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/ i Serving the Rural Area Since ii , J 20 CENTS 85, NO. 37, Thursday, September 11, 1975 Perkins, Payne Count,/, Oklahoma 74059 II e contests, a parade and an of other events will highlight Settlers Days celebration bs Sept. 13. events open with the flea arts and crafts show which day across from city hall in the next to Cupid's Care and Meat Wise, city clerk, is in charge events and reports that several already contacted her for meetings were being held to decide on game booths by the school. city and Roundup Club will effort on all Old Settler and contests will start at 2 p.m., to Mayor DeWayne Moser. He said the Saturday contests will -include foot races, sack races, one-legged races and turtle races. A bicycle decorating contest and best dressed pet contest will be held just prior to the parade---about 2:45 p.m. at the school. Prizes will be given for winners in all races and contests. Line up for the parade will be on 2nd Street in front of the school with starting time for the parade at 3 p.m. The parade will head south on Main Street. Featured in the parade will be the three high school football queen candidates who were chosen last week by the football team. Representing the classes will be senior Cassandra (Kathy) Vonberg, junior Dawn Bradley and sophomore Tammy Moser. The weekend activities start Friday night at 8 p.m. with a rodeo sponsored by the local roundup club. Books op[n Thursday at 5 p.m. and close at 10 p.m. Friday's opening is at 6 a.m. with closing at 5 p.m. Fees must be paid by 7 p.m. each night. The number to call is 405-547-2280. A dance will follow the rodeo Friday night at the Cimarron Country Ballroom where Bob Darby and his band will provide music. Cost will be $2.50 per person. Saturday the finals of the rodeo will begin at 8 p.m. The Old Settlers Days celebration started as a picnic in the early 1990s. A Goodnight preacher thought up the event at that time and it was annually hosted on the R.B. Frames farm. Moser says that 15 years ago the celebration was moved to Perkins by the then active Jaycees. --Four Local Ones Payne County and one Logan +project are part of the new $253 five-year highway construction app~ved ~by the Oklahoma CommissiOn-at its August Director R.A. Ward estimates 5 projects will take 1,464 of the multi-million-dollar is the main criteria for allotment funds in the new five-year plan, to Ward. eight Oklahoma Highway District 5 was last on the list total inadequate mileage was evaluated. However, interstate, lake access, industrial access or special maintenance projects are not included in the program. The four Payne County projects included in the plan are divided between three highways. State Highway 33 will have two projects. The first is 9 miles of parallel lane construction which will provide a four lane facility from Cushing east to Drumright. The present sufficiency rating is low and this means that the present roftd is "critically inadequate." Average daily traffic on the road is around 4,300. The project will cost an estimated $2.51 million. The second SH 33 project calls for 2 miles of surfacing at the new Cimarron River bridge east of Perkins. The bridge and roadway are already under construction and the estimated cost is S650,000. Where SH 51 in Payne County is concerned, a six mile surfacing on parallel lanes is called for. ,-'his will provide a four lane facility from SH 86 east. Grading and drainage work are already in process. The estimated cost of the project is $1.3 million. [Continued on Page Two] CLASS OF 1912 Old Setters Day was still a fairly new event at the time this photograph was taken! PL uured are 1912 Perkins Public School grades five and six frt.n left to right: [top row] Bonnie Jenkins, Freda Weems, Anna Acuff, Bill Hubbard, Mrs. Parkhurst [teacher], unidentifled~ unidentified, unidentified, Maud Monroe; [second row] Harrlett Laughlin, Hazel Hoaselton, Blanche Mullinix, Ruby Brooks, Ramona Hili,~ Effie Webb, Marthe Iatcy, Anna Foster, CAwa JohMonl [third row] Annamar-y Smith, Ellis MeDanlel, Lorene Shumate, George Wells, Cassle Webb, Robert Redbum, Bnelah Wells, Charles Stump, Mildred Seroggal [fourth row] Forrel Soudors, Forest Dryden, Lyle Fields, Guy SeroUs, Kelth Clumtry, Streeter Knipo, and Ivan Foster. Perkins-Tryon school board Y, Sept. 9 directed bus drivers to g passengers at four on their routes. The board's a result of protest by parents Eaton Drive over the halting of bus routes. bus will now pick up students at the corners of and Eaton streets, Knipe and" Knipe and Second streets, and Highway 177, to Superintendent Shelby When traffic is congested, the stop at Cimarron and Highway will direct traffic to allow to cross the highway in coaches were pleased with but the outcome where the Friday with Hennessey was MIKE Frank Sutton's bus will continue to pick live one and one-half miles or less from up and discharge students,at the corner the school are responsible for the of Knipe and Eatonstreets as necessary transportation of their children to and to equai]ze loads." ~m seh~l. However, the board agreed Parents protested the discontinuation that for the safety of the students the of the one-year experimental intracity bus routes at the regular school board meeting Tuesday, Sept. 2. Parents living on.,Eaton Drive as well as those on Timberline and in Cimarron Heights Addition were concerned about the distance their children would have to walk to school, especially during bad weather. Parents were also worried about the safety of their children at the crossings along Highway 177. The school board pointed out in the meeting that by state law parents who school would provide bus service as long as it is financially feasible. The buses will continue to stop at the four new corners "provided funds are available, utilization of services indicates the need, and pressure does not develop (one the school) to extend the services throughout the city." The board and superintendent estimated the cost of running the intracity bus routes at $3,000 a year and with few students using them and the recently approved state-mandated teacher pay e emon ener I Head Coach Ditz McIlvain said prior to the game that "this is the most spirited group I've had in my nine years here." But while the team's effort and spirit I Pheto by Cecil Acuff] RACES EAGLES were 100 percent last Friday, size and alertness cost the Perkins-Tryon team the game. In the 32-8 contest the Hennessey Eagles manhandled the Demons at the line where the Eagles held the weight advantage. Alertness was another cause in the loss. "If we'd had someone come off the line to pick up that first fumble by their fullback, it might have given you some momentum," the coach told the squad prior to Monday's practice. In recapping the game he noted that first series of downs where Hennessey marched to a score after recovering their fullback's early fumble. Coach Mcllvain noted turnovers which could have changed the game's complexion during key moments. One Demon punt was fumbled by a Hennessey receiver and "alertness" again could have given the Demons good field possession. One Eagle fumble was recovered in the fourth quarter by Roger NeTTle. The Demons threatened early in the game, stalling on the six-yard line when the referee didn't see the ends being held. The lone Perkins score came as the game ended on a Guy Rose to Mike Mobley pass that covered Ib-yards. Mobley outwitted defenders to get open I raises, the school felt the routes should be cut out. The recent state law added an extra burden to the already strained school budgets across the state by requiring pay raises. To meet their budgets schools have had to cut costs in other ways, and the Perkins-Tryon school board felt the intracity bus routes were not used enough to warrant continuation of the service. New School Board Meeting Policies The Perkins-Tryon school board also issued this week a policy statement relative to school board meeting visitors. The new policy states: "Regular meetings and special meetings of the Perkins-Tryon Board of Education may be audited by any person. Patrons are in the end zone. Rose teamed up with ethel Gray on the two-point conversion to cap the season's opener. The Perkins attack was balanced with ! 12 yards on the ground and 114 yards in the air. Hennessey gained 332 yards on the ground and added 40 aerial yards while scoring on runs of two, three, five, three and 71 yards. Friday. Sept, 12, the Demons host Chisholm in the home opener. Chisholm "looks better than last year." according to one report Mcilvain has received. He noted that Chisholm beat Moreland 28-0 last Friday in +their opener. "With young players there's slot of nervousness until they get four or five games under their belts." said Mcllvain of the team which features only half a dozen seniors. "Like Coach Bunch pointed out. they were scared. Not scared of their opponents-but afraid of making mistakes The only guy who doesn't make mistakes is the guy who doesn't do anything. We don't mind the mistakes..-we just don't want them making the same ,rues." said Mcilvain of his unexperienced players. Where Chisholm is concerned, the Demon mentor expects an air attack. He notes that they attempted 35 passes and had another 10 attempts stopped when the quarterback was sacked by Moreland. welcome. "The law provides that all matters concerning personnel may be discussed in executive session (closed meeting), but that all votes on such matters must be cast in public session. "In the interest of harmony. efficiency, and the expediting of Title IV Meeting Set There will be a meeting in the Perkins-Tryon gym-auditorium Sept. 18 at 7:30 p.m. to elect indian officers for the Title IV program. e The Demon secondary is young, small and inexperienced, but Mcilvain says they are alert and agressive. They may be the key to the upcoming Friday battle with Chisholm. Game time is 7:30 p.m. at the football field behind the high school. Show your support for the Demons by attcndin~ the game! muetings, we believe that the following procedures for governing visitors and h~mJling+ their problems are most important and should be followed. "a. The clerk of the board will ask all visitors to identify themselves and list their names. "b. Questions and problems of consequence will be presented to the clerk of the board in writing at least seven (7) days prior to the next regular meeting. The board will then study the questions or problems and endeavor to arrive at a decision based on facts. "c. Groups of over three individuals should select a member of each group to act a spokesman. "d. Personnel problems are by school law to be discussed in executive session. All votes will be cast in public. "e. The board reserves the right to adjourn to executive session at any time if a visitor verbally attacks school employees. Board of Education meetings are not forums for such activities. "The board suggest that when problems arise involving interpersonal relations with a student and a staff member, the parent confer with the teacher and if necessa~, with the teacher. the building principal, and the child. Most problems of this nature can be resolved by following this procedure.'" MR BUSINESSMAN FA RM ER.RANCHER SELF.EMPLOYED PAYING TOO MUCH TAX? You Ma~ Be Eligible For the KEOGH or H. R. 10 Program Up to $7500 A Year May Be Deposited Tax Free For Retirement For Free Information, Send Coupon to % ES W~I AI"[ CENTRAl. I.IFE BOX ! 107 WYATT BUILDING STILLWATER. OKLA. 741174 WES WYATT 405.372.3177 ~i i i i n am m u n m m i i mi n am i a am a m an a m aiiila iO ga e i NAME ........................................................................ I I | ADDRESS .................................................................... | | I ,| OCCUPATION ..................... . ......................... AGE ......... " All Replies Confidential PTA will have their of the year at 7:30 p.m. All teachers and our new will be introduced and following the meeting will be open so that parents and visit with their childrens' Personally. please come and support ...Don'tpTA TonightFrget Don't , miss thesei sideSpecial features " Support the Demons week: ,. theirhome opener You can renew old friendships of last ~*~~ G lencoe Founders Day ...Page 3 F rldoynlghtogoOnst year and perhaps make some new ones, We want to extenda special invitation + ,ngoils Historic Site ...Page 4 to all the new parents in the area. We want to know you better and hear your +~'~( Chisholm. ideas. See you at school tonight. -~----7 ~ Perkins Founding ...Page 4