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Q Line More Doc has appear- of The Journal. column the first Couple weeks ago and perhaps he was VOL, 87 NO. 15 News and Vfews of the Cimarron Valley PERKINS JOURNAL PERKINS, PAV COUNTY, OKLAHOMA 74059 20 CENTS APRIL 7' 1977. Then we missed second time, and de- better start checking We found out that he Undergone surgery and out of pocket for a- We'll be looking for ¢olumn back in the regu. xxx wondering if there a little friction at the Wall Farms Week? I say this with in cheek of course, we couldn't help our "Around the columnist, Allen his grandmother, Sybii Wall. page of The dour- was explaining |views on exterminating in the goose house a shotgun, while on an- his grandmother relating her feelings unishment column[ relived my possum Allen's with gunning the critters. We had Same problem about years ago when we lir- a/ Perkins in the "s Castle". Seem- we went to house it was neces- to take a shot gun to of possums that COme in from the woods Lacy had let me Jim's shotgun, which I had never shot and the first time I one of the I blew a hole in the three feet The critter lay on the with smoke still from an indenture : earth nearby. I didn't fool me, though, :haded up and fired I had very little especially when I my hen house and Several of the hens mutilated stom- ripped open. day Jody and Lacy a possum in the hen from one hen attacking them. up a hoe handle the possum to I don't think Lacy him. If she had Way. nothing -- plant, or human, would life. m going to quote column here: I'm not advocating total and complete of every last possum, and coon face of this terres- I'm merely say- there's another side Coin, that the killing is not neces- the "end of life on .... while at the sympathizing with the frustration in to teach the proper people are puzzled line, too. Edna and 1 were vhen she brought up of our modern- She pointed out advocate legal- while on the they are against Lots to this old world, xxx Allen, we Our possum problem the Shotgun and scoot- pup, The Skip- back door and start sleeping out- smell and racket of roUnd the place does possums I've discover- xxx I got your income I wonder some- the rural areas if there is much Lions Annual Teacher contests school board; Hunt is Sunday Principal resignation accepted All board members were present for the regular monthly board meeting followed by an executive session to consider personnel matters. The board then returned to public session and voted unanimously to employ legal counsel in the matter of the hearing for Mr. Eddie Bunch. The decision was also made that Forrest Robinett function as hearing officer on Monday, April llth at 7:30 p.m. The administration re- commended Miss Dwana Biggs for employment for 1977-78. Recommendation was made and tabled relative to the third grade teaching position for next year. Recommendation was made that Marley Smith be employed as aduitor for fiscal year 1977 and was unamiously approved. The Superintendent, Shel- by Wyatt, was authorized to hire student custodial help at $1.85 per hour. Mr.-l)itz Mcllvain presented his ver- bal resignation of principal's duties to the board, official July 1st. Motion carried and was unamiously accepted. Formal resignation forth- coming. Mcllvain has ac- cepted the position of coach, athletic director and driver's training. The routine agenda of reports of funding received, financial reports on all district and lunch funds were given since last meeting. Projection of financial condi- tion at ending of FY-77 was presented by the P-T School Supt. ADA report at end of third quarter was 757.01 with an enrollment of 794. Revenue data for F-Y presented to board members and a brief report on lumber purchased from Marvin Bowyer was presented. The school board discus- sed specifications for solicit- ing bids on Insurance for the Tryon plant. Board approved at 50 per cent increase in stated values and also on the rating bureau's stated va- lues. Estimates were also presented relative to gym floor, but no action was taken on this matter. Discussion concerning the disposition of the wrecked school van which had been purchased some time ago. Motion carried that vehicle be released to Mr. Bill Scott's body shop for the charges against same. A committee of teachers met with the board regarding the proposed calendar for the F-Y of 1978. The decision was unamious. The matter of lunch room security at Tryon explored• The Superintendent was directed to check into the matter and report findings to the board• Mr. Wayne Bowyer, sc- hool mechanic and Superin- tendent, recommended pur- chase of tire changing equipment for Perkins gar- age at a cost of $578.30. The motion carried. A report was made on Mrs. Harden's surgery and the substitute teacher. The board is also considering a summer driver's ed. pro- gram if enrollment warrants it be provided. Senior trip report made. The board has..re-con- sidered the use of the Tryon Jaycees for a donkey basketball game. After a lengthy discussion, permis- sion was granted providing participants sign legal re- leases, and provide rope barriers to separate specta- tors. The matter of loaning school baseball uniforms to the summer program will be decided at the May meeting. The annual community Easter egg hunt, sponsored by the Lions Club, will be at 2 p. m. on Sunday, April 10. Everyone is invited to attend the event at the old park near the bus barn for an afternoon outing of fun for all ages. Glenn English will visit here Friday afternoon Glenn English, Congress- man for the Sixth District, will be at the Cimarron Valley Co-op Friday after- noon, April 8, from 2:30 until 3:30 p.m., rather than from 3:00 to 4"00 p.m. as previously scheduled. An open house will be held for all interested residents to discuss various issues with the Congressman, Dwain Darrow said. Moorman is elected new city councilman Larry Moorman was given the nod by Ward 2 voters Tuesday and will become a new member after defeating incumbent Kenneth Stratton 49 to 17. Who? Where? When? What? THE JOURNAL Several on hand to talk annexation with town council Monday evening I n its regular monthly meeting, the town council recognized several interes- ted residents in regard to annexation. First on the agenda was the Public Works Authority discussion on the water/sewer problem. Members of the council agreed that hook-up to these lines are subject to regula- tions in that each new line should be connected to the main line rather than attached to other resident's lines on the same property. This in turn brought up the lagoon problem. In regard to the request for a dumpster for a town business, it was stated that the problem needs further investigation. It was sug- gested that garbage disposal be worked out through the services of Larry Hall. Clara Wirz, Ewing Cana. day and Dr. R.V. Clark were each seeking answers to the possibility of annexation. Some estimated acreage under consideration for development is not conti- guous to the town boundary. As a result, DeWayne Maser. Mayor. said the land in question cannot be annexed in the opinion of City Attorney, Winfrey Ho- uston. Furthermore, the council agreed, the lagoon system, which is now operating on its 1800 population capacity maxi- mum, would prove inade- quate to such a project at present. It was also ex- plained that an easement does not solve the problem nor constitute a legal reason for annexation. The question was raised, "Can the city automatically annex property or 'take a road in' without consulting property owners?" The Mayor said the town wants to grow and be progressive but certain guide lines should be followed plus the recognition of laws pertaining to such growth." It was the councils opinion that in case of any action, the project would have to be publicly adverti- sed giving the owners a right to protest by petition, etc. It would necessarily be a "two-way" problem and "within reason." In the first place, Maser said, environmental authori- ties would not approve the present system as adequate to support "40 or 50" more homes. The lagoon system is definitely a future project for any growth to the city. However, growth is deter- mined by its welfare to the city. J.H. Smith, O.S.U. Exten- sion Agent with EPA, agreed the project must benefit the total community and if annexed, proof of why such steps are essential to the city's welfare. Speaking for the council, the Mayor said, "I don't believe you would see this council forcing someone or condemning someone's property to get their land." Donnell Boyd- stun, council member, ag- reed and there was no opinion to the contrary. However, Maser added, "This creates a problem for development unless we can take care of the water and sewer problems• This ap- pears to be the major service needed to provide additional growth. The inadequacy of water lines and sewers are a part of the future develop- (Continued on Back Page) Bridge Dedication Set Lee Kirk says old Cimarron has changed by LaVeta Randall The Lee Kirk Bridge Dedication is set for Sunday, April 24th at 2:30 p.m. The ceremony will follow the original program as closely as possible. Each former participant in the dedication in January of 1954 will be invited to honor Lee Kirk for this occasion, A reception will follow at 3:30 in the Junior High School As- sembly Room. The bridge over the troubled waters of the Cimarron River on State Highway 177 south of Perkins is completed except for the final face-lift, painting the guard rails, which is now in process. The bridge is now opened to two-way traffic• The Robert M, Murphy Bridge will also be dedicated the same weekend on the previous Saturday afternoon, April 23, at 2:00 p.m. Lee Kirk, former Payne County Commissioner for 30 years, drove into town recently for an interview, he wore the familiar hat and cowboy boots which have come to be associated with the 92 year old rancher. Kirk told the Journal he has seen the old river change its course and cut away many acres of land in this area. "You could cross the river anywhere in the early days. They didn't have steep banks like they do now. This land had always been prairie before it opened. When they got to stirring up the earth and opening up ditches, the water got to running more to the middle of the river• It used to be wider and more shallow• Now its curing into the bluffs. Its changed so much. A lot of the land west of where I own property down by the river bend on the west and some other farms are in the river's path now. It took some of Newport's land, Ringwald's and Stone's too." Kirk said the first bridge south of Perkins washed out and they tore the second one out after the new one was built he remembers• He was a good friend of H.E. Bailey. "I had quite a time getting this last bridge in here. I said (Continued on Back Page) d off/"'"''""'""'""'"'""i Anna Marie Evans • -  I • lm PopularPerkins-Tryonteacher i OUUlL | */  Want to Sound Off? B • 1Z * lr * • Anna lrlarze rvans , I i I/you have something you l would hke to sound off m I Perhaps, notentirely m mm I Young David Sasser, P-T . " I /  I student, finds the old atout, just write a note to: • r,r rl r,tcp Vll, • the true sense of the word, l  I .... sqn The Journal BoxF Perkins, I .... I newspaper nles mtere t g•  ....... ' ,,' ....... m Jt uuu#o uj £ • but at least we are making an   I = He has been doing research arm•/,way, orcau3,t/-ZqlL I effort for this week's column !i':!i  I after school on his family • ' best to be a "potpourl " [7 [ history Grandmother, Ag- • Mr Anna Marie Evans eluding: She s the •, _  . ". . . _'_"'f_;_'_':-.-L+_.^.^. ^€ teacher I've ever known; She • Nancy uurnin, lryon nes Sasser, says the • ._ v ..... I.• "'e o. "ne is enthusiastic about her - corresponaent, ,s, ounos nit i l  youngster has always been • County' *''OklahomaUV ,,Educatio, Oj• n student, s; She's concerned; •" for ,.us this week•• I hope the.    interested in everything I_ A,-;,;,,, T,,¢aav A--ril She s all right, sweet and • rerxms paper will keep the  [ around him--especially na. . ...... ,o ................ a, ' . • , • news in lain words l ne 5. Five teachers were mte!hgent; She .s a good • "eo"le il: Tr-on en;o" Naomi Bower's (picture ture and now histo--ty. "Soundlt theoff',JournalbuttonnaOthisa m• nominated and from these teacher - a g ooo person; • acltin - the down to earth " ' • one was selected as most Shy s interested in every- I t,,,,e o;writino material and) comment for this week week tt would go to Paul • outstandin" thing about you; 5he s me .  .. s • is "I don t have a very good Brower and Kieth Disney. I_ s. " "  lis" " her I ever " zes, I like Sound Off My picture, and not much to say Ben Cites Hal" " Each found his own way to m_ Mrs• Evans, Perkins-Try- est ng n teac , o • ''et -eeve" is ,-oo,qe'that • aer, wno ..... ffort • • • ' nan. t nese were amy a rew • v v v,- v about myself. I have hved, in lives at Horse Thief Canvon sound off. Paul s e s • on Journalism mstrnctor, has • f "he rewardi-- thou-hts • st back and talk about what this area most of my life and has made a nlea whiehfit: , tO stand for a principle, and • taught in the public school o t ng  ..... r ............. ..... and honors conve,,ed u,n • must ne anne, and then that's been uite awhile I .... n. a u .... , ._a Keth s efforts to stand on • q . _ " Govetnu, .,...,. ,,,,,.  ,,an - • ion show coura-e As • system tar zq years. ne Mrs Evans at le IA l_ never help or talk about the was working at the Senior Governor Gear e Ni h' nis opm g • teaches or has taught • • Lt ............ g  s . - • Enolish Shorthand, Lan meeting held at the Cushing • people who do get_out there Citizen Center as to-director, endorsement of "Keen Olrla- in the case at youth many • e , " I_:_1. __t.^ , • ann an me work Its aways and Mr. Bob Evans came in homa,Beautifu'l" ,.r...=--€.. times, their privileges are • guage Arts, as well as mie="o;ficers for the • the same good old bunch that looking for someone to write 1977 Too often si'-h::e --- subject to the repsonsibility • • 8 t ct • Journalism. She is a past .... • show un to net thinos for the Journal. One word are nrone to abuse -rivi of adults• However, this does • nrident n/the ennntv OEA coming year, our at nve • . ,, r  o broueht on by another, and 1 ,,,, ,I, .... ,., ;: not mean these efforts lack • ,,",'::': "n-g'-'  S" which are from Ripley and • go!.ng. . )e,re ' ............... one from Cushing are: I]_ Nancy,,also expres, se,o found myself elected. I've. neces'sar'v'"to 'nos't"S"no merit, for . they. raised I_ s • ,,___...,__, n__,-___kett - anomer pet peeve, l never been sorry. I en).oy trespassing" signs. As a questt0ns.Whlch make those I • r vrt:lUt:llt, Denrut: ) The Perkins Tryon teache ' • • " ushin Vice President - wmh we could add red to the eacn corresponuem ann tiKe result man- historical "s in aumonw recogmze me,r n is a member of the Delta " g; " ,, m_ PerkinsT on Sch Ionia . . ,  , a . - . w .... c. ..... ahoo,,,a Eleanor Fairchild, Ripley; [ . - ry .  . .. the paper m general. ! hke well as beautiful sites, fatlure to someUmes set a I • ,,,vv ...................... c ..... ,r ......... ra.na,, • we are rea ann wrote, the Sound Off Column and, become off limits fo-"'-- clear cut standard before II ac claeq CnnnCar for her ac..y-.,.,u.,. ,.. w • _ ........... , u[ mu , - .. I ' ........ r ............... nele -_ retinas nlgn is olacx ann especially like Bob Evans s who truly desire to -reserve tomorrow s aoults. II clasos jonnson, Kxpey; ut, . - • . . - v ° " " " .... wen Pleasant • whRe How about a hRle column, and the page where e " t vn, ,,a II h gate, non met: , ,, ",, . th m. KOB, Ls ....... Stella Hughes, P-T teac ................ the little ones talk. All m all, Me " .... View, and Elaine Schoole,,, • tcea we all Woula .e to er, presenteo Mrs tvans : • ,, • .... ,__ see this in the two schools, its quite a newspaper." " " P Y • m  le with an orchid corsage fro • n her fellow teachers and a Elected to the Board of • scroll containing remarks Directors was John Toilette, II , - from former students, in- ' aipley. BlBBBBliBnBBBuJBl