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Closet families know Perkins has Closet"? This is a where families in need and get clothes for family. They have and shoes for the family. sponsored of Hours are Tuesday Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to noon. There is no accept donations of and articles that are and usable (no furni- For more information, Hughes or Mar- Carroll, Coordinators, at or you can call the of the The meeting be a "Friends of on Tues- 9th at 7:00 meeting will take 2nd. You are invited ~pport the Thomas- Library with your at- added attraction be Albert May's presenta- I 0f"An Evening With Lin- Story Time Preschoolers, ages•3 and b, arc invited to attend Story week on Thursday to 10:45 a.m. at the library. Each Thursday next several months featuring a different and activities designed us about the world of Preschoolers, please join t n. Weather Review by Rick Matheson, Perkins Station) August 11 - High: 71; Rainfall: 0.57". August 12 - High: 71; Rainfall: 0.30". August 13 - High: 67; Rainfall: 0.54". , August 14 - 92; Low: 69; Rainfall: August 15 - High: 71; Rainfall: 0.00. August 16 - High: 79; Rainfall: 0.00. August 17 - High: 64; Rainfall: 0.10n. #3 board Aug. 28 will a board of directors meet- Thursday, August 28, 7 • at Redco Drilling. more information call summer outing Lions at ingalls Perkins Lions Club aeet at the Ingalls Com- Center Monday, Au- 25. They will not meet Sept. 1 because of ' Day, and return to their meetings, Monday. All Sports wantedl 1?he Perkins-Tryon All Boosters will kickoff aew year at the football on August 29th at P.m. Come by the mere- table to join and get a Friday football team 1997 Perkins-Tryon will be holding their Scrimmage Friday at 6 ).m., head coach said. half of this year's are sophomores, but said that he is going relying on the leadership Nate Johnson, and Shawn Friday, August 29, the hosting Jones second warm-up game !re the season opener Creek, Sept. 5 home field• a towel or VCR tape or used), Harmon said. Left photo: Somebody turns the "big 50" -See page 3 Midxlle photo: Kids complete season. team makes it "even." -See Page 9 Right photo: '89 P-T grad accepts position as -See page 8. Lady Demons softball Chaplain. ':ii 'iii in our ::!::i:i:i year of servtn ::: %.:::::. :::: %:11 :< Oldest Newspaper Lincoln County deputies inspect a Toyota 4x4 vehicle that rolled into a ditch on US177 south of Perkins last Saturday evening. The vehicle, driven by Benjamin Drew of Harrah, Oklahoma, apparently was going northbound on US177 three miles south of town when the driver lost control, it rolled at least once, and landed upright on the west side of the highway. Drew has since been treated and released from Stillwater Medical Center with "scratches and bruises," sources said. • • by Rick Clark for Trigonometry, Calculus, One-half year credit each for :To a high school principal the other math courses beyond Alge- Economics, Geography, Psychol- ACT (American College Testing) bra II, and Computer Math/ ogy, and other History (Euro- score is the academic equivalent Computer Science. pean, State, etc.) of a touchdown, homerun, three- • Social Studies-three years or • Natural Science-three years pointer, and state championship more. One year credit each for or more. One year credit each for all rolled into one. American History, World His-General/Physical/Earth Science, Perkins-Tryon High School tory, and American Government. Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. Principal Margaret Hrencher Planning Commission to review was all smiles this week with the announcement by ACT that the Solid Waste Management Plan average ACT scores for 1997 graduates taking the ACT exam by Mo Wassell has jumped dramatically overThe Perkins Planning Commission received a proposed solid the last several years, waste management plan presented by Clay Plymate, representa- "I am just tickled to death tive for the Certified Cities Committee, at their regular meeting about these scores for last year's last week. According to Plymate the plan is one of the requirements graduates," Hrencher said. "We for compliance with Certified Cities guidelines. have been telling parents that The plan, borrowed in part from the Payne County Solid Waste the ACT average scores will in- Management Plan, outlines long range objectives and recommen- crease when their chiId takes the dations. Implementation of a disposal service for hazardous house- core (college preparatory cur- hold waste, as recommended by the plan, was discussed. This would riculum)." apply to common household materials such as paint and motor oil. The composite "core" score It is currently unlawful to dispose of these materials with regular for 1996/97 was 22.5 compared household waste unless specifically designated, and the Town of to 1995/96 21.1. The "non-core" Perkins does not have an alternate form of disposal. scores were 20.8 compared toThey also discussed the recommendation to hold two city-wide 18.3. Those figures also areclean-up days, once in the spring following the town yard sale and above the national average (core) once in the fall prior to Harvest Fest. of 22.1 and the state average of The Commission tabled any action "subject to call" pending their 21.9. review of the plan. Upon a special called meeting the Commission The ACT assessment is de- would only decide by vote whether to approve recommendation for signed for students who plan to presentation to the Board of Trustees for their subsequent action. attend college and it is a guide- Jo Hyder, the newest appointee to the Commission, was elected line that most universities use secretary. Wes Beane has been "acting secretary" pending the final for enrollment eligibility, appointment to the board, but is unable to continue the duties of The core college prepatory secretary due to other commitments. He, as well as Rick Jarvis, curriculum consists of: offered their assistance to Hyder in executing the necessary du- *English-four years or more.ties. One year credit each for English The Planning Commission will hold a special meeting some- 9, 10, 11. time later this month with the City Attorney, Roger McMillian, to *Mathematics-three years or review existing ordinances and clarify the ability of the Commis- more. One year credit each for sion to recommend zoning and/or building ordinances, permits, etc. Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geom- Jarvis will schedule the meeting according to McMillian's schedule etry. One-half year credit each and public notice will be posted accordingly. byRick Clark for°aclvice on architecture, Within only two weeks the grants, business tax breaks, and Perkins Main Street project has promotion. gone from talk to reality with the Sec retary/treasurer for formation of a board of directors, Perkins Main Street, Sheri Gor- community letters of support, don, said that the organization and financial backing, will soon be an official "nonprofit The Perkins Main Street,' organization" as the paperwork Inc. steering committee met for has been submitted and should the second time in one week be approved"within a week." early Tuesday morning at the Gordon said that over $700 Sasser Museum and formally has already been deposited from elected a board of directors in- membership fees and that eluding Steve Willingham, Lynn pledges from many other indi- Kinder, Harland Wells, Sheri viduals and organizations have Gordon, Jim Hyder, John Hop- been made. per, Sara Burns, Darlene West, Payne County Bank Execu- and Rick Clark. tive Vice President Lynn Kinder Also attending the meeting said that the bank "is very much were Perkins Library Board for the Perkins Main Street, Members Carol Acuff and Char- Inc." project and suggested that lotte Parrack who indicated that other businesses and govern- they wanted to be a part of ment entities may want to des- Perkins Main Street, Inc. ignate funds that were ear- The goal of the group is to marked for Payne County Eco- be accepted by the Oklahoma nomic Development to go to the Main Street Project that is part local project instead. of the Oklahoma Department of Payne County Economic De- Commerce• Main Street is an or- velopment is no longer in exist- ganizational project that brings ence because'of a lack of fund- business leaders together as a ingfrom the county commission- cohesive group to help promote ers, Stillwater, Cushing, their community and busi- Perkins, and others• nesses. Harland Wells, who serves If accepted as a Main Street as president of the Perkins Medi- Community, The Oklahoma De- cal Corporation, also indicated partment of Commerce Main the non-profit group will finan- Street Project will lend experts Continued on page 2 Average ACT Scores by Level of Academic Preparation. Humber Peccent English Mathe~u~t I cs ReaU 1 ng So! Reaso~ Com!3os t t e cx~-e/ncore core/l~--orecore/pc:ore cope/nc~'l ~Pe/nc~re mre/nmre core/hOOPs Loca I 1992-93 9 26 26 74 19.9 19.5 21.2 18.7 20.4 20.4 18.9 19,8 20.2 19.8 1993-94 7 27 21 79 17.9 19.6 18.9 18.6 19.6 20.4 20.4 19.5 19.4 19.7 1994-95 5 27 16 84 19.0 18,8 19,2 17.7 19.2 19,5 20.2 19.1 19.4 18.9 1995-96 15 28 34 64 20.1 17.8 20.5 18.0 21.9 18.2 21.5 18.9 21.1 18.3 1996-97 13 19 38 56 21.9 20.5 21,5 18.6 23.8 22.2 22.2 20.9 22.5 20.8 State 1992-93 9507 10060 46 48 21.2 18.2 20.8 17.9 22.3 19.3 21.6 18.9 21.6 18.7 1993-94 10211 10213 47 47 21.2 18.3 20.8 17.9 22.3 19.5 21.6 19.1 21.6 18.8 1994-95 10755 10474 47 45 21.3 18.4 20,8 17.9 22.3 19.6 21.6 19. t 21,6 18,9 1995-96 11269 11053 49 48 21.5 18.8 20,9 18.2 22.4 19.8 21.9 19,5 21.8 19.2 1996-97 12310 11054 51 46 21.5 18.8 21.3 18.3 22.5 19.7 21.9 19.4 21.9 19.2 Nat tonal 1992-93 453064 374256 52 43 21.6 18.7 21.6 18.3 22.5 19.6 22.0 19.4 22.0 19.1 1993-94 478885 359974 ' 54 40 21.5 18.6 21,5 18.3 22.5 19.6 22.1 19.5 22.0 19.1 1994-95 529146 360925 56 38 21.4 18.5 21.5 18.3 22.4 19.6 22.0 19.5 22.0 19. I 1995-56 542136 354733 59 38 21.5 18.6 21,5 18.4 22.5 19.7 22.1 19.6 22.0 19.2 1996-97 566141 561947 59 38 21.5 18.6 21.8 18.7 22.5 19.7 22.1 19.6 22.1 19.3L Bernie Huber, who recently moved to Perkins, stands beside his second place trophy won at a recent "Fast Draw" contest held in Abilene, Kansas. Huber won a first.place trophy in Hereford, Texas August 9. He has been interested in fast drawing shooting since 1957 and is organizing a local t~).l~ Gunfighters Fast Draw Club" in Perkins. If you are interested in this type sport, you can contact Huber at 547-5403 for more information. It is not just a man's sport as there are many women shooters too, Huber said. He and his two sons have organized similar fast draw clubs in Oklahoma City and Tucson, Arizona.