What's going on in Texas County: October 12-17

Staff Writer

Monday, Oct. 12:
In celebration of Main Street Month, Main Street Guymon is hosting a fundraiser taco dinner and bingo event at 5 p.m. at the No Man's Land Senior Citizens Center, located at 515 NE 15th St in Guymon. Dinner includes tacos, sides and a dessert. To go plates are available, and the prize for winners is half of the money gathered from the sale of the bingo cards. For more information, call (580)338-6246.
Parents! Don't forget that parent/teacher conferences will be on Monday and Tuesday evenings, and fall break is Oct. 14, 15 and 16. Be on the lookout for more information from your schools.
It is the second Monday of the month, and that means it's time for the Guymon Schools Board of Education. If you have any concerns to be addressed, or you want to know what business is conducted at the school district and how things are going, the meeting is open to the public. The school board meeting starts at 7 p.m. inside the science annex building at Guymon Junior High, located at 712 N. James St. in Guymon.
The Texas County Commissioners will meet at 10 a.m. on the second floor of the county courthouse, located at 319 N. Main St. in Guymon. Commissioners Ted Keeling, Richard Bryan and Jack Strain will conduct county business and hear from county department heads as needed. This meeting is open to the public.
Tuesday, Oct. 13:
Who gathered the most candy this last week for the PTSO fall festival? The announcement will be made on Tuesday! Hurry and grab those bags of candy to donate to the festival and help your favorite kids win!
The Main Street Month celebrations continue at noon at Taco Shop, located as 119 1/2 SW Second St. in Guymon. Join Main Street Guymon members in support of one of Guymon's many local establishments. Lunch is a dutch treat.
Thursday, Oct. 15:
The Guymon City Council reconvenes at 6 p.m. at City Hall, located at 219 NW Fourth St. in Guymon. Citizens of Guymon are encouraged to attend and participate in the civic process.
Friday, Oct. 16:
Guymon Junior High students are invited to stop by the Texas County YMCA after the Guymon Tigers football game on Friday night for a Fifth Quarter event for seventh and eighth grade students. Head out for some fun! This event ends at midnight.
Another Main Street Guymon event comes to us! Head over to Urban Bru at 418 NW 21st St. in Guymon at 5:30 p.m. for Scrabble night, and flex your vocabulary muscle! Be on the lookout for more events with Main Street Guymon this month!
Saturday, Oct. 17:
Make sure to stop by the Guymon Municipal Airport at 10 a.m. as Carla Stewart returns to Guymon for a book signing.
The All Fired Up gallery, located at 421 N. Main St. in Guymon, will be hosting a kiln opening party from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. to celebrate the inaugural firing of its new downdraft gas kiln. Potters and sculptors from the gallery, community and Oklahoma Panhandle State University will be participating, with pieces that will be placed in the kiln ahead of the event. Everyone is invited to attend and have a first chance to see the pieces as they are unloaded from the kiln. All pieces from the firing will be up for sale. Stop by to enjoy some refreshments and snacks and see some original artwork!
Downtown Hooker is hosting an IBCA sanctioned Barbecue Cook-Off, with arts and crafts, games, music and more from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Stop by to sign up for prizes, see some familiar faces and so much more!
Other upcoming events:
The Guymon Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its annual banquet under the Superheroes theme. This is your chance to honor Marvelous Local Heroes. Awards will be presented on Oct. 27 for Citizen of the Year (nominations accepted at Guymon City Hall to be voted on by the Guymon City Council), Ambassador of the Year (chosen by the Guymon Ambassadors), Volunteer of the Year and Small Business of the Year (chosen by the Guymon Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors). The online submission form for nominations can be found at guymonokchamber.com, or you can return the form to the chamber of commerce BEFORE Oct. 15. Submissions after the deadline will not be considered.
Do you want to make the Oct. 31 OPSU Aggies football halftime game a howling success? Can you play a marching band instrument? If you can, you are invited to help out. Everyone is welcome to join, but participants must be able to play an instrument and practice individually. The program will include the songs Black Magic Woman, This Is Halloween, Munsterrific (a percussion feature) and Thriller. Prepare to dress up and make halftime a monster of a show! For more information, contact OPSU Band Director Charla Lewis at (580)349-1483 or charla.lewis@opsu.edu. All ages are encouraged to participate. Spots must be confirmed by Saturday, October 10 in order to get music for individual practice.