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July Events

Chouteau Vintage Days

This show was rescheduled from earlier this year due to rain. They had 26 car entries plus 3 motorcycles. TOP 10 trophies were awarded to Chris Elliott, Paul Wood and new member Rodney Ferguson, in his 1968 Mustang convertible. This 1968 Mustang makes it’s 3rd debut in the club, it was previously owned by Robert & Lila Thompson and Larry Love. Rodney also won BEST PAINT. Jim & Dolly Perryman won BEST Original Motorcycle with his 1964 Honda Dream. Everybody won a door prize, and Darrell Murray won the Yeti Cooler. Also attending were Robert Thompson, Burl Raymer and Wayne Cole. Hershal Pierce just visited.

Jim bought this new Honda Dream in 1964, and after many miles and memories, sold it 1967.  In recent years he started looking for another Dream like the one he had so much fun riding. With nothing more than accidental dumb luck he found and bought back his old Honda from a guy in Wagoner in 2014. After 47 years it still looked pretty much the same. And Jim said, ‘Let me tell you my baby will never leave home again.’

Independence Day Celebration, Locust Grove

The 2nd Annual Locust Grove Independence Day Celebration included a Watermelon Eating Contest, Horseshoe Contest, Face-Painting, Inflatable Water Slide, Patriotic Rock Painting, Poetry Reading, and a BBQ Rib Contest, in which Terry Woolman won 3rd Place. Members participating in the Show N Shine were Doyle Cole, Wayne Cole, Robert Thompson, Joe Drehoble, Ray Farquharson, Chris Elliott, Speedy Maner, and Darrell Murray.

July Meeting

Twenty-One attended. Members discussed recent shows: Chouteau Vintage Days, Beggs, Okmulgee. Walt & Linda Prater won at Beggs and Okmulgee. An Aug. 4 cruise to Cosby’s near Grand Lake was planned. Upcoming shows in Westville, Jay, Hulbert, Lowrey were discussed. Robert Thompson won the Door Prize.

Cruise to Double R&P, Westville, OK

Twenty-One members cruised to the off-the-beaten-path restaurant/gas & Grill between Westville and Chewey. Members attending were Harl & Linda Harvey, Wayne Cole, Jim & Carol Cruse, Speedy and his daughter Karen, Terry Woolman & Peggy Stroup, Doyle & Debbie Cole, Ron Giles & Susan Lacy, Bill & June York, Ray & Nita Farquharson, Jim & Rhonda Cole, and Curtis & Marsha Lamb. June York won the Last Dinner Served award. For such an out of the way place, it was busy for 4 pm. And the food was pretty good. A warning was issued beforehand that this was not a ‘fast-food’ joint and might take longer than usual. But time flew by for several who did some shopping in the on-site boutique and the back-room gun shop.


The annual Westville show held at the old furniture store had 31 entries. Outlaw Cruisers entered six cars. First Place winners were Jim Cole (PU) and Robert Thompson (Camaro). Best of Class winners were Doyle Cole (Corvette) and Chris Elliott (Super Bee). Harl & Linda Harvey won Best of Show in their Pick-Up.

Wayne Cole also attended and all he got was a sunburn.

Condolences to Larry Yarbrough

Elizabeth Flora Yarbrough died after a long illness July 22, 2018 in Claremore, Oklahoma. Elizabeth was born April 3, 1943 in Newport, Washington. She spent her formative years on a ranch near High Wood, Montana, and dreamt of becoming an archaeologist. She was working as a surgical technician when she met her husband Larry. After many stays at Air Force bases across the west and mid-west, from Alaska to Arizona and points in between, they retired from the military life to Chouteau, Oklahoma. Elizabeth is survived by her husband, Larry Yarbrough, two sons, and four sisters.

Wagoner Elks Club

The July 28 show had 75 entries. Harl & Linda Harvey won 1st Place and Best of Show in their Pick-up. Jim Cole (PU), Doyle Cole (Corvette) and Ron Ferguson (Mustang) all won 2nd Place. Paul Wood (56 Chevy) and Wayne Cole (PU) also attended. Wayne didn’t win a sunburn this time, it rained.

Photo submitted by Chris Elliott.




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