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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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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

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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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