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Archive - Sep 2011

September 30th

Lady Tigers sweep Clayton

September 30, 2011

The Guymon Lady Tigers had one last opportunity to build some momentum and they made the most of it.

In their final match of the regular season, the Lady Tigers disposed of visiting Clayton (N.M.) in straight sets, 25-15, 25-16, 25-21, adding a little confidence and momentum before they head to the Class 5-A, Region 2 Tournament next week.

“It’s very nice having some momentum right now,” said Guymon coach Ty Ware, whose squad has won three straight matches. “I was a little worried playing three nights out of four, but it turned out being a good thing for us.”

Elk City rallies to beat Guymon in district softball tournament

September 30, 2011

Twice the Guymon Lady Tigers took the early lead and twice they watched they watched that lead disappear.

The Lady Tigers struggled to keep their bats going Thursday in their district tournament game against Elk City, which grabbed two come-from-behind wins (4-2 and 5-1) to claim the best-of-three series and end Guymon’s season.

Council revisits city office issue

September 30, 2011

The Guymon City Council revisited the option of eventually moving city offices to the former City National Bank Building at 5th and Main at Thursday’s meeting.
The council took no action other than to have city manager Ted Graham look into it further.
City employees are quickly running out of space in the current offices at 219 NW 4th, and other age-related issues are becoming a problem. Council members want to compare the costs of buying the CNB building vs. renovating the current building.

YMCA adopts tobacco-free workplace policy

September 30, 2011

The Texas County Coalition and TSET are proud to report, the Texas County Family YMCA has chosen to adopt a Tobacco Free Work Place policy.
Texas County Tobacco Coordinator, Kayla McCarter, told the Guymon Daily Herald, YMCA CEO, Rob Rixon, worked with the YMCA board to help get the tobacco free policy passed and it will go into effect on Oct. 15.

Life Chain is Sunday at 12th and Main in Guymon

September 30, 2011

Thousands across the nation will gather for an hour Sunday afternoon, forming a Pro-Life Chain to pray and peacefully take a stand for the unborn and the sanctity of human life, which begins at the moment of conception.
Guymon’s Life Chain Chairman 2011, Roz Keimig, said this will be the 18th year for Guymon to participate in the event, which will take place on Sunday from 2:30-3:30 p.m., beginning at 12th and Main St., with signs available for participants in the parking lot.

September 29th

Genevieve (Jean) Pearl Byers

September 29, 2011

Genevieve (Jean) Pearl Byers, 77, formerly of southwest Missouri, died Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011, in Chesterfield, Mo. (St. Louis metro area). 
She was born Sept. 14, 1934, in Anderson, Mo., to Mark Elmer and Rose Ann (Watson) Michael.
Mrs. Byers grew up in southwest Missouri and had also lived in the Panhandles of Texas and Oklahoma, before moving to the St. Louis, area 23 years ago.
She was a homemaker and had worked as a nurse’s, aid and as a beautician in Guymon. She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and Cooties, and a member of Hazelwood Baptist Church in Hazelwood, Mo.

Pierce, Osborn are this week’s spotlight seniors

September 29, 2011

Charrissa Pierce is a Senior at Guymon High School, and was born and raised here in Guymon. Charrissa takes her education seriously, and advises the underclassmen to get good grades now so you don't have to worry about it so much later. In school, Charrissa's favorite subject was Psychology, which she took her Junior year.
Her most outstanding memory is making it to state in Volleyball last year.
In her free time outside of school, she enjoys playing volleyball, being social and reading.

Hospital board passes professional conduct policy

September 29, 2011

The Memorial Hospital of Texas County Board of Control on Tuesday evening passed a professional conduct policy and procedure. The new policy allows the board to form an ad hoc committee to address any complaints against physicians outside the clinical realm.
The measure passed 5-2.
The policy the board has for employees is still in place. This will be a new professional conduct policy for physicians. The item was brought up at the Aug. 16 meeting but tabled so members of the board could study it further.
Dr. Kelly McMurry asked what it meant by professional conduct.

Texhoma teacher earns Heroes for Children award

September 29, 2011

Texhoma resident, Elizabeth Melgar, was honored earlier this month in Austin, Texas as one of only 15 people in the state to receive the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) for District 15, Texas Heroes for Children Award.
Melgar was nominated in May by Texhoma (Texas) Independent School District Superintendent Hope Appel, for her hours of volunteer work and dedication within the public school system and in the community.

YMCA offers after-school childcare program

September 29, 2011

In today's society, homes with a single working parent or two working parents is not uncommon. Meanwhile, the children inside these homes may not be mature or capable of staying home alone after-school and the Texas County Family YMCA is here to help.
"I am aware that there are many children out there without child care and going home alone or are uncomfortable with their current provider," said JodiRae Rosalez, YMCA Childcare Director. "The Y has a lot to offer our community youth."

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