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RANGERS NAMED TO ALL-DISTRICT TEAMS

RANGERS NAMED TO ALL-DISTRICT TEAMS

A dozen Perryton High School football players were named to the All-District Team. Pictured from left, front row, are Abel Gonzalez, Yordi Hernandez, Johan Carrasco, Pedro Martinez, and Ubaldo Tarango; and back row, Kenny Ramirez, Tatum Lilly, Brayden Klafka, Shepherd Miller, Kevin Arellano, and Cuyler Feger. Not pictured is Conner Lane.

 

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Area businesses and offices set holiday hours

Christmas is only days away, and many businesses, organizations, and governmental offices are planning their days off for the holiday season.

Frank Phillips College Allen Campus is closed for their holiday break and will remain closed ‘til January 8, 2020.

Perryton Independent School District will be closed from Dec. 23 through Jan. 6, 2020. Classes will start again for students on Jan. 7.

The Texas Department of Public Safety will be closed from Dec. 23-26.

 

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FOUR NAMED TO ALL-DISTRICT

FOUR NAMED TO ALL-DISTRICT

Four Perryton High School volleyball players were named to the District 2-4A All-District lists. Players on the All-District teams are selected by a roundtable of district coaches based on player stats, character, and more. Kennedy Maley, with ball, made the second team, while, from left, Haylee Cator, Cassidy Farney and Jocelyn Medina, were named as Honorable Mentions.

 

 

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All-District volleyball team announced

The 2019 All-District volleyball team has been released. As expected, the Dumas Demonettes and the Pampa Lady Harvesters are heavily represented on the squad.

Pampa’s power hitting Georgie Osborne was named as the District MVP. The senior is college bound on a volleyball scholarship. Setters for the team are senior Madison Todd of Dalhart and junior Hallie Seick of Pampa.

Pampa’s outstanding freshman Mikalie Floyd was named Newcomer of the Year. Offensive MVP’s were Senior Abby Francis of Borger and senior Niki Kent of Dumas. The Defensive MVP was Jadan Price of Dumas. The senior was a unanimous selection.

 

 

 

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CDC grant to fund job training at Allen Campus

The City Council of Perryton met Monday at City Hall for their regular meeting. Along with a routine list of agenda items, the council heard the Community Development Corporation’s semi annual report, presented by Shawn Campbell.

She reported on currently active CDC projects, including a recent $50,000 grant towards high demand job training at the Frank Phillips College Allen Campus. The Borger EDC, Dalhart EDC, and Perryton CDC have each granted $50,000 to the Texas Workforce Commission. From this, each campus will in turn receive a $100,000 grant to develop further high demand job training programs. Campbell also reported that Leadership Perryton will be participating in the poverty simulation at FPC in January.

 

 

 

 

Thu
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HONORING THE FALLEN

HONORING THE FALLEN

Roberta Christian, historian of the Wolf Creek Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, places a wreath at a veteran’s gravesite during the Wreaths Across America event on Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Ochiltree Cemetery.

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School board moves forward on softball field renovations

The Perryton School Board spent the majority of its meeting Tuesday in executive session on Superintendent Tim Little’s annual performance review. The board also moved forward with softball field renovations.

The board was in executive session over three hours on the issue, and took no action in open session.

Little’s contract will be considered at the January meeting.

Prior to the executive session, several teachers and community members addressed the board in open forum about Little.

Teacher Shannon Jackson spoke in support, highlighting some district accomplishments like teacher pay raises, campus improvements and the new daycare.

Teachers Missy Klafka and Francisca Zavala, along with community members Mike Castanon and Steve Waide talked about their concerns. They listed low staff morale, lack of teachers, poor administration and the condition of the district.

 

 

 

 

Thu
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OGH board sets policies, pricing at The Seasons

The Ochiltree County Hospital District Board of Directors met for their regular meeting Monday evening.

Among other items on the agenda, the board discussed and approved private duty agreements for residents of The Seasons assisted living facility. The agreements are designed to put guidelines in place for families who hire private sitters to be with family members in the facility, including background checks and other rules governing the sitters.

In addition, the board approved new room pricing for The Seasons, which will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2020. The new rates are $90 per day for studio apartments and $101 per day for one-bedroom apartments. Current residents will be grandfathered in on the current price rates.

In other business, the board approved the purchase of a new computer server for the pharmacy.

 

 

 

 

Sun
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CHRISTMAS CLIMBING

CHRISTMAS CLIMBING

How big a risk would you take for Christmas decorations? Ubaldo Tarango was willing to go to great heights to help friends decorate their home at 2013 SW 23rd Street. With less than two weeks to go ‘til Christmas, more and more Perryton residents are finding great ways to decorate their homes.

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City’s December sales tax payment down 3.5%

The City of Perryton’s sales tax allocation for December saw a slight drop from last December.

The city received a payment of $267,555, a 3.5% decrease from last year. The total payments in 2019 of $3.2 million were about the same as 2018, down only .3%.

Around the area, about half saw higher payments.

Booker’s payment of $16,467 was up a little over 47% from December 2019, but its 2019 payments of $159,459 were down 13% from 2018.

 

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