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4 Sections 24 Pages Bartley Takes Office John Bartley presided over his first Stillwater City Council meeting Monday after being sworn in as the city's new Mayor at the beginning of the evening. The transition was marked earlier in the day with a reception at City Hall to honor both Bartley and outgoing Mayor Bates. Stillwater Journal Page A1 ;PORTS Lady Demons Reach State Semis Again The Perkins-Tryon Lady.Demons had a lot of variables working against them entering their semifinals game with Fort Gibson during the Class 4A state tournament last week. However, P-T gave the defending state champions all they wanted in a heart-breaking 48- 42 loss at the State Fair Arena. Page B1 CALENDAR Got calendar items? Email them m news@thejoumalok.com • Mar 15, 11 a.m. - Oklahoma Territorial Plaza Trust meeting, Vassar Community Center • Mar 15, noon - Perkins Community Chamber of Commerce meeting, Vassar Community Center • Mar 17 - St. Patrick's Day • Mar 19, 6-8:30 p.m. - Monday Music Night, Perkins Senior Citizens Center, 114 E. Kirk • Mar 20 - Spring begins • Mar 21, noon - Perkins Lions Club meeting, Holsinger Lions Den • Mar 21,7 p.m. - Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meeting, Perkins Uons Den • Mar 26, 6-8:30 p.m. - Monday Music Night, (s Senior Citizens r, 114 E. Kirk ' • Mar 27, 7 p.m. - Perkins Masonic Lodge #92 meeting, 915 E. Kirk • Mar 27, 7:30 p.m. - Oak Grove Cemetery Assn annual meeting, Progress Community Center • • Mar 28, noon - Perkins Lions Club meeting, Holsinger Lions Den Church .................. C3 Classifieds .......... B4-B5 Comics .................. B6 Entertainment ...... C2 Farm&Ranch .... i.. $6 History .................. A5 Obituaries ........... A2 Opinions ........... A4, $4 Public Records .... $2 School .................. A6 Seniors ................. C4 Sports ................. B1 -B3 "Payne County's Oldest Newspaper:Since 1890" 75’ Meet your new city commissioners By Cindy Sheets Contributing Writer The two new members of the Perkins City Commission are eager to meet the com- munity. Angela Hinkle and Brian Norton will be sworn in during the commission's regular monthly meeting on April 10. Norton, who will assume the Ward 1 seat, said he is look- ing forward to the challenge and opportunity to become more involved with the com- munity. Norton, his wife Sherri, and son Rusty, 17, moved to the community in 2006 from Pasco, Wash., where he was employed as an engineer. He is currently employed as an assistant professor of electrical engineering with the Electri- cal Engineering Technology program at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater. Sherri is employed as a speech therapist for home health and nursing homes, and Rusty is a junior at Per- kins-Tryon High School. All three are members of Good News Community Church in Perkins. "This is my first role in community service," Norton said. Norton said he views city infrastructure as one of the most important issues facing Perkins. "Water supply and delivery is a big role," Norton said. "I hope to assist the commission Norton in making a long-term plan to address the issue of water. "Our new wastewater treatment plant was a good first step, but I'd also like to focus on the delivery of fresh water to homes." Norton said one of his strengths is his level-headed way of thinking and the ability Hinkle to use good judgment during the decision-making process. "I try to listen to every side of the issues and make rea- sonable decisions," he said. "As far as professional skills, I have some experience in construction projects and engineering oversight of projects. I enjoy discussing issues and building a con- sensus with other decision makers as to the best plan for any situation." The new Ward 3 commis- sioner is Angela Hinkle. Originally from southern California, Hinkle moved to Oklahoma to attend Okla- homa State University. She completed her bachelor's degree in sociology with criminology and corrections, and a minor in human rela- tions and family studies at the University of Utah, then returned to Oklahoma. She is now employed as a juvenile justice specialist for the Office of Juvenile Affairs. Hinkle's husband, Richard, a Cushing, Okla. native, is See CITY, Page A3 • • • New vet joins Perkins Vet Clinic By Cindy Sheets Contributing Writer Perkins Veterinary Clinic recently announced the addition of a new doctor to its staff. Dr. Taud Charette is one of three veterinarians now on staff at the clinic. Charette holds a B.S. degree in biology with a pre- veterinary emphasis r from Arkansas Tech University. He attended Ross University School of Veterinary Medi- cine at St. Kitts in the Carib- bean, then returned to Still- water in January of 2011 to finish the clinical aspects of his education at Oklahoma State University's Boren Veterinary Medical Teach- ing Hospital. He graduated from Ross University in January of this year, and accepted a job at PVC shortly after graduation. PVC clients may recog- nize Charette, as he served as veterinary technician for approximately three years here prior to attending vet school. "I was very happy when Dr. [Wendy] Murray offered me a job when I graduated, because I knew I could practice high-quaiity medi- cine here," Charette said. "I also knew I'd have good Charette said surgery is one of the things he enjoys most about being a veteri- narian. "If I could be in surgery all day, it would be great. How- ever, I enjoy meeting the clients and their pets during general practice, l also like cardiology and oncology." mentorship." Charette and his wife, Murray said, "I am realiy':Briley, have two children, excited about Dr. Charette Cheyanne, 16, andTaud, 15, joining our family. As a technician for us years ago, he was always a very hard worker and I knew he would make a great veterinarian because he was always asking questions and trying to learn as much as he could about what we were doing. "Dr. Charette has a great personality and he will really mesh with our clients well. He has a real talent for surgery and will be able to help expand the types of surgery we can offer to our clients." who attend school in Still- water. Briley is employed as a chemist with Intertech in Cushing, Okla. The Charette family owns several pets, including a ball python named "Fuzzy." "I don't discriminate against exotic pets," Cha- rette laughed. "I like them all." "I'm very excited and happy to be here," Charette added. "I'm ready to meet new people and new clien- tele." Perkins Veterinary Clinic Taud Charette, D.V.M., shown with clinic greeter L.J., recently joined the staff at Perkins Veterinary Clinic. Photo by Cindy Sheets is located at 11016 S. Per- kins Road, just north of Perkins. The clinic is open 365 days a year. Hours are 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Friday; 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday; and noon-6 p.m. Sunday and major holidays. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (405) 547-2442. Hidden Oasis adds stylist, massage therapist the area; she's provided hair care services to clients in the Perkins and Stillwater area for several years. She offers hair design services for women, men, and chil- dren, including cuts, color, facials, and waxing. "I'm really excited about the opportunity to work By Cindy Sheets Contributing Writer Hidden Oasis Day Spa recently added two new professionals to its staff. Amy Brown Hair Design joined the business Feb. 1 and massage therapist April Tackett joined March 1. Brown is no stranger to Stylist Amy Brown (left) and massage therapist April Tackett recently joined the staff of professionals at Hidden Oasis Day Spa in Perkins. Photo by Cindy Sheets here and support this town," Brown said. "I love it. I can walk to work, if I want to., She also said the day spa's relaxed atmosphere was very attractive. "The main reason I wanted to come here is it's a nice place with a forward-think- ing atmosphere," she noted. "I just wanted to work in this environment. "It's very supportive. Everyone is interested in everyone else'S success." Brown said the business has a strong team atmo- sphere. "We all try to keep a high level of service so everyone shines," she added. "It's nice to have a job where people feel really good when they leave. "We relax and take our time. That's what gives our clients quality results." Originally trained in northern California, Brown has strengthened her skills with advanced continuing education courses through companies such as Redken, L'Oreal, and Rusk. She has also gained specialized training from TIGI through the Toni & Guy Hairdress- ing Academy in Dallas. Brown saidevery client receives a free consultation with each appointment. "I don't assume they always want the same thing," she said. "Even if they've come to me for years. "When I do someone's hair, it's also important to me that they can fix their hair at home. "If they're having problems, we'll do a free troubleshoot- ing session. I'll ask the client to bring in their brushes and styling products, and watch how they fix their hair. I'll make sure they're able to do it themselves when they leave here." Brown is now scheduling appointments on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. For more infor- mation, or to set up an appointment, call her at (405) 612-1584. Another familiar face now at Hidden Oasis is massage therapist April Tackett. Tackett attended school at Perkins and has been a member of the/community for many years. She gradu- ated from Meridian Tech- nology Center's massage therapy program in 2006, and is qualified to offer deep tissue, Swedish, and hot stone massages. Tackett said, "Definitely; it's the atmosphere that attracted me to join Hidden Oasis. "I really enjoy it. Giving a massage is as relaxing for me as it is for my clients." Since she and husband Jonathan have two chil- dren, Aspyn, 1 I, and Jaden, 7, the flexibility of the job also appealed to her. "It's a family-oriented job," Tackett said. "I'm See SPA, Page A3 Powered by Can Bank o00us, MEMBER F.D.I.C.