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04
Aug
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SPLISH SPLASH

Lots of Perryton residents were looking for ways to beat the heat last week, as temperatures climbed into the upper 90s or triple digits. Jacob Chavez, 6, Jayden Chavez, 9, and Yarezli Bustillos, 6, cooled down in the splash pad at the Perryton Water Park at 1502 S. Jefferson. The water park’s last day for the summer will be this Sunday, Aug. 4.

 

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Thu
01
Aug
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TYKE ON A TRIKE

Jameson Knapp, 2, tries out one of the tricycles during the Ranger Roundup Learning Center’s open house on Monday evening. The learning center, created to meet the child care needs of Perryton Independent School District, Ochiltree General Hospital, and the rest of the community, is expected to open in mid-August. Director Kim White said the learning center is still hiring teachers. Interested applicants can check the PISD webpage for more information.

 

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Thu
01
Aug
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Registration schedule listed

The Perryton Independent School District has opened online registration for the 2019-20 school year which begins on Monday, Aug. 19.

Online registration, which is open until Aug. 12, gives each parent or guardian the opportunity to fill out important paperwork before on-campus registration. It is important that all information be complete and up to date. Please list all guardians as this list is used for emergency notifications and to release students in an emergency.

Go to www. perrytonisd.org for more information and instructions for online registration.

Students new to the district must enroll at the Administration Office, 821 SW 17th.

Full instructions for online registration are available at www.perrytonisd. org. For parents with problems with online registration, please contact the office of the school your child will be attending.

 

Thu
01
Aug
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Wheat Conference set Aug. 8

The 21st annual Wheatheart Wheat Conference will get underway on Thursday, Aug. 8, at the Expo Center. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. that day. Cost is $10.

Lunch will be provided, and a door prize, valued at $100, donated by the Texas Wheat Producers will also be given away. Three CEUs will also be available for pesticide applicators.

The conference begins with registration from 8:30-9 a.m., followed by a welcome and meeting overview by Ochiltree County Extension agent Scott Strawn at 9 a.m.

From 9-9:45 a.m., “Market Outlook and Wheat Market Plan” will be given by Dr. Mark Welch, Extension economist, grain marketing, from College Station. Following him, from 9:45-10:30 a.m. is Dr. Ken Obasa, Extension pathologist from Amarillo, speaking on “Wheat Disease Management Issues, Sampling and Diagnosis Methods.

 

 

Thu
01
Aug
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United Way sets 2020 drive goal

The Ochiltree United Way board set its 2020 fundraising goal at a meeting July 25.

The board decided to set the goal the same as it has been the last two years, at $115,000.

Leading the campaign this year will be Monty Kinnard, United Way vice president and campaign chairman, with the theme “Perryton People Helping Perryton People”. Board president is Crystal Harper.

The 11 United Way member agencies and their allocations for 2020 are Perryton Activity Center, $29,500; Panhandle Crisis Center, $22,000; Big Brothers Big Sisters, $15,000; ASC Industries, $6,000; Texas Panhandle Centers, $5,000; Boy Scouts, $5,000; CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), $3,000; Salvation Army, $2,500; Ochiltree County Senior Citizens Association, $2,500; The Bridge, $2,500; and Girl Scouts, $1,800.

 

 

Thu
01
Aug
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VOLLEYBALL CAMP BRINGS IN RECORD NUMBERS

The 2019 Rette Volleyball Camp was held July 29-31 at Perryton Junior High. The camp drew 85 participants from fifth through ninth grades—twice the number as last year — learning basic skills like serving, passing, setting, hitting, and more. Head volleyball coach Jamie Watts said the Rettes’ season kicks off Aug. 1 at midnight with a Midnight Mile run for players from freshmen through varsity. The first game of the season is set for 9 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 5 as the Rettes scrimmage at Stinnett.

 

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Thu
01
Aug
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School board to lower tax rate, approves raises

The Perryton School Board increased salaries across the board and plans to seek a lower tax rate, after a budget workshop and meeting Tuesday evening.

The moves are in large part because of around $1.1 million more in state revenue, due to the recently passed HB3 in the Texas Legislature.

Per the legislation, the district is required to spend around $300,000 of that on increased teachers’ salaries. The PISD is taking that a step further, with around $880,000 total allocated for salary increases for all employees.

Generally teachers’ salaries will increase between $1,500 and around $4,000, depending on years of experience. The starting teacher salary in the PISD will go from $37,500 to $40,000.

Administrators, counselors and nurses will also see increases, and hourly staff (paraprofessionals, clerical, maintenance, cafeteria, etc.) will see a 50 cents an hour increase.

A few revisions were also made to the various stipends given.

 

Sun
28
Jul
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Texas sales tax holiday weekend set Aug. 9-11

Whether you’re in need of notebooks, rulers or running shoes, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar is reminding shoppers they can save money on those and other items during the state’s sales tax holiday on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 9-11.

The law exempts sales tax on qualified items – such as clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks – priced below $100, saving shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend.

“As Texas families begin the process of replacing their beach towels with lunch boxes, the sales tax holiday is the perfect opportunity to save some money on supplies families need before the school bell rings,” Hegar said. “As a father of three, I know how these expenses can add up.”

 

 

Sun
28
Jul
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PHS summer band schedule announced

New Perryton High School Director of Bands Markell Robinson has announced the summer band schedule for this year.

Summer band begins Monday, July 29 at 6 p.m. in the band hall at Perryton High School for drum majors and section leaders only.

On Tuesday, July 30, band members will receive an instrument if using school equipment, music, and will be fitted for their band uniform with the sponsors.

 

 

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Sun
28
Jul
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Pioneer Day to be full of activities

The Museum of the Plains will hold its annual Pioneer Day in conjunction with the Centennial Wheatheart of the Nation Celebration on Saturday, Aug. 24 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Pioneer Day will feature live music from the Cody Sparks Band, magician David Gish, fun and games for people of all ages, and good food.

 

 

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