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Th 881 430 BAZE BOOKBINBINO 514 W 7h ?T AMARILLO, TX 79191 Perkins Journal YEAR VOLUME 103 NUMBER 33 Perkins, Payne County, Oklahoma, 74059 Thursday, May13,1993 72/31/99 35 test flood as bad here October 1 98 the flood of 1993 11 p.m. Friday, May a thunderstorm knocked down limbs, trees and cut off electricity town. to Chief of Police Bill official rain measurer, produced .62 by 7 a.m. nlorning. on top of 8.86 inches with 4.86 falling on up tO the weekend, the .39 on Monday, May 3, raining. Another 4.87 Saturday. Another .39 and .26 Monday giving of Perkins 6.11 total and inches since April 1. the Cimarron rising, the : went on 24-hour closed six roads in town said CD director ditch turned into a creek Knipe Saturday evening, out two huge chunks in and the state closed, for 177-51, Perkins from the outside. south of town It was closed by the department at 7 p.m. had it cresting at 25- feet above flood stage finally had the river at 22.7 at 6 a.m. Monday. of curious who walked, or biked, to river&apos;s edge. Perkins was lucky. of the area received as inches of rain. Stillwater for the second time in weeks. Coyle, Guthrie and Kingfisher were all flooded. Cushing had flooding. Highway 33 was closed in places. Ripley, Perkins and Coyle all called off school Monday. It was "proceed at your own risk" west of Ripley, where water was running across the road, and at the north Perkins intersection of 177-51. State crews monitored the situation and motorists. "This flood was bad, but I don't think you'll see the after effects this time that we had in 1986," said Steve Willingham who was civil defense director seven years ago. "This flood will be devastating to a lot of farms who will have lost animals and crops but in '86 we had a lot of major soil erosion. It looked like a war zone." A war zone can describe the current condition of West Knipe. "The runoff from Twin Lakes just ate away at the sand base," explained Larry Moorman. "The ditch just couldn't handle all of the water. " Whistle Stop No. l's parking lot has been underwater going on three weeks. By "I'uesd morning, 177 south was reopened with the river no longer lapping over the highway, and school was back in session. The cleanup was about to begin. Floating down the Cimarron Five or six Perkins men boated the Cimarron from Perkins to Cushing just two hours before 177 south of town was closed by high water. "I got wind of it about 5 p.m.," (See CRUISING on PaRe 8) ,,  <X,d:!! I i'!i //'i' , [ :  : A DRAINAGE ditch on W. Knipe became a raging creek from Intersection of 177 and 33 highways The ares we8 cloaed Twin Lakea runoff water, wiping out two big chunks of the for a brief time Saturday evenin road. Bottom: It wlm "proc4ed at your own riak" at the Kristin Amber Bunch, Most Beautiful Baby Amber Bunch is the winner of the Perkins Journal Most Baby Contest. daughter of Stevcm and Marie Bunch, 222 W. received the most popular votes in our Most Beautiful Baby Will receive a galaxy of prizes including : trophy from Dearing Printing Trophy in Stillwater; x 14 with six poses in a mat, $29.95 value, from Bozarth Guthrie; certificate from Perkins Drag; certificate from Mrs. B's Flowers and Gifts; arrangement from Chances Sweets and Party Treats from certificate from Bearly New; certificate from Perkins Steer Inn; and certificate from 33140 C_Me. Ietln Jbor Bunoh Board approves plan outlining all needs By Bob Williams Journal Editor The Perkins-Tryon Board of Education, the administration and teachers are well aware of the needs of the school district. The board approved Milton Davis' Comprehensive School Improve- ment Plan at a special board meet- ing Monday evening. "It use to be called the 'four-year plan' and is now called 'Compre- hensive School Improvement Plan.' We are required by the state to file it each year," Davis, middle school l/ylpal who headed the annual told the board. Davis said the plan was the work of administrators and teachers, and he had attempted to get parents involved. He said it was to examine "where we are now, where we want to go and how are we going to get there. "It's divided into three areas, curriculum, capital improvements and staff development. The board approved the teacher's staff devel- opment plan at the last meeting so this report concentrates on the other two areas. "The curriculum is basically the same as last year." Davis called the board's attention to the section on capital improve- menls. His report said: "We classified projects into three categories. The first group is expensive projects which, in most cases, would require a bond issue. "The second group is also expensive projects but were ranked below the first group. And, the third group contains items that might be accomplished without a bond issue being necessary. The items within each list are not listed by order of priority." Group One Eight classrooms at Perkins Ele- mentary to replace portable build- ings New high school gymnasium Additional classroom space at the middle school to accommodate FIB 1017 mandated foreign language Nurses station as mandated by FIB 1017 during the 1994-95 school year for the high school Multi-handicapped classroom for Perkins campus Group Two Press box Track Baseball field Visitors concession stand with restrooms at the football field Additional computer systems (hard ware and software) for all schools (See BOARD on Page 8) PERKINS-TRYON ALL-SPORTS BANQUET, Thursday, May 13, 7 p.m. Meal is being catered for the Sports Booster Club by Raiph's Packing. HIGH SCHOOL BAND AND CHOIR CONCERT, Friday, May 14, 7:30 p.m., high school gymnasium. Final concert of year and coronation of band queen. ST. JUDE'S WHEELS FOR LIFE BIKE-A-THON, Saturday, May 15, 1-4 p.m. Registration at the Perldm Elementary School begins at 12:30. CAR WASH BY BOY SCOUT TROOP 24, Saturday, May 15, at Whistle Stop No. 1. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ADOPT-A-STREET CLEANUP, Saturday, May 15, 4 p.m. Meet at Whistle Stop No. 1 to deanup Industrial Bypass. Bring trash bags. JUNIOR-SENIOR PROM, Saturday, May 15, Stillwater Moose Lodge, 6-8 p.m. pictures with prom to begin at 8 p.m. PERKINS-TRYON AG BOOSTERS MEETING, Monday, May 17, 7 p.m. In the elementary school. This is a special meeting for those youth who showed their Hvestock In the Payne County Junior Livestock show. Students and their parents are urged to attend. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE LUNCHEON, Thursday, May 20, noon, Lions Den. Meal and program by Ralph's Packing. PERKINS-TRYON HIGH SCHOOL COMMENCEMENT, Thurs- day, May 20, 8 p.m., football field. EIGHTH-GRADE GRADUATION, Friday, May 21, Perkins- Tryon Middle School. FINAL DAY OF SCHOOL, Wednesday, May 26. PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES, Thursday, May 27.