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"Payne Count),'s Oldest N I/1/2011 12:00:00 SMALLTOWN PAPERS 5026 CALIFORNIA AVE SEATTLE, WA 78136-I 0 ADC 750 75 Jail Inmate An inmate at the Payne County Jail was critically injured Monday evening when he fell from the upper level of the two-story pod he shared with about 30 other prisoners. Peter DuBois, 49, fell from an upper mezzanine surrounded by a railing that is at least four feet tall. Stillwater Journal Page A1 Already A Good Year For Hefner Regardless of how things go for the rest of the season, it's already been a pretty good year for former Perkins-Tryon standout Jeremy Hefner. Hefner, a 2004 P-T grad and baseball all- stater, is in the middle of a solid season with the San Antonio Missions, the Class AA teams of the San Diego Padres. He even played in the Texas League AU-Star game a few weeks ago. Then you can add the moniker of "Daddy" to his personal, resume as well. Page B1 Got cakmdar . rm? Ern l them to .ews@v. ma com Jul. 25, p,m. - Perkins Round-Up Club play day, PRUC Arena Jul. 26, 6. 30 p.m. - Perkins Lions Club rneeUng at Eden Chapel Jul. 27, 7 p.m. ~ Perkins Masonic Lodge #92 meeling 915 E Kir 'Jul, 28, 7 p,m, --Akx lics mo ng, Pe ns uons Den -Jul. 29, 7:30 p.m. -- Perkins Planning Commission meelJng, City Hall Ar,3ex Aug. 2, 6:30 p.m. - Perkins Lions Club mee at Oklahoma Lions Boy's Ranch Aug. 2, 7:30 p.rn. - Perkins- Tryon School Board rneelim supedntendent's office Aug. 4, 7 p.m.-Ak~ m ng, P ns lions Den Aug. 5, 11 Territori Plaza Trust meeting, Vassar Center Church .................. C3 Classifieds .......... B4-B5 Comics .................. B6 Entertainment ...... C2 Farm & Ranch ....... $8 History .................. A5 Obituaries ............ A2-A3 Opinions ............ A4, $4 People .................. A2 Public Records ...... $2 Seniors ................. C4 Sports ................. B1 -B3 By Cindy Sheets Contributing Writer Local photographer Gary Minshall has turned his love of horses into visual art, and now he's sharing that art with the word. Minshall was recently fea- tured photographer for The Equinest, an online magazine devoted to horses, The Tryon, Okla. native said his daughter got him started in photography about 15 years ago. "My daughter handed me an old 35 mm camera and said, 'Here Dad, go take some pic- tures of the horses.'" It wasn't long before Minshall learned how to use the camera. He eventually moved on to a Canon 20D digital Camera, which he says has saved him a lot of money spent getting his fill developed. Though he hasn't officially set up shop, Minshall's photos of horses, ranch and rodeo life can occasionally be spotted on the walls of local businesses and restaurants. The photos feature dream- like scenes of horses in their natural environment and gritty action shots taken at area rodeos. One thing they all have in common is Minshall's unique perspective, gained from a lifetime spent around horses. "Being around them all the time I get to see things that are common to me but uncom- mon to a lot of folks," he said. 'q'o capture a moment and to share it with people makes it fun and worthwhile." Minshall's eye doesn't just look for appealing shots of horses. His subjects also include children and dogs. "I love to take pictures of little kids, they're so unas- suming to a certain age," he said. "Dogs are always lots of fun, I like for them to show up no matter what I'm doing. I'll make sure I get'em in the shots." Indeed, one of Minshall's featmed shots on The Equinest is a sweet photo of his grand- son and a large, white dog. Like most artists, Minshall enjoys sharing his work and viewing the work of others. That's what led him to The Equinest website. The magazine is a show- case for art, photography, This photo by Gary Minshalt is featured in the online magazine The Equinest. information, stories and look I asked [Gary] for an The Equinest, which will cel- discussion. Content varies interview right away, his ebrate its third birthday next from information about basic images evoke a dreamy, lazy month, can also be found on horse care and horse breeds, to afternoon quality that feels most social networking sites, games, product reviews, and like the South. including Facebook where of course, photography. "Plus, being a blacksmith, it has more than 4,500 fol- After enjoying the sites his intimate knowledge ofthe lowers. content awhile, Minshall was 'business' end of any horse Minshall also invites the inspired to send in some ofhis provides him with a unique interested to visit his Facebook favorite shots, and said he was perspective on his subjects." page, Where he often posts lots tickled when the publisher ToviewMinshall'sinterview of his photos. quickly responded, and severalofhis photos, visit Minshall can also be Paige, The Equinest pub- http://www.theequinest.com/ reached by email at lisher, said, "After taking a gary-minshalF#rnore-19103, sg612@brightok.net. Lincoln County District 1 Commission S reports that damage caused to _Lpads and bridges in his district by the "Flag Day Floods" June 14 exceeds $715,000. That total includes two col- lapsed bridges, 15 washed out bridge approaches and more than 50 tin homs, steel pipes and .concrete culverts, as well as 110 locations where roads were flooded and washed out. Rainfall across the disttict, which stretches from the Logan County line east to the Creek County line, and from the Cushing/Perkins area south to Deep Fork south of Davenport and Stroud, totaled as much as 10.5 inches west of Tryon to as much as 6.5 inches in the Stmud area. All fell within a short period Damage to the bridge over Sand Creek in Lincoln County. of time, causing a tremen- are both on 3490 Road - a 21- dous amount of damage to foot steel girder bridge with roads, culverts and bridges, wood deck two miles south the commissioner said. of the Cimarron prison facil- The two collapsed bridges ity, and a 16-foot steel girder says a 10-foot pipe would be okay for now. Our only prob- lem is money. Our budget is shot and revenoe sources have been declining due to the sour economy. We have priced pipe with three of our vendors, and it will be several thousand dollars," the commissioner added. On the other bridge, Boatman has designed a ftx for Spodeder and his bridge crew is hoping to repair that structure, which is quite a bit smaller, before long. Replacement cost for that bridge north of Kendrick is roughly $100,000. Regard- less, District 1 crews will be Photo provided working at both sites later this bridge with concrete deck summer, Sporleder said. "We four miles noah and one west have already removed the col- of Kendrick. Headwalls were lapsed decks from the creek washed out by the floodwater, beds to prevent any further which caused the collapse damage from high water." in both instances, Sporleder Sporleder spent the day with explained. FEMA officials and those from Replacement cost is about the Oklahoma Office ofEmer- $143,000 for the bridge over gency Management (OEM) a tributary of Wild Horse Tuesday, June 29, touring the Creek southwest of Cushing, dislrict. He showed them about according to Bob Boatman of two dozen ofthe worst damage Okemah, District 1 engineer, locations, including examples Sporleder said the bridge was of bridges, culverts and road builtin 1938. washouts. Steve Palladino "Unfortunately, abridgesim- from the Oklahoma Office of liar to this one that is located Emergency Management, who a short distance away on 760 is very familiar with previous Road was ordered closed by disaster damage in the county, state and federal inspectors accompanied the group on its earlier this year due to severe tour. cracks and weakness in the Word should be received in headwalls,"the commissioner the next few weeks if Lincoln said. "This is causing a great Countyis approved for disaster inconvenience for residents." assistance. However, FEMA "We are hoping to come up inspectors then will physically with at least a temporary solu- examine each reported damage tion by replacing the closed spot and compile exact costs of bridge on 760 Road two miles damage. Then, it could be sev- south and one west of Cushing eral months before any federal with a large pipe," Sporleder dollars are received. That was stated. "Our engineer has com- the process followed after the pleted a hydrology study and snow storms earlier this year.