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S a hunting season for 2001-2002 may be disappointed to learn that the sup- [diphtheria, tetanus and acellular pertussis (whoop- Vaccine is returning to normal after a recent shortage. prompted the Oklahoma State Department of to postpone the 4th dose of DTaP, usually given at nlonths of age. this month, the Centers for Disease Control and Pre- announced that vaccine manufacturers have in- Production and can now supply enough vaccine to return 5-dose schedule. Daycare and preschool require- which were temporarily suspended due to are now back in force and health officials are re- shortage didn't last longer. urges parents of children who missed the 4th DTaP shortage of the past few months to contact their physi- health department to obtain the missed dose. haven't already, parents may want to check their s records to make sure they are ready for school and day the back-to-school rush. Oklahoma day care law re- to be up-to-date for their age with DTaP, polio, B, measles, mumps, and rubella, varicella and hepatitis A vaccines. school immunization law requires all children en- arten to complete or be in the process of completing for DTaP, polio, measles, mumps, and rubella, va- hepatitis B and hepatitis A vaccines. aCcine is used for booster doses for all people age 7 years 'and for people 7 and older who never received a series as children. To ensure vaccine is available for highest risk, the OSDH is urging all county health and physicians to delay all routine Td boosters for and adults until 2002. and county health departments are being asked to Use of Td vaccine to the following groups: 1) persons g to a country where the risk of diphtheria is high; 2) per- tetanus vaccination following a wound; 3) persons less than 3 doses of any vaccine containing toxoids in their lifetime; and 4) pregnant not been vaccinated with Td during the preced- and adults are reminded that it is impor- record of the date of their last Td vaccine. who aren't sure if their child received the 4th DTaP or Who have questions about the DTaP vaccine may con- t Physician or local county health department. Physicians, r individuals who have questions about the availability or Vaccine may contact the Oklahoma State Department of Service at (405) 271-4073. been earmarked for the coming year's hunt- OKLAHOMA CITY -- A the S.H. 108 north junction. pair of contracts totaling $5.75 Rep. Terry Ingmire, R- 1-Oct. 30. million were awarded Monday Stillwater, said the state Trans- - Oct. 1- Nov. 26; Jan. 15 (Jan. 1-15 antlerless to two Stillwater companies to portation Commission awarded improve nearly eight miles of a $5,151,101 contract on the - Oct. 27- Nov. 4. S.H. 51 in Payne County, area project to Wittwer Construction. -- Nov. 17- Nov. 25 (Special antlerless hunts are also legislators announced. Construction is expected to start SOme areas). In the bigger contract, an- in six to eight weeks and will i -Jan. 31. other section of the highway east require an estimated 10 months L (Fall 2001) - Gun: Nov. 3-Nov. 16 (Open only in of Stillwater will be widened to to comt lete. COunties) Archery: Oct 1 - Nov 16 & Nov. 26-Jan. 15. five lanes. Widening S.H. 51 east of (Spring 2002) - April 6-May 6 (Statewide, except Oklahoma Department of Stillwater was authorized in the April 6-April 28 (S.E. counties: Atoka, Choctaw, Transportation blueprints indi- five-year, billion-dollar state- LeFlore. cate the project will start at the wide highway construction 1 -Jan. 31. end of the existing undivided package the Legislature ap- multi-lane section in the vicin- "proved in 1997, Ingmire and of DTaP vaccine eases ity of Fairgrounds Road and ex- Harrison recalled. tend east for 2.9 miles, to the In the other contracts bridge that straddles Little awarded Monday, blueprints in- Stillwater Creek a mile west of dicate five miles of the west- THE PERKINS JOURNAL, Thursday, August 9, 2001-5 i en, re Calling all judges, helpers 4-H members ages 12 and bound lanes of the four-lane di- older by August 28th are invited vided section of S.H. 51 west of to assist with judging of exhib- Stillwater---betweenS.H. 51C its in the North Building on and S.H. 86 -- will be resur- judging day, August 28th. faced with a resilient grade of 4-H members will assist asphalt, judges with recording placings, Rep. Dale Wells, D- attaching ribbons, and display- Cushing, said the Transporta- ing of exhibits. tion Commission awarded a Judges helpers need to be $599,687 contract on that job to excused from school for the en- The Quapaw Company. Sen. tire day as work begins at 8:30 Mike Morgan, D-Stillwater, a.m. and will conclude at 5:30 said Quapaw was the sole bid- p.m. der for the work. For more information, con- ODOT records indicate tact Brett or Dea at the Exten- both targeted sections of S.H. 51 sion office. This is a great op- are traveled by an average of portunity for4-H leadership and 7,000 vehicles each day. your lunch will be provided! is an option in Perkins-Tryon School District Perkins-Tryon School District offers a Proficiency-Based-Pro- motion (PBP) option for all students in 1" through 12* grades. Pursuant to Section 6 of HB 1017, PBP provides the opportunity for students to move forward in their educational endeavors by subject, course, and/or grade level based on mastery of the Okla- homa Priority Academic Student Skills (PASS) and curriculum objectives of the Perkins-Tryon School District. The student who can successfully be moved ahead under the PBP guidelines will be able to demonstrate, in the absence of in- struction, content knowledge, skills, and the application of those skills. Parental involvement is critical in the Proficiency-Based- Promotion process, as is consideration of the student's develop- mental, social, emotional and intellectual needs. Students who make application for Proficiency-Based-promo- tion will be given a criterion exam. If passed at the 90% or higher level, student applicants may then complete a performance com- ponent. Successful completion at the 90% or higher level on both assessments is required. The students individual academic needs will be met by one of the following means: individualized instruc- tion, independent study, cross grade grouping, cluster grouping, correspondence courses and concurrent enrollment. Credit earned in high school level courses will count toward meeting graduation requirements. Credit will be noted as "Proficiency by Exam-Pass" with no grade assigned. No record of unsuccessful attempts at PBP will be maintained in the student's permanent school record. Application forms are available in the superintendent's office. Completed application forms must be returned to the superintendent's office by Monday, August 13 Testing is sched- uled for Tuesday, August 14, at h15. State Health Commissioner Dr. Leslie Beitsch released today a summary of the findings of a comprehensive audit of records of the Children First Program. Beitsch had ordered the audit July 12 follow- ing a preliminary review of a Children First case record that indicated two public health nurses may have failed to follow established proto- cols in reporting suspected child abuse. Beitsch directed a statewide audit using a random sampling of Children First records to assure that nursing practices were being de- livered in an appropriate manner. Following Beitsch's directive, 2,871 Children First records were audited. Of that number, 12 records suggested that further follow up with the Department of Human Services was indicated. These situa- tions, however, dealt primarily with suspected neglect issues. No cli- ents were identified as being in immediate jeopardy of harm. "I believe this audit validates that the correct procedural safeguards are in place to assure the health and safety of those served by the Children First program," Beitsch said The Children First program provides community-based voluntary family resource and support services that focus on nurse home visita- tion to families during pregnancy and until the child's second birth- day. The program began in Oklahoma in 1997 as a pilot project in four Oklahoma counties and expandod statewide in 1998. During FY 2001, the Children First Program made 82,944 home visits to more than 7,819 Oklahoma families. "Our nurses undergo extensive training in all aspects of prenatal, infancy and toddler health, "Beitsch said. "In particular, they are trained to identify the signs of suspected child abuse or neglect and to report their observations to the Department of Human Services as required by law." Beitsch said the program would continue to emphasize training opportunities for its home visitation workforce. Additional audits of the Children First caseload will be considered, including case man- agement, prenatal outcomes, and growth and development. t to host The Perkins Masonic Lodge will host a party Saturday, August 11 at 1:30 p.m. at the Perkins Masonic Lodge on East Kirk to honor three Lodge members whose total membership years is 145. Harold Martin, 50 years, Dale Holbrook, 60 years and Doe Bartlett, 35 years will be the guests of honor. There will be refreshments and entertainment by The Pipeliners Band. All are welcome to attend this celebration. Thomas-Wilhite Memorial Library hours 'l'homas- ite Memori Library regular hours are as follows: Monday and Tuesday- 12-7 p.m. Wednesday - 12-5 p.m. Thursday - 9-7 p.m. Friday - 12-5 p.m. Saturday - 9 a.m.-12 p.m. The library is located at 129 S. Main. The telephone numbers are: 405-547-5185 and 888-525-4654, and fax is 405-547-1040. i/ County Board of Commissioners met in a Regular Meet- July 23, 2001. Notice of the meeting was made by post- with the Open Meeting Law. The follow- Gloria Hesser, Chairman; Jim Arthur, Vice-Chair- Member; Shern Schieffer, County Clerk; Chades District Attorney. called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m. The meeting With Prayer and Flag Salute. recognized Mr. Lawrence Butler. Butler addressed the speed limit on Texaco Road. The Board suggested office and OHP be contacted to request patrol on the I~Oard can post speed limit signs upon wntten request. The Chairman presented evaluation: Election Board, #2001-86, Bal- lots, Midwest Pnnters, lowest and best. Arthur made the motion to accept the recommendation. Deenng seconded. Arthur, aye; Hesser, aye; Deedng, aye. Motion carded. The Chairman presented evaluation: Bid #2001-01;Elm Grove Re- model Project, recommendation of Latham Construction by Ms. Connie Walker as lowest and best bid. The Chairman noted all options were accepted. Deedng made the motion to accept the evaluation. Arthur seconded. Arthur, aye; Hesser, aye; Deedng, aye. Motion carded. Hesser reported a County auction would be held on September 29 for surplus property. The Chairman presented Memorandum to Remove Items from Inven- tory be split between District #2 and #3. A new precinct will be assigned by the Election Board. RESOLUTION # 2001-46 PAYNE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS REDISTRICTING 2001 WHEREAS, the Payne County Board of Commissioners is required to submit a Redistricting Plan with the State of Oklahoma, whereby Payne County is to be divided between the three (3) Commissioners based on total County population, and WHEREAS, the Payne County Board of Commissioners have prepared a Redistricting Plan that will fairly and equally represent the resident voters of Payne County within the mandated 2 percent margin, and WHEREAS, Payne County has established a Redistricting Plan as follows and set forth in the attached map: ! )i Legal Notice a Davis Sanitation, requested consideration by the Com- a County owned transfer @tation. Davis stated the County owned transfer 1) break up monopoly of trash smaller haulers 3) user friendly, allowing citizens station is an enclosed building with staffing and is then transported out from the station to a desig- uested Boards position on supporting the Ag Move- g for farmers. The Board stated the Ex- the information presented at the ACCO State Commission did not know the position of the ACCO this time. District #1 4250021 4040002 4250022 4320001 4990034 Chainsaw 223411283 Chainsaw 11 463 (no inventory number) Welder 8370012 Chainsaw 223411227 Homelie Weedeater HPC180188 Wet & Dry Vac 6070v1805 11896 District #3 646 Ice Machine Deering made the motion to remove items from inventory. Arthur sec- onded. Arthur, aye; Hesser, aye; Deering, aye. Motion carded. Permits: Fiffy-One East Water; service line; by trenching; cross E/W road; _ mile South of The chairman presented Supplemental and Modification Agreement Rose Road; Sec 19-19N-4E; with Brawley Engineering for County Bridge over Euchee Creek. The line; trenching; Saddle Rock South Agreement specifies Geotechnical services. Deedng made the me- Rural Water - _" water service line; Between Section tion to approve. Arthur seconded. Arthur, aye; Hasser, aye; Deedng, aye. Motion carried. motion to approve the permits. Deering seconded. aye; Deering, aye. Motion carded. Deering made the motion to approve the invoice for Geotechnical ser- vice for Euchee Creek in the amount of $9,205.00. Arthur seconded. (Legal Notice published in The Perkins Joumal three times, August 2, 2001, August 9, 2001, and August 16, 2001) JUNE 24. 2001 NOllCE 10 ~.~: $=~t pr0p0~ ~ by REGISTERED MAIL v~ll ~ m0e~ ~ou~ Itm ODOT RlptoducU~ Btmeh u~| 30 mim,'tm pdor to the scheduled bil opening or wil ~ ~ ilt UI ~dlhoml 0pi~II~ = TnlmC~diilion C~nmimlon Room in ~xj {Xdil.~n~ l~arln~inl of 'f~l~o~ BI~I~, 200 ~ 21111 ~r~K ~ 'C~, Okl~ho~ ~0~ ~m 30 m~ No PIq~uH~x ooflt'uclm m mlintlmanoe ~rk ~ the ~l~ ~11 be ~ed to any oon~ ~ 2:00 RM, m I1~ ~t~J~g ~@/~ oponing of bids ~ any mntra~t. ~ meplrl~ 10flll~lt~l ~tatt b~ aoco~t~l~ed by ~ ~ of Cll,.d~or'$ C~l~k or Bid Bond equal to Stmamrd Spe~=tma~ TI~ wed( wtl ~ done under ~'~e Oldaho~ D, OT Commission's applCal~ Speal~ws as s~ ~ the pllns Io[ Hig~ Comtruction. TI~ minimu~ w~le to I~ i~1 laborm e~l mechan~ empl0y~ 0~ this pro~ will be ~ in ~ . p~. I~n~os~lr, mma ~e prmu~ ~ ama~l by ~ S~.te .stmxl~a Sl~ci~icmions~ ,- Plans.10tins 0f Ix0P0~l, m~lcla and speottcalioos rmy be exam~ed at the Oivisk~ Headquarle~ in ~ dlivition It~ work if, to be pedormod o~ ILl Ih~ Okgthoma Dq~u'ttne~ Of Transpottatioo OIfce EN~,m~ Oi~ in O~aP~a C~. Okta~ot~a ..... Bui~, 200 NJE, 21= ~, ~ CIly, OK 73105. Colt ~ Billing i~x:umeats i~ $25.00 p~s ~x :. I= ~tt Bi