Archive - Dec 2010 - News Article
GUYMON â€”Â Only one convenience store failed an alcohol compliance test conducted by the Guymon Police Department Wednesday evening.
"We sent an underage informant into all the convenience stores and liquor stores in Guymon and only one store sold alcohol to the minor and did not ask for identification or ask for their age," said Guymon Chief of Police, Eddie Adamson.
It's New Year's Resolution time! Most people make them, but why?
The end of the year is significant to many as a way to leave the past behind and start over fresh. Casting off the old year and old habits or lifestyles and entering a new year with new ideas and hope for self improvement is the positive focus many of us need to get on track.
When gearing up to get this new year started right, we personally consider faults, habits and weaknesses, that have dragged us down all year and desire to make a change for the better.
HARDESTY, Okla. â€” One year later, charges have yet to be filed on the man who allegedly killed his step-father, shot his mother and shot himself in the head.
It was Dec. 30, 2009 when James Ray Clayton, now 25, allegedly shot and killed his step-father, William Burl "Clay" Clayton, grazed his mother, Deidra Clayton with a bullet and then turned the gun on himself. Deidra Clayton was taken to Guymon's hospital and later released.
2010 will end with a bang on New Year's Eve. The place to be Friday night is the Texas County Activity Center in Guymon, where a live concert from the Award winning Christian Rock band, Pillar, will be performed.
Pillar was started in Kansas in 1998 by Lead Singer Rob Beckley and signed by Flicker records in 2000. After growing up in a small town, Beckley knew it could lead with kids making not so good choices due to lack of things to do and wanted to give them an alternative.
The group is now based out of Tulsa and signed with Essential Records.
A retirement party Dec. 14 honored Thyra Grounds for 29 years of dedicated service in the Assessor's Office, the last 12 years serving as County Assessor.Â
"I want to thank the voters of Texas County for trusting me to be your County Assessor," said Grounds.Â "I am going to miss the people I come in contact with through the office for the past 29 years.Â The new Assessor you have elected will do a great job.Â Thanks again Texas County."
3 car collision in front of KFC slows 5 o'clock traffic
Traffic moved slowly beside the scene of this three vehicle wreck. The accident occurred shortly before 5 pm yesterday afternoon at the corner of S. May St. and HWY 54.
New Year's Eve is Friday and while residents may be preparing to let loose, local law enforcement is preparing to buckle down on drunk driving.
Residents may notice additional officers patrolling the streets on one of the most celebrated nights of the year, according to Guymon Chief of Police, Eddie Adamson and Texas County Sheriff Rick Caddell.
"We're going to have the officers out and about trying to keep the roadways as safe as possible," Adamson said. "We want to do everything we can to make sure everyone makes it to the start of 2011."
With the New Year comes the goal of many to get fit and healthy.
Director of Sports and Wellness at the YMCA R. J. Willing said, " With the new year around the corner, everyone will start thinking of new years resolutions and this might be a great tool for them."
Texas County YMCA has partnered with Dr. Manny Barias at the Aesthetic & Weight-Loss Center to promote weight loss and healthy lifestyles.
"Fit 4 Life" is a six-month medically prescribed fitness program consisting of three key points: medical supervision, meal planning and exercise.
GUYMON -- Emergency officials were called to the scene of a three car collision at the corner of May and Hwy. 54 Tuesday afternoon shortly before 5.
No serious injuries were reported. See tomorrow's GDH for more.
Making a difference and dancing for change is what a group of local youth did just last week.
Kalisa Mora, a senior at Guymon High School, started the organization, appropriately named 'Dancers for Change' this past summer. While away at a leadership conference at Wartburg College, Mora designed this project to be a service organization.
Mora, along with 'Dancers for Change' manager, Rebecca Peacock, organized the group's first event last Sunday.