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News and Views of the Cimarron Valley By Bob Evans there will be no Service Monday of Memorial will be necessary news items and or drop them Office week's paper. calls will be sihce many will be closed Day. The be open as on Monday, Day. Thanks for early VOL. 95 NO. 34 II II Illilll Perkins, Payne County, Oklahoma. USPS 428040 I I I a In their regular mid-could be sure of its deci- ton facility in Cushing monthly meeting, Payne sion. Commissioners reflect Stillwater's real County Commisioners Richard Anderson and estate values rather than in decided for the time being Kenneth Nelson agreed,Cushing's, the commis- the Monday to continue leasing and the commission chose sion requested another telephone equipment not to act on the proposal, appraisal. rather than buying it. Other business included In an effort to save In response to a pro-several bid openings. No money, the commission and think posal from a represen- bids to purchase an Allis voted not to join the Na- weather has tativeofAT&T, commis-Chalmers road grader tional Association of past week. Assioner Karen Mullendore were received. Nelson told Counties. Annual recall, it has been suggested the commis- the commission the most membership would have hot and sion cannot decide which they could expect to be cost the county $887. :weather system would be best for paid for the grader was While pointing out that only thing the county without more $6,500. Since $15,000 has membership in NACO about would deliberate consideration, already been spent to would benefitthecounty, moisture whichMullendore said the ex- maintain it, the commis- Mullendore said it would necessary isting telephone rate siondecided tokeepit un- be aluxury and thatright except to slowstructure is so complex as til legislation is passed now Payne County could a little bit. to preclude any mean- allowing it to be traded-in, not afford luxuries. xxx ingful comparison of A number of bids to The commission ap- Our lawn spruc- rates. She added that supply tax receipts and proved the appointment corner looks divestiture of AT&T isreturn envelopes were of Arthur J. Ford to manicured not yet complete, and she received, and no action replace Cecil Martin on First time this would prefer to postpone was taken. A bid to sup- the Payne County In- 's looked nice. any decision until it is. ply three two-way mobile dustrial Trust, and hired on Buying the existing radios, however, was ratified the present after our yardsystem would have re- awarded to General Elec- membership. able to duced monthly paymentstric, of Edmond. The the old mower, from the present radios will cost $631. each Alcoholic Beverage Tax yard $1,087,42 to $1,012.35. and are compatible with collections for April were: but there is MuUendore did not think those already owned byCushing, $1,250.59; Glen- frustrating the $75 difference the County. coe, $79.38; Perkins, a neglected substantial enough to Upon being advised $285.43; Ripley, $73.06; any timeto justify the purchase that existing appraisals of Stillwater, $6,199.16; unless the commission the Booker T. Washing-Yale, $267.62. XXX out this week, attitude is being school When I was that even today, I feel when school is dejected : when school the fall. I often Why l disliked much, and if others that modern ~:~ ists could up with a in those It went t( and kids started I was in there were a and a fami- Part of the living on a Was to share of a hog and to have eggs, milk and other on the table made any It was and there People just the Great Standing (L to R)--Clint Liles, Keith Savage, Christie Warren, Desiree Pogue, Tami Kirkpatrick, Luke Boyd, Barbara Soliman Kneeling (L to R)--Lisa Lancaster, Joey Alexander, Crystal Springer, Natalie Pogue, Jeb Boyd, Nicole Windiate (Billy Maxwell is not pictured) P-T's soccer team a ,good one; finishes up season with rain The P-T Expos wound up their soccer season prematurely when Satur- day's game was rained out. During this season the Expos tied one game and narrowly lost three hard-fought games. YM- fall especially, CA sponsors and parents School house who watched the progress of the Expos felt a sense up in the chilly of pride because of the in- the school domitable spirit of these felt comfor-young athleles while fac- with the ing seve 'al handicaps. ham and One handicap was that the pink andthe Expos had a late start of the little organizing the team and the old commencing practices. While the Stillwater of the teams were well into their t old wood practices, P-T was There was without a financial spon- aroma of thesor and coach. Pogue and bar- Heating and Air Condi- the heel tioning Company came to most shoes, the rescue as sponsor and O.S.U. student Doug recall one Elliott, Brown coached for the look at first couple of weeks. during the Because of Doug's busy to make schedule, the P-T team thing was was practicing once week- before we ly whereas other teams in ch the the league practiced two or three times weekly. I get When the O.S.U. With smok- semester ended, Dohg left Stillwater and Barbara Soliman finished the myself season as the P-T Expos' coach. my desk and Another disadvantage which failed to dampen ca Page the spirits of the P-T Ex- Despite getting a late pos is that they competed start in the season, hav- against older children. P- ing fewer practices and T didn't have enough competing against older children to form three children, the P-T Expos teams in the various age held their own and receiv- brackets. As a result, P-T 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th ed numerous corn- graders competed against pliments from opponents' Stillwater 5th and 6th parents and YMCA graders, sponsors. Little League games are played here Perkins Whistle Stops will take on Kraybill Con- struction in the boys 14-under A division Fri- day, May 25, at Billy J. Dickson III Memorial Park. The game, Perkins' second at home this year, will begin at 6:30 P.M. Because this is the first year Perkins has hosted home Little League games, City Manager Gerald Hall noted, "We do want to encourtqge pea- NEW RESIDENTS People who placed a water service deposit with City Hall during the past week were: Kevin Taylor, 205 SW 2nd; Lonnie Payne, 116 SW 1st; Robert Finch, 415V2 SE 4th; Carolyn Hardere, 303 E. Knipe; and Sharon Evans, 101 NE 4th. -O- PARENT-TEAcHER CONFERENCE TUESDAY There will be a Parent- Teacher conference held at the Perkins Schools on pie to come out and watch Tuesday, May 29, Par- the kids play baseball and ants are encouraged to to let them know there is visit the school and see ball being played in Perkins." Perkins' next game, also at home, is against Stillwater's First Na- tional Bank on Tuesday, May 29. -O" how their child has done at the end of school year and see if they need to do extra work in the summer in readiness for the fall term. -0- THOUGHT OF THE WEEK If It weren't for the last minute, a lot of things would nQv~r gut done. THURSDAY, MAY 24, 1984 I IIlllllll[ IIIII III Ill ICC APPROVES SANTA FE ABANDONMENT CUSHING--Cushing civic leaders have learned that the Interstate Com- merce Commission has approved the request of Atchison, Topeka and Sant Fe Railway Com- pany to continue the pro- gram to abandon the rail llne between Camp and Cushing, leaving the oil town without any rail ser- vice for the first time it's history. The nine-page report defines a definite death blow to the 25.47 miles of track stretching from Pawnee to Payne County. The only alter- nate plan that has been discussed is to purchase or lease the line and operate it as a private car- rier for the businesses in Cushing that require it. It is thought that if the Hudson refinery had been operating, the request would not have been made. The refinery was one of the biggest rail car users. Other big users were Ahrberg Milling Co., Cushing Metals Corp,, Cushing Rail Car, Inc. Any move towards a non- profit shortline privately owned would have to start by June, it was pointed out. "O" CLEVELAND AFTER LONE-CHIMNEY WATER CLEVELAND--This community is talking to DECA about a grant to make a 10 mile, $514,395 water line available to purchase up to 4,000,000 gallons of water a month at $1.25 per thousand gallons from the Tri- County Lone Chimney lake project near Pawnee. The DECA grant would cut the $514,395 total to $189,395, and if the Terlton Water district would share half the cost it would be further re- duced tO $94,698, a frac- tion of the cost of building a new dam and line. Cleveland has been plagued with a shortage of water the past few summers. "o- RICK EVANS RESIGNS JOB PERRY--Rick Evans, a member of the Perry school coaching staff and teacher the past four years, has resigned his post at the end of the term to accept a new posi- tion. Evans will be head football coach and head baseball coach at Antlers and teach social Studies. Antlers is a high school in class 3A, a little larger than Perry. The football team plays in a district with Idabel, Hugo and Atoka. While in Perry, Evans has been assistant high school football coach, freshman basket- ball coach and head baseball coach. "O" PERKINS HIGH SCHOLARS ATTEND 21ST CENTURY WEEK Stillwater--Several high school scholars from Perkins city sales tax Other area cities show- collections increased ing marked increases in dramatically again in March collections were March, reflecting con- Pawnee, Perry and tinued steady growth in Stfllwater. Pawnee col- city sales. Sales tax collec- lected $31,165.35, 35 per- tions through Mar., 1984, cent more than 1983's totalled $16,805.76 cam- $22,758.17. Perry receiv- pared to $9,484.94 at the ed $99, 908.55, 58 percent same time in 1983. more . than 1983's Taking into account the $63,201.20. Stillwater col- 1 percent increase in the lected $548,923.60, 17 sales tax rate, 1984 celiac- percent more than 1983's tions reflect actual sales $468,735.03. of over $560,000, an in- Collections declined crease of $86,000--or 18 moderately in several percent--over the 1983 cities including Cushing, figure. Davenport, and Oilton. Cushing's collections Perkins collections have declined from $148,700.54 increased substantially to $147,770.55, Daven- through the first quarter port's from $10,667.29 to of 1984, rising from $10,604.40, and Oilton's $48,816 in 1983 to from $10,260.08 to $82,086 this year. $9,575.03. Other towns and areas and theft collections were (1983 figures in paren- thesisj: Agra, $855.56 {$786.34); Carney, $3,592.79 {$2,645.30); Chandler, $58,479.38 {$54,232.62); Coyle, $1,853.42 ($1,526.54}; Drumright, $42,654.16 ($40,463.19); Glencoe, $2,946.26 ($1,927.01); Guthrie, $132,008.27 {$I32,774.39); Langston, $1,937.91 {$1,405.13); Luther, $6,398.56 {$7,198.48}; Morrison, $3,024.61 ($1,939.75); Ripley, $1,267.38 ($1,628.09); Tryon, $1,822.35 ($1,474.55); Wellston, $7,053.73 {$4,394.91); Yale, $10,351.89 ($7,282.79). The First Annual stetter; Outstanding Achievement Awards Achievement in Algebra Assembly was held II--Annette Payne; Thursday, May 17, in the Outstanding Achieve- P-T Gym. ment in Algebra I-- Co-ordinator for the Greg Wolfe; Outstanding program was P-T High Achievement in Con- School Counselor, Mrs. Ellen DicksorL In previous years, the awards had been given at graduation and daytime assemblies. Awards presented were: Social Studies: Out- standing World History Student--Stacy Thur- man; Outstanding Amer- ican History Student-- Rex Branstetter; Out- standing Oklahoma History Student--Greg Wolfe; Outstanding Social Studies Student-- Daryn Casey; Outstand- ing Sociology/Psychology Student--Stacy Thur- man. English IV: Litera- ture--Stacy Thurman; Grammar--Tammy John- son; Composition--Glen Johnson. English III: Litera- ture- Tiers Ann Wells; Grammar--Scott Briggs; Composition--Connie Rozean. Journalism: Editor-- Daryn Casey; Excellence sumer's Math--Tins Coppick. Industrial Arts Out- standing Student--Jamie Greene. Indian Meridian Vo- Tech Awards: FBLA Award--Mary Anne Cole; State Award Machine Transcription-- Bobby Grimes; VICA & Mechanical Drafting-- Nora Caldwell; Scholar- ship to Adult Vo-Tech-- Mike Heddrick; Machine & Tools Award, Out- standing A.M. Vo-Tech Student, Tuition Scholar- ship--Devin Mercer; In- formational Processing Award--Alisa Payne; Outstanding Student-- Nora Caldwell. Speech Outstanding Student--Connie Kirby. Business: Outstanding Student in Typewrit- ing-Shelly Woody; Out- standing Student in General Business--Stacy Thurman. Yearbook: Co-Editors- Leslie Owsley & Daryn in Reporting--Harlan Casey; Photography-- McKosato. Dennis Strickland. English II: Liters- Foreign Language: ture--Carolynne Johnson; Spanish I--Rex Branstet- Grammar--David Meyer; ter; Spanish II--Denise Composition--Michalle Hancock; French I-- Bates. Also honored in Karen Todd; French composition were Julie III--Daryn Casey. Ryan, Rebecka Hagar, Music Awards: Recog- Darren Afidrews. nition of Superior Solos-- State Poetry Contest Michelle Bates, Karen Honorees: Connie Kirby, Kirby, Stacey Grant; Lora Caldwe]l, Glen Recognition of Honor Johnson, and Darren Bands--Todd Higgins, Andrews. Youllanda Sexton, Kevin English I: Literature-- McNew, Stacey Grant, Hancock. Computer Science: Greatest Programming Potential in PASCAL-- Lonny Lowe and Alan Hawxby; Greatest Pro- gramming Potential in BASIC--Darren An- drews. National Honor Socie- ty: 13 Seniors, 13 Juniors and 13 Sophomores were recognized. Fellowship of Young Scientists: Outstanding FYS Members--Shelly Woody, Cheri Duffle and Jan Burden. Fellowship of Christian Athletes: FCA Scholar Athlete--Rex Branstetter and Cindy Hazelbaker. High School Scholastic Achievement Awards Gifted and Talented: 9th Grade--Corby Doyle, Beth Caldwell and Jody Pate; 10th Grade--Greg Wolfe and Karen Todd: 11th Grade--Autumn Baker, Rex Branstetter and Alan Hawxby; 12th Grade--Karen and Con- nie Kirby and Daryn Casey. Olympics of the Mind Awards: 3rd Place State--Autumn Baker, Karen and Connie Kirby, Rex Branstetter, Alan Hawxby and Daryn Caeey. Student Council: Mem-i ber at Jarge--Rex Bran- stetter; President--Liz Bates; Vice-President-- Karen Kirby; Secretary/ Treasurer--Autumn Baker; Historian--Daryn Casey. Legal Association: PTLA--Recognition for Judge Carol Hansen's great assistance, hbnored with a plaque; recognition of members and officers. Suzanne Casey; Gram- Meryl Elwood, Alan Voice of Democracy mar--Julaine Roberson; Hawxby, Autumn Baker, . Awards: 2nd Place Per- Composition--Stephanie Michelle Bates, Karen kins-Tryon--Lora Cald- Miller. Kirby; Outstanding well; 1st Place P-T and Perkins recently touredScience: Outstanding Freshman Bandsman-- research facilities and Student in Chemistry-- Robin Matheson; Out- heard presentations from Alan Hawxby; Outstand- standing Sophomore scientists during 21st ing Physics Student-- Bandsman--Stacey Century Center Week at Alan Hawxby; Outstand- Grant; Outstanding Okhhoma State Universi- ing Biology Students-- Junior Bandsman--Kevin ty May 5-11. Michelle Bates, Denise McNew; Outstanding High school scholars in- Hancock, Annette Payne; Choir Memher--Michelle vited to tour OSU Outstanding Students in Bates; Outstanding facilities were among the Physical Sciance--Darran Musician--Karen and top science and engineer- Andrews, Jolinda Boa- Connie Kirby; Band ing students in the state, tian, Jody Pate, Beth Boosters Music Scholm'- Students attending Caldwell, Robin Math- ship--DennisStrickland. from Perkins were: D. eson, and Corby Doyle; Central State Universi- Michelle Bates, Lora Most Improved General ty Interscholastic Tour- Caldwell, Cheri Duffle, Science Student--Rends nament: 2nd Place Man- Anthony Epperson, and Simpson. agement--Bobby Grimes; Carolynne Johnson. Math: Outstanding 3rd Place Chemistry-- -o- Achievement in Ad- Alan Hawxby; 3rd Place vanced Math--Rex Bran- Snanish II--Denise 8th Place District--Nora Caldwell. Salutatorian 1984: Karen Kirby. Valedictorian 1984: Connie Kirby. Elks Lodge $600 Schol- arship: Connie Kirby. Future Homemakers of America: Leadership Awards--Alisa Payne, Denise Hancock and Teresa Lile. A-OK Cooking Contest Awards: Dawnita Cypert, Shelly Woody and Robin Hooser. Young Homemakers of Oklahoma Award: Afisa {Continued on Page 2) :!