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Le -Piano recital-see page 3. Right-Perkins resident Dale Holbrook "allegedly" caught this "alleged" twenty pound catfish in the Cimarron River May 6, according to an annonymous source (his wife-Florence). NOW in our :i:O:Tth year of Payn ilCoun ,i:: Oldest N wspaper • ..% ,:.• -.~.... wins OACP essay contest an annual essay school students. Brandon Bin ford, who will enter in Perkins Middle School this fall, was the first place northeast region of Oklahoma, with his essay titled to stay away from alcohol and drugs". l~olice Chief Curtis Burns presented Brandon with a for $300.00 at the Perkins Town Board meeting night, June 2, 1997. isers held by OACP in the area are used to as well as college scholarships, training, and legislative lobbying. from local businesses and individuals went '~ink area residents will be pleased," said Burns. is divided into four regions plus a region each for ! City and Tulsa. Each school picks three entries, then a first, second and third place winners in each Continued on page two by Rick Clark Counties. Oklahoma County and Street interchange with Inter- Despite SH33 and US177 be- Tulsa County will get an addi- state 35 and highway improve- ing designated as Oklahoma tional $10 million from the next ment to 23 rd Street from Inter- Department of Transportationtwo year's Constitutional Re- state 35 east to Sooner Road, "improvement corridors", theserve funds, also known as the g. reconstruction of Interstate $700 million, five-year highway "rainy day' lurid. 44 from the vicinity of Interstate construction package signed into Of that 20 percent allocated240 to the vicinity of Southwest law by Governor Frank Keating to District 4, Oklahoma County 44th Street. won't be of great help to Payne gets two-thirds (67cX), approxi- h. highway improvement County. mately $140 million, while the for US177 from the vicinity The only project in Payne remaining third, $46 million, is of Interstate 38 to the vicin- County that will see new con- to be apportioned for the rest of ity of the Kansas state line, struction as a result of the new the district, i. interchange improvements bill is SH51 from Fairgrounds 20 percent of the funds will be at junction of State Highway 11 road to SH108. It is supposed to allocated to Transportation Dis- and Interstate 35, be four-laned, trict 8, which includes Tulsa and j. highway improvement of SH33 from Coyle to Cushing other eastern counties. The re- US177 from the vicinity ofPonca is not in the five-year plan be- maining 60 percent is ear- City to the vicinity of the Cima- cause it is too big of a project, marked for the six other trans- rron Turnpike, according to State Representa- portation districts in a ratio of k. highway improvement for tive Dale Wells, D-Cushing. ten percent each. Interstate 35 access road for Improvements to SH33 from The new highway funding act west side of 1-35 from the vicin- Interstate 35 to Langston Uni- specifically list~these Transpor- ity of State Highway 164 north versity is in the package, how- tation District 4 projects: to vicinity of US64 in Noble ever. County, "The first leg to Coyle will be a. highway improvement to I. highway improvement done probably next Spring," US Highway 270 from the vicin- for SH33 from the vicinity of Wells told The Perkins Journal ity of Harrah to the vicinity of I35 to the vicinity of Coy|e; Monday morning. South East 29th Street, m. highway improvement A new bridge over the Cimar-b. highway improvement to fro SH51 from vicinity of ron River near Coyle is sched- open a south access road on In- Sillwater extending east to uled for "bid opening" by May, terstate 40 between the vicinity the vicinity of SH 108 in 2002, according to ODOT of Vickie Road and the vicinity Payne County, spokesperson Marta McCloskey. of Sooner Road, n. highway improvement for The four-laning of US177 c. highway improvement for US77, also known as the Broad- from Stillwater to Perkins, Interstate 235 between 36th way Extension, from the vicin- which was in the original project Street and Interstate 235 and ity of Northwest 63rd Street ex- list submitted to the legislature Interstate 44 junction, tending north to the vicinity of prior to passage of the bill, "fell d. highway improvement for the City of Edmond, out ofthe list at the last moment exit ramp on Interstate 40 o. highway improvement for and is not part of this program," westbound in the vicinity of Rose SH74 from the Logan County according to State Senator Mike State College Communication line to the vicinity of Edmond Morgan, D-Stillwater. Center, Road, and Morgan added that US177 e. highway improvement to p. highway improvement for improvements from Stillwater to extend State Highway 3 west the Interstate 40 and Czech Hall Perkins can still be accom- from the vicinity of Kingfisher, Road interchange in Canadian plished with the new highwa:~ f. reconstruction of 23rd County. funding package "freeing up" other money previously commit- ted, and move the much needed local project closer to reality. "My thinking is that it will be sooner than later, Morgan said. Town Trustees table "The fight is not over." According to ODOT's utilif,,.,,,,j annlicationl.,,l.,,,, "" McCloskey all of the projects on listed in HB1629 are being re- viewed by ODOT engineers and John Calavan for the Town of Perkins to installproject managers. Bewer service to an unimproved lot in Perkins Country "We are extremely pleased in tabling any action "subject to call" until the about the new funding and we reConvene at a special meeting on Thursday, June 5, are all in the process ofevaluat- l~.m. at City Hall. After more than an hour of discus- ing the projects listed in the bill," Trustees and the City Attorney at the regular McCloskey said. night, it was still unclear if the financial respon- The House plan (HB1629) utility services to the addition located on Sa-signed by Governor Keatingcon- Hwy. 33 and Kirk belongs to the City, the origi- sists of $700 million in Phase I or to individual purchasers, such as Calavan, when construction and improvements ~t~be improved, throughout Oklahoma during the next three years; $300 mil- Continued on page two lion more in Phase II construc- tion and improvements in the "For" and "Against" following two years if economic indicators send the fight signal; and an estimated $1 billion in at board meeting highway construction and recon- struc'tion previously pro- grammed in ODOT's "Five-Year- Board of Education received a petition Mon- Plan." monthl meeting with 110 signatures from Tryon The $700 million would be asking the board to keep the Tryon Elementary open derived from General Fund rev- a resolution for an election to have voters decide on enues ($194.9 million), Constitu- district, tional Reserve funds ($205.1 already made a determination on closingthe Tryon million), and revenue bonds ;the "who and where" of an annexation election to an- ($300 million), according to a tetermined by the petition, news release from the media di- )avid Sasser and Lloyd Moorman were in agree- vision of the Oklahoma House of a "vast majority" wanted to annex to another district, Representatives. t oppose it. Of the $700 million devoted to is that the persons involved define the area, let construction and improvements Saaaer told the Tryon visitors. "If the majority, I in Phase I, 20 percent would be , demonstrated to me, it could be easier for me allocated to state Transportation District 4, which includes Payne, Noble, Kay, and Oklahoma Perkins-Tryon High School graduate of I997 Aubrey Taylor received the Oklahoma Lions Scholarship named in honor of Dr. Eugene Briggs. Perkins Lions Club President Gene Wollenberg presented the scholarsh(p certificate to Taylor during the local Lions meeting Monday night. The $400 scholarship is for continuing education. Taylor will be enrolling at OSU this Fall. Siren test Thursday There will be a test of the tornado warning sirens Thursday, June 5 at 1 p.m. (barring inclement weather.) A Mother's Poem: (I would like to share this poem with other mothers. It was written by my beautiful, talented daughter-in-law, Chantel Doutey, and was given to me on Mother's Day.- Boanie Blumer) A mother is a special gill all wrapped up in itself; Aplan byGed to do awork that could not be put on a shelf. To care for His child He needed Someone with a heart to let love in, You came to the call, a great one not small, and said, "Lord, I will take this child in." He will be a part of me and I will be a part of him, So y0u grew together in this world that changes day-by-day, And many times you talked to God For Him to show you a way. A way to encourage, to strengthen your son; To help be the best he could be, And it came to pass in these days at last, God said, "He will teach others to tbllow and be like Me." You're front page news to us] Your subscription is im- portant to us. Thanks go to the Ibllowing who renewed or started a subscription to The Perkins Journal: Patti Graham, Perkins • Herman Allmendinger, Still- water • Frank & Eddie Frey, Agra • L. Esther & Jimmie T. Ham, Perkins • Wanda & Lewis Kinzie, Perkins • Bryan & Ashley Nance, Still- water • Nathan & Leslie Anderson, Perkins • Sandra Grimes, Perkins * Barbara Tarlton, Perkins • Eva Ricks, Stillwater • Ifytra woultt~|Lke to have the Perkins Journal mailed to your home, please see page two. Perkins Weather Review (compiled by Rick Matheson, superintendent, Perkins Agronomy Station) • MON., May 26 - High: 92; Low: 63; Rainfall: 0.00. • TUES., May 27 - High: 79; Low: 59; Rainfall: 0.00. • WED., May 28 - High: 76; Low: 49; Rainfall: 0.00. • THURS., May29 - High: 85: Low: 54; Rainfall: 0.00. • FRI., May 30 - High: 77; Low: 62; Rainfall: 0.10". • SAT., May 31 - High: 80; Low: 55; Rainfall: 0.00. • SUN., June 1 - High: 83; Low: 51; Rainfall: 0.00. Total rainfall for month of May: 2.6T'. VFW Auxiliary sets June 7 for Garage Sale The Perkins VFW Auxil- iary will be having a benefit yard sale and hamburger cookout on Friday and Sat- urday, June 6-7 at the VFW Post located on Sadler Road in Perkins. Hamburgers will be served on Saturday while the Friday and Saturday yard sale will start at 9 a.m. If you would like to do- nate items for the garage sale you can bring them by the Post by Thursday, June 5. Friends of Library meeting June I0 The Friends of the Library organization will be having a meeting, Tuesday, June 10, 7 p.m. at the Accordion House. Albert May will present the program: "An Evening With Lincoln."