Archive - Feb 16, 2012
Local 4-H members have been hard at work painting and raising money. And itâ€™s all part of the puzzle.
The local Friends of the NRA approached Texas County 4-H leader Brad James about partnering on a new fundraising concept â€” the Masterpiece Fundraiser.
Once again, many helpful hearts and hands have reached out to help a neighbor in need.
According to Guymon Jr. High Coach/Teacher, Michelle Davis, a couple of years ago the Leukemia Foundation contacted the school to host an annual fundraising activities for the foundation, however was not very successful, due to lack of no local connection. But this year is different. One of Guymonâ€™s own, 8th grader Emily El-Amoudi was recently diagnosed with the disease.
Earlier this month, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin authorized an executive order to ban tobacco use on all state property to â€śhelp contain the growth of increasing health care costs currently straining the budgets of families, businesses and state government.â€ť
The order states, â€śTitle 63 of the Oklahoma Statutes, Section 1-1523 prohibits smoking in all public places, in any indoor workplace and all vehicles owned by the State of Oklahoma and all of its agencies and instrumentalites.â€ť
The Tournament of Champions qualifying meet was held Saturday, Feb. 11, at Guymon Central Junior High. The 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students competing were from Guymon, Hooker, Texhoma, Alva, Beaver, Felt, and Straight.
Guymonâ€™s sixth graders earned six medals, the seventh graders won nine medals, and the eighth graders received eight medals.
The Guymon Public School Board gathered for their regularly scheduled meeting, Monday evening.
The topic of most discussion was Oklahomaâ€™s No Child Left Behind Waiver passed last week.
States wishing to be free from the federally mandated No Child Left Behind law must adopt a college/career-ready standards for education and teacher evaluation systems.
According to Guymon Superintendent Doug Melton, flexibility was one flaw of the No Child Left Behind law and Guymon Schools will finish out the school year under these old rules.
Bill D. Bledsoe, Sr., 74, Hot Springs. Ark., died Monday, Feb. 13, 2012.
He was born Jan. 27, 1938 in Guymon, the son of John Bledsoe and Lillian Watkins Bledsoe.Â
He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, John Bledsoe, Jr.
Bill was a retired welder in the oil and gas industry.