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STATE ~il ;ENATE~I i( Shedrick made by Norman educators was to ask for an increase in the fine levied against parents of first-time truants. Pre- sent law calls for a fine of between $5 and $100 for each day of unexcused absence. Another pro- posal was to tighten the system of checks and was at issue balances between the when the State schools, district at- of Education torneys, counselors and to limit the judges, to form a '0f excused class cohesive unit in the corn- for extracur- munity for fighting to 10. truancy. a truancy Some legislators have it is noted already expressed con- Oklahoma cern the discrepancy bet- astudont is not ween the number of until he or allov~able absences under than 100 days of school in one year--with repeated notices from school authorities-- should be held to ac- count. These were the cir- cumstances, in an Oklahoma case. "'Truancy has long been a problem within the public school system. The reasons for truancy are probably as varied as there are truants. The end result of truancy, however, is that children fail to experience, or gain, the maximum benefit of the educational process. "This failure causes concern not only for the schools, but the com- 1 5 class lill one semester. st udent was also the a meeting last :y Sub- of the Senate Committee. heard from School of- related their Statistics as well 'Suggestions for the ~roblem. ation state truancy statutes might place the issue in the hands of the Legislature come ,January. But, perhaps the real issue is more serious than truancy. Perhaps authorities ought to ask some more questions about why a youngster is missing school. Certainly the parents of a child who has missed more the new guidelines and munity at large, in- the number that trigger cluding the courts, law enforcement and many ;ENA'S FASHIONS Haircuts - $5 {Haircut included} $25. Open: Tues. - Fri. 9:30 to 5:30; Sat. 9:30 to 2 p.m. Open Late by Appointment Main 547-5222 Drop In -- Walk-ins Welcome FAMILY RESTAURANTS )ed Sirloin Sirloin I With Mushrooms, With choice of hot roll.' Lite Breakfast SPECIAL! 1 Pancake w/hot maple syrup and I sausage pattie and Hot Coffee. $3.89 $1.79 veu~ 'orally We,tourln! Late After Home Football Games Open: Mon.-Sat. 6 to 10: Sun. 10-10 Dine In * Carry-Out [ebccce and Bill Richardson, Managers Perkins 547-5378 community-related ser- vices. In many cases, children identified as truants become part of a large social problem through their involve- ment in delinquent, or at a later point, criminal activity." These words, from an Oklahoma Educator arti- cle, are no truer than they are today. Truancy in our schools is serious as well as unproductive. But, officials are aware of the problem and are tak- ing action, and not only in our state where the parents of a truant child were fined $275 last spring by an eastern Oklahoma special district judge. A judge in Illinois has threatened to exercise his j udicial contempt powers to send students found skipping school to juvenile detention facilities. A North Carolina compulsory school attendance law was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in a re~ cent case. And, in a crackdown on truancy and daytime crime, Mem- phis police have begun hauling children who play hooky into Juvenile Court. These cases, however, attest to a genuine con- cern being expressed by local, state and federal authorities to deal with this problem. The $275 fine, at first glance, might appear severe. But given the details, one might wonder if sufficient ac- tion was taken. I am always available to anyone who might have a question or com- ment regarding any issues we may handle at the State Capitol. My ad- dress is: Senator Bernice Shedrick, Room 426, South Main rkins Member F.D.I.C. g, 9 proud to be a part of this community and our goes farther than only providing banking civic clubs to school activities, we're involved making our community grow and prosper. us be your good neighbor and your financial State Capitol, Oklahoma Announce Birth City, OK 73105, or P.O. " Box 843, Stillwater, OK of Son 74076. My telephone Linda and David number in Oklahoma Ci- Holbrook of Alaska are ty is {405} 525-0126, Ex- the parents of a son born tension 572; in October 3, 1984. He Stillwater, (405) weighed eight pounds, 743-4500. ten and one-half ounces. -o- He has been named Cory During the mid 1700$, hi~ David. He has a big torians estimate two thirds sister, Melissa, age 5. of all tea drunk in England Grandparents are was smu~led into the Olive Hall and Pauline country to avoid the high Holbrook of Perkins. import tax. -o- Special Indian Education Meeting is October 23 A special public meeting is scheduled for the evening of October 23, 1984, for the purpose of developing an applica- tion for a 1985-86 school year award under the Ti- tle IV-A, Indian Educa- tion Program. Prior to the development of the application a Parent Committee must be selected..The following are eligible to select and to serve on a Parent Committee: { 1) Parents of Indian Children who will participate in the propos- ed project; {2) teachers, including guidance counselors, except members of the project staff; {31 Indian secon- dary school students, if any, enrolled in Perkins- Tryon Public Schools. In order to apply for an entitlement grant under the Indian Education Act, a school district must determine the number of Indian children enrolled in the school district. Any child who meets the following definition from the In- dian Education Act may be counted for this pur- pose: 'Indian' means...'any individual who {11 is a member of a tribe, band, or other organized group of In- dians, including those tribes, bands, or groups terminated since 1940, and those recognized by the state in which they reside, or who is a descen- dant, in the first or se- cond degree, of any such member, or {2) is con- sidered by the Secretary of Interior to be an In- dian for any purpose, or {3) is an Eskimo or Aleut or other Alaska native...' Each student par- ticipating in such pro- gram must have had the parent{s) or guardian complete a Form 506, In- dian Student Certifica- tion form and have such on file in the school office. This meeting will pro- vide the opportunity to understand the program and to consult relative to the provisions of an ap- plication. All parents of Indian children residing in the school district and elected Tribal leaders are especially invited and en- couraged to attend this important meeting. The meeting will convene at 7"30 P.M. in the Library at Second and Thomas Streets, Perkins, Ok., on October 23, 1984. "0" P-T GRAD'S TEAM MAKES HISTORY Davenport students in both 4-H and FFA organizations won many honors at the 1984 Lin- coln County Fair. Among the awards won was the distinction of capturing all four of the herdsman awards-- beef, sheep, swine and dairy. It wa sthe first time in history that one school had won all four awards. Davenport FFA in- structor Ted Arthur, a Perkins grad, also said that it was the first time in the history of the coun- ty fair that one school had won the grand cham- pion, reserve grand champion, all five breed champions and the school group award in the sheep competition. Davenport also won top honors in the swine and sheep school group. -O- SENIOR CITIZEN NEWS By Mildred Cash We wish to take this means of again thanking the City Council for our new piano. It is a beautiful piano and we all are very proud of it. Sixteen musicians fur- nished music Monday night. They sang the Bir- thday song to Lorayne West and Frances Burton. Ruby Dobson and Doris Mansfield were hostesses. Several folks from here attended the Arts and Crafts show in Drum- right Saturday. Cleaning Day is Thurs- day, Oct. 11. -O- FRIENDSHIP CLUB MEETS The Friendship club met Monday, October 1 at the home of Mae Decker with ten mem- rs present. The president Lenora West opened the meeting with prayer and the pledge to the flag. Zola read the 49th chapter of Psalm for the devotional. Roll call and report of the previous meeting were read. The group plans to go to Wyatt's Cafeteria for the November dinner then return to Zola Miller's home for the meeting. Geneva Binford and Doyle VanZandt received birthday presents and Clara Westfall received the door prize. We missed the mem- bers who were absent. We enjoyed alot of good natured fun and chatter as well as hearing new methods of Arts and Crafts by using the ar- ticles that are stored at our homes. And those who were present were Tilli~ Bateson, Mabel Ca/dwell, Clara Westfall, Dovi~ VanZandt, Geneva Bin. ford, Zola Miller, RutE Stanley, Lenora West Nora Fulton and Ma~ Decker. Ruth Stanle~ -O" The pupil of the eye ex panda as much as 45 per- cent when a person look| at something pleasing. The Perkins Journal Thursday, October 11, 1~ -- PAGJ$ a d Ed Lemons, center, former OSU Ag-lnfo Director', visits with long time friends Ralph Remy, left, and Randle Perdue, right, recently in Stfllwater. Lemons was director of OSU Ag-Info for 19 years and now resides in California. "I was fortunate to have these splendid men working with me at OSU," Lemons said. "They were dedicated professionals of the highest order. We work- ed hard, but all of us en- joyed our work. It was a pleasure working with them. Those were memorable days." A native of Muskogee County, Lemons served as farm editor on the Muskogee Phoenix. He was employed at OSU under the late President Henry Bennett, and also worked under President Kamm. Lemons now resides in Newbury Park, Califor- nia. His daughter lives at Malibu, and her husband is a law professor at Pep- perdine University. "One of our main thrusts in Ag-Info was to disseminate research fin- dings by the OSU Col- lege of Agriculture," Lemons said. "I am thrilled about the oncom- ing OSU Agri-Complex, the 21 st Century facility to be constructed here." One of the highlights of Lemons' career was a trip to Japan in 1967. Harold Dedrick also went and was much im- pressed by the Japanese When Edd Lemons, former OSU director of Agricultural Information Services, visited here recently, he may have been able to lay claim to a Guiness world record. Lemons and his wife had invitations morning, noon, and night into homes of friends for the 10-day period. That's personal popularity and old-fashioned Oklahoma hospitality at its finest. Lemons served OSU 19 years in Ag-Info. His wife, Lois, was a public school teacher in Stillwater. Edd served as secretary-treasurer of the Sanborn chapter of the Isaac Walton League for several years and was an ardent sportsman. Trips to the Dakotas in quest of pheasant and grouse were made a number of times. Lemons may be able to make another claim; he had one of the finest staffs working with him at OSU ever assembled. They were Harold Dedrick, Jack Drum- mond, Ewing Canaday, and the late Lee Stevens. Dedrick, Drummond, and Canaday, all retired, live in the Stillwater and Perkins area. fishing industry, and every-morning market- ing of the night's catch in downtown market places. "By 9 a.m. every fish brought in had been sold," Dedrick said. Lemons was a visitor to the monthly business meeting of the Isaac Walton League here. He was right at home here, too. Most of those atten- ding had been active members when he was here, including Randle Perdue, Ralph Remy, Bill Altman, Marvin Wolff, Lem Groom, and. Paul Brock. Although the hoped for goal was not attained by the Payne-Pawnee chapter of Ducks Unlimited last week at the annual fund-raiser banquet, the gross of more than $11,000 was a splendid effort. The com- mittee worked hard and put in a lot of time: They deserve a great deal of gratitude. And surely the ducks and geese send their thanks. Greg Kuykendall I Will Be at .... Senior Citizen Center 114 E. Kirk, Perkins Tuesday, Oct. 23 9 a.m. to 12 noon Free Cleaning & Check-Up Of Any Hearing Aid Free Electronic Hearing Test BELTONE HEARING AID SERVICE 514 W. Broadway Enid, Oklahoma 73701 1405)23't'6168 , we've got to make room for New Fall Items NO Limits on Purchases--First Come Basis QUANTITY PRODUCT PRICE 8 Only Pn]y. 3Q_n!y ........ AMF _Lj_ght_ o_r_A_ppliance Timer lO_.Onl 8.25 oz. DERMASOFT Cream re , 4.95 8__On!y- VIDAL SASSOON Moisture Lotion GoldLine Vit. B12 lO00meq. 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