March 9th, 2012
Panhandle Telephone customers will soon see a few changes to the north PTCI building, as the company adds some improvements and upgrades to the inside.
PTCIâ€™s Carol Grider reported, â€śItâ€™s just time to remodel!â€ť
Grider went onto explain, the south side and the front of the building will be receiving the upgrades and in the mean time, customers will still be able to come in through the north door instead of the usual north door.
â€śWe want it (the building) to look wonderful, sleek and inviting,â€ť Grider said. â€śWeâ€™re hopeful the work will be completed in about 45 days.â€ť
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” Chermac Energy Corporation and the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation (ODWC) entered into a Memorandum of Agreement to voluntarily partially offset potential habitat loss for the Lesser Prairie Chicken (â€śLEPCâ€ť). The MOA covers voluntary payments for possible affects to LEPC and their habitat caused by a planned 55 mile high voltage transmission line from near the Kansas State Line to the OG&E Woodward EHV substation that will be used to carry up to 900 MW of wind energy from Harper County to the rest of Oklahoma and beyond.
Helen Hill, 83, passed away Thursday afternoon, March 8, 2012 at Memorial Hospital of Texas County.
Funeral services are pending and will be announced by Henson-Novak Funeral Directors of Guymon. www.hensonnovak.com
Paul Charles (Biggie) Stephens was born on Sept. 20, 1943 to Marie Wilson Stephens and Dave Stephens in Milfay, Okla. He went home to glory on Wednesday evening, March 7 2012 at his home with his family at his bedside.
Paul attended school in Stroud. In 1960, he hitchhiked to Guymon to visit his brother. While visiting, Paul met the love of his life, Sherry Drew Bookless.
All current and former girl members, volunteers, family and friends are invites to a fun-filled afternoon on Saturday for the Girl Scoutsâ€™ 100th Anniversary celebration. From 1-4:30 p.m., members of the Girl Scouting family will gather at the Victory Memorial United Methodist Church at 6th and Roosevelt.
â€śNot only is this an opportunity for Girl Scouts to reconnect through traditions such as a flag ceremony, songs and stories, but also to see how far our organization has come over the last 100 years,â€ť said lifetime Girl Scout Evelyn Schmidt.
GOODWELL â€” Anyone interested in becoming a storm spotter is welcome to attend the Amarillo National Weather Service Skywarn Spotters training at Oklahoma Panhandle State Univ. on Thursday, March 8 in the Science and Agriculture building room 101. his yearâ€™s session will begin at 7 p.m. and last about two hours. The class is open to anyone who is interested in knowing more about severe weather as well as those interested in Skywarn spotter training. Krissy Scotten of the National Weather Service will be here to teach the training session.
The No Manâ€™s Land Museum in Goodwell is offering a unique opportunity to dig deeper into the food world by hosting a special exhibit, sponsored by the Smithsonian, â€śKey Ingredients - America By Food.â€ť
March 10 through April 21, the exhibit will be on display and in conjunction, complementing presentations with special guest speakers and a reception are scheduled throughout upcoming the month.
â€śIts about food,â€ť said the museumâ€™s Acting Custodian Sue Weissinger. â€śEverything from the production of it and how we use it, innovations catered around food and the assimilation of ethinic foods.â€ť
GUYMON - On a beautiful day for baseball Tyrone traveled to Guymonâ€™s field to play against the Tiger J.V. After Guymon had a tough doubleheader against Bishop-McGuiness on Monday it was the exact opposite on Tuesday.
Richie Rodriguez pitched the entire first game for the Tigers throwing for four innings with nine strikeouts and only four hits. One of those Tyrone hits was a double early in the first inning and an error got the runner to third base.
The Sweet 15 Fashion Show on the Street, an event that took place last October, has been named as Main Street Guymon 2011 Creative New Event and as the 2011 Premier Special Event.
The Sweet 15 was a Quinceneara fashion show that took place on the street in front of the Main Street Guymon office this summer. The uniqueness of the event is that it targeted a Hispanic celebration, the Quinceneara (or 15, like a coming-out ball for 15-year-olds) and worked to bring in the Hispanic businesses and appropriate Anglo businesses.
In acknowledgment of emergency management efforts in Oklahoma, including in Guymon, March 11-17 is being recognized as Emergency Management Week 2012.Â
All across Oklahoma emergency managers are reminding citizens of the work they do. Although most are aware of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), there are emergency managers at the state and local level as well. In fact, the state boasts more than 350 emergency managers representing Oklahomaâ€™s cities, towns, counties and tribal nations.Â