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Seaboard among companies named in animal abuse complaint

January 31, 2012

Undercover video depicting animal cruelty and abuse in two of the nation’s top pork producing companies forced The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) to file complaints with the U.S. Securities and Exchange and Federal Trade Commission.
Paul Shapiro, the Humane Society’s senior director of farm animal protection, said at an Oklahoma City news conference that investigators worked for both companies and videotaped the conditions in late 2011 at production facilities in the Oklahoma Panhandle.

Guymon Police Chief placed on Administrative Leave

January 31, 2012

Guymon Police Chief Eddie Adamson was put on Paid Administrative Leave on Monday.

Attempts to reach Adamson, who has been the Guymon Police Chief for four years, were unsuccessful.

Guymon Police Captain Michael Babb referred all inquiries to Guymon City Manager Ted Graham.

Graham told KVII television Monday morning that Adamson is on Paid Administrative Leave and gave no further information.

No further information has been made available.

Spreading Good Cheer

January 31, 2012

Crystal Aranda wants to continue Guymon’s tradition of high-skilled, competitive cheerleading. Aranda, who cheered at Guymon from 7th through 12th grade, saw a need for a location so local kids could learn gymnastics and cheer, and not have to travel so far.
“Cheerleading for Guymon has always been a pretty competitive thing that girls really like to do,” Aranda said. “Eighty percent of people who did have their child in a cheerleading or gymnastics program were driving at least 60 miles one way. I thought Guymon was a big enough community for there to be a successful program.”

MRI installation almost complete

January 31, 2012

Panhandle Radiology Imaging Center in Guymon is a giant step closer in completing installation for the facility’s new MRI machine.
The 8,000 pound, Siemens Harmony 1.0 Tesla MRI was delivered by Live Well Imaging - Medical Equipment Sales, Serve and Repair from Waxahachie, Texas, last December. Since it’s arrival, a team from the Texas company has been working hard to completely install the massive machine, the most recent addition, installing a UN 1963 helium gas tank.

Barias new Chief of Staff at hospital

January 31, 2012

A new year brings new leadership to the Medical Staff at Memorial Hospital of Texas County (MHTC).
Dr. Manny Barias was voted to serve as Hospital Chief of Staff (COS) throughout the year of 2012, by the Medical Executive Committee.
Barias said the position of COS represents anyone who touches patients in MHTC for a one year term and hopes to redirect the attention back to the basic reason for the hospital, the patients.

January 30th

County re-issues Burn Ban

January 30, 2012

The Texas County Board of County Commissioners on Monday re-issued the countywide burn ban due to dry conditions.

After dropping the ban in late December following a snow storm, the commissioners re-issued the ban based on a dry January. Guymon received 0.02 of an inch of precipitation, a trace of snow early in the month and a brief rain shower a couple weekends ago.

The ban makes setting range or forest fires illegal. Burning of trash, setting a campfire or bonfire are also illegal.

United now employee-owned

January 30, 2012

Employees of one local grocery store no longer work hard just to make someone else richer, but for themselves as an employee-owned cooperative.
United Supermarket, along with 75 other retail stores – including Homeland and Country Mart Stores of Oklahoma, is part of HAC or Homeland Acquisition Corporation, which completed a employee buyout (EBO) at the end of December 2011.
HAC purchased the stores from Associated Wholesale Grocers (AWG), who had purchased the stores out of bankruptcy in 2002.

Radiology center receives ACR certification

January 30, 2012

BAs Panhandle Imaging Center in Guymon strives to stay ahead of the curve and provide the best customer service possible, after a six month process, the center recently became ACR (American College of Radiology) Certified.
New regulations by Medicare require imaging centers to be ACR Certified to recieve reimbursment for services rendered to patients.
“We are probably the first imaging center in the area to become certified,” said Radiology Supervisor Lynn Shaffer. “The closest imaging center to us is probably Woodward or Amarillo.”

January 27th

City to consider new Ward boundaries

January 27, 2012

The Guymon Mayor and City Council on Thursday had a chance to see the redrawn Wards for the City of Guymon, at its regular meeting.
The city is divided into four Wards, with the population divided as equally as possible amongst each Ward. Each boundary is redrawn every 10 years based on the decennial census figures.
“There weren’t a whole lot of changes in population,” said Community Development Director Vicki McCune. “But enough based on the Census numbers that we did have to do some minor changes.”
Guymon’s 2010 Census population was listed as 11,442 within the city limits.

Trio arrested for robbery

January 27, 2012

By MIRANDA FLEMING
rThe Texas County Sheriff’s Department has arrested three suspects in an armed robbery investigation.
Christian Maristin Figueroa, Julie Yvonne Esquibel-Welch and Steven Michael Welch are each charged with three counts of Conjoint Robbery and one count of Conspiracy to Commit a Conjoint Robbery, all felony offenses.
As of press time, Julie Welch and Figueroa are currently being held in the Texas County Jail. Bond has been set for Julie Welch at $40,000 and for Figueroa at $35,000.
Steven Welch was also arrested and is out on a $35,000 bond.

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