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4-THE PERKINS JOURNAL, Thursday, March 8, 2001 STAY educators presenting aids awareness Perkins Chamber of Commerce visited lifetime Perkins resident Effie Emerson, 103, to award her Citizen of the Month status. The group also presented Emerson with a proclamation naming the first week of March "Effie Emerson Week." Perkins Chamber of Commerce members foUowed up their visit to Effie Emerson with a stop at The Perkins Journal for a ribbon cutting ceremony. Journal Publishers Cindy and Keith Sheets and Editor~Writer Becky Brake welcomed the group to The Journal's open house, held March I and 2. ........... :.. a ,:. ] LI_.L 1_ / " / /'1 -photosbyDavidHolbrook / s i / ~ I # . Ff/ AIDS awareness and STDs prevention will be presented to grades 9-12 in late April. Perkins-Tryon High School is fortunate to have several trained STAY (Students Teaching AIDS to Youth) educators. These middle and high school students have gone through an extensive 3-day training seminar and passed certification tests with the Red Cross. Assisting them in the presentations will be Brandi Brooks, from the Payne County Health Department. Brooks is a Preventative Medi- cal Consultant, trained by the State Health Department and certified as an HIV testing/coun- seling professional. Parents are invited to meet some of the STAY educators and review the material in the high school me- dia center on March 12 at 7 p.m. Ready, Set, Read! Scholastic Book Fairs comes to Perkins-Tryon Middle School March 9-16, to bring the best books and learning products from more than 150 publishers to readers of all ages. The fair is open to the community. The Book Fair features tradi- tional children's favorites and new works by popular authors and illustrators. Parents and teachers will find plenty which will interest them too. The fair is open daily before school, at lunch, and after school until 3:45 p.m. Students with money for purchases may come, with permission from their classroom teachers, during the school day. Families are welcome to come during parent-teacher confer- ence time on March 15 and 16. J Murrays celebrating 50th Gene and Christine (Melvin) Murray of Perkins will their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception chiid(en at 2 p.m. on March 18 at the Lions Den in They were married March 19, 1951 in Chandh dren are Beatrice Bubke and husband Jon, Chris Murray Barbara, and Donna Wagner and husband Quinton, They have 10 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Gene worked at the OSU Poultry Farm for 39 years. worked at Lancaster Rocking Horse ranch and bab, They have lived in Perkins all of their married life. Friends and family members are invited to the couple request no gifts. Kiara Maire Whitehead Check James and April Whitehead of The Perkins are proud to announce the birth of a beautiful girl. Kiara Maire Whitehead was born February 2, 2001. Kiara weighted 8 lbs 10 ozs and was page 1 20 inches long. She is welcomed by all friends and family. | Announces the opening in of his new practice, provisions for Haines preparing for US Naval Academy Cyrus Haines, son of Dr. and Mrs. Joe D. ttaines, Jr., has been selected to the United States Naval Academy Preparatory School in Newport, Rhode Is- hind. Upon completion of the NAPS program, Cy is guaran- teed selection in the 2006 Class of the United States Naval Acad- emy. Cy received a congres- sional nomination from the ltonorable Wes Watkins to the United States Military Academy at West Point and the Naval Academy. Cy is a varsity cross country runner, Eagle Scout, President of the History Club and mem- ber of the Beta Club at Stillwater High. Cy will also play baseball The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation to extend special bankruptcy protection provisions for family farmers, U.S. Rep. Wes Watkins announced. The Family Farmer Bankruptcy Relief Extension, H.R. 256, ex- tends Chapter 12 of Title 11 of the U.S. Code for an additional 11 months. Chapter 12 offers special bankruptcy protection for fam- ily farmers by allowing them to reorganize their debt rather than forcing them to liquidate their assets. "Low commodities prices and bad weather have really put fam- ily farmers through the wringer over the past three or four years, and the federal government needs to do everything it can to help keep our family farmers and cattlemen in business through these though times," said Watkins, one of the most passionate advocates for agriculture in the U.S. Congress. o Extending H.R. 256 will help many family farmers reorganize their debt instead of losing their family's livelihood," he stated. In 1986, Congress enacted Chapter 12 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code to give family farmers a specialized form of bankruptcy re- lief that responds to their paff cular needs. The.goal oflhe measure was to provide farmers with the opportunity to reorganize and thus preserve their farms through a streamlined and expeditious bank- ruptcy process. It was originally enacted as atemporary measure, but has been extended four times. The last such extension expired July 1, 2000. The bill defines a "family farmer" as an individual, spouse, or family-owned partnership or corporation with debts of less than arises from the farming op- $ ! .5 million, eighty percent of which eration. The debtor must derive at least fifty percent of gross an- nual income from farming. "With fewer and fewer people going into agriculture, it is more important than ever for Con- gress to help those currently in Smith celebrating 80th birthday Our dad, Durell Smilh, is turn- ing eighty years old on March 12, 2001. So, on Saturday, March 10, family and friends will honor him with a surprise birthday party at the Oak Park Retreat Center Lodge, 805 E. Kirk, Perkins. Friends can drop by 2-4 p,m. Refreshments will be served. Help us surprise him on this spe-: cial day. Hosted by his six chil- dren and spouses. the agriculture business stay in the agriculture business. Our national security and economic well-being depend on a domes- Lawn & Garden Lawn Mowers Plumbing Electrical Paint Automotive Parts OPEN SATURDAYS 8 A.M. TO 1 P.M. tically-produced food basket Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. for the Navy Junior Varsity capable of feeding our own 111 South Main .547-2477 *Perkins Team ne t roar country, as well as much of the .......... .... world," said Watkins, who holds ' I I two degrees in agriculture fromn Oklahoma State University. . .......... ..... 3 I If y0U have questins' r if yur Pe ' 'RAL ] rniss',ng or you would like to adopt a dog, 2[ I contact Perkins Animal Control Officer / [ James Whitehead at 547-2855. ] P.O. BOX 842 STILl-WATER, OK 74076"O8"42 STILLWATER FAMILY & URGENT CARE beginning March 26, 2001 Watch The Perkins Journal for further 124% COIl'l , & JP__.WEL Y P..P_.IPAII:P.. 922 S. Main, Stillwater (across from Specializing in rare coins, blanket notes and jewelry. Always buying - from one to thousands, jewelry and verified auto OPEN MON- FRI 9:30-6, SATURDA i (405) 78O44OO l Considering a career in the field? Our Practical Nursing are currently testing for enrollment. 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