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    Friday, March 7Happy 9th birthday, Preslei. Love, your

    family.Last day to register to vote in the April

    1st Perry Mayor Election until 5:00 p.m.

    Sunday, March 9Happy 98th Birthday, Viola Smith. Love,

    your family.Happy 86th Birthday, Maymie Atkinson.

    Love, your familily.

    Monday, March 10Stagecoach Community Theatre board

    meeting, 6 p.m. IOOF Grand Lodge, 615 Delaware, Perry

    Noble County Antique Tractor Association meeting, 7 p.m. Farm Bureau community room, 5th and Fir.

    Bingo, 1 p.m. Perry Senior Citizens, 309 N. 7th.

    Tuesday, March 11Happy 50th Birthday, Angela. Love, Mom.Weight Watchers, 5:30 p.m. First Christian

    Church, Perry.Happy Birthday, Papa. Love, James and

    Joshua.Dominoes, 1 p.m. Perry Senior Citizens,

    309 N. 7th

    Wednesday, March 12Potluck lunch, 11:30 a.m. Perry Senior

    Citizens, 309 N. 7th.

    Thursday, March 13Community Soup Kitchen, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

    First United Methodist Church, 727 Elm, Perry.

    Mexican Train dominoes, 1 p.m. Perry Senior Citizens, 309 N. 7th.

    Saturday March 15Happy Birthday, Marilyn Levings.Noble County Genealogy Society meeting

    10 a.m. to noon. Carnegie Library conference room. Public is invited.

    Jesus said, You will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my the ends of the earth.

    Acts 1:8 (NRSV)

    Father, Help me be open to opportunities to share my faith with others. Let my life be an open door and witness for others to approach me about Christ.


    Todays Coming Events

    Place birthday or anniversary greetings here free of charge. People requesting such greetings must provide a name and phone number with their request. This space is also provided for announcements about meetings open to the general public. To place announcements or greetings, call 580-336-2222, or send your announcement to

    Please see Associate District Judge on page 4

    See Livestock judging on page 4

    By Debbie BolayPDJ Stringer

    Sammie Danielson, Perry FFA, was top scorer at the Noble County Spring Livestock Show judging contest. She also earned the high senior division FFA score and the high overall FFA score.

    High overall in the 4-H division was Briar Chafin.Perry FFA was winner in the senior FFA division.

    Team members were Colton McNabb, Drew Alstrom, Cooper Skluzacek and Sammie Danielson.

    Morrison won the junior FFA division. Their team consisted of Payton Harris, Bethany Morris, Tyler Wehrenberg and Benjamin Harmon. Junior FFA overall winner was Callie Lane of Frontier.

    The high senior 4-H team was from Perry, consisting of Madison Henderson, Jett Smith, Darrell Thomas and Briar Chafin. Top senior scorer was Briar Chafin.

    The high junior 4-H team was from Frontier and consisted of Charity Pulliam, Hannah DeHaas, Montana Burgess, and Dana Lane. Brantlee Cox, Morrison, was the top scorer in the junior 4-H division.

    Sammie Danielson, Top scorer senior

    FFA division; overall FFA top scorer

    High overall 4-H division, Briar Chafin

    First place team senior FFA division Colton McNabb, Drew Alstrom, Cooper

    Skluzacek and Sammie Danielson

    First place junior FFA team division, Payton Harris, Bethany Morris, Tyler Wehrenberg and Benjamin Harmon

    First Place senior 4-H team division Madison Henderson, Jett Smith, Darrell

    Thomas and Briar Chafin

    First place junior 4-H team division, Charity Pulliam, Hannah DeHaas, Montana Burgess and Dana Lane

    Danielson dominates livestock judging contest

    Nikki Leach sworn in as Associate District Judge

    Attorney Nikki Leach was sworn in Wednesday, March 5, 2014, as Noble County Associate District Judge.He received the oath of office from D. W.

    Boyd, Ponca City, district judge for Kay and Noble Counties.

    Governor Mary Fallin announced the appointment of Nikki Leach as associate district judge for Noble County in January

    2014. Judge Boyd, on behalf of the district court and Nikki Leach and his wife Laura,

    welcomed those in attendance. We appreciate you being here for this solemn occasion, said Boyd. We want to honor Nikki Leach for this life changing appointment and celebrate this event.

    The reception that will follow is being hosted by Court Clerk Hillary Vorndran and her staff and we invite you to stay. We appreciate them for doing this.

    This was scheduled for Monday; however, due to unusual circumstances, it was delayed until today. Mr. Leach is taking on a very serious role, a life-changing role in this community. He will serve this community impartially, competently and diligently. When I first became a judge, I was a father with young children playing ball. I had to learn to conduct my personal and extra judicial activities to minimize the risk of conflict with the obligations of my new judicial office.

    I had to learn to always be impartial...neutral in all arbitrations and disputes, based only on the law and the facts that were given to me, and administer justice.

    District Judge D. W. Boyd swears in Nikki Leach as the new Noble County Associate District Judge. Looking on is

    Leachs wife, Laura. Gloria G. Brown photo

  • 2 Perry Daily Journal Friday, March 7, 2014

    25 Years Ago

    10 Years Ago

    by Abigail Van Buren

    10 Years Ago

    Mirrors of yesterday

    By Bruce Atkinson

    DEAR ABBY: About 10 years ago I became involved with a man I later found out was married. It was hard for me, but I ended the relationship and ceased all contact with him because I didnt want to be the cause of a broken family.

    Since then, I no longer think of myself as a good person, Abby. I cant forget that I was the other woman, and I feel horrible about it.

    I have tried my best to keep my nose clean. I returned to college to complete a degree, and I avoid the dating scene. I graduated with good grades, but with all the free time I have now, I realize how lonely I am.

    The majority of my friends are married or in long-term relationships. I visit with them less and less because it reminds me of my aching to have a special someone. Im tired of hating myself and feeling lonely, but Im afraid Ill mess up again. Do you have any advice? MISERABLE IN KILLEEN, TEXAS

    DEAR MISERABLE: Yes. Please stop feeling guilty and flogging yourself for what happened. In a sense, you were as much a victim of this cheater as his wife was. Instead, thank your lucky stars that he didnt waste more of your time.

    While I understand why youd question your judgment or have some trust issues, by avoiding all contact with men, you have gone too far. If necessary, talk this through with a religious adviser or a licensed mental health professional. If you do, it will help you more quickly get on with your life.

    Davey Mason concluded his season with a comeback win over Gregg Cannon of Casia Hall. With his win in the state finals, Mason was not only crowned the 112 lb. Class 2A State Champion, with a perfect record, he was also named the outstanding wrestler in Class 2A.

    Perry sixth grader Jennifer Ruth appeared in the Stillwater Junior High School dinner theater production, The Wizard of Oz. Miss Ruth, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Ruth, was a member of the Showstoppers dance group, who were cyclone Dancers, simulating the storm which sent Dorothy to Oz.

    Vernona Ellen Davis, 66, of Perry, Oklahoma was born on March 13, 1947 in Enid, Oklahoma. She was the daughter of Alfred Raymond and Ruby Bell (Swope) Graves. Vernona passed away on March 5, 2014 at her residence in Perry, Oklahoma after a long battle with cancer.

    She attended elementary school and high school in Billings, Oklahoma, she then went on to attended Central State University and Enid Cosmetology School.

    Vernona met and married her best friend and sweetheart, Jimmy Allen Davis on June 4, 1966 at the Antelope Valley Church in Billings, Oklahoma.

    She spent many years volunteering for the childrens programs with DHS, the United Fund and Relay for Life.

    Vernona worked in the banking industry for over 30 years after retirement she decided to take a part time position at Brown-Dugger Funeral Home where she had the opportunity to continue helping others.

    She enjoyed reading, shopping with her daughter and granddaughters, attending all of her grandchildrens activities, helping others and feeding her family. She will always be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and a wonderful friend to all that knew her. Vernona could bring a smile to anyones face just with her gentle words.

    She was a member of the Tip in Club, Quarterback Club and the Relay for Life Teams MeMe and The Mamas and the Papas.

    Vernona was a member of the First Baptist Church where she was active in the choir and could be found volunteering in the nursery, helping with bible school or cooking food. She was a member of the volunteer cooking staff each summer for the Falls Creek Church Camp.

    Funeral Services will be held 10:00 a.m., Monday, March 10, 2014 at the First Baptist Church in Perry, Oklahoma. Rev. Bobby Lee will officiate and Brother Aaron Summers will assist. Interment will be in Grace Hill Cemetery in Perry, Oklahoma. Services are under the direction of Brown-Dugger Funeral Home, previous owners Richard and Tammy