June 18th, 2013
Delilah King, long time Guymon resident, passed away early Thursday, June 13, at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City.
The daughter of Ruby and James Lake, Delilah Faye Carter was born February 25, 1942 in Marion County Ala.
She was united in marriage to Clarence (Dow) King on September 11, 1957 in Pontotoc, Miss.
The King family made their home in Guymon, where they raised their sons.
BOISE CITY - Law enforcement have been working diligently to identify and locate the man responsible for fatally shooting an Alva, Okla., man June 12.
And they are asking for the publicâs help in doing so.
Charles Nieman, 77, was shot and killed in the parking lot of the Loaf ân Jug convenience store in Boise City at around 1 p.m., that day.
Authorities from the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation say the suspect in the case is believed to be a Hispanic male, 5â6â to 5â8â tall, of medium build and in his late 20s to early 30s.
WASHINGTON â The National Transportation Safety Board today determined the probable cause of a June 24, 2012 head-on collision of two Union Pacific Railroad freight trains was the eastbound train crewâs failure to respond to wayside signals.
Specifically, the NTSB cited the eastbound train engineerâs inability to see and correctly interpret the signals; the conductorâs disengagement from his duties; and the lack of positive train control, which would have stopped the train and prevented the collision regardless of the crewâs inaction.
Needing something to do to get out of town for a day trip? Many
area residents think that in order to have a fun experience, traveling
a couple hours is in order. However, there is plenty of fun and educational experiences to have just 45 minutes away from Guymon.
Read more about the opportunities in Spearman in the GDH's very first ever look at Day Tripping! See the June 18 edition of the Herald!
They canât speak for themselves, but if they could talk, what do you think they would say?
Would they remind you of the promises you made, when little Tommy or Susie thought they just had to have that little doggy or ball of fur in the window? Or when you or they went through that âcowboyâ period?
Read more about this crime in Texas County in the June 18 edition of the Herald!
Pastor Carl Godwin, 66, was looking forward to the finish line, especially as he passed Mile Marker 25 in this yearâs Boston Marathon.
âIt was an unforgettable day - I thought just another mile and I am going to go down Boylston Street and have that amazing finish - but it didnât happen,â Godwin said. âI had no idea when we started that morning I would end up with a DNF - a âdid not finishâ.â
Read more about this marathon runner's experiences in the June 18 edition of the Herald!
Note: The OSBI is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in this shooting.
BOISE CITY - According to a report in the Boise City News, the suspect in a homicide there was after money when he fatally shot Charles Nieman, 71, of Alva, Okla., last week.
âThe young man reportedly demanded money,â the newspaper reported. âWhen Nieman either failed to comply or to understand the demand, the gunman shot him twice: once in the head and another in the chest, with a large caliber handgun.â
Leon Eugene Ferguson Sr., 62 of Seffner, Fla., passed away Friday, June 14, at Brandon Regional Hospital.
Born in Guymon, he moved his family to Florida in 1988.
Leon recently retired from Verizon after 39 years of employment. Upon retiring, he enjoyed visiting and spending time at The Magic Emporium and stargazing with his telescopes in the evenings at his home.
Leon is preceded in death by his father, Joe Ferguson and nephew, Brandon Baugh.
Spencer Redcorn is the young high school student in Guymon who took on a class project that turned into an outpouring of community support as he organized a raffle to raise money for Mayra Jimenez, an 8th grade student, who travels monthly to Oklahoma City for cancer treatments.
Spencer purchased a gift card to Pizza Hut for two large pizzas and four drinks and purchased four movie tickets.
Read more about what this local youth did in the Saturday/Sunday edition of the Herald!
The City of Guymon has followed suit with the town of Texhoma, saying ânoâ to fireworks usage within the city limits.
For more on this issue and other items addressed by the City Council, see the Saturday/Sunday edition of the Herald - June 15-16!