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Don't miss the Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma Annual Pow-Wow begin- ning at 7 p.m. Friday, June 15, and running throughout the weekend. Perkins, okla hovwa Hov e of Kath leen woods I "PAYNE COUNTY'S OLDEST NEWSPAPER" Wednesday-Thursday Edition 13-14, 2001 f ,o 'iit Volume I I 1 No. 38 accident west of Perkins injures three Chief Curtis Burns was the first officer to arrive on the scene of a one vehicle west of Perkins on SH 33 Thursday morning, June 7. men were injured during the accident and transported to Stillwater Medical Burns is shown in the photo above (at center) assisting StiUwater Fire Personnel load one of the injured men onto a gurney. In the photo at right, two assist the woman injured in the accident. on the highway, Burns speculated that the vehicle had been traveling west off the right shoulder, then crossed the highway and rolled in the Patrol has not released the accidewet rel rt fthe lt; Journal photos by Cindy Sheets Lty of Perkins recognized Aaay-eeee/ It'll be a hot Cajun good time at on "Let's Talk Trash' day the Main Street Golf Tournament Carlson was g Trash" day the June of Commerce Month at the June 7. the City of an award Street for clean-up day. accepted reported that had been below Perkins" signs entrances the growing gned a week the plants. Johnson Mania" tO in g their Which will be to other ness. Each hand out fellow Coupons the business is in the ,, to sign and Coupon on July 1. that two mile chamber Highway is still The City of Perkins and Jolyne Carlson were recognized by Perkins Main Street for their work coordinating the "Let's Talk Trash" clean-up day held in April. Carlson also received the June Citizen of the Month award from the Perkins Chamber of Commerce for her efforts. Pictured from left are Thea Jauch and Mayor Twila Longan, representing the City of Perkins, Harland Wells, president of Perkins Main Street, and Jolyne Carlson. Journal photo by Cindy Sheets available to any group that Former Perkins resident would like to take part in the Harding Lawrence will be the program. Grand Marshal of the Old Heritage Days will kick off Settlers Harvest Fest parade this June 15 with the Iowa Tribe year, David Sasser reported. Pow-Wow, followed by the Sasser said the theme this Westem Block Party on June 22, year will be "Pioneers of and concluding with the Perkins Transportation."- Round-Up Club Rodeo on June Mark Beal of Premiere Truck 29-30. Accessories & Auto Detail gave Main Street promotion a short program on his new committee member Stacy Beal business, which is located on reported the Oklahoma the lot of Jim Wells Auto Sales. Company Cowboys and The The next regular meeting will ReTroSpecT Band will perform be held at noon, June 21, at the during the block party. Perkins Lions Club. Community Calendar • June 15-17, Iowa Tribe An- nual Pow Wow • June 17, Father's Day. • June 2 I, 12 p.m.-Perkins Chamber of Commerce meeting at Lions Den. • June 2l, Summer begins! • June 23, 3-10 p.m.-Western Block Party, downtown Perkins. • June 29-30, Perkins Round Up Club - Annual 4th of July Rodeo. • June 30, 7 p.m.-Crossroads Gospel Opry, 112 E. Broad- way, Cushing Thank you for your subscription! Your subscription is impor- tant to us. Thank yous go to the following people who have renewed, or are new subscribers, to The Perkins Journal: Perkins-Tryon: Melvin & Agnes Fry, Marvin & Fran Poison, Raymond & Florence Nettles, Jerry & Doris Sadler, Dale & Florence Holbrook, Kenneth Hill, Karl & Olive Kriel and Glenn & Billie Tay- lor. In State: J. Edsel Hall, Rosa Lynn Baker, Phillip Longan and Camilla Stephens of Stillwater and Daniel Hover, Carney, Rich- ard & Donna Allen, Oktaha, OK and Nadine Lemon of Coyle. 4-H Junior Round-Up set for llX..C, lllt . agg The committee is also signing Iune 19 Journal Publisher up interested businesses that Junior Round-Up is sched- Shrimp will be mixing with would like to sponsor a hole or uled for Tuesday, June 19, golf tees at Cimarron Trails Golf provide "goodies" for the gift from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. At Jun- Course next month for the first bags given to the golfers, ior Round-Up, 4-H members ever Perkins Main Street golf On the organization commit- tournament, tee agenda during it's June 4 ages 9 to 12 years old will Congressman Wes Watkins meeting was a welcome to new have the opportunity to par- and his wife Lou will be the hon- member Jim Shepherd. ticipate in several different orary hosts of the golf tourna- Harland Wells reported that the workshops on a variety of ment, which will be held Friday, streetscape plan lbr Main Street subjects. Junior Round-Up is July 20. The tournament will is proceeding, also a good place to meet begin at 8 a.m. with a shotgun The plan will include a rest other Payne County 4-H start, and will be followed up by stop area south of town, a walk- members and make new a Cajun Shrimp Boil after play- ing trail through town, and of friends. ers have finished, course, the renovation of side- Pre-registrations must be The Main Street organization walks and lighting in the down- received by Monday, June 11, committee is accepting applica- town area. tions for four person teams. The The committee also discussed at 5 p.m. fee of $250 per team will in- it's upcoming membership drive, Call the Extension Office elude green fees and cart and the which will be held in August. ibr more information. Cajun Shrimp Boil. Major tax relief package passes House WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Wes Watkins, a member of the tax-writing Committee on Ways and Means, announced Saturday that the U.S. House of Repre- sentatives passed a bipartisan tax relief compromise. The compromise plan was ham- mered out between House and Senate negotiators late Friday, and passed by the ouse Satur- day morning. "Americans today pay a higher share of taxes as a per- centage of the Gross Domestic Product than at any time since World War II," Watkins said from the House floor Saturday morning. "The people of the United States deserve immedi- of $300 for single taxpayers, $500 for single parents, and $600 for married taxpayers. • Creates a new 10 percent rate effective January 1, 2001, on first $6,000 (singles), on first $10,000 (single parents), and first $12,000 (couples). • Creates anew marginal tax rate structure: 10 percent, 15 percent, 25 percent, 28 percent 33 percent, and 35 percent. • Repeals personal exemption and itemized deductions phase- outs beginning in 2006. Marriage Penalty Relief • 15 percent bracket adjusted to twice that of singles. • Standard deduction for mar- ried couples will be twice that of singles by 2005. Child Tax Credit Expansion • Doubles the child credit from $500 to $1,000. • Increases child credit to $600 (2001-2004), $700 (2005- See Taxes - page 7 ate relief. This plan provides a major boost to our national economy, and to the family economies of millions of Ameri- cans." The major provisions of the plan include: Marginal Rate Reductions • For 2001, a lump-sum refund Summer hours at the Thomas-Wilhite Library Monday 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Library Furniture Fund $40,000 $3s,000 $30,000 $25,1)00 $20,000 $15,000 $1o,ooo