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Wed
28
Sep

Court sets fees, discusses EMS service contract

The Ochiltree County Commissioners’ Court, at the meeting on Monday, Sept. 26, set the sheriff’s and constable’s fees. They also discussed and approved the emergency ambulance and rescue service contract. Every year the commissioners’ court is required by law to set and approved the sheriff’s and constable’s fees. The fees have not been changed in a number of years. The fees include: $50 for posting; $75 for citations; and $150 for writs and orders of sale.  

 

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Wed
28
Sep

DISTRICT AUDITION WINNERS

DISTRICT AUDITION WINNERS On Saturday, Sept. 24, 11 members of the Perryton High School choir qualified for the District Choir at the auditions at Pampa High School and will try out for the Regional Choir at Randall High School on Oct. 29. The members qualifying were, first row, 

 

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Wed
28
Sep

Rep. Ken King holds town hall meeting here

Ken King, State Representative from District 88, was in Perryton on Thursday, Sept. 22 holding a town hall meeting at Frank Philips College Allen Campus. He told the audience that he was about to go into his third legislative session since he was elected.

 

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Sat
24
Sep

Addyson Moseley named 2016 Homecoming Queen

Addyson Moseley was chosen as the 2016 Perryton High School Homecoming Queen. The Queen and her Court were presented during halftime of the Ranger Borger Homecoming Game Friday evening. The other candidates were Bella Avila, Janet Becerril, Natalie Becerril, Brooke Cook, Kenedy Douglas and Iris Hernandez. Moseley is the daughter of Jim and Stacy Moseley. She was escorted by her father.

 

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Sat
24
Sep

Hospital board okays 35 cents tax rate, purchases equipment

The Ochiltree Hospital District board of directors, at the meeting on Sept. 20, approved the 35 cents tax rate that was proposed last month when the board approved the new budget. The board also approved the purchase of an ultrasound machine and approved soliciting bid for a new medical telemetry system for the use in the hospital rooms.

 

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Wed
21
Sep

City contracts with EMS billing firm

The Perryton City Council approved a contract with an Amarillo firm to handle ambulance billing at its meeting at noon on Tuesday. The council voted to hire DaTa Billing Company out of Amarillo on a three year contract, with the option of up to two one year extensions. The company will charge 6.5% of the amount it collects for the service.

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Wed
21
Sep

UNITED WAY KICK OFF

A large crowd gathered on the Ochiltree County Courthouse lawn for the kick off ceremony for the upcoming United Way Campaign, with a goal to collect $120,000 for 12 non-profit agencies. Pictured are United Way board members and agency representatives, first row, from left, Alex Baker, Marcia Hale, Cassi Laxton, Grisell Marquez, Amber Schickedanz, Nina Shirley, Alicia Jeffries, Andrea Dadderio and Brooke Helker; and second row, Brady Yeary Jyme Kinnard, Brent Harper, Jim Lear, Brandon Wood, Jennifer Helker, Dru Chidester, Margaret Dadderio, Ashton Helker and Daniel Broome.

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Wed
21
Sep

Becerril has experience of lifetime

Janet Becerril has had an interesting month. When most of us were entering our senior year, we had relatively low pressure and easy thoughts. We were trying to figure out where to park our broken down cars, how to impress the opposite gender and pondering how we could eventually be successful in our lives. A few of us might have even wondered how we could change the world. That was not the case for the 17 year old Becerril. She had more pressing issues and bigger goals.

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Sat
17
Sep

DAR highlights U.S. Constitution week of Sept. 17-23

At the request of the Wolf Creek Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Ochiltree County Judge Earl McKinley signed a proclamation designating the week of Sept. 17-23 as Constitution Week. This Constitution week marks the 229th anniversary of the signing of that document. The week-long commemoration of America’s most important document is one of this country’s least known official observances.

 

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Sat
17
Sep

United Way to kick off 2017 campaign with rally Tuesday

The Ochiltree United Way will kick off its 2017 fundraising campaign this Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 6 p.m. on the Ochiltree County Courthouse lawn. Free hamburgers and hot dogs will be served during the event. Those attending are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs.

 

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