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News and Views of the Cimarron Valley THOUGHT OF THE WEEK |! "Flattery is mllinq the other guy whst he already thinks of himself." Hal Wilshire N NO. 12 Perkins, Payne County, Oklahoma - USPS 428040 THURSDAY, DECEMBER' 20, 1984 By Evmm drought may be broken. probably received tc week It rein Thursday and was warm on Saturday, and oH clear on Sunday, and and cold on Monday. Good XXX a good thing the rain down slow, or there could some critical flooding. t out about 9 p.n Saturday and the streets and dit- furl and running over. i mm several areas that are natural lakes or the is slow. One of them is ............ ............... Street near the Steer place is on East ........ and East 2nd and : And, of course, there drainage problem on and 7th Street. It take too long for the to soak in once it stops r though. In fact, Perkins is the few places where it can and the dust blowing 'same time. The rich. san- aiong the Cimarron bot- this. XXX and Happy That is what many merchants are saying in columns of The the next couple of weeks. business folks do ap- you all more than you If it wasn't for your the 35 or so business in this 6wea he able to eerve you. the lecal merchant as you can. Small town need as many friends can get. xxx Christmas and New on Tuesday, it sure with the regular schedule of TheJour- the next few XXX a slightly different i& well te)l yotL In- eight narrow columns, is part of a program sizee of pu@m. Several months w~t to a nar- Mm, but maintained column format. As a transit/on, we the m wide columns in- the eight narrow. Some standing ads will be a different size, but other Httle else has change new, wider col- read, and give more space money' Since the ads in- space, there will be a in the mivert but with ~ted until they copy mze of those who resists We getting into a there. Our is, "If it isn't to fix it." So, beta is your Journal Itql he old t few welts. If yon don't d(m ~ blame us! We've put were one of the last them parts to change. bring out the Bet they've toolkgstored at the Ford an 2 New Residents who have made d oait ewvim at the city p tw , Trm m, 807 S: Main; State far five ; i'MI Lom Com m tap ke one conotmc- , : + For you who Hve away from Perkins and don't get to (or have to) drive by the Perkins City Hall, have a look at the remodeling job. Carpenters were busy Tuesday shingling the new awning across the front. If you recall, the west side of the building was faced with fire department overhead doors. The garage has been remodeled into a police station and ceundl-court room. The meeting room on the south was made into three offices. Night ository only thing ,+,+,+,,+ Be Here Saturday unchanged at City Hall For 30 years, the Perkins Lions Club has served as hosts for San- City Clerk Anne Miller reminds the slot," she says, pointing out ta Claus' visit to Perkins, and this city hall customers that about the that some have complained that year is no exception. only thing at the citylbuilding it is difficult to get into the city Santa will arrive at 10 a.m. that hasn't been changed in the offices during normal workingSaturday morning on a fire remodeling program, lathe night hours, engine, and will headquarter at depository. The remodeling project at city the comer near the Payne Coun- Although the front of the hall is progressing. On the out- tv Bank. He will have a sack of building has been.renux/eled, with side, the shake shingle awning is candy for all the+ area children doors and windows moved nearing completion, and brickwho are here to talk to him. around, the night depository slot work is complete. A new sidewalk The Lions Club started span- is still at the old place, and the ca- has been run, and wall coatings soring the Santa Claus visits ty clerk invites city patrons to inside are being applied, andwhen the group organized in use the convenience, carpet has been ordered. Furni- 1952. The clerk points out that many ture for the clerk's office and the -o- people were using the depository council-c0urt room has been to pay their water bills before ordered and is under construc- remodeling started, but then its tion. City manager Gerald Hall , , use stopped. "It's still there and thinks the project will be com- NOTICE we encourage you to drop your pleted by the first of the year or checks for city services through shortly thereafter. EARLY DEADLINE Friday, December 21, is the vensive to repair. first day of winter as well as the Homeowners are also advised shortest day of the year. by the city that in extreme freez- Teri Mefferd at Oklahoma ing weather, especially of long State Development, reminds duration, it is often better to leave Perkins and area residents to a hydrant running in the house remember to disconnect their and pay a slightly higher bill, hoses from outside water than it is to keep hydrants turn- hydrants. Now that winter has ar- ed off tightly and face the poss~- rived, many people who live in bility of the water system in the newer houses especially, that are house freezing up. A sharp freeze equipped with the newer frost free overnight will not usually freeze outdoor water hydrants, should a system. It is temperatures in be notified that it is important to the teens or below for extended disconnect the hose so the periods.of time that cause water hydrants will drain properly, pipes and hydrants to freeze. It The hydrants are designed to has also been noted that in ex- drain water standing in the pipes tremely cold weather of long and the water will not drain duration, that more pipes freeze backwards out of the system if as the ground is thawing than the hose is still connected. When they do when the freeze is setting a severe, long freeze develops, the in. That is why it is necessary to homeowner is not aware that keep ahydrantdrippingconstant- their hydrant has frozen until it ly for a day or two after a thaw thaws, then the pipe starts spray- sets in. Several years ago, city ing or leaking water in large crews were faced with scores of volumes. Often this water is leak- water problems when the sun ed under concrete slab floors and came out after a long freeze and foundations, or in walls, and it is the freeze line started moving up very difficult to get to, and causes out of the ground. much damage, as well as being ex- Due to Tuesday being Christmas Day, it will be necessary for all news and advertising copy to be in The Journal office by Saturday noon. Any copy coming in after Saturday noon will be scheduled for the next week's Journal. The Journal will be printed at the usual time, Wednesday morning, and go into the mall Wednesday afternoon, December 26. Since Tuesday, January 1, is New Year's Day, it will be necessary for all news and advertising copy for that week's issue of The Journal, to be in The Journal office by noon on Saturday, December 29. That week's issue will be printed on Wednesday, January 2, and go into the malls that afternoon. The following week The Journal will be back on schedule once again. The staff offers their thanks in advance for your cooperation in meeting these deadlines that will allow them to enjoy Christmas Day and New Year's Day with their families. I I III I I I A news article in last week'sthree doctors would be in Perkins The Cimarron Medical Associa- Journal listed three doctors from a half day, five days a week. There tion, I nc., a non-profit organiza- Cushing that would he interested would be other staff members, in- tion established some years ago in jointly staffing a clinic in cluding a nurse and administra- by the Chamber of Commerce, so Perkin tive help. they could participate in the The Journal mistakenly listedAnother possibility has devel- Oklahoma Physician Manpower Dr. Emil B. Mile, M.D., as one of aped. A person who finances Program, has been told they will thoee doctors. It is learned that hospitals, clinics and doctors has receive an approximate $9,000 re Dr. Mile is an orthopedic placed a feeler in Perkins to see if fund on the $16,000 advanced to speci ilst, and that Dr. David H. they would be interested in train a physician to establish a Hilshafer, M.D., was the third assisting a doctor establish a general practice in Oklahoma. doctor, along with Dr. Dennis R. clinic here. The doctor is present- These funds will be available in Conventon, and Dr. David Rein- ly practicing in another location January. edm, who would he available for in Oklahoma, and would like to re clinic work in Perkins. establish his practice in Central The first Gideon bibles 113,- Under the plan, a clinic would Oklahoma in a town that needs a posrad in hotel rooms in be eetablished and one of thephysician or generaiprsctitioner. Novemb m0 . J O There will be a race for School district attorney for Tulsa Coun- Board Post 5, with two Perkins ty from 1981 to 1983, and has ob- residents, Greg Pierce, and Jack tained a minor in psychology S. Bowyer, local attorney, filing from Northwestern Oklahoma for the position that is being State University, as well as his vacated by Forrest Robinette. law degree at Tulsa University. Pierce filed Monday and his He also was in the contracting biographical material was run in business while attending the last week's Journal. Bowyer filed University, commuting from Tuesday evening, and it was too Perkins, where he lives with his late to get his background infer- wife, Linda, and their three mation in last week's issue before children, Jason, Misty and it went to press. Michael. Bowyer was approved to prao Charles Ball was the only filee tice law by the Oklahoma Bar for the Indian Meridian Vo-Tech Association on May 11, and open- board post. Candidates for that ed his office in the Sasser building post were required to reside in the on Perkin Main Street. He was Guthrie area. There will be a born in Stillwater, but has lived ballot on the vo-tech election in Perkins almost all of his life however, for voters to approve or and attended Perkins schools, disapprove a 2 mill building fund In 1979 he began attending levy. Tulsa University College of Law. Also on the Perkins ballot will He graduated earlier from Okla- be the usual millage levies re homa State University with a quired to conduct a full term of bachelor's degree in law enforce- school. These include the 10 mill ment. He has served as an MP in local support levy; the 5 mill the army, assistant chief of police emergency levy, and the 5 niill in Kiowa, Kansas, and as a police building fund levy. officer in Bartlesville. He was a The election will be held on legal intern and later assistant Tuesday, January 22, 1985. 81 An Ifidian Meridian Vo-Tech breathing and experiencing con- school student from Carney siderable pain. She stopped at the became ill while enroute from Perkins City Hall, and had police Stillwater campus to Carney, and call for an ambulance. Ambulance was transferred to an ambulance attendants transferred him to on Perkins Main Street about Stillwater Medical Center for an 11:30 a.m. Tuesday morning, examination. Wayne Middleton, 16, Carney, There were 12 Carney students fell on an engine rack while in on the bus. The Perkins-Tryon class. When he fell, he injured his students had already been dispat- rib cage, but the discomfort chad at the local school and the lessened and he thought it was bus was enroute to Carney with just minor and he would have no those students when it was decid- problem, ed to get medical attention for Vc Tech bus driver Carolyn Middleton. The bus makes a dai- Cravens, Carney, said by the time ly run from Carney through the bus got to Perkins, young Perkins to Indian Meridian at Middleton was having difficulty Stillwater. al Grocery Drawing Will The Journal Christmas Subscription Special will end at noon Saturday, December 22, when the drawing will be held to decide on the winners of the $300 in Groceries from Del Mar's Food Market, the 100 gallons of gaso- line from Mac's Corner Corral, and the $100 gift certificate from Baker's Store. Since right after Thanksgiving, Journal subscribers have had the opportunity to renew their subscriptions, or take out a new subscription at a reduced price and sign up for the drawing. Hundreds have done so, and ;aturday the winners will be decided. To accomodate last minute shoppers, the Journal office will be open Saturday morning so those who have not had a chance may come in and renew their subscrip- tions and register for the draw- ings while they are in. The $300 in grocseries may be bought at Del Mar's Food Store anytime before March 1, 1985. The winner will have $300 in credit set up by the Journal for them at the store and the winner can purchase anything Del Mar's has in stock. It can be purchased all in one order, or spread out over month or so. The 100 gallons of gasoline may be used in the same manner at Mac's Corner Corral in Perkins. The Journal will pay for 100 gallons of gasoline, and the win- ner may take it a tank at a time or all at once. Again, the gasoline should be used by March i, so both the Journal and Mac's cma close the books on the transition in a reasonable time. The winner of the $100 gift car- tificate may apply it on any mer- chandise of their selection at Baker's Store. The drawing will be held at the Journal office at 12 noon on Satur- day. The names of the winners will be posted in the window. 0" City Has Christ nas Patty Many of the city employees ind elected officials and their families held their annual Christmas par- ty Friday evening in the Lions building. The group enjoyed a covered dish dinner and spent the evening eating and visiting. Those present were Mayor Larry Moor and wife Galena; City Coun- cilman Pat Cameron, wife Mattie Lee and granddaughter, Brandi Thompson; City Councilman Mary K. Wakefield and son Yedi; City Councilman Bob Evans, wife Yvonne and son Lloyd; City Manager Gerald Hall, wife Pat and son Shannon; City Clerk Anne Miller and husband Craig;, City Treasurer Gayle Sager and husband Melvin and grandson+ Cory; Theresa Niles and husband, Jim, and children, Shane, Brant, Zach and Jake; Street Supt. Bob Vogt and wife Ins, and children John and Vtckie; Bermie Roberts; Police Chief Bill Lott, wife Mar- cy and daughter Dabble; Policeman Mike Beard and wife Sue; Policeman Gary Drake, wife Nina and children Daphanie, Ashley and Nathan. + The tmv smund the mm at speed of 1,1 mihm a minute,