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Parade deadline is August 9

Entries are still being sought for this year’s Wheatheart of the Nation Celebration Parade, which will be held Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019 at 10 a.m. The theme for the celebration is “A Town on the Move... 100 Years Strong.” Trophies are awarded to each first place division winner, and cash prizes are awarded to the top three float division winners.

The last deadline for entries is Friday, Aug. 9. These entries will be at the end of the parade. No entries will be accepted after the late deadline.

 

 

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Trevor Hale wins championship at IFYR rodeo

Perryton’s Trevor Hale brought home the tie down roping championship from the 27th annual International Finals Youth Rodeo.

The event was held last week at the Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center in Shawnee, OK.

The Shawnee rodeo featured over 825 registered contestants and 1,304 event entries. After two long-go’s and 10 performances, the top 15 contestants with the highest averages from each event competed in the finals on July 12 for a shot at the championships.

Hale won with a 7.9 run in the final go.It was his second trip to IFYR. Last year, he missed his calf in the short go.

A 16-year-old junior, he won the cow horse and allaround and fourth in tie down roping for the Texas High School Rodeo Association, his first year competing in Texas.

 

 

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Council previews H-M budget, has budget hearing

The Perryton City Council reviewed the proposed 2019-20 allocations from the hotel-motel occupancy tax fund and amended the current budget at its meeting Tuesday evening.

City Finance Director Don Jennings reviewed the proposed allocation budget. He said the city received a total of 14 applications seeking over $430,000 in funds. The estimated revenues available are $284,200, which includes a mandatory allocation of $28,420 to the fund’s contingency.

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TEACHING BICYCLE SAFETY

The Ochiltree County 4-H and Ochiltree Hospital District held a bicycle safety workshop at the Expo on Tuesday. Each child was correctly fitted for a helmet, which was provided by Perryton area physicians and the Texas Medical Association, and t-shirts provided by Perryton Police Department in conjunction with Amanda and Blake Torres of Littlefield. The children went to several exhibits featuring bicycle safety guidelines, hand signals, how to properly look both ways before crossing an intersection, and more. The children also had a chance to complete a bicycle obstacle course and see inside the helicopter ambulance, and watched it land and take off. Pictured above, left photo, Lynsey McAnally with OGH went over important things to keep in mind while riding; at right, Fire Chief Paul Dutcher fitted Zoey Yara with her helmet.

 

 

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CHANGING THE BANNERS

The Wheatheart of the Nation Celebration Committee purchased new banners for the light poles on Main Street. The employees of the street department of the City of Perryton put up the new banners on Friday, July 12. Pictured are Roberto Rodriguez and Jessie Land in the cherry picker.

 

 

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Meeting planned on new courtcommunity mentoring program

The Catholic Rural Life Committee of the Diocese of Amarillo is initiating a mentoring program in Hutchinson, Hansford, and Ochiltree counties to assist adults in CPS cases and addiction rehabilitation programs.

Informational meetings have been scheduled for Perryton and Spearman. Presenters will include district judges as well as representatives of various social agencies. Each event will present an overview of specific needs faced by individuals and families afflicted with addiction, abuse or other forms of dysfunctionality.

The informational meetings will be held at the Ochiltree County Courthouse in Perryton on Monday, July 15, at 7 p.m., and at the Hansford County Courthouse in Spearman on Tuesday, July 16, at 7 p.m.

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PHS cheerleaders earn awards

The Perryton High School Cheer Squad attended the National Cheerleaders Association (NCA) camp June 24-27 at Way-land Baptist University in Plainview and came home with several awards.

During the squad’s time at camp, they went through two evaluations. The first evaluation was on an entrance, a camp cheer, and a camp chant. The squad received a technical excellence certificate and blue superior ribbons and were voted for the Herkie team award by the other squads in their evaluation group. The second evaluation was on a band chant learned at camp. Again, the squad received blue superior ribbons.

Each night at camp, spirit sticks are given, and they received a spirit stick each night and were awarded another on the final day of camp. The squad also received a bid to compete at the National Championships.

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AWARD-WINNING CHEERLEADERS

The Perryton High School cheerleading squad this year brought home several awards from camp. Members are, first row, from left, Genesis Flores, Jaki Mercado, Abby Feger, Saleen Nyman and Ivonne Villagran; and second row, Haylee Cator, Deanna Gutierrez, Emily Ortiz, NCA Buddy Hailey, Andrea Fabela, Yancey Judice, Hannah Irvin and Chloe McGarraugh. All were nominated for All-American.

 

 

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City sales tax payment down 8% for July, but up for the year

The City of Perryton’s sales tax payment for July showed another drop, but it’s year to date payments are still up.

The city received a check for $249,280, a little over 8% lower than its payment in July 2018.

For the year, however, its payments so far of $1.78 million are up close to 2% over 2018.

Around the area, most cities notched an increase for the month.

Amarillo’s payment of $6.3 million was up 3.7%, and its year to date payments of $45.1 million are 1.85% more than last year.

Borger received a check for $373,149, up nearly 13% from last July. Its payments to date of $2.54 million are up a little over 3% from 2018.

 

 

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FARMERS’ MARKET

Every summer the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of Ochiltree County sponsors a Farmers’ Market. The market is set up on the parking lot of Perryton National Bank at Ninth and Main. The market is open from 8 a.m. to noon each Saturday during the summer months.

 

 

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