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First rabies case of year found in city last week

Ochiltree County saw its first rabies case last week.

Dr. Randy Skaggs said a skunk killed inside the city limits, in the 1400 block of Harvard, has tested positive for rabies.

According to Perryton Police Chief Mike Smith, the skunk was killed by a dog April 21 in the backyard of the residence.

Dr. Skaggs said there were animal exposures, but no human exposure in the case.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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One new Coronavirus case is reported in county

Only one new positive case of the novel coronavirus has been reported in Ochiltree County since last week, bringing the county’s total to 21.

Nineteen of the positive cases were Ochiltree County residents; two were patients who don’t live in Ochiltree County but were tested at OGH.

Only one COVID-19 death has been reported in the county so far.

There are still five COVID-19 tests pending. There have been 95 negative tests.

OGH also released a video by Dr. Rick Siewert offering advice during the coronavirus pandemic.

 

 

 

 

 

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PUPPY LOVE

PUPPY LOVE

Puppies need lots of exercise to work off all that excess energy, and taking one out for a walk means its owners are going to get a workout, too. Enjoying some time outdoors behind the rodeo arena are Luis and Karina Davalos and their rambunctious three-month-old lab-pit bull mix, Aquarius.

 

 

 

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PISD board hires new head boys basketball coach

The Perryton School Board discussed a proposal for softball field improvements and hired a new head boys basketball coach at its meeting, via Zoom, Tuesday evening.

The board, on the recommendation of new athletic director Kurt Haberthur, hired Rhyan Daugherty as the new head boys basketball coach.

Daugherty is currently head girls basketball coach at Happy. From 2017-19, he was head boys basketball coach at Sunray, where he turned around an 8-17 team and turned them into a playoff team in two years. The team was ranked 11th in the state in 2018-19.

Daugherty graduated from Oklahoma Panhandle State University in and earned his master’s degree in education-administration from University of the Southwest.

He and his wife, Mindy, have five children.

 

 

 

 

 

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PISD updates community

Perryton ISD Superintendent James Mireles and Assistant Superintendent-Curriculum Todd White held a community meeting Wednesday afternoon to update parents and the community on the district’s plans with school closed for the rest of the year.

“It is amazing to watch everyone pull together in this difficult time, Mireles said.

“COVID-19 has changed education, probably (forever). Education will be different when we come back,” he added later.

 

 

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Ochiltree County records first Coronavirus death, four additional cases

Ochiltree County records first Coronavirus death, four additional cases

Ochiltree County recorded its first death as a result of the COVID-19 virus.

Ochiltree General Hospital announced the death on Friday morning. The hospital had previously announced the first positive COVID-19 case on Thursday morning.

In addition, four additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed by OGH. All are being monitored and are in isolation at the hospital.

 

 

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PUTTING THE “SOCIAL” IN “SOCIAL DISTANCING”

PUTTING THE “SOCIAL” IN “SOCIAL DISTANCING”

Social distancing rules can make it hard to get together with your friends, but a group of pals who’ve been meeting for lunch for years have found a way to continue to hang out. Visiting Stark Park and carefully making sure they’re all at least six feet apart are, clockwise from left, Marilyn Reiswig, Dianne Felix, Cyndi Bollinger, Jeanne Garner, and Debra Dye.

 

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WONDERFUL WEATHER FOR WALKING

WONDERFUL WEATHER FOR WALKING

After this week’s thunderstorms, improved weather conditions brought out lots of Perryton residents to get some fresh air and exercise. Enjoying a walk around Stark Park on Thursday afternoon were Martina and Cutberto Trejo.

 

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OGH board has audit report, makes changes to bylaws of medical staff

The Ochiltree County Hospital District Board of Directors held their regular meeting on Monday evening. For the first time, the board met through online teleconferencing.

The board began the meeting by hearing from Tommy Davis, a certified public accountant from Lubbock, who provided the district’s annual auditor’s report.

Davis said the hospital district’s balance sheet was exceptionally strong compared to both rural hospitals in general and to hospitals in Texas.

In other business, the board members discussed the employee retirement plan for the hospital district with Chad Johnson of Perryton Insurance Agency.

 

 

 

 

 

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KEEPING PLAYGROUNDS SAFE

KEEPING PLAYGROUNDS SAFE

Zachary Green, a student employee with the City of Perryton, works at disinfecting playground equipment at Whippo Park. City employees are disinfecting playgrounds on a daily basis, weather permitting, at all of the city’s parks.

 

 

 

 

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