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£: Left-Perkins well represented at VFW dis- trict meeting-see page 3 Right-Some Mommas (and daddys) are woridng hard to give grads an alternative to trouble on graduation night-page 10 in our 'lO!th yeW of .ii}¸ ,.::!i!!i~:i:i.:: ............ i~i:@i ili ,:-x.:-: •iii Z x ::!:i:!:i left, Jim Stoecker, right, and Town installs new Trustees, ng Commission, administered the oath of office to Twila Longan and Rickey Custar at the Town Council on Monday night. to fill the unexpired term of Twila Lon- position to accept the appointment in 1999. May was appointed created by non-filing of Kenneth Hall of the Ward. His term will expire April, 2001, as ppointed to a four-year term. Twila Lon- as new Town Treasurer. She replaces Gayle Sager and whose four-year term expired in April, Randy Hall was re- and Rickey Custar was elected Vice-Mayor. Planning Commission Committee mem- as members of the revived Perkins Planning Jarvis, Wes Beane, Kenneth Hall and Rudy terms of one, two and three years, 1 of each year, and to be determined for the at next month's Town Council meeting. One will be appointed at a later date. According to Planning Commission is to direct the ... encourage social and economic improve- Board of Trustees'. The new meets once per month, and their next meet- May 13, 1997. I presents proposed 1997-98 fiscal year a eeting on Monday, May 5, 1997, the newly seated the proposed 1997-98 budget for re- to be held June 2, 1997. According to the requirements, the budget must be adopted after and at least seven days before the budget year July 1, 1997. departmental appropriations, the proposed the following capital outlay : 'hatching funds for another grant and repairs/tires truck; - typewriter and computer; - car wash building (renovations); equipment]misc, repairs; "building repairs; and, COmputer needs. revenue for the General Fund only is the General Fund budget needs are $610,350.00. Director Bobbie Myers, a budget summary unction with the notice of the Public Hear- g. the Board approved advertising Control Officer (ACO). Former ACO Kathy in all city-owned equipment following an on- contract wording and her subsequent refusal to Roger McMillian, the main area of the status of the ACO as an independent con- the Town of Perkins from any liability in activities. Burns also reported that over the past two has failed to return phone calls and has not With City Hall personnel as requested. He stated made to the contract she refused to sign the to appear before the Council to address her Continued on page 2 By Rick Clark A group from Tryon, "Tryon Community for Education", has asked the Perkins-Tryon school board to be put on next month's agenda for the discussion of an election "allowing a partial an- nexation of the h)rmer Tryon School District" to another school district." Chaired by Frank Breeden, the Tryon Community for Education has two objectives since the an- nouncement that the Tryon El- ementary school would be closed next year due to declining enrol- ment and subsequent budget reductions "More than anything else our main objective is to keep the Tryon school open," Breeden said Tuesday morning. "Personally speaking, I would rather it stay as Perkins-Tryon." However, if the school board did not reconsider the closing of the Tryon Elementary School Breeden said that his preference is being allowed to annex to ei- ther Agra or Carney. He said that his group, which has approximately 100 mem- bers, has been meeting the past few months to consider what kind of action to take to keep the school open. "We are currently circulating a petition and survey to residents in the former Tryon school dis- trict," Breeden said. "If the school is closed, we are asking what school would they rather attend-Carney, Agra, or Perkins?" he said. According to a letter, signed by Breeden as chairman of the Tryon Community For Educa- tion, that was presented to the Perkins-Tryon school board at Monday night's meeting, they want the board's "consideration, discussion and action adopting a resolution allowing partial an- nexation of the former Tryon School District 1-125 to another school district; authorizing an election pursuant to Title 70, Section 7-101, of the Statutes of Oklahoma; and ultimately re- leasing all real and personal property associated with the area formerly known as Tryon School District 1-125." That is if the board does not reconsider the closing of the Tryon Elementary, which accord- ing to discussion among the ma- jority of the board members Monday night, won't happen. For example, Board Members Lloyd Moorman and Sheri Gor- don, both felt that putting the "reconsideration of closing" was not an issue for further discus- sion. Moorman added that the open transfer policy of the school dis- trict would be the ultimate indi- cator of where parents wanted their students to go-Agra, Car- ney, or Perkins. Gordon expressed her concerns about whether this is what the majority of the Tryon residents wanted, and would the election be district-wide, or just for Tryon area patrons, and what the con- sequences would be. Board Memb David Sasser had several questions on the Since the April P-T board meet- Tryon annexation to Agra or Car- ing, he said that he has had 12 ney, including "I)o we know if ask for transfers that he has Agra is willing to support Tryon signed and is awaiting the ap- having its own elementary?" prcwal from Perkins-Tryon. Tryon resident and School Both districts have an ()pen Board President Dwight Brown transfer policy. Superintendent responded by saying that Agra of Perkins-Try()n Schools Jim "doesn't want to get crossways Hyder has the authority to ap- with Perkins-legal or otherwise." prove transfers for those Tryon AgraSuperintendentofSchools area students as does Wes McFarland told the Perkins McFarland for Agra. Journal Tuesday afternoon that After more discussion at the Tryon residents having ques- Monday night Perkins-Tryon tions about their school district board meeting, the board did should direct their questions to grant the item of annexation to their own board, another district be put on next "It's really not our business," he month's agenda for "discussion" said. only. It will not be an agenda McFarland did confirm that he item that the board can take any attended a meeting b the Tryon action on at that time. Community for Education at In other business the board their request, took no action on a grade con- He emphasized that he did not figuration plan of a K-4, 5-8, speak to the group about and 9-12 grades for next year. Perkins-Tryon schools and spoke Hyder told the board that the only of the Agra school system, teachers and other staff wanted "I was invited to attend the more time to study the impact meeting and I would not field of students from Tryon Elemen- questions on P-T schools," tary being sent to Perkins. McFarland said. "I would not For one thing, the staffdoes not discuss it-it's not ethical to." know how many new students Agra already has a large per- will be at the Perkins campus cent.age of Tryon area students because of possible transfers. attending Agra and since the P- There were also concerns about T board officially took action last the size of the cafeterias and month to close the Tryon cam- playground areas as well, ac- pus, "We have had quite a few cording to Hyder. ask for transfers," McFarland During the superintendent's said. Continued on page 2 Perkins-Tryon High School senior Angela Emerson proudly displays a banner presented to her for being named "Academic All Ameri- can'. Angels was given the banner by Perkins-Tryon Education Foun- dation President Robert Hilley Tuesday night during the Achieve- ment Awards Assembly held at the new gym. The Perkins Journal will be publishing all of the achievement award winners in next week's special graduation edition. Scholarships were also announced Tuesday night and those re- cipients will also appear in next week's Journal. UTIIrUL I'|TE U?I (Printed in The Perkins Journal March 7, 1952) It is not often that I have had as much real pleasure as I had last Thursday fore- noon and all on account of the kindness of Mrs. McClain, who took me to the WKY broadcasting and TV studio in Oklahoma City. I was always afraid of lady drivers, but we had not gone only a few miles till I felt at ease and began to enjoy the ride. Mrs M¢Clain knows all the rules of driving and drives perfectly and at mod- erate speed. If she ever has an accident, I'll be a jug of buttermilk it will be the other driver's fault. We drove past Rolla Goodnight's place in Guthrie and stopped a few moments in Edmond and talked to Brother McCown and then on down to the TV station. We were met by Mrs. Tho- mas who gave us a cup of coffee ai r which we went to a dressing room and from there to the TV room. There were some brilliant lights and enough machinery to sink a battleship. We sat on a divan and talked and Mrs. Thomas read extracts from the book. When it was all over, my old friend, Claud Seymore of the Crime Bureau and a crowd of other boys gathered and we visited till a lady came and said that some lady wished to talk to me on the phone. Mrs. Thomas called and I talked to her. She was the daughter of my old friend with whom I used to ride the line from Baxter Springs to Caldwell. It was sure like old times to talk to her. Then we were shown all through the building. There were machines in there that I could not even guess what they were used for. Then we had a sort of reception and met a lot of the finest folks you ever saw. Then we came home and it ended one of the most happy days of my life. Frank Eaton Perkins Weather aevtew (compiled by Rick Matheson, superintendent, Perkins Agronomy Station) • MON., April 28 - High: 73; Low: 42; Rainfall: 0.00. • TUES., April 29 - High: 80; Low: 47; Rainfall: 0.00. • WED., April 30 - High: 67; Low: 53; Rainfall: 0.00. • THURS., May 1 - High: 78; Low: 44; Rainfall: 0.00. • FRI., May 2 - High: 72; Low: 44; Rainfall: 1.55". • SAT., May 3 - High: 68; Low: 40; Rainfall: 0.00. • SUN., May 4 - High: 78; Low: 45; Rainfall: 0.00. Total rainfall for April: 5.38't You're front page news to us! Your subscription is impor- tant to us. 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