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Fri
18
Nov

Hospital board decides to buy new telemetry system

The Ochiltree Hospital District board of directors, at the meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 16, approved the purchase of a new telemetry system for the hospital. The board also approved the replacement of the medical air system in the pediatric wing.

The new telemetry system is a cardiac monitoring system.

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Fri
18
Nov

LIGHT POLE DECORATIONS

City of Perryton employees changed out the banner decorations on the Main Street light poles, removing the Ranger and Rangerette banners and putting up the holiday banners. Odie Land is pictured in the cherry picker, changing the banners just north of 13th Avenue.

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Fri
18
Nov

SETTING UP FOR THE GUN SHOW

The 2016 Gun Show, sponsored by the Perryton Rifle and Pistol Club was held at the VFW building on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 19 and 20. Davy Gurley, at left, and Brodi Busch were setting up tables on Friday, getting ready for the show, which has become an annual tradition in Perryton on the same weekend as the Satellite Arts and Crafts Festival at the Expo Center.

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Wed
16
Nov

Commissioners approve hiring more jail staff

The Ochiltree County Commissioners’ Court, at the meeting on Monday, Nov. 14, gave their approval for the sheriff to hire more jailers. He will be adding six more to the jail staff. The court also approved upgrading several jail systems. Ochiltree County Sheriff Terry Bouchard asked the commissioners to increase the number of days of vacation allowed to accumulate for the jail employees. The rule was that staff could only accumulate 28 hours of vacation time before losing hours. The court had previously increased the number of hours to 40 and at the request of the sheriff increased the number of hours to 60, until

 

Wed
16
Nov

Handel’s ‘Messiah’ performance is planned for Nov. 27

The 62nd performance of Handel’s Messiah will be presented by the Perryton Musical Arts Enrichment Foundation on Sunday, Nov. 27 in the sanctuary of the First United Methodist Church. The annual Christmas tradition will begin at 6 p.m. The presentation is under the direction of Keith Harris, PHS choir director

 

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Wed
16
Nov

PPW launches scholarship drive

The Panhandle Professional Women has begun its annual Project Christmas Card scholarship drive. Donation boxes have been placed at several locations around town, complete with envelopes, for local residents to contribute to the fund. The boxes are decorated to look like green or silver Christmas gifts. The concept behind Project Christmas Card is simple — people are asked to contribute the amount of money they would normally spend for Christmas cards and stamps

 

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Sat
12
Nov

VETERANS DAY SPEAKER

Wes Stevens, at left, pastor of the Fellowship Baptist Church was the special guest speaker at the Perryton High School Veterans Day Program on Friday, Nov. 11, given to honor local veterans. The PHS staff and students prepared the program and also served a brunch to the 55 veterans and their guests, booked by JoBonny LeCompte and the FFA classes. Also pictured is assistant principal George Caine.

 

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Sat
12
Nov

United Way drive now at 70%

The Ochiltree United Way’s 2017 fund drive continued to add donations last week, with most of the six divisions also reporting increases. At the end of the week, the campaign had raised $83,974, which is 70% of the $120,000 goal. Three new 100% Companies were added: Roberson Wireline Inc, the Top of Texas Accelerated Education Center and Area Eye Center.

 

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Sat
12
Nov

Satellite Arts & Crafts Festival slated Nov. 19-20

The Perryton Satellite Center’s Arts & Crafts Festival will be held on the weekend of Nov. 19-20. It is the 45th year for this event. The hours for the event will be Saturday, Nov. 19 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 20 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The center serves four counties: Ochiltree, Hansford, Lipscomb and Hemphill. The center currently has 14 clients.

 

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Wed
09
Nov

County voters overwhelmingly vote for Trump

Ochiltree County went for Donald Trump in a big way in the Nov. 8 general election. Trump won Texas and the nation as well, to become the next President of the United States.

 

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