July 29th, 2014
The Guymon Central Junior High School softball team began pre-season 2-a-day drills on Monday at the Kids Inc. softball fields. The ladies will practice 7-9 a.m. and 6-8 p.m. until the regular season starts. The Lady Tigers will begin the regular season Aug. 14th when the Woodward Lady Boomers come to Guymon. (Staff photo/Shawn Yorks)
There will be a parent meeting Thursday (July 31st) at 6 p.m. at the high school.
Memorial Hospital of Texas County's Board of Control Chairman Buddy Holbert explains the terms of the contract between Northwest Texas Healthcare System and MHTC regarding the new partnership. Learn more in today's edition of the GDH!
James "Jim" Schriber passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 25, 2014 in the Walker-Brown Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Mike McDougan officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Walker-Brown Funeral Home.
James Edward â€śJimâ€ť Vitkowski, 70, of Tyrone, Oklahoma passed away July 8, 2014 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas.
Jim was born December 30, 1943. He was a long time resident and business owner in Tyrone, Oklahoma.
He was preceded in death by long time companion, Cora Lee Stacey.
Survivors include his daughters, Nicole and Amanda Jo.
A graveside service will take place on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 in the Tyrone Cemetery with Pastor Jim Holman officiating under the direction of Roberts Brothers Funeral Home, Inc. in Hooker, Oklahoma.
AMARILLO, Texas â€“ Buddy Preston Brunton, 94, of Amarillo, died Thursday, July 24, 2014.
Buddy was born on February 13, 1920 in Texhoma, Oklahoma to Roy and Nola Brunton.
He managed to survive the Dust Bowl alongside his siblings, where they were raised on a Dairy Farm.
He was preceded in death by his father at the age of 10. Then his uncle, Ansil Preston then stepped into the role of father figure.
In 1944, at the age of 19, he enlisted in the United States Army, where he proudly served in WWII until his honorable discharge in 1946.
Most 10-year-old children are spending their summer riding bikes, attending camp and enjoying the summer sun at the swimming pool. Itâ€™s simply not common for a 10-year-old little girl to have to muster up the strength to go through not her first, but her third open-heart surgery.
Sahryn Gilbert was born with a heart defect that affected her mitral valve. Before she reached the tender age of two, Sahryn underwent her first surgery to fix her mitral valve. Several years ago, in Tennessee, Sahryn received a mechanical mitral valve, as well as a pacemaker â€“ via open heart surgury No. 2.
A Texas Panhandle town was filled with worried residents after word spread of a perpetrator hurting a minor in the community. Earlier in the month, around 7:30 p.m., a 15-year-old girl was found in Spearman on Main Street and was believed to have been stabbed, and was later reported to be in good condition after the incident.
Spearman Police Department immediately began to investigate the situation, even offering a reward up to $500 for the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the act.
Yesterday, Spearman Chief of Police Lance Swan said the case is now closed.
The new and improved Memorial Hospital of Texas County management and administration is beginning to take shape. Tuesday evening, MHTCâ€™s Board of Control approved the management contract with Northwest Texas Healthcare System. A new CNO was hired and a CEO candidate will be interviewed for a second time today.
See more in Wednesday's edition of the GDH.
Funeral services for Steven Lynn Lee, 63, will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at the New Hope Free Will Baptist Church, Lone Grove, conducted by Rev. David Gardner. Burial will follow in the Nelda Cemetery, south of Dickson.
There will be a time of visitation and support for family and friends, Tuesday from 7 to 8 p.m. at Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home in Ardmore.