August 27th, 2014
At approximately 8:45 p.m. on Tuesday, all 38 precincts reported back, unofficially naming Republican Casey Murdock, of Felt, District 61â€™s State Representative with 59.5 percent of the votes. Gus Blackwell has held the seat in the Oklahoma State Legislature for the past 12 years, stepping down due to term limits.
Read his reaction as well as opponent, Kenny Bob Tapp's reaction to the news in Wednesday's edition of the Guymon Daily Herald.
Kenneth Harvey Hisey looked into the face of His Lord and Savior and joined Him in Heaven on July 7, 2014, while comforted by his wife, Sharon Hisey.
Darla Hogan, 63, lifelong panhandle resident, passed away Wednesday evening, August 20, 2014 at the Memorial Hospital of Texas County.
The daughter of Sam and Minnie (Elliott) Cayton, she was born July 20, 1951 in Guymon. Darla attended the Plainview school in the Griggs Community, graduated from the Keyes High School with the Class of 1969, and graduated from Panhandle State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1973.
Moses Awoul 37 year old Liberal, Kansas resident passed away Wednesday August 13, 2014 in Wichita, Kansas.
Moses Mabil Awoul was born on April, 16 1977 in Kakuma, Sudan to Awoul Deng and Achoul Anijong Dhuor.
Moses was a part of the Lost Boys who traveled fifteen hundred miles from Sudan to Ethiopia. This was a movement that left twenty thousand boys either displaced or orphaned. Life was tough there, but Moses made a living as a shop keeper. He was a very good businessman.
Nita Childress, 93, of Guymon, passed away Sunday afternoon, August 24, 2014 at the Heritage Community Manor.
The daughter of James and Eliza May (Madison) Yancy, she was born November 5, 1920 in Burkett, Texas.
The Texhoma Lady Red Devils placed second at the Panhandle Shootout in Beaver on Saturday. The ladies downed Buffalo and Guymon before falling twice to Beaver. (Courtesy photo)
On Wednesday evening, when Sheila Scott and her daughters went out to visit her husband and the girlsâ€™ father at work, they had no idea they would not be able to return home. A fire roared through the family home, taking everything with it. However, the community has stepped up in a big way to help the Scott family rebuild their lives.
Assistant Texas County Fire Chief Grant Wadley said the fire was reported at 6:30 on Wednesday evening at 1110 S. Lelia by neighbors.
HOOKER â€” The Hooker Lady Bulldogs found its winning form again on Tuesday afternoon, downing Goodwell-Keyes 14-7 on a hot, blustery day at the Hooker HIgh School athletic complex.
See more in Wednesday's paper.
GUYMON â€” The Guymon Lady Tigers volleyball team seemed headed for their second straight win Thursday afternoon against Briscoe (Texas) Fort Elliott. The ladies showed some heart in the first game, rallying late to post a 25-20 win.
See full story in Friday's edition.
Tyrone opened the 2014 softball season Thursday at home with the Panhandle Conference Tournament, featuring Texhoma, Hooker, Turpin, Goodwell and Boise City. The Lady Bobcats took on Boise City in the tournament opener Thursday at Tyrone High School, falling to the Lady Wildcats 9-7 as Boise City dressed just eight players. Tyrone went on to a 15-0 loss to Hooker later Thursday as the Lady Bulldogs also ripped Boise City 14-1.