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Fri
11
Jul

WRECK ON HIGHWAY 70 CAUSES NO INJURIES

Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Cindy Barkley investigates the one vehicle wreck that occured at the intersection of Highway 70 and FM 281 on Thursday afternoon. Driver Kevin Phelps of Amarillo fell asleep at the wheel and took out a  section of fence along the highway. He received no injuries. See story for more infomation
 
Wed
09
Jul

COLLISION CAUSES TWO FATALITIES

A collision between a 2001 Chevrolet Equinox and a 1999 International truck caused the death of Fernando Ortiz and Leticia Lopez Ortiz of Spearman. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety report, Ortiz was driving the Equinox north on Highway 83.
 
Wed
09
Jul

Oil Patch Tourney dedicated to Brewer

The 41st Annual Oil Patch Golf Tournament will take place this weekend, July 11,12 and 13. This year’s tournament will be dedicated to the late Rodney Brewer. Brewer, was born to Orvel and Rosa (Augustin) Brewer, May 16, 1963 in Pampa.
He was raised in Pampa and graduated high school in 1981 
 
Wed
02
Jul

Woman attacked in Whigham Park, suspect arrested

An elderly Perryton woman suffered minor injuries after being attacked while in her vehicle at Whigham Park. Arrested in connection with the incident was Melvin Ross Collums, 52, from Woodward, OK. He was charged with a first degree
felony offense of aggravated robbery.
 
Wed
02
Jul

GETTING READY FOR THE FOURTH OF JULY

Bryan Kirk, at left, and his sons Kolton and Kallyn, from Darrouzett, bought a supply of fireworks at the stand on Southwest Loop 143, stocking up for the Fourth of July holiday. Working at the stand owned by Jerry and Rhonda Merrick were, in back, Ron Snyder III, Jason Palmer and Kailey Thomas 
 
Wed
02
Jul

ENTERTAINING THE CHILDREN

Kris and John Erickson entertained the children from the summer reading program at Perry Memorial Library. They played and sang songs that were written for the famous “Hank, the Cowdog” books. There were almost 100 children at the program
 
Fri
27
Jun

FSA authorizes emergency grazing of CRP acres

Ochiltree County Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Blaine Rutherford announced that Ochiltree County was authorized for emergency grazing use of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres for fiscal year (FY) 2014
 
Fri
27
Jun

JANET SLAUGHTER RECEIVES GIRL SCOUT HONOR

Janet Slaughter was chosen to received the Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains honor of Lifetime Achievement Award. Rachel Read Garcia, at left, with the Girl Scout development and communications office in Amarillo, told Slaughter of the award on Wednesday, June 25. Also pictured with Slaughter are Hannah North and Klaudia Johnson, secretary and president of the PJHS student council
 
Fri
27
Jun

MANNING FOUNDATION DISTRIBUTES FUNDS

Local nonprofit organizations and one university received several thousand dollars in funds from the Manning Foundation Wednesday. Pictured are, first row, from left, Cindy Smith for the Panhandle Crisis Center, Melissa Carroll for Big Brother Big Sisters, Tish Sumner of The Beehive Daycare Center, Darla Kile of the Perryton High School All Sports Booster Club and Marilyn Reiswig for the Senior Citizen Center 
 
Wed
25
Jun

Commissioners okay putting caliche at ballpark

The Ochiltree County Commissioners Court, at the meeting on Monday, June 23, approved putting caliche at the ballpark near the VFW building. They also considered allowing the Expo stage to be used at a health fair. The commissioners
also had a brief budget work session
 

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