August 3rd, 2015
The Guymon High School volleyball team began 2-a-days Monday in preparation for their regular season opener Aug. 11th vs. West Texas High. See more on Pages 11 and 12 of the Tuesday, Aug. 4th edition (Staff photo/Shawn Yorks)
The Guymon High School softball team opened 2-a-days Monday. The Lady Tigers kick off the regular season August 13th at home vs. Woodward. The JV Lady Tigers open August 11th against Woodward. See more photos in the Wednesday, August 5th edition of the GDH. (Staff photo/Shawn Yorks)
â€śMy first quilt, any quilt, any size, made by persons of any age may be entered if it has been made within the last two years,â€ť said Phyllis Stephens, Superintendent of Domestic Arts at Texas Countyâ€™s Fair.
â€śThis is to encourage beginning quilters to show their projects by entering them in the fair while not having to compete with more experienced quilters,â€ť said Stephens.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) â€” A 9-year-old bat boy has died after he was accidentally hit in the head with a bat during a National Baseball Congress World Series game in Kansas.
Kaiser Carlile was wearing a helmet when he was struck by a follow-through swing near the on-deck circle Saturday during a game between the Liberal Bee Jays and the San Diego Waves, The Wichita Eagle reported.
The boy was hospitalized in critical condition, but he died Sunday, according to Mike Carlile, a member of the boyâ€™s extended family and the Bee Jaysâ€™ general manager.
Alda Allene Wilkinson Thomason was born September 15, 1920 to Harry and Clara Wilkinson in Liberal, KS. She died at age 94 on July 31, 2015 at the Hospice of the Southwest in Amarillo, TX. After graduating from Keyes schools, Allene went to Panhandle A & M College, where she met her future husband, Jerry Thomason. They were married May 17, 1941 at First Christian Church in Texhoma. For many years, they made their home in Texhoma, then retired in Bella Vista, AR before moving to the Craig Retirement Community in Amarillo, TX for the past 12 years.
Gerardo â€śLaloâ€ť Silva, 30, of Guymon passed away Sunday night, July 26, 2015 in Juarez, Mexico.
The son of Francisco and Lucia Silva, he was born April 28, 1985 in Guadalajara, Mexico. Lalo was raised in Long Beach, California before the Silva family moved to Guymon when he was 12.
Gladys Fradieu Turner was born May 14, 1941 in Cloutierville, Louisiana to Sam and Mary Lee (Young) Fradieu. She went to be with her Lord and Saviour on Sunday, July 26, 2015 in Guymon, Oklahoma.
Gladys was married to Henry Lee Turner, Sr. on August 29, 1972 in Westlake, Louisiana. He preceded her in death. Gladys moved to Guymon in the early 2000â€™s from Beaumont, Texas. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church, where she loved singing during church and with the choir. She truly loved going to church and worshiping her Lord.
Hermit Harvey â€śBussâ€ť Johnson, Jr., 90, lifelong Texhoma resident; passed away Wednesday morning, July 29th, 2015 at the Heritage Community in Guymon.
The son of Hermit H. and Edith Martha (Sweet) Johnson Sr. he was born June 18, 1925 on the homeplace north of Texhoma. Buss attended school in Texhoma; graduating with the Class of 1943. He attended Oklahoma Panhandle State University, was a member of the First Christian Church, Masonic Lodge, avid golfer and #1 Red Devil Fan. Buss served as a Navy Seabee in World War II, spending time in Okinawa.
Jerry Wilson Thomason was born March 6, 1921 to Tiff and Exie Thomason in Texhoma, OK. He died at age 94 on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at the Hospice of the Southwest in Amarillo, TX. After graduating from Texhoma schools, Jerry went to Panhandle A & M College, where he met his future wife Allene Wilkinson. They were married May 17, 1941 at First Christian Church in Texhoma. For many years, they made their home in Texhoma, then retired in Bella Vista, AR before moving to the Craig Retirement Community in Amarillo, TX for the past 12 years.
Note: The following story was originally published on July 1, 2015. On request of the Oaks of Mamre board, we are sharing this online. The shelter still needs volunteers to complete the work that needs to be done in order to fill a service some are still seeking while getting on their feet in Guymon. Contact information is included in the story below for those who have time and/or resources to assist.