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r I ; NS JOURNAL Tbis newspaper is dedicated to the memories of Dr. !~ V. and Bed Clark (USPS 43 8O4O) Published every Thursday and entered as periodical postage paid at Perkins, Ok 74059-0040 ! ?.2 S. Main • Box 40 • Perkins, OK 74059 405-547-241 I Rick and Kathy Clark Publishers The publishers are solely responsible for content and any errors wil be promptly corrected when brought to the attention of the pub- lishers• Office hours: 9-6, Mon.&Tues CLOSED WEDNESDAY 9-5 Thur. & Fd. 9-noon on Sat. Deadline for advertising & news submissions is Noon, Monday. POSTMASTER: Send changes of address to The Perkins Journal, P.O. Box 40, Perkins, OK 74059-0040 All contents © Copyright 1996 MEMBER OF" THE PERKINS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OKLAHOMA PRESS ASSOCJA TION 5, 11 All-Sports Boosters donating time, money for by Rwk Clark • In regards to the band building expansion,: • The Perkins-Tryon Board of Education heard some welcome news ,m .nd in ido Cr mina ,do wav l[ from Mike Clinesmith, Perkins-Tryon,All Sports Booster Club mem- constructionc'o nk'a n- i""a'h'-Tdule • p y s ea oiscneu ber, that hm group and others were going to pay for new carpet and 1997 comnletion aato t he e:tt:reSmm:g om areas at thenew gyn .nasium. , • Hyder t'id tellthe board that "for the first 11 7 .... !m y meeung neia .lwonaay mgnL approvecl have to report to you that enrollment is down.: me reques oy me oooster cmo and wlm mpuc irom me aaminis- as of December 2 19996 showed that there tration and coaches, a choice will be made this week on the color of .... • ....' ........... ° .. , ., .. um rerKlns-lryon SChOOl CllS~rlc~, WRIED lS U ''~.._ me carpet and the• and nino ’ om mo,,h . vliT Chn mlth told The Perkins Journal that over $4,000 will be The enrollment of students has a critical psrt l needed to complete the project with.funds coming from the All-Sports state monies and Hyder said, that "It changes Booster Club, The Clmarron Medmal Foundation, and by others, w,.t.1. , 1. ..... ..... ;* .... * -*l-" posmb y the Perkins Youth Sports Orgamzatmn (PYSO). The board did take several actions re arding Although the carpet, tile, and installation will be by a company ............ - .,- . ..o -T nJ l . g* ~,1 1 1 ~. ,. . __ _ LerS lnciUUlng accepting cue remLmaclon ox x ~ ~ - - ouc Oi Kmnoma racy, me majority of the work such as moving the " tatic lockers and toilets will come from volunteers, Chnesmlth said. Call for an Election (See "Legal Notice" pub i ..... Board members Calvin Roggow, Shen Gordon, Larry Huff, Dw. ght Perkins Journal); approved the board's meetlY. Brown, and Board President Lloyd Moorman expressed the, r ap- year" aonroved an a reement with Alcohol preciation to Clinesmith and the All-Sports Booster Club for tak- to tU rvioo tho a; t i t arug/ "w ' in on the ro'ec ....... r ................. ,g p. t. _ _ _ , proved an out-of-state trip f'or tlae h]gh sclaool- l appreciate me in.terest in spearheading this project, Superin- district convention in Fort Worth, Texas tendent of Schools Hyder added em lo ment of Nicki H cka .... -* time • . p y u oay "- The board also heard a report from Hyder that the openm.g mght Elementmy. basketball game held at the new gym was a huge success w th one The last item of business included of the largest "gates and concession" revenue nights ever. Approxi- to Meridian Construction Company on the mately $1,300 in admission and concession money was taken in, and $346.98 to Locke-Wright architects. according to the superintendent. • Board members did discuss and make a recommendation that the ( parking problem could be resolved with the completion of the park- ....... ======================= ing lot. Opening night at the gym had such a large crowd that park- , ................ . .... 7.7, " With Remittance To: The Peridns Journal, P.O. Box " additional gravel and completion of the lot to the south, north and : : east, plus widening the entrance to one entry lane and two exit ......... ,~,i~::~:il ..................... by El :~ & 40, Perkins, OK 74059-0040 lanes should eliminate most of those problems. ~ :~ Hyder told the board that he will be meeting with Payne County Lots of people are'~thinking of Christmas theSe~ | I Commissioners and Kerns Construction Company on the parking preparation plays a large part in the holiday platte | Name .................................. ,, ........................................ I lot completion, liked to have food that you can prepare a day | | It was also noted that Oklahoma Gas and Electric had not in- time. The last two Thanksgivings, though, the ] Address ................................................................. . ...... | stalled a light ole, nor had the electric company hooked up the has stayed in the refrigerator I forgot to serve 45mph flashing school zone lights on 1-1 3 near the gym.anything. I guess they d dn't miss | I The Perkins Journal contacted OG&E Construction Superinten- If you like GLORIFIED RICE, this is a g [ City .............................. State ................ Zip .................... | dent Larry Potter Tuesday afternoon, and he confirmed that the • 1 cup cooked rice |( ) One year in Oklahoma .... $24 | service to the caution light has been scheduled for Monday, Decem- • 1/2 cup sugar |( ) 6 months in Oklahoma..,.$14 I ber 9 * 1-1/2 cups crushed, drained pineapple l( ) One year Out of State ..... $28 l( ) 6 months Out of State .... $16 L IIl~l mmm ~ Imm mlm ml Imm mmm mmu mmu me ~ mm I The light pole will be installed "as soon as one comes in." Potter • 1/2 tsp. vanilla said that the installation for the pole and caution light service had • I cup Cool Whip or whipped cream been scheduled, but because of the snow and ice storm experienced • I cup miniature marshmallows i == == =- -= == == _= == J in other parts of the state, all ofhis crews had been pulled away , i cup flaked coconut from the g nasium job to work in those areas. Combine all the ingredients and chill. . te Potter added that a steel pole for the gym entrance had been or- This recipe for PEA SALAD always went over : dered, but because of the bad weather causing a shortage, he was • I can green peas (I use Green Giant) not sure when one would come in. • 1/2 cup diced cheese "As soon as it does (come in), our crews will be there," Potter said. * 2 boiled eggs, chopped *It was also noted by the superintendent that work originally • 1 chopped dill pickle scheduled over the Christmas holiday on the Tryon gym floor had • 1 Tbs.. mayonnaise .| -' been put On hold. Hyder said that he wanted more time to talk to Mix together and top with fresh onion rings. the insurance adjuster and their "environmental engineer" to make I have always liked scalloped potatoes, and sure that the wood has dried enough to begin repairing a portion of with cheese which took a,lot of preparation. the floor that is warped, way to cook them. I haven t tried this recipe yet. I don't know what it is, but the older I get, the more I appreciate what we used to call in our hippy days as "Being in a rut." I'm not talking about the deer hunting kind of rut, I'm talking about a groove; a niche; same 'ol, same 'ol; the grind; etc. When I was a long-haired hippy several moons back, there was no way I was going to get myself in the position of seeing the same thing everyday. Now, all I want is to go to sleep in the same bed, wake up in the same house, take care of business on the same commode, and go to work at the same job. Boring? Yeah, aorta, but that's the way I'm liking it these days No hassles Every time I take a trip and outta the house for a few days, I'm a lost puppy- got to have the familiar around me including faces, fur- niture and bathroom fixtures. We took a trip to Texas to see Kathy's family over the Thanksgiv- ing weekend and it was nice to get out for a couple of days, but come Saturday night when we drove into town, there was some- thing comforting about coming over the top of Capitol Hill and see- ing the Cimarron and the Perkins water tower. It's nice to get away, but it's always wonderful to be back home RVC See, you were mad at me last week for not writing this column, and here I finally get around to writing one, and I'm talking about the comforts of my own toilet Probably should have skipped this one too RVC I was listening to a fellow the other day complain about the streets "needing some repair, we need new street lights, we need this in town and we need that, etc, etc." I listened to about all I wanted to hear, and I butted into the con- versation "Where do you buy your groceries?" I asked "Stillwater," he responded ' here are you going to buy most of your Christmas gifts?" I asked "In Stillwater and Oklahoma City," he said. "If you would rather give Stillwater and Oklahoma City your sales tax dollars, then as far as I am concerned you don't have a right to gripe about the streets," I said. "Yeah, well, I don't subscribe to your paper either," he said." "Well, I reckon I was wrong about you," ! said as I walked out the door. "You do have a right to gripe, spend your money out of town, and especially since you don't read my paper you have a extra right to gripe. "Because, you see, everybody who reads the Perkins Journal never gripes or complains, and is happy all of the time." RVC morn and dad, God rest their souls, loved this town and this town loved them back. \ One of the things my room would say about Perkins is "It's a small town with a big heart." This time of year it seems that-heart is even bigger by the way it pumps cash, food, gifts, and help that circulates to those in need. And, there are a lot of people in need-usually through no fault of their own-just circumstances. Everybody at one time or another in life has those circumstances hit them right in the face. And, there are a lot of people who help those in need. For example: The Perkins Post Office employees will pick up non- perishable food items at your mailbox if you leave it by the curb- side (or bar ditch, depending on your homestead's location). Trish Cobb is the coordinator for the Perkins Ministerial Alliance's food drive. It's an annual Christmas Spirit event in the truest meaning of the "Spirit of Christmas". Or, you can contact Lynn Kinder at Payne CountS, Bank to donate to the Lions' Club's Christmas bas- ket program. Thanksgiving may be officially over, but me, I'm thankful I live in Perkins, small town with a big heart." Although Hyder, Tryon Principal Judy Collins, and the insurance SCALLOPED POTATOES r representatives felt that the surface water problem" had been re- Peel several large potatoes and slice cross-wa solved, there were still questions as to whether the job should be Put half of them into pan, add salt, pepper, started now margarine. Add potatoes over top and more. cheese, and margarine Cover with milk and P-T All Sports Booster Club News degrees in foil-covered pan. Remove cover and: h : I haven't started any shopping yet. It's going President Terry Grooms and member Mike Clinesmith will take "HO, HO, HO!" sketches for two new banners for the girls' and boys' basketball teams to the school board for their approval and ideas. The ban- Library News ners are meant to be on display at all times in the new gym. Those helping to serve cookies at the open house for the new gym, By Helen Marler donated by fellow Booster members, and 3 cakes donated by Sports The library board had their regular monthly. ; " Unlimited, were: Connie Cundiff, Linda Griffin, Connie Norrie, mas-Wilhite Library on Wednesday, November Debbie Clinesmith, Mary Morris, Terry Grooms, Mike Clinesmith, tending were Carol Acuff, Barbara Tarlton, De ': llk Leon Morris, and Kristy Willingham. Barnes, and Charlotte Parrack. There will l The varsity softball team won their district tournament. Ken cember. Karner was appointed by the group to order patches for the team The library collected some canned food in members. Jan Thomas resigned as treasurer and Connie Cundiffwas elected books, which were turned over to the ministeri l l, i to fill the position until the end of the term. in food baskets for the needy. Thanks to all New bylaws axe being written with many changes, including rot- this. inS privileges, the formation of a new committee, and the defini- We would like to thank everyone who attend tion of the purpose for the club. • "Friends of the Library" at the lovely home Some of the things we've done this year: Plymate. The response was wonderful and • New banners for the baseball, softball and football teams, interested in supporting the library in every • Purchased practice softballs. ,. was beyond expectation and I personally felt v • District patches for the softball team. the library has so many friends. • Baseball bags. We recently received a request Irom a ladY • Helped with the new press box at the football field, d • Donation toward the cost of the spirit flags. • ::ldwh:f:::PY: :nn°bl!o aZ which appcare • Donation toward the cost for the yard signs the cheerleaders • "cr but, as our micr°L i is broken, we could not print it We asked made. • Bought a new VCR for the coaches in the amount of $1,113.00. scan t o Voting members met on November 27, 1996. We wanted to do some- thing for the new gym. President Terry Grooms and member Mike Clinesmith met with Mrs. Hrencher and Mr. Hyder and few of the board members to discuss the issue, and it was decided to purchase YEAR! carpet and tile for the coaches' offices and girls' and boys' varsity dressing rooms. Those present voted unanimously to accept a bid and to pay half the cost of the completed job. PYSO is meeting to decide if they want to meet our half; if so, the junior varsity dress- ing rooms will be completed also. The Booster Club would like to encourage people to join and par- ticipate in our activities. We meet the second Wednesday of each month at Ken Karner's home. Call Terry Grooms at 547-5575 for more information. CARD OF THANKS The family of David Cypert wishes to thank those people who have supported and encouraged us. For the many cards and prayers that we have received. We would also like to thank those who brought food. If you haven't received your dishes back, please let us know. Sincerely, The Cypert Family (:) ~TOR Dear Rick: The media has assured us that our troops who are headed for Zaire will serve under U.S. command. NOT TRUE. Another example of our media and our government lying. The troops, in fact, will serve under a U.S. general, but he in turn is commanded by Canadian Lt. General Bail. If the Canadians com- mand the commander, then they command the troops. Sincerely, Richard G. Murray, Perkins Circulation for November: Adults - 375: Total Circulation - 696. New patrons - 12; 30; New books on shelf- 10 adults and hours with 58 pre-schoolers. New Books at the Library: • Froggy Gets Dressed by Jonathan London • Granny Greenteeth and the Noise • How Can I Be a Detective IfI Have to I Heard the Bird by Polly Berends • Little Polar Bear by Hans De Beer • Max and Felix by Larry Brimner Peeping Beauty by Mary Jane Auch • Pussycat's Christmas by Margaret BroWn • Richard Scarry's Funniest Story Book by • Sweetheart for Valentine by Lorna Balian Birth announced Michael Ray and Amy Coomer, Morrison, their first child, a son they have named Born at 5:29 p,m. on Saturday, Nov 30, pounds and 5 ounces and measured 19 Maternal grandparents are Cathryn and and Gary and Charlotte Davis, Perry. Burton and Margaret Coate, Perkins, and Davis, Stillwater. Zula Henderson, who Stillwater Nursing Home, is the great Paternal grandparents are Mike and grandparents are Daisy and Warren Ulrich, and Sandy Prince and Pat Prince, all Mikey is the first great grandchild for the for the Coates.