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Fri
12
Feb

School board race draws one more candidate

One more candidate has filed for the Perryton School Board, making it a three way race so far for two positions up for election. Brent Beeman is the latest candidate to seek one of the trustee positions. Incumbent Joe Ogden and Bryce Hale have already declared as candidates. The other position is currently held by Wes Beal. School board trustee terms are for three years.

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Fri
12
Feb

Sales tax payment down 12% but shows improvement

While the City of Perryton’s sales tax payment for February was down 12%, it was still good news. The $584,003 payment for February was the highest the city has received since last February’s payment of $666,818, the second highest ever. That brought the year to date total to $826,013, down 28% from 2015.

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Fri
12
Feb

REPAIRING POT HOLES ON ETON

With the pleasant, warm days the city has had for much of the month of February, City of Perryton employees Norberto Rodriguez, at left, and O’Dee Land spent Friday afternoon, Feb. 12 repairing pot holes in several of the city streets. They are pictured working on Eton Street.  

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Fri
12
Feb

Judge, commissioner candidates face off at forum

The legislative affairs council of the Perryton-Ochiltree Chamber of Commerce hosted a candidate forum Thursday evening featuring the candidates for 84th district judge and Precinct 2 Ochiltree County Commissioner in the Republican primary. The judge candidates were up first, Borger attorney Craig Jones and 84th District Assistant District Attorney Curt Brancheau.

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Wed
10
Feb

Chamber banquet slated next week

Tickets are still available for the Perryton-Ochiltree Chamber of Commerce’s annual banquet, set Thursday, Feb. 18 at the Expo Center. The event begins with the silent auciton at 5 p.m., followed by dinner and the program at 6 p.m.

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Wed
10
Feb

Early voting starts Tuesday in primary elections

Early voting in the March 1 primary elections will begin early next week. The early voting period will begin on Tuesday, Feb. 16, and run through Friday, Feb. 26. Early voting is conducted in Ochiltree County Clerk Stacey Brown’s office from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. week days, including the lunch hour.

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Wed
10
Feb

Commissioners approve specs for rodeo arena

The Ochiltree County t the meeting on Monday, Feb. 8, approved the specifications for the renovation of the Expo Center Rodeo Arena and authorized the county auditor to advertise for bids. The court also approved the acquisition of an HMMWV vehicle through the Texas 1033 surplus property program. David Peckenpaugh, commissioners of Precinct 2, presented the specifications to the court.

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Wed
10
Feb

FIGHTING THE GRASS FIRE

Two trucks from the Perryton Fire Department traveled to Lipscomb County to help control a grass fire that burned about 700 acres on Monday, Feb. 8. According to fire Chief Paul Dutcher, the fire was started by a one vehicle rollover. All the fire units in Lipscomb County fought the blaze, as well as units from Perryton and Canadian.

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Wed
10
Feb

SUPERIOR AT BAND CONTEST

Eight members of the Perryton High School band attended UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest on Saturday, Feb. 8 at West Texas A & M University. All of them achieved a first division superior rating on their solos. They are, seated from left, Ashlynn Lester, Ashlyne Moss and Sinai Becerril; and standing, Ryan Quist, Bryan Castro, Jaziel Contreras and Fabian Borunda. 

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Fri
05
Feb

Canine ear infections are a common and treatable ailment

Many dog owners have witnessed their pet excessively scratching their ears or rubbing their head on a hard surface. Some owners may even notice redness, swelling, or odor in their dog’s ear canal. Although we may do everything we can to keep our dogs clean, these common signs could be a result of a canine ear infection. According to Dr. Alison Diesel, clinical assistant professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, canine ear infections are common and can be caused by multiple factors.

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