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A4 - THE PERKINS JOURNAL, Thursday, January 13, 2011 By Cecil Acuff The writers of "Men of a Certain Age," Jan.3,2011, dared include having one cast member say, "That guy im his situation is about as 'Sisyphean' as one can get." Surely, no cast member and few viewers knew the term. Sisyphean, a word of 1635, r~lates to the labors of a legendary King of Corinth, eternally condemned to repeat the cycle of rolling a heavy rock uphill only to have it roll down again as it nears the top. A real, great, good many have experienced such, Right? Like, as in, and also, all Humanity. Writers of all ilks ought try more of this. The Big Syndicated folks and the Un-Syns. Life's serious; frustrating, tragical, hard to bear. So what's a person to do? Crying ain't gonna help, 'less it's followed by laughing. Mirth & Music brings emotions to writing, as well as to classrooms - happy thoughts and sad images. As the Malaprops of Archis Bunker, the first show to feature the flushing- to'det-sound and many other TV no-no's. The 'Props fly by - captions help. Edith is benumbed, so there decite- ment to riot by the faithful constitutionals. Use interesting taglines, Music, Malaprops, and Alliterations. And. iffen ya'll don't cotton to this miserable little effort, laugh, berate, ridicule it. Say it's pitiful, petty, but don't get angry - just laugh! The world needs more funny stuff. After all is said and done, more is said than done. Despite troubles of high water and Hell on Earth, People still exist to live and love, work and worry. Dwell on things of impor- tance, but at times, tliat not said is more so than what's said. As Abe Lincoln (and others) said, "'Tis better to remain silent, than speak and remove all doubt." Once, this scribbler wanted to emphacize something in the NewsPress; an inch of space followed. Life's a Blast. Live it Up. Life's Fleeting, no matter one's age. John Gay said, "Life is a jest and all things show it. I saw it once, but now I know it." Shakespeare; 'The world'a stage, and all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts." Life should be a Journey with no Reachable Destination! Try It! I'VE 'il \ Williams Appointed to Committees, Leadership State Rep. Cory Williams has been appointed to four House committees for the 2011 and 2012 legislative sessions. In addition, he will serve in Democratic Leadership as the Assistant Whip, a vital position in maintaining communication between the leadership of the party and its members. Whips are also charged with marshal- ling support for and keeping counts of key legislation. As the Assistant Democratic Whip, Rep. Williams will be working closely with Democratic Leader Scott M. Inman, D-Del City, and Democratic Floor Leader Chuck Hoskin, D-Vinita throughout the session. For the past two years he served as Secretary of the Democratic Caucus. "Representative Williams is a man of character and integrity, and he has a keen legal mind, so I am confi- dent he will excel in this new leadership position," stated Leader Inman. For the 53rd Legisla- ture Rep. Williams was appointed to serve on the Appropriations Subcommit- tee on Education, the Higher Education and Career Tech Committee, the Rules Com- mittee and the Judiciary Committee. Rep. Williams was also asked by Democratic Leadership to serve as the senior advisor of the Higher Education and Career Tech committee. "I am very grateful to have been appointed to all the committees I had requested", said Rep. Williams. "As the repre- sentative from Stillwater, it is important that I help establish the appropriate funding for education and keep tabs on all legisla- tion that may be affecting higher education and career tech. I appreciate Speaker Steele and Leader Inman for supporting the priorities of myself and district 34." Cory Williams was born and raised in Stillwater. He attended Stillwater High School and went on to receive a B.S in Politi- cal Science and an M.S. in International Trade and Development from the OSU School of Interna- tional Studies. In 2006 he received his Juris Doctor- ate from Oklahoma City University School of Law. He resides in Stillwater with his wife, Shannon, and their son Kase. Rep. Williams represents District 34 which encom- passes .the majority of the city of Stillwater. The House of Represen- tatives will convene for the 2011 legislative session on February 7th, 2011. "I am excited to begin work for the new Session. I have a good relationship with leadership from both parties and believe we can come together on policies that are good for Stillwater and Oklahoma. " CORLEY P-T Schools not accepting transfers The Perkins-Tryon School District is continuing to grow at a rate that has caused the district to eliminate the option of any new transfers for the upcoming school year. Our enrollment is at 1440 students which is an all time high. The facilities we have at this time are at capacity. The elementary has 545 students; intermediate site has 306; junior high with 318; and the high school has 271 students. Our smallest class is the seniors with 76 students with the fourth grade being are largest class of 126 students. The district will continue to provide a quality educa- tion for our students to prepare them for their future. We thank you for your continued support of our school, staff, and students. Continued from Page A1 of my mentors, (the late Stillwater attorney) Keith Thomas, could be here today," Corley said. "'I want to thank Judge Worthington. He's been my mentor -- someone I looked up to -- he's been a rock for this bar (associa- tion), the ultimate judge. It will be difficult to follow in his footsteps," said Corley, who was appointed by Worthington in 1999 as a special district judge. Corley said he hoped to continue being a fair and impartial judge in Payne and Logan counties. "Thank you once again," concluded Corley, who received a loud standing ovation in the courtroom. After the event closed, the Journal asked Corley when he planned to appoint his successor as a special district judge in Payne County. "Hopefully we'll have someone sworn in by Feb. 1," Cofley said. Corley's bacl ground includes having served as a prosecutor on the staff of District Attorney Rob Hudson, as well as being a past president of the Payne County Bar Association and Starting Point II. Corley is a graduate of Pawhuska High School, Oklahoma State Univer- sity where he received a bachelor's degree in history and the school of law at the University of Oklahoma where he received the degree of Juris Doctorate. When he announced his candidacy for the elective post of district judge last March, Corley said, "The decisions a judge makes have profound effect not only on the litigants them- selves, but also on their families and often on the citizens of our community and they cannot, must not be made lightly. "As a judge, I have striven to be just and fair, always mindful of the effect of my decisions and of my oath to uphold the laws of the state of Okla- homa," added Corley, who pledged to continue "the fairness, integrity and respect for the law which are the tradition of the courts of Payne and Logan counties." a cure. Donate any car you own to the American Cancer Society. 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