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Fri
20
Jan

City council sees three file for May 6 general election

The filing period opened Wednesday for candidates in the May 6 general election. At press time Friday, only city council had reported filings.

Up for re-election on the Perryton City Council are Shae Cunningham, Zak Felts and Marcia Hale. All three had filed for re-election as of Friday. Council terms are for two years.

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Fri
20
Jan

School board hears report on high school water damage

The Perryton School Board heard a report on the damage caused to the district’s facilities and trees by the recent ice storm and enjoyed a performance by students at their meeting Thursday.

Superintendent Robert Hall recognized the board for their work and dedication to the district. Wright Elementary music teachers Tena Clark and Gay Danley inroduced a group of third grade students, all children of district employees, to perform a song called “Jambalaya” for the board in honor of School Board Appreciation Month.

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Fri
20
Jan

Electric restoration work continues to progress

Both Xcel Energy and North Plains Electric Cooperative are still working to restore power to all customers affected by the extended outage following last week’s ice storm.

According to Wes Reeves, Xcel media representative, as of Friday morning the company currently had around 850 customers out of power in the Texas Panhandle, almost all in Lipscomb County but some servicelevel outages remaining in nearby counties.

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Fri
20
Jan

TREATS FOR THE ELECTRIC CREWS

On Tuesday evening, Jan. 17, the residents of Perryton, including Debbie Anderson, pictured above at right, brought dozens of homemade desserts to the Ochiltree County Expo Center to serve to the crews of the electric companies that were in the area restoring power to over 53,000 Xcel customers that lost power due to the ice storm that hit the area on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 14 and 15.

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Fri
20
Jan

CAMPBELL SPEAKS TO JUNIOR HIGH STUDENTS

The Serendipity Women’s Club held their yearly motivational program for the students of Perryton Junior High. Caleb Campbell was the guest speaker. Pictured are, from left, Serendipity members Marva LaMaster, Kat Broome, Campbell, Yolonda Kelly and Amanda Cowan.

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Wed
18
Jan

Ice storm causes power outages, major tree damage

A huge ice storm on Saturday left thousands without power and devastated trees and property throughout Perryton and Ochiltree County.

Clean up is underway all over town, disposing of branches and trees toppled by the heavy ice.

The City of Perryton has set up a disposal site for branches on North Main through Wednesday as city crews constructed an allweather road and off-loading site at the landfill.

“The process of unloading limbs at the landfill will be much slower than that on Main Street, as the site will only accommodate two vehicles with trailers at a time, and we have had over 10 vehicles at any given time unloading at the Main Street location. Unfortunately, we will simply be out of usable space on Main by the end of (Wednesday),” assistant director of public works Brandan Knapp said.

 

Wed
18
Jan

CUTTER FUNDS DISTRIBUTED TO LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS

The late Mr. and Mrs. Addison Cutter, former Perryton residents, created a trust fund to benefit children from Ochiltree County and the Panhandle of Texas. Trustee FirstBank Southwest and the Perryton Lions Club are responsible for the yearly disbursement of the funds. Recipients this year are, pictured, first row, from left, Nina Shirley for the Beehive Daycare Center, Kay Allison for Snack Pak 4 Kids and Toys For Tots, Betty Waterbury for Jireh Outreach and Lorinda Watson for Panhandle Crisis Center; and second row, Mike Smith, president of the Lion’s Club, Lance Purcell for FBSW, Lauren Dye for Big Brothers Big Sisters, Pam Chisum for the Youth Rodeo Association and Cassi Laxton for the Ranger Academic Enrichment Foundation and Pathways. Also receiving funds were the Perryton Activity Center and the Conservatory of the Plains.

 

 

Wed
18
Jan

Freezing rain drops over three inches

Freezing rain was forecast for the area for Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 14 and 15. And that became a reality in the early morning hours of Saturday. Residents woke up to find a layer of ice on everything, with tree limbs drooping and many of them broken from the weight of the ice.

The official rainfall amount for Perryton, from KEYE, was 2.90 inches. Vern Meller, at Central and Drake, reported a total for the two days of three inches even.

Todd Holt, in the 300 block of NE First, received a total of 4.50 inches of moisture. The east side of Murphy Park picked up a total of 4.10 inches of rain.

Mary Dudley, in the central part of town, recorded a total of 3.55 inches of moisture.

 

 

Fri
13
Jan

Kiwanis Club to hold annual auction fund-raiser

The Perryton Kiwanis Club will be holding its 33rd annual auction fundraiser Saturday, March 18 at the Ochiltree County Expo Center. The auction is the major fund-raising event of the year for the Kiwanis Club. This year, the auction will include items donated to the club for sale and will also include consignment items as well as large ticket items for consignment, which may include cars, pickups, trucks, trailers, boats, camp- (See Auction, Page 8) ers, motorcycles, workshop equipment and welders.

 

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Fri
13
Jan

NEW YEAR’S BABY

Kimberley Dalayza Cuevas-Beltran was the first baby born at Ochiltree General Hospital in 2017, arriving at 11:04 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 10. She weighed eight pounds, one ounce and was 19 and a half inches long. She is pictured with her parents Alma Beltran and Juan Miguel Cuevas. Also pictured is her big brother Miguel, age three.

 

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