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Fri
09
Dec

City’s sales tax payment is up

The City of Perryton’s sales tax payment for December brought some good news. It’s payment of $215,648 was actually up 2% from last December.

For the calendar year, however, the city’s total payments were a little over $3 million, the lowest since 2010 when they totaled just shy of $3 million

 

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Fri
09
Dec

United Way drive now at 81% mark

The Ochiltree United Way fund drive added around $4,500 more in donations last week.

So far, the campaign has raised $97,602, which is 81% of the $120,000 goal.

 

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Fri
09
Dec

‘Wreaths Across America’ set Dec. 17

For the first time, Ochiltree County will participate in the “Wreaths Across America” ceremony.

Sponsored by the Wolf Creek Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the event will be held Saturday, Dec. 17, beginning at 11 a.m. at Ochiltree Cemetery. The public is invited to attend.

 

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Fri
09
Dec

LEADERSHIP PERRYTON XV SPEAKERS

Linda Crill, at left, is the next scheduled class speaker for Leadership Perryton XV. Also pictured are Kirk 
Barnett of Western Industrial Supply Company of Amarillo and his son Will, who sponsored the Leadership Thursday night seminar and David Glickman giving the seminar “Funny is the New Serious.”

 

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Fri
09
Dec

Coats for Kids provides 160 coats for local youth

FirstBank Southwest kicked off its 26th year of sponsoring a community project geared toward children during the Christmas holidays.

This year, the bank again sponsored its “Coats and Shoes for Kids” drive in November and early December.

 

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Wed
07
Dec

Council okays electric rate case settlement with SPS

A settlement in the electric rate case and a resolution opposing proposed legislation capping local property taxes were discussed by the Perryton City Council Tuesday evening. The electric rate increase request was filed by Southwestern Public Service Company, the parent company of Xcel Energy, in February, seeking an increase in its base rates of around $72 million in annual revenue, a 14% hike.

 

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Wed
07
Dec

TRYING FOR STATE CHOIR

Six members of the Perryton High School choir attended the Pre-Area Contest and qualified for the Area Contest in Midland on Jan. 7. With 32 contestants in each section, the top seven of each section will qualify for the Texas State Choir. Competing for a place in the State Choir are, first row, from left, Lanie Schollenbarger, Shaelyn Harp and Sarai Rosalez; and second row, Travis Baker, Ryan Quist and Patrick Broadbent.

 

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Wed
07
Dec

Local Baptist children’s choirs raise $15,700 for Snack Pak 4 Kids through its ‘Walk in Love’ event

For several years, the Kidz Praize choirs have held fundraisers to make money for deserving nonprofit organizations in the area. This year, the children held their fourth annual Walk In Love Barefoot Benefit, raising over $15,700. This year the proceeds were given to the Snack Pak 4 Kids organization.

 

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Fri
02
Dec

United Way drive tops 78% of goal

The Ochiltree United Way fund drive for 2017 showed more progress by the end of last week. The campaign has now raised $93,049, which is 78% of the $120,000 goal. Among the six divisions, all but the general division (which has exceeded its goal) added donations

 

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Fri
02
Dec

THE REASON FOR THE SEASON

With all the Christmas tree decorating, gift buying and children visiting with Santa Claus, it is easy to forget the real “reason for the season.” Christmas is the celebration of the birth of the baby Jesus and also a celebration of his life. This nativity scene is in the yard of Brad ad Sharla Kile at 2001 SW 21st Avenue

 

 

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