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!.0-THE PERKINS IOURNAL,. Thursday. iuiv I0. Z003 . 'i!;key takes ol!fice as president Commiss!oners award b Oklahoma t'-"..ss /00:00sociation  ,ere received;onefrom perton, !i :": "Newspapers today remain i"l a unique position to make ;, positive difference in their i ommunities and the state," !.id Ray l.okev, who took if'f flee as president of the tklahoma Press Association uty 1. "No other media fullills that :Jnction better than we do," )!oke 5 said. The new president believes !espapers are called to be 0e *'conscience of their com- 'unities'" and can serve as e powerful force in bringing l txut change. I! "One of our roles as an asso- :iation is to assist member 'ewspapcrs in reaching their ":all tx)tential - not only as busi- aesses, but also as purveyors of r'ews, advertising, information t nd opinion that rcflects a sense rlf commitment and public ser- ice. i "The OPA represents an irganization charged with i!  eguarding and advancing the ilwspape r profession in Okla- i oma," l.okey conti n ued. "The luccess of our efforts should 'tways be graded against how ˘ell we, as an association, ful- [i!1 that mission." L! One area the new president  particularl5 excited about is ]irofessional development. : "Through the Oklahoma iewspaper Foundation, we re pursuing funding for a 'urnalism education program tilizing the latest technology," i xkey said. "Should the project ' k. " funded, it will have a direct !7nd positive effect upon a iewspaper journalist's ability o produce quality work, as r:ell as improve the overall !1, uality of participating news- i(apers." ') Lokey, 49, becme publisher end managing editor of the 'rlohnston County Capital- )emocrat in Tishommgo in aog0. He has served on the OI 'A Ray Lokay ' bune, will become treasurer, replacing Wayne Trotter of the "l'ecumseh Countywide News. A new addition to the txrd is Gloria Trotter, publisher of the Tecumseh Countywide News. Also serving on the board are Immediate Past President Barb Walter, Hennessey Clip- per; Gracie Montgomery, Pur- cell Register; David Stringer, Norman Transcript; Stu Phil- lips, Seminole Prxlucer; Steve Bother, Cherokee Messenger & Republican, and Gloria Fletcher, Community News- paper Holdings, Inc. Lokey is a third generation publisher, following in the footsteps of his grandfather, E.R. Lokey, and father, John Lokey. John Lokey served as editor and publisher of the Tishomingo newspaper for 31 years and as OPA president in 1966-67. The new president gradu- ated from the University of Oklahoma in Norman with a bachelor's degree in journalism i n 1977. He earned a master's degree in education with a specialization in English fi'om Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant in t982. Inw)lved in numerous activi- ties in his community, lxkey is a past president of the Tishom- ingo Lions Club and the John- iard of directors since 1998 ston County Literacy Council. !nd was etoet president in Mt ,ratly   aor, ell i:ebruar 3 200 as an active board member of Joe Worley. executive edilor Cuzcns for the Protectmn of ,f the 'lulsa World, will serve the Arbuckle-Simpson Aquifer s vice president of the state ((?PASA). ress group and Sean Dyer, Other current activities ,ublisher of the El Rent Tri- include serving as chairman of the Tishomingo Veterans Memorials Committee. exect|- rive board member of the Arbucklc Area Council. B.S.A.. and the Johnston Memorial Hospital Foundation Board. Earlier this year, he was presented the 2002 "Citizen of the Year" aard b 3 the Johnston Count) ('hamber ot • Commerce• PPWA from 1 loan application al $2,0(X)• City Manager Jack Rosson also reported on a proposal from l.]tilit,, Service (7o.. inc. for maintenance of the sand- pipes on the City's two ater towers. The sandpipes are showing some rust SlX)ts. but. currently, they can be tixed by powerwashing. If, however. the pipes were allowed to go further and actually rust, then it would require sandblasting to correct the problem. The propod cost was $32,652 on one of the towers and $45,815 Journal Staff Writer l'a)ne Count 3 Commission- ers opened bids Ik)r two items. resumed bid openings for to other items that were mistakenl 3 left out last week and evaluatcl bids on the ne items and four other items during their vgular meeting on Monday. The first set of bids was a re- bid for trucking services. Two for the othen On Rosson's suggestion, the issue was tabled until he could contact, other sources and get more quotes on the project before an3thing is done. The postt)nement would also give the City more time to learn the outcome of the current law- suit h,Jged against it by Rural Water District #3. If the City loses the lawsuit, it would lose both towers md all of its wells, Rosson said. Thus. the City would have spent a large amount of money on towers it no longer owned. Quapaw out of Stillwater and the second from Kenny Sexton. After evaluating the bids, Dis- trict #1 Commissioner. Bill Deering, chose to go with low bid, subject to availability and District #3 Commissioner, Jim Arthur, chose Kenny Sexton. The second set of bids was l\\;w highway tires. Two bids were received; one from Quail Springs Goodyear out of Okla- homa City who bid $183.90 lbr a size 24 I/2 and $195.50 for a size 25 1/2 and the second from Lionel Harris Oil Co. out of Cushing at a cost of $194.04 for a 24 112. Arthur chose Quail Springs, subject to availability and Deering chose low bid, subject to availability or Lionel Harris followed by Quail Springs• Bids for the ,asphalt overlay on Lakeview were received from Bailey's Paving Co. out of Carney at a price of $31. I 0 Stillwater at a price per ton and Quapaw of $32.50 per ton. and Arthur both lowest bidder, Kern's. Bids for asphaltic were received from Associates, Quapaw Bailey's Paving mere. subject to Bids for mechanic were evaluated. Only was received, which Edwin Murray of a cost of $35 per commissioners chose Bids for reclaimer t holders were also Bids were received from Power & Machinery gen America• Deering Warren Power, based oJ performance and Wirtgen for bits Power lbr holders. 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