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AND THE ROCKETS RED GLARE

Families all over town are gearing up for this year’s Independence Day celebration by stocking up on fireworks, sparklers, smoke bombs, and more.

 

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Some businesses to close for July 4

This year, Independence Day, July 4 falls on a Thursday. A number of businesses in the city will close for the holiday and some will be open for their regular hours.

Some of the businesses that will close July the Fourth include: Bartlett’s Hardware, Game On Graphics, Gebo’s, Margarita’s Steakhouse, The Perryton Herald, the Perryton Ochil-tree Chamber of Commerce, Perryton Office Supply and Wall’s Bargain Center.;

 

 

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SUMMER HELP

During the summer months, Perryton High School students and teachers work for the school system doing maintenance and yard work and painting the classrooms that need it. Pictured are part of the grounds crew using their weed eaters on the baseball field behind junior high. The crew includes Range Clapp, Luis Bernal, Shaune Billenwillms, Josiah Garcia, Gavin Laxton and Cademan Price.

 

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LEARNING HOW TO SWIM

Several of the Municipal Water Park lifeguards spent their mornings teaching youngsters how to swim. There is always a need for the lessons at the beginning of the swimming season. The water park is open Monday through Saturday from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Pictured is Marylynn Montes, at right, teaching Paisley Kerl how to swim.

 

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Perryton’s first WWII casualty remains identifed after 78 years

A Perryton Marine who died Dec. 7, 1941 at Pearl Harbor has officially been accounted for after 78 years.

The Defense POW/MIA AccountingAgency (DPAA) announced June 26 that Marine Corps Pvt. Waldean Black, 20, of Perryton was accounted for on Dec. 13, 2018.

According to the Feb. 19, 1942 Ochiltree County Herald, Black was the first person from Perryton to be killed in World War II. He attended Perryton schools, and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Tyson E. Black.

 

 

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Fireworks at Lake Fryer set for July 4

The Perryton Lions Club will be hosting its Annual Fourth of July Fireworks at Lake Fryer in Wolf Creek Park on Thursday, July 4.

This annual fireworks show by the Lions Club is a long-standing tradition in the community.

The display will begin just after dusk, about 9:30 - 9:45 p.m.

 

 

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Thu
27
Jun
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WHEAT HARVEST HAS STARTED

Even with all the rain and moisture in the fields, wheat harvest has started in certain areas of the county. Pictured is the wheat being cut on the Tregellas Family Farms east of town. The yield of this year’s crop is well above average.

 

 

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27
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Rains continue to fall across the area over weekend

Rains for the area continue to fall, with a storm bringing almost three quarter of an inch on Saturday and another small storm dumping .20 of an inch or better on Sunday.

The rainfall amount for the City of Perryton, from KEYE, was a total of .91 of an inch of ;rain.

Edwin and Wanda Larmon, in the 2100 block of Grinnell, reported a total of .97 on an inch. Vern Meller, at Drake and Central, recorded a total of 1.02 inches of moisture.

Mary Dudley, in the central part of town, received a total of .85 of an inch. Randy and Cami Skaggs, one mile southeast of town, picked up a total of 1.16 inches of rain.

Steve Johnson, 13 miles southwest of town, reported a total of .71 of an inch. Foster Testing, in Farnsworth, recorded a total of .75 of an inch of moisture.

Bev Burger, six and a half miles southwest of Farnsworth, received a total of .88 of an inch. Ron Stinson, in Waka, picked up a total of 1.05 inches of rain.

 

 

Thu
27
Jun
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THE DANGERS OF ROLLOVERS

In conjunction with the monthly safety meetings for the employees of the City of Perryton, Laviza Matthews, traffic safety specialist for TxDOT for the Amarillo area, presented a demonstration of how dangerous a rollover is during a traffic accident. The demo was presented on the south side of City Hall.

 

 

 

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County has short meeting on Tuesday; okays new voting tablets

The Ochiltree County Commissioners’ Court held a short meeting on Tuesday, June 25 when they took care of several routine matters.

The commissioners approved the purchase of nine tablets for the county clerk’s office to facilitate voting in the county.

The cost of the equipment will be $8,000. The purchase was planned for as the funds were in the budget

The commissioners also approved requesting unclaimed capital credits from the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts.

 

 

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