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150 POINT AWARDS

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Ochiltree County 4-H held their annual awards ceremony Oct. 12 at the Expo Center. Members who accumulated 150 points or more received a certificate and the Donnie Pshigoda Points Scholarship, a $60 scholarship, sponsored by the Ochiltree County Soil and Water Conservation District in honor of the late Donnie Pshigoda. Pictured are, from left, front row, are, Kevin Pshigoda (representing the Soil and Water District), and Donnie Pshigoda’s sons, Justin Pshigoda, Ashley Pshigoda and Austin Pshigoda; second row, Nate Miller, Austin Merrick, Rylan Oquin, Megan Huddleston, Tylar Oquin, Emmalyn Overton, and Chloe Tanner; and back row, Wyatt Williams, Kile Merrick, Emma Barnes, Tatum Oquin, Canon Huddleston, and Karson Pribble.

OUTSTANDING LEADERS

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Ochiltree County 4-H held its annual awards ceremony Oct. 11 at the Expo Center. Winners of the Outstanding Leader awards, recognizing adult leaders who have volunteered their time to organize and lead projects and activities, were, from left, Tina Staggs and Myranda Newcomb.

Local Briefs

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FBC sets Truck or Treat on Halloween night First Baptist Church will hold a Trunk or Treat on Saturday, Oct. 31, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

COVID-19 cases crawling upwards

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Ochiltree County’s COVID-19 cases continue to rise, and while they’re rising more slowly than in previous weeks, they haven’t yet started to decline. According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, there have been an overall total of 297 COVID-19 cases, up from 266 on Wednesday afternoon and 255 last Friday evening.

Choir students earn honors

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Members of Perryton High School’s Choirs participated in virtual auditions for the first round of the Texas Small School All State Choir last week. The top 32 singers in each section are named to the District Choir.

PHS STUDENTS NAMED TO REGION CHOIR

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Members of Perryton High School Choirs participated in virtual auditions for the first round of the Texas Small School All State Choir, with a number of students making the cut for District and Region Choirs. The seven PHS students named to Region Choir were, from left, front row, Tiana Hill, Collin Taylor, Cadynce Scott, and Jocelyn Medina; and back row, Pablo Perez, Jacob Schollenbarger, and Brody Bigham.

United Way drive tops 42% so goal

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The Ochiltree United Way’s donations for the 2021 fund drive continued to climb last week. By last Friday, the drive had raised $38,195 in contributions, which is 42% of the $90,000 goal.

Perryton ISD to suspend remote learning Nov. 10

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The Perryton School Board, at its meeting Tuesday evening, decided to discontinue remote learning, citing the benefits of “face to face” learning. Superintendent James Mireles said there are many reasons to go back to the classroom.

SEASON OF THE WITCH

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Halloween will be here in just a week and a half, and many Perryton residents are already getting into the spirit of the holiday — including this mature beauty hanging out on the front porch of Ricky and Melodee Rogers at 1905 Texas. Magic Wanda enjoys casting spells, brewing potions, capturing children lost in the woods, and turning princes into frogs.