Archive - Jul 2012
In small-town America, neighbors look out for each other.
And Guymon Daily Herald newspaper carriers Peggy M. Martinez and Brayden Lehew are two perfect examples of that sentiment.
Lehew, 14, and his âNanaâ have been carriers for years, and have gotten to know most of the people they deliver to everyday.
Thatâs why when they delivered the paper to the home of Henrietta Hill last week, they thought it highly unusual that the 89 year-oldâs front door was closed. No matter the weather, Hillâs door is always open, and Brayden and Peggy often stop and chat.
A local Guymon woman is going to be honored for her outstanding leadership and volunteerism in the community over the years. Evlyn Schmidt will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Women of Distinction Awards Ceremony by the Girl Scouts.
The ceremony is being held on Wednesday, Aug. 1 at the Amarillo Botanical Gardens from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Girl Scouts Regional Development Director, Alason Moorhead, said that with everything Evlyn has contributed, on top of volunteerism in Guymon, she was a natural choice.
Guymon is looking very new lately with many additions coming about. The new CNG gas pump is now up and running at Loveâs, the new library, animal shelter, and fire station are in great progress, and there are some new businesses opening up this week.
A helping hand and a big heart are only a couple words to describe the new organization called Catholic Charitiesâ very involved director, Julia Gonzales. A wife, mother of two, grandmother, and involved member of the community are all a few things that involve the make-up of this individual.
As a native of Clayton, N.M., Julia has made her home in Guymon for the past 32 years and has been a part of Catholic Charities since it has been around for 11 months.
Amidst the summer heat, there are things that, as a community, Guymon needs to keep in mind. It may feel like it is too hot to mow the lawn, or useless to pick up the piece of trash the wind blew in because another piece of trash is soon to blow in too, but the City of Guymon encourages all to do their best to maintain a beautiful and clean city.
Code Enforcement Officer, John Shaffer, helps explain some of the bigger issues the city has been facing lately and describes some of the processes and rules that go with those ordinances.
âBe watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love.â 1 Corinthians 16
J.D. Flanagan, Jr., 90, lifelong Texhoma area resident passed away early Sunday morning, July 29, 2012 at the Memorial Hospital of Texas County in Guymon.
Funeral services are pending and will be announced by the Bunch - Roberts Funeral Home of Guymon.
Friends can sign the online guest book and leave condolences at www.bunchroberts.com.
The Loveâs convenience store and gas station has a slightly new image, thanks to Compressed Natural Gas. They have partnered with Chesapeake Energy and have now placed a CNG pump at the Loveâs location at Highway 54 and Main in Guymon, and many, including the Guymon Ambassadors, Chesapeake Energy members, Senator Bryce Marlatt, and Rep. Gus Blackwell, gathered together on Thursday to discuss and celebrate this addition to the community.
Ghostlahoma, Where the Wind Comes Sweeping Down the Plain and Ghosts of the Past Still Linger!
The annual âGhostlahomaâ event is making its way to Northwest Oklahoma for the first time, and is set for Aug. 18 at the Cherokee Strip Conference Center in Enid.
Ghostlahoma is a paranormal conference named after the book âGhostlahoma â Over 100 years of Haunted History,â and began in Oklahoma City before moving to El Reno the last three years.
State Rep. Gus Blackwell today praised the opening of Guymonâs first compressed natural gas fueling station.
âOne way to ensure our economic prosperity in Oklahoma is to continue to exploit our natural gas reserves by promoting compressed natural gas vehicles,â said Blackwell (R-Laverne). âIn order for consumers to increasingly use natural gas, we must have the infrastructure in place and I am excited every time I see a new compressed natural gas station open.â