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27
Jul

Court receives valuations, EMS memorandum from OGH board

The Ochiltree County Commissioners’ Court, at the meeting on Monday, July 25, received the official numbers from the Ochiltree Appraisal District. The court also received a memorandum from the Ochiltree Hospital District and honored three election judges who were retiring and appointed the election judges and alternate judges for the next two year cycle. Based on the estimate received from the Ochiltree Appraisal District back in late April, Ochiltree County’s total taxable value was down about 39%.

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Wed
27
Jul

STREET REPAIR ON GARRETT DRIVE

On Wednesday morning, July 27, after shredding the damaged asphalt on the south end of Garrett Drive, city employee Robert Dodson sweeps up the debris, getting the area ready for a new layer of hot mix asphalt. The repairs on this section of Garrett Drive was finished that afternoon.

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Wed
27
Jul

Tax-free weekend set for Aug. 5-7

The annual Texas sales tax holiday weekend is a little over a week away. The tax free weekend is scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 5-7. The law exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced under $100 from sales tax, which could save shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend during the weekend.

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Wed
27
Jul

Small thunderstorm brings more rain

In the early morning hours of Monday, July 25, a small thunderstorm brought more moisture to the area, with rainfall amounts ranging from .10 of an inch to .85 of an inch of rain. The official rainfall for Perryton, from KEYE, was .20 of an inch.

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Fri
22
Jul

Xcel Energy warns of increase in phone scams

Wes Reeves, Xcel Energy media relations officer from Amarillo, has issued another warning to the Texas and New Mexico customers of Xcel about an uptick in customer scam attempts. “We’re hearing reports of more scam attempts against our customers in Texas and New Mexico,” Reeves said. “Scammers are still using the phones to impersonate Xcel Energy customer agents, and they’re telling customers their power is about to be disconnected if they don’t make a payment over the phone.”  

 

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Fri
22
Jul

LOVING THE COOL WATER

With the temperature at 103 degrees on Thursday afternoon, July 21, Ryder Thomas was really enjoying the cool water splashing off the top of the Splash Pad at the City of Perryton municipal water park. There were a lot of adults and children taking advantage of the cool water at the pool. Thomas is the son of Brittney Dye, and the grandson of Debra Dye, both of Perryton. 

 

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Fri
22
Jul

MOVING EVERYTHING BACK

At the Top of Texas Accelerated Education Center, equipment and furniture were removed from the classrooms so the floors could be cleaned. After the floors were cleaned and polished, everything was put back by the high school and college boys working for PISD for the summer. Pictured are, from left, Kaiden Summerville, Riley Dear, Jose Chavez and Eric Guzman. 

 

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Wed
20
Jul

OGH board takes no action on ambulance service

At the Ochiltree Hospital District board meeting on Monday, July 18, members of the committee formed to handle the controversy with the emergency services contract were present to hear the result of a request made to the hospital board. Previously, the hospital board sent a letter to the county and city stating their intention to refuse to renew the contract between the three entities for the ambulance and rescue services. 

 

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Wed
20
Jul

School board reviews preliminary state test results

The Perryton School Board heard preliminary results of the 2015-16 state test scores, hired several new teachers and heard resignations of five more during its meeting Tuesday evening. Assistant Superintendent Keith Langfitt went over the test results, which he noted are still subject to change. He said the district is requesting some results be rechecked, particularly writing at the junior high, because of questionable results.  

 

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Wed
20
Jul

Weekend storm brings wind and more rain

On Friday, July 15, a long line of thunderstorms that stretched from the southwest to the northeast, moved eastward across the Texas and Oklahoma Panhandles, bringing high winds and some hard driven rain. Most places received an inch or better, but the rain amounts were spotty, with the area rainfall ranging from .05 of an inch to 2.25 inches of rain. The official rainfall for Perryton, from KEYE, was 1.06 inches of rain. Roger Brown, in the 100 block of N. Industrial, reported one inch even. The east side of Murphy Park picked up .95 of an inch of moisture .

 

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