Archive - Mar 2012
Resolutions approved by the Texas County delegation to be considered for adoption by the Oklahoma State Republican Party. March 19, 2012.
1. We would like to commend the US Troops for their service to our country.
2. Be it resolved that the Republican Party support the Second Amendment, upholding the right for individuals to keep and bear arms, and strictly oppose taxes on firearms and ammunition.
3. Be it resolved that our border be secured, no amnesty be given to illegal immigrants, and English is the official language.
Katie Martha Mann Ballard, 106, of Abilene, Texas passed away March 15, 2012 in Abilene, Texas.
Katie was born June 13, 1905 to C.P. and Jennie Mann in Tyrone, No Manâ€™s Land of the Oklahoma Territory.Â She was raised in a very loving, happy, Christian family of five brothers and four sisters.
She married Fred Ballard on Oct. 19, 1923.Â Together they raised four children; Robbie Winter, Clyde Ballard, Monna Rae Bruce and Arnold Ballard.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Fred; grandson, Michael Ballard; and son-in-law, Bill Winter.
Preparation for the 11th Annual Junior High Musical, â€śHarmony High,â€ť have already begun and is scheduled for Monday, April 30, with the first performance at 6:30 p.m. and the second at 7:30 p.m.
â€śI started doing a spring musical i the Jr. High in 2001 to give the kids a taste of what being in the high school musical might be like,â€ť said Choir Director Becky Jett. â€śBecause of the numbers this year, we have double cast all the parts and will be performing twice with two different casts.â€ť
In hopes of helping a neighbor in need, area resident, Brian Thomas, has made a commitment and personal mission to raising money for the ongoing medical expenses of Guymonâ€™s own Anna Drake, who was suddenly struck and left paralyzed by a condition, last year called Transverse Myelitis.
Anna still suffering with her condition and is currently in the Summit Living Center in Okeene. Thomas wanted to raise money to help with growing medical expenses after reading â€śPray for Annaâ€ť at the Lumber Mart and created the fund-raising idea, â€śClocks for Anna.â€ť
Since 1929, the Texas County Oklahoma Home and Community Education (OHCE) has been providing a variety of educational programs, in cooperation with the OSU Extension Service, to aid members in improving the lives of their families, homes and communities.
The non-profit, home demonstration club has just released their third ever â€śkeepsake cookbook,â€ť which contains 440 recipes submitted and compiled itâ€™s 51 members, complete with many great â€śhelpsâ€ť and a contributors index.
Seaboard Foods, one of the stateâ€™s largest pork processing facilities has made a generous donation of $5,000 to Catholic Charitiesâ€™ Guymon office to help families in Western Oklahoma. The donation will support ongoing programs such as Catholic Charitiesâ€™ Family H.O.P.E. Program.
â€śWe are grateful to Seaboard Foods for their generous donation and their incredible support of Catholic Charities,â€ť said Julia Gonzales, director of Catholic Charitiesâ€™ Guymon office. â€śDue to this incredible donation, Catholic Charities can help more families in need to overcome their obstacles.â€ť
Although bullying is a nation wide problem, it also hits close to home. More frequently than ever are the unfortunate stories of children and teens suffering in silence as they are pushed to the edge by their abusers.
The Guymon Central Junior High STUCO recognized the need to educate their classmates on the issue and introduced an awareness video, â€śStop The Bullying.â€ť
GUYMON - Defense was the name of the game against Western Heights on Tuesday night. In the first game the Tigers only had two errors to go with their 14 runs. That combination made it easy for Guymon to seal the 14-4 win.
â€śWe had 21 quality at bats out of 38 plate appearances. We preach trying to have quality at bats even if the at bat doesnâ€™t result in a hit we are still making that pitcher work,â€ť said coach Dave Oâ€™Sullivan.
GUYMON - After winning in a shoot-out just four days ago the Lady Tigers were feeling good about their chances in another one Tuesday afternoon. In a tight game against the Liberal Redskins no one was able to net a goal in 80 minutes of play. In the shoot-out this time things did not go quite as Guymon had hoped and the Redskins took the game 3-0.
â€śWe dominated the first half of the game. We out shot them eight to four,â€ť said coach Michelle Davis.
St. Peterâ€™s Catholic Church
1220 N. Quinn Street
Friday March 23 and Friday, March 30
$10.00-all you can eat
$5.00-child plate; under 10 years old