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P.O. Box 278 •105 W. Main Street • Boise City, Oklahoma 73933-0278 • Cimarron County
Phone 580-544-2222 • Fax 580-544-3281 • e-mail [email protected]
Volume 113 No. 17 75 Cents
Thursday July 28, 2011
T.J. SPRY- 91
1866 Beatrix Potter England, children’s author
(Tale of Peter Rabbit)
Cherryvale Ks, actress
(Ethel Mertz-I Love Lucy)
1945 Jim Davis cartoonist
1947 Sally Struthers Portland Oregon, actress
(Gloria-All in the Family)
This home in Southwest Boise City lost its roof Friday
evening. There were no injuries.
1851 Total solar eclipse
captured on a daguerreotype photograph
1868 14th Amendment ratified, citizenship to exslaves
1915 10,000 blacks march
on 5th Ave (NYC) protesting lynchings
1931 Congress makes
“The Star-Spangled Banner” our 2nd national anthem
1932 Pres Hoover evicts
bonus marchers from their
1942 Nazis liquidate 10,000
Jews in Minsk Russia
1945 US Army bomber
crashes into 79th floor of
Empire State Bldg, 14 die
1986 NASA releases transcript from doomed Challenger, pilot Michael Smith
could be heard saying, “Uhoh!” as spacecraft disintegrated
1954, The first press interview with 19-year-old Elvis
Presley was published in
the ‘Memphis PressScimitar’.
“Inquiry is fatal to certainty.” - Will Durant
Attention, Parents, Athletes, Athletic
Coaches and School
Administrators: The
Cimarron County
Rural Health Clinic
in Boise City announces that they
will be performing
sports physicals on
July 28 and Aug. 10
from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
for a fee of $10. After these two dates
the cost of the physicals will go up to
$26. and you will
need to call the clinic
and set an appointment.
If the child is under 18 a parental
signature is required, or the parent
must be present.
Hi Lo rn
Tue. July 19 101 67
Wed. July 20 103 66
Thurs. July 21 102 64 .03
July 22 98 64 .23
July 23 98 67 .54
Sun. July 24 94 67 .17
Mon. July 25 96 65
Wheat $7.22
Milo $6.40
Corn $7.15
(spot prices subject to change)
Gerald Dixon to
Sign Book at
Cimarron Heritage Center
Proceeds Will
Support CMH
and No Man’s
Land Museums
Travis Brown
Storm Destroys Trailer Home
By C.F. David
The home of Mark and Elizabeth Hensley was destroyed by
a storm that passed through
Boise City Friday evening. The
storm, either a down burst,
straight wind, or small tornado,
first toppled a tree on South Ellis
in front of the Bob Tapp home.
It then passed over Ken Miller’s
horse corrals and re-arranged
his horse feeders and other
heavy objects before passing
over South Highway 64 and
striking the Hensley home.
This is the third trailer home
that has been either damaged or
destroyed this year. In mid-April,
a home just east of Boise City
was destroyed by either straight
or tornadic winds and in early
June, a trailer home in west central Boise City suffered heavy
damage when winds passed
Neither of the Hensleys was
home; however, their daughter
Kristina Villarreal and her two
children were.
“My kids were at the north
end of the house, I was at the
other end getting ready for
work,” Villarreal said. “I felt the
wind come up and heard the
rain. The trailer shook a little, but
it’s a trailer and it shakes in the
wind. I started up the hall and it
shook so hard that I fell into the
kitchen cabinets and onto my
hands and knees,” she continued.
“I was crawling on my hands
and knees trying to get to my
kids; they were in the hall, clutching each other and crying.”
None of the three were
physically injured, but were left
shaken by the incident. Villarreal
and her children were left widowed and fatherless earlier this
year when her husband was
murdered in Cactus, Texas in
early May.
The trailer had been strapped
down, but the straps broke with
the force of the storm and the
roof was scattered in pieces for
300 yards or more.
When asked if the home had
been insured, Mark Hensley responded sadly, “No. We have
everyone…the grandkids. No, it
wasn’t insured.”
As friends and family emptied the home, taking the rainsoaked property to a storage
area, Hensley said he had no idea
what if anything had been taken
by the storm. “We haven’t even
tried to figure that out yet.”
For now, the couple is living
with relatives.
A fund has been established
for the Hensleys at the First
State Bank of Boise City.
The Dalhart Chamber of
Commerce and the city of
Dalhart would like to invite all
area fiddle players to the 16th
annual “Just Fiddlin Around”
contest, at Ria Blanca Lake on
FM 281, just west of the XIT
arena following the Reunion and
Parade on Aug. 6. There is no
entry fee and cash prizes will be
awarded in youth, junior and
adult divisions. Contestants will
be asked to play two tunes of
their choice and one waltz. A
jam session will follow so bring
your guitars and mandolins.
Registration is available online
at or at 102
East 7th in Dlahart. Registrations
will be taken that day. The
Hartley County 4-H’ers will be
selling hamburgers.
Tuesday Aug. 30 is the day
for the 5-state Beef Conference
in Boise City at the Fair Bulding.
Registration is at 2:30 p.m.; the
conference meetings run from
3 to 7p.m. A meal will be provided. Registration fee is $35 for
one, $50 per couple. Mailing
deadline is Aug. 21. Late and on
site registration will be $50 and
$65. Make checks payable to
OSU Animal Science, and mail
to Animal Science Extension,
201 Animal Science, Stillwater,
OK 74078. Call 405-744-6060
About three months ago,
The Boise City News, sent Gov.
Fallin an e-mail to her office
informing her that though we
were sure she and the Federal
Government were helping our
farmers, that the people of
Cimarron County needed to
see her boots on the ground
to know she cared. We received no answer and the Governor, has yet to visit, (She
missed two opportunities while
campaigning.) We offered a
bounty of $50 for Governor
Henry, but since Ms. Fallin
carried the county and she still
hasn’t visited, The Boise City
News will pay $25 to the person that proves to us she’s
been here as governor.
Gerald Dixon, of Guymon will
be signing copies of his book “80
Years in No Man’s Land” on
Saturday, July 30, from 1 to 3:30
at the Cimarron Heritage Center in Boise City.
“Even if you don’t buy a
book, come out, look through the
museum and leave a good donation,” Dixon suggested.
Dixon will also speak briefly
on his history in the area. He
grew up on a farm about 12
miles northwest of Guymon, and
graduated from Guymon’s High
He has been a jockey, and
then returned home to farm and
run a lucrative real estate business. Much of the farmland he
owns is in Cimarron County.
Dixon became a footnote in
Colorado land law by representing himself in a case involving
severed minerals and winning.
He has served as an appraiser for the School Land
Commission, and has rubbed
shoulders with several legends
of Oklahoma politics, (he was
O.U. Coach Bud Wilkinson’s
campaign manager for the U.S.
Dixon is a board member of
No Man’s Land Museum in
The book has been re-issued
with new material and Dixon
typed it on a 1941 Royal typewriter that he received from a
man who became a mentor to
him early in his business career.
Dixon made a gift of a restored 1917 Federal truck to
CMH, and credits the museum
as being one of the best in the
Come Saturday to listen to
Dixon speak, buy a book, and
look at the museum’s displays.
for more information, or go by
the Cimarron County Extension
Guymon will recognize
WWII victory day on Sat. and
Sun,, Aug. 13-14. The majority
of the 39 WWII vets living in
and around Guymon will participate. There will be a parade, a
free luncheon and a concert by
the 77th Army Band from Ft. Sill.
The festivities will begin at 8:30
a.m. on Aug. 13 at the Guymon
High School, where artifacts will
be on display. The parade begins at 9 a.m. from the school
with restored WWII vehicles
carrying WWII vets. For more
information call the Guymon
Chamber at 580-338-3376.
The Victory Center in
Guymon, Ok. Will host its 2011
Women’s Conference on Aug.
25-27, at 5 th and Quinn in
Guymon. The featured speaker
will be Tamara Leroux. Other
speakers will be Tamy
Mendenhall, of World Harvest
Church in Enid, Ok.; and local
pastor Margaret Mendenhall.
Early bird registration is $35 until Auf. 15, after that it will be
$45. You can register by mail at
box 128 Guymon 73942, or at, or 580-338-
MIRANDA FLEMING/The Guymon Daily Herald
After a lot of hard work, Baleigh Roberts (13) of Boise
City proudly donates $1,200, toiletry items and tie-blankets for youth shelter recipients to Guymon’s Youth Shelter Board member/Councelor Judy Stedje.
County Scout Makes $1,200
Youth Shelter Donation
[email protected]
One young lady from Boise
City has earned the Guymon
Daily Herald’s “Good Neighbor
Award” for donating the last six
weeks to improving the lives of
other Panhandle kids and young
people in need.
While working toward the
Girl Scout “Silver Award,” 13
year old Baleigh Roberts was
searching for just the right humanities project, where she
could make a difference in the
community and attain her goal
of the required 40 hours of work/
service at the same time.
“The Silver Award is the second highest award a Girl Scout
can earn,” said Roberts, “My
mom gave me the idea from an
add for the Guymon Youth Shelter in the Boise City news paper.”
Roberts knew it was the
project for her and contacted
Youth Shelter Board member
and Counselor, Judy Stedge for
permission to proceed a project
to raise money and donations for
the shelter.
At the end of May, Roberts
got to work on the project and
said, “I went around to the Boise
City businesses and asked for
Roberts reported she also
hosted a bake sale with goods
she and other Girl Scouts made,
placed an add in the newspaper,
asking the community to help
with donations of money or
goods and made six tie-blankets
for the kids at the youth shelter
to keep and make them more
With a smile, Roberts proudly
said, “I raised over $1,200 and
donated items (a variety of toiletries) for the shelter.”
EMT Michael Cox
Local EMT Recognized
for 25 Years of Service
Written by The National
Registry of Emergency
Medical Technicians
Michael Cox, an NREMT
Paramedic, was recently recognized by the Board of Directors
of the National Registry of
Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) for achieving
25 consecutive years as a Nationally Registered EMT. This
distinction is an honor held by
few EMTs.
To maintain his status as a
National Registered EMT,
Michael completed, on a biennial basis, the most comprehensive recertification program for
Emergency Medical Technicians in America. He not only
completed courses to refresh his
fundamental knowledge and
skills but also attended a minimum of two hours per month of
additional continuing education
courses to advance his knowledge on new lifesaving skills.
By maintaining his Nationally
Registered status and completing regular continuing education
courses, Michael is among the
few elite EMTs with the most
training in pre-hospital emergency medical care in the nation.
Michael was Nationally Registered as a Paramedic in 1986
and has been serving the TriState area since 1986. Michael
has worked in many Paramedic
stations, including a Fixed Wing
Ambulance, in Liberal, Kansas.
The National Registry of
Emergency Medical Technicians serves as the national
EMS certification organization
by providing a valid, uniform process to assess the knowledge
and skills required for competent practice by EMS professionals throughout their careers
and by maintaining a registry of
certification status.
Little Cat Cheerleading
Camp location has been
changed from the BCHS gym
to the City Park.
In the article last week I inferred that the Rev. Frank
Lynch had an invitation to hold
a revival in Kenton. I misread
my notes: the invitation came
from a church in Kentucky.