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March 5, 2002

Two young ladies with impeccable resumes have been asked to head up arrangements for the centennial celebration later this year when we take note of the 100th anniversary of Perry high school’s first graduating class. Marilee Macias and Karen Wilcox are the pair. Neither one needs an introduction to this community. Both have been named Perry “Citizens of the Year” by the Chamber of Commerce. They have been the leaders in many worthwhile and significant events, including the Cherokee Strip Centennial celebration in 1993. They have had notable successes in every endeavor they’ve been asked to undertake. But, they will need lots of helpers to insure that the PHS anniversary is carefully planned, coordinated and executed. Be ready to say “yes” when someone asks for assistance with this ambitious project. The highlight will be during this year’s Cherokee Strip celebration in mid-September. All former PHS students are invited. Right now that sounds like a date far in the future, but it is much closer than it seems. Your help is needed to bring the whole thing to reality.

A reader who enjoys a good pun as much as I do sends along the following. You also may find it amusing. Here ‘tis:

Scientists in China recently performed the first successful cloning of a human being. Unfortunately, the DNA donor for the cloning had Tourette’s Syndrome. As a result, the clone exhibited the same characteristic swearing tendencies as the donor. The lead scientist for the project recently admitted taking the clone to the roof of the science facility and pushing him to his death. This was due to the incessant profanity that the new clone used. Now the scientist has been charged with making an obscene clone fall. End of story.

A recent column closer was correctly attributed to Roy Kendrick, but my notes also show that it was just one of many from “The Wisdom of Will Rogers.” That clarified, here are some more gems from the same source:

Never slap a man who’s chewing tobacco.

Never kick a cow chip on a hot day.

There are two theories to arguing with a woman. Neither one works.

Never miss a good chance to shut up.

Always drink upstream from the herd.

If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.

The quickest way to double your money is to fold it and put it back in your pocket.

Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.

More of these as time and space permit.