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THE PERKINS JOURNAL, Thursday, July 8, 2004-B ought s[ l US day e a cod ervice [ :cessedl il back t! Ripley Board of Trust- tary le s decided the best way nerican rolling on the needed ey help vements to the town's 3ring el aunity center is to divide xtensive renovation into separate phases. i board okayed sending Age request to the REAP ;office detailing the plan : - 2, up the project into for electrical work, e work, outside work, and air condi- just getting into across the state is no better way to t New heat than to go trout differe(s Visitors to the lower 'r phecylg River can find cool water and fast fish- tion 25-27 th rainbow and brown .16-20 can be caught at the Is 119 Illinois, which is one 29-30 y two year-round trout a Within the state. Water, 5-6 from the depths of Lake 8-10 ]er, flows into the lower wailablek River, keeping it at a constant temperature in the 50s and 60s. ,ol, oxygen rich water two purposes, it keeps year-round cool,water attracts white bass, walleye ion tioning. This will allow those specific items to be hired out separately. In other business during the board's regular monthly meeting on Thursday, July 1, board members Jerry Clem- ens, Mike Lane, and Delpha Whitefield addressed the fire department's request to flush out all town fire hydrants on a regular basis once or twice a year. The action was approved with the proviso that the flushing would be scheduled with the water superinten- dent and billing clerk so a notice could be attached to residenrs water bills. It was noted that flushing causes a shock to the system and will create deposits in the water for a short while afterwards. Trustees Jay Varble and Peggy Twoguns were once again absent from the monthly meeting. e and other fish when the nearby Arkansas River becomes too warm for their liking. This makes the river one of the state's top fisheries, and the hotter it gets outside the better the fishing gets. According to Gary Peter- son, northeast region fisher- ies biologist for the Wildlife Department, rainbow trout anglers may be in for a pleas- ant surprise at the lower Illinois River. In past years, trout averaging nine inches long have been stocked, but beginning in July many of the stocked trout will measure 11 inches and a small percentage of those will be even larger - up to 24 inches. Peterson added that the brown trout in the area are finding the Illinois River quite to their liking. Several fish measuring around 20 inches have been reported this spring. First stocked in the Illinois River in 1998, brown trout often prefer the river's slower moving water, such as deep pools or eddies behind a fallen tree. The Wildlife Department is also involved in improv- ing trout habitat at the lower Illinois River. "We have recently com- pleted a cross vein near Lake Tenkiller dam. In short, it's a rock structure that extends out into the river and alters the flow to create different types of habitat," said Randy Hyler, northeast region fisheries biol- ogist for the Department. "It also has the benefit of increas- Joe Worley, executive editor of the Tulsa World, took office as president of the Oklahoma Press Association on July 1. Worley, who was elected as president in February, suc- ceeds Ray Lokey, publisher of the Johnston County Capital- Democrat in Tishomingo. Gracie Montgomery, co- publisher of the Purcell Register, was elected as vice president. Scan Dyer, co-pub- lisher of the E1 Reno Tribune, remains as treasurer. Newly elected to the OPA Board of Directors was Rod Serfoss, publisher of the Clinton Daily News. Other directors are Lokey; David Stringer, publisher of the Norman Transcript; Stu Phil- lips, publisher of the Semi- nole Producer; Steve Booher, publisher of the Cherokee Messenger & Republican; Gloria Fletcher, Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc. (CNHI), and Gloria Trotter, co-publisher of the Tecumseh Countywide News. Worley has been a member of the OPA Board of Direc- tors for seven years and served as vice president prior to being elected. He has been executive editor of the Tulsa World since April 1, 1995. Prior to that, he was managing editor and Sunday editor of the World. From 1983 until 1987, he was managing editor of the Nashville (Tenn.) Banner. He was also city editor, politi- cal editor and copy editor for the afternoon newspaper. Worley has also worked for newspapers in Augusta, Ga and Johnson City, Tenn. He is a member of the American Society of News- paper Editors and was given the Society of Professional Journalists Oklahoma Pro Chapter's award in 1990 for his work to protect the Firsl Amendment. Involved in numerous com- munity activities, Worley has been a member of the boards of Project Get Together, Mental Health Association Harmon Science Center Mobile Outreach Crisis vice, Birth Works Prenatal, Thomas Gilcrease Museum Association and Tulsa Press Club. He has volunteered with the United Way and the National Conference for Community and Justice and is a graduate of Leadership Tulsa. He recently retired as a lieutenant colonel in the Oklahoma Army National Guard after serving for more than 34 years. Worley is a graduate of Wofford College in Spartan- burg, S.C. He and his wife, Myra, have two children, Be and Allison. First-time homebuyers eligibl for downpayment assistance American Dream Downpay- meAt Act to provide up to $10,000 to eligible individu- als and families program to be administered through the state, cities and county FORT WORTH - Hundreds of low-income families living in Oklahoma communities can now realize the dream of homeownership because of $1,971,088 in Ameri- can Dream Downpayment Initiative (ADDI) funding announced today by Housing and Urban Development Sec- city, county or state office listed below. Applicants who do not live in Oklahoma City, Tulsa or Tulsa County should apply to the state program. Funding for Oklahoma is as follows: Community American Dream Funding Oklahoma City $389,120 Tulsa $335,653 Tulsa County Consortium $144,917 State of Oklahoma $l,101,398 Oklahoma Total $1,971,088 retary Alphons, o Jackson "This single greatest obsta- cle to homeownership is the own horns. But minority homeownership rates still fall well short of the national homeownership rate of nearly 70 percent. In June 2002, President Bush issued The Homeownership Challenge to close this 'homeowner- ship gap' by adding 5.5 mil- lion minority homeowners by the end of the decade. Since then, more than two dozen organizations are working to create more than $1 trillion in mortgage financing for minority homebuyers. The American Dream HUD is the nation's hous- Downpayment Act will be ing agency committed to administered under HUD's increasing homeownership, Motors of Stillwater Great Financing - Outstanding Service Best Deals Chrysler, Dodge & Honda Choice pre-owned cars & trucks uy from someone you know, 3k : ask for 8-NooP "needs " of ser ing access for anglers at both high and low flows." The lower Mountain Fork River in southeast Oklahoma, the states only other year- round trout area, also offers beautiful scenery and great trout fishing. For a map and a complete list of Oklahoma's designated trout areas and regulations pick up a copy of the "2004 Oklahoma Fishing Guide" or log onto wildlifedepartment.com. downpayment and closing costs," said Jackson. "This program will give first-time homebuyers downpayment assistance grants up to $10,000 or six percent of the home's purchase price, whichever is greater. Not only will these grants help to defray the upfront costs of purchasing a first home, they can also be used to help offset the costs of rehabilitating the property." To be eligible for this assis- HOME Investment Partner- particularly among minori- ships Program (HOME). Since its inception, the HOME Program has assisted more than 300,000 families to become homeowners, 55 percent of which are minori- ties. Information about The American Dream Downpay- meAt Initiative is available on the InterAct at the following site; www.hud.gov/Qffices/ cpd/affoi'dabiehoLising/ prQgfanis/home/addi/ ties; creating affordable housing opportunities for low-income Americans; and supporting the homeless, elderly, people with dis- abilities and people living with AIDS. The department also promotes economic and community development as well as enforces the nation's fair housing laws. More information about HUD and its programs is available on the Internet at www.hud.gov and espanol.hud.gov. lance, individuals must be index.cfm. first-time homebuyers inter- June is National Homeown- Contacts: State of Okla- ested in purchasing a one- to ership month - a month-long bona: Oklahoma Housing 75-4678 405-377-7766 four-familyhouse, condomin- educational outreach effort Finance Agency 405-419- W. 6th Ave, sh,r our Jot rl4a(with ium unit, cooperative unit or designed to provide impor- 8263; Oklahoma City: Dept. Sttllwater, OK a reSt'lye, trlellll or manufactured home. In addi- tant home buying informa- of Planning and Develop- lion, individuals who qualify lion and financial tools, par- meAt 405-297-2232; City of lllml I elg lbor[ for this assistance must have ticularly to minority families. Tulsa: Dept. of Community incomes not higher than The Census reports that, for Development918-596-2600; 80 percent of area medianthe first time in our nation's CountyofTulsaC ns rtium: Cushln Re lonal Hos ltal income. For more informa- history, more than half of Dept. of CommunityDevel- lion, or to apply, contact the minority families own their opment 918-579-9431. A Service ofHillcrest HealthCare System E.Mail Us ! Is Happy To Welcome bca[ F~) ~)oxZT~ ideastousquickly! Just e-rnaU ust Scott Turner, M.D. 405-314-3155 -]-rgon, OK. 74,7 Getyour 1030 E. Cherry II, Cushine 918/225-0616 . For any and all your dirt work needs. Serwng Carney and the State of OK for 42 years. 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