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BOC Chairman explains terms of MHTC, NWTHS approved contract

July 29, 2014

Memorial Hospital of Texas County's Board of Control Chairman Buddy Holbert explains the terms of the contract between Northwest Texas Healthcare System and MHTC regarding the new partnership. Learn more in today's edition of the GDH!

A father asks a community to join him...as he prays for his daughter

July 26, 2014

Most 10-year-old children are spending their summer riding bikes, attending camp and enjoying the summer sun at the swimming pool. It’s simply not common for a 10-year-old little girl to have to muster up the strength to go through not her first, but her third open-heart surgery.
Sahryn Gilbert was born with a heart defect that affected her mitral valve. Before she reached the tender age of two, Sahryn underwent her first surgery to fix her mitral valve. Several years ago, in Tennessee, Sahryn received a mechanical mitral valve, as well as a pacemaker – via open heart surgury No. 2.

Spearman stabbing case now closed

July 25, 2014

A Texas Panhandle town was filled with worried residents after word spread of a perpetrator hurting a minor in the community. Earlier in the month, around 7:30 p.m., a 15-year-old girl was found in Spearman on Main Street and was believed to have been stabbed, and was later reported to be in good condition after the incident.
Spearman Police Department immediately began to investigate the situation, even offering a reward up to $500 for the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the act.
Yesterday, Spearman Chief of Police Lance Swan said the case is now closed.

MHTC approves management contract with NWTHS

July 22, 2014

The new and improved Memorial Hospital of Texas County management and administration is beginning to take shape. Tuesday evening, MHTC’s Board of Control approved the management contract with Northwest Texas Healthcare System. A new CNO was hired and a CEO candidate will be interviewed for a second time today.
See more in Wednesday's edition of the GDH.

Azuma to return to Guymon Aug. 10

July 17, 2014

The drum of Africa is going to be heard on the Guymon street once again during the second Azuma: An African Celebration event. At 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 10, is the date and time for this exciting and educational program. The dark faces and beautiful colors and patterns of traditional African dress enjoy the sounds and smells and tastes of African here in Guymon.
Find out more in Friday's edition of the GDH!

Children's Health Fair

July 16, 2014

It's time to take part in a FREE Children’s Health Fair. It will be held at the Texas County Activity Center at 5th and Sunset from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. This promises to be a fun time and a great opportunity to get services and information.

Spearman teen stabbed, is in good condition

July 16, 2014

On Sunday evening, around 7:30 p.m., the stabbing of a 15-year-old girl took place in Spearman on Main Street.
The Spearman Police Department is continuing to investigate the situation, and there is a reward up to $500 for the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the act.
“The young female is doing well,” Swan said. “She is in Amarillo with non life-threatening injuries and should be released in a couple of days.”
See Wednesday's edition of the GDH for further details in the case.

Dalhart man discovers infant in dumpster

July 16, 2014

On Saturday evening, a Dalhart man made a stunning and sad discovery that very well may have saved a baby’s life. While taking out the trash, he found a baby in the dumpster between the 1800 block of Oak and the 1700 block of Chestnut in Dalhart.
An arrest has already been made in the case. See Wednesday's edition of the GDH for details. You may also subscribe to our e-edition by calling our circulation department at 580.338.3355.

Knights of Columbus Poker Run to benefit local organizations

July 11, 2014

For those who like to be a part of something special that benefits the local community, The Knights of Columbus have an event coming up in August.
They will be hosting a poker run on August 2, with the first bike out from the Pub at the Bricks at 9 a.m. and the last back out at 10 a.m.
The poker run ends at the Pub on the Bricks as well, with 10 percent off of meals and free concert for registered bikers.
For more information, see Friday's edition of the GDH!

Homicide investigation on-going for death of Tyrone man

July 9, 2014

The small community of Tyrone is currently in shock with news of an investigation into the homicide of 70-year-old James Edward Vitkowski.
Vitkowski was the owner of Jim’s Auto & Salvage on Highway 54 and was found by one of his employees. The employee found Vitkowski lying on the floor.
He was transported to the hospital and then flown to a Kansas Hospital.
Vitkowski died Tuesday morning from what OSBI said in a release appears to be blunt force trauma to the head.

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