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"Payne County's Oldest Newspaper : Since 1890" 4 Sections 32 Pages Political newcomer Chris Reding won the Republic party primary for Payne County District No. 2 on Tuesday night. He will replace Commissioner Gloria Hesser when her term expires at the end of 2012 Stillwater Journal Page A1 /' Aren't Just For Kids Summer camps are a norm during this time of year. You can attend one that covers just about anything, especially when it relates to an extra-cur- ricular activity and to be more specific, athletics. Page B1 Got calendar items? Email Jul 2, 6-8:30 p.m. , - Monday Music Night, Perkins Senior Citizens Center, 114 E. Kirk Jul 2- 7.30 p.m. - Perkins-Tryon School Board meeting, superintendent's office Jul 4 - Independence Day Jul 5, noon - Perkins Community Chamber of Commerce meeting, Vassar Community Center Jul 9, 6-8:30 p.m. - Monday Music Night, Perkins Senior Citizens Center, 114 E. Kirk Jul 9, 6 pm - Perkins Uons Club meeting, at Morrick Community Center Ju110 - 6 p.m. - Perkins City Commission meeting, City Hall Annex Ju110, 7 p.m. - Perkins Masonic Lodge #92 meeting, 915 E. Kirk Ju111,7 p.m. -Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meeting, Perkins Lions Den oJu116, 6-8:30 p.m. - Monday Music Night, Perkins Senior Citizens Center, 114 E. Kirk Ju116, 6 pm - Perkins Lions Club meeting, at Christian Church Church A6 Classifieds B3 Comics B4 Entertainment $6 Farm & Ranch A8 History A5 Obituaries A2 Opinions A4, $4 Public Records $2 School A3 Seniors A7 Sports B1 -B2 THE JOURNAL 81111JILI!!UIIl!IIJIJU!IIl13 ,wv11,11 By Cindy Sheets Contributing Writer Those celebrating the Independence Day holi- day may use fireworks in Perkins, but within limits. Perkins municipal code states fireworks are only allowed in town: July 3: 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.; July 4: 9 a.m. - 12 a.m.; July 5:9 a.m. - 10 p.m. Citizens should also note fireworks are pro- hibited within 300 feet of any school, church, public building, medical facility, service station, convenience store or com- mercial business. All bottle rockets are also prohibited. Though the county is not currently in a burn ban, the area has recently been experiencing high temperatures, which could contribute to fires if fire- works get out of hand. "Just use common sense and watch the weather conditions," Perkins Fire Chief Joe Barta advises. "If we don't get any rain by the 4th, it'll probably be very dry, and more likely for fires to start." For more information about Perkins' fire- works regulations, visit www.cityofperkins.net or call city hall at (405) 547-2445. Black Mambas or Black Cats - no matter what your preference, lots of explosive fun for Inde- pendence Day celebrations can be found at a number of fireworks stands that opened this week, such as this one operated by the Morris family. Lauren Morris and Cole Morris show off some of the fun choices for the holiday. The stand will be open through July 5. Photo by Cindy Sheets By Cindy Sheets Contributing Writer A local effort to pro- vide school supplies to elementary-age children in the Perkins commu- nity has grown to help with other needs. Amy Petermann, founder of 4 Kids and Community, said the effort started approxi- mately three years ago as a ministry of Eden Chapel United Methodist Church, but has now grown beyond that ministry. "Our goal in 2009- 10 was to raise enough money to provide back- packs and school supplies for 10 Pre-K through third grade students at Per- kins-Tryon Elementary School," Petermann said. "That year, we were able to do that and we raised enough money to pay for 10 more for fourth and fifth grades." r To-date, the program has raised more than $20,000 through dona- tions from businesses, organizations, churches, and individuals. oys "Williams Foods is one of our biggest sup- porters," she said. "They provide a lot of supplies for us." The organization was recently presented with a $1,000 donation from the CREC Foundation, which collects funds through its member Round-Up pro- gram funds. The organization has delivered book bags packed with school sup- plies to310 students in the Perkins-Tryon School District. In addition to backpacks and supplies, 4 Kids and Community also provided 140 binder sets to older students. Petermann said the community support has allowed the program to expand, meeting a variety of needs in the commu- nity, including planners for fifth and sixth grad- ers at the intermediate school, expanded sup- plies for classrooms, and 15 pencil sharpeners for classrooms at the junior high school. At the high school, 4 Kids and Com- munity has supplied a database for the school media center, art supplies, an English program, and even dissection animals for science classes. In addition to educa- tional-related materials, 4 Kids and Community also provides snack packs to approximately 50 students per day at the intermediate and junior high school sites. "Since some of the classes eat lunch in the late morning, we learned snacks would be very helpful for [stu- dents' ] concentration and energy," Petermann said. The organization has also provided approxi- mately 20 students with holiday food packs over long holiday weekends during the school year. "We have no overhead, everything goes right back to the schools," Petermann said. "The program is continu- ally changing as needs arise." The organization works with the Perkins Lions Club to help meet one of those needs, by pro- viding hygiene kits as a supplement to the Lions Annual Christmas Basket program. The Christmas baskets, bursting with food and holiday gifts, are delivered to local families in need. The hygiene kits contain per- sonal care items, such as shampoo and soap, Peter- mann said. Petermann noted 4 Kids and Community received its 501 (c) 3 non-profit status in February of this year, and now has a See KIDS, Page A3 Annual VFW Pig Roast July 7th June Yard of the Month Plan to attend the annual VFW Pig Roast on Satur- day, July 7th with dinner The Mutual Improvement Club has selected the property of Trent and Paula Monlux, 1402 N. Main, as the Yard of the Month for June. The couple moved into the new home four years ago, and literally started from the ground up with their landscaping. "We planted the grass immediately, and have worked on adding flowerbeds a little at a time each year," Trent Monlux said. The home's many flowerbeds now feature mostly hardy perennials and native plants, plus semi-evergreen shrubs, such as carpet roses and cape mallow. Paula Monlux said, 'q'hey use less water and are drought-resistant." Paula's favorites, lilies, also dot the flowerbeds and provide bursts of color. Photo by Cindy Sheets being served from 5:00 pm until 7:30pm. The meal will include whole roasted pig, cool side dished such as potato salad, macaroni salad, cole slaw, deviled eggs, fresh tossed garden salad, watermelon, cantaloupe, sliced fresh homegrown tomatoes, other relish items as well as a variety of homemade desserts. There is always plenty of ice cold fresh brewed tea or ice cold water for you to enjoy and children will be given juice. The annual pig roast which started in 1990 as a celebration to honor a first mortgage burning has continued and grown each year. The event is sponsored by the Perkins VFW Post 7322 members with assistance from the Ladies Auxiliary. While the first event was free to the members and general public with the increase in atten- dance (usually over 150) as well as the rising cost for food the VFW request a donation of $7.00 for everyone over the age of 8 and those attending under 8 years of age can eat for free. If you have been searching for a place to enjoy an evening of live music in a venue that pro- motes good times andno crowd issues then plan to stay and enjoy an evening of live music. If you give a donation for the meal your dance ticket will be punched, or if your prefer to arrive at after 8:00pro for the live music only, the VFW request a $5.00 door cover to enjoy the music. For additional informa- tion concerning the pig roast or dance contact the post at (405) 547- 2102 or drop by the can- teen any day from noon until 9:00pm located at 801 South Sadler Road and visit with our new friendly canteen staff. Powered by You Can %%B, MEMBER F.D.I.C.