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& Sons Book Bindery, Ino[ Box 162 ;gport, Mich. 49284-0162 YEAR VOL 100 NO. 7 A Perkins, Payne County, ,( O Oklahoma. USPS 428040 O THURSDAY, November 1989 i i: i~~ !i ~ i~ by Jeff Shultz the Editor of a small, newspaper sometimes disadvantages. Casein grass fires that caused so this past weekend to all the land, hay by the blazes, a casuality, also. of my car looks like a and the left darkened and chip- the heat of the fire. i at the scene of the town I parked my cars about a half mile camera and ran up start taking pictures. Lit- the fire was rushing CarS. later, one of the who was parked near me around to the other fire. ,our car is OK," he sai& confused, then it hit he was talking about. fighting the fire with my I looked down and saw for our cars," he your car to see if keys in it and I was go it for you." not leave my keys This is a habit my dad long ago. Bad habit to you're covering a fire. caught a ride down to my ' mind I could see the car and burning wildly. My to sinlc out, the fire moved that it only burned the car, leaving the inside gasoline inside the zentleman who for his neighbor, The Perkins Fire Department responded to several grass fires this past weekend as several acres of land and property were destroyed by the blazes. On Friday, November 10, the first fire call came in at 1:20 p.m. and was loCated southeast of Perkina According to Perkins Fire Chief Larry Moorman, approximately 1,200 to 1,500 acres of land were burned by the fire, including one barn that was filled with rolls of hay. More hay was burned as the fire, fueled by high winds, spread across country roads into other fields. One land owner reported over 400 bales of hay destroyed. 14 fire units from StiUwater, Tryon, Cushing, Agra, Ripley and Drumright were called in to assist the Perkins Fire Department in bat- tling the blaze. It took firefighters dose to six hours to get the fire under control. There has been no determination to the cause of Friday's fira Saturday Perkins were called upon to battle other grass fires. The largest of these fires was located northwest of. town, which destroyed 120 and another bar Other surrounding countie reported grass fires this past weekend, including one fire which caused the evacuation of approx- imately 50 homes near Ma~aford/ The Oklahoma Highway Patrol had to close some lanes of In- terstate 44 for 30 minutes Saturday. afternoon as grass fires blam Governor Bellmon has issued a ' ~o open burning" policy for Payne County as well other counties in the eastern part of the state. The policy: is in effect until further notice. I've bean called many In college I was I been called ; I cannot repeat in This wm the scene facing Perkins Fireflghters, and eventually flreflghters from several other cities, last F~, November 10, as grass fires plagued the BULLETIN Governor Henry Ballmon has ies~ a "no open burning" policy for all of Paym County The policy has been issued due to the devastating grass fires that occur- red this past weekend in Payne County and surrounding counties. The policy is in effect until further notice. Conducts Auction eastern part of t~ state over ~e weekea& "l~ei O~oma Forestry DIvisi~ ~:~t cm Friday alm~e 42 gram fires were fought- i By Matt Brown Saturday, Dec 2 at I0 am. the P~ T FFA Chapter will conduct a school surplus property auction at Mer ants P Outside consignments are welcome Phone P : Several Perkins Chamber of Com- merce members attended the technical hearing on the proposed phone exchange system last Mon- day, November 13, in Oklahoma City. Some of the i~ms being sold are inetal ins nts, school buses and a riding lawn mower. A complete list of items that are to be sold will be listed soom Please call or bring consignments to the P-T Ag building by Nov. 29. Journal Presents Leon Morris has come Perkins Firemen battle the first of several weekend grassfires last Fri- new title for me that Iday, southeast of Perkins. This portieuler fire destroyed approximately to forget. For some 1,500 acres of land and over 400 bales of hay. The hearing was headed by ~ae Marshmallow Kid" representatives from the Corpora- t suit me too well tion Commission and Southwestern OSU Bell mad was held to inform the Evans, Judy Niles, Perkins merchants on the progress H older and Vickie of the exchange system application are on the Chamber's that was made by the Perkins committee. The I dropped in on their ~and found out they are a very good Christmas the Chamber. titled it "An Old Family Christmas" and : their plans to the today, Thursday, at the noon luncheon and meeting at the Lions Den. ladiesl It is warm what Christmas for the Christmas will he in next week's Guide as well as the Donations Are Commodities Available Still Being Accepted Commodities available from 9 to For Taylorsville 12 on Tuesday, Nov. 21 at the Assembly of God Church in According to Anne Simma, Perkins includes butter, flour and Treasurer for the Taylorsville Corn- peanut butter. mittee, donations are still being ac- cepted to help fund the Taylorsville Country Fair. Band Boosters Bake Sale This is in response to many who did not have the opportunity to By Jan Burden donate to the Fair, but would like and Dewayne Huff to. The Perkins-Tryon Band All donations should be sent to: Boosters will hold a bake sale on Taylorsville Country Fair Saturday, Nov. 18 from 9 a.m. to PO Box 231 12:30 p.m. on Main Street in Perkins, OK 74059 Perkins. Items will range from pies or to bread so come stock up for Taylorsville Thanksgiving and help support c/o Anne Simma your band students. Rt. 3 Box 745 The Band Boosters appreciate Perkins, OK 74059 your support. The Taylorsville Planning Com- mittee appreciates all the support Lovers Lane everyone has given them and will To Be Closed give in the future. According to the Perkins City Hall, Lovers Lane will be dosed this Thursday and Friday, November 16 and 17, during normal working hours {8 am. to 5 The clce ing of the street is for work to be done on the street. OSU you may wonder why I the OSU letters in the this column to ssperate true that OSU lost to Saturday. And, yes Mike Gundy had to crow long as I'm team well never folksl It's hoops time a good team I heard cm sports that OSU could win the this year {no, it wasn't letters will not be this column for a long After basketball there% and aseball there's here's women's , etc., etc. Report Rick Matheson OSU Research Station Perldns Journal To Publish Letters To Santa Community Wide Thanksgiving Service The Community Wide. Thanksgiving Service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, November 19, at the Perkins First Christian Church. The annual service is sponsored by the Perkins Ministerial Alliance and Rev. Larry Wilson, First Bap- tist Church Pastor. will deliver the Serl~OEa The public is invited to coma The Journal will publish all '2~et- Lost Creek ters To Santa" and them forward them to Ole Saint Nick in time for Bazaar his December 24 trip. The Lost Creek United Methodist All children who want to write to Church will hold-their bazaar Satur- Santa Claus should address their day, November 18, 8 am. to 3 p.n letters to: Brealdast and lunch will be eerv- Santa Claus ed along with holiday gift items, c/o The Perkins Journal docketing items and delicious bak- P.O. Box 695 ed goods. Perkins, OK 74059 Lost is located 3 milesFollowing is the official North south of Highway 33 and 177 in- Pole letter that The Journal tersection and 1 mile west. received. 1989 Christmas Shopping Guide Chamber this past summer. Have you ever wondered why we The proposed phone exchange hang stockings out at Christmas system would allow Perkins andtime? Are you looking for that Stillwater residents and businesses special holiday recipe? What is the to call each city without being all time. best selling Christmas charged for a long distance phone song? Or, are you looking for gift call. ideas for Christmas? Chamber President Bill Blair All of these questions can be stated after the meeting that the answered in The Perkins Journal application for the exchange is "on 1989 Christmas Shopping Guide to schedule and looking goock" be in next week's issue of the Those attending the meeting Journal from Perkins were Blair, Chamber "Santa's Gift Guide" will be full PrasidentC.D. Mihura, Mary Mot- of Christmas stories, recipes and ris, Anne Miller, Dr. Don Dale, gift ideas from local and area me~ Mayor Donnell Boydstun, Ellen chants. Look for it next week! Boydstun. Lynn Kinder, Frank Eades, David Sasser, Harland Wells and Jeff Shultz. State Representative Jesse Pilgrim also attanded the paeeting. Another hearing will he schedul- ed in the future. Ripley Alumni Banquet R ipley Former Students and Teachers Banquet will be held Wednesday, Nov. 22 at 7 p.m. with Centennial theme and chuck wagon meal in the Ripley School gyn NO BOOKS YET--Workers leber ia the library of the new Perkias Ekmmtary S eol, currently under eanstruetio to one eta- tractor, the new school should be finished on time. possibly earlier than the Ala41 deadltn HI IX} FIPJ~. 34 72 41 00 School Members Discuss Needs For Elementary : By Margaret Coate :.i: A new phone system for the After a lengthy discussion, itwas determined not enough information was available from the .f ur businesses making the bids or plumbing and heat/air conditiomng so the subject was tabled until new bids can be made..- The businesses making bid~ were Cimarron Mechanics and C~" Comfort, both ot Perkins. ~md =/~- tion Plumbing and %~e~Vr~ Mechanics out ol Stil~waU~: Board members voted to ~!~' Western Mechanics for tt e preliminary work done at the schpol before re-bidding is done. Joe Hrencher. elementary schoOl principal, told board members that New Phones out of Stillwater was the lowest bidder on the ph~e system. ~ He also discussed the int~bm system that will tie the schbo! buildings together. Placement the outdoor lights at the new s~h~ was also discussed. Board members voted to waive the rental charges for use of.the Middle School and Elementary Gym for the Perkins Park~~ Recreation Board if the grou~a~C supervised and school related. ~ch as the 4th and 5th baskeflbM[ games. J anet Karner. Home Ec instruc- tor, was present to discuss renovating the Home Ec kitcl n which will include expanding thd room by taking out a wall betw~n two rooms, purchasing new ap: pliances and building Mrs, Karner is planning to for a grant to help with renovation. Bids will be taken at a later d~ ? to be opened at the April I~ : Board meeting, for removal of p~ table buildings to be moved to new elementary building and for buildings to be sold to be moved away from school property. The next regular school ~)~d meeting will be held on Monday, High School Novemb 16 **Chamber of Commerce luncheon and business meeting,,, Liom Den 19 ing Service 7 p.m, First Chri. t Churcb