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Mon
29
Sep

United Way drive raises 6% of goal after first week

Around a week into the 2015 fund drive campaign, the Ochiltree United Way has raised 6% of its $124,000 goal. As of Thursday afternoon, the drive had received $7,588 in donations, with every division reporting contributions. There is also already one 100% Company, Vermejo Energy Services, Inc., with every employee contributing to United Way 
 
Mon
29
Sep

Emma Mercado crowned PHS Homecoming Queen

PHS senior Emma Mercado was chosen Homecoming Queen. She was crowned at the Homecoming Pep Rally in Ranger Gym Friday afternoon, Sept. 26. The other candidates were Kaylie Biggs, Misty Brooks, Hannah DeSantiago, Evelyn Montes, Vanessa Ramirez and Addison Skaggs
 
Wed
24
Sep

Commissioners okay tax rate and budget

The Ochiltree County Commissioners’ Court, at the meeting on Monday, Sept. 22 approved the proposed county tax rate and
budget for fiscal year 2014- 15. The court also approved the tax rate and budget for Frank Phillips College Allen Campus and approved a number of contracts with the county
 
Wed
24
Sep

FOOTBALL HOMECOMING QUEEN CANDIDATES

Chosen by the Perryton High School student body, there are seven Football Homecoming Queen candidates. The Ranger football squad will choose one for Homecoming Queen She will be crowned at the pep rally on Frinday, Sept. 26. The candidates are, seated, from left, Kaylee Biggs, Misty Brooks and Hannah De Santiago; and standing, Evelyn Montes, Vanessa Ramirez, Addison Skaggs and Emma Mercado
 
Wed
24
Sep

DISTRICT AUDITION WINNERS

On Saturday, Sept. 20, 14 members of the Perryton High School choir qualified for the All District Choir at the auditions at Palo Duro High School and will try out for the All Regional Choir on Oct. 18
 
Sat
20
Sep

PHASE TWO TOUR

During their meeting Tuesday evening, the Perryton School Board and staff toured the recently completed second phase of the Perryton Junior High building renovation. Phase two concentrated on the middle building and auditorium. Above, board member Joe Randolph, Superintendent Robert Hall and maintenance director Allen Kemp walk through the new main entrance of the building, which includes a large commons area. Earlier this month, bids were approved for phase three, which will renovate the south wing and construct an auxiliary gym.

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Sat
20
Sep

PERRYTON KIWANIS CLUB OFFICERS

The officers for the Perryton Kiwanis Club for 2014-15 were installed by Lt. Governor of District 33 Robert Jacobs at the banquet on Tuesday, Sept. 16 at the Senior Citizen Center. Pictured are, first row, from left, Governor Jacobs, president Bruce Julian, president elect Lauren Dye, secretary Kelley Hill and treasurer Cindy Smith; and second row, board members Don Schollenbarger, Neal Davis, Hunter Hartsfield, Budd Rudd, Bob Taylor, Bill Tigrett and Tommy Pletcher.

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Sat
20
Sep

Hospital board approves budget and tax rate

The Ochiltree Hospital District board of directors, at the meeting on Monday, Sept. 15, approved the FY 2015 budget and also approved the effective tax rate of 16.2 cents per $100 evaluation. Chief financial officer Debbie Blodgett presented the new proposed budget to the board members.

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Sat
20
Sep

Ochiltree County gets $7,697 in federal funds

Ochiltree County received $7,697 in federal reimbursements for housing illegal aliens in the county jail. Ochiltree County was one of only 857 (out of 3,140) eligible local entities across the U.S. that successfully applied for the funds. As many local agencies are aware, Sheriff Terry Bouchard said, the federal government drives them to assume more responsibility for the administration and delivery of government services.

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Wed
17
Sep

Council amends sign ordinance

The Perryton City Council met on Tuesday to consider acting on two amendments to the Code of Ordinances, and consider approval of a settlement agreement with SPS. The council voted to approve the ordinance presented by City Manager David
Landis, a settlement agreement between Southwestern Public Service Company (SPS, parent company of Xcel) and a group of municipalities served by Xcel Energy.
 

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