Local Briefs


Leadership Perryton sign up underway

Leadership Perryton XIX is taking applications for the nine month leadership series. It will begin with an orientation on Wednesday, Aug. 26, with a two-day session to follow Sept. 18-19. Monthly sessions will then be held one Friday a month from October through May, 2021. A commitment for attendance is required. Cost is $625 and can be paid by the employer or an individual. Applications are available at the Perryton-Ochiltree Chamber of Commerce of the Community Development Corporation of Perryton. Deadline to submit applications is Friday, Aug. 14.

Child Find underway

The Perryton ISD is looking for children ages 3-21 years who may be slow in developing communication skills, social interactions, walking skills and or have major physical disabilities. The PISD wants to give them the chance to get the extra help they need if the disability interferes with their education. Please call your elementary campus to get more information or call Perryton Special Education, SSA at 435-4412.

SSA to destroy records

The Perryton Special Education SSA is giving notice tat special education records of students with disabilities (including speech) who graduated or were dismissed from special education on or before June 10, 2013 of the 2012-13 school will be destroyed. The records include students who attended Perryton ISD, Spearman ISD, Booker ISD, Follett ISD, Darrouzett ISD and Lefors ISD. The records will be destroyed Aug. 25. Those wishing to obtain the records can contact the SSA at 435-4412, ext. 201 or stop by 402 S. Amherst, Perryton, from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Soccer sign up underway

The Perryton Activity Center is signing up youth for soccer. Soccer is open to boys and girls in grades pre-K-6. Games will start Sept. 25. Fee is $40 for PAC members and $60 for non-members. The deadline to sign up is Friday, Aug. 24, at 8 p.m. For more information, contact Daniel Broome at 435-3661.

PAC sets volleyball tourney

The Perryton Activity Center will host its annual adult coed sand volleyball tournament in August at the courts at Leatherman Park. Games will be played Aug. 10, 11 and 13. Entry fee is $75 per team, with a minimum of four and a maximum of 10 members with at least two females. Participants must be age 15 or older. The deadline to sign up is Thursday, Aug. 6, at 8 p.m.

Library announces new hours

Perry Memorial Library will have new hours starting Monday, July 13. The library will be open by appointment on Mondays through Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to noon. They will also be open to the public on Mondays and Thursdays from noon to 6 p.m., and on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from noon to 5:30 p.m. The library will be open to the public on Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

2020 PHS Reunion postponed

The 2020 Perryton High School Ex-Students and Ex-Teachers Reunion has been postponed until fall 2021 due to current challenges. The reunion was originally scheduled for August. For reunion updates go to the “PHS All Classes Reunion” Facebook page.

Farmers Market set for Saturdays

The Ochiltree County Farmers Market begins on Saturday, June 20 at the Perryton National Bank parking lot and will continue every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. through August. Vendors of fruits and vegetables, as well as handmade and homemade items are welcome. The fee for a vendor table is $25 per season. For more information or to obtain an application call Rene’ Schwalk at 202-0049.

Officers to deliver groceries, help

The Perryton Police Department, in conjunction with United Supermarket and Lowe’s Market, are offering grocery delivery to any “sheltered in place” seniors ages 60 or older. 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. A police officer will place the grocies on your porch or bring them inside. If they enter the residence, they will wear a N95 respirator and gloves for your protection. While they are there, they would also be happy to take out the trash, replace a light bulb, fix a broken drawer, or do whatever they can to make shelter in place easier during the COVID-19 crisis.

Lions seeking eyeglasses

The Perryton Lions Club is collecting used eyeglasses for recycling. Anyone who has eyeglasses that they can donate is asked to contact any Lions Club member.