By KAY MEALIO
PERRIN – The Perrin-Whitt Consolidated ISD fifth and sixth grade classes have been hard at work preparing for the Christmas program “Christmas at the OK Corral,” which they will perform on Dec. 14. Everyone is welcome to attend this performance at 1 p.m. in the elementary gym.
First Baptist Church will have its annual youth Christmas party Dec. 16 from 6-8 p.m. at the church building. The youth on Wednesday night Bible study will be focusing on the book of Judges during the month of December.
Ten Perrin Junior High students traveled to Ranger High School to compete in the District UIL Junior High One-Act Play Competition. Five schools participated with over 75 students competing. These students participated from Perrin were cast Jacie Angelly, Cole Hall, Anjolie Moore, Zach Tucker and Shantel Zuber; and crew Avril Birdwell, Logan Bryan, Hunter Francis, Jennifer Jump and Hayden Parker. The play, “The Last of Sherlock Holmes,” won best crew with Hunter Francis; Honorable Mention All Start Cast Zach Tucker; and Best Actor, Cole Hall.
The Perrin Horticulture Department is having a Christmas poinsettia sale with the cost of $15 per plant. There are three choices – traditional red, winter rose and red glitter. All proceeds benefit the Jan Coquat Memorial Scholarship Fund. Pre-orders are accepted by contacting Loren Sell at (940) 798-2008, ext. 22.
The Perrin Project Show is Saturday, Dec. 15.
Story time at the Perrin school library is Wednesday, Dec. 12, from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. All preschool-aged students are welcome.
Perrin Junior High basketball teams will play at Chico Dec. 10 with the games beginning at 4 p.m.
The new flex days at the school are Dec. 17-21. To explain a flex day, it is a regular-length school day designed to help struggling students. On flex days, students in grades PK-12 who failed their last state test, failed any class during a six weeks grading period, served any major punishment during the school year (suspension, ISS or DAEP) or have more than three excused absences or more than one unexcused absence (excluding exemptions to state compulsory attendance days) during the school year will attend school and receive help from teachers. Other students will stay home on flex days. Buses will run at their regular times. Absence notes will only be accepted up to seven days after the absence occurred. The regular Christmas holidays begins Dec. 22 until Jan 7.
As the holiday time draws near don’t forget to donate something for the Mamaw’s House. They have a drop off box for stuffed toys in the Perrin Post Office until Dec. 15. They are accepting donations of new small- to medium-sized stuffed toys and small lap/throw blankets. These will be delivered to homes in the Perrin area and, if enough toys are donated, they will reach out to other rural areas in the county. Weldon and Dorothy Cranford are the caretakers of the project. You may send toys or monetary donations to Mamaw’s House, P.O. Box 444, Perrin, TX 76486.
Thought for the week: Take a tip from nature – your ears aren’t made to shut, but your mouth is.