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Sept. 30 is deadline for farmers to update crop yields for USDA safety net program

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USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds farm owners that they have a onetime opportunity to update Price Loss Coverage (PLC) program yields for covered commodities on the farm. The deadline is Sept. 30, 2020, to update yields, which are used to calculate the PLC payments for 2020 through 2023. Additionally, producers who elected Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) should also consider updating their yields.

CrimeStoppers ‘Fast Cash’

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On Sept. 16, 2020, the Ochiltree County Sheriff’s Department had outstanding warrants on the following people: Janelle Zastrow, white female.

Ranger CC dominates

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The site of the Amarillo ISD Invitational Cross Country Meet was a busy place on Saturday. Athletes from near and far took to the course to test their skills. Each varsity division of both the boys’ and girls’ sides had four groups of races. The Perryton squads competed in Division C on the agenda.

Campsite, residence burglarized

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Stolen property cases and missing license plates topped activity for local law enforcement. Isaiah Subealdea of Amarillo reported several items stolen from his campsite at Wolf Creek Park.

Local Briefs

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Luminaria ceremony planned Relay for Life is planning a drive-through Luminaria Ceremony on Oct. 15 from 7-8 p.m.

CONSTITUTION WEEK SET FOR SEPT. 17-23

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Perryton Mayor Kerry Symons signed a proclamation last week recognizing the local Wolf Creek chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and Constitution Week, which runs from Sept. 17-23. Pictured from left, front row, are, Anna Lee Barton, Mayor Kerry Symons, DAR regent Sherrie Rima, and Wanda Scott; and back row, DAR state chaplain Barbara Johnson, Debra Dye, Minta Wilson, Roberta Christian, and Nikki Green.

OGH board sets proposed tax rate

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The Ochiltree County Hospital District Board of Directors formally adopted a budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year and proposed an ad valorem tax rate during a meeting on Monday afternoon. The hospital district’s total operating expenses will be $28 million; the total operating revenue will also be $28 million.