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Kirk -Jan. 19 Noon -Perkins Lions Club meeting, Holsinger Lions Den Jan. 20, noon - Perkins Community Chamber of Commerce meeting, Vassar Community Center Jan. 21, noon - Birthday Luncheon, Senior Citizens Center Jan. 24, 6-8:30 p.m. - Monday Music Night, Perkins Senior Citizens Center, 114 E. Kirk .Jan. 25, 7 p,m. - Perkins Masonic Lodge #92 meeting, 915 E. Kirk. Jan. 26, Noon - Perkins Lions Club meeting, Holsinger Lions Den Jan. 26, 7 p.m. - Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meeting, Perkins Lions Den Jan. 27, 7:30 p.m. - Perkins Planning Commission meeting, City Hall Annex Jan. 31, 6-8:30 p.m, - Monday Music Night, Perkins Senior Citizens Center, 114 E. Kirk Church .................. C3 Classifieds .......... B4-B5 Comics .................. B6 Entertainment ...... C2 Farm & Ranch ....... $6 History .................. A5 Obituaries ........... A2-A3 Opinions ........... A4, $4 Public Records .... $2 School .................. A6 Seniors ................. CA Sports r ................ B1-B4 By Patti Weaver family of the new district Journal Correspondent judge for Payne and Logan In a courtroom packed counties. with about 150 people, Thanking the large Stillwater resident Phil- number of people who lip Corley was sworn into came to see him take the office Monday as district oath of office Monday judge of Payne and Logan morning in the courtroom counties by former District that had standing room Judge Donald Worthington, only, Corley said, "This is who retired in December a lot bigger crowd than I after 24 years of service, anticipated especially with Corley, who had servedthe weather." for the past 11 years in an Corley thanked the Payne appointive post as a special County Bar Association for district judge for Payne supporting him and all the County, was elected without people who participated in opposition in November as putting together a recep- Worthington's successor to tion in the historic oval be chief judge of the 9th courtroom on the third judicial district, which be- floor of the Payne County came effective Monday.Courthouse, which has After Worthington con-been named the Donald gratulated Corley, whoL. Worthington District was robed by his wife,Courtroom. loud applause broke out in Corley thankedhis wife of the huge courtroom filled 23 years, Katie Drummond with lawyers, law enforce- Corley, his two children, Ky ment officers, courthouse and Addle, and his parents, employees, friends andBob and Sharon Corley. Phillip Corley (right) is sworn into office Monday as district judge of Payne and Logan coun- ties by former District Judge Donald Worthington. Photo provided "Approximately seven Corleythankedthejudges into office Monday after- years ago, my mother was present, PayneCountyAsso- noon as Associate District diagnosed with stage four ciate District Judge Stephen Judge for Logan County. ovarian cancer -- she's a Kistler, Payne County Spe- "I think we have some fighter," saidCorley, noting cial District Judge Michael of the best judges in the that she got her wish that she Stano and Logan Countystate of Oklahoma. I wish would see him become dis- Special District Judge Luke my good friend and one trict judge. Duel, who was to be sworn See CORLEY, Page A4 By Cindy Sheets as officers from Langston According to Morris' the subject as they attempted quieted enough for officers Contributing Writer and Langston University, report, the subject exited to place handcuffs on him. to cuff him. Perkins police Saturday responded to assist with the his vehicle and approached The man continued to resist The man was identified as helped in the apprehension chase .......... ....................... the other vehicle until he arrest, forcing Loftice to Brett William Easley of of a man running from Officers set up stop sticks noticed the officer heading administer pepper spray in Oklahoma City. Langston, Okla. police, on the highway just west in his direction. The man an attempt to subdue him. Morris and Hammack said Local police responded to of Ampride Travel Plaza, then ran toward an RV park Unfortunately, the spray Easley was driving with a the call just after 9:30 p.m. which the suspect car struck, southoftheintersection, then also struck Morris, who suspended driver's license. Saturday, Jan. 8. Langston then continued east toward headed toward a large metal was holding the struggling A Stillwater ambulance police was pursuing a sub- Perkins. storage building on the east man. crew was called to the scene jectdrivingasilverautorno- Iowa Tribe Sgt. Tedside of the property. The man confinued to resist to check Easley's taser bile eastbound on Highway Miller and Perkins off~cers Officers split up and ran until Hammack taseredhim, site and to check a bite he 33 at the Cimarron River Dewayne Hammack, Genearound both sides of the allowing the other officers received as he was being bridge. Morris and Rachel Surine building. The man was to begin to handcuff him. taken down by Afilla. He was Officers from Perkins, the followed asthe subject driv- finally tackled by Morris Before they had that task then transported to Logan Iowa TriM, Payne County, ing a silver Infinity slowed, and Hammack's K-9 part- complete, the man once County Jail for booking. the Oklahoma Highway then stopped behind another ner, AtiUa. again began to struggle Morris was treated by Per- Patrol, and Payne County vehicle near the US 177/SH Morris and Langston Sgt. with officers. Morris then kins Fire Department for the Sheriff R.B. Haul as well 33 intersection. Corey Loftice struggled with drew his taser and the man pepper spray. By Cindy Sheets ton said. Rods are priced Contributing Writer from $5 to $200. The weather may be Shannon said Clayton wintry right now, but avid spends a lot of time fishermen know there are researching the best prices fish to be caught at any so he can pass them along time of the year. to his customers. R-C Bait & Tackle Shop"My number one goal is is ready to supply their fish- to keep it cheaper than Wal- ing needs. Mart," Clayton said. The shop, which openedHe noted they are glad about three years ago, is to order specific products located just south of the when requested. intersection of Highway 33 The store also sells lots and Fairgrounds Road, two of live bait - minnows miles east of Perkins.and worms - plus jar and Shop owners Randy package bait. Clayton and Jan Shannon The shop carries some fly said they carry a wide vari- fishing supplies. However, ety of fishing gear for fresh most of the stock caters to and saltwater fishing. In catfish, crappie and bass stock are rods, reels, lures, fishing. nets, tackle boxes, gas tanks Clayton has been a life- for boats, rod holders, and long fisherman, first enjoy- just about anything else for ing the sport with his father the serious or recreational and his father's friends. fisherman. "I spent most of my time "We have about 600 rods with them, until they all on hand," Clayton said. passed away," Clayton "Just a little bit of every- said, noting that the store thing." is one way he can still enjoy "We have rods for children the sport. and on up to the biggest reel Clayton said the store Ambassador makes," Clay- kind of became a natural next step after he started keeping live bait for his own use. Some of his fishing buddies started coming by to get bait, then suggested he open the shop. Since then, Clayton and Shannon's store has made a name for itself by offering quality stock at very com- petitive prices, attracting customers from throughout the region. That's one reason the shop last fall ended up on a tele- vision show that featured noodling. The show, "Real and Chance: The Legend Hunt- ers," visited Oklahoma to film an episode titled "Lee's Monster," which aired Sept. 19, 2010 on VH1. One segment of the pro- gram featured the show's stars, Ahmad and Kamal Givens, learning the art of noodling catfish in a huge glass aquarium which was parked in the R-C Bait & Tackle Shop driveway. Clayton said he was R-C Bait & Tackle Shop owners Randy Clayton and Jan impressed with the reality Shannon offer a wide variety of products for fishermen. See BAIT, Page A5 Photo by Cindy Sh0ets ' " .............. ,1 s i ..... - ' ? ., ....................... 4""=" - """" ..... ..... "r -"""* ....... : ....... '' .......................