Archive - Jan 2012
Undercover video depicting animal cruelty and abuse in two of the nationâ€™s top pork producing companies forced The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) to file complaints with the U.S. Securities and Exchange and Federal Trade Commission.
Paul Shapiro, the Humane Societyâ€™s senior director of farm animal protection, said at an Oklahoma City news conference that investigators worked for both companies and videotaped the conditions in late 2011 at production facilities in the Oklahoma Panhandle.
Guymon Police Chief Eddie Adamson was put on Paid Administrative Leave on Monday.
Attempts to reach Adamson, who has been the Guymon Police Chief for four years, were unsuccessful.
Guymon Police Captain Michael Babb referred all inquiries to Guymon City Manager Ted Graham.
Graham told KVII television Monday morning that Adamson is on Paid Administrative Leave and gave no further information.
No further information has been made available.
Crystal Aranda wants to continue Guymonâ€™s tradition of high-skilled, competitive cheerleading. Aranda, who cheered at Guymon from 7th through 12th grade, saw a need for a location so local kids could learn gymnastics and cheer, and not have to travel so far.
â€śCheerleading for Guymon has always been a pretty competitive thing that girls really like to do,â€ť Aranda said. â€śEighty percent of people who did have their child in a cheerleading or gymnastics program were driving at least 60 miles one way. I thought Guymon was a big enough community for there to be a successful program.â€ť
Panhandle Radiology Imaging Center in Guymon is a giant step closer in completing installation for the facilityâ€™s new MRI machine.
The 8,000 pound, Siemens Harmony 1.0 Tesla MRI was delivered by Live Well Imaging - Medical Equipment Sales, Serve and Repair from Waxahachie, Texas, last December. Since itâ€™s arrival, a team from the Texas company has been working hard to completely install the massive machine, the most recent addition, installing a UN 1963 helium gas tank.
A new year brings new leadership to the Medical Staff at Memorial Hospital of Texas County (MHTC).
Dr. Manny Barias was voted to serve as Hospital Chief of Staff (COS) throughout the year of 2012, by the Medical Executive Committee.
Barias said the position of COS represents anyone who touches patients in MHTC for a one year term and hopes to redirect the attention back to the basic reason for the hospital, the patients.
After winning a week ago against Woodward the ninth grade boys kept momentum going in the favor with a 65-57 win over Meade Saturday.
Derek Portillo who scored 30 points in the game against Woodward scored 14 against Meade, but Angel Vega was the leader on offense with 22 points.
â€śI was very impressed at the level we played at on Saturday. I was really proud of Angel Vega, he stepped up into a leadership role in the gam,â€ť said coach Aaron Rios.
In the first quarter their defense played well also, only letting Meade score nine points and only 20 points in the half.
With nearly the same scores in their games last night Hardesty teams split games with Keyes. The girls won 38-26 and the boys had a good comeback in a 39-27 loss.
In the girls game last night Jazmin Barriga scored 16 points in the first half to help the Bison to a 26-7 halftime lead.
â€śI thought that they were playing hard the whole game and they made some key plays to get us going a few times,â€ť said coach Russell Byers.
The fourth quarter was when Keyes scored 12 points to get them back within ten. Hardesty held on defensively and with the help of their early lead got the win.
The Texas County Board of County Commissioners on Monday re-issued the countywide burn ban due to dry conditions.
After dropping the ban in late December following a snow storm, the commissioners re-issued the ban based on a dry January. Guymon received 0.02 of an inch of precipitation, a trace of snow early in the month and a brief rain shower a couple weekends ago.
The ban makes setting range or forest fires illegal. Burning of trash, setting a campfire or bonfire are also illegal.
GUYMON - In their first game in over a week the Tigers showed no signs of letting up from their win against Clayton.
The Lady Tigers started things out with a great defensive effort in what was in large part a blow-out.
In the first quarter Woodward only scored two points, that put them down 13-2 early.
Guymonâ€™s press defense and constant ball pressure caused the Boomers to turn the ball over, rarely getting the chance to set up their offense.
TEXHOMA - The time-off after losing in the championship game to Hooker seemed to help rather than hinder the Texhoma boys basketball team. In their first game back since their tournament Texhoma beat Beaver 45-32.
Early on it seemed at though Texhoma would have the ability to do what they needed to in order to win the basketball game. Offensively they were running through their sets multiple times, wearing the defense down.
By the end of the first quarter they had worn a four point, 13-9 lead out of Beaver.
Defense is what once again truly helped the Red Devils to win the game.