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Archive - Jan 17, 2011

George R. Merritt

January 17, 2011

George Robert Merritt, 86, of Hooker, Oklahoma passed away January 8, 2011 in Hooker, Oklahoma.
George was born July 10, 1924 in Washington, Kansas, the son of Noah Gilbert and Jessie Mildred McClaughry Merritt. He attended rural school in the area and as a young man worked with Parson’s Construction on the US Military Arsenal.
During WWII, George entered the US Marine Corp serving in the South Pacific. After his honorable discharge, he returned to Fairbury then later Lincoln, Nebraska where he drove truck.

Rodney Collinsworth

January 17, 2011

Rodney was born to proud parents Bill and Phyllis Collinsworth in February 8th, 1954, and went to be with the Lord January 11th, 2011 in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. A very proud father of four children, Misti Collinsworth of Oklahoma City, Derek Collinsworth of Kansas City, Dustin Baldonado of Tahlequah and Kari Baldonado of Kansas City, Rod is preceded in death by his father, Bill. He also leaves his loving wife, CJ and and mother, Phyllis, both of Tahlequah and one brother Tracy and wife Connie of Guymon.

Honeria Helm

January 17, 2011

Memphis, TX: (Special) – Services for Mrs. Honeria Helm, 88, of Memphis, TX will be at 2:00 P.M. Monday, January 17, 2011 at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Robert G. Blum, officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Hughs Funeral Home of Memphis, TX.

Honeria passed away Thursday, January 13, 2011 in Memphis, TX.

Sharon Seymour

January 17, 2011

Sharon Sue Seymour, 49, passed away Saturday, January 15, 2011 in Liberal, Kansas.
The daughter of Glennon Louis and Julia Katherine (Kirkland) Seymour, she was born August 22, 1961 in Guymon, Oklahoma.  Sharon was raised in Guymon and attended the Guymon school system.
Sharon was a longtime resident of Guymon and Dumas, Texas.  She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church and had a great love for riding Harley’s.

Tigers top Lamar, 63-53

January 17, 2011

The Guymon Tigers have already accomplished something they haven't done in at least three years: win a dozen games.

The Tigers hit that mark Saturday in Lamar, Col., as they topped the Savages, 63-53.

"We really controlled the tempo of the game with our press," Guymon coach Tyler Chapman said. "Defensively, I felt like we got after them and kept them from getting into a rhythm all night long."

TCC received grant for tobacco awareness

January 17, 2011

Texas County Coalition has recently received a $70,000 grant to educate the community on the dangers of tobacco.
TSET (Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust) is a program is designed to assist efforts in tobacco prevention and will be up and running shortly.

January Rotary Girl

January 17, 2011

Taylor Lynn Richardson is the 18 year old daughter of Micheal and Viki Richardson, the granddaughter of the late Gene and Reta Richardson, and the late Otis and Adilia Beth Sanders. She has three siblings, Sarah (28) Levi (26) and Hunter (24) all graduates of Guymon High School. Taylor has lived in Guymon her whole life, and has attended Guymon Public Schools for twelve years.

January Rotary Boy

January 17, 2011

Taylor James Anderson is the 17-year-old son of Scott and Jacque Anderson and the brother of Jenna Lee Anderson. He is the grandson of Lloyd and Donna Lee Petersen and Jim and the late Dottie Anderson, all of Blair, Neb. He is the great grandson of Violet Anderson and the late Dorothy Plugge, also of Blair.

Bomb threats not credible

January 17, 2011

Authorities have released more information regarding the bomb threat in nearby Elkhart, Kan. Wednesday.

In a release from the Haskell County Sheriff's Office, Sheriff Troy Briggs said that his office received information from the Morton County Sheriff's Office regarding a bomb threat just after 2 Wednesday afternoon.

Briggs explained that it was determined that there were no credible threats to area schools, but as a precaution, schools were released early.

Happy 70th Birthday, Wells Triplets

January 17, 2011

"Dr. Hayes Reports Triplets Doing Fine" was a headline in the January 20, 1941's edition of the Guymon Daily Herald, then named The Panhandle Herald.
The Wells triplets - Ronald, Donald and Arnold - were born in Guymon on January 15, 1941, delivered by Dr. R. B. Hayes.
The babies were taken to Mrs. Jones Nursing Home to be cared for and kept safely quarantined from the general public for health reasons. With the exception of the grandparents and Mrs. Wells' sisters, whom Dr. Hayes reluctantly allowed, even family was turned away for visitation.



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