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RdE 8- The Pcrk Journal, The, MaF 13, 1993 LARRY DRY, top left, Perkins oMI defense director, talks baok after checking the Cimsrron River south of town at its crest of 22.7. Right: Cars, vans, and pickup trucks splashed their way through town Saturday evening. Six streets were closed by high water. Below: People arriving in many area towns, like Ripley, received a soggy welcome. * Install your electric water heater close to the point of use. A shorter pipe means less heat loss and lower costs. CaSl ELVI#U 8m Frontier Lanes 3524 I Washington 372-4869 372-8584 when you buy specially marked packages of I II I I II WATER WELL SERVICE & WELL DRILLING Commercial Residential Serving Central Oklahoma For 30 Years NEW & USED WELL EQUIPMENT WATER TREATMENT .FILTERS SMITH PUMP & SUPPLY Jill 709 Manvel - Chandler In Chandler Phone III i Flood of '86 recalled Flood of 1986 recall Perkins survived what is said to trove been the worst flood in the Itisry of the Cimarron - a flood that left a string of destruction up md down the waterway the likes of which have never been seen before. Bridges that have withstood Cimar- ton flood waters for 60 years or more have been destroyed. High- s that have managed to come through past floods were dug up by the record levels of the fast moving flood waters. New water level lines Ire evident on houses and outbuild- lnSs that did survive. Facilities that have never been inundated in pre- vious floods, such as sewer lagoon systems and public water wells, have been damaged or shutdown by the muddy, dirty water. The record flooding was the result of 25 inches of rain in some areas west of Perkins - more rain in a week than falls throughout the year. Perkins received an unofficial total of 10.50 inches from Monday, Sept. 29 through Saturday, Oct. 4, the afternoon the Cimarron crested at the highest level in its history. According to longfime rain gauger Rich Grimm, Perkins received 4.6 inches since Oct. 1, and had re- Reprinted from the Perkins day. Some areas just north of bridge nearDrumright. AI Journal, Oct. 9, 1986 Perkins received up to seven inches bridges have stood the before Oct. 1. 1986 when they went record crest. The Cimarron flooded Tuesday and crested Wednesday at 21 feet and receded. Some areas west and north of Perkins then received up to 10 more inches of rain Thursday, which poured into the already swelled river. U.S. Weather Bureau and Corps of Engineers officials warned those along the river of a crest never seen before. The warning was issued for a 25-foot crest in Perkins Oct. 5. It crested Saturday, Oct. 4, afternoon at nearly 27 feet at a level never experienced before. The previous record was in 1957 when the fiver crested at 19.8 feet. (The flood level was changed in 1981, but even yet, the 27-foot crest Saturday was over two-feet above the old record, taking the ration of change into consideration. The flood knocked out numerous older bridge structures along the Cimarron. The Pleasant Valley bridge northwest of Coyle went out as did the old Ripley bridge that paralleled the newer Allen William bridge on the north edge of Ripley. The Dunkin bridge across the Cimarron northeast of Ripley is out, as is the Norfolk ceived six inches Monday and Tues- Bridge near Yale, and the Crow Other bridges were put test. The concrete the Cimarron on 1-35 was The rushing waters piers and let the bridge railing drop dangerous. being rerouted through Highway 105 at west to 1-35. The bridge on Highway of Cushing was highway closed. Coyle is flooded and the road surface on the curves must be rebuilt. Perkins proper survived flooding with runoff to ron as usual. The natural Perkins Comer spread out, not cross the highway or Whistle Stop property. to the north of Twin Lakes closed due to a court order litigation of law suits, and servers ins conditions in the basin. Apparently, deeper, the water spread larger area and did highway system there. We keep up ,Continued from Page I) Auditorium IWJ Je hiO! bandAdditinal space for high schoOlroom Additional library space at Tryon l 05t Of Entrance to middle school art room, dressing rooms and office space Extension of high school com- mons area Group Three Permanent wall to replace folding wall between basement classrooms Entrance to high school Office space at Tryon for coun- selor and speech teacher Ten additional computers at "IYyon. This would allow full classrooms to work on computers at the same time Kitchen equipment for Tryon including a walk-in freezer, stove and dishwasher Parking north of elementary gym Landscaping middle and high school campus Cable hook-up for all classrooms Resurface three high school park- ing lots Additional parking at q3"yon Covered walk way to Tryon lunchroom Parents as Teachers program which is mandated for 1994-95 school year Doors Iburning downl It's hard for you to keep abreast of the cost of replacing your home - the way its value is increasing. So we do it for you. I'll check your present coverage. See that you have the right kind of insurance. Cover you for today's higher replacement costs. And provide adequate coverage in the future, automatically, through our Value Protection Program. So, call me today and learn about Farmers fast, fair, friendly service. Rick Jarvis Ins. 114 S. Main, Perkins 547-5126 Farrnecs New Wodd Lile IrtJrlUO Co Mece lltll. WA Don't ignore your body! Regular Chiropractic check.ups prevem small problems... CUSHING CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC Evaluate Tryon gym floor Re-key middle and high schools and Repair drainage problem in Tryon basement While the needs are plentiful, the money isn't. Dr. Virginia Webb, superinten- dent of schools, noted the district is still paying off the Perkins Elenmn- tary School bond. "Every year we can free up an additional $175,000 to a future bond," she said, "but our full bond- ing capacity is only $1,250,000." The board approved Davis' plan which will be forwarded to the state department. Earlier in the special session, the board and it's legal consultant, Bill P. Bleakley, with The Center for Ed- ucation law out of Oklahoma City, went through the steps necessary to eliminate a teaching position for the emotionally disturbed due to a re- duction in need. By eliminating the position, the school district had to also eliminate one teaching position, that of Joe Duncan who has been working with ED students since Oct. 1990. In Dr. Webb's "Proposed Find- ings of Fact," she points out the projected enrollment for the 193-94 school is four students and the federal requirement is a and four students does not two E.D. teaching He noted Duncan visional certificate while E.D. teacher holds a tificate. "In the negotiated more than one teacher is and qualified, the standard certificate shall bet over a teacher with a certificate." The board vote to E.D. teaching position renew Duncan's contract. "This is standard now," Dr. Webb have to have a hearing on ployee, certified and who is fired, not rehired, position is eliminated." The board touched wrestling program. Board member said the committee Danny Darrow, high cipal Margaret member Calvin Roggow man who was filling in Hickman) on May 4 and had another ing up. "I don't think the come up with a one way or the other," said. "What we can the June meeting is to facts and figures for the I study, and make a decision 1 information." 171 BACK PAIN O NECK PAIN ...from becoming LARGE ones! Chiropractic Care Can Help/ If you are experiencing any of the following symploms: O DIZZINESS 171 HEADACHES 171 ARTHRITIS O ARM AND LEG PAIN OR NUMBNESS Please call for your complimentary commltation. MEDICARE ASSIGNMENT ACCEPTED 941 E. Cherry - Cushing a o,-k w, 4 Hospital) 5 Games Guar .......  -I/I II III CRUISING..., (Continued from said Carl Hiuer, Sheriff. "Five or stx who apparently had put their boat in at Perld it to Cushing. "We monitored the had a deputy and an Ripley trying to keep sight to make sure the drOWn. "The boat ride eluded aro-nd 8 p.m. Cushing by the 18th They docked the boat and apparently had a to pick them up. "As far as I know, it's We just waited to make didn't kill themselves,"