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March 17th, 2012

Larry McLemore

March 17, 2012

Larry McLemore, 47, of Tulsa, passed away Thursday, March 15, 2012 at the Clare House in Tulsa following a brief brief battle with cancer. 

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

Academy students learn bicycle safety

March 17, 2012

This week, Academy Elementary 4th Grade students participated in the second annual “Bike Safety Week,” where they learned the basics of bike operation, hand signals, helmet safety and injury care.
Teaching kids the importance of bicycle safety is a high priority to Physical Education Educator Nadine Graham, who created and implemented the program last year.
“A lot of kids have bikes but not a lot of them have a program to go too,” Graham said. “I wanted to cover things they might encounter.”

Southern Office Supply earns Main Street Award

March 17, 2012

Southern Office Supply and it’s owners and staff received the Best Business Practices award for 2011 from the Main Street Guymon Board of Directors.

Community loses devoted Aggie

March 17, 2012

GOODWELL — Scott Puryear, Sports Information Director and Instructor in the School of Business at Oklahoma Panhandle State University, passed away Tuesday, March 13, 2012.
Services were Friday at Victory Center at Fifth and Quinn in Guymon with Charles Mendenhall, pastor, officiating. Burial will followed at Elmhurst Cemetery with arrangements by Bunch Roberts Funeral Home of Guymon.
He will be remembered at OPSU for his enthusiastic support of Aggie athletics as well as for touching the lives of his students during his 15 years of service at the university.

Hospital board hears from leasing company, Red Rock Health Ventures

March 17, 2012

The Memorial Hospital of Texas County Board of Control met in a special session on Tuesday night to hear from Red Rock Health Ventures, which a hospital leasing company. The meeting was part of an ongoing series of meetings with hospital management and leasing companies to help fix the hospital’s dire financial situation.
Board chair Mary Beth Ebersole made it clear that listening to the lease option was at the request of the Texas County Board of County Commissioners.

March 15th

Accident results in fatality

March 15, 2012

GUYMON — A 49 year-old woman died Wednesday afternoon when the vehicle she was driving pulled out in front of a semi and was struck on State Highway 136/U.S. Highway 64, 2 miles north of the Guymon City Limits.

Adela Chavez-Degomez, 49, of Albuquerque, N.M. was driving a 2001 Kia at 2:55 p.m. when she pulled out of a private driveway and into the path of a 2000 Kenworth driven by Gary Harris, 58, of Woodward. The vehicle was struck on the driver’s side door and traveled off the east side of the highway, coming to rest in a ditch.

KJIL radio visits Guymon on 50th anniversary tour

March 15, 2012

KJIL “Radio for Life” Christian Radio’s, Darrin Kinser and Delvin Kinser visited Guymon’s Pizza Hut North on Wednesday, to meet and greet and thank the station’s listeners for 20 faithful years of support.
The Kinser brothers, Darrin - the station’s Grant Underwriting Director and Delvin - News Director on the station’s hit morning show, “Michael and Delvin in The Morning,” reported, Guymon was the first stop on KJIL’s 20th Anniversary Tour, in which the station will be visiting 12 locations throughout the listening area over the next several months.

House Lawmakers approve ‘Gray Water’ legislation

March 15, 2012

OKLAHOMA CITY – Legislation approved by the Oklahoma House of Representatives would encourage the use of private residential “gray water” reuse by creating a permit exemption for gray water systems that use less than 250 gallons of gray water per day.

Tyrone voters need to apply now for absentee ballots

March 15, 2012

Voters in Texas County who want to have absentee ballots mailed to them for the April 3, 2012 Tyrone I-53 Special Bond Election should apply now, County Election Board Secretary La Fonda F. Limon said. Although the County Election Board can accept applications for absentee ballots until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28, Limon urged voters who want to vote by absentee ballot to apply early.

Golf season is back in the swing of things

March 15, 2012

WOODWARD - In the first golf meet of the year, 12 teams faced off at Boiling Springs in Woodward. Guymon’s Lady Tigers went along with the Texhoma Lady Red Devils to get their first competition of the season in.
On a near perfect day, weather-wise, Guymon’s girls team was able to earn a third place team finish, while the Texhoma girls finished sixth out of twelve teams. Both teams played well, given that it is early in the season and some of the competition they faced.

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