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2-THE PERKINS JOURNAL, Thursday, August 9, 2001 i Washington Window by Congressman Wes Watkins The hmg-tema tax relief passed Every citizen who pays in- i: by the U.S. Congress and signed come taxes is eligible to receive ',: by President Bush earlier this an income tax refund check. year has begun to take effect, By now, most citizens who with tax refund checks already filed tax returns for 2000 should arriving in many taxpayers' have received a notice from the mailboxes. IRS stating the amount of any linder the tax relief law, the tax refund checks they are due. first phase of the tax relief re- Below is a list of the dates the duces the lowest income tax checks will be mailed, based on bracket from 15 percent to 10 the last two digits of taxpayers' percent for the first $12,000 of Social Security number. For taxable income for marriedexample: if the last two digits couples filing jointly ($6,000 for are 00-09, the check was mailed singles). Because this tax relief the first week. If the digits are was made retroactive to the be- 90-99, the check will be mailed ginning of 2001, Congress man- the 10th week. dated that the IRS issue refund SS# (last 2 digits) i checks for overpayments on in- DATE CHECK MAILED " come lax witbholdings for 2001. 00 - 09 July 23 l'he amount of the refund 10- 19 July 30 check is 5 percent of a taxpayer's 20 - 29 August 6 taxable income tor 2000, with a 30 - 39 August 13 maximum payment of $600 to 40 - 49 August 20 married couples filing jointly, 50 - 59 August 27 $500 to heads of households, 60- 69 September 3 ' and $300 to individuals. 70 - 79 September 10 (USPS #42-8040) The Perkins Journal is published every Thursday at 111 E. Stumbo and entered as periodical postage paid at Perkins, OK 74059-0040 by Pomegranate, lnc, P.O. Box 40, Perkins, OK 74059-0040. Phone 405/547-2411 Fax 405/547-5640 e-mail: theperkinsjournal@provalue, net Cindy and Keith Sheets-Publishers Rick Lomenick-Assistant Editor Stacy Beal - Production Manager The publishers are solely responsible for content and any errors will be promptly corrected when brought to the attention of the publishers. OFFICE HOURS: Monday through Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. e..O,S.Y., IzkST.K Send changes of address to: The Perkins Journal P.O. Box 40 Perkins, OK 74059-0040 ALL CONTENTS COPYRIGHTED 2001 MEMBER: ~am~m~ Perkins Chamber of Commerce '~~ Perkins Main Street, inc. NEWSPAPZI Oklahoma Press Association nwnnD National Newspaper Association rlllliii TO SUBSCRIBE BY MAIL, remittance to: The Perkins Journal ~111 E. Stumbo P.O. Box 40 Perkins, OK 74059-0040 IIIIllllIl~ just fill out this form and mail with I IName IAddress City State Zip Rates: One year in Oklahoma."$28 One year out of state...$32 ~BE A FRIEND, BUY A FRIEND a subscription and deduct $4 off of the rates listed above if you are a c,,urrent, paid subscriber. Use the form above for your friend' and list your name here: LIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIJ 80 - 89 September 17payers will see their income tax 90 - 99 September 24bills continue to go down for the A year ago, tax relief was next ten years. Many taxpaying supposed to be apoliticalimpos- Americans will also see relief sibility. Six months ago, the TV from the marriage tax and the talking heads called it a politi- elimination of the death tax. cal liability. Today, tax relief is Congress and the White House a reality. This bipartisan tax re- have doubled the per-child tax lief bill is a major victory for the credit, and have expanded edu- American taxpayer. This is cation savings accounts so fami- money that taxpaying Ameri- lies can save tax-free dollars for cans can used for car payments, their children's education. mortgage payments or rent, Tax refund checks are al- school supplies and clothing for ready being mailed at a rate of their children, new appliances, 10 million checks per week. or any number of items to help Taxpayers will receive their themselves, their families, or check according to their Social others. Security Number. To find out In addition to the refund when your check will arrive go cheeks being sent this year, tax- to www.gop.gov. By Kathleen Johnson ***** If you listen to me, you will What's going on? Keeping know what is right, just, and fair. cool, mostly. Gerald has his hay You will know what you should in. All the family's been on va- do. Proverbs 2:9 cation and are back. Even Madi- ***** son Grace - Tammy and Ron's Cead mile failte baby. She received the medal for ***** best traveler. Of course, Ally Monday: Music 7p.m. - 9 p.m. (big sister) helped to care for her Birthday Luncheon - The third so should have a medal also. Friday of each month- August Carson? Well, he's so cute, he 17 needs a medal for that, besides Mystery Dinner-The fourth being every inch boy. They Friday of each month-August brought us new pictures this 24 morning. There's nothing like Saturday evening used to be family. Wonderful! game night. There were only ***** two the last time they met. Everyone ready for school? Maybe after the hot weather is Carson is already in day-care. It over, some of you can meet and isn't long until everyone will be have a good time playing games BACK IN SCHOOL. I missed -okay'? not hearing them play during ***** vacation. The students are just Happy Birthday: Leon Acord, across the fence from us. It's a Dale Anderson, Esther Ham, joy hearing them each day. Rena Burton, Mike Groene, ***** James Roe, Betty Beeler, Jesse Most every household (when Foust, Frank Mutters Jr., Roy I was growing up) taught every Layes, Lucus Plunk, Charles girl child to dew. At least they Franklin Hinkle, Clay Burgess, received embroidery hoops, Cindy Allensworth, Patty needles, and embroidery thread. Welch, Scott Collier, Donna Stitches were learned by doing Wilcox, Steve Foust, James - running stitch, overcast, lazy Brown, Christi Mclntire, Erick daizy, French knot, blanket Epperson, MarthaGazaway, Jim stitch, satin stitch. As you be- Shelton, Rebecca Roper, David came more proficient, there Elson, Joshua Cumpton. We were many, many more. Every wish you many, many more pair of pillow cases, tea towels Happy Birthdays - Uh-huh. and handkerchiefs were embroi- ***** dered. "There's sure been a lot of Then there was knitting, cro- watermelon thumping. Do you cheting, tatting...I learned to thump melons? Do you know crochet and embroider, but any watermelon thumpers? never mastered tatting or knit- Daddy (Troy Kelley) was a ting. My Mother and Mother-in- thumper. Gerald Johnson is a law did all of those. I've tried to thumper. I don't know anything pass this along to daughter and abot t thumping melons. Just granddaughters. Scratch that. know how to eat them. I think But one daughter-in-law does they go by the way they sound most anything with a sewing (the melons). Do you think they needle and machine - Patty. really know what they are do- ***** ing? They are pretty convincing Now, at 1 and Kirk on Mon- or awfully lucky. Maybe, at a day evenings, you may hear certain time of the melon sea- most any kind of music and son they are pretty safe in pre- playing you would like. Yes- dicting whether they are ripe or siree! Come by and listen. You'll green, don't you think? Yep! I be glad you did. We have think so. Lorraine Smith, Chet Smith, Bill A weckly column by Rick Lomenick Journal Assi. tant Editor For those of you who routinely ity, and getting your t drive State Highway 33 nearthe termelon and ice high school athletic facilities, ahead andj you can'tkeep from noticing the ers organization. It new press box/concession stand money well spent. facility. The organization The outside is very impressive neat, looking. But what will be that benefit equally impressive is the inte- student/athletes. They rior on both levels. No doubt to hand out about it, that will be one of the dessert and something! best looking structures of its after a game. Or kind in the state, money in the budget, School board members got a offset the cost of peak at the progress that has equipment that will been made prior to our meeting athletes. And most of Monday night. The tour guides are there to cheer on were coaches Bobby Buck, whether they Kevin Minor, and Jason Reece. ing. Even though there are just mi- And while nor things left to be done, it al- check out, also ready is nice. In fact, it is some- terest in serving on a thing the school district patrons tee or helping out can be very proud of. fashion. It take The public can get an oppor- tunity to see the nearly-finished worth it. And by product Friday night when the involved, you "" " v eet tn 't..o cn is s6clm Wut vna't' me be held there. In addition to get- in how it can best ting a good look at the facility, dents/athletes. those attending will be treated It will be a great to some watermelon and ice * * * * * cream. Football and fast-pitch We celebrated tw! softball coaches will be on hand birthdays in our family to talk about their seasons. The weekend. My event is hosted by the Perkins- (that's Loveh, Wife Tryon All Sports Boosters. who don't know), It should be an enjoyable night on Sunday while my' so make plans now to attend, reached number 66 on * * * * Another happy While you are meeting the ing to both of you! coaches, touring the new facil- GET A CHARGE OUT OF Leonne Worcester When "self" gets in the way! I Have we not all heard about "self concern"? It is natur m a negative way about self concern. I but when you are concerned about your life, I that is wrong. That attitude (feeling) is the cause of all 9roblems in this world today. What about the politician that "uses" somebody of the sex for his/her personal gratification, with no regards for ,merest of the other'? That person simply can't be 9erson wilt use anybody or anything for his own self about it...and expect people to accept that action. You trust anyone who lies, especially one who lies about sex.. A man uses a women for selfish desire, she uses him for] gratification (security, intimacy or money). So a zation, who's purposes was to protect women from a abuses uses a weak, and sexually abusive politician, acts because he supported their agenda. Then a nation, as racy, decides not to get involved in an "intervention" their own interest in the "economy". We now have worried about their own self interest. None of them get overcome their selfishness. Relationshi are trash. On a level that is more personal, you may be upset friend does not return a borrowed tool. It is not friend but concern for yourself and your possession that "Self-concern" is a rather common expression for est, gratification or worry about one's self. This taken for granted. It should not be passed off so casually. concern" is the cause of all of the unpleasant emotional one has in one's relationship with others. If you can recall recent experiences you to be upset, you will find "self concern" to be the problem. In encounters with others, "self concern" keepS: up as the biggest hurdle to overcome in getting along In the following weeks we expect to give you ways this immature thought pattern that may be destro, tionships. "Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain mility consider others better than yourselves." (NIV) Phil 2:3 Baker, Norvil Cole, Ival Hesser, Howard & Betty Anderson, Max Porter, Stillwater. Stella Rogers, Agra. Murl Rhodes, Alvy Stevens, Cushing, Bud Smith, Crescent. Glen & Esther Nottingham, Coyle. Willie Mouser, Norman & Joan Miser, Millie & Evans Brown, Guthrie. Bud Moore, B.J. Cushing. Harvey Davis. Thanks to each musician. We appreciate your entertaining us so royally. ****~ Hostess Mattie Lee Thomp- son, our hostess with the mostest, greeted 105 guests and 21 musicians. Kitchen hostesses, Edith Crietsinger, sandwiches and canteloupe; June Porter helped Edith, also Wayne Allen & Lois McKaughan. Thelma Smith brought deli- cious lemon cake, mmmm, it's so good. Vi Stewart, canteloupe; Norma Bentley, turkey sand- wiches and Lloyd Stallings, pie. Thank you, again and again. We couldn't do it without you. *.8** Watermelon Pickles (1) (I'm not familiar with this recipe. In fact, I using the red part oft Cut red part of cubes or chunks, salt' sit 2 hours. Drain. cups sugar, 3 cups egar, 2 tbsp mix utes or until it Pack into sterilized Sounds easy. (2) Pare the melon. Cut into about an inch sqU only), Ion water, 1 tbsp salt, Drain and place in crock. To ! qt quarts sugar, 1 1 tsp whole cloves. ture and boil 3 over pickles. 9 successive days, bring to boiling pickles each day. bring all to boiling; sterilized jars Till we meet friends and relativeS' dre conge, Deo you peace and love.