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:i ( SJ "Recording the History around Perkins and Payne County for 113 Years" Wednesday-Thursday Edition May 14-15, 2003 Volume 113 No. 32 50 ty to develop y plan City Commissioners p to $9,000 to Opera- .gular session anager Jack Rosson !iT all municipalities ff !quired to have an EOP )T tbY 2004 and that he had '-"  Several entities to take O!ect. Rosson had been sful in finding anyone : project until he found )03 incltg/Sor at the Univ- "" ilL, , erslty )lume wiUhoma s Division of 3avid Sa i Regional and City Planning who was willing to take it on as a class project He, along with 68 students, will be involved in the project and he will be in Per- kins on June 3 to discuss what's needed in the plan. Rosson felt the City was lucky to be able to get what could have been a $27,000 plan done for $9,000. The plan will cover various natural disasters includ- ing flood exposure, the number of storm shelters available and the creation of a land use clas- See CITY on 7 receives permit n water from lake Another conununity plans water from permission the Oklahoma 'SOurces Board to Up to 879 acre-feet Kaw Reservoir City. Rep. Dale Ushing, and Sen. D-Stillwater, million gallons ill be dedicated and rural water eSOurces Board that Perkins permits allowing ity to consume 106 mil- subterranean -ach water from fistrator Jack Rosson related Two of the wells are beside the town's 18- hole golf course and the third is near an Oklahoma State Univer- sity experimental farm, he said. Perkins officials are concerned that eventually all three munici- pal wells could get contaminated from runoff water saturated with fertilizer, nutrients, herbicides and pesticides, Rosson said. The water table in the area is only 16 feet deep, he added. To guarantee a long-term, reliable source of potable water, Perkins plans to procure its water from Kaw Reservoir via contract with Stillwater. The water would be transported south to Perkins through a line that extends to neighboring Stillwater, and the raw lake water would be puri- fied at Stillwater's treatment See WATER on 7 Middle School names top students Perkins-Tryon Middle School Valedictorians and Salutatorians will be recognized during the Middle School Awards Assembly/Eighth Grade Recognition, set for 7 p.m., May 15, at the high school gym. Those students are, front (I to r) Courtney Bayhylle (V), Mehgan Osborn (S), Kacey Vier- ling (V), K.G. Robinson (V); back Dusty Kelly (S), Ryan Atkins (V), Laura Grotheer (V), Anna Kinder (V). Lincoln County Undersheriff investigated by OSBI being investigated by the Okla- Chesler Duncan St. said. by Patti Weaver Journal Correspondent CHANDLER - Lincoln County Undersheriff Ed Williamson is homa State Bureau of Investi- gation on an allegation that he misused jail trusty labor at his residence in rural Payne County, authorities confirmed. Williamson, 61, who lives south of Ripley, was suspended with pay May 5 by Sheriff Dale McNelly pending the results of the investigation, Sheriff's Lt. The next day, the OSBI broad- ened its probe to include the entire Lincoln County Sheriff's Department on the request of District Attorney Richard Smothermon, OSBI spokesman Jessica Brown said. "Really we have two invesfiga- See 0SBI on 7 ?erki005, Oklo&o,00a t-qe c3g Dick 1"/.ce5 Communlly00 May 15, noon - Perkins Chamber of Commerce meeting at Lions Den. May 15, 7 p.m. - Middle School Awards Assembly/ Eighth Grade Recognition. May 17 - FFA Awards Ban- quet May 18, 1 p.m.- Perkins- Tryon High School Athletic Banquet at old gym. May 18, 6 p.m.- Perkins- Tryon High School Bac- calaureate at First Baptist Church. May 23 - Last day of school May 23, 8 p.m.- Perkins- Tryon High School Gradua- tion at Wilhite Field. May 26 - Memorial Day June 3, 7 p.m.- Friends of the Library meeting at Payne County Bank Conference Room June 5, noon - Perkins Chamber of Commerce meeting at Lions Den. June 7 - Pistol Pete Day June 10, 6 p.m.- Perkins City Commission meeting at fire station. June 10, 7:30 p.m.- Perkins VFW & Auxiliary meeting. June 14 - Flag Day June 15 - Father's Day June 19, noon - Perkins Chamber of Commerce meeting at Lions Den. June 21 - Summer Sol- stice July 4 - Independence bound again Demons pose with the regional championship trophy following their win late Saturday afternoon at Chisholm High School. The Demons Class 3A state tournament for the second straight year and will play Valliant at Dale. More on the regional tournament on page 5. Journal photo by Rick Lomenick commission approves ne permits at their g held on included at 44t Street Water running of U.S. 177 SOuth to S.H. continuing west ately ast of U.S. two miles. tentatively according to Commissioner Jim Arthur, however an exact date was not available due to grants for the work not being completed. Arthur said he would release a moreaccurate start date as soon as it became available. In other business, Commission- ers accepted the resignation of Lawrence Roth from the Payne County Sales Tax Advisory Board. Roth is a District #2 appointee and has not yet been replaced said Chairman Gloria Hesser. Commissioners also approved a juvenile detention center contract with Osage County at $18.60 per day per child. The contract would run from July 1, 2003 to June 30, 2004. Commissioners approved invoices from K & R Builders in the amount of $923139 and Brawley Engineering for $1598.67 for bridge project #BO8115. These invoices would then be forwarded on to the Bureau of Indian Affairs for reimbursement. Commissioners also approved another invoice from Brawley Engineering in the amount of $1896 for various other bridge inspections. Payne County will also be get- ting a new bridge, said Arthur, which will be located on West- ern approximately halfway between Lone Chimney Road and the County line. The cur- rent bridge will be replaced with an 80-foot long bridge. Hesser gave an update on the renovation project at the Payne See PERMITS on 2 Partnering with Stillwater, OSU County to participate in economic feasibility study by Moira K. Wiley Journal Staff Writer The Payne County Economic Development Authority met in special session on Monday to discuss a request to participate in a feasibility study The study is intended to assess economic development in Stillwater and the Payne County area and is intended to be a partnership between sev- eral entities. Stillwater Mayor Bud Lacy was in attendance to report that Oklahoma State University has now joined the effort and has committed the requested $7,000 to help fund the study. The scope of the study is not just a Stillwater effort, but also a county-wide effort, Lacy said. Partners would make a monetary commitment to the plan outlined by the study once input was gathered and the plan mapped out. Partners would then sign off on the plan and propose the range of monetary commitment they could provide See STUDY on 7 Resident's tort claim for sewer damage denied by Moira K. Wiley Journal Staff Writer The Perkins Public Works Authority denied a tort claim filed by Perkins' resident Sherry Marlin based upon the recom- mendation by the Oklahoma Municipal Assurance Group during their regular session meeting on Tuesday. The claim was filed by Marlin to cover $622 in damages that occurred during a sewer backup on Jan. 26 at her residence located at 422 Stansbury. The issue was discussed and later tabled until further investigation could he done at PPWA's April meeting. Investigation included the homeowner contacting Farm Home regarding the original inspections on the property and the City getting estimates from Carrier on the cost to replace the sewer lines. Marlin reported that she had contacted Farm Home and found nothing in her file indicating details relevant to her problem. City Manager Jack Rosson also reported that the City had fore- gone contacting Carrier after it See TORT on 7 rgon High School 00raduation 3rldag, )14ag 23 8p.m. Wilhite leld Thank you for your subscription! Your subscription is impor- tant to us. Thank you's go to the following people who have renewed, or are new subscribers, to The Perkins Journal: Perkins-Tryon: Felsa Hastings W.R. Bartlett Rose Marie Stanton Lynn Davis Norvil R & Olive Cole Rev. Marin & Fran Poison Winnie Kirk In State: Corn & Leroy Stewart, Sr., Stillwater You've got a friend! 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