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06
Jul

Council holds public hearing on proposed $12.18 million budget

The Perryton City Council held a public hearing on the proposed budget at its meeting Tuesday evening. At previous meetings, City Manager David Landis had told the council it could be looking at a 12-14 cent tax rate increase, depending on the city’s certified tax appraisal roll, which will be available in late July. The current tax rate is 38.2 cents.

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Wed
06
Jul

Jones new dean at FPC Allen Campus

Amber Dawn Jones is the new dean of Frank Phillips college Allen Campus. She is the daughter of Tom and Kay Ratliff, both from Amarillo and graduates of Palo Duro High School. “ My dad worked with oil companies until the  mid 80s, Jones said. “We then moved to Michigan, Tennessee, Arkansas, and back to Oklahoma. They are still in Owasso where I graduated from high school in 1999.” 

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Wed
06
Jul

Weekend storm brings more rain

On Saturday, July 2, a large thunderstorm moved into the county from the north and delivered a downpour on the city just after 8 p.m. that evening. The rainfall amounts in the county varied from .20 of an inch to the west to 1.60 inches here in town.

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Wed
06
Jul

FOURTH OF JULY AT LAKE FRYER

On Monday, July 4, Wolf Creek Park had a capacity crowd, with every camper space and picnic spot taken up and full of people from Perryton and the surrounding area. While people were fishing and cooking and playing in the park, a number of children and adults played in the water in front of the bathhouse on the north side of the lake. 

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Fri
01
Jul

Wheat producers board okays $291,000 for research

The Texas Wheat Producers Board (TWPB) recently approved the allocation of $291,000 for research initiatives for the 2016-2017 fiscal year during its May board of directors meeting in Amarillo. The record-breaking research budget, which will fund 15 research projects over the next year, surpasses last year’s budget by $21,000.

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Fri
01
Jul

Businesses to close for the July 4 holiday

Independence Day, July the Fourth, falls on Monday this year. A number of local businesses will be closed for the holiday, while several will be open for their regular hours. The businesses that will be closed for the Fourth of July holiday include Bartlett’s Hardware, Game On Graphics, Gebo’s, Home Matters, Margarita’s Steak House, Perry Memorial Library, Perryton Activity Center, The Perryton Herald, the Perryton-Ochiltree Chamber of Commerce, Perryton Office Supply, the Senior Citizen Center, United Supermarket and Wall’s Bargain Center.

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Fri
01
Jul

THE MAGICAL BALLOON GUY ENTERTAINS

THE MAGICAL BALLOON GUY ENTERTAINS - Rob Halladay, the Magical Balloon Guy, entertained the children from the Perry Memorial Library Summer Reading classes at Frank Phillips College Allen Campus on Thursday, June 30. He is pictured with Mckenzie Hedrick wearing an elephant head made out of balloons while he does a rope trick, All the children who helped him on stage got to keep the balloon animals he made for them. 

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Fri
01
Jul

OIL PATCH WEEK PROCLAIMED

OIL PATCH WEEK PROCLAIMED  - The week of July 4-9 has been proclaimed “Oil Patch Week” by Mayor Charles Kelly, seated. Pictured with him are members of the Perryton-Ochiltree Chamber of Commerce, sponsor of the July 8-10 golf tournament, from left, Francis Aston, Kiki Shaw, Emma Graves, Jeff Bietz, Phil Harris and Daniel Broome. See story for more information.

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Wed
29
Jun

Storm delivers more moisture

A large thunderstorm crossed the area in the early morning hours of Wednesday, June 29, bringing more moisture to the county. The rain amounts were spotty, with rainfall totals ranging from .20 of an inch in the west part of the county to 1.83 inches to the south. The official rainfall for Perryton, from KEYE, was .79 of an inch. Roger Brown, in the 100 block of N. Industrial, reported .70 of an inch. The east side of Murphy Park picked up .75 of an inch of rain.

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Wed
29
Jun

Commissioners discuss use of herbicide 2,4-D

The Ochiltree County Commissioners’ Court, at the meeting on Monday, June 27, discussed the use of the herbicide 2,4-D, talking with several producers who attended the meeting. Extension agent Scott Strawn, and producers Roger Davis, Larry Schickedanz, Blake Tregellas and Mike Heck were at the meeting to discuss the herbicide.

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