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Thoughts and Things From the Journal Staff back and as much as possible )arently will not fill vacated by death, or transfer. retired last and has not been amount to in salary. A pro- away recently mlary was around there has been no and advisor another city and her not been filled at at OSU are degrees and office left unheated on been no mention of of any foot- morning coffee. The problem has only been happening since they installed the new water tower just above my house. I wonder if it is affecting anyone else's coffee, or just mine? The water is also leaving a deposit on my clothes and it makes them feel "thick" with something... I'm not really sure how to describe it, but maybe something needs to he done to the new water tower. Certainly it is something that needs to be checked out. As I am probably the third or fourth house on the line, it may be that only a few people are having this particular problem with their water, but it is still a problem. --Deborah --Land we had over the a pain at the probably necessary, certainly made the to turn green, But that kind creates another I don't know how houses it affects, it rains like that the an oily scum on it a real mess in my Can spring be far away? I noticed the daffodils and tulips in my yard are up se.veral in- ches. In the front yard I have several patches of crocus up and blooming. They are really suppose to appear when snow is on the ground. Several days last week were truly for the ducks and they would have probably even got tired of the continuous rainy weather. --Yvonne FAMILY RESTAURANTS SHRIMP PLATTER eep fried shrimp W/cocktail sauce ChOice Of Potato. SUNDAY SPECIAL COFFEE! In Y0u, fumil, lel~'ou,'lml Hours: Sun. - Thurs. 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Frl. & Sat. 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Rebecca and Bill Richardson, Managers Carry )ut Perkins 547-5378 South Main Member F.D.I.C. Interest--A current market rate Insurance to $100,000.00 Availability--No Maturity Date, No Early Withdrawal Penalties For All Customers-- Individuals, Businesses and Corporations STATE SENATE By Senator Shedrick An additional method funding our state's two-year in- stitutions of higher learning was considered at length this past week in a public hearing conducted by the Senate High- er Education Committee, which I chair. Two-year college presidents from across Oklahoma, as well as other state educational leaders, attended the meeting to give their views on the possibili- ty of allowing local entities the opportunity to support either a property tax or possibly a local sales tax in support of our two- year higher education centers in Oklahoma. As might have been expected, some favored the idea and felt the people in their area would also, and some were op- posed to the idea--either for personal reasons or because they didn't feel those in their area would support it. Currently, four of Oklahoma's 14 two-year higher educational centers derive some of their financial support from local ad valorem taxes. These four are really "holdovers" from a time in our state when all of our two- year schools were supported by a formula consisting of 50 per- cent state and 50 percent local funding. The idea to shift some of the financial responsibility back to local communities was born of necessity. If these schools are to continue to offer quality educa- tion programs, additional finan- cial support of them is essential And, as most know, the state's revenue prospects seem to get dimmer by the day, so our abili- ty to properly support these in- stitutions diminishes, also. Dr. John Folks, State Super- intendent of Public Instruction, told those present that since the 1933 repeal of the statewide property tax, only school districts, special districts, assessment districts, cities and counties can, with the approval of the Legislature, assess ad valorem taxes. Since statistics show that a majority of students attending local col- leges return to those respective communities to work, live and pay taxes, it is only logical to look at some method of combin- ing local support for local col- leges with the citizens that might he desirous of maintain- ing high level educational pro- grams locally. This was the pur- pose of the public hearing. My personal feeling is that those who have had the oppor- tunity to he educated have a responsibility to those who follow. No one educated in Oklahoma has attended a col- lege or university without the aid of taxpayers' dollars. And, with the emphasis being placed upon the revival of Oklahoma's economic development, educa- tional programs and oppor- tunities are. even more vital now than ever. The one major feature in- dustry leaders look to when planning a move to any state is whether educational and research facilities exist in suffi- cient quantities to warrant their investment. If Oklahoma wants to continue to benefit from bus- MC inesses' taxes, payrolls and employment openings, it must lay the groundwork by pro- viding research and develop- ment facilities and qualified eduated personnel In another education-related meeting this past week, the members of both the House and The Perkins Journal Thursday, February 28, 1985 -- PAGE3 ..... g%~`~A~A~A~A~A%%~A%~A~A%~A~A~A.;~:~:~C~e:~;~:e:~:~:~e;~%%% %% %'." .%%%%%%%#~'.%%'.%'.%%',%%%,~P :'A' n Senate's Education Commit- tees met to discuss the possible ii admission of Oklahoma into the : = ,' Southern Regional Educational ..... '-" of Board, a 14-state group joined "" to share educational facilities Long range predictions of the This practice provideS:.' and information, status of hunting over the next available game and oppor- The SREB is the nation's old- 15--20 years by supposed ex- tunitiee for shooting in the wfll?. est multistate compact group, perts reveals a continued decline It may be the answer to the begun, in 1948, to enhance in the nimrod sport, future of hunting for thousands higher educational programs inThis is based on a number of of hunter each member state by utilizingfactors which, apparently, can-Wild Wings is owned by Bob shared information. A five- not be changed significantly to Blackstock of Bristow. Blacl member board comprised of reverse the tren& continued loss stock is enthusiastic abou Atl each state's governor, at least of habitat {around 500,000 acres commercial hunting club and one legislator and at least one annually), posting of more andfeels that the fame of Wild educator meet to focus on im- more land by landowners who Wings has spread. This is the proving all members' institu- do not desire any hunting on third year of the club's exlstence tions of higher education, their premises, increased corn- and more hunters come to Wild . The president of SREB, Dr. petition for a dwindling habitat Wings each year, according .aq Winfred Godwin; Representa- and game population. To this Blackstock. Sam Pbwell, tive Wilhelmina Delco, Texas; list could also be added the door editor of the Pa/ a Senator David Karem, Ken- dwindling dollars state game was a recent visitor and =: tucky; and Sharon Beard of the and fish commissions have in nice column and feature artiole:" Louisiana State Regents met the battle with inflation and in- on Wild Wings. : with us to provide information creased costs of operation. Manager of Wild Wings on SREB. Governor George One possible alternative is the veteran hunting and bird Nigh was also on hand to urgedevelopment of private hunting trainer and handler, Gary Pttr lawmakers to enact legislation clubs and lodges--a develop- dy. Purdy has had a kennel'oiL-'= providing for Oklahoma's mere- ment which is already underway rifle hunting dogs for a numb ' bership in SREB. in some states, including of years at Terltom He can~ Such legislation has, in fact, Oklahoma. reached by telephone ~ a, already been introduced this Last year Randle Perdue and 918-358-3354. year. Representative Penny Fish M Fowl editor visited Wild Turkey Season at Wild Williams of Tulsa and I will Wings of Oklahoma, a private is just around the corn 3, ' sponsor it. I look forward to its hunting club north of Stroud, Blackstock reports more passage and to our state's Oklahoma Both of us were ira- 100 birds are on han& .... , .... future membership in this ira- pressed with the fine habitat Randle Perdue, the portant group. The southern which abounds there with a water Older Timer" continue 'to states have truly been the great deal of cover and thickets, make good progress at S tll.* J forerunners in progressive availability of water and food water Medical Center follo J educational reform measures, supply, along with manicured ing a bout with a heart Oklahoma education can only pens of quail, pheasant, chukar, and pneumonia. At 91, Ra tle , . benefit from this affiliation, and turkey, is tougl It's hard to keep As always, I am available to The hunter or hunters put- good man down. ":., anyone who might have a ques-chase number of the birds of - - - tion or comment regarding anyhis choosing and pays for them. Tune in Saturdays at 12:3'5 issues we may handle at the The birds are then released in l m. over KSPI for "the Ot t State Capitol. My address is:the wild and the hunters pursue door Show," which features hUfF tmg, fmhing, boating, cam n Senator Bernice Shedrick, room them with their own hunting .... 426, State Capitol, Oklahoma doge or some available at Wild and outdoor and specialty c ,o61 J City, OK 73105, or P.O. Box Wings. ing. KSPI is 780 kc. 843, Stillwater, OK 74076. My telephone number in Oklahoma City is (405) 524-0126, Exten- , sion 572; in Stillwater, (405) .----=- ;: 743-4500. -0- LIONS SEE DENTAL 8:30 to 6:30 MOn. thru Fri.:. I:, i Dr. John Thompsen, local dentist who is in charge of 8:30 to 5 Saturday presenting dental hygiene films in area schools during National Dental Hygiene week, present- * * * , ,, ed a film to the Lions at their Monday meeting. FOr your convenience, we In other business, David Sasser was appointed tail- have extended our hours. twister by President Don Prickett" David will replace Mark Caldwell who was elected to the position last year. Tradi- tionally, the tail twister is ' responsible for livening up what " might develop into a dull ' meeting, and Caldwell received Steve and Kristy Willlngham ,,2 high marks during his tenure in --Owners-- , .:,. the office. Phone: 547-2069 Emergency Night NO. 547-! In other business, President Perkins, Oklahoma Prickett called upon the nomi- nating committee to meet and prepare a slate of officers for next year. They will take office in July. He also asked the com- mittee to meet and select a Lion . of The Year award. Cooks served meatloaf, fried A family store since 1907 potatoes, ham and beans, cole- , slaw, homemade rolls and cho- colate cake. ,I "O" Spring Arrivals in " Ship 'n Shore . . Suits, Blouses, Pants, Skirts, etc. ONE GROUP ONE GROUP Girls and Misses Ladies Long Sleeve Suits, Dresses, Cotton Blouses Blouses, etc. Men's Boys and Men's Knit Shirts Winter Jackets 14.98--Now 11.98 12.98--Now 10.38 Insulated Sui