Archive - Jan 2011
"The extreme snow and cold event" as it is called, by the National Weather Service in Amarillo's Warning Coordination Meteorologist Kristin Scotten, was discussed in a web/phone conference at 4:30 pm Monday afternoon.
Scotten informed listeners there is a "Winter Storm Warning" for the entire Texas and Oklahoma Panhandle from Monday evening through 6pm Tuesday afternoon.
In the Oklahoma Panhandle.
"With blowing, drifting snow and reduced visibility, near blizzard and whiteout conditions warrant this warning," said Scotten.
Have you seen this? These signs are popping up all over town, leaving residents asking questions as to what the number "5320" is all about. The Guymon Daily Herald has received the inside scoop, however, we can not reveal it until Feb. 15th. Don't miss that edition of the paper for the article!
January is not just the start of the New Year, but is also recognized as National Bath Safety Month.
For children four years of age or younger, the leading cause of unintentional death is drowning and is also responsible for the second leading cause for fatalities in children up to 14 years old.
On the other end of the age spectrum, falling in the bathtub is the primary cause of drowning deaths in individuals 60 years and older. Those with side-effects from medicine, physically handicapped and vision problems increases the risk of tub related injuries.
The Guymon Daily Herald is pleased to feature this week's "Familiar Face," Tim Brittain.
Tim is familiar to many around town as he is a Chaplain for Law Enforcement, a Reserve Officer for the Guymon Police Department and a Crisis Responder.
Brittain, 56, was born in S.E. Colorado, but made his family home in Guymon, several years ago.
"We came here in 1997," recalled Brittain.
Tim has been in the ministry for 36 years. He is currently an Interim Minister at the First Christian Church in Guymon and is also employed with the Lumber Mart.
Â Â Sharon Ann (Blair) Brown, 72, lifelong Hardesty area resident, passed away Saturday morning, January 29, 2011 in Amarillo, Texas.
The daughter of James Robert and Ruby Lorraine (Neff) Blair, she was born June 13, 1938 in Tyrone, Oklahoma.
Sharon and Jimmie Brown were united in marriage on June 8, 1957 at the Bethel Baptist Church.Â She was a longtime member of the Hardesty United Methodist Church, where she was the pianist.
Shore up the defense. Check.
Learn how to finish off opponents. Check.
The Guymon Tigers never had many weaknesses this season, but the ones they did discover, they have been working hard to fix.
The result of that work was evident Saturday as the Guymon Tigers never trailed in a commanding 60-45 victory over visiting Meade, the fourth-ranked team in Kansasâ Class 2-A.
Guymon coach Tim Hofferber was a bit worried about how his team would respond one night after a heartbreaking come-from-ahead loss to Hooker.
Those worries, however, were quickly put to rest Saturday.
With their best offensive performance of the season, the Lady Tigers made sure they wouldnât be denied a win this time, torching the visiting Meade (Kan.) Lady Buffalos, 62-47.
âWe were just ready to play and to turn things around,â Guymon junior guard Taylor Landes said. âWe were tired of not winning and we just wanted to get rid of the losing vibe that we had.â
The Guymon Tigers are hoping to conquer the state next month, but first they had to stake their claim to the Oklahoma Panhandle.
The Tigers claimed those bragging rights Friday, battling past Hooker an a grind-it-out game at home, 42-27.
"This was basically the battle for the panhandle, right here," Guymon senior forward Jace Melton said. "The two best teams in the Panhandle of Oklahoma, going up against each other, so it was just a heartfelt game and both teams wanted it pretty bad."
This was one bet the house didn't win.
After a horrid 3-point shooting performance in the first half, the Guymon Lady Tigers were more than willing to let Crystal Ferguson and the Hooker Lady Dogs keep shooting all the long-range shots they wanted Friday.
Ferguson accepted the dare and knocked down three straight 3-pointers to rally Hooker from a six-point deficit to a three-point lead in the fourth quarter, and the visiting Lady Dogs held on to beat Guymon, 43-41.
GOODWELL, Okla. â Itâs often said that the only way to get out of a shooting slump is to just keep jacking them up.
Ty Casper seems to have found a simpler solution.
With the Balko Bison riding a three-game losing streak due in part to a recent shooting slump, the junior guard cut out the need for jump shots Thursday as he slashed through Goodwellâs defense and got to the hoop almost at will, racking up 26 points as he led Balko past the Eagles, 73-42.