January 23rd, 2015
When it comes to taking pride in the community and taking the time to make Guymon the kind of place that people want to live, code enforcement and building inspections officer Elvia Hernandez takes her work seriously.
Over the time that Hernandez has been learning the ropes in this particular public service position, she has learned there is a great deal to tackle when it comes to being mindful of the safety and health of the community at large.
Read more in the weekend edition of the GDH.
Priscilla Ann Preston was born February 24, 1985 in Shamrock, Texas to Gary Dale and Delores (Absher) Kellogg and passed from this life January 15, 2015 near Guymon, Oklahoma as the result of a tragic automobile accident at the age of 29.
Jacob Achuoth Manyok, 35, passed away on January 13, 2015 at Hospice Care of the Southwest, Amarillo, Texas.
TEXHOMA â€” The Texhoma and Hooker boys and girls all grabbed big wins in the first round of the 37th Annual Texhoma Invitational Tournament Friday, setting up a pair of semifinal games between the two rivals Saturday night.
The tournament was delayed a day because of snow in Texhoma creating hazardous travel conditions for out-of-town teams.
See full report in Saturday's paper.
The latest round of OSSAA high school basketball rankings donâ€™t show much change in terms of Panhandle teams.
The only ranked Texas County boys team is Texhoma, which remains No. 14 in Class A with a 12-3 record. The Red Devils went 1-1 this week, falling to Beaver on the road Friday night, and rallying to beat Tyrone on the road Tuesday night.
In Class B boys, Forgan remains No. 3 at 12-3 and Felt is No. 15 at 16-2.
Fans will get a chance to see Texhoma and Felt at the Texhoma tournament, which was rescheduled for Friday, Saturday and Monday due to snow.
Rickey Lee Costner, 52, of Guymon, passed away Friday, January 9, 2015 at his home in Guymon.
The son of Richard Lee and Barbara Ann (Bridgeman) Costner, he was born January 10, 1962 in Guymon. Rickey attended school in Guymon, graduating with the Class of 1980.
Rickey served in the United States Navy. In 2009 he returned to Guymon from Land Oâ€™ Lakes, Florida and worked as Press Man for Guymon Daily Herald for three years. He was currently assistant manager of Oâ€™Reilly Auto Parts in Guymon. Rickey enjoyed watching his grandchildren in their sporting events.
Goodwell and Texhoma schools have confirmed no classes January 22 due to weather conditions.
Texas County is NOW included in the Winter Storm Warning:
WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THURSDAY...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN AMARILLO HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST
* EVENT...7 TO 8 INCHES OF SNOW ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE CENTRAL OKLAHOMA PANHANDLE AND THE NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS PANHANDLE. LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS WILL BE POSSIBLE.
Jack Lewis, 89, passed away Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at the Heritage Center, Guymon.
GOODWELL â€“ Ray Hall, 95, longtime Goodwell farmer, passed away Sunday, January 18, 2015 at Baptist-St. Anthony Hospital, Amarillo, Texas.