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BEEF CONFERENCE HELD AT EXPO

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The Northeast Panhandle Beef Conference was held on Wednesday morning at the Ochiltree County Expo. A small but focused group of local producers turned out to hear Tiffany Lashmet, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Attorney speak on the topic of Legal Requirements for Processing and Selling Beef Direct to the Consumer.

County’s COVID-19 cases nudge upwards

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Ochiltree County’s COVID-19 cases are still on the rise, but at a slower rate than in previous weeks. According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, there have been an overall total of 266 COVID-19 cases, up from 255 last Friday evening and 203 on Wednesday afternoon.

Local Briefs

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Women’s conference set at CWC “A Day for You” Women’s Conference will be held at Community Worship Center in Perryton on Saturday, Nov. 7, from 9 a.m-3 p.m.

THE AMAZING SPIDER-HAND

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Zaira Gonzalez of Farm Bureau carefully paints a gruesome green spider on the hand of Rangler Senta, who is having too much fun. Both were among hundreds of Perryton residents enjoying this year’s Moonlight Madness event on Main Street on Thursday evening, and the Farm Bureau booth stayed busy painting hands and faces for much of the evening.

United Way drive tops 37% of goal

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The Ochiltree United Way 2021 fund drive, now in its second week, has reached 37% of its $90,000 goal. As of Friday, the campaign had received $33,030 in donations.

County’s COVID-19 cases continue to skyrocket

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Ochiltree County’s COVID-19 cases are rising at a rapid and alarming rate. According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, there have been an overall total of 255 COVID-19 cases, up from 203 on Wednesday afternoon, and 169 last Friday evening.

Rangers blast Lobos 34-7

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The Perryton Rangers were firing on all cylinders Friday night at Ranger Field, came away with a big 34-7 win over the Levelland Lobos in their district opener. The Rangers dominated playing time, and racked up 318 total yards to Levelland’s 96.

USDA announces deadline for WHIP+ disaster program

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced Friday, Oct. 30, as the deadline to submit applications for the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program – Plus (WHIP+) for 2018 and 2019 losses. USDA did not originally specify a deadline when the program was announced.

CrimeStoppers ‘Fast Cash’

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On Oct. 14, 2020, the Ochiltree County Sheriff’s Department had outstanding warrants on the following people: Patricia Elizabeth Membreno, white female.