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Thoughts and Things from The Journal Staff k kb homemak- in yet. So I still have no d Ethel Reddout, time I can call my own. trith me two other Hopefully, it will get bet, [het I think are ex- tar. Tomorrow (Wed.) the aad so will share HAPPINESS CAKE Plllnlon sense love. sifted with ,tual confidence atice third mpalrman is coming and hopefully he will fix whatever has had the other two repairmen go- ing in circle We were sold on the idea this would cut our work in half. So far, t ere are two of us work- ing twice as many hours b ions of sense our patience is wear* aten separate- ing mighty thin. taste with fun Hereb hoping for better ~se. Bake in e Oven of warm Ice with gener- ciation. COOKIES lith atience t ding of love, mix .faith and sympa- forgiveness, bSn courage un- and add to into a heart with her- with a spread hft ding, swoe- respect. Bake th and serve --Janet come with a Iquick you ll get have so much days ahead-- --Yvorme time. At $233.40 for three hours, I may just finish college about the same time as my four-year-old daughter. At least ehe l meet the Oklahoma residency requirements. --Dab dthat I have be- Y of leisure ~,hiLitely not so, i-': ing you buy have a break- and after two p ill not broken From time to time, .... lahoma City and Tulsa are compared. Some figures from the recent Boat and Travel Shows at both places are interest- ing. At the OKC Boat Show admission for adults was $4.50; parking $3, and soft drinks 75". At Tulsa, admission was $3; plenty of free parking on the Expo grounds; and soft drinks 50c. I guess my corner will be short this week and not very sweet. I Yn not mad about any- thing or excited either. Just a very busy week. This is the week we mail out,two papers and I have .... a lot to do getting ready. Per HAS STUDENT Katherine and Her- TEACHERS schel, Thanks for the good Several Oklahoma State time Sunday. University teacher educa- --Earlene tion majors will be corn- .... p~eting their student With the arrival of my" teaching experiences in OSU tuition statementPerkins-Tryon Public this week came my per- Schools during the spring serial budget cutting. No, semester. I 'm not planning on run- Their teaching assign- ninga lottery or charging manta, names and a tax on everyone who in- hometowns are as follows: quires about my grades.. Perkins-Tryon High . The most creativeSchool - James Pierce, financing I can come up Frederick; Susan Whit- with is that 111 probably field, Owa o; and Shawn be eating a lot of peanut Kelly, Stillwater. Perkins butter sandwiches this Elementary - Cheryl month. Miller, Alton; Kathy I know no one promised Payne, Oklahoma City; me it was going to be easy and Janet Higgins, Okla- to move back and have to home City meet upper division out- f'state tuition csts" I IQ -1 just thought the Great have l Depression wouldn't ar- nice weekend.. [ rive until at least grade _. --Land 202 South Main Perkins Member F.D.I.C. O We're proud to be your home-owned, home-operated bank. We cordially invite you to do all banking here, - __ __ I| ...... Sere/tea By Senator Shedrlck The State Senate Edu- cation Committee was the forum for the discussion of several significant pieces of legislation, this past week, which may be come more widely publi- cized in the near future One of the measures was Senate Bill No. 227, authored by Senator James Howell, D-Midwest City, Chairman of the Education Committee. The bill would exempt school districts from shar- ing the cost of a program or revaluation of mill rates levied on property by counties. But review of the measure brought a discussion of an impor- tant issue beyond the bill's immediate purpos County assessors from both Payne and Lincoln Counties were present at the hearing to express their concern regarding the method currently be ing used by the Oklahoma Tax Commission in levy- ing property taxes in counties. The contention was made that perhaps millions in local taxes were being lost to schools and county governments because of faulty property assessment methods used by the Oklahoma Tax Commission on certain public utility properties. The issue was raised that the Oklahoma Tax Commission, while estab- lishing standards or guidelines for the assess- ment of those utilities, was in reality assessing this personal property at a lower rate than recom- mended. The ultimate nmult, of conrs was tax dollars for the schools and the counties. The issue of the assess- ment ratio used by the OkhhemaTax for utilities has been in our state courts for some time While there was some omm about bdeal regulation in this matter, our State Supreme Court did uphold the ratio as one that could he properly assessed against public utilities. However, I feel this is certainly an area more investigation is needed, especially in view of the funding reductions being made everywhere in state government. In fact, at my recommendation, the bill was held by the members of the committee for further review. I urgad the committee to call the Ok zsna into our next committee meeting in an attempt to gather more information on this issue SB 227 will remain in the Senate Education Committee until such time. Two other important bills, each of which would call for a vote of the people to amend the State Constitution, were passed from the Education Com- mitte~ The first, Senate Joint Resolution Na 33, would direct to the voters a question of whether to Jl S I allow raising the school t bonded indebtedness i/mit local school districts may impoN on themselves from 10 percent to 16 per- cent. The second, SJR 35, would allow local schools. to raise the amergency miU levy limit from 5 milk to 10mfl I supported each of these measures bemuse I they silow local school boards the option of mak- ing these adjustments should the people in those districts feel them neces- sary. Also, I would say at this time, I support nearly all legislation which would leave the decisions which will affect localiti at the local As always, I am avail- able to anyone who might have a question or com- ment any issues we may handle at the State Capitol My address is: Senator Bernice Shedrick, Room 426, State Capitol, Oklahoma City, OK 73105, or Box 843, Stillwater, OK 74076. My telephone number in Oklahoma City is (405)524-0126, Exten- sion 572; in Stillwater, (405)743-4500. -o- RIFLEY BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETS The Board of Education of Ripley Public School met at 7:30 1%bruary 2, 1984 in the band room. Those present were Eric Davi& Bob Fitzgerald, Di- ana Field, Lydie Ham- mock, Kenneth Higgins, Wendell Harris, superin- tendent, and Carol Wet, kin& and deputy clerk. Wend l Harris gave the oath of office and the loyalty oath to Diana Field, office 2 vacated by the resignation of Lar ry Eslinger, and to Ken- neth Higgine, office Na 4. The election of officers for the next year was as follows: Bob Fitr4gerald, president; Kenneth gins, vice president; Eric Davis, clerE The minutes of the January numting wore ap- proved. The building pn posal for a gymnasium foyer was tabled until af- ter budget cut informa- tion for next year is available. The payment of claims in the amount of $84,778.14 was approved. Employm t of personnel for 1984-85 was tfl the March meeting. -O. LINCOLN COUNTY TOWNS TO BE FEATURED AT MEET Agra, Carney, yon, Wellston and Kundrick will be featured at the Sunday, Feb. 12 meeting of the Lincoln County Historical Society. Five panelists will dis- cuss the histories of their hometowns--Apri! Her- key, Agra; Winnie Corlsy, Carney; Janice Real, Well- ston; Wanda Thompson, Kendrick. The Tryon panelist is not yet named. Program chairman Sue White is coordinator of the program to help mem- bers and visitors become more acqumnM with IAn- coin County towns and their stories. The meeting is set for 3 Ixm. at the Museum of Pi- oneer History, 717 Man- eel, Chandler and is open to the public I i Quahty Chekd DAIRY FOODS Enid. Okla. ! GOLD SPOT DAIItT PRODUCTS L 633 N. Had~nd Stlllwater 372-i210. III m Ul u I The Perkins Journal The Oidahoma State DIvbloa of the Imak Walton League of Amedm reeently prmeated the stmwater Public Library with a book by Zane Grey entitled: "The Undiscovered Zane Grey St /es:' In the above ldCture, making the pa mentatton is Veata Brake, State IWLA President (left);, Opal Blasingame, President of the Women's Chapter, StWwater IWLA (center), and receiving the publi- cation is StWwater Library lYwector, John Augem Zene Grey was a member of IW'LA. Thursday, Fetruary 9, 1984 -- PAGE $ ' .en with they have tually multiplied. What we never ..era to aehlmas is the d, flrdtlve vlcto that means that the bat, fie is flually and totally won. While the duck stamp pr0 w made an im t cevtdhntion to the protection of wet- lands over the century, we continue to lose hundreds of thou- sands of acres a year of el- tel waterb l habitat in the ' rairie potholes" of the Midwest and regions of the lower Mt ippt. And species such as the I black duck. canvasback and redhead continue to declins. the duck etamim are sell. ing for far too little and being sold to far too few peopl He advocates that all conservation groups both game and non-game purchase then -O- If you are a dyed-in-the- earth where it has a wool conservationist con- devastating effect on wild- cerned with the problems life, plant liht and water inherent in today's en- resources. vironment and enjoy and Bills now befors Con- appreciate hearing people grees would require the of ability defend and ex- power companies to in. press the conserva- stall ' scrubbers" to ren- tionists' point of view, der the emrniasions harm then circle Monday even- less. The power compa- ing, March 5 on your nies have fought this but calendar, the mountin scientific most conservation leaders, evidence against them Jack Lorenz, executive will probably move Con- director of the Izaak grass to take some action Walton League of Ameri- this year. ca, Inc., will address a The' damage already joint supper meeting of done is great to some the men's and women's duck species, deer, trout Stillwater IWLA chapters and wetlands. It is be- at Sanborn Lake Club- lieved that any further de- house. The affair corn- lay in eliminating this mences at 6:30 p.m. matter of ' acid rain" will Lorenz's office is in result in permanent an- Arlington, VL the loca-' vironmental damage tion of the national IWLA Lorenz is expected to headquarters. It is close present here the status of enough to Congress on conservation bills now be Capitol Hill to influence fore Congress in such legislation favorable to areas as the Clean Air our environment. Act, Clean Water Act, IWLA, reportedly, is Hazardous Waste Dis- the oldest, continuous posal, Federal Insecticide conservation group in and Fungicide Act, Wet- America, having been lands Acquisition, Nation- founded in 1922. Its mere- al Fish and Wildlife bership today is more Foundation, Park Protec- than 50,000. tion Act. In recent years, the In 1933, during the IWLA has spent a great midst of the Great deal of its attempt Depression, the federal ing to bring an end to duck stamp program was "acid rain", caused by the born. The IWLA was an emissions from coal- initial supporter of the burning power plants in measure and continues to the Ohio Valley. The sul- support it phuric dioxid is Recently Lorenz, corn- caught up into the at- menting on the 1933 be mcephere and proliferated ginning said: ' )ns does over the Ohio Valley, the not have to read too deep- eastern seaboard, New ly to note that the England, and into Cane- problems addremed a half da. Rain brings it back to century ago are not only O O =' SENIOR CITIZEN NEWS By Blanche Ham Seventy-six were out to Music Monday night. Fourteen musicians were on hand and the music was great. There were lots of cookies, tea and coffee with Axie Mag and Rosa Grimm as hosteeses. The visitors were Re- lane Cares, Jack Mr. and Mrs.- Thurman Gray of Tryon. : There were 18 at:the Widows Luncheon. , We are sorry to learn Hazel Searcy has suffered a stroke. We wish her a speedy recovery. Thequilt was finished for Mrs. Green. Another One is in the frames for Yuna Klo West fall Remember the Sweetheart Valentine Banquet next Tuesday night, Feb. 14 at 6:30 Ixm Schedule for the Center [Clip for Future Reference] Monday -- 7:30 p.m. till 10 p.m. Western Music Tuesday -- 9:30 a.m to 10:30 a.m. Bible Study with Rev. Charlie Thompson as the teach- er. Ceramics all day. Board meeting 1st Tues. Wednesday -- 2nd and 4th Potluck Dinner. 2nd Wed. Blood pressure and Blood Sugar test. Jan. 25th Hearing test and checking of hearing aids Thursday -- First Thurs- day widows luncheon. 3rd Thurs. Gospel Sing- ing, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. 3rd Thurs. Clean ~p Day at 9a.m. Friday -- 3rd Friday Birth- day Dinner. The Center is open every afternoon from l 1 p.m. till 5 p.m. for Card playing dominoes, "i pool : and quilting..,: You may not be too concerned with air conditioning bills while the weather is cold. .but you ,should be. Because if you sign up now for OG&E s PEAKS program, you can have a PEAKS device installed on your air conditioner by this summer. And PEAKS will cut your summertime electric bills about $10 to $20 a month. What's more, PEAKS is free. Beat the summer ru=h. Call OG&E now to sign up for PEAKS. If you want to save when it's hot, get PEAKS while it's cool. ~L, , .i i'