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THE PERKINS JOURNAL, Thursday, September 6, 2001-5 deadline for ACT approaching high school online at www.act.org, courses taken in high school, need to take an ACT scores are accepted by extracurricular activities, chances virtually all colleges in the personal background and other !for the ACT before the nation, including all Ivy League information. test date. The schools. The test fee is $24 ($27 ACT's website has helpful jstration deadline is in Florida). A student's ACT information such as test 21. The late scores are considered by locations, sample tests and the 3ctober colleges, along with several opportunity to order test prep fee is required for other important factors, for materials. The ACT is given Students can admissions and course nationwide and is taken by more from their placement. Other factors include than one million high school or register high school GPA, college prep graduates each year. i cont'dfrom page 1) voived events from the life of teamwork of the mission group Creole, or the prophet Elijah that illustrated one of the great blessings of the half of these attributes, trip. "The unity and mutual sup- of full or par- After the opening exercises, port of this diverse and strong- African ancestry, the students went to their indi- willed team was amazing. 20 percent are vidual classes, where they had When one was down, tired, or from Maya, Carib, lessons, crafts, and snacks. The frustrated, the others would !Indian groups, lessons were developed by one rally around, sing, tell a joke, or rnission group con-of the high school classes at do something to support them the town Eden Chapel. Building on that and lift their spirits." Max pas- Located in extreme day's Elijah story, the lessons tors Eden Chapel and Lost Belize just a few miles helped students understandCreek Churches, along with his Mexican border, more about the attributes of God wife Diann, who is music direc- a population of by bringing together other scrip- tor at the two churches and the As is generally tures, crafts related to the lesson, music teacher at Perkins El- Belize, most of theand a science experiment that ementary. sponsored served as an object lesson about Nancy Hilley of Eden The mission the attribute being studied. The Chapel echoed Max's corn- classes at two children were especially thrilled ments about the strength of the g the morn- by the experiments, which in- team. "One of the neat things group worked at thecluded making rainbows with about mission trips is seeing school, while in the mirrors, launching film canister how each individual on the they moved to the rockets powered by Alka-Selt- team, from puppeteer to Kool- zer, and other demonstrations Aid man to song leader to sci- class sessions were at- that reflected how God works in ence lab manager to classroom by children from our lives, teacher and helper, makes their from surrounding Tommy Hilley, a member of own contribution to the effort," aSfaras 10 miles away. Eden Chapel and a veteran of all Nancy observed. "Surely the each day totaled three trips to Belize, helped hand of God is at work in put- and 400 students write the curriculum. He stated, ting together just the right The activi- "For me, one of the most inter- people at just the right time." with opening exer- esting aspects of this year'sBelize is generally a poor Which all the students Belize mission trip was the not- country, with an average per to sing songs and quite-so-small miracle that oc- capita income of less than a skit that dealt with cuffed as the lesson plans came $3000 U.S. annually and very for that day. This together. While some of our les- high unemployment. The chil- was attributes of sons were reasonably good, it dren who attended Bible school session focused was the ingenuity of the teach- in Corozal reflected these sta- omnipotence, omni- ers that made Bible school work tistics. The region's main indus- omniscience, or Hisas well as it did." tries are fishing and raising grace. The skits in- Rev. Max Rudd called the sugar cane, which provide sea- sonal and sporadic jobs. This is part one in a two part series. See next week s Journal for the conclusion of this story. (Main Streef cont'd from pg.l ) & Garden .Lawn Mowers .Plumbing .ElectricalStudent Members: .... .... Paint .Automotive Parts Drew Anderson, Dillan Ander- OPEN SATURDAYS 8 A.M. TO 1 P.M. son, Cory Holbrook. Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. If you are not a member and 111 South Main .547-2477 .Perkins would like to learn more about the Perkins Main Street pro- gram, please call David Holbrook at 547-1107, or visit our website at Night Buffet Special www..perkinsok.com. Perkins Main Street, Inc. is a not-for- profit, tax-exempt entity pursu- You can eat pizza buffet with a 16 oz. ant to Section 501(c)(3) of IRS COld Coke fountain drink. Code of 1954. All contributions are tax deductible. l 1 lie I I II m m l ,m mm m m m lm m Present This Coupon For A | LARGE PIZZA I FOR A MEDIUM CHARGE m One Coupon Per Customer | Don't forget our Tuesday night buffet! 1 00/O of evenlng buffet .les go to the sch(mlsl l us sup~)rt t~ Perklns-Tryon sch(~l dlstrlctl mm 1 l 1 i -- ICing Crossword - Answers Firefighters from Perkins and Ripley responded to a grass firejust north of SH 33 on SH 108 on Labor Day. Property owner Chris Hughey said the fire started while he was hauling rocks with a garden tractor and trailer. The fire ignited near some cedar trees, just left of the pond pictured above, then spread northwest. No one was injured during the blaze. Journal photo by Cindy Sheets SQ 695 to be topic of Payne County Democrats meeting State Question 695 will be dis- The program, "If They Saystudent Dustin cussed at the next Payne County ___, You Say __," will detail Fulbright will be the present- Democrats the arguments ers. Davis teaches Campaign- meeting, Thursday, September against passage of the state ing, Parties and 6, 7:00 to 8:45 pm. The meet- question. Dr. Jim Davis, Okla- Groups and the American ing will be held at homa State Presidency at OSU. the Strode Community Center, University political science The meeting will also in- 7th and Duck, Stillwater.professor, and political science clude remarks from elected Democratic officials Sen. Mike Morgan, Rep. Dale OPAT offers free workshop Wells, and Stillwater Commis- to parents and caregivers sioner Martha McMillian. Ryan McMullen, president, and Nina Copley, secretary, of Parents often feel frustrated Clinic, a division of the the Oklahoma Young with their toddler after telling Oklahoma State Health Democrats will also give re- them "No' for what seems like Department, announces a FREE ports. The public is invited. the hundredth time because the upcoming parent workshop, toddler insists on getting into "Discovering Their World", for things that are off limits, caregivers of toddlers. After children learn to walk The workshop will take place and begin to explore their world, on September 19, 7 p.m. at the they can be quite persistent in Payne County Health trying to discover just how Department and September 20, everything works, i 2-12:30 at the Stillwater Public Parents can feel like their child Library, South Conference does not hear or is being Room. incredibly stubborn because Come and join in the fun as telling them 'no' just does not parents learn what is normal seem to work. " exploration and what is not and This can be exhausting andhow to reduce the frustration frustrating for the parents, they feel with their toddlers. The Payne County Health Registration: call 372-8200. Department Child Guidance Many attend Lions meeting at Well's Club Perkins Lions Club met August 27 at Harland Well's home, their last summer meeting outside of the Lions Den. There were several honored guests, as follows: Senator Mike Morgan, Rep. Dale Wells and his wife Cheryl, Rep. Terry Ingmire, OSU Coach Les Miles, wife Linda and three children, Twila Longan, Joyce Robbins, Margaret Irwin, Mike McWherter, Phil Fagan, Jo Hyder, Kim Brady, Shawn Murray, Bill Anderson, Tim Fox, John Calavan and son Jacob, Tony Wisely, wife Tiers and daughter Ashley, and seven Stillwater Lions. This summer the Lions have helped several people to have a better quality of life by purchasing eye glasses. They have contributed to the Perkins Streetscape project and have completed the new awning and signage to comply with Perkins Main Street. The Lions will be back at the Lions Den Monday evening September 2. Plans are in progress for the 15th Annual Perkins Lions Club Golf Tournament to be held Saturday, September 29, This is a major fund raiser for local projects such as Christmas food baskets, eye glasses, youth programs and scholarships. Community support is very much appreciated. Hospice in need of new Judith Karman Hospice needs new volunteers who want to help the Stillwater-based non- profit agency continue to ful- fill its mission - providing care for the terminally ill without charge to patients or families. Volunteers can choose to sup. port the hospice in a variety o! ways including helping out in Karman Korner Resale Shop, working in the hospice office, or visiting patients in their homes. Because Judith Karman Hos- pice serves patients living within a 45-mile radius ot Stillwater, volunteers are needed in Payne, Pawnee, Noble, Lincoln, Logan and Creek counties. Training for new volunteers will be held on two Saturdays, Sept. 29 and Oct. 6, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 516 W. 3, Stillwater. Refreshments and lunch will be provided. To learn more about becom- ing a volunteer for Judith Karman Hospice and to sign up for training, call (405) 377- 8012. Prem, . ere , grapn cs s Need a fresh look for your business stationery? How about a new twist for your newsletter? Call Stacy Beal at Premiere Graphics for all of your design and printing needs. Perkins Journal office: 405.547.2411 or 405.314.2754 e- mail: stacybeal@msn, cam The local Fire Auxiliary Support Team (FAST) recently donated first aid supplies to Perkins. Tryon Elementary School. The group donated the supplies as part of an ongoing community service project. FAST members who presented the supplies were Rhon& m/c Tlr Grdene Moorman and April Hunt. Pictured (from left) are Andersots, Moorma l cm ol secretary Nancy Dobbs, and Hunt. Made up mainly of firefighter's wives, FAST membership is open to anyone who would like to serve their community. For more information, contact Galene Moorman at 547.2487 or April Hunt at 547-5136. Journal photo by Stacy Beal