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On May 12-13, Seaboard Foods conducted COVID-19 testing for our Guymon processing plant employees as part of our commitment to keeping our employees safe and to answering the call from employees and health experts for broader testing.

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Texas County Emergency Management confirms 29 new positives on Thursday, May 21. The total for the county is now 822. Of these cases there are 421 recovered and 4 deaths. 

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Only 8 new positives on Wednesday afternoon brought the county total to 792. Of those, 391 are recovered according to Texas County Emergency Management. There have been 4 deaths. 

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32 new positive COVID-19 cases were confirmed by Texas County Officials on Tuesday, May 19. The county total is 784, with 364 recovered. Tests are still pending from the hospital, Texas County Health Dept. drive-through testing, local clinics', and testing done at Seaboard Foods. 

Although minor epidemics have come and gone since the 1918 Spanish Flu, there is no ignoring the similarities found between the Spanish Flu and COVID-19. Both viruses have forced quarantine and social distancing, and they also came with no set timeframe. Here are past articles and press rele…

After a back order wait lasting five weeks, on Friday evening, May 15, 2020, Texas County Emergency Management received a fulfilled request of hand sanitizer from Oklahoma Emergency Management. Two 5 gallon buckets of hand sanitizer were delivered to the Dr. W.F. & Mada Dunaway Manor/Her…

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The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Texas County Health Department (TCHD) and Seaboard Foods have teamed up to increase understanding of COVID-19 spread in the community. The team is working to determine the impact of the novel co…

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Wednesday, May 13th, Guymon Mayor Sean Livengood declared a state of emergency for the city, despite Governer Stitt stating that Oklahoma is ready to start phase 2 reopening on Friday, May 15th. 

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On Sunday afternoon around 4:30 p.m., two men and a dog were spotted east of Hardesty walking west toward Guymon alongside highway 412. One of the men, Clinton Baker, carried a sign on his back and had a touching story to tell.

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The OK State Department of Health confirmed 99 new cases for the state Sunday, 57 of which were in Texas County. Additionally, Guymon has reached number 1 in the state for case number by zip code with 313. Hooker is number 9 with 62.

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The Oklahoma State Department of Health website reported Friday, May 8th, that the case total for Texas County was 343. 139 of those recovered, 3 deaths, for an active case total of 201. This new total reflects an increase of 35 from Thursday. The Guymon Daily Herald does not currently have …

Texas County is now recognized by Oklahoma Emergency Management and the Oklahoma State Department of Health as having a COVID-19 community outbreak. Officials are working to secure additional testing measures to be implemented next week which will help identify who has the virus and assess s…

Tuesday afternoon Texas County Emergency Management confirmed 16 new cases and one new death in Texas County. This brings the number of cases up to 252 for the county, 182 for Guymon, and the death toll to 3. The third death was a male in the 50-65 age range.

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Goodwell, OK-Oklahoma State University and Oklahoma Panhandle State University have over 96 years of collaborative efforts together.  In July 1994, the Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resource (DASNR), Oklahoma State University (OSU) and Oklahoma Panhandle State University (OPS…

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There are 4 more positive cases in Texas County as of 1 pm Wednesday, April 15th. 3 are residents of Guymon, and 1 is a resident of Texhoma. All cases are following quarantine procedure, and are being investigated.

Texas County Emergency Management announced Saturday morning that there has now been a second positive for COVID-19 in Texas County. It was stated that the sample was taken on March 18th, 2020. There will be an investigation to follow.

GOODWELL- The Oklahoma State University Research and Extension Center was created in the early nineties in an agreement between OSU and OPSU. In the past year, that agreement was renewed due to new administration. The whole farm is 660 acres and is owned by OPSU and the center operates and m…

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Yesterday at 11:30 p.m., a personal injury collision occurred on Highway 54 at mile marker 50, 3 miles southwest of Tyrone.Vehicle one, a 2019 Kenworth tractor-trailer, was driven by Ronda Ann Bedillion (SIC), 41, of Claysville, Penn. Bedillion parked on the shoulder of US-54 to extinguish a…

Saturday, March 28, was a strange time for those living in Texas County. The county confirmed the first COVID-19 case, while simultaneously the are was going viral on national news for being an "island of normality". Our small, tight-knit community was commended across the world for living l…

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This afternoon, around 4 p.m., a fire erupted just northwest of Highway 54 between Goodwell and Guymon. No further details are available at this time.

The Texas County Board of Commissioners hereby proclaims that extreme fire danger exists in Texas County.

The health of all is a top priority for the Texas County Family YMCA. Due to COVID-19, the YMCA is currently closed; However, it has been approved to offer limited emergency childcare programming. From now until April 3, the YMCA will support the childcare needs of first responders, medical …

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