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APARTMENT DEMOLITION IN PROGRESS

APARTMENT DEMOLITION IN PROGRESS

The old apartment building located on the corner of 5th and Drake is now in the process of being demolished. The building was given to the City of Perryton in the past, and the city decided the building should be torn down. Bids were opened for the demolition; 7B Roustabout won the bid. The full demolition of the apartment should take approximately 14 days.

 

 

 

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Early voting is underway in March 3 primary

Early voting is underway in the March 3 primary election.

The period began Feb. 18, and will run through Friday, Feb. 28. Early voting is conducted in County Clerk Cassi Laxton’s office.

There is no Democratic Party chairman in Ochiltree County, but a Democratic primary will be held in Ochiltree County at the same locations as the Republican primary, featuring the national, area and statewide candidates.

There are two locally contested races in the Republican primary election.

 

 

 

 

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Three more file for school board

At the close of the filing period last Friday for the May 2 general election, three more candidates joined the Perryton School Board race, while the other two elections drew only the incumbents.

The school board has two positions up for election, and six candidates in the race. The latest to file were Shane Slover, Perla Gonzalez and Pete DeSantiago. Incumbent Mike Heck, Ramon Vela and Lane Haley previously filed for one of the positions.

The Perryton City Council has three positions up for election, and only the incumbents filed for reelection. They are Mayor Kerry Symons and council members Greg Good and J Aston.

 

 

 

 

 

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Candidates for sheriff, tax assessor discuss issues

Candidates for sheriff, tax assessor discuss issues

A full house was on hand for the candidate forum on Monday evening at Frank Phillips College Allen Campus, as candidates for Ochiltree County Sheriff and Ochiltree County Tax Assessor-Collector discussed the issues facing their offices.

Dr. Randy Skaggs served as moderator for the event, while media questions came from David Schwalk from KEYE, Mary Dudley from the Perryton Herald, and Chris Samples from KXDJ.

The forum began with the three candidates for sheriff: incumbent Sheriff Terry Bouchard, and challengers Randy Barnes and Tommy Hernandez.

Barnes introduced himself , emphasizing his youth in Perryton, his service with the sheriff’s department in Gunnison, CO, and his re turn to work in the Ochiltree County Sheriff’s Department in recent years.

 

 

 

 

 

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MORRISON SPEAKS AT LEADERSHIP SERIES

MORRISON SPEAKS AT LEADERSHIP SERIES

Morris Morrison of Mooresville, NC was the latest speaker in the Leadership Perryton series. He spoke on “Fearless and Focused” at the Frank Phillips College Allen Campus on Thursday evening. The seminar was sponsored by North Plains Electric and Perryton National Bank. Pictured are, from left, Leadership Perryton planning committee member Lynsey McAnally, Morrison, and committee member Shawn Campbell.

 

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ABLE ARCHERS

ABLE ARCHERS

Ochiltree County 4-H Club members have been practicing their archery skills. Pictured are, from left, ninth grader Tatum Oquin and 10th grader Wyatt Williams. Williams has been practicing archery with 4-H for seven years; Oquin is in her first year.

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Erickson to headline annual Chamber banquet

The Perryton-Ochiltree Chamber of Commerce will host its annual banquet and silent auction this Thursday, Feb. 20, at the Expo Center.

The doors will open at 5 p.m. for patrons to bid on numerous silent auction items. Dinner will be at 6 p.m. A live auction, with Denzel Tevis, will be held after dinner.

Author and Perryton native John Erickson will be the featured speaker at the event.

Erickson has written and published over 75 books, and is most famous for his popular “Hank the Cow-dog” series, which began in 1982.

A 1962 graduate of Perryton High School, he earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Texas at Austin, and studied theology at Harvard Divinity School.

 

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County commissioners make plans for cybersecurity training

The Ochiltree County Commissioners’ Court tackled cybersecurity training, and approved an option for jurors to donate their payment to a local non-profit at their regular bi-monthly meeting on Monday at the county courthouse.

Among other items on the agenda, the commissioners approved a plan to enroll county officials and staff in cybersecurity training.

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COOKING CLASS

COOKING CLASS

Megan Huddleston, left, and Karson Pribble work together to mix a batch of sugar cookies. 

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Filing deadline is Friday for May 2 general election

Potential candidates interested in filing for one of the seven offices on three entities up for election in May only have until this Friday, Feb. 14, to do so.

No new candidates have filed since the end of January, and only one race is contested.

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