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c P.y.e Cou,,tys Largest Rur. l Weekly 10 Sections.16 Pages Vol. 83--No. 13 Thursday, March 29, 1973 Perkins, Payne County, Okla. officials of the Per- system are seeking of former Board of Ed- members. Plans are in to send each member certificate express- appreciation of school patrons for the time ~f~rt spent by Board mere- the interest of education the youth of the commun- !S. school has the following ~s: M. H. Butler, Ephriam I. D. Vassar, Dr. L. R. Earl Bachman, A. J. Roy J. Miller, Ira G. L. Eyler, Loren ;ker, Harve Boston, Joe W. H. Fisher, Ralph Glen Martin, Merrill But- Verlin Nelson, Barbara Russell Westfall, M. Dick Shelby, Ray- Kinzie, Kenneth Nelson, I,:. Vassar, Gerry ~-omb Johnny Payne, Frank Breeden, &ammill, Lee L. Hall, Stanton, Clarence Cow- Johnny McCoy, Albert Charley Adams, Jack and Miner Sloan. are others who s~rved names are not know at tlnle. A note or call to any Schools about other mere- be appr eicat ed. j~ | e Coyle Post Office Photo by Elton Nixon Last week the Coyle Post Office burned to the ground, water pressure was low, which hampered their Fire Department. The fire was started by children playing with matches. Could this kind of tragedy happen in Perkins7 The answer is yes. On a hot, dry, summer day, a fire on Main street or in your residential area would be a disaster. A whole block of business buildings or houses could burn down. We have less than one hundred gallons of water storage per meter when the water tower is full. As you know, with a dry summer we would have to ration water. You will have an opportunity to vote approval to allow Perkins to borrow $75,000 to up- grade our water and sewer systems. This will permit Perkins to increase our water storage from 50,000 gallons to 134,600 gallons or nearly triple our present water storage. There will be money for new water wells, additional fire hydrants, and looping of water lines for better fire protection. This money will be borrowed for 40 years at 5%interest with no prepayment penalty if we desire to pay it off sooner. Utility rates will absolutely not be raised. The town of Per- klns has present income to easily make the approximately $400~00 a month payment to repay this loan. Perkins Fire Chief, Cegii Redus, encourages Perkins citizens to vote yes on this much needed water, sewer and fire protection improvement issue. Redus say we definately need the water storage, additional water lines and fire plugs for adequate fire protection for all the citizens of Perkins. Mrs. Grady Gardner of Perkins, is also in favor of this bond issue and would like to encourage all of the people in Perkins to vote "Yes" next Tuesday. Listed below are the water and sewer improvements to be made and an estimate of their costs: CITY OF PERKINS - WATER & SEWER IMPROVEMENTS Estimate Sheet "A" Voters in the Perkins-Tryon School District will have an op- portunity to vote on a $130,000 bond issue next Tuesday, April 3. The election will be held at the Perkins High School Library and at the Tryon Elementary School Library between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00p.m. Any registered, qualified elector who lives in the School District may vote on this bond issue. You do not have to be a taxpayer to vote. }towever, 60% of the votes cast must be in fa- vor of the Proposition for the issue to carry. Printed in previous issues of ~he Perkins Journal, were de- tailed outlines of what the money was to be used fo~. Basically, Perkins-Tryon schools are over crowded and must have more classroom space and the proposed building should ac- comodate the school for several years. Many people have compla'ined about the type of structure be- ing built, that perhaps it would not be a permanent or longlast- ing enough building, ltowever, the proposed school addition will hold up for a good many years. The citizens of Perkins- Tryon should be informed that Stillwater is now in the pro- cess of building a metal build- ing and Glencoe school system already has one. MEETING There will be a meeting in the Perkins High School LI- brary at 7:30 p.m. for anyone interested in coaching Little League baseball. If you can't faake it to the meeting please contact Mike Rafferty Thurs- day night. Donald L. Cooper, Dir- of the Student Health Cen- Oklahoma State Univer- at the High y beginning at on Tuesday, March 3. The hls speech will be "The of Drugs in Our Soc- l~blic is urged to attend) Cooper is a noted speak- Oklahoma and the States. Admission ls free : served ng his speech. The T.LE. s Sponsoring this event. T.LE.)s will PrOvide a service at the Educational b~lding. :en can be taken there after 7:15. 1. Water standpipe, 12' x 100J 2. Pipe Size Length 6)) 3,500P 4" 2,750s 2 1/2" 1)300) 3. Fire Hydrants (5)@ $350.00 each 4. 6" Gate Valves (3) @ $150.00 each 5. 4" Gate Valves (5)@ $100.00 each 6. 2 1/2" Gate Valves (2) @ $85.00 each 7. Miscellaneous pipe fittings 8. Automatic Pump Controls (7) @ $220.00 (existing pumps) 9. New wells including test drilling, piping, and easements 10. Sewer Extensions TOTAL Construction Cost Engineering Legal Contingency Interest during Construction 24,000.00 Unit CostAmount 1.29/ft. 4,515.00 .77/ft. 2,120.00 .43/ft. 560.00 1,750.0b 450.00 500.00 170.00 1,200.00 1,200.00 12,000.00 14,000.00 62,805.00 5,329.00 2, o8.oo 2,900.00 1,458.00 TOTAL COST 75,000.00 Mrs. Edna Chesney of Per- kins was awarded the "Teacher of the Year Award') at the Northern Oklahoma Educational Associations district conven- tion on the campus of Oklahoma State University. She has been teaching forty two years. Thirty of the se have been at Perkins in Payne County. She first taught in Loyal, Oklahoma teaching gra- des one through six. She has taught music gradesone througl. twelve, but has taught primary for most of these years. Mrs. Chosney received her B.S. degree from Edmond and her masters from O,S.U. Her offices and honors in- clude: O.E.A. district offices- nominating committee, candi- date for president. President of the Payne County Educa- tion Association in 1958, on the board of directors for twenty years, served on the nomlnat- ing committee, teacher of the year committee, public rela- tions committee and was teach- er of the year in Payne County in 1964. She is currently teaching first grade in the Perklns-Tryon School, and is president of thelr classroom teachers associa- tion.