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/ News and Views of the Cimarron Valley THOUGHT OF THE WEEK ! "Courage is knowing what not to fear." Plato 96 NO. 14 Perkins, Payne County. Oklahoma - USPS 428040 THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 1985 i By Bob Evans is bly warm _t t ~ ~ratot~ in the 60 s at and 70's during the clays. h a long shot from what we I eq erlendng last year at this . If u call (and I had to refr by reading the back file,) tmas last year it became and remained that way uaty. The city had crews g 24 hour shifts thawing pes, nearly a hundred calls from residents who had lines freeze that had never had elines freeze before. came was attributed to a deep i followed by a slow thaw, which a reason that drove ld that was in the ground in- ipes. It was a big day for Troy Maxwell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Claude Maxwell who enlisted in the Navy after y is a good idea to keep a highschool and has been to sea the last eight months on the USS Iowa. ~weadiippmg in the house, dutng Troy found his car and the old homeplace just like he left them when he arrived home Friday on leave. cold weather. We're talking To make sure he knew he was home, the Maxwells prepared this big banner across the front of the house. thor in the teens or below !cotttinues for more than one mdaday. mpetaturesdsop- i s City Total to 15 degrees at night and war- m above freezing in the U[ umally will not do any harm t ecord $207 is a continuous routine of if a sttoog north wind is blow- The recent city sales tar report from Guthrie ....... $142,132($141,0 ) Ttyon .............. $1764($1919) 1 if this is the case, and the below the Oklahoma Tax Commission com- Langston ........... $1870($2501) Wellston ............ $6211(3473) temperatures have prevailed pletes the 12 month reporting period Luther ............. $9,854($8178) Yale .............. $11,921($9873) day and night for several clap, for the city of Perkins, and shows a it is a good idea to keep the good increase over the 12 month dripping during the cold reporting period last year. and for a couple of days after During the past twelve months, sets in. Perkins has collected $207,544 in 3 x x x percent dty sales tax. This compares ktout home, my shower will freeze ~tmoOf times every winter when meter gets down below 18 and a north wind blows. If the tl atuge goes up to the 3os dur- ;the day, it will thaw out. One of thle checks before retiring at is to determine what the / mre is going to be that night next day and fix the shower to drip proportionably. I con- it a major dimst when my refuses to turn on. I told that I know now why folks just ths on Saturday in the winter khack then. I'd just about dmther a bath once a,week if I had to M down into that hath tub every i aadsoaget out of a tub full of old py water without a way to off. XXX about bathing, I've come to eU lusion that the American pen- , civilized ones, anyway, are "too" to. I don't know how it is at your tte, but the shower is the most t-eted utility in our house. I don't they got it, but our three , as they stew up, could never with $137,508 the previous 12 months. In 1982, the collections were $110,797 for the 12 month period, and in 1981, the 1R month total was $104,702. The latut report is for the business month of October. During October, Perkins business houses collected $19,732 in 3 percent sales tax. This compares with $14,302 the same month last year. Other area towns and their collec- tions are (last year's figures in parenthesis): Agra ................ $1081($834) Carney ............. $5986($1781) Chandler ....... ~ ~,053($51,395) Coyle .............. $1784($1602) Cushing ....... $159,478($152,290) Davenport ......... $9190($11,620) Drumright ...... $47,892($40,419) Glencoe ............ $3476($2503) P-T FACULTY AND EMPLOYEES GIVEN CHRISTMAS STIPEND At the November 5 Perkins-Tryon iatwoeaough showers or baths. It is g for our resident teenager to Board of Education meeting, the ot more showers a day, and board voted unanimously to give a Lto his mother's consternation, one time pro-Christmas stipend to the udes a change ofdothes with faculty members and employees. r. Each day calls for at least Supt. Larry Gill said the minutes ot two hair shampoo sessions in reflect that the motion was to approve dtOwer, a one time pre-Christmas stipeod of t is my observation this $500 per certified employee, and 3 is quite common most percent of the annual gross salary (not oese days. The profit and sales to exceed $500) for employees. There n the ommetic and hygienic are 83 certified personnel, and 43 ate astounding, and much ofemployees. Supt. Gill said the $500 .. les is created by dean-conscious per certified (teachers) employees was . ers. You would think that by based on the percentage they taught, two or three times a day with full.time receiving all of it, half-rime lecaut map, which almost all ate teachers receiving half of it, etc. one would not require an Supt Gill said the board was con- deodorant or cologne. A cerned that teachers and employees size container of underarm had not received a pay increase except at our home lasts about what was mandated by the state for three years, and even though the me another big item at our school was not able financially to in- re. I haven't counted them, but crease their salary on a contract or con- has. There must be a tinuing basis, there were sufficien: bath toweh nan through funds on hand to award the stipend, g marine and dryer every a one time competmdoo, which they would estimate at least twofelt was well deserved. ot more bath towels on active The action on the stipend was taken ha the three hathromm. Thisfollowing an executive session. After eh hatnrdCOUnt the couple dozen hand the executive session, a vote was made around the big mirror in to employ an assistant baseketball bashtmma that gets to be like coach Becky Lighmer, and to award Cemtml Statiom at certain tings the stipend: -o day, eslpcia on Sunday mot- [q. udeu why get [at 5 Lm. m morning. One SCHOOL BOARD TO MEET [ectthtbatitistheccdythneo the The Perkim-Ttyon School Board [F l'm in control my home. I can will conduct their regular fret Mon- ia any bathroom and have full day of the month school board one whole hour. meeting at the adminlsttative offices is why I also w at 5 a,m, in Perkins on Monday, January 7, and Sunday momins. I can 19S5. (e mttnued Page S) Morrison .......... $3530($2,836) Oilton .......... $20,680($12,185) Orlando ............. $493($286) Pawnee ......... $39,062($31,718) Perry ......... $112,454($103,055) Ripley ............. $2060($1334) Stillwater ...... $619,218($592,321) Statewide, collections were up to $35,828,943 from $33,885, 256. Of the 441 cities and town on the paylist, 35 are based on t ]Jercent sales tax, 217 on2 percent, 182 on 3 per- cent and 7 on 4 percent. -O- MODEL TEE MOVES The Model Tee Screen Printing shop has moved from their location in the Wells building downtown to a building on North Main (Main and Chantry) which formedy housed Shanna's Beauty Shop. Owners of the Model Tee owned the new location, and needed more room to install a T- Shirt transfer camera to expand their screen printing, so derided to move to the North Main location. Shanna is working out of The Cutting Room at Stillwater. -O- -O- CITY COUNCIL MEET The Peddns city council will hold their regular first Monday of the month meeting at the city building on Monday, January 7. The public is in- vited to attend. oOo CHAMBER TO MEET TODAY(THURS.) The Chamber of Commerce will hold their regular First Thursday of the month noon luncheon at noon to- day (Thursday) at the Lions building. NEWS IN 1984 Each year about this time, the editor drags out the files for the past year and records some of the major news happenings in an end-of-the- year roundup to see what has gone on in Perkins during the past year. We should point out that the news stories considered are those that affect the most people and create the most interest in the communities. There are other items of interest, of course, such as obituaries, sodal items, etc., but these are the routine .things of life. The 1984 news roundup reflects hap- penings that were more than general. In the January 5 edition of The Journal, the headlines and photographs indicated that Perkins was involved in a deep freeze situa- tion, and city crews were busy thaw- ing out water lines, crews working 24 hours a day m keep residents in water. The big freeze started December 24. Harvey Brixey was pictured driving his pickup track with a 1200 pound roll- ed bale and a drum of water onto the ice of his spring-fed pond northwest of town. The ice was thick! In the same issue, Supt. Gill was rehired by the board. The January 12 issue points out that inspi of the cold weather, work con- tinues on the installation of new water mains along Peddns residential streets as the city continues with capital im- provement programs. A photograph also shows city personnel and engin- eering people giving the final insl~- don on the sewer lagoon expansion program. The January 19 issue of The Jour- oal pointed out that four had filed for the school board post following a con- troversial election on a school bond in December. Those fding were Randolf Perry, Lloyd Moorman, Stan Moffat, and Dexter Bell. Residents on the east side Peskim are finding a smell they are uot ac- customed to when the south wind blows. This has been going on fog the past few weeks, and city manger Gerald Hall mid it is became the aera- tion system at the new lagoon system is minus a couple of pump motors. Designed for three aerators, onlyone small one is available after a miscalulation in mount design caus- ed the beatiogs to go ont of two of the large 7th horse power pump motors. According to Hall, the two big motors have been returned to the adler in Kansas City, who have return- ed them to the manufacturer, who is redesigning the mountings, and it is thonght the system will be hack in full operation by next week. The system is now relying on one 5 horse power pump aerator, and ap- parently with the damp, cold, wet weather, which causes sewer lagoon system problems anyway, plus the pro-Christmas load put on the sewer by both business and residential customers, there is a sewer odor Lloyd Moorman was the winner of the school board election, with the next nearest contender Stanley Mof- fat. Moorman replaced Bill Eisom, who did not file for re-election. The February 2 issue reported that P-T Superintendent Larry Gill sub- mitted his resignation after he had earlier been rehired. He re,fred he was going to Haileyville m chief ad- ministrator, and also thought the school bond situation might go more smoothly if he withdrew from the system here. In the same issue, Dr. Gill handed over the Chamber of Commerce gavel to Larry Wilson, incoming president who was installed at the annual Chamber of Commerce Banquet. Local police had begun a program to cut down speeding on main street after a highway department study revealed that a large percentage of the motorists were entering the city limits at a speed that was in violation of speed limits. Work was started in February on the new fire station. The February 16 issue of The Jour- nal carried a front page news story that the P-T School Board conducted an emeqgency meeting at which time Dr. Larry Gill withdrew his letter of resignation and continued as ad- miuistrator. He had eadier been employed to serve his sixth year. On February 23, The Journal also reported that the Church of Christ had purchased land on Lover's Lane on which they planned to build a new church building. The new $20,000 park p lion was also a ple. tiou, and tho P-T Livestock Show was set for the following Fdday. On Match 1, TheJoumal atmonno ed that bids for a new water tower in the northeast part of town would be permeating the area. The three pumps have been func- toning, but two of them went out recently and it was discovered the beatings were out. An engineedng in- vestigasion revealed that the moun- tings were allowing too much vibra- tion for the heavier 7'/, motors. Hall thought the 5 horse power motor will survive because it is lighter and the mounting is adequate for it. The problem is covered by mechanical and manufacturers war- ranty and will not cost the city, but it is causing some nearby residents some discomfort while outside, especially if the wind is from the SOUth. Hall mid the dry hall was dosed last Friday while tile workers completed" floor work at the newly remodeled city hall. All tile work and carpet work is now completed and craffsmen are busy consmm g the conndl table for the new city court/council chambers. When that is in place, the remodel- ing will be pretty well completed, Hall said. A chain reaction reatend collision caused damage to four vehicles, 3 driven by Perkius residents Wednesday just north of Perkins dry limits. A car driven by Peggy Smith slowed down when she thought a pickup truck driven by a Kansas man was going to turn. When she slowed, a car driven by Daryn Casey slowed and was hit from behind by a car driven by Kim Ferguson. The impact caused rear and/or front collision of all cars involved. Kim Ferguson suffered a cut lip. let on April 2. The roof was going on the new fire station. The Match 15 issue of The Journal told about a Payne County and Tulsa group purchasing Western Publica- tons, publishers of Trne West/Fron- tier Times, and Old West magazines, and moving them to the Perkins- Stillwatet area. An announcement was made of a new, expanded Daily Report legal news newspaper for the Sdllwater and Payue County area. PerkinsJoumal publishen figured in both transactions. A headline in the Match 22 issue says the P-T School Board begins a search for au alternate building site. Many voters opposing the school bond election earlier were against the loca- tion on Highway 33 northeast of town. Headlines annonnc on Match 29, that Elizabeth Wise, longtime city derk, had resigned (retired), and the board was to consider an appointment to fill the post. The Civil Defense organization, headed by Steve Will. ingham, was also gearing up for spring and summer storm watches. On April 5, The Journal reported that the low bid for the new water tower was $58,000. Also, the Steer Inn had new managers, Rebecca and Bill Richardson. It was reported that the police car received $855 damage when a custo- mer at the Steer Inn backed acn~ the street and struck it. Abo 11 had made application los the city clerk pmition, and 138 ~ had signed up for little league ~. A picture in the Apdl t9 lame of The Journal annoanc that Paul Evam had been to m the annual Outatandiog L/oo of the Yem Award. Also, Don Pdckett wm elected Lions Pmident, to take off in July. Anne Miller was aooointed the new city clerk to fill a vacancy left open on the retirement of Elizabeth Wise. There were 14 applicants. It was also reported in the April 26 issue that the Dickson Memorial at the park was complete, and that Jack Bowyer was announdng the opening of a law practice in the Sasser building. The May 10 issue revealed that trash hauling rates will stay the same as another year's contract is awarded to Hall Sanitation. Work had started on the new water tower, and Daryl Evans was crowned Ms. Perkins at the Red Stocking Follies. The P-T Board ordered construction of two temporary classrooms to be prepared for an ex- panded enrollment the next year, still holding classes in residences and storage buildings. On May 17, The journal announc- ed that the Church of Christ was mov- ing to the former Methodist Church on the comer of East Thomas and 2nd Street. The Highway 33 widening project work was nearing as contracts were let. Sharon Thurman was selected Teacher of the Year, according to the May 31 issue of The Journal. Lone Chimney Lake, northeast of Glencoe, was being dedicated that weekend. Two areas were annexed to Perkins according to June 7 news stories. The location of a new Church of Christ church on Lover's Lane was determin- ed to meet annexation spedf tioos as was the Emerson and Martin homes on north Main Street. It was also announced that Hall Sanitation had SOld their contracts to Browning- Patm Inc., who took over tmh pklmp in Paddm and kamd tho Hall hndtin. It was repotted on June 14, that Prestige Fashions had opened a (Continued on Page 2)