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el board County this week of Dan Cashier Auditor and to Assistant and iin the team of the to their 3. hard-work- been real effort at Galen ayne Said. been with the March of gers, Payne 35 Johnson will as Internal as Informa- and Card Man- s-Tryon High and has a State and live on a He is and Janice employed since and in ad- 1 con- as Adminis- and Loan to Lynn Bank of Agra' hus- two sons, in Agra. front to us! is impor- go to the renewed or to The Pence, East Charles & Perkins Crenshaw, & Della Freddy Mr.& Perkins * Sweeten, & Vondia P-T High Paul & Tho- Stillwa- , Perkins Sumner, Holman, to have the Railed to see page Perldns-Tryon Sports Boosters page 3. Right-P-T takes two from Perry- tile in new gym dressing N in our year of serving -% ':% -::. Oldest Newspaper State Representative Dale Wells, D-Cushing, was on hand at the Perkins Library Monday morning to present a check from the Oklahoma Department of Libraries to be used for new books and getting on line on the inter-net. Also pictured are, l-r, Charlotte Parrack, Perkins Library Board member; Vicki Moher-Sanger, Oklahoma Department of Libraries represen- tative; Helen Marler, Perkins Librarian; Representative Wells; David Sasser, president of the Perkins Friends of The Library; and Carol Acuff, president of the Perkins Library Board. :;[ Pictured are Leslianna Judge and Felisa Murray for Perkins 4-H; Travis Cundiff, Perkins. Tryon FFA; Allen Sharp, president, Perkins 4-H and FFA Booster Club; and Dennis Kastl, Ag Farm Committee. The group was on hand Monday to distribute over $I0,000 raised from the Pork Chop Supper and Auction. (Please see related story.) "retired" only means Acuff find time for more activities By Margaret Coate When a pretty young nurse from Indiana meets a good-look- ing young sailor from Oklahoma, what happens? They get mar- ried--anyway, that is the case with a young nurse named Carol and a young man named Cecil who met on a "blind date" when she was in the cadet nurse pro- gram at Northwestern Univer- sity, Evanston, and he was a at- tending that university. Carol had lived in Elkhart, Ind. with her grandparents, a town 100 miles from Chicago. She remembers vividly the rail- road track was near their back- yard and, she says, all trains to New York City passed their backyard with only a fence be- tween. "Organized crime (the mafia) was always in the news," she said, and people of Evanston were always leary of strangers because they never knew when one of the mafia gang would get offthe train in theilmtown. News of those people--Al Capone, John Dillinger, Sam Giancoma or Lucky Luciano-- was always in the papers or on the radio, and Industry was part ofthecon- "We knew all their faces from struction for the fair," she said. reading The Chicago Herald Two events at the fair that she American, The Chicago Tribune recalls most vividly are Colleen and The Elkhart Daily Truth," Moore's Doll House and Sally Carol recalls. Another exciting Rand's fan dance. event Carol recalls is attending Even though she spent many the Century of Progress World's years as librarian at Perkins- Fair in Chicago with her father. Tryon High School, Carol carried "The present Museum of Science Continued on page I I Carol Acuff shows off one item in her tdby jug collection, Mark Twain. The statute is also of the renowned writer, Mark Twain. (Photo courtesy of Cecil Acuffl by Rick Clark stop signs because of the "lack The Perkins Journal has of a partner". learned that the Oklahoma De- He had requested that the partment of Transportation Town of Perkins be involved in (ODOT) will be installing three- helping to pay for the installa- way stop signs at the west inter- tion of signal lights (red, yellow, section of SH33 and US 177.green), but since it was not in the Depending on the weather the town limits, the highway depart- stops signs should be installed ment had hoped that the county "sometime in February," accord- could help on the project. ing to Jim Sim, ODOT resident Instead, Sim said that since it engineer in the Perry Divisional was not in the Perkins city lim- Office. its, nor was there a county road Sim said that he will be mak- directly involved, he felt that ing the stop sign recommenda- going with the stop sign plan tion to the Transportation Corn- would be better. mission at their February meet- The new plan will stop traffic ing where it will probably get fi- from all three directions-east, hal approval, west, and south-and will also After the commission's ap- include changing the east]west proval, Sim said that if the caution light to-a blinking red weather cooperated, the signs light to warn drivers of the stop will be up "in February." signs. As reported in earlier editions Sim also said that if the of The Perkins Journal, Sim had weather cooperated that new made a recommendation to have highway marking (striping) will traffic signals installed at the also be done in conjunction with intersection, but has opted for the three-way stop sign plan. Annual 4-H and FFA pork chop supper and benefit auction labeled a success By Shelley Dawson On November 9, 1996, the Second Annual Smoked Pork Chop and Benefit Auction was held at the Perkins Elementary Gymnasium for the 4-H and FFAstudents. Over $10,000 was netted to be used for the Perkins 4-H and FFA Boosters, and the Ag Farm. The Booster Club officers feel that the 4-H and FFA students' donations of time and articles made by them contributed to the success of the auction and supper. The money will be divided with 10% going to each the Perkins- Tryon FFA and the Perkins 4-H Club. Forty percent will stay in the 4-H and FFA Booster account which will be used for scholar- ships, add-on money for livestock projects and other things for the 4-H and FFA students. The remaining 40% will go for improve- ments to the Paul and Anna Marie Evans Ag Farm on Highway 33. The classroom area of the Evans Ag Farm is near completion from proceeds of last year's money. There are still many things needed to complete the building. The Evans Ag Farm committee will de- cide how to best use the money for the improvements. Suggestions will be made as to what would be of the most benefit at this time for the building. Approximately 400 people were served at the meal. the 4-H and FFA students assisted with the meal preparation, serving, set up, clean up, and carrying auction items. The 4-H and FFA Booster Club wishes to thank the many donors, buyers, 4-H and FFA stu- dents, parents and other supporters who helped make this such a great success. If you are interested in attending and joining the 4- H and FFA Booster Club, the group meets the first Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Ag Farm. Your participation is welcomed and encouraged. I Tryon school patrons interested Tryon Elementary after he pos- in"saving their school" are asked sibility of closing the campus to attend a special meeting was discussed at a P-T board called by organizers this Satur- meeting earlier this month. day evening, 7 p.m., at the Tryon At that meeting held January Elementary School Cafeteria, ac- 6, declining enrolment, espe- cording to Perkins-Tryon School cially at the Tryon Elementary, Board Member Dwight Brown. was discussed by the superinten- Brown said that the meeting is dent and other board members designed to discuss ways that and could cause the board to the residents in the Tryon area close the Tryon campus if the en- can help increase enrolment at rolment did not increase. the Tryon Elementary. Tryon Elementary has shown a Brown, who represents the steady decrease in enrolement Tryon area on the Perkins-Tryon since 1990, according to informa- school board, said that everyone tion released by Superintendent is invited, including other board of Schools Jim Hyder. members, teachers and admjn- Those enrolment figures are: istrators. 1990-126; 1991-131; 1992-129; He explained that it is not an * 1993-113; 1994-101; 1995-95; official board meeting, but and 1996-85. These numbers are rather a way to rally the commu- based on students enroled Oct. nity around a plan to save the 1 off each year. i i