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Line More By Bob Evans Bartholomew reports two of the people in front of the Bug" in the picture week's Journal are McCormick and Bill has sent the to Kansas to find out VOL. 88 NO. 4 News and Views of the Cimarron Valley PERKINS JOURNAL PERKINS, PAYNE COUNTY, OKLAHOMA 74059 20 cents THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1977 name of the third is a retired Santa Fe ...................................................................................................... Mrs Bartholomew I she rode the Doodlebug :i where Bill was to Perkins when she doctoring with Dr. She rode to Ripley  had someone meet her 2 Adult Education Classes start xxxx we have any official trappers out there I've got a mole front yard and find the mole hole on to try the remedies offered. called and said to hole with moth balls. can find is a hill of dirt. down any depth you to, and no hole shows ny suggestions? How hole? XXXX slow, drizzly rain was over the week- wasn't it. The sun afternoon brought back to life. up like spring Construction markers are up and work west past the cemetery. will start next week on new industrial road Industrial road project should get underway here next wee - Jim Shepherd, manager at Evans and Associates in x x x x Stillwater, told The Journal is it[ Saturday night that work should start on you go to bed, turn Perkins' Industrial road at back an hour and the south city limits some- with the rest time next week. people for a few Evans and Associates We'd personally offered the low bid on the leave it the way it is, state project at approxi- someone with mately $28,000. sense than I have what time it is  .... to be. XXXX to show you about inventions and how some are, you and fathers with ..... at .home see if your changes his feeding the time change mess with the clocks want, but you can't Mother Nature, you The roadway or driving surface will be 20 feet wide. Shepherd explained that there will be some work done on the shoulders and roadway, but generally the job includes widening and overlay of asphalt. The west end will receive more work than will the east end. It is thought the job will take about 2 weeks. Con- struction signs have been posted. The road work will begin at Knipe Street and Highway 177 and proceed west three-quarters of a mile past the cemetery and slightly past the last road that turns north into the industrial park. XXXX tried to federal holidays Observances, but the would have no part Next year Veterans' to November 11. federal holiday the appreciates the most to be Columbus The nation goes into a over old Christopher poor bureaucrats need rest badly. XXXX a hundred people our open house when we showed off of the house' E. Thomas, known as Holbrook house, now our home. The family has marked the the calender as "the that the house will !be cleaner than[" Glad xxxx ever tried to Christianity to you've probably a blank. Here's the Poet by the name of describes it. g/light aging shimmer over skin for the first "There's No Business Like Show Luster, Monte Huffman, Bonita Morgan Business", a follie's number for and Craige Baird. Other P-T members in Saturday's P-T Band Carnival, will the number were not available for feature Lisa Webb, Tammy Downey, Tina pictures. Band Carnival promises to liven up a Saturday night in Perk00' Ls Perkins-Tryon Band Booster members are busy making final plans for their annual Carnival which will be held Saturday night (29th) at the Middle School P.E. Center in Perkins. A food booth serving Bar-B-Que sandwiches, cokes, coffee, and donuts will open at 6:00. Tickets will go on sale at 6:30 and the Carnival doors will open promptly at 7:00 and will be open until 10:00. There will be games and booths for all ages, including the Pie and Cake Walk, Bingo, Spook House, Fish Pond and many more, plus some new booths including "Big Foot" and "Star War" booths. Kent Taylor, Band Direc- tor, and band members have been busy working on the Follies. Two skits will be presented with one being titled "A Star War Is Born." The skits were written by band members. They are also acquiring the costumes and performing. Prizes for the Carnival are generously donated by mer- chants from Perkins, Tryon, and Stillwater. All Carnival proceeds from the Carnival go into the Perkins-Tryon Band Boosters Club Trea- sury where it is used exclusively to benefit the Perkins-Tryon Band. Come on out to the Carnival Sautrday night and have a good time. 1"he Weigh-Off and Drug Education classes have got- ten off to a good start, Opal Olson, chairperson of the steering committee said, and classes will continue this week as scheduled. The Weigh-Off group will meet Wed., 7 p.m., in the high school library. All area residents, including neigh- boring vicinities are invited to attend. Twenty members have enrolled to date leaving room for that many more. Mrs. Olson said that couples enrolling may obtain one packet together, thus allowing husband and wife to share it for one fee of $6.00. Kathy King, Nutritional Specialist who interned at Children's Hospital in Okla- homa City, will accompany Betty Dahms, Home Econo- mist, to hell those with special weight problems or diets. Many tips concerning health rules and eating habits will be discussed in the future to aid in weight control. Mrs. Olson added that no one will be embarrassed through the weighing or measuring but may keep their own record. The class will include both men and women. The Drug Education class sponsored by the Senior Cit/zeas will continue to meet at the Center on Thursday at 7 p.m. Thirty were present last week for the educational discussion pertaining to the dosage and administration of medicines as well as related problems. Steve Willingham, local pharmacist who is conduct- ing the sessions, announced that the group will discuss drug reactions, interactions and side effects this week. Tremendous interest was shown, Mrs. Olson said. All ages from Perkins and surrounding areas are cord- ially invited. Persons with particular problems for medicinal pur- poses are encouraged to ask questions. Adequate time is offered for question and answer periods. New Residents New residents in Perkins according to files at the city hall include: Sherman Cypret, 2231/2 SW 2nd Street. Sam Wesffall, 423 NW 3rd, #4 Beverly Moor, 208 W. French Street. Ida Brannon, 216 N. Main Street. seeing through transparency of *../A stone shatters of the pond./But the water is receiving rhyth. in a new beauty as The Board of Trustees of after ripple rings the Town of Ripley has called and wider with an election for Nov. 1, 1977, refinement/until to vote on the proposition of pond wears the whether or not to lease the bears its whisper- Town's water and sewer systems to the Ripley Public xxxx ever become a drug 'or user, you will have metric system. gave a drug lecture Club Monday, and hlvolved must know Use such words as etc. It's not an in more ways XXXX on Back Page) Ripley voters to decide on public trust Works Authority. A Public Works Authority is an organization which consists of the same people who serve as the ; Town Board. However, it can do different things than the Town Board can do. Under Oklahoma law the Town Board cannot contract for any goods or services beyond a period of one year. Under a public works authority the Board can contract for periods of time beyond one year. This organization is re- quired by the Farmers Home Administration before they will loam !the moneyforthe water system inprovement project. This election does not involve a bond issue. It will not increase anyone's taxes. No person living within the Town of Ripley will be personally liable for the payment of this indebted- ness. The indebtedness will be paid from the revenues which are collected from water and sewer bills. The proposed water rates Next 1,000 gallons for ' for the repayment of the load $1.50 per thousand. to the FHA for the Next 1,000 gallons for' improvement of the Ripley $1.00 per thousand. water system, development Next 1,000 gallons for of new wells, and construe- $1.00 per thousand. tion of a new water tower are It is estimated that these based on the engineer's new rates would not go into estimated cost. effect for at least 6 to 8 The improvements to the months. water system and the The present water rate approximate cost of water to schedule is as follows: the individual resident of Minimum bill--l,000 gal- Ripley needed to repay the ions for $2.50 per thousand. loan and maintain the system Next 1,000 gallons for will be as follows: Minimum bill--l,000 gallons for $4.00 per thousand. Next 1,000 gallons for $2.50 per thousand.. $1.50 per thousand. Next 1,000 gallons $1.00 per thousand. for (Continued on Back Page). 20 Business people vote to create new organization Twenty business men and professional people of the Perkins community were present for a 7 a.m. Monday morning meeting at the Lions Den, and voted to organize the Perkins Busi- ness and Professional Club. Temporary officers were elected and included Bob Evans, Chairman; Alvin Olson, vice-chairman; and Stella Ingrain, secretary- treasurer. The group decided to meet each Monday morning at 7 a.m. Those supporting the organization of business and professional people pointed out that the community is growing steadily, as is the area of Payne and Lincoln County around it, and such an organization is needed to establish the identity of Perkins in the area. "As fast as the Payne i County growth is coming upon us, Perkins could become a bedroom commun- ity without a business district if we don't insist upon maintaining our identity. This is happening to many small towns," Jack Vassar, local industrialist warned the group. Bob Brown, new Cimarron Valley Co-op Manager, said he had opportunities else. where if he had so chosen, but he was impressed with Perkins -- the schools, churches, Main Street and the surrounding rural area, and chose to come here. He was highly in favor of the business and professional organization to make a strong center for the rural area around. The group discussed such projects as a "welcome newcomer" packet for new residents, a community survey to learn more about resident's attitudes towards the town and business community, promotions to attract shoppers to the local shops and stores as a complete shopping center, to assist where they can with the orderly development and growth of the town, and other such projects pertinent to the welfare of the town and its business community. Those present Monday included Supt. Shelby Wyatt, J. D. and Evelyn Anderson, Bob Brown, Eliz- abeth Wise, Ralph Gray, Harland Wells, Stella In- gram, Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Moorman, Delmar Niles, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Navar- rette, Red Pogue, Galen Holsinger, Alvin Olson, Bill Sasser, Jack Vassar, Bob Evans and John Baker. The group will meet again Monday morning at 7 a.m. at the Lions Den. Coffee and rolls are served. Any business or professional person in the community is welcome to become a member. Drugs evident in Perkins, but no major problems Perkins Police Chief Bill Lott showed Lions Club members a table top full of drugs and drug paraphanelia that had been confiscated from drug violators appre- hended in the community since June. The local police officer said Perkins does not have' a severe problem, but it is present mostly in the lighter drugs -- marijuana and pills. "We do not have any evidence of any hard drugs such as heroin, in the Perkins and Stillwater area," he said. Officer LoSt said a Payne Countian was taken to the state penitentiary Monday to begin a one year term for being arrested in front of a local business establishment allegedly selling drugs, marijuana and pills. Drugs have been taken from third graders and Oth graders at the Perkins schools. Supt. Shelby Wyatt told the group that he has been trained as a school administrator to identify the smell of marijuana, and he has never detected it being used at the school. However, it has been found at the school. Lots said he did not feel the school or the community had a drug problem, but it is present in the community and a close watch is being made, and there are isolated cases of possession. The police officer said money was the motive behind hard drug pushing. He pointed out the legal price for a hard drug used in making medicine is $165 for 10 kilos. However, when it gets on the illicit market, 10 kilos initially sells for $350, and by the time it goes through the market to the streets of American cities, the public pays $1,500,680 for it. Marjuana is selling in this area for $10 to $30 for 2 ounces, according to how good it is. The police department is equipped with a field kit to assist in identifying drugs in an investigation. The Police Chief also explained pills known as upper and lowers, the apparatus used to smoke marijuana cigarettes, syrin- ges for shooting drugs, what to look for if observinz those using drugs. Marijuana was burned to allow Lions club members to become familiar with the smell. In other Lions club business, it was reported that 76 were present for Farmers Appreciation Night. Lions members were given their allocation of bagged shelled peanuts to sell in the community. Proceeds from the sales will go to the IOA Ranch. The peanuts sell for $1 per pound bag. They are shelled and ready to roast or whatever. School Open House The Open House at the Perkins campus will be on Thursday, October 27. According to Supt. Wyatt, parents and patrons of the school district are invited to attend the Open House between the hours of 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served. olo- This Week's Question: Would you oppose the hiring of a homosexual to teach in your school district if he or she were academically well qualified? To Vote Yes --, call 547-5028 Last Week's Question To Vote No , call 547-2972 If somehow the farmers could force up the price they receive for cattle and grains to make enough profit to live on, would you be willing to pay the higher prices for food products that the increase would cause? Yes.. 90% No... 10% There is no need to talk. The "hang up" sound you hear is your vote being recorded. Call anytime before Noon Tuesday to Register Your Vote. i / / !i