Archive - Nov 2011
This seasonâ€™s roller coaster weather is about to hit another dip.
After relatively warm days on Monday and Wednesday, a strong cold front moved in this morning. Hot on the frontâ€™s heels is an upper-level storm system thatâ€™s going to bring a chance of wintery precipitation Friday night and Saturday.
â€śPrecipitation is highly expected for the next few days according to the National Weather Service,â€ť said Katie Martire, the City of Guymonâ€™s Public Information Officer. â€śWhat type of precipitation has yet to be determined.â€ť
William â€śBillâ€ť D. Johnson, 65, of Tulsa, died Nov. 23, 2011 in Tulsa.
Bill was a petroleum Electrical Engineer.
Services were Monday, Nov. 28 at Mooreâ€™s Southlawn Chapel in Tulsa.
Melissa Ann â€śMissyâ€ť (Stull) Thomason, 42, of Texhoma passed away Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011 at the Moore County Hospital in Dumas, Texas.
Funeral services are pending and will be announced by the Bunch - Roberts Funeral Home of Guymon.
Friends can sign the online guest book and leave condolences at www.bunchroberts.com.
Area residents may have noticed a man with a cart passing through Guymon, Tuesday. At first glance, he may have appeared to be a homeless hitchhiker, however, 25 year-old Alan Slater is actually a world-traveler on a mission to raise money for a worthy cause.
The Manchester, England native originally began his adventures touring various countries across Asia, including Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam, where Alan met an American girl, who told stories of people cycling across America.
The idea stuck with him.
The Panhandle Lions Club is gearing up for their annual Christmas shopping spree for less fortunate children in the community, which will take place on Saturday, Dec. 17., starting from the Victory Memorial United Methodist Church at 8 a.m.
Panhandle Lion David Brane said approximately 100-120 children, who might not otherwise have Christmas, will receive a letter of invitation for the event and treated to breakfast and a shopping spree.
Mansel Roach, longtime Texhoma resident, passed away late Monday, Nov. 28, 2011 at the Coldwater Manor in Stratford, Texas.
Mansel Roach was born Feb. 28, 1916 in Springfield, Colo., the firstborn to Mae (Campbell) and Charles L. Roach.Â His mother, Mae Roach, passed away when he was just 6 years old, and his father, Charlie later married Ellen Stevens. Â Â Â
Mansel graduated from Texhoma High School in 1934.Â Prior to his military service he worked for the Civil Conservation Corp. and helped build the Bandelier National Monument Los Alamos, N.M. Â Â
GOODWELL â€” Coming into Tuesdayâ€™s game, Clay Casper hadnâ€™t thought much about his teamâ€™s loss to Goodwell in the district championship last year â€” until he came into their gym.
â€śIt really wasnâ€™t (on my mind) until I saw that district championship sign,â€ť said Balkoâ€™s junior guard, pointing to a banner on the wall. â€śI didnâ€™t say anything about it but â€¦ it fired me up.â€ť
Casper made sure his team wouldnâ€™t end up on the wrong side this time as he poured in 21 points, helping the Bison rally from a second-quarter deficit to top the Goodwell Eagles, 50-34.
GOODWELL â€” The Balko Lady Bison sent a message to the rest of the area Tuesday night: They are still the team to beat.
The Lady Bison, who reached the Class B State semifinals last season, showed the same style of play that made them so dangerous last year, applying heavy full-court pressure, forcing turnovers and racking up points in transition as they rolled past Goodwell, 70-33.
With the football team reaching the second round of the Class A State Playoffs, the basketball team didnâ€™t have much time to practice together.
Despite that, the Red Devils were able to finish strong Tuesday en route to a season-opening win over visiting Startford, 60-47.
The Elks (2-2) led 18-14 after the first quarter before Texhoma fought back to a 34-29 lead going into halftime. The lead shrunk to 42-40 going into the fourth quarter, but the Red Devils widened the margin as they outscored Startford, 18-7 in the final period.
Winning is a simple formula: Have the lead when the final buzzer sounds.
On Monday the Guymon girlsâ€™ eighth-grade A team found itself on the wrong side of that equation as it dropped a back-and-forth game to Hugoton, 28-26.
The Lady Tigers led 8-6 after the first quarter before heading into the locker room down 18-16 at halftime. They pulled back out front 22-18 by the end of the third quarter but were outscored 10-4 in the fourth.
Shay Henry, Kaylem LaBrue and Mikaela Baker each scored six points to lead Guymon (4-4).
Guymon is back in action Thursday to host Liberal West at 4 p.m.