Archive - Aug 26, 2011
Georgie Marie Freeman, better known as Joy, was granted her angel wings on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011 in her home in Littleton, Colorado after being diagnosed with adult onset Leukemia at the age of 87.
Born Dec. 30, 1923, in Texhoma, Okla., she was the youngest of six children born to Traber and LaNora (Gwin) Foster. The family lived 17 miles outside of Texhoma for the first years of her life.
HOOKER â Itâs been a record hot summer in the Oklahoma Panhandle and itâs about to get even hotter this fall. On Saturday, Sept. 10, the streets in downtown Hooker will be overflowing with nearly 200 smoking hot vintage cars, trucks and motorcycles from the five state area. More than $10,000 in cash and prizes will be given away.
The fifth annual car show begins at 9 a.m. and the awards are at 4 p.m. Car Show entrants pay $20 for early registration or $30 day of show. Each participant will receive a car show t-shirt, dash plaque, free meal and ticket for the car show drawings.
Some of our local heroes from the fire department will on hand Saturday, working hard to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) with their annual "Fill the Boot" campaign.
Guymon Fire Department Captain, Bryan Burson told the Guymon Daily Herald, firefighters have participated in the Fill the Boot event for at least 40 years and will be set up at the intersections of Tiger Blvd. / Highway 64 and 12th / Main, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Two stingy defenses, two electrifying running backs and two squads filled with players dying to hit somebody.
There were plenty of similarities to spot at Memorial Stadium on Thursday as the Guymon Tigers hosted the Texhoma Red Devils in an exciting and often emotional scrimmage, but perhaps the most important thing the two teams have in common is that they are headed in the right direction.
âWe looked a lot better than we did last week in our scrimmage (against Clayton, N.M.),â Texhoma coach Aaron Witten said. âWe grew up a little as a team and we were playing a lot better.â
The first installment of this new rivalry was as to be expected: lopsided.
Playing the Guymon Lady Tigers for the first time, the Texhoma Lady Devils were no-hit Thursday as they fell 15-0 in 4 1/2 innings.
The Lady Devils, a first-year softball program, had one runner reach base on an error but couldnât do anything more against Guymon senior pitcher Taylor Spencer and the Lady Tigerâs stingy defense.
Guymon, meanwhile, rattled off 13 runs in the first two innings before RBIs by Courtney Steffens and Carly Purdy made it 15-0 in the bottom of the third.
Over the past couple of months, many area residents have overwhelmingly opened their hearts to a neighbor in need, 5 year old Bryzik Pruszynski, after losing his foot in a lawn mower accident.
The boy's paternal grandmother and longtime Guymon resident, Mary Carden, said Bryzik has been home for a couple of weeks, started Kindergarten and is awaiting the new foot he picked out for himself.
The 15th class of the Oklahoma Agricultural Leadership Program (OALP), consisting of participants from across the state, paid a visit to Guymon Wednesday.
OALP is designed to prepare Oklahomans, ages 25-45, actively involved in an Ag production or an Ag related business, to step into future leadership roles.
During the two-year program, participants' are educated in various aspects of government, business, economics, industry and many others, from local to international levels, through seminars and study tours throughout Oklahoma, as well as one international tour.
Guymon Firefighters battled not only hot weather conditions Wednesday, but had three major fires that destroyed two homes and burned several acres in separate incidents.
The first fire was reported at 2:33 p.m. Wednesday, a half-mile east of Guymon on Hwy 412. Firefighters responded to a fully involved house fire that was reported by people traveling by on the highway.
âOn our arrival, fire was coming out of the garage and front windows of the home,â said Assistant Fire Chief Grant Wadley.