Archive - Jun 22, 2011
Donna Ray, 59, of Hooker, passed away Wednesday, June 22, 2011, at Memorial Hospital of Texas County in Guymon. Funeral services are pending and will be announced by Bunch-Roberts Funeral Home of Guymon.
William (Willie) Clarence Harris, 83, of Newton, Kan., passed away Wednesday, June 15, 2011, at the Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.
The son of Thomas and Laura Harris, he was born on June 5, 1928, in Lebanon, Tenn.
He graduated from Guymon High School in 1947.
Surviors include three sisters. Marcille and Roy Conner of Guymon, Joy and George Smith of Guymon, Jan and Doug Ballard of Van Alstyne, Texas.
Hubert Adolph âHughâ Erker, 81, of Salina, Kan., passed awayÂ Friday, June 17, 2011 at Hospice of Salina.Â
Mr. Erker was born in Ost, Kan. on Sept. 20, 1929, the son of the late Julius Hubert and Agnes Mary (Ast) Erker.
He was a graduate of Gypsum High School.Â On May 20, 1950,Â he married Velma Louise Reed in Solomon, Kan., at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.
Hubert worked as an Electrician for Mobil Oil in Guymon.
He was also a member of St. Maryâs Catholic Church in Salina.
Melissa Gay (Rawls) Huya, 44, of Bridgeport, Texas passed away June 19, 2011, in Decatur, Texas. Funeral services will take place at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 23, 2011, at First Baptist Church of Bridgeport. Dr. David Burrows will officiate.
Burial will follow in East Bridgeport Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 22, 2011, at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport.
An invasion of Methodist youth from across Oklahoma is in progress in Guymon this week. And theyâre all on a mission to do some good for some deserving folks around town.
The kids are in Guymon as part of Youth Force, which is a program of the United Methodist Church.
A sad reality is puppy mills are every where and Guymon is no exception.
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) defines a puppy mill as "a large-scale commercial dog breeding operation where profit is given priority over the well-being of dogs."
Female dogs are often bred litter after litter with no healing time between. All dogs, including the puppies, are often kept in unsanitary and over populated areas without proper care. Such conditions and inbreeding can severely effect the overall health of the animal or leave it with permanent disabilities.
More areas of Guymon that contain unsightly trash were identified this week, thanks to one concerned citizen. Orville Cumiford brought the areas to the GDHâs attention in response to Mondayâs article about illegal dumping.
âItâs gotten worse this year and itâs really a sad deal,â Cumiford said. âThe city has got to do more about it.â
During a second look at the areas in question, led by Cumiford, the Guymon Daily Herald witnessed more of the problem, which includes not only random trash but tree limbs, furniture and roofing materials strung throughout the area.
Coming in riding a five-game losing streak, the Guymon Tigers Sr. Babe Ruth baseball team was anxious to get things turned around Tuesday.
After two innings, they had done just that.
The Tigers jumped out to a 6-0 lead on the visiting Hooker Horny Toads and held on for a 9-7 victory at Asa Howard Stadium.