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17
Nov
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One more files for office

One more candidate has filed for county judge in the March 6 Primary election.

Corby Barrett offically filed to become the third candidate so far in the race. Filing earlier were Ray Oquin and Charles Kelly. The current judge, Earl McKinley, has decided to retire at the end of his term.

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Fri
17
Nov
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Toys for Tots again seeking donations

Toys for Tots is gearing up for another holiday season to help the less fortunate children in Perryton, and needs the community’s help again this year.

JoAnn McCoy began heading the local Toys for Tots organization in 2008.

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Fri
17
Nov
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United Way fund drive getting closer to goal

The Ochiltree United Way 2018 fund drive continued to add donations last week, and is now 77% of the $115,000 goal. The drive has raised $88,981 so far.

Three new 100% Companies joined the list: Perryton Insurance Agency, Advanced Door & Glass and Harper Family Chiropractic

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Wed
15
Nov
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Filing opens for county offices in primary election

Filing opened this week for candidates seeking county offices in the March 6 Primary election.

Several people have already filed in the Republican primary for one of the seven offices up for election.

In the Ochiltree County Judge’s race, Ray Oquin and Charles Kelly have filed. The current judge, Earl McKinley, has decided to retire at the end of his term.

 

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Wed
15
Nov
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VETERANS’ DAY GUEST SPEAKER

Perryton High School assistant principal Kyle Admire, at right, was the guest speaker at the program on Friday, Nov. 10 presented by the school to honor local veterans for the service to their country. Admire also served in the Marine Corps. The veterans were named, celebrated and honored for their service, and fed lunch, sponsored by Lowe’s Marktplace and the PHS chapter of FFA.

Also pictured is Darrell Hickey, captain of the Perryton Honor Guard, who helped honor the veterans.

 

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Wed
15
Nov
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TOPS IN FOOTBALL CONTEST

Sandra Splawn, right, was the big winner in the Herald’s annual football contest. She pulled out wins in the last two weeks of the contest to take the top prize, worth over $1,000, which includes $200 expense money and four tickets to the Cotton Bowl Classic at AT&T Stadium the end of December.

Presenting her with the prize is Herald publisher Mary Dudley.

 

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Sat
11
Nov
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LEADERSHIP SPEAKER

Mary Kelly, second from left, was the guest speaker for the new season of Leadership Perryton XVI, giving a seminar on “Why Leaders Fail” at Frank Phillips College Allen Campus on Thursday evening, Nov. 9. The seminar was sponsored by Lemon, Shearer, Phillips and Good. Also pictured are planning committee members, from left, Shawn Campbell, Chris Shirley and Kenny Owens.

 

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11
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Seven qualify for All-Region Choir

On Saturday, Nov. 4, the All Region Choir Auditions were held at Amarillo High School in Amarillo. Fourteen Perryton High School choir students attended the auditions to try our for the Region Choir.

Seven members were chosen for the Region Choir with three chosen as alternates.

In the soprano 1 section, Jocelyn Medina was picked for sixth chair, In the soprano 2 section, Lanie Schollenbarger was chosen for first chair,

Shaelyn Harp was chosen for soprano 2 second alternate and Sarah Reihm was named alto 2 second alternate.

 

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City’s sales tax payment up again

The City of Perryton’s sales tax payment for November was one of few in the area to show an increase for the month.

The city’s check for $295,922 was up 15% from last November. However, its year-to-date payments of $2.65 million still lag behind 2016 by almost 5%.

Follett’s payment of $4,797 was up over 71% in November. For the year, its payments of $55,460 are up 96%.

 

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Wed
08
Nov
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Turnout light in state amendment election; all pass

Voter turnout was light, both in the state and in Ochiltree County, for the Texas Constitutional Amendment election on Tuesday.

A total of 314 voters turned out locally for the election. That included 36 in Precinct 1; 54 in Precinct 2; 138 in Precinct 3; and 86 in Precinct 4.

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