May 22nd, 2012
Bradley Wayne Chill, 62, passed away Friday, May 11, 2012 at the San Diego VA Hospital in California.
The son of Lois L. (Mathiot) and Alfred A. Chill, he was born Aug. 16, 1949 in Great Bend, Kan.Â
Brad attended Guymon schools and graduated from Guymon High School with the Class of 1967.Â
He was a member of Victory Memorial United Methodist Church.Â
As a Vietnam veteran, Chill served in the U.S. Army 101st Airborne and fought near theÂ De Nang and Hue regions.Â He attained the rank of Sgt. and was awarded the Bronze Star for Valor.
Donald Allton Townsend, age 72, died Sunday, May 20, 2012, at his home in Oklahoma City.
He was born April 11, 1940, in Memphis, Texas, to Lewis W. and Violet Zelma (Gable) Townsend.
He grew up in Memphis, was a 1958 graduate of Memphis High School and attended Clarendon Junior College.
He worked over 38 years for General Telephone Company before retiring in 1993. He had been a resident of the Yukon/Mustang area since 2011, moving from Hemphill, Texas.
Faye Kneeland, 87, of Guymon passed away Monday, May 21, 2012 at the Oklahoma Heart Hospital in Oklahoma City.
Funeral services are pending and will be announced by the Bunch - Roberts Funeral Home of Guymon.
Friends can sign the online guestbook and leave condolences at www.bunchroberts.com.
A semi driver from Missouri was injured Sunday morning when the truck she was driving went off the roadway on Highway 54 and overturned about a mile west of Hooker.
Michelle D. Wells, 39, of Stewartsville, Mo., was driving a 2012 Peterbilt westbound at 7 a.m. Sunday when she went off the road to the right and rolled one-quarter time, coming to rest on the passenger side.
Wells was taken to Memorial Hospital of Texas County in Guymon and admitted with head injuries. She was later transferred to University Hospital in Oklahoma City. Sheâ€™s listed in stable condition.
Renovations are on-going on the Nash Building that caught fire May 22, 2011, due to an electrical problem on the second floor offices. Two of the major businesses affected by the blaze have since relocated and have continued business in a new way after $1 million in damage took over the building.
Michael Davis, owner of the Pub on the Bricks, has found a positive turn of events in the last year since the fire.
Ulysses High School announced yesterday the appointment of Tim Hofferber as new head girls basketball coach and physical education teacher.
As Guymon High Schoolâ€™s head girls basketball coach for the past six years, Hofferber compiled a record of 67 wins and 78 losses.Â His teams were the Class 4A Regional Consolation Champions in 2008, and won back-to-back district championships in 2009 and 2010.
More than 400 people attended the annual Guymon High School All Sports Banquet at the Texas County Activity Center Monday night.
The Guymon Daily Herald will publish a complete list of athletic awards this week in both the print and online editions.
The following are the special awards and the MVP awards for several sports.
â€˘Dakota Harris was presented with the All Around Male Athlete award.
â€˘The All Around Female Athlete award went to Destinee Belden.
â€˘The Jim Hitch FIghting Heart Award went to Alan Gibson.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) â€” The wheat harvest has begun in Oklahoma with farmers and officials optimistic about the 2012 crop after drought ravaged production in 2011.
â€śCombines are rolling all across southwest Oklahoma ... as far north as I-40,â€ť said Debbie Wedel, executive secretary for the Oklahoma Wheat Commission.
â€śSo far this year it looks really good,â€ť Wedel said.
Farmer David Gammill of Chattanooga said he began cutting on his 1,300 acre farm on Tuesday and is averaging 30 to 40 bushels per acre.
â€śA whole lot better than last year, last year was almost a complete bust,â€ť Gammill said.
Residents of Texas County will be gearing up for the upcoming primary election that is scheduled for June 26, 2012, said La Fonda F. Limon, Secretary of the Texas County Election Board. New voters who wish to vote in this election must have their application submitted to the Texas County Election Board by June 1, 2012.
Any applications received after this date cannot be processed until after the Primary Election.
Mary Lee Rodman, 84, went to be with her Lord and Savior Friday, May 18, 2012 at Baptist Regional Health Center, Miami, Okla.
The daughter of Opal (Cobler) and Joseph Wyant, she was born Sept. 20, 1927 in Orlando, Okla. She was united in marriage to Hugh Rodman on Oct. 1, 1946 in Liberal, Kan.
The Rodmans ran a Kirby Vacuum Distributorship many years in Jonesboro, Ark.