February 27th, 2015
Texhoma, Hooker, Goodwell, Hardesty and OPSU will be letting out at 1:00 p.m., Guymon schools and Northridge Christian School will be letting out at 1:30 p.m.
Memorial Hospital of Texas County CEO David Rasmussen has put in long hours of work toward many aspects of improvement in respect to operations, including a marketing plan to share with Guymon and surrounding communities. Aspects of the plan include stories of better care and services for patients entering the doors of MHTC and its clinics is on the list of items Rasmussen offered before the Board of Control at Tuesday eveningâ€™s meeting.
John Pete Aguirre, 56, passed away Sunday, February 22, 2015 at his home here in Guymon.
The son of Mary Lou (Magana) and John Pete Aguirre, he was born February 26, 1958 in Yuma, Arizona. Pete was raised by his father. Pete travelled and worked as a lumberjack and was a plumber. He moved from Idaho to Guymon; was a devoted Christian and enjoyed reading.
The Memorial Hospital of Texas County Board of Control gathered Tuesday evening to discuss hospital business and hear on progress made in financial matters pertaining to hospital operations.
During the meeting, board member Buddy Holbert noted the need for some cosmetic work to the Hooker clinic. An opportunity to avail the clinic of volunteers willing to assist has presented itself, partially addressing the lack of funds MHTC currently faces to take care of such matters currently.
E. L. (Pete) Speegle, 68, passed away Monday, February 23, 2015 at his home here in Guymon.
The son of William Oliver and Velma (Warren) Speegle, Elmer Lucien Speegle was born January 23, 1947 in Yellville, Arkansas. Pete was a lifelong resident of Guymon. He participated and enjoyed several sports in school. Pete worked for Adams Hardfacing for many years and later in the oilfield.
Survivors include his sister, Velma Newberry and husband, Skip, of Granite, Oklahoma; brother, Bill Speegle and wife, Kathy of Abilene, Texas; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
Evelyn Marie Shaffer, 78, longtime Guymon resident, passed away Monday afternoon, February 23, 2015 at the Childers Place in Amarillo, Texas.
The daughter of Archie and Carrie (Delay) Livengood, she was born December 6, 1936 in Lewis, Kansas. Evelyn attended school in Lewis, graduating with the Class of 1954.
She was united in marriage to Harold Shaffer on March 18, 1956 in Clayton, New Mexico. They made their home in Hooker, moving to Guymon in 1964. Evelyn was a homemaker and member of the First Christian Church.
Ora Olneva Burns, age 102, died peacefully at her home near Keyes, Ok. on February 6, 2015.
Ora was born March 9, 1912 in Trinidad, Co. and was the fourth child of Henry Alexander and Nellie Loomis Hagan. They burned cow chips to heat their dugout. She was no stranger to milking cows, herding cattle barefooted or working hard on the farm. It was just a part of life. She completed grade school at Lone Star, a few miles from their home. She graduated from Wichita High School. Ora attended college at PAMC, now PSU, in Goodwell, OK and received her permanent teacherâ€™s certificate.
Leta Ellen Black, 95, longtime Guymon resident, passed away Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at the Saint Simeonâ€™s Episcopal Home in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
The daughter of John Franklin and Phoebe Ellen McDonald, she was born May 5, 1919 in Ingersol, Oklahoma. Leta grew up in the Short Springs community East of Alva, Oklahoma. She attended and graduated from Alva High School. The family moved to Bethany where she and her sisters attended college.
Darwin E. Gass, 48 year-old resident of Choctaw, Oklahoma, passed away February 20, 2015 in Midwest City, Oklahoma.
Born December 29, 1966 in Guymon, Oklahoma, he was the son of Don Gass and Clara Holder Gass.
Darwin was a huge Oklahoma State fan; loved country music and George Strait was his favorite artist; and enjoyed woodworking.
A member of the Elks Lodge in Midwest City, he loved square dancing especially spinning his wife. Darwin was a warehouseman for Hobby Lobby.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Clara Gass.
Updated closures and delays:
Oklahoma Panhandle University will delay until 10 a.m. to allow road crews to work.
Hooker Public Schools - Canceled
Goodwell Public Schools - Canceled
Hardesty Public Schools - Canceled
Turpin Public Schools - Canceled
Tyrone Public Schools - Canceled
Straight School - Canceled
Texhoma Public Schools - Canceled
Guymon Public Schools - will have school Monday but buses will run in town only.