Archive - Jun 2011 - News Article
Tuesday nightâs thunderstorms that rumbled across most of Texas County brought with them some much-needed rain. But the numerous cloud-to-ground lightning strikes created a headache for county firefighters, who responded to numerous grass fires from one end of the county to the other.
With the extreme drought conditions still gripping the Oklahoma Panhandle, county and city officials have taken drastic steps to make sure life and property are kept safe. And with the Independence Day holiday approaching, the danger is made even worse by the use of fireworks.
Texas County has made discharging fireworks illegal. The City of Guymon has done the same, but added a twist. A resolution in early June made the sale of fireworks illegal in the Guymon city limits.
That fact has many wondering about a fireworks stand that was opened on Highway 3 near Country View Estates this week.
Several gathered once again last night for the monthly Memorial Hospital of Texas County Board of Control meeting, the hot topics on the agenda being the report from the Management Consulting Firm, Webb & Associates and a request for resignation of the Chief Executive Officer in the Executive Session.
The board ran through regular agenda items with ease, discussing compliance, quality, building inspection and the financials.
This weekâs Guymon Daily Herald âFamiliar Faceâ is Gary Holdeman.
Gary just moved to Guymon earlier in the month, but is already becoming familiar to many as the new Senior Pastor of Victory Memorial United Methodist Church.
Growing up, Gary said, âI actually wanted to serve my country in the military, I got to do it for six years and enjoyed it very much.â
In college, a career aptitude test revealed to Gary he was best suited to be a minister, a military officer or in law enforcement.
âWith every action starts a chain reactionâ
A simple âPray for Rainâ sign in a front yard turned into a group pray session. This drought has taken its toll on all of us, but one person is dead set on making a difference.
Bud Kiener of Hough started out by making a simple sign in his yard that states âPray for Rain.â Itâs nothing fancy with bright lights and all of that.
But it served its purpose.
Associate State Climatologist, Oklahoma Climatological Survey
OPSU to see 5.9 percent increase in tuition and fees
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) â State higher education regents approved tuition and mandatory fee increases on Thursday for Oklahoma's public colleges and universities.
By an 8-1 vote, regents approved the tuition-increase proposals for the upcoming school year. They include a 5 percent increase at the University of Oklahoma and a 4.8 percent increase at Oklahoma State University. At OU, full-time in-state undergraduate students now will pay $7,124.50 for a standard course load of 30 hours, while a similar student at OSU will pay $7,107.00
Earlier this week, local band Crucible Divine, nationally released their first CD, "Commitment."
The rock/metal christian band will be hosting a CD signing on Saturday, June 25. The event will take place at Coffeeville, inside Golden Crown, from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.