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Come t,o The Journal's birthday party! Join us Friday afternoon from 1 3 p.m. for cake. 7 Perkins, okla hovw.at | Hovv of J Gene WoLLenberg / i !i SJ "PAYNE COUNTY'S OLDEST NEWSPAPER" Wednesday-Thursday Edition October 3r4, 2001 Volume 112 No. 2 in your yard ? 99 Wriwr Commission concerning a situation meeting Monday 1. in question is in of W. Chantry. involved trash property encroach- conditions, and inappropriate of the par- home on this hbors have been the situation since sought help city to correct this the city had been the renters to get the problems and have had some The renters have out and left the this property The property owner about the condi- r rental property and continuing to work solve this situation. was also con- from the po- concerning re- of Stillwater completed recruit San Diego, CA/ to LUnited States Marine. as US Marine during the three has been in the which is of Perkins he is now for specialized an Anti-Tank will be conducted moval of a stored/junk car on her may contact the car owners pri- property. She had five days to vately if he chooses to do so. have the car removed or he de- Chief Burns said there would clared incompliant. She said she be certified letters issued in the took action to do that, butfelther next few weeks to property car was not a junk car situation, owners living south of Knipe Eddie Whitehead took issue Street and east of US 177 con- concerning the car removal cerning removal and compli- policy and felt it should be the ance of junk/stored cars. same for everyone and further In other action, the commis- stated he would be willing to sion authorized upto $6,000 to drive his wrecker home every modify a fire truck, a 1986 night and remove the aban- Chevy 4-wheel drive diesel, re- doned/junk cars for free. White- ceived from the Forestry De- head made additional comments partment. It will be modified derogatory to the police depart- to a rural brush truck with skid/ merit, platform on the back, new paint, Chief Burns commented that, and lights and siren added. at the request and direction ofthe David Helton, with 15 years commission, he has been issuing service at Empire City near three to five certified letters ev- Duncan, was appointed to the cry two to three weeks to prop- Perkins Volunteer Fire Depart- erty owners to have "junk" cars ment. His expertise is wel- removed from their particular come. property. The commission accepted the He said the department uses resignation of Wes Beane from the same criteria for every in- the Perkins Planning Commis- stance and this has been an on- sion and will issue a letter of going procedure for more than a thanks for his service and help year and has been handled ap- with this endeavor. Harland propriately. Wells was approved to com- Commissioner Jim Stoecker plete Beane's unexpired term. had also requested the same let- A recommended variance of ter be sent concerning a similar 62 feet or less width for carports situation. The police department only presented,by the planning Tommy Hilley Hilley named semifinalist in Merit Scholarship competition Tommy Hilley, a senior at Program whentheywerejuniors Perkins-Tryon High School, has by taking the 20(X) Preliminary been notified that he has been SAT/National Merit Scholarship chosen as a semifinalist in the Qualifying Test (PSAT/ National Merit ScholarshipPro- NMSQT), which served as an gram. initial screen of program en- The names of approximately trants. Semifinalists are the 16,000 semifinalists in the 47'h highest scoring entrants in each annual National Merit Scholar- state and represent less than one ship Program have been an- percent of the state's seniors. nounced by officials of National About 90 percent, or approxi- Merit Scholarship Corporation. mately 15, 000, of the semifi- (NMSC). These academically nalists are expected to advance talented high school seniors now to the finalist level of the corn- have an opportunity to continue petition, and some 8,000 of the is only allowed to ,use anap- .... commission was, approvexL proved wrecker in city commission also ac- tions, but Whitehead was told he grad at Camp Pendleton, CA, he will return in six weeks and will drill as a Marine Reservist in Broken Arrow while attending Oklahoma State University. Toves has a 1 s o mentioned trying out for their football team. The sky is the limit for this young Marine. Toves was enlisted by SSgt Alan M. Epps Jr. from Recruiting Substation Stillwater located at I 134B Hall of Jon Toves Fame in Stillwater. "I am very proud to have been his representative to the Marine Corps," Epps .said. "I am also very proud of all the hard work he put forth in recruit training to accomplish what he did." For information on what it takes to become a U.S. Marine, call 1-800-858-8762 ext 1841. cepted the goals and objectives of the comprehensive plan for the City of Perkins. The plan is a vision statement and more and this acceptance serves as a ref- erence point for the direction of See Cars - page 5B in the competition for some finalists will become Merit ,000Merit~l~ip~, Scholarship ~vinners. worth more than $32 million, NMSC will release the names that will be offered next spring, of the Merit Scholarship win- Hilley, who scored well on the ners of 2002 to news media nag PSATtest taken while he was a tionwide in four announce- junior, will take the SAT test this merits, beginning in April and school year as part of the selec- concluding in Jaly. These schol- tion process, arship winners will join more Hilley is the son ofRobert and than 202,000 other distin- Nancy Hilley of Perkins. guished young people who have More than l ,2 million students been named Merit Scholar in more than 20,000 U.S. high awardees since completion of schools entered the 2002 Merit the first competition in 1956. causes by Cindy Sheets Journal Publisher An Ada man was taken to the hospital following an accident on the Cimarron River bridge just south of Perkins Tuesday. The accident occurred when a large pine tree rolled off a flatbed trailer which was being towed by Gerald Johnson of Perkins. Johnson was heading south- bound on US 177 when the tree came loose from its tether and bounced into the northbound lane, striking a Ford Ranger driven by Louis Dunlap of Ada. According to Dunlap's wife, Nancy, her husband slammed on the brakes when the tree struck the pickup. The tree then flew over the pickup into the path of a Pontiac LeMans driven by Ricky Gottfried of Tryon. Gottfried said he ran over the Louis Dunlap of Ada, Oklahoma is attended by emergency personnel following an accident on the Cimarron River bridge .south of Perkins. large tree's trunk then struck the No one in the GottfrieM ve- rear of the pickup, hicle was injured. "It all just happened so fast, Louis Dunlap's head struck there was nothing else we could the rear window of the pickup do," said Gottfried's wife during the collision. He was Laurie, who was a passenger in transported by ambulance to the vehicle along with two small children who were in her care. See Tree - page S treetscape plan to include' Iowa Trail" Street hosted a must be prepared. Thursday, Steve Willingham Perkins The Main Street, was thrilled that 25 a Public Hearingpeople had attended and said, local citi- "We are off to a good start." Perkins Streetscape Representatives from COEDD, ive Oklahoma Department of Trans- oflocalbusi- portation, and Stillwater's Chamber, Lions The year ago with ODOT per- members of other Lpply for Grant. The pre- has been done plan Audubon Society were also present, The meeting was called to or- der by Willingham who intro- duced landscape architect, Mat- thew Kirkwood. The Streetscape Initiative involves beautification of the north and south entrances to Perkins as well as creating walking/biking trails to connect these two. help us with grants through her Street, Harland Wells, said he Kirkwood's job is to meet with husband Wes' Washington of- had received verbal permission Perkins residents and business rice. The Iowa Tribe will apply from property owners north and owners to determine the ele- for grants in order to create what south of town to use 15feet for ments to be included in the fin- we hope to call "The Iowa Trail" easement. "['his in turn could be ished product. He will then south of Perkins. used for walking space and in- compile the ideas and come up Grants for trails and parks can tennittent benches. with an original Streetscape be applied for through Therearealotofthingstocon_ idea which is unique to Perkins. Oklahoma's Tourism and Rec- sider when taking on a project Representing the Stiilwater reation. COEDD representa- of this sizeand nature. Thelni- Audubon Society, Coetta tive, Joe Dunn, said he would tiative team would welcome Lampe said that her organiza- help with those applications, anyone who is interested in tion was interested in helping Dave Cline works at the Depart- working on this long-term then added that OSU's Zoology ment of Transportation office in project. Please call the Main Department is interested in as- Stillwater and he said Federal Street office, David Holbrook, sessing the bird population of money can be spent anywhere 547-1107, if you would like to the wetlands north of town. State money cannot, be a part. Lou Watkins volunteered to President of Perkins Main i i i : Community Calendar Oct. 4, noon- Perkins Chamber of Commerce meeting at Lions Den. Oct. 4, 7 p.m. - Taylorsville Gospel Opry at Taylorsville. Oct 4, 7 p.m. - Perkins- Tryon Ag Booster meet- ing at Evans Ag Farm. Oct. 5 -- Picture retakes at Perkins-Tryon Schools. Oct. 5 - Perkins-Tryon Schools early dismissal day: elementary- 1 p.m.; middle and high school - 1:15 p.m. Oct. 6, 9 a.m.-lp.m.- P.O.S.S.E. Smoked meats sale at Market Maze. Oct. 9, 7:30 p.m. - VFW Post #7322 and Ladies Auxiliary meeting. Oct. 14, 2:30 p.m. - P.O.S.S.E. meeting, in the elementary cafeteria. Oct. 18, noon - Perkins Chamber of Commerce meet- ing at Lions Den. Oct. 18 & 19 - Perkins- Tryon Schools Fall Break. Oct. 25, 6:30 p.m. - Genera- tion GAP meeting at First Baptist Church. Oct. 26 - No school; Perkins-Tryon Schools Par- ent/Teacher conferences. Oct. 28 - Daylight Savings Time ends. Oct. 31 - Halloween Oct. 31, 6-8 p.m. - Monster Mash at Perkins-Tryon El- ementary School gym. Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma supports Hope Bear project i iJi , 'ii ! !! i( ii! ;: ii il !i !i Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma and Channel 9 News and the Daily Oklahoman delivered the sec- ond shipment of teddy bears from Oklahoma City to New York City on Sept. 20. The teddy bears were delivered to children in pediatric hospitals. ' The Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma like many others across the country felt a need to assist with the volunteer efforts of the ter- rorist attack Sept. 11, Inspired by a tribal member, the tribe contacted Channel 9 News to donate a truck and trailer and volunteered two drivers to trans- port the teddy bears. ! !;! BKJ Trucking Company is one of the four divisions of BKJ Solutions which is owned and operated by the Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma. It is the only tribally- owned trucking company in the United States. Recently, BKJ Solutions received the recogni- tion as Tribal Business of the Year by the Oklahoma Native American Business Develop- ment Center. "I wondered if there was a way that the tribe could help so I asked our tribal leadership if our trucking company could haul the teddy bears," said Renee Prince, tribal member. "l'm so excited that we could do something to show our sup- port!" OKLANOMA PRESS AUOCUkTION FAll OF OKLANOMA 7 i)