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27
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HARRINGTON OFFICIALS DISCUSS COURSON CAMPUS

HARRINGTON OFFICIALS DISCUSS COURSON CAMPUS

Officials from BSA Harrington Cancer Center visited the Senior Citizen Center in Perryton on Monday, Feb. 24, to discuss the progress made on construction of the Joyce Courson Campus of BSA Harrington Cancer Center. The campus is named for the late Joyce Courson, longtime resident of Perryton. Pictured are , from left, front row, Kirk Courson, Halston Johnson, Harold Courson, and Krista Courson; and in back, Curtis Reneau, Director of BSA Harrington Cancer Center, Matt Parker, Vice President of Cardiovascular Services, and Gainor Davis, Executive Director of Harrington Cancer and Health Foundation.

 

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Early voting in March 3 primaries ends this Friday

The early voting period in the March 3 primary elections is winding down.

The last day to vote early is this Friday, Feb. 28. Early voting is conducted in County Clerk Cassi Laxton’s office in the Ochiltree County Courthouse.

By around noon on Wednesday, a total of 449 people had cast early ballots in the primaries. That is an impressive 8% turnout.

 

 

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Sun
23
Feb
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Mayor proclaims 2020 as “The Year of Hank”

Mayor proclaims 2020 as “The Year of Hank"

During the annual banquet of the Perryton-Ochiltree Chamber of Commerce on Feb 20, Perryton Mayor Kerry Symons issued an official proclamation declaring 2020 as “The Year of Hank,” honoring author John Erickson and his best-known creation, Hank the Cowdog, Head of Ranch Security.

The proclamation reads: “I, Kerry Symons, Honorable Mayor of the City of Perryton, do hereby proclaim the year 2020 “the Year of Hank” and also honor his creator, John Erickson and urge the city of Perryton, all of its Citizens, along with the Perryton-Ochiltree Chamber of Commerce, to do so also, as to honor the substantial impact Hank and John have had on all of us and our community.”

The Chamber of Commerce plans to commission a statue of Hank later this year, which will be placed at the Museum of the Plains and unveiled during the Wheatheart of the Nation Celebration in August.

The Hank the Cowdog books have been read and loved by millions of readers around the world.

 

Sun
23
Feb
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Dollars named Citizens of the Year

Dollars named Citizens of the Year
Dollars named Citizens of the Year

Phil and Lori Dollar were named Citizens of the Year at the Perryton-Ochiltree Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet on Thursday, Feb. 20, held at the Ochiltree County Expo Center.

The award was presented by past recipients Suzanne Willis and Kerry Symons, who read from the official nomination before he introduced the couple.

“Phil and Lori Dollar are two of the most generous people residing in our wonderful community,” the nomination read. “They share their time, talents and resources to benefit others. Although they do not seek recognition, recognition is certainly due. Both have been involved in volunteer service for many of this community’s nonprofit organizations. The great thing about this couple is they support one another. When one serves, the other is there to help, too.”

Sun
23
Feb
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2020 United Way drive makes a little progress in the past week

The Ochiltree United Way 2020 fund drive creeped closer to the $115,000 goal at the end of last week.

The campaign stands at 92% of the goal, with $106,464 in contributions.

One division added to its total. The farm and ranch division is now at 97% of its $10,000 goal with $9,735 in donations.

The oil and gas division, has raised $26,792, which is 103% of its $26,000 goal.

The general division, with an $8,000 goal, is close, with $7,805 in contributions, or 97%.

 

 

 

 

 

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Thu
20
Feb
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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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Thu
20
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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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Thu
20
Feb
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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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Thu
20
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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.

 

 

 

 

 

Sun
16
Feb
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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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