PTCI Increases to 36 Cellular Towers…PTCI has just added two new cell sites to its coverage area. The new Felt tower will help with service within buildings and areas where the signal is weak near the town of Felt. Construction is now complete on the new cell site in Gate and it is operational as well. These two new towers will increase the total to 36 cell sites with 31 in the Oklahoma Panhandle, four in Sherman County, Texas, and one in Liberal, Kansas.
Cassidy Edenborough served the Oklahoma House of Representatives as a Student Page, during the week of Spring Break. Cassidy was sponsored by Rep. Gus Blackwell, Chairman of the House Standing Rules Committee, and served her duties with distinction. She is a Junior at Goodwell High School and the daughter of Roger and Shelley Edenborough of Goodwell.
Luke North, a Senior at Hooker High School, served the Oklahoma House of Representatives as a Student Page, during the week of Spring Break. Cassidy was sponsored by Rep. Gus Blackwell, Chairman of the House Standing Rules Committee, and served his duties with distinction. Luke is the son of Ruth North of Hooker.
William Parks, son of Steve and Paula Parks of Tyrone, served the Oklahoma House of Representatives as a Student Page, during the week of Spring Break. William was sponsored by Rep. Gus Blackwell, Chairman of the House Standing Rules Committee, and served his duties with distinction. William is a Junior at Tyrone High School.
It’s so exciting to be heading off onto my next scuba diving experience, Honduras or to be more precise, Roatan, a small island off the coast.
Bryan Balenseifen of the Keyes High School 2009 Graduating Class has been awarded the Neva Sizemore Memorial Scholarship. This College Scholarship, created in honor of the late Neva Sizemore who was a long-time resident of Keyes, provides $10,000.00 annually for four years of undergraduate study toward a Bachelor’s degree at any accredited college or university in the United States. The Scholarship Selection Committee would like to express appreciation to all of the graduating Seniors that took the time and effort to apply for this Scholarship. Based upon the quality of the applications that were received, Cimarron County residents should be very proud of their 2009 Graduating Seniors.
by Carrie Ring
Rolling hills, Saguaro cactus, a van full of crazy friends and family, and memories that will last a lifetime. Team “Code Blue” consisted of 12 maniacs who ran around the clock in a relay race through the Arizona desert. The Ragnar Relay ‘Del Sol’ was 202-miles from starting in Prescott on Friday morning, February 27th, and ending in Mesa, Arizona Saturday afternoon. Within that team of 12 were local Terri Baker and her daughter Andrea Sanders. This was a follow up run to their P.F. Chang’s ½ Marathon they finished together in January of this year.
“Shark Ray Alley”
The sandy beaches and the warm sun seems to never end here. The people of the island are so friendly and the food is delicious. Believe it or not, I had the best beans and rice while there and the most tender chicken ever. I found out later that they soak the chicken in coconut milk to make it that way. Yum!
We’re off to Amigo’s Wreck today where they sunk a 30 foot ship to attract bigger marine life; and it worked too. I got to see big Nassau and black groupers, big hog fish snappers, nurse sharks and a couple of moray eels living in and around the wreck.
Boise City Rotary officers, John Miller, left, and Terri Weaver, right, welcome Mandy Hitchings, center into the club.
The Rotary Club of Boise City is pleased to announce the addition of Mandy Hitchings to its roll of business owners and community leaders. Mandy has already proven to be an active asset to the club and its many community projects. Rotary International is the oldest and largest secular service organization in the world with 1.2 million members in 208 countries worldwide. The organization was founded in 1905 in Chicago by Paul Harris to encourage community service, vocational advancement and fellowship of its members. Rotary sustains many thousands of projects throughout the world, ranging from the near-completed eradication of the scourge of Polio, to building play grounds to establishing scholarships, reading projects, and youth programs. Rotary’s current focus is on clean water, health, and literacy projects. Many millions of dollars and man hours are spent each year throughout the world benefiting mankind. Mandy is an insurance agent affiliated with the Aim Agency in Keyes and Boise City and will be located at the new office on East Main in Boise City when the construction is completed. The members know that Mandy will be a valuable asset to the club for years to come.
Texhoma’s J.D. Pugh fights for the ball on Saturday afternoon against Preston during the Class A state championship game in Oklahoma City. Pugh scored 21 points to lead the Red Devils in the 75-71 overtime loss
By SHAWN YORKS
The Guymon Daily Herald
The Texhoma team that made it’s run for a state title had two players with Cimarron County connections, J.D. Pugh, who made the all-tournament team is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs Marvin Elliott, of Griggs. Derreck Nye, is the grandson of Ruby Labrier, of Boise City. Our thanks to Shawn Yorks, and The Guymon Daily Herald for their story and photos.-_Ed.
OKLAHOMA CITY - It wasn’t supposed to end this way.
The Texhoma boys basketball team played an overtime game for the second straight day at the Class A State Tournament. But unlike a victory the night before over Okarche in the state semifinals, the Red Devils lost their overtime bid, 75-71 to Preston, in the Class A state championship game at the Oklahoma State Fair Arena on Saturday.
What does speed limit mean??
While that might seem like a silly question someone asked recently so it might be something worthwhile to discuss.
“Speed limit” simply means this is the fastest speed you can travel under ideal conditions.
The next question might be “What are ideal conditions???”. Those would be a clear, sunny day with a dry road surface.
by Shelley Fowler
So…..I had this week’s column all written. I finished it late at night, planning to read it over with fresh eyes and mind the next morning before submitting it for publication. I rose early – even before the birds and sun – and with a cup of coffee in hand, began editing what my heart had written just a few hours hence.
I ended up deleting the column. Going back to the beginning – a white, blank screen upon the computer monitor – because I realized that now is not the time to talk about the subjects I believe are the root causes of our woes: greed and the mentality of ’entitlement’. No – for this day, for this week, I have decided that it’s much more important to focus above and beyond the crisis of clamorous cacophony currently rippling across the country.
Earl Hoskins celebrated his 90th Birthday on Saturday, March 21st at the Eva Community Center, Eva, Oklahoma.
The 5th and 6th grade boys A team earned second place in the Boise City Tournament. The team consists of Coach Charles Hough, Colby White, Kadyn Hicks, Austin Smith, Hunter Worm, Branden James and Braxton Crews.Fourth Grade girls, Alejandra Valdez, Allison Segovia, Erin Dunn, Coda Hunt, Kayla Myers, Laura Rosas, Mesa Compton, Coaches Elezar Grimaldo, Baldo RosasFourth Grade Boys, Paulo Gutierrez, Isiah Pacheco, Oscar Diaz, Brian Clements, Britton Milbern, Roberto Robles, Tyler Giner, Coaches, David Rosas, Daisy Hernandez
This cross stands 25 ft tall on a hill west of Campo, Colo. in memory of Laverne Jenkins. An engraved stainless steel plate has been added that reads, In Memory of Laverne Jenkins, 1937-2008, Lifetime friend and business associate, Clyde and LaVada Rodgers. (Don’t forget you can view this photo in color online at www.campoco.org. under community news.)
San Pedro Belize
I was off for Belize on my first open water diving experience. I was truly excited and nervous at the same time. Once we arrived in Belize City, we caught a small plane that took us to Ambergris Caye, Belize (Belize’s largest island.) (Pronounced Am-BUR-gris or Am-BUR-grease Key) to San Pedro which is the only town on the island.
Looking down from the plane, the sea had a turquoise color to it with deep blues in places with depth. I could see the shapes of sharks from above. It was an amazing sight to see.
by Shelley Fowler
I’ve never doubted his intelligence! Nor his propensity for being unruly when a man walks in the house. At which time he acts like any young boy and wants only to wrestle. But, laying aside those stories for now, I want to concentrate on the smartness of one of my kids…..Shiloh, The Wonder Dog!