Archive - Jun 2011
Tuesday nightâs thunderstorms that rumbled across most of Texas County brought with them some much-needed rain. But the numerous cloud-to-ground lightning strikes created a headache for county firefighters, who responded to numerous grass fires from one end of the county to the other.
With the extreme drought conditions still gripping the Oklahoma Panhandle, county and city officials have taken drastic steps to make sure life and property are kept safe. And with the Independence Day holiday approaching, the danger is made even worse by the use of fireworks.
Texas County has made discharging fireworks illegal. The City of Guymon has done the same, but added a twist. A resolution in early June made the sale of fireworks illegal in the Guymon city limits.
That fact has many wondering about a fireworks stand that was opened on Highway 3 near Country View Estates this week.
Several gathered once again last night for the monthly Memorial Hospital of Texas County Board of Control meeting, the hot topics on the agenda being the report from the Management Consulting Firm, Webb & Associates and a request for resignation of the Chief Executive Officer in the Executive Session.
The board ran through regular agenda items with ease, discussing compliance, quality, building inspection and the financials.
In team swim meets, every point matters.
So, at this past weekendâs swim meet in Liberal, Kan., Mercedes Davis and Aaron Huckins mattered an awful lot to the Guymon Gators as the duo brought in a combined 74 points and helped lead the Gators to a second place finish.
For their efforts, Davis and Huckins have been selected as Swimmers of the Week.
Davis had a dominant day in the water, pulling in four first-place finishes and a pair of second-place finishes.
Itâs that dreaded time of the year again.
All forms of basketball have left the airwaves and football is still far on the horizon. Even hockey season is over, leaving only baseball and the occasional tennis or golf tournament to watch on television.
But with my recent increase in baseball viewing, I have come to a realization: Major League Baseball is facing a grim future.
While many other sports are seeing all-time highs in popularity, Major League Baseball doesnât seem to be able to grab the same kind of attention in the 21st century, and fan support is wavering.
This weekâs Guymon Daily Herald âFamiliar Faceâ is Gary Holdeman.
Gary just moved to Guymon earlier in the month, but is already becoming familiar to many as the new Senior Pastor of Victory Memorial United Methodist Church.
Growing up, Gary said, âI actually wanted to serve my country in the military, I got to do it for six years and enjoyed it very much.â
In college, a career aptitude test revealed to Gary he was best suited to be a minister, a military officer or in law enforcement.
âWith every action starts a chain reactionâ
A simple âPray for Rainâ sign in a front yard turned into a group pray session. This drought has taken its toll on all of us, but one person is dead set on making a difference.
Bud Kiener of Hough started out by making a simple sign in his yard that states âPray for Rain.â Itâs nothing fancy with bright lights and all of that.
But it served its purpose.
Associate State Climatologist, Oklahoma Climatological Survey
The funeral service for Frances Bernice McClaflin, age 82 took place Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at 10 a.m. at the Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home Chapel. Rev Don Tines will officiate. Burial will be in the Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home.
Frances was born Feb. 8, 1929 in Enid, Okla. to Bert and Frances Ryan Fowler and died June 16, 2011 in Enid. She was raised in Enid until age 14, then moved to Wakita area where she attended Manchester Schools and graduated.