Mineral Wells Index, Mineral Wells, TX

November 5, 2012

Fall back ‘for the good of somebody’

Perrin Elementary students invite community to Friday’s ‘Tribute to Veterans’

Mineral Wells Index


PERRIN – This is the “fall back” weekend. Don’t forget to lose that hour of sleep for the good of somebody.

I’ve never understood Daylight Savings Time. I need to head up a campaign to just accept the time as it is. It’s a pain to change all the clocks in the house as well as the microwave and other appliances that need to be updated. Fortunately, Fred is the one who goes around changing everything, so it’s his time to shine!

The voting place for the Perrin area is at the fellowship room in the Church of Christ at 105 E. Eberhart, which is right on U.S. Highway 281. The entry into the fellowship room was recently  improved for easy access. Polls will open  Tuesday at 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Hope everyone gets out to vote in this very important election.

The Perrin-Whitt Consolidated Independent School District will hold a public meeting in combination with the school board meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, in the PWCISD board room. The purpose of the meeting is to distribute a financial management report that explains the district’s performance under each of the 20 indicators and the district’s rating on School FIRST (Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas). Interested district stakeholders are encouraged to attend.

I received a request from the Perrin school for referrals for the gifted-and- talented program. They are now being accepted for the 2012-13 school year. Referral forms are available in the elementary and high school offices. Completed forms need to be returned to Amye Eudy or to the offices by Nov. 30.

Testing is in December and qualified GT students will receive GT services beginning in January. Students who participate in the GT program will demonstrate skills in self-directed learning, thinking, research and communication. This can be seen through the students’ development of innovative products and performances that are advanced in relation to students of similar age, experience or environment and reflect individuality and creativity.

Perrin-Whitt Elementary students extend an invitation to all in the community to attend their Tribute to Veterans on Friday at 9 a.m. in the elementary school gym.

Perrin-Whitt school yearbooks are on sale for $40, and, if you buy more than one, each additional book is $35. You may purchase yearbooks online at www.balfour.com. Type in Perrin High School, click on the yearbook and follow directions, or you can order one the conventional way by contacting the school librarian B.J. Cox at (940) 798-3845, ext. 236.

Perrin Elementary is currently conducting an online survey regarding school climate. Please take a few minutes and go to www.surveymonkey.com/s/Q3F7MDS and share your thoughts.

The Two Bush Community Action Group hosted its annual fall fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Perrin School cafeteria. I received a note from Kathy Pruitt, secretary of TBCAG, wanting to thank all those who worked so hard to make this event possible and run smoothly in every way throughout the evening. In the drawings, the Winchester model 70.270 was won by Mr. John Anderson, of Highland Village, Texas, the winner of the 42-inch Sanyo TV was Mrs. Debra Tillery, of Perrin, and the winner of the free $50 Walmart gift card was Joan Patterson, also of Perrin. The community group wants to extend a big “thank you” to everyone who attended this event and made our evening very successful and packed with a lot of fellowship and fun.

There will be a Community Diabetes Education programTuesday, Nov. 13, at 6 p.m. in Jacksboro at the Faith Community Hospital Conference Room located at 717 Magnolia St. Joy Henry RN, chief nursing officer at Faith Community Hospital, will be talking about basic diabetes education, portion control, healthy serving sizes and everyday healthy eating in a confidential and supportive atmosphere. This presentation will be an open discussion format including a question-and-answer session. This is free to the public and anyone is welcome to attend. Please contact Joy at (940) 567-6633, ext. 215, or jhenry@fchtexas.com for registration or questions.

Mamaw’s House has a drop off box for stuffed toys in the Perrin Post Office from Oct. 15 to Dec. 15. 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.

The Pirates varsity football team was victorious Oct. 26 over the Era Hornets, 31-12. The halftime score was 6-6 and Perrin scored 23 unanswered points until late in the fourth quarter. The last two points came on a fumble by Era on a two-point conversion attempt when the Pirates recovered and ran it back.

The Pirates played as a band of brothers.

Offensive lineman proved solid for the evening, giving the backfield opportunity to play major roles leading to a lit scoreboard. Like a diesel engine running powerful and solid the Pirate defense dominated the line of scrimmage and won the battle in the box.

The Pirates continue the district battle determined to clinch a playoff berth in the final two games of the regular season.

Thanks to Cheryl (Cannon) Groves for sending me the results of the game. I’ve always enjoyed football and especially the local teams. I even kept the stats for the coaches when my son played for Perrin. It’s good to get this personal account to share with the community.

The Pirates travel to Petrolia on Friday for the last game of the season. The junior varsity and eighth grade play Thursday at home against Petrolia with the games beginning at 5 p.m., while the seventh grade team will travel to play Brock at 4:30 p.m.

The varsity and junior varsity girls basketball team played a scrimmage against Gordon on Saturday.

 Thought for the week: “Everybody makes mistakes. That’s why we keep having political elections.”