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You Home is the theme for The Oklahoma Blood Insti- Perkins annual fall celebra- tute will be set up at the Per- tion, Old Settlers Day, this kins Fire Station for a Bedlam Saturday, Sept. 7. blood drive. Just bring your Downtown activities get photo ID to the fire station to started at 8 a.m. with the start participate, of the Pistol Pete 5K and 1 There will be free pony Mile Fun Run. Registration rides from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. opensat6:30a.m.fortherace, at223NMainStsponsoredby which makes a loop through Cimarron Valley Real Estate. town and ends back on Main The annual Old Settlers' Street. Awards will be pre- Day parade starts rolling at sented following the race. 11 a.m. Long-time Perkins Also beginning at 8 ram., resident and school bus driver the Sparks 10 & Under soft- Betty Story Harper has been ball team will host breakfast chosen as this years Parade at the Lions Den. Marshall. Food and craft vendor booths Special seating will be open at 9 a.m. throughout provided for senior citizens in the downtown area. More than front of the Lions Den. 60 vendors will be providing Parade entries will be judged everything from jewelry to as the parade progresses craft and gift. Lots of delec- through town. Parade winners table foods, including bever- will be announced following ages, snackitems like popcom the parade, at approximately and ice cream, and of course, 12:30 p.m., and trophies will be presented at that time. can be dropped off in the bus p.m. Entertainment includes There will be a Fill the Bus at OSD or to Frontier Realty Kids Kingdom Cheer, Jean- School Supply Drive in honor prior to the event nie Troxel, Iowa Tribe of Harper. Special requests Entertainment at the Main Dancers, Rhythm Alley, and for the drive are Clomx/Lysol Street Stage, located at Main ReadySetCheer! Also, OSU Disinfectant Wipes, Dry erase and Thomas, will be provided football game will be on big markers, colored copy paper, before and after the parade screen. construction paper, pencils, concluding with Jason Savory Horseshoe players are paper towels, tissues. Items and his band in concert at 1:30 See OSD, Page A4 Harper chosen as Parade Marshall Long-time Perkins resident and school bus driver Betty Story Harper has been chosen as this years Old Settler's Day Parade Marshall. In 1987, she was asked to drive an activity bus for the Perkins-Tryon School system. "Lisa was starting college that year so I thought the extra income would come in handy with college expenses," Harper said. That driving assignment led to driving a bus. route twice a day and a shuttle bus during the day, which she still does today. "I'm often asked, 'How can you stand to drive one of those hot, crowded, loud buses?'" she said. "My answer is always the same. I have loved each and everyone of those kids on my bus over the years and if I can Betty Harper aboard her bus Friday afternoon. touch their life in some honor to be selected as small way - the way the Parade Marshall. people in this community "My first impulse have touched the lives of was to say, 'No, thank my children, then I'll be you," she added. "I driving a bus as long as guess that's because I'm they will let me do so, not one who seeks the or until my last stop - public lime light and to whichever comes first! be honest it makes me She said it was a great See HARPER, Page A2 ALENDAR Email lhem to Sep 9, 5:30 pm - Perkins Lions Club meeting, Perkins Uons Den Sep 9, 6-8:30 p,m. - Monday Music Night, Perkins Senior Citizens I Center, 114 E, Kirk I ,Sep 9, 6 p:mi Perkins [ city CommOn meeting; ] City Hall Anne ,Sep 11.7 p.m. coholics Anonymous (AA) meeting, Perkins Lions Den ,Sep 16, 5:30 meeting, Perkins Uons Den ,Sep 16 6-8 p.m. Monday sic Night, [ Perkins CilJzens I Center, 114 E Kirk Sep 18 7 p,m, coho, n ous I (AA) meeting; Perkins I Lions Den Sep 19 11 am- ahoma Territorial Plaza Trust meeting; Vassar Community Center NDEX Church .................. C3 Classifieds,: ........ ,B6 Entertainment ...... C2 Farm & Ranch ....... B4 Opinions ! ........ ,. A4, S4 Public Records .... S2 car rims By Patti Weaver rims, according to an affida- Journal Correspondent vit by Perkins Police Officer A Perkins woman who is Charles Danker. on probation for drug pos- The station's service man- session has been charged ager, RustinArdrey, saidthat with knowingly concealing the rims were stacked behind stolen Chevrolet aluminum his shop and he knew they rims allegedly taken from were there around July 15, Harris 66 Service Station the affidavit said. in Perkins. A customer called him Courtney Suzanne Burch, "and informed him that she 32, was arrested last week knew who stole the rims and released on $10,000 from his shop and gave bail, court records show. She him the name of Court- was arraigned on the felony ney Burch," the affidavit charge Friday and ordered to alleged. return to court on Sept. 26 After the customer with an attorney, claimed that "Courtney took Burch has denied knowing the rims to a scrap yard for anything about the stolen car money," the Perkins police officer asked Courtney "if the affidavit said. pounds would equal five she ever scrapped any rims An employee at Ameri- rims, the affidavit said. before and she stated no," can Scrap in Stillwater said When Perkins Police according to the affidavit, that on July 18, "Courtney Chief Bob Ernst and the "Courtney stated she brought 148 lbs. of clean officer went to Burch's used to scrap and doesn't aluminum to the scrap yard," residence to talk to her, do it anymore. Courtney for which she received $74, "Courtney was on her cell stated she doesn't know the affidavit alleged. The phone and was cussing anything about any rims," employee said that 148See BURCH, Page A2 seminar em es By Van Mitchell Journal Staff Writer Safety in the workplace was the message of a recent Central Rural Elec- tric Cooperative seminar in which more than 200 zon jailed on drug charg By Patti Weaver Journal Correspondent An ex-convict from Per- kins with an extensive drug history including manufac- turing methamphetamine at his residence was charged Tuesday with possession of marijuana and public intoxication at 19th and Prairie Road on Aug. 28. If convicted of his latest drug charge, Craig Scott Dunlap, 46, who had been released from prison last summer, could be given a life sentence, court records three separate cases for: possession of the prescrip- tion drug, Alprazolam, in Stillwater in 2006; drug possession with intent to distribute, along with possession of metham- phetamine and marijuana, in Stillwater in 2005; possession of a substance with intent to manufacture methamphetamine, in Still- water in 2003. When Dunlap was sen- tenced in his 2009 metham- phetamine manufacturing case, eight years of his Dunlap Four years ago, Dunlap was convicted of manufac- turing methamphetamine at his Perkins residence and staking, right-of-way and between life and death. It is line construction crew not something that we take members attended at its lightly," Swank said. Stillwater headquarters. The emphasis on safety Jillianne Tebow, CREC has been amplified recently vice-president of corpo- by the magnitude of rate operations said due to growth CREC is currently CREC's Customer growth experiencing because and continued product of increased oil and gas upgrades, it was important production throughout its to get all working parties service area. As CREC's together to ensure safety is system continues to grow a top priority, in miles of line, it is also "There is a lot of activ- growing in the number ity in the electric world and of people working on the safety has always been one system through the utiliza- of our highest priorities tion of contract companies. here at CREC," Tebow As the number of people said. "We began com- working on CREC's municating with all those system increases, safety crews making sure we are awareness heightens as all on the same page and well. the easiest way to do that "We want to make sure is to bring them all together all crews working on our at one place and one time system know that we are to get the same message." as concerned for their CREC CEO David Swank safety as much as we are told the attendees that concerned for the safety show. given an eight-year prison probation was revoked in safety was of the upmost of CREC employees," said Dunlap remains in the term -- of which he served his 2005 and 2006 drugimportance at CREC. Steve Henderson, CREC Payne County Jail on less than three years, court cases, while the balance of "We emphasize safety vice president of loss con- School ,, ....... ,,,i A3 [ $7,500 bond pending a court records show. his probation was revokedin to all of CREC's employ- trol. "It is our daily goal Seniors iii.,i ..... i:ilii C4 [ appearance this week with At the time of that drug his 2003 case on which he ees and realize that for that every indiyidual work- Sports [ an attorney, court records offense, Dunlap was already was subsequently paroled, our linemen, being safe ing on the linesgoes home IlllJl[I !Ill[I! U!!l[ ill Illshw'a on probation for 20 years in DOC records show. can mean the difference See CREC, Page A2 THE JOURNAL ~ You Can , 8 .,.==. F.*... l