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POSTING OF THE WREATHS

At the Memorial Day Ceremony at the Ochiltree County Cemetery on Monday, a wreath was placed for each of the five branches of the military, as well as a wreath for the veterans who had lost their lives and a wreath for those still listed as missing in action. Each woman placing a wreath was escorted by a member for the Color Guard. Pictured are, from left, Chase Allison, Tosha Allison, J.W. Brown, Eileen Broadbent, Nikki Green, Hazel Stumpf, Kyle Admire, Kayleen Lyons, Charles Ludi, Darlena Hardy, J.W. Hardy, Natasha Hardy, Ray Broadbent, and Jana Stepp.

 

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DISTRICT AWARD

Cynthia Shattles, right, was the recipient of the Retiree Service Award for the Panhandle District of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Pictured with her is Brandon Dukes, District 1 administrator with AgriLife Extension in Amarillo. Shattles had a very successful career in the Extension service and is a retired Ochiltree County extension agent. Very involved in the community, she was instrumental in starting Leadership Perryton, and is active in the Rotary Club and Extension Education Association clubs.

 

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VIRTUAL REALITY DEMO

The Perryton School Board enjoyed a demonstration of virtual reality using special devices at its meeting Tuesday. Gifted and talented teacher Cami Skaggs explained the educational possibilities of the concept. Above, board members Joe Ogden and Wes Beal were “swimming with the sharks.”

 

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Thunderstorms continue

The area continued to received rain with a series of storms on Saturday night and again on Sunday night.

The official rainfall amount for the City of Perryton, from KEYE, was .51 of an inch on Saturday and .90 of an inch on Sunday for a total of 1.44 inches of rain.

Vern Meller reported a total of 1.40 inch of moisture for the weekend.

 

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Sun
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WheatArt show winners named

The WheatArt of the Nation Art Competition and Auction was held at The Perryton Club May 16, with art and photography in different divisions vying for top honors.

The winner in the adult art division was Aaron Black, a 2014 PHS graduate. His painting, “Home for 100 Years,” was purchased for $1,000 by Equity.Second place in the division went to J. Antonio Garcia and third to Gayla Busch.

In the adult photography division, Senn Slemmons took first place with “Ladybug on Peony,” and was purchased for $90 at auction. Second place went to Stewart Johnson and third to Black .

 

 

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American Legion to hold Memorial Day program at cemetery

The Harry P Stumpf American Legion Post 254 will host this year’s Memorial Day ceremony at the Ochiltree County Cemetery on Monday, May 27. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m.

The opening prayer will be offered by Southside Baptist Church pastor Joe Stepp. That will be followed by the posting of colors by the Perryton Color Guard, Post 254.

After the Pledge of Allegiance and NationalAnthem, the new Post Commander, Raymond Broadbent, will make opening remarks.

 

 

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More rainstorms bring winds hail and a tornado

During the evening on Thursday, May 23, another series of rain storms brought more moisture, wind, hail and a tornado to Ochiltree County.

According to Ochiltree County Sheriff Terry Bouchard, the southwest part of the county received a dose of ping pong ball sized hail while the Fred Hale farm in the southeast corner had damage done by a tornado.

The Hale house was not injured, but his barn lost part if its roof, several small buildings were destroyed and his place was full of trash from all over. He got over 3.35 inches of moisture.

 

 

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LIFEGUARD TRAINING

The City of Perryton has been giving extensive lifeguard training to any of the young people that will be working at the City’s Municipal Water Park this summer. Tobi Johnson, at left, and Devon Fowler are receiving training from Hallie Thomasin, in back. The training is being conducted at the Perryton Activity Center.

Thu
23
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PHS graduation is this Saturday

The Perryton High School Class of 2019 commencement will be held this Saturday, May 25, at 11 a.m. at Ranger Field.

The graduates will be seated on the field and will face the home stands. Entrance for families and other guests will be through the east and west ticket gates.

The gates will open at 10 a.m. Perryton High School faculty will provide golf carts for any persons needing assistance walking around the sidewalk to the home stands.

 

 

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Thu
23
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All-District 4-4A team announced

The softball season is complete, and the honors are being awarded. The District 4-4A athletic and academic All-District teams have been announced. Several Ranerryton outfielder Jackie Hernandez was named to the athletic squad on the second team. Hernandez hit well all season and played strong defense. She was the only Rangerette named to the first or second teams.

Several girls made the team as an honorable mention and were also selected as Academic All-District. Karen Becerril, Cassidee Butler, Cassie Landeros and Nayeli Miranda performed well both athletically and academically.

Becerril knocked the cover off the softball all season and anchored the team from the catcher’s position. Butler pitched well for the Rettes throughout the season. Landeros performed well at the plate and swarmed the field from her second base position. Miranda handled the hot corner on defense and was consistent at the plate.

 

 

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