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July 25th, 2014

Spearman stabbing case now closed

July 25, 2014

A Texas Panhandle town was filled with worried residents after word spread of a perpetrator hurting a minor in the community. Earlier in the month, around 7:30 p.m., a 15-year-old girl was found in Spearman on Main Street and was believed to have been stabbed, and was later reported to be in good condition after the incident.
Spearman Police Department immediately began to investigate the situation, even offering a reward up to $500 for the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the act.
Yesterday, Spearman Chief of Police Lance Swan said the case is now closed.

July 22nd

MHTC approves management contract with NWTHS

July 22, 2014

The new and improved Memorial Hospital of Texas County management and administration is beginning to take shape. Tuesday evening, MHTC’s Board of Control approved the management contract with Northwest Texas Healthcare System. A new CNO was hired and a CEO candidate will be interviewed for a second time today.
See more in Wednesday's edition of the GDH.

July 21st

STEVEN LYNN LEE

July 21, 2014

Funeral services for Steven Lynn Lee, 63, will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at the New Hope Free Will Baptist Church, Lone Grove, conducted by Rev. David Gardner. Burial will follow in the Nelda Cemetery, south of Dickson.
There will be a time of visitation and support for family and friends, Tuesday from 7 to 8 p.m. at Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home in Ardmore.

ALINE (RHODES) GAITHER

July 21, 2014

Aline (Rhodes) Gaither, 67 of Mt. Pleasant, Texas passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2014 in Little Rock, Arkansas.

The daughter of Eldon Albert and Irene Fern (Cooper) Rhodes, she was born May 16, 1949 in Guymon, Oklahoma. She attended the Guymon school system.

Aline married Billy Jack Gaither. They have been residents of Mt. Pleasant for many years.

Aline was preceded in death by her parents, Eldon and Irene Rhodes, one brother, Wayne A. Rhodes and one sister, Yvonne Rhodes.

IMOGENE WILSON

July 21, 2014

Imogene “Momo” Wilson, 76, of Guymon, passed away Tuesday evening, July 15th, 2014 at the Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

The daughter of Michael Ray and Emma (Hopewell) Good, she was born February 24, 1938 in New Market, Virginia. She attended school in New Market, graduating with the Class of 1957.

JACK PERKINS ALEXANDER

July 21, 2014

Guymon, Oklahoma – Jack Perkins Alexander, 88, passed away Saturday, July 12, 2014 near Dill City, Oklahoma.
The son of Maude (Walker) and Guy Alexander, he was born September 23, 1925 in Whitesboro, Texas. Part of the greatest generation, Jack served his country during World War II as a Staff Sargeant in the United States Army. He was stationed in the Pacific as a nose gunner on the “Patriotic Patty,” a B-24 Bomber, on which he and the crew were awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for a low level strafing mission.

JAMES EDWARD "JIM" VITKOWSKI

July 21, 2014

James Edward “Jim” Vitkowski, 70, of Tyrone, Oklahoma passed away July 8, 2014 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas.

Jim was born December 30, 1943. He was a long time resident and business owner in Tyrone, Oklahoma.

He was preceded in death by long time companion, Cora Lee Stacey.

Survivors include his daughters, Nicole and Amanda Jo.

A private interment will take place in the Tyrone Cemetery under the direction of Roberts Brothers Funeral Home, Inc. in Hooker, Oklahoma.

Condolences may be left at www.robertsbrothersfuneralhome.com

BILLY CLAYTON COLDIRON

July 21, 2014

Billy Clayton Coldiron, 80, of Guymon, passed away Wednesday, evening, July 9th, 2014 at the Grace Living Center in Clinton, Oklahoma.

The son of Uel and Rilla (Fike) Coldiron, he was born April 24, 1934 in Wellington, Texas. Billy attended school in Wellington and Guymon graduating with the Guymon High School Class of 1954.

Billy served in the United States Navy. He worked for TG&Y, Gibson’s, and Standard Supply. He has been a resident of Grace Living Center in Clinton since 2011.

July 20th

Guymon teams compete in Dodge City Tournament

July 20, 2014

Goodwell’s Arbuthnot takes Australia by storm

July 20, 2014

Goodwell High School junior Christian Arbuthnot’s head was still spinning Friday afternoon. Christian had just returned from a week-long trip to Australia, where he competed for Team USA in the “Down Under Sports” track meet at Griffith University in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

And Christian has some hardware to remember the trip. Gold hardware, to be exact.

See story in the weekend edition.

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