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23
Sep
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FOOTBALL HOMECOMING QUEEN CANDIDATES

Chosen by the Perryton High School student body, there are seven football homecoming queen candidates. The Ranger football squad will choose one for Homecoming Queen. She will be crowned at the homecoming football game Friday, Oct. 6. The candidates are first row, from left, Kaleigh Petersen and Lanie Schollenbarger; and second row, Marylynn Montes, Shaelyn Harp, Jackie Castillo, Maritza Gonzales and Jazmin Hernandez.

 

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23
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United Way fund drive at 29%

The Ochiltree United Way’s 2018 fund drive is picking up steam this week with 29% funded towards their total goal of $115,000. A total of $34,229 has been raised so far.

All but one of the divisions reported contributions so far. Leading is the commercial division, which has raised 74% of their $25,500 goal, or $18,712.

The general division, with a goal of $6,000, has raised $4,115 so far, or 68% of their goal.

 

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Sat
23
Sep
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Janet Becerril reflects on her powerlifting legacy

Perryton’s once in a lifetime powerlifting phenomenon has moved on to conquer her next goal in life. Janet Becerril took some time to reflect on her back to back world powerlifting championships from her dorm room on the campus of Angelo State University recenly.

Becerril won her first championship last year halfway around the world in Poland. She once again dominated the field this year in her home country as the championship was held in Orlando, FL.

 

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Wed
20
Sep
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OGH board sets tax rate, considers nonprofit unit

The Ochiltree Hospital District board of directors, at the meeting on Monday, Sept. 18, approved the proposed tax rate. The board also considered the formation of a “local government corporation” (LGC).

The board voted to approved the tax rate for the fiscal year 2017-18 budget at $0.288583 per $100 valuation.

Board member Kirk Courson was not at the meeting, but joined the meeting by telephone conference call. The vote was unanimous for the tax rate.

 

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Wed
20
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Rangers take on Hirschi Thursday

The Rangers will play a rare Thursday night game this week when they travel to Wichita Falls to face the Hirschi Huskies. Kick off is at 7 p.m.

This will be the first meeting of the two teams. Hirschi, a Class 4A-DI school, was picked by Dave Campbell’s Texas Football to finish fourth in its six team district, behind Argyle, Decatur and Sanger.

The Huskies are 2-1 on the season, with wins over two charter schools and a loss to Graham.

 

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Wed
20
Sep
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PACKING THE SNACKS

The volunteer crew for Snack Pak 4 Kids meet at the Williams Intermediate cafeteria every two weeks during the school year to pack snacks for children to take home in their backpacks.

They pack enough snacks for 100 children. The program was designed to ensure that needy children would have enough to eat on weekends.

 

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20
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DAR highlights U.S. Constitution during special week observance

At the request of the Wolf Creek Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Perryton Mayor Charles Kelly signed a proclamation designating the week of Sept. 17-23 as Constitution Week.

This constitution week marks the 230th anniversary of the signing of that document.

The week-long commem- (See PISD, Page 8) oration of America’s most important document is one of this country’s least known official observances. The tradition of celebrating the Constitution was started by the DAR in 1955.

They petitioned Congress to set aside Sept. 17-23 annually to be dedicated for the observance of Constitution Week.

 

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Sat
16
Sep
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HARVEY RELIEF EFFORT

The Perryton ISD’s “Rangers for Relief” gathered enough donations to fill two trucks, and those were delivered to West Columbia for the Columbia-Brazoria School district last week. Taking the first load were principals, from left, Dimitri Garcia, Ludi Martin, Read Cates, Matt Birdwell and Tiffany Bietz. The second load followed two days later with Superintendent Robert Hall, Assistant Superintendent Keith Langfitt and Kinder Principal Dent Felix taking it down. See story for more information.

 

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Sat
16
Sep
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United Way drive already at 16%

The Ochiltree United Way’s 2018 fund drive is off to an excellent start, through funds raised by United Supermarkets and its employees. The drive has raised $18,800 in the first few days since the kick off, which is 16% of the $115,000 goal.

United is also a 100% Company, meaning every employee contributed to United Way.

The donation put the commercial division on the board with $18,700, which is 16% of its $25,500 goal.

The nonprofit division has received $100 in donations so far, 1% of its $12,000 goal.

 

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16
Sep
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Donations delivered to school district hit by Harvey

This week, most of the Perryton ISD administrative team made the almost 700 mile trek to West Columbia to help the Columbia-Brazoria School District.

C-BISD was one of many districts affected by Hurricane Harvey. They were able to re-open this week, thanks in part to help from the citizens of Perryton.

The PISD has collected cash donations as well as clothing, baby supplies, paper goods and cleaning supplies, as well as other items, filling two trucks. The donations were delivered Monday and Wednesday.

 

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