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Email them to news@thejournalok.com May 3, noon - Perkins Community Chamber of Commerce meeting, Vassar Community Center May 7, 6-8:30 p.m. - Monday Music Night, Perkins Senior Citizens Center, 114 E. Kirk May 9, noon - Perkins Lions Club meeting, Holsinger Lions Den May 9, 7 p.m. - Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meeting, Perkins Lions Den May 16, noon - Perkins Lions Club meeting, Holsinger Lions Den May 16, 7 p.m. - Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meeting, Perkins Lions Den May 17, 11 a.m. - Oklahoma territorial Plaza Trust meeting, Vassar Community Center May 17, noon - Perkins Community Chamber of Commerce meeting, Vassar Community Center NDEX Church .................. C3 Classifieds .......... B4-B5 Comics .................. B6 Entertainment ...... C2 Farm & Ranch ....... $6 History .................. A5 Obituaries ........... A2 Opinions ........... A4, $4 Public Records .... S2 School .................. A6 Seniors ................. C4 Sports ................. B1 -B3 THE JOURNAL ,]]llJItl!l!!!!]!!! !1] 75 Perkins Area Rabies Clinics Planned By Cindy Sheets Contributing Writer Perkins Veterinary Clinic will host annual rabies clin- ics in area towns over the next month. Area pet owners can get their pet's annual vaccina- tions and parasite prevention at discount prices at the clin- ics, PVC office manager Lori Hoover said. Locations and dates for the clinics are: Carney - City Hall, May 5, 1-3 p.m. Perkins - Fire Station fdowntown), May 12, 1-3 p.m. Agra - City Hall, May 19, 1-3 p.m. Tryon - City Hall, June 2, 1-3 p.m. Rabies and distemper vaccinations for dogs will be offered. Vaccinations for cats include rabies, distemper, FIV (feline AIDS), and feline leukemia. Hoover said heartworm and feline leukemia testing will also be available at the clinics. "These vaccinations and tests will all be offered at discount prices," Hoover said. "Pet owners can also purchase summer flea and tick prevention and heart- worm prevention at discount prices." During the Perkins clinic, dog owners can also obtain city licenses. Colleen Crummy, with the City of Perkins, said all dogs living within the city limits are required to be registered. To register your dog, just bring the animal's rabies certificate from the vet to city hall or the registration clinic on Saturday and fill out a short form. The cost is $10 for animals who are not spayed or neutered and $8 for animals that are spayed or neutered, Crummy said. Registration must be renewed yearly. For more information about city dog licenses, call City Commissioners Honored During its April meeting, the City of Perkins and Perkins City Commission honored Com- missioners Frank Lades (left) and Randy Jarvis for their service to the city. Lades and Jarvis each served for the past six years on the commission. Mayor Bob Johnson said their commitment has been invaluable in accomplishing many important projects for Perkins, including the construction of the city's new wastewater treatment plant and Redbud Assisted Living Center. Photo provided city hall at (405) 547-2445. about any of the rabies Veterinary Clinic at (405) For more information clinics, contact Perkins 547-2442.. Perkins man gets probation in meth and burglary charge By Patti Weaver Journal Correspondent A Perkins man has been placed on seven years' probation for endeavoring to manufacture metham- phetamine at his residence and committing a burglary in Stillwater. David Ray Coffey, 22, admitted Friday possess- ing 40 pounds of fertilizer, ammonium sulfate, crystal drain opener, sodium hydrox- ide, a fuimel, epsom salt and tubing on March 7 -- with intent to manufacture meth. Coffey also admitted Friday to conspiring with two men and burglarizing a house in Stillwater whelt" gale was removed several days before Christmas last year. Coffey accepted a plea bargain Friday in whieh he was given two concurrent seven-year suspended sen- tences for conspiracy and burglary, with the restitution issue reserved. Coffey also accepted a plea bargain Friday in which he was given a concurrent seven-year suspended sen- tence for his meth manufac- turing endeavor. In his drug case. he was also ordered to pay $50 to the District Attorney's Drug Fund and a $150 crime bureau laboratory fee, along with a $50,000 fine. all of which was suspended except $500. Coffey was also ordered Burglars target unlocked vehicles By Cindy Sheets Contributing Writer Perkins Police Department is investigating a series of car burglaries that occurred last week. Police Chief Bob Ernst said the burglars targeted 11 vehicles in neighbor- hoods north of the Perkins- Tryon Elementary School Thursday evening, April 26, through Friday morn- ing, April 27. "Basically, they took per- sonal items left in view." Ernst said. "Anything that was left readily accessible in vehicles." Some of the items stolen, which included iPods, a computer, a bonus check, and speakers, had serial or tracking numbers that officers were able to reg- ister with the National Crime Information Center (NCIC), which should help identify the items should the burglars try to sell them. Ernst said he estimated the total value of the stolen items exceeds $2,000. Ernst said officers are aggressively investigating and pursuing those who committed these crimes, but citizens should take precau- tions to guard their property from criminals. "It's imperative people lock their doors and not leave valuable items in plain sight in their vehi- cles," Ernst said. Anyone who has informa- tion regarding these crimes, or would like more informa- tion, should contact Chief Ernst at (405) 547-2445. Tryon woman charged with child endangerment in Perkins By Patti Weaver Journal Correspondent A Tryon woman was charged Monday with child endangerment by permitting a 4-year-old and an 8-year- old to ride in her vehicle on the streets of Perkins while she an intoxicated driver on Saturday. Elspeth Teresa Flem- ming, 26, could be given a four-year prison term and a $5,000 fine if convicted of child endangerment. Flemming could be incar- cerated for an additional one year, fined $1,000, and required to have treat- ment for at least 28 days, along with at least one-year supervision with periodic testing, aftercare, 480 hours of community service and an ignition interlock for at least 30 days if convicted of aggravated drunk driving. She could also receive a $20 fine if convicted of failure to wear a seatbelt, 3 according to the three- count charge on which she was arraigned Monday. Since she appeared with- out an attorney, Flemming was ordered to return to court May 30 with an attor- ney, court records show. She was freed on $1,000 bail. The case was investigated by Stillwater Police Officer David Duncan and Perkins Police Officer Trenton Mitchell, court records show. to have a drug and alcohol evaluation and perform any recommended follow-up, along with 100 hours of community service. Coffey was arrested on March 7 when Payne County Sheriff's Deputies Gregg Russell and Dan Nack went to his then residence on N.W. 2rid Street in Perkins to serve a burglary warrant, court records show, "While I was walking Coffey outside, Deputy Nack advised me that he could smell an odor associ- ated with the manufacturing of methamphetamine coming from the back of the house and the garage area," Russell wrote in an affidavit. "I then placed Coffey in the back seat of Perkins Officer Morris's patrol car," Russell wrote in his affidavit. "I walked to the back yard area where I smelled an odor associated with the manufacturing of metham- phetamine," Russell wrote in his affidavit. After another man -- who was not charged in the drug case -- handed Nack a piece of foil containing a plastic baggy with pseudoephed- fine pills. Russell obtained a search warrant for the Perkins house where ingredients to make meth were found, the affidavit said. The other man said, "he purchased Sudafed pills last Monday for Coffey so that he could do a cook to make money to pay his lawyer, but something went wrong, and he didn't get to do it." the affidavit said. "'Coffey called him today and asked him to purchase a box of Sudo and that he needed some tubing also," the affidavit said. The pair then went to two stores to look for lithium batteries which can be used to manufacture meth, but the stores were out of them, the affidavit said. "Coffey said, 'that's okay -- I'll have someone bring some later,'" the affidavit said. When Coffey was inter- viewed by the deputy, "Coffey denied any knowl- edge of cooking meth and said the items inside the house were not his." the affidavit said. In his earlier case, Coffey was charged with Samuel Ray Moore, 43. of Perkins, See COFFEY, Page A4 " . : Friday Evening . The delicious dinnerof sliced ham, cherries along with roasted fresh green ,, be served brewed ice 6, 2012 at l:00pm Powered by I ..You Can , I rayne - _ ......... 2L_ JJ ........... J C  7 / , i / ,i ' i ii I  i/ / ,  / , " 7'14.1 /I Hll ! Iq 1 ll -'ll 'll b ill ii lll|!rllllalll ilillll i m r,i    , 1