The Wheatheart of the Nation Celebration will be held throughout the month of August. For a full schedule, see HPO.
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will offer a QuickBooks pro short course on Wed (8/30) and Thur (8/31) in Amarillo from 9:30-4:30p at the office located at 6500 W. Amarillo Blvd. Space is limited so RSVP by Thur (8/24) by calling 677-5600.
Perryton’s Key Heights Baptist Church will hold vacation bible school for incoming 1st – 5th grades Mon (8/7) – Thur (8/10) from 6p-8:15.
A special meeting of the Perryton City Council will be held on Tues (8/8) at noon at City Hall.
The Hemphill County Underground Water Conservation District will meet on Tues (8/8) at 5:15 in the HCUWCD boardroom.
The Perryton ISD board will have a special meeting on Tues (8/8) at 6 pm in the admin building.
The Wolf Creek Neighbors will meet on Tues (8/8) at 7 pm at the Dutcher Ranch.
The Ochiltree County AgriLife Extension Service will host the 19th annual Wheatheart Wheat Conference on Thur (8/10) beginning at 8:30 am at the Expo in Perryton. Registration is $10 at the door and three CEUs will be offered. Lunch will be provided. FMI, call Scott @ 435-4501.
The Ochiltree Soil and Water Conservation District and the USDA NRCS will hold a local work group meeting on Thur (8/10) at 12:30 at the Ochiltree County Expo. The purpose is to receive input on the natural resource conditions and needs in Ochiltree County.
The Perryton Area Parkinson’s Disease Support Group will meet on Fri (8/11) at noon at New Hope Fellowship. FMI, call 435-0579.
The Perryton HS All Sports Booster Club will host a hot dog feed on Fri (8/11) at 6 pm. This will be the first day the Rangers practice in pads. $2 includes hot dog, chips and water.
Texas’ Annual Sales Tax Holiday will be Fri (8/11) – Sun (8/13). Shoppers can save money on most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced below $100 with no sales tax applied. On average, shoppers save about $8 on every $100 spent. Lists can be found on HPO or at TexasTaxHoliday.org.
The Jamaica fundraiser in Canadian will be held on Sat (8/12) at the Jones Pavilion from 12p-8p. They will have food booths, bouncy house, games, dunking bother and a soccer tournament.
The Conejo Gallery in Canadian will host a vines and vignettes paint along and wine tasting on Sat (8/12) at 7 pm. Reserve your spot by stopping by the gallery at 312 Main.
Larry Joe Taylor will perform at the Stumblin’ Goat Saloon on Sat (8/12). For tickets, see outhousetickets.com.
Sun (8/13) will be the last day the Canadian swimming pool is open.
The Pam Haines Barbie exhibit reception will be held at the Wolf Creek Heritage Museum in Lipscomb on Sun (8/13) at 2 pm.
All Perryton HS athletes will sell Blitz cards on Mon (8/14) from 8:30-2:30.
The Hemphill County Commissioners’ court will meet on Mon (8/14) at 9 am at the courthouse.
The Perryton All Sports Booster Club will meet on Mon (8/14) at 7 pm in the cafeteria.
The Hemphill County Hospital board will meet on Tues (8/15) at 5 pm in the HCH boardroom.
A reception for photographer Terry Henderson will be held at the River Valley Pioneer Museum in Canadian on Thur (8/17) from 5-7 pm.
An immunization clinic will be held in Canadian on Thur (8/17) from 10-3p at the library.
The Hansford County AgriLife Extension Service will host a series of Lunch and Learns throughout 2017. They will be held from 11:45-1 in the Hansford County Annex and are $15. On Thur (8/17) the topic will be “Apparel Textiles and Care: Cleaning your clothes the right way.”
The Hansford County 4-H End of Year Awards Banquet will be held on Fri (8/18) at 6 pm in the Gruver Methodist Church fellowship hall. A meal will be provided. Please RSVP by Mon (8/14) to 659-4130.
Kody West will perform at the Stumblin’ Goat Saloon on Sat (8/19). For tickets, see outhousetickets.com.
The Harrington Breast Center’s mobile mammography unit will be in Canadian on Mon (8/21) at Hemphill County Hospital from 9:15a-6pm. FMI, call 800-377-4673.
The Canadian City Council will meet on Mon (8/21) at 5:30 pm at City Hall.
A Canadian ISD appreciation lunch will be held at the First Baptist Church on Mon (8/21) at noon.
Weigh in for 3rd-6th graders who are playing PAC football will be Tues (8/22) from 5:30-7 pm at the PAC. All players must be weighed in and that will also be when you can check out equipment. FMI, call the AC at 435-3661.
The Raging Red Rally in Perryton will be held on Thur (8/24) at 7 pm at Ranger Field. They will serve hamburgers with all the trimmings from 5:30-7. They will also have shirts, caps, and car decals for sale in the El Rancho.
Olive’s Door in Canadian will hold an ACT bootcamp for the class of 2018 at the River Church in Canadian on Sat (8/26) from 9 – 3:30. All area wide students are welcome. Space is limited, to reserve your spot, call 217-0299.
The Small Town America Tour, featuring Christian bands Seventh Day Slumber, Manic Drive, Consumed by the Fire, Makayla Lynn and more will be held on Fri (9/1) at the Perryton JH at 6 pm. This is a fundraiser concert for the wildfire victims and fire departments. Suggested donation is $10. FMI, see HPO.
The High Plains Music Fest will be held in Hugoton on Sat (9/9) at Dirtona Raceway. The 1st Annual IBCA sanctioned High Plains BBQ Bash will be held September 8-9. Also, head of the music fest will be the High Plains Fall Fling from 10 am – 6 pm. The concert will feature Cody Johnson with guests Josh Ward, Post Monroe, Stars Go Dim and Sydney Beesley. It will be from 5:30 – midnight.FMI and a link to buy tickets, see HPO.
The Go Tell Crusade will be in Candaian Sun (9/10) – Wed (9/13) at 7 pm nightly at Wildcat Football Stadium. The Go Tell crusade ministry unites churches in a community who pool their resources to prepare the way for evangelistic crusades to be held in football stadiums, civic centers, and coliseums. The nightly event features video, popular Christian artists, testimonies of hope and inspiration, and a clear Gospel message.
The Walk To End Alzheimer’s will be held in Amarillo on Sat (9/16) at Sam Houston Park (4101 Line Ave.) with registration at 9 am, a ceremony at 10 am and the walk at 10:30 am. FMI, call Ty @ 881-7145.
The Hansford County AgriLife Extension Service will host a series of Lunch and Learns throughout 2017. They will be held from 11:45-1 in the Hansford County Annex and are $15. On Thur (9/21) the topic will be “Food Preparation: In a pinch food substitutions and the Yields.”
Other general reminders:
The Texas Dept. of Public Safety will require a new course designed to combat distracted driving. All skills examination applicants 18 and older must complete the course prior to taking the driving skills examination. In addition, drivers 18 to 24 must complete the 6-hour adult driver education course prior to the skills examination. For full info, see HPO.
The Canadian EDC is distributing a survey designed to gather info about internet needs to homes and business in Canadian. The survey is available at https://survey.zohopublic.com/zs/omB0uk. (On HPO)
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce has announced the deadline to be included in the Fall Foliage Festival brochure and flyer as Fri (9/1). The festival is scheduled for October 21-22. FMI, call the chamber at 323-6234.
The City of Perryton Municipal swimming pool will stay open through Thur (8/10) and will continue half price Wednesdays until then.
The Booker Lions Club has set up a fund for the family of Brittany and Timothy Reyes. A fire in the family’s home destroyed most of the home’s contents. They have three children. Money can be donated through FirstBank Southwest in Booker or clothing donations are being accepted as well. Boys 12/14, girls 12/14 and girls 5T.
The Perryton HS cheerleaders would like businesses to know who they do business with for Ranger spirit items. Authorized vendors who may call local businesses include SPN (Sports Promotion Network)/Spirit Shop, USA (united Specialty Advertising) and End Zone Athletics. Info is also available on the PHS website. If any other vendor calls, they are not associated with PHS cheer.
The Perryton Activity Center is currently taking signups for youth fall soccer for kids ages pre-k – 6th grade. Deadline to sign up is Fri (8/25) at 8 pm. FMI, call 435-3661.
The Perryton Activity Center is currently taking signups for youth volleyball for 3rd – 6th grades. Deadline to sign up is Fri (9/8) at 8 pm. FMI, call 435-3661.
A Go Fund Me account has been established for Locust Grove volunteer firefighter Cody Graves. Graves was injured during the Perryton Fire and because of his injury has been let go from his job. The funds will help the family until Graves recuperates and is able to work again. FMI or to get the link to donate, see HPO. They also have a bank account set up at Happy State Bank in Canadian.
The High Plains Music Fest will be held in Hugoton on Sat (9/9) at Dirtona Raceway. The 1st Annual IBCA sanctioned High Plains BBQ Bash will be held September 8-9. Call 620-544-3069 to sign up or for more information. Also, head of the music fest will be the High Plains Fall Fling and they are looking for vendors. It will be from 10 am – 6 pm. Call the Hugoton Chamber of Commerce for more information at 620-544-4305.The concert will feature Cody Johnson with guests Josh Ward, Post Monroe, Stars Go Dim and Sydney Beesley. FMI, see HPO.
The North Plains Teachers Federal Credit Union is accepting donations for basic school essentials to contribute to teachers and students for the upcoming school year. They will accept donations July 3 – August 11. Items needed include: notebook paper, crayons, scissors, number 2 pencils, folders, etc. A full list can be found on HPO.
The need for referees is up again ahead of the 2017 football season. The Amarillo Chapter of football officials is currently recruiting and taking applications for anyone interested in becoming a high school football official. If you are interested, email email@example.com or call Kelly @ 282-2513 or Wayne @ 674-1937.
The Ochiltree County Senior Citizens Center is having their annual membership drive. Open to anyone over the age of 50. $60 for an individual, $150 sustaining and $200 for corporate. FMI, call 435-9909 or see perrytonseniors.org.
The Ochiltree County Farmers Market is underway every Saturday in the Perryton National Bank parking lot from 8a-12p. FMI, call 435-4501.
The Perryton Elks Sweetheart Golf Cart Raffle is currently selling $50 raffle tickets for a golf cart worth over $8,000. Only 300 tickets will be sold. For tickets, stop by Cyd’s Crafts or call 231-5177.
The American Cancer Society is looking for volunteers for their Road to Recovery program, which provides drivers to cancer patients to their treatments or doctors appointments. They will work with your schedule. FMI, call 1-800-ACS-2345.
The Perryton Lions Club has announced their Roarin’ Ranger Spirit Flag project. A Ranger flag will be posted by a Lion in your yard or business during football home games and playoff games from 7a-7p. Cost is $50. If you are interested, call Don @ 202-1631 or any Lions Club member.
Weekly Ladies scrambles on the Perryton Golf Course on Tuesdays are underway and begin weekly at 6 pm. Meet at 5:45 for pairings. FMI, call 202-3027.
Scrambles are underway on the Perryton Golf Course on Thursdays. Have your name called in by 5:45. Scrambles start at 6 pm. Call the pro shop at 435-5381.
A medical account has been set up at First State Bank in Spearman for Ty and Paula Williams. You can send a check to PO Box 247 in Spearman.
The PARIS system is available to Texas Panhandle residents who wish to receive severe weather alerts by either cell phone or email. Through the service, they can also receive local alerts like boil water notices, etc. To sign up, go to r2beready.com. Oklahoma Panhandle residents also have some options for receive alerts. Call your local Sheriff’s office for more information.
The Wheatheart Celebration council has set the theme for the 98th Perryton Celebration as “Better Together – Perryton Strong.” Parade entries are available online at www.perryton.org. The early bird deadline has passed. Any other entries are due by Fri (8/11). FMI, call 228-0549.
Hemphill County 4-H is already drawing for guns in their 52 week gun raffle, but they are still selling tickets if you want to get in. Tickets are $60. Contact A Squared Shooting Sports at 323-9114 or The Cattle Exchange or the Stumblin’ Goat in Canadian.
OPSU is now offering a welding certification program that allows for a standardized curriculum and assessment with readily available credentials for construction and maintenance. FMI, call 580-349-1448.
Canadian Golf Course will start Thursday night scrambles are underway and start at 6 pm. Call 323-5512 FMI. Their final scramble will be Thur (8/17).
A new ag law podcast is available from the Texas AgriLife Extension Office called “Ag Law in the Field” and will have guests weekly for a 30 minutes segment. It will be available every Thursday at http://aglaw.libsyn.com/.
A nondenominational single ladies bible study will take place on Thursday nights in Canadian at 7 pm at the Church of Christ. FMI, call or text Ella @ 681-1744.
Perryton-Ochiltree County Crime Stoppers is offering a new free document shredding service. A blue bin has been placed in the lobby of the Perryton Police Department for the public to place their documents to be destroyed. A shredding service will pick up the container and dispose of the documents.
Vyve wants you to vote for your favorite teacher for Teacher of the Month. Winners will be selected monthly and based on number of votes. All monthly winners will be entered to win an iPad for their classroom. Vote at vyvebroadband.com/teacher.
Spearman’s endowment fund is a powerful, permanent legacy fund that will have a lasting impact in Spearman beyond our lifetimes and will remain in existence forever. Every donation will be matched dollar for dollar up to the $150,000 goal. If you would like to donate, call 886-0984.
The Snack Pak 4 Kids programs in Perryton, Canadian, Booker, Spearman, Pampa and Borger help feed needy school children over the weekend. The program is funded 100% by donations. If you would like to donate, please see http://www.snackpak4kids.org/ and then choose your school district.
The Ellis Theater Revival project is underway in Perryton. If you would like to donate to the cause, they have an account set up at Perryton National Bank. Follow their info at Save the Ellis Theater on Facebook.
Texting and driving kills. Did you know you can download the AT&T Drive Mode app for your phone that can save lives? Get it in the app store.
The Texas Panhandle War Memorial is currently raising funds for the Texas Panhandle War Memorial Education Center, which would be a facility that would focus on the 11 major conflicts the United States has been involved in, and would be completely interactive with digital kiosks. FMI or to donate to the cause, see texaspanhandlewarmemorial.com.
Celebrate Recovery, a faith based 12 step recovery program meets every Sunday from 4-6 at the Union Church in Spearman. FMI, call 202-3886.
The Panhandle Crisis Center in Perryton is in need of volunteers to work at its resale store one to three hours, one day a week, sorting clothing and other donated gifts. The crisis center gives the items donated to the center to its clients free of charge. To volunteer, call Sarah @ 435-5008.
The National Fire Protection Association recommends replacing smoke alarms every ten years. Don’t wait, check the date and replace your smoke alarm if it is over 10 years old.
Millions of people wait and thousands die waiting for on organ transplants. If you would like to be an organ donor, register on organdonor.gov today. You can also register when you renew your driver’s license.
A new program is launching in Amarillo to help provide better mental health care for veterans and their families. Texas Veterans + Family Alliance are looking for any veterans or family members seeking mental health assistance. Call 342-2509 FMI.
Hansford County Hospital District is currently in need of volunteers for their Meals on Wheels program, which provides meals to several aging community members along with a smiling face every visit. If you are interested, call Cheryl @ 659-2535 ext. 3331.
Hansford County has a new passenger van that will be used to transport Hansford County veterans to and from appointments to the VA Medical Facility in Amarillo. For more information, call Judge Benny Wilson @ 659-4100.
The Perryton Activity Center has many different classes available throughout the week. They include: aerobics, insanity, piyo, tae kwon do and water aerobics. For more information on days and times, call the PAC at 435-3661.
The Ochiltree General Hospital Auxiliary, the Pink Ladies, is in need of volunteers. The organization runs the hospital gift shop with the proceeds going to the hospital for projects, college scholarships and Auxiliary projects. FMI, call 648-7223.
If you would like to help the Spearman Food Bank, they need help unloading the truck at 11:30 the 1st Thursday of each month. Contact Cecil Biggers FMI. They used jail trustees this past time because of the need of people. Also, if you need community service hours, this is a great way to earn needed hours.
Getting to and from medical treatments is one of the greatest concerns cancer patients face during treatment. To ensure patients get to those much-needed treatments, the American Cancer Society provides free rides through its Road to Recovery program. The society is currently looking for volunteer drivers in all communities of the 26 counties of the Texas Panhandle so that all patients have transportation when they need it. For additional information about the Road to Recovery program or to volunteer, call 806-353-4307 in Amarillo or the call center @ 1-800-ACS-2345 or visit cancer.org.
The Canadian Meals on Wheels program is in need of volunteers. FMI, call Sandy @ 323-6856.
Perryton Alcoholics Anonymous meets on Mon and Wed nights at 7 pm at 7th and Birch.
Your school district would like to remind everyone that Texas law prohibits texting and using handheld devices in school zones. This is especially dangerous during drop-off and pick-up times. FMI and maps on drop-off and pick-up procedures for Perryton ISD schools, see perrytonisd.org.
Single Moms (SEEDS) will meet Wednesdays at Perryton’s First Baptist Church from 6:30-7:30. Children’s ministries are available. FMI, call Karen @ 202-5296.
Your school district 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. They want to give your child the chance to receive the extra help he/she needs, if the disability interferes with his/her education. Please call your elementary campus to get more information.
The Waka Christian Center located in Waka is a great place for a weekend retreat, family reunion, wedding, celebration or holiday event. It has a fully equipped kitchen and dining room seating for 125 people, as well as overnight accommodations for up to 85 people and much more. FMI, call 202-1376.
Perryton’s WIC office has many services available for pregnant or new moms as well as kids up to 5. This includes classes that can help with healthy eating as well as nutrition counseling. FMI, call the office at 435-4908.
Perryton’s Beehive Daycare is currently accepting babies 0-12 months, toddlers 12-24 months, 2 year olds, and after school program ages 5 through 13 years old. Stop by the offices at 901 S. Jefferson to pick up an application or call 435-5922.
The USDA FSA would like to remind all foreign persons with an interest in agricultural lands in the US that they are required to report their holding and any transactions to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. FMI, call your local FSA office.
Panhandle Transit operates a large fleet of vehicles that provide rural transportation across the Texas Panhandle with a curb-to-curb service, in-town or out-of-town, for a very nominal fee with 24 hour notice. Panhandle Transit serves as the non-emergency medical transportation provider for all 26 counties, including the city of Amarillo. FMI or to schedule a trip, call 806-372-2531 or 800-676-4727.
The Booker Fire Dept. is looking for volunteers. No training or experience needed. Contact Danny Loesch @ 435-1946 or show up at one of their bi-monthly meetings at 7 pm every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month at the fire station on Main street.
The Perryton Volunteer Fire Department is looking for volunteers. If you are interested, contact Chief Dutcher at 435-3000.
Gruver Elementary School is participating in the Lowe’s Tapes for Education program. Help your school earn credit for free education supplies by saving your receipts from any Lowes Supermarket.
Booker Meals on Wheels delivers fresh, hot lunch Monday – Friday. $2.50 per meal. Interested recipients should call Tina Pickett @ 658-4886 or 228-6007.
Are you a victim of domestic violence, sexual abuse or physical, emotional or sexual assault? Call a toll free hotline, 800-753-5308 or call 435-5008. The Panhandle Crisis Center operates a safe place for victims and their children to stay in times of crisis. Battering intervention and anger management available at the Crisis Center, serving the Hansford, Lipscomb and Ochiltree Counties.
Local Perryton organization A HAND UP is looking for any household items that people may be getting rid of that could go to people in need. If you have anything, please call Phyllis @ 202-8867.
OPSU Aggie fans can now visit www.opsuaggies.com to receive the latest news and information for all OPSU sports including rodeo, cheerleading and equestrian events.
Wheel Times, based in Pampa, provides educational and recreational opportunities to children, young adults and their families with mobility challenges all around our region. If you or someone you know has a child in a wheel chair and would like to participate, please call Brad @ 440-1863.
“Get Real,” a faith based, Christ centered recovery group based on the Celebrate Recovery program meets twice a week at Word of Life Church in Perryton. Wednesdays at 7 with specific groups and Sundays at 3 is a Step Study Group.
Hansford Hospice is currently looking for volunteers. If you are interested, please call 659-5811.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) meets on Tuesday morning at 8:30 at the First Christian Church in Gruver. Anyone interested is invited. Call Marilyn Been @ 733-2087.
Perryton Weight Watchers meet every Tuesday at First Christian Church at 6 pm. Weigh in starts 30 minutes before the meeting. FMI, call Jennifer at 940-632-7557.
Canadian Weight Watchers meet every Thursday at the First Christian Church for a 5:45 weigh in and 6:15 meeting rather than Tuesday at noon. To learn more, contact Cook @ 806-255-0750.
Did you know that drug addiction is the number one culprit behind nutritional deficiencies in the body, illnesses and injuries? Get the specifics on how someone is physically affected by substance abuse and how they can undo the physical damage caused by addiction through your free copy of “The Truth About Becoming Addicted”. Call 888-837-9177 or log onto www.becomingaddicted.org.
The Spearman Volunteer Fire Department is actively recruiting new members. Both men and women age 18 and over are welcome. The number of volunteers has dropped to dangerously low levels and the roster needs to be increased. Call Kimmi Rivera @ 202-6374 FMI.
The Perryton Lions Club is collecting used eyeglasses for recycling. Anyone who has eyeglass to donate can contact any Lions Club member.
Jireh Outreach Ministry provides free groceries every Thursday evening and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, income or any other factor that is prohibited by law. All clients must sign in between 5:30 and 6 p.m. and new clients are required to fill in a general information sheet to be kept on file. Jireh is located in the 200 block of Colgate, behind La Casita and next to the Family Outreach Services office.
Do you have or do you know someone in the area who has a passenger that is traveling unsafely in the car? Please contact your local Extension office for passenger safety education and a free car seat today.
The Panhandle Crisis Center of Ochiltree, Hansford and Lipscomb Counties is always in need of these items for victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse: toilet paper, facial tissue, paper towels, 1gal zipper food bags, pasta, rice, bread mixes, cereal, crackers, soups, beans, meat, sauces and nonperishable lunch box size meals and food. They also need used cell phones with batteries.
Any woman who has had breast cancer surgery and cannot afford undergarments and prosthetics can get help from the American Cancer Society through a grant from Susan G. Komen for the Cure. FMI call the American Cancer Society office in Amarillo at 806-353-4307.
Redeemers Way, a single father’s group, has begun meeting on Sundays. They will meet at Perryton’s First Baptist Church from 5:15-6:15 in Room N102. FMI, call Ray @ 202-6914.