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"Payne Count3.,'s Oldest Newspaper Since 1890" 4 Sections 24 At Activity A crowd of angry senior citizens gathered outside City Hall with protest signs Monday morning to draw attention to cutbacks at the Senior Activity Center. They said they found out that the center's hours had been cut when they saw a notice posted on the door last Wednesday announcing that the center wouldn't open until lp.m. starting September 19. Stillwater Journal Pago AI Starts Friday Perkins-Tryon's "second season" begins this week as the task of defending its District 3A-4 championship begins. The Demons travel to Bethel for a 7:30 p.m. contest to begin the district slate. Page B1 Got caksv ,=ms? En lmem to news@mejourn= Sop 28, 6-8:30 p.m. Perkins Senior C ens Center, 114 E I rk Sop 28, noon- Perkins Uons meetS, Ho nger Lio Den Sep 28, 7 p.m. (AA) meeling, Perldr ...... Uons Den Sep 29, 5:307:30 p.m. - Perkir' Elementary Spaghetti Dinner and Auclion, P-T E~ Scho oSep 30, 5-7 p.m. - Perkins Lions Club Pancake Supper, P-T High Scho Comrnons Oct 3, 6-820 p.m. - Monday Music Night, Perkins Senior C dzens Center, 114 E. Kirk Oct 3, 7:30 p.m. - Perldns- Tryon School Board meeting, supedntendent's office Oct 5, noon-Perkins Lions Club meeting, Den Oct 5, 7 p.m. --Akx)t ics Anonymous (AA) mee'dng, Perkins t.Jo Den Oct6, 11 a.m.- Territorial Plaza Trust meeting, Vassar Commur y Cen Church .................. C3 Classifieds .......... B4-B5 Comics .................. B6 Entertainment ...... C2 Farm & Ranch ....... $6 History .................. A5 Obituaries ........... A2 Opinions ........... A4, $4 Public Records .... $2 School .................. A6 Seniors ................. C4 Sports ................. B1 -B4 By Cindy Sheets Contributing Writer The owner of a new real estate business plans to work with buyers and sell- ers in Perkins, Stillwater and the surrounding area. "If it's in my driving distance, I'll handle it," Ashley Stuck, broker/owner of Cimarron Valley Real Estate, said. Stuck opened her new office, located at 505 E. Hwy 33, Suite 200, in Per- kins, on Sept. 1. Stuck said she is very famil- iar with this area. "In 2006, my husband, Stephen, and I moved back to Perkins," she said, noting she had attended school in Perkins. "I've been in real estate since 2007, and earned my broker's license in 2009," Stuck said. "The timing now is just good to open my own office." The variety of clients and properties she has handled as a realtor, as well as the flexible nature of the busi- ness, suits her and works well with her role as a mother, Stuck said. She and Stephen have two kids, Kelley, 17 months, and Hayden, 16. "I can work as needed, whether it's in the day- time, or in the evening or on weekends," Stuck said. "My office will have a professional, but relaxed atmosphere, where every- one, including families with young children will feel welcome. "Everyone will be greeted with a friendly smile, and will leave with the assur- ance that I'm never going to sell you something that is not good for you," Cimarron Valley Real Ashley Stuck, owner/broker of Cimarron Valley Real Estate, just opened her new office in Perkins. Photo by Cindy Sheets Estate will be handling ing forward to helping residential and commercial return customers, such as properties, as well as sales a former client from Texas of land. who sought her out when Stuck said she is look- planning to return to Okla- homa. "I just closed on a house' for them in Prague," she said. See STUCK, Page A4 By Cindy Shoots Contributing Writer The roar of finely-tuned engines and the glitter of shiny chrome will be abundant this Saturday at the Perkins Car Show. The.show, set to begin at 8 a,m. Saturday, Sept. 24, will once again be held in the Perkins-Tryon High School parking lot. More than 40 classes of cars, trucks, and motor- cycles will be on display and vying for a number of trophies at the annual event. "We'll award three trophies per class, plus Sponsor's Choice tro- phies and the Best of Show trophy," Shelby Lauener, Cimarron Star- lite Cruisers Car Club member said. The Perkins club is host of the show. Special awards include Best of Show, Best Chevy, Best Ford, Best Corvette, Best Moper, Best Pontiac, Best Mustang, Best Car, Best Truck, Best Motor- Firefighters to distribute free smoke alarms Saturday By Cindy Shoots Contributing Writer The Perkins Fire Depart- ment hopes to ensure every home in Perkins has a work- ing smoke alarm. Last April, the fire department teamed up with the Payne County Health Department and the Okla- homa State Department of Health for a city smoke alarm event. During the event, teams went door-to- door to numerous homes and installed 98 long-life battery smoke alarms. That event was such a success, the department has planned a second smoke alarm event, Fire Chief Joe Barta said. The second door-to-door smoke alarm canvass is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 1, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Teams will be going door- to-door to homes south of Knipe Avenue, as well as homes east of Main Street between Kirk Avenue and Highway 33. "The fire department will test existing smoke alarms, install new or additional smoke alarms for free, and help your family develop a fire escape plan," Barta said. The smoke alarms will be powered by a 10-year lithium battery, and will be available tO residents at See ALARM, Page A4 By Rick Lomenick Journal Sports Editor AGRA - There will be more than the traditional "Three R's" for Agra Public School students to COYLE - Voters in the Coyle Public School district gave their approval last week to a bond issue that will provide for new facili- ties at the school site. Voters approved a $4.38 million bond issue that will provide for a new gymnasium, football field, and softball field. The issue gained a 72 percent approval with 250 votes for the proposal and 97 against it. "On behalf of our board of said superintendent Josh Sumrall. "We feel this will help provide a more well- rounded education for the students in our district." Construction on the new gymnasium is expected to begin early next year with hopes of it being completed by January of 2013, Sum- rall added there are hopes to be playing on the new football and softball fields next fall, The new gymnasium is expected to seat around education and faculty and i,100 fans, which will be staff, we thank the patrons nearly four times as many project. The new facility will also have a community storm shelter and space for a music program at the school. With the new facil- ity, Coyle officials hope to be able to host post-season tournaments. The football program, which is off to its best start in its short history, will be able to have its own field. Games are currently being played at Langston University. The softball team is currently using a community-owned field. All the new facilities will cycle, Best Engine, Best Paint; Best Interior. Student Classes: (Car & Truck) for all high school and college students, who want to show their car but not compete against the other classes. "We award more tro- phies to classes with large numbers of vehicles," Lauener noted. The Top Club that brings the most entries will receive a club trophy and a $100 prize. An outstanding Harley- Davidson motorcycle exhibit will also be dis- played at the show, and guests will be entertained throughout the day with oldies music provided by Dale Turner of the "Tulsa Cruise." Pre-registration is $15; registration goes up to $20 the day of the event. Registration will be taken from 8-11 awards and the winner of a 50/ 50 pot will be announced at 1 p.m. "Somebody will win a bunch of money on the 50/50," Lauener said. "Last year's 50/ 50 pot was $2,670." Concessions and rest- rooms will be provided inside the air-conditioned high school commons area. "The Senior parents' POSSE will be doing the concession again this year and working the 50/50 Pot," Lauener said. "This group is very important for the success of the Perkins Car Show. See SHOW, Page A4 take advantage of thanks to a federal grant. Called the 21st Century Community Learning Cen- ters grant, it will provide for programs to all students before and after school. The five-year grant totals over $700,000 with the first three years of the program funded at 100 percent. It reduces to 80 percent the fourth year and 60 percent for the final year. "The idea of the grant is for start up and opera- tions costs to get some- thing going that you can hopefully sustain in your school," said high school principal Tyler Bridges, who filled out the 65-page grant application. This is the second time the district has been awarded this grant. Bridges said this time around. More community partners and activities will be added this time. As part of the grant specifications, school will start an hour early from 6:45-7:45 a.m. every day. That time will be used for tutoring and help with homework. Breakfast will also be served to the stu- dents who attend. Then after school, it will continue from 3:15-5:45 p.m. Bridges said a "Power Hour" would begin the afternoon session after a snack for more tutoring of students on homework along with a mentoring program. It will provide assistance for students in the core subject areas. Then the rest of the time will be filled with various enrich- while there was positive ment programs. response the first time, Those programs will of our district for their as the existing gym, which be located adjacent to the things learned from that include various activities confidence in our plans," was built in 1939 as a WPA baseball field, will enhance the offerings See AGRA, Page A5 THE JOURNAL ,llllJl!l!l!lJIJl!r[I ! ! !11 III