One of the new exhibits at the Museum of the Plains is a model of a dugout dwelling. Dugouts were used as ranch buildings, line shacks, and temporary dwellings up until the 1920s and 1930s in Ochiltree County. The museum’s dugout required the work of 8-10 volunteers to build. Pictured putting some…
The number of active COVID-19 cases in Ochiltree County continues to rise. According to the State of Texas, Ochiltree County’s official count of total COVID-19 cases has risen from 86 on Tuesday afternoon to 91 as of late Thursday afternoon, while the number of active cases have gone up from 24 to…
Perryton High School football players and coaches began two-a-day workouts last week at Ranger Field. Perryton’s first games will hit later in August, with a scrimmage against Hereford on Aug. 21, ninth grade and junior varsity games in Dalhart on Aug. 27, and the varsity’s first game against…
The Perryton-Ochiltree Chamber of Commerce has lined up a month’s worth of activities for this year’s Wheatheart of the Nation Celebration. With the COVID-19 pandemic, Celebration events have been scaled back this year, but there are still plenty of activities. A volleyball tournament, hosted by…
The Ochiltree County Law Enforcement Center is slated to officially open soon, and officials have planned a public open house for the center. The open house is slated for Saturday, Aug. 15, form 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The public is invited to come out and tour the new facility. The facility is located at…
This has been our very first summer to ever plant a garden. Boy, does Perry have a green thumb. When we first planted I made jokes about “what” he had chosen to plant. Tons of tomato plants – because he loves tomatoes, lots of peppers and black-eyed peas – because he loves them, only two watermelon…
Jessica DeWitt and her daughters Kallie and Chloe recently paid a visit to the Perryton Farmers Market to check out the goods on offer. Merchandise at the market includes fresh produce, homemade pastries, bread, pickles, and salsas, artwork, soaps, handmade furniture, and more. The Farmers Market…
The Friendship Quilt Guild day group met on July 15. Cynthia Shattles gave a program on the many community service projects the guild participates in. Those include pillowcases for ConKerr Children’s Cancer Program in Amarillo, Santa Train doll quilts, Quilts of Valor, Prayers and Squares quilts…
Recreational fishing is enjoyed by millions of people. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reported that there was an 8 percent increase in anglers between 2011 and 2017. Expenditures by anglers nationwide rose 2 percent during the same time, from $45 billion to $46.1 billion. As more people stay…
The branches of Perryton’s tree go on forever in numerous directions and careers. Perryton and its schools have impacted the economy of many cities across the United States. Few of the kids that grew up in Perryton have made as big of an impact in their community as Abby Deal Cobb. Cobb graduated…
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The number of active COVID-19 cases in Ochiltree County continues to rise. According to the State…
Perryton High School football players and coaches began two-a-day workouts last week at Ranger…
The Perryton-Ochiltree Chamber of Commerce has lined up a month’s worth of activities for this year…
One of the new exhibits at the Museum of the Plains is a model of a dugout dwelling. Dugouts were used as ranch buildings, line shacks, and temporary dwellings up until the 1920s and 1930s in Ochiltree County. The museum’s dugout required the work of 8-10 volunteers to build. Pictured putting some finishing touches on the exhibit is the museum’s assistant director Rena Gay Richardson.
Leadership Perryton sign up underway Leadership Perryton XIX is taking applications for the nine month leadership series. It will begin with an orientation on…
The Ochiltree County Commissioners’ Court will meet for a regular meeting on Monday, Aug. 10, at 9 a.m. in the county courthouse. Among other items on the…
The weather pattern for the upcoming week will be hot and dry due to an upper level ridge of high pressure positioned over the state, according to theT exas A…
Students from Perryton and the surrounding area participated in the Breakthrough Basketball camp last week at the Perryton Activity Center. The camp, now in…
LIGHT ON THEIR FEET—Perryton High School athletes were back on the practice fields this week. Though there will be little opportunity to practice specific…
I’ve always been a sucker for the sappy, plot-easilyfollowed kind of “flick” that ends happily. Take Mr. Holland’s Opus—and others like it—where moviegoers had…
The branches of Perryton’s tree go on forever in numerous directions and careers. Perryton and its schools have impacted the economy of many cities across the…
Recreational fishing is enjoyed by millions of people. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reported that there was an 8 percent increase in anglers between 2011…
The Friendship Quilt Guild day group met on July 15. Cynthia Shattles gave a program on the many community service projects the guild participates in. Those…
Samuel Acosta, 30, of Lubbock, formerly of Perryton, died July 29, 2020. A graveside service will be Saturday, Aug. 8, at 11 a.m. at Ochiltree Cemetery with…
Irma Morales Borunda, 61, of Perryton, died Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Aug. 8, at 9 a.m. at Immaculate Conception…
Ollie May Friesen, 83, of Russell, KS, died on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, at the Hays Medical Center in Hays, KS. Ollie was born on Nov. 21, 1936, in Gray, OK,…