Archive - Feb 25, 2011
Wilmer Jess Perry, age 94, died Friday, February 25, 2011 at Pioneer Manor in Hugoton, Kansas. He was born November 26, 1916 in Stevens County, Kansas, the son of Jesse Norton and Birtha Ann (Gore) Perry.
Ernest Clifford Betterton, 78, of Guymon; passed away Friday morning, February 25, 2011 at the Grove Nursing Center in Grove, Oklahoma.
The son of Ernest C. and Ruth (Knight) Betterton, he was born on October 7, 1932 in Wewoka, Oklahoma.
Ernest and Jeanette Griffis were united in marriage on March 31, 1957 in Las Vegas, Nevada.Â They moved to Guymon from Belle Fourche, South Dakota in 1967.
The Friends of the NRA will be hosting their 18th Annual Banquet on March 5, 2011, at the Texas County Activity Center.
The event is one of 24 held throughout Oklahoma each year, to raise money for the NRA Foundation and various shoot sporting scholarships in Oklahoma.
Proceeds from these statewide fundraisers are divided with half going to the NRA Foundation and the other half going for the various scholarships. The Guymon event normally raises around $25,000.
Keith and Dixie Swezey, an Edmond, Okla., couple, shared their heartbreaking story Wednesday afternoon, of their daughter Erin, who was killed by a drunk driver. The couple hopes their story will help to elect stronger DUI laws.
"This is not an easy process for us, but we're willing to share our story for Erin in the hopes of passing legislation that may prevent another family from going though such a senseless tragedy," said Dixie Swezey
The Guymon Tigers couldnât hold Heritage Hall off any longer.
With the Tigers leading 27-14 in the second quarter, the flood gates opened for the Chargers, who rallied to win the Class 4-A, Region A Tournament consolation opener, 72-60 and end Guymonâs season Thursday in Woodward.
âIn the third quarter, they caught fire and they got back in the ball game,â Guymon coach Tyler Chapman said. âTheir big post kid (Quintez Struble) went off. He had 14 points in the fourth quarter.
Few teams were better in the clutch this season than the Hooker Bulldogs.
But on Thursday, they finally felt what it was like to be on the wrong end of a nail-biter.
The Bulldogs led with 1 minute to play before falling behind and missing a potential game-winning shot in the final seconds as Okeene held on to win 41-40 in their consolation bracket opener of Class A, Area 1 Tournament in Woodward.
âIt was just the case of two really evenly matched teams,â Hooker coach Bud Valerius said. âWe just didnât make enough plays.â