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14
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LEADERSHIP SPEAKER

Dr. Shirley Garrett, center, was the guest speaker for the first seminar of the new season of Leadership Perryton XVI, giving a seminar on “Spiraling Upward - How to Create and Retain a Positive Mindset” at Frank Phillips College Allen Campus on Thursday evening, Oct. 12. The seminar was sponsored by First-Bank Southwest and James W. Clark Dirt Contractors. Also pictured are planning committee members, from left, Wes Beal and Cynthia Shattles.

 

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14
Oct
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City’s October sales tax payment is up almost 14%

The City of Perryton saw a nice increase in its sales tax payment this month.

The October payment of $231,787 was up almost 14% from last October.

For the year, however, the city is still lagging behind 2016, with $2.35 million in payments so far, which is 7% less than last year at this time.

A check of area cities showed about half of their payments were down, and half were up for the month.

 

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14
Oct
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United Way campaign is now over 60% toward goal

The Ochiltree County United Way’s 2018 fund drive continued to edge toward the $115,000 goal by the end of last week.

The campaign has now raised $71,502, which is 62% of the goal.

One new 100% Company, The Top of Texas Accelerated Education Center, was also added to the list, bringing the total to 15.

Others on the list are United Supermarket, Perryton National Bank, Perryton Realty, Covenant Title, Lemon, Shearer, Phillips & Good, Security Insurance and Perryton Activity Center, Valero Terminating & Distribution, FirstBank Southwest and Doug Kile, PC, CPA, Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home, Northeast Panhandle Teachers Federal Credit Union, First National Bank and Alpar Energy LP.

 

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Wed
11
Oct
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Rangers open district play this Friday, hosting Bushland Falcons

The Rangers will be at home for the second week in a row this Friday night, opening district play against Bushland. Kick off is at 7 p.m.

Bushland is 4-2 on the season, picking up their latest win, 48-20, over Levelland. The game was close until the second half, with the game delayed twice by lightning.

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Wed
11
Oct
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Commissioners’ renew several contracts

The Ochiltree County Commissioners’ Court held the first meeting of the new fiscal year on Monday, Oct. 9. The court took care of a number of routine matters.

First, the court renewed the contracts that people and organizations hold with the county. The commissioners approved the contracts (there were no changes in the contracts).

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Oct
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Perryton School Board postpones action on harassment complaint

The Perryton School two Board held a special meeting Tuesday evening to consider sexual harassment allegations made against Superintendent Robert Hall and Assistant Superintendent Keith Langfitt.

The two administrators are now on leave, and the board did not take any action.

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Frank Phillips College will host NIRA rodeo here this weekend

Frank Phillips College is hosting the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA) College Rodeo, this week at the Ochiltree County rodeo arena Oct. 11-14.

Over 700 college athletes are expected at this year’s event from 17 colleges and universities in the Southwest Region, including West Texas A&M, Texas Tech, and Eastern New Mexico University, just to name a few.

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11
Oct
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FOOTBALL IN STARK PARK

Tuesday evening, a group of first and second graders practice their football moves in Stark Park, under the direction of their coach Cody Walsh. They are playing Little League Football, sponsored by the Perryton Activity Center. They practice every Tuesday and Thursday and play their games on Saturday.

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Sat
07
Oct
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Maritza Gonzalez named 2017 Homecoming Queen

Maritza Gonzalez was chosen as the 2017 Perryton High School Homecoming Queen. The Queen and her Court were presented before the Ranger- Snyder Homecoming Game Friday evening.

Gonzalez is the daughter of Jose and Alma Gonzalez. She was escorted by her father. Gonzalez is involved in NHS where she serves as secretary, Student Council where she serves as historian and is the vice president of her senior class. She served on the prom committee her junior year.

She participated in band and color guard freshman through junior year and played basketball as a freshman and sophomore. She is a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Her future plans include attending Baylor University and majoring in pre-medicine. She hopes to one day become a pediatric oncologist and cure cancer.

 

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07
Oct
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Garrett returns to Perryton to kick off Leadership series

Dr. Shirley Garrett of Villa Rica, GA is the first speaker in the Leadership Perryton XVI series.

FirstBank Southwest and James W. Clark Dirt Contractors along with Leadership Perryton is bringing Garrett to Perryton on Thursday, Oct. 12.

Garrett will entertain you with a thought provoking and motivating session called “Spiraling Upward - How To Create and Retain a Positive Mindset” at Frank Phillips College Allen Campus in Perryton. Registration will begin at 6 p.m. and the seminar will begin at 6:30 p.m. The seminar will be free of charge.

 

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