament with a family name. MUNIER Continued from Page A1 next to her, the affidavit alleged. "She said Brandon opened the male friend's door, yelled that he was going to 'f... him up,'" the affidavit alleged. "The male friend got out of his vehicle and Brandon hit him one time and left the area in his Chevy Tahoe," the affidavit alleged. She said she saw her estranged husband drive by her residence several more times so she left her residence, the affidavit alleged. "She said Brandon followed her for several more hours until she came to the Stillwater Police Department to file a report," the affidavit alleged. during the Advent season, which is four weeks before Christmas. The word Advent refers to the arrival of Christ. The church has a Sweets and Treats Variety Show before Christmas. Church members, visitors, and friends are invited to come and share their talents of skits, singing, instrumen- tals, poetry, testimonies, and stories. There are lots On Sunday at 7 p.m., the officer learned from Officer Aaron Low that she was again in contact with Stillwater police "in reference to Brandon Munier attempting to pur- chase a gun to kill," her, the affidavit alleged. She told the officer that her cousin had received text messages from her estranged husband's phone number stating: "I need a pistol u know were I cant find one. I am done dude (5:24 p.m) "I am killing her and me (5:25 p.m.)," the affidavit alleged. If convicted of stalking his estranged wife and threatening to kill her, Munier could be incarcer- ated for five and one-half years, court records show. e of surprises and inspira- tions. After the variety show there are desserts and treats to enjoy. Special choir music and cantatas have been a part of the celebration during the season. This year's cantata was presented Sunday, Dec. 21. There have been occa- sions in the past when the choir of Eden Chapel combined with Lost Creek Church choir for a cantata. A very memorable tradi- tion at Eden Chapel is the Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion Service. I have attended these in the past. It is always a beau- tiful service that brings peace and good tidings. It reminds us of what Christ- mas is really about. A few yearsago Eden Chapel became in Per- kins Old Fashioned Coun- try Christmas event. The church has had a float in the Christmas parades of previous years. In cooperation with Per- kins First United Methodist Church, Eden Chapel has set up Bethlehem Village with a living Nativity scene with people and live ani- mals. This display was presented Thursday, Dec. 11, this year. Some other observances at Eden Chapel have included Christmas caroling by the youth, children's Christ- mas pageant, bag of treats for children, and Angel Tree gifts. I want to thank Barbara Wells-Kime for providing information. Also, thanks to Nancy Hilley and Pastor John Curtis for their help. I wish the readers of The Journal a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Cimarron Valley By Jane Flint Connie Norrie gave OHCE Secretary The Cimarron Valley HCE met at 12:00 noon on December 8, 2014 for their annual Christmas party and revealing of their secret sisters. Ten members were present. Phyllis Rodman gave our "Thought For The Day" on "Don't Forget Jesus." With all the shopping and hustle bustle of the holidays don't miss the meaning of Christmas. Happy Birthday was sung to Geraldine Allen and Edna Westfall. the treasurer's report in absence of our treasurer Marolyn McDuff. She is reported as doing very good at this time and hope to be home by Christmas. We are excited to report that the property for the relocation of the Thom- as-Wilhite Library has been purchased. This will pro- vide a lot more room for expansion and the parking will be great. We were reminded that our Achievement Day will be at 11 a.m. on January 22, 2015 at the Payne County OLBR meets Expo Center. A noon meal will be served. Our January 2015 Lesson Leader will be Jacqui Savage on "Making Vin- egar." It will be held at the First United Methodist Church at 1 p.m. on January 12, 2015. Hostesses will be Jacqui Savage and Connie Norrie. Those attending todays meeting were: Emma Lou Hardin, Jane Flint, Lorayne Hughes, Connie Norrie, Phyllis Rodman, Jacqui Savage, Becky Scott, Grace Soutee, Monica Wall and Edna Westfall. Continued from Page A1 years old who were in Okla- homa Department of Human Services custody and had not been successful in traditional foster care. With over 9,000 in DHS custody at the end of Fiscal Year 2012, and over 5,500 entering "out-of-home" care, Larison said the Ranch need to expand the services that it offers "With the Meadows of Hope, we can reach chil- dren at a younger age, keep sibling groups together, and ultimately work to break the cycle of abuse from one generation to the next," Lar- ison said. Larison said based on an established model that has already proven successful in similar program in Okla- homa as well as other states, the Meadows of Hope resi- dential homes will be each approximately 2,200 square feet. The homes will be made available to Oklahoma-cer- tified foster parents, and will provide enough space for up to six children. Larison said the foster parents will not be employed by the OLBR. He said one house parent will be required to be employed outside of the home. "The foster parents live in the home for free, receive a DHS stipend and a stipend from the Boy's Ranch," Lar- ison said. "The hope is that one of the parents would be a stay-home parent." Larison said the residents that come to OLBR have been moved multiple times through the DHS foster care system. BOYS He said the Meadows of Hope will help reduce that number. "On average, these boys have been in 15 different placements before they come to our program," Larison said. "Not only do we need more foster parents but we need more foster homes. Oklahoma is one of the highest states in placement dismptions. There is a huge need to serve sibling groups together. Our priority is to get kids into a better situa- tion." Continued from Page A1 before and they hardly ever got anything they wanted for Christmas if anything at all," he said. Larison said the Boy's Ranch Christmas dinner is held the second Saturday in December which about 200 members of Lion's Clubs from across the state attend. The event serves as a fundraiser for the Boy's Ranch and groups give monetary donations while other groups like Guth- rie's Lions Club gives Nike shoes to each youth. "Whenever they are here with us over Christmas we take care of them," Larison said. "Not only do they have presents under the tree, our staff has their family come up here and have Christmas with us. They also get involved with community activi- ties liking feeding people through local churches. We make sure Christmas is special for our kids." Your Local We've You Covered/ Don Wooldridge, Agent I 421 E Hwy. 33 Perkins:: (405) 547-2900 Tyler Candles now at Perkins Dru 3 ~ ~ E enence qh, Difference Main, Perk:!ns' f" N God so loved the world, that he gave his begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." - John 3:16 As we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ in Bethlehem over 2,000 years ago, we wish you and your family a Merry Christmas. Perkins Branch 830 N' Main Street, Perkins (40S) 547-1199 ,,,~,a,,, VJ LENDER Lobby Hours: Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday 8 a.m. to Noon Drive.thru Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 5 p,m. Friday 7:30 a.m, to 6 p.m. Saturday 7:30 a.m. to Noon