RUTH FERRIS (1909-1998) has been lauded as a “living legend” for her long and varied career in Oklahoma journalism. Teaching, broadcasting, writing … she has done it all. She has worked on the Altus Times Democrat, Daily Oklahoman and KOMA radio in Oklahoma City and KWHW in Altus and spent 28 years as public relations director for Altus public schools. Ferris, who established journalism certification for Oklahoma high schools, was active in a number of professional organizations. In retirement, she wrote a series of children’s short stories about animals.