March 15th, 2012
OKLAHOMA CITY â Legislation approved by the Oklahoma House of Representatives would encourage the use of private residential âgray waterâ reuse by creating a permit exemption for gray water systems that use less than 250 gallons of gray water per day.
Voters in Texas County who want to have absentee ballots mailed to them for the April 3, 2012 Tyrone I-53 Special Bond Election should apply now, County Election Board Secretary La Fonda F. Limon said. Although the County Election Board can accept applications for absentee ballots until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28, Limon urged voters who want to vote by absentee ballot to apply early.
WOODWARD - In the first golf meet of the year, 12 teams faced off at Boiling Springs in Woodward. Guymonâs Lady Tigers went along with the Texhoma Lady Red Devils to get their first competition of the season in.
On a near perfect day, weather-wise, Guymonâs girls team was able to earn a third place team finish, while the Texhoma girls finished sixth out of twelve teams. Both teams played well, given that it is early in the season and some of the competition they faced.
GUYMON - At a parent meeting last night second year head football coach Bryan Ballard was talking about the football programâs needs.
The budget for last yearâs football team was $12,500, but this year with all the Tigersâ needs they will need more than that to cover all the expenses. Along with new jerseys, something the team hadnât had in approximately five years, they will also need new equipment for everyday use and many other things.
The hope of coach Ballard is to raise quite a bit of money with three separate fundraisers this off season.
ALVA - The Lady Tigers teed off again yesterday for their second invite of the season. Once again the ladies played well and finished tied for first as a team.
On a warm day in March the weather didnât play much of a factor in their playing.
Talor Chase led the team with her round of 79, the lowest score she had played at Guymon. Her score earned her the first place finish against seven other teams.
Kaylea Clark finished right behind her teammate in second place. Both of these players set the pace for the rest of their team Wednesday.
GUYMON - Aches and pains are typical with any sport if you play it long or hard enough. Nothing can compare to the pains of a power lifter. Guymonâs power lifters took to regionals a few weeks ago for their only competition of the year. Their hope was to qualify for state by finishing in the top five of their event. Michael Arriola, Reed Winter, Alan Williams and Arthur Rico did just that.
Williams who was defending state champion had made his way back their. For the rest of his teammates going to state was a first time experience.
Scott R. Puryear, 60, of Guymon; passed away Tuesday morning, March 13, 2012 at the Baptist St. Anthonyâs Hospice in Amarillo, Texas.
The son of James and Jeanne (Irving) Puryear, he was born on May 29, 1951 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Scott graduated from Jefferson High School in Cedar Rapids with the Class of 1969; he graduated with a BA from Upper Iowa University in Fayette, Iowa, and received his MBA from Goddard College in Vermont.
Scott was united in marriage to Annie Schretenthaler on July 1, 1981 in Cedar Rapids. They moved to Guymon from Hyrum, Utah in June of 1995.
The Guymon High School Business Professionals of America Chapter attended the 2012 State Leadership Conference at Oklahoma State Universityâs Institute of Technology in Okmulgee on March 6th. The chapter was represented by Axel Anchondo, Mariela Rico, Kassidi Partida, Yessenia Jaime, Cesia Rascon, Omar Zarate, Ely Esquivel, Estephania Meza, Erica Franklin, and Valery Molina. Each of these students participated in state-level business workplace skill competitions.
GOODWELL â A 47 year-old Texas man was hurt when the semi he was driving was struck by a train two miles west of Goodwell on Monday afternoon.
Fidel Mendoza Holguin, of Cactus, was driving a 2004 Peterbilt southbound on a county road just north of the railroad tracks parallel to Highway 54 at 1:45 p.m. Monday when he was struck by a westbound Union Pacific train. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said the driver of the semi failed to observe the train, causing the collision.
The semi traveled off the right side of the roadway and rolled a quarter mile before coming to rest on the driverâs side.
Congressman Frank Lucas will be in the Panhandle on Thursday and Friday for Town Hall meetings.
Lucas will be in Guymon from 4-5 p.m. Thursday at the OSU Extension Office, 301 North Main.
Heâll speak on controlling government spending, securing medicare and strengthening agriculture.
Heâll also be in Beaver at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, and in Boise City Friday at 10 a.m.