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2-THE PERKINS JOURNAL, Thursday, February 8, 2001 m J ........ To,, I +,, ~ `s~t~isw+ek~enewPer~in~+~mp~ehensVeP~pri~tedini~~Sheri~r~nbeganwork~it~e~era yearsa, I A weekly column by Rick Lomenick Holbrook updated it. And the PlanningCommission and] ~~ sory panel worked hard to complete it. The only thin~ We welcome letters to the editor Ail letters must be signed with a census data, which will soon be provided, and your telephone number for verification of the writer (your telephone It is hoped that the plan addresses things that will affe number won t be published). Please keep them as brief as possible, during the next decade or so. If you can think of somethi The editor reserves the right to reject any letter that is considered Sunday was an enjoyable day for us. It included a trip to Okla- plan does not address, or you have noted something libelous or in bad taste, homa City to watch the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters. dressed, but not the way you think it should be - here's Dear Cindy and staff, Growing up I watched the likes of Meadowlark Lemon, Curly to speak up. i Dear old Rick, we all will miss him. He left The Perkins Jour- Neal, and Marques Haynes, to name a few, entertain millions with The Planning Commission members are eager to get hal in your good hands, and we encourage you. their special brand of basketball. Now there are many new faces back. Please take the time to visit with one of them Perkins is growing and changing, while keeping its place in that have carried on the tradition with this being the 75th anniver- thoughts. 1 history, thanks to the good people. David Sasser is my favorite sary year. It will help all of us. historian. Of course everybody enjoyed the tricks and nifty ball movement "A" 1 Love and payers always, during pre-determined segments of the game. But there were times Yes, as you poor unfortunate souls who have come ) Thelma (Ishmad) Gaither they played "regular basketball" against their opponents, the Wash- Did I mention? - The Perkins Journal ington Nationals. Even then, their fundamentals showed why they newspaper in my world! are among the greatest players in the world. If you haven't seen the Globetrotters play in person, I would en- courage you to do so. It is worth the price of the tickets and the is the BEST small town Card of Thanks We humbly and sincerely thank each of you for your prayers and concern during Elmo's surgery and long-term recuperation. There could never be a community more caring and loving than Perkins, a fact we've always known, but in time of illness and stress, we become more aware of these blessings. We appreciate the many offers to help, the cards, telephone calls, flowers, visits, and other acts of kindness. For all these things we truly thank you. Elmo and In ez Barnes Thank You Mrs. Effie Emerson of Perkins celebrated her 103rd birthday on January 19, 2001, and Wishes to express her appreciation for the many cards and visits from her family and friends. Logan County voter registration deadline approaching Friday, Feb. 9, is the last day to apply for voter registration in 1 laughs you'll experience. Wilma has been so much help to me lately. She was all day Wednesday working to find our gremlins. I Don't forget to get out and vote during Tuesday's school elec- more about computers than I ever wanted to know. Terms tions. There are plenty of things to vote on. sharing," "network," and "system restore" have begun Possibly the most important item, which would be a money-saver in my dreams. And the word "scuzzy" (well, actually for the school district, would be making the annual millages per- makes me cringe. manent. Meaning if there wasn't a school board race, the mill lev- And I am here to tell you that nothing makes the ies would automatically be carried over to provide funding for the out of your head quite so fast as hearing a computer next school year. That would save the district from having an elec- "Uh-oh, that's not good," or 'T m not sure what to try tion. In turn, it means a saving of around $2,000. personal favorite, "Well, I haven't seen that before!" Those same mill levies will be on the ballot as well. Your "yes" I kept expecting to turn around and see horns votes are strongly encouraged, top of the monitor, or pea soup come shooting out of And finally, there's a school board race between myself and in- Maybe it would be better to go back to the old cumbent Lloyd Moorman. I won't use this space to tell you how to of doing the paper. I guess I had better brush up on vote. But I think Lloyd would agree with me that every registered ing skills... voter should go to their respective polling place to cast their ballot. "k You know, it never fails. Just when you get to feelin And finally, there was a birthday celebrated in our household yourself, you find out something that really chokes over the weekend. Kyle is now at the ripe age of 12 years old. I was up at the Red Cross last week and met April Happy Birthday, son ! We love you! (wife of Jim Shepherd, the new pastor at Perkins Methodis order to be eligible to vote in the March 6, Municipal Primary who is a nurse there. I got to talking to her and learned Election Logan County Election Secretary Dondee Klein said to- Knott, who is Susan Blubaugh s grandson, has a medi day. tion that must be treated with many, many pints of bloo Klein said that persons who are United States Citizens, residents The church and the Red Cross have scheduleda blood of Oklahoma, and at least 18 years old may apply to become regis- 2-7 p.m. on March 12 at the church. If you can t make it tered voters, blood that day for Kyle, please schedule an appointment Person who have never been registered to vote before or who are Red Cross and tell them you want the credit to go to Ky not currently registered in the county of their residence and per- will be glad to do so. "A" sons who are registered but who need to change their registration information may apply to register or to change name, address or Don't forget to place your food !ona#.)on onyour front P politic filiati ll filling out and, mailing, Oklahoma Voter + Sittttt ttty rnorrring "fhe Boy eottts witl be along topick it Regist + at]o l Appli ti + form in for ii io postmarked no 2 ffoon, if ;ou live out oftowfi and would hke to! later than midnight Fnday, Feb. 9. Danel named manager of Karman K orner ate, please drbp your gifts of non-perishable food off at l Klein said that applications postmarked after that time still will be accepted and processed, but the applications will not be ap- proved until after March 6. Oklahoma Voter Registration Application forms are available at the County Election Board office located at 224 East Vilas, Guthrie, Ok, and at all post offices, and public libraries, and motor license agencies, in Logan County. .... ...... :L ..................... ...................... : : ........ : .................... : .............. (USPS #42-8040) The Perkins Journal is published every Thursday and entered as periodical postage paid at Perkins, OK 74059-0040 by Pomegranate, Inc., P.O. Box 40, 111 E. Stumbo, Perkins, OK 74059-0040. Phone or FAX 405/547-2411 e-math theperkinsjournal @ provalue.net Cindy and Keith Sheets-Publishers Rick Lomeniek-Assistant Editor Becky Brake-Staff Writer/Editor The publishers are soley responsible for content and any errors will be promptly corrected when brought to the attention of the publishers. 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Use the form above for your "friend" and list your rename here: Lmmmmmlmmmmmmmmmmd Tami Danel is on a mission, she wants to make the world a better place, And so becoming the new manager of Karman Korner, a resale shop in Stillwater supporting Judith Karman Hospice, fits in perfectly with her philosophy. "I believe I was put on this earth to help people," the friendly 42-year- old Ripley native explained. She's already spent nine years of her life as a teacher of teenagers with learning disabilities. She's already started a non-profit therapeutic horseback-riding program on her land south of Stillwater. And now she's beginning the new year with a new job helping the Stillwater based hospice she believes in. "I feel led here, I just know this is where I'm supposed to be," said Danel, who has prayerfully sought God's direction for her life for the past four and one-half years. "When God is at the center of things, they work out," she said with quiet confidence. Danel is "the perfect person for this job," said Mary Lee Warren, executive director of Judith Karman Hospice. "She is a mission- driven person. She fits in with the whole attitude of our agency, our philosophy of serving the community," Warren added. United Methodist Church during that same time. Let's help the Scouts have a great food drivel "A" Speaking of uniforms, Curtis Burns told me recently that ily attempted to give him a surprise birthday went quite like they thought it should have. Guess sneak up on a police chief. "Karman Korner is not only a retail shop to benefit Judith Hospice - we assist a lot of needy people through our has the kindness and compassion to handle that," Warren', Danel, who grew up in Ripley and has bachelor and degrees from OSU, has an unusually diverse ing 12 years in retail sales management. But she readily admitted Hospice had a resale shop in downtown Stillwater ago. "A girlfriend of mine took me to Karman Korner, it! away. They told me it helped support Judith Karman Hos told me that patients are never charged. Is that not That's so wonderful." "I believe in hospice," said Danel, who wants know what they are supporting when they purchase at Karman Korner. She intends to have a display area in with photographs and newspaper articles about the ing staff: "These are the people providing the service, the patients, bringing comfort." Final installment in a five-part series Perkins Comprehensive Plan The following is part five of a five-part series that covers the Perkins Comprehensive Plan. Residents are encouraged to review each of these sections and provide their comments to the Perkins Planning Commission mem- bers. Perkins' Vision Statement Our vision for Perkins is a well planned city with an excellent infrastructure and economic soundness reflecting targeted expan- sion, a friendly community filled with hometown pride, meeting the needs of its citizens and holding a firm grasp on its heritage as it is passed on to future generations. As part of the process of developing a new comprehensive plan, the citizens of Perkins have developed a vision for the community. The vision statement reflects the following ideals, goals and ob- jectives that will assist Perkins in maintaining its uniqueness while becoming an even more desirable community for residents and businesses. Ideal: A firm hold on our heritage as it is passed on to future generations. Gqal #.1: Protect and preserve those things, both historical and physical, which make Perkins a special community. Objectives/Policies. To preserve and pass on to future genera- tions our special heritage, we present the following objectives: Preservation and enhancement of the home of Pistol Pete to serve as a tourist destination. Preservation and protection of the heritage of the downtown dis- trict. Maintain and preserve identified historical residential Preservation of identified historic buildings such Enhancement and preservation of the access to and river. Enhance and expand the community museum. Promotion of area attractions such as Iowa Tribal Taylorsville, The Washington Irving Museum and Canyon. Preserve existing wetlands. Action Points. The following action points are desi complish these objectives. Work with the community to establish a foundation and care for the home of Pistol Pete. Provide support through the Main Street organizations to make application to obtait for identified areas and structures that are deemed preservation. Annexation and acquisition of land adjoining Cimarroni maintain access. Utilize a citizens group to work with cal Society to promote, enhance and expand seum. Seek the Chamber of Commercefs in applying for historically focused grants for the seum. Explore the formation of a committee representing County Commissioners, the Stillwater Visitors and Board, the City of Perkins, the Perkins Chamber of the PerkinsMain Street program and the Iowa Tribe to ! events in the shared geographical area. Become informed on Corp of Engineers regulations wetlands. Obtain cooperation and commitment of wetland serving and/or improving current features of existing office lately have discovered, our computers are acting Thank you for your jokes and prayers to helt We do have a wonderful resource from the Association that has helped a lot. That resource is one of their Mac computer "gurus."