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Perkins, Oklahoma
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November 21, 1996

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Harland and Tony Four local businesses purchased advertising space on the new scoreboard at the gymna- sium-Ralph's Packing Company, Payne County Bank, Whistle Stop, and Cimarron Trails Golf Course. The purchase of the advertising made it possible for the school to have the gym. The large one seen above as well as a smaller one on the south Shown above representing their businesses are Gary Crane- Ralph 's Packing Company; Lynn Kinder-Payne County Bank; Harland Wells-Whistle Stop; and Superintendent of Schools Jim Hyder. two scoreboards in end of the gym. new A pep rally, a special school board meeting, an open house and the first basketball game are just a few of the events slated for the upcoming week as the new Perkins-Tryon gymnasium nears completion. The $1.4 million gymnasium that Perkins-Tryon school pa- trons approved with two bond issues in May of 1995 ($1.2 mil- lion) and May of 1996 ($200,000) will probably be "substantially accepted on behalf of the district" by the school board in a spe- cial meeting set for 4:30 p.m.,Thursday, November 21, in the gym lobby. The board is expected to conduct a "walk through" with the administration and the contractor to physically check the build- ing and line out any last minute details on the construction. If the board "substantially accepts" the gymnasium it is offi- cially owned by the district and expenses such as utilities and insurance are the responsibility of the school district. The board also has the option during the walk through to give the contrac- tor other construction items that they consider part of the con- tract. The contractor, Timberlake Construction Company, then has a certain period of time to complete the remaining items. An open house is slated for Sunday, November 26, from 2-4 p.m. at the new gymnasium that will give the public an oppor- tunity to see the new facility. Tours will be given by members of the varsity basketball team. There will be a brief dedication ceremony at 2 p.m. and the public is urged to attend. On Tuesday afternoon a huge "Pep Rally" will be held at 1:20 p.m. that patrons are also invited to attend, according to Perkins- Tryon high School Principal Margaret Hrencher. "We are going to bus the entire student body to the gym for this once in a lifetime event," Hrencher said. "We want the com- munity to be a part of it." Students will be sitting on the home side, which is the east side of the building, and parents and the public are asked to sit on the west side because of the huge crowd that is expected. The new gym boasts a seating capacity of over 1200 and will boost the local economy with acitivites such as tournaments. Jim Hyder, P-T superintendent of schools, told the Perkins Journal that a regional YMCA wrestling tournament has al- ready been scheduled for January of 1997. Hyder added the new gym will also make it possible for the opportunity to host other tournaments such as district and re- gional baksetball playoffs. Other representatives from area school boards and adminis- trations have already visited the P-T gymnasium to get ideas including Cushing. '!It's the talk around the state," Hyder said about the new build- ing. ,Others are wanting to see how this district successfully built a gymnasium of this size, he said. Service Year at the Methodist on Sun- P.m. The will in- bell brought COmmunity and wor- Dinner Commuo Methodist Kirk, from Saturday, in the corn- area The din- Should to give a to informa- l. Perkins Volunteer Fire Department fireman Randy Hall helps to extinguish a small grass fire Monday night near Hidden Springs. Area residents are warned that grass is taller than usual this winter and firemen are hoping that they don't have another rash of grass fires as was experienced last year. residents warned The Perkins Police Department is warning local residents to be aware that someone is illegally soliciting funds for the department ' claiming that the money will be used for a D.A.R.E. program. Perkins Police Officer Charles Ottaway told The Perkins Journal Tuesday night that he has investigated two reports from local per- sons of someone calling to solicit the funds on behalf of the Perkins Police Department to "help our children stay off drugs." Ottaway said that no one is authorized for such solicitations and that it is a scam. If you have received a solicitation for donations, you are urged to contact the Perkins Police Department. The Perkins Harvest Food Drive sponsored by the Perkins 4-H was a huge success, thanks in part to students at Perkins Elementary. Students brought in a grand total of 2,635 items which will be distributed by the Perkins Ministerial Alliance to needy families in the Perkins area. A contest was held at the elementary school to the class that brought in the most items. Mrs. Barta's class won the contest and her students will receive $25 that will be spent on educa- tional supplies, plus they will have a coke part Shown above are Andrea Decker, Brent DeMuth, Mechelle Decker, Eric Slavens, and Susan Blubaugh, representing the Ministerial Alliance.