May 21st, 2013
Teens were all smiles as they made their way to prom in Guymon last Friday evening at Pickle Creek. The theme for the event was âWinter Wonderland.â See more photos of this spectacular evening in Wednesday's edition of the Herald, page 6.
Robert Leroy âBobâ Chance, Sr., age 79, passed away May 20, in Oklahoma City.
He was born October 9, 1933 in Soldier, Kan., to Ralph and Elsie (Bailey) Chance. Bob was the oldest of six children.
After graduating high school he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force serving our country during the Korean Conflict. Bob received the Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal and the Outstanding Unit Service Certificate. After four years of service, Bob was honorably discharged.
Michael Eric Highberger, 57, of Sterling passed away Saturday, May 18, in Sterling.
Mike was born July 12, 1955 in Pratt, Kan., to Milton and Mona (Layton) Highberger.
He worked in the oil fields in Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, and Colorado. He worked most recently as a Certified Mechanic for Excel Energy.
He married Julie Lemons October 25, 1991 in Sterling.
Mike was a mechanic and loved working on old cars. He enjoyed any time spent in his âshopâ fixing or working on anything.
In times of need, it is important to give back. The state is suffering from tragic loss and devastation and many generous people are already stepping up to help those victims.
There are a few local donation drop offs available for those in the community of Guymon.
Margarita's Steakhouse is taking canned goods, wipes, diapers, non perishable food items, water, sports drinks, tooth paste, other daily needs items. The donations will be taken on Saturday.
Third and fourth grade students at Academy Elementary in Guymon were able to let off some steam last week and cool off at the same time with a âreward celebrationâ. Third grade students were able to have squirt gun fights as well as get sprayed with a hose from the Guymon Fire Department if they were among those to learn their multiplication facts by last week. School officials were proud of the number of students who achieved this, one teacher even stating that her âentire classâ had qualified to participate in the fun.
There will be a retirement party for Mike Parkhurst TUESDAY from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Jr. High Science Building.
Former Guymon teen Brittani Thompson likes doing things differently - at least according to her mom, Veronica Thompson, and her grandmother, Susan Seal.
And this yearâs prom was no different.
âShe said she wouldnât put $500 on a dress - she would put it on her car,â chuckles her grandmother.
Find out what kind of dress Brinttani wore to the prom in Tuesday's edition of the Herald!
It is the time of year for the some astounding art, food, and wine in Guymon with the Sunflower Art, Food, and Wine Festival taking place on June 8.
There will be free tasting from Oklahoma wineries, with a contest to boot.
State Champion winner will receive $1,500, Best Oklahoma Product, $700, and Peopleâs Choice $300.
Read more about this popular event in the Tuesday edition of the Herald!
Los Banos, Calif. - Ken Jenkins, Los Banos, Calif., died May 11, after a long illness. He was 65.
Born Sept. 30, 1947, in Liberal, Kans., Ken spent much of his younger years near Guymon.
He graduated from Guymon High School with the Class of 1965.
That same year he entered the U.S. Navy where he served in Vietnam as an aircraft mechanic aboard the flight decks of the USS Oriskany and the USS Hancock.
He married Sunny Ely on April 8, 1967.
Novie Leroy Coffman, 86, lifelong resident, passed away Saturday evening, May 18, at the Heritage Community Manor in Guymon.
The son of Lee and Clara (Carter) Coffman, he was born March 2, 1927 in the Dombey Community.
Novie was married to Norma Jean Kirk on February 14, 1944. Born to this union were five children: Robert, Steven, David, Tina and Serena.
Novie attended school in Turpin.
He served in the Army Air Force Paratrooper 305th Division in East France, London, England, Munich, Germany and Naples, Italy.