Archive - Sep 27, 2011
Michael Ray Garcia, 45, of Guymon passed away Saturday night, Sept. 24, 2011 at the Baptist St. Anthony Hospital in Amarillo.
The son of Paul Christopher and Madonna Sue (Cook) Garcia, he was born Nov. 15, 1965 in Dumas, Texas.
Mike was a lifelong resident of Guymon, graduating from Guymon High School with the Class of 1984. Following high school, Mike enlisted in the U.S. Army, where he proudly served his country. Upon his honorable discharge, he returned to Guymon where he worked as a derrick hand in the gas and oil industry. He was a member of the Harvest Day Church in Guymon.
The Texas County Coalition recently announced they have received a $125,000 grant from the Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) toward tobacco prevention in Texas County.
Texas County is one of 34 coalitions, which represent 51 counties, in Oklahoma to receive funding for Communities in Excellence Tobacco Control programs. Thanks to the $6 million in available funds, more than 85 percent of the state is equipped with the means to promote the healthy, tobacco free lifestyle.
Robert â€śBillyâ€ť Roberts, 86, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011 in Flower Mound, Texas.
Billy was born on Feb. 13, 1925 in Mineral Wells, Texas to W.R. â€śBobâ€ť Frazier and Hattie Mae Roberts. He lived in Texhoma, Texas until he joined the U.S. Marines on Nov. 30, 1942 and served until Dec. 1, 1945. He was in the 2nd Marine Division, AM Trac Battalion. His service (sea and foreign) was in the Asiatic Pacific Area, New Zealand, New Hebrides, Gilbert Islands, Marshall Islands, and Ryukyu Islands.
Billy participated in action against the Japanese on Tarawa and Okinawa.
Charlene Clancy, 69, of Guymon, died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011 at Dunaway Manor in Guymon.
Survivors include two sisters, Louise Judd and husband, Roy of Hooker, and Wanda Germann of Liberal, Kan.; one brother, J.H. Kammerzell of Guymon; a special great-niece, Wendy Keith of Hooker; and many other nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Janet Elaine Simpson, 71, of Hooker, passed away Sept. 16, 2011 at Odyssey Health Care in Amarillo, due to complications of a stroke.
Janet was born March 23, 1940 in Clayton, N.M. at St. Joseph Hospital, the daughter of Clifford and Anna Tower Holder.
She attended school in Clayton, graduating from Clayton High School with the Class of 1958.
On May 23, 1958 in Kenton, Okla., Janet was united in marriage to Harold Leonard Simpson.
She worked as an operator in Kenton and help Harold build the highway between Kenton and Clayton. They lived in Amistad, N.M., Hooker and Guymon.
LaDonna Kaye Clark, 49, of Guymon passed away Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011 at her home.
LaDonna was born July 4, 1962 in Liberal, Kansas. She attended the Guymon school system, graduating with the GHS Class of 1980. LaDonna also attended Seward County Community College in Liberal, Kansas.
LaDonna had worked as a respiratory therapist and in the home health care industry for many years. She also worked in the family pet care business, alongside her mother.
The Texas County Commissioners met on Monday morning for the regular meeting to discuss agenda items, including, the bid for Roll Off Waste for Districts 1, 2 and 3, the extention of the TSET contract between TSET/Texas County Health Department and Linmark Acquisition and updates from the Texas County Sherrif's Department.
Seward County Lanfill, the only bid for the Roll Off Waste for all three districts, was accepted and approved by the Commissioners.
With only four home matches during the season, Guymon doesnâ€™t get many chances to play in front of its home crowd, so on Monday the Lady Tigers used the rare opportunity to showcase their multiple sides to their fans.
The Lady Tigers had an up-and-down start, succumbing to unforced errors and falling to Moscow 2-1 (19-25, 25-19, 25-20), but quickly bounced back with a dominant win over Rolla 2-0 (25-13, 25-16).