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News a, 'i ;00ws from the C,00arron Valley The Perkin Journal of /at. frank "P,00oIAt00 "Eat00n YEAR VOLUME 103, NUMBER 37 Perkins, Payne County, Oklahoma, 74059 Thursday, June 10, 1993 35 ard approves wrestling n principal is retiring By Bob Williams Journal Editor High School will wrestling team during 94 school year. issue was finally decided month meeting of the Board of Education had the group accepting of Jarrell Browning, School principal. discussioh started badly for the mat sport when board members Lloyd and Calvin Roggow what the school couldn't funds short and more Y needed to keep abreast of the of HB 1017, Moorman said there wasn't available to start a wrestling this school year for the and high school because it mean hiring another staff and paying a coaching conclusion is we simply to start the program the middle and high said Roggow. "Which M8 brings us back to the original proposal of beginning wrestling only in the high school." Harland Wells said the Perkins Youth Sports Organization would pay the coaching stipend and the newly-formed "Ihke Down Club would purchase the uniforms. The wrestling mat is already available. PYSO would still field a wrestling program for youths up to 15-years- old. The board finally approved adding wrestling on a one-year trial basis to be reevaluated at the end of next school year with the PYSO and "Eake Down Club assisting financially. "We, the board, have to listen to the public," said Roggow after the meeting. "There was a tremendous support from the public to add wrestling as a varsity sport. We listened and acted on what we think the public wants." Lance Miller, PTHS athletic director, said it would be "difficult but not impossible" to get a schedule for the wrestlers. Browning is retiring. In his letter of resignation, the Tryon Principal said he had been in education 30 years. His resignation is effective Aug. 31. Judy Collins, who has been an assistant principal at the middle school, was reassigned as assistant principal at 1Yyon to work with Browning, especially in the area of special education. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Virginia Webb noted Browning, with vacation and sick leave, probably would not be around after Aug. 1. Collins' curreat contract expires this week. Moorman was concerned about paying her a stipend ff she had to work after this week. Dr. Webb said she and Browning would work things out. =I've enjoyed the Tryon commu- nity and the Tryon staff. This is my 30th year and I would like try some- thing else," said Browning, who has been principal seven years, lie's also head of the P-T Special Educa- Still to be worked out is hiring tion Departnvmt,. =I've enjoyed the a coach and finding a place to entire area. It's been a very enjoy- practice, able seven years." The board also approved $37,583 for insurance, through Lon T. Jack- son Agency, Sapulpa, on school vehicles, property and equipment. Cindy D. MeVey made the presen- tation. The board voted to use the state's worker's compensation in- surance at another cost $19,397. After the board took a 15- minute recess, the board had an informal discussion about the upcoming negotiations which will begin with support personnel June 10. Earlier in the meeting, board had table approving a service contract with Badow and Asmdates which handed the negotiations last year. The board also accepted the resignation of Jana Bridges as a sixth-grade teacher. It was the final regular board JARRELL BROWNING meeting for Dr. Webb who has Retiring resigned her position effective June 30. e Stop begins cleanup at Whistle Stop No. "It's more of a job than I thought m earnest last Wednesday, it would be," Wells admitted. to Harland Wells. The convenience store on the corner of highways 51 and 177, has been closed since May 10 by flooding. o The last round of high water has forced Wells to sue the Oklahoma t of Transportation for a permanent solution to the flooding problem, loss of trade, repairs to the store and driveway and pumpin 8 costs. =We'll have to retile the floor and build new checkout counters," Wells continued: =It really smelled in there. We've sprayed with Clorox. We've got to do a lot of painting. We've also got to do paehwork of the driveway. It's just a mess. "We hope to have it opeo by this weekend or early next week, but the weather holds the key," he said. Sirens wake town early 8NYDER, supervisor, has her waders on as she Water out of the flooded Whistle 8top No. 2 where Mao manager. Flooding has had the store, located at of highways 51 and 177, closed singe May Wells, owner of the two Whistle Stops stores, have the atom open again by this weekend or early on Thursday Perkins residents were early risers the morning of June 3. Like, about 3:08 a.m. That's when the tornado sirens sounded for the first time this spring. Radar indicated possible tornadic activity two miles south of Stillwater heading to Perkins. By 3:30, the storm had moved off to the east, putting Ripley and Cushing under the gun. Left behind was major hail damage. Residents on Mchan Road re- ported softball-size hail stones. Baseball-size hail reports were also numerous. In town, Perkins had pea-size hail and received .52 of rain. Another round of storms Monde, June 14, dropped anothe .42 of raia in Perkins, according to Bill Lott, who keeps the official rain gauge, for the comnamity. LqWRENCE GIBBS, right, managing editor of the 8tillwater News Prm, tumm up for his big musiGal number, "The Typewriter" by Lemy Andersol It will be one of the numbem here Friday night when the Stillwster Community Band plays a free Goncert. The seoond-year band is direoted by maestro William Ballenger, left. The band has several past and present members from PerkinsL The concert will be held at the First United Methodist Church begioning at 7:30. Music on summer's night will be performed Friday Music will fill a summer's night Frid in Perkins Gibbs, the well-known and popular managing editor when the Stfllwater Community Band performs at the of the Stillwater News Press, will be bringing a First United Methodist Church of Perkins at 7:30 p.m. typewriter. The free concert begins at 7:30. The church is located Gibbs does the announcing for the group, but he'll at 1005 E. Kirk. Bring a lawn chah- or blankets, also be featured in oe number, "The "Dypewriter," by It's the first out-of-town gig for the second-year Leroy Anderson. eommamity band that performs once-a-month at the =We have a lot of-devoted members. They're all lyne Coumy Courthouse, volunteers who prac two hours every Monday," The appearance of the band was made possible said Gibbs. "The community band plays every other by several Perkins residents who play in the band Thursday. They will perform at the July 4 fireworks including Perkins-Tryon band and music directors Kent display in OSU's Lewis Stadium. and Rosalee Ihylor, Stacey Grant, Bobby Reynolds, aV have just about every occupation in our Lisa Brown, former music teacher Jan Waltman and Ray band including a pharmacist, music teachers, retirees, Clark. banker, insurance salesmen, preacher, postal official, The Stillwatcr Community Band will perform homemakers, dentists, professors and OSU students," prior to coming to Perkins the next night. Gibbs said. The Perkins concert will be a combination of past One of the most popular numbers at each concert is band performances including a medley of songs from a children's march when the kids can get up and take =The Music Man." part. While the nmsicians will he packing up their The Stillwater Community Band is under the insets for the short trip to Perkins, Lawrence direction of W,lim Ballenger. Council approves budget; employees receive raise of Perkins employees re- ceived a three percent cost of liv- ing raise in the new budget that was passed Monday at the June meeting of the Perkins Town Council. "The budget is up about one- percent, or about $5,000, from last year," said Councilman Larry Tomlinson. The increase, according to Tom- linson, sets the budget at a $500,730.40. =The budget was figured at a five- percent raise," he continued. "We approved a three-percem raise and still kept the total amount the same for a cushion. We expect a short fall in the May sales tax due to the flooding wldch closed Whistle Stop No. 2 and reduced the business at Jalopy's." Another budget was to offset higher utth'ty rates. =Our utilities ran higher than had expected in last year's budget," said Tomlinson. The Town of Perkins is asking for bids to finish the street blocks on =about 12 blocks on the west side Public Invited to church's anniversary By Rkhard le The commmfity is invited to join with the Perkins Church of Christ Sunday, June 13, in celebrating the lOth anniversary of the ccqregation's presence in Pmtim. The day's schedule lncludm: 92 9:30 a.m., ceffee and doing; 9:30-10:20, Bible Class; 10:30- (See CHURCH on Page 6) and East Third." "We have all of our big water lines laid on the west side that's why we are asking for bids to finish the street work," said Tomlinson. T0mlinson was asked about the of west Knipe, the bypass which was wiped out by last month's flood. =we believe it's a county road," he said. "We were told it could be a year before it was repaired but the council wants it sooner, before winter, because we have exposed water lines there." The council approv the Park and Recreation Board's request for altering umpires pay. It had been $10 per game. Under the new agreement, tee-ball umpires would get $7.50 per game. In the other leagues, field umpires will receive $10 and the ihome plate umpire $12.50. =we went along with the request of the Park and Recreation Board's, proposal. I guess the tee-ball gameJ were only lasting about an hour and the other leagues up to two hours," said TOmlinson. Rodger Anderson, water superin- tendent, retx)ned that the town had lost two six-inch water lines on West Knipe. A temporary line is now ser- vicing the area. Bill Loft, police chief, noted a slight gain in police activity in May. The Perkins PD responded to 116 calls. There was one burglary, three cases of larceny and two DUI's. Andy Reynolds, who has moved, was removed from the volunteer fire department. No replacement reconma=xlation was made. MUSIC ON A SUMMER'S NIGHT, Friday, June 11, 7:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church. Special performance by the Stillwater Community Band. Free admission. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. CHURCH OF CHRIST'S 10TH ANNIVERSARY, Sunday, June 13. The community is invited to the Perkins Church of Christ anniversary. It starts at 9 a.m. with coffee and dlmuts and ends with a potluck lunch. gIFrH ANNUAL COMMUNITYWIDE TENT REVIVAL, Tryon, hegins 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 15 and runs nightly through June 20. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE LUNCIIEON, Thursday, June 17, Lions Den, noon. Steve Willingham of Perkins Drug will present the pmsram. MONTHLY BlgllilltX DINNER, Friday, June 18, Senicg Citizens Center, nora. SPECIAL PRIMARY ELECTION, to fill vacant State Representa- tive seat for District 33, June 22.