April 28th, 2012
The biggest event in the Oklahoma Panhandle is 80 years old this year, and the celebration to honor the anniversary will be just as grand.
This is the Guymon Pioneer Days Rodeo, the annual showcase that provides the largest economic impact of any event in Texas County, Okla., more than $2 million a year.
Jason Cy Johnson, 29, passed away Sunday morning, April 22, 2012 at Memorial Hospital of Texas County.
The son of Debbie (Scott) and Casey Johnson, he was born September 2, 1982 in Elkhart, Kansas.Â Jason was reared in Guymon and attended Guymon schools.Â He had been a sand pit supervisor for Behne Construction.Â Jason was a skilled mechanic, working on his own cars and trucks and always enjoyed spending time with family and friends.Â He was married to Hannah Gabriele Herron on June 13, 2010 in Fort Smith, Ark.
The Guymon After Prom Party is right around the corner, following the Guymon High School Prom on May 18.
This party is put on by the senior parents who have worked hard to provide a safe and fun environment for the students to enjoy after their prom. This party is not affiliated with the high school, but it will be held inside the high school for a safe venue for the students to enjoy.
There will be multiple activities to entertain the students from 1-5 a.m.
HUGOTON, Kan.âWith regionals just one week away, Guymon track is preparing for the postseason at Mustang High School next Saturday.
Assistant Coach Ty Ware said he thinks Guymon has a shot at placing prominately at regionals in relays.
âWe have a few sprinters that have a shot,â he added about facing tough Class 5A competition.
âErin Bledsoe threw almost a 100 today (in the girls discus),â Ware said, and added that Bledsoe could do well at regionals.
THOMASâThe 2012 season ended for the Bulldogs yesterday at the regional playoffs.
Hooker, not ranked in Class A, lost 4-3 to No. 4 ranked Okarche, ending the Bulldogâs aspirations to advance in the postseason and setting the stage for a losersâ bracket finish at regionals.
Coach Chad Hussey said the final blow in the game with Okarche came in seventh inning.
Hooker then lost 7-4 to Cheyenne in the final game.
âSometimes that happens. Our kids played really well. Iâm proud of them,â Hussey said.
The Tigers split a doubleheader with Hugoton last night, wrapping up home field competition for this year.
A pair of Class 5A regular season games remain, scheduled for Saturday at Shawnee, beginning at 2 p.m.
The Tigers will enter the regional playoffs next Thursday at a still undetermined location against an undetermined opponent. Head Coach Dave OâSullivan said he will have the location and identity of the opponent on Monday. He said it is likely that Guymon will go into the regionals seeded sixth in District 1, with the District 2 No. 3 seed as the first round opponent.
Construction can now begin on a new library, fire station and animal shelter following approval of bids for Guaranteed Maximum Price for the projects at Thursday eveningâs city council meeting. The council passed the items by a 3-1 vote, with council member Larry Swager voting no. Mayor Jim Norris was absent.
The council had previously split 2-2 on the projects, and voted to table the items at the April 12 meeting. Time was running out for the bids to be approved, as the price for the animal shelter and fire station was guaranteed only until May 8.
The Bulldogs in the postseason at the regional playoffs in Thomas today.
Hooker, not ranked, plays Okarche, the No. 4 ranked team, in the first round at 1 p.m.
A win over Okarche will put the Bulldogs in the second round at 3 p.m. The losers bracket plays at 5 p.m.
âItâs going to be tough. Weâve probably got one of the toughest regionals in the state. Hopefully well be there for two days,â said Coach Chad Hussey.
The Bulldogs won their third consecutive district title April 17, with 17-0 and 15-0 shutouts of the Beaver Dusters.
Oilton beat Hooker in the regionals last year.
A pair of big Class 5A wins this week have improved the Tigersâ standings as regular season play nears the end.
The Guymon baseball record stands at 7-8 in district play and 7-11 overall.
The Tigers will enter the regional playoffs May 3 at a still undetermined location against an undetermined opponent, according to Head Coach Dave OâSullivan.
Unlike Class 4A postseason play, there is no district playoff in 5A.
Guymon baseball and other sports were bumped to 5A before the start of the current school year due to increased enrollments.
LaNell (Bessie) EllisâThrasher of Texhoma, Okla., passed away Saturday April 21, 2012.
Survivors include her husband Les Ellis, son Greg Ellis, son and daughter in â law Shannon and Pam Ellis, daughter and son in â law Misty and Rich Knight, granddaughters Rachel and Laurel Knight, brother and sister In â law Dean and Kay Thrasher.
LaNell was preceded in death by her parents Charley and Nellie Thrasher, and her brother Donald Joe Thrasher.