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Thoughts and Things from The ]ournal Staff ~he While working in the hid-off or Penney store in Neosho, has been a Missouri as a high school for this old girl, my wife assisted a l~t week. But t gentleman with a product two jobs and visited with him for a Lyear has had its time. As he made a pur- as well. have had toward some tlets. And, I Prospects to a cou- days. If I big bass spirits. catch one either. blame the [11 take some of brother's ed- it time in my col- when finances He sent me my birthday ~ote that said "BUy some --Janet new in this chase and prepared to leave he said: "I'm J.C. Penney. It's nice to meet you." IMr. Penney liked to visit his stores and mee'~ employees.} --Land A note of thanks to everyone who par- ticipated in the Clean Up Day Saturday. As the weather hasn't been very cooperative there are many of us who have a lot more work to do in our yards. Also a note of thanks to everyone who worked on and participated in the Chamber of Commerce Red Stocking Follies. It was a huge success and several hundred dollars was realized for Com- munity Projects. This is always a real fun evening for all ages and the Ms. Perkins contestants seem ~most." Being to this really Wife on. One of J.C. Penney~s he He to the of Missouri Agriculture name still stands. be getting more beautiful every year and the competition is getting stiffer. Every year I hear a gentleman or two remark to Patty, 'qrChy didn't you call me, I would have been glad to participate," and when the next year rolls around they seem to have a lapse of memory. But, luckily, each year New Management Rebecca & Bill Richardson Carry-out Taur famtllr Westouren! ThOnlas Perkins 547-5378 there is a good size group that participates, in- chding highechool age up. I do believe that Steve Willingham was more than willing to give up his crown to Daryl Evans. We were saddened at the recent death of Helen Herndon this week. Helen was a frequent visitor to our neighbor when I was growing up and it seemed like she never grew any older during all these years. She was always around to take those who needed a ride to visit friends, etc. Her per- sonality was always the same -- pleasant. Well miss her, as will her many friends and relatives. Joe C. if you are reading this note would you con- firm a rumor I heard after we got back from New York. But maybe it was fact. You didn't tell us you had gotten married. Is it really so? If so, congratulations. --Yvonne I never have given much thought to what might happen to one caught between here and there during a tornado un- til I saw what was left of the mobile homes, de- strayed Thursday night by the storm. Next time I plan to take a carload of little boys roller skating I~l check the weather forecast first. --Marcia ROUND-ROBIN TOURNAMENT THIS WEEKEND The boys 14-under little league team will play in a round-robin tournament this weekend in Stillwater. A schedule was not available by deadline. Persons interested in attending should call Theresa Niles, Parks and Recreation Board chair- man, at 547-2445. "All teams are practic- ing," reported Gerald Hall, city manager. He said season schedules should be out next week. New uniforms have been ordered for the 14-under and 12-under boys teams and should be. in before the start of the season. Hall said each year uniforms are replac- ed for a third of the total particpants. South Main Member F.D.I.C. Money Market Checking offers you... St Highest Market Rates Available ) Availability of Your Funds b Low Minimum Deposit t F.D.I.C. Insurance up to $100,000 per account. by and open yours today! 0 By Senator Shedrick The largest piece of education legislation the United States Congress is debating this year is the reauthorization of federal vocational education pro- grams. Vocational educa- tion is one of the oldest and most popular federal assistance programs in the field. Over the years, states have become in- creasingly involved in funding vocational educa- tion. Now, some 90 per- cent of all funds for these programs come from state and local resources. Here, in Oklahoma, more than $46 million was ap- propriated to vocational- technical education this year. These funds, the federal funds and the hard work and dedication of our educators and ad- mimistrators, have given Oklahoma one of the premier vocational- technical education systems in the United States. The Vocational- Technical Education Amendments of 1984 ex- tends and rewrites the federal Vocational Educa- tional Act of 1963. The bill would continue basic state grants as the primary means of en- couraging states to ex- pand, improve and main- tain vo-teeh programs. It offers states a broad range of purposes for which basic grants may be used giving them the flexibility to design voca- tional programs that meet their needs and to coordinate with state fun- ding priorities. Under current federal law, each state would be required to spend 10 per- cent of its federal grant monies on programs for the handicapped, 20 per- cent for disadvantaged and limited-English- proficient persons, and 15 percent for post- secondary and adult pro- grams. A new provision under consideration at this time, would require 5 percent of the basic grant be spent on programs to overcome sex bias and provide support services, such as day care, for women participating in vocational courses. Two new state pro- grams have been added to the legislation under con- sideration by the U.S. House of Represen- tatives. The first provides state grants to train per- sons in high technology fields through partner- ships with industry, which would have to pro- vide 25 percent of the cost. The second program provides state funds for adult training, retraining, and employment develop- ment, which my be focus- ed on unemployed adults, dislocated workers, displaced homemakers and others. Greater coordination between vo-tech and Job Training Partnership Act programs is encouraged by the federal legislation, and states would be re- quired to develop model curricula to meet the state's labor market needs. Other authoriza- tions extend programs for consumer and homemaker education and provide aid for com- prehensive career guidance and counseling services. Similar legislation is pending in thte U.S. Senate, but with con- siderable funding em- phasis on serving special populations, particularly the disadvantaged, the handicapped, people entering nontraditional occupations, adults in need of training or retraining, single working parents and homemakers entering the labor market, individuals with limited English-proficiency, and incarcerated individuals. The final product will be i developed in a conference i committee between the i U.S. House and Senate, much in the same manner as state lawmakers pro- ceed. According to sources in the Senate, fun- ding for this program, na- tionwide, will probably be nearly $750 million. We legislators here in Oklahoma certainly ap- preciate the efforts of our congrssmen - in par- ticular, I appreciate Con- gressman Watkins' ef- forts - to return federal dollars to our state for purposes such as vocational-technical education. After all, these funds originate at the local and state levels. While the return of federal dollars to Oklahoma certainly assists with the vo-tech programs "on-line" here, I know our educators and administrators feel confi- dent we could still provide a first rate service if they were not forthcoming. Despite recent budgetary problems, Oklahoma has, and will continue to have, one of the finest vocational-technical education programs in America. I am always available to anyone who might have a question or com- ment regarding any issues we may handle at the State Capitol. My ad- dress is: Senator Bernice Shedrick, Room 426, State Capitol, Oklahoma City, OK 73105; or P.O. Box 843, Stillwater, OK 74076. My telephone number in Oklahoma City is (405) 524-0126, Exten- sion 572; in Stillwater, {405} 743-4500. "O" 69% RAISED ON YMCA PERRY--The big gifts phase of the Noble Coun- ty Family YMCA capital development campaign stood at the 69 percent mark Thursday. $121,316 towards a goal of $175,000 has been raised. -O- Holtdl Cove ~lll Creek amy Stile Park The alarm sounded at 2:30 A.M. Only the thought of great Spring crappie fishing on Lake Eufaula could propel a human out of bed and down the road at such an hour. The advance report from a "mole" on Eufaula was: "The crappie are spawning -- they are in shallow water near the banks and shore. They seem unusually "strike prone," perhaps due to the long, hard winter. Best times seems to be from 6 A.M. to 9 A.M. daily." The station wagon had been loaded the night before and a 12-foot Jon The Perkins Journal Checotah L,,y,,., c",k I Eufaula Lake's hot spots Highlighted areas show some of the best crappie fishing spots on Eufaula Lake. 7tbu~ m#o by Dayne Dudley boat secured to it. Since we would be fishing near the shore as silently as possible, the boat would serve well. After a hardy breakfast of strawberries, ham, eggs, biscuits and coffee we hit the road via Bristow, Checotah, and on to the north end of Eufaula along 1-40. Eufaula is about a three hour drive from Stillwater, so we were on time for our 6 A.M. ap- pointment to be on the water. Crappie " fishermen employ both live minnows and a collection of jigs of varied colors. It is usual- lv best to take both along Thursday, May 3, 1984 -- PAGE 3 and use both, alternately. We unloaded the boat, placed it in the water, and soon were "skimming" down the east shore. In less than one minute a good-sized "paper- mouth" struck and the first fish was on the string. Over the next two hours, 37 crappie were hauled in. Some of them were "slab" type of better than a pound. The crappie had no preference as far as bait was concerned. They went for the jigs as well as the live minnows. As predicted, the action slowed down around 9 A.M. From 9 A.M. until 11 A.M., we took only four to bring the total to 41. "Let's eat,/' I said around 11:30. We headed for shore, cleaned seven or eight, got the camp stove going, the grease was soon hot. We soon had fish frying. How good they are on the creek bank when they still wiggle and are the "fishiest." Along with sliced onions, bread and iced tea, a meal is there which not even a medieval king had. The weather cooperated the entire morning. Although slightly over- cast above, the wind was negligible and no problem. We headed home after lunch with a full container of crappie. 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