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1 66p/ =* ecoranng the History around Perkins and Payne County for 113 Years" Wednesday-Thursday Edition April 30-May 1, 2003 Volume 113 No. 30 50’ cock All- tate wrestler Lomenick Jrnal Sports Editor ere s no doubt that Per- 'Tryon senior Dusty Han- has had a successful high l wrestling career with Y accomplish- lts attached to name. Another ile recently; it | being selected the Small East 'State team. !tancock is the nd Demon Stler to reach credit. Attaining All-State status was one of two goals Hancock set for himself prior to the start of his senior season. The other was a state wrestling championship. He said he wanted to be the first P-T wrestler to do that but fell a match short. "All-State was that next goal," he said. "Missing state kind of made it a little bit easier to take." h an honor. Wrestling has been first was his a big part of Han- gtime friend Dus:y Hancock cock's life. In fact, teammate Rudy Darrow. he's been on the mat since he aeock was, however, the was a second grader. And in the !three-time state qualifier past II years, it has taught him a tehool history and with third place medals to his See HANCOCK on 10 i' trial ordered Perkins man Weaver Correspondent Perkins man as arrested three times months for allegedly violent crimes in has been ordered to a first-degree rape a felony tff assaulting he lived Water, Billy Eugene Jr. also has two mis- demeanor charges of domestic abuse for allegedly beating his girlfriend on two occasions. McClellan, who listed his address as 508 SE 3rd in Per- kins when he posted $28,500 bail, could receive five years to life in prison if convicted of first- degree rape by force and fear. He also could receive two one-year jail terms if convicted of both See TRIAL on 10 they do windows, too! are these P-T High School students smart, but do windows. Brandon Hills and Jenna Wilson are National Honor Society sponsor Joanne Huss (I to Saturday during the Annual Town-Wide Clean- They were joined by other window-washers (not Jason Crenshaw, Gena Wollenberg, Jenny Payton, Goss, plus many other NHS members who were community service during the day. Photo by David Holbrook %-'ean Re i% . d Cross Blood is asking all blood  Spring into action and 9, trt of life Wednesday, tn. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at alon, located at 1101  ..tad. Each donation will €-re a criti ,,,L" callv ill oatient ,h,?_’.x,rlif - . 'are be zty to share this and 91,#i lutiful warm spring 9  theft loved ones. dl,, °r_gs Us warm weather - llZI  . bril spring flowers, but . gs With it an increase  Its and the need for %r  Ynthia Duvall, blood "nSUltant. "By the s blood donors asked g" into action- the Gift of Life middle of May we traditionally start to see a dramatic drop in regular blood donation leaving our supply at a critically low level by the Memorial Holiday. So many regular donors are busy with outdoor activities with family and friends that they aren't donating nearly as often." "Only about five percent of all eligible blood donors have ever given blood and most of these donors give only once a year. The reason most often given for See BLOOD on 1 2 Good hit! This local youngster makes a solid hit during t-ball practice Monday evening at Peters Park. Teams in Perkins Park & Rec summer sports program have been gearing up for the season's first games this week. T-ball teams play on the small ball fields at Peters Park, just west of Perkins-Tryon Elemen- tary School. The park is currently the subject of a fundraising drive to provide lights for the ball fields. See related story below. Journal photo by Cindy Sheets Donations to help meet costs needed Eort underway to illuminate ball fields Local t-ball and coach-pitch School. It consists of two ball fans will soon be able to enjoy games after sundown when a plan to light up Peters Park is completed. Peters Park is located just west of Perkins-Tryon Elementary small ball diamonds used for games for younger children. The Perkins Masonic Lodge, along with help from the City of Perkins, organized the project. Lodge member Harland Wells 'ryon man pleads guilty to , omestic abuse of boy by Patti Weaver Journal Correspondent STILLWATER - A Tryon man, who was accused of injury- ing the 13-year-old son of his girlfriend at her Perkins home by grabbing the boy by his mouth, pleaded guilty Tuesday to a reduced charge of misde- meanor domestic abuse. Randolph Samuel Miller Jr., 38, was ordered to have no con- tact with the boy except through the Department of Human Ser- vices and to complete parenting classes and psychological treat- ment through DHS, prosecutor Tom Lee said. Lee said that Miller has been undergoing treatment since the incident on Jan. 23, when the boy said Miller had stuck his fin- gers in the boy's mouth, making his mouth bleed, according to an affidavit by Perkins police Officer Jeremy Ronspiez. "It was a minor injury," said Lee, emphasizing that the boy is being protected by DHS which is monitoring the boy's family. Prior to his guilty plea to the charge amended Tuesday to a misdemeanor from felony injury to a minor child, Miller See ABUSE on 10 said the project will cost an esti- mated $10,000 to complete. Masons have committed $2,500 to pay for project sup- plies. According to Wells, that sum was matched by the Perkins Community Foundation. That leaves $5,000 more needed to purchase supplies for the project. Perkins City Manager Jack Rosson said the city has already purchased light poles for the project, and has secured a light- ing company to perform the electrical work needed. He also said that OG&E has agreed to install the light poles at the park. "We will also need braces for the lights to be mounted on," Rosson said. Wells said the group is hoping to secure donations to help com- plete the project this summer. Anyone who would like to con- tribute to the lighting project may drop off their donation, made out to the Perkins Masonic Lodge, with Robert Sasser at Sasser Appraisals, Pete Windiate at Per- kins Builders Supply, or Harland Wells at Frontier Realty. New Perkins history book available this year Local history buffs are eagerly Acuff has contributed photos Sasser also noted that all of the anticipating the arrival of the newest Perkins history book, scheduled to be available in November. The book, "Perkins- Many People - One Community," is the third and final volume in a serie by David Sasser. It follows "Perkins - Queen City of the Cimarron" and"Per- kins - A Place To Call Home," published in 1989 and 2001 respectively. The hard bound book will be the same size and format as the previous volumes and will con- taln 384 pages and more than 550 photographs, many never published before. "This book includes a lot of information that we didn't have room for in the other books," Sasser said. Local photographer Cecil that he has taken during .the past 40 years to the project, as well as photos of current subjects. Perkins senior class panels from See HISTORY on 1 2 Sloan picks up state Main Street award Sharon Sloan was recon- gized as one of Oklahoma's Outstanding Main Street Board Members of the Year during the Oklahoma Main Street Center's Annual Awards Banquet held at the Cox Convention Center in Okla- homa City on Tuesday, April 22. Photo provided by David Holbrook ?ecLivts, OLlaJ,,o0000aat gO.00e og Cecil Acu,C'00 " Community Colendor • May 1 - May Day • May 1, noon - Perkins Chamber of Commerce meeting at Lions Den. • May, 1, 7 p.m.- Taylorsville Gospel Opry • May 1, 7:30 p.m.- P-T Ag Boosters Meeting, at the Evans Ag Farm. • May 2 - Annual Chamber of Commerce Legislative Golf Tournament. • May 3, 8 a.m.-? - Friends of the Library Garage/Bake Sale at 615 N.E. Third. • May 3 - FFA & Family Fish- ing Tournament and Supper • May 3, 9 a.m.- Olivet Cem- etery Work Day • May 3, 1 -3 p.m.- Rabies Clinic at Perkins Fire Sta- tion. • May 4, 2:30 p.m.- POSSE meeting at elementary school cafeteria. • May 5, 7:30 p.m.- Perkins- Tryon School Board meet- ing. • May 6 - Perkins-Tryon High School Jazz/Choir Concert • May 8 - Perkins-Tryon High School Spring Band and Choir Concert • May 10, 2 p.m. - Lamb sale at Evans Ag Farm. • May 10, 7 p.m.- Heaven's Gates Gospel Opry • May 11 - Mother's Day • May 13, 7 p.m.- Perkins- Tryon High School Awards Assembly at new gym. • May 13, 7 p.m.- PiE meet- ing at Menagerie Espresso Bar. • . 13, 7"30p, m." Perkins VFW & Auxiliary meeting. • May 13, 6 p.m. - Perkins City Commission meeting at fire station. • May 15, noon - Perkins Chamber of Commerce meeting at Lions Den. • May 17 - FFA Awards Ban- quet • May 18, 1 p.m.- Perkins- Tryon High School Athletic Banquet at old gym. • May 23 - Last day of school • May 23, 8 p.m. - Perkins- Tryon High School Gradua- tion at Wilhite Field. • May 26 - Memorial Day • June. 3, 7 p.m.- Friends of the Library meeting at Payne County Bank Conference Room • June 5, noon - Perkins Chamber of Commerce meeting at Lions Den. • June 7 - Pistol Pete Day • June 10, 6 p.m.- Perkins City Commission meeting at fire station. • June 10, 7:30 p.m.- Perkins VFW & Auxiliary meeting. • ,,June 14 - Flag Day • June 15 - Father's Day • June 19, noon - Perkins Chamber of Commerce meeting at Lions Den. Thank you for your subscription! Your subscription is impor- tant to us. 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