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Sat
08
Oct

MOVING UTILITY POLES

The local Xcel crew worked on south Main Street Friday afternoon, Oct. 7, moving several utility poles to make way for a planned widening and the installation of a sidewalk on the street south of 16th Avenue. Adam Kufner, Justin Pshigoda and Doug Patterson are pictured installing a light pole that was removed from south of 16th.

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Sat
08
Oct

United Way tops $35,000

The Ochiltree United Way’s 2017 fund drive continued to climb, adding around $10,000 last week. The drive has so far raised $35,143, which is 29% of the $120,000 goal. There were also four new 100% Companies, meaning every employee contributed to United Way. They are Alpar Energy LP, Douglas Kile, PC, Northeast Panhandle Teachers Federal Credit Union and All State Realty.

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Wed
05
Oct

Garret to kick off leadership series next Thursday

Dr. Shirley Garrett of Villa Rica, GA will kick off the Leadership Perryton XV speaker series on Thursday, Oct. 13. Her session, “Handling Stress with Humor,” will be at the Frank Phillips College Allen Campus. Registration begins at 6 p.m., and the seminar will start at 6:30 p.m.

 

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Wed
05
Oct

CORN HARVEST IN FULL SWING

This year’s corn harvest is in full swing as the crew of Kevin Pshigoda cuts the corn on the Jason Schickedanz place east of town. Lizzy Cervantes is driving the combine, at right, and Martin Rosales is running the grain cart. According to Pshigoda, this field of irrigated corn is making about 240 to 250 bushels per acre.

 

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Wed
05
Oct

September weather features cooler temps with little moisture

The month of September saw cooler temperatures with almost no moisture for the entire month. The total rainfall for the month was only .93 of an inch. The only significant rainfall for the month was on Sept. 7 with .88 of an inch of rain. The city picked up .02 of an inch on Sept. 16 and .03 of an inch on Sept. 24 for a total of .93 of an inch of moisture.

 

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Wed
05
Oct

RECORD CATCH

Herman Vecerill was fishing at Lake Fryer on Saturday, Oct. 1 when he caught and pulled in this 13.5 pound carp. The fish went on the list of the big fish that have been caught in Wolf Creek Park.

 

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Sat
01
Oct

Jennie June Book Fair set for the month of October

The Jennie June Club of Perryton will hold a Book Fair for 2016 during the Month of October at Perry Memorial Library where patrons can buy used books and videos for a bargain price, 50 cents for hardback, 25 cents for paperbacks and $1 for videos. The Jennie June Book Fair has been in the month of October for a number of years, but with the number of books donated, this year the Book Fair was also held in March.

 

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Sat
01
Oct

United Way drive over 20%

The Ochiltree United Way’s 2017 campaign is off to a good start, with 21% of the goal raised after the first week. The campaign has received $25,264 in donations so far toward the $120,000 goal. There are also six 100% Companies, meaning every employee contributed to United Way.

 

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Sat
01
Oct

Voter registration deadline for Nov. 8 election is Oct. 11

Citizens planning to vote in the Nov. 8 general election need to be sure they are registered to vote. The deadline to register to vote is Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 5 p.m. Registration can be done in County Clerk Stacey Brown’s office in the courthouse.

 

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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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