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  • Former Barclay President searching for missing ring

  • Former Barclay President Robin Johnston is searching for a ring he may have lost last week in Greensburg.
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  • Former Barclay President Robin Johnston is searching for a ring he may have lost last week in Greensburg.
    “That night, when I got out of the restaurant I took it out and looked at it and I thought I put it back in my pocket,” said Johnston. “We searched everywhere and couldn’t find it.”
    Johnston was having dinner with friends at the Pueblo Nuevo Restaurant in Greensburg last Wednesday. It was the last place he remembers have the small gold ring, he had purchased from a friend that same day.
    “My friend needed a little money so I was going to purchase it from him,” said Johnston. “He wanted way too little for it, so I added some extra and bought it.”
    Johnston, a Wheaton College graduate and former Bible Education and Youth Ministry professor at Barclay, purchased the small bauble because it had the Quaker Oats man on it.
    “He worked for Quaker Oats for years and they made these gold rings and when you looked at the crown there was the Quaker Oats man in it. It was the most unusual ring I’ve ever seen.”
    Johnston had purchased a Quaker Oats service award ring, given to employees of the Quaker Oat Company in the 1940’s. They are rare and unique.
    Johnston’s wife Janet (Henshaw) Johnston, who passed away a couple of years ago, taught Quaker History at Barclay. “I miss her greatly,” he said.
    Johnston said he has been extraordinarily tired lately, as he has been volunteering with Barclay students for the upcoming service day.
    “I checked my pants the next morning and it wasn’t there,” he said. “I just can’t believe when I came home I wouldn’t put it on a dresser. I was really tired that night.”
    If anyone has information regarding the lost ring, please contact the Kiowa County Signal Offices at (620) 723-2115 or email editor@kiowacountysignal.com.
    All calls and emails will be kept anonymous.
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