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29
Aug

New requirement for teens to get driver license is effective Sept. 1

The Texas Department of Public Safety has implemented the Impact Texas Teen Driver program (ITTD), a new requirement for driver license applicants who complete a teen driver education course. The two-hour ITTD program contains several videos that provide awareness about the dangers of distracted driving. “Driving is one of the most dangerous things teens do on a daily basis, and it should command their undivided attention,” said DPS Director Steven McCraw. 

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Sat
29
Aug

4-H’ers have chicken exhibition

The Ochiltree County 4-H poultry project hosted a Chicken Exhibition on Aug. 25 at the Expo Center arena. There were 25 exhibitors showing 35 chickens. Sheriff Terry Bouchard judged the chickens, and the 4-H’ers also voted for their favorite chickens. Winners were Krista Kelley, best of show; Hannah Barnes, best disposition; Alex Jarrell, best groomed feet; Ellie Pshigoda, best groomed fluff; and Laila Pshigoda, best groomed shine.

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Sat
29
Aug

MEET THE TEACHERS AT WILLIAMS

On Thursday, Aug. 27, Williams lntermediate held an evening social for the parents of the fourth and fifth grade students to meet their children’s teachers. Pictured are, from left, Savina and Robolfo Navarrete and their son Erick discussing class plans with his teacher Jenni Kerl.

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Sat
29
Aug

Demons best Rangers, 30-19

The Rangers came up short in their season opener Friday evening against the Dumas Demons. The game as close until the fourth quarter, but the Demons scored 9 unanswered points in the period, and prevailed, 30-19, on their home field. The Rangers drew first blood early in the first quarter. Dumas took the opening kick off , and started their drive at their own 20 yard line. They advanced to the 42 yard line in four plays, hen Demon quarterback Joey Ramos fumbled the ball. Ranger Kolby Hall scooped it up and ran in for the score about 1:45 minutes into the game. Luis Torres’ extra point was good, and Perryton was up 7-0.

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Wed
26
Aug

Rangers to open season on Friday

The Perryton Rangers will open their 93rd football season this Friday night when they travel to Dumas  to face the Demons. Kick off is set for 7:30 p.m. The Rangers are picked third in the district by both  the Amarillo Globe-News Pigskin Preview and Dave Campbell’s Football magazine.  Both also pick Vernon to be the district champion  and Bushland the runner-up. Iowa Park is pegged to finish fourth, with Dalhart  bringing up the rear in both publications. 

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Wed
26
Aug

FIRST PLACE NONPROFIT FLOAT

At the 96th Annual Wheatheart of the Nation Celebration Parade, the Veterans Float received first place in the nonprofit categoroy. The theme of this year’s celebration was “Welcome Home,” honoring all the local veterans.

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Wed
26
Aug

RAGING RED FUND-RAISER

At the Raging Red Rally on Monday, Aug. 24, the Perryton High School All Sports Booster Club held a fund-raiser, selling a hamburger meal in the high school cafeteria. Enjoying their hamburgers were, from left, Conner Lane, son of Jerry Don and Traci Lane, and Kason, Kynleigh and Morgyn Vela, children of Ramon and Brenna Vela. The Booster Club sold 400 hamburgers at the event.

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Fri
21
Aug

GETTING BOOKED AT PERRYTON HIGH SCHOOL

On Thursday, Aug. 21, the incoming senior class members at Perryton High School registered for their classes, had their ID pictures taken and picked up their books for the new school year. Pictured are, from left, Jordan Johnson, Perla Soto, Hunter Schwalk and Courtney Calsing.

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Fri
21
Aug

ENJOYING A WATERMELON TREAT

Chloe Richardson (left photo) enjoys a nice cool treat at the annual Watermelon Feast, sponsored by the Perryton Lions Club on Thursday, Aug. 20 on the lawn of the Ochiltree County Courthouse. She is the daughter of John and Ashley Richardson. The Lions served almost 70 watermelons in an event that has become a long-standing tradition during the Perryton birthday celebration. The City of Perryton celebrated its 96th year.

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Fri
21
Aug

Child safety on the internet meeting slated for Aug. 31

An informational meeting about internet safety and children will be presented by Lorinda Watson, community educator with the Panhandle Crisis Center. The meeting will be held on Monday Aug. 31 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria at the Wright Elementary and Williams Intermediate schools.

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