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February 9, 1984

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,t News and Views of the Cimarron Valley Bob Evans sun Monday el- quick recovery front that temperatures D a cool 18 degrees night. With well upon us, spells don~ last long nor are as severe. XXxX is a hazard we thought about. Hall was in 's buying a cou- ban- going to train his sledge operators to be Seems and bust the XXXX P said he was out at recently and VOL. 95 NO. 20 Perkins, Payne County, Oklahoma- USPS 428040 III II III O t The Perkins-Tryon ing as vice-president. Jim board of education reluc- Kirby was elected vice- tantly accepted the resig- president, and James Hall nation of Supt. Larry R. was elected clerk. The Gill at their Monday board, later in the reset- night monthly meeting, ing, approved as a part of They have set a special the superintendent 's meeting for Tuesday, secretary's job, thetaking February 21, at which of minutes at the board time they will consider the meeting, a job formerly methods of filling the completed by the clerk. anY McAlester. the board. According to the The superintendent e livedminutes of Monday's reported that the budget he laughed, meeting, it was pointed will be $91,493 short after he hadn heard out by board members for an over 6 per cent state That's good. the record, that Gill's aid cut. The budget is be- in several departure had nothing to ing cut from $1,088,765 the past 40 do with the school elec- state aid to $997,272. generally tion, and he had beenAbout half of the school's they are ' noving in that direction budget comes from the good or better even before the School state. Supt. Gill did report left as when weBond electiorL" In fact, ac- that the district has inten- cording to Dr. Gill, he had grown enough to qualify You areal- visited the Halleyville for a mid-term adjust to ask board, and the Haileyvifle ment in state aid, which Evansenytime board had visited in will help. the "Reduction ia Seiling, Fair- Perkins-Tryon school dis- in Force"committee made trict before the school up of faculty members, X X x x electio presented a proposed poli- and Margaret Dr. Gill's letter of resig- cy-which outlines how a German nation is printed,else- reductions would be and :that loves to where in this issue of The what the selection pmcem of the Journal Board president will The board mem- year ago last Forrest Robinette made a bers said personnel cuts damper statement for the board are a possibility, as well as Burt's records thanking Supt. progran Discontinuing and car. He Gill for faithful service in of in-town bus shuttling, to a chain in his position and for the adjustment of the lunch long 70 to 80 hour weeks fund prices, one time use and close attention to the of the reserve fund and position, as well as his other means, were dis- dedication to the district, cussed. The Superinten- Dr. John Doyle was dent asked the board for elected president of the guidelines in beginning board. He has been sere- the vrocese to balance the tractorvacancy. Before reorganization, Hall Sanitation It was rumored and un- board president Forrest um a member ofofficially confirmed la8t Robinette issued a certifi- lets family. We week by Supt Gill that he cate of election to new n years in Sell- would be resigning to ac- board member Lloyd I 1959 to 1967cept a position as ad- Moorman, and ad- Ig. the Seiling ministrator of the ministered the oath of County News Haileyville, Oklahoma, office The board als0 "ewspal5 r. Wepublic school Systern, a commended retiring anyone asked school district of about board member Bill Elsom 550 students, west of for five years of service on morning, we J dog resting in Journal with behind he was and sorta was. Carpenter to the curb, the just a front tire the chain F~ I II II I curb. Hattie eating. In At Monday's County Pors dee came car, drove off,Commissioners meeting, dog, but he Ken Nelson told The Jour- he could nal editor that a new He laid on the $150,000 oil stabilizer machine would be in use the empty in Payne County. ace for twenty so before he fi- According to Nelson, the and the machine has been re quisitioned and approved was and should be in use in the w~gi~ag his county within three the months. him. The machine is almost as designed to chew up the as humans, present hard surfaces of they are a lot roads, digest the material their il]/terate as it travels along from 3 to 5 miles per hour, and t z x x treat the pulverized road a couple of surface with new oil, and lay it back down on the shape with surface in a pre-set depth. a direct A roller crew follows along l%'kins and behind to roll and smooth Monday. bees rebuilt 88 North audwill give an alternate west ald in. take place in the 7th mile of the new Western Avenue road project. The project is already set for the first seven miles from Highway 33, and the paperwork for a new bridge was completed with ODOT Monday. The last two miles within the city of Stillwater will be a joint effort of ODOT and the city of Stillwater, with the city handling the drainage portion and the state the surfacing. In routine business, fuel bids were approved for Carberry Oil Co., low bid- der up to 4000 gallons; Shaw Gulf, low bidder on split deliveries up to 4000 gallons, and Conoco, low bidder on all sales over THOUGHT OF THE WEEK "Mmriw is when keeping s secret 9ires you more ltilfection than pill, ling it along." --John M. Henry THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1984 I I + I I I II I I I IIIII 4000 gallons. Dr. Gill's letter to the February 6, 1984 district's needs for decades. I was confident when I have had the pleasure the past five years of I recommended the purchase that it was the best serving in what I consider to be one of the bestoption among the many we considered. I am schools in the state. Its quality is not the result of vast confident that it is still the best possible site natural or financial resources, nor is it the result of considering the potential cost of the other sites and having the best facilities. The quality is a direct result the limited solutions they provide. of the human resources, and I would like to address My involvement as your superintendent has been that aspect briefly, most demanding, challenging and fulfilling. I love Perkins-Tryon School District has been fortunatethis school system and the opportunities it has to have solid leadership which has enabled it toprovided me. It has been said that "superintendents accomplish major improvements in the areas of come and go." It is, in my estimation, time for me staffing, curriculum, facilities, extracurricular to go. It is a decision that has been reached aRer activities and grounds. The leadership starts at and much thought and mental anguish. I do so feeling is a direct i sdlt of one group's activity, and'that is ..... cohfident thal I could cohtlnue to serce the BOard the Board of Education. This board has been the most of Education effectively and energetically without deliberate, conscientious, thoughtful, dedicatedany reservation. My reservations relate more to the group that I have ever worked for. You have done more needs of the district, its outstanding young people, to meet the needs of the district's young people and and the possibility that my leadership may not be the community than will ever be recognized by most what is needed for the coming year. There are. of its citizens, currently serious and unanswered questions in the We are facing unprecedented challenges as a community about what is needed by the school. district due to financial constraints and the contin- There is a need for immediate resolution of the many uing growth of the district's school-age population, concerns and a bealing of the wounds which caused In addition, there are those who fail to recognize the a major setback to education in November. I would need or potential crisis in the district. You have made never wish to be an obstacle to the continued great strides to prepare for the future and should be improvement of this district. commended for your vision and courage. You I hereby tender this letter of resignation effective accepted the challenge to provide "quality education" June 30, 1984. I also pledge to work in the coming and have consistently supported those actions which months with continued enthusiasm to accomplish have made our district the envy of schools across the the many objectives we have established. state. Your purchase of an adequate school site and the beginning of a long range plan was, in my Respectfully, ovinion, extremely wise and has Vrovided for the Larry R. Gill, E&D. I IIIIII I I I I I I II budget, The matter will which would requira more Moorman will attend a Tryon, 159.1t was report- will begin tenching at Pm- also be discussed again at classroom space It is new member state school ed that the new anditori- king.elementary, and two the Feb. 21 mesti g, thought a portable class- board meeting workshop um curtains had arrived at ITon schools. The board discussed the room could be constructr on February 20 and 21st. at Tryon, and the Perkins The request for exemp- cost of either buying or ed for about $20 per The June basketball curtains are expected eny. tion of state nepotiem constructing portablesquare foot complet summer camp was dis- time The Perkinselemen- laws was requested classrooms to meet next Supt. Gill said the state cussed and no objections tary Facts Master group dropped by new board year 's needs. It is thought was running behind onwerepresentad, wasexplainod, andafield memberMoormen, whose that at least two build- sending checks for state During the principals' trip to Steer Inn where wife will not serve as ings will be needed, one in aid to the schools. The reports, the enrollment, McDaniel's Hardware elementmT secretary any- middle school and one in school received a $40,000 either in ADM or ADA,nighed ice cream treats as more after this year, and elementary. The board has settlement on roofingwas listed as follows: High a reward for accomplish- thus no conflict would been attempting to put damag School, 281; middle ment, was explained by result. the middle school on a six Supt. Gill and new school, 213; Perkins Joe Hrencher. All four principals were hour day instead of seven, board member Lloyd elementary, 427; and Five student teachers{Continued onPage8) the roadway reconstruct- ed around it. It had earli- er been announced that the tree would be removed because it was dying, or was dead. In routine business, tel- ephone permits were ap- proved as was a mad crossing for Sun Oil in a pipeline project west of Highway 108 and south of Highway 33, near Ripley, or east of Perkins. Highway cash funds were appropriated for ex- penditure for the month of February. The total was $113,424.79. -O- THREE COYLE CITY COUNCILMEN RESIGN All three of Coyle's City is that the the surface, and the result It was reported that the Council members resigned the bridge is a new asphaltic surface next major road project last wlmklNmause of their of from three to six inch using farm to market daily on depth, funds will be hard surfac- were The new council was in- The cost of the process ing and rebuilding the stalled at a special meet- ing. New council members are Sam Dawson, Cokey Wilson and Mrs. Jacquet ta Jenkins. Mrs. Jenkins is also the Mayor of Coyl~ -o- TWINS OBSERVE 90th BIRTHDAY CLEVELAND -- A lake area brother and sis- ter observed birthday. they are 90 year old twins Selena O~[lef and her brother John Frederick Duck. They were born in 1894 in Lincoln, Nek, and came to Indian m-itory with their parents in 1896. campus acilities fast that area. NEW RESIDENTS Those who have placed a deposit for water service at the city building during the past week are: Carol Dear, 415 SE 4th, Apt. 25; Robert Herrin, 402 NE Ist; William H. Smith, 402 NE 7th; Maurice Hooser, 106 W. Chantry; and Leola Dunbar, 221 NE 4th Street. a a thing is that KenNel. new asphalt mquisi- con ~asing and use within on Pe~ 8) is less than half of the cost of laying a mile of hot asphalt surface Nelson said one of the first projects for the new machine is the Goodnight road west of Vinco south of Perkins. Nelson reports that his next bridge project will be replacement of the bridge that went down under a truck five miles east of Perkins. In other business at Monday b meeting, the Commissioners approved resolutions beginning the bridge project that will Yost Lake road to High- way 108 near Glencoe This road is a highly traveled route from the eastern part of the county into north Stillwater. The project will include recon- struction of the railroad crossing just east of Yoat Lake An overpass is be ing considered. Commissioner Nelson told The Journal that he has decided to leave the historic witness tree that has stood in the middle of the road leading into Vin- co for many year The tree has been pruned, and City Man|~ger Gerald for the Park and Recrea- there was a possibility of Hall said a survey made tion board that include developing a water well this pastweekindicatada Roberta Hooper, Bill We- for the city on the count of 97 mobile homes mack and Danny KastL property and ff a deal establishing on locations They will fill the positions could be worked out with -o- within the city limits. The vacated by Kristy Willin- Logan the city could trade LIONS WILL town board accepted his gham, Terry Grooms and water for developing a ENTERTAIN WIVES recommendation to up- Jerry O~onnor. water supply. The two will The Perkins Lions Club date the city ordinance The city manager meet this week to discuss members will be hosts to governing mobile homesreported that MrL Pet- the matter further. their wives Monday even- to require that mobiletigrew has contributed a ing, February 13, at 6:30 homes abuts a public 30' strip 2000 fest long on The board gave the city p.m. for their annual street and access cannot the west side of Lover's manager permission to Valentine's Day ladies be made from an alley.Lane, to be used as right- drill four test water wells night party. According to the or- of-way so the road can be at a price per well of $200 -o- dinance, which is printed hardsurfacad and possibly each. The city has funds GALEN HOLSINGER on another page of this curbed in the future The in the water improvement ELECTED week,s Journal, the mobile strip goes from Highway project to develop new Galen Holsinger, presi- homes must have so meny 33 on the north, south sources of water. dent and board chairman square feet of spac abuts 2000 feet to the beginning Dumpsters for the trash of the Payne Countya public street, or a pri- of the Alvin Moorman pickup service were dis- Bank, has been elected vats drive at least 16 feet property near Kirk cussed. The city had earli- vice-chairman of the wide, and have proper Avenue A plan was deve- er instigated a policy of Payne County Bankers lighting and grade forloped a few years ago to not purchasing any more Association. drainage widen the street and curb dumpstem. They now own Other officers are John The problem of over- the west side before hard- 20 dumpster the con- Bryant, president of the crowding some lots, and surfacing the street,tractor owns 12, and in- Bank of Cushing, associa, using alleys for public However, the deal with dividuak own The city =ion president; and Carl driveways into mobile the city and county and wants to get out of the Hensley, senior vice- omes placed on back of developer fell through dumpster business, and is president and cashier of rots with permanent when right.f-way could considering selling the/r the First Bank and Trust dwellings on the front, be not obtained. The city dumpstem to the success- of Yal secretary of was the problem that will is getting ready to era- fu] bidder of the next solid the association, be alleviated with thebark on the project again, waste disposal contract. -O- revamped ordinance. Charles Logan was They tabled the matter It was pointed out that present and asked about until next mset/ng at EMPLOYEE OF THE most mobile home situa- the possibilities of water which time-they will pre- YEAR tions are well within the service to his new horse pare pociflcatioma for the CUSHING -- Donita compliance of the or- training stable operation tra hauling bids con- Vaden has been named dinanc and enhance the at the north end of Free- tract that is let in May. Cushing Regional Hospi- residential areas instead man Avenue The policyThe Payne County tel Employee of the Year. of detracting, but there not to provide city water Bank has been approved She was elected by secret are some situations where mless the developmentas a depeeitory far with- ballot by all employees overcrowding and abuse of was platted and annexed holdin on payroll fund who received a pay check, alleys could exist, to the town, was ex- and the board approved 70 percent who received The town board ap- plained. However, city making d posito times ballots, returned them. vrovad recommendationsm~ Gerald Hall said (Contimwd on Fa~e t~! i, I. [.