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County's Oldest Newspaper Since 1890" 75 Senior Co-housing Develo Approved A group of senior citizens who want to build a new type of housing development in Stillwater got the green light from the City Council Monday night. Oakcreek Community senior co-housing will be built north of Stillwater High School. Stillwater Journal Page A1 SPORTS P-T Hosts Beggs Tonight The Perkins-Tryon Demons will end the regu- lar season tonight hosting the Beggs Demons in a non-district clash at MclI- vain Field. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. with Senior Night festivities taking place before the game. - . Page B1 CALENDAR Got calemW itmls? imail U'mm to news@the Nov. 4, 11 ~m.-~ T~ P~a Tmm ~, Vassar Community NovA, noon - Perkins Chwnberof Commun~y C, enter Nov. 6, 5.CdO p.m. - Perkins- Tryon Former Students and Teachers Alumni Banquet, High School Commons Area Nov. 7- Oaytkjht Sav "l'mm Ends Nov. 8, 620 p.m.- Perkir~ V.F.W. Post #7322 & Ladies Aux y rnee ng Nov. 9, 6 p.m. - Perkins Cit HaflAnnex Nov. 9, 7 p.m.- Perldns Lodge meeting, g15 E. IC~ Nov. 10, Noon- Perldns uons Cbb rnee , Holsinger Uons Den Nov. 10, 7p.m.-~ (AA) Perkins Uons Den ,Nov. 11 -Vellnns Day -Nov. 13, 5~0 p.m. - Perkins-Tryon 4-H and FFa Booster Club Pork Chop Supper, Perkins Elementary School Nov. 17, Noon-Perkins Lions Club meeting, INDEX Church .................. C3 Classifieds .,:,...,.. ~5 Comics ...... ,,: ......... B6 Entertainment ...... C2 Farm & Ranch ....... ? $6 History .................. A5 Obituaries ... ........ A2 Opinions ...., ..... A4,~ Public Records .... $2 School ....., ............ A6 Seniors ................. C4 Sports ................. B1-134 Eagle Scout building new pavilion at Plaza By Cindy Sheets Contributing Writer The Oklahoma Territorial Plaza in Perkins is getting a new picnic pavilion, thanks to a local youth. McKinzie Anderson, 17, is building the pavilion for his Eagle Scout project. Eagle Scout is the highest rank that can be earned as a Boy Scout. To earn Eagle Scout, young men must complete requirements for each rank in Scouting. "Through each rank, you have to serve in a leader- ship position for six-month terms," Anderson, who has been a Scout since Septem- ber of 2004, said. "And you must earn around 30 merit badges." Eagle Scout candidates also must plan, develop, and give leadership to others in a service project helpful to a religious institution, a school, or their community. Anderson noted this project must not be related to Boy Scouting. "I chose to build the pavil- ion because it was a good opportunity," Anderson said. "This park is used a lot, and I wanted to go out [of Scouting] big." The new pavilion will be located just south of the playground and the Bartram Pavilion at the Plaza. The 24- by 50-foot pavilion will be similar to the Bartram pavilion, but instead of a fireplace, it will feature barbecue grills. The pavilion will be a metal structure with wooden trim that will look similar to the Bartram Pavilion. "We started dirt work on the project about a week ago," Anderson said. "We built the forms for the concrete pad on Monday, and poured concreted on Thursday." Plaza board member David Sasser said, "We're really excited and thrilled that McKinzie chose to do the pavilion as his Eagle Scout project. It'll be a great addition to the Plaza and I expect it will get a lot of use. "The Bartram Pavilion gets booked up fast during the spring and summer." Bill Anderson, McKinzie Anderson, Mike Whatley, David Webb, and Scrub Dollins (I to r), pour concrete Thursday for a new picnic pavilion at the Oklahoma Territorial Plaza. The pavilion is McKinzie Anderson's Eagle Scout project. Journal photo by David Sasser Sasser said the pavilion, located near the playground and the splash pad, will be perfect for large groups that want to have cookouts. Anderson, a member of Stillwater Troop #828, is the son of Bill and Dana Anderson. He has one sister, Mikaela, 11. Anderson said he appreci- ates the donations of build- ing materials and labor for the project. "J.R. Kalka provided the sand, Perkins Build- ers Supply provided 2x4s and other supplies for the forms, and The Railroad Yard provided rebar and volunteer labor," Ander- son said. "Also a couple of scouts and other volunteers helped." After construction is done, Anderson plans to host a cookout at the pavilion for those who have donated money, time, and supplies for the project. "I hope to do that in November," he said. Anyone who would like more information about Anderson's Eagle Scout project, or who would like to make a donation, is asked to call (405) 612- 6148. P-T Board of Edreceives" -_ annual reports Annual reports were presented to the Perkins- Tryon Board of Education during Monday night's regular monthly meeting. Elementary principal Bobby Simma gave a brief overview of the fed- eral programs currently in place at P-T. Simma reported the district receives funds for seven federal programs ranging from reading and math remediation to technol- ogy. These federal dol- lars make up about 10 percent of the district's total budget. Board members received a remediation report from high school principal Jeff Colclasure. Colclasure told the group the figures reflect students who have taken the ACT test for a particular year regardless of what class they were in. State averages did not fluctuate much for years 2003 through 2008. There were, however, changes in rates depending on the year. Colclasure also touched on the dropout rate for the 2009-2010 school year. During that time, he said, there were a total of five students who dropped out of school for various rea- sons, but attendance was high on the list. One was an eighth grader while the remaining four were high school students. The board also approved the district's annual elec- tion resolution calling for the Feb. 8,, 2011, annual school election for the Office No, 1 seat on the broad. That posi- tion is currently held by Rick Lomenick and he announced he would be seeking another five-year term. The resolution also stated that if necessary, any runoff election would be held April 5, 2011. A contract for Career and Technology Educa- tion programs for the 2010-2011 school year was also approved. The board also approved a revision to policy deal- ing with tobacco use on school premises. The policy now includes word- ing to include a synthetic substance called "spice" or K2. Following an executive session, to board voted to approved the employ- ment of Evelyn (Shelley) Watkins as a paraprofes- sional at the junior high? Also hired was Fatima Mazboudi as a cook at the intermediate/junior high cafeteria. The resignation of bus driver Margaret Quinlan was also acknowledged. The board also approved General Fund encum- brances of $24,369.48; Building Fund encum- brances of $9,056.40; a Child Nutrition Fund encumbrance of $64.05, and the Activity Fund Report. Suspect spits on officer By Cindy Sheets Contributing Writer An impulsive act in the back of a police car resulted in a felony charge for a Yale, Okla. man. The incident occurred Sat- urday, Oct. 2, as Jason Lee Kerby, 34, of Yale, Okla. was placed under arrest for driving while intoxicated. Perkins Officer Clayton Collier arrested Kerby after he attempted to elude the officer following a hit-and- run accident at Lovers Lane and Kirk Street in Perkins. Kerby's 1987 Mitsubishi pickup allegedly struck a 1999 Dodge pickup driven by Larry Tomlinson of Perkins. Kerby was finally pulled over in the 9000 block of South Perkins Road, where he was placed under arrest for driving while intoxicated, hit-and-run, and attempting to elude an officer. Collier said Kerby was placed in the back seat of the patrol car. Collier was seated in the driver's seat, preparing to transport Kerby to jail when Kerby allegedly spit on Collier. Kerby was then transported to Payne County Jail. He was charged Tues- day, Oct. 26, in Payne County District Court on two felony counts and two misdemeanor counts. The felony charges were: driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, second and subse- quent (municipal), blood or breath alcohol concentration of .08, which is punishable by a fine of up to $2,500 and imprisonment of one to five years; and transferring bodily fluid, when he spit on Officer Clayton Collier, which is punishable by a fine of up to $1,000 or imprison- ment for up to five years, or both. The misdemeanor counts were: attempting to elude, punishable by imprisonment for up to one year or a fine of $100 to $2,000, or both; and leaving the scene of a property damage accident, punishable by imprisonment for up to one year or a fine of up to $500, or both. Kerby's next court appear- ance is set for Monday, Dec. 6. THE JOURNAL ,, ~ti .... .................................... " " ' ~ " "