Mineral Wells Index, Mineral Wells, TX

April 22, 2013

Sadness and smiles in Perrin

Mineral Wells Index

— By Kay Mealio

Claude Renfro, 83, of Weatherford passed away Thursday, April 11. The service was last Monday at Bluebonnet Hills. Claude retired from American Airlines in 1994. His wife of 53 years, Valrea Renfro; his daughter, Sharon Renee Renfro; parents, Amos Byrd Renfro and Frances O. Renfro; his brothers, LB Renfro, Todd Renfro And Fritz Renfro; and his sisters, Audean Murray and Corrine Pate, preceded him in death. Survivors: his sons and their wives, Steven and Tina Renfro, Doug and Karen Renfro and brother, LH “Sonny” Renfro, survive him.

Janie Marcelle Stanley, 84, passed away April 7, in a Fort Worth hospital. She was born December 10, 1928, in Perrin. Services were April 12, in the Baum-Carlock-Bumgardner Chapel with burial in Perrin Memorial Gardens Cemetery. She graduated from Perrin High School.

Beyrl “Bee” Sorcic, 87, passed away Thursday, April 11. The memorial service was last Monday at Perrin United Methodist Church. Bee was born Feb. 9, 1926, in Big Spring. She married Andrew Sorcic. They had two children. She lived in Azle, Perrin, Jacksboro and Mineral Wells. Her husband Andy preceded her in death. Survivors: Son, Andy Sorcic and wife, Michelle of Perrin and daughter Marion Thurman and husband, Roland.

Our condolences to these families.


Early registration for Pre-kindergarten will be held on May 7, 1-4 p.m., in the Perrin Elementary library. This is for students who will be in prekindergarten or kindergarten during the 2013-14 school year. Students currently enrolled in prekindergarten are not required to attend.

On Thursday, May 16 at 3:45 p.m., there will be a parent involvement policy review in the elementary gym, following this will be a parent-teacher organization meeting at 4 p.m. New officers will be nominated and voted on. If you want to have input please plan to attend.

The National Honor Society has a new order of gourmet popcorn. It will be in the library for sale at $2 a bag. The profit goes to the Sam Samniego Scholarship fund. Flavors are vanilla, carmel, salsa-‘n-cheddar, dark chocolate, white cheddar, yellow cheese and butter.

Perrin FFA advances to state competition with members of the poultry evaluation team. The team includes Katie Blakeley, Jake Hall, Lily Hodges and Kelsey Hutton. Also advancing to state is the nursery landscape team, comprised of Forest Francis, Hailey Bryan, Kaitlyn Salazar and Zakk Williams. Both teams will compete in College Station and Huntsville, respectively.

April is Child Abuse Awareness Month and the Jack County Welfare Board is selling blue pinwheels for $10 in memory or in honor of a child. They will be displayed at the front of Perrin ISD on April 28 to promote awareness and support for victims of child abuse and neglect.

The pinwheels are a visual reminder about child abuse prevention and symbolize the importance of everyone working together to protect our children. For more information, contact Debra Tillery at (940) 507-1471 or Jo Brumfield at (940) 859-6040.

You may purchase the pinwheels at any of the Perrin churches or at the school.

There will be a spring retreat for Perrin Baptist Church youth, April 26-28, at Riverbend Retreat Center in Glen Rose.

The Pirate baseball team’s last scheduled game of the season is Friday at Bryson, with the game beginning at 5 pm.


Thought for the week: Next to being shot at and missed, nothing is really quite as satisfying as an income tax refund.

– F. J. Raymond