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Scan the QR code below for online content 4 Sections 24 Pages STILLWATER Armed Robberies Investigated Two armed robberies of men carrying backpacks in Stillwater apartment complex parking lots -- occurring on Thanksgiving weekend -- remain under investigation, Stillwater Police Cpt. Randy Dickerson said in a news release Monday. Stillwater Journal Page A1 SPORTS Wertman Will Be Hard To Replace By now word has spread about the resignation of Perkins-Tryon head football coach Lloyd Wertman. He'll subsequently retire from full-time coaching and teaching duties at the end of the current school year. There's no doubt his presence will be missed around here. Page B1 ALENDAR Got calendar Items? Emall them to news@thejournalok.com Dec 6, 7 p.m. -Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meeting, Perkins First Christian Church Dec 8, 7 p.m. -Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meeting, Perkins Lions Den Dec 9, 5:30 pm - Perkins Lions Club meeting, Perkin. Lions Den Dec 9, 6-8:30 p.m. - Monday Music Night, Perkins Senior Citizens Center, 114 E. Kirk Dec 10, 6 p.m. - Perkins City Commission meeting, City Hall Annex. Dec 11, 7 p.m. -Alcoholic,, Anonymous (AA) meeting, Perkins Lions Den Dec 12, 5-9 p.m. - Perkins Old Fashioned Community Christmas, Main Street Dec 13, 7 p.m. - Malcolm Holcombe in Concert, Old Church Center, 780 N. Main Dec 15, 7 p.m.-Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meeting, Perkins Lions Den Dec 13, 7 p.m.-Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meeting, Perkins First Christian Church.Dec 16, 5:30 pm - Perkins Lions Club meeting, Perkins Lions Den INDEX Church .................. C3 Classifieds .......... B3-B6 Comics .................. $6 Entertainment ..... : C2 Farm & Ranch ....... A6 History .................. A5 Obituaries ........... A2 Opinions ........... A4, $4 Public Records .... $2 School .................. A3 Seniors ................. C4 Sports ................. B1 -B2 "Payne County's Oldest Newspaper - Sim'c 1890" 75 ATV Safety Online course is a 32 19 """*""**MIXED ADC 750 1/1/2015 12:00:00 AM l,q SMALLTOWN PAPERS 217 W C OTA ST SHELTON WA g8584-2263, Boys Ranch raising funds for roster care community By Van Mitchell Journal Staff Writer The Oklahoma Lions Boys Ranch is looking to create a new foster care community home site at its Perkins campus. And the window of oppor- tunity to raise the funds to meet a matching pledge to pay for half the cost of building the two homes is running out. Bryan Larison, OLBR executive director said thus far the OLBR has raised $115,000 of a $250,000 matching pledge from Paul Milburn of Shawnee. "We are $10,000 from reaching that halfway point," Larison said. "If we can reach that halfway point by the end of this year then we will be able to start construction on the first house. We will still have $125,000 to be raised after that." For the initial launch, the estimated budget to build both homes and to cover the first year of operations is $500,000 with $225,000 to build each home and $25,000 to operate each house. Larison said he visited with Milbum last week to see if he would release the first $125,000 if the OLBR raised that amount by the end of 2013. Milbum agreed to those terms and extended the time the OLBR had to raise the remaining funds until June 2014. Since its inception in 1952, the Oklahoma Boys Lions Ranch (OLBR) has provided help for more than 1,500 Oklahoma boys between the ages of 12 and 18. Larison said the idea of a foster care community came out of an OLBR board retreat in 2010 where the future OLBR executive director Bryan Larison stands in a field on the organization's campus where the foster care community will be built. Journal photo by David Sasser direction of the ranch was discussed. "All of the kids we get here at the Boys Ranch have been in a previous foster home and they weren't success- ful in that foster home," he said. "Most of our kids have been in 15 to 20 failed foster homes before they get to us. We believe we can do foster care better if we allow the foster parents to live here on campus. And we can provide those foster parents the same kind of support we provide our house parents. Instead of being their 15th or 20th placement we want to be their first placement." According to statistics from the OK Foster Wishes website which in part tracks See OLRB, Page A2 Perkins Christmas celebration next week p.m. Also, the buildings of the Oklahoma Territorial Plaza will be decorated for Christ- mas and open from 6-8 p.m. As in years past, everyone is invited to enjoy this free event hosted by Perkins Commu- nity Chamber of Commerce. Sponsors include Stroud National Bank, Shake Rattle & Roll, E1Mexicano, Perkins Drug, High Country Utilities, Dream Scents, Payne County Bank and Harland & Beverly Wells. Popular activities include musical entertainment, a tree lighting ceremony, a hayride, and vendor booths. Visitors are invited to partici- pate in the "Santa Stroll" for a chance to win prizes. To play, just obtain a Santa SVoll card and visit participating busi- nesses Dec. 1-12. When the card is complete, it's entered Perkins' annual Christmas celebration, Old Fashioned Country Christmas, is set for next Thursday evening, Dec. 12. The annual downtown event will kick off at 5 p.m. with a chili supper. The supper, hosted by POSSE, will be held at the Lions Den. "Christmas Memories," the parade theme for this year, is expected to bring an added element of hbliday joy to the festivities. The Thomas-Wilhite Memo- rial Library will have pictures with Mrs. Claus from 6-7 into a drawing that will be held at 8:45 p.m. Dec. 12 for sev- eral great prizes. Participating businesses include Sanders Group, Sasser & Company Antiques, Perkins Drug, Firefly Cottage Boutique, E1 Mexicano, Model Tee, Hidden Oasis Day Spa, Main Street Mall, Dream Scents, and Harris Electric. Lots of downtown businesses will also have their doors open for holiday open houses through out the evening. Those participating in open houses include Hidden Oasis See SANTA, Page A2 Wi)man arrested for drug possession By Patti Weaver Journal Correspondent An ex-convict allegedly told Perkins Police Investi- gator Charles Danker, who arrested her for drug pos- P-T Board of Ed Meets football coach and teacher Lloyd Wertman effective May 19, 2014. Superinten- dent James Ramsey said the position will be posted and application packets will be accepted until an adequate pool is received for review. Approved were General Fund encumbrances of $17,929.08; a Building Fund encumbrance of $2,000; and Child Nutri- tion Fund encumbrances of $661.05. Meetings will continue to start at 7:30 p.m. and will be held in the board room located at 103 South- west Second Street or the comer of Second and West Thomas. The board also approved a resolution calling on the Oklahoma Legislature to create a Special Funding Situation for pension liabil- ity in the state. The board also acknowl- edged the resignation of Regular meeting dates for 2014 of the Perkins-Tryon Board of Education were approved during Monday night's regular gathering of the board. The board will continue to meet on the first Monday of each month except in September. The board will still meet on Monday but it will be the second one of the month because of the Labor Day holiday the week before. Cimarron Casino Grand Reopening session on the day before Thanksgiving, "prison was where she needed to be -- that's where she is normal." Paula Jeanette Jennings, 31, of Perkins, who has also used the surnames of Coe and William, has three prior methamphetamine possession convictions and was released from prison in July, records show. When she was arrested in Perkins last week, "Paula was very emotional at times, and then seemed angry. Paula then at times would preach about God and stated that prison was where she needed to be -- that's where she is normal," Danker wrote in an affidavit. On the afternoon before Thanksgiving, Perkins Police Deputy Chief Steve Hensley was called about"a suspicious person walking on Pogue Street from Newport Street," in and out of people's yards, the affidavit said. When Danker saw a wom- an sitting under a carport at a residence in the 1100 block of Pogue Street, he alleged that "she identified herself as Paula Coe" -- the name under which her prison records are listed. "I asked for her identifica- tion and she stated she didn't have it on her," but she had a purse under the carport on the ground, the affidavit said. "I asked Paula if she lived at this residence and she stated no...Paula was very twitchy and jumpy. Paula appeared to be under the influence of an unknown substance. "I asked when the last time she used illegal drugs and she stated in 2010..1 asked if Coe she stated no," Danker alleged in his affidavit. "Paula searched through her purse and couldn't find her identification. I asked Paula about a powdery subtance in the bottom of her purse and she stated it was sand. "I observed there was one zipper bag that Paula had moved around, but hadn't opened. I asked Paula if her identification was in the zipper bag and she handed me the bag -- and said 'I'm going back to prison,'" Danker alleged in his affidavit. "I handed the bag back to her and asked what was in it, and she unzipped the bag and I observed syringes, and small baggies with white powdery residue in them," Danker alleged in his affidavit. "I asked if she had anything else on her, and she removed a dollar bill from her front pocket and stated this has marijuana in it...Paula handed me two marijuana smoking pipes with burnt residue in them. "Paula handed me a syringe out of her left boot. I placed Panla under arrest for possession of marijuana," before transporting her to the Perkins Police Department to Members of the Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma celebrated the reopening of the new Cimarron Casino Friday, Nov. 22, with a ribbon cutting. Pictured cutting the ribbon (I to r): Renee Lincoln, Council Person; Lisa Switch, Treasurer; Gary Pratt, Chairman; and Leslie Tanyan, T H E J O U R N A Secretary. Photo by David Holbrook I could search her purse and See COE, Page A2 IIIIll[l!l!!!ll!l!!!illlll 8 3 MEMBEE F.D.I..