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Fri
18
Aug

ENJOYING A WATERMELON TREAT

A large crowd turned out for the watermelon feed served by the Lions Club on Thursday, Aug. 17 on the lawn of the Ochiltree County Courthouse. The Lions served almost 70 watermelons in an event that has become a long-standing tradition during the Perryton birthday celebration.

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Fri
18
Aug

PISD, all schools do well in state accountability ratings for 2016-17

On Aug. 15, the Texas Education Agency released the 2017 Accountability Summaries, based on standardized testing conducted in the 2016-17 school year.

Each year, schools and school districts are evaluated on four standards; student achievement, student progress, closing performance gaps and post-secondary Readiness.

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Fri
18
Aug

Hale wins world title in AQHYA tie-down roping

Trevor Hale of Perryton captured the world championship title in tie-down roping at the 2017 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show on Aug. 11 in Oklahoma City.

Hale showed his American Quarter Horse Trouble With Kate. The 2004 sorrel mare, sired by Badgers Eatin Out and out of Docs Trouble Bylena, was bred by Ronnie and Pamela Hodges of Columbia, LA.

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Fri
18
Aug

Late night storm drops inch or more

A late night thunderstorm on Thursday, Aug. 17 brought almost one inch of rain to the City of Perryton, with the western and southern parts of the county receiving more than an inch. The rain amounts ranged from .65 of an inch here in town to 2.10 inches to the west.

The official rainfall amount for Perryton, from KEYE, was .76 of an inch of moisture.

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Fri
18
Aug

RIDING THE MECHANICAL BULL

At the Block Party on Thursday evening, Aug. 17, sponsored by the Perryton-Ochiltree Chamber of Commerce, Isela Trevizo’s mechanical bull was one of the attractions.

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Wed
16
Aug

City council holds hearing on tax rate

The Perryton City Council held its first public hearing on the proposed tax rate during a short meeting at noon on Tuesday. The city is seeking a 47 cent per $100 valuation tax rate, 3.5 cents higher than the current rate.

The increase will partially offset sharply lower sales tax revenues. The proposed rate will generate around $148,500 in additional revenue.

 

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Wed
16
Aug

PHS SPORTS CARD BLITZ

The Perryton High School athletes were out in force on Monday, Aug. 14, with the PHS All-Sports Booster Club’s major fund-raiser for the year.

The athletes were selling discount cards for a number of local business to raise funds for items and equipment for the PHS athletic department.

They sold 1,350 cards raising over $18,000 for the Booster Club. Pictured are, in front, from left, Haylee Cator, Cassidy Farney and Hannah North; and in back, Brandon Daniels and Will Cator. See story for more information.

 

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Wed
16
Aug

SEALCOATING JEFFERSON STREET

The employees of G and G Operators, LTD from Dalhart have been sealcoating streets in the City of Perryton. They hre pictured sealcoating Jefferson Street from Sixth Avenue to 24th Avenue.

This year the company sealcoated a total of 54 blocks of city streets

 

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Fri
11
Aug

REGISTERING FOR THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR

On Thursday, Aug. 10, the incoming senior class members at Perryton High School registered for their classes, had their ID pictures taken and picked up their books for the 2017-18 school year.

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Fri
11
Aug

98th Celebration events fire up this coming week

The Wheatheart of the Nation Celebration, will kick into high gear this coming week, culminating in a packed day on Saturday, Aug. 19. The theme for the 98th Celebration is “Better Together—Perryton Strong.”

On Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 12-13, the Northwest Oklahoma Junior Rodeo will be held at the Ochiltree County Rodeo Arena.

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