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4A-THE PERKINS JOURNAL, Thursday, August 23, 2001 Meridian Technology Center named Oracle Internet Aq Meridian Technology Center adds five members to staff In July, Meridian Technol- ogy Center added five new em- ployees to its staff: Tom Alexander, Cosmetology In- structor, Cindy Moreland, Health Science Technology In- structor, Scott Petermann, Infor- mation Technology Instructor, Patrick Smith, Vocational Ca- reers Instructor and Steve Smith, Director of Full-Time Programs. Tom Alexander joins the MTC staff with more than 18 years children live in Perkins. Cindy Moreland has worked as a physical therapist for the past five years in hospital, re- habilitation and school-based settings. She currently works weekends at Stillwater Medical Center in acute care. Moreland has a bachelor's degree in physical therapy from Langston University and a bachelor's de- gree in office administration those years in web design in- struction to eighth and ninth grade students. He was also a member of the technology train- ing team, which taught faculty and staff at SPS how to imple- ment technology in the school district. Petermann achieved a bachelor's degree in secondary education from Oklahoma State University. His responsibilities as an In- of hair designing experience, with the past eight years as a salon managerpenney Company.fr J.C. He has a bachelor's degreej in art education Tom Alexander Cind' Moreland Scott Peterman Patrick Smith from the Univer- sity of Central Oklahoma and attended John's from Arkansas State University. formation Technology Instructor Beauty College in Houston, As the Health Science Tech- will be to teach high school and Texas. He also received ad- nology Instructor, Moreland adult students the latest technol- vanced training through the will be responsible for teaching ogy in web design and e-corn- Carol Lydon Smith School of high school and adult students merce applications. Petermann Hair Design. Alexander refined about various health care skills resides in Stillwater with his his skills through various Paul and occupations. She and her wife, Rebecca and 10-month-old Mitchell and Matrix workshops family moved to Stillwater from son, Andrew. and seminars. In 1999, he at- Enid last summer. Her husband, Patrick Smith, a former ag- tended Meridian Technology Barry, is a vice president at riculture education instructor, Center to earn his instructor's BancFirst and daughter, Addle, has accepted the position of Vo- license, attends fourth grade at Perkins cational Careers Instructor for i He will be responsible for Elementary. MTC. Smith earned a bachelor's teaching daytime students Stillwater native, Scott degree in agriculture education hands-on and practicaltheory of Petermann has taught in the from Oklahoma State University hair, scalp, nail and skin care. Stillwater Public Schools for and has seven years experience His wife, Peggy and their two seven years, the last four of teaching high school students in Steve Smith Kingfisher and Checotah schools. He will be responsible for teaching high school students how to identify potential ca- reers, raise basic skill levels and become oriented to 10 trade and industry areas. Originally from Drumright, Smith and his wife, Mischa and daughter Peyton, age eight months, live on an acreage north of Stillwater. Steve Smith be- gan his position of Director, Full- Time Programs July 1. Along with 10 years combined experience in high school administra- tion from Stigler Public Schools and Stillwater Public Schools, Smith earned a bachelor's degree in education and a master's degree in education from Northeastern State Univer- sity. He has a specialist in edu- cation degree from Oklahoma State University where he is currently working toward a doc- torate of education. As a Director, Smith will be responsible for instructional ser- vices of secondary and adult students enrolled in full-time programs. His wife Jennifer is a Service Careers Instructor at Meridian Technology Center. They reside in Stillwater with their son, Garrett, age two. OSU releases summer honor rolls A total of 810 students were named to the summer honor rolls at Oklahoma State Univer- sity in Stillwater, including 432 President's Honor Roll. Students who have com- pleted the courses with a grade point average of 3.50 or higher, low a "C," are also named to the honor rolls. Perkins: Dustin Kirk Beams, Khanh Minh Ensign, Brady POSSE meeting scheduled By Leona Burton The first organizational meet- Lawanta Ramsey, Informa- tion Technology Center In- structor at Meridian Technol- ogy Center, recently spent two weeks training at the Oracle Corporation's headquarters in San Francisco. The training was part of a two-year commitment that enables Meridian to be designated an Oracle Internet Academy ( O I A ) school. The OIA is designed to educate stu- dents on the fundamentals of Interact and database technology Lawanta Ramsey by focusing on the essentials of data mod- eling, Sequential Query Lan- guage and Java programming. Students enrolled in Informa- tion Technology have access to the latest technology and have the opportunity to gain expe- rience and l nowledge to pre- pare them for college and ca- reers. In addition, students have the opportunity to be in- cluded, in Oracle's internship recruitment database, which allows them to make connec- tions with potential employers on local and regional levels. "This coursework would normally cost thousands of dollars, ticipation in this high school students ticipate for free. "I can't emphasize what a tremendous nity this is for youn$1 who the and sof c o nap! With revenues of more billion, the in more than 145 around the world. Students who ticipate in this ing program should career counselor to the Information program. Courses twice a day, Monday t Friday, beginning at 11:05 a.m. and the course at 12:40 3:30 more (405) 377-3333 or lawantar@m technology.com. Absentee ballots for in any course are placed on the complete grades or grades be- County election are students who received all "A" have no incomplete grades or Kim Gaddy, Amanda Louiseing of P.O.S.S.E. (Parents' Or- Voters in Lincoln County who want to have absenteel grades and were named to the grades below a"C," are placed Grimes, Andrea M. ganization Supporting Senior mailed to them for the Sept 11 special elections for thet President's Honor Roll. on the Dean's Honor Roll.McCutchen. Extravaganza) is planned for Tryon and the Cushing 1-67 School should apply noW, Full-time undergraduate Part-time undergraduates Ripley: Will Jesse Mitchell. Sunday, August 26 at 2:30 p.m. Election Board Secretary Pat Gaines said today, t h( ,com te, or.. . Agra: C stopher Lee Gil- in the Perkins-Tryon Elemen- CountyElectlonBoardcanaCccptapphq tlql Jor rnoreh'6Ui- i n't e sufi m i- i " lz semester cremt hours aunng bert, MicaelaAlyse McFarland. '" ' ' " " a grade point average of .00 " ' " "' .... ' ' ttaemOStrecentconsecutween-. Tryon: Brandon Phillip tary Cafeteria. All parents of lots until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 5, Gmhes and witl no incomplete grade rollments at OSU' with no in- Duncan, Shawn Cody Seniors 2002 at P-T High are who want to vote by absentee ballot to apply early. Matheson.. encouraged to attend. Cimarron Valley HCE Group held their regular meet- ing August 7 in "The Quilting Post," N. Main in Perkins, hosted by sisters Darlene Rigsby and Joyce Leach. Our meeting room was decorated with quilts, wall hangings and other items achieved by a vari- ety of designs and many colors of fabric made by Darlene and Joyce. Quilting is a beautiful art that can be a therapy. Once a quilter feels comfortable with the basics, it is really fun to explore all the possibilities. They gave many steps to quilt making, most of the techniques for making full-sized quilts can be used for miniatures. Several members signed up for quilting lessons. Members toured the Quilting Post to find everything needed to begin and make a project. Darlene & Joyce Ii served cookies & punch at the close of the meeting. President Emma Hardin I opened the business meeting. Joan Botts read scripture from with "What did you do for ex- citement this summer? Did you do anything extra-ordinary?" Minutes of the July meeting were read by the secretary Connie Norrie and Bonnie Manke gave the financial report. Both were approved. June Stacy gave her Good Cheer report. Members brought items to be taken to the Payne County Youth Shelter. Committee re- ports were given and Payne County Fai duties were dis- cussed, which included fair kitchen clean up, pie crust mak- ing and fair kitchen food prepa- ration. This is our 5" year for making all cream pies during Walker to 85th birthday The family of Juanita Walker invites friends and fam- ily to help celebrate her 85th birthday in her home at 4220 West 92, Perkins, on Saturday, Colossians 4:16,17 and "Don'ts the fair. Our educational booth will be focusing on wild birds. Chairpersons asked for entries from members for specified class exhibits for the fair which will be August 27 through Sep- tember 1. In addition to those members mentioned above, also attending our meeting were: Norma Hallman, Charlotte Costa, Bar- bara Kirby, Edna Westfall, Donna Stallard, Inez Barnes, Margret Coate, Elda Mason, Geraldine Allen and guest Carolyn Branstetter. Our next regular meeting will be Septem- ber 4. This will be the Tenth An- nual Chemical Free Senior Night Celebration for the Perkins-Tryon Communities. The organization works toward providing a safe, fun, memo- rable evening for the Seniors after their graduation ceremo- nies. For more information call Sharon Williams at 547-5649. forms are available at the County in the courthouse at Chandler. "At least two mail transactions must be made," "The County Election Board must mail the ballots and the voter must return the voted ballots by mail," must be in the hands of the County Election Board by election day in order to be counted. and Mud Puddles." Jean Platt August 25 from 10:30 a.m. 'til led the group in the flag salute. 12:30 p.m. No gifts, please. Members answered roll call Generation GAP Tuesday bhght Buffet Spectal, meeting scheduled you can eat unet with a oz. This organization is a sup- ice cold Coke fountain drink. port center of Oklahoma, asup- port group that seeks changes in ly the law and provides informa- i tion and referral services to par- I t) ', :; eats and grandparents and ex- tended families of divorce. : The nextmeetingisAugust m m m 1 m 1 1 m 1 m m 23 in the First Baptist Church/ Present This Coupon For A I of Perkins, Ok, 500 E. Knipe, ,I L GLpA|ZZ' west entrance. The Shared iii Parenting Bill of Oklahoma 43- MEDIUI CHARGE llO.l will be discussed at this !._meeting. The 4 Thursday at | One Goupon Per Customer I Don't forget our Tuesday night buffet! i. "-. - cept --I I'- f {, .... r .......... , . November & December is the _ Now, 1 0% of evening buffet sales go to the schools! I:: regularly scheduled meeting I Help ua aupport the Perkins-Tryon aehool distrletl | time. For more information, caU -,- ,.= .. .1, m m .- .1 m m --, 1 .. (405) 547-2796. THE PAYNE COUNTY FAIRBOARD & OTTOWAY AMUSEMENT COMPANY PRESENT... AT THE FAIRI Saturday, September 1, 2001 6-10 Ride ALL the rides AS MANY TIMES as you want for $10.00 per student! ---- ESSAY CONTEST: ---- CASH PRIZES and FREE b'S bm ,, E ;SAY TOPIC: WHAT CAN YOU LEARN ATTHE PAYN COUNTY FAIR?" Clearly mark your name and grad on your paper. ENTRY DEADLINE: Noon, Aug. 30, 2001 MAIL TO: Payne County [!xpo Center, Kid s Day Contest. 451l Expo Cr., E. Stillwater, OK