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11
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LOGAN OPENS POTTERY EXHIBIT AT MUSEUM

Taunia Logan, a 2005 PHS graduate, opened a decorative pottery exhibit this week at the Museum of the Plains. Titled “Cultivated: A Study of Pit Firing with Elements Gathered Throughout the State,” the exhibit features pottery Logan created in April through June of this year. Logan traveled to several locations around Texas, including Perryton, the Hill Country, South Texas beaches, and College Station, where she gathered local materials, like wildflowers, driftwood, seaweed, and bluebonnets, to use while creating pottery using ancient pit-firing techniques. The exhibit will be open at the museum through Sept. 3.

 

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11
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Surprise storms last week bring county little moisture

Ochiltree County residents woke up several times this week to storms that hadn’t shown up in the forecasts, but the rainfall wasn’t always significant.

The county received rain on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.

KEYE’s official rainfall totals were .23 of an inch on Tuesday, .05 of an inch on Thursday, and .28 of an inch on Friday morning.

 

 

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11
Aug
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City’s sales tax payment drops 14% in August

The City of Perryton’s sales tax revenue took another hit in August.

The city received a payment of $295,661 for the month, down a little over 14% from August 2018. For the year so far, its payments of a little more than $2 million are down slightly, .85%.

Area cities about evenly split between increases and decreases for the month.

 

 

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Thu
08
Aug
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City to seek effective tax rate

At its meeting Tuesday evening, the Perryton City Council decided on a proposed tax rate, finalized the 2019-20 budget, along with renewing its 9-1-1 contract and hearing good news for utility customers.

The city will seek its effective tax rate (the amount needed to raise the same amount of money as the current year) of 47.3424 cents for 2019-20, up just slightly from the current tax rate of 47.0388 cents.

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08
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County’s first public EV charging station installed

North Plains Electric Cooperative installed Ochiltree County’s first public electric vehicle (EV) charging station Tuesday morning at the Museum of the Plains.

“This effort was made by North Plains Electric and the museum to commemorate Perryton’s 100th birthday,” said general manager Randy Mahannah. “This also helps us kickstart our local ability to be a part of the most talked about advancement in vehicle technology since Henry Ford revolutionized the auto industry.”

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08
Aug
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County wheat producers bring in bountiful wheat harvest

This year’s wheat harvest in Ochiltree County produced a near-record per-capita yield for area farmers.

According to Scott Strawn, Ochiltree County Extension Agent, wheat fields in the county brought in an estimated 5 million bushels. On average, farmers harvested 50 bushels per acre on dryland wheat and 75 bushels on irrigated land.

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Wed
07
Aug
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VEHICLE CHARGER INSTALLED AT MUSEUM

North Plains Electric Cooperative installed an electric vehicle charger next to the Museum of the Plains this week.

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Wed
07
Aug
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HEAD OF RANCH SECURITY

Is there any hope for romance between Missy Coyote (Kaatje Herndon, right) and Hank the Cowdog (Ellis Bigham, center)? Not if Drover (Caleb Jones, left) has anything to say about it! The adventures of Hank and Drover come to life in the Conservatory of the Plains’ new summer youth musical, “The Curse of the Incredible Priceless Corncob” beginning this weekend at the Ellis Theatre in downtown Perryton.

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Sun
04
Aug
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Conservatory of the Plains to perform Hank the Cowdog musical

Hank the Cowdog will come to life this month, thanks to the Conservatory of the Plains and the Perryton Dance Academy.

The eighth annual summer youth musical produced by the Conservatory of the Plains will be “The Curse of the Incredible Priceless Corncob,” based on the seventh book in John R. Erickson’s beloved Hank the Cowdog series.

The musical will be performed on Saturday, Aug. 10 at 7 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 11 at 3 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 17 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 18 at 3 p.m. All performances will be at the Ellis Theater in downtown Perryton.

 

 

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Sun
04
Aug
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Pioneer families’ descendants to be featured in Aug. 24 parade

As part of Perryton’s 100th birthday celebration, the Wheatheart of the Nation Celebration Parade Aug. 24 will feature representatives of early pioneer families from 1868-1919.

“The objective was for the descendants to have a venue to honor their ancestors for their many years of hard work, perseverance and entrepreneurship in what was completely unsettled land,” pioneer committee chairman Mary Brillhart said. “These brave, adventuresome people will be thanked in magnitude for their love and legacy that we all enjoy today.”

Research began in early February to compile a list of all early pioneer families who settled in Ochiltree County prior to the birthdate of the City of Perryton, and a list of around 204 was compiled, and the search began for their descendants.

 

 

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