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Now Perkins Volume 105, Number 7 10, 1994 Per Copy Owned and Operated Perldns, OK, America 547-2411 Town Talk... Mike Groene newest member of Perkins Lions Club...Cushing says we can have Lee Ray Murlin...Elsie Grant showing Rick how to scrape plates...Inez Barnes has a book so valuable she won't let it get out of the bank...Chamber offices may be located at Journal soon...VFW has live music this Friday night-The Burch Brothers... Contents destroyed by fire destroyed two buildings on Northwest First and Chantry last Wednes- The top photo shows Tanya Miller, owner of the small building house that caught fire and eventually gutted the building shown on photo owned by D&B Amusement. The cause of the fire is "unknown". officer Charles Ottaway and Fire Chief Larry Moorman sift through to find a cause. The building in the bottom photo contained pool pinball machines that were destroyed. "The Perkins:Tryon Board of Education formally called for a resolution to set February 14, 1995 as the official date for the election of a new board member from the re- cently redrawn District 5 seat now held by Sam Hickman. That action was taken at the regular monthly meeting held Monday night. Hickman has indicated that he will not seek reelection for that position. Any candidate must be a resident of that district which is northeast of Perkins, generally from Highway 33 to just south of Mehan Road (See map in this issue.) P rkir, s-Tryor, Sd',ool [', J,., Bosed on the 1,990 ( I,sus Legend i'hgnv, OyS -- k~cds F It,I::S .It II .... I The map shown above indicates the new boundaries for School Board member dis- tricts. The district has set an election date to fill Sam Hickman's school board seat. The prospective candidate must also be a registered voter "within the geographi- cal boundaries of the election district for six months pre- ceding the first day of the filing period (June 5, 1994)". Those boundaries were re- cently redrawn by the board based on the 1990 census and have been approved by the board and other appropriate government agenc'es. Also on that February bal- lot will be the annual school millage election. If necessary, the runoff will be held April 4, 1995. In other business, the board: * Acknowledged the resigna- tion of Charlotte Anderson, custodian. *Approved the 1994-95 Cur- riculum Advisory Committee and Gifted and Talented Committee: Coordinator, Milton Davis; teachers, Helen Barker, Paula Focht, Steve Grotheer, and Rick Garrison; and parents, Nannette Grotheer, Carla Wollenberg, Nancy Hilley, and Mary Morris. .Approved paying one half of the costs to heat the Paul and Anna Marie Evans Ag Barn, not to exceed $1,500. *Approved school property items as surplus and directed Superintendent o Schools Jim Hyder to dispose of the property by public auction. Hyder told The Journal that the items, including a school bus and pickup, will be given to the Ag Booster Club for their annual Consignment Auction set for Nov. 19. *Voted to employ Lisa Board of Trust- to immediately Process of redraw- wards based census at their meeting Twila Lon- Boydston, Dan Randy the issue of change the way are elected. centered on One, to make the an at-large ba- Particular bound- or two, go the wards matched on a y Hall ap- Committee corn- Clerk Assistant and local Bowyer, and to COme up with by the Decem- board would that Attorney Roger advised the board rards must be de- the 1990 popu- and not by any or street. members were mg to an at- K and vot- ing, but Boydston said he was against it because "it could lead to problems down the road." He cited as an ex- ample, that one neighborhood could have all five trustees, which could lead to unfair representation to the rest of the town. The entire board voted for the redistricting of wards. No replacement has been found yet for the trustee seat left by the resignation of Larry Tomlinson. The four members also dis- cussed taking action on mov- ing the Perkins Chamber of Commerce office to City Hall. No vote was taken on that proposal after McMillian said "it's a good deal, but it's ille- gal." He went on to give numer- ous Supreme Court rulings that pointed out explicitly that it couldn't be done. "There's a taboo about spend- ing public funds for a private purpose or enterprise," McMillian added. Both Johnson and Longan expressed disappointment that it couldnWt be done. The Chamber office was 1Qcated in space donated by Harland Wells, but that office has been leased by HMK Insur- ance. The Chamber telephone has been moved upstairs into Wells office on South Main, but Longan, who is also President of the Chamber of Commerce, felt that the Chamber should have a more permanent location. In a later development, Perkins Journal Publisher Rick Clark, told Longan that the Chamber office could be located in the Journal offices at 122 S. Main. The board also considered annexing a small portion of land located on the northeast of town that included the residences of "Joe Hrencher and part of Harland's (Wells) swimming pool." That item was put on the agenda by Larry Moorman, who said that Hrencher had verbally requested to be an- nexed into town. The board took no action until a peti- tion was presented by the landowners for annexation. In other business, the Perkins Board of Trustees: * Approved a step increase in salary to Utility Superinten- dent Larry Moorman. *Directed that the PYSO be solely responsible for all mon- ies collected in basketball and baseball "signups." *Appointed Dale Anderson as the Park and Recreation Assistant Sports Director at an annual salary of $3,000. That action was taken after his resignation from the P&R Board. They also accepted the resignations of Brad Mills from that board. They ac- cepted the recommendations by the P&R Board to appoint Robert Sasser and Ken Karner to the P&R Board. Accepted Larry Moorman's opinion that no action should be taken regarding noncom- pliance of Perkins Cedes rela- tive to a trailer site. Harper (after an executive session) as one-half time teacher assistant at Tryon Elementary; and to employ Nicky Decker as a cook at Perkins-Tryon Middle School. Hyder also noted that Board Members Sherry Gor- don and Dwight Brown were appointed to serve on the Board of Directors of the Ag Farm Committee. I I II I II II II IIIR Perkins voters reflect mood of electorate If candidates were listening to the noises made by Perkins voters, they got an earful Tuesday as a large lo- cal turnout of 865 eligible voters gave a resounding "no!" to U.S. Senate hopeful Dave McCurdy and others. The Perkins precinct voted against McCurdy, 334, to the eventual win- ner, Republican Candidate Jim Inhofe's 447. For Associate District Judge, Perkins went with the rest of the pre- cincts and approved the candidacy of Robert Murphy against Bob Wyatt, 420 to 392. Murphy garnered 10,809 votes total to Wyatt s 8,304. Perkins had a different view than the rest of the state in the governor's race. Independent Candidate Wes Watkins had 366; Frank Keating (R) had 3 0; and Jack Mildren had 185 votes. Voter tallies in the other races in the Perkins precinct were: Lt. Governor: Diamond (D), 371; Fallin (R), 415; and Harnett (1), 71. State Auditor: Scott (D), 484; and Dunlaney, (R), 343. Attorney General: Edmondson (D), 431; Hunter (R), 410. State Treasurer: Butkin (D), 438; Keasler (It), 391. Superintendent of Public Instruction: Garrett (D), 443; Murphy, (R), 405. Commissioner of Labor: Renfro (D), 388; Reneau, 425. Insurance Commissioner: Fisher (D), 391; Crawford (R), 427. Corporation Commissioner: Nesbitt (D), 403; Anthony (R), 441. U.S. Representative: Brewster (D), 549; Tallant (R), 280. Perkins also defeated all five state questions, two of them by a single vote. #'