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Master Marketer series to move online

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The annual Master Marketer Seminar Series will move online this year but still offers the same opportunity for producers to learn to reduce risks and increase profits to their agriculture operations. The Master Marketer Seminar Series is an annual comprehensive marketing course developed byT exas A&M AgriLife Extension Serviceand the Texas A&M UniversityDepartment of Agricultural Economics.

Local Briefs

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Museum seeking 2020 memories The Museum of the Plains is collecting residents memories on 2020, and what it meant to people today and moving forward so that future generations will understand how 2020 affected us locally. They are interested in pictures, blogs, diaries, letters or artifacts associated with 2020, as well as a variety of perspectives from children, parents, business owners, grandparents, teenagers, clubs church groups and organizations.

Next weekend’s stock show to spotlight over 100 animals

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The 83 annual Ochiltree County Junior Livestock Show and Sale is slated for next weekend, Jan. 22-23, with preliminary activities beginning at mid-week. The Perryton High School FFA and the Ochiltree County 4- H members will be showing 126 animals.

AIMING FOR SUCCESS

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Members of Ochiltree 4-H’s shooting sports clubs have been working hard to improve their skills this year, including the students learning to fire air rifles. Pictured from left are Alana George, Hallie Lopez, Abram Lopez, and Jake Schwalk.

Active COVID-19 cases down

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The number of active COVID-19 cases have gone down this week. According to data from the Texas Department of State Health Services, Ochiltree County’s estimated active cases of COVID-19 stand at 82, down from 92 on Tuesday afternoon.

STOCK SHOW PREP

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The annual Ochiltree County Stock Show and Sale is coming up next weekend, and students from all over the area are working to get their animals ready for the show. Pictured above, left photo, is Hadlee Cowan, age 10, helping an Irish Black heifer get some late-afternoon exercise; and at right is Michael Balzer, age 13, taking his pig Mia on a walk through the 4-H pens near the Ochiltree County Expo Building.

CrimeStoppers ‘Fast Cash’

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On Jan. 13, 2021, the Ochiltree County Sheriff’s Department had outstanding warrants on the following people: Steven Allen Crawford, white male.

Republicans Should Learn and Win Again

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It's the first week of January 2021, and the 2020 elections are over. In my home state of Georgia, the votes from the runoff races were being tabulated. There were three statewide races on the ballot: two U.S. Senate seats and one Public Service Commission seat. All three races had incumbent Republicans facing off against Democratic challengers.

Take us back...John Ellzey

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John Ellzey has fascinating stories to tell of his history and the interesting contributions of his family to our local community. The history of his family and Ochiltree County have long been intertwined. I feel a bit remiss in that I can only write about a few of these fascinating stories in this article.