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Walk for Kids’ Sake fundraiser slated for March 2

The Big Brothers Big Sisters Wheatheart Satellite is gearing up for the 23rd Annual Walk for Kids’ Sake, its biggest fundraiser of the year. The event will be held March 2, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Ochiltree County Expo. The theme for this year is “Candy Land”.

Everyone is welcome to participate in the fun during the event, even if they are not on a team. Walking is encouraged but not required during the event. To put together a team to raise funds and participate during the event, contact Shannon Suitor at 202-0712. Deadline to register a team for the event is February 19. Team members who donate at least $25 will receive a t-shirt, and shirt sizes must be turned in by Feb. 18.

 

 

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City sales tax payment takes healthy jump

The City of Perryton saw more good news with its latest sales tax check.

The city’s payment for February of $314,044 is up over 34% from February 2018.

Its year to date payments of $551,893 are also up substantially, 27% more than the first two months of 2018.

Around the area, most cities saw a drop in their monthly payment, but a couple of them did see increases.

Borger’s payment of $418,553 was up a little over 3% for February, and its year to date payments of $764,525 are also up 3%.

 

 

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STATE MEDALISTS

The Perryton FCCLA chapter was very successful in various competitions at the State Leadership Conference in Dallas. Chapter members earned a total of 11 gold and two silver medals, and had one person, Jasmin Gallardo, qualify for national competition.

 

 

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FCCLA brings home gold from state convention

The Perryton High School FCCLA students brought home several medals from the State FCCLA convention in Dallas.

Jasmin Gallardo earned second place in recycle redesign and qualified for national competition. Unfortunately she will not be able to attend due to family obligations.

The PHS chapter was also recognized as an Outstanding Chapter and given a silver award.

Overall, the students brought home 11 gold medals and two silver medals.

 

 

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PISD board fills key positions

The Perryton School Board filled several key positions and decided to move forward with a transportation proposal at its meeting Tuesday evening.

Todd White was hired as the assistant superintended for curriculum and instruction, a position that has been open since the fall of 2017.

White is currently director of special programs for the Coldspring-Oakhurst CISD in Conroe. A graduate of Colorado State University, he earned his master’s in education from the University of Texas and his superintendent certification at Sul Ross University.

He is expected to begin his new position in June.

Ashley Wilson, currently the counselor at the Top of Texas Accelerated Education Center, was hired as the new TTAEC principal. Interim principal Ronnie Watson will remain as interim until Wilson receives her principal certification.

 

 

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Stone Age Fair is set this Saturday

The 2019 Stone Age Fair gets underway this Saturday, April 27, at the Museum of the Plains.

The fair will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The annual event is sponsored by Courson Archaeological Research (CAR) and is noted for being the largest noncommercial Indian artifact show in the United States.

This event provides artifact collectors with an opportunity to showcase their prehistoric and historic India artifact collections.

Persons with collections related to the pre-settlement era, specifically items from military or buffalo hunting sites, are also encouraged to attend.

 

 

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SCHOOL BOARD FORUM

The three candidates in the special election for a two-year unexpired term on the Perryton School Board were featured in a forum Monday evening at the Frank Phillips College Allen Campus. They answered several questions from local media at the event. Pictured from left are, moderator Randy Skaggs, and candidates Eileen Broadbent, Lane Haley and Wes Beal. The forum was sponsored by the Perryton-Ochiltree Chamber of Commerce. Because of technical difficulties with recording the forum, the Herald is unable to provide a story on the event.

 

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Court approves lower speed limit on County Road N

The Ochiltree County Commissioners’ Court, at the meeting on Monday, April 22, handled a number of routine matters.

The commissioners approved the hiring of part-time help in the county auditor’s office to perform computer imaging of records.

The county owns two plots of farm land at the airport, one is cash leased and the other is crop share leased.

When the leases are up, the plots will be combined and leased together on a cash lease agreement.

The commissioners also reduced the speed limit of County Road N, which is located on the south side of Farnsworth. They also approved the posting of weight limit signs on Farnsworth roads.

 

 

 

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Candidate forum set for Monday

The Perryton-Ochiltree Chamber of Commerce will host a candidate forum Monday, April 22, at 7 p.m. at the Frank Phillips College Allen Campus.

The forum will feature the three candidates in the May 4 special election for the two year unexpired term on the Perryton School Board.

Candidates for the position are Eileen Broadbent, Lane Haley and Wes Beal, who was appointed by the board earlier this year to serve until the special election.

 

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NEW OCHILTREE COUNTY JAIL

The Ochiltree County Commissioners Court received a full copy of the plans for the new Ochiltree County Jail from Jeff Heffelfinger of Southwest Architects. The commissioners approved the plans and specification for the new Ochiltree County Law Enforcement Center to distribute to the Texas Commission on Jail Standards, Texas Accessibility Standards, and the City of Perryton for approval and permits. The commissioners also authorized Southwest General Contracting to bid out the project, with a proposed bid date of May 1.

 

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