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Hernandez sees community pride in code enforcement

January 24, 2015

When it comes to taking pride in the community and taking the time to make Guymon the kind of place that people want to live, code enforcement and building inspections officer Elvia Hernandez takes her work seriously.
Over the time that Hernandez has been learning the ropes in this particular public service position, she has learned there is a great deal to tackle when it comes to being mindful of the safety and health of the community at large.
Read more in the weekend edition of the GDH.

Texhoma and Goodwell schools cancel classes on January 22 due to weather conditions

January 21, 2015

Goodwell and Texhoma schools have confirmed no classes January 22 due to weather conditions.

Winter Storm Warning

January 21, 2015

Texas County is NOW included in the Winter Storm Warning:

WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THURSDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN AMARILLO HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST
THURSDAY.

* EVENT...7 TO 8 INCHES OF SNOW ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE CENTRAL OKLAHOMA PANHANDLE AND THE NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS PANHANDLE. LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS WILL BE POSSIBLE.

TSET, Main Street Guymon to host healthy moment

January 20, 2015

Main Street Guymon and the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust program of Texas County will host the January Healthy Moment this Thursday from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Saint Peter's Catholic Church, located at 1220 N. Quinn St. in Guymon.

Learn more about this month's Healthy Moment in Wednesday's GDH.

Guymon is second stop in third annual Dust Bowl series marathon

January 20, 2015

As Guymon becomes more fitness friendly, many marathons, 5K and 10K runs are taking place around town and throughout the Texas County area.
This March will bring with it the Third Annual Dust Bowl series marathon; a five day, five marathon, five state series.

Learn more about the upcoming marathon series in Wednesday's GDH!

Commissioners meet, receive bids for Goodwell, Tyrone FD

January 19, 2015

The Texas County Commissioners gathered for the regular Monday morning meeting to address agenda items. This week’s agenda included opening three bids for fire truck apparatus for the Goodwell and Tyrone fire departments.
Members of both departments were present to look over specifications of the bids, noting a large difference in bid prices.
Chief Fire and Safety Co., Inc. presented a bid of $55,152.00; Ag-Meier Industries, LLC presented a bid of $62,934.00; Weis Fire and Safety presented a bid of $62,510.00.

Second U.S. Hwy 54 accident in just over 24 hours claims second victim

January 17, 2015

A Liberal, Kansas, woman died Friday afternoon when she lost control of her vehicle on U.S. Highway 54 near Hooker.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported the accident occurred at 4:55 p.m. on U.S. Highway 54, just five miles west of Hooker.
Adriana Rangel, 28, of Liberal, was driving a 2002 Ford Ranger pickup. She lost control of the vehicle for unknown reasons, and died at the scene.
For further information, see the weekend edition of the GDH.

Relay For Life Texas County kicks off 'Roping For Hope'

January 16, 2015

The American Cancer Society and Relay for Life of Texas County will be hosting the 2015 Relay Kickoff on January 19 at the Draper Farms Headquarters. Registration will begin at 5:30 p.m., with a dinner catered by Hunny's to be served at 6:30 p.m.
Guests will be treated to Jimmie Draper's unique museum collection during the event. Games, activities and door prizes will be available. Cancer survivor, caregiver and manager of Tractor Supply Leesa Hogan of Guymon will be speaking. Attendees will also have an opportunity to sign up for the ACS Cancer Action Network.

Guymon Lions serve up chili and stew to raise funds for community projects

January 16, 2015

The Guymon Lions will be hosting the 47th Annual Chili and Stew supper on January 20 at the Victory United Methodist Church Family Enrichment Center at Sixth Street and Quinn at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will be served until food runs out, or 8 p.m.; whichever comes first.
The chili and stew supper has been an annual tradition since 1968, raising funds to allow the club to continue work projects within the community.
Find out more about this charitable event in the Saturday GDH!

Two-vehicle collision near Hooker claims one life, hospitalizes four

January 16, 2015

A two-vehicle fatality collision, Thursday afternoon, near Hooker, has taken the life of one individual and left four hospitalized as a result of injuries sustained in the accident.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported the wreck occurred at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday on U.S. Highway 54, three and nine-tenths miles southwest of Hooker. The collision involved a 1997 Freightliner driven by Gabriel Aguirre, 44, of Guymon, who was uninjured. The second vehicle involved was a 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe, driven by Priscilla Ann Preston, 29, of Optima.

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