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00tlst o Line More By Bob Evans Charlie Anderson said he reason for his electric bill. Someone his electric meter, it to act up a little. I are a lot of people Would like to do their VOL. 87 News and Views of the Cimarron Valley PERKINS JOURNAL NO. 32 PERKINS, PAYNE COUNTY, OKLAHOMA 74059 20 cents q THURSDAY, AUGUS'I:', 1977 but this is the first upon one that The received a report XXXX 8ave you lost a pet xat? was one at Vance door to his law office afternoon. This wasn't a bit anxious being on Main Street. a picture, then up the street looking for him, s taken up residence in Baker's Cabinet XXXX wild animal story. Win|fred Evans family called Saturday to report an unusual been found on the front porch. we arrived with Kate was out on his up the cracks the doors and in the Across the street, the had the three-foot Snake in a can, which dumped out in front of photographer, who back a few feet into ) who felt as big as a lion brushed around my snake was called a flat snake and when would flatten out raise his head much like snake was having being active, focused my camera, his mouth and spit at me! Literally[ He a frog out of his mouth as the palm of my I was so shocked I the shutter and missed the one and atograph of a purple frog. are plentiful this according to the They've killed 16 corner at Vinco this Mrs. Evans said streaked from one day when a snake joined a bath. She said this didn't believe she forgot Yvonne Were once residents of ) and we had numerous Snakes in our flower chicken house. XXXX Club members are high off the hog-so to they continue their this summer of in the various lity centers, or being r women's clubs. xs a highlight of the to which Lions look forward...lots okra, fresh tomatoes, and onions, fried potatoes and good ',n gravy, homemade cobbler! Deliciousl xx attended the muscial at the new Arts Center in y evening. just 30 miles from the last five years we Barnsdail, we made trips in Tulsa, and watching the new and the Williams go up. Thursday first time we had and it is really are several more including "Sound e" and if you can get s, it would worth the You can from the Tulsa entertainment section it is well advertised. Parked in a basement garage beneath the and decided that we'll park in an lot because is difficult to below unless you crowd. There are but hundreds of re entering the area elevators will Back Page) Library budget is increased; Papers are signed for water tower project Ambulance attendants and policemen complete rescue of auto crash victim who was entangled in the wreckage following a two vehicle coil|slob at a county road intersection Tuesday afternoon. [Journal photo] Don Pace is killed in Tuesday The Perkins City Council approved an increase in the library budget for the coming year at their regular monthly meeting Monday evening at the city hall. The library department had been budgeted $1200 the previous meeting. Mrs. Anna Marie Evans, Mrs. Boa Clark, President and Trea- surer of the library board, and librarian Mrs. Vern Wells appeared at Monday's meeting stating they were unaware of the budget meeting and requested addi- tional funds to operate on for the coming year. The board representatives afternoon car crash west of hq requested $1,440 for librar- Don Pace, 19, was dead on arrival at the Stillwater Hospital Tuesday afternoon following a two-vehicle colli- sion at a county road intersection 4 miles west and 1 mile north of Perkins Corner. The fatal collision occurred at approximately 3:15 p.m. when the late model Chevrolet pickup drive by Pace, with his father, Ernest Warrants out for 3 after Monday breakins here Warrants have been is- have been issued warrants. sued for the arrest of three Forcible entry was made at juveniles following a breakin Cupid's, with exit made and burglary at Cupid's through a rear door at the Meat Market and the rear rear. Items missing included room of the city building. According to Police Chief Bill Lott, the breakins occurred sometime between 12:30 and 1:00 a.m. Monday morning. Three juvenile girls, ages 11, 14 and 16 years are being sought or groceries, beef jerky, candy, cigarettes and approximately $6Oto $80 in loose change. Across the street, entry was made at the rear of the city buildings. Vandalism was all that was reported there. Post office move will be completed next week The Perkins Post Office will make a move to the new building one day next week, Postmaster Frank Cundiff told The Journal. According to Cundiff, a crew will be sent in to assist the local postal staff to complete the transition from one building to another. Cundiff said that one day next week the outside door of the present post office will be locked and a sign placed on the door to pick up mail at the new building. Those who have not yet picked up their keys for the new boxes in the new building should do so or they may have to call at the window next week. All the boxes in the new building will be key opera- ted. There are no combina- tion boxes. Cundiff said the move will take two days. The move will be during the week working hours and not on a weekend. Ripley is drilling third water well attempt Another test well was scheduled to begin on Tuesday when a third attempt began in Ripley's search for a water well. The Police Phone 547-2855 Chief of Police Bill Lott asks Perkins citizens to call the police number 547.2855, if they need assistance or want to report any unusual incident that should be investigated. Should the police number not answer, Lott asks that the caller phone the Stillwa- ter police department and the dispatcher there will be in radio contact with the Perkins officer. 372-4171 is the Stillwater police depart. ment number. The two police numbers, 547.2855, or 372- 4171 should be posted by the telephone. site is "due west of the Town Hall and about 600 feet from an old well near the railroad tracks," according to Corn Stewart, Utility Clerk. The Bules Drilling Com- pany, Enid and Elmer Daniel, Stillwater Engineer, along with the town council and State Health Depart- ment have approved the location according to reports. The first drilling site was directly south of the Ripley High School ball park. Dale Knott, Mannford driller, moved his equipment to a second location approximate- ly one-quarter mile east Of the first one when it was abandoned at 180 feet. The second site also proved non-productive. The town is still under "boil order". One of the old wells used by the town for years has been shut down completely. The second (or west well) is still in use as the town's only source of water. Steve Ward, Superinten- dent at Ripley, said school will begin on schedule. ere ian's salary, $1020 for book purchases and $180 for Pace, as a passenger, was traveling north on the county road when it was involved in a collision with a 1977 Dodge pickup traveling east driven by Billy Hall, 21, Stillwater. Young Pace was pinned in the wreckage until a Perkins police car and a Stillwater ambulance arrived to administer first aid and free the victim. The location of the accident was given to officials as one mile west and one mile north of Perkins Corner, and the Perkins police car and Stitiwater ambulance drove several section lines before coming upon the wreck scene. Witnesses said Hall ran a quarter of a mile to a farm home to call for help. The elder Pace was not badly injured. Hall is an employee of Ketal Oil Production Co. of Stillwater and was driving a company vehicle. Innoculations required to start school Grade School Principal Shelby Lauener advises parents to have their child's innoculation records up to date for the start of school. The State law requires that innoculation records or wai- vers to be on file at the school within 14 days of the 25th of August, which is the first day of school. if a parent does not want the child to have innocula- tions they should come to the office and sign a waiver, or write and one will be sent. supplies and operation. The board approved $2700. It was pointed out that the librarian presently receives $80 per month for 60 hours work which includes custod- ial work. Her salary is $1.33 per hour. The raise to $120 per month will bring her hourly wage to $2 per hour. Also, through the years the State Library has loaned the Perkins Library approxi- mately 150 current books each six months. This program has been discontin- ucd, so the library has had to depend upon donated books, many obsolete paper backs. The new budget will allow $1020 to purchase approxi- mately 110 new books a year to keep the reading material current with the latest, best selJing works being publish- ed. The budget request also asks for $180 for purchase of supplies and expenses. The city also pays the utility bills on the building. In other business, Richard Pittman, director of, the Farmers Home Administra- tion, was on hand to present final papers for the renova- tion and repair of the downtown water tower. Mayor DeWayne Moser signed papers that will get the funding of the project completed. The city called for a meeting with the contractor who had earlier presented the lowest bid of $12,000. The company is Midwest Tank and Tower. O. W. Smith was present to discuss air in the water lines at his home on West 2nd Street. It is thought the problem is caused by a water well in the alley near the Smith home and discussion revealed that adjustment on the pump can alleviate the problem. Postmaster Frank Cundiff was present to request permission to place No Parking signs on the front of the new post offtce building, on the street side of the side walk. Mayor Moser explain- ed that to make the No Parking official, a resolution would have to be passed and the area incorporated into the city ordinances before any tickets could be issued. Cundiff said he would prepare a drawing and description so it could be incorporated in the ordi- nances. The council refused to allow installation of a cable in view of the fact that there are too many parking situations around town, especially in the area of the school, and if a cable or fence was installed for one, there might be no end to cable installation. The post office will pay for the No Parking signs which are believed to cost around $25 to $30 each. A drawing of a request by H. L. Baker for city water to be run to a mobile home site east of Timberline Drive on Knipe Street was reviewed. After considerable discuss- ion on the meter and charging for the water on a central meter as opposed to multiple meters at each location, plus the size of the line and maintenance and ownership of the line, it was decided to request Mr. Baker meet with the city council so the matter could be detailed further. It was pointed out that any contract would have to be written or approved by the city attorney. It was reported that OG&E sent a $8,332.80 franchise tax check, and the city's Perkins-Tryon school grounds will be fenced on south and west sides A regular monthly session of P-T School board met Monday night. Reports on funds received since last meeting, as well as other pertinent recommendations, were made by the Superin- tendent of the Board of Education, Shelby Wyatt. Funds received since last meeting for F-Y 77 PL-874 payments were $19,703. Vo Tech reimbursements for Adult Education were $357.- 50. It was also reported that teachers salaries have been increased $900 for those with one year or more experience. Beginner teacher's salaries were raised $300 for the F-Y .78. The board also approved mm|mlmmmlmml|mmmmmommm||||||ammmmmmmmmmmmm! |wummmwmDwwwmmmm m iwmmmmmimwmu mmmiwmummwlmmm| Display Adverlising Index CUPIDS MEAT MARKET Pork giver, Lb. 19c .................... Page 3 BAKER'S DRYGOODS STORE Shirts, $3 each ........................ Page 3 GRA Y'S REAL ESTATE AND AUCTION Two tracts of Riverbottom land at auction . Page 4 RALPH'S PACKING ..................... Page 6 OLSON HARD WARE Trustworthy Summer Sale still on ........ Page 6 STRODE FUNERAL HOME ..... Page 6 PERKINS DRUG August Super Sale Starts ............... Page 7 OKLAHOMA GAS AND ELECTRIC CO .... Page 8 CENTRAL RURAL ELECTRIC .............. Page 8 PA YNE CO UNTY BANK ................... Page 8 VIOLA 'S BOUTIQUE New Denim Jackets ................... Page 8 TO WN AND COUNTRY REVIEW ........... Page 9 DEL-MAR 'S GROCER Y Coca-Cola, 8 bottles, $1.19 .............. Page 10 [ FREIGHTSALES ......................... Page 10 I b | | ! ! ' PLUSMANYMORE! raising the pay for substi- tutes. Those with degrees will receive $20, and those who do not have degrees will receive $17.50 per day. Valuation of District pro- perty is up $1,111,682 for the F-Y 78 in Payne County. Lincoln County will receive $311,787 more than in the F-Y 77. These valuations are dependent upon auto tag sales and are one year arrear in allocations. Federal Aid received for 77-78 totalled $31,776.62. State aid for 76-77 was in the amount of $403,584. From five bids for a chain link fence, a Stiilwater firm's bid was accepted. The Oakley Co. will build 750 feet of fence with gates for $3,291. The fence will encompass the school grounds on the south and west. The project was considered essential in order to prevent driving across the school grounds. The play-. ground will also be protect- ed, prohibiting children from running into the street. Gates will be locked requir- ing access by key only. It was also reported that crosswalks have been paint- ed by the City of Perkins, but stop signs are not in place at this time. A "hot cabinet" was approved by the board. This will aid in keeping food hot in the lunch room while students are served. The Perkins-Tryon cook receive a 5% mandate raise in salary. The P-T Superintendent reported he was well pleased with the roof which has been added to the bus barn. Other minor repairs were discussed and approved. Mrs. Virginia Sasser's request of $360 for food supplies (used in the cooking programs for Home Econom. ics) was granted. Other estimates for needs are being processed by the auditor and Mr. Wyatt and have not been completed. Dirt and gravel have been added to school ground areas where most needed. Teach- ers' salary and contract lists were submitted to the board and approved. Mr. Wyatt stated another school bus driver was badly needed. One need can be handled by two licensed high school boys who have attended the Vo TEch Bus Driving School. Todd Deaver and David Bateson will alternate, one driving in the morning and one in the afternoon. However, one route is still without a driver. The Legislature has pass- ed the bill which requires that the board's agenda be posted one day previous to meetings. This is effective October 1st and does not allow for conducting any business which has not been scheduled prior to the meeting. Mr. Wyatt said the board was given a stipulation by which the board is allowed to call emergency meetings when the occasion arises. In case of Monday night meetings, such as P-T Schools have. the Superin- tendent said the agenda will be posted on Friday at the school, The final recommenda- tion. before the board went into executive session, was made to solicit bids on two school busses. The school now has ten busses as follows: 1 new '77 Ford bought last year: 2-'71 Fords'. 1-'74 Dodge; 2-'73 Fords: 1-'74 Dodge; 1-'75 (Continued on Back Page) lighting bill for the year is $4,353.89, which left the city a balance from the franchise check of nearly $4,000. City Attorney Don Worth- ington said that Winfrey Houston had looked into the National Flood Program and recommended the city write the Dallas office to see if there were federal funds available to help implement the program. His recommen- dation is to go slowly in becoming involved because of the numerous government regulations concerning the program. City Councilmen were unaware of any serious flooding situations in Per- kins. The National Program is based on a hundred year flood plane. Homeowners in the flood plane are unable to purchase flood insurance unless the town becomes involved and sets up zoning and planning regulations for the flood prone areas. Th city clerk was asked to write the Dallas office and obtain information. -O- Steve Willingham and wife have purchased a home in Perkhzs. New Pharmacist at local Perkins Drug Steve Willingham will work with owner and pharmacist, Calvin Anthony, on an alternate schedule in order that the Perkins Drug Store's Pharmacy may re- main open on a full-time basis. Steve attended high school in Stillwater and did his pre-pharm work at O.S.U. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma School of Pharmacy in the spring of 1976. Since that time he has been employed in Oklahoma City as a pharmacist. "'We are impressed with the way Perkins is growing," Steve said. "The friendliness is so much different than in the city. It is good to be back in our home area." Steve and his wife. Kristy. have a nine month old daughter. Karl Beth. In alternating between the Perkins Drug here and the Tiger Drug in Stilhvater. both men will be familiar with those requiring their services. -O" JUNIOR HIGH FOOTBALL MEETING Those who will participate in Junior High Football this fall are asked by coach Shelby Lauener to meet Thursday evening (tonight) at 7 p.m. in the high school gym. Their parents should accompany them if possible.