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The News and V,00ws from the C,00arron Valley rkins Journal The Home of the late Frank "&to/Pet00 "Eaton VOLUME 103, NUMBER 32 Perkins, Payne County, Oklahoma, 74059 Thursday, May 6, 1993 35 Bob Williams field of dreams put on back burner by board Editor presented his Monday night at meeting. pitch to the board baseball field on the the school district said a new high needed to avoid scheduling problems teams. for a ball with dressing rooms stand. a grant through the tossed out by the because "a public open the facility to that's not what we Clinesmith's estimated cost was Ted Wells, who was elected the new board president, thanked Clinesmith for calling the need for a new ball park to the beard's attention and assured him it would be taken into consideration as part d the long-range planning. During a break prior to entering an executive session to discuss the rehiring of support personnel, both Roggow and board member Lloyd Moorman said the plans for the 130- acres of land owned by the school district north of town isn't ready for exploration. "We don't know what,would go where out there, and won t until we complete our loug-range planning," said Moorman. Following the executive session, all of the support personnel were wJfired for next school y. Geue Smith of the maintenance staff reported to the beard that the gymnasium floor was sinking due to dry rot. He told the board there was no immediate danger of it collapsing. The board authorized him to proceed with the necessary repairs. While a new floor would be desireable, Moorman estimated the cost at $20,0(X), money the district doesn't have. In other business, the board approved the tap fee of $250 to the Town of Perkins, approved a service fee of $1,900 to Town of Perkins which is the school district's share of getting sewer to the Ag Farm, approved the workshops for professional days for the Staff Development Plan, and approved Lisa Slosh, Willa Jean Casey, Terri Moore and $63,532.55 pins 20 percent miscel- laneous to cover unexpected costs for a total of $76,239.06. The esti- mated cost didn't include roads and parking. Clinesmith said with donations in time, money and machinery, etc. be felt the ball park could be completed at half the estimated cost. He wants the park to be built with matching funds from the board and the baseball boosters, or the same way the Ag Farm was built. Board member Calvin Roggow admitted he was taken back by the proposal and told Clinesmith: "It's difficult on our (board) part to make any decision right now. We want our new superintendent, Jim Hyder, to be part of any long-range planning. Also, we don't have any money right now." Diane Steward as additions to me Staff Development Committee for next school year; and approved the compensation for two certified teacher's with more than 15 years of experience who fell through the cracks on the salary scale. The total cost of compensation, as agreed in the negotiated contract, was a combined $868. The board also approved being a pan of the advance funding program, if necessary, for the next school year. The school district can draw on this cash management funding should it run into a cash flow problem before all of the revenue is received. The board also approved a summer food service program at Tryon which would serve a mid- day snack and lunch free to anyone 18-years-old or younger. It's part of a new federal program. The board approved a start up fee of $44,000. Milton Davis, assistant superintendent who was filling in for absent superintendent Dr. Virginia Webb, said 75 meals would have to be served to "break even," and ff it wasn't successful, the program could be dropped at anytime. It was noted at the start of the meeting, the wrestling committee hadn't met and starting the sport wasn't on the agenda. The board has called a special meeting for Mon- day, May 10, to discuss beginning wrestling as a varsity sport. The board also accepted me resignations of Lori Green as an LD teacher at the middle school and Bill Lile as hd of the maintenance department. Special sessions coming for Perkins Town Council A public hearing has been called for Wednesday, May 12, at 7 p.m. to discuss the Community Development Block Grant. "The public hearing is all part of the grant procedure," said Larry. Tomllnson, town council member. The public hearing was set Monday at the monthly meeting by the town council. "There are four projects we are requesting to be done in the grant," Tomlinsou continued. "We is the top prize for the person miMng the most money in Saturday's at. Registration st the elementary school opens at 12:30 p.m. with the ride 1. The top prize was made possible by Iooal merchants, from the left, Barbara tg Perkins ' Drug, Teri Wells of Frontier Reality, bike-a-thon coordinator Marcia Patterson, Eades Hardware and Betty Heal, Payne county Bank. Not ere representatives from the Sasser Company and from the Vassar Company. Boosters elect officers; talk sports banquet Election of officers and finaliz- ing plans for the all-sports ban- quet highlighted the Perkins-Tryon Sports Booster Club meeting Mon- day evening in the high school com- mons arcs. want to seal the manhole covers at Country Estates, dredge the cell at the lagoon, and extend the sewer lines north of town and south on Timberline. The limit we can ask for is $200,000." Tomlinson said the council will also be calling a special meeting later this month to "discuss the budget. It's got to be approved, published in the newspaper have a public hearing on it, all before the end of the month. It looks like the budget will be up, over $500,000 for the first time." The town council revised the 1992-93 budget by $12,564.12. "We spent tt and have to aceoum for it in the lmdaet," said Tomltnsou. "Most of the overage came in the uality department." With the fighting project at Billy J. Dickson Park running higher than expected, the council voted to transfer $500 in lighting funds that had beea earmarlaxl for Peters Park to Dickson Park to complete that project. There was also a discussion on what projects the Town of Perkins would use its share of revenue if a county tax should be passed. "They, the Payue County Com- missioners, tried to get a county tax passed a few years ago and it failed," said Tomlinson. "There's no doubt the county needs the money. Their approach this time ap- pears to be to let the voters know in advance where a county tax would go. "The council would like, ff the money becomes available, to redo the water lines on the east side of Main and to repair the east side streets." council tabled Ordnance 202 which would have amended Ordnance 167. This deals with re- annexing the strip of land on the north side of highway 33 from Lover's Lane to the west side of Jalopy's. Brandi McFarlin was hired by the council for a janitorial position. (See COUNCIL on Page 8) Susan Chamberlin was elected Beyl trip to state club's president for the , earn ,next schOOlwas selectedyear'as viceMihe Clinesmithpresident with Hall tabbed town mayor; Brown and junior and 1 was very nervous," Brown meters. She was second in 26.4. She Benita Bale serving the combined Beyl have qualified state Class 3A track to be held in Moore in the shot with best throw this .36-pins which m second place reeional. ered in t s the first of the two events, n Will be vaccination day Saturd00 will be held at at 1 p.m. tags and dipping ticks can all be at One time, and at a unspade female. required to have city tags," Bill reminded the cup ng to Bill Lott, keeper statistics for the community nearly nine inches rain fall tota 1 when the town followed by  rain. the rbe of the 0 brought the o.t of its banks. said. "I scratched the first two times also placed fifth in the 100 meters and didn't get off a good throw on in 13.5," said Bunt. the third." Bcyl will compete in the preltm- "Kessie's best in the discus this inaries at 7 p.m. Friday, trying to seasou has been 96-feet," said girls land a spot in Saturday's finals. track coach Jerry Bumett. Had she equaled that distance at regional, Brown will throw the discus she would have gotten third. Saturday. As a team, the Lady Demons "In the track events, we were in scored 16pointsat resional to finish a fast regional, ninth out of 14 teams. Oknadgee "Kristal qualified in the 200 won the regional with 176 points. BEAUTIFUL BABY CONTEST voting is underway. The entries and official ballot are in today's Journal. All cutrics must be in the Journal dfice by 5 p.m. Friday, May 7. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE LUNCHEON MEETING, Thurs- day, May 6, Lions Den, noon. TAYLORSVILLE GOSPEL OPRY, Thursday, May 6, 7 p.m. featuring the Dunn Family from Perry, the Victorian Quartet from Joplin, Mo. The Heartland Quartet will host. No admission. A free-will offering will be taken. BAND BOOSTER MEETING, Thursday, May 6, 7:30 p.m., bandroom. CITY-WIDE PET VACCINATION DAY, Saturday, May 8, 1 p.m., .,:  ,, fire station. Pets will be given their shots and city tags may be purchased. Dipping also available. ST. JUDE'S WHEELS FOR LIFE BIKE-A-THON, Saturday, May 8, I-5 p.m. Registration at the Perkins Elementary School begins at 12:30. HIGH SCHOOL BAND AND CHOIR CONCERT, Monday, May I0, middle school gym, 7:30 p.m. Final concert of school year. PERKINS-TRYON AG BOOSTERS MEETING, Monday, May 10, 7 p.m. in the elementary school. This is a special meeting for those youth who showed their livestock in the Payne County Junior Livestock show. Students and their parents are urged to attend. FERKINS-TRYON ALL SPORTS BANQUET, May 13, middle school gymnasium, 7 p.m. Meal is being catered for the Sports Booster Club by Ralph's Packing. RSVP requested by May 6. AND CRAFTS SHOW sponsored by the Perkins Chamber of Commerce, Saturday, May 15. Reserve your space today. Call Brandi Shannon 547-2131. role of secretary-treasurer-reporter. The All-Sports Banquet will be held May 13 at 7 p.m. in the middle school gymnasium. It will be catered by Ralph's Packing Company. While the fim__tion is free, donations will be accepted to help the club defray the cost of the meal. Sports Booster Club ieers are asking for sports fans to confirm their reservations by writing to: P-T All-Sports Booster Club, p.o. Box 793, Perkins, 74059; or call Beverly Charlton, (405) 624-2837; Connie Cundiff (405) 377-0274; or Barbara Collum (918) 374-2442. Wells elected president Randy Hall is the new Mayor of Perkins, Dan Johnson is a new council member and Ted Wells is the new president of the Perkins-Tryon Board of Education. Swearing in ceremonies and reorganization took place Monday at both the town council and board of education meetings. After Hail, Larry Tomlinson and treasurer Gayle Sager took the oath of office, none were opposed in re-election bids, Johnson was elected by the council to replace Rudy Mandeville, who resigned his post. in the election that followed, Hall was elected major and Twila Longan vice mayor. Dwight Brown was swom in as the new member of the P-T board of education. Wells was then elected president, Calvin Roggow. vice president and Brown, clerk. IT'S 8HOW TIME The Perldns fourth and fifth gradem go through their tines in Preparation for tonight's musical program at 7:30 that will be held in the elementary smhool gymnasium. The musioal is an odginal one, wdtten by Dianne Rudd, on the least tern.