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Page B1 Got cakmdar m ilthem news com Aug. 26, 7.'30 p.m. - Peddns Planning ........ comm ion rnee ng, C, ay Ha, Annex Aug. 30, 620 p.m. - Perkins Lions Club meeting at Lost Creek Church Sep. 1,7 p.m. -Akzoholk Anonymous (AA) mee , Perldns Lions Den Sep. 2, 11 a.m. - Oklahoma Territodal Plaza Trust meeting, Vassar Community Center Sep. 2, noon- Perkins Community of Commeme mee'dng, Vassar Community Center Sep. 6- Labor Day Sep. 7, 7 p.m.-Cub Pack Meeting at Perkins 1st United Methodist Church Sep. 8, Noon- Perkins Lions Club meeting, Hoisinger Lions Den Sep. 8, 7 p.m. -Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, Perkins Lions Den Sep. 11,2 p.m.-Cub Scout Raingutter Regatta atthe 1st Methodist Church Church .................. C3 Classifieds .......... B4-B5 Comics .................. B6 Entertainment ...... C2 Farm & Ranch ....... $6 History .................. A5 Obituaries ........... A2 Opinions ........... A4, $4 People .................. A2 School .................. A6 Seniors ................. C4 Sports ................. B1 -B3 By Cindy Sheets Contributing Writer "It's a 'Classic' Celebra- tion: Celebrating a Great Community" has been selected as the theme for this year's Old Settlers Day festival. The event will be held Saturday, Sept. 25, in Perkins. The theme was meant to draw attention to the annual Perkins Car Show and Frank "Pistol Pete" Eaton's 150th birthday. Speaking of Pistol Pete, the fun gets started early that day with the start of the Pistol Pete 5K and 1 mile Fun Run. The run starts at 7 a.m. with registration on South Main Street in front of Per- kins Drug. That is also the starting line for the race, which begins at 8 a.m. The race is sanctioned by DG Road Racing Champi- onChip Timing, and spon- sored by the Perkins Flyers Fitness Group and the Per- kins Community Chamber of Commerce. Race organizer Lynn Kinder said both runners and walkers of all ages and experience level are welcome to participate in this fun event. Entrants are eligible to win door prizes and medals and trophies will be aw ded winners. The entry fee is $20, which includes an event t-shirt. After Sept. 15 the entry is $25. Proceeds from the event will go to the Still- water Area United Way. Forms are available at Payne County Bank or can be downloaded from www.perkinsok.net. Also that morning, the Cimarron Starlite Cruis- ers Car Club is once again sponsoring its annual Per- kins Car Show. The event will be held at the Perkins- Tryon High School parking lot on East Highway 33. This show attracts hun- dreds of entrants from Oklahoma and the sur- rounding states. Last year, the show hosted classic vehicle owners from 63 communities, and generated $7,000 for the Ditz Mcltvain Scholarship Fund, according to the club website. Pre-registration is $15; $20 on the day of the show. Trophies will be awarded for more than '40 classes of cars, trucks and motor- cycles, Sponsor's Choice, and the Club Trophy most entries from a club. Special awards include Best of Show, Best Chevy, Best Ford, Best Corvette, Best Moper, Best Pontiac, Best Mustang, Best Car, Best Oklahoma Congresswoman Mary Fallin accepts a key to the city from Perkins Mayor Bob Johnson Thursday during the Perkins Community Chamber of Commerce meeting held at Vassar Community Center. Fallin, a candidate for Oklahoma governor, spoke about her years serving in the Oklahoma House of Representatives, as Lieutenant Governor, and as a U.S. Representative. She also outlined her plan for Oklahoma, should she be elected governor. Harland and Beverly Wells are in the background. Photo by Cindy Sheets Truck, Best Motorcycle, Best Engine, Best Paint, Best Interior, and student classes (car and truck) for all high school students who want to show their car but not compete against the other classes. Concessions and musical entertainment are provided. For more information, contact Shelby Lauener at (405) 612-7115 or slauener@ sbcglobal.net. Old Settlers Day will be set up a little different should contact Brent this year, event organizer DeMuth at brent@paynec Jacque Vassar said. ountybank.com to receive "There will be a few ven- a registration form. dors set up downtown, but Main Street will be closed the kids games and most of from Kirk/Freeman Street the vendors will be located at the Oklahoma Territo- rial Plaza," Vassar said. She noted organizers hope to provide a shuttle service for those who wish to park in other parts of town. Anyone who'd like to set up a vendor booth to Knipe Street through- out the morning. The street will be opened to traffic at around noon. Parade staging and line-up will be at the old practice field on West Kenworthy. All entrants are asked to See PARADE, Page A2 Perkins Police Officer Clayton Collier will assume the rank of sergeant on Sept. 4. Photo by Cindy Sheets By Cindy Sheets Contributing Writer Perkins Police Officer Clayton Collier has been promoted to the rank of sergeant. The promotion is effective Sept. 4, according to Chief Robert Williams. Collier joined the Perkins Police Department in 2007. He served the city as animal control officer for approxi- mately four months, then moved into the position of patrol officer. Prior to joining the police department here, Collier served as both a reserve and a full-time officer in Tryon, Okla. He also worked in the Collier is a Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training (CLEET)-certified full-time officer. He is trained as a Field Training Officer (FTO), and will be qualified as a basic instructor, when he completes his associate's degree in police science from OSU-OKC this fall. Collier has also com- pleted more than 1,000 law enforcement continu- ing education hours since 2004, not including CLEET Academy training. Those courses have covered a wide variety of subjects, including interview and private security business in interrogation techniques, the Oklahoma City area. stalking, death notifica- tion, bird flu, weapons, and emergency management. Collier said he is looking forward to his new role as sergeant. "I'11 be doing more administrative tasks, inves- tigating officer complaints, supervising reserves, and more work with reports and officer logs," Collier said. Collier and his wife, Heather, have two daugh- ters, Ivy, 2 , and Hannah, 13. The couple is expect- ing another daughter in September. Perkins Police Depart- ment now has seven full- time officers and seven reserve officers. By Patti Weaver Journal Correspondent A Perkins woman has been ordered to stand trial on charges of stealing a woman's lost Brussels Grif- fon dog and concealing the animal from its rightful owner -- whose phone number was reportedly on the dog's collar tag. Ruth Darlene Rutz, 51, who appeared in court last week for a preliminary hearing, could be given a 10- year prison term if convicted of larceny of lost prop- erty and knowingly concealing stolen property. Her husband, Larry Gene Rutz, 66, was charged with her, but the theft count was dismissed against him by Special District Judge Phillip Corley, who ordered Larry Rutz to stand trial only on the concealing stolen property count. The couple, who remain free on bail, were told to return on Sept. 10 for trial court arraignment before Associate District Judge Stephen Kistler. The victim, Chelsea DuPont of Stillwater, had reported on Dec. 7, 2009, that her Brussels Griffon dog, Annabelle, was stolen, Stillwater Police Detective Richard Alley wrote in an affidavit. "Ms. DuPont printed several flyers about her missing dog and distributed them in the area around Walmart," the direction in which her dog was seen running three days earlier -- when workers at her boyfriend's apart- ment had let the dog out, the affidavit said. DuPont received a phone call from a Ripley woman who said that after she saw the flyer, she observed "an older white female in a black SUV pick up Ms. DuPont's dog in the Walmart parking lot," the affi- davit said. The Ripley woman said that she spoke to the woman who picked up the dog and the older woman said she would attempt to contact the owner of the dog -- whose name, Annabelle, was on her collar tag along with DuPont's phone number, the affidavit said. DuPont reportedly received three phone calls from See DOG, Page A,?.