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Payne County's Oldest New, ![i}ivl :~LA "T C]I~,fN ~-,c~:,~=:I ,c:, ::,c:/ hi F;~:::'~:[L RL~::iD I.:~'.}~![ By, Van Mitchell idgurnal Staff Writer STILLWATER - The Payne County Budget Board Monday tabled a,revised county travel l Olicy while awaiting information from an Okla- homa Attorney General's opinion and a ruling from the Internal Revenue Ser- vice. County Assessor James owan introduced a new addition to the policy on travel where it would require county officials and employees with seek- ing the most cost-effective airfare with the intent' of obtaining the lowest avail- able fares "We are constantly trying to refine it to make it more useful and transparent," said District 2 Commis- sioner Chris Reding. The travel policy revision is in response to scrutiny given to first-class flights taken by the Payne County Sheriff's Office for confer- ence events. Sheriff RB Hauf flew first-class round trip with two deputies to Las Vegas in January 2018, and then solo to Reno, Nevada in March 2018 for confer- ences Reding said Hauf booked those flights early enough where there was only about a $30 difference between first class and business class prices. Under Sheriff Kevin Woodward said at the April 8 Budget Board meeting that the first-class travel was reimbursed through OSU Museum of Art celebrates Stillwater' s commitment to arts STILLWATER - The Oklahoma State University /~ luseum of Art Advocates ~e bringing the flavors and culture of Europe to Still- ;ater for its third annual fundraiser, Masterpiece Moments: Artist at the Table. The event's theme, A Grand Tour of Europe, will serve as the inspiration for 20 tablescapes featuring ~ ropean artworks and their creators -- interpretive works of art constructed by friends and advocates of the museum The event will be "Mr. Lincoln and the Teapot," acrylic on canvas by Perkins artist Mike Larsen is one of the featured pieces. held at the OSU Student such a creative and unique Union Ballroom on Satur- way for people to support day, May 4, at 5:30 p.m. the continuation of art edu- -" "We will take a tour cation in our community," through Europe with deli- said Jeri Seefeldt, a member cious food and exciting ofthe Art Advocates. "This entertaintn~nt.bringing the Celebration Of creativity cultilre to Stillwater," said brings together both educa- Judi Baker, chair of Mas- tion and community." terpiece Moments. OSU alumna Patricia The evening includes Bradley is this year's fea- ues to grow. "Art education is a vital part of educational devel- a silent and live auction, tured artist and will corn- entertainment, wine and plete a drawing at the event more. All proceeds will The drawing, a street scene Support exhibitions and in Florence, Italy, will educational programming be available for purchase at the OSU Museum of during the live auction Art and Stillwater Public The.OSU Museum of Art Schools. Advocates are a vital part Attendees will dine on in expanding the reach of family-style Italian cuisine :the museum and its corn- and experience live enter; mitment to the community. tainment from the Green- Through their advocacy, wood School of Music fac- :volunteering and contribu- dons, the artistic culture of "*'Masterpiece Moments is OSU and Stillwater contin- opment," said Vicky Berry, OSU Museum of Art direc- tor and chief curator "It is important to allow students to be creative in the class- room and gain exposure to the arts." Items for auction are on display at the OSU Museum of Art and include artworks by regional and national art- ists, as well as a Joan Miro lithograph, an Oregon wine trip and a European .wine tasting party. Tickets for Masterpiece Moments begin at $100. To purchase, visit osugiving. com/MasterpieceMoments. For more details on the artworks and experi- ences up for auction, con- tact museum@okstate.edu. Annual Stillwater Short Play Festival this weekend at Town & Gown Theatre :ISTILLWATER - Town rience unlike that of tradi- and Karen Ball from Med- Gown Theatre in Still- tional theater, The viewer ford, OK; Willy's Mom water, in conjunction with feels almost as if he or Gets in the Car by Mat- Troupe d' Jour Per- she is in the middle of thew Weaver of Spokane, fohning Artists, is excited the action - perfect for a Washington; Last Dance to'announce the 7th Annual series of "short stories"- byLen Cuthbert of Mount production of the Stillwa- that quickly capture the Brydges, Ontario, Canada; ter Short Play Festival. imagination In addition, Lesson in Assertiveness Thisunique event features allplays presented during by Kathleen Listman a eries of short plays writ- the festival will be lim- from Oklahoma City; and ten by playwrights from ited to a small number of Sound of the Bell by Tana across the country and generic set pieces, cre- Del Prete, Linda Smolen, even Canada. Manyplays ating an unusual chal- and Sandra Dutreau Wil- were submitted for con- lenge for the playwrights, liams of Stillwater, OK. sideration, and in the end, actors, and directors The, festival consists of eight shows were chosenThe plays on offerperformances of all shows for the festival. Debbie d ingtli : Va[ rdayeyening,May Sutton, the organizerin elude T m f: /.-30p m. and again a,d dr, ,ng force beh,nd ance. 5 at 2.00 the event, describes th s Johns,t,i ! ts :are only year's productions as "a Ann Perry of Kalama- $10 each at the door and mix of comedy and drama, zoo, MI; Everafter.com, recommended for patrons by Emily Hageman of ages 13 and above." Sioux City, Iowa; There's All shows at Town & New Life Coming, by Gown Theatre are pre- Marj O'Neill-Butler of sented "in the round,"Miami Beach, FL; Speed creating an intimate expe- Dating, by Amanda Ball proceeds will benefit the Stillwater Arts & Human- ities Council, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and supporting the arts within the greater Stillwater community. the 1/8th-cent sales tax. Woodward said only Hauf traveled on the 1/8th-cent sales tax and the deputies' travel came out of other funds. County Clerk Glenna Craig said the County has asked for an attorney gen- Hauf reported that his office had sent a letter to the IRS asking for a definition of"de minimis" meals The IRS regulations state that the employee does not have to recognize as income the value of "de minimis" meals e ral's opinion - Reding said the County Reimbursement of meals is in a holding pattern con- for the sheriff's depart- cerning the travel policy. ment was also discussed "We are waiting on the IRS to give R.B. actual clarification on this situ- ation," Reding said. "We are waiting on the Attorney General opinion that gives the statute on the sheriff department's ability to use the credit card in the first place, Until those pieces come back there will not be any solid resolution to the travel policy. We are in a holding pattern." Ripley Pioneer Day set for May 11 RIPLEY - Ripley will invited to join the festiv- show and a little noise hold their Pioneer Day Celebration on May 11, 2019. This year's theme is "Rockin' Around the Block" with a 1950's ities on this day. to celebrate the time at The day kicks off with Ripley High School a free pancake breakfast There will be games, hosted by the Ripley music, bouncy toys, Church of God at 8 a.m. food, and lots of fun The parade will start at in the park right after theme i 10:30 a.m with entries the parade. The Pioneer The honorary Class for lining up at 9:45 a.m Day Committee will be this year's parade is thel All entries are welcome hosting a Co-Ed Softball : Class of 1"96 anditheyl and there will be n Ofi-' T0urnament that s a ,ts 1}1 prtzes warded mearher in the day: Please shals. All members of three categories: Open, contact Mandy Green- this class are invited to be guest that day. Ripley Pioneer Day is an annual celebra- tion where the commu- nity, school, churches, businesses, alumni, family and friends come together for a day of fun. Last year, this day was not able to happen, but is back with hopes of making it a day to remember. Everyone is School; and Band. The first place prize is $100 and second place is $50. Enter a float, band, cars, trucks, bikes, horses or just walk. Everyone loves a parade! Alumni classes that end in the numbers 8 or 9 are ask to do something to represent their class and challenge the classes before and after them to do the same. Make a field at (405) 612-5953 to enter a team. The RHS Alumni Banquet will be held at noon with a meal in the multi-purpose building. Anyone needing infor- mation about crafts or merchandise vendors or parade entries may call (918) 372-4570 for more information or email Annie Mills at millsa@ ripley.kl2.ok.us STILLWATER - The Payne County Bar Associ- ation and Stillwater Public Library will co-host the annual "Ask-a-Lawyer" at the Stillwater Public Library, Friday, May 3 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Community members are invited to the library to meet face-to-face with a local attorney and ask legal questions free of charge Questions on most legal issues can be asked, including those involv- ing consumer problems, family law, wills and estate planning, property, personal injury and crim- | inal issues Participants are asked to limit their questions to those not involving current in-court cases Local attorneys will pro- vide each participant with advice on what steps are needed to resolve the legal problem All questions are confidential Participants are encouraged to bring a list of questions for the attorneys, as well as any documents concerning the issue The event is free and open to the public on a first come, first served basis "Ask-a-Lawyer" is a part of "Law Day," a national event aimed at providing the public with access to and knowledge of the legal system, while high- lighting the role of attor- neys in the community. The Stillwater Public Library is located at 1107 S. Duck St. (the corner of Duck and 12th Ax, e.). For more information, contact the Stillwater Public Library by phone at (405)372-3633 or by e-mail at askalibrarian@ stillwater.org or visit the web site at library.still- water.org. Breakfast With The Governor Representative John Talley enjoyed breakfast with Governor Stitt Thursday, April 25, at the Governor's Mansion, along with several other representatives. The Governor is an OSU alumni and still an avid fan of OSU wrestling, so he and Rep. Talley enjoyed swapping stories about wrestling, as well as Rep. Talley's work with FCA. Pictured (I to r): Rep. John Talley, Rep. Judd Strom, Rep. Mike Sanders, Rep. Johnny Tadlock, Rep. Danny Sterling, Gov. Kevin Stitt, Rep. Ken Luttrell. Photo provided INSIDE . acksters going to state Perkins=Tryon will be represented at the Class 4A "state track meet following qualify finishes at last Satur- n's regional meet at Chisholm High School in Enid. -Sports B1 1 "~TIME "i ! What to watch TV listings, soap updates, trivia, and horoscopes. Television Guide ~ inside Visit us online at I "?~%~ T% ,'!''~ ~ "t'-'~/'-w~'-