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i he has been in it well over 50 years. The Perkins Journal Thursday, April 6, 1989 -- PAGE 3 ' C And that is a long time in this type "---- ~Ji~-| ~$iI~ ty. One of the nicest things we can look forward to is to not have a Report | Thoughts and Things report on. Deadlines have con- !I By There have been several of our trolled our lives for many years and Bernice Shedriek residents ill and admitted to area it will be real nice to keep regular by ......... hospitals and nursing homes in the hours. " last few weeks. We am always heal- " " " Rep. Jessie Pilgrim ~t: which are being The bill also exempts all school tant to 'just put in items concern- Our trucker son Joel called Sun- r(l sizes that are too districts from penalties for ex- ing these situations. If familyday evening. He was in Seattle, ~i some temporary ceeding class room size limits for members want to write up items Washington. This was his first time T he issue of voluntary school con- tion. It would also require the.i l ~rms of a bill that the current school year unless they about their loved ones being ill to this part of the United States. solidation should be before the full department to give top priority to i ~l Iweek by the Sen-meet on of two =itori~ and/or in the hospital we will sure He said it had rained much of the House in a few weeks. The issue of personnel not hired by the con- o~ .~mittee, which I First, f a sch, ~i ci'istrict had a print them. We know everyone en- time since he arrived Friday, but school consolidation has usually solidated district. L_, carry over from fiscal year 1988 joys cards, notes of concern, etc. was pretty country, focused on forcing school districts The bill, which h#as cleared the to consolidate. The pending school Se ~ e, nowgoes to the full House [..~r Governor BeUmon ~hat was more than 20 percent of but we would like the family to take I know everyone is enjoying the consolidation legislation has taken E ducation Committee. If approved _~ which I authored, that their 1987-88 budget, the school the first step in makingit general greening-up of their yards {almost a different approach. Instead of re- ~y tbd House Education Commit- IV~Created a one-year mar- district would be penalized. Any information. [ ~ reducing classroom district with a carry over of more ...... . overnight) and the various cdors of_ quiring school consolidation, it pr~ tee, ":~ will go to the full House for ~se of that veto, school than 20 percent had enough funds Happy Birthday to our daughter, the spring flowers in everyone s vides for voluntary school dist rict a qoor ~te. _~ across Oklahoma have to reduce their class sizes. L acy. She was born on a press day yards. It is truly a beautiful time of mergers. In other action this week, the full ~elves with classrooms Secondly, school districts where 28 years ago todaydApril 6)in Sell- the year. The redbuds and wildThis week the House ~ducation hous~ ?a., 3ed Senate Bill 224 by a ~.ae law allows, but with them are more than 33 students in ing, Oklahoma. Twelve years ago plum bushes really give the road- Committee s Common Education vote of 62-34. This measure is in- ,funds to reduce class a class without a full-time teaching we celebrated her 16th birthday sides an added touch of color.Subcomrmttee approved Senate tenderJ to make the state's i_ assistant will also be penalized, while living in BarnsdaU and dur- Bill 74, the Oklahoma Voluntary Agricu! ~ral Linked Deposit pro- ,~w requires classes in Districts who were caught just over ing the evening one of many Did you vote today {Tues.)? Don't School Consolidation Act. gram v~ ailable to more farmer$. ~RuUgh 3 to have no more the current limit should be given tragedies that has hit the town in forget to take advantage of your The bill's incentives for voluntary C. reate0 last year, the program fat dents for the current some relief f~om penalties, recent years happened that evening freedoms. It is so nice to be able to school consolidation include adirects state funds to banks whicl~ r~erFor the 1989-90 school However, districts with classes that as several businesses were des- make a choice, so don't let the op- special school board consolidation agree to mak. low cost loans ~ reafter, present law re- are one-third larger than the legal frayed or damaged by fire. Truly a portunities slip by. Yvonne fund. The fund would provide for available tk struggling farmers. It textbooks, building renovation or also provides funds for farmers to L.." es i through 3 to have limit should not be granted the birthday to remember. - construction, classroom furnishings gain more solid financial footing ~s ~o larger than 20 same relief. -. , ... . .,. o- ~_ Right now, given Governor There s no easy way ~o say ~nac and equipment, and additional through diversifying their opera, ~,W~ch was approved by Bellman's veto last year, I sym- we have sold The Perkins Journal Perkins Semo- Citizens transportation equipment. The tions. I voted for Senate Bill 224: ~_.Education Committee pathize with those districts who effective this week. We will be fund also provides for salaries for The House also approved a ~tre class sizes of 22 were expecting last year's propos- operating it until the new owners by Betty Beeler certified teachers to teach courses senate bill expanding the definition previously taught by uncertified of first degree murder to include a ~ the 1989-90 school ed moratorium to become law and can get a manager. We want to Anotherweek l(as gone by. Whatteachers for consolidation, child'.~ death resulting from child r~e1990-91 school year, found themselves caught with devote full time to our book ~r, the bill would re- larger class sizes. However, I still business. We have been operating beautiful weather we are enjoying. The bill places consolidated abuse. This measure, Senate Bill 61~ sizes of no more than 21 believe that we need to lower class two full-time businesses part-time Every week the Senior Citizensdistricts first in line, for three years now .goes back to the Senate for _ _ sizes, especially in the critical lower and it is getting to the time in our building is open from 1 to 4 p.m. A after the merger, for special state consideration of House amend- lot of fellowship, quilting, playing funding grants for library ments. I voted for Senate Bill 61~. k'.~Ould also provide cer- grades, to be able to improve the lives when things shouldn't be so pitch, dominoes, etc. resources, community education, In committee action this week, ~oas for school districts q-uality of education in O'klahoma. hectic. I've been in the newspaper early childhood education, alter- the House Criminal Justice Com- i,~lug penalized by losing Currently, I am working on an business for over 32 years and Bob Saturday Night we had our native education and career educa- mittee approved a bill, Senate Bill regular get-together at 6 p.m. Had tion. Other grants allowed include 250, making it a felony for en:- lots of goodies, coffee and tea at 8 art~in-education, computers, small couraging minors to participate in o'clock Had a lot of fun playing cooperatives, community literacy, certain drug related crimes. The cards, dominoes and putting a puz- and health and nutrition programs. House Veterans and Military Af- zle together. The state's current school fund- fairs Committee approved Senate ing formula gives added weight to Bill 232 this week. This measure The regular Board meeting was school districts with an average dai- makes the state Veterans Affairs held April 3 at 2 p.m. Those present were president John Beeler, vice- ly attendance of 500 studentV s or Department part of the Governor~ president-MackBraziel, secretary- less. Districts in this category cabinet, , treasurer-Dora Mercer, board would not lose that funding benefit If you haveany questions or con- members, Joe Russell and Bill if they merged cerns, please let me near tram you. Hunt. The'billad~dresseslayoffsstemm. My address at the Capitol is ing from consolidation by allowing Oklahoma S~te Capitol, Room 333, Monday night we had a good earlier retirement with full benefits. OklahomaClty, OK 73105. My of- This l~rovision would a~ply torice telephone number at" the crowd at the Music with 45 and ..... 5 musicians were Jim Dodson of schoolemployees at least50 years Cap~tol ~s (40) 521-2711. In Perkins, Bill Ham, Jim Ham, Jim old, with a minimum of 25 years of Cushing, my mailing address is P. Childers and Vic Denny of Still- service, who are not hired by the O. Box 1601, Cushing, OK 74023. water, Elaine Rainwater and Mar- consolidated school district. My office telephone number is (918) vin Rainwater from Drumright, and School boards of the two merging 225-1290. I certainly want to hear Dotty VanBrunt of Ripley. districts would confer with-the from you concerning your views Hostesses were Mildred Cash and State Superintendent of Public In- and opinions on legislative issue~. Viola Gunkel. A lot of delicious struction to determine the makeul5 "~ refreshments. Thank you ladies, of the new school board governing Sure seemed good to have sick the consolidated district. ." ~ ....... ,' folks back, Myron Graham and The bill also requires the state Z aN$ I Alpha Bower. Education Department to use the I Con~tru~|OI3 CO. | Was good to have visitors with greatest leeway possible when con- | ...... . | r Asphalt Sand [5,rove~ - - " . : ~., - ., . a b~ county officer, us. You are always welcome and s'de ing exceptions to the certifiea- : [, .... : --- I' i~[~ffB~ ~~-~ I~.-~K~.. '~* ' ~-Quelledadisturbanceat come again, tion requirement for teachers l $t,J#wofer, Oklahoma | ~1~ ~,~ "'~$~J~ a local residence. -o- reassigned-because of consolida- I 1805 $. Perkins Rood I ~t4-~s ~ ~'.~'~ ~2~}H:uf'~%f'~!.'~t'f.~a*~~hlnvestigatel a possible prowler on .~ ............... ' " ~VA~/~f~{~f~ ~r~ ~ ~,~ Trans rt ~ .. ..... po et a Shirley Jams to ~TE -" " T Payne County Jail for attempted BEANS, BROWN BEANS, COLE SLAW, COtlNBRFAD, ~I~FflESHMEN S~for~,ed nr~oaorlnt.lnn at Ir~al A~a APPLE ~ PEACH CO{~{BLEfl ~ r ------t- ............. o I store. Investigated complaint of someone i, spraying paint on a house and furniture. 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