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THE PER "Recording the History around NS JOtI.RNAL Perkins and Payne County for 1 13 Years" Wednesday-Thursday Edition June 4-June 5, 2003 Volume I 13 No. 35 50 board new school school board to a the new high the regu- on Monday, ing will be ready for occupancy in late summer when students return to classes. A large skylight in the high ceil- ing along with the glassed build- ing front brings an open, free feeling to entrance/commons area. A serving alcove much like a mini mall food area opens to the northwest of the commons. Administrative offices are very accessible to the right of this See TOUR on 1 2 project Heritage Was on hand questions the had. He said art build- like this close call at home plate during a t-ball game between two Perkins May 30 is typical of what you&apos;ll see at any of the t-ball, coach pitch, baseball summer. You can see lots more photos on The Journal's website gal- journal.com. Journal photo by Keith Sheets ',owners to building grants homeowners to rebuild home at no those ham- for Develop- Home the City to pursue. The to rebuild ting For the grant, hold) In addition, grant recipients must agree to remain in the rebuilt or renovated house for five years and place homeown- ers insurance on the home. COEDD Grant Administrator Lynn Combs said homeowners should apply now for the grant since their application will be part of the City of Perkins grant application. "Homeowners should hurry to apply for the grant," Combs said, because a public hearing regard- ing the matter is scheduled for 7 p.m. June 17 at the Perkins Fire Station. "The homes that will be selected will be homes that are See GRANTS on 9 the home of house- County accepts on behalf of d at on bids total Fire on All minimum Wrote in ndation P-T School Board members were treated to a look at the new high school facility, which is currently under construction. Superintendent Jim Hyder (above, far left) is shown at the school's main entrance with Project Superintendent Waco Bridenstine, and board members Winfrey Kinzie, Rick Lomenick, Suzette Barta, and Terry Tharp (I to r). Journal photo by Claudia Andrews contracts Pistol Pete Days offers summer fun The Perkins Main Street organization is expected to welcome lots of visitors to town Saturday for the fourth annual Pistol Pete Days. The event will begin first thing Saturday morning, June 7, with the Pistol Pete 5K-1 Mi. Fun Run. Runners will gather at the downtown Perkins start- ing line at the intersection of Main and Thomas. Check-in and late registrations will take place at 7 a.m., which begins at 8 a.m. The $18 registration fee includes a shirt. The race is sanctioned and operated by Glen's Road Race of Tulsa. The rest of the day's festivi- ties will occur at Roscoe Emer- son Park, located at the top of the hill on W. Kenworthy, from 12:30-6:30 p.m. The annual Dutch Oven Cooking Contest will also begin at 8 a.m. at Emerson Park. Tasting bowls will be available after 12:30 p.m. The afternoon promises food concessions, craft booths, and hands-on demonstrations. Games for all ages will include sack and stick horse races, frying pan throw, cow chip toss, horseshoes, and more. The event will feature ReTroSpecT and Oklahoma Company Cowboys bands performing rock and roll and country music. Local groups will be performing as well. Bring your lawn chairs, put on a bonnet or hat, and come join the afternoon cel- ebration on Saturday, June 7, at Emerson Park! For more information contact the Perkins Main Street at 547- 1107 or 547-5360 or email daveh@provalue.net. addressed to the Commission- ers. After assessing all the bids, he felt that Lambert Construc- tion Company, who had the "lowest and best" bid, should be contracted for the job. The Commissioners accepted Lam- bert Construction's base bid, $62,880, however, the alternate bid of $3,175 was rejected, per Devers request. A second contract was awarded on'behalf of the Payne County Election Board. Only one valid See BIDS on 1 2 Representatives from several area banks gathered at the American Red Cross office in Stillwater Monday to get briefed on the upcoming =Battle of the Banks." Pictured (I to r) are: Cynthia Duvall, American Red Cross donor recruitment territory manager; Kasey Longan, Payne County Bank; Jeannie Layes, Spirit Bank; Cathy Benes, Spirit Bank; Terri Hemry, BancFirst; Deann Koumbis, Stillwater National Bank; and David McSwain, Citizens State Bank. Life "saving" challenge issued in annual "Battle of the Banks" Banks out for blood Payne County Bank has joined other area banks in the annual "Battle of the Banks" blood drive with a local blood drive on June 18. PCB, plus BancFirst, Citi- zens State Bank, Commercial Federal Bank in Cushing, Spirit Bank in Cushing, Stillwater National Bank and University & Community Federal Credit Union leadership have joined together for the annual "Life 'Saving' Challenge" that will help fill another bank-the local Red Cross Blood Bank--with a five day supply of blood. "We feel very strongly that meeting the blood needs of our community is a top priority" says Deann Koumbis, Stillwater National Bank. "This is a great way for the financial institutions to help their customers and the community." Cynthia Duvall, American Red .Cross donor recruitment territory manager said, "We're thrilled that the local banking leadership is joining with the - Red Cross to help save lives. "The summer months are always a critical time for us. June is the start of the vacation season for so many folks and this means a drop in regular blood donations for the Ameri- can Red Cross. So, in conjunc- tion with the Save a Life Tour, which is a convoy that is trav- eling across America educating and creating public awareness atone need to donate blood, the See BANKS on 1 2 ?eLi,<5, OLla&o00o. gO00e o,c (..O.5egj L.c_)a.cjo.a Community Colendor *June 3, 7 p.m. - Friends of the Library meeting at Payne County Bank Conference Room .June 5, noon - Perkins Cham- ber of Commerce meeting at Lions Den. .June 5, 7 p.m. - Taylorsvile Gospel Opry *June 5, 7:30 p.m. - P-T Ag Booster Meeting at Evans Ag Farm. *June 7 - Pistol Pete Day .June 10, 6 p.m. - Perkins City Commission meeting at fire sta- tion. .June 10, 7:30 p.m. - Perkins VFW & Auxiliary meeting. .June 14 - Flag Day .June 15- Father's Day .June 19, noon - Perkins Cham- ber of Commerce meeting at Lions Den. .June 21 - Summer Solstice ,June 21 - Heaven's Gates Gospel Opry Perkins V.EW. selected as one of state's best Perkins V.EW. Post #7322 learned this week that it has received "All State" designa- tion for this year. Oklahoma State Quartermaster Jimmy Mann said the award is presented to 12 or fewer state posts each year. Mann said exemplary perfor- mance is required to earn the honor. "The post that wins must have 100 percent membership and participate actively in V.EW. programs such as the Voice of Democracy program and the Buddy Poppy program," Mann said. "Points are awarded for community service and the post's Loyalty and Community Activity Record Book." Mann also noted that #7322 Post Commander Kirby Nich- ols was named All State Com- mander and #7322 Post Quarter- master Doyle Brake was named All State Quartermaster. Nichols and Brake, and Post #7322, will he formally recog- nized at the organization's state convention on June 20. Thank you for your subscription! Your subscription is impor- tant to us. 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