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The Stillwater Journal Thursday, April 22 - Page 6 CONGRESSMAN FRANK Lucas of Oklahoma's Third District conducted several meetings during his visit last week in Stillwater, including this Thursday afternoon Town Hall session with constituents. He's shown here visiting with Claudia Angevine and Walter Price, far right. He talked about the comprehensive energy bill and wind farms, "1 think we could be a big time player on.the southern plains." On the commercialization of space, he noted the three-mile long, three- foot deep runway at Burns Flat and said space tourism could be a big thing, "People paying $50,000 to float around five, six, eight minutes weightless." On other topics, "1 don't want to go back to a conscript army." Iraq? "We need to stay the course a little longer. Either we make progress in coming months or the American people will say 'that's it' (fol- lowed by) a revolution and new dictator." And, "This is going to be the nastiest, ugliest, meanest presidential campaign; we're 200 days out and we'll all be glad it is over." (Stillwater Journal photo by Lawrence Gibbs) IF YOU WEREN'T at exactly the right place at the right time Saturday, you missed the parade of unique automobiles through Stillwater. They were headed to Guthrie from Tulsa, but stopped off at Braum's on west Sixth for a snack. That's where Jay Patchett, left, is pictured with is 1953 Packard coupe. With him are Joanne Beckman Karner. All of the participants are mE the American Antique Car Club vehicles included a 1958 a Sterling and a Pontiac convertible. (Stillwater Journal photo by at s Police said there is an embar rassed and apologetic resident near the Middle School and Sangre Ridge Elementary fol- lowing an incident last Thursday that saw both schools locked down according to policies established after shootings at schools in other parts of the nation. Shortly after noon Thursday, there was a 9-1-1 call reporting a man with a long gun - possibly a shotgun, but definitely a real gun - walking down the street near the schools. Police notified the school resource officer at the "Middle School, who immediately began the lockdown. Sangre Ridge was notified and it, too, saw all stu- dents called back inside and it was locked down. Police said both campuses were secured for about 45 min- utes. A spokesman for the police department said the area was barricaded and a search was con- ducted around the schools for the subject or the vehicle he was seen near. With the help of neighbors, officers were able to identify a possible suspect and made con- tact. They determined there was no criminal intent on the part of the suspect, the spokesman said. Police said this is what hap- pened: The man's son had called dad because he had cat Dad went to the car, drove it home. Then back to his vehicle some tools and a BB spotted and didn't want where it was. An alert" neighbor man and called police. Stillwater police ticed what to do in such tion. They performed to the book, In a statement from department said, "We ful for the happy this incident and that officers and school have had worked efficiently." STUDENT ARTWORK has been decorating the walls of the City Commission chambers for the past couple of weeks. It was artwork entered in. CASA Kids for Kids Poster Arts Contest to mark Child Abuse Awareness Month. First place winners were introduced by Mayor Bud Lacy Monday night. They include, left to right, front row, Karli Luehring, sixth grade Middle School, Dixie Ehdich's class; Zach Tunin, K-2, Richmond, Jayne Spencer; Elizabeth White, 3-6, Sangre Ridge, Kay Murphy; and Sangeetha Komanduri, seventh grade, Middle School, Ms. Ehrlich; back row, Ms.MS" MurphY,Ehrlich. MS.HelpingSpencer,the mayorMay r wasLacY'Mikkiand Couch, CASA director. (Stillwater Journal photo by Lawrence Gibbs) i SUMMER TREK participants at Meridian Technology Center Kyle Bottger, fore- ground; and, left to right, David Hogg, Shirley Dvan, Shiann Wingfield, Becky Pruitt, Sydney Baumgardner, Maegan Berg and Aurora Burns aoDe r to be ready for any medical emergency. Registration for this sum- mer's Tech Trek II is now under way. Students entering the eighth through tenth grades will be able to explore various career clusters this June, as participants in Tech Trek II Summer Academv. Gifts -Scissor sharpening 411 N. Main St P.O. Box XlO9 Perkins (405) 547-8300 The academy will June 1-4 from 9 p.m. at MTC and career information following career construction, transportation, mation neerinc Academy work on various related to their field trips to area businesses and well as learn credit op at Meridian. The cost and the deadline for f tion is April 30. For r contact Cheryl 377-3333. 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