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4 Sections 24 Pages Bartley To Run For "Pavne County's Oldest Newspaper - Since i890" ':- ~.. ~':~'~4< ["{~?'_ ;% ?;l'} AS City Councilor John Bartley has announced he plans to run for Mayor this spring. Bartley is currently in the second year of his firsl term on the city council, ff elected as Mayor, he will resign his current seat when he's sworn in. The City Council will have then have 60 days to appoint a replacement. Stillwater Journal Page At SPORTS The 66 Conference high school basketball tour- nament begins Monday at Okemah. However, Perkins-Tryon's Lady Demons and Demons won't begin action until Tuesday night. Page B1 DALENDAR GorgOns? En lUlem to news malo com Jan 16. Martin King, Jr. Day Jan 16, 6-8:30 pm -Monday Music Night, Perkins Senior Citizens Center, 114 E Kirk Jan 18, noon - Perkins Lions Club meeting, Holsinger Lions Den Jan 18, 7 pm - Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meeting, Perkins Uons Den Jan 19, 1tam- Oklahoma Territorial Plaza Trust meeting, Vassar Community Center Jan 19, noon- Perkins Community Chamber of Commerce meeting, Vassar Community Jan 23, 6-8:30 pm - Monday Music Night, Perkins Senior Citizens Center, 114 E Jan 24, 7 pm - Perkins Masonic Lodge #92 meeting, 915 E. Kirk Jan 25, noon - Perkins Uons Club meeting, Holsinger Lions Den Jan 25, 7 pm - Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meeting, Perkins Lions Den Jan 30, 6-8.'30 pm - Monday Music Night, Perkins Senior Citizens Center, 114 E. Kirk Feb 1, noon - Perkins Lions Club meeUng, Holsinger Lions Den INDEX Church .................. C3 Classifieds .......... B4-B5 Comics .................. B6 Entertainment ...... C2 Farm & Ranch ....... $6 History .................. A5 Obituaries ........... A2-A3 Opinions ........... A4, $4 Public Records .... $2 People .................. $3 Seniors ................. C4 Sports ................. B1 -B4 By Cindy Sheets Contributing Writer Perkins Community Chamber of Commerce held its annual awards banquet and officer instal- lation Thursday evening, Jan. 5, at Vassar Commu- nity Center. Organization members welcomed guests and dig- nitaries to the event, which recognizes community members who work toward the betterment of Perkins, as well as exemplary local businesses. One of the area's elected representatives, Senator Jim Halligan, told the assem- blage that he and his wife, Ann, have always been impressed with Perkins because there is a sense of vitality and progress in the community. He said that is not true in all com- munities in the district and there are better days ahead for Perkins. He added that the leadership in Perkins is a common cause. President-elect Brent DeMuth opened the meeting with the awards ceremony. He presented the following business awards: Best New Business: McDonalds Best Existing Business: Williams Discount Foods, accepted by Wendi Wil- liams Taylor DeMuth followed with chamber's community ser- vice awards. Amy Petermann was awarded the Sheri Gordon Community Service Award. This award is presented to a 2012 Chamber officers (I to r): Virginia Sasser, Historic Preservation Chair; Harland Wells, Economic Development Chair; Lisa Branun, 1st Vice President, Brent DeMuth, President; Jil- ,anne Tebow, Intemet/Marketing Chair; Debbie Hixson, Treasurer. Journal photo by David Sasser citizen of Perkins who con- tributes to the betterment of the community. Petermann is coordinator of the 4 Kids and Community ministry at Eden Chapel United Meth- odist Church. This program provides school supplies and snacks to local stu- dents and classrooms, and holiday food bags to chil- dren during long holiday breaks. The program also supports the Perkins Lions Club Christmas boxes. The Delmar Niles Com- munity Service Award See CHAMBER, Page A4 By Patti Weaver Journal Correspondent A Carney man pleaded no contest Friday to embezzling $5,399 in bank deposits from the Dollar General Store in Perkins while he was employed as manager in 2010. Justin Dwayne Hubach, 29, remains free on $10,000 bond pending his sentencing on March 2 before Payne County Associate District Judge Stephen Kistler. Although he was charged with embezzling $5,399, a restitution form filed by Dollar General Store Regional Loss Pre- vention Manager Trent Telford listed the loss as $31,622, court records show. According to Hubach's written no contest plea A police task force investigating alleged child pornography was served at this Perkins home last week. The home is located at 419 N.W. Second St. Photo provided THE JOURNAL .llllJl!!!!lll!q! ! ! !L III: By Cindy Sheets Contributing Writer A search warrant for child pornogr tphy was served at a Perkins resi- dence last week. Perkins Police Investigator Gene Morris said the Per- kins Police Department was contacted by Still- water Police Department Inspector Greg Miller regarding an investigation of alleged exchanges of child pornography online. Miller is a member of a state task force that is investigating child por- nography. The task force includes the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investi- gation (OSBI) and other agencies. During the course of its investigation, the task force received information that an internet account in the Stillwater/Perkins area was involved in exchang- ing child pornography photos. Representatives from Perkins Police Department and the other task force agencies on Wednesday, Jan. 4, served a search warrant at a home located at 419 N.W. Second St. in Perkins. Morris said the home is the residence of Garry Randall West, who was not at home when the search warrant was served. The warrant authorized the search and seizure of computer equipment and software and electronic devices used to depict child pornography or child erotica. The war- rant also covered photos, negatives, files, copies, and documents, records. or correspondence in any format or medium. "We seized electronic equipment, including a laptop, TV/monitor, and various electronic com- ponents," Morris said. "We also discovered drug paraphernalia in the home. Perkins Police Department seized those items." Captain Randy Dicker- son of the Stillwater Police Department Tuesday had no comment on the status of the case as the matter is still being investigated. As of press time Tuesday, no charges had been filed in the matter. According to the Okla- homa Department of Cor- rections website, Garry Randall West, 51, has three prior convictions in Payne County on related crimes. Each of these con- victions carried a term of 10 years. These 1988 offenses are lewd or indecent proposals/ acts to child, and two separate offenses of crime against nature/sodomy. West was received into the Department of Correc- tions to serve these crimes on Jan. 4, 1994; he was discharged Jan. 22, 1995. filed in court records Friday, he has a plea bar- gain to be ordered to pay restitution and to perform 75 hours of community service under a five-year deferred sentence. When Hubach was interviewed by Perkins Police Officer Dewayne Hammack in 2010, he said that he had not taken any money from Dollar Gen- eral, court records show. "Justin said the comput- ers have had all kinds of problems, and the bank has been making mistakes. Justin said he feels like this was a way to get rid of him," Officer Hammack wrote in an affidavit. The officer was dis- patched to the Dollar Gen- eral Store on Highway 33 in Perkins on Oct. 7, 2010, regarding missing depos- its, court records show. Telford, the regional loss prevention supervisor for Dollar General Store, said that surveillance video indicated that deposits for $2,209.88 on Aug. 28, 2010, and for $1,400 on Sept. 17', 2010, were never made, the affidavit said. Another deposit for $1,789.74 was prepared by a sales associate and removed by Hubach to be deposited on Sept. 13, 2010, but bank records showed it was never made. the affidavit alleged. The loss prevention supervisor said that he spoke on Oct. 7, 2010, with Hubach, who "would not admit to stealing any of the money," the affidavit said. "Justin (Hubach) said he would 'pay it back to make sure he would not lose his job or go to jail.'" the affidavit alleged. "Justin told Trent he would not on purpose forget to go to the bank and would go home later to find a deposit in his pants. Trent said he would take a deposit late by a day or two. "Trent said Justin asked if he could go home to look for the missing deposits. Trent said he could. Justin told Trent he would call the store or come back in 20 minutes. Trent said he never did." the affidavit alleged. Superintendent James Ramsey was hired for another year following action taken by the Perkins- Tryon Board of Education. The board discussed Ramsey's annual evalua- tion in executive session and after the group recon- vened in open session, the vote was unanimous to employ him for the 2012- 2013 school year. Tammy Clay was also hired as a bus drive for the remainder of this school year. The board also acknowl- edged the resignation of Laura Kalka who was a amsey paraprofessional at the elementary school. The board also voted to elect two new member of the Oklahoma Public School Investment Interlo- cal Cooperative board of directors. Elected were Randy Batt, superintendent at Cache Public Schools, and Don Ford, superinten- dent at Holdenville Public Schools. The board also approved General Fund encum- brances of $28,575.94; Building Fund encum- brances of $12,063; and a Child Nutrition Fund encumbrance of $64.05.