March 20th, 2012
GOODWELL - The women of the Oklahoma Panhandle State University Aggie softball team began Heartland Conference play with an overall record of 13-11. They are playing in Denton, Texas to take on Texas Womanâ€™s University on March 20 in a doubleheader.
Aggie softball returns to Goodwell for a four-game series against St. Edwardâ€™s University starting Friday, March 23 at 1:00 pm. The first pitch for the Saturday games is set for 11:00 am. Come out and support the Aggie softball team and, as always, admission is free.
FT. SCOTT, Kan. - Wearing purple ribbons on their OPSU vests in support of head coach Craig Lathamâ€™s fight with cancer, the Oklahoma Panhandle State University rodeo team competed with Latham in their hearts all spring. However, the team was able to ride with him in a more familiar spot at the Fort Scott Community College Rodeo as he instructed students behind the chutes and cheered them on from the stands.
Zella Shubert, 86, formerly of the Texhoma/Guymon area; passed away Thursday evening, March 16, 2012 at the Dexter Care Center in Dexter, Kan.
Graveside services will be Tuesday afternoon, March 20 at 1:30 p.m. at the Elmhurst Cemetery in Guymon.Â Services are under the care of the Bunch - Roberts Funeral Home of Guymon.Â
Friends can sign the onlline guest book and leave condolences at www.bunchroberts.com.
Larry McLemore, 47, of Tulsa, passed away Thursday, March 15, 2012 at the Clare House in Tulsa following a brief brief battle with cancer.Â
The son of Sam and Bonnie McLemore he was born in Guymon on Dec. 20, 1964.
He is survived by his wife, Sheryl, one son, Shawn McLemore of the home, and two brothers, Paul and Bobby McLemore of Porter, Okla.
Private services will be at a later date. Friends can sign the online guest book and leave condolences at www.bunchroberts.com.
Katie Martha Mann Ballard, 106, of Abilene, Texas passed away March 15, 2012 in Abilene, Texas.
Katie was born June 13, 1905 to C.P. and Jennie Mann in Tyrone, No Manâ€™s Land of the Oklahoma Territory.Â
She was raised in a very loving, happy, Christian family of five brothers and four sisters.
She married Fred Ballad on Oct. 19, 1923.Â Together they raised four children; Robbie Winter, Clyde Ballard, Monna Rae Bruce and Arnold Ballard.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Fred; grandson, Michael Ballard; and son-in-law, Bill Winter.
Marvin John Gamble was born Nov. 18, 1944 in Wichita, Kan. to Eunice and J M Gamble. He passed away March 15, 2012 at Cheyenne, Okla. at the age of 67 years, 3 months and 27 days.
Marvin moved with his parents to Erick and later Texola before graduating from Erick High School in 1963. He graduated from Cameron Junior College and then attended Oklahoma State University. He entered the United States Navy and served his country during the Vietnam Conflict. After his discharge he graduated from Panhandle State College with a degree in Agriculture.
GUYMON - In less exciting fashion than last week the Tiger boys soccer team was able to get a win against Del City. In Fridayâ€™s game Guymon was able to seal the 6-2 win early in the first half, and never looked back.
It took just minutes for Guymon to net the first goal and get the one to nothing lead. just a few minutes later Del City scored their first goal and things were starting to feel similar to last Friday. Very quickly though the Tigers distanced themselves and by halftime they had racked up a 5-1 lead.
GUYMON - Last week the boys team took Heritage Hall into double overtime before losing. Friday afternoon it was the girlâ€™s turn to take a team into overtime. Only this time the Tigers ended up on the winning side of things in a shoot-out 3-2.
While last game there were moments of hesitancy and a lack of confidence, Friday there was no such issue for the girls. For a large part of the game Guymon was in control and had the ball in their offensive end trying to score.
HINTON - Both track teams took off in their first meet of the season this past Friday. In a meet with at least ten teams it was a tough challenge for the Guymon athletes to get top places. Add in a new timing system and it made for a long day for the Tigers.
Derek Portillo started things off well for Guymon in the two mile, he finished second with a time of 11:14.69. He finished just four seconds behind the top runner in his race.
â€śThe distance part of the meet was a tough group to run with. And we ran well with them, Derek put together a really great race,â€ť said coach Andy Brown.
GUYMON - When the top ranked team and last yearâ€™s state runner-up comes to town you know it will be a challenge to get a win. The Tigers did their best Saturday afternoon to try and work for a win against the Antlers. In the end Deer Creek showed their dominance and consistency, coming away with both victories in the double header Saturday.
Deer Creek got on the board early in the first game, with nine of their first eleven batters getting on base. The Tigers, who had Klayton Coger on the mound got the first batter to ground out to the short stop.