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1/1/2010 12:00:00 AM Ij Smalhown Papers 5026 California Ave SW Seattle WA 98136-1208 Ihl,,h,h,,,Ih,lh,lh,,,,ll,,i,iil,,,i,,I,,,hhlh,,h,ii "Pavne County&apos;s Oldest Newspaper- Since 1890" Recall Petition Withdrawn In an 11  hour move, Becky Teague, the propo- nent of a petitinn ae..k- ing the recall of Mayor Nathan Bates, withdrew the pro-petition around 4 p.m. Tuesday. Stillwater Journal Page A1 SPORTS P-T Teams Playing In SNU Event For the second straight weekend, Perkins-Tryon's Lady Demons and Demons will face more quality basketball with their appearance at the South- ern Nazarene University/ Bethany Basketball Clas- sic beginning today. Page B' NOTICE Perkins VFW has cancelled the Friday night dinner due to the weather ;ALENDAR Got cakJar Items? Jan. 7, 6.<J0 p.m. - Perkins Community Chamber of Commerce Awards & Officer Installation, Vassar Community Center Jan. 7 - 9- PTHS basketball SNU tournament, Bethany. Jan. 8 - 9 - PTHS wrestling, Cushing toumarnent. Jan. 8 - 9 - NCDA Honor Band Clinic. Jan. 11,6:30 p.m.- Perkins V.EW. Post #'7322 & Ladies Auxiliary meeting Jan. 12, 6 p.m.- Perkins City Commission meeting, City Hall Annex Jan. 12, 6 p.m.- PTHS wrestling homecoming, Woodland dual, home. Jan. 12, 6:30 p.m. - PTHS basketball at Kingfisher. Jan. 15-16- PTHS wrestling, Tuttle toumament. Jan. 15, 6:30 p.m.-PTHS basketball at Holdenville. Jan. 18 - 23 - PTHS basketball 66 Conference tournament, Chandler. .Jan. 20-NOC FFA InterschosUcs. INDEX People .................. A2 Obituaries ............. A2 Opinions. .............. A4 Farm .................. A7 Sports .................. 131-B3 History .................. A6 Church .................. C3 Comics .................. B4 Classifieds ........... 135-B6 2008 A New Year's Resolution Shannon Cowan helps you get started. Home & Garden - C1 Music Makers Perkins-Tryon group entertains during Holiday Season. Local- A3 I I P-T Board of Education rehires Ramsey Superintendent James Ramsey will remain at his present position following action taken by the Perkins- Tryon Board of Education Monday night. The board convened into executive session to discuss Ramsey's evaluation. Upon returning to open session, the group unanimously agreed to employ Ramsey for the 2010-2011 school year. Ramsey has been super- indent for five years. He was previously the super- intendent at Camey Public Schools before being hired in 2005. In other action taken during the meeting, the board approved General Fund encumbrances of $46,312; Child Nutrition Fund encumbrance of $64.05; Bond Fund encum- brance of $2,000; and the Activity Fund Report and Activity Fund transfers. The board also acknowl- edged the resignation of Crystal Albright and Becky West fall. During his brief report to the board, Ramsey said the district now has another National Board Certified Teacher within its ranks. High school media center specialist Beth Hawkins recently passed her certifi- cation to become the ninth P-T staffer to earn the dis- tinction. Ramsey briefed the board on the construction at two of the school sites. The frigid weather is prevent- ing masonry work to be done at the junior high and high school performing arts classrooms. The geothermal system should be hooked up and ready for use by Friday, he added. In enrollment numbers, Ramsey said the district currently has 1,430 students enrolled. This time last year there were 1,372 students. During the visitor recogni- tion portion of the meeting, Shelby Lauener, represent- ing the Cimarron Starlight Cruisers car club, presented Ramsey with a check for $7,000 that will be used for the Ditz Mcllvain Scholar- ship Fund. The funds were part of the proceeds from the organization's Septem- ber car show held at the high school. Lauener expressed the club's thanks to Ramsey and the school district for being able to use the school facilities for the car show that continues to grow each year. Perkins-Tryon superintendent James Ramsey, right, accepts a check from Shelby Lauenet in the amount of $7,000 for the Ditz Mcllvain Memorial Scholarship fund. The proceeds were raised during the Cimarron Starlight Cruisers' annual car show held at the high school. The presentation was made during Monday night' board of education meeting. Journal photo by Rick Lornenic School supply drive starts By Cindy Sheets Contributing Writer Children are all excited when a new school year Starts, and bringing a new backpack filled with school supplies is just part of the thrill. Thanks to a group of volun- teers, children in the Perkins- Tryon School district will all get to feel that excitement. Eden Chapel United Method- ist Church's "For Kids & For Community" and "Love Bear" ministries are working hard now to provide school supplies for the 2010-II school 3/eaE "Eden Chapel started the book bag program in July of 2009," project organizer and church outreach director Amy Petelmann said. Petermann said the goal was to provide 50 backpacks filled with school supplies to needy students. Last summer, the group asked for financial assistance from local businesses and brg'knizations and rcame up with enough funds to provide 50 book bags to Perkins-Tryon Elementary School and 20 to the intermediate school. Providing funds for 2009-10 school year supplies were Eden ?001,1 O/111 ?llllln! We ire Bob Norm Comtlm m4 t Mv attemd to be er of the Farm Tool and Zqeipmmt Colleettoo at the Oklahoma Tetmorial Plal& TIt collection 11 iadb the  of toots used in the PotiOns commnt dunq Iod 15|9-1919, We hope to ,,l a cemplele collection, aemrately ditldD' iL mini tae itin Livittll Histo demomtrabotu, Flat  in this qtee we will delcribe a tool ttoM by the colleoll wl tilt t the emmeai,"t help ta obmni it, |fyou lulw tSnaly stones  lay of tbele tools of their use, the $ournal would love tO hear from ou, The Cyclone Seeder This is a type of land broadcast seeder .tylcally usetl to taw igli ot Ip'ass  i iPrain ddtl it not availb  a |old is toe small to to:emrmdate a dttU. Cy00ne Seeen omsms of i clm btll fat, ned to t odea it. The md is metro4 cmto a rotinil tlnlml el dldat thro.5 the teed folwt in an i kt it is ed lu:to tile field, tiet the taed lom a USlp ov bts lea aluHet and ant the Olpetatiq Olnk ith Idsril Mod. The oae Seeder dn well md 5u b, en numul/emred for or 100 yem. The teedm tie rtlvely eemmm and the eeoa uld u  of dnn (worm or tepaWtlde) tot te m Uvm8 H iatory mmmttions with sdwol idt. If you ctn help ie this matter, or if .you hem fbrthet Chapel UMC, the Christian Church of Perkins, the Lions Club, Payne County Bank, and Perkins Community Chamber of Commerce. Williams Foods also helped with the effort by providing special orders for the supplies at a discount. "Last year, Williams Foods ordered glue, glue stix, dry erase markers, paper, note- books at a significant savings over what they could be Eden Chapel ited Methodist Church has launched an effort to prov d schooi supplies and backpacks to students at eerkins-Try 9: .' Photo by Cindy Sheets purchased for at Wal-Mart," Petermann said. Petermann said the goal for the 2010-11 school year is to provide school supplies for every grade at P-T. "We just got a $1,250 grant from the United Methodist Foundation for the book bags project," Petermann said. "We'll need a lot more money to do supplies for all grades, sc we're doing the fundraising now." She explained Williams Food management offered tc help even more than last yem See SUPPLIES, Page A Part Two 2009 Year in Review At each year's end, The Journal highlights the local news events that made ad- lines during the past year. This week is part two of two, July through December 2009. July Perkins has a grocery store again. Williams Foods opened in the former Piggly-Wiggly location Jul. 1. Williams Foods operates seven full- service food stores and six convenience stores in central Oklahoma. Their other stores are located in Chandler, Drumright, Stmud, Tutfle, and Oklahoma City. Senator Tom Cobum was in Perkins to answer questions about his report on stimulus waste, but the meeting tamed into a town hall meeting that addressed many different issues. "Since Perkins became somewhat famous from a report I put out," Coburn said. "Let me clarify. Perkins became a part of the report, because acceptance of federal stimulus funds to help finance the project will actually drive the project cost up." Online poker might be all fun and games, but it eamed a local man a p to Las Vegas and a seat at the World Series of Poker tournament. Darrick Rains playedin the Texas Hold 'em tournament July 6 at the Rio Hotel. The Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma held a ceremony Jul. 17 to install two new officers. Janice Rowe-Kurak, took her oath as tribal chairman, and Lisa Yel- lowfish, was sworn to the posi- tion of tribal treasurer. August Motorists along North Main Street may have noticed a new additiofi just north of Red Bud Assisted Living Center. Developer Mike McWherter plans to open a new fottr-apart- ment facility. McWherter had the large building moved here from Stillwater. kins is still progressing. The project has been temporaril delayed, due to a dispute with an oil company that drilled test well in the planned project area. PerkJns-Tryon Scboo picked up 65 new students over the summer. Enrollmen Aug. 17 was 1,457 students. compared to 1,392 students when school let out in May. The biggest gain was at the elementary school. A Perkins teenager, Christian Morris Payne, was accused ot shooting his ex-girlfriend and firing at two others at Pine) River Mobile Home Park jusl after midnight Monday, Aug. 24, and arrested about twc hours later. September Gary Crane, owner and presi- dent of Ralph's Packing Co. ot Perkins, was recognized during the 70th American Convention of Meat Processors & Suppli- ers' Exhibition in Omaha, Nob. orm& information, please call Bob or notbecauseitdoesn'tneedthe Work on a proposed water forhisoutstandingandcontinu- Contract It 405 $47-$05T. wastewatertreatmentplant, but drainage project in north Per- See 2009, Page A3 IIII]ILI[I!I!IIL!I! ! ! kll *" " 8 3