Week in Preview Oct. 22-31

Staff Writer

Saturday, Oct. 22:
An Archeology talk on the Black Mesa area by Dr. Leland Bement will take place on Oct. 22 at 2 p.m. at the Guymon Public Library and Arts Center, located at 1718 N. Oklahoma St. in Guymon. This event is free to the public, and will cover the investigation of prehistoric sites of Black Mesa in far western Cimarron County. His team has found evidence that people have been living in this area for at least 11,000 years. This is part of the Main Street Month lineup of activities in October, as well as part of Oklahoma Archeological Month. For information on more events, contact Melyn Johnson at (580)338-6246 or director@mainstreetguymon.com.
Monday, Oct. 24:
The Texas County Board of Commissioners will meet at 10 a.m. in the commissioners meeting room on the second floor of the Texas County Courthouse, located at 319 N. Main St. in Guymon. These meetings are open to the public.
The Guymon Public Schools Board of Education will convene for a special meeting to discuss long-range planning for the district as the student population in Guymon continues to grow. The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. in the science annex of Guymon Central Junior High School, located at 712 N. James St. in Guymon. This meeting is open to the public.
Tuesday, Oct. 25:
The Texas County Wellness Committee will be meeting at 6 p.m. at the Ambassador Restaurant, located at 1901 U.S. Highway 64 in Guymon. Discussion on walking and biking trails, as well as other active lifestyle accommodations will be discussed at this meeting.
The Guymon Public Library and Arts Center will be hosting an Adult Throwback Halloween Party on Oct. 25 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Are you Afraid of the Dark? A movie screening, games and more will be part of the festivities on Tuesday night!
Wednesday, Oct. 26:
The Guymon Board of Adjustments is scheduled for its regular meeting at 10 a.m. on Oct. 26 in the city council chambers at City Hall, located at 424 N. Main St. in Guymon. This group meets on the fourth Wednesday of every month at 10 a.m. This meeting is open to the public.
Thursday, Oct. 27:
The Guymon Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the Annual Chamber Banquet on Oct. 27 starting with the doors open at 6 p.m.! This year's theme is Tailgate. Come out representing your favorite team and show your school colors! For more information, tickets or for a corporate sponsor table, contact the chamber at (580)338-3376.
Texas County Farm Bureau will be hosting a State Question 777 Town Hall on Oct. 27 at 12 p.m. at Hunny's, located at 103 N. Main St. in Guymon. A small price for lunch will be charged that includes a sandwich, chips and a drink, but participation in the town hall is free. Guest speaker Representative Casey Murdock and Oklahoma Farm Bureau Director Alan Jett will be speaking, and will answer any questions you may have on SQ 777.
The Guymon City Council regular meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Oct. 27 in the city council chambers at City Hall, located at 424 N. Main St. in Guymon. This group meets the second and last Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. This meeting is open to the public.
Saturday, Oct. 29:
Goodwell is having a community Trunk or Treat event right in the heart of downtown Goodwell! Get your little monsters dressed up and head on over on Oct. 29. A chili dinner will start at 6 p.m. Festivities go until 8 p.m., with a costume contest starting at 7 p.m. The Goodwell Booster Club encourages the community to get in on a safe and fun evening for the family. Those who are interested in decorating a vehicle and handing out candy can get in on the fun! Contact any booster club member or call Ami Eslinger at (580)817-1452 for more information. A prize will be given to the kid's choice favorite trunk! Participants must supply their own treats to give to the kids. The booster club will also be taking orders for holiday baked goods, so make sure to order your cinnamon rolls while you're there!
The annual Authentic Streetwalkers Glow Walk/Run in Hooker is set to go on Oct. 29 starting at 7 p.m. at the ambulance barn, located at 122 Broadway in Hooker. Organizers promise the course is even better than last year. Get into the Halloween spirit and run or walk in the dark with friends and family. There will also be a costume contest and downtown dance party to end the walk and run! Glow sticks are included for those who pre-register, and glow sticks for purchase at the event. Registration begins at 7 p.m., with the walk and run starting at 7:30 p.m. Funds raised will go toward a local scholarship given out annually. Visit online at streetwalker5k.com for the registration page, then fax, email or drop off the registration!
The City of Guymon Transfer Station will host a Fall Clean Up Day on Oct. 29 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. with free services and weekend access for Guymon residents. This will include a free disposal day at the transfer station located at Road T north of Guymon. Residents must provide proof of residency with a utility bill and photo identification. Tire disposal will also be free for residential account holders and is limited to four tires per resident. There will be no free disposal or tire disposal for commercial accounts. Roll-offs will also be parked at the Seward County Waste Management Services (SCWMS) parking lot on East 12th Street for those unable to bring large items to the transfer station. Electronic waste and household hazardous waste trailers will be located at the site from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 29 is the last Saturday of operation for the transfer station until April 2017. For more information on the transfer station, call (580)338-2434.
The Guymon Lions Club is offering a great option for trick-or-treaters this year! The Haunted Train will be available on Oct. 29 and Oct. 30 from 6 p.m. until after dark, and on Oct. 31 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. for all the mini holiday revelers this year. Costumed riders can ride the train for half price. The Lions are inviting churches and organizations to come to the park to hand out candy and other items to children, with an area near the parking lot in the grass to set up tables and booths. If you would like to participate on one or all of the evenings, contact Michael at (580)206-0111 or charles.I.michael26@gmail.com.
The Guymon Parent-Teacher-Student Organization will be hosting the PTSO Fall Carnival on Oct. 29 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Texas County Activity Center.
The Texas County YMCA will be hosting its Annual Boo Bash from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at its facilities, located at 1602 N. Oklahoma St. in Guymon. There is a small entrance fee per child. There will be games, crafts, prizes and more. All ages are welcome, but ages pre-kindergarten through second grade are recommended. The first 20 Boo Bash guests will receive a special treat!
Halloween Night, Monday, Oct. 31:
Time for some fun with the little ones and an opportunity to light up the eyes of some of Guymon's eldest citizens! Heritage Community will once again host its annual Trick or Treat event at the facility on Oct. 31 from 6 p.m. to 7p.m. Enter the building through the entrances at 1401 N. Lelia or 501 NE 5th St in Guymon with your dressed up little folks, stop by and visit and go away with a few treats! Heritage is now accepting candy donations for the event.
First Christian Church, located at 802 N. Quinn St. in Guymon will be hosting a Trunk or Treat in the church parking lot from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Guymon Church of the Nazarene, located at 2214 N. Sunset Lane in Guymon, will also be hosting a Trunk or Treat at the church parking lot.
The City of Hooker will be hosting the Hooker Halloween Parade starting at 5 p.m. at the Hooker Chamber of Commerce, located at 102 E. Highway 54.Show off your costumes at the annual Halloween parade. Children from toddlers through sixth grade will each get a treat, but everyone is welcome to join in the fun! Decorate a golf cart, dress up yourself and your pets, and head on over for some great family community fun!

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