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29
Aug
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School board sets lower tax rate, discusses PHS dual credit classes

The Board of Trustees for the Perryton Independent School District met Tuesday night for their regular meeting.

On the agenda was a public hearing and a discussion and vote on the proposed budget and tax rates for the 2020 fiscal year.

Chief Financial Officer Doug Kile presented the board with a balanced budget totaling just under $21.6 million. It is the first balanced budget the PISD has had in four years.

They have earmarked $250,000 for capital projects and had a discussion on the possibilities for the funds. The board has already set $15,000 to spend on fixing the fence at Wright Elementary.

Other options the board discussed were repairing the softball field drainage issues, as well as high priority repairs and improvements at Perryton Kinder and Perryton High School. The board will take up further discussion and planning for capital improvements at a future meeting.

 

 

Thu
29
Aug
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Rangers to open season at Dumas

The Perryton Rangers will begin their 97th season of football this Friday night, when they travel to Dumas for the season opener. Game time is 7 p.m.

Dave Campbell’s Texas Football picked the Rangers to finish fourth in District 2-4A, DII.

The magazine taps Lubbock Estacado to win the district title, with Levelland in second place. The Dalhart Golden Wolves are picked third, and the Borger Bulldogs bring up the rear in the number five spot.

Dumas is pegged to win District 3-4A, DI, with Canyon in second place, Pampa in third and Hereford tapped for fourth.

The Demons advanced to the playoffs last year, and had an overall record of 8-3. Junior Spencer Williams, who threw 1,281 yards last year, returns at quarterback.

The Rangers advanced to the bi-district round of the playoffs last year, with a do or die victory over Borger in the last game of the regular season. That victory put Perryton in the playoffs with a 2-8 record.

 

 

Thu
29
Aug
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Commissioners approve raise for elected officials

The Ochiltree County Commissioners Court met for a regular meeting on Monday morning in the courthouse.

Commissioners approved a 3% increase to elected officials’ salaries. Commissioners had previously approved a 3% cost-of-living increase for all county employees, but required a separate approval process for elected officials employed by the county.

In other business, the commissioners court approved the purchase of a new large-format scanner for the County Clerk’s office to replace an old scanner. The cost of the $2,500 scanner will come out of the Records Management Fund.

 

 

 

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Sun
25
Aug
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Weather in July was hot, but little moisture recorded

Perryton saw a scorching July, with high temperatures and little rain.

A total of 2.13 inches fell during the month, bringing the year to date moisture total to 21.21 inches.

On July 2, .47 of an inch was recorded, followed by .35 of an inch on July 3. July 6 had 1.05 inches, then .02 of an inch on July 9 and .01 of an inch on July 11. It didn’t rain again until July 21, then .13 of an inch fell, with .09 of an inch on July 22, and .01 of an inch on July 29.

The average high temperature for July was 93 degrees.

The month saw five days with highs in the triple digits, and several more close to that.

On July 17 and 18, the high was 100 degrees. On July 19, the mercury reached the hottest temperature of the month, 102 degrees, followed by 101 degrees on July 20. The high was 101 degrees on July 31. A high of 99 degrees were recorded on July 16.

 

 

 

 

Sun
25
Aug
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Weather in July was hot, but little moisture recorded

Perryton saw a scorching July, with high temperatures and little rain.

A total of 2.13 inches fell during the month, bringing the year to date moisture total to 21.21 inches.

On July 2, .47 of an inch was recorded, followed by .35 of an inch on July 3. July 6 had 1.05 inches, then .02 of an inch on July 9 and .01 of an inch on July 11. It didn’t rain again until July 21, then .13 of an inch fell, with .09 of an inch on July 22, and .01 of an inch on July 29.

The average high temperature for July was 93 degrees.

The month saw five days with highs in the triple digits, and several more close to that.

On July 17 and 18, the high was 100 degrees. On July 19, the mercury reached the hottest temperature of the month, 102 degrees, followed by 101 degrees on July 20. The high was 101 degrees on July 31. A high of 99 degrees were recorded on July 16.

 

 

Sun
25
Aug
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Blackout leaves 1,200 without power Thursday

An hour-long power outage on Thursday afternoon left about 1,200 Perryton residents without electricity.

According to Wes Reeves, senior media relations representative at Xcel Energy, the power outage began at 1:22 p.m. on Thursday because of a broken crossarm on a Perryton distribution line. During the outage, 1,252 customers lost power.

Xcel repair crews were able to isolate the system and reroute power to 411 customers at 1:57 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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Sun
25
Aug
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Perryton soaked by massive storm

It doesn’t seem right to call Wednesday evening’s rainfall a simple storm. More like a cloudburst, a deluge, a drencher. But whatever you call it, it certainly brought plenty of moisture to Ochiltree County.

Perryton itself received most of the rain. KEYE recorded an official total of .93 of an inch.

Mary Dudley in the central part of the city got 1.45 inches, and Edwin Larmon in the 2100 block of Grinnell and Vern Meller at Central and Drake both reported 1.15 inches.

Barbara Phillip, who lives 4.5 miles east of 21-mile corner, reported 1.04 inches.

Jess and Doris Wall, 28 miles southeast of Perryton, received .75 of an inch of rain, as did Steve Johnson, 13 miles northwest of town.

 

 

 

 

Thu
22
Aug
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SAY CHEESE

Perryton High School junior Denyce Becerril prepares to get her yearbook photo taken during school registration Thursday morning. Students at all Perryton schools will be returning to classes on Monday.

 

 

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Thu
22
Aug
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OGH board okays contract

The Ochiltree County Hospital District’s board of directors met Monday evening for their regular meeting.

The meeting opened with a discussion with a group of citizens with family living in The Seasons assisted living facility They told the board they were concerned about the recent firing of a staff member and what they perceived as a hostile work environment and low morale at The Seasons.

Ochiltree General Hospital CEO Leroy Schaffner and board member Kirk Courson said the staff member was fired because of a violation of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations, but emphasized the board was willing to listen to the staff member’s concerns.

In other business, the board approved tuition reimbursement for Jonathan Sell in the hospital’s Physicians Assistant Program and approved the purchase of surgical equipment and supplies.

Thu
22
Aug
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PISD board discusses proposed budget, possible capital projects

The Perryton School Board held a budget workshop Tuesday evening to fine tune the budget before formal adoption.

Chief Financial Officer Doug Kile went over the latest numbers with the board.

The district is estimated to have around $21.55 million in revenue in 2019-20. That figure is based on an average daily attendance, used to calculate state funds, of 2,074, and a local property tax rate of 97 cents for maintenance and operations, seven cents lower than the current year.

The proposed expenses totaled around $21.48 million, $66,546 less than revenues.

Kile said there were no capital projects budgeted in the proposed budget.

 

 

 

 

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