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PISD to again hold summer meal program

The Perryton ISD will once again participate in the summer food service program.

Meals will be provided to all children ages 1 to 18, free of charge, regardless of income, beginning June 3. The program will run through June 28.

“Perryton children need good nutrition year-round so they can learn, grow and succeed in life” Shellie Walker, PISD food service director said. “With nearly two million food insecure children living in Texas, these healthy meals are vital to nourishing young Texans during the summer vacation.”

 

 

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City’s sales tax payment takes dive in May

The City of Perryton’s sales tax payment took a big dip in May.

The city’s payment of $266,676 was down almost 15.5% from last May. But, year to date payments are up almost 7% from 2018.

Around the area, several cities saw their payments drop or stay around the same.

 

 

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Storms bring significant rain

The area continues to receive rain with two small rain showers last weekend and a significant storm on Tuesday, May 7.

On Tuesday, most of the Panhandle was under storm warnings. Ochiltree County was under a tornado warning for several short periods of time.

The official rainfall amount for Perryton, from KEYE, was .62 of an inch over the weekend and 1.37 inches on Tuesday, for a total of 1.99 inches of moisture.

 

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REMOVING THE TREES

Over two years ago, an ice storm caused limbs from the trees along the school grounds next to Highway 15 to fall into the playground. At that time a previous administration put in a request to TxDOT to trim the trees to prevent a reoccurrence. Instead of trimming the trees, TxDOT made the decision to remove the line of trees instead.

 

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Athletes honored at Sports Banquet

Athletes in all sports were honored at the Perryton High School All Sports Banquet Monday evening.

The event was hosted by the Perryton Lions Club in the Rangerette Center.

Emcee for the evening was athletic director Dustin Klafka.

 

 

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PERRYTON 2019 STONE AGE FAIR

On Saturday, April 27, the annual Stone Age Fair was held at the Museum of the Plains, featuring the display of collectors’ prehistoric and historic Indian artifact collections. This event is sponsored by Courson Archaeological Research (CAR) and is noted for being the largest noncommercial Indian artifact show in the United States. Over 40 collectors displayed their artifacts. There were over 300 visitors to see the collections.

 

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Circle of Friends dinner fund-raiser set May 10

The Perryton/Booker Area Circle of Friends will host its annual fund-raising dinner party on Friday, May 10, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Museum of the Plains. The cost is $25 for singles and $50 a couple.

The meal will be catered by Dyer’s Bar-B-Que and homemade cookies will be provided by the host couples.

In addition to the meal, there will also be several drawings and live auction items throughout the evening.

The event benefits cancer patients and their families of the Don and Sybil Harrington Cancer and Health Foundation.

The Circle of Friends is a non-profit organization that, through its fund-raisers, provides financial assistance and patient care and support programs for those affected by cancer. It also provides cancer educational opportunities for people throughout the region.

 

 

 

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AREA ART SHOW WINNERS

Several Perryton High School art students participated in recent art shows. Receiving awards in the OPSU Arts Festival Show were, top photo, from left, Sarahi Sandoval, watercolor merit award; Lara Rojo, photography merit award; Elisa Granados, best of show; and Diego Covarrubias, hand built ceramics. Earning awards in the Paul Laune Memorial Art Competition at the Plains Indian and Pioneer Museum in Woodward, OK were, bottom photo, from left, Wendy Gonzalez, second place, watercolor; Sarahi Sandoval, third place, watercolor; Angel Ornelas, honorable mention, photography; and Denisse Melendez, honorable mention, watercolor. Other PHS students made the juried show in Woodward.

 

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April weather warmer, with a little moisture

April is the month for the last average freeze date for this part of the world, which occurs on April 15 or before. This month also brings the fastest warming trend in daytime temperatures.

The month began with .01 of an inch of rain on April 1, with .03 of an inch on April 4 and .11 of an inch on April

6. There was no more moisture until the area picked up 1.18 inches of rain on April

18. The area also picked up .03 of an inch on April 23 and .02 of an inch on April 24 for a total for the month of 1.38.

This year, April had two days of highs in the 90s: 90 degrees on April 20 and 91 degrees on April 21.

April also had four days with highs in the 80s: 80 degrees on April 4, 81 degrees on April 5, 82 degrees on April 15 and 89 degrees on April 9.

 

 

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PHS awards banquets slated next two Mondays

Two of Perryton High School’s biggest awards banquets will take place in the next two weeks.

The All Sports Banquet is slated for Monday, May 6, in the Rangerette Center. Athletes and coaches will eat at 5:30 p.m., with parents and the community to follow at 6 p.m. The awards presentations will start at 6:30 p.m.

The following week, on Monday, May 13, the Academic Achievement Banquet is set to honor the best of the PHS students. It will also be held in the Rangerette Center, starting at 6 p.m.

Both banquets are sponsored each year by the Perryton Lions Club.

 

 

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