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Thu
10
Dec

Toys for Tots having record year; in need of donations

Toys for Tots is gearing up for another holiday season to help the less fortunate children in Perryton, and needs the community’s help more than ever this year. Jo Ann McCoy began heading the local Toys for Tots organization in 2008. McCoy said they have been getting names and have received a number of names of children from Booker and Farnsworth, as well as Perryton. They have a record 520 names and expect more.

 

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Fri
04
Dec

United Way drive continues to climb

The Ochiltree United Way’s 2016 fund drive, is just around $4,200 short of its $115,000 goal. As of Thursday, contributions to the campaign totaled $110,824, which is 96% of the goal. Four new businesses were added to the 100% Companies list, bringing the total to 27. They are Texas Farm, Ochiltree County Senior Citizens Association, Ace Commercial Radio and All State Realty.

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Fri
04
Dec

Seven file so far in Republican primary election

Six of the seven incumbents, and one first time office seeker, have now filed in the March 1 Republican primary election. Ochiltree County Tax assessor-Collector Linda Womble is the latest to file for re-election. Other incumbents filing for re-election so far include Constable Dwain Read, Precinct 3 County Commissioner Richard Burger, Precinct 1 County Commissioner Duane Pshigoda and Sheriff Terry Bouchard. 

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Fri
04
Dec

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS GOING UP

The new Holiday Inn Express is taking shape across the highway from the post office, in the 2700 block of S. Main Street. The new 60 plus room facility is being constructed by K V Construction out of Wichita, Kansas.

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Fri
04
Dec

WHIGHAM PARK CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS

City employees began putting up the Christmas decorations in Whigham Park on Friday, Dec. 4. The city has been adding new decorations each year until the park is full of lights for the Christmas holidays. Employees working on the decorations include Bubba Ramos, Thomas Beal, Ken Waldschmidt, Robert Dodson, Chris Williams, Jessie Land, Jessica Gee and Lynnette Fossand.

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Wed
02
Dec

OGH Hospice to hold Tree of Life ceremony Dec. 7

Ochiltree General Hospital Hospice will hold its holiday bereavement program on Dec. 7, at 6 p.m., at New Hope Church. The Tree of Life lighting ceremony will immediately follow the bereavement service. The annual service remembers patients of OGH Hospice, among other members of the community, who have passed away throughout the year. The event is designed to celebrate the lives of these loved ones.

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Wed
02
Dec

Giving Tree to help elderly

The City of Perryton has set up their “Giving Tree” again to help local senior citizens who have difficulty paying their winter heating bills. The city’s Giving Tree has become a local tradition for this time of year.

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Wed
25
Nov

PPW to begin scholarship drive

The Panhandle Professional Women have begun their annual Project Christmas Card drive to raise funds to provide several local scholarships. Project Christmas Card is a fund-raising project solely funding educational scholarships for local youth as well as older students who decide to return to school for a higher education purpose. The funds are used for no other purpose than funding scholarships.

 

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Wed
25
Nov

NHS inducts 46 new members

The Perryton High School Chapter of the National Honor Society held an induction ceremony in the high school auditorium on Nov. 23 to install the 45 new members of the NHS. Jarrett Blasingame, vice president for the organization, gave the invocation. The guest speaker for the ceremony was PHS teacher Lenora Barnes.

 

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Wed
25
Nov

Rangers to play Celina at regional

The Rangers have advanced to the regional round with a decisive 57-35 win over Anna last Friday night in the area round of the playoffs. They face No. 3 ranked Celina this Friday in Vernon. Game time has been moved up to 6 p.m. because of predicted bad weather.

 

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