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 - Visit With Mrs. H.M. Stokes Lesson In...
Visit With Mrs. H.M. Stokes Lesson In Understanding BY PH VI US R< >NMl A visit with Mrs,H.M. Stokes is a lesson in human understanding—and on insl>rht into the satisfaction that the living of a full life has brought. Mrs. Stokes, who tv, her own admission has ,#alwayg been around folks, really, by- the same token, **t r u I ■ enjoy® people,** I lei r e 1 u ■■ tant admission of her accomplish*" ments shows this. Born ftexter Thomas, Mrs. Stokes was raised in Leslie, Arkansas. She was first married to Charles VN, Morrow, and has a daughter by this marrin e, i dith Mae, now Mrs. [aek Priddy of Canyon. After the death of Mr. Morrow, Itex- lass for threi ears, trom tneir home in >pringneia, Mo. to Pampa. In 10}$, durim the month of August, she was married to Hoyt M. Stokes in Clovis, N.M. While residing in Pampa, her record of service to her community was only e o n t i n u e d, rather than be pun, for it saw its beginnings in her charter membership in the Red Cross chapter in Leslie, Arkansas, during her pirlhood. But in Pampa, Dexter continued this established service pattern. She worked with Parent-Teachers Association from rade school through bifh school, at one time presiding over the group, and also serving as president of the Pampa PTA city council, She holds a life membership in PTA for her service. She also was president of the Woman’s Missionary Union of First Baptist Church in Tampa, served as secretary of Adult 111 class for four years, and C'unni Also, before moving to ( an— von, 1 tester served for two years as president of the Women's Missionary Union of the Palo Duro Association, which includes Pampa, and surround- im* areas. Durln the years spent in Pampa, Ilex ter was chairman of the Gray County Tuberculosis Association for two years, and worked with ffuelyn Layco«k, then superintendent of schools there, and now superintendent of Canyon ISO, In 19s'"’, the Stokeses moved to Canyon, and in her eight years of residence here, 1 tex­ ter has been president of Phebean Sunday School (’lass, and served as WMU president of last year, “Since then,*' she adds "I’ve sort of retired.** Retired? Perhaps, but she still enjoys cooking, embroidering, crocheting, knitting,«, ol- let ting recipes, and collecting antiques, and in addition to enjoyinp them, she fits some activity into each day's bus1, schedule. Her love of cooking has not deterred her, either, from using and appreciating ready- mixes. (>f these, she counts blueberry muffin mix and chocolate brownie mix among her favorites. She chuckles as she recounts the story of a stole, re-knitted into a skirt. "When 1 it out, and re-knitted it into a skirt. Later when styles grew shorter, I re-raveled, and re- knitted. < >ne might say that wool was well used.* 1 or our reader's recipe collection this week, ftexter has submitted two recipes, for 1 a- male Pie, and Spanish i ggplant Lasse role. We know that you will enjoy them. I A MAI i Pll • Place 5 cups water, I tsp. salt in top of double boiler. When water bolls, add 2 cups white corn meal and cook for iO minutes. It will form a mush, ( ine bottom and sick s of a two quart casserole with i of the mixture, pour in canned chili or tamales, broken up, and dot top with the rest of the mixture. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. When ready to serve, add grated sharp cheese. Serves 8. f irst Baptist Church for one year, Served as president of Priscilla Needle Club, and is current treasurer of Pleasantview Home ItemonstraiionClub. "That," She lau hs, "is all I've done except take censuses, which I love to do." I texter assisted with the I960 United States census, and also helped three rears with the Canyon School census, Mrs. Stokes’ daughter, Mrs. Priddy, is a WT graduate, and also received her masters de- ree in 1953. She has taught in schools at Happy and Amarillo and is now teaching in Can von. The Stokeses have 15 grandchildren, and six preat-grand- children between them, including daughter I C.ree, I 1 len a nd 1 va twu was younger, I was *iven a long, knitted Stole, which I used until I went to work in Spring- Held. Missouri. Then, with my mother's help, 1 raveled Lucky Beavers Discuss Coming County Contest Discussion concerning the upcoming c ou n t y elimination contests was held at the re- »— cent meet in- of I ucky Beavers I . 4-! I f racy I rwin was voted a new club member, and a musical program was led by Lynn Shackleford and Connie Hanna. kef r eshme nts we re se rved by hosts for the evening, Mr. and Mrs. Ploy Baker, to members SPANISH BCG PLANT A SSL ROLL: Place layers of one cup bread ;rumbs, 1 cup grated cheese and 1 stewed eggplant into a casserole dish. Cover with bread crumbs and grated cheese, mixed, and cook in a slow oven, 300 degrees, until browned, about 30 minutes, (Add seasoning, butter, etc, to eggplant before placing in casserole.) Mrs. Stokes also notes that pineapple makes a good dessert with a Mexican dinner. i tee, I te x te r w a sec re tary erf her Sunday school years, until the business ciosed dith's three attending, Mike and I indy Pu- denhoeffer, fiary and Cindy Hester, Kerry and Sherry Baker, johnny Burrell, Alan Fletcher, Bob and Cindy Gruner, Steve and Nedra Turpin, Tracy i rwin, Lynn Shackleford, Mike î also secretary for Appliance for four

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  1. The Canyon News,
  2. 25 Feb 1965, Thu,
  3. Page 9

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