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Perkins, Oklahoma
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'been such busy sum- Uul reviews and infor- to be put side for to keep up with more like checking out Putting them bck on there are some items that shared wit'h you impor- fiction: The Time of the Assassins. Anatomy of an Investlgatlon--the inside story of the plot to kill the Pope; The neetro e Cottage-- everyday living with your personal computers in the 1980's; News- watch--using show business techni- ques to convey information rather than to distort is the basis of televi- sion news and this is the behind-the- to be reported arescenes story; G owing up Healthy for the past fiscal -- parent's guide to good nutrition books checked out,from newborn to adolescence. books, 5,393; total We have MANY new juvenile | 12,914. Just a fast books, the bulk of which you have | circulation for 81-82, purchased with your tax dollars 9,549; 83-84, 10,122; (which we spent for you), but we ~ \ circuh- have had many persons bring them of 5,902 in the past 5 in by the armload, sackful and box- much more ful and we certainly do thank all of been shown in the them, also. your library. We The "Happy Go Summer" read- items through the ing program will be over on August Libraries 9th, and we had 88 young persons we did not have the signup to be participants. At this conducted 2 tours time we are planning to have the held 32 story celebration party for the ones who children attending, were involved on August 16, in sent 171 postal order that it won't interfere with about overdue school preparations. 1 party with 59 So many wonderful people have 12 adults attending,been giving of their time, concern, t 4 puzzles, added 490 and friendship in these past 4 years and 172 childrens' that will wind down on this Thurs- 136 magazines. We day, and I just wanted tell you to check out how much I appreciate all of you, it is encouraging but better yet, all you have to do is being spent for see how your library has continued being used by so to improve n collection and ueeage to know your efforts have been well- of spending money, rewarded. considerate clubs and Right now we Ye trying to keep an interesting book this schedule until we get help: time, and 10:30-noon, 1-7 Monday; 10:30- are among ournoon, 1-5 Tuesday through Friday; :annot 9-12 Saturday. See you soon? they are appreciate& one of these special H atest books WATCH OUT FOR ROAD ladies are: The CREWS WORKING THE HIGHW ,YS! by Buscaglia, a sim- how Freddie and find the delicate and Wolf the Gospel in Bell, the poet, acceptance, love, and commitment. gift book was one from Was a re- inadvertently from another belongings at a My Searching rying Wind, is tandis Story a changed the gift because it was not any normal you about some of have been ad- Fiction: A Severed ~--a concert pia- into an unexpected The Diviner--can by evil perpetu- another novel suprarationai ter- of Henri Tod by is High Noon in and Henri Tad is in- Two behind the walls of to meet and a trauma sur- they are half- for the first time; Redemption-- that matches Gear- at Voices in Carr triangle burns bright- England struggle in a The President's e and treason at the el; A Choice of Higgins in Past, Pente- days before her wed- the many twists. An- in a sack- in one Detective and these are new 1984 and dates, but since I do to tell you who yell just say how her. A few non- In general, many people probably don't think twice about the possi- bility of getting run over by a pass- ing motorist, but to a highway worker, it's an ever present fear. Ask any transportation worker what it's like to work along the highway with cars zooming past at 55-plus mph, and they 11 all tell you the same thing, "At times it's scary, especially when you hear those big trucks grinding down their gears in order to slow to a stop. I could tell stories about the time I came close to getting hit." One worker recalled the day he did get hit. "I was out on the highway flagging traffic while the rest of the crew was laying asphalt. I was doing my job--protecting the crew. I looked one direction and turned back to flag the traffic when a truck swerved out of the traffic lane onto the ramp and caught me with its right fender. The only thing I could do was push off the fender to get away. The driver turned back andlooked, but did not stop. Now, I have to have my wrist operated on, and the driver still hasn't been found." The above incident is true. It's like a nightmare come true to many transportation workers. According to Oklahoma Transportation Direc- tor, Verne Bradley, four injuries and one fatality have occurred over the past year in highway construc- tion are,. In addition, stories about near misses are common to anyone who has ever flagged traf- fic in a construction zone. Cf the five incidents mentioned above each was attn%uted to either excess driver speed, drinking and driving, or driver inattentiveness. "Although Oklahoma's vehicle/ worker related accident figures are not astounding," Bradley said, "one injury, let alone a fatality, is devastating. Each day a transpor- tation worker goes out to patch a pothole or check a sign, he or she is putting his or her life on the line," he added. Within the last year, four crew cabs equipped with flashing arrow boards were also demolished by in- attentive or impaired motorists. In addition, some motorists in- tentionaily disregard flagmen and highway warning signs, because they see them as obstacles to "their" routine on"their" highway. Bradley cited an incident when one vehicle ran over signs, markers and barricades before coming to rest on a crew cab. The driver's response was that he didn't see ) \ ELECTRIC 3 bedr. energy saving chain link ceiling fan. 410 Newport, brick home on )t. Fenced back & Air. S47,500.00. Perkins FARM FOR SALE fence, small car- Water available. 124 $. Main Perkins, Ok. 40$.547-2000 or 372-5680 ...................... ONE LOT IN HIDDEN SPRINGS Estates east of Perkins. Approximately 1.03 acres with electric and telephone lines in easement. Beautiful view. Restricted: $3~5oo. ........ 1.90 ACRES just north of HWY 33 and 177 junction. Beautiful acreage for home. EleCtric available. S12,000. Call today for details. The Perldns Jourmd Thursday, Auamt I, - PAGE l I RETIRES AFTER $30,000 FENCING 38 YEARS , JOB IS UNDERWAY YALE- Melvin Bu ton. after 38 PERRY - Construction has years with the Yale Gas Co., has started on $30,000 project to decided to retire. William R. Bill fence the Perry Municipal Airport. Ellis will assume Buxton's respon- much of it chain link, with the sibilities with the utility firm. mainder five strand barbed wire. HOUSES IN PERKINS--- SUNDAY, AUG. 4:2 until 4 p.m. 403 S.S. 2nO street Lovely home with three bedrooms, 2-baths, bedrooms ClOS- ed Off from the rest of the house. Wood deck, leveler blinds, fireplace, fenced backyard, wallpaper new In kitchen. Inside home has repainted. Setting in view of beautiful walnut trees. 119 Payne Street t Merge Hughes, 312 E. French, brought this huge tomato in to be weighed on the Journal scales. It weighed in at 1 pounds. The Journal has seen some photos of two pound tomatoes this season. Do you have a tomato that will beat this one? Bring it by and weigh it in. them until he had run over them. workers are working a particular Bradley noted that motorists portion of the roadway for a disobeying signs and markers in reason," Bradley emphasized. construction areas could be cited '%Vhether they're patching a pot- . for excessive speed, following too hole, picking up debris or painting close and inattentive driving,stripes, they are making the road- "It's important for motorists to way safe for everyone. Make it safe remember that the constructionfor them too." A very atl:ac~ve, welHOcated home featuring low utility DillS, gee-thermal underground heating system connected to 150 ft. deep well. New cellar, large yard, many trees and flowers. 3 bedrooms, 1% baths--6 rooms altogether. /t /~ Q D G Dave Goodrich Real Estate 1120 N. Duck,Stlfiwater, 372 776 Evenings and Weekends -- 372-7014 _ . . AUCTION CONDUCTED ON LOCATION I Located 1/8 mile South of Mehan Rd. on East side of U.S. Hwy. 177 South of Stillwater. (3) 4000 sq. ft. buildings, (1) 5000 sq. ft. building. All on concrete slab with gas and electric service. Lots 4, 5 & 6 (1.32 acres), Lot 5 (2.60 acres). Lot 1 (2.62 A.), Lot 2 (3.43 A.) Lot 3 (3.16 A.) Land: 20% Down, Balance In 5 Yrs. At 10.5%. :~;~ii!i;~.' :~, i::!:~:!; "i:~iii ~ '::i" LOCATED: 7% Miles South of Stillwater on Hiway 177. COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE Excellent 50'x75' building available for many uses. Easy access to Okla. City-Tulsa. Highway 177 fron- tage. 1.3 acres, more or less. This Butler building has a large office space with the balance open. 3 overhead commercial Windsor doors allow easy ac- cess. LOCATED: South of Stillwater to Mehan Road, Mile East. Turn South into Development. 1-Restricted 9.8 acre tract. Restrictive covenant Information available. Owner financing is available with 20% down pay- ment at a low rate of interest. Call for additional in- formation. --TERMS ON REAL ESTATE-- The Real Estate will be offered for sale to the highest and best bidder subject to the approval of the owner and, although all information contained in this bill was derived from sources believed to be correct, it is not so guaranteed, and all the conditions hereof, in- cluding property description, terms of sale, or any aspect thereof, whatsoever, are subject to change. Announcements and notice of changes, if any, will be made at time of sale orally, and any such an- nouncement or notice will prevail a be the terms of sale, and or condition of sale, as ,ae case may be. Viewing is available by appointment. Terms on real estate 10% down of the successful bid price day of the sale to be placed in escrow. Balance due upon approval of abstract by buyer's at- torney and delivery of deed. Auctioneers' Comment: This is an opportunity to purchase a useable structure on an acreage with highway frontage. The vacant tracts have excellent financing terms. Plan to be with us sate day. FOLLOW SIGNS- DAY OF SALE SDC Construction Co,, inc. -SALE CONDUCTED BY-- t Each office is Independently Owned and Operlltbd. 131 N. Main ' Phone: 624-2626 Stillwater, Okla. 74074 ALAN LeGRAND JIM FOLEY Auctioneer-Broker Broker-Associate Ag Consultant 377-4374