Friday, July 17, 2015

July 1998 - Life in Oak Springs, the Homeplace

Life in Oak Springs, the Homeplace
July 1998

This series of posts on each Friday during 2015 continues the stories of “The Homeplace Saga” series of family saga, historical fiction families in the area of Oak Springs following the novel “Christmas at the Homeplace,” which ended as 1997 began. Here is a peek at ‘Life in Oak Springs,’ and the surrounding valley, in July of 1998.


The annual 4th of July Celebration was again observed at Centennial Square on Main Street in Oak Springs. Travis Inman led a group of Army National Guard soldiers presenting the flag to open the program. State Senator Charles Medford gave the Keynote speech following introductory remarks by local officials.

Bart and Diane Bevins, Dr. Jennifer Bevins Kirk, and Heather Gates attended the Palomino Association meetings in Tulsa, Oklahoma, during the second week of the month. They attended a number of workshops and were pleased to be recognized at the awards ceremony that closed the conference as ‘exemplary’ Palomino breeders.

Showing at the Lyric Theater during the month of July:

Lethal Weapon 4
Saving Private Ryan
The Parent Trap

Social Notes:

Kevin Winslow and his finance, Carmen Martinez, spend an extended weekend visiting at the Homplace Country Inn with his mother, Karen Winslow, and other local family members. Following their visit, Karen told us that they were here partially to share planning for their upcoming wedding late next month in Tucson, Arizona, where they make their home.

Rayner Crimsons went to Springfield and appeared on KSPR-TV on the afternoon news show to talk about his new book, “Murder, He Figured.” Two days later, he also held a book signing at the Barnes & Noble store in Springfield.

Cop Shop:

Four persons were cited for improper use of fireworks over the 4th of July weekend. No major injuries were sustained, but several minor injuries were reported at the hospital emergency room.

"May everyone have a homeplace, if only in your mind."

Dr. Bill  ;-)


  1. You are probably the most organized and detailed writer I know. That's a compliment.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

  2. Oh, my! Thank you very much. I'm learning from the best, as well. ;-)