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/ ;L Called 0 ut as Demons by Lee Gray Cartoon son urney memory of the late Bill J. Dickson, a little league/coach in Perkins, fourth annual Bill ,I. Dickson Softball Tournament will be ! this weekend. play starts Friday at 6:30 with games scheduled throughout until about 7 p.m. Sunday. from donations during the will go toward development of Bill Dickson Memorial Park. donations will be ,50 cents for ilts and 2`5 cents for children. will also be available on the soft drinks and sand- being featured. Proceeds from sales will also go toward up the park's facilities. 'ne Moser, who joins Bob and Dickson Sr. and Bill McDaniel in the event, says that costs have this year for trophies and that a t" of local citizens is needed the tourney's success. umpires from the Amateur Association have been added this and they also represent an increase cost. --.. is still a last minute call for who can donate time at the gate, in the field, etc. Anyone wishing out can contact either of the Moser or McDaniel. May 2-4 event will feature a of local teams. the last March meeting of the commissioners, Grady Gardner Wells approached that body with a SI'5,000 rquu,,I h,r f,,nds to aid ill the development of Dicks(m Park. The request has not received additional attention since that time as the commissioners arc still waiting on federal revenue funds to ~,e.: if they can earmark part of them for the Perkins' project. Chances are slim that much, if any. of the commissioners" county-~vide revenue sharing funds will go to the park. so it is doubly important for local support through the softball tournament and hwal contributions to help the facility develop. In Only 34 dog tags have been sold by the Town of Perkins since Jan. 1. 1975. 21 of them during the two-day rabies vaccination clinic at. the fire station, Saturday, April 1O and Friday. April 2`5. The deadline to purchase dog tags is Thursday, May 1, after which time many dogs without tags will be picked up and, after three days. destroyed. Approximately 2`5 dogs have already been disposed of this year. Tags can be purchased fromCity Clerk Elizabeth Wise for $1 for males and spayed females and $2 for unspayed females. the mechanics of sewing a baking a cake, and the general of pots and pans, there is a belief that home economics raore than cooking and sewing." least that's the theory that two Perkins-Tryon High School intern teachers expressed last week during a morning break from classes. "Home economics is more than just cooking and sewing. There's also thinking and doing." said Ms. Mary ,i ! i , 17 i //~ii/ 'rel hell Intern teachers, Mrs. Roberta Hooper Iseated] and Ms. are helping Mrs. Virginia Sasser teach home economies at Perkins.Tryon from March 17 through May 2. Oh: Somewhere in this favored land the sun is shining bright, The band is pla)ing somewhere, and somewhere hearts are light; And ~-me~here men are laughing, and somewhere children shout, But q~ere is no jo) in Perkins---might) Bradley was called out. A qucqionable call by the umpire in the Bi-Distiict Championship game cost the Perkins- lrx on Demons a crack at that title last week when Doug Bradley lined to left and the fielder dropped the ball;, The umpire ruled the ball was caught and the play was o~er be'fore the Chisom left fielder made the'bobble. If Bradley had been alh,,~cd tm firs;, Eddie Smith'S homer onu ,>ut later in the seventh inning, Hi Increase cosl~, in lrash haulillt~ ;t ,d disposal scr~ ifus o nlco~ federal Environmental I)rt~tcttion Agent3 guid:- lines caused the I'crkin., Bt,.tld of Trustees to nicer I IJt'sdax night. April 2';. to approve a supplemental budget " request so the to~ n can get through thu ' rest of the fiscal year. On .hily I the next t]scal year M;iris. and aiih it a nut', ,:iU, budget. Richard Heath. cii) auditor alld a < Stillv. ater curtifi,:d publi,: .;icfolii.lanl. x~orkcd Monda~ aud Tut sdav It) dl'~.o.t I' :. the supplemental budget request hw lilt board. The need for the supplemental butlgci was explained by Flizabeth Wise. oil\ clerk. "We couldn't appr.priate monc~. ~c didn't have. so ~c had to transfer hinds from tither city dcparllnents It) incul the increased costs of thc sanitation department." she ,,aid. )W Tax Gain A $1.3 million gain. representing a 13.21 percent increase in statewide sales tax collections, was shared by Noble, Lincoln and Payne counties as they joined the other 74 Oklahoma counties in collecting nearly $11.4 nfillion for March 197,5. Payne County claimed the heaviest return in the tri-county area by netting S199,42,5,16 for March 1975. This stands as a nearly $40,000 increase o~er the March 1974 figure of $1S0,601.58. Of the towns listed in the Oklahom, a Tax Commission report received this week. Cushing claimed $49,141.58 for March 1975 collections, or a $12,000 increase over its March 1974 total of $37,288.73. Stillwater grabbed $140,053.36 in this March's collections fi)r a gain over its March 1974 di~.bursement of $103.206.00. In Lincoln County. the county-wide collection for March 197,5 was $44,240.7,5 compared to $42,709.72 in March 1974. Of the March 1075 total, Chandler claimed $12,419.30. Chandler posted a March 1074 collection of $11.440,21. Johnson. one of the OSU intern teachers who has beclJ here since March 17. For instance, isolated facts, such as how to baku a cake or cook a roast, are more useful to the homemaker when coordinated with nutrition information," emphasized Mrs. Roberta Hooper, intern teacher. "There also exists a mistaken impression that home economics is for girls only. but it is just as important for men to know how to feed themselves or sew on a button," continued Ms. Johnson. However. only girls are enrolled in the six home economic classes Ms. Johnson and Mrs. Hooper" have been teaching under the supervision of Mrs. Virginia Sasser. "It has become increasingly important, since men are staying single longer and since more and more married women are taking jobs outside the home, for men to learn how to do the various chores around the house which used to be the exclusive domain of women." Besides teaching how to cook and sew. Ms. Johnson anti Mrs. Hooper have been teaching consumer education, prepara- tion of family meals, and nutrition to their 68 Perkins-Tryon High School girls. "Teaching these friendly and open students has really taught me to be consice about what ! am saying. You can never assume the student understands what you are talking about," commented Ms. Johnson when asked about what she felt she had learned from this teaching experience. Both undergraduates in home econo- mics education at Oklahoma State University said that quite often students do not realize how much preparation goes into teaching a class. "One student came up to me one day when 1 was preparing for her class: and asked what 1 was studying. They do not seem to realize that teaching takes alot of work?' said Ms. lohnson. would have tied the game at 5-5. As it was the Demons came up short, ,S to 4 as they were edged out of the Bi-District title.. The Demons out hit Chisom six to five but five Demon errors put the fizzle on their bid. Coupled with this was the disputed call of the umpire. From the benches, black with people, there went up a muffled roar, Like the heating of the storm-waves on a stern and distant shore; "Kill him! kill the umpire!" shouted someone on the stand. And it's likely they'd have killed him had not Coach Bunch raised his hand. Despite the Bi-District loss the Demons came away with their "best ever" The additional costs ot trash ctlllcclioU and disposal were brought on by EPA requirements which called fiJr Perkins It) dump its waste in a sanitary landfill. In a contractual agreenlcnt with l_arr~ ttall. the city has met the EPA requircmcnt. Hall has opened his o~An landfill operation, purchased a trash hauling vehicle, and been out wages and workman's compensation insurance t-tP,,ts in building up his business. Until July I. t974. cit~ rc,ddunts pa~d $1 a month to have their tra,,h hanlud ~,il but operation costs aud lh~, |il A requirements sky-rocketed tla~,h c~iluc- tion costs to $3.7`5 per rcsidclll~,ll The traffic department of the Sttllwater Southwestern Bell Telephone Company will be closing Saturday, May 3 at I p.m. and operators feel that "Ma Bell is breaking up that old gang of mine." according to Jonita D. Mulligan. union steward for the Stillwater traffic department. Mrs. Mulligan said the traffic department had approximately 64 operators on the payroll at the time the company announced that the department would be closed out. and that these operators will bc scattered around the state. "Some arc oul of a job: those carrying the full support of their families are :transferring into the Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Enid and Ponca City offices Their Stillwater homes are up for sale or rent. and their children, born and brought up in Stillwater. will be making adjustments in metropolitan pnblic schools." Some operators have secured positrons in other departments in the Stillwater office, according to Mrs. Mulligan. "but Stillwater is not only losing personal service, a number of permanent residents, part-time work for college students, full-time workfor college wives, but also an annual payroll of over half a million dollars." "It is very sad, as some of us have worked together for so many years, we feel as close to these friends as we do our II "But ! have enjoyed being the teacher instead of the student for awhile.'" added Mrs. Hooper. Ms. Johnson. a Shawnee native, and Mrs. Hooper, originally from Texas, will be teaching their last classes May 2. and Ms. Johnson will graduate from OSU the following week. Ms. Johuson said she was sorry she did not have more time to teach here and that she has enjoyed the experience. When she is not preparing for classes or studying, Ms. Johnson said she likes to paint, sew. and garden. She also has an eight-year-old son, Edward Eudon, which keeps her busy. Taking care of her two children. Melinda. 4. and Dustin. 1,5 months, and helping her; Imsband~ Don. keeps Mrs. Hooper occupied when she is not in the classroom. Hooper is OSU agronomy' station master. Iris May 2-3 ly The Cimarron Valley Iris Show is set for May 2-3 on the second floor of the First National Bank and Trust in Stillwater, according to Mabel King of Stillwater. Entries will be accepted from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday. May 2 and again from 7 to 10 a.m. May 3 with judging starting at 10 and finishing at noon. The exhibits are opened to the public at 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. Stressing the theme of "iris Oklahoma Style," the show will have only an artistic division. season, according to Coach Eddie Bunch. "We ended ,p with eight wins and 10 losses, but five of our losses were to class 3-A schools." says the coach. His explanation is valid ~hen you ~,msider that more students and talent are available at the larger schools--Stillwater, Guthrie and Blackburn---~hich the Demons dropped games to. As an independent team the Demons claimed their District 14 2-A title by swamping Drumright 21-4 and Pawnee 10-1 April 19 and 21. Ken McKosato took both victories on the mound to move the Demons into the Bi-District playoffs. McKosato ended the season with a six-six while Doug Bradley came 'away two and tour as the other Demon hurler. Both men also added strength to the team's effort at the plate, hitting over .300. Joining the duo in bolstering the batting a'ttack were five other .300 plus hitters---Randy Gordon, Tim Hubbard. Guy Rose. Mark Anderson and Steve Barta. Injuries hampered the Demon season. The most notable was a broken arm on Mike Hoover. But despite the setbacks from injuries, the questionable call in the Bi-District game and having played fi~e games against larger schools, the Demons were "the best teant ever" this season in Coach Bunch's three years as head mentor for the Perkins-Tryon nine. dwelling. Businesses are pro-rated out, an example being The Journal ~ hich pays $14.65 a month for trash disposal. Mrs. Wise points out that money taken in during this fiscal year cannot be appropriated until the ne~ budget is prepared June 30. closin~ out the fiscal year. After the regular budget is approved in early July "things will get back to normal" where the city budget is concerned. The main drain oq the budgcl this ~ear has been operating on an appropriation based on the $1 collections tom the earlier fiscal year. Next year's budget for the sanitation department will bc based on the current, increased collections. Co-ordination between Hall and the board has been smooth this year and the set-up could be likened to a sub-contractor situation, where Hall is the city's sub-contractor for the sanitation service. In the supplemental budget approved Tuesday night. $S.S00 was alloted for the police department's various needs; $1.200 was approved for the fire department: $7.000 for the sanitation department: and the utility operation will receive $`5.000 to tide it over until the new fiscal year begins tinder the regular badger. own families. "" A farewell dinner was given for the traffic department operators and their families at the Chicken House Saturday, April 5. and some made the suggestion that the operators should set up a plan to get together every year on May l for a visit. Crawford Joins Force Lee Crawford. former Tr)on polk'eman, joined the Perkios Police i)eparlment March 15 as a full-time policeman. The bea~er naike started hi% p,dice work there in 1972. Crawford assists Police Chief Bill I.oit and relief patrolman Mike Curtis in Perkins. MR. BUSINESSMAN FARMER-RANcHER SELF- EMPLOYED PAYING 1'OO MUCH TAX? You May Be Eligible For the KEOGH Or H.R. 10 Program Up to $7500 A Year May Be Deposited Tax Free For Retirement For Free Information, Send Coupon to WE$ WYATT ~RAL LIFE BOX 1107 W'ES WYATT WYATT BUILDING STILLWATER~ OKLA. 74074 40S.372.3! 77 ~II III Iii iiiI I i i nl iii iii i i iii i i i ia ~ i Iii i i al I ~.~ ................................................ 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