Archive - Jan 5, 2012
After realizing the need for a local youth shelter, efforts by the Texas County Coalition began in 2008 to make it a reality and as a result, the Panhandle Services for Children was born and has been moving forward ever since.
Group member Christi Hale said community efforts since then has been impressive.
Texas County Precinct Officials gathered Wednesday morning to be trained on new voting equipment with the Regional Coordinator/Woodward Secretary, Carol Caroll onsite to walk the officials through the training process.
According to Texas County Election Board Secretary LaFonda Limon, the State of Oklahoma recently purchased new voting equipment and will be holding a mock election to test out the equipment, next week, Jan. 9-12, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. each day.
The mock election will be only at the Texas County Election Board, located at 301 N. Main.
Kim Ellen Hays, 55, longtime Guymon resident, passed away Wednesday morning, Jan. 4, 2012 at her home.
The daughter of Mary Faye (Ballew) and Buddy R. Carson, she was born July 19, 1956 in Oklahoma City.Â She attended Classen schools.Â
Kim was reared in a car racing family.Â Her father, Bud Carson, brought racing to Oklahoma, with his own Mar-Car company and he was a longtime track manager of the Oklahoma Fair Grounds.Â The entire family promoted and participated in racing.Â She was united in marriage to Brian Todd Hays on Feb. 13, 1987 in Oklahoma City.
Laura J. Sturges, 84, of Baker,Â Okla., died Monday, Jan. 2, 2012â€¨at her home.
She was born Feb. 9, 1927 in Leachburg, Pa., the daughterâ€¨Bill & Myrtle Prunty Jenkins.
She lived with her grandparents Edward & Florence Prunty forâ€¨seven years in Leachburg,Â moving to Rocky Ford, Colo. and living with â€¨her mother and finishing school.Â During World War II, she workedâ€¨at the Air base in La Junta.