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DISTANCE SPIRITUALITY

DISTANCE SPIRITUALITY

With the recent declarations limiting gatherings to 10 or less people, and a six feet distance between people, local church pastors have been bringing their messages to the faithful online through a variety of media. Pictured “home churching” are Senn and Lou Ann Slemmons viewing Rev. Mark Metzger’s message from First United Methodist Church.

 

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Texas postpones primary runoff elections to July due to COVID-19

Texas has postponed the May 26 primary runoff elections to July 14, mainly to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Gov. Greg Abbott said state officials had been trying to decide whether to convert the election to an all mail ballot in May, but decided to move the election instead.

The postponement goes along with the governor’s recent executive orders mandating certain obligations to slow the spread of the virus.

 

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Perryton has 37% participation so far in Census

The official 2020 U.S. Census is underway, and so far the city and county are on pace with the response rate so far for the State of Texas.

Statewide, 27.9% of Texans have completed the census, either online, by phone or via mail.

Locally, 37.4% of Perryton residents have already responded, with 34.9% of Ochiltree County residents responding.

 

 

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SPECIAL DELIVERY

SPECIAL DELIVERY

The Perryton Police Department, in conjunction with United Supermarket and Lowe’s Market, have begun offering grocery delivery to seniors ages 60 or older who are “sheltering in place.” Those interested can place their orders by calling Lowe’s between 8-10 a.m. or United between 7-9 a.m. on Monday or Thursday. Pictured are, from left, Officer Olga Lopez and Sgt. Richard Shallis as they load their vehicles with groceries to deliver.

 

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Haberthur hired as new PISD AD, football coach

Haberthur hired as new PISD AD, football coach

In a special meeting Thursday evening, the Perryton School Board unanimously hired Kurt Haberthur as the new athletic director and head football coach for the district.

The meeting was also the first for new PISD Superintendent James Mireles, who was officially hired Wednesday morning.

Haberthur, a native of Perryton, graduated from Perryton High School in 1994.

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GONE FISHIN’

GONE FISHIN’

There are lots of ways you can socially distance from others while still managing to find some entertainment and comfort, but one of the best ways is to find a nice, quiet spot at Lake Fryer in Wolf Creek Park and go fishing. Pictured taking some time to contemplate nature — and hopefully reel in some fish — is Cody Espinoza of Perryton.

 

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Gov. Abbott extends school closings until May 4

On Tuesday, March 31, Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued an executive order extending school closings and telling the public to stay at home unless they are part of essential services.

The school closure has been extended until at least May 4.

The Perryton ISD has already begun distance learning for students. More information is available on the district’s website.

 

 

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PARADE VISITS SENIOR VILLAGE AND SEASONS

PARADE VISITS SENIOR VILLAGE AND SEASONS

With COVID-19 restrictions barring all visitors from nursing homes and long-term care facilities, well-wishers from all over Perryton put together a parade to visit Senior Village nursing home and the Seasons assisted living facility to cheer up residents and show them they hadn’t been forgotten.

 

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PISD hires new superintendent

The Perryton School Board officially hired James Mireles as the new superintendent, and parted ways with head football coach Steven Coursey at a special meeting Wednesday morning.

The board voted 6-0 (board member Richard Beyea was unable to attend) to hire Mireles, who was named the lone finalist for the position on March 10.

Mireles served as principal of Perryton High School from 2015-17, and was most recently superintendent of Texhoma ISD.

 

 

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PARADE OF FRIENDS

PARADE OF FRIENDS
PARADE OF FRIENDS

Staff from Perryton Junior High and Perryton Kinder held a wild and windy “We Miss You” parade on Friday afternoon. Teachers and staff from PJH and Kinder and from across the district drove all through town honking and waving to students who are still out of school due to the COVID-19 restrictions. Instruction will begin again April 6 for students, likely through distance learning.

 

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