November 30th, 2011
Winning is a simple formula: Have the lead when the final buzzer sounds.
On Monday the Guymon girlsâ€™ eighth-grade A team found itself on the wrong side of that equation as it dropped a back-and-forth game to Hugoton, 28-26.
The Lady Tigers led 8-6 after the first quarter before heading into the locker room down 18-16 at halftime. They pulled back out front 22-18 by the end of the third quarter but were outscored 10-4 in the fourth.
Shay Henry, Kaylem LaBrue and Mikaela Baker each scored six points to lead Guymon (4-4).
Guymon is back in action Thursday to host Liberal West at 4 p.m.
The Guymon Community Theatre will be presenting Eliot Byerrumâ€™s mystery/comedy, â€śA Christmas Cactus,â€ť with four performances, Dec. 1-3 at 7:30 p.m and a Sunday matinee on Dec. 4 at 2 p.m.
According to the playâ€™s Director, Charles Michael, the play is based around the adventures a private detective named Cactus Oâ€™Riley, who finds herself in an investigation, in which the â€śTiny Tim Childrenâ€™s Fund,â€ť meant to rebuild the childrenâ€™s hospital, has be embezzled.
As the evolution of technology steadily increases, the Guymon Police Department jumps at the chance to utilize what is available, enhancing the departmentâ€™s capabilities to serve and protect the public, as well as itâ€™s officers.
Police Chief Eddie Adamson said the department acquired watch guard, high definition cameras for 10 patrol cars in the fleet, this past June.
â€śThese cameras are amazing,â€ť Adamson said. â€śWe purchased this system to record for evidentiary purposes, as well as officer safety.â€ť
Gladys Carter, 101, passed away late Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011 at the Dunaway Manor.
The daughter of Sara (Steel) and Bala Romine, Gladys Iva Romine was born Oct. 27, 1910 in Longdale, Okla.Â She was united in marriage to Olin Carter in 1929 in Taloga, Okla.Â
The Carters moved from Woodward to Guymon in 1949.Â With a long career in retail, Gladys worked at W.W. Virtueâ€™s, J.M. McDonaldâ€™s and retired from the D&J Store at the age of 85.Â
Debra Diane (Wardlaw) Law, 56, passed away Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011 at the Morton County Care Center in Elkhart, Kan..Â Until her recent illness, she resided with her daughter at the Yarbrough School District near Eva, and was a longtime resident of Hooker, Oklahoma.
Funeral service will take place Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011 at 10 a.m. at the First Christian Church in Elkhart, with Pastor Jim Cunningham presiding. Interment will follow at the Hooker Cemetery in Hooker, Oklahoma. Memorials may be to the Debra Law Memorial Fund in care of Garnand Funeral Home, PO Box 854, Elkhart, KS 67950.
YARBROUGH â€” Eager to show that they are better than the team that won just one game last season, the Yarbrough Lobos came out looking to open the season with a win over the team that ended theirs last year: Hardesty.
While the Lobos were able to hang with the Bison for four quarters, it was Hardesty that knocked down shots when they needed to most in the fourth quarter Monday to hold on for a 33-28 victory.
â€śWe just made some key buckets down there at the end,â€ť Hardesty coach Russell Byers said. â€ś(Hitting those shots) gives them more confidence and more stamina.â€ť
YARBROUGH â€” After struggling on the boards in their first few games of the season, the Hardesty Lady Bison dedicated several practices to working on rebounding recently.
It was time well spent.
The Lady Bison dominated on the glass Monday as they grabbed a road win over the Yarbrough Lady Lobos, 38-27.
â€śThatâ€™s excellent because the last couple of practices we have worked on just rebounding,â€ť Hardesty coach Russell Byers said. â€śThe first few games we hadnâ€™t been too good (at rebounding).â€ť
The Texas County Board of County Commissioners on Monday renewed the burn ban for 30 more days, making it illegal for outdoor burning through most of the month of December.
The need for the ban was verified and documented by most of the county's municipal and rural fire chiefs, including Guymon, Adams, Baker, Goodwell, Hardesty and Hooker.
The Guymon City Council will conduct a special meeting on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the city council chambers, 219 NW Fourth.
The meeting will follow a budget workshop slated for 4 p.m. Tuesday in the council chambers, where the mayor and city council will discuss the fiscal year 2012 budget.
At the 6 p.m. public meeting, following public comments, the council will discuss the monthly budget report by fund, and then discuss the preliminary fiscal year 2012 budget.
Other agenda items include discussion and possible action on a county jail services agreement between the city and Texas County;
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