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Perkins, Oklahoma
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NO. 45 More Bob Evans iwet, folks. It appears 1988, will go down Usually, one dry weather for fronts coming during the first However, the first full week of SO maybe it will XXX expect a little cold next week is when football tarts, and most heralds the first front that.gives animals alike a lies ahead this phenomenon animals that body cover to in- 8eta them ready for It tells other critters to up a food supply. bears and their on body that they'd building it up it quickens the the senses dulled during heat. It creates a desire to see Most folks of the doodledrums, sharp after the of fall hits. The in the air. It is a school get in- sports, and tev the motor up a lit- the juices of sur- stronger. to fall XXX around the school at the new, going up in reminded us i word was being the school board decisions were to construct these Were referred to times as ' emporary Actually they ore like ' portable are designed be moved here the need arises. Cer- ' emporary" as mortar and bricks, of some $60,000, seems more XXX to take that better do Teachers report 19, a week Monday, and COme later in that starts poss le has flitted by XXX and Evans Publi- all under one roof 133 South Main. I, with the help of the employment the book the building at which will new Stillwater satellite clinic. to be back at 133 We're proud to be editor in one of little towns in gXX they are dbing Yvonne and I around Sunday the nomina- MI Club Yard of and it is getting to Wltem it is hard to kmst one because well I~W. advise to be looked ws m ago later had grown / News and Views of the Cimarron Valley THOUGHT OF THE WEEK Ours seems to be the only na- tion on earth that asks its teenagers what to do about world affairs and tells its golden-agers to go out and play. --Julian Gerow Perkins, Payne County. Oklahoma - USPS 428{)40 THURSDAY. AUGUST 8, 1985 a t Ord" No action was taken on a posed cat control ordinance at Monday's town board meeting. The cat ordinance had been discussed at a recent meeting when two residents attending had asked if there was a method of controlling cats in Perkins. City Attorney Winfrey Hous- ton was asked by Mayor Dowe Wise to suggest an ordinance that would provide for control of cats. The attorney was pre pared with an ordinance at Monday's meeting, but it was decided after much discussion on how it was going to be en- forced, and whether or not them was actually a cat problem, to take no action at this time. Mayor Wise also suggested the board go ahead and approve the re-appointment of the town's city judge, Willie Baker. The board had earlier asked for an executive meeting with the judge because of complaints that had come to their attention that the judge was allegedly not strict enough with ordinance violators and was turning too many of them loose after of- ricers were bringing them in and filing on them. Perkins Mayor Dowe Wise sign- ed a proclamation deehu4u8 Sun- day, August 18, as Indian Meridian V~Tech Bond Burning Day in the school district. IM indebtedness will be paid off and the "mm~q~age'' burned that afternoon in ceremon- ies at the school. At Monday's meeting, Wise and trustee Runowski both in- dicated they had investigated the complaints and could find no basis for them. They had court records for the past few months and Wise stated there was no indication of any ir- regularities and leniency on the part of the judge. The city manager stated he had checked out the complaints and discuss- ed the matter with the court's clerk, the police chief and others involved with the court system, and could detect no tendency toward leniency or lack of action. Wise moved that the appoint- ment be made for a two year period, but did ask that the judge meet with the council on a get acquainted basis so they could meet one another and the city officials could benefit from a briefing on how the judge runs his court. In other business, Ella Spoonemore was present and complained about the lack of traffic control and the violation of stop signs at the pedestrian crosswalks on Main Street. She said it was a dangerous situa- tion for school children, and asked if the city would have any objections to mothers volun- tsering to serve as crossing guards on school days. The board stated they thought that would be a matter to take up with the school board and sug- gested she take up the matter with them. Two residents of Stansbury Street in southeast Perkins, were present to ask for more maintenance on the roadway, and the neighborhood park that was established there by the ci- ty. City Manager Gerald Hall reported that no work on streets other than preventive maintenance was planned until capital improvement surplus and reserves build up to a point that an organized street pro- gram can be started. He said ci- ty employees have been so busy on routine water problems that them has been little time left for park maintenance. Harland Wells and officers of Oklahoma State Development Co., were present and asked the board to appoint Larry Tornlin- son to a $I a year job as Assis- tant Director of Community Development, so that he could be loaned to the Farm Home Administration office at Still- water to process housing loans. Wells explained that the buyers for FmHA houses which he builds, were available, but the FmHA office is so bogged down with paper work right now that these loans can't be processed by the deadline September 30. The board agreed to appoint Tomlinson for one year. The board raised the petty cash fund in the clerk's office from $250 to $350. City Hall office hours were discussed. The city hall is open on the Saturday morning just following the first of the month for residents to pay water bills. The clerk said approximately 25 people are in on those Saturday mornings. The matter was tabl- ed until next meeting. It was decided to install a water meter at the Senior Citi- zen Center building, with the $250 being paid from revenue sharing funds. Thereafter, the Senior Citizens Organization will be asked to pay their men- tidy water bill. The Perkins Public Works Authority Trust indenture requires every water user to have a meter and pay a water bill. There are no excel> tions, according to city attorney Winfrey Houston. He said the board could help the Senior (Continued on Page 7) Above is two of six portable classrooms being constructed at various locations this summer on Perkins and Tryon campuses as school officials prepare for increased enrollment. The classrooms shown here will have restroom facilities and house two kindergarten classes. A double is being built for the middle school and singles for the high school and Tryon. a By Deborah L. Wood After an executive session during the regular August School Board meeting, several additions were made to the Perkins-Tryon person- nel lineup. To the Tryon Elementary School was added Laura Alexander, half- time Kindergarten and half-time Remedial Reading teacher; Gloria Augelll, elementary teacher; Laura Courts, LD teacher; and Staci Schepers, Gifted Student teacher for Tryon and elementary teacher for Perkins Middle SchooL Doug Evans, middle school teacher; Dawn Bradley, 7th and 8th grade girls' coach and high school assis- tant coach; and Larry Alexander, high school track coach, assistant football coach and Drivers' Ed. teacher have been added to Perkins staff. Greg German has been ap- proved as the Athletic Director for Perkins-Tryon. Support personnel hired include Amy German, Middle School secre tar),; Terry Glazebrook, Transpor tation Coordinator; Mr. Camp and Charles ll igcoth, bus drivers; Ms. Shields, half-time bus driver, and Ross Howard, bus maintenance and back-up bus driver. Another nlatter of importance coming before the Board which con- cernod personnel was the proposed salary schedule for support and cer tiffed staff. The State has man- dated that all state employees receive an average 8% raise in salary. Or in other words, that there be an average 8% pay rake for each institution, regardless of the number of employees. The formula for finding the individual pay raises, as explained by Dr. Gwart- hey, would be to find the number of employees, add all of their collective wages together, and divide thattioning units for the classrooms to figure by the total number of hours be alrconditioned. worked by all employees. This Bids were received from Gold would give the average hourly wage Spot Dairy, Stillwater, and Jarvis increase to be given to the Distributors, a DivisionofGordon employees. The average hourly Products, Inc. JarvisDistributors' wage for Perkins-Tryon personnel bid was approved, their bid coming equalled $5.18; 8% of that figure is in slightly lower than Gold Spot's. 42 per hour. Therefore each staff Two bids on carpeting were member should be receiving a raise received, one from Short's in the of at least 42 per hour. amount of $5,000 and one from In other business conducted by Carpet Gallery for $3,269.52. the Board, bids were opened and Carpet Gallery was awarded the read for the dairy products for the contract. 1985-86 School Lunch Program, A.E.S. was awarded the contract carpet installation for the tern- to supply to the school six 2-ton porary classrooms, and aircondi- (Continued on Page 3) Aecordi to oae property owaer, a new $100,000 concrete bridge on Dug Out Creek, east on the Indian Road south of Perkins, is creating a dam that fmq m water over the mad to the east. Read news story on page 11 to see what several local fanam and Iwoperty owners think about It. NOTICE P-T High School Students can pick up their class schedules start- tug Monday, AaB~mt 12, at the High School Prindpal's office, 8"~0 a.m. to 4 p.m. "O- A REMINDERI RECEPTION TO BE HELD TO HONOR MADGE EVANS A come and go reception honor- ing Madge Evans, who is retiring from the Perkins School System, will be held at Barbara Tarlton's home, 420 N.E. 7th, on August 13, from 2 to 4 p.m. All friends, former students, parents and associates of Mrs. Evans' are cordially invited. A scrapbook is being prepared for Mrs. Evans. If you would desire to write a letter or send a card to be included in the scrapbook, please send to: Emma Lou Hardin, Rt. 1, Box 725, Perkins, OK 74059. OLIVET CEMETERY MEETING The annual meeting of the Olivet Cemetery Association will be at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, August 11, at the First United Methodist Church, 1005 East Kirk St., Perkins, OK. Election of officers and other business is scheduled for the meeting. NEW VIDEO TAPE STORE OPENS HERE Russ's Video Store opened Monday in the old Payne Coun- ty Bank building at the corner of Main and Thomas Streets. Mr. and Mrs. Russ Focht are the owners of the store that will feature movie video tape rentals as well as sales of Quasar televi- sion sets, and VCR tape recorders and players. Monday Dena Focht told The Journal that the store will be open from 10 to 8 p. m. daily, and from Noon to 6 p. m. on Sundays. Those wishing to rent movie tapes may take out a member- ship for $5, and rant tapes for $2.50 per day. A VCR player can be rented for $5 per night. The couple live in Perkins, and both work for National Standard in Stillwater. Dena works the night shift and Russ works the day shift. They will hire some parttime help to assist with the store the hours they cannot be present. Mrs. Focht is the daughter of Mrs. Hurley Blumer, and Russ is the son of Sue Focht of Glen- cos, who served as officer in charge of Perkins post office before Norma Jean Magee was appointed postmaster. Patsy's Flowers and Ceram- ics that formerly occ pied the building, have moved to north Main Street. YOST-BURTON DEAL-BOSTIAN REUNION AUG. 18 The Annual Yost-Burt0n:Deal- Bostisn Reunion will be held at the Lions Den in Perkins on Sunday, August 18. There will be a covered dish luncheon at noon. -O- AVAILABLE FOR PROGRAMS Mrs. Marjorie Schweitzer, assis- tant professor of Anthropology at OSU, presented the program for the Senior Citizens at their Birthday Dinner Friday, July 19. The pro- gram, entitled 'Toices From the Prairie," was about the Senior Citizens and their growing-up days in Oklahoma. This lady would be happy to present the pictures, recorded voices and happenings of the local citizens hereabouts by in- vitation for clubs or gatherings. Please call 372-3792. -o- CONDUCTING AMBULANCE SUBSCRIPTION DRIVE The City of Wellston is conduc ting a Subscription Drive for Am- bulance Service. The cost is $35 per family per year. The drive deadline is Sept. 1, 1985. For more informa- tion call Wellston City Hall, 405-356-2476. DAVID MEYER NOMINATED TO WHO'S WHO AMONG AMERICAN HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS David Meyer, a Perkins-Tryon student has been nominated for honorary recognition to Who's Who Among American High School Stu- dents. He will have his biography published in the 1984~5 volume, and is eligible to apply for a $1,000 scholarship. PAM SPRINGER IS QUARTERLY WINNER Pam Springer of Perkins, manager of Wyatt Cafeteria in Stillwater, was the quarterly win- ner in the company manager of the year contest in an announcement from Wyatt headquarters in Dallas, Texas. "Only through the joint efforts of all employees did the local cafeteria win the quarterly competition bet- ween all Wyatt stores in the dis- trict," Mrs. Springer said. 'We were graded overall for sales figures, performance, salary ad- justments and for food gross, but I did not do it alone," Pare said, ' ow our store is going to compete on the national level" Stillwater Wyatt opened in the Cimarron Plaza in July, 1978. It was the 103rd unit in the Wyatt system at that time. Mrs. Springer won an all expense trip to Las Veges for hereelf and her husband, Louis. -0- The first Presidential news conference to be televised was held by Pmtdmt Beew how~ on ,ianu~7 15, 1~. .i