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PERKINS J 66 • Recordnng the URN History around Perkins and Payne County for 113 Years" Wednesday-Thursday Edition July 9-10, 2003 Volume 113 No. 40 50’ • • • • • injured during collision Oklo00o00 I-lO./le Og including three to the a collision at intersection last and an Eagle Were called to collision, which tersection of Fair- and Mehan Road .The . Van Par- who was . pickup. com- of a 1995 Roy Francis ', 27; Loretta Parmley, 8; 59, Howard berieck Wayne , the driver to the Stillwater Community Calendar • Jul, 14 - Cimarron Valley HCE meeting. -July 22, 7 p.m. - Greater Perkins Economic Development Authority meeting at Lions Den. • Aug. 12, 6 p.m. - Perkins City Commission meeting at fire sta- tion. • Aug. 12, 7:30 p.m. - Perkins VFW & Auxiliary meeting. • Aug. 21 - Perkins-Tryon Schools fall semester begins • Sept. 1 - Labor Day Firemen and police officers used wood blocks to elevate this van from where it had pinned Roy Francis Parmley following a col- lision involving the van and a pickup (in right background) at the intersection of Fairgrounds Road and Mehan Road (68th St.) on Journal photo by Keith Sheets condition. The van was northbound on According to the OHPreport, the Fairgrounds Road. Parsons pickup was eastbound on The trooper s report noted that the Mehan Road when it was struck driver of the van was not wearing by the van whose driver failed to a seat belt during the incident, but stop at the stop sign on Fairgrounds a seat belt was in use in Parsons Road. pickup. • Q • Perkins man jailed on were Iransported by ambulance to Stillwater Medical Center. Parsons, Roy Francis Parmley HI, and Maryiah Parmley were treated and released. All other • by the van whose driver failed to victims were admitted to Still- water Medical Center in good Thursday, July 3. Fire Department rescue personnel extricated Parmley from under the van where he was pinned for approximately 30 minutes. According to Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper John Vincent's report all other persons involved injured Westem! once again visited Perkins Round-Up Club arena for the annual 4th of rodeo was held on July 4 and 5. Joumal photo, by Rick komenick developing Plan System and session and City going to through a of their Rosson that if the lawsuit Works amend the a $2 rate session about due the amount City in with increased rates for will go ial their own have a $2 s development ency operation plan between them and Rural Water District #3, then the plan may no longer be needed. His hesitation stemmed from the possibility that if they lost the lawsuit the City could lose approximately 60% of its revenue and might cease to function. Planning Commissioner Mel Miller encouraged the City to go forward with the plan as it is something that is needed and something that has been man- dated to be completed by 2004. Miller stated that by postponing the project, Dr. Warnken and his class would have to choose another city to complete their studio project in. Thus, Perkins would lose the current opportu- nity to work with OU at a cost trash charges In other business, the PPWA authorized the payment of two invoices to Landes Engineer- ing totaling $28,500. The first invoice was for work com- pleted on the Oklahoma Water Resource Board Bond Loan Application at a cost of $1,500. The second invoice covered several items including USDA Hydraulic Phase I at a cost of $15,000; partial engineering report at $5,000; partial environ- mental report at $4,000; OWRB SRF loan application at $1,000; and USDA Rural Development See PPWA on 10 well below what other entities would charge, because only one such plan is completed each year. City commissioners felt, how- ever, that spending approxi- mately $8,000 on a project that may become Unnecessary would not currently be in the City's best interest and voted to postpone the project. Rosson also reported that the City would not be held to the 2004 deadline date due to a lack of funding available from the Hazardous Mitigation Group, which mandated that the work be done. In other business, com- missioners declared excess property from both the City and Police departments as sur- plus to be sold or disposed of however needed. These items included computer items, bicycles, mowers and other miscellaneous items. The value declared on the Police Department items was a total of $100 and the City's items were valued at $250. The purchase of a Neopost Postage Machine was also approved by commissioners. The total cost of the machine, which seals and stamps the envelopes, was $2330. Commissioners also voted on a resolution designating that www.cityofperkins.net be made the official website of the City of Perkins. The website is currently up and running. animal cruelty charge By Patti Weaver Journal Correspondent A Perkins man who is accused of tying a rope around a dog's neck so tightly that it grew into the skin causing the injury to bleed and become infected with maggots has been jailed on an aaimai cruelty eharse.  ..... "It is very unusual to have a case like this," Perkins Police Chief Robert Williams said. The dog's owner, Thomas Louis Verner, 57, has been unable to post $2,500 bail since his arrest June 30. He remains in custody pending his Aug. 15 preliminary hearing in Payne County District Court. Meanwhile, the male bulldog, who's been named Buddy by the staff at the veterinary clinic where he was taken for treat- ment last month, is recuperating at the Perkins Animal Shelter. "We did keep the dog at the vet for about 10 days because of the injuries that needed continuous care," Williams said. "They had to cut the rope off. It was very infected," Williams said. "You can still see a ring around his neck - hopefully it won't be permanent," Perkins Animal Control Officer Jeff Radford said. "The swelling on the cuts on his neck went down. The top of his neck is healing. We treat the injury two times a day with ointment, on the bottom of his neck," Radford said. Buddy, who's between one and two years old, is not yet available for adoption, but plenty of people have already said they'd like to take him in, Radford said. "He's a good-looking dog. If I could adopt him, I would, but I've got an apartment. They won't let me have animals," Raord said, Ns ned, there were numerous people who wanted to adopt him right there," Radford said. The policy at the Perkins Animal Shelter is "not to eutha- nize any animals -- we just adopt themout, '' Williams said. An affidavit by Williams said that Perkins police were called on June 11 by a woman, who said her neighbor's brindle and white bulldog had shown up in her front yard. "She noticed a rope tied around the dog's neck so tight and appeared to have been there for a long time," the affidavit said. When Perkins Police Officer Jeremy Ronspiez saw the dog and talked to the neighbor iden- tified as Kelly Vierling, she said "for the last year, the animal had been tied to a tree with a rope that was about three feet long. "When the animal showed up at her house, she gave it several bowls of water and then noticed it appeared to be bleeding around the neck. It was also unsteady on its rear legs. She then called police," the affidavit said. The following morning, when Radford saw the dog, he took custody of the dog due to his See CRUELTY on 2 Commissioners give bridge report, approve contracts By Moira K. Wiley Journal Staff Writer Payne County District #3 Com- missioner, Jim Arthur, provided a bridge report on four different bridges during the regular meet- ing on Monday. Arthur gave an update on a new bridge north of Mehan; a bridge on Vinco Road that had been washed out underneath that is now fixed; a bridge on 56th Street over Stillwater Creek that will be repaired with partial funding from fed- eral money; and a bridge on Lakeview between Union Road and Diamond Valley, which needs replacement due to the maximum weight limit being lowered to three tons that Arthur hopes to have completed within the next three or four years with some help from federal funding. Brawley Engineering provided the inspections and reposting for the bridges at a cost to the county of $1000.03. A contract with Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension was renewed. The annual contract outlines the space furnished at the County Administration Building for See COMMISSION on 2 $9.38 million approved for water, sewer improvements across state OKLAHOMA CITY -- Four loans totaling $8,5 million and 10 grants for $888,260 were approved Tuesday by the Okla- homa Water Resources Board for water and sewer improve- ments throughout Oklahoma. The funds will help finance capital improvement projects in Alfalfa, Canadian, Cimar- ton, Comanche, Grady, Grant, Osage, Payne and Tulsa coun- ties, legislators announced. Payne County Rural Water District #3 received a $140,800 REAP grant that is to he coupled with $55,200 in local funds, for a project to boost pressure and flow rates. Rep. Dale Wells, D-Cushing, and Sen. Mike Morgan, D-Still- water, said the $196,000 will be used to loop the district's water distribution system, which will eliminate several dead- end lines. Blueprints indicate three miles of durable, 6-inch diameter PVC water line will be installed. 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