The Daily Press Guymon Daily Herald | AP iAtom feed Copyright The Daily Press 2014-09-16T00:34:28-04:00 Annual Friends of Pink Heals Poker Run slated for Saturday2014-09-16T00:34:28-04:002014-09-16T00:34:28-04:00Copyright 2010 Guymon Daily HeraldFriends and supporters of Pink Heals have come together for the second year to organize a benefit poker run with all proceeds going to Pink Heals to be distributed back to the community for those in need of support for health reasons. Ride, drive or walk; wind, rain or shine - the poker run will be happening this Saturday, starting in Guymon.Guymon, OKNo author availableSecond Annual Friends of Pink Heals Poker Run slated for SaturdayGuymon Daily STUCO’s Carnival for a Cure raises $1,4402014-09-15T17:44:11-04:002014-09-15T17:44:11-04:00Copyright 2010 Guymon Daily HeraldThe weather was just right and the location change to the east side of the high school in the half circle turned out to be a great place for the event to take place, those in charge said.Guymon, OKNo author availableGHS STUCO’s Carnival for a Cure raises $1,440Guymon Daily’s Chamber Banquet is a... Masquerade2014-09-15T17:34:39-04:002014-09-15T17:34:39-04:00Copyright 2010 Guymon Daily HeraldThe Guymon Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and Special Events Committee are pleased to announce the date of the Annual Banquet is Tuesday, Oct. 21 at Pickle Creek. The theme is “Masquerade.”Don't miss this year's Chamber Banquet – find out more about ticket sales in Monday's edition of the GDH!Guymon, OKNo author available2014’s Chamber Banquet is a... MasqueradeGuymon Daily Cowboys bounce back with dominant win over Titans2014-09-15T16:57:00-04:002014-09-15T16:57:00-04:00Copyright 2010 Guymon Daily Herald<div class="ndn_embed" data-config-widget-id="2" style="width:390px;height:219px" data-config-type="VideoPlayer/Single" data-config-tracking-group="90711" data-config-playlist-id="13434" data-config-video-id="26791048" data-config-site-section="bigspring_hom_non_sec"></div>Guymon, OKNo author availableVIDEO: Cowboys bounce back with dominant win over TitansGuymon Daily Fiesta this Sunday, September 212014-09-15T16:56:37-04:002014-09-15T16:55:15-04:00Copyright 2010 Guymon Daily HeraldGuymon, OKNo author availableGuymon Fiesta this Sunday, September 21Guymon Daily, Americans Remember Victims of 9/11 Attacks2014-09-11T16:52:27-04:002014-09-11T16:52:27-04:00Copyright 2010 Guymon Daily HeraldGuymon, OKNo author availableObamas, Americans Remember Victims of 9/11 AttacksGuymon Daily charge man of killing 4-year-old boy2014-09-03T19:14:32-04:002014-09-03T19:14:32-04:00Copyright 2010 Guymon Daily HeraldOn Aug. 27, county attorney Mike Boring said an officer with the Liberal Police Department notified the Beaver County Sheriff’s office that a child was dead in the emergency room at Southwest Medical Center in Liberal.Boring said the sheriff’s office then requested assistance from the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.“They did go to the hospital in Liberal, where they did determine that there was a 4-year-old child that was deceased,” he said. “They began investigation, and in the early morning hours of the next morning, they made arrests on allegations of child abuse of Yasmani Rodriguez and Silvia Vargas, the natural mother of the child.”The child has been identified as Noel Vargas, and the couple has been in custody since those arrests.“We have them,” Boring said. “Ms Vargas is appearing today for initial appearance for formal charges being filed against her for enabling child abuse. That is the only charge we anticipate filing at this point. There’s a potential for other charges to be filed.”Boring said Rodriguez is likewise facing charges, with two counts in the case.“Count one is murder in the first degree,” the district attorney said. “The second account is child abuse. I anticipate he will be formally arraigned or do an initial appearance in district court in Beaver County tomorrow.”Boring said investigations are not complete at this time and are just in the initial phase of the case.“It is ongoing,” he said. “I anticipate that will continue for some time. We will do a complete backgrounds investigation, and we do not have a formal written report from the medical examiner’s office in Oklahoma at this point. I do not know when we will receive that. I’m hopeful we will get an ME report sometime in the next week to 10 days.”Boring said the injuries sustained by the child were at the family’s home in Turpin.“The family has lived there a short while,” he said. “Previously, they lived in Liberal. I think they’ve been in Turpin in this home for approximately a month. That’s a part of our investigation that’s not been completed. The mother was employed in Liberal and worked at a restaurant there.”Boring said with the type of charges being filed against the couple, a trial is several steps down the road.“We will go through initial phases in the proceedings here that will involve making sure that Mr. Rodriguez and Miss Vargas both have counsel to represent them,” he said. “At that point, a determination will be made with respect to whether or not they wish to have a preliminary hearing. I would expect that would be at least a couple months down the road.”Boring added a trial date also depends on factors such as court schedules and when the couple can secure counsel for their cases.“There are a number of variables in that, so it’s virtually impossible to give you a timeline on the preliminary hearing phase,” he said. “After that, it would be set on the next felony docket if they’re bound over at preliminary hearing.”A Rosary and vigil for Vargas is scheduled for 7 p.m. today at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Liberal. There will be a funeral mass at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the church, with burial to follow at Restlawn Cemetery.Guymon, OKRobert Pierce, Leader Authorities charge man of killing 4-year-old boyGuymon Daily Big 12 ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Montage2014-08-28T15:51:14-04:002014-08-28T15:51:14-04:00Copyright 2010 Guymon Daily HeraldGuymon, OKNo author availableVIDEO: Big 12 ALS Ice Bucket Challenge MontageGuymon Daily 61: Passing on the torch2014-08-28T12:21:13-04:002014-08-28T12:21:13-04:00Copyright 2010 Guymon Daily HeraldBig changes are underway in House District 61 as the Panhandle says goodbye to Gus Blackwell after 12 years serving as Representative and newly elected Casey Murdock takes over. Blackwell chimes in on his experience and the job Murdock faces. Guymon, OKNo author availableDistrict 61: Passing on the torchGuymon Daily family experiences mourning, joy with birth of twins2014-08-28T12:10:59-04:002014-08-28T12:10:59-04:00Copyright 2010 Guymon Daily HeraldAccording to the babies’ grandmother, Leanna Medina who works at Lumber Mart in Guymon, the twins had developed Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome, which is a rare condition occurring in identical twins while they are in the womb. It can result in various outcomes, and in this case, resulted in the death of one of the babies, named Heaven.In this situation, all the nutrients being supplied Heaven were moved to the other twin in the shared placenta. Heaven was also born without a bladder.Heaven was born weighing one pound and three ounces. She passed away just three days after her birth.The other baby, Nevaeh (Heaven, spelled backwards), now weighs one pound and nine ounces.“She’s still alive, she’s doing fine,” Medina said. “She has a heart murmur but she’s doing good.”The couple has three other children currently in Guymon, but they continue to return to Amarillo to take care of Navaeh often, making their travel expenses high.The couple will be staying at the Ronald McDonald House in Amarillo while their baby grows and improves in the hospital.At this time of loss, the family is experiencing many emotions as they still have a surviving twin to care for, as well as their family back home. One thing that would be appreciated by the entire family and their friends is monetary donations.A bank account has been set up at the Bank of the Panhandle where donations are being accepted for funeral costs, travel costs and any other expenses the family may come across during this difficult time. A fund has also been set up at Henson-Novak for the funeral services.“They want to thank everyone that has helped so far,” Medina said.Thad and Theresa are extremely thankful for the generosity that has been shown and for the future generosity that may come their way.Guymon, OKBy TRUDY HARTBurwell family experiences mourning, joy with birth of twinsGuymon Daily