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News an,00'il,;,,ws from the C, marron Valley The Perkins Journal YEAR VOLUME 103, NUMBER 17 Perkins, Payne County, Oklahoma, 74059 Thursday, January 21, 1993 35 members learn about Bob Williams ournni Editor Gordon was pleased. 'I thought we had a good it opened the door for communications and for at an annual meeting each year, I think it raised some eyebrows the financial structure of the district," Gordon, president Partners In Education (PIE) held a meeting with the Board of Education week. was a congenial 90-minute and answer session with Harp as the moderator. most revealing facet of the meeting was learning that 82 tent of the school's budget goes 'From the remaining 18 percent, have other fixed expenses like so money the board controls is very little," said Calvin Roggow, board president, said. Joining Roggow at the meeting were fellow board members Lloyd Moorman, Teri Wells, Sam Hick- man and Beanie Sadler. Sadler's term expires this year. He's not run- ning for n-election. It was first of two special Jan- uary meetings for PIE. The group will meet with three candidates, Dwight Brown, Larry Huff and ,Lawrence Robinson, who are nm- sing for Sadler's spot on the board, Thnrsd,w, Jan. 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the elementary school gym. In other areas of financing, Dr. Virginia Webb, superintendent of schools, noted the "82 percent spent on salaries was about average. Some school districts have more money and may spend as low as 66 percent gasoline, insurance and but for our county, 82 percent is the actual amount of about average. It was also noted by Webb, "Perkins-Tryon spends an average of around $2,500 per student. The high expenditure in the county $2.700 and the low is around $2,300. Payne County is below the state average of $2,900. There are a few rich counties that have raised the statewide average." Improving facilities was on the minds of several in attendance. One specific question from the floor asked on how long it world take us to pass a bond issue for a new high school and gynmasium? Moorman pointed out "we are a relatively poor district in that we don't have a large industry or business. Our tax evaluation determines the amount of bond we can have. After our next bond payment, our available amount will be around $500,000. We don't have the tax base to pass one big bond issue to build a new high school and AVID SMITH works with Rudy Dsrrow and Bo Smith in preparation for Perkins' flint wrestling mrnament which will be held Saturday in the Perkins-Tryon High School gymnasium. Weigh- i Will be from 6:30-8 a.m. with mat action starting st 9. Besides Perkins, other teams dpPeCted to be here will be from Stillwater, Cushing, Morrison, Shawnee, Pones City, Perry, i_lwnee and Enid. The Lions Club will have a pancake breakfast from 7-9 in conjunction with v m toUrnament sponsored by the Perkins Youth Sports Organization (PYSO). Admission is $3 !r adUlts and 1t2 for studentsL Darrow will be gunning for another gold medal after winning te 58-pound title in Division II at Pones City. Another PYSO winner at Ponoa City was Jesse Ikle tt 78 pounds in Division IV. drea McCutchen is ity spelling champion do galaxy and aluminum Thompson misspelled galaxy to m common? leave the door open for Mceutchen the words Andrea who had to spell the missed word spelled back-to-back to and one of her own to win the title. ..,,. Perkins Elementary School McCutchen had the opportunity m.n8 championship and earn a to win five words earlier when t. _ the county meet to be held Thompson missed on the word am- ,:- z3 at Glencoe. monia. She misunderstood the word ollMc_utchen bested defending chain and spelled pneumonia. McCutchen -,uta laompson, stumbed, too, spelling ammonia THOMF,3ON, left, the 199R champion relinquished her championship to Andrea McCutohe with just one "m." The two finalists emerged from a starting field of 22, two from each the third, fourth and fifth-grade homerooms. The spelling bee championship was runoff before a full house in the elementary school gynmasium with students, teachers and parents on hand. Those qualifying for the spelling bee in addition to the two finalists include: Lara Bridenstine, Adam Grant, Tommy Hilley, Jennifer Bryan, Juanita Tortes, "lkra Payton, Joshua Hazelbaker, Erica Kinzie, Michael Bowyer, Ryan Shelton and Jessiea Jordan. Also Melinda Custar, Amy Collins, Heather Roberts, Kira Robinson, Becky Fox, Karri McBride, Franlde Nelson, Josh 3ylor, Nicole Johnson and Caitlin Harris. Flu/weather halt PT schools A combination of mness and Impending winter storm mused the ridns-Tryon schools to dose Joe Hrencher, lerkins Elemen- tary School principal, reported 100 students absent Monday due to the flu. A total of 2.50 studeuts throughout the district missed tehool that day. Pm-klm-Tryon High School var- sity basketball games Tuesd In Perry were also postponed. role of P-T school board gymnasium. A high school is the most expensive facility due to the needs of the students on that level, like labs. "It would take a series of bond issues, at least three, to build a new high school and gymnasium. It would have to be paid of in phases. "I would say we're looking at three bonds and at least 20 years before we could have those new facilities." Roggow said he and his fellow board members are aware of the many needs of the community. =We would like to do away with the portable buildings now in use at the elementary school, move the special education classes from Tryon to Perkins to give that school more room. I would like to see us add tennis and golf to our varsity PC Bank promotes Sloan and Wollenberg Sharon Slosh and Gene Wollen- berg have been promoted to assis- tam vice presidents at the Payne County Bank, it has been an. nmmcod, by Galen C. Holsinger, president and chairman of the board of directors. Sloan has 27 years of banking ex- perience with the last eight years at PCB. Her present duties include handling the bank's securities and invcsUnents, IRA accounts and loan secretary. She has attended vari- ous Oklahoma Banking Association meetings and oth  sminan nla- tion to her duties. She has lived in Tryon all her life and is a graduate of Tryon High School. Her husband, Jerry, is a parmer in Sheet Metal Enterprises, Stillwater. They have two daughters, Lisa is a sixth-grade teacher at Tryon Elementary School, and Lori is a student at Oklahoma State University. Wollenberg joined PCB in 1991 as an agricultural field person per- forming cattle and farm inspections. He is also involved in agriculture and other lending activities of the bank. A 1973 graduate of Wayne High School, Wollenberg received both his bachelor and master's degrees from Oklahoma State University in Agriculture Education. Prior to joining PCB, previous employment was with the Central Vo-Tech of Drumright, Chandler Production Credit and Farmers Home Administration. He is a member  the Perkins Lions Club. Wollenberg is involved with the local 4-H Clubs and the FFA when he gives assistance to the leaders. Wollenberg and his wife, Carla, have two childrm, Justin 10 and Gena 8. Carla is a teacher's assistant at the Perkim Elementary School. sports. Those an two activities the kids can use for life. The list just goes on and on," Roggow said. He also said he would like to have a series of meetings to discuss what the community really wants in the area of facilities as the current bond gets closer to being paid off and bond money is available again. Wells said she would like to see the community work together to provide a community building that could be used by the school, Perkins Youth Sports Organization, civic groups and individuals. "The city is more concemeO with sewer, water and asphalt problems," she said. "We need to see what grants are available to communities to possibly obtain money for a community building. "Stillwater has a YMCA Cushing has a Youth Center. "As individuals we can't do much but as a group working together we can do a lot." The opening question of the session asked "What is the role of the board?" Roggow said the board is bound by rules of the state and each indi- vidual board member is re0uired to attend a new member seminar and have an additional 15 hours of study in the form of seminars. "A school board's job is to provide an education for students in the district. We are a policy making group following the desire of the comnmnity in reaching the goal of providing an education," Roggow said. (See PIE on 3) SHARON SLOAN GENE WOLLENBERG PERKINS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE INSTALLATION BANQUET is Friday evening at "Ihylorsville. The informal affair begins at 6:30 p.m. Then will be entertainment by Gng Savory, a barbecue dinner catered by Ralph's Packing and awards. The main address will be given by Lt. Gov. Jack Mildren. PYSO INVITATIONAL WRESTLING TOURNAMENT here Saturday, Jan. 23. The mat action begins at 9 a.m. in the PTHS gymnasium. Teams from eight towns, Stillwater, Perry, Pawnee, Morrison, Cushing, Shawnee, Pones City and Enid have been invited to participate along with host Perkins. THE PERKINS LIONS CLUB will serve a pancake and sausage breakfast from 7-9 a.m. Saturday in the PTHS cafeteria. It's all you can eat for only $2.50. THE INGALLS ACTIVITY CLUB is sponsoring music every Saturday night from 7-9:30 in the Ingalls Community Center. Everyone is welcome. OKLAHOMA FARMERS UNION LOCAL 20 will meet Sunday, Jan. 24, at 4 p.m. in the home of Leon Morris, 3/4 miles north of Whistle Stops No. 2. Then will be an election of officers, a financial report givea and other business. A REVIVAL IS BEING HELD Jan. 24-29 at the Bible Evangelist Temple, 1104 Pogu with Evangelist John Durin. The revival will begin Sunday morning. Evening services begin at 7:30. All are welcome and child care is provided. COMMODITIES WILL be distributed Tuesday, Jan. 26, from 9-11 a.m. at the First Assembly of God Church. Then will be peanut butter, raisins, greea beans md butter. HELEN MARLER, left, stepped out of her position as assistant librarian lest week to present Bea Clark, Thomas-Wilhite librarian, a opy of "An Official History of the National Extension Homemakem Council, 1930-1990." The book was donated to the library by the Cimarron Valley Extension Homemakem of which Mader is a member.