September 1st, 2011
Hiram Villa, born in Liberal, is now a 17 year old Senior at Guymon High School.
He has lived in Guymon all his life, and in his free time out side of school he enjoys âgaming upâ, playing the drums, and hanging out with his friends. In side of school he actively participates in Cross Country, Track, and Take Note Show Choir.
In his almost completed 4 years of high school Hiram has made a lot of memories, but he said that his most memorable moment was âClimbing up to the roof to hang up a â2012 Seniorsâ sign.
âIâm really impressed with the Farmerâs Market this year,â says Kathy Christian with a sincere tone and look on her face. She and her daughter, Dawn Williamson, both of Optima, came to see the market and have decided to sign up and be vendors. Last week they sold their first produce, homemade lye soap.
Itâs time once again to show that Guymon Tiger Spirit and a Tailgate Party is an awesome opportunity to stir it up.
A Tailgate Party will be held on Friday, Sept. 2, at 5:30 p.m., at Carl & Lou McKinnon Field at Memorial Stadium.
âI hope that the community comes out to give their support to our Guymon Tigers,â said the YMCAâs JodiRae Rosalez. âWe need to fill the stands and cheer.â
Rosalez said there will be plenty of fun and food during the event and everyone is invited to come.
Agriculture losses from the historic drought gripping Oklahoma are estimated at more than $2 billion and climbing. Â That figure was announced by Oklahoma Agriculture Secretary Jim Reese during Oklahoma Farm Bureauâs Drought Recovery Summit, Thursday.
The figure includes losses for both livestock and grain producers. Â Reese said the number could grow substantially as the drought intensifies. Â
âThe one billion dollars worth of cow crop that will not be harvested next year because we have sold those cows is significant,â Reese said.
David Bradley âBradâ Collins, 41, of Guymon; passed away unexpectedly Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 30, 2011 at the Memorial Hospital of Texas County in Guymon.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday morning, Sept. 3 at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Guymon with Rev. Van Heckle, pastor of the Tabernacle Baptist Church officiating. Interment will follow in the Elmhurst Cemetery in Guymon. Services are under the care of the Bunch-Roberts Funeral Home of Guymon.
Friends can sign the online guestbook and leave condolences at www.bunchroberts.com.
Robert Lee âBobâ Glidewell, 80, of Hooker, Oklahoma passed away Aug, 29, 2011 at Oklahoma Heart Hospital in Oklahoma City.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011 at the Hooker Cemetery with Evan Eggleston officiating. Roberts Brothers Funeral Home in Hooker, Oklahoma is in charge of arrangements
Memorials are suggested to the Hooker Firefighters or the Hooker Ambulance Association or the Hooker Cemetery Fund and may be left at the Roberts Brothers Funeral Home, Box 745, Hooker, OK, 73945.
Condolences may be left at robertsbrothersfuneralhome.com
One local young man has experienced more in the past few years than many of us will experience in a lifetime. Paul Downing, the 17 year old son of Gregg and Lori Downing, sat down with the Guymon Daily Herald and shared several exciting stories of flight and world travel, memories he will never forget.
On his 16th birthday, Paul flew his first solo flight and currently holds a student pilot certificate. Paul said he has seen pilots his age featured in magazines, however has not yet met a pilot as young as himself.
Daniel O. Talcott went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday evening, Aug. 26, 2011; he passed away at the Plum Creek Specialty Hospital in Amarillo at the age of 87. He had fallen and broken his hip at his home on July 16, was flown to Amarillo and had surgery the following day. His recovery was up and down, but he held his own for his age.
The youngest of 11 children, he was born on Feb. 19, 1924, to Frank Newcomb and Valena Mae (Allison) Talcott on the family homestead northwest of Hardesty on Coldwater Creek.
Maxine Joan âMickieâ Pierce, 77, of Guymon passed away Saturday evening, Aug. 27, 2011 in Amarillo, Texas.
The daughter of Jesse and Grace (Hilton) Korber, she was born Dec. 9, 1933 in Harveyville, Kan. Mickey was raised and attended school in Pawnee City, Neb. graduating from Pawnee City High School.
Since their grand opening at the beginning of the year, owners and employees from local coffee shop, Urban Bru, has made giving back to the community a priority.
Owners Manny and Susan Barias opened the store with hopes of not only offering Guymon a variety of quality coffees, drinks and healthy food in a relaxing atmosphere, but an opportunity to give back to the community they call home.