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10
May
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Local officers pursue vehicle through city

Deputies from the Ochiltree County Sheriff’s Department pursued a vehicle across the county and through Perryton before apprehending two suspects early Wednesday afternoon.

On Wednesday around 12:40 p.m., deputies responded to a call about a burglary in progress.

The caller, Eric Phillips, said he had interrupted a burglary near the 21 mile corner and was following the suspects into Perryton.

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Thu
07
May
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FEEDYARD DONATES 400 POUNDS OF BEEF

FEEDYARD DONATES 400 POUNDS OF BEEF

Wolf Creek Feedyard donated 400 pounds of ground beef to the Ochiltree County Sheriff’s Department last week to be distributed to elderly residents who were in need. Sheriff Terry Bouchard said his office still has some beef left and encouraged people who needed the beef to contact the sheriff’s office to learn how to pick some up. Pictured from left are Keith Brinson, general manager at Wolf Creek Feedyards, dropping off the beef donation with Captain Tom Morris of the Sheriff’s Department.

 

 

 

 

 

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Thu
07
May
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Pre-K pre-enrollment for 2020-21 year is underway on-line

Pre-enrollment for the Perryton ISD’s pre-kindergarten program for 2020-21 is being conducted on-line this year.

Parents can go to https://bit.ly/35yjSBP or use the link on the PISD website.

Instructions on enrolling children on-line can also be found on the PISD website.

A child must be age 3 or 4 by Sept. 1, 2020 to enroll in pre-K for the 2020-21 school year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thu
07
May
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PHS, LPMAEC to hold virtual graduation ceremonies this year

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted lives across the country, and none more so than this year’s Class of 2020 graduating seniors.

In addition to no prom, awards assemblies and banquets, or spring sports, graduation ceremonies this year will be a first.

The Perryton ISD will hold virtual graduations for Perryton High School and Ludi Pena Martin Alternative Education Center graduates.

An individual graduation video walk will be the week of May 11 for PHS graduates. Time and date assignments were to be announced this week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thu
07
May
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DISTANCE GRADUATION?

DISTANCE GRADUATION?

Perryton Independent School District has announced their plans for this year’s graduation ceremony, and they’ll be unlike any other graduation ever held at Perryton High School. Posing by a sign outside PHS congratulating seniors are, from left, Kevin Arellano and Haylee Cator.

Thu
07
May
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OGH reports 28 positive cases of Coronavirus

Ochitree General Hospital has confirmed 28 positive cases of Coronavirus – 26 in Ochiltree County, one in Lipscomb County, and one in Beaver County, Oklahoma.

There has still been only one death in Ochiltree County due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Only one of the Coronavirus patients is being treated at OGH – the others are quarantined at home.

On Wednesday, a mobile testing unit provided Coronavirus tests at the Ochiltree County Expo Center. The tests were conducted by the Texas Department of State Health Services in partnership with the Texas National Guard, the Texas Division of Emergency Management, and the Texas Emergency Medical Task Force.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sun
03
May
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Government offices and restaurants shifting hours as restrictions relax

Governor Greg Abbott may have begun easing COVID-19 restrictions in Texas, but governmental offices in Ochiltree County, for the most part, don’t plan on fully re-opening soon.

Ochiltree County Judge Charles Kelly said the county courthouse will not open next week and will continue doing business by phone, email, and by appointment.

He said the commissioners’ court will address reopening at their next regular meeting on May 11.

 

 

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Sun
03
May
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GRAB AND GO MEALS EXPAND DISTRIBUTION

GRAB AND GO MEALS EXPAND DISTRIBUTION

Families are taking advantage of the new locations for PISD’s Grab and Go Meals. The meals are still available for not only PISD students, but any children, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on weekdays in the district’s administration building parking lot at 821 SW 17th Avenue. They can now be picked up from 11-11:30 a.m. at Foursquare Gospel Church at 817 S. Colgate, La Mirage Apartments at 309 SE 15th Avenue, and Scribner Construction at 301 N. Juniper; from 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at Word of Life Church at 113 N. Colgate; from noon to 12:30 p.m. at Murphy Park at Elm Street and east driveway; and from 12:30-1 p.m. at Key Heights Baptist Church at 215 S. Kentucky. Pictured from left are Emmanuel Lehto, Gail Baker, Fabiola Teran, Daris Middleton, and Precious Middleton.

 

Sun
03
May
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BUBBLE SCIENCE

BUBBLE SCIENCE

The quest for learning occupies young minds even without school. A group of kids — including, from bottom left, Steffanie Hakanson, 2, Cris Hakanson, 4, Diego Diaz, 5, Aiden Diaz, 7, and Charity Hakanson, 5 — took a break from blowing bubbles to see how soap mixtures would affect trees in the front yard. Results were inconclusive at the time of publication, but we trust that science will march ever onward.

 

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Thu
30
Apr
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TUNNEL VISION

TUNNEL VISION

Temperatures in Ochiltree County heated up this week, giving bored kids in the area a good excuse to find something fun to do outside. Pictured playing in Leatherman Park are Chloe D’Souza, 7 (inside the tunnel), Jericho D’Souza, 9 (behind her on the bike), and Hazel D’Souza, 5 (on top of the tunnel).

 

 

 

 

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