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Archive - May 2011

Council to revisit budget issue at special THURSDAY meeting

May 31, 2011

The Guymon city council will hold a special meeting on THURSDAY night to discuss the 6-month ending December 2011 proposed budget.
The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at 219 NW Fourth in the city council chambers.
After consent agenda items and purchase orders, the council is expected to go into Executive session.
Following the executive session, the council will conduct the public hearing on the budget, where members of the public who might have questions will be able to speak to the city council.

May 27th

Don and Joan Krug

May 27, 2011

HOOKER — Don Krug, 71 and Joan Krug, 67 both of Hooker, Oklahoma passed away May 24, 2011 from injuries sustained in a tornado on I-40 near Calumet, Okla..
Joan Dianne Lynch was born July 18, 1943 in Denver, Colo., the daughter of Lewis and Bobbi Lynch.
She was adopted and raised in Woodland Park, Colo. This is where she attended school and graduated from Woodland Park High School with the Class of 1961. She then attended Blair Business College in Colorado Springs.

Jacque Ann Frittz

May 27, 2011

Jacque Ann Frittz, 57, lifelong Guymon resident; passed away Wednesday morning, May 25, 2011 at her home.
The daughter of Jack D. and Cynthia (Wilson) Rodman, she was born Feb. 27, 1954 in Guymon.
Jacque attended the Guymon school system, and was a member of the Church Of Christ.  
She was married to Mike Frittz on April 25, 1995 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
She was preceded in death by her father, Jack D. Rodman.

Joe Eugene Ferguson

May 27, 2011

Joe Eugene Ferguson, 83, of Guymon passed away Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at his home in Guymon.
The son of James Henry and Pearl Bernice (Wigley) Ferguson, he was born January 13, 1928 at the Camp Ranch House in Garvin County, Okla. Joe was raised in Garvin County, moving to Guymon in 1947 from Paoli, Okla.
Joe and Doris Faye (Goble) Ausbun were united in marriage on June 21, 1949 in Clayton, N.M.

‘Click it or Ticket’ aims to crack down on seatbelt violators

May 27, 2011

With the Memorial Day weekend just about under way, there’s one thing motorists in Guymon and across the country need to do before they even put their vehicle in drive: click that seatbelt.
The Guymon Police Department has joined agencies around the country in the Click it or Ticket campaign aimed at getting motorists to simply put their seatbelts on.
It’s just a matter of safety.

Hospital joins effort to reduce infant mortality

May 27, 2011

Memorial Hospital of Texas County (MHTC) has joined a statewide collaborative to ensure the best start for newborn babies.
The “Every Week Counts Collaborative,” initiated by the Oklahoma State Department of Health, hopes to reduce infant mortality and prematurity rate. Currently, Oklahoma ranks 41st in the nation for infant mortality, with eight deaths for every 1,000 live births.

Longtime Hooker couple among tornado victims

May 27, 2011

A longtime couple from Hooker was among the fatalities as tornadoes ravaged central Oklahoma on Tuesday afternoon and evening.
Don Krug, 71, and Joan Krug, 67, were killed when a tornado struck them along Interstate 40 near Calumet, west of El Reno.
The Krugs were married in 1963 in Colorado. They moved to Hough and later to Guymon, where Mr. Krug worked at Adams Hardfacing and Mrs. Krug was secretary for Trinity Baptist Church.
The couple moved to Hooker in 1972 and were members of the First Baptist Church.

May 25th

Hospital Board discusses consulting firm for dispute

May 25, 2011

Several turned out for Tuesday’s Board of Control meeting at Texas County Memorial Hospital. The biggest discussion of the evening was the latest developments for the ongoing controversy between hospital physicians and the hospital’s CEO.
In February, the hospital’s physicians met in a private meeting to discuss the ongoing problems between themselves and the CEO and came up with five resolutions for the problems. The resolutions were presented to the Board of Control, who agreed to seek an outside consulting firm to investigate the situation.

May 24th

$1 million in damage to Nash Building

May 24, 2011

The preliminary price tag on the Nash Building fire is $1 million, according to Guymon Assistant Fire Chief Grant Wadley.
Two businesses and several individual offices were destroyed in the Sunday morning blaze at 4th and Quinn. Preliminary reports indicate the fire was started by an electrical problem.
Firefighters were alerted at 7:44 a.m. Sunday to a fire in the alley at The Pub on the Bricks, 140 NW Fourth Street. When firefighters arrived, the rear of the building was on fire, and the fire had spread onto the second floor of the structure.

May 23rd

Carolyn Huse

May 23, 2011

GUYMON — Carolyn (Peas) Meta Huse passed away Saturday, May 21, 2011 at her home.  Carolyn was born Jan. 27. 1916 in the Womack community near Clifton, Texas. She was the fifth-born child of Oscar C. and Emily Ickert Anz. She was baptized and confirmed in the Zion United Church in Womack and lived in the Clifton area until her marriage on April 4, 1942 to Terry Anton Huse. 
Mr. Huse was serving in the U.S. Coast Guard and he and Carolyn were married in Yuma, Ariz. and later lived in San Diego and St. Augustine, Fla. 



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