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Wed
14
Dec

Court hears extension reports

The Ochiltree County Commissioners; Court, at the meeting on Monday, Dec. 12, heard reports from county agents Scott Strawn and Amy Griffin.

Strawn discussed his activities with the court, talking about the several field trials that were held.

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Wed
14
Dec

A VISIT FROM SANTA CLAUS

At the Ochiltree County employees’ Christmas party on Friday , Dec. 9, Santa Claus made a trip from the North Pole to the VFW building to visit the all of the employees’ children. Santa found out what the children wanted for Christmas and passed out gifts purchased by the county for the children. Pictured with Santa is Lauren Grover, daughter of Mitch and Alisha Grover and granddaughter of assistant auditor Joyce Meyer.

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Wed
14
Dec

Toys for Tots provides gifts for 700 children

The local Toys For Tots organization has set another record, providing toys and games, as well as books, for local over 700 needy children.

This tops the number of children that were provided for last year. This year the process was a little different, with the toys and gifts being set up at the Ochiltree County Expo Center.

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Fri
09
Dec

City’s sales tax payment is up

The City of Perryton’s sales tax payment for December brought some good news. It’s payment of $215,648 was actually up 2% from last December.

For the calendar year, however, the city’s total payments were a little over $3 million, the lowest since 2010 when they totaled just shy of $3 million

 

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Fri
09
Dec

United Way drive now at 81% mark

The Ochiltree United Way fund drive added around $4,500 more in donations last week.

So far, the campaign has raised $97,602, which is 81% of the $120,000 goal.

 

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Fri
09
Dec

‘Wreaths Across America’ set Dec. 17

For the first time, Ochiltree County will participate in the “Wreaths Across America” ceremony.

Sponsored by the Wolf Creek Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the event will be held Saturday, Dec. 17, beginning at 11 a.m. at Ochiltree Cemetery. The public is invited to attend.

 

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Fri
09
Dec

LEADERSHIP PERRYTON XV SPEAKERS

Linda Crill, at left, is the next scheduled class speaker for Leadership Perryton XV. Also pictured are Kirk 
Barnett of Western Industrial Supply Company of Amarillo and his son Will, who sponsored the Leadership Thursday night seminar and David Glickman giving the seminar “Funny is the New Serious.”

 

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Fri
09
Dec

Coats for Kids provides 160 coats for local youth

FirstBank Southwest kicked off its 26th year of sponsoring a community project geared toward children during the Christmas holidays.

This year, the bank again sponsored its “Coats and Shoes for Kids” drive in November and early December.

 

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Wed
07
Dec

Council okays electric rate case settlement with SPS

A settlement in the electric rate case and a resolution opposing proposed legislation capping local property taxes were discussed by the Perryton City Council Tuesday evening. The electric rate increase request was filed by Southwestern Public Service Company, the parent company of Xcel Energy, in February, seeking an increase in its base rates of around $72 million in annual revenue, a 14% hike.

 

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Wed
07
Dec

TRYING FOR STATE CHOIR

Six members of the Perryton High School choir attended the Pre-Area Contest and qualified for the Area Contest in Midland on Jan. 7. With 32 contestants in each section, the top seven of each section will qualify for the Texas State Choir. Competing for a place in the State Choir are, first row, from left, Lanie Schollenbarger, Shaelyn Harp and Sarai Rosalez; and second row, Travis Baker, Ryan Quist and Patrick Broadbent.

 

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