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18
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Probable rabid skunk is found in city park

Another probable rabid skunk has been found in town, this time at a public park.

Ochiltree County rabies control officer Dr. Randy Skaggs said the City of Perryton’s animal control officer shot a presumptive rabid skunk in Whigham Park Wednesday morning.

He advises the public to be on the watch for aggressive skunks or animals.

Dr. Skaggs added that everyone, especially children, should be careful and aware of the danger.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thu
18
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SPLISH SPLASH

SPLISH SPLASH

Hot days are sending kids out looking for ways to keep cool, and many are discovering the wading pools at Leatherman and Murphy Parks. Enjoying a cool dip at Leatherman Park are Juan Navarrete, age 5, Brantley Chriestenson, 5, and Breanna Chriestenson, 11.

 

 

 

 

 

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Thu
18
Jun
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Current county coronavirus count stands at 53

The state’s official number of COVID-19 cases in Ochiltree County is now 53.

According to the website for the Texas Department of State Health Services, there have been 45 recoveries. There have still been only two deaths from the virus in the county.

Texas has reported record high COVID-19 hospitalizations for the past several days in a row.

Coronavirus symptoms include fever and/or chills, dry cough, fatigue, body aches and muscle or joint pain, shortness of breath, sore throat, headaches, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea, nasal congestion, and a loss of taste or smell.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sun
14
Jun
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OCHILTREE WHEAT HARVEST BEGINS

OCHILTREE WHEAT HARVEST BEGINS

Area wheat producers have begun this year’s wheat harvest, which should continue for at least another two weeks. Pictured are combines bringing in wheat at Kevin Pshigoda’s farm about six miles east of Perryton.

 

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Sun
14
Jun
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A GOOD SOAKING

A GOOD SOAKING

The Perryton Municipal Water Park opened for the first time this season on Friday afternoon, and the water slides were a very popular destination for many young swimmers. A few younger swimmers loved the slides and loved getting thoroughly doused, but they still needed a little help getting to the ladders, so it was a good thing lifeguards were available to lend a hand.

 

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Sun
14
Jun
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OGH to decides to stop releasing COVID-19 scorecards

Ochiltree General Hospital has decided to stop releasing their daily Corona-virus scorecards tracking the impact of the COVID-19 virus in Ochiltree County.

OGH staff said the decision was reached because of concerns that as COVID-19 testing becomes more widely available and more patients from Ochiltree County are being tested outside the community, delays in test results being relayed from other facilities and the state would cause inaccuracies in the scorecard updates.

 

 

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Sun
14
Jun
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City’s sales tax payment for June takes another hit

The City of Perryton’s monthly sales tax payment continued its downward trend in June.

The city received a payment of $213,814, down a little over 8% from June 2019. For the year so far, its payments of close to $1.4 million are down almost 11%.

Around the area, most cities saw decreases, with three seeing higher payments.

 

 

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Thu
11
Jun
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BLOOD FOR A GOOD CAUSE

BLOOD FOR A GOOD CAUSE

Coffee Memorial Blood Center held a blood drive at Frank Phillips College Allen Campus in Perryton on Tuesday afternoon. The blood drive’s goal was to perform 70 procedures on donors — the final tally for the drive was 79 procedures, yielding 88 units of blood. Pictured are technician C.J. Juarez, left, checking on the progress of donor Ivonne Hermosillo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thu
11
Jun
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COVID-19 count up to 54

Ochiltree General Hospital’s official count of Coronavirus cases rose slightly from last weekend, with 54 positive cases, according to the hospital’s last official scorecard released on Tuesday afternoon.

As of late Tuesday afternoon, there have still been only two deaths connected to the virus pandemic, with 30 patients who have fully recovered.

The county has recorded 242 negative tests and does not have any tests that are still pending.

The City of Perryton and Ochiltree County released a letter on June 5 concerning coronavirus protection guidelines.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thu
11
Jun
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Perryton water park to open Friday

The Perryton Municipal Water Park will open this Friday, June 12.

The regular hours for the water park are Monday through Saturday from 1-7 p.m. On Sundays, the pool is open from 2-6 p.m.

During the season, the price of admission for the pool will be $5 for those under 40 inches tall and $6 for those 40 inches tall and taller. Children under two years old are free with a paid guardian.

Passes are available, for 48 inches tall and under at 10 visits for $45 and 20 visits for $80. Passes for over 48 inches tall are 10 visits for $55 and 20 visits for $100.

This year’s COVID-19 pandemic is forcing some new rules for the pool. There will be no concession stand this summer, and the children’s area will not be open. Attendance in the park is limited to 200 people.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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