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News and Views of the Cimarron Valley THOUGHT OF THE WEEK J "The beaten path' is the safest." Latin Proverb NO. 50 Perkins, Payne County. Oklahoma - USPS 428040 THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1984 Property owners and representatives from government toured the banks of the Cimarron River, where an oil spill wash- last fall. e of Clin- [ suit against Pipeline for his property anoil spill of cleaning along the Cimarron of Perkins and punitive Was filed in Court by McGee's attorney, Allan DeVore of Oklahoma City. McGee estimates that roughly 200 acres of his land were damaged when oil from a spill one mile west of Interstate 35 washed downstream and up on the banks of his property. The cost of cleaning up the land may run as high as $500,000. is Elected of Booster Club All Sports September School Ron Greg Football the group. He present is injury- first game boys were daily. He us that we a very year, ~f we played SUC" for the coming b cted. : Joe Hooser Leroy trer: McDaniel to fur- 3:00. Everyone was ask- ed to bring weed-eaters, hoes and rakes. A membership Drive was discussed. The of- ficers will meet with a member of the Stillwater Booster Club to obtain some information and ideas on how to imple~ ment this for our club. They will meet and report back at the next meeting. The next meeting will be held on October 2nd at 7:30 in the High School Cafeteria. Those present were: Ron Shaull, Greg Gor- man, Dr. Larry Gill, Arlen and Carolyn Bradley, Bob and Mary Lou Buck, Barbara Tarlton, Leroy and Kaye Stanton, Mickey and Rosemary Cypert, San- dra Hodges, Judy Spillars, Bill and Joan team McDaniel, Martha and pop Newport, Jeanette out-of-town Taylor, Judy Moorman, willbe Judy Tabor, Hurley b of Blumer, Gilbert Meyer, for this John Baker, and Joe wishing Hooser. contributionAnyone interested in McDaniel's promoting the sports program at Perkins- ~to have Tryon High School is in- football vited and urged to attend 9th, at these meetings. According to McGee, Continental tried to clean up the pollution by set- ting fire to the spilled oil without asking his per- mission. Larry Lowe, another property owner whose land was damaged by the spill added that Continental told him and McGee the land had been cleaned up. Since the land is relatively inac- cessible, the property owners did not discover until later that much of the oil remained on their land. McGee and DeVore, along with Lowe and representatives of Con- tinental, the state Cor- poration Commission, and the state Wildlife Commission, toured the site last Wednesday, September 5. Since the matter is under litiga- tion, none of the goven- ment representatives or Continental represen- tatives at the site would comment on the spill. Dennis Stevens, of Con- oco, however, did note that the spill was originally estimated at 2970 barrels of oil. Saturday morning at 8 a.m. 89 runners gathered to participate in the Old Settlers Day Run which covered 3.1 miles. Medals were given to the top three in each age group. In the male division the winners are as follows: 12 & Under Age By John Joerschke The Perkins-Tryon Board of Education has again narrowed its op- tions for the location of new school facilities to land it already owns north of Highway 33. The board chose not to The board might still consider other options for the location of any new facilities, but during the meeting most mem- bers seemed resolved again to propose con- struction north of the highway. Before deciding accept local real estate whether to propose an developer Harland Wells' elementary school or a offer to trade 10.93 of his high school in a bond acres east of the issue election, though, Methodist church for 35 the board members all acres of the school wanted to consider pro- district's property, jections for future enroll- The proposal to tradement, bonding capacity, with Wells had original- and planned buildings. ly been made by the In the meantime, su- school board in an perintendent of schools elaborate plan to reach a Larry Gill pointed out compromise between that it will almost cer- groups of school patrons tainly be two years favoring constructionbefore any new construc- either north or south of tion can be completed. the highway. Had the Consequently the district phone system, and ap- proved a proclamation on "Public Schools and You: Partners in Excellence." The decision to provide meals for the Headstart program at the Iowa Tribal facility which had been postponed from a previous meeting. Dur- ing the earlier meeting board members were con- cerned that it would not be the responsibility of the school district to deliver the meals or to provide containers for them. Once they were assured that the district would not be responsible for the food after it was cooked and put in con- tainers provided by Headstart, the board members voted unani- trade been made, the will most probably have board hoped to make to build more temporary commitments eventually classrooms by next year to build facilities on both or possibly even this year sides of the thorough- to accommodate the _~ fare. growing number of ~. Wells, however, did not students at the Perkins ~ accept the board's campus. Two temporary ~ ~ ~:~r ~ originaloffer, makinga buildings were con-~ ~/~~jk~ar:~ counteroffer instead, structed over the sum- When Wells made his mer and are already in ~: i~~ counteroffer, he informed use. the board that it was his final offer. But the board made a counteroffer of its own, which Wells re- fused. When the board was informed Wednesday night of Wells' decision, board member Lloyd Moorman moved that the board accept Wells offer to trade. Saying he felt the trade would be fair, Moorman added it would be "something to get the school district off center and get us to ing something." But none of the other members felt the trade would be in the best in- terest of the district, and the motion died for lack of a second. In a related issue, the board considered whether to extend tilities across Highway 33 to the presently own- ed district land. Exten- ding the utilities across the highway now while it is torn up for construc- tion would be less expen- sive than boring under the road after it is repav- ed. The board had some concerns about being reimbursed for additional taps onto lines paid for by the district, and the matter was turned over to Gill for negotiation. In other business, the board decided to provide meals for the Headstart program, opened bids for the purchase of a tele- un Chambers of Perkins was 3rd with a time of 27.06, finishing 64th overall. In the 13-17 Age Group, Rod Purdie of Stillwater finishing 6th overall. Jim Ward of Stillwater was 3rd with a time of 18.20, finishing 7th overall. Jim Niles of Perkins finished mously to participate m the program. Bids for the purchase of a telephone system were received from AT&T and Executone. Representatives of both companies made brief presentations to the board regarding their bids, and the matter was tabled for further consideration. The Public Schools and You: Partners for Ex- cellence is a statewide program and is also com- ing into national prc~ minence, ~ according to Gill. It stresses the need for parents and the school district to cooperate in an effort to maintain high standards of education. The board members voted 5-0 in favor of taking part in the program. The board also ac- cepted the resignation of June StacT, whose hus- band was transferred to Henryetta recently, and voted to participate in an advance funding pro- gram provided by the Oklahoma Development Authority. The board ap- proved appointment of Carol Macuila to teach fourth grade and Jan Scldimpert as half-a-day reading instructor at the middle school. A special meeting of the board has been scheduled for Monday, September 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the superinten- dent's office. A BIG CROWD contains the turtles as they make a dash for fr~dom. There was also a frog jump and many more activities at Old Settlers' Day Saturday. Scores of Names Are Listed As Old Settlers' Day Winners Many different con- tests were held Saturday to celebrate Old Settlers Day. The fun began at 10:00 a.m., and lasted un- til the parade began at 1 "00. and 3rd place, Emily Brant. Age 10- 1st and 2nd places are unknown since they grabbed their ribbons and ran! Jennifer Gottfried placed third. Age 11- 1st place, Tracy The winner of the Best Hickerson; 2nd place, place Morgan Reynolds. Age 6 & Up- 1st place, Erica Crane; 2nd place, Angela Marshall; 3rd place, Zack Jacobs. In the Frog Jumping, 5 & Under- 1st place, Leeann Bays; 2nd place, Float contest was theMicheLleconrad; and3rd Jeremy Bays; and 3rd Senior Class, winning place, Ginger Collum. place, Quinton Harris. $250.00. The Cub Scouts Age 12- 1st place, Brett won 2nd place, and won Andrew; 2nd place, Tara $100.00. The Junior Higgins; and 3rd place, Class placed 3rd, winning Kelly Pate. Age 13- 1st $50.00, and the Assem- place, Kenny William- bly of God Church plac- son; 2nd place, Kyle ed 4th, winning $25.00. James. Age 14 & Up The Perkins-Tryon Stu- Women- Kim Meisinger dent Council placed 5th, was 1st, and Sharon Kin- and they won $25.00. zie was 2nd. Age 14 & Up Ages 6 & Up- Ist place, William Moor; 2nd place, Maggie Bayhylle; 3rd place, J.D. Moor. In the Paper Airplane Toss, 5 & Under- Ist place was Morgan Robin- son. Age 6- 1st place, Justin Darrow; 2nd place, Chris Davis; 3rd was Ist with a time of 31st overall with a time In the Best Decorated Men- Arthur Perkins was place, Daniel Spoone- 16.55, finishing 1st of 22.01. Mike Bale of Bike contest, Morgan Ist. more. Age 7- 1st place, overall. Sesn Farnsworth Perkins finished 50th Robinson placed 1st, In the Egg Toss, 8 & Jesse Chamber[in; 2nd of Carney was 2nd with a overall, and Gilbert Hud- Crystal Rosa was 2nd, Under- 1st place team place, Angela Marshall; time of 17.58, finishing son of Perkins finished and Trey Allensworth was Kenny Wise and 3rd place, Crystal Kelly. Group, Billy Brown of 5th overall. Lance 52nd overall, placed 3rd. The Most Tract Reed; 2nd place, Age 8- 1st place, John Perkinsplac I lstwitha WickoffofStillwaterwas In the 40-49 Age Authentic Old Settlers Jami'eLernireandEmily Moffat; 2nd place, Craig time of 19.35 finishing 3rd with a time of19.28 Group, Kent Metcalf was were Owen and Billie Brant. Ages9& 10- 1st Staton;3rdplace,Kenny llth overall. Bryan finishing 10th overall. 1st with a time of17.36, Patterson. In the Best place, Dale Andarson and Wise. Age 9- 1st place, Huckabay of Perkins J.D. McGowen of finishing 4th overall. Pet contest, Tony James Roe; 2nd place, Damen Bowling; 2nd was 2nd with a time of Perkins was 4th with a Larry Scott of Stillwater Perkins with Tony the Danny Hart and Joey place, Matt Pareel; 3rd 27.05 finishing 63rd time of 21.51, finishing was 2nd with a time of Poodle placed 1st, and Alexander; 3rd place, place, Janet Hoaglin. overall. Jonathon Buy Pancake Griddles cakes for their annual house in Stillwater. pancake supper each The annual Lions pan- September. Years ago cake supper is scheduled the pancakes were fried for Friday night, Sept- of borrow- from Perkins members Monday to pur- grills for Out of the ember 28, at the school lunch room beginning at 5 p.m. preceding the homecoming game. In other business, Lions President Don Prickett appointed Lynn Kinder as program chair- man, and put him in charge of the Cowboy Cadillac raffle sales. He also advised members that the committee list for the coming year would be announced next week. by Aunt Jemima, then by Okeene Flour Mills, who provided the cook and the griddles, and in later years, on OG&E griddles. Lions members discussed possibly rent- ing the griddles to other organizations sponsoring pancake suppers or breakfasts. The Payne County Bank con- tributed the first $250 toward their purchase from a restaurant supply grid- in com- they couple Lions have to come griddles on the pan- 28th overall. David Phillips of Perkins was 5th with a time of 22.00, finishing 30th overall. In the 18-29 Age Group, Chad Pollard of Still- 18.26, finishing 8th overall Warren Ford also of Stillwater was 3rd with a time of 18.39, finishing 9th overall. Gerald Hall of Perkins water was 1st with a finished 49th overall. time of 17.26, finishing In the 50 & Over Age 3rd overall. Alan Gloden Group, Ross Waltzer of of Stillwater was 2nd Tulsa was 1st with a time with a time of 19.51, of 20.30, and Richard finishing 13th overall. Mitchell of Tulsa was Ronny Gloden of Still- 2nd with a time of 22.27. Red Cheeks with Honeybun placed 2nd. The Best Old Car was a 1930 Model A, owned by Bob Garmen. The horse shoe throwing contest was won by the team of Buck Evans and Wes Sharpton. Dominoes were won by the team of Doyle Dodson and Bill Hughes. In the kids division, Kristy Hall and Lara Watkins. Ages 11 & 12- 1st place, Jimmy Reed and Ty Dixon; 2nd place {tie) Kelly Pate and Ken- ny Williamson-Billy and Matt Brown. Ages 13, 14 and 15- 1st place, Phillip Littlefield and Jess Spillars; 2nd place, Alton Carter and Stacy Cole. Women 16 & Up- 1st place, Jamie Green and Age 10- 1st place, Stance Hurst; 2nd place, Adam Burns; 3rd place, Jeffrey Clawson. Ages 11 & i2- 1st place, Heather MOf- fat; 2nd place, Tracy Hickerson; 3rd place, Cherie McKinnis. Ages 13 & Up- 1st place, Eric Fottenbury; 2nd place, Becky Wright; 3rd place, Vickie Vogt. "O" water was 3rd with a In the Womens' Divi- time of 19.53, finishing siGn the winners are as 14th overall. Stephen follows: The 12 & Under Hoyer of Perkins was Age Group, Michelle 18th overall, and Chris Conrad of Stillwater was Tietz also of Perkins was 1st with a time of 22.18, the winners of the Egg Andi Dayhylle; 2nd Race were as follows: 5 & place, Lorene Reedus and INDUSTRIAL ROAD Under- 1st place, Ginger Frances Burden. Men 16 DEDICATED Mercer; 2nd place, Chris- & Up- Ist place, Tom CUSHING -- The ty Blair; and 3rd place, Hughes and David new industrial road in Justin Morris. Ages 6 & Cypert; 2nd place {tie) Cushing, named Fleet- 48th overall. In the 30-39 finishing 35th overall. 7- 1st place, Angela Mar- Ron Runyon and Randy wood Drive, was Age Group, BillSimpson Melissa Fowble of shall; 2nd place, Kari Perry-Allan and Bonny dedicated at a short of Chandler was lstwith Perkins was 2nd with a Willingham; and 3rd Gloden. ceremony by the a time of 17.05, finishing time of 27.37, finishing place, Eric Hurst. Ages 8 In the Turtle Race, 5 & Chamber of Commerce. 2nd overall. Mike Hume 70th overall. Pare Haan & 9- 1st place, Justin Under-lst place, Quinton The new road is part of of Stillwater was 2nd of Stillwater was 3rd Dulup; 2nd place, Jami Harris; 2nd place, the industrial area on with a time of 18.05, (Continued on Page 7) Lemi_re and Cody Blair; Mich:ml Sparkman; 3rd East Main.