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THE Pl00l I "Recording the History around Perkins and Payne County for 113 Years" Wednesday-Thursday Edition June I l-June 12, 2003 Volume I 13 No. 36 50’ 5 Weekend Anchor Cherokee Ballard addresses I a health care career expo held at the Iowa Tribal June 6. her career as a journalist and her personal With cancer. Journal photo by Cindy Sheets speaks at care expo KOCO anchor, of Okla- speak at the )o. the Pos- Careers designed to young le and about in health of the related her Was some into City of of Per- PUrchase of s at meeting on With Still- Several the experiences as a journalist to the crowd. "I've always been interested in torytelling. \\;vhich is part of our h>tury as Native Americans , pursuing the trutla/' she said. • Ballard said, though lmr career is fast paced and stressful at times, she enjoys the work. She spoke of the many experi- ences she has had covering such events as the Oklahoma City bombing and even executions. See BALLARD on 2 contract ater approved works with the United States Department of Agriculture and the necessity of being able to bring water from Kaw Lake, which Perkins owns water rights in, to the City for use. The $3 million USDA grant/ loan currently being sought would fund the repair of Per- kins' current water system and the cost of bringing water from Stillwater to Perkins. The money would be split in half to pay for the completion of each project See WATER on 2 appoints court clerk of of a help Was City g on Tues- is CUrrently Hatter Court and court_ laneous accounts receivable system and fixed assets system will both be purchased at a cost of $1,500 each. The accounts receivable system will help with the increase in court cases by helping track payment plans. While the fixed assets system was a requirement of the Gasb Report that stipulates this infor- mation be kept for the City's financial records. City Manager Jack Rosson announced that a Housing Grant Public Hearing will be held on June 17 at 7 p.m. The public meeting will concern applica- tions for the COEDD grant program in which low-income families can apply to have their See COURT CLERK on 10 Com. the modules CUrrent miscel, lqyder named District Administrator of Year The Oklahoma, Association of School Administrators has named Jim Hyder, superinten- dent of Perkins-Tryon Public Schools, as the OASA Dis- trict No. 4 Administrator of the Year. District 4 includes Kay, Noble, Osage, Pawnee, and Payne counties. Hyder has been superintendent of Per- kins-Tryon Public Schools since 1993. Hyder has been an educator since 1963 when he taught and coached for Sapulpa Schools. Before becoming superinten- dent of Perkins-Tryon Public Schools, Hyder served as prin- cipal at Glencoe and Perkins- Tryon and superintendent of the Ripley school district. In ! 989 he was named OASA District 6 Administrator of the Year; and in 1998 and 1999, District 4 Administrator of the Year. Hyder served as OASA District 4 Director from 1996- 1999, and has organized the OASA Pete Rhames Golf Tournament to raise money for student scholarships. In addition to being active in professional organizations, such as OASA, Hyder stays involved with his community. A Perkins Lions Club member since 1993, he also served as president 1998-1999; and he has been on the Board of Directors for the Payne County Health Department since 1999. The Oklahoma Association of School Administrators is the professional organization for superintendents and one of three professional associations under the umbrella of the Coop- erative Council for Oklahoma School Administration. OASA is affiliated with the American Association of School Admin- istrators, its national partner. Iowa Tribe Pow-Wow set for this weekend The Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma will hold it's Annual Pow-Wow this week. The Tribe expects a large crowd at the gathering, which will be held at the Pow-Wow grounds four and one-half miles south of Perkins. The public is welcome to attend festivities beginning at 8 p.m. Friday, June 13, with the Grand Entry, followed by the crowning of the 2003 Princess, Robin McClellan. Divisions for Tiny Tots, little girls and boys, and tentatively a junior division will follow. Saturday's activities kick off at 2 p.m. with Gourd Dancing. The Grand Entry will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday evening, followed by junior divisions, Golden Age divisions, and women's divisions. Gourd Dancing will also begin at 2 p.m. on Sunday, with a supper breat at 5 p.m. and the Grand Entry at 7 p.m. Senior men's divisions will follow. A special fancy shawl contest will be held for ages 13-17 in See POW-WOW on 2. How sluggers are made This youngster prepares to connect with the ball during a coach-pitch game on Monday evening, june 9. T-ball and coach-pitch teams are wrapping up the season this week. Journal photo by Keith Sheets Petition for public hearing to de- annex from water district approved By Moira K. Wiley Journal Staff Writer Lynn Osborn, representing several parties who wish to de- annex from Rural Water District #3 (RWD #3), filed a petition with Payne County Commis- sioners on Monday for a public hearing concerning the matter. Commissioners approved set- ting a public hearing at 10:30 a.m. on June 30 to discuss the release of lands from the water district. Property owners involved include Payne County Bank, Independent School District #56 of Payne County (Perkins- Tryon schools), Oklahoma State being sought for release. The reasons cited for the requested release of lands from RWD #3 include the issues that the lands have not been serviced by RWD #3 facilities in the Development, Inc., Perkins past and that RWD #3 cannot Whistle Stop, Inc. and Michael adequately service the needs of McWherter. Perkins Country the lands in question. Estates, 51 percent of whose Debate over the lands began lands are owned by Oklahoma when RWD #3 filed a lawsuit State Development, Inc., is included in the lands that are See DE-ANNEX on 12 ?eeki,.ts , OL/oJ,,c)00ct Flc.)wle c). c' Co.500 vtcteti.t CommunRy Calendar • June 10, 6 p.m. - Perkins City Commission meeting at fire sta- tion. • June 13, 14, 15 - Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma Annual Pow-Wow at Pow-Wow grounds 4 1/2 miles south of Perkins. ,June 14- Flag Day • June 15 - Father's Day • June 18, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. -Ameri- can Red Cross "Battle of the Banks" Blood Drive at Lions Den. • June 19, noon- Perkins Chamber of Commerce meeting at Harland Wells home, 107 Newport Ct. • June 21 - Summer Solstice • June 21 - Heaven's Gates Gospel Opry 3 m Annual Big Quar- tet Singin' at Oak Park Retreat Center, 805 E. Kirk. • July 4 - Independence Day • July 8, 7:30 p.m. - Perkins VFW & Auxiliary meeting. • July 8, 6 p.m. - Perkins City Com- mission meeting at fire station. Seen Belford rec, eiv  devastating news Sean, age 33, was rushed to the hospital after suffering extreme abdominal pains. It was later discovered after a battery of tests that he has pancreatic cancer, which has spread to his liver mad is beginning to intrude into his left kidney. It was suspected that he has carried this cancer in his body for at least one full year now and is in the fourth and final stage. The family is expected to be ! See BELFORD on 2 ! Thank you for your subscription. = Your subscription is impor- tant to us. Thank you's go to the following people who have renewed, or are.new subscrib- ers, to The Perkins Journal: Peridm.Tryon: Jerry & Doris Sadler • Sue Price • Cindy Watson • Lloyd Moorman • Margaret Suggs • Melvin & Agnes Fry • Robert & Eliza- beth Broeffle • Ken Sweeten • David Sasser • Matt & Teresa Boyles • Glenn & Billie Taylor • Virginia Wilkerson ° Beverly Bittle • Susan Stromberg • Vacia Wilkes • Dan Anderson • Joan Hazelbaker In State: Darlene Leach, Carney • Ashley Nance, Stillwater • Wayne & Lois Taylor, Stillwater • Delcia Etheridge, Stillwater • Ed Rutter, Stillwater You've got a friend! Want to buy a friend a subscrip- tion and save $4? See form on page two... To: Ladema Todd From: Sherry, Happy Birth- day To: Brian Roberts From: Linda Lumen To: Mr. & Mrs. Vernon Andrews From: Claudia & Bennett Andrews To: Monica Smith From: Vacia Wilkes