Watching âthe ballâ drop on New Yearâs Eve is a tradition most of us have observed at least once in our lifetime, if not every year. Guymonâs own version of the drop seems to quickly becoming such a tradition and will once again be held this Saturday evening.
The first New Yearâs Eve celebration in New York Cityâs Times Square was held in 1904, however, the New Yearâs Eve Ball was not introduced until 1907.
Rebecca Jo Yeary, 59, of Norman, died Dec. 22, 2011 in Oklahoma City.
The daughter of Joyce Darlene (Wenger) and Earl Ervin Johnson and was born June 4, 1952 in Detroit Lakes, Minn.
She married Alan Neil Yeary on May 1, 1999 in Oklahoma City. Becky was a member of 12 Corners Baptist Church in Noble and was employed by Baptist Hospital in Oklahoma City for 37 years as a nurse. Her greatest enjoyment was spending time with her grandchildren.
GOODWELL â College basketball is wonderful family entertainment andfans can finish as well as start the new year with plenty of Oklahoma Panhandle State University menâs and womenâs basketball. Thanks to the sponsorship of several area businesses, the games scheduled for Dec. 30 through and including Jan. 5 will be open to the public at no charge and they will all be played in Oscar Williams Fieldhouse on the OPSU campus.
I would love to write about my real life grandparents and my âBRT grandparents.: When I think of my âfamilyâ grandparents, it brings tears to my eyes. I love them dearly and we are very close. They used to be my foster parents, too. I loved living with them. My grandpa is now retired, but he used to serve in the army and fought in the Vietnam War. Because of his service and sacrifice to our country, I have actually thought about joining the army when I grow up.
The Texas County Family YMCA will once again be hosting a âNew Yearâs Eve Lock-inâ for kids 4th-6th grades.
The fun-filled evening will be held at the YMCA, beginning on Saturday, Dec. 31, at 7 p.m. and will be jam-packed with scheduled activities until 7 a.m. the next morning.
Child Care Director, JodiRae Rosalez said, âWe would like to give the kids a fun, New Yearâs opportunity, in a supervised and safe environment.â
Esther Long, 85, longtime Optima area resident, passed away late Monday, Dec 26, 2011 at the Morton County Hospital, Elkhart.
Services are pending with Henson-Novak Funeral Directors.Â www.hensonnovak.com
HOOKER â 4-H Shooter, Zachary League, aimed to win Saturday the 17th. Â He competed in Northwest District Air Rifle and Archery shoot. League shot a 185 which placed was placed him second and Reserve Champion of the District meet. Â
He also won Reserve Champion of the entire Winter Shooting series with a score of 366. The Champion edged him out with a score of 405. Â
What that translates to isÂ four higher scoring shots would have won League the match.
During the Christmas season, many people look for ways to share their joy with others and one Goodwell couple is no different.
Devoted to putting a smile on the faces of others, every December Gary and Mickey Maixner take on the persona of Mr. and Mrs. Claus, dressing up to fully play the part and visiting various places.
âWeâve been doing this for the past three or four years,â Mickey said. âWe stop by places like the schools, Walmart, the Lionâs Club, all over.â
Former area resident and graduate of Guymon High School, Robert Boyd Delano, has proudly released a novel, âThe Happy Immortals,â which he actually wrote many years ago.
Delano said he was number seven out of nine children raised on the family farm, 26 miles north of Guymon, near Eva. While in high school, Delano worked before and after school for the Guymon Daily Herald, then named the Panhandle News Herald, as a âprinters devil,â or pressmanâs assistant.
Reola L. Boothby, 87, longtime Texhoma resident, passed away Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 21, 2011 at the Memorial Hospital of Texas County in Guymon.
The daughter of Charles D. and Bertha (VanDeburgh) Humphrey, Reola Louise was born June 19, 1924 in Balko. Her family had homesteaded in Beaver County in 1905 and then moved to Texhoma in 1935.
Reola attended the Texhoma school system, graduating with the T.H.S. Class of 1942.