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Week in preview: Aug. 31 through Sept. 6

August 27, 2015

Monday, Aug. 31:
The Texas County Commissioners will meet on the second floor of the county courthouse, located at 319 N. Main St. in Guymon. Commissioners Ted Keeling, Richard Bryan and Jack Strain conduct county business and hear from the various department heads as needed. There is also a public comment portion of the meeting for citizens of Texas County to speak briefly with commissioners. This meeting is open to the public.

UPDATE: Reporter, cameraman killed on air; gunman dies

August 26, 2015

By STEVE HELBER, PAM RAMSEY and JONATHAN DREW

MONETA, Va. (AP) — A TV reporter and cameraman were shot to death during a live television interview Wednesday by a gunman who recorded himself carrying out the killings and posted the video on social media after fleeing the scene.

Authorities identified the suspect as a journalist who had been fired from the station earlier this year. Hours later and hundreds of miles away, he crashed a vehicle and troopers found him suffering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He died at a hospital later Wednesday, authorities said.

Two fatally shot while on air, Police looking for leads

August 26, 2015

MONETA, Va. (AP) — The general manager of a TV station in Virginia says two crew members were fatally shot on air in central Virginia.

Jeffrey A. Marks, general manager of WDBJ-TV, identified the two killed as Alison Parker and Adam Ward.

The station says in tweets and in a story on its website that the incident happened at a shopping center. The station says law enforcement officials are on the scene.

The station is based in Roanoke, Virginia, and serves the southwest and central part of the state. The shopping mall is just off Smith Mountain Lake.

Week in preview, Aug. 24 through Aug. 30

August 21, 2015

Texas County is in high gear in the new school year, and the last week of August is leading into the autumn month of September. Cooler weather, football season, school activities and a whole lot of everything is coming up this month. Here is what's going on for the next week:
Monday, Aug. 24:
Monday morning at 10 a.m. on the second floor of the Texas County Courthouse, located at 319 N. Main St. in Guymon, the county commissioners will gather together to address the business of the county and get the week started off right. These meetings are open to the public.

Congressman Lucas visits Guymon, addresses issues

August 21, 2015

Congressman Frank Lucas arrived in Guymon on Friday morning to cover several prominent issues, including the Iran deal, the presidential primary candidates, Obamacare, VA affairs, and the local casino debate.

More details to come in the Friday, Aug. 22 issue of the Guymon Daily Herald.

Week in preview: What's happening in Texas County the week of August 17-23

August 14, 2015

Monday:
The Texas County Commissioners meet every Monday morning at 10 a.m. on the second floor of the Texas County Courthouse inside the commissioners meeting room. The courthouse is located at 319 N. Main St. in Guymon. These regular county business meetings are open to the public.

Friday and Saturday Fair Schedule

August 7, 2015

Friday:
4:00 p.m.:
• Judging of the sheep show
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
• Oklahoma City Zoo Animals
10:00 p.m.:
• Fair closes

Saturday:
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
• Entries for Beef Show and Bucket Calf Show
10:00 a.m. -
• Fair opens for the day
11:00 a.m.
• Great All-American Turtle Race
1:30 p.m. -
• Entries for the Pie Contest
2:00 p.m. -
• Judging of the Pie Contest
2:00-3:00
• Entry for Tractor Pull
5:00 p.m. -
• Release of Rabbits
6:00 p.m.:
• Antique Tractor Pull and Machinery Show (South End of Fairgrounds)
7:00 p.m.:
• Fair Closes

TONIGHT ONLY! FREE photo with Oklahoma City Zoo’s “Daisy” the Turtle

August 7, 2015

Reminder!

TONIGHT ONLY!

FREE photo with Oklahoma City Zoo’s “Daisy” the Turtle

All kids any age

Plus sign up for a Safari Pack!

THURSDAY AND FRIDAY FAIR SCHEDULE

August 5, 2015

Thursday:
1:00 pm. - 3:00 pm:
• Entries for the goat show
4:00 p.m.:
• Registration for kid’s pedal power tractor pull contest
• Meat show judging
4:30 p.m.:
• Entry for the Perky Veggie Contest
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
• Judging for the Perky Vegetable contest
6:30 p.m.:
• Tractor Pull contest begins
9:00 p.m.
• Fair closes

Friday:
1:00 pm. - 3:00 pm:
• Entries for sheep show
4:00 p.m.:
• Judging of the sheep show
4:30 p.m.:
• Entry for the Perky Veggie Contest
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
• Oklahoma City Zoo Animals
10:00 p.m.:
• Fair closes

Quilters of all talents wanted for the fair, Tractor pull is moved to an earlier start

August 3, 2015

“My first quilt, any quilt, any size, made by persons of any age may be entered if it has been made within the last two years,” said Phyllis Stephens, Superintendent of Domestic Arts at Texas County’s Fair.
“This is to encourage beginning quilters to show their projects by entering them in the fair while not having to compete with more experienced quilters,” said Stephens.

 

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