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Rotary sets annual cherry pie contest, sale Feb. 22

The Perryton Rotary Club will host its annual Cherry Pie Contest and Sale Saturday, Feb 22. The event, which is the club’s largest fund-raiser, is an open competition to find the best cherry pie bakers in town.

Entries will be divided into four categories. Standard cherry pies in Men’s, Women’s and Youth divisions and a special division for other cherry desserts. There will be a $100 cash prize for the overall Grand Champion and first, second and third place in each division will receive $75, $50 and $25 respectively.

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OGH receives $250,000 grant from Harrington Foundation

OGH receives $250,000 grant from Harrington Foundation

The Harrington Cancer and Health Foundation in Amarillo recently awarded a $250,000 grant to Ochiltree General Hospital to help fund the purchase of new surgical equipment.

The funds from the Harrington Foundation have been earmarked for updates to the surgical suite, equipment and services at OGH to help optimize the hospital for the next 50 years.

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Keeping the Bloodmobile Mobile

Coffee Memorial Blood Center’s Bloodmobile made a stop in Perryton on Thursday afternoon for a quick blood drive. The Bloodmobile visits Perryton about every 56 days.

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School board begins search for new superintendent

The Perryton School Board officially launched its search for a new PISD superintendent during a special meeting Friday at noon.

Board president Monty Kinnard said the board has basically two options to conduct the search: have current Superintendent Dr. Tim Little conduct the search or use a firm or entity to coordinate the search for the district, at a cost.

Kinnard explained that if they hire a firm specializing in that it could cost $8,000-$10,000. The Region 16 Service Center can also assist with the search, at a cost of around $4,000 plus mileage.

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Candidate forum slated for Feb. 17

A candidate forum on Monday, Feb. 17, will feature the candidates in the two contested races in the March 3 primary election.

The forum will begin at 6 p.m. at the Frank Phillips College Allen Campus.

The forum is sponsored by the legislative affairs council of the Perryton-Ochiltree Chamber of Commerce.

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First Baby of 2020

Ochiltree County’s first baby of 2020 was born last month at Ochiltree General Hospital. Anthony Leon Cano was born on Jan. 13, 2020.

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United Way 2020 drive reaches 90% of its $115,000 goal

The Ochiltree United Way’s 2020 fund drive took another step closer to the $115,000 goal last week.

As of Friday, the campaign had raised $103,874, which is 90% of the goal.

All but one of the six divisions also notched increases in their totals.

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SNACK PAKERS PACKING SNACKS

SNACK PAKERS PACKING

Volunteers gathered on Monday night at Williams Intermediate to help pack bags for Snack Pak 4 Kids. Volunteers fill about 200 bags full of nutritious food to help kids in food-insecure households eat healthy meals through the weekends.

 

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COLD WEATHER NOT SLOWING JAIL CONSTRUCTION

COLD WEATHER NOT SLOWING JAIL CONSTRUCTION

Construction staff are hard at work even through ice-cold temperatures on the new Ochiltree County Law Enforcement Center. Crews have been installing security ceilings and doors this week, along with plumbing, electrical work, and more.

 

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Morrison to speak on change Feb. 13

Morrison to speak on change Feb. 13

Morris Morrison from Mooresville, NC will be the next speaker in the Leadership Perryton series.

His seminar is slated for Thursday, Feb. 13, at the Frank Phillips College Allen Campus. Registration is from 6-6:30 p.m., with the seminar starting at 6:30 p.m.

There is no charge to attend, as his appearance is sponsored by north Plains Electric and Perryton National Bank.

His topic, “Fearless and Focused,” will share simple concepts and strategies to help deal with changes and transition.

 

 

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