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What to do if you have bugs in your pantry

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While almost no one has bats in their belfry anymore, bugs in the pantry are still a fairly common sight. However, having insect pests in your pantry doesn’t automatically mean you’ve been negligent about keeping your pantry in order.

Record books to be sent for preservation

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Ochiltree County Commissioners approved a plan Monday to preserve a trio of vital records books. Two of the books are birth-and-death records covering the early decades of the 20 th century.

County’s active COVID-19 cases fall, still above 20

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The number of active COVID-19 cases in Ochil-tree County has dropped for the first time in weeks. According to the State of Texas, Ochiltree County’s official count of total COVID-19 cases has risen from 91 on Thursday afternoon to 95 as of late Tuesday afternoon.

Court works out election details

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The Ochiltree County Commissioners’ Court discussed the Nov. 3 general election plans at their regular meeting on Monday morning at the county courthouse.

VOLLEYBALL MASTERS

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As part of this year’s Wheatheart of the Nation Celebration, Perryton Activity Center held a a volleyball tournament on the sand volleyball courts at Leatherman Park. Pictured going up for a spike is Victor Medina from the team Notorious Dig during their match against Game On Graphics; other players include, from left, Brent Appelhans, Matt Appelhans, Alejandra Villalba, Dayton Savage, and Janell Campbell.

Local Briefs

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Leadership Perryton sign up underway Leadership Perryton XIX is taking applications for the nine month leadership series. It will begin with an orientation on Wednesday, Aug.

Public Meetings

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The Ochiltree County Commissioners’ Court will meet for a regular meeting on Monday, Aug. 10, at 9 a.m. in the county courthouse. Among other items on the agenda, the commissioners will approve an order for the Nov. 3 general election, appoint election judges, alternates, and the Early Voting Ballot Board; discuss preservation of three vital records books in the County Clerk’s office, and approve a resolution agreement accepting a grant from the County Transportation Infrastructure Fund. The commissioners will also meet in executive session to discuss possible sale of real estate.

Wildfire activity increasing statewide under current weather pattern

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The weather pattern for the upcoming week will be hot and dry due to an upper level ridge of high pressure positioned over the state, according to theT exas A&M Forest Service. This pattern is similar to what was observed July 9-17, when wildfire activity increased across much of the state. During this period of time, state and local resources responded to 205 wildfires that burned a total of 45,376 acres.