A little excitement came to the Perrin area last Thursday when a person crashed an allegedly stolen car near the Methodist church, following a high-speed chase by the highway patrol. The male driver then ran from the scene of the accident, causing the school to go on lock-down. He allegedly came down Rick Road, entered a vehicle and took some money from the car.

Later, the wife of the Church of Christ minister was walking her dog on the road and questioned him about being in the vehicle, since she knew the neighbors. She said she told him that it wasn’t right to take someone else’s things. The resident who lived at that house called authorities and they immediately came and took him in. The sheriff’s deputy commended her for approaching the man in a calm and serene way because it could have developed into a serious altercation. He allegedly had several knives on his person.

The Area Spelling Bee will be held on Wednesday in the elementary gym, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Two students from each grade, third through eighth, will be spelling against Bryson ISD students. Only one winner will be allowed to travel on to the Fort Worth Regional Championship Spelling Bee competition.

All elementary grades will be having their Valentine’s Day parties this Thursday in their classrooms.

The Perrin High School Treasurettes will host a Valentine’s Day Junior/Senior High School dance

on Friday. The dance takes place in the Perrin Cafeteria, from 8 p.m. to midnight. The cost is $5 per person or $8 per couple.

The Treasurettes will be selling flowers, balloons and stuffed animals for Valentine’s Day. Deliveries will be on Thursday, Feb. 14. For further information or to check prices on flowers and other items, contact Mrs. Burke at the school.

A retirement party was held for Renee Francis on Jan. 31. She is retiring following 28 years of teaching at Perrin-Whitt Consolidated ISD. Congratulations to Renee.

Mary Oleksyn participated in the Fort Worth Stock Show, placing second in her age division in the creative costume contest, and placing second in the American Premier Boer Goat show for four-tooth commercial does. In the Yellow Rose Classic Boer Goat show, she placed first in the four-tooth commercial does and went on to win grand champion commercial doe.

There are 5-by-7-foot Perrin-Whitt Pirate flags for sale. Flags are $15 each and may be purchased at the school office. These are individual navy-blue flags.

The Lady Pirate’s softball team schedule had to be altered due to the girls advancing in the basketball playoffs. As of now, their first game will be Tuesday, Feb. 19, 7 p.m., at home against Paradise.

The first Pirate baseball scrimmage will be at Valley View Tuesday at 5 p.m.

Preschool story time will take place in the school library Wednesday, 10-11 a.m. For more information, see B. J. Cox in the library.

Perrin High School will be performing “Now that April’s Here,” by James Reach, for the district University Interscholastic League One-Act Play competition. District competition is March 23, in Ranger, Texas. The cast and crew will present a school showing and a community showing of the play. Dates are still to be determined.

Participants in this year’s play include Eric Hall, Jake Hall, Mackenzie McGee, Haylee Fowler, Meggan Jump, Sydney Beck, Jayci Miller, Jennifer Fincher, Joy Blackmon and Brandon Trigg. Alternates and crew are still being recruited.

Thought for the week: “It would not be so bad to let one’s mind go blank – if one always remembered to turn off the sound.”

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