Archive - Mar 2, 2012
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” The Balko Lady Bison saw their season come to a close in the semifinal round of the Class B State Tournament, as they fell to the Lomega Lady Raiders, 65-46.
Balko was able to stay with Lomega for stretches, but the Lady Raiders managed a scoring run in each quarter that helped them pull away.
â€śTheir press gave us trouble, and we just couldnâ€™t get the ball where we needed to and attack, said Lady Bison coach Mitch Cowan. â€śThey are awfully athletic and shoot the ball well. They just outplayed us today. Theyâ€™re a really good basketball team.â€ť
ENID â€“ Redemption was sweet Friday afternoon for the Hooker Bulldogs. After losing a heartbreaker to Alva just eight days ago they were able to come back and pound them the second time around, 52-33.
From the very beginning the game felt like a heavyweight-boxing match, with both teams trying to feel each other out on the floor. Neither team wanted to make a crucial mistake in the first quarter. At the end of one, both defenses had been on display with the score a low 9-7 in the Bulldogs favor.
Larissa Marie Lee Garcia, 26, of Goodwell; passed away unexpectedly Wednesday morning, Feb. 29, 2012 at the Northwest Texas Hospital in Amarillo, Texas.
The daughter of Marie Garcia and Steve Redic, she was born on Dec. 6, 1985 in Guymon.
Larissa was a lifelong area resident. She attended school in Goodwell, graduated from Guymon, and attended two years of college at Oklahoma Panhandle State University. She was a clerk for Wes-T-Go in Guymon.
Don Wood, 76, retired District Attorney, died Wednesday morning, Feb. 29, 2012, in San Antonio, Texas. Memorial services will be Saturday, March 10 at 2 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, Guymon, with military graveside rites following.
Thomas Benjamin David, 76, of Guymon passed away Thursday afternoon, March 1, 2012 at his home.
The son of Vernon Edward and Elizabeth Ella (Barrick) David, he was born on Aug. 19, 1935 in Keyes, Okla.
The David family moved to Guymon from Keyes in the 1940s and Tommy attended school in Guymon.
Tommy was united in marriage to Barbara Carlton on Feb. 3, 1959 in Woodward. He was an automobile and irrigation mechanic the majority of his working life. He owned and operated Thomas David Garage for several years; retiring in 2008.
Last yearâ€™s Spring Community Clean-Up set a precedence that we need to work hard to meet â€¦ and exceed this year on the chosen date of April 7, 2012.
A true community effort, Guymonâ€™s April Community Clean-Up in 2011 was a shining success. For several reasons the April Community Clean-Up had a staggering number of people participating.
Representative Gus Blackwell sent out notification to many local civic organizations about the Great American Clean-Up and its association with Keep Oklahoma Beautiful. Many of those groups paid attention.
The local non profit organization, Open Cross Ranch, will be hosting their annual fundraising opportunity on Sunday, March 4, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Victory Memorial United Methodist Church Enrichment Center.
The event will feature a Mexican food variety lunch served to guests for a tax-deductible, free will donation, information about the ranch and a stick horse auction at 1 p.m.
Tyler and Kalye Griffin run the Open Cross Ranch, which is located 15 miles west of Guymon on Highway 64 and specializes in Equine Assisted Learning (EAL).
ENID - Itâ€™s going to be deja vuâ€™ tonight at the Enid gym for the area semifinal. After winning their first area game last night Hooker and Alva will face off again. Just eight days after the Goldbugs beat the Bulldogs 41-40, Hooker will have a chance to redeem themselves and get to the area championship.
Hooker won last night against Pawnee for the first area playoff game. Early on it already seemed to have the makings of the all the other Bulldog playoff games, close and exciting to the end. Hooker was able to fend off Pawnee in the final quarter for the 51-42 win.