Archive - 2012
Aly Freeland and Ramee Aranda, both swimmers for the Guymon Gators, were recently awarded State All-Academic Swim Team honors by Missouri Valley and USA Swimming associations.
Freeland, 16, is the daughter of Mike and Darci Freeland of Guymon, and is a sophomore at Guymon High School.
Aly is a nine-year member of the Guymon Gator Swim Team and maintains a 4.38 GPA. She is a member of FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) and is on the GHS Womenâs golf and volleyball teams.
After 22 years of service, Texas County Commissioner Gary Winters was able to join his family and friends at his retirement party on Friday afternoon.
âIâm excited,â said Winters. âItâs been a long time coming.â
Monday morning Commissioner meetings may be a bit different without the humourous âfriendlyâ banter that was always exchanged between Winters and fellow commissioner Jack Strain, but Winters looks back over the last 22 years with a smile.
âItâs been fun,â Winters said. âIt has been an honor to serve Texas County. Itâs been a good life.â
The Guymon City Council on Thursday entered into lease-purchase agreements with City National Bank for a new ambulance, new fire department bunker gear and the vacant City National Bank Building at 5th and Main, which the city wants to convert to city offices.
The ambulance is a 2012 Ford F-450 4x4 at 1.97 percent interest at a cost of $158,008 for 72 months.
The bunker gear is $79,002 at 1.97 percent interest for 72 months.
The building at 5th and Main could potentially house house city offices. The lease is for 10 years with the option to buy at that time.
For those looking for something to do locally for New Years Eve, there will be plenty of options to ring it in with a good time.
Bobâs Cowboy Bar will be hosting the KKBS ball drop with a live band and Hunnyâs BBQ, wit h all proceeds at the door going to Artist Incubation.
There will also be a special going on that night at the Pub on the Bricks in downtown Guymon. Starting at 10 p.m. they will be handing out $10 bracelets for all you can drink domestic draught beer all night.
Jimmie Leon Carter, 78, passed away Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, at his home in Guymon.âšThe son of Olin and Gladys (Romine) Carter, he was born Dec. 5, 1934, in Taloga, Okla. Jimmie lived in Guymon for the past 63 years.
He attended Guymon Schools graduating in 1952.
He studied in the Trade and Industrial program.
He was employed by JM McCullough Tool Company retiring when he was 50 years old.
He enjoyed his friends and family throughout his retirement.
Christmas night was a rough one for the community of Gruver as a tragic incident took the life of 18-year-old Gruver High School student, Armando Guereca, Jr.
As reported by Hansford County Sheriff Gary Evens, Guereca lived at the USA Feedyard just outside of Gruver, and was being taken home just before midnight by a friend when Guereca asked to be dropped off by the gate instead of directly to his house, which Sheriff Evans claims to be approximately a half mile walk.
The City of Guymon has announced Michael Babb as the new Chief of Police.
Babb started his career in law enforcement with the Guymon Police Department in August 1993, when he was hired as a Patrolman. In 1996, he began teaching the D.A.R.E. program (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) in Guymon Public Schools.
In 1997, he joined the
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The Guardians of the Ribbon, Oklahoma Panhandle Chapter, have been putting smiles on faces as they help cancer patients, survivors, and families of those, raise money and represent the strength that comes with the challenges of facing such a hard road that comes with cancer. During the Holiday season, they made sure to spread joy as they made a couple visits.
A white Christmas brought joy to many in the area, and being a farmerâs daughter, I too had a grin from ear to ear when I woke up that morning.
Sadly, this was the first year I spent Christmas without my family, but managed to still enjoy my day in my cozy little home with my little tree and some hot drinks to keep me warm. I was able to reflect on the past few weeks when I had done my good deeds of donating gifts or money that I was saving for those in need, and imagining their faces on Christmas morning, and again, a grin from ear to ear appeared.