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Wed
18
Jan

Ice storm causes power outages, major tree damage

A huge ice storm on Saturday left thousands without power and devastated trees and property throughout Perryton and Ochiltree County.

Clean up is underway all over town, disposing of branches and trees toppled by the heavy ice.

The City of Perryton has set up a disposal site for branches on North Main through Wednesday as city crews constructed an allweather road and off-loading site at the landfill.

“The process of unloading limbs at the landfill will be much slower than that on Main Street, as the site will only accommodate two vehicles with trailers at a time, and we have had over 10 vehicles at any given time unloading at the Main Street location. Unfortunately, we will simply be out of usable space on Main by the end of (Wednesday),” assistant director of public works Brandan Knapp said.

 

Wed
18
Jan

CUTTER FUNDS DISTRIBUTED TO LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS

The late Mr. and Mrs. Addison Cutter, former Perryton residents, created a trust fund to benefit children from Ochiltree County and the Panhandle of Texas. Trustee FirstBank Southwest and the Perryton Lions Club are responsible for the yearly disbursement of the funds. Recipients this year are, pictured, first row, from left, Nina Shirley for the Beehive Daycare Center, Kay Allison for Snack Pak 4 Kids and Toys For Tots, Betty Waterbury for Jireh Outreach and Lorinda Watson for Panhandle Crisis Center; and second row, Mike Smith, president of the Lion’s Club, Lance Purcell for FBSW, Lauren Dye for Big Brothers Big Sisters, Pam Chisum for the Youth Rodeo Association and Cassi Laxton for the Ranger Academic Enrichment Foundation and Pathways. Also receiving funds were the Perryton Activity Center and the Conservatory of the Plains.

 

 

Wed
18
Jan

Freezing rain drops over three inches

Freezing rain was forecast for the area for Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 14 and 15. And that became a reality in the early morning hours of Saturday. Residents woke up to find a layer of ice on everything, with tree limbs drooping and many of them broken from the weight of the ice.

The official rainfall amount for Perryton, from KEYE, was 2.90 inches. Vern Meller, at Central and Drake, reported a total for the two days of three inches even.

Todd Holt, in the 300 block of NE First, received a total of 4.50 inches of moisture. The east side of Murphy Park picked up a total of 4.10 inches of rain.

Mary Dudley, in the central part of town, recorded a total of 3.55 inches of moisture.

 

 

Fri
13
Jan

Kiwanis Club to hold annual auction fund-raiser

The Perryton Kiwanis Club will be holding its 33rd annual auction fundraiser Saturday, March 18 at the Ochiltree County Expo Center. The auction is the major fund-raising event of the year for the Kiwanis Club. This year, the auction will include items donated to the club for sale and will also include consignment items as well as large ticket items for consignment, which may include cars, pickups, trucks, trailers, boats, camp- (See Auction, Page 8) ers, motorcycles, workshop equipment and welders.

 

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Fri
13
Jan

NEW YEAR’S BABY

Kimberley Dalayza Cuevas-Beltran was the first baby born at Ochiltree General Hospital in 2017, arriving at 11:04 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 10. She weighed eight pounds, one ounce and was 19 and a half inches long. She is pictured with her parents Alma Beltran and Juan Miguel Cuevas. Also pictured is her big brother Miguel, age three.

 

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Fri
13
Jan

RAINBOW TROUT FOR LAKE FRYER

On Tuesday, Jan. 10, the Texas Department of Wildlife stocked Lake Fryer in Wolf Creek Park with a second batch of rainbow trout. Brandon Early with the department drove carrying tanks from the Possum Kingdom Fisheries near Graham, with 1,000 rainbow trout. The fish are eight to ten inches long. The county received the first load of fish in December, for a total of 2,000 trout for the lake.

 

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Wed
11
Jan

PHS musicians headed to state

Two Perryton High School musicians and an alternate have earned a trip to state. Lanie Schollenbarger, the daughter of Jeff and Melanni Schollenbarger will be singing with the Texas Small School State Choir in San AntonioFeb. 8-11 at the Texas Music Educators Association Convention.

 

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Wed
11
Jan

World champs, EMS service change top second half

World champion athletes, a change in the ambulance service and a major accomplishment for the Ranger Band were some of the big stories in the second half of 2016. Petite, unassuming PHS junior at the time Janet Becerril took the powerlifting world by storm in 2016.

 

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Fri
06
Jan

United Way fund drive now at 87%

The Ochiltree United Way fund drive made a little more progress toward its goal last week.

The 2017 campaign has now raised $103,891, which is 87% of the $120,000 goal.

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Fri
06
Jan

Program explains proposed Panhandle war memorial

The Wolf Creek Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution sponsored a program on Thursday, Jan. 5 about the proposed Texas Panhandle War Memorial to be constructed on the property at 4101 S. Georgia in Amarillo. The meeting was held at the Museum of the Plains.

Back in August of 2015, the proposed War Memorial kicked off its capital campaign to fund the construction of an education center on the property on South Georgia.

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