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Fri
24
Jun

Cunningham is named Rotary Teacher of Year

Gay Cunningham has been chosen as the Perryton rotary Club Teacher of the Year. She was presented with the honor at the meeting on Thursday, June 23. She was nominated for the honor by Tiffany Bietz, principal of Wright Elementary. She received a check for $1,000 to use for her classroom and $250 for her personal use.  

 

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Fri
24
Jun

Balko native brings home national title

In recent years, Clarendon College’s rodeo program hasn’t received much attention. But thanks to savvy saddle bronc rider and team roper Wyatt Casper, the school received great exposure during the past weekend. Casper, a Clarendon College sophomore and Balko native, clinched the 20l6 National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association saddle bronc riding title at the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, WY. 

 

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Fri
24
Jun

ROTARY TEACHER OF THE YEAR

Gay Cunningham was named the Perryton Rotary Club Teachers of the Year. Nominated by Principal Tiffany Bietz, she received a check for $1,000 for her classroom and $250 for her personal use. 

 

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Wed
22
Jun

Hospital hires new head nurse and QA/PI officer

The Ochiltree Hospital District board of directors, at the meeting on Monday, was introduced to the new Chief Nursing Officer, also known as the head nurse, Sarah Aliff of Pipe Creek. The board also approved the hiring of Dianne Coleman as the new QA/PI officer. Aliff was in the military for 25 years. After her service, she was a consultant for 10 years. 

 

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Wed
22
Jun

SUMMER READING WATERMELON TREAT

The summer reading program at Perry Memorial Library had a treat for the youngsters, feeding them watermelon on the south lawn of the Ochiltree County Courthouse. The party was topped off with a water balloon fight for the children who wanted to join the fun.

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Wed
22
Jun

Devers competes well at CNFR

Placing in two out of three rounds isn’t bad, especially when competing at the College National Finals against the best of the college rodeo athletes in the United States. Simply qualifying to attend the CNFR is a feat as only the top three high point of the year from each college region are allowed to compete. Cody Devers, Perryton native and a sophomore steer wrestler for the Garden City Community College rodeo team won 11th in the first round with a solid 6.0 second run. 

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Wed
22
Jun

PATCHING THE PARKING LOT

The Darryl Stevenson Asphalt Company of Wills Point, TX spent last week making repairs to the parking lots of Perryton Independent School District. They patched places at Perryton Junior High, Wright and Williams Intermediate.

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Fri
17
Jun

FSA county committee nomination period set

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that the nomination period for farmers and ranchers to serve on the Ochiltree County Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committees began on Wednesday, June 15. To be eligible to serve on a FSA county committee, a person must participate or cooperate in an FSA administered program, be eligible to vote in a county committee election and reside in the local administrative area where they are nominated.  

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Fri
17
Jun

County wheat harvest predicted to be above average

The month of June is the time for wheat harvest in Ochiltree County, with the cutting of the wheat crop beginning on June 20 and running through July 1. According to Wes Beal of Equity Exchange, wheat harvest started last Saturday, June 11 around Farnsworth and in the Huntoon and Twichell area.

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Fri
17
Jun

PISD board okays compensation plan, reviews survey results

The Perryton School Board reviewed the recent employee survey, adopted a compensation plan for the 2016-17 school yearand hired several more teachers during their meeting Thursday evening. Chief financial officer Doug Kile went over the proposed compensation plan, which is similar to the current one. 

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