January 29th, 2015
Melvin G. Howard, 62, Lancaster, passed away unexpectedly Friday, January 23, 2015 at his home.
Melvin was born June 10, 1952, in Ulysses, Kansas, the son of Mervin and Lenora (Shelite) Howard.
He worked for Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline, retiring after 41 years.
Melvin was a member of St. Annâ€™s Catholic Church and Lancaster Lions Club.
He enjoyed working in his shop on wood working projects, going fishing and building model trains and airplanes.
Curtis Beer, 71, of El Dorado, Kansas passed away on January 26, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital in Wichita.
Curtis Ephraim Beer was born on February 11, 1943 at Hooker, Oklahoma to Charlie and Minta (Dain) Beer. He was a graduate from Panhandle State and Southwest Oklahoma State University with a Masterâ€™s Degree in Education. Curt was an administrator and middle school principal in Liberal for many years. He was a member of the Kansas Middle School Administrators Association.
Darrel James (Dugie) Long, 80, passed away peacefully early Monday, January 26, 2015 at Morton County Care Center, Elkhart, Kansas.
Oklahoma Panhandle residents have complained about the wind for as long as the area has been inhabited. Will citizens soon be changing their tunes due to the possible financial benefits transmission of wind energy could bring to Texas County?
At the recent Texas County Coalition meeting, Kayla McCarter offered updates to attending coalition members to share items of importance from the Texas County TSET program.
McCarter shared that the new year started off with the distribution of Quit Kits to local pharmacies. The program has also partnered with Victory Center's Celebrate Recovery program.
"(The Celebrate Recovery coordinator) is doing a really really great job with doing a lot of tobacco prevention and cessation with the individuals that are a part of the recovery process there," McCarter said.
Memorial Hospital of Texas County CEO David Rasmussen reported on administrative matters related to hospital operations Tuesday evening at the scheduled Board of Control meeting.
Rasmussen reported recent management changes during his report.
"We've had one manager has resigned his post, his last day of work is Saturday," Rasmussen said.
GUYMON â€” The Guymon Tigers jumped to a 26-3 lead over Elkhart on Tuesday night and were never threatened in a dominating 70-24 win over the Kansas visitors. Guymon was coming off a tough loss to Mannford in the championship of the North Country Tournament.
â€śThe guys are playing really well right now,â€ť head coach Troy Cox said.
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GUYMON â€” Senior Hannah Watson nailed a pair of 3-pointers in the opening moments of Tuesday nightâ€™s Guymon Lady Tigers battle with visiting Elkhart, Kan., setting the tone for what would become an easy Lady Tigers win, 65-30. With the win, Guymon improves to 11-5 on the season.
Not a bad rebound from Saturdayâ€™s loss to No. 1 (2A) Alva in the championship of the North Country Tournament.
â€śDefense definitely created our offense,â€ť Guymon head coach Tyler Chapman said. â€śI thought we handled their pressure well, early, and got us some easy buckets.
TEXHOMA â€” Kyra Cathcart scored a game-high 28 points as the Hooker Lady Bulldogs took home the the third place trophy at the Texhoma tournament with a 52-24 win over Boise City on Monday.
The Lady Bulldogs led 15-3 after the first quarter as Jordan Pritchard set the tone with a 3-pointer to open it. Hooker was up 34-9 at the half.
Taelor Parker scored 7 for Hooker, Pritchard 6, Naomi Rodriguez 5, Francis Ugarte 4, Gissel Ugarte 2.
Addison Munsch led Boise City with an uncharacteristically low 8 points.
TEXHOMA â€” Braelyn Beattie and Sarah Murphy combined for 35 of Texhomaâ€™s 52 points as the Lady Devils overcame a slow first quarter to post a 52-39 win over Felt on Saturday night to capture the Texhoma Invitational Tournament championship.
Felt played for the title after Follett, Texas was unable to play due to UIL rules.
The Lady Bulldogs initially opened up a small lead on the Lady Devils. pulling out to a 12-6 advantage in the first quarter before Texhoma pulled back to within a point by the end of the period. Sarah Murphy, Randi Yates and Bryanna Smith sparked the rally.